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  • Apple’s iOS 12 securely and automatically shares emergency location with 911
    by Apple Newsroom on June 18, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Apple’s iOS 12 securely and automatically shares emergency location with 911<br/>Nashville, Tennessee — iPhone users in the United States who call 911 will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first responders beginning later this year with iOS 12, providing faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times. <br/>Approximately 80 percent of 911 calls today come from mobile devices, but outdated, landline-era infrastructure often makes it difficult for 911 centers to quickly and accurately obtain a mobile caller’s location. To address this challenge, Apple launched HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location) in 2015, which estimates a mobile 911 caller’s location using cell towers and on-device data sources like GPS and WiFi Access Points. <br/>Apple today announced it will also use emergency technology company RapidSOS’s Internet Protocol-based data pipeline to quickly and securely share HELO location data with 911 centers, improving response time when lives and property are at risk. RapidSOS’s system will deliver the emergency location data of iOS users by integrating with many 911 centers’ existing software, which rely on industry-standard protocols. <br/>“Communities rely on 911 centers in an emergency, and we believe they should have the best available technology at their disposal,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “When every moment counts, these tools will help first responders reach our customers when they most need assistance.” <br/>In keeping with Apple’s focus on privacy, user data cannot be used for any non-emergency purpose and only the responding 911 center will have access to the user’s location during an emergency call. <br/>“911 telecommunicators do extraordinary work managing millions of emergencies with little more than a voice connection,” said RapidSOS CEO, Michael Martin. “We are excited to work with Apple to provide first responders a new path for accurate, device-based caller location using transformative Next Generation 911 technology.” <br/>The FCC requires carriers to locate callers to within 50 meters at least 80 percent of the time by 2021. iOS location services are capable of exceeding this requirement today, even in challenging, dense, urban environments. This new feature allows Apple to make these benefits available to local 911 centers now rather than years from now. <br/>“We’re thrilled that Apple is giving 911 centers access to device-based location data via a thoroughly-tested, standards-based approach,” said Rob McMullen, President of the National Emergency Number Association, the 911 Association. “This will accelerate the deployment of Next Generation 911 for everyone, saving lives and protecting property.” <br/>“This new functionality is an example of how companies and first responders can use technology to dramatically improve public safety,” said Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman from 2013 to 2017. “Lives will be saved thanks to this effort by Apple and RapidSOS.” <br/>“Helping 911 services quickly and accurately assess caller location has been a major issue since my time at the FCC,” said Dennis Patrick, FCC Chairman from 1987 to 1989. “This advancement from Apple and RapidSOS will be transformative for emergency response in the United States.” <br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Keri Fulton,Apple,keri_fulton@apple.com,(240) 595-2691<br/>Fred Sainz,Apple, sainz@apple.com ,(669) 227-0492<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • Apple announces multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey
    by Apple Newsroom on June 15, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Apple announces<br class=“large”/>multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey<br/>Apple today announced a unique, multi-year content partnership with Oprah Winfrey, the esteemed producer, actress, talk show host, philanthropist and CEO of OWN. <br/>Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world. <br/>Winfrey’s projects will be released as part of a lineup of original content from Apple. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Rita Cooper Lee,Apple,rcooperlee@apple.com,(424) 326-4515<br/>Tom Neumayr,Apple, tneumayr@apple.com ,(408) 974-1972 <br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • Football fans can get the latest on World Cup across Apple devices and services
    by Apple Newsroom on June 12, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Football fans can get the latest on World Cup across Apple devices and services<br/>As the countdown to the tournament begins, football fans around the world can stay up to speed on player stats, scores and their favorite teams across all Apple devices. <br/>Siri adds support for football in Brazil, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Israel — this is in addition to 26 other countries that already support Siri sports. Siri users can ask for scores, schedules, standings and team rosters. <br/>Ask Siri questions like: <br/><ul> <li>When does France play Australia?</li> <li>What teams are in group A?</li> <li>Who is on the England squad?</li> <li>Who won the Argentina-Iceland match?</li> </ul> <br/>Throughout the month, the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/story/id1382245508/" target="_blank">App Store</a> editors will highlight their favorite apps and games from football stars, offer tips on taking a perfect football photo and how to best get your football fix on social media. The App Store will also feature key football-related apps and games to help fans dive deeper into the experience, with broadcaster apps like FOX NOW or BBC Sport, and games like FIFA Mobile and PES 2018. <br/>The <a href="https://www.apple.com/tv-app/" target="_blank">Apple TV App</a> on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV is the single destination to find and watch the TV shows and movies you love. In the US and Canada, where the Sports feature is available, Apple TV App users will be able to keep track of all the action on FOX NOW in the US; and TSN and RDS, Bell Media’s English and French-language apps in Canada. Fans can favorite teams and follow their matches in Up Next, and receive notifications on their Apple devices when their team is playing or a game is close. <br/>The News app makes it easy to follow the drama of the tournament with up-to-date scores and schedules, a knockout bracket and profiles of the event’s key players from Eight by Eight magazine. News users can keep up with all of the action from trusted sources, all in one place. <br/>Apple Music will feature playlists for each of the 32 participating nations with the most exciting artists in each country as chosen by local teams. <br/><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/collection/the-beautiful-game/id33?fcId=1385220346&amp;ls=1&amp;mt=2/" target="_blank">Apple Podcasts</a> will feature an editorial collection entitled “The Beautiful Game,” where users can check out shows like Jetty's “Game of our Lives” and Gimlet’s “We Came to Win” that talk about the drama off the football field, as well as traditional, established sports podcasts like “Men in Blazers.” <br/>The editorial collection on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewFeature?id=1389469714&amp;mt=11&amp;ls=1/" target="_blank">iBooks</a> will also be called “The Beautiful Game” and highlight the rich culture behind football’s biggest spectacle — celebrating legendary underdogs, national heroes and nail-biting finishes all captured in memoirs, bios and nonfiction. <br/>Fans can show their spirit by creating Clips videos with new football-themed graphics including an animated sticker, label and poster with customizable text. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Catherine Franklin,Apple,cfranklin3@apple.com,(669) 276-1209<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • Apple Books, all new for iPhone and iPad, celebrates reading
    by Apple Newsroom on June 12, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Apple Books, all new for iPhone and iPad, celebrates reading<br/>Discover and Enjoy Books with New, Easy-to-Use App Coming This Fall<br/>Apple Books, which Apple previewed at the Worldwide Developers Conference last week, is a new app that has been entirely redesigned to make discovering and enjoying books and audiobooks effortless for iPhone and iPad users. The Apple Books app will replace iBooks with the launch of iOS 12 this fall. <br/>“Apple Books will inspire a love of reading — it puts a world of books and audiobooks right at your fingertips, whether you want to dive into your favorite story for a couple of minutes or a few hours,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software &amp; Services. “This is our biggest books redesign ever, and we hope this beautiful app inspires both customers and authors alike.” <br/>The new Reading Now tab is home to the books you are currently reading or listening to, as well as a great place to find a new favorite. With Want to Read, you can conveniently keep a wishlist of books you hear about. Complete the Series or You Might Like present books based on those you have recently finished. All of these features make Reading Now the perfect virtual nightstand. <br/>Apple Books will also feature a prominent, dedicated Audiobooks tab for the first time, so you can listen to books at home or on the go on iPhone and iPad or in the car with CarPlay. <br/>The Book Store tab makes it easy to browse all that Apple Books has to offer, including Top Charts, Staff Picks, Editorial Collections, and Special Offers &amp; Free. The new design lets you swipe between books, and makes discovering something you will love to read intuitive and fun. As you read more books from the Store, you will receive personalized recommendations based on your purchases in For You.<sup>1</sup> <br/>In the Library tab, you can peruse your full collection of books with large, easy-to-see cover art, including the books downloaded to your device and a Finished section showcasing the books you have read in the past and the date you finished them, displayed in a timeline. <br/>The new Apple Books app launches this fall, with the Book Store available in 51 countries, and free books available in 155 countries. <br/><sup>1</sup> The For You feature will be available in select markets.<br/>Press Contacts<br/>Christine Monaghan,Apple, cmonaghan@apple.com ,(408) 974-8850 <br/>Bernadette Simpao,Apple,bsimpao@apple.com,(669) 227-9273<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • Apple Design Awards highlight excellence in app and game design
    by Apple Newsroom on June 5, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Apple Design Awards highlight excellence in app and game design<br/>On Monday, June 4, at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple celebrated the Apple Design Awards, recognizing the creative artistry and technical achievements of developers who reflect the best in design, innovation and technology on Apple platforms. This year’s award winners include developers from across the globe, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, India, Netherlands, Turkey and the US. <br/>“This year’s winning apps and the developers behind them have created some really innovative and inspiring apps,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “The Apple Design Awards have been a launchpad for developers who’ve made beloved apps on the App Store, like Procreate, Zova, djay Pro and Monument Valley, and we know these winners will continue that tradition.” <br/>2018 Apple Design Award Winners <br/>To learn more about and download the apps and games, visit the <a href="https://www.apple.com/ios/app-store/" target="_blank">App Store</a>.<br> Watch the Apple Design Awards&nbsp;ceremony <a href="https://developer.apple.com/design/awards/" target="_blank">here</a>. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Vispi Bhopti,Apple,vispi@apple.com,(408) 974-5357<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • Highlights from WWDC 2018
    by Apple Newsroom on June 4, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Highlights from WWDC 2018<br/>Press Contacts<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • Apple opens Health Records API to developers
    by Apple Newsroom on June 4, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Apple opens Health Records API to developers<br/>Apps Empowering Consumers to Manage Medications, Diseases, Nutrition and More Coming This Fall<br/>Today Apple delivered a Health Records API for developers and researchers to create an ecosystem of apps that use health record data to better manage medications, nutrition plans, diagnosed diseases and more. The <a href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/01/apple-announces-effortless-solution-bringing-health-records-to-iPhone/" target="_blank" target="_blank">Health Records feature</a> allows patients of more than 500 hospitals and clinics to access medical information from various institutions organized into one view on their iPhone. For the first time, consumers will be able to share medical records from multiple hospitals with their favorite trusted apps, helping them improve their overall health. <br/>“Medical information may be the most important personal information to a consumer, and offering access to Health Records was the first step in empowering them. Now, with the potential of Health Records information paired with HealthKit data, patients are on the path to receiving a holistic view of their health,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “With the Health Records API open to our incredible community of developers and researchers, consumers can personalize their health needs with the apps they use every day.” <br/>Health Records data is encrypted on iPhone and protected with the consumer’s iPhone passcode. When consumers choose to share their health record data with trusted apps, the data flows directly from HealthKit to the third-party app and is not sent to Apple’s servers. <br/>Developers building health apps can individualize experiences, with the user’s permission, based on the user’s unique health history across key categories, including: <br/><strong>Medication Tracking:</strong> Medisafe, a medication management app, will connect with the Health Records feature so consumers can easily import their prescription list without manual entry, quickly enabling pill reminders and allowing the user to receive relevant medication information. Medisafe will be able to warn patients of problematic drug-drug interactions because they have the comprehensive view of the patient’s exact medication list from several hospitals and clinics. <br/><strong>Disease Management:</strong> A diabetes app could access a patient’s lab results from their Health Records as well as their diet and exercise details through the existing iOS HealthKit integration, allowing for a more complete picture of the consumer and the best ways to encourage them to stay on track. <br/><strong>Nutrition Planning:</strong> A healthy eating app could offer consumers tailored programs based on their high blood pressure or cholesterol results by serving up low salt or high fiber meal plans. <br/><strong>Medical Research: </strong>With the new Health Records API, doctors can integrate patient medical data into their ResearchKit study apps for a more complete view of their participants’ health background. Traditionally, researchers used arduous survey questionnaires to determine pre-existing conditions, which puts the burden on the patient to remember the details. Now, with the participants’ approval, researchers can access that patient-specific information to ensure more comprehensive research. This integration continues Apple’s commitment to providing the medical community with ResearchKit tools that could further their discoveries. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Semonti Stephens,Apple,semonti_stephens@apple.com,(408) 974-8473<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • Apple introduces macOS Mojave
    by Apple Newsroom on June 4, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Apple introduces macOS Mojave<br/>Major Update Adds Dark Mode, New Mac Apps and an All-New Mac App Store<br/>San Jose, California — Apple today previewed <a href="https://www.apple.com/macos/mojave-preview/" target="_blank">macOS Mojave</a>, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, with new features inspired by pros but designed for everyone. In macOS Mojave, a new Dark Mode transforms the desktop with a dramatic new look that puts the focus on user content. The new Stacks feature organizes messy desktops by automatically stacking files into neat groups. Familiar iOS apps, including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home, are now available on the Mac for the first time. FaceTime now adds support for group calling, and the Mac App Store gets a full redesign featuring rich editorial content and the addition of apps from top developers, including Microsoft, Adobe and others. <br/>“macOS Mojave is a major update that introduces powerful new features for a wide range of Mac users, from consumers to pros,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “Dark Mode brings a dramatic new look to macOS that puts your content front and center, familiar iOS apps come to the Mac for the first time and the redesigned Mac App Store makes finding new apps easier and more enjoyable than ever.”&nbsp; <br/>Dark Mode <br/>macOS Mojave users can switch to Dark Mode to transform their desktop to a darkened color scheme, putting the focus on user content while controls recede into the background. Users can toggle between a light and dark desktop, and built-in Mac apps like Mail, Messages, Maps, Calendar and Photos all include Dark Mode designs. macOS Mojave also features a new Dynamic Desktop that automatically changes the desktop picture to match the time of day. An API is available so developers can implement Dark Mode in their apps. <br/>Desktop and &nbsp;Finder <br/>Stacks for the desktop can organize even the most cluttered of desktops by automatically stacking files into neat groups based on file type. Users can customize their Stacks to sort based on other file attributes like date and tags. Finder also gets a significant update in macOS Mojave with an all-new Gallery View that lets users skim through files visually. The Preview Pane now shows all of a file’s metadata, making it easier to manage media assets. Quick Actions allow users to do things like create and password-protect PDFs and run custom Automator Actions on files right from Finder. Quick Look provides a fast, full-size preview of a file, allowing users to rotate and crop images, mark up PDFs and trim video and audio clips without ever opening an app. <br/>News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home <br/>In macOS Mojave, handy apps including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home are now available on Mac for the first time. In the News app, articles, photos and videos look great on the Mac display and users can follow their favorite publications from one app. With Home, Mac users can control their HomeKit-enabled accessories to do things like turn lights off and on or adjust thermostat settings without ever having to step away from their computer. Voice Memos makes it easy to record personal notes, lectures, meetings, interviews and song ideas, and access them from iPhone, iPad or Mac. Stocks delivers curated market news alongside a personalized watchlist, complete with quotes and interactive charts. <br/>Group FaceTime <br/>Group FaceTime makes it easy to chat with multiple people at the same time. Participants can be added at any time, join later if the conversation is still active and choose to join using video or audio from an iPhone, iPad or Mac — or even participate using FaceTime audio from Apple Watch. <br/>All-New Mac App Store <br/>Since its launch in 2011, the Mac App Store has transformed the way users download and install software for the Mac, and today it remains the single largest catalog of Mac apps in the world. In macOS Mojave, the <a href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/06/apple-previews-all-new-mac-app-store/" target="_blank">Mac App Store</a> gets a complete redesign with a new look and rich editorial content that makes it easy to find the right Mac app. The new design highlights new and updated apps in the Discover tab, while tabs for Create, Work, Play and Develop help users find apps for a specific project or purpose. A number of apps from top developers are also coming soon to the Mac App Store, including Office from Microsoft, Lightroom CC from Adobe and more. As always, users can download apps from the Mac App Store with confidence that Apple has approved them for safety and security. <br/>Privacy and Security <br/>As with all Apple software updates, enhanced privacy and security remain a top priority in macOS Mojave. In Safari, enhanced Intelligent Tracking Prevention helps block social media “Like” or “Share” buttons and comment widgets from tracking users without permission. Safari now also presents simplified system information when users browse the web, preventing them from being tracked based on their system configuration. Safari now also automatically creates, autofills and stores strong passwords when users create new online accounts and flags reused passwords so users can change them. New data protections require apps to get user permission before using the Mac camera and microphone or accessing personal data like user Mail history and Messages database. <br/>Sneak Peek of Developer Framework for Mac Apps <br/>The News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home apps were brought to Mac using iOS frameworks that have been adapted to macOS. Starting in late 2019, these additional frameworks will make it easier for developers to bring their iOS apps to macOS — providing new opportunities for developers and creating more apps for Mac users to enjoy. <br/>Other New Features<br> <br/><ul> <li>Screenshots deliver new on-screen controls for easy access to every screenshot option and new video recording capabilities. A streamlined workflow enables easy screenshot sharing without cluttering the desktop.