In this week’s top stories: iOS 10 betas, iPhone 7, iOS 9.3.5 security update, and much more.
Apple Watch prices have been in a relative freefall in recent months with the oft-rumored upgrade expected in the coming weeks. However, we aren’t expecting a sea change upgrade this time around. Three weeks ago, a KGI report noted that the new Apple Watch 2 upgrade would include GPS, better waterproofing and improved performance but retain the same design. Another report last week reaffirmed those claims.
A launch alongside the iPhone 7 next month seems obvious. Apple, therefore, is likely in a hurry to clear current inventory (indeed shortages are already being seen) ahead of the launch and that takes the form of a $199 price tag on the base model Apple Watch Sport 38mm Space Gray Aluminum Case… expand full story
Update: A Spotify spokesperson tells us Bloomberg’s report regarding search results being buried is “unequivocally false”.
Following reports that Universal Music is preventing artists from agreeing to exclusive streaming deals with Apple Music and others, new reports claim Spotify is now limiting promotion of artists that take deals with rivals.
Apple has just started seeding out the seventh beta for tvOS 10 today to all current testers and developers. To update, check through the Software Update section on the Apple TV, or grab the Configuration Profile from Apple’s Developer center if you’d like to install it for the first time.
Apple has released iOS 10 beta 8 for developers to test on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10 brings a refreshed look to Apple Music and News plus loads of new features to the platform. The software update will be ready for everyone likely sometime next month, and we’ll dig through the eight developer version of the iOS 10 beta below. The seventh public beta version of iOS 10 is also available.
Apple could potentially put Intel processors inside iPhones as early as 2018, according to industry experts. Nikkei Asian Review published a new report today that highlights comments made by semiconductor analysts who believe Intel’s recent embrace of ARM could mean new competition to TSMC and Samsung sooner than previously expected.