The big news of this week was that it is almost next week. On Monday, Apple kicks off its annual conference for developers called WWDC. And at 10am Pacific on Monday, Apple will hold a Keynote address to kick off the conference. This is the time when Apple previews upcoming versions of its operating systems, so I'm sure that the Keynote address will reveal new features to be added to iOS 11, which will presumably be released around September of this year. I also hope to learn about the next version of watchOS. Apple sometimes announces new hardware at WWDC, and this year there are rumors of a possible new iPad Pro and maybe even a new stand-alone Siri device similar to the Amazon Echo. Anything is possible, and it will be fun to see what Apple announces. And now, the news of note from the past week:
- Ben Lovejoy of 9to5Mac reports that a child abuse suspect was jailed for six months after being held in contempt of court for failing to give police his iPhone passcode.
- Apple announced yesterday that developers have earned over $70 billion since the App Store launched in 2008.
- Justin O'Beirne, a cartographer who previously worked on Apple's Maps, has a fascinating post that looks at how Apple and Google maps have changed over the past year.
- Jackie Dove of Digital Photography Review reviews Halide, a new iPhone camera app that looks very interesting.
- In an article for the New York Times, Damon Darlin of The Wirecutter recommends the best ways to charge your iPhone.
- Zac Hall of 9to5Mac reviews the new Elgato Eve Degree, a HomeKit-compatible indoor temperature and humidity sensor with a display.
- Mike Allen of Axios reports that President Trump has an iPhone with only a single app installed: Twitter. That just sounds covfefe to me.
- And finally, Apple released a few more of its videos urging Android users to switch to iPhones. My favorite of the new crop is this one called Security: