Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated July 19th

2016

Apple issues third macOS Sierra beta to developers

Monday July 18, 2016

Completing Monday's batch of beta software seeds, Apple this afternoon issued a third beta version of its upcoming macOS Sierra desktop operating system to developers ahead of an expected public release this fall.

Apple releases iTunes 12.4.2 with fix for Apple Music short song playback issues

Monday July 18, 2016

Apple on Monday released a minor update to the iTunes application to address bugs, including Apple Music "up next" problems with songs less than a minute long.

Apple Music shifting to iTunes Match 'acoustic fingerprinting' method of song ID

Monday July 18, 2016

Changes are being made behind the scenes to iTunes Music's library matching and streaming algorithms, allowing for more accurate determination of what songs the user owns, and preventing inadvertent destruction of music libraries.

MacKeeper threatens 14-year-old YouTube video maker with harassment suit

Monday July 18, 2016

Infamous software developer MacKeeper has demanded that four videos critical of its maligned tune-up utility suite be removed from the internet, threatening the teenager behind the videos with $60,000 in court costs and legal fees.

Apple releases finished iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6, tvOS 9.2.2 & watchOS 2.2.2 updates

Monday July 18, 2016

Apple on Monday issued the completed versions of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6, tvOS 9.2.2, and watchOS 2.2.2 to the public, making various maintenance updates to each platform.

Apple Maps expands transit directions to Honolulu & Kansas City, Mo.

Monday July 18, 2016

Apple on Monday quietly updated its native Maps app with public transit coverage for two major American cities: Honolulu, Hawaii and Kansas City, Mo.

Apple issues third betas of iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 [updated]

Monday July 18, 2016

Apple on Monday provided developers with the third pre-release betas of three of its four upcoming platform updates, squashing bugs and addressing issues with iOS 10 and tvOS 10, as well as watchOS 3. A new macOS Sierra build, however, did not arrive.

New photos claim to show three different 'iPhone 7' models, including 'Pro'

Monday July 18, 2016

A batch of photos published on Monday show what are purported to be three different models of the "iPhone 7," including a "Pro," but with unlikely "S" markings on the back.

Pokemon Go hits Canada & 26 European countries, server struggles stall Japan launch

Monday July 18, 2016

Despite a possible weekend assault by hackers, Pokémon Go is now available in 35 countries, with a Japanese launch on hold pending an expansion of much-needed server capacity.

Deals: $50-$130 off 12.9" iPad Pros; $50-$120 off 2016 MacBooks with AppleCare; $570 off 15" MacBook Pro

Monday July 18, 2016

Apple authorized reseller B&H is starting the week off with instant discounts on 12.9" iPad Pros (models start at $749) with free shipping and no tax outside of NY. Or snap up a 12" MacBook with AppleCare at up to $120 off. The well-equipped 15" MacBook Pro with M370X graphics is also available for $1,930 on eBay, while $100 iTunes gift codes are 15% off.

US Army's Special Operations switching tactical kit from Android to iPhone - report

Monday July 18, 2016

The U.S. Army's Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, will be switching from Android to the iPhone for a situational awareness kit issued to soldiers, according to a report.

Leaked video highlights alleged differences between 'iPhone 7' and iPhone 6s

Monday July 18, 2016

A new video from China allegedly shows a semi-functional functional "iPhone 7" with the same features and design as previous photo and video leaks, offering another glimpse of what Apple's next iPhone is expected to look like.

Softbank to acquire Apple chip designing partner ARM for $32 billion

Monday July 18, 2016

In a massive deal valued at $32 billion, Japanese company Softbank announced on Monday that it will acquire ARM Holdings, the company that designs specifications for low-power mobile processors, including the A-series chips found in Apple's iPhone and iPad.

Rumor: TSMC to be exclusive manufacturer of both Apple's 'A10' & 'A11' chips

Monday July 18, 2016

Apple competitor Samsung could be on the outs for the next two generations of iPhone processors, according to a new rumor, which claims that rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will be the sole provider of both the "A10" and "A11" CPUs.

Review: Atlas Wristband 2 makes some improvements, but not enough

Sunday July 17, 2016

Atlas' first Wristband was an ambitious but ultimately failed attempt to build a fitness tracker geared toward strength training, instead of just cardio-oriented activities like running and cycling. The second-generation model makes some modest improvements, but doesn't solve some of the fundamental complaints we had.

Editorial: Sorry Android bloggers, but Samsung's Galaxy S7 didn't outsell Apple's iPhone 6s

Saturday July 16, 2016

Android fan blogs, led by The Verge, shouted to their audiences this week that Samsung's flagship Galaxy S7 managed to surpass sales of Apple's iPhone 6s, based on a Kantar survey of U.S. buyers. The story illuminates some interesting contradictions and exposes other misleading narratives about the smartphone market.

This week on AI: Pulling the curtain back on 'iPhone 7,' an Apple TV show, Pokemon GO & more

Saturday July 16, 2016

"iPhone 7" leaks returned with a vengeance this week, giving us what may be a near-final glimpse of the product. News didn't stop there however, with word about a TV series co-produced by Apple, a French research center, and of course the hype juggernaut that is Pokemon GO.

Apple proposes flat streaming music royalties for songwriters, at the expense of Spotify, YouTube

Friday July 15, 2016

Apple has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board that would simplify streaming royalty rates paid to songwriters, and significantly increase the rates paid by Spotify and other services that offer free, ad-supported music streaming.

GlaxoSmithKline targets arthritis in first ResearchKit study by a drug company

Friday July 15, 2016

Apple's ResearchKit was quickly adopted by clinical studies at a series of universities and hospitals, but a new iOS app focused on rheumatoid arthritis from pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline marks the first time a drug company has made use of the framework.

FIS Cardless Cash to enable Touch ID banking at 70,000 ATM machines

Friday July 15, 2016

While select banks have already begun rolling out card-free ATMs for iPhone users with Apple Pay, a new partnership between FIS Cardless Cash and ATM network Payment Alliance International promises to bring similar security and card-free convenience to iPhone users via an app that authenticates via Touch ID.