The big deal of the week was of course Apple's unveiling of the new iPad Air models, but they also dropped a gorgeous big screen iMac down for us to drool over and then slipped us Yosemite Thursday. With iOS 8.1 set to drop Monday, Apple is pretty much dominating the weekend. Those stories and more of what else happened in Apple news this week.
If you're in the market for a new 27-inch iMac with a gorgeous new Retina Display, we may have some good news for you, courtesy of one analyst with a pretty good track record for such predictions. Our Wednesday Morning Report also includes an apology from U2 frontman Bono for pushing that free album on iTunes users, as well as a peek at a new Mac app for Instagram. Click, read, and enjoy!
If you happen to follow one or more iOS app developers on Twitter, you've probably noticed an uptick in posts about the challenges they face in surviving as independents. One of the most detailed comes from developer Jared Sinclair, who outlined the first year's worth of sales activity for his RSS app Unread, and it's a bit of a sobering view on how even quality titles can fail to produce sustainable income. But that's not the only news this morning; it looks like two members of the Mac family could be getting updates soon.
Like many eager iPhone 5s buyers, the device we ordered at 12:01 AM PST last Friday showed up Wednesday, and it took the better part of the day to restore a huge collection of apps from iCloud -- not to mention re-enter all of our passwords. Pro tip for readers: Restoring from an iTunes backup is the better choice! If you choose to encrypt such backups, passwords will be automagically restored at the same time. And with that, on with today's recap!
Does your late 2012 iMac feel like hanging around instead of sitting on a desk like an average computer? Apple's online store now makes it possible, but you'll need to pay a $40 premium when you buy the new computer.
So, maybe you're thinking of buying a brand new iMac. Obviously, it's a powerful machine capable of editing high-definition video and running a multitude of professional design programs, but even the most determined creative mind needs a break once in a while. And when we think of unwinding, our thoughts quickly turn to videogames — so we decided to check out how the new Late 2012 27-inch iMac handles some of today's biggest Mac-compatible titles.