Detailed preview of contested Fed Square Apple store offered ahead of Melbourne committee meeting

Debate over Apple’s proposed global flagship store in Melbourne’s Federation Square continues. As the Future Melbourne Committee prepares to discuss the project at an upcoming public meeting on September 4th, newly published planning documents offer the public a detailed look at Apple’s design thinking – and the city council’s rationale for rejection. more… 9to5Mac

Apple Watch, other wearables increasingly used to manage chronic health conditions, study says

A study of user data pulled from popular health app Cardiogram yields unique insight into usage the patterns of Apple Watch and other wearable products, suggesting devices with advanced biometric monitoring capabilities are seeing increased use in the management of chronic conditions. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12-inch MacBook $950, 10.5-inch iPad Pro $150 off, urBeats Lightning Headphones $60, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Listen to the new 9to5Toys Daily Podcast: https://9to5toys.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/08/9to5Toys-Daily-8-29-2018.mp3 more… 9to5Mac

Purported first-generation iPhone prototypes hit eBay in suspect auctions

A pair of concurrently active eBay auctions claim to be selling extremely rare first-generation iPhone prototypes Apple used for testing before introducing the game-changing smartphone in 2007. Bidder beware, however, as the listings are somewhat suspect, bearing identical descriptions, and in some cases identical pictures, despite being posted four days apart by two sellers in […]

Users currently unable to access Apple’s Support Communities website [U]

UPDATE: The site seems to be back online and fully functional again. Anyone trying to visit Apple’s Support Communities this evening will are being hit with an error message noting that Apple is updating its forums and “will be back shortly.” Some users are able to access the site intermittently. more… 9to5Mac

Comment: How the HomePod has found its place in my home, and what the future holds

Apple officially released its HomePod smart speaker back in February, which means it has now spent over six months on the market and six months in the hands of consumers like myself. The HomePod has been one of the most polarizing Apple product releases in recent memory, with many praising its sound quality and integration […]

Hands-on w/ Hyper’s latest USB-C hubs for MacBook & MacBook Pro (+ 10% off)

With the launch of Apple’s new 2018 MacBook Pro, we take a hands-on look at Hyper’s latest line-up of USB-C hubs for MacBook and MacBook Pro users. Thanks to our sponsor Hyper, this month 9to5Mac readers can take 10% off site-wide w/ coupon code 9to5macbook. We’re also giving away Apple’s new 2018 MacBook Pro alongside Hyper this […]