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Apple has just released the second beta of iOS 8.4 to developers for testing. The release came less than two weeks after the release of the very first iOS 8.4 beta, which could boast of a completely redesigned Music app with lots of new tweaks as well as a number of bug fixes and performance improvements. According to the release notes, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system features only some minor stability enhancements. As to the new features, the developers haven't yet noticed any. I will let you know if they find anything new.
It is Sunday today, which means it is time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at the articles worth your attention right now.
As you probably know, Apple's long-awaited wearable device launched on April 24th in the USA and a number of other first-wave countries, can boast several innovative and simply interesting features. One of those features is the built-in sensor capable of measuring user's heart rate.
As you probably know, Apple has just launched its long-anticipated Apple Watch. Because of its official launch in the USA and a number of other first-wave countries, CNet reporters have decided to test its durability and the quality of materials it is made of. Well, unlike any other reporters, who usually use special equipment and tools, CNet experts have decided they will simulate several typical situations that can happen in the kitchen. That is why the smartwatch was washed, left in water for ten minutes, dropped, boiled and finally smashed with a skillet.
I know that you may be tired of the posts related to the Apple Watch, its specs or any other rumors, which deal with the gadget. To be honest, I'm a bit tired as well, however, Apple Watch is the hottest topic among all the reporters and Apple fans all around the world these days, so I need to tell you some more things.
According to the latest rumors, a firm called AU Optronics (AUO) will supply Apple with 4-inch, 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display panels for the next generation of iPhones. Although both Apple and AU Optronics refused to comment on the issue, the rumor actually looks quite plausible as the guys from Cupertino need an additional supplier to avoid supply constraints.
According to the latest reports from reliable sources, Apple has recently added the support of about 30 new banks and financial institutions from the USA to its Apple Pay system. Currently, the total number of Apple Pay partners in this country exceeds 200 banks and credit unions. The growing number of large and small retailers, cafes, restaurants and financial institutions supporting the NFC-based mobile payments service indicates that Apple has created a truly convenient way to pay for goods and services.
Apple has recently released the very first iOS 8.4 beta to developers for testing. This version of Apple’s mobile operating system can boast of a number of important bug fixes as well as stability and performance improvements. Apart from that, looks like it is possible to jailbreak this beta. Well, at least Stefan Esser aka i0n1c has managed to accomplish this task. Below you may take a look at the video showing the process of jailbreaking as well as at the comments of the creator of the jailbreak.
According to the latest report shared by The Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to launch Apple Pay in Canada as soon as in November. The reporters claim the guys from Cupertino are currently in talks with six major Canadian banks about the possible launch of the NFC-based payments system in the near future.
Apple on Thursday seeded the very first OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 beta to developers for testing. The release came just about a week after the official public release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. In case you don’t know, the latest stable OS X version can boast of new Photos app and several other improvements.
As you probably know, Apple’s OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 was officially released to users worldwide on April 8th. Following this release, the guys from Cupertino on Thursday made the so-called supplemental update for OS X 10.10.3 available for download. According to the release notes, this update can boast of a fix for the bug in the video driver, which made it difficult or impossible for Mac to start up when running certain applications created to capture video.
According to the latest report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple managed to sell as many as 2.3 million Apple Watch units globally in the first day of sales. In case you don’t remember, the number of pre-orders in the USA on April 10th was reportedly equal to about 1 million.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Samsung has earlier this month formed a separate team, which will be responsible for the development and manufacture of displays specifically for Apple’s iPads and MacBooks. Although Samsung is not the first company that has a special department dedicated to supplying Apple with various components (LG also has one), such a step shows that not only Apple is dependent from its main market rival.
According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple has recently purchased an Israeli camera technology called LinX Imaging. The sum of acquisition is equal to about $20 million, the reporters claim. Looks like the guys from Cupertino have decided to improve the cameras found in their iOS devices. Unlike most device manufacturers, Apple plans not to simply increase the number of megapixels, but to work on the quality of the lenses and photo sensors in general. LinX Imaging will surely help Apple to accomplish such an ambitious task as it has developed a number of technologies specifically for making the quality of images taken with a smartphone camera better.
Apple on Tuesday seeded the first iOS 8.4 beta to developers for testing. The release took place just five days after the official release of iOS 8.3 to users worldwide. The most-recent version of Apple’s mobile operating system can boast of several minor improvements and one easily-noticeable feature, which is a revamped Music app, which is not only working faster, but also has a completely new design.
Below you may take a look at the short video created by MacRumors reporters showing the redesigned Music app as well as at the list of its improvements.