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Saturday July 18

10:01
Part 2: Apple Watch with Modern Buckle Band Wins Design Pa...

Late yesterday the Hong Kong Patent Office published a huge series of design patents granted to Apple regarding Apple Watch. The second in this series specifically covers Apple Watch with Modern Buckle band in 6 jumbo photos.

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08:57
Part 1: Apple Watch with Leather Loop Band Wins Design Pat...

Late yesterday the Hong Kong Patent Office published a huge series of design patents granted to Apple regarding Apple Watch. The first ...

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08:22
Angela Ahrendts Promises Details on Apple's 'Bac...

As we noted earlier this week, Apple has yet to launch its annual "Back to School" promotion that in recent years has launched in early July and offered educational customers free $50-$100 Apple Store or iTunes/App Store gift cards with the purchase of a Mac or iOS device, in addition to the usual educational discount available on some products.

With the usual timeframe having come and gone and no signs of an imminent launch for the promotion, many have speculated Apple has decided to end the long-running program.

According to Consomac.fr [Google Translation], however, Apple retail chief Angela...

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06:51
The First Original iPhone 6 Ad Launched in India Last Nigh...

Last night the first India-specific iPhone-6 advertisement was aired on television. In India, Apple's iPhones have always been considered ...

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Friday July 17

17:05
Intel Invents Two Hardware Features for Future Tablets

Two new patent applications from Intel have surfaced this month revealing new tablet hardware features that they could begin promoting over the next year.

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12:12
Many Apple Music Listeners Seeing 503 iCloud Connection Er...

Apple Music appears to be experiencing some issues today, with some users reporting continual 503 errors for the last several hours. When attempting to play an Apple Music song via iTunes, an error message that says "The shared library 'Cloud Music Library' is not responding."

More annoying than debilitating, the error can be dismissed and music will play after another attempt to connect. The error also seems to pop up occasionally when no music is being played. Errors are being reported by MacRumors readers, redditors, and people on Apple's Support Communities.

Apple's System Status page is not reporting an outage at this time...

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11:46
Apple Objects to GT Advanced's Financing Plan Followi...

Apple is objecting to GT Advanced Technologies' financing plan over concerns that it would undermine its existing settlement reached with the bankrupt sapphire crystal supplier last year, reports Re/code. GT Advanced reached a settlement with Apple in October 2014 after failing to produce sapphire crystal of the quality desired by the Cupertino-based company for potential use in future products.

GT Advanced is attempting to restructure by raising $95 million through a loan agreement under the supervision of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for New Hampshire, but the financing plan is contingent upon the company receiving enough insurance money to repair any damage to sapphire furnaces following a fire at its...

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08:31
Leaked 'iPhone 6s Plus' Images Showcase Rear Cas...

A few new images of the so-called "iPhone 6s Plus" today have been shared by Future Supplier (via Nowhereelse.fr), putting emphasis on the new iPhone's visual similarities to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus line-up while mentioning a "stronger" construction to the device's rear casing.

Future Supplier noticed a slight difference between the iPhone 6s Plus and last year's model, specifically in the location of a few screws used to hold the loud speaker module. But otherwise, the website noted a pretty aesthetically similar device, which makes sense for an "S" generation upgrade for the iPhone 6 line.

iPhone 6s Plus on the left with screw holes that are "slightly higher" than the iPhone 6 Plus' on the right
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08:16
New iPod Touch Teardown Confirms 1,043 mAh Battery and 1GB...

iFixit has posted a detailed teardown of the new sixth-generation iPod touch, confirming that the device has a 1,043 mAh rated lithium-ion battery and 1GB of SK Hynix LPDDR3 RAM. Comparatively, the fifth-generation iPod touch released in 2012 had a 1,030 mAh rated battery and 512MB of RAM.

The teardown also provides a closer look at the new iPod touch's Apple A8 chip and M8 motion coprocessor (NXP Semiconductors LPC18B1UK ARM Cortex-M3 Microcontroller), Toshiba NAND flash memory, InvenSense MP67B 6-axis gyroscope and accelerometer, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi module, Broadcom and Texas Instruments touchscreen controllers and other components.

The new iPod touch received a relatively low repairability score of 4...

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07:26
Transport London Warns Apple Pay users of Potential Double...

The Apple Pay service launched in the UK this week and out of the gate experienced some minor hiccups with UK banks. Today we're learning that Apple Pay has been causing some confusion among early adopters when it comes to using it with transportation in the UK.

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06:54
Is Apple on Course to Hit $53 Billion in Profits this Year...

For Apple's fiscal year, which ends in September, the company is set to rake in $52.5 billion in earnings, according to analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters. If Apple hits that mark, it would be the largest ...

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Thursday July 16

15:44
Xiaomi's Barra Says that they can't Allow a Comp...

In trying to justify their smartphone design is rightfully theirs, Xiaomi's Barra fumbled around and told Bloomberg's Emily Chang that "You have to have curved corners ...

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14:58
Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra Defends Against Copycat Accusations i...

Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra, who came to the company from Google, today did an interview with Bloomberg where he once again spoke out in defense against copycat accusations that have been levied against the company.

According to Barra, all of the copycat claims come from a single iPhone 5-style chamfered edge on a Xiaomi device. "Yes, it does look like an iPhone 5 and that chamfered edge, by the way, is present in so many other devices."

Xiaomi's Mi Note
He went on to say that the accusations were the result of a bias against Chinese companies. "People couldn't bring themselves to believe a Chinese company actually could be a world innovator, could build amazingly high-quality products."

When asked if the recent Mi Note looks like an iPhone 6 Plus, Barra laughed it off and said "it's white like an iPhone 6 Plus." He said accusations of copying weren't fair,...

