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Small number of users planning to upgrade to iPhone 7, poll says

According to a survey done by Quartz, only 9.3% of U.S. iPhone users will be upgrading to the iPhone 7 due to the design looking similar to the iPhone 6/6s. In contrast, 25.2% would upgrade if the next iPhone had a brand new design. Right now, it’s unclear whether Apple is holding back a design change specifically for the 10th anniversary iPhone, or if…

Iran sends ultimatum to Apple to officially register or be banned

A local news agency in Tehran earlier reported that the Iranian government officials sent out an ultimatum to Apple Inc. According to the report, Apple is being asked by government to have the business officially registered; otherwise their products will be banned and the existing ones will be ‘collected.’ The order comes from Iran’s anti-smuggling…

Video shows off a dummy $150 iPhone 7 mockup

While many reports claim that they’ve “leaked” the iPhone 7, this particular video doesn’t claim it at all. Rather, it takes one of the hundreds of Chinese-made clones of the upcoming device and looks at it in detail. This video puts all of the “leaks” to rest by noting that the majority of them aren’t functioning models or even use genuine Apple parts…

Apple Pay officially launches in France

At WWDC 2016, Apple announced that it would be expanding its Apple Pay mobile payments service to France, and now the company has fulfilled the promise and is now live in the country. With the addition of France, Apple Pay is now available in 8 countries. Apple Pay is supported by Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards from Banque Populaire,…

U.S. Army to switch to iPhone 6s from Android due to poor performance

The United States Army’s Special Operations Command will be switching from Android to the iPhone. Previously, the Army gave soldiers an Android Tactical Assault Kit, which was equipped with what is believed to be some variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note. They will now be using the new iPhone Tactical Assault Kit, which will feature the iPhone 6s (via…

Apple releases OS X 10.11.6 to the public

Along with other releases going out today, Apple has released OS X 10.11.6 to the public. Just like its other counterparts, OS X 10.11.6 is a fairly small release focused on bug fixes and under the hood changes. The update can be downloaded via the Mac App Store or via the Apple > App Store menu. There are currently no release notes for this…

Apple seeds macOS 10.12 beta 3 to developers

Along with other betas going out today, Apple has seeded its third beta of macOS 10.12 to developers. MacOS 10.12 Sierra packs some relatively major features such as Auto Unlock via Apple Watch, Apple Pay via iPhone, and Siri finally makes it debut on the Mac. The update is currently now available for both developers and public beta testers.  It’s…

Apple releases watchOS 2.2.2 to the public

Alongside various other betas, Apple is chugging along now releasing watchOS 2.2.2 to the public. Just like iOS 9.3.3, we don’t expect anything major in the release. In fact, Apple did not push any betas for the Apple Watch for watchOS 2.2.2 unlike other platforms. To install the update, you’ll need your Apple Watch connected to its charger and…

Apple releases tvOS 9.2.2 to the public

Today, Apple has released for tvOS 9.2.2 to the public. This is roughly a week since the last developer seed. TvOS 9.2 brought support for Bluetooth keyboards, folder arrangements on the home screen, and more. We’ll keep digging to see if there’s more changes and update this post as we find out. You can apply the new update by visiting Settings >…