The biggest Apple news this week focused on the future of iOS devices as Apple’s two newest tablets were released. Meanwhile, the tech world got ready to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone.
Top Stories: New iPad Pros Arrive in Stores
This week, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro arrived in stores. Did you purchase one of the new tablets? Are you considering it? Check out these stories:
- What the First 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Reviews Are Saying
- The iFixit 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Teardown Reveals All
- 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Cases and Sleeves to Protect Your Investment
- Perfect Accessories Apple’s New iPad Pro Lineup
Coming Up: Beta testers could get their hands on iOS 11 beta 2 as early as this Monday, June 19 or Tuesday, June 20. Typically, the second beta for a major iOS release has arrived about two weeks after the first. (In 2016, however, it took 22 days for Apple to release iOS 10 beta 2.) Apple introduced the first iOS 11 beta on Monday, June 5.
Let the Celebrations (Almost) Begin
June 29th is the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone. Until then, expect to see lots of celebrations for the gadget Steve Jobs introduced with these now famous words:
An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator. An iPod, a phone … Are you getting it?
These are not three separate devices, this is one device, and we are calling it iPhone.
This Tuesday, June 20, two important iPhone anniversary-related events will occur.
First, “The One Device” from author Brian Merchant arrives in stores. The book takes an interesting look at the creation of what would become iPhone.
That night, Scott Forstall, who helped create iOS, is planning to discuss how the iPhone came to be. The interview with journalist John Markoff is being held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
Other Tech Headlines
Here are five other tech headlines from the past week:
- Apple Supplier Says at Least One New iPhone Will be Waterproof, Feature Wireless Charging
- Tim Cook Confirms Apple’s Concentrating on Self-Driving Technology
- The CIA Has Hacked Wireless Routers by the Dozens; Is Yours One?
- Drag and Drop in iOS 11 Could Eventually Make its Way to the iPhone
- Apple Wants Your iPhone to Become a Medical Records Device
App Store Highlights, Reviews
We also published two new game reviews, including:
Accessory News: Plug It In
New accessories continue being announced as we head into summer. Many of these products could be top sellers during the holiday season, including two from Sphero.
Teaming up with Marvel, the voice-interactive Spider-Man is like a snarky Amazon Alexa.
Clocking in at a little less than six inches tall, the app-enabled toy is packed with technology. Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi, you can interact with the toy on fun adventures where you battle the web crawler’s most notorious villains. Each decision will determine how the journey plays out.
Sphero joined with Disney/Pixar to introduce the Ultimate Lightning McQueen, an app-enabled toy that brings a big dose of movie magic into your home and whatever track you can imagine.