Apple Working On iOS 8.4, May Integrate Beats Music

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Apple certainly appears to be busy working on various iOS releases. Earlier today, they seeded iOS 8.3 beta to developers, which joins iOS 8.2 beta 5 as  At the same time, we heard they would have a renewed focus on stability and optimizations with iOS 9. Apparently, these aren't the only builds that are being worked on in Cupertino. Yet another iOS 8 build is in the works. … [Read more...]

iOS 9 To Focus On Stability, Optimization

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There's been a fair amount of discontent about the stability of Apple's recent software releases, both on the desktop and mobile. It now appears that perhaps those voices have been heard and changes to address those concerns will come when the company releases iOS 9 later this year, keeping up with the companies yearly release schedule. … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8.2 Beta 5 To Developers

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Apple today released iOS 8.2 beta 5 to developers. This release will be necessary to support the Apple Watch, due out in April, according to Tim Cook. The release includes assorted bug fixes and improvements. The release is strictly for developers. It supports Watch Kit, the development kit that allows for applications that can be extended to Apple's new watch. The release is available OTA (over-the-air) or as a download from Apple's developer portal.   … [Read more...]

iTunes Connect Displaying Wrong Apps When Logged In

A major security issue is affecting iTunes Connect, the portal used by developers to manage their apps. The issue is widespread and it appears a good number of developers are not able to access their own apps. The portal allows developers to login, but once logged in, they are presented with an entirely different account. This of course presents unauthorized users with complete control over an account. As a developer, I logged in this morning and was granted access to an account responsible for apps from major magazine publishers. iTunes Connect has been shut down. If and when Apple provides a statement, we'll pass it along, along with any information as to when it will be available again. Developing... … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3 Software Update

Apple has released iOS 8.1.3. The software update includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements including: Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results Fixes an issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad Adds new configuration options for educational standardized testing The update, which is only 247MB), is available OTA (over the air), but requires a WiFi connection to update. … [Read more...]

iOS 8.2 Beta 4 Released To Developers

Apple today released iOS 8.2 beta 4 to developers. The update is the fourth release en-route to the public release. It represents the first update in three weeks, with the holidays likely impacting the update. iOS 8.2 will be a significant release as it will usher in official support for the Apple Watch. This should not be confused with iOS 8.1.3, which is rumored for release early this week. Developers can download the update either OTA (if currently running iOS 8.2 beta) or via the developer portal. Apple has yet to provide details on when the Apple Watch will be released, other than a vague 'Spring' timeframe. … [Read more...]

Apple Testing iOS 8.1.3 Update, May Be Coming Next Week

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Apple has been working on a relatively minor update in iOS 8.1.3. With the holidays behind us, it appears testing of this update has ramped up within Apple. Several sites are reporting an increase in iOS 8.1.3 devices populating their site analytics. The increased testing suggests that it could be in the final stages before a public release. … [Read more...]

Has Apple’s software quality declined?

Today marks the start of CES, the yearly consumer electronics show that features most every prominent electronics, computer and phone manufacturer. I say most, because Apple doesn't attend this show. In years past, despite not being in attendance, they've managed to disrupt the steady of stream of CES headlines, with news often breaking regarding real or rumored products. With CES 2014 kicking off today, Apple is once again grabbing headlines, but not for the reasons one would expect. Marco Arment, the accomplished developer behind Instapaper and now Overcast, published an article outlining his discontent with Apple's software quality, suggesting that marketing has become a higher priority. This has set into motion a media frenzy that has … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8.2 Beta 2 To Developers

Apple today has pushed an over-the-air update to iOS 8.2. Beta 2 of the release has started to propagate to developers running iOS 8.2. The release is now available on Apple's Developer portal. The update is 67.3MB in total. Apple lists the release as containing bug fixes and improvements. The big news with iOS 8.2 is the introduction of support for the forthcoming Apple Watch. Developers have been given access to WatchKit, which allows for testing of Watch apps. The Apple Watch is expected in early 2015, though Apple has yet to provide any details as to a specific release date. You can discuss the latest iOS releases, including today's beta, in our forums. … [Read more...]