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VR is in Apple’s future, but AR is the logical short term play

For Apple, augmented reality is the clear short term play. It’s not so much that the company doesn’t see any future in virtual reality – it’s just that the tools for a quality AR experience ar

Apple doubles its $10/month iCloud storage plan to 2TB, adds family sharing

Apple is adding more storage to its top-tier iCloud storage plan, but not raising prices.  As one of the many under-the-radar announcements emerging from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference

Crunch Report | Everything WWDC 2017

Apple releases iOS 11 High Sierra, the iMac gets a hefty update and a pro model, new hardware -- the HomePod speaker, Apple updates the iPad Pro, we get some new laptop specs and TechCrunch editor-in-

Everything Apple announced at its WWDC keynote

WWDC is usually a key event for Apple. This is the company's developer conference. While Apple has mostly focused on software news in recent years, this one was a bit different. We got a bit of everyt

Apple HomePod speaker favors sound over Siri

Apparently Apple knows Siri kinda sucks, because it was the last thing mentioned in the unveiling of the new HomePod speaker. That's why it's dumpily named as a successor to the iPod, not Apple's old-

Apple has a new wireless Magic Keyboard with a full numeric keypad

Apple packed a lot of announcements into its WWDC keynote today, even with the long running time, so it's understandable that the new Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad didn't get any stage time. Unde

Apple’s idea of an apocalypse is a world without apps

To kick off WWDC this year, Apple gave us a glimpse of what the world would be like without apps. In an opening video for the conference, a new employee at Apple haphazardly unplugs the App Store serv

The iPad mini isn’t receiving any update

The writing is on the wall. The iPad mini 4 is probably going to be the last iPad mini ever. Apple just announced iPad updates during its WWDC keynote. Both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models

Plot twist: the MacBook Air is still alive

The MacBook Air just won’t die. While Apple introduced a thinner, lighter MacBook Pro last year, people still want a new MacBook Air. The MacBook Pro is roughly as heavy as the 13-inch MacBook A

Apple announces the HomePod

Apple’s long-rumored Amazon Echo competitor is real. It’s called the HomePod (yes, I know). “We want to reinvent home music,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the company’s WWDC keynote. The Apple

iOS 11 brings drag-and-drop, windows and a file system to iPad

In the second half of their WWDC 2017 keynote, Apple circled back to iOS 11 to introduce some iPad-specific features that focus on productivity -- and further blur the difference between iOS and macOS

Apple introduces a completely redesigned App Store

Apple's App Store is getting one of the biggest upgrades since its launch nine years ago, the company announced today at its Worldwide Developer Conference. The change has been a long time coming for

Apple introduces the new iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch screen and thinner bezels

Apple just introduced the new iPad Pro. The new iPad Pro has a 10.5-inch screen, while maintaining the nearly same size as its 9.7-inch predecessors. Obviously, that means Apple has shrunk down the be

Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro get routine processor and SSD boost

Apple gave its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineup a small boost today at WWDC — the machines are getting new Kaby Lake processors and faster solid-state drives across the board. Apple's 15-inch Pro is g

Apple Music hits 27M paid subs, adds MusicKit API and social listening

Ping is still dead, but Apple Music is becoming more social, and more flexible so it can work with all your other devices or apps. This slew of new features will roll out with iOS 11 this September.

Live Photos get an upgrade in iOS 11 with new effects, editing tools

Apple's Live Photos feature is becoming more powerful in iOS 11 with the introduction of a series of new editing tools and effects. In the new software, users will be able to trim their Live Photos an

You can now send your friends money inside iMessage

As part of iOS 11, Apple announced that users will now be able to send money to their friends via iMessage, and spend the balance via a virtual Apple Pay card. The feature will be built into iMessage

Siri gets language translation and a more human voice

Siri is getting less dumb and a little bit more human. That's not a contradiction. Apple’s voice assistant is getting a more clear, human voice in both female and male intonations alongside some new

Apple debuts iMac Pro with beefy specs, real ports, $5K starting price

Hardcore Mac fans may have had their fingers crossed for the return of the Mac Pro, but an extra "i" slipped in there somehow, and Apple instead has produced an iMac Pro. It's a wallet-busting all-in-

Apple introduces iOS 11

iOS 11 was the least surprising announcement of WWDC. Apple has announced new versions of its mobile operating system at its developer conference for years. While the final version of iOS 11 won&#8217
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