Last week was busy, with Apple pushing out updates to all its operating systems and posting strong Q4 results that once again proved naysayers wrong. Helping those results in a small way was the release of the iPhone X, and we’ve compiled opinions from the best early reviews to help you decide if it will be your next iPhone. Finally, Adam reports from the Jamf Nation User Conference, offering a glimpse of how Apple devices are increasingly making their way into big business. Notable software releases this week include TextExpander 6.2.3, Evernote 6.13, Safari 11.0.1, Security Update 2017-001 (Sierra) and Security Update 2017-004 (El Capitan), and Transmit 5.0.5.
Apple has released iOS 11.1 with new emoji and fixes for problems with photo handling, accessibility, and a grab bag of other issues.
Apple has released the first update to macOS 10.13 High Sierra, but it only adds some emoji and fixes three bugs and nine security vulnerabilities.
The just-released watchOS 4.1 delivers some promised features, including music streaming and the new Radio app for the Apple Watch Series 3, plus connectivity with GymKit-enabled exercise machines. It also fixes a handful of bugs.
Apple has updated tvOS to expand availability of the TV app and to address the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability.
Led by slight growth in the iPhone category and bolstered by strong showings from the Services, Mac, and Other Products categories, Apple has posted revenues of $52.6 billion and profits of $10.71 billion.
All the emphasis in the Apple world these days seems to focus on individual users with their own devices. But it’s worth keeping in mind that Apple devices of all stripes are being used in huge quantities by large organizations. Adam Engst attended the recent Jamf Nation User Conference in Minneapolis and shares his takeaway.
Still on the fence about the iPhone X? We’ve pored over four reviews from journalists who had early access to bring you a roundup of the consensus opinions about the iPhone X’s new features.
Notable software releases this week include TextExpander 6.2.3, Evernote 6.13, Safari 11.0.1, Security Update 2017-001 (Sierra) and Security Update 2017-004 (El Capitan), and Transmit 5.0.5.