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11:22
Employees who Sued Apple in 2013 Over Demeaning Bag Search...

On June 11 we reported that Information relating to complaints within a current lawsuit against Apple that began in 2013 were ordered by the court to be unsealed revealing that at least two Apple retail store workers complained ...

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10:56
Apple Predicted to Beat Expectations in Third Quarter on S...

Less than one week before Apple's third quarter fiscal results are released on July 21 at 2:00 PM Pacific, multiple research firms and analysts have released earnings previews for the three-month period ending June 30. The consensus is that Apple will report another quarterly earnings beat based on stronger than expected iPhone sales and continued year-over-year growth in China.

Apple provided third quarter guidance of revenue between $46 billion and $48 billion, gross margin between 38.5% and 39.5%, operating expenses between $5.65 billion and $5.75 billion and other expenses of $350 million, while the consensus among analysts was an EPS of $1.79. Apple is expected to beat both that guidance, which is purposefully conservative, and street expectations.

Wall Street and Silicon Valley analyst Neil Cybart published his 3Q15 earnings preview on...

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10:42
Apple to Face Class Action Lawsuit Over Off-the-Clock Empl...

Apple will face a class action lawsuit brought against it by retail employees in California who were subjected to ongoing bag checks that often caused them to remain at work for 10 to 15 minutes after their shifts had ended, reports Reuters.

Employees allege Apple subjected them to mandatory bag checks that were "embarrassing and demeaning," and were conducted off the clock, leaving them uncompensated for their time. The group is seeking damages for unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, and other recompense.

The lawsuit was first filed in 2013 and after some legal hurdles that included a 2014 dismissal, it was granted class action status today by U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco. Class members participating in the...

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10:29
Apple Release Four New Apple Watch Ads Covering Beijing, B...

Today Apple released a new series of Apple Watch ads that covers Beijing, Berlin ...

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10:03
Apple Releases Four New Apple Watch Ads Showing the Device...

Apple today released a new series of Apple Watch commercials on its YouTube channel, depicting the Apple Watch being used in a number of ways in the daily lives of the people featured in the videos. Each of the four videos centers around people who use the watch's functions while traveling, while working out, and while communicating with and interacting with family. Apple has a knack for creating ads that are informative while being touching and funny, and its four new videos are no exception.

Two of the videos, "Berlin" and "Beijing," show the Apple Watch in use as a tool to discover new places to visit while exploring the cities. Two women are seen using the app to get directions to places, look up nearby restaurants, and discover new sights as soft music plays in the background of each video. One woman uses the sketch tool in the Apple Watch to write "SOS" to let her friend know she needs help getting out of a...

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09:53
GSMA in Talks with Apple over New Embedded SIM Architectur...

It's being reported today ... that the GSMA, the industry association which represents mobile operators worldwide, is close to announcing an agreement to produce a standardized embedded Sim for consumer devices that would include Apple and other smartphone makers.

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08:59
Tag Heuer's First Smartwatch for Christmas will Cost...

Back in January we posted a report titled "Jean-Claude Biver Revs up the Rhetoric about TAG Heuer's coming Smartwatch vs. Apple Watch." Biver took aim at Apple and confidently ribbed Apple about their poor design ...

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08:47
Apple in 'Advanced Talks' With Mobile Telecom Gr...

Apple and Samsung are in talks with mobile standards organization GSMA to introduce electronic SIM cards, according to Financial Times. The talks are happening around the GSMA's impending announcement of the creation of a standardized embedded SIM card for consumer devices, which would involve both Apple and Samsung if the talks go through.

Rumors of Apple creating its own SIM card line began in late 2010, when a report from Gigaom claimed the company was working with digital security firm Gemalto to create the custom built-in SIM. The iPhone 4s was even rumored to be "SIM-less," pointing once again to an electronic SIM card...

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08:26
Apple's Force Touch for iPhone Invention was Publishe...

Believe it not, Apple's engineers actually began working on Force Touch sensors for future iDevices way back in 2006 in relation to force sensors for the iPad bezel and display. Today a related Force Touch invention for the iPhone and other iDevices surfaced in Europe.

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08:10
Samsung and TSMC Begin Production of A9 Chips for 'iP...

Apple manufacturing partners Samsung and TSMC have started volume production of A9 chips for the so-called "iPhone 6s," according to DigiTimes. The report claims Apple requested last-minute changes to the chip layout, requiring both chipmakers to rework wafers, but the modifications are not expected to impact the release schedule of the next-generation iPhone.

Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and new iPod touch are powered by the A8 chip
TSMC will reportedly begin mass production of A9 chips based on a 16nm process in the fourth quarter of 2015, and is also expected to manufacture fingerprint sensors and audio chips on a contract basis for future iPhones. Conflicting reports have surfaced over the past several months suggesting that Samsung,...

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07:12
Apple Seeds First OS X 10.10.5 Beta to Public Beta Testers

A few days after seeding OS X 10.10.5 to developers for testing, Apple has released the first OS X 10.10.5 beta to public beta testers. With only a few months until the public release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.10.5 may be one of the last significant updates to Yosemite.

The new beta can be downloaded from the Software Update mechanism through the Mac App Store on Macs enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program. The pre-release software's build number is 14F6a, the same as the OS X 10.10.5 beta seeded to developers earlier this week.

It also appears that the first OS X 10.10.5 beta is now showing up in Software Update for developers who were unable to see the pre-release software following its release on Tuesday.

OS X 10.10.5 beta includes stability,...

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04:18
Apple Invents a Way to use Added Solar Cells to Power Devi...

