Jony Ive talks AirPods design history with GQ following second-gen debut this week

Fashion-focused GQ snagged an interview with Apple’s legendary designer Jony Ive to celebrate the launch of Apple’s second-gen AirPods this week. The piece starts off tackling one major issue head-on: AirPods looked a little ridiculous to everyone before they became a cultural lightning bolt. more… The post Jony Ive talks AirPods design history with GQ […]

Apple reportedly plans to debut first iPad/Mac cross-platform app SDK at WWDC, new Mac Pro preview

Apple is planning a multi-year roadmap for its cross-platform app project. First previewed at last year’s WWDC with the launch of the News, Stocks, Home and Voice Memos app, Marzipan makes it near-automatic for developers to port iPad apps to macOS. A third-party SDK for Marzipan will launch at this year’s WWDC for iPad and […]

This week on AI: iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K & Apple Watch Series 3 make their debut alongside OS updates

The iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 finally hit shelves at the end of the week, not long after the launch of iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4. All was not smooth sailing for Apple, as the company found itself having to promise minor software updates to fix bugs or […]

Happy Hour Podcast 130 | Siri’s ‘movie’ debut, iOS 11 updates, and the end of the iPod

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new Siri ad starring The Rock, how Siri has changed since its debut and where it could improve, how iOS 11 betas are improving through feedback including Notification Center fixes, the death of the iPod shuffle and nano, and much more. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for […]

KGI: 3 new iPads to debut next quarter will slow decline in sales, 10-10.5 inch model wildcard

In a new report out this morning from noted analyst Ming-Chi Quo at KGI Securities, we find the size of the new iPad form factor, expected in Q2 still in flux indicating that Apple may still be deciding between different sizes. The new models will come in 12.9”, 10-10.5” and 9.7” versions. We note the […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Debut ‘Viv’, the AI Assistant From the Creators of Siri

Samsung said on Sunday it will launch its first AI virtual assistant in next year’s Galaxy S8 smartphone, based on technology gained through its acquisition of Viv. Viv is the AI firm run by Dag Kittlaus, co-creator of Apple’s Siri. Last month, Samsung bought Viv with the intention of allowing it to operate as an […]