Top Apple-related stories this week (May 13-17)

Here are the top Apple-related articles at Apple World Today for the week of May 27-31.

Here are the top Apple-related articles at Apple World Today for the week of May 13-17.

° Apple Music celebrates the “‘greatest records ever made” with the launch of its inaugural 100 Best Albums list.

° Apple News+ has introduced Quartiles, a new original spelling game, and a new Offline Mode that automatically provides recent and personalized News content for subscribers when they’re not connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network. 

° Apple and Google are offering support for unwanted tracking alerts in iOS and Android.

° Apple has released macOS Sonoma 14.5, iOS 17.5, iPadOS 17.5, watchOS 10.5, tvOS 17.5, and HomePod Software 17.5.

° OpenAI has announced that it will be releasing a desktop app for the Mac.

° Comcast plans to offer an Apple TV+, Netflix, and Peacock streaming bundle, according to CEO Brian Roberts, reports Deadline. 

° Samsung catches Apple in the cell phone manufacturer lead and takes the top spot among 5G phones, according to new ASCI data.

° Apple’s Tom Boger says the iPad, Mac are complimentary, not competing, devices (but I still want an “Apple Pad”).

° Apple says it prevented over $7 billion of fraudulent transactions from 2020-2023.

° Apple has announced new accessibility features coming later this year, including Eye Tracking, a way for users with physical disabilities to control iPad or iPhone with their eyes. 

° Over the past three years iPad owners have waited longer to upgrade.

° Apple’s Barbara Whye makes the “Top 50 Women Leaders of Arizona” list for 2024.

° Apple’s iPhone shipments in Thailand were up 30% year-over-year (YoY) in quarter one (Q1)of  2024, with iPhone 15 leading in the premium segment, according to new data from Counterpoint Research.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.