Editor’s Desk: more Apple stores reopening, MacBook line now making sense & more

Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard and other perks, marking the end of the line for butterfly keyboards and streamlining its notebook offering. We’ve also learned when the virtual WWDC 2020 will take place, analyzed Apple earnings, covered fresh new jaiblreak tweaks, reviewed some accessories and wrote up a bunch of new tutorials for you to learn something new while you’re in lockdown.

Weekly recap: May 4—11, 2020

Welcome to a new installment of iDownloadBlog’s Editor’s Desk weekly column in which we round up everything that was published on iDownloadBlog.com from May 4 through 10.

Let’s Talk iOS: I’ll show you mine if you show me yours

In episode #342 of iDownloadBlog’s “Let’s Talk iOS” podcast, your favorite duo discusses the new 13-inch MacBook Pro and its place in Apple’s product line. They then talk about Apple’s latest financial quarter, which turned out to be not bad at all, before sharing what they’ve been watching on TV (bonus: they’re both growing a beard, and Sebastien built another watch).

Be sure to follow your hosts @Sebastien and @melvco and don’t forget to send a tweet to @LTiOS_fm if you’d like your question answered at the end of next week’s podcast.

Talk to you next week!

Wallpapers: OLED-optimized Fold collection

This week’s collection brings you colorful wallpapers with folds and bubbles that are optimized for OLED iPhones by taking advantage of both that color pop and complete true black canvas.

Creator @RshBfn describes these walls as “random blobs with folds and overlaps, mainly on one side of the screen to account for widgets and setups.”

Submit images for consideration to our wallpaper chief Jim Gresham via @jim_gresham.

News and rumors to keep tabs on

Check out new stories that we covered this week:

Coronavirus and tech

Apple is reopening its stores in Austria, Australia, Germany, US and elsewhere

Apple news

WWDC 2020 is kicking off June 22 but it’ll be online-only

Apple rumors

No new AirPods for you this year!

Hollywood entertainment


13-inch MacBook Pro (2020)

All Mac notebooks now have Magic Keyboards

Tips and tutorials to learn something new

Become an expert with our tutorials, tips and tricks:

Mouse Keys lets your move the iPad pointer with the keyboard

Apps, games and updates to unwind

Check out these new apps, games, updates and more:

Software news to stay in the loop

Hot new games to check out

Feature updates for your apps and games

iDB’s app roundups

Accessories to enhance your Apple world

Accessory reviews and news that might interest you:

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Jailbreak tweaks for pwned devices

iDB covered these jailbreak tweaks in the past week:

Checkra1n has teased the most expensive device ever jailbroken

Your favorites?

Your favorite picks from the roundup?

Let us know in the commenting section down below!