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Apple Invites Top Community Contributors for “White-Glove” Treatment

Apple has announced Apple Community+, an invitation-only club for its top contributors, to whom Apple promises special perks.

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The Real System Requirements for Apple’s 2022 Operating Systems

Apple’s upcoming operating systems have a long list of supported models, but devils dance in the details. Macs from 2015 and 2016 fall by the wayside, and older devices that are generally compatible won’t be able to take advantage of all the new features, reasonably enough. Read on to find out what you might be missing.

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2022 Apple Design Award Winners

Apple has announced yet another slate of Apple Design Award winners, but once again the Mac has been largely overlooked.

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Ten “It’s About Time” Features from WWDC 2022

It will take time to digest some of the more far-reaching features that Apple announced in its WWDC 2022 keynote, but many will likely make you—like us—immediately say, “It’s about time!”

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Apple Previews Upcoming Accessibility Features

Apple has pre-announced some exciting new accessibility features for its future operating systems, several of which may be highly useful for non-disabled users.

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Apple Officially Discontinues the iPod touch

After 20 years, Apple has announced the end of the iPod line with the discontinuation of the iPod touch. If you want one, you can still buy an iPod touch while supplies last.

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Apple’s Q2 2022 Results Help Brighten Dark Times

In a world wracked by military conflict and a pandemic that still disrupts global supply chains, Apple managed to set a slew of revenue records for its second fiscal quarter, bringing in almost $100 billion.

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Apple Launches Self Service Repair Program

Apple is now supplying parts and tools to repair recent iPhones, with Macs to be added later. But it’s very oddly presented and has some asking if it goes far enough.

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WWDC 2022 Stays Virtual Starting June 6

Apple has announced WWDC 2022 as a virtual event, but with a special in-person viewing of the keynote and State of the Union presentation for select developers and students.

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Apple in the Enterprise in 2022: The Six Colors Report Card

Jason Snell of Six Colors is now compiling another Apple report card based on reports from enterprise Apple admins. His second survey shows big improvements thanks to macOS 12 Monterey.

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Apple Announces “Peek Performance” Event for 8 March 2022

Apple has announced an event for tomorrow. Rumors point toward the release of a new iPhone SE, iPad Air, and at least one Apple silicon Mac.

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Apple’s Tap to Pay Will Allow Merchants to Accept Contactless Payments on iPhones

Merchants will soon be able to accept contactless payments directly on their iPhones without any additional hardware.

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Apple in 2021: The Six Colors Report Card

Jason Snell of Six Colors released his seventh annual Apple report card, featuring ratings and quotes from a select group of Apple commentators, including many from TidBITS.

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Apple Posts Record-Breaking Q1 2022 Despite Supply Constraints

Apple had a typical record-breaking quarter, with especially robust growth for the Mac. But iPad and Japanese sales were notably weak, with no satisfactory answers from Apple.

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Apple Announces Self Service Repair Program

After lobbying against right-to-repair legislation for years, Apple has seemingly done an about-face by announcing the Self Service Repair program, which will provide genuine Apple parts, tools, and repair manuals to individuals who want to repair their Apple devices.