The week in Apple news: New Retina iMacs, new Magic devices, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending Oct. 16, 2015.

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Apple headlines for the week ending Oct. 16, 2015

The big Apple news this week: The new 21.5-inch Retina iMac. Apple also updated the 27-inch Retina 5K iMac, too. The new computers come with Apple’s new Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Keyboard, or you can substitute the mouse for a Magic Trackpad 2. All of the Magic devices are available fro the Apple Store. The company also released updates iWork for Mac and iMovie. There are plenty other Apple headlines—the important ones are in this slideshow. Just click on the link to read the full story.

ipad pro fcc
From GforGames’ Mihai Matei:

According to the FCC database, the iPad Pro received its approval from the telecommunication agency on the 15th of October. It was registered as model number “A1652”, and both the Wi-Fi and LTE models seem to have been approved.

woz steve jobs accuracy
From Bloomberg’s Emily Chang:

Wozniak said that Michael Fassbender, whose performance has made him an Oscar favorite, showed the “brilliance” he loved about Jobs, as well as the flaws. “But it is not how Jobs acted in any way,” Wozniak said. “The movie is not about reality. It’s about personalities.”

music library matching limit
From MacRumors’ Eric Slivka:

n an effort to answer that question, MacRumors asked Cue for an update on the limit increase, and he tells us Apple is “definitely working on it” and that he expects it will be released “before the end of the year.”

Also:
Apple opens help line for Apple Music questions on Twitter (Macworld)

a7 chippatent

From Reuters’ Andrew Chung:

The amount was less than the $400 million the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation was claiming in damages after the jury on Tuesday said Apple infringed its patent for improving the performance of computer processors.

Also:
Apple E-Book Antitrust Monitoring May End After Rocky Course (Bloomberg)
With court order, federal judge seeks to fuel debate about data encryption (The Washington Post)

3d touch ads
From MacRumors’ Juli Clover:

Aside from videos that debuted on the day the iPhone 6s was released, the new 3D Touch video is the first iPhone 6s ad spot that Apple has introduced so far.

Also:
Flagship Apple Stores get touch-sensitive tables to promote iPhone 6s 3D Touch (9to5Mac)

researchkit medical apps
From Macworld’s Caitlin McGarry:

These apps can’t diagnose or treat conditions, but they do provide researchers with a wealth of information they wouldn’t have access to otherwise, and they also give patients a way to share that information with their own doctors.

apple store india
From The Economic Times’ Writankar Mukherjee:

In India, Apple sells through premium resellers who run exclusive brand stores under the franchise model. Devices are also available at multi-brand mobile and consumer electronics retail chains and some of the larger neighborhood phone stores.

Also:
Apple Raises Mac Prices in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Norway, Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand and Turkey (MacRumors)
Abu Dhabi and Dubai Apple Stores set to open on October 29 (9to5Mac)

china deactivate news app
From The New York Times’ Paul Mozur and Katie Benner:

Those in China who look at the top of the Apple News feed, which would normally display a list of selected articles based on a user’s preferred media, instead see an error message: “Can’t refresh right now. News isn’t supported in your current region.”

2016 met gala
From Vogue’s Patricia Garcia:

The museum also announced the 2016 Met Gala will take place on Monday, May 2 and will be hosted by cochairs Idris Elba, Jonathan Ive, Taylor Swift, and Anna Wintour.