Photos have leaked today which appear to feature an official Apple-made Apple Watch charging dock, alongside the packaging for said product.
Published by grobgebloggt.de, the photos appear to give a clear picture (see what I did there?) of what to expect from this product. According to the images, the dock is circular with a magnetic charging connector for the Watch to charge flatly or while on it's side while in "Nightstand Mode". The dock connects to a lightning cable for power through a computer or wall adapter.
When Apple might release the magnetic charging dock is currently unknown. According to a sticker on the box, as seen in a separate photo, and assuming these images are real, it will retail for somewhere in the ballpark of $100.
Apple has released beta 4 of OS X El Capitan 10.11.2, the next update for the desktop operating system, to developers and public beta testers alike. Users can find the update in the "Updates" tab in the Mac App Store. After downloading, users will have to restart their Mac and wait for the installation to configure.
While previous versions haven’t included any notable user facing changes, Apple has asked that testers focus on graphics, Mail, Wi-Fi, Calendar, USB, Notes, Photos, Spotlight, and networking in previous versions. When used with iOS 9.2 beta, the El Capitan beta supports Wi-Fi Calling with AT&T’s NumberSync feature as well.
An updated build of iOS 9.1 that’s one newer (13B144 up from 13B143) for iPad Pro has also hit the server, although OTA updates for current iPad Pro users hasn’t hit.
We'll update this post with any changes found to the OS.
Yes, yes, yes, the title is correct. That's right. No misprints. Plenty of autocorrect. And no false advertising.
According to Cult of Mac, Apple makes more money in just one and a half minutes than Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic did this past weekend.
Yup, it's true. And it doesn't come as a surprise to most people.
Alright, that's enough joking around (we're looking at you, Ron!).
Anyway, according to the data Cult of Mac provided in their post, it states that the movie is only playing in 326 theaters (all together), most theaters dropped the film caused by low earnings, and the fact that the movie only made another $394,000 this past weekend.
To put that in perspective, it’s only a little over 1/100 of what Spectre made during the same period, less than Steve Jobs earned when it was playing on just four screens in Los Angeles and New York earlier this year, and slightly less than Apple brings in in revenue in one-and-half minutes. Yikes! - Cult of Mac author LUKE DORMEHL
According to this infographic, Apple makes $4,540. A second. That's $272,400 a minute. And yeah, we're comparing a movie's earnings to one of the biggest (if not the biggest) technology companies on Planet Earth. Just a reminder of how crazily successful Apple is… and how underwhelming this movie has proven as a financial investment.
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Beats Music, Apple's former music streaming service, is officially ending on November 30th, 2015, according to a new support document posted today on the Beats Music support site. All existing Beats Music subscriptions will be canceled at that time, with any remaining customers being encouraged to switch over to Apple Music.
Beats Music ends on November 30. Your subscription will be cancelled, but you can move your picks and preferences over to Apple Music right now.
This sudden movement made by Apple isn't a surprise as Beats Music customers have been encouraged to move over to Apple Music since this streaming service started back on June 30th.
Just a day after releasing the build to developers, Apple late last night released the third beta of OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 to public testers. Public beta 3 comes just a week after public beta 2 became available.
The OS X 10.11.2 betas have not included many notable changes on the forefront, with Apple likely focusing on improving stability and performance under-the-hood with such a minor update. However, if you notice any changes, be sure to let us know in the comments. Apple encourages users to keep an eye on areas like WiFi performance, graphics capabilities, and built-in apps.
Public beta users can download the update now from the Mac App Store’s Updates tab on their computer. Users who are interested in testing public betas can apply for the program at Apple’s beta website.
Apple today has officially begun taking orders of the new 12.9 inch iPad Pro, both through their online store and the Apple Store app. The first iPad Pro online orders will arrive on Friday, November 13 when customers select one-day shipping, and Apple's site is also listing the tablet as available for purchase in many retail stores beginning today, something that wasn't supposed to happen until later in the week according to Apple themselves.
The Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard will not be arriving until late next week and are not available for in-store pickup at the current time.
The iPad Pro is Apple's new flagship tablet, measuring in at 12.9 inches diagonally. It includes a Retina display, a four speaker audio system, 4GB RAM, and a set of dedicated accessories, the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard.
Pricing for the iPad Pro starts at $799 for the entry level 32GB WiFi-only model, which I don't recommend buying considering the main reason you're probably buying this iPad is for what you can do and store on it. The next step up will get you 128GB of storage, but still no LTE. However, you are getting quadruple the space. This model is available for $949, which is pretty steep, but it's worth it for the storage you get included with a giant touch screen. The final configuration available is a 128GB model with LTE band support, so you're getting pretty much the most productive iPad yet. But, of course, like all great Apple products, there's one giant catch: you've gotta fork over $1079 for this thing. I know what you're thinking, "O my god! I could buy a MacBook for less than that!", and you'd be right. As a matter of fact, if you gather up another $200, you can buy the 2015 MacBook. Yep, the ultra thin and light one. So, if you think about it, and you really don't have to, it's kinda hard to tell what configuration you should get. The choice might be clearer if Apple just included 64GB of storage as the baseline model, but we know how that goes (I'm looking at you, iPhone 6S with 4K camera). But all that aside, those are your options.
The iPad Pro is available in a long list of countries at launch, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UAE, U.S., U.K., Uruguay, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
One week after releasing the first build, Apple has seeded developers with the second beta of tvOS, the operating system found on the 4th-generation Apple TV. The update doesn't bring any visual changes made to the OS, but Siri has been enabled to work with Apple Music. Non-developer Apple TV users also recently saw the very first software update for Apple TV yesterday with the release of tvOS 9.0.1, which likely focused on stability and bug fixes as no visual changes were discovered. tvOS 9.1 beta 2 for developers and available to download from Apple’s developer center.
As 9to5Mac stated,
The new Apple TV, launched at the end of last month, delivers the very first App Store for the device as well as Siri support and Apple Music included. Several features from Apple TV 3rd-gen haven’t made it to Apple TV 4th-gen, however, including Bluetooth keyboard support and compatibility with Apple’s Remote app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Apple’s Podcasts app also hasn’t made it to the new box yet.
Apple has given developers access to the third beta of OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 today. The update is set to debut to the public within the coming weeks.
The first two software betas didn’t bring any notable user-facing changes to the desktop OS, but Apple encourages developers to continue testing in areas like Wi-Fi connectivity, graphics capabilities, and built-in apps like Mail and Notes.
The new beta is available through the Updates tab of the Mac App Store for users already on the developer release channel, and through Apple’s developer website for those who are on a retail build.
Apple has released the third build of iOS 9.2, the next minor update to Apple's recently released iOS 9 operating system. The build can be downloaded through Settings > General > Software Update on your iOS device.
The two previous builds of this operating system introduced support for AT&T’s new NumberSync system and changes to embedded Safari browsers that allow them to load all extensions. It also adds Arabic language support to Siri.
So far, there are no noticeable changes made to the OS. We'll keep you posted on any changes found.
Just two days ahead of it's launch, Apple has debuted their first ad for the 12.9 inch iPad Pro on their YouTube channel. The ad, titled "A Great Big Universe", mainly focuses on the galaxy and using the giant tablet to navigate it with apps like Sky Guide Pro and Star Walk. Apple also shows off the split-screen multitasking capability of the device, as well as using the Apple Pencil to annotate maps and images. “Introducing the biggest iPad ever,” is how Apple wraps up the ad before simply displaying “iPad Pro.”
There’s a great big universe in the new iPad Pro. It’s the largest iPad ever and takes your creativity and productivity to an epic scale.
The iPad Pro goes on sale Wednesday online for preorder starting at $799, with iPad becoming available for purchase later this week. You can view the ad below.