The loudest Apple news this week was arguably the record-shattering profits annouced in the company's latest financial report, but amidst all the clinking cash, the release month for the Apple Watch was announced, loads of freebies hit iTunes, a new iOS update was released, and the Steve Jobs movie took a big leap forward.
Thanks to some clever work from a developer who combed through the iOS 8.2 beta files, we now have some more information on what we can expect from the Apple Watch and how it will interact with our iPhones. In addition, Apple has apparently stopped offering its free "Single of the Week" on iTunes and it's found a way to discourage abusers of the EU's 14-day refund policy.
Happen to miss the great pop culture moments of 2014? Never fear; Apple's got you covered. The catch here is that its social media department's chosen to do so on Tumblr, where the company's created a page for iTunes celebrating the "best" from this year's music, TV, and books. It's but the latest move in Apple's increasing forays into the most popular outlets in social media.
Hanukkah has already started and Christmas is almost here, but what if you’re still looking for some affordable gift ideas? Don’t worry; we’ve done the tough part and come up with this list of 10 stocking stuffers for the Apple fan in your life. Unlike some such lists, these are all items that you can actually fit in a stocking, and, better yet, they all clock in at $25 or less. From chargers to organization solutions to hardware accessories, you’re sure to find the perfect low-cost gift.
How's the holiday shopping going so far? There are only 10 shopping days left before Christmas, but our Monday Morning Report will attempt to calm your frayed nerves with a new Apple holiday-themed commercial, details on iPhone 6 demand, and an update on the iPod antitrust case for good measure. Read all about it in just one click!
As is usually the case, a new class-action lawsuit against Apple is making a lot of dirt on Cupertino's past business practices public knowledge. Our Thursday Morning Report has the details on steps the company took to eliminate rival music services from the iPod, along with good news for folks shopping for new hardware, and the mystery surrounding the latest Safari update. It's all coming at you, right now!
Following news that the upcoming trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens would only be shown before movies in a select group of 30 theaters on the evening of Friday, Nov. 28, today word hit that the trailer will be available on iTunes Movie Trailers as well on the same day. The trailer is said to be 88 seconds long.
We already know from estimates of hardware sales that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are selling spectacularly well, but new marketing research from Fiksu demonstrates that its success is apparent elsewhere, too. According to their data, sales and interest in Apple's newest duo of handsets helped the App Store set new records for downloads last month.