In a new support document, Apple says the new LG UltraFine 5K Display is limited to a 4K resolution of 3,840×2,160 at 60Hz when connected to 2018 iPad Pro models via USB-C. The full 5K resolution requires a 2016 or newer Mac.
Another day, another lawsuits. As reported by AppleInsider, Sentius International has filed a lawsuit that claims Apple has violated two of its patents involving spellchecking.
VirnetX, an Internet security software and technology company, says the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued two decisions in appeals brought by VirnetX.
According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for both macOS and iOS was up last month.
After falling 8.7% on quarter and 11.9% on year to 32.66 million units in the second quarter of 2019, global tablet shipments are expected to surge 19.3% sequentially in the third quarter, thanks to the peak-season effect, the launch of new iPads, and Huawei gradually resuming normal tablet shipments, according to Digitimes Research.
Another day, another lawsuit. As reported by MacRumors, 18 folks have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple over “Batterygate,” the brouhaha involving Apple’s “secret throttling” of older iPhones starting in 2017.
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Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190236130) for a “knowledge-based framework for improving natural language understanding” with the goal of improving its Siri personal digital assistant.
Future Apple headphones could detect which ear they’re on. The tech giant has filed for a patent (number 20190238963) for “automatic left/right earpiece determination.”
According to Business Insider, Citi Research says the 2019 iPhones will offer support for the Apple Pencil.
Apple has moved Kim Vorrath, who led program management in the software team for more than 15 years, into the company’s augmented reality team headed by Mike Rockwell, “a shift seen internally as intended to bring some order to the team developing a long-anticipated AR headset” according to The Information.
Jamf, which specializes in Apple device management, has acquired Digita Security, creators of enterprise-grade, purpose-built endpoint protection solutions designed to protect Mac users from malicious activities and threats.
Apple iPhone shipments fell 11%, and iPhone revenues fell 12% year-on-year during the second quarter of 2019, according to Counterpoint Research. Despite this decline, iPhone sales trends are improving.
We’ve had some good deals so far this week, and we’re continuing the trend with two portable power banks from ChargeMe that are available for $29 each. That’s right, you can get a 40,000mAh power bank for $29, or if you can’t handle all of that power, scale down to the 30,000mAh model, also $29.
VIZIO, Inc., says support for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit is beginning to roll out to VIZIO SmartCast TVs. The new compatibility feature will roll out via an over-the-air update for VIZIO SmartCast 3.0, the latest iteration of its smart TV experience.
Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,368,378) for “controlling devices based on wireless ranging” that hints at expanded functionality for HomeKit devices being controlled by an iPhone or iPad (and perhaps an Apple Watch).
The news is mostly good for all Apple’s products and services during the company’s fiscal third quarter that ended June 29.
In a conference call with the press and analysts Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the Apple Card is coming next month.
Variety reports that Xbox co-creator Nat Brown has started a new position at Apple. He announced his new job on Twitter: “I’m looking forward to continuing to work on my obsessions by focusing on all applications of graphics, and working with any of you using graphics on Apple platforms.”
Last month a new LG UltraFine 4K Display was announced; now Apple is selling a new version of the 5K LG UltraFine Display.