Updates

On 14th of Nov, Apple released its second beta version of Xcode 8.2 to public developers. The release note contains not just some bug fix but also adds more Touch Bar actions to this version. Touch Bar API is available for macOS 10.12.2 or higher.

On the same day, A new beta 3 version of iOS 10.2 is also available for download on the Apple website. The iOS release note only mentions a few defect fixes but the new update has actually removes the “Video app”, which is replaced with the new “TV app” added on beta 2. Also the emergency call feature is only available in India now. Check this short youtube video to view full details.

News

PayPal announced that users of the digital payment service will be able to use Apple’s voice-activated AI personal assistant to send and request money among friends and family. The new PayPal app includes Siri integration with support for a variety of languages across 30 countries (New Zealand included).

Apple releases $300 book containing 450 photos of Apple products. The hardbound book called “Designed by Apply in California” will show off 20 years of Apple design in a “deliberately spare style”. The book is on sale at Apple.com.

iPhone Supplier “Japan Display” Seeks Financing from Innovation Network Corp. of Japan to Shift to OLED Displays. The bailout deal could help Japan Display improve its LCD display technology to better compete against OLED displays, while the investment could also go towards trying to set up its own manufacturing lines for mass-producing OLED displays.

Image courtesy of Håkan Dahlström

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