Apple World Today News Update: June 1, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 1, 2018

It's June! We'll finally see the official start of summer in a few weeks, we have an Apple keynote coming up on Monday, and betas of the next-generation operating systems should be available soon. In the interim, we have the news for you in convenient podcast form:

  • UBS has raised its target share price for shares in Apple to $210, matching Morgan Stanley's number from earlier this week. The investment firm cited stronger than expected demand for iPhone X and Plus models as the primary reason for its optimism

  • A Bain Capital-led consortium that includes Apple, Dell and several other memory manufacturers has completed the purchase of Toshiba's memory group

  • The final emoji list for 2018 is here and will be released on June 5. We have a video overview from Emojipedia on the website for your viewing pleasure

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Apple World Today News Update: January 11, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 11, 2018

Today's podcast topics deal with history - the history of emoji on iPhones, the FBI's poor opinion of Apple's excellent encryption, and an IPO for a company that Steve Jobs once unsuccessfully tried to buy:

  • The designer of some of the first 500 emoji to be used on iPhones provides a ten-year retrospective on her work
  • An FBI forensic expert frustrated with Apple's encryption refers to the company as "jerks" and "evil geniuses"
  • Dropbox, the file-sharing powerhouse that Steve Jobs once referred to as a "feature, not a product", will be going public later this year
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iOS 11.1 is available now, brings 3D Touch back to App Switcher, adds new emoji

iOS 11.1 is available now, brings 3D Touch back to App Switcher, adds new emoji

It's here! iOS 11.1 just showed up, bringing a number of bug fixes, improvements, and over 70 new emoji to annoy and amuse friends with. For those with iPhones that have 3D Touch built in, you'll be happy to know that the 3D Touch gestures are back for accessing the iOS App Switcher. 

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AWT News Update: October 20, 2017

AWT News Update: October 20, 2017

We have an abbreviated podcast for today, thanks to a shortage of news that we hadn't already published on the website. Here's what we've got for you:

  • Be sure to check out Live Home 3D from BeLight Software, our sponsor for the past week. 
  • With one week to go until the start of iPhone X pre-orders, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that component shortages will result in only about 2 to 3 million of the new phones being available at launch
  • New beta versions of iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1 are available, with iOS 11.1 bringing hundreds of new emoji to the world once the final version ships
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AWT News Update: October 9, 2017

AWT News Update: October 9, 2017

It's a slow news day in the Apple world today, but we have a few stories to educate and entertain you:

  • Be sure to check out this week's sponsor, AR Tape Measure, a free app for measuring distances, angles and areas from your iOS device. 
  • iOS 11.1 developer beta 2 shipped today, adding a host of new emoji and returning 3D Touch gestures to the user interface
  • Intel is getting out of the augmented-reality eyewear business
  • Sightings of the new iPhone X in the wild are being reported
  • Face ID is likely to come to the iPad Pro line in 2018
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AWT News Update: August 24, 2016

AWT News Update: August 24, 2016

In our Apple news headlines for this afternoon:

  • Be sure to join Team AWT and enter into our giveaway for a Drobo 5Dt by clicking this link.
  • Apple wants some new "professional" emoji to be added to Unicode
  • Code hidden inside the latest macOS Sierra beta shows that future Macs may support second-generation USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3
  • Tim Cook unlocked a big, big bonus for himself today
  • The US Treasury Department chastised the European Commission's Competition Directorate in a white paper issued today, based on the directorate's pursuit of back taxes from Apple
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AWT News Update: August 1, 2016

AWT News Update: August 1, 2016

It's the first day of August, and we have some fun and interesting Apple news for your listening pleasure:

  • iOS 10 beta 4 is now available for developers, and there are a lot of new emoji available
  • Looking for a job in the Bay Area that has decent pay and good benefits? Drive a shuttle bus for Apple and you'll get all sorts of union bennies.
  • A new website provides an online listing of every known Siri command
  • Join Team AWT this month and be eligible to win a Drobo 5Dt RAID array and five 2 TB drives!
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