In Patently Apple's week in review we highlight the top stories that stood out from the crowd of daily news reports from high tech crime to new MacBook Pros.
High Tech Espionage? Ex-Apple Engineer Caught …
There were a few surprises this week starting with an ex-Apple employee arrested for stealing project Titan secrets. a former Apple Inc. engineer was arrested on charges of stealing autonomous vehicle secrets for a Chinese startup after he passed through the security checkpoint at San Jose International Airport to board a flight to China.
A Fix to Apple's MacBook Pro Keyboard? Apple Updates the MacBook Pro
On a more positive note Apple updated their MacBook Pro this week cranking up performance, supporting 32GB of memory (which pros had been screaming for) and delivered a new silicon membrane to the keyboard to hopefully end dirt from getting under the keys.
Adobe Steps up to the Plate and Talks Up Photoshop for the iPad Pro
Ending the week Adobe confirmed that creatives would be able to run Photoshop on Apple's iPad Pro in the not-too-distant future. It's news that all Apple pros using photoshop on a daily basis will appreciate. Adobe's chief product officer of Creative Cloud Scott Belsky said "There's a lot required to take a product as sophisticated and powerful as Photoshop and make that work on a modern device like the iPad." More specifically he pointed to the iPad Pro: "Newer versions of the iPad Pro are now powerful enough to support Adobe's apps."
Top IP news of the Week
Apple's top IP news this week included being granted a foldable iPhone patent, advancing smart fabrics/smart garment technology in a new patent application and Apple was sued for patent infringement regarding their iOS 11 feature "Do not Disturb."
Apple supports Malala Fund expansion in Latin America
Apple announced on Friday that they support the Malala Fund expansion in Latin America that they launched a new collaboration between its 10 Apple Developer Academies in Brazil and Malala Fund to advance girls' education opportunities. As part of its new expansion into Latin America, Malala Fund, which works to provide safe, quality secondary education and opportunities for girls, has also offered grants to local advocates in Brazil. The advocates join Malala Fund's network of Gulmakai champions and will implement projects across the country designed to empower girls, teachers and policymakers through skills development, school enrollment efforts and education advocacy.
One of Apple's most advanced Stores to Open in Milan Italy on July 26th
Late last month the word was that the new Apple Piazza Liberty store was going to open on July 18. For some reason Apple has delayed the grand opening by a week and will now open the store on July 26th reports Germany's Storeteller. This is definitely going to be one of Apple's top store designs to date.
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