In this week’s top stories: Tim Cook hints at a “can’t live without” feature for iPhone 7, we detail Apple Music’s upcoming redesign planned for iOS 10, and the latest round of iPhone 7 reports.

And other top shared stories include Apple’s announcement of a new enterprise-focused partnership with SAP, news of a couple high-profile hires and departures from the company this week, and much more. Head below for the usual handy links to all this week’s top stories and videos:

iPhone |

Rumors and reports surrounding iPhone 7 made up our most shared stories this time around, including a few leaks pointing to a slightly larger battery, the possible inclusion of the 3.5mm headphone jack that many previously expected Apple could remove in iPhone 7, and a report claiming the device won’t get the Smart Connector and accessories once rumored to make the jump over from Apple’s iPad Pro line.

  • What will Tim Cook’s ‘can’t live without’ new feature for iPhone 7 be?
  • Purported iPhone 7 component leak suggests 3.5 mm headphone jack will stay
  • Chinese report indicates iPhone 7 to have slightly larger battery than iPhone 6s
  • Report: iPhone 7 ‘Pro’ may not feature iPad Pro’s Smart Connector as rumored
  • Apple loses market leadership to Samsung as number one smartphone OEM in the US
  • Apple announces new enterprise-focused SAP partnership to boost iPhone & iPad usage for work

iOS | Apps

Next we take a look at news of Apple Music’s upcoming overhaul planned for iOS 10. Mark detailed what Apple currently has in the works for the redesign, including a switch to a mostly black and white UI, new “huge” artwork, lyrics integration, and more.

  • Apple Music’s iOS 10 overhaul detailed: black & white UI, ‘huge artwork’, lyrics integration
  • Apple will require iOS App Store apps to support IPv6-only networks from June 1
  • Siri creators developing powerful new personal assistant ‘Viv,’ will reveal it next week
  • Apple Music adds student membership subscription at 50% discount, $4.99 per month
  • Apple Music Connect social network to be demoted in iOS 10 overhaul
  • PieMessage open-source project brings iMessage to Android using your Mac as a server


And next we move onto some company news with interviews from Apple execs Tim Cook and Jony Ive, and news of the latest executive hires and departures before ending with some Apple Watch news and this week’s top Opinion,Rreviews, and videos:

  • Tim Cook calls Wall Street response to Q2 earnings a ‘huge overreaction’ in CNBC interview
  • Jony Ive talks future of Apple Watch, design philosophy, and more in Met Gala interview
  • Cupertino mayor denies reports he was escorted out by Apple security personnel
  • FBI granted federal court warrant forcing suspect to unlock iPhone using Touch ID
  • Apple agrees to analyze contents of iPhone found in boat of missing teens
  • Apple VP of Online Retail Bob Kupbens leaves company
  • Apple hires former Nest exec & Google X co-founder to work on health initiatives
  • Apple seeking 800,000-sq feet of space for car project as team reaches around 600 people – WSJ

Apple Watch |

  • More Coach designer Apple Watch band photos + details leak ahead of launch later this year
  • Developer hacks Apple Watch to boot and run Windows 95

Opinion | Reviews |

  • Opinion: MacBook Pro owners, it’s time to consider a 4K display
  • Apple Music Feature Request: Don’t remove local music without explicit permission
  • Review: The Nodus Shell leather iPhone case comes w/ a magnetic ‘Micro Dock’ mount
  • How-To: Find your MacBook’s battery cycle count and learn what it means about its battery life

This week’s top videos |

  • Apple shares new ‘Shot on iPhone’ ad for Mother’s Day
  • Tim Cook calls Wall Street response to Q2 earnings a ‘huge overreaction’ in CNBC interview
  • Apple Campus 2 drone flyover shows progress on Theatre, solar panels, R&D facility & more
  • How-To: Enable Aero Snap-like window snapping on your Mac [Video]
  • How-To: Hide the menu bar in OS X [Video]
  • Quitter: a new Mac app from the creator of Instapaper [Video]

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