Tag: Apple

Report: Upcoming update to iOS will allow iPhones to receive contactless payments

According to a report from Bloomberg today an upcoming update to iOS could allow iPhones to receive mobile payments directly using NFC, without the need for an external reader, such as a SumUp or Square device. If true, this would allow small business owners to receive mobile payments from Apple Pay and Contactless cards directly through the iPhone, without purchasing or charging an additional accessory. Apple purchased a company called Mobeewave back […]

Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 15.3 with bug fix for Safari security issue

Apple has today released a new update for iOS and iPadOS with version 15.3 which is now the third major update to both operating systems, since they were made available in September 2021. This update isn’t that major in terms of features, but does address some of the usual bug fixes and security fixes, one of which is pretty critical. iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 can be downloaded now by […]

Apple has stopped signing iOS 15.2 now that iOS 15.2.1 is out

Apple released iOS 15.2.1 last week with a fix for an issue with some third party apps on CarPlay not responding as well as an issue that could cause some Messages sent that contain an iCloud link not to be sent. Apple also fixed a pretty important security issue with HomeKit in this release too. However now that iOS 15.2.1 is out, Apple has now stopped signing iOS 15.2, making […]

New iPad Air rumoured to launch in Spring with upgraded specs

Apple is rumoured to update the iPad Air this spring, with a fifth generation model on the cards. The last generation was released in September 2020, around a month before the iPhone 12. The current model brought forward new design from the iPad Pro lineup, as well as Touch ID on the sleep/wake button for the first time. A new model is rumoured to launch this spring, with very similar […]

Apple releases iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1, both address HomeKit security issue

Apple has today released a minor update for iOS and iPadOS, with iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1. Both are very light in terms of additions or bug fixes, but it does address an important security issue that is present in HomeKit. iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1 are available now to download, as usual for free. Your device can be updated by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Apple […]

Analyst: Apple sold over 40 million iPhone 13 units during the holidays

According to an analyst from Wedbush, it is believed that Apple sold more than 40 million units from the iPhone 13 line, which includes the iPhone 13 , iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. If this report is true, then despite the well known chip shortages, Apple would have had a record period over the Christmas holidays. Over the period, demand has been reported to […]

Apple is working on a native app for Music on macOS

Apple is reported to be working on a new revamped Music app for macOS, one that looks to be fully native for the first time. For a long time the iTunes app and the Music have used something called JET, a technology which helps turn content loaded from the web into an experience which makes it seems native. Sometimes this has caused the app to feel sluggish and sometimes takes […]

Apple is closing some retail stores in the US and Canada, due to rise in COVID-19 cases

Apple has taken the decision this week to close some of its stores across the US and Canada, due to an increase in COVID-19 cases over the past weeks. Apple has closed eight of its locations temporarily as it manages the spike in new cases. According to Bloomberg, Apple will close a real location if 10% of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The following locations in Canada and US […]

Apple releases new Ted Lasso animated short for Christmas

Apple has this week released a new Ted Lasso short, with a Christmas theme. The video features the voices of the actors who portray the characters in real life and Apple has recreated animated versions of them too, featuring Ted Lasso, Roy Kent, Rebecca Welton and more. The video is live now on YouTube and is around 4 mins long and is called “The Missing Christmas Mustache”.