With iOS 8 officially downloading to existing devices today, enthusiasm for Apple's central health system has been dampened by last-minute bugs that will push the arrival of compatible apps into late September.
The so-called iPhone 6 is back in the news today, thanks to some lovingly detailed photo leaks from a luxury device supplier more than happy to show off just a few of the changes Apple may have in store for us next month. Readers can also kick off the weekend with a big App Store sale on productivity titles, along with a minor iTunes update that stomps out a few podcast bugs — it's all in this edition of the MacLife.com Morning Report!
Last week's iOS 7.1.2 update introduced improvements for iBeacon, third-party accessories, and mail attachments, but apparently some international users are finding the patch also messed up their calendars.
The rumor mill just can't seem to make up its mind when it comes to the fabled iPhone 6. After confidently showing mockups over the last few months, a new report Monday from GforGames now claims those leaked images may be nothing more than a "rough idea" of what Cupertino has in store for us later this year. Confused? We say it's better to temper expectations and be patient anyway...
News spread like wildfire that Apple is killing off pro photo software Aperture, but a handful of new software updates today appears to show a renewed commitment to the Cupertino company's pro video apps.
Apple appears to be on the move again, this time leasing a seven-building campus in Sunnyvale, California with plans to house nearly 1,500 employees there. According to The San Jose Mercury News, the Sunnyvale Crossing deal will offer Apple 290,000 square feet of space on top of the enormous "spaceship" campus already under construction in Cupertino, which adds another 2.8 million square feet of space... no pun intended. Now here's a quick look at what else made headlines yesterday!
If you happen to be an Amazon Prime member, chances are very good that your inbox was greeted with a rare missive from the e-tailer this morning, announcing that the recently rumored price hike is indeed a reality. If you deleted the email in a fit of rage, read on for all the details and you'll have a second chance to see the silver lining in the otherwise bummer news...
Steve Jobs fans received a dose of good news Wednesday with word that The Social Network director David Fincher may be in talks to direct the Sony feature film based on the late Apple co-founder's official biography. Such a deal would reunite the filmmaker with writer Aaron Sorkin, who also penned the big-screen version of how Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook. What say you, dear readers? Good or bad choice?
So yeah, never mind about those iPhone 6 images which "leaked" onto the internet this week -- turns out they were indeed bogus, and frankly, we're glad to hear it since our iPhone 5s is still quite spry and not ready to be put out to pasture quite yet. We are, however, ready to sign off for the three-day weekend to celebrate some dead Presidents, so look for our usual weekend recap on Tuesday next week!