Apple has launched a new section in its iTunes Store to allow users to donate to City of Hope, a non-profit charity for the research and treatment of cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening conditions.
Apple has notified developers that they can begin submitting OS X Yosemite compatible apps to the Mac App Store. The notice came just hours after the company released a Golden Master candidate of Yosemite to developers and the members of public beta.
Apple announced on Tuesday that its fiscal Q4 2014 financial results conference call will be held at 5:00PM Eastern/2:00PM Pacific time on October 20, 2014.
Apple has released a golden master candidate version of OS X Yosemite to developers. The release come just a bit over two weeks after the release of Developer Preview Eight.
A new rumor suggests that the Apple Watch – set to debut in early 2015 – will begin production in January 2015, and Taiwan’s Quanta Computer will be the exclusive manufacturer of the wearable device.
The European Commission on Tuesday announced the results of its investigation into Apple’s tax dealings in Ireland, saying the company receives illegal state aid in the form of “tax deals” from the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apple on Friday attempted to reassure OS X users who felt they were at risk from a widespread security flaw in the UNIX command interpreter bash – which is a part of Apple’s UNIX-based Mac operating system – telling them that most users aren’t at risk, and a patch will be available soon for advanced users who might actually be exposed to the risks of the vulnerability.
FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday that he is “very concerned” that the latest attempts by Apple and Google to lock down their mobile operating systems limits the ability of the government to ensure national security.