Considering the strides Apple has made with its long-neglected Apple TV service over the last couple of weeks, it's a little surprising that we didn't hear more about it during this year's WWDC keynote. At this rate, we can probably expect that it and related services will make up a big chunk of next year's event. And now there's yet more evidence that it's getting better. Just this morning, the Wall Street Journal announced that Apple is in talks with media chiefs to offer a premium version of a planned Apple set-top cable service that will allow users to bypass ads entirely.
Having some trouble with your iOS device showing up in iTunes? This week, we'll help you fix that. We'll also look at alternatives to the short sync and docking cable that Apple supplies with your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and we'll wrap things up with a tip on how to add the amusing Emoji icons to your text messaging.
A deceleration in the manufacturing output at Foxconn, the factory that produces the lion's share of iPhone and iOS devices for Apple, has spurred concern for reduced quantities of Apple products on store shelves. In response to Foxconn changing from "Market Outperform" to "Market Perform" prompted JMP securities to downgrade its outlook on Apple stock. As a result, earnings expectations for the quarter has been reduced from $23 billion to $22 billion.