</li> </ul> <br/><ul> <li>Continuity Camera allows Mac users to take a picture or scan a document nearby with their iPhone or iPad and have it appear instantly on their Mac.</li> </ul> <br/><ul> <li>Markup tools are now integrated into Finder, Quick Look and Screenshots, making it fast and efficient to add comments to content and share with others.</li> </ul> <br/><strong>Availability</strong> <br/>The developer preview of macOS Mojave is available to Apple Developer Program members at <a href="https://developer.apple.com" target="_blank">developer.apple.com</a> starting today, and a public beta program will be available to Mac users in late June at <a href="https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/" target="_blank">beta.apple.com</a>. macOS Mojave will be available this fall as a free software update for Macs introduced in mid-2012 or later, plus 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models with recommended Metal-capable graphics cards. Some features may not be available in all regions or languages. <br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it. <br/><sup>1</sup> News on Mac available in the US, UK and Australia.<br/>Press Contacts<br/>Starlayne Meza,Apple, starlayne_meza@apple.com ,(408) 974-3391<br/>Bill Evans,Apple,bevans@apple.com,(408) 974-0610<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • Apple previews all-new Mac App Store
    by Apple Newsroom on June 4, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Apple previews all-new Mac App Store<br/>Redesign Brings New Look, Rich Editorial and Apps from Microsoft, Adobe and Others<br/>Alongside <a href="https://www.apple.com/macos/mojave-preview/" target="_blank">macOS Mojave</a>, Apple is previewing an all-new Mac App Store featuring a new look and rich editorial content that will make it easier than ever to find great Mac apps. Like the iOS App Store, which was redesigned last year, the new Mac App Store celebrates apps, games and developers with an all-new Discover tab featuring compelling stories, in-depth interviews, helpful tips, collections of must-have apps and more. Users can also explore new Create, Work, Play and Develop tabs to find the perfect app for a specific project or purpose — from music, video and photography apps to business utilities and games. <br/>“Since its launch in 2011, the Mac App Store has become the single largest catalog of Mac apps and today remains the safest and best place to get Mac apps for users around the world,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We are excited to usher in a new era for the Mac App Store with a beautiful new look, unique editorial content and emphasis on human curation that complements the ways people are using their Macs today.” <br/>Great New Apps<br> <br/>The Mac App Store already offers the largest catalog of Mac apps and even more great apps are joining. Apps coming soon include Office from Microsoft, Lightroom CC from Adobe, BBEdit from Bare Bones, Transmit from Panic, Lens Studio from Snap Inc. and Houseparty, among others. <br/>“Office 365 provides the best of both worlds for Mac users — a productivity experience that is unmistakably Office, but specifically designed for the Mac,” said Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president at Microsoft. “We’re excited to provide our joint customers with easy access to downloads and updates by bringing Office to the newly redesigned Mac App Store.” <br/>“Adobe is looking forward to bringing Lightroom CC, our industry-leading photography service, to the Mac App Store in the next year,” said Bryan Lamkin, executive vice president and general manager of Digital Media at Adobe. “We’re also excited to join the Mac App Store with its new redesign that not only makes it easy for users to find apps like Lightroom CC, but also further showcases the great work of creators and developers.” <br/>“We are very excited about the improvements to curation and discovery that Apple will be bringing to the Mac App Store,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software. “Having just marked BBEdit’s 25th anniversary as a leading Mac product, we continue to look ahead, and we believe that a robust Mac App Store is part of a bright future for this great platform.” <br/>“Houseparty for Mac makes lightweight group video chat accessible to more users than ever before,” said Ben Rubin, co-founder and CEO of Houseparty. “We started connecting people meaningfully with our mobile app on the iOS App Store, and now we’re excited to bring Houseparty to Mac users too via the newly redesigned Mac App Store.” <br/>“We’re happy to be bringing Transmit back to the Mac App Store,” said Cabel Sasser, co-founder of Panic Inc. “Apple is listening to developers like us and putting a lot of effort into making the Mac App Store better for everyone. We’re excited to see what the future holds.” <br/>Discover <br/>With the new Discover tab, each week users can find in-depth editorial about the best Mac Apps through stories and collections and see what’s most popular with top charts. For the first time, helpful videos that autoplay will provide users with dynamic app previews so they can see an app in action before downloading it. <br/>Create, Work, Play and Develop <br/>Create, Work, Play and Develop tabs provide helpful recommendations and expertise about apps within each of these themes. These tabs will also help users make the most of apps they might already have with tips and tutorials that even the most expert users will find useful. <br/><strong>Availability</strong> <br/>The new Mac App Store will be available with macOS Mojave this fall. The developer preview of macOS Mojave is available to Apple Developer Program members at <a href="https://developer.apple.com/" target="_blank">developer.apple.com</a> starting today, and a public beta program will be available to Mac users in late June at <a href="https://beta.apple.com/" target="_blank">beta.apple.com</a>. For more information, visit <a href="https://www.apple.com/macos/mojave-preview/" target="_blank">apple.com/macos/mojave</a>. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Starlayne Meza,Apple, starlayne_meza@apple.com ,(408) 974-3391<br/>Bill Evans,Apple,bevans@apple.com,(408) 974-0610<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • Apple TV 4K delivers highest quality cinematic experience with tvOS 12
