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Apple seeds iOS 9.3.3 beta 1 to developers

UPDATE: iOS 9.3.3 beta 1 is not available to the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. We assume that Apple has yet to find a fix to the bricking issue, therefore they don’t want to push a beta for the device until said issue is fixed. It’s been a week since Apple released iOS 9.3.2 to the public. Apple today has seeded its first iOS 9.3.3 beta to developers. iOS…

An Apple-created HomeKit application to possibly coming in iOS 10

While the idea of HomeKit is great, it integrates with Siri and can be used with a ton of connected devices, a lot is left to be desired. One of those things is a HomeKit application. According to an Amazon reviewer, who claims to be work with the marketing department at Apple (verified via LinkedIn profile), Apple is preparing a first-party HomeKit…

Apple re-releases iOS 9.3 for older devices to fix activation issues

Last week, Apple pulled iOS 9.3 for older devices due to an activation issue after updating to the firmware. Later that day, the iPad maker re-released iOS 9.3 for the iPad 2. However, today it looks like Apple has re-released iOS 9.3 for all older devices that were affected by this activation issue. Today’s build, labeled 13E237, is now available for…

Apple updates iOS 9.3 on iPad 2 to fix activation issue

Just hours after Apple confirmed that iPad 2’s updating to iOS 9.3 would be bricked, the company has now pushed a new version of iOS 9.3 to fix this issue. The new build of iOS 9.3 is labeled build 13E236, which is specifically for the iPad 2. The current version of iOS 9.3 for iPhone is build 13E234, and 13E233 for iPad. iPad 2 users whose…

Apple pulls iOS 9.3 updates for older devices

Earlier this week, we reported that some users were experiencing issues when updating to iOS 9.3. Now, Apple has confirmed that there is an issue with iOS 9.3 on older devices and has now pulled the software update for older devices. Apple says that on iPhone 5s or earlier, or iPad Air or earlier, users may be promoted to enter the Apple ID originally…

Re/code: Apple Pay coming to mobile sites later this year

According to a report from Re/code, Apple is looking to partner with several mobile vendors to roll out Apple Pay in mobile sites starting later this year. The report notes that Apple has been working to expand its mobile payment service outside of apps. So, instead of entering credit card information, users will be able to use Apple Pay to complete their…

Various reports saying iOS 9.3 is bricking iPad 2 devices

There have been various reports claiming that updating an iPad 2 to iOS 9.3 can potentially brick the device, with the iPad refusing to activate. A handful of users have reported on Apple Support Communities threads, tweets to @AppleSupport, and tons of emails to Apple regarding this issue. However, it could simply be Apple’s activation server being…