Keeping our MacBooks and other devices charged is always a priority and Apple has a new invention that could use solar cells integrated into trackpads, the Magic Mouse ...

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02:58
Apple Breathes New Life into their Headset Display Inventi...

Earlier this year we posted a report titled "Apple is definitely working on a Top Secret VR Project." The report pointed to Apple's string of job posting for a Sr. Display Systems Engineer related to VR Environments. Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals that they've breathed new life...

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Wednesday July 15

14:05
Apple Watch Arriving in New Zealand at the End of the Mont...

The Apple Watch is finally coming to New Zealand. After its initial launch in nine countries in April, followed by seven more late last month ...

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13:35
Fortune Interviews Apple's VP of Human Resources on D...

A video interview by Fortune senior writer Michal Lev-Ram has surfaced with guest Denis Young Smith, Apple's VP of human resources talking about Diversity at Apple.

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12:48
At Least a Quarter of Households own both iOS & Androi...

A new report makes the claim that basically 1 in 4 households are device loyalty-neutral. The defining technology platform battle of the age – Google v. Apple – is often seen in black-and-white ...

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12:30
New A8 iPod Touch Clocks in at 1.10GHz, Includes 1GB RAM a...

The new iPod touch with an A8 processor and upgraded 8-megapixel rear camera just launched this morning, but TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino already has one in hand and has run some benchmarks on the device.

According to early testing, the A8 processor in the new iPod touch appears to be running at 1.10GHz per core, which is slower than the 1.39GHz per core the iPhone 6 runs at, presumably to manage battery life. In Geekbench 3, the iPod touch scored 1379 on the single-core test and 2440 on the multi-core test right out of the box. The previous-generation A5 iPod touch scored 215/410 on Geekbench's single and multi-core tests, so the new sixth-generation iPod is six times faster and a...

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11:46
Apple's Annual Back to School Promotion Still Nowhere...

For many years running, Apple has offered a Back to School promotion for students and educators, providing discounts on Apple products ahead of the coming school year. Back to School promotions have kicked off on the first Tuesday of July for the last two years, so when July 6 came and went without a Back to School announcement, many people began wondering when Apple would launch the 2015 promotion.

We've been receiving questions about the Back to School program for several weeks now, and in mid-July, there's still no sign of an imminent launch. Some have wondered whether Apple is canceling the program all together, but it's too early to say. It may be late in the month, but there are still several weeks to go before kids and teachers begin returning to classrooms.

Apple's 2014 Back to School Promotion
Historically, the latest Apple has launched a previous Back to School program was July 2, and that was in 2013. From 2006 to 2012, Back to School...

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10:01
The Korean Tech Press Rejoice in Apple's Temporary iP...

At the end of June we posted a report titled "As Apple Fans Wait for the Next Hot iPhone Model to Arrive, Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge Catches a Break." As Apple's new iPhones are scheduled to begin in August it's natural that iPhone fans around the world are holding back new iPhone purchases as they await the new ones scheduled for September. That tiny lull in iPhone purchases gave the Korean press ...

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08:41
Apple Launches their Colorful New Line-up of iPods that Ro...

This morning Apple has introduced their best iPod touch to date by unveiling a new lineup of colors for all iPod models, including space gray, silver, gold, pink and blue. The ultra-portable iPod touch features a new 8 megapixel iSight camera for beautiful photos ...

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08:06
While minor Hiccups occurred during Yesterday's Launc...

Yesterday Apple Pay officially launched in the UK right on schedule. Though like any technology product launch, there were a few hiccups.

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08:00
Apple Launches A8-Based iPod Touch With 8MP Camera, Adds N...

Apple today introduced the sixth-generation iPod touch with a 4-inch display, 64-bit A8 chip and M8 motion coprocessor, 8-megapixel rear-facing iSight camera and new colors: blue, pink, silver, space gray, gold and red. 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models are available through the Apple Online Store starting today for $199, $249 and $299 respectively, while a new larger 128GB model was introduced for $399.

The new iPod touch also features 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi and Bluetooth 4.1, no longer has a loop attachment and comes with iOS 8.4 preinstalled for access to Apple Music and Beats 1. The 128GB and (PRODUCT)RED models will be sold exclusively through Apple, while all other colors and storage capacities should be available through authorized resellers such as Best Buy and Walmart in the near future.

Apple also updated the...

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06:28
Samsung Resorted to Publishing an Anti-Semitic Cartoon in...

A Samsung company on Wednesday removed online cartoons attacking a U.S. hedge fund's founder as a ravenous, big-beaked vulture after Jewish organizations protested similar smears in South Korea's media.

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06:02
Apple Store Goes Down Ahead of Expected iPod Refresh

The Apple Online Store was taken offline moments ago ahead of an expected refresh to the iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle lineup of portable media players. The sixth-generation iPod touch will likely feature a 64-bit processor, new colors and other hardware improvements, while the iPod nano and iPod shuffle are expected to be released in new colors only.

iPods discovered in unreleased colors (left) and Apple Store down (right)
iPods in unreleased colors were first spotted in iTunes 12.2 earlier this month, including a darker blue for the iPod touch, a new gold color for the iPod nano and a brighter pink color for the iPod shuffle. MacRumors subsequently discovered a full lineup of six new colors for the iPod touch, nano and shuffle hidden...

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Tuesday July 14

22:25
Sketchy Report Claims No New iPad Air in 2015, One Last iP...

With Apple said to unveil its long-rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro in November, many assumed that both the iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2 would see refreshes as well. However, a new report from Economic Daily News [Translation] (via Macotakara [Translation]) says that no new iPad Air will be revealed.

