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Midweek news bites – the week’s most important Apple news

Plenty of Apple, iPhone, and iPad news gets released each week – but we know you’re busy, so we’ve got your back. Here, we’ve picked out some of the most notable things you should know from the past few days and summarized them for easy digestion. You’re welcome.

So please dig into this week’s Apple news bites, freshly sourced from all around the web. As ever, click through to read the full stories if you want to know more!

The rainbow returns

Back in the days before color was uncool, Apple used its rainbow logo across a variety of products. However, since the heady, psychedelic decade known as the 90s, we’ve been stuck hopelessly with the bleary white logo on Macs and a tedious but sometimes very useful reflective logo on the iPhone. However, rumors now have it that Apple will be making its products a little bit more colorful in the years to come. Check out the design concepts in the link above – snazzy.

When beautiful design is bad design

An article surfaced on Medium this week that brings a fresh take on Jony Ive’s decision to leave Apple and its future devices in creative design uncertainty. The article looks back over the years at the various design decisions – or risks – and looks at where some Apple products succeeded, where others didn’t, and then somewhere in between. It’s a right nostalgia-fest. Then if you want a more polished view of Jony’s design successes, you can check out this video from Apple from 2016.

New Macs! MacBook Pro and Air updates

Sure, iPhone and iPads are great, but sometimes that physical keyboard is the only thing that will satisfy on an admin-laden day. Well, good news, Apple has announced some upgrades for its laptops. First, the MacBook Air now features True Tone on its Retina display, meaning it benefits from the same natural viewing experiences as its iOS devices. More importantly – it’s cheaper, now costing $1,099. Elsewhere, the MacBook Pro gets an entry-level edition. A new 13-inch screen with a Touch Bar and Touch ID comes in at only $1,299. Remember, Apple is still running its Back to School promotion – so if you’re in college, knock off $100 from those prices.

Watch saves Man

Here’s a happy ending, kinda. A man in the UK’s life was saved by his Apple Watch. Apple’s wearable has a built-in heart monitor, and when student Jorge Cox told his doctor that his watch was delivering readings of 130bpm at rest, he was swiftly diagnosed with Aortic Regurgitation. The condition can lead to sudden heart failure if not treated, which, of course, he was straight away with 5 hours of open-heart surgery. Keep an eye on those tickers, friends, and then check out what’s next for Apple’s Watch