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Spotify punishing artists who have Apple Music exclusives

Update: A Spotify spokesperson has reached out to us and said that the Bloomberg report is ‘unequivocally false.’ It seems as though Spotify and Apple Music aren’t becoming friends, rather rivals. Via The New York Times and Bloomberg, the feud is now extending to artists, with Spotify punishing artists who agree to have Apple Music exclusives by…

Apple seeds tvOS 10 beta 7 to developers

Alongside various other betas, today Apple seeds its seventh tvOS 10 beta to developers. TvOS 10 brings some notable changes to the platform such as single sign-on and a dark mode. It’s highly not recommended to run this beta as it may cause problems with your Apple TV down the road. However, to proceed: head to Apple’s Developer portal and download…

Apple seeds iOS 10 beta 8 to developers, 7th public beta

Apple has seeded iOS 10 beta 8 to its developers today, less than a week since the seventh beta. iOS 10 beta 7 is now available for download via Apple’s Developer Center. Apple has now released the seventh public beta of iOS 10 as well. Some notable features include a redesigned lock screen, Control Center, and a Siri SDK. It is highly…

iPhone 7 launch to face supply shortages

Apple will be facing supply shortages ahead of the iPhone 7 launch, according to a report from Nikkei. Apple may need to contend with a supply shortage of the soon-to-be-released new model of its iPhone during the first round of the rollout, due to problems with faulty components… “If Apple sticks to its launch schedule from last year, there may not…

Report: 2017 iPhone will ditch the Home button

According to a report from Bloomberg, the 2017 iPhone will be ditching the iconic Home button, something that’s been around since the beginning. The report mainly focuses on a special Japan model of the iPhone to support FeliCa, but does mention the lack of a Home button. Apple is already at work on a major redesign of the iPhone for 2017 that focuses…

Apple releases iOS 9.3.5 to the public

UPDATE: Via The New York Times, today’s iOS update patches three security vulnerabilities found and used by NSO Group to read text messages and emails and track calls and contracts. Many have thought that iOS 9.3.4 was going to be the final version of iOS 9 before iOS 10 dropped. Well, Apple has now issued iOS 9.3.5 to the public. The update…

Apple working on video-sharing social media application for 2017

Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on a Snapchat and Instagram competitor targeted at younger users. The motivation behind the movie is because social apps have a high level of engagement on the iPhone. The goal behind the project’s development is to offer simple video editing with tools that appeal to the generation of users growing up with…

Apple stops signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3

Apple today has stopped signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3, which kills the user’s ability to upgrade or downgrade to anything that isn’t iOS 9.3.4. For most people, closing the window is insignificant. However, those who are looking to jailbreak their devices, this is bad news as any device on iOS 9.3.4 is now stuck and can no longer downgrade to iOS…