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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…

iPad family grows with 9.7″ iPad Pro, with True Tone display

After months of rumors and leaks, Apple’s 9.7″ iPad Pro has confirmed by Apple’s announcement at today’s event. The new 9.7″ iPad Pro weighs less than 1 pound, exactly identical to the weight of iPad Air 2. The True Tone display of the 9.7″ iPad Pro is similar to that of the larger iPad Pro, with lower reflectivity, higher brightness, a variable…

iOS 9.3 available today with several additions

After months of betas, iOS 9.3 is now available to the public with quite a few additions, with only a few months until the announcement of ‘iOS 10.’ Notes In a continued update to Notes in iOS 9, Apple has added password protected notes to iOS 9.3. These notes can also be unlocked with Touch ID, making it very convenient, but secure. Health The…

Apple adds ‘native banner’ advertisements to Apple News

Next time you tap on a story in Apple News, you might want to make sure it isn’t ‘Sponsored.’ In a March 2016 update to News Ad Specifications for iAd, Apple has added specifications for a new category of advertisement in Apple News: native banner ads. You may be familiar with this type of advertisement on many websites, where ads are injected…

Beats 1 Radio tab now shows schedule and artwork inside iOS Music app

This morning Apple has enhanced the radio tab inside its Music app on iOS, which further promotes Beats 1 as a 24/7 “always on” station. Rather than showing a static image of the Beats 1 logo, and a Listen Now button, the radio tab now shows a live schedule with show titles, hosts, descriptions and artwork for the current show. This allows users to figure…