According to what people familiar with the matter claim, iTunes sales have fallen more than 13% this year. Keeping this information in mind, it now becomes clear why the guys from Cupertino have decided to rebrand the Beats Music service and make it a part of the iTunes brand. You see, more and more people prefer listening to music online to downloading separate songs or albums. There are several reasons for that, namely, the rapid development of 3G and 4G networks and the price, of course. It is cheaper to purchase the subscription for the music streaming service than to buy all the songs you like.
As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino have recently launched their own mobile payments service called Apple Pay. Although the system is currently available only in the USA, in the near future it is expected to debut in a wide number of other countries.
According to the latest reports from the Wall Street Journal reporters, Foxconn is currently thinking about building a display factory in northern China. This factory is expected to produce high-end screens for smartphones. If the authorities of Zhengzhou give a permission to open such a facility, Foxconn will get an opportunity to manufacture screens for Apple’s next-generation iPhones.
iFixit team has recently performed a teardown of the new full-size iPad Air 2. This teardown showed that Apple’s next-generation tablet indeed boasts of a faster processor, 2GB of RAM and a number of other improvements. However, according to what the experts say, the new device has become less repairable; that is why the iPad Air 2 Repairability Score is only 2 out of 10.
As you probably know, Apple has recently launched its long-anticipated payments service Apple Pay. According to the latest reports from reliable sources, there is a glitch in one of the networks that work with Apple’s new system, which makes the Bank of America customers pay twice for each product they purchase. The good news is that both Bank of America and Apple are aware of the problem and currently working on the solution. All the money the customers have lost so far will be soon refunded.
Saurik has released an iOS 8 compatible version of Cydia for manual download following the release of an untethered Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8 - iOS 8.1.
I've given a new version of Cydia Installer in the form of a standard jailbreak bootstrap for inclusion in a new version of their jailbreak. I've also pushed the .deb of the iOS 8 version of Cydia to apt.saurik.com for manual download, but not yet to my repository. A lot of thanks goes out to limneos, who tested the new build for me, as I was at an airport (and now am frantically typing this message while they figure out how to retract the jetbridge from the plane I'm on that is about to take off).
Recently the Pangu8 jailbreak was released for Windows only, and without a compatible version of Cydia. Now that the compatible Cydia deb has been released you can download it from here:
The team behind the Pangu untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1-7.1.2 has released a Pangu8 untethered jailbreak for iOS 8 - 8.1.
Currently a jailbreak utility is only available for Windows and at this time Cydia and Mobile Substrate are not working.
Here's the translated details via reddit user zsm1703:
Just as Apple announced at its iPad & Mac event last Thursday, iOS 8.1 is now publicly available with new features including Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, and additional Continuity features. Apple Pay is available for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users for making payments for purchases with the new iPhone rather than a physical credit card in supported retail stores and apps; iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 users will be able to use Apple Pay within supported apps as well. In addition to iOS 8.1, Apple also released version 7.0.1 for third-generation Apple TV boxes.
Today Apple officially announced two new tablets - iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3.
iPad Air 2, teblet with 9.7" Retina 2048 x 1536 pixels display, is now 18 percent thinner than the first iPad Air (6.1 mm vs 7.5 mm), has brand new A8X processor that is 40 percent faster. iPad Air 2 is also lighter 437g vs 469g for Wifi model. It's also got a brand new camera out back: an 8MP iSight camera (f/2.4 aperture) that does 1080p video, burstmode, panorama shots, and auto HDR (that takes up a bit less space). iPad Air has Touch ID, the Home button-based security system that enables login via fingerprint. With Touch ID, iPad Air 2 also has Apple Pay, albeit enabled for online purchases only. Front-facing camera is also getting improved, and it's now known as the "Facetime HD" camera.
Need to stream Apple’s live event on a Windows machine? Like last time, Apple’s iPad/Mac Oct. 16 press event won’t be streaming on Windows and this time around requires Safari on a Mac, iOS device or an Apple TV. That means that Windows users will have to figure how to get the stream going using the workaround we posted last time.
You’ll need to download VLC player and check back here tomorrow for the final streaming link to complete the instructions:
Apple previously announced that it would be live streaming Thursday’s iPad and Mac event, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the company is pushing out an Apple TV channel to stream the video. It is a bit surprising, however, that the channel is already available at midnight Pacific time. It’s usually much later in the day that it appears.
Apple accidentally leaked a new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 featuring Touch ID in screenshots for its
In addition to revealing the new devices, the guide also reveals that the iPad Air 2 will feature burst mode for taking photos with the iPad Air 2.
The August Smart Lock is now available for purchase at the Apple Store for $249.99.
The smart lock, designed by Behar, leverages a Bluetooth low energy-enabled locking mechanism and a mobile application to send virtual keys to anyone you choose to have access to your home. As the key holder arrives at the door, August auto-unlocks allowing you to enter into the home. The lock also has a security feature called EverLock, which senses when the door is closed behind you and automatically locks the door.
With Apple preparing to show off an updated lineup of iPads on Thursday, designer Martin Hajek has asked the question “What if the new iPad’s were to borrow the design language from the iPhone6/6+?” on his site. As he has done in the past, Hajek has mocked up some remarkable 3D renderings of how the theoretical Apple devices could appear.
Take a look:
Apple will reportedly ship a Retina display model of its 27-inch iMac before the end of this year; however, a new 21-inch model won't be released until next year, according to KGI.