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This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available with detailed analysis of this week's news, including the latest round of "iPhone 6s" and "iPad Pro" rumors, a discussion of Apple's automotive ambitions, Tim Cook's trip to China, and more. AppleInsider staff members Mikey Campbell, Shane Cole, and Victor Marks discuss the top stories: "iPhone 6s" rumors: Rose gold color, more "iPad Pro" rumors: Silver nanowire touch panel, 2016 launch Sponsor: Caspar...
Almost one year to the day after Bentley aired its first promotional "documentary" shot and edited on iOS devices, the luxury car brand repeated the effort to commemorate the Savile Row Bespoke exhibition in Washington, D.C. Officially part of Bentley's "Intelligent Details" series, the latest commissioned film focuses on four major houses on Savile Row, each of which created a bespoke driving jacket for the storied UK automaker. The film and a behind-the-scenes video...
Thanks to an interesting quirk in the way Apple Watch handles email content, users willing to brave a little HTML code can include "hidden" versions of a message specifically formatted for the device. Example email rendered in Mail app. Inset: screenshot of same email on Apple Watch. Discovered by Dan Foody, a user of email testing, preview and analytics service Litmus, the Apple Watch-specific email scheme takes advantage of an idiosyncrasy in Apple's solution for...
Apple on Thursday issued a minor update to Final Cut Pro X, its professional video editing suite, fixing a trio of bugs including a critical crash-on-start issue seen by some users. The 10.2.1 patch for instance returns support for Panasonic AVCCAM video at 25p and 30p frame rates, and increases accuracy when dragging to select a range in the Timeline. Most critically, it fixes a problem that would sometimes cause Final Cut to quit immediately after launch. The last...
Microsoft on Thursday updated Sunrise Calendar for iOS with a new scheduling tool called Meet, while HBO brought the iOS edition of HBO Go up to par with a redesigned interface. Meet for Sunrise Calendar In an unusual approach, Meet is available through an iOS 8 keyboard, rather than in Sunrise itself. This however lets users send out meeting invitations from anywhere in iOS, which are delivered to recipients in the form of a link. In composing an invite, users pick...
Apple on Thursday refuted claims that software issues have forced the company to push back its HomeKit Internet of Things initiative, saying the first compatible devices are on schedule to launch in June. Earlier today, Fortune reported that Apple would push an official HomeKit launch to fall after key software components "blew up." Apple subsequently debunked those claims in a statement provided to The Wall Street Journal. "HomeKit [certification] has been available...
During a Thursday stop in Phoenix, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush --?widely expected to challenge for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 --?reportedly said that he would do away with the Affordable Care Act in favor of health tracking on the Apple Watch. It isn't immediately clear exactly what relationship Bush believes personal activity tracking bears to medical care, and transcripts of his remarks have not been released. The governor's comments were first noted by...
Apple is planning major changes to Maps that will involve radically overhauling the data services behind the platform, according to a job listing posted on Thursday discovered by AppleInsider. The company is searching for a senior software engineer to join its Maps Data Services team, which is tasked with behind-the-scenes data infrastructure. The company is specifically asking for someone with experience in large-scale distributed systems, as well as skill in...
Demand for Apple's iPhone continues to stay extremely strong, even as the life cycle of the current iPhone 6 series begins to wind down heading into the fall, new data from UBS reveals. The latest results from the UBS Evidence Lab iPhone Monitor shows consumer demand for the iPhone at 51.1 million units for the June quarter. The estimates were revealed in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, a copy of which was provided to AppleInsider. Whether or not...
Case maker LifeProof on Thursday launched preorders for the Fre Power, a new battery case for the iPhone 6 also designed to be rugged and waterproof. The case sports a 2,600 milliamp-hour supply, said to double an iPhone's normal battery life. Charging is activated with a button, and should stop automatically once an iPhone is topped off. LED lights on the back indicate the case's remaining power in quarter increments. Through design features like a built-in port...
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