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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…

Walt Mossberg influenced Steve Jobs to bring iTunes to the PC

VentureBeat has discovered from Tony Fadell, who’s known for being apart of the team who designed the original iPod, that Walt Mossberg played a big role in Jobs’ decision to create a version of iTunes for the PC. Fadell has previously discussed his relationship with Jobs and his role at Apple over the years. But this time around, Fadell has shed some…

Apple releases modified iOS 9.2.1 build to fix ‘Error 53’

On Thursday Apple published a new version of its current iOS 9.2.1 software with a new build number. The update fixes devices that were being bricked by “error 53,” Apple has also released a support document telling customers how to resolve the issue. In case you were unaware, error 53 appeared when the Touch ID validation check failed during an iOS…

‘Error 53’ may lead to a lawsuit against Apple

I’ve been trying to avoid writing an article about the ‘Error 53’ fiasco because honestly I believe it’s a non-issue. If you get your screen replaced by a third-party, it’s your responsibility to know that the third-party may or may not be using Apple certified parts. With Touch ID, however, replacing your screen gets a bit more difficult because it…

Some Apple services outages prevent users from purchasing digital items

According to Apple’s system status page, (as of 8:03AM PST), several Apple services such as the App, iTunes, iBooks, and Mac App Store are currently down. In addition, Apple TV services and iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match may also be down for some users. The timeline notes that some users have been seeing outages as early as 7AM PST, and Apple has…

Apple to get rid of ad-supported iTunes Radio stations on January 29, will require an Apple Music subscription

In an email that is currently rolling out to customers, Apple announced that they will be getting rid of the ad-supported iTunes Radio stations on January 29. This means if you want to listen to any iTunes Radio stations you will be required to have an Apple Music subscription. However, Beats 1 will become the “premiere free broadcast.” First launched…

Lots of movies on iTunes are on sale right now

If you’ve been waiting for a good sale on your favorite movie, now is the time to make a move. iTunes is currently having a sale for a ton of movies right now. Not the usual sale here and there, but there are at least 50-100 movies on sale right now. In addition to movies, movie bundles are getting a price reduction as well. Your usual $15-20 movie is…

Apple begins rolling out Carrier billing for iTunes and App Store

Apple has been falling behind in terms of carrier billing for its iTunes and App Store. We’ve seen in the past several carriers offer workarounds for this method but it seems as though Apple is working on supporting the feature, spotted first in Germany by TechCrunch. Customers who have O2 as their carrier in Germany are able to type in their phone number…

iTunes 12.3.1 released with stability and performance improvements

Along with the slew of other updates coming out of Apple this morning, iTunes has been updated to version 12.3.1. The update is a minor one as the only thing listed in the change log is stability and performance improvements. The update can be found by laughing the Mac App Store and heading to the updates tab. iTunes 12.3.1 is the first update in…