Another set of "leaked" photos appeared today, and these hint that we'll get to enjoy a much more powerful LTE chip in the upcoming iPhones. And that's not all on the hardware front: new iPods (or at least new colors) may be on the way, too! Also, there's now a full-length trailer for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic.
Apple Music is finally live, and you can get it both through the iOS 8.4 update and iTunes 12.2, both of which were released today. In addition, the first leaked photos from the so-called "iPhone 6s" have surfaced, and they're about what we'd expect.
Ready for Apple Music? It's set for release tomorrow, along with a company of other goodies bundled up in iOS 8.4. In addition, Apple is said to be already hard at work making iPhones for Force Touch, and yesterday Apple CEO Tim Cook led 8,000 Apple employees through the streets of San Francisco.
Apple just involved itself in the timely debate over the display of the Confederate flag by yanking some Civil War-focused games from the App Store, and some onlookers believe Apple's actions are more harsh than necessary. In other news, Taylor Swift has agreed to allow streaming of her album 1989 on Apple Music, and code in the El Capitan beta hints that we might be seeing a 21.5-inch Retina iMac sometime soon.
We've got two big surprise deals for you this week. Not only is everyone's favorite bundle of joy, the Mac Mini, back in business with multiple models ready for your hot little hands, but we've also got the first batch of 2015 refurbs ready to power your digital life right into the stratosphere. Don't don't waste time reading this boilerplate — let's get on to the good stuff!
Audiobooks are fun to listen to during a commute, or anytime your eyes and hands are busy, but they come at a premium price with limited selection. Not to worry: in three simple steps, you can have your iPhone or iPad read any ebook to you without the need for additional apps. [via TechRadar]
Apple has heard your complaints about massive free-space requirements for new updates to iOS, and a new tool found in the latest iOS 9 beta aims to make the installation process much less painful. In addition, a software developer proves you can get a Macintosh OS from 1996 to run on an Apple Watch, and events from the weekend show why it's not a good idea to ask Siri about 9/11 or 9-1-1.
There aren't too many people who can get Apple to change its tune on a particular issue, but apparently Taylor Swift is one of them. This weekend, she managed to get the Cupertino company to alter its stance on a thorny issue associated with Apple Music. In other news, the iconic iOS "Home" button might be going virtual, and Apple CEO Tim Cook confirms that, yes, all those gold devices are specifically meant for Chinese customers.
A plethora of games may have been announced at E3 this week, but many of them won’t be available until later this year or even 2016. Luckily, this week’s batch of App Store games is as solid as ever, and the best part is, they’re available right now.
We always feature refurb Macs as a big part of our week, but let's take a break from that, shall we, and focus on gear this week? Maybe you're already set for your computing needs, but what you really need is something to bring the whole package together. Well, you're in luck this week.