While the iPad Air 2 may not see a refresh, the iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro will see introductions. Liaoxian Li, investment advisor at Fubon Hardware, tells Economic Daily News that Apple...

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17:06
The New U.S./Iran Nuclear Deal Could Open the Door to Appl...

While today's announcement of a nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran won't open the doors to trade immediately, it’s a known fact that Apple wants to be able to compete with Samsung in Iran ...

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16:22
Google Introduces Eddystone, an iBeacon Competitor

In an effort to challenge Apple's iBeacon, Google has officially launched "Eddystone" ...

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13:11
Chevron Debuts Apple Pay Gasoline Pump Pilot Program in Ba...

Chevron has kicked off an Apple Pay pilot program in the Bay Area that allows customers to use Apple Pay to pay for their gasoline directly at the pump, according to the company's Twitter account. Apple Pay can currently be used at a Chevron location in San Ramon, with a second location in Cupertino becoming available in the near future.

@kevinkeitai 18060 San Ramon Valley Blvd in San Ramon accepts NFC including Apple Pay at the dispenser now. Cupertino coming soon!

— Chevron (@Chevron) July 14, 2015 Chevron first announced plans to expand its use of Apple Pay to gas pumps in late 2014, but company did not have a clear timeline for the rollout of Apple Pay at the pump. Following the...

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12:40
Taylor Swift's Apple Music Letter Surprised Her Recor...

Ahead of the launch of Apple Music, Taylor Swift made headlines when she wrote a scathing open letter to Apple, criticizing its decision not to pay artists for their work during its three-month free trial. Her letter, combined with pushback from indie labels, led Apple to reverse course and opt to pay artists during the three months that customers can listen for free.

Record label exec Scott Borchetta, who serves as the head of Big Machine Records and signed Swift when she was 14, recently spoke at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference and shared some...

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12:04
A Detailed Look at How the Apple Watch Functions in Water

Apple is cautious with its Apple Watch and doesn't market the device as waterproof, instead giving it a water resistance rating of IPX7. Apple says it's fine to wear the watch in the rain or while washing your hands, but the company doesn't recommend submerging the device.

Many Apple Watch owners have tested Apple's water resistance claims, coming to the conclusion that the Apple Watch is more water resistant than Apple claims. It's survived submersion in a bucket, laps in a pool, lengthy swim tests, and even a 10m dive with no damage.

Image via Craig Hockenberry
iOS...

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10:05
Apple Seeds First iOS 8.4.1 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of iOS 8.4.1 to registered developers for testing purposes, just two weeks after releasing iOS 8.4 with the new Apple Music service to the public. With iOS 9 already in the works and on track for a fall release, iOS 8.4.1 will likely be the last significant update to iOS 8.

Today's beta, build number 12H304, can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center.

It is not yet clear what changes will be introduced with iOS 8.4.1, but as with past betas, it's likely to include bug fixes, performance enhancements, and minor tweaks to the operating system. We'll update this post with any new features or tweaks that are found within the new update.

iOS 8.4.1 follows on the heels of iOS 8.4, which introduced an entirely revamped Music app along with the new Apple Music service and the Beats 1 radio station. Aside from music updates, iOS...

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10:04
Apple Seeds First OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of OS X 10.10.5 to developers, two weeks after releasing OS X 10.10.4 to the public. Coming just a few months ahead of the public release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.10.5 may be one of the last significant updates to Yosemite.

The new beta, build number 14F6a, can be downloaded fro the Apple Developer Center.

It is not yet clear what's new in the OS X 10.10.5 beta, but like 10.10.4 and earlier betas, it likely includes bug fixes and performance enhancements.

OS X 10.10.4, the current version of OS X Yosemite, introduced multiple bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements, including the removal of the ...

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10:03
Power Hungry iPhone Users will do some of the Craziest Thi...

Power hungry iPhone users will do some of the craziest things to keep them charged. I originally thought that the Samsung ad called "Wall Huggers" was the craziest Samsung ad to date. Yet a couple of recent cases I've read about had me laughing and realizing that there may be some truth to that Samsung ad after all.

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08:45
A Korean Online Payment Service Found that 94% of those us...

Earlier today we reported that Apple Pay officially went live in the UK and noted that Apple Pay could go live in South Korea, China and Canada this fall (or early 2016). Apple Pay could be a real winner in South Korea as we've learned today that South Korea's iPhone users are more actively ...

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07:09
Apple's New TV Bundle Service is Ready and Rocks!

Apple’s discussions with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox to offer local live TV feeds streamed to any Apple device is going exceedingly well ...

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06:44
Honda to Introduce new Road Hints Service Linked to Apple...

Honda Motor Co Ltd announced late yesterday that it will unveil a new service combining a car navigation system and mobile device at Smart Community Japan 2015, which will take place from June 17 to 19, 2015, in Tokyo.

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06:40
Apple Enlists Networks to Negotiate With Local Affiliates...

Apple's discussions with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox for its much-rumored streaming TV service are gaining momentum, according to the New York Post. The report claims that Apple has enlisted networks to negotiate with local TV stations on their behalf, and the networks are said to be close to securing those rights with affiliate groups such as Tribune and Sinclair.

Networks are reportedly telling affiliates that they will be able to share the revenue generated from Apple's streaming TV service if they offer their feeds on the platform. The inclusion of local TV stations is important for the success of Apple's cable-cutter service, expected to launch in the fall for devices including iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. The service is speculated to cost between $10 and $40 per month.At CBS,...

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06:06
Samsung Reportedly Set to Launch their Next-Gen Galaxy Not...

