Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 12

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 12

This is the twelfth and final post in this year's edition of our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

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Here's a round-up of the rumors about Apple's Amazon Echo competitor

Here's a round-up of the rumors about Apple's Amazon Echo competitor

In a note to clients -- as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says there's a 50/50 chance Apple will announce its Siri-based competitor to Amazon Echo at next month’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), which will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, June 5-9.

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AWT News Update: October 4, 2016

AWT News Update: October 4, 2016

Did we say "Apple World Today News Update"? We're sorry, but all of the news today is about Google's announcements. Of course, they DO have an impact on Apple and there are some comparisons we can make both pro and con. Here's what came out today:

  • Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones; probably the biggest impact to Apple will be the fact that the Pixel phones have a very good camera rating
  • Google Daydream, a VR headset that will hopefully be given iOS compatibility in the future
  • Google Home; think of this as Amazon Echo without Alexa and using Google Assistant instead
  • Google Wi-Fi, a router that can be bought in a 3-pack for network extension
  • and last but not least, the Google Chromecast Ultra, which unlike the 4th-generation Apple TV, actually supports 4K streaming
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