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Apple’s new Lightning Dock requires iOS 8

Apple surprised us all by releasing a new Lightning Dock for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The dock, which also supports iPhones 5, 5c and 5s, arrives 9 months after the current crop of iPhones were released and features support for charging and syncing via the Lightning connector as well as audio out via its 3.5mm jack. Although not stated on the product…

Apple releases new universal Lightning dock for iPhone

Today, Apple released a new Lightning connector dock for iPhone. This dock is compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, and the latest fifth-generation iPod touch. The much-anticipated Lightning dock released almost 9 months after the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were introduced. However, given that Apple’s “official” Lightning…

Starbucks and Spotify ink multi-year, in-store music streaming deal

Ahead of a huge shift in Apple’s music offerings next month, longtime iTunes partner Starbucks has inked a multi-year deal with music streaming rival Spotify. Starbucks will make Spotify central to the music experience in its US stores and will also offer customers the chance to earn free drinks by subscribing to Spotify Premium. As part of the deal,…

WSJ: Apple shelved its UHDTV plans a year ago

Since Apple entered the TV market with its Apple TV set top box way back in 2007, we’ve seen rumor after rumor pointing to an eventual TV set from the Cupertino company. At almost every possible juncture, Apple has been quizzed on its plans for a fully-fledged TV with senior staff repeating the party line that Apple TV is simply a “hobby” for the…

iPhone 6s release date rumored for August

The next generation iPhone could arrive sooner than most of us expected if two reports from Taiwan are to be believed. The United Daily News suggests that the iPhone 6s will debut in August, rather than September as we’ve grown accustom to, thanks to better than expected component production yields. The reports also point to two new iPhones this fall, the…

First ‘Steve Jobs’ movie trailer gives us an early glimpse of Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder

The first official trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs movie was released yesterday. In it, we are treated to our first glimpses of Michael Fassbender as Jobs, select audio snippets from the film and brief shots of other cast members Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels. The Steve Jobs movie has faced a number of setbacks during production, but is…