We posted a report last week titled "Samsung will Attempt to Release new Phablets Earlier than Expected to get ahead of Apple's new iPhones." Today, sources within Taiwan-based telecom carriers are saying ...

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05:11
Apple Pay Officially Launches in the U.K. Right on Schedul...

Apple announced during their developer conference in June that over 250,000 UK merchants would be on board with Apple Pay and today Apple Pay is officially being launched.

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04:52
Barclays Confirms Apple Pay Support in Future, First Direc...

Barclays today announced that it will support Apple Pay for debit and credit cards in the United Kingdom in the future, confirming a MacRumors report that claimed the bank expected "imminent" support of the mobile payments service.

Apple Pay officially launched in the U.K. earlier today and can be used at more than 250,000 locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. A full list of retail shops and apps that accept Apple Pay can be found on Apple's website.

We are really excited about the launch of Apple Pay and will bring Barclays debit cards and Barclaycard credit cards to Apple Pay in future.

— Barclays UK...

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04:15
Apple Granted 40 Patents Today Covering a New Maps App Fea...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 40 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a new maps app feature, a future vehicle location app and more, including a design ...

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Monday July 13

16:44
Apple Pay Officially Launches in the United Kingdom Today

Over the past several days, banks and merchants in the United Kingdom have been gearing up for the launch of Apple Pay, and as of today, Apple's payments service will be officially available for use in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Apple Pay works at participating retail stores and within apps that accept it. Because it requires NFC, it is only available for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users, and Apple Watch users who have an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus. In-app Apple Pay purchases can be made with an iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus.

According to Apple's UK Apple Pay site, banks and credit card companies that are participating in the Apple Pay launch include American Express, First...

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13:39
A Colossal Overreaction to Slice Intelligence's Data...

A few weeks ago we posted a report titled "Apple's High-Tech Spin on the Razor-Blade Business Model is Paying Big Profits with Apple Watch Bands." In that report we covered data collected by Slice Intelligence that indicated that Apple was making a killing on Apple Watch bands. We also noted that Slice Intelligence reported that as of mid-June, Apple Watch sales were approximately 2.79 million units.

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12:40
Apple Constraining iPod, iPad Mini 2 and iPad Air Inventor...

Insider inventory constraint information from major retailer Target hints at some possible end of life timelines for various products like the iPod, iPad mini 2, and iPad Air, many of which may be discontinued in the near future following the launch of new products.

According to a screenshot of an internal inventory system shared by a Target employee, all models of the iPod are currently constrained by Apple ahead of a rumored update that could come as soon as tomorrow.

Images of unreleased iPod touches, nanos, and shuffles were first discovered hidden within iTunes 12.2, and a rumor has suggested the iPod touch could receive a processor upgrade and new color options while the nano and the shuffle might be available in new colorways.

As for the iPad mini 2 and the iPad Air, replenishment of existing stock is currently constrained, with Target aiming to have 1 color in...

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10:19
Apple Releases iTunes 12.2.1 With iTunes Match Fix

Apple today released iTunes 12.2.1, a minor update that introduces some much needed bug fixes for iTunes Match and other features introduced with Apple Music. Apple Music was first released two weeks ago, but included several major bugs with iTunes Match that caused the deletion of entire music libraries and other issues, such as an inability to sign up for Apple Music for former iTunes Match subscribers.

The iTunes 12.2.1 update is available immediately from the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. - Fixes an issue for iTunes Match where iTunes incorrectly changed some songs from Matched to Apple Music.
- Provides a way to correct a library problem affecting former iTunes Match subscribers.
- Includes minor bug fixes and improvements for Beats 1.
Today's update fixes the iTunes Match issue that caused iTunes to incorrectly label songs from Matched to...

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09:00
Apple Remains the Number One Target of Patent Trolls in 20...

New statistics were released recently that point to patent litigation in the U.S. being expected to hit an all-time high this year, and the cases are largely being initiated by non-practicing entities, also known as patent trolls. Not surprising is the fact that Apple remains the number one target of patent trolls in 2015.

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06:56
Apple is the only Tech Company Making Smartphone Profits

There's an old saying in business that 80% of your profits come from 20% of your customers. It's the 80/20 Rule of Sales. Apple has taken that rule to a whole new level.

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04:45
New Rumor Points to the iPad Pro debuting in November

The iPad Pro has been a long standing rumor. With iPad sales on a continuing slide, the debut of a new iPad model could breathe some new life into this sector. Today a new supply chain rumor is stating that ...

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03:55
Apple Watch Sales Estimated at 3 Million Through First 3 M...

Apple Watch online sales in the United States are estimated to have totaled 3,039,353 at an average price of $505 through July 10, exactly three months after Apple began accepting pre-orders for the wrist-worn device, according to the latest data from market research firm Slice Intelligence obtained exclusively by MacRumors.

The entry-level Apple Watch Sport has been the most popular model among early adopters by almost a two-to-one margin, with an estimated 1,950,909 units sold at an average price of $381 since April 10. Meanwhile, stainless steel Apple Watch sales are estimated at 1,086,569 units to date, at an average price of $695.

Apple has also sold 1,875 Apple Watch Edition models to date, at an average price of $13,700, according to Slice Intelligence. The 18-karat gold Apple Watch models, seen on the wrists of celebrities such as Beyonce, Drake, Kanye West, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, cost...

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Sunday July 12

08:20
Hong Kong Patent Office Grants Apple Eight Design Patents

Late on Friday the Hong Kong Patent Office granted Apple eight design patent wins. The designs cover various aspects of both a power adapter with a magnetic rotation actuator and ...

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Saturday July 11

08:58
Spotify Complained and now the FTC is Considering an Inves...

