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On Tuesday, Apple quietly stopped signing the code for iOS 8.3, preventing people from downgrading to the release from iOS 8.4 using iTunes. Although Apple regularly stops signing older versions of iOS as new ones become available, the company's turnaround for 8.3 is fairly rapid. iOS 8.4 was released only a week ago, whereas it took almost a month after the launch of 8.3 for 8.2 to be decommissioned. The move may suggest a high degree of confidence in 8.4's...
Apple on Tuesday added 23 more companies to the list of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay, simultaneously gearing up for the launch of the mobile payment service in the United Kingdom. As has become standard, the majority of the new U.S. institutions are credit unions. An important addition is RBFCU, one of the largest credit unions in the U.S., with over 450,000 customers in central Texas including Austin and San Antonio. The full list can be seen below: American...
Apple on Tuesday updated its virtual retail outlet with a new section that describes the company's approach to testing and approving the third-party cases it stocks for the iPhone and iPad. "Each case design for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch has to go through a series of tests before it reaches the Apple Store," the "Apple Tested Cases" page reads. "So you can be sure the case you buy is a perfect match for your iOS device." The new section touts five testing areas:...
Apple's June quarter will come in higher than most on Wall Street expect, Brean Capital told investors on Monday, revealing it expects the company to have sold as many as 53 million iPhones in the three-month period. Analyst Ananda Baruah issued a research note on Tuesday, a copy of which was provided to AppleInsider, in which he reiterated his stance that Wall Street forecasts for Apple are "materially low" through 2017. While market projections call for Apple to...
Withings on Tuesday announced the addition of automatic swim tracking to its iPhone-compatible Activite and Activite Pop smartwatches via a firmware update, with plans to further expand the feature in "coming months." Both products are water-resistant to a depth of 164 feet. The addition means that in order to record a swim, wearers need only jump in the water and start swimming for data to be synced when the watches connect with a paired iPhone or Android device. The...
While Apple has killed the user interface for The Sentence --?Beats Music's flagship on-demand playlist creation feature --?it hasn't removed the functionality from Apple Music entirely. AppleInsider shows you where it's hiding. The Sentence becomes Activities Playlists in Apple Music. Boo. We know that the plural of anecdote is not data, but our experience suggests that The Sentence was probably a significant user retention driver for Beats Music. Using a simulated...
Cable cutters can now access premium network Showtime, home to "Homeland" and "Dexter," via their Apple TV, which launched on Tuesday with a free 30-day trial period. After the trial ends, Showtime will run subscribers $10.99 per month. The new Showtime streaming channel is available automatically on all second- and third-generation "hockey puck" Apple TV units. Showtime's streaming-only launch also arrives ahead of the premiere of the third season of "Ray Donovan,"...
North Carolina's Duke University on Tuesday announced the addition of several new members to its Board of Trustees, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, who will help direct the school's educational and fiscal policies. The new members assumed power on July 1, the university said. Aside from Cook, other additions include Coca-Cola Foundation chairwoman Lisa Borders, PRM Advisors founder Patricia Morton, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, and ValueAct Capital CEO Jeff Ubben. In...
Samsung Electronics on Tuesday released its second-quarter earnings estimates, calling for significant drops in revenue and profits based on what one report claimed was a gross miscalculation of demand for the Galaxy S6 versus the S6 Edge. The company said that for the June quarter it's estimating revenue of 48 trillion won ($42.35 billion), down 8.4 percent year-over-year. Operating profits likely fell 4 percent to 6.9 trillion won, or just under $6.1 billion. Final...
Apple's highly anticipated retail store at the Queens Center shopping mall in New York City will open this Saturday, July 11, the company has revealed. Queens Center, via Wikipedia. The grand opening of Apple's first-ever store in the borough of Queens was announced by the company this week. The doors will officially open at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The Queens Center shopping center draws heavy foot traffic, and it's expected that Apple's new store -- set to be located on...
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