This week, TidBITS has all the details on Apple’s big announcements: better iCloud storage pricing, new Apple Watch models, the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the iPad Pro with optional Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard accessories, and the upcoming fourth-generation Apple TV. But if you’re planning on buying one of the new iPhones, you may find that the experience is completely different this time around — Josh Centers and Adam Engst dig into the details so that you can figure out the best purchase method and data plan for you and your family. Finally, Josh admonishes Apple for what he calls the Mac’s Achilles heel: its fragile and flaky headphone port. Notable software releases this week include Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2, Compressor 4.2.1, Motion 5.2.2, and ChronoSync 4.6.3.
Here’s something you might have missed in all the Apple announcement excitement: iCloud storage is about to become a better deal.
The next version of the Apple Watch software, watchOS 2, is arriving soon, and new bands and aluminum finishes are available now.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus aren’t your typical ho-hum “s” iPhone updates, and they will forever change how you interact with the iPhone. Jeff Carlson explains why.
Apple took the wraps off its much-rumored iPad Pro to reveal a collection of devices that may well cannibalize MacBook Air sales.
“Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers has all the details about the fourth-generation Apple TV, and explains why you’re going to want one.
Cellular contracts are going away in the United States, and you might have to bear the full retail price of your next iPhone, or sign up for an installment plan. Josh Centers and Adam Engst dig through the maze of numbers to tell you what that means for your next iPhone purchase and mobile phone plan.
The Mac may be mighty, but one tiny, common part can be its undoing: the headphone port. Josh Centers explains why it’s such a problem and begs Apple to fix it.
Notable software releases this week include Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2, Compressor 4.2.1, Motion 5.2.2, and ChronoSync 4.6.3.
In our latest ExtraBITS collection, Josh Centers discusses Apple’s announcements on the Tech Night Owl podcast, the New York Times examines the rise and fall of Mac user groups, and Apple battles the U.S. government over encryption.