News is getting a new look in iOS 9. At WWDC, Apple executive Susan Prescott took the stage to talk about the new News app (a redesign of the Newsstand app), which allows users to pick their favorite news sources and topics and find them in one easy-to-read format. For the demo, Prescott picked Wired, Daring Fireball, The Atlantic, in addition to "baking," as an example of a general topic.
Apple today announced that more than one million locations will accept Apple Pay as of next month, just one of many new features arriving on the mobile payment service between now and the arrival of iOS 9 this fall.
iOS 9 will be hitting iPhones, iPads, and iPods this fall, bringing with it improvements to Siri, new search options, smarter calendar reminders, and more. At WWDC, Craig Federighi again took the stage to talk about iOS, starting out with the fact that 83 percent of active iPhone users are using iOS 8. He then jumped right into the features, claiming that Apple wants to add intelligence to the user experience of iOS 9 without compromising privacy.
On the heels of a faux behind-the-scenes video, Tim Cook introduction, and rundown of new features coming with OS X El Capitan, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi kept the momentum going by announcing the arrival of Metal to the desktop platform.
The next version of Mac OS X has a name: El Capitan. And although the operating system is focusing heavily on "experience and performance" instead of big, sweeping changes, it also has plentiful new features, including enhancements to waking a Mac from sleep, improvements to Safari, and better window management.
It's that time again, when developers and media alike converge on Moscone Center in San Francisco for the annual Worldwide Developers Conference. As usual, Apple kicked off the proceedings with a video showing fictional director David LeGary (played by Saturday Night Live cast member Bill Hader) supposedly rehearsing the keynote on Sunday.
Apple's big 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference is only a couple days away, but while we wait for the big event, why not get caught up with this week's Apple news? There's a lot of info and rumors about WWDC, of course — mostly about Apple's revamped Beats Music and possibilities with Apple TV — but we've also got news on Apple Watch, Apple's Fortune 500 ranking, and lots more.
In today's Apple Daily, Apple is said to be preparing to launch its music streaming service with the option of trying it for 90 days for free. Meanwhile, there's good news and bad news at the Apple Online Store: all AT&T subsidized iPhones with two-year plans have been removed, but same-day delivery is now offered for some purchases.
Finally, there's an official date for when the Apple Watch will be available for purchase in stores! In other news, Apple TV doubles its share of premium viewership and overtakes Roku in the process, and Apple again makes the Fortune 500.
You win some, you lose some. On one hand, Apple confirms that the Apple TV can be used as a central hub for its new HomeKit service. On the other, a new report claims we won't see an updated Apple TV at this year's WWDC, and Apple ihas ssued a voluntary recall for one of its Beats devices.