The week in Apple news: Apple TV and iPad Pro rumors, new Apple ads, Apple Pay usage, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 21, 2015.


Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 21, 2015

If you believe the rumors, there's a lot to be excited about for the Apple TV; maybe the new version will jump start sales and push it above its competitors in the streaming video market. Apple's Jimmy Iovine talked about what Apple can do for the music industry, and Samsung says it's ready to battle Apple all the way to the Supreme Court. These are just a few of the Apple headlines this past week. You can see all the important headlines here in this slideshow. Want to get more details on a story? Click on the link.

apple tv

From Macworld’s Oscar Raymundo:

Originally slated to debut during WWDC in June, the new iOS 9-powered Apple TV had to be pushed back so that it wouldn’t be too taxing on Apple’s iOS 9 engineers, according to 9to5Mac.

Amazon reportedly beats Apple TV in 2014 as streaming video gets serious (TechHive)

vulnerabilities os x

From IDG News Service’s Jeremy Kirk:

The exploit code works in OS X versions 10.9.5 through 10.10.5. It is fixed in OS X 10.11, the beta version of the next Apple OS nicknamed El Capitan.

force touch stylus

From PCWorld’s Jared Newman:

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, the pressure-sensitive stylus will be an optional feature in the larger iPad, which is rumored to have a 12.9-inch display with 2732-by-2048 resolution.

applecare bestbuy

From 9to5 Mac’s Mark Gurman:

The AppleCare plans sold through Best Buy will operate identically to the offerings sold directly from Apple, but they will also combine in Best Buy’s standard warranty. Customers who purchase an Apple product along with AppleCare through Best Buy will be able to service their devices either directly via Apple or through Best Buy itself.

dr dre

From Macworld’s Caitlin McGarry:

“We’re beginning to show what we can do in terms of communicating music to a worldwide audience and helping artists at the same time,” Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine told the New York Times.

Dr. Dre Apologizes to the ‘Women I’ve Hurt’
Can Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Save the Music Industry? (Wired)
Apple Music retention is actually not too bad, says Apple (Macworld)
Apple’s live music festival (Macworld)

apple music ads

From MacRumors’ Eric Slivka:

...the artist ads are shot in black and white and end with the new tagline, but the artist ads include no spoken content, focusing only on the artists’ work and then briefly overlaying a representation of their Apple Music pages with the Connect feature highlighted.

Apple Posts New iPhone Ad for Apple Pay (iClarified)

apple watch appt

From 9to5 Mac’s Mark Gurman:

Now, a customer can simply walk into an Apple Store and try on an Apple Watch without any delay, except if all of the Apple Watch try on areas are occupied by customers who arrived earlier.

Apple Store to move the iPod from table to rack (Macworld)
Official opening date set for Apple’s first Belgian store (Apple Nleuws Ulaanderen)
Apple Said to Plan Dubai Stores After Winning Exemptions (Bloomberg Business)
Opening of official Apple stores in the UAE to ‘create excitement’ for its products (The National)

apple maps sources

From 9to5 Mac’s Chance Miller:

Apple has updated its Apple Maps Acknowledgements webpage with a breakdown of where transit data from each city is coming. The webpage reveals that Apple’s transit data from twenty different sources, with each source providing data for a single city in most cases.

australian bonds

From The Sydney Morning Herald’s Jonathan Shapiro:

Fixed-income investors were notified on Thursday morning that the AA+ rated maker of the iPhone would launch a two-part “benchmark” bond sale - offering four- and seven-year bonds.

samsung supreme court

From Foss Patent’s Florian Mueller:

I believe Samsung will get more support because no one in his right mind can be interested in design patents becoming infinitely more valuable and threatening than technical patents. That’s an absurdity that must be addressed now.

Apple vs. Samsung rages on as core iPhone patent is ruled invalid (Macworld)
Swiss Watchmaker Swatch Sticks it in Apple's Eye with new Trademark 'One More Thing' (Patently Apple)

apple pay apple watch

From Wristly:

What an incredible achievement in such a short amount of time — yes, 80% of Apple Watch owners who can, have already used Apple Pay.

apple watch worldwide

From 9to5 Mac’s Ben Lovejoy:

The Apple Watch’s expansion into third-party retailers opens up high street sales to a much larger slice of the population given the relatively limited number of Apple Stores outside the USA.

Rumor: Apple working on 'smart bands' for Apple Watch to add new health tracking functions (AppleInsider)

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