THURSDAY BLOWOUT: Every NEW or RENEWING paid subscriber receives 1 YEAR FREE.
Would you agree that iPhone changed the smartphone industry over all other phones?
Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.
Thursday Highlights: Ten years ago today, the first iPhone went on sale, and on that day, Kate Greene at MIT Technology Review wrote of the "untapped potential" of the new device, hers among many interesting articles which tapped in to iPhone excitement all on our archived page from 6/29/2007; and today, iPhone is remembered by The Economist, Guardian, among many others; Lance Ulanoff says iPhone created "a habit none of us can break"; Time says "iPhone upended the tech industry" while others argue it still needs to do more to change the world; and no remembrance is complete without watching Steve Jobs' unveiling of the iPhone—celebrate ten years of iPhone throughout the site with dozens of posts, reviews, opinions, and enjoy the walk down memory lane; meanwhile, iCloud backup finally resolved this morning, outage left many unable to restore backups; legal loophole in Apple UK tax case allows further dropping in amount owed; pictures now online of new Apple Store in Taiwan; more supposed dummy iPhone 8 models leak featuring vertical camera; Apple continues patenting hand gesture interfaces; Eero's newest mesh WiFi system reviews from Engadget, TechHive, Axios.
Today's MacUpdate Promo offers 50% savings on Chronicle for just $9.99. "Chronicle will remind you when your bills are due, even when it isn't running. And in just a few minutes a month, you can handle everything related to paying your bills."
"Zakrzewski's Take: Apple Enters the Augmented Reality Race/Will Apple finally make augmented reality mainstream?" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 AM
"Apple Joins Microsoft, Google In Race To Be No. 1 In Augmented Reality" Forbes 6:52 AM
"Apple Inc. Is Taking Virtual and Augmented Reality Seriously: A job listing on Apple's website indicates that the company wants to help shape iOS into the premier augmented- and virtual-reality platform." The Motley Fool 7:52 AM
"Apple Is Making Old iPhones New Again to Win India: Old-gen models like the 5S make up more than half of Apple's shipments to the subcontinent." Bloomberg 7:19 AM
"Apple's Next iPhone iOS Might Save Your Life" Forbes 7:15 AM
"The Coming War: Browsers Against Advertising Pollution/Next year, will see a major offensive from Google and Apple against the worse parts of the advertising world. It will be tricky for Google, bound to appear as judge and jury. Expect many casualties. But the entire ecosystem will benefit from these initiatives." Monday Note 7:32 AM
"Report Reveals In-App Purchase Scams in the App Store" MacRumors 7:23 AM
"New Report Warns In-App Purchase Scams Are on the Rise" iDrop News 2:28 PM
"With Apple's Business Chat, users can schedule appointments and process payments in iMessage: On Friday at WWDC, Apple launched Business Chat in developer preview, which allows businesses to connect directly with customers and even process purchases via iMessage." TechRepublic 10:46 AM
"Apple takes on Facebook with its own Messages Bots: And iMessage users send over 200,000 messages each second" Computerworld 7:32 AM
"Apple's Tim Cook may have taken a subtle dig at Facebook" Washington Post 6:52 AM
"Apple is getting ready to launch its first store in Taiwan" Business Insider 6:58 AM
"Huawei knocks Apple into third place in phone wars - but only briefly: Huawei closes in on Apple's number two position in smartphones" V3 9:19 AM
"Apple Hires Stanford Digital Health Expert Dr. Sumbul Desai" The Mac Observer 9:19 AM
"Today in Apple history: Walt Mossberg shows off his prerelease iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:15 AM
"Inside Walt Mossberg's gadget museum" The Verge 9:19 AM
"Andy Rubin's Essential Phone to be Sprint exclusive" CNET 7:18 AM
"Doom VFR brings its Satanic shooting action to virtual reality" VentureBeat 6:58 AM
"No Gigabit Download iPhones, Camera Phone 20th Anniversary -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-12" The Mac Observer 2:19 PM
"TMO Background Mode Interview with iOS & Android Indie Developer Graham Dawson" The Mac Observer 2:19 PM
"Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 041: Sam Mestman - WWDC, iMac Pro and FCPX" FCPRadio 7:23 AM
"Tech selloff, British government's woes push European stocks to close sharply lower: European stocks finished with their biggest losses in nearly a month Monday, spearheaded by drops in technology shares, while investors held back from buying most U.K. stocks as the British government struggled in the aftermath of an election that resulted in a hung parliament." MarketWatch 12:53 PM
MacSurfer Headline News Staff
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief: P. Pearson
Managing & Weekday Editor: D. Mahaffy
Evening Editors: S. Siegling and
Weekend Editors: S. Siegling , A. Spaulding and
CEO: T. Jefferson
CFO: K. Midas
Editor Emeritus: W. Shakespeare
Writers Emeritus: W. Lewis, R. Chandler, W. Morris, G. Simenon, C. Vallejo, F. Garcia Lorca,
P. White, R. Adams, P. Valery, C. Aiken, R. Bradbury, F. Pessoa, S. Bellow, F. O'Connor
Art Directors: V. Van Gogh, C. Monet
Advertising Managers: C. Chaplin, H. Marx
Public Relations Firm: Bits & Bytes
Bomb Squad: Type 11 Errors
Chief Scientists: I. Asimov, S. Hawking
Road Crew: R. Petty, J. Cooper
Mechanics: Tom and Ray
Fishing Crew: A. Lindner, D. Stange, K. VanDam
Head Chef: Mom
Head Travel Guru: D. Pearson
Mascots: Cyberdog, Clarus the Dogcow
General Counsel: #%@*$$$$!