Apple has officially announced that sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will begin in China on Friday, October 17. Handsets will be available via Apple’s online store, Apple retail stores, Apple authorized sellers, and all three major wireless carriers.
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Apple’s iCloud is down for some users, with reports of issues logging into iCloud.com and gaining access to iCloud services such as Calendar, Mail, and Notes.
Apple has seeded the first beta of iOS 8.1 to developers. The update has a build number of 12B401. Apple is also reported to be working on iOS 8.2, and iOS 8.3.
Apple on Monday released OS X bash update 1.0 for OS X Mavericks. The update fixes a vulnerability in the bash UNIX shell. The “Shellshock” security flaw was uncovered last week by security researchers. The exploit in the bash command shell in Linux and OS X could be used to deploy malicious code.
A report today says there may be a serious bug in the iOS 8 Reset All Settings option that causes users who have activated iCloud Drive to lose all of the iWork documents stored there.
iClarified reports that Apple stopped signing the iOS 7.1.2 firmware on Friday, which means iOS 8 users not satisfied with the new version of iOS will not be allowed to downgrade their devices back to iOS 7.1.2.
Recent web traffic shows Apple may be stepping up its iOS 8 update schedule, as 9to5Mac reports seeing visitors running iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, and iOS 8.3 in their web analytics logs.
Jawbone has released a new Up app for the iPhone. The new HealthKit-connected app tracks a user’s food intake and physical activity, and then delivers advice to the user based on the data.
Google’s popular crowd-based navigation app, Waze, has received an update. New features include the ability to automatically remember where you parked, the ability to add driving related info, such as if a location has a parking lot, and more.
If you’ve been waiting for a deal on a Pebble smartwatch, Best Buy currently has the best deal we’ve ever seen on a Pebble. The big-box electronics retailer is offering the Pebble for a mere $99.99 – down from $149.99.
A number of reports on Monday indicate Apple may be planning to release a Retina iMac alongside the launch of OS X Yosemite later this Fall.
Microsoft Confirms Plans for First Flagship Store Only a Few Blocks Away From Apple’s 5th Avenue Store
The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft has confirmed plans to open its first flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, just blocks away from Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue “glass cube” store.
You like taking your music with you, but some of the environments you work and play in can be tough on a normal Bluetooth speaker? Meet today’s MacTrast Deal, the RAW Beats Bluetooth Speaker.
The Financial Times reports the European Commission will accuse Ireland of providing illegal state aid to Apple via “illegal tax deals” for more than two decades.
Apple took a few jabs from the Internet this week over the “bendability” of the iPhone 6 Plus. Even though Consumer Reports finally weighed in by showing that the new “HUGE!” iPhone was just as durable as competitor’s handsets, that didn’t stop competitors – and even brewers and candy bar makers – from taking a jab or two.
The results from Consumer Reports’ “three-point flexural test” of the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, and other smartphones may finally put the overblown “bendgate” hullaballoo to rest. TL;DR version: Both new Apple handsets are stronger than has been reported.