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Apple Launches Apple Music in Taiwan
Apple has recently launched its streaming music service called Apple Music as well as the Beats 1 radio in Taiwan. The launch took place nearly a week after the debut of the service in Turkey.
The Taiwanese customers can use Apple Music for three months for free. Once the trial ends, they will have to pay about $4.50 USD each month. The family plan is a bit more expensive.
Apple Launches Late-2013 Mac Pro Repair Program
Apple has recently launched a new repair program aimed at fixing the issues with graphics cards on some late-2013 Mac Pro models manufactured between February 8th, 2015 and April 11th, 2015. According to reliable sources, the defective graphics cards can cause various problems including distorted video, freezes, restarts, system instability and more. It is very unlikely that the company will announce the repair program publicly, however, it may contact its customers directly via email.
Apple Admits Third-Party Repairs Can Brick iPhone 6 Units
Earlier this year, iPhone 6 users have begun complaining about a rather strange problem. According to the most recent complaints, the iPhone 6 units with Touch ID home buttons repaired by third-party companies can become unresponsive or broken for good after the software update. A number of users have seen the ‘error 53’ immediately after the update to a newer iOS version. One of such users was a Guardian freelance photographer.
Apple Gifts Retail Employees With Free 9-month Apple Music Subscriptions
In addition to urBeats earphones, Apple has also decided to give its employees nine months of free and unlimited Apple Music access as a holiday present. Such generous gifts have been officially announced by Apple SVP Eddy Cue in his recent video message to the company workers.
Microsoft Releases Cortana to US and Chinese iOS Users
Following the release of the first testing version for a small number of iOS users last month, Microsoft has just released Cortana to users in the United States of America and China. As of Wednesday, Microsoft’s virtual assistant is available on the App Store and can be downloaded for free by all those who have an US or Chinese account.
Apple Gifts Its Retail Employees With $99.95 UrBeats Earphones
The latest report from MacRumors suggests that Apple has gifted its retail employees with a set of urBeats earphones from the Beats by Dr. Dre lineup for the holidays. The retail price of the aforementioned headphones is $99.95. Apple has sent the black and red urBeats headphones to all employees in the world with a packaging saying "Thank You 2015." Giving out presents to its employees, the company shows that without the team of sales specialists, it would be impossible to continue the successful pace on the worldwide market.
Apple Airs One More iPhone 6s Ad [Video]
Following two iPhone 6s commercials entitled “Ridiculously Powerful” and “Hey Siri” released earlier this week, Apple has just shared a new short clip called “On the Set”. The 15-second ad once again highlights Apple’s virtual assistant Siri and its capabilities. The commercial is available on Apple’s official YouTube channel as well as on our website. Take a look.
Some iPad Pro Users Claim Tablet Becomes Unresponsive After Being Charged
A number of users on the Apple Support Communities forum have reported various issues with the recently-released iPad Pro. In particular, they claim that the tablet becomes unresponsive after being charged for a long period of time. Hard restart usually helps to resolve the problem, however, such glitches are not what you expect from a brand new device that went on sale only last week.
Apple Apps Are Incorrectly Ranked on Some iOS Devices
As it was spotted by analysts from Sensor Tower, the iOS App Store Top Free Charts section may display incorrect ratings for such apps as Pages, Keynote, Numbers and iMovie on a number of devices. The researchers claim that on some iOS gadgets the aforementioned apps have higher ratings than on the desktop App Store version and other iOS devices. As an example, the experts show the screenshots of the App Store Top Free Charts on the iPad mini 2 and on the iPhone 6s Plus. In the first case, we can spot iMovie, Keynote and Numbers in the Top-10 list. In the second case, we don’t see any of these applications among the first ten most popular.
Apple Launches Apple Music on Android
Apple has just launched its streaming music service called Apple Music on Android. Just as it was announced earlier this year, the service costs $9.99/month and offers users unlimited access to thousands of songs of various genres. Family membership requires Mac or iOS device, however, that’s not strange for the service created by Google’s market rival.
Tactful Tweak Lets You Use 3D Touch with Cydia
Both iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature an advanced 3D Touch display. So far, this technology has been working only with a couple of applications, however, thanks to a new jailbreak tweak called Tactful, you can now use 3D Touch with Cydia.
Here's How to Jailbreak Your Device Running iOS 9 Using New Pangu Utility for Mac
The Pangu team has released a tool for untethered jailbreak of iOS 9-iOS 9.0.2 compatible with OS X. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 9, you can now use your Apple computer to hack the device. Below you will find the detailed instructions on how to jailbreak your gadget, so make sure you follow each step carefully. What you need is a desktop or laptop with OS X on board, USB cable, stable Internet connection and, of course, a compatible iOS device. Let’s start.
Analyst Predicts Completely New Design for iPhone 7 and Some Other Improvements
According to the latest report from usually-reliable Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple will eliminate the Home button from the iPhone 7. Apart from that, the expert believes the next-generation handset will have better battery life and get a sapphire display cover to protect the screen from scratches.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, so it is high time we discussed the most popular posts of the past seven days. For sure, the most interesting and a bit surprising post is the one telling us about the release of iOS 9 jailbreak. There are also some articles dealing with Apple’s new iMacs with Retina 4K and 5K displays as well as with the internal components of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Apple Will Replace MacBook and MacBook Pro Displays with Damaged Anti-Reflective Coating for Free
Apple has recently launched a new Quality Program aimed at addressing issues with MacBook and Retina MacBook Pro anti-reflective coating. Back in March, a number of users began reporting about the coating on their MacBooks coming off because of different factors, for example, the pressure of keyboard on the display when the laptop is closed or due to the usage of unauthorized cleaning solutions. Currently, there are more than 6,000 customers facing the aforementioned problem.