    by Apple Newsroom on June 4, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Apple TV 4K delivers highest quality cinematic experience with tvOS 12<br/>Charter Communications to Offer Apple TV 4K to Spectrum Cable Customers<br/>San Jose, California — Apple today previewed tvOS 12, the powerful operating system designed for enjoying entertainment on the big screen, which takes the cinematic experience of Apple TV 4K to the next level with support for Dolby Atmos audio, convenient new features to easily access the shows and movies you love and breathtaking aerials shot from space. <br/>Apple TV 4K has been a hit since its debut last fall, offering customers the largest collection of 4K HDR movies, including free 4K HDR upgrades to previously purchased movies in customers’ iTunes libraries. This fall, iTunes will be home to the largest collection of Dolby Atmos-supported movies anywhere, and these titles will also include Dolby Atmos audio for free. With tvOS 12, Apple TV 4K will be the only streaming player both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos certified, delivering the highest quality cinematic experience of stunning 4K HDR visuals and immersive sound that flows all around in three-dimensional space. <br/>Video providers around the world are choosing Apple TV 4K to deliver their subscription services to customers. Apple today announced that Charter Communications, the second-largest cable operator in the US, will begin offering Apple TV 4K to their customers. Later this year, customers in nearly 50 million households will have access to live channels and tens of thousands of on-demand programs via an all-new Spectrum TV app on their Apple TV 4K, iPhone and iPad, seamlessly integrated with Siri and the Apple TV App. In addition, as part of this collaboration, Charter will be offering iPhone and iPad to customers as they grow their mobile presence. Charter joins AT&amp;T’s DirecTV Now in the US, CANAL+ in France and Salt in Switzerland, which have begun offering their customers Apple TV 4K with their services. <br/>The Apple TV App on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV is the single destination to find and watch TV shows and movies from more than 100 participating video apps in 10 countries. Single sign-on for Apple TV and iOS has allowed users to sign in once to get access to all the video apps available through their cable subscription. With tvOS 12, Apple further simplifies the authentication process with zero sign-on. Apple TV simply detects the user’s broadband network and automatically signs them in to all the supported apps they receive through their subscription — no typing required. Zero sign-on begins with Charter later this year and will expand to other providers over time. <br/>Aerial screensavers are a favorite of Apple TV users and reach new heights with tvOS 12. Apple, in collaboration with the International Space Station National Lab and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, unveiled brand new aerials shot from space by NASA astronauts, so Apple TV customers can enjoy even more stunning scenes filmed in 4K HDR. Aerial screensavers will also be more interactive, allowing viewers to see the location information and swipe between dozens of beautiful aerials. <br/>Additional tvOS 12 features for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV 4th generation make it even easier for customers to access the shows and movies they love: <br/><ul> <li>With iOS 12, users can securely AutoFill passwords from iPhone and iPad to Apple TV to easily sign in to Apple TV apps.</li> </ul> <br/><ul> <li>The Apple TV Remote will be automatically added to Control Center on iPhone or iPad for Apple TV users, giving users quick access to Apple TV controls.</li> </ul> <br/><ul> <li>Home control systems like Control4, Crestron and Savant can be used to control Apple TV, including using Siri for voice search and control.</li> </ul> <br/><strong>Availability</strong> <br/>The tvOS developer preview is available for Apple Developer Program members at <a href="https://developer.apple.com/" target="_blank" target="_blank">developer.apple.com</a> starting today. The new tvOS will be available this fall as a free software update for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV 4th generation. For more information, visit <a href="https://www.apple.com/apple-tv-4K/" target="_blank" target="_blank">apple.com/apple-tv-4K</a>. Features are subject to change. Some features may not be available in all regions or all languages. <br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Christine Monaghan,Apple, cmonaghan@apple.com ,(408) 974-8850 <br/>Bernadette Simpao,Apple,bsimpao@apple.com,(669) 227-9273<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

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