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.
As Tim Cook and company promised at yesterday’s Apple event, the latest products in the company’s iPad line — iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 — are now available for preorder via Apple’s website. If you’re planning to get in on the ground floor with Apple’s thinnest, most powerful tablets yet, there’s no reason to wait; you can head over and place your order right now.
Apple treated Mac users to a same-day announcement for the release of OS X Yosemite, and will follow with iOS 8.1 (and Apple Pay) on Monday. But there were a few details Cupertino left out, including the unique Apple SIM preinstalled with new cellular iPad models, as well as iWork and iLife updates for Mac. We've got the scoop on those in today's Morning Report to close out the week, so click on and read along.
The iPad Air 2 is here, and one of the newest apps to take advantage of its A8X processor and iOS 8.1 software is Pixelmator, the popular Mac image editing app which is now arriving on the iPad as well.
Following the updates for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage again to introduce the updates for the iPad. "The technology is jam packed in this incredibly thin and light package," he said, noting that the device is "everywhere" and that 225 million have been sold to date. "It's transforming the way we communicate," he added.
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!
Well, the rumor mill is definitely talking about the iPad Air 2, but nothing like it did the iPhone 6 series. Interesting. Well, we certainly hope Cupertino is able to wow the crowds at their October 16 event, and we expect next week will kick things up a notch with leaks and rumors. Meanwhile, what else shook free in the news this week?
Over the last few years, we've heard plenty of speculation about how Samsung and Android will trump the iPhone, yet every time Apple releases a new smartphone, the opposite seems to be true. Our Wednesday Morning Report takes a look at Samsung's quarterly profit drop, along with a peek at an iPad Air 2 dummy unit, and a new contender for the mobile payment throne. Click to read more!
Between the nude celebrity photo hacking scandal and an extended App Store outage Tuesday night, it's not been a particularly great week for Apple thus far, especially heading into next week's media event. Our Wednesday Morning Report should provide some welcome distraction, with rumors of the iPad Air 2 ramping up production and a peek at China Mobile's iPhone 6 preorders ahead, we can't think of a single reason not to click ahead....
This is one heck of a leak week with batteries, screens, and all kinds of specs making their way into your hot little hands. By the time the iPhone 6 comes out, we'll know every single bit and piece of the device down to the tiniest screw. And there might be a little bit of other news out there, so let's have a look.