March 27, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

ECG app and irregular rhythm notification on Apple Watch available today across Europe and Hong KongThe ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4, a direct-to-consumer product that enables customers to take an electrocardiogram right from their wrist, is available in Hong Kong and 19 European countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. In addition to receiving De Novo clearance in the US from the FDA, the ECG app1 and irregular rhythm notification2 are now CE marked and cleared in the European Economic Area. Part of the free watchOS 5.2 software update, the ECG app can capture heart rhythm…

March 26, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Art and form: Dancer Hope Boykin explores freedom with AirPodsIn her own words, Hope Boykin is a creator. She’s an educator, a mover and a motivator. And she’s also a bit of a techie. A self-proclaimed early adopter, Boykin laughs at her sometimes extreme lengths to get the latest iPhone, or strategically enlisting fellow company members to pick up AirPods for her while she was traveling in 2016. “I knew they were going to change everything,” Boykin says. At rehearsal, colleagues grilled her about whether they would like them, using Boykin as their own personal gadget reviewer. Boykin even relies on…

March 25, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple unveils Apple TV+, the new home for the world’s most creative storytellersApple’s Original Video Subscription Service in the All-New Apple TV App will Give Users Access to Exclusive Original Shows, Movies and DocumentariesCupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple TV+, the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers featuring exclusive original shows, movies and documentaries, coming this fall. Apple TV+, Apple’s original video subscription service, will feature a brand new slate of programming from the world’s most celebrated creative artists, including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, J.J. Abrams, Jason Momoa, M. Night Shyamalan,…

March 25, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple introduces Apple Arcade — the world’s first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living roomApple Arcade will Feature Brand New, Original Games from Acclaimed Indie Developers, Major Studios and Legendary Creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong and Will WrightCupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple Arcade, a game subscription service that will feature over 100 new and exclusive games, including original releases from renowned creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong, Will Wright and dozens more. Apple Arcade games will redefine games and be curated based on originality, quality, creativity, fun and their appeal to players of all ages. Apple Arcade will…

March 25, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Introducing Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by AppleBuilt on Simplicity, Transparency and Privacy, and Designed to Help Customers Lead a Healthier Financial LifeCupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple Card, an innovative, new kind of credit card created by Apple and designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life. Apple Card is built into the Apple Wallet app on iPhone, offering customers a familiar experience with Apple Pay and the ability to manage their card right on iPhone. Apple Card transforms the entire credit card experience by simplifying the application process, eliminating fees, encouraging customers…

March 25, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple launches Apple News+, an immersive magazine and news reading experienceSubscribers to Enjoy Personalized, Comprehensive Access to Over 300 Publications Within Apple NewsCupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple News+, a new subscription service that brings together over 300 popular magazines, leading newspapers and digital publishers into a beautiful, convenient and curated experience within the Apple News app. Available in the US and Canada, Apple News+ presents the best and most relevant articles to meet any range of interests from renowned publications such as Vogue, National Geographic Magazine, People, ELLE, The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. Apple News+ adds…

March 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

AirPods, the world’s most popular wireless headphones, are getting even betterNew AirPods Are Powered by the New H1 Chip and Feature 50 Percent More Talk Time, Hands-Free “Hey Siri” and the Option of a Wireless Charging CaseCupertino, California — Apple today announced new AirPods, the second generation of the world’s most popular wireless headphones. AirPods revolutionized the wireless audio experience with a breakthrough design and the new AirPods build on the magical experience customers love. The new Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, delivers performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free "Hey Siri.”…

March 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple teams with media literacy programs in the US and EuropeNew Initiative to Encourage Critical Thinking and Empower Students to be Better InformedCupertino, California — Apple today announced a new initiative in support of leading nonprofit organizations in the US and Europe that offer nonpartisan, independent media literacy programs. The News Literacy Project (NLP) and Common Sense in the US and Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori in Italy will each receive support from Apple to advance their efforts in empowering young people with the critical thinking skills necessary in today’s digital age. “News literacy is vital to sustaining a free press and…

March 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

iMac gets a 2x performance boostCupertino, California — Apple today updated its iMac line with up to 8-core Intel 9th-generation processors for the first time and powerful Vega graphics options, delivering dramatic increases in both compute and graphics performance. From consumers to pros alike, users will notice their iMac is faster for everyday tasks all the way up to the most demanding pro workloads. This boost in performance, combined with its gorgeous Retina display, sleek all-in-one design, quiet operation, fast storage and memory, modern connectivity and macOS Mojave, makes iMac the world’s best desktop. “Customers are going to love the…

March 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

All-new iPad Air and iPad mini deliver dramatic power and capability10.5-Inch iPad Air Offers High-End Features and Performance at a Breakthrough Price7.9-Inch iPad mini Brings Apple Pencil Support, Advanced Retina Display and the A12 Bionic Chip to a Beloved DesignCupertino, California — Apple today introduced the all-new iPad Air in an ultra-thin 10.5-inch design, offering the latest innovations including Apple Pencil1 support and high-end performance at a breakthrough price. With the A12 Bionic chip with Apple’s Neural Engine, the new iPad Air delivers a 70 percent boost in performance and twice the graphics capability, and the advanced Retina display with True…