New iPads rumoured, iCareFone, APFS files system, iOS 10.3, Uptime YouTube, HomeKit page

Apple has updated its HomeKit accessories page with new categories

Apple’s new iPad Pros could debut next week, with or without an event — With new iPad Pro models expected soon, a new rumour claims Apple is set to unveil new products as soon as next week, even though no event invitations have been issued to the press.
The sources didn’t disclose which products it expects Apple to announce, but high on the list is a trio of new iPad Pros, including an all-new 10.5-inch model with slimmer bezels and updated 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch versions. and to strengthen the rumours, data suggests new models have been undergoing testing around Cupertino.

iCareFone for Mac — This iPhone utility from TenorShare is designed to protect, repair, clean, optimise and speed up your favourite phone. This lifetime license gives you all minor and major upgrades for just US$19.95 (about NZ$29) – it’s usually US$65. The app supports all Mac versions back to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Apple’s iOS 10.3 transition to APFS will be (mostly) fine — iOS 10.3 is coming soon, and the beta track indicates that all iOS users will be migrating to Apple’s new filesystem, APFS. That’s fine, and that’s actually great progress. The problem is that there seems to be a lot of clickbait out there lately saying negative things.

Google launches Uptime collaborative YouTube viewing app exclusively for iOS — Google’s ‘Area 120’ incubator project has developed Uptime, an iPhone app for watching YouTube videos collaboratively with other users of the app.

Apple updates HomeKit accessories page with availability & new categories — Apple this week updated its webpage for supporting HomeKit accessories with changes like new categories, and rough indications of when some future devices will ship.