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Apple might pull this top performing sticker app for looking like actual iMessage chat bubbles

A top performing iOS app recently received a message from Apple saying that the app may be pulled out if it does not get the significant changes it needs. The Phoneys sticker pack app hit the #1 Top Paid spot in the iMessage App Store in no time. Despite its success, it is being threatened to be pulled out because it apparently violates Apple trademarks…

iPhone 7 third-wave launch on October 14, then Oct 21 in South Korea

Apple Premium Reseller iStore has tweeted that the iPhone 7 will be coming to South Africa on October 14, their website, along with Apple’s, now confirms the date. Alongside South Africa, the new iPhone will be launching in Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, and Turkey. ET News also reports that the iPhone 7 is expected to launch in South Korea,…

Apple Pay to launch in Taiwan’s four major banks later this year

A brief Digitimes report suggest that Apple Pay will be coming to Taiwan by the end of the year at the earliest. Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission has started accepting applications from banks for providing Apple Pay mobile payment services and Taiwan users will be able to apply for using Apply Pay at the end of 2016 at the earliest. In terms…

Black hat security company raises bounty to $1.5M for iOS 10, says it’s ‘much harder to exploit’

While Apple touts iOS for being the most secure mobile operating system out there, black hat security company Zerodium has now increased its zero-day iOS 10 maximum bounty to $1.5M, $500K more than it was in iOS 9. For those out of the loop, a zero-day exploit or vulnerability is a breach in security that is found before the OS launches or is known in…

Apple offering $100 credit for Search Ads

A number of changes to its App Store were introduced by Apple at the start of the year. One of these changes has just been included on the updates done on iOS 10. As first seen when the update went into beta mode, ads are now included in the search results. Now that iOS 10 has officially launched, the update has also been included on Search Ads. At the…

MacBook Pro refreshed scheduled for late October

Earlier this month, Apple introduced the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 during its September press event. Something that wasn’t mentioned was any news on the Mac line or macOS, even. With the holiday season coming soon, MacBook Pros are expected to launch in late October, according to MacRumors. The report says Apple will launch its new MacBook Pro…

Sketchy report says 2017 iPhone to be called iPhone 8

Apple’s naming history would indicate that the 2017 iPhone will be dubbed iPhone 7s, considering this years iPhone was named iPhone 7, after all. Though all rumors point to a radical change for the 2017 model. For this reason, it would make sense for Apple to change its naming convention. Possible names range from iPhone 8, iPhone X (10th generation),…

Report: Apple is increasing iPhone 7 component orders for Q4 2016

Digitimes reports that Apple is looking to increase its component orders for its iPhone 7 as it makes its way into Q4 2016. This implies that Apple expects high demand for the new iPhone as it is already struggling to keep up with demand, especially for the Jet Black model. The report says orders for the touch panels for the phone screen are up 20-30%…

[Review] Leaf for Twitter: Beautifully designed, strong potential

Leaf’s notification UI after sending a message. One of my favorite iOS designers has always been Surenix. In the past, he’s created Power for Apple Watch, and two jailbreak themes (Ayecon and Ayeris). Now, he’s teamed up with developer iPlop on a gorgeous new Twitter app for the iOS App Store, Leaf. The best way for me to review Leaf is to compare…

Apple seeds macOS 10.12.1 Sierra beta 2 to developers

Today Apple has seeded its second beta of macOS 10.12.1 to developers. We’re unsure what’s new in the beta but we’ll keep you updated if we find more information. The update is currently available for only developers.  It’s not recommended to install this beta unless you’re an actual developer as there’s no reverting back without data loss. Those…