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Here’s What You May Have Missed [10/6-15/6] [UPDATED]


Here’s What You May Have Missed [10/6-15/6] [UPDATED]

There’s a lot that’s happened since Apple took to the stage at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, earlier this month.

Here’s what you may have missed


It starts with both the front and rear plates of the company’s “iPhone 8,” and “iPhone 7s,” allegedly being leaked on social media.

On June 12, reddit user kamikasky cited “a friend in the industry” as providing him or her with the said-to-be-official parts, with the leak claiming that -alongside the iPhone 8 expected to see its debut, next year- this year’s revision to the smartphone (coined “iPhone 7s” by the media) is also expected to carry wireless charging.

The new leak came just hours after the alleged shell fixture for the expected to be redesigned smartphone also saw its outing on Chinese micro-blogging platform – Weibo, (as seen above).

Finally on iPhone news for this week, Apple’s assembler Wistron made some serious headlines when CEO Robert Hwang told reporters (via Nikkei) that the company’s next iPhone would feature both waterproofing and wireless charging.

The leak from the iPhone assembly partner is said to be “splitting orders for the upcoming 5.5-inch ‘iPhone 7s Plus’ with Foxconn” – according to iClarified.


Meanwhile, those who got their hands on the first beta build of iOS 11 last week have since reported finding evidence that firm may have plans to bring the currently iPad-exclusive ‘Drop & Drop’ – to iPhone.

This evidence is reportedly rooted in the discovery of several mentions of the feature in the software’s /AppleInternal folder, alongside the DraggingEnabledPhone and DraggingEnabled BOOLs found in the beta build’s UIKit prefs plist.

The discovery arrived via developer Steven TroughtonSmith and could be considered somewhat preparation for the iPhone 8 reportedly landing without Apple’s iconic “home” button, which TroughtonSmith suggests may instead be turned into a ‘drop target’ for items that are dragged by the user … if the device does in fact carry that long-tumored truly edge-to-edge display.

Alongside the activation of Apple’s hidden support for Drag & Drop, a lesser-hidden feature in the upcoming software update will for the first time allow users to auto-answer phone calls.

The new setting found under Settings > Accessibility > Call Audio Routing will mean users can have their iPhone auto-answer for them, after a user-settable period.

App Store

As for what’s making waves in the world of apps?… FRAMED is currently serving as Apple’s ‘FREE App of the Week.’

Receiving many design awards as well as being an ‘Excellence in Design’ finalist in the IGF 2015, FRAMED multi-award winning noir-puzzle game where you re-arrange panels of an animated comic book to change the outcome of the story.

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AirPano City Book is also getting the FREE treatment via the official Apple Store app. Those who download the retail offering will be given the opportunity to download the unique 360º virtual tours app at no charge, for their loyalty.

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Day One Journal – a journaling app designed to let you capture life as you live it, just received support for end-to-end encryption. The feature available inside the Day One > Settings > Journals menu, will see users able to select specific journals they would like to encrypt or keep private.

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Twitter got a major redesign on both iOS, Android, and the web … and an update to Apple’s productivity suites for iOS and Mac this week added a library of 500 professionally drawn shapes.

Jump below to discover what’s new:

Pages (iOS/Mac)
• Reply to comments and join threaded conversations
• Add linked text boxes so text easily flows from one place to another
• New auto-correction and text replacement options save time while typing
• New page thumbnail view allows you to easily navigate your document
• Export documents as fixed layout ePub books
• Change margins, headers, footers and paper size while collaborating
• Improved support for Hebrew and Arabic languages (Mac)
• The Stock and Currency functions now return data from the previous market day’s close (Mac)

Numbers (iOS/Mac)
• Enhance your spreadsheets using a library of over 500 professionally drawn shapes
• Reply to comments and join threaded conversations
• Support for print preview in collaborative spreadsheets
• New auto-correction and text replacement options save time while typing
• The Insert Stock Quote feature and the Stock and Currency functions now return data from the previous market day’s close.

Keynote (iOS/Mac)
• Enhance your presentations using a library of over 500 professionally drawn shapes
• Reply to comments and join threaded conversations
• New auto-correction and text replacement options save time while typing
• Scroll anywhere with new pan and zoom options
• Edit presenter notes while displaying slides in Light Table view
• Improved support for Hebrew and Arabic languages
• The Stock and Currency functions now return data from the previous market day’s close.

Apple Music

There’s a few major new music releases you should know about this weekend, ahead of THEHOTLIST 44.

First up, Glassnote signees Phoenix are returning to drop their first full-length recording in 4 years. Ti Amo is a 10-track offering that undoubtedly shows the synthpop, new wavers have still got it …

Stream Now on Apple Music.

Plus, London Grammar’s highly anticipated and ethereal sophomore release Truth is a Beautiful Thing is also seeing its debut, this week.

The recording includes standouts: Oh Woman Oh Man, Big Picture and Hell to the Liars.

Stream Now on Apple Music.

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Apple TV

Without so much as an announcement, Apple officially began its original content drive last week with the worldwide premiere of Planet of the Apps — and on Tuesday the firm’s new reality show got its second airing.

The episode specifically followed the founders of both recently renamed Tracks Battle Squad, and digital shopping platform –Dote – as they went head-to-head in order to secure funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners with the help of mentors: Gary Vaynerchuk, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and

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Meanwhile, owners of Apple’s AirPods may be pleased to hear that the first beta of tvOS 11 released last week does in fact add support for automatic pairing.

“AirPods appear as a new speaker option automatically on Apple TVs with iCloud accounts connected to iPhones with AirPods paired. This means you can play music or easily listen to video from Apple TV through AirPods without using the TV speakers,” 9to5Mac explains.

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Several notable movies are getting their international release this weekend, perhaps the most notable of them being The Founder.

The John Lee Hancock-directed film chronicles the ultimate rise of one of the world’s most-successful fast food chains, as the incredible true story behind the formation of global brand McDonalds comes to life on screen … for the first time.

Meanwhile, following the company dropping the ‘Disney Pixar Digital Collection’ to a limited-time price – last weekend, Apple has this Thursday launched Disney Pixar Digital Collection Vol. 2 in select markets.

The new digital movie bundle aims to bring together several more of the animation studio’s much-loved classics, such as: Up, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Brave, Monsters University, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory

Finally …those yet to see 2011 hit Drive will want to get over to iTunes where Apple is currently offering the thriller -and a whole bunch of other great movie titles– at just £3.99 HD, for a limited time.

In an attempt to merge the worlds of music, design and journalism, Arron is perhaps best known for founding online news brand: RazorianFly; a hobby which grew to attract a monthly audience of 120K.

Today he can be found designing and writing for whilst also managing #THEHOTLIST - a weekly updating playlist of the hottest new artists, now streaming on Apple Music.

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