Leander Kahney, who wrote the biography "Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products" for Apple's chief design officer, Jony Ive, is coming out a new book, this time he is written for Apple's CEO Tim Cook. The novel is called "Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level", it explores how Cook leading the company into a successful company. The biography is summarized as follows:


The death of Steve Jobs left a gaping void at one of the most innovative companies of all time. Jobs wasn't merely Apple's iconic founder and CEO; he was the living embodiment of a global megabrand. It was hard to imagine that anyone could fill his shoes--especially not Tim Cook, the intensely private executive who many thought of as Apple's "operations drone."

But seven years later, as journalist Leander Kahney reveals in this definitive book, things at Apple couldn't be better. Its stock has nearly tripled, making it the world's first trillion dollar company. Under Cook's principled leadership, Apple is pushing hard into renewable energy, labor and environmentally-friendly supply chains, user privacy, and highly-recyclable products. From the massive growth of the iPhone to lesser-known victories like the Apple Watch, Cook is leading Apple to a new era of success.

Drawing on access with several Apple insiders, Kahney tells the inspiring story of how one man attempted to replace someone irreplacable, and--through strong, humane leadership, supply chain savvy, and a commitment to his values--succeeded more than anyone had thought possible.
The book will be available on Amazon.com and the Apple Books platform on April 16, you can now pre-order it at the price of $13.99 for Digital copy and $17.70 for hardcover.



Apple today seeded the fifth developer beta of iOS 12.2, two weeks after it seeds the third developer beta of iOS 12.2, at the same time, it also made fifth developer beta of watchOS 5.2, tvOS 12.2, and macOS 10.14.4 available for testing.

iOS 12.2 introduced Apple News to Canadian users and added several new Animoji characters, including giraffe, shark, owl, and boar. Also in iOS 12.2, Apple tweaked the Wallet app with a new interface for Apple Pay Cash, added more security options to Safari, as well as display warnings when visiting a http website,

Furthermore, Apple redesigned the icon of Apple News, which now includes the white background, and the middle is an abstract letter "N", modifying the app icon indicates the upcoming arrival of Apple’s news magazine subscription service, which is likely to announced at the March 25th event that will be held at Apple Park, where the company is also set to unveil its TV streaming service.

Apple also fine-tuned the Control Center interface, with the icon for the Remote Control now resembles Apple TV Siri Remote logo. The UI inside the control has been tweaked as well, and the TV and microphone buttons have been interchanged: the button that fast forwards and rewinds for 10 seconds during playback returns to the bottom corner of the touch area.

Otherwise, watchOS 5.2 introduces a new watchface for the Apple Watch Hermès models; tvOS 12.2 now let you ask Siri to play specific media on an Apple TV from an iOS device; macOS 10.14.4 includes Safari Autofill feature and automatic dark mode.

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Apple has just sent out media invites for its first 2019 event set to be held in at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park on Monday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time or 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, the company officially announced the event with the tagline "It's show time", suggesting the launch of new Services.

We expect Apple to debut its magazine subscription service called "Apple News Magazine", which you pay $10 a month to read a large number of magazines and newspapers. As the tagline hints, the March 25th event will be focused on the upcoming TV streaming service, and that Hollywood stars including Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon have been invited to attend the March event.

As far as Hardware products concerned, rumors suggested the event will only be focused on the media subscription, meaning we are unlikely to see Apple unveils the new-generation of iPad mini and iPad, AirPods 2, and AirPower wireless charging mat, so they may launch these products via a press release.

Following the event, new updates will be made available to users, including iOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4, watchOS 5.2, and tvOS 12.2.


Twitter leaker Benjamin Geskin shared an schematic allegedly the 7th generation iPod Touch recently, which shows the front, back, side, and bottom of the device. If true, the new iPod Touch will use a iPhone XR-like design element, but there is no "notch", meaning Face ID won't be coming to the iOS device, the screen is measured at 4.9 inches, slightly larger than the iPhone 8.

The back, however, featured with a single-lens camera and retains the antenna cutout; surprisingly, Apple removed the headphone jack, though the bottom includes a microphone and speaker, while the Lightning port continues to be used. Nevertheless, Geskin himself also gave a disclaimer, indicating that this design is most likely fake, don't put too much hope in it,
Received this alleged #iPodTouch 7th generation schematics 3 days ago.

May pop on the web as a leak, but most likely it is fake.
Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if this is real, considers the schematic somewhat matches the design of the iPad Pro glyph that 9to5Mac leaked last October, if you look more closely. What do you think of it?



From now through March 14th, you can add 10% more for free if you add funds to your Apple ID. This offer is only valid with funds ranging from $1.00 to $200. This bonus credit is added when you add funds to your Apple ID with a credit or debit card. For example, $10 of funds can have a bonus amount of an extra dollar, and $200 in funds can have $20 in bonus credit.

This discount can be obtained in two different ways. You can scroll all the way down to the bottom of the homepage of the App Store or by tapping your profile picture, then tap on “Add Funds to Apple ID.” From there you can add funds by tapping on the amount you need. The amount must be in the range of $1.00 to $200.

Alternatively, you can go on to the Settings app on your iPhone, then tap on your name. Scroll to the iTunes and App Store button, then tap on “Add Funds to Apple ID”.

The promotion will be available from March 10th to 14th in the US, but not in the UK or Canada as of writing. In addition, different countries have different preferential rates. For example, In Germany, the company is offering an additional fund of 15%.

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According to Japanese website MacOtakara, news from the supply chain said that Apple's upcoming 2019 iPad will still retain the 3.5mm headphone jack and continue to use the touch ID as a biometric unlock method.

Continue to retain the headphone jack and Touch ID means that the new iPad will not feature the full-screen design like the high-end iPad Pro, so the design is almost the same as the previous generation.



It has been previously reported that due to the fact of the less bezels, the screen of the new 9.7-inch iPad may be expanded to 10 inches. However, today's report said that there is a contradiction in the source of information, and is said to remain unchanged at 9.7 inches.

The report did not give Apple's specific release time, only mentioning that the supplier is "preparing" for the launch of the device. Furthermore, the report also mentioned that Apple may release the new iPad and iPad mini 5 at the same time.

If you are not interested in Apple Watch but still want health detection, the future MacBook may help you on that part. Apple's latest patent application discloses an integrated sensor for the laptop's holder, allowing users to perform health checks while typing on the keyboard. Even though this biosensor can be applied to various types of devices, Apple's focus is mainly on the MacBook's keyboard, as it shows below.



When the user begins to type, the wrist is naturally placed on the palm rest. At this time, the health check can be carried out, which is very convenient. It can detect users' multiple states, which could include breathing, blood pressure or heart rate, and more. Similar to the features on Apple Watch.

Apple said, "...In some embodiments, the bio-sensor is configured to produce a light emission that is transmitted through the micro-perforations defined in the opaque layer. In an example mode of operation, the bio-sensor may be used to determine a health metric or a physiological condition by detecting the light that is reflected off the body part of a user (e.g., the palm of a user's hand). In another example mode of operation, the bio-sensor may be used to detect a proximity of the user's hand with respect to the device. In response to the user's hand being detected as proximate to the bio-sensor, the device may be configured to change operation of the bio-sensor, alter the operational state of the device, or perform some other function. "

Furthermore, Apple even hopes that the sensor can detect the presence of the user, then automatically light the keyboard or not let the device go to sleep. However, keep in mind though, it is only a patent application, so it not may never reach into consumers' hand.
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