Apple intros all-new MacBook Air, new graphics options for MacBook Pro

Apple intros all-new MacBook Air, new graphics options for MacBook Pro

During today’s New York (well, Brooklyn) event, Apple announced a totally new MacBook Air, a 13-inch model with a Liquid Retina display, Touch ID, and more. The new laptop brings the MacBook Air line up to speed with features that match or surpass those in some of the other MacBook lines. The new laptop starts at $1,199 and is available for order today for delivery on November 7.

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Analyst: Apple going all in with Face ID over Touch ID in upcoming iPhones

Analyst: Apple going all in with Face ID over Touch ID in upcoming iPhones

Say adios to the Touch ID button on the upcoming iPhones — and don’t expect Apple to embed the technology into the display itself a some have speculated, Ming-Chi Kuo says in a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors. Instead, Apple will go all in with Face ID, the analyst adds.

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Apple World Today News Update: March 23, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: March 23, 2018

Happy Friday! Today's Apple World Today News Update podcast has stories about happy developers, livestreams that aren't happening next week, possible product announcements in the education space, and using the fingers of dead people to unlock iPhones:

  • 5,000 Apple developers are probably dancing in the streets today after finding out that they're going to WWDC 2018. Another 500,000 developers are feeling suicidal after finding out they didn't win the WWDC lottery
  • Apple isn't going to livestream next week's education event from Chicago, fortunate as we won't have to watch Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel politicizing the event
  • A new, low-cost iPad with Apple Pencil support may be revealed at the Chicago event
  • Forbes reveals that law enforcement agencies now regularly use the fingers of the recently deceased in an attempt to unlock iPhones with Touch ID
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China-based company sues Apple for breach of contract

China-based company sues Apple for breach of contract

Another day, another lawsuit. China-based, material producer Hebei Hengbo Fine Ceramic Material is suing Apple for breach of contract and demands a jury trial for disagreement with the tech giant over terms of a contract for high purity alumina melt stock, a material used to produce sapphire glass, notes AppleInsider. Such glass is used in some Apple Watch screens, Touch ID fingerprint sensors, and protective covers for rear-facing cameras on iPhones.

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