Apple seemingly discontinues third-gen Apple TV, removes it from online store

The gradual death of the third-gen Apple TV is continuing this evening, as Apple has officially discontinued the device. In an email sent out today to employees and education partners, obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple confirmed that it is discontinuing the device, shifting its focus entirely to the fourth-gen, tvOS-powered model. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Apple releases iOS 10.1 beta 2 with Portrait camera for iPhone 7 Plus, second tvOS 10.0.1 & watchOS 3.1 betas

Apple has released the second iOS 10.1 beta which includes the Portrait camera for iPhone 7 Plus that applies a DSLR-like blur effect over photos using the dual lens system. iOS 10.1 beta 2 is available to registered developers. A public beta of iOS 10.1 for non-developers is also currently active. tvOS 10.0.1 beta 2 […]

Apple patents fingerprint sensor that works through displays, hints at ‘iPhone 8’ tech

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent that, if recent rumors are to be believed, might make its way into next year’s iPhone model. Specifically, the company now owns IP covering a fingerprint sensor capable of gathering accurate readings through structures like a device screen. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple Seeds Third macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra update to developers for testing purposes, nearly one week after seeding the second beta and two weeks after releasing the new macOS Sierra operating system to the public. macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 3 can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or through the […]

Angela Ahrendts is Now Simply Senior Vice President of Retail as Apple Drops ‘Online Stores’ From Her Title

Apple updated its leadership page this weekend to reflect a minor change to Angela Ahrendts’ title, which has been simplified to “Senior Vice President, Retail” as “Online Stores” has been dropped. Ahrendts remains responsible for “strategy, real estate and development, and operations” of both Apple’s physical stores and online storefront, according to her slightly updated […]

Verizon iPhone 7 Users Afflicted With LTE Connectivity Problems

A growing number of Verizon subscribers are complaining about a serious issue that causes them to regularly lose LTE connectivity on their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, suggesting a major bug that needs to be resolved by either Apple or Verizon. There are dozens of complaints from Verizon customers who have purchased either […]

Apple Debuts New ‘Balloons’ Ad Focusing on New iOS 10 Screen Effects Feature in Messages

Apple today shared a new television ad on its YouTube channel, designed to introduce people to the new Screen Effects feature in iOS 10. In the minute-long spot, a sole red balloon drifts through mountains, over the sea, and through hilly terrain to reach the city, where it’s joined by hundreds of additional balloons floating […]

The CW’s New Apple TV App Doesn’t Require a Cable Subscription to Watch

As promised last week, The CW network today released a new Apple TV app that allows all fourth-generation Apple TV owners to watch new episodes of shows on the network for free with no cable authentication or login required. All of the shows on The CW, including Supergirl, The Flash, Jane The Virgin, Arrow, Crazy […]

Apple Ordered to Pay $302 Million in Damages to VirnetX in Patent Retrial

Apple has been ordered to pay more than $302 million in damages for using VirnetX Holding Corp’s patented internet security technology in its FaceTime platform without permission. According to a Reuters report filed late on Friday, the verdict was handed down by a federal jury in Texas that has a reputation for awarding favorable verdicts […]

Zero-Day Acquisition Platform Triples iOS 10 Bug Bounty to $1.5 Million

Exploit acquisition platform Zerodium has increased its reward for a successful jailbreak of iOS 10 to $1.5 million, far surpassing Apple’s recent payout offer for discovering and reporting vulnerabilities in its software. Late last year, Zerodium briefly offered and paid out $1 million to one hacking team for the successful creation of a browser-based jailbreak […]

Sticker App ‘Phoneys’ Nixed by Apple for Mimicking Messages Chat Bubble Design

Over the past week, a sticker pack that mimics the design of the iconic bubbles in the Messages app has rocketed to the top of the Messages App Store charts, but its popularity will be short-lived as Apple is going to pull it from the App Store. Phoneys, currently the number two paid app in […]