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Touch ID for iPads revealed in iOS 8.1 beta

Alleged iPad Air with TouchID sensor On Monday, Apple released iOS 8.1 beta to developers. On the outside, the update brings some minor cosmetic changes to some various internal screens. However, one developer has found some more information hidden inside. Hamza Sood, while posting information about Apple Pay in iOS 8.1, also uncovered a text string…

App Store highlights ‘Apps for Health’ following iOS 8.0.2 enabling HealthKit integration

Apple has updated its App Store with a new section dedicated to apps with HealthKit integration. ‘Apps for Health’ features a selection of apps that are each capable of plugging in to Apple’s Health app for collecting, aggregating and presenting health and fitness-related data. Apps utilising the HealthKit APIs were set to launch with iOS 8 on September…

A rough week: Apple, privilege, press attention and perspective

Long gone are the days where Apple was a scrappy underdog. The company is now in the privileged position as the world’s most valuable brand and the biggest American company ever. As the old adage goes, “with great power, comes great responsibility” (thanks Uncle Ben). For Apple, this means doing things right for its millions of customers. With…

iOS 8.0.2 available now, fixes Touch ID and cellular issues

Following the release of iOS 8.0.1 just yesterday, Apple have now released iOS 8.0.2 to the public. For those who missed it, iOS 8.0.1 was released as a bug fixing update, but created even larger bugs by completely disabling cellular connectivity and Touch ID on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apple quickly pulled the update to fix the issues. iOS…

Apple: Only 9 customers contacted us with bent iPhone 6 Pluses

Following the reports that the new iPhone 6 Plus is found bending in users pockets, Apple have released a statement saying only 9 customers have reached out to them with a complaint. They also pointed out that the iPhone 6 Plus is made with high quality materials and has undergone many vigorous tests for durability, as you would expect. Both the iPhone…

Bent iPhones will undergo visual inspections for replacement

By now you’ve likely seen YouTuber Unbox Therapy’s video in which he attempted to bend the new iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands. As you can see from the image above, the iPhone underwent some significant damage. Since the video went live earlier this week, it has gone viral and has been viewed nearly 25 million times. With it, the term “bendgate” was…

Apple says iOS 8.0.2 update coming in “next few days,” posts support article to downgrade from iOS 8.0.1

Apple yesterday pushed out the first update to iOS 8 and, well, I bet it wished it hadn’t. Instead of fixing a number of bugs found in iOS 8.0, it instead brought with a number of glaringly obvious problems including the loss of Touch ID functionality and lack of cellular service for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users. While the number of people affected was…

iOS 8.0.1 available now

UPDATE: Some users (seemingly iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, only) are reporting issues with Touch ID and cellular service following the update. You might want to hold off on updating just yet! Just one week following the public release of iOS 8, Apple has now released the first minor update, iOS 8.0.1. The update is said to include “improvements and bug…

Samsung to panic-launch Galaxy Note 4 to beat iPhone 6 into China

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been a rip-roaring success, selling a record 10 million units over the first weekend of sales. And Samsung is worried. In an effort to boost its declining mobile sales, the Korean company has decided to launch its new flagship Galaxy Note 4 device early in selected markets — namely China and South Korea. The device will…