Every WWDC announcement, data corruption, new RAM and RAID, awards, Thunderbolt 3 GPUs, High Sierra, Michelle Obama


Every Apple hardware announcement at WWDC — Apple announced a slew of new products Monday, a mix of both hardware and software. It’s a lot to wrap our heads around, so Mac Observer put together this list of all the company’s hardware announcements, with links to more info. Mac Observer also has a list of new software announcements. These are the Macs that will handle High Sierra.

How to protect against Mac data corruption — Robert LeVitus has some great advice.

MacSales.com already has OWC memory upgrade kits with up to 64GB for the new 27-inch iMac — There’s been some confusion over whether or not the new 27-inch iMac will support user upgrades of RAM, with Apple reps giving conflicting answers. So Apple World Today went to the source of RAM upgrades for a lot of users, MacSales.com, and got the definitive word: they’ll be selling OWC memory upgrade kits up to 64GB for the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display.

Promise Technology debuts Mac-Ready Pegasus3 desktop RAID storage solutions — Promise Technology  has added four new models to its lineup of Pegasus desktop RAID storage systems. The new Pegasus3 R4, R6 and R8 models feature more capacity — 16, 36 and 64 (and 80) terabytes (TB), respectively — and bring 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 performance.

Bozoma Saint John is reportedly leaving Apple for Uber — Apple Music exec Bozoma Saint John is leaving Apple to work for Uber, according to TechCrunch, who reportedly confirmed the appointment through multiple sources at Uber [Hope she got good advice before deciding that!].

Apple announces WWDC17 Apple Design Award recipients, and we talked to them about their apps — This years’ Apple Design Awards recipients spanned the globe, ranging from novel games designed by a single developer to larger productions developed across a staff of full time coders and artists.

Official Apple user support for external Thunderbolt 3 GPUs not coming until Spring 2018 — While Apple did announce official support for Thunderbolt 3 eGPU implementations, a footnote nestled deep in the High Sierra preview page declares that user support in a non-beta fashion won’t be available to users until Spring 2018. [Thank you, diligent reader of fine print.]

High Sierra runs on all Sierra-capable hardware, and starts the process to kill 32-bit apps — In a series of sessions at WWDC, Apple amplified that any Mac that is capable of running Sierra can run High Sierra – but a shift away from 32-bit apps will start with the new version of the operating system.

Michelle Obama talks entrepreneurship, social issues, more at WWDC — The second day of Worldwide Developer Conference opened with a conversation with Michelle Obama, former first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017, and Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.

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