Late yesterday, the U.S. government antitrust regulators have decided to investigate these claims by Spotify as to whether Apple's treatment of rival music apps is illegal under antitrust law.

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Friday July 10

21:23
FTC Looking Into App Store Rules Regarding Subscription Se...

On Wednesday, Spotify sent emails to subscribers asking them to cancel their App Store subscriptions to the service to resubscribe on the web to avoid a $3 surcharge because of Apple's App Store policies. The Federal Trade Commission is now looking into Apple's policies, which include a 30 percent fee that it collects on all app and subscription revenue routed through the App Store, reports Reuters.
U.S. government antitrust regulators are looking into claims about whether Apple's treatment of rival streaming music apps is illegal under antitrust law, according to three industry sources.The antitrust concerns stem from certain App Store restrictions placed on streaming companies, which include a prohibition that the company is on other...

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19:54
Apple May Be Producing Exclusive Apple Music Content In-Ho...

Earlier today Apple Music exclusively debuted a new music video from Drake, titled "Energy" from his latest album "If You're Reading This It's Too Late". Previously, Apple has exclusively debuted the music videos for Pharrell's "Freedom" and Eminem's "Phenomenal". These music videos may be developed in-house at Apple, reports Pitchfork.

The launch of Apple Music hasn't only included a new radio station, social network, and streaming service. Apple have also started creating their own original content. The company made Drake's amazing "Energy" video in-house, as well as Pharrell's "...

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13:15
Barclays Anticipating 'Imminent' Support for App...

MacRumors has learned that a high-level executive at Barclays, one of the largest banks in the United Kingdom, anticipates "imminent" support of Apple Pay in the country. Apple Pay in the U.K. is expected to go live on Tuesday, although it remains unclear if Barclays will be a first wave launch partner because of its delayed negotiations with Apple about the mobile payments service.

Apple confirmed at WWDC last month that Apple Pay will be available in the U.K. in July, but stopped short of providing a specific launch date. Recently released employee training documents have suggested the launch could come next week, on July 14, and some Santander customers were able to...

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10:01
Apple's iPhone 6 Mania has Competitors Like Xiaomi...

​We've been the only Apple news site to have consistently pounded the table that the Galaxy S6 smartphones weren't selling as the hype from Samsung and their minions in the press were claiming...

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08:07
Apple Reportedly Set to Lease a 300,000-Square-Foot Proper...

According to a new report, Apple is making a big bet on San Jose, according to a new report. The iPhone maker has struck a deal to lease a 300,000-square-foot property in North San Jose ...

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07:30
IDC and Gartner Botch PC Shipment Statistics for Q2, Espec...

The latest IDC Worldwide PC shipments report came in showing a total of 66.1 million units were shipped in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15). This represented a year-on-year decline of -11.8%. The Gartner PC report shows a decline of 9.5%. Where the two reports seriously disagree boils down to how Apple's PC shipments performed in Q2. The two reports are miles apart.

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06:09
Apple Rumored to Announce New iPod Touch, Nano and Shuffle...

Apple will announce a refreshed lineup of iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle portable media players around July 14, according to oft-reliable French website iGen.fr. The report claims the new iPod touch (codenamed "N102") should be a more significant update, likely including a bump to a 64-bit A-based processor, while the iPod nano ("N31A") and iPod shuffle ("N12D") may be refreshed with new colors only.

iPods in unreleased colors were spotted in iTunes 12.2 earlier this month, including a darker blue for the iPod touch, a new gold or beige color for the iPod nano and a brighter pink color for the iPod shuffle. MacRumors subsequently discovered a full lineup of six new colors for the iPod...

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05:29
Apple Kick Starts new Marketing Campaign: If it's not...

With all of the rumblings in the market of what Samsung is planning to do to fight the iPhone, Apple has confidently and quietly released two new iPhone ads with the theme: If it's not an iPhone, it' not an iPhone.

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04:28
Samsung May Announce Galaxy Note 5 in August to Beat iPhon...

Samsung is planning to move up the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 by one month to avoid competing with Apple's annual iPhone event in September, according to The Wall Street Journal. The South Korean handset maker will reportedly unveil the next Galaxy Note in mid-August instead of announcing the smartphone at the IFA Berlin trade show in early September as it has done for four consecutive years.

Apple introduced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus just six days after the Galaxy Note 4 was announced on September 3 last year, shifting much of the media coverage and consumer attention away from Samsung. With the launch of the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" also likely to be in September, Samsung is reportedly looking to avoid the same fate with the Galaxy Note 5.

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Thursday July 9

18:28
Apple Releases More Great 'Shot on iPhone 6' Vid...

Two weeks ago we posted a report covering two new "Shot on iPhone 6" videos from Thailand and Brazil. Today, Apple has posted a new series of five videos ...

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18:11
Apple Debuts Two New iPhone 6 Ads: 'Loved' and...

Apple tonight debuted two brand new iPhone 6 ads that appear to be a part of a new marketing campaign. The ads feature a voice over detailing what makes an iPhone unique compared to other smart phones and smart phone platforms while showing off multiple iPhones doing different things on a white background. Both ads end with a new tagline: "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone."

The first ad, "Loved", talks about the iPhone's high user satisfaction rate, claiming that 99% of people who have an iPhone love their device. It shows off people messaging, sending emojis, FaceTiming and having a good time on a multitude of iPhones before cutting to the new tagline.

The second ad, "Hardware & Software", explains how Apple is one of the few smart phone manufacturers to design both the hardware and software parts of the device. It goes on to say that this allows the device to function as a whole better than other smartphones can. It shows off games, intensive apps...

