In this week's top reports: New 2019 iPhone forms, iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3, a closer look at the Apple Card and more. Read on for all this week's biggest news.
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Apple this week released iOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, tvOS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5 to the public. The new tvOS and iOS updates include Apple's translated TV app with support for Apple TV channels. Meanwhile, watchOS 5.2.1 packs new Pride watch faces as well as a solution for the Explorer face.
This week also took a new look at the rumored 2019 iPhone designs. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman shared a photo of 2019 iPhone molds on Twitter. The photos confirm that all the new 2019 iPhones features will include a square camera hole, with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max successors adding a third camera, and the iPhone XR sequel adds a second camera.
Prior to publishing Apple cards, Apple employees have begun receiving their own branded cards as part of beta testing. A leak this week offered our first look at how the Apple Card will look out of the box, confirming everything that the 9to5Mac reported back in March.
On Tuesday, Intel revealed its latest security issue. Linked "ZombieLoad", this vulnerability hit almost all Macs since 2011, with Apple patching it with macOS 10.14.5. In a support document, Apple explained how to enable complete limitation of the attacks, warning of a performance penalty of up to 40 percent.
Last, not least, Kenwood announced seven new CarPlay receivers. Among the new recipients, five of them have wireless CarPlay while the cheapest option starts at $ 600. Read our full coverage here.
These and the rest of this week's top reports below.
iOS | macOS | tvOS |
Apple TV |
Apple Play |
Apple iPad |
Mac + iPad
Top Apple Apple's Stories, Retail |
Apple Watch |
Apple TV |
CarPlay & HomeKit |
Top Apple Stories, Company |
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