Tag Archives: iOS

iOS 8 now on 77% of iOS devices

After being available for over five months, Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system is now on 77% of iOS devices. Adoption continues to improve for the latest operating system, but it lags behind the adoption rate iOS 7 had last year. By this time last year, iOS 7 was running on approximately 88% of iOS devices. Meanwhile, iOS 7 is still reported on 20%…

iOS 8.3 beta 3 now available for developers

Apple has seeded the third beta of iOS 8.3 to registered developers. The release comes roughly two weeks after iOS 8.3 beta 2 was made available and a month after the first beta of iOS 8.3 was distributed to app makers. iOS 8.3 represents the next significant software update for iPhone and iPad users, bringing with it a number of new features not…

Third party Apple Watch apps introduced in keynote

Kevin Lynch came on stage to demonstrate some of the first third party apps that will be available for Apple Watch. These have presumably been developed in Apple’s “secret lab,” where Apple has collaborated with developers to optimize and debug their apps, so they will be ready for launch. Instagram Instagram allows you to view photos, and like &…

Apple announces ResearchKit for medical research

In addition to HealthKit, which aims to sync health and fitness data between apps, John Williams (COO of Apple) described that they discovered a potential for medical research along the way. To address this, Apple is releasing ResearchKit, which allows medical researchers to create apps that can assist in medical research. As one example, Apple showed…

Report: iOS 8.2 to be released on Monday

Having previously reported that iOS 8.2 was due for release this week, BGR is now claiming that the update to Apple’s mobile operating system will land on our devices next week. Apple reportedly decided to issue on last GM beta build to employees and carrier testing partners. This GM carries the build number 12D508. Despite BGR’s initial report proving…

iOS 8 adoption continues to grow, hits 75%

According to official data shared by Apple at its developer portal, iOS 8 is now running on 75% of active iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices. The figure, as measured by the App Store on March 2, 2015, represents a 3 percentage point increase over this time last month when adoption sat at around 72%. As shown on the pie chart above, iOS 8 is now…

Siri speaks seven new languages in iOS 8.3 beta 2

Apple seeded the latest iOS 8.3 beta to developers yesterday. As well as introducing a number of improvements to Emoji in iOS 8.3 beta 2, the developer release also includes a bunch of new languages in Siri. Later this year, when iOS 8.3 is released to the public, Siri will be able to speak and understand Russian, Danish, Dutch, Thai, Turkish, Swedish…

Apple has consequences for iOS accessory companies

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is tightening its policies in regard to accessory manufacturers. Four immediate sources have informed the site that Apple talked to accessory makers before the announcement of iPhone 6, with a proposed agreement. In an effort to stop the seemingly inevitable surge of leaks that come every year, Apple gave vendors an option…