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17:48
Samsung Invents Near Invisible Controls for Mobile Devices

Today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung that reveals future mobile devices that integrates transparent or invisible buttons that they call sensor pads. The buttons can be configured to work with different apps like a camera or a video game.

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17:08
T-Mobile to Introduce Super Cross-Border Deal Next Week wi...

Next week, all of T-Mobile's U.S. customers will be able to call folks in Canada and Mexico -- and make calls while traveling there -- without any extra fees.

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14:07
Apple Sees U.S. Mac Shipments Drop 2.5% in 2Q15 Amid Large...

Amid a decline in both U.S. and worldwide PC shipments, Apple has also seen a slight drop in its U.S. PC shipments in 2Q15, according to shipping estimates released today from Gartner. Apple shipped 1.92 million PCs during the second quarter of 2015, down from 1.97 million in 2Q14, marking a 2.5 percent decline.

Overall PC growth in the United States during the quarter was down 5.8 percent, with total estimated shipments at 15.1 million, down from 16 million in the year-ago quarter. With the exception of Lenovo, all of the top U.S. PC vendors saw declines in growth.In the U.S., PC shipments totaled 15.1 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 5.8 percent decline from the second quarter of 2014 (see Table 2). The decline was led by a double-digit decline of desk-based shipments, which offset single-digit growth of mobile PCs. Based on preliminary results, the desk-based PC shipment decline was the steepest...

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12:22
Apple Adds Five New Videos to 'Shot on iPhone 6'...

Apple today updated its "Shot on iPhone 6" site to add five new videos to the film section of the gallery. First added to the site in early June, the gallery showcases videos that were created using the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, incorporating camera features like Slo-Mo, Time-Lapse, and more.

Shot on iPhone 6 video taken in Papua New Guinea
In addition to featuring these videos on its site, Apple also uploads them to YouTube and shows them on television. At least one of the videos added to the site today was previously used in a television commercial. Videos that Apple uploads come from iPhone users around the world, and today's videos are from Bolivia,...

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11:25
Apple Launches Public Betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

Just a day after releasing a new set of developer builds for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, Apple today launched its public beta program for both upcoming operating systems. Apple had announced at WWDC last month that it would launch the public betas in July, and a new support document published yesterday regarding changes to two-factor authentication hinted a launch was imminent.

iOS and Mac users interested in trying out the public betas can sign up on Apple's beta software program page.

We'll be looking for any changes specific to the public beta versions, but they are almost certainly essentially identical to the developer seeds released yesterday.

iOS 9 is the first...

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10:12
Microsoft Launches Office 2016 for the Mac

Back in March we extensively covered Microsoft's Preview of Office for Mac 2016 and added a Quick Tour video of the main features. Today Microsoft takes a big step forward for Mac users by launching their Office 2016 for Mac in 139 countries ...

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09:39
Apple Invents New Apple Watch Biometric ID System using Pl...

Today, a new Biometrics related patent surfaced in Europe with a whole new approach to bringing biometric ID to the Apple Watch.

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08:59
Microsoft Releases Office 2016 for Mac With Updated Versio...

Following a beta testing period that began in March, Microsoft today announced the official launch of its next-generation office software designed for Mac users, Office 2016. The new Office 2016 software is the first major Mac release since Office 2011, and it brings new versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with redesigned, Retina optimized interfaces, new features, and a focus on collaboration and cloud integration.

If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar Ribbon interface and powerful Task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-Touch gestures. With full Retina display support, your...

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06:56
If you can't beat them, join them: BlackBerry to laun...

According to a new supply chain report published this morning, BlackBerry reportedly plans to roll out multiple models of Android-based smartphones ...

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06:28
Apple Invents Touch Screen Drop-Down Menus for all iDevice...

Today, a new patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that Apple has invented a simpler drop down menu for future iDevices like an iPad Pro, iPhone and/or Apple TV.

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05:32
Apple Invents an EarPods Magnetic System that will keep th...

Everyone that uses EarPods knows the delights of tangled wires. One of the inventions revealed today by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office shows that Apple has come up with a way for their future EarPods to be magnetically mated to keep them together. It may not completely solve tangled wires, but it's a start. Apple notes that the "magnet...

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04:28
Apple Advances their Future iPen with a Continuous Handwri...

Over the years Apple has had some massive projects supported by a huge body of patents before the invention ever came to market. For example, the one-time iWallet invention that was covered extensively by Patently Apple took years to come to market as Apple's "Wallet" formerly "Passbook." Apple's iPen/handwriting recognition patents project is yet another invention that has a massive body of supporting patents that could ...

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03:12
Apple's iPhone 6-Plus Optical Image Stabilization Inv...

Today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their method of using multiple magnets affixed to the iSight camera lens assembly structure to deliver advanced optical image stabilization for the new iPhone 6-Plus..

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01:58
Samsung will Attempt to Release new Phablets Earlier than...

According to a newly published Korean report, Samsung Electronics is expected to launch the sales of the Galaxy Note 5 sometime next month. In addition, the company is also likely to release a new version of the Galaxy S6 Edge which would have a larger screen

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Wednesday July 8

17:03
Apple's iPhone Encryption Locked out New York Cops 74...

Last October we posted a report titled "CBS 60 Minutes: Apple has the Power to Upend the Rule of Law." During the CBS 60 Minute segment with FBI Director James Comey, he first revealed his views about internet surveillance in general and in context with Apple and Google's latest encryption technology specifically. Today the debate continued.

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16:45
Hands-On With Apple's 'News' App Introduced...

Apple released the third beta of iOS 9 to developers this morning, bringing some significant changes to the operating system, including the new Apple News app.

