Top iOS news of the week: Firefox, Apple threatening Intel, iWorks updated

This week in iOS Tim Cook stirred the no laptop needed pot, Firefox hit iOS, and an analyst stated Apple's A9X CPU will threaten Intel.

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Tim Cook travels with just iPad Pro and iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook fanned the fire on the "iPad is good enough" debate with a recent admission that he doesn't use a laptop when travelling. He stated that he now travels with an iPad Pro and iPhone, leaving the MacBook behind.

He probably has an Apple Watch along, too.

Source: AppleInsider

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Firefox hits iOS

After a preview period in New Zealand, the Firefox app is now available everywhere on iOS. The free browser has many features that long-time Firefox users have enjoyed.

Note that the iOS version of Firefox does not use the Gecko rendering engine as Apple insists browsers use its WebKit engine.

Source: TNW

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Report: Apple's iPad Pro with A9X CPU a threat to Intel

Investment firm Cowen and Company believe that the powerful new A9X processor in the iPad Pro will pose a threat to Intel. The reason given is that the new CPU from Apple is more powerful than the Intel Core M processor.

Source: AppleInsider

iWorks apps updated for Mac and iOS

The three apps in the iWorks suite, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, were updated this week. The updates fixed a number of known issues, including the inability of Numbers to open at its last saved position.

Source: 9to5mac