Earlier this year, we saw Apple acquire Burstly, the company behind the popular beta testing management service, TestFlight. Apple announced at WWDC 2014 that it would be relaunching TestFlight alongside iOS 8 as an integrated service for developers and testers.
Apple debuted a new version of its iTunes Connect developer web portal on Thursday. The new portal includes updated tools for tracking user engagement, and gives a new look to the portal’s overall interface. Apple first gave a peek at the new portal in June at WWDC 2014.
Apple, Google, Adobe, and Intel have appealed Judge Lucy Koh’s rejection of a proposed $324.5 million settlement for a class action suit against the companies that was brought by Silicon Valley employees.
BGR reports that with just a few days to go before the likely public release of iOS 8, Apple is preparing to seed its carrier partners with iOS 8.0.1.
A lengthy report in the New York Times today covered Apple’s iPhone 6 and much-rumored iWatch. The report includes such tidbits as a “one-handed mode” for the iPhone 6, while the “iWatch” will reportedly be capable of wireless charging.
Apple has confirmed that it will be live streaming its event, scheduled for Tuesday, September 9th. Viewing of the Apple live stream will require Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.
Just ahead of Apple’s possible September 9th unveiling of the “iWatch” wearable device, the New York Times has published a piece on the current state of fashion in the wearables industry. In the piece, Apple design head Jony Ive is quoted as talking about the iWatch, saying, “Switzerland is in trouble.”
Although the expected release of the iPhone 6 is still over two weeks away, campers are already grabbing spots outside of Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City in hopes of being one of the first to get their hands on Apple’s new handset.
Apple has begun sending out invitations to AppleSeed members, asking them to join in the beta test for iCloud for Windows. The beta includes access to iCloud Drive, a new feature soon to also be available in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, which allows users to store any document in iCloud.
A forensics consult and researchers says that after analyzing metadata from leaked photos of Kate Upton, it appears that the photos were obtained using Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker (EPPB) – software intended for use by law enforcement officials – which allows users to download a complete backup of all data on an iPhone once the iCloud ID and password have been obtained.
Apple has released a media advisory concerning the celebrity photo leaks over the weekend. The company says that after over 40 hours of investigation, their engineers have found that the leaks were the result of “very targeted attacks” on user names, passwords, and security questions.
Another day, another Digitimes rumor. This time the rumor covers the iPad Air 2. The publication, citing the ever popular “sources close to production,” says while the device will remain the same in respect to size and resolution, it will be thinner, will boast a faster processor, and will include a Touch ID sensor that is improved over the current iPhone 5s-only sensor.
Apple has seeded OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7 to developers today, coming two weeks after the sixth Developer Preview.
Apple has posted a new page on its developer website listing the top reasons it rejects apps that have been submitted to its App Store.
Apple has confirmed that it is in the process of investigating if iCloud security breaches were responsible for the release of hundreds of private celebrity photos and videos over the weekend.
Apple is reported to be partnering with American Express, Visa, and Master Card on its new iPhone payments system. Re/Code, citing people familiar with the talks, says American Express is just one of several partners Apple will need to bring onto the fold before it launches its new payments service.