First introduced at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, "News" provides curated lists of personalized news content for iOS users, offering up content from popular websites and newspapers and displaying it in an iOS-friendly layout. We went hands-on with News to give our readers a detailed walkthrough of the app and the different features that it offers.

News is built around topics and channels that are selected by each individual user, which are then used to populate an individualized "For You" tab that displays a list of stories each day. There's a Favorites section that display the sites you've added to a...

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16:32
Jim Cramer: Why Apple is China's Biggest Victim

Today we were hit with staggering positive news from Apple's supply chain that Apple is asking suppliers to manufacture between 85 million and 90 million units combined of two new iPhone models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays by Dec. 31. But the day is ending with a prophet (or profit) of doom saying that Apple could be in store for a rocky ride in China.

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16:00
Spotify Attempting to Stir Up More Trouble for Apple

Back in April we posted a report titled "European Regulators Sticking their Nose into Apple's Streaming Music Business before it even gets off the Ground." All it took is one formal complaint from an Apple competitor that doesn't have to be identified and the commission opens an investigation. We noted in our report that "The commission's probe had prompted finger-pointing ...

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11:40
iOS 9 Beta 3 Tidbits: 4x4 Folders on iPad, Screenshot and...

Apple today released the third beta of iOS 9, which has turned out to be the biggest update to the operating system so far. It adds a revamped Music app with access to Apple Music, the News app that was first unveiled at WWDC, a new two-factor authentication system, and several other smaller tweaks, along with the traditional performance improvements and bug fixes.

With today's changes, the beta is feeling faster, more polished, and more full featured. For beta testers and those eager to know what's coming in the OS ahead of its official release, we've rounded up a complete list of all of the new changes introduced in iOS 9 beta 3 below.

News app - Today's beta is the first iOS 9 beta to include Apple's new News app, first announced at WWDC. The news app offers up a curated list of news stories based on each user's preferences and interests. The News app displays specific channels and topics and also...

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11:11
iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan Public Betas Coming Soon

The third betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan launched today, and a new document outlining a revamped two-factor authentication feature built into the operating systems suggests we may be seeing public beta availability in the very near future. A support document accompanying the two-factor authentication changes explicitly states that it's designed for "the public betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan."

When Apple introduced iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan at its Worldwide Developers Conference, the company promised that a public beta would be available beginning in July, so customers who are enrolled in Apple's public beta testing programs may not have much longer to wait to get access to the new software.

It is not clear exactly when the public beta will be seeded to customers, but the wording in the support document suggests beta testers will be receiving access to the same third betas of...

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11:10
Apple Introduces Revamped Two-Factor Authentication for iO...

With the third betas of iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple is introducing a revamped two-factor authentication system, according to both the beta release notes and a detailed support FAQ that outlines the changes.

The new two-factor authentication system is different from Apple's existing two-step verification system, using "different methods" to trust devices and deliver verification codes. Apple also says it includes a "more streamlined user experience."

Based on the support document, the new two-factor authentication system works similarly to the existing two-step verification system. Any device that you sign into using two-factor authentication in iOS 9 or El Capitan becomes a trusted device that can be used to verify identify when signing into other devices or services linked to an Apple ID.

Apple recommends that iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan beta testers using the new two-...

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10:05
Apple Seeds Third WatchOS 2 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the third watchOS 2 beta to developers, just over two weeks after seeding the second watchOS 2 beta and a month after announcing the new operating system update at its Worldwide Developers Conference.

watchOS 2 requires iOS 9 and can be downloaded over-the-air through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General -> Software Update.

watchOS 2 is the first major update to the software that runs on the Apple Watch. The new software brings many new features that Apple Watch developers can take advantage of, including native apps that run on the Apple Watch itself instead of the iPhone. It also allows developers to access the Taptic Engine and a number of other sensors in the Apple Watch, including the heart rate monitor, the microphone, and the accelerometer.

Along with...

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10:04
Apple Seeds Third iOS 9 Beta to Developers With News App

Apple today seeded the third beta of iOS 9 to developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after releasing the second beta and exactly a month after unveiling the new operating system at the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference.

The update, build 13A4293f, is available through Apple's over-the-air updating system on iOS devices and is also available for download through the Apple Developer Center.

As promised by Eddy Cue last week, today's beta includes the updated Music app, allowing those running iOS 9 to access the new Apple Music service and the Beats 1 radio station. Today's beta also includes the new News app, a new two-...

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10:01
Apple Seeds Third OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta to Developers

Apple today released the third beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after releasing the second El Capitan beta and a month after unveiling the new operating system at its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference.

The update is available through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center.

OS X El Capitan largely builds on the features introduced with OS X Yosemite, focusing on improving performance and user experience. Behind-the-scenes improvements in El Capitan have made a number of apps and processes on the Mac much faster, and the introduction of Metal makes system-level graphics rendering 40 percent more efficient.

Along with a new systemwide font, El Capitan includes a revamped...

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09:49
Spotify Encourages Customers to Cancel App Store Subscript...

Spotify is sending emails to its customers encouraging them to stop paying for the Spotify music service through Apple's App Store, reports The Verge. The email informs customers they can save $3 per month on their Spotify fees by canceling their App Store Spotify subscription and resubscribing through the Spotify website.

Spotify subscriptions that people signed up for using the App Store are priced at $12.99 to account for the 30 percent fee that Apple collects for all app and subscription revenue routed through the App Store. The same service is priced at $9.99 through Spotify's website.

Customers who subscribe to Spotify through the App Store might mistakenly think that Spotify is more expensive than Apple's new streaming service, Apple Music, which is also priced at $9.99 per month. That's true, but only when the service is purchased via the App Store.

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