This morning Apple refreshed its betas for iOS and Mac OS X, adding a number of new, comparatively minor tweaks as iOS 8 and Yosemite both nudge ever closer to their official launches. But nestled among these tweaks is perhaps Apple's biggest surprise of all — it's updated the aging Apple TV interface to better resemble iOS 7.
Rumors and predictions, rumors and predictions, that's most of what we got going on this week with the news to start off August. What will happen with your iPhone if you drop it? And what new ways will we find to use our iOS devices? Let's take a look inside and find out what's what.
For over a year, rumors have run rampant that Apple TV will get a revolutionary relaunch in 2014. But now, The Information reports, we may not see that new device until at least 2015 due to complications with...
Streaming devices from Apple's competitors might be gaining ground (hello, Chromecast), but ever undaunted, the Cupertino company continues to make Apple TV a device worth owning. The iPhone maker has spent the last year or so stuffing the device with new channels, and today it added CNBC and FOX Now to its already impressive list.
As we get closer to the fall, the news is starting to move to details of the Yosemite OS and possible new features that might show up with the iPhone 6 in iOS. And there's also good news on the horizon for iPhone users who want to switch carriers. Meanwhile, is that a patent filing regarding the iWatch? Let's take a look inside, shall we?
There's not much in the way of breaking news about Apple TV from Apple itself, but Netflix today at last updated its channel for the diminutive entertainment device to support the "Up Next" or "Post Play" feature, which allows easy access to the next episode in a television series. You might recognize a form of the feature from existing versions of Netflix on iOS, gaming consoles, and the web itself, but only now has it come to Apple's set-top box.
It's hot out there, which also means it's a good time to stay inside and tinker with new Mac and iOS devices when you've had a bit too much sun. Enjoying streaming movies with a new Apple TV, drift off on a flight to paradise with tunes on a new iPod nano, or play games on a massively powerful MacBook Pro. This week's deals allow you to do all this and more.
As anyone who's been following Apple for some time will tell you, Cupertino gives, but they can also take away. Such is the case with this week's iTunes 11 update, which seems to have arrived in tandem with shorter song previews.
Apple has done a lot to establish Apple TV as something other than a "hobby" over the past couple of years, but the latest research from Parks Associates indicates all that work hasn't been quite enough. Though Apple's diminutive entertainment box has been around for seven years now, it's slipping behind Chromecast and Roku in the U.S. in terms of recent sales and adoption rates.
We're seeing more and more mockups and leak videos with each iteration of the iPhone and now we've got video of the 6. Or so they say. Who knows until the veil is lifted come September? But we do know one thing for certain, there are factories, known Apple partners, who are on hiring binges right now…