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Slow HomeKit rollout due to high security requirements

At WWDC 2014, Apple introduced HomeKit, a framework for controlling smart devices in the home from iPhones and iPads. While many were excited about the possibilities, there have been few HomeKit enabled devices released, with several just recently coming to market. Why such a slow rollout? It seems that there are high security requirements that Apple…

Developers rejoice: Apple disables written app reviews on iOS 9 beta

If there is one thing that developers hate, it’s seeing 1-star app reviews on an iOS beta. Typically, an iOS major release has plenty of bugs and glitches that affect old apps. For instance, I can name a couple of apps on my iPhone that don’t work on the iOS 9 betas. Unfortunately, not all iOS 9 beta users are developers, meaning that some people may see an…

Apple releases second public betas for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

Two weeks after the first public betas, and on the heels of the fourth developer beta release, Apple has also released new updates for their public beta program. Users in both programs can find this download in their appropriate software update location as over-the-air updates. iOS 9 will be bringing a lot of new features to iOS devices later this…

Apple quarterly report: $49b revenue, 47m iPhones, 10.9m iPads, 4.7m Macs

Apple has posted their quarterly earnings for the June quarter. Posted are quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and net profit of $10.7 billion. This is is compared to revenue of $37.4 billion and net profit of $7.7 billion in the year-ago quarter. Earnings per share rose to $1.85 per diluted share from $1.28 last year. Gross margin also was up slightly,…

iOS 9 beta 4 released to developers

Apple has released iOS 9 beta 4 to developers. This is the 4th developer beta since the initial iOS 9 beta was released after the WWDC keynote in early June. iOS 9 adds support for multitasking on iPad, a new Notes app, and a new improved Proactive search system. Two weeks ago, beta 3 added support for Apple Music, Beats 1, and Apple’s new News app….

Apple Watch satisfaction at 97% according to survey

While analysts are currently posting estimated sales of Apple Watch, another kind of statistic has emerged: customer satisfaction. Apple typically talks about how their devices are #1 when it comes to customer satisfaction. With a survey done by Wristly, it seems like the Apple Watch also ranks high among consumers. The survey comes by way of Ben…