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This week’s top stories: iOS 12.3, Apple Card first look, Intel vulnerabilities, more

In this week’s top stories: New 2019 iPhone molds, iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 release, a closer look at Apple Card, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.

Apple this week released iOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, tvOS 12.3, and macOS 10.14.5 to the public. The new tvOS and iOS updates include Apple’s overhauled TV app with support for Apple TV Channels. Meanwhile, watchOS 5.2.1 packs new Pride watch faces, as well as a fix for the Explorer watch face.

This week also brought another look at the rumored 2019 iPhone designs. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman shared an image of 2019 iPhone molds on Twitter. The images reaffirm that all of the new 2019 iPhones will feature a square camera bump, with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max successors adding a third camera, and the iPhone XR successor adding a second camera.

Ahead of the public release of Apple Card, Apple employees have started receiving their own branded credit cards as part of beta testing. A leak this week offered our first look at how Apple Card will look out of the box, corroborating everything that 9to5Mac reported back in March.

Intel on Tuesday disclosed its latest chip vulnerability. Dubbed “ZombieLoad,” this vulnerability affected almost every Mac since 2011, with Apple patching it with macOS 10.14.5. In a support document, Apple explained how to enable full mitigation against the attacks, warning of an up-to 40 percent performance penalty.

Last but not least, Kenwood this week announced seven new CarPlay receivers. Among the new receivers, five of them feature wireless CarPlay while the cheapest option starts at $600. Read our full coverage right here.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below.

iOS | macOS | tvOS | watchOS |

iPhone |

Mac + iPad |

Top Apple stories, retail |

Apple Watch |

Apps |

Apple TV |

CarPlay & HomeKit|

Top Apple stories, company |

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9to5Mac Daily |

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Happy Hour Podcast #225 |

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.3 and the all-new Apple TV app, AirPlay 2 on Samsung Smart TVs, watchOS 5’s newest Apple Watch faces, Apple Pay stickers and how they work, iPhone XR 2 rumors, and more features expected in iOS 13.

9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneInGoogle Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Stacktrace Podcast #036 |

How does John name his open source projects, and why and how does Rambo shower with AirPods? Just two of many questions asked and answered on this episode — along with the weekly speculation about upcoming Apple products, this time around Gurman’s latest reports about this fall’s iPhones — and a review of AirPods 2.

Stacktrace by 9to5Mac is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Making The Grade |

Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products work at scale, stories from the trenches of IT management, and ways Apple could improve its products for students.

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