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Here are the new iPads and Macs the most accurate Apple analyst thinks Apple could launch next week at its New York event

The note also predicts a new “low-price notebook model.” This is the computer that might replace the MacBook Air in Apple’s lineup. The current Mac lineup including MacBook, iMac, and Mac Mini will ge…
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Here are the new iPads and Macs the most accurate Apple analyst thinks Apple could launch next week at its New York event

The note also predicts a new “low-price notebook model.” This is the computer that might replace the MacBook Air in Apple’s lineup. The current Mac lineup including MacBook, iMac, and Mac Mini will ge…
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Apple iOS 12.0.1 Has Embarrassing Problems

Spotted by the ever-excellent PiunikaWeb, iOS 12.0.1 is actually stopping a significant number of iPhones from working as phones. Picked up across Apple Support Communities (1,2,3,4,5) and social medi…
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Apple Watch Series 4 is the most accessible watch yet

Every time I ponder the impact Apple Watch has had on my life, my mind always goes to Matthew Panzarino’s piece published prior to the device’s launch in 2015. In it, Panzarino writes about how using Apple Watch saves time; as a “satellite” to your iPhone, the Watch can discreetly deliver messages without you having to disengage from moments to attend to your phone.

In the three years I’ve worn an Apple Watch, I’ve found this to be true. Like anyone nowadays, my iPhone is the foremost computing device in my life, but the addition of the Watch has somewhat deadened the reflex to check my phone so often. What’s more, the advent of Apple Watch turned me into a regular watch-wearer again, period, be it analog or digital. I went without one for several years, instead relying on my cell phone to tell me the time.

To piggyback on Panzarino’s thesis that Apple Watch saves you time, from my perspective as a disabled person, Apple’s smartwatch makes receiving notifications and the like a more accessible experience. As someone with multiple disabilities, Apple Watch not only promotes pro-social behavior, the device’s glanceable nature alleviates the friction of pulling my phone out of my pocket a thousand times an hour. For people with certain physical motor delays, the seemingly unremarkable act of even getting your phone can be quite an adventure. Apple Watch on my wrist eliminates that work, because all my iMessages and VIP emails are right there.

The fourth-generation Apple Watch, “Series 4” in Apple’s parlance, is the best, most accessible Apple Watch to date. The original value proposition for accessibility, to save on physical wear and tear, remains. Yet Series 4’s headlining features — the larger display, haptic-enabled Digital Crown and fall detection — all have enormous ramifications for accessibility. In my testing of a Series 4 model, a review unit provided to me by Apple, I have found it to be delightful to wear and use. This new version has made staying connected more efficient and accessible than ever before. Read more

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