The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.
If you purchased a 12-inch MacBook or MacBook Pro with Retina display and have experienced issues with the anti-reflective coating wearing off or delaminating, Apple will repair the notebook free of charge, notes MacRumors.
For months, a bug in Cloudflare’s content optimization systems exposed sensitive information sent by users to websites that use the company’s content delivery network, according to Macworld. The data included passwords, session cookies, authentication tokens and even private messages.
iPhones that have undergone any third-party screen repair now qualify for warranty coverage, as long as the issue being fixed does not relate to the display itself, according to an internal memo distributed by Apple today. MacRumors confirmed the memo’s authenticity with multiple sources.
Samsung is now taking the second Apple v. Samsung patent case to the Supreme Court.
Apple is reportedly looking into a video showing a partially melted, smoking iPhone 7 Plus, the result of what appears to be a major device malfunction.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has used Twitter to mark what would’ve been the 62nd birthday of his predecessor, company co-founder Steve Jobs. “Remembering Steve, whose words and ideals will always inspire us,” Cook wrote. The executive added a quote by Jobs himself, “There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
Both Jeep and Porsche have unveiled new car models that work with Apple’s CarPlay infotainment feature. Porsche’s new hybrid also features Apple Watch support for charging timers.