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As part of his tour through France, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday sat down to discuss a few hot topics including the company's EU tax bill, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and a Parisian retail store rumored to take root along the storied Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
Not much new information is offered in Cook's interview with French language publication Le Figaro, picked up by local Apple blog Mac Generation, as the discussion covered well-trod ground. The Apple chief did, however, drop a few hints about a potential new retail location in Paris.
Apple is working on more ARM co-processors for future MacBooks, at least if a new report from Bloomberg is to be believed. The company is allegedly developing a chip codenamed "T310" that could be used to handle macOS' "Power Nap" functionality and other low-power features.
After many years and at least one false start, Apple announced at WWDC last year that it would begin shipping a new, modern file system in 2017. Dubbed APFS (for Apple File System), it is designed to improve support for solid-state storage and encryption and to safeguard data integrity. When released, it will finally replace the nearly two-decade-old HFS+ filesystem that Apple has been tacking new features onto since 1998.
In addition to minor updates for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS, Apple has released version 10.12.3 of macOS Sierra to the public today. The update is available through the Mac App Store and will be available later today on Apple's Downloads page; new copies of the Sierra installer downloaded after today should also include the update.
Apple updates iOS with enough regularity that it begins to feel routine. And most time, it is, especially the farther you get from the company’s yearly, feature-packed version overhauls. iOS 10.2.1, released today, is not routine. In fact, it’s very important that you download it as soon as you reasonably can.
Most iOS updates involve security fixes of varying severity. iOS 10.2.1, though, protects against a wide range of potentially devastating attacks.