Tag Archives: iTunes

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…

Various reports saying iOS 9.3 is bricking iPad 2 devices

There have been various reports claiming that updating an iPad 2 to iOS 9.3 can potentially brick the device, with the iPad refusing to activate. A handful of users have reported on Apple Support Communities threads, tweets to @AppleSupport, and tons of emails to Apple regarding this issue. However, it could simply be Apple’s activation server being…

Apple Core 005: Sleeping with the government

Episode 005: This week, Peter and Josh mourn Andy’s absence for a brief moment before discussing device encryption for the last time. They then go into rumored devices for the March event, their pricing, and where Apple will go with their iOS line over the next couple of years. How to subscribe to Apple Core: Subscribe via RSS feed Open in…

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…

‘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…

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…