Apple is replacing faulty batteries on ‘a very small number’ of iPhone 6s devices
‘Tis the season for Apple replacement programs, it appears. Days after the U.S. tech giant addressed ‘touch disease’ on certain iPhone 6 Plus devices, so Apple has announced a battery replacement program for iPhone 6s owners affected by unexpected shutdowns. Apple said the problem impacts “a ..
Apple’s big App Store purge is now underway
Earlier this year, Apple promised it would clean up its iOS App Store by removing outdated, abandoned apps, including those that no longer meet current guidelines or don’t function as intended. That great App Store purge now appears to be underway, according to new data from app intelligence firm Sensor ..
Apple picked up talent, tech from defunct music startup Omnifone in August
As the race continues to pick up more subscribers for streaming music services, TechCrunch has learned that one of the most prominent players in the field quietly picked up some talent and tech to advance its position. Apple hired at least 16 employees and purchased select technology from Omnifone, ..
Photo app Ever removed its spammy SMS feature after Apple banned it
Score one for the consumer against the indefatigable force of growth hacking. Ever, the photo storage app that we called out in September for spamming SMS contact lists (it rebranded from Everalbum shortly after), has found its way back into Apple’s App Store after getting temporarily banned for its practices. ..
It looks like Apple killed its cheapest laptop for consumers
Apple seems to have scrubbed the 11-inch MacBook Air from all of its online stores following its MacBook Pro presentation earlier today, and with that, the death of the 11-inch MacBook Air is official. At the event, Apple unveiled a series of new laptops, including a thinner and more lightweight 13-inch ..
Tim Cook ‘not sure’ Apple will meet iPhone 7 Plus demand by the end of the year
Apple is working to match the demand for the iPhone 7 Plus as best as it can, but it might not meet all the demand by the end of the year, CEO Tim Cook said on the investor call discussing its fourth-quarter earnings. “It’s hard to say,” Cook said in response to an investor question […]
According to Apple’s official figures, iOS 10 adoption rate now at 54%
Apple has unveiled its own official measurements for iOS 10 adoption, which comes in at 54 percent. That means the majority of iOS device owners are running the new mobile operating system. What’s interesting, however, is how different Apple’s official figures are from the third-party estimates ..
Spotify could out-dance Apple if it does acquire SoundCloud
SoundCloud as a company is a disaster, but it’s the only streaming service with the DJ sets and remixes kids love. So it makes perfect sense that Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire SoundCloud, the Financial Times reports. Spotify already declined to buy it twice over the past year and a half; ..
Apple also released watchOS 3 today and here\u2019s what\u2019s new
Today has been a massive Apple update day. The company released iOS 10, tvOS 10 and also watchOS 3. After announcing it at WWDC, it’s finally here — and it’s a huge update. I won’t mention all the changes with watchOS 3. Instead, I’ll focus on three topics — speed, app switching and watch ..