Kaby Lake suitable for MacBook Pro said to debut at January’s Consumer Electronics Show — According to reports out of the Chinese supply chain, Intel is gearing up to announce and release the H-series Kaby Lake processor, suitable for use in laptops like the MacBook Pro.
Apple updates Boot Camp audio driver that was causing blown MacBook Pro speakers — Apple has issued an update to Boot Camp drivers within Windows, preventing the random, loud pops from over-ranging and damaging the new MacBook Pro’s speakers. However, the driver doesn’t fix speakers already damaged by the problem.
Apple schedules annual iTunes Connect holiday shutdown — Apple this week announced the schedule of its annual iTunes Connect holiday shutdown. The developer portal for Apple’s digital app platforms will be closed for the Christmas holiday from Friday, December 23 through Tuesday, December 27, US Pacific Time. During this period, no new apps or updates to existing apps will be approved for the iOS, Mac, or iBooks Stores.
Grab the new iOS-Inspired 5K Colour Burst Wallpapers for Mac — Members of Apple’s macOS beta program noticed something new in the latest build of macOS Sierra: a handful of new wallpapers derived from Apple’s iOS 10 and MacBook Pro marketing campaigns. Part of Apple’s “Color Burst” [sic] design theme, the wallpapers are already available in iOS 10, but macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Beta 4 marks the first time that these images are available in full-screen glory on the Mac. They’re on Imgur.
Oh the irony: Apple ranks highest in overall satisfaction among wireless router makers — Here’s some irony for you: now that Apple is apparently abandoning the AirPort Express, the AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule, Apple ranks highest in overall satisfaction among wireless router manufacturers in a new study by JP Power.
Apple updates Final Cut Pro X with minor bug fixes — Apple on Tuesday released a minor update for its premiere video editing tool Final Cut Pro X, addressing library and Paste Attributes issues, among other feature fixes.
Apple lures Wired’s creative director into its fold — Billy Sorrentino, Wired magazine’s creative director, has announced his departure. A Wired rep says Sorrentino will be joining Apple’s design team, but wouldn’t offer more detail.