Apple

Apple Music on Android has had 10 million downloads so far

Apple surprised a lot of people last year when it announced that Apple Music would be coming to the Android platform. The Android version was release to Google Play in November 2015, now approaching the one year mark when the app was released iDownloadBlog have uncovered from Google Play meta data how many times the app has been downloaded. According to Google Play, Apple Music for Android has been downloaded around 10 […]

Apple launches new Mac update, OS X El Capitan

Apple has finally released the next big update for the Mac, El Capitan. This date for release was never mentioned by Apple but was hinted by Craig Federighi earlier this month at the iPhone event in a demo. This release may disappoint users expecting big name features, but like iOS 9 there isn’t much going on visually but a whole lot under the hood to improve the experience and performance. […]

New MacBook Pro 15-inch launches, with Force Touch

The new MacBook had all the fun with the Force Touch trackpad and so did the 13-inch MacBook Pro, now Apple has launched a new version of the 15-inch MacBook Pro. When the new MacBook launched back in March, it got the new Force Touch trackpad and so did the 13-inch MacBook Pro, but the 15-inch didn’t receive any updates or attention, some rumours suggested a release for WWDC, but […]

A lot of new ‪iPhone‬ users are Android switchers

Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has released some new data which suggests that users switching from Android have helped fuel the recent growth for iPhone in Europe. Kantar has tracked the growth in Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain has had significant growth. iOS grew 1.8 percent from last year to 20.3% overall market share this year. What is interesting is that nearly a third of new iPhone users are switchers […]

‪‎Apple‬ Watch orders are now marked as “Preparing for Shipment”

This week the order statuses have been changing from “Processing Items” to “Preparing for Shipment.” The first orders were made a few weeks back on Friday April 10 and it has taken around a two weeks to begin shipping. The shipping dates are still around 24/4 to 8/5 for early orders. The Apple Watch pre-orders began on April 10 and within moments the shipment times slipped to late June and […]

Apple TV now has CNNgo for news shows

Apple seems to be updating and adding new channels to the Apple TV quite regularly and now CNNgo is available on the set top box but is requires a cable subscription to view live news, but on demand news can watched for free. Other news channels on the Apple TV include ABC News, CNBC, Sky News, CBS News, Bloomberg TV and WSJ Live which all are available on the device for […]

‪‎iOS‬ 8 is now installed on 68% of active iOS devices

Since the iOS 8 original launch back in September of last year, along side the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it has seen a slowish rate of adoption, but now the growth is picking up. As of January 5th 2015, the rate of adoption of iOS has hit 68%, which is a four percent increase from December 23rd. Apple has also seen strong performance over the holiday period, with […]

‪‎Apple‬ extends refunds to two weeks in Europe

Apple has decided to extend the refund window for iTunes users in the UK and rest of Europe. The details are simple. Apple will let you return, well receive a refund for any purchase made on iTunes within the two weeks window. There is a catch though, Apple has the right to refuse a refund request if the app has been opened or the song played, TV show watched and so […]

CarPlay now uses the MFi hardware development

CarPlay, which is Apple’s in-car infotainment system has recently starting appearing with aftermarket systems such as Pioneer and Alpine. Now, Apple has released a set of manufacturing and specification guidelines for building hardware. It will use the Made-for-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) scheme. Within the guidelines, Apple has stated that only in-dash units are permitted. Other specs such as a minimum of a 6-inch screen, with a resolution of 800 x 480 and 30Hz […]

Apple’s new iPad Air 2 has a triple-core processor

Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad, the iPad Air 2 is the fastest yet – even faster than last years iPad Air, which was fast in its on right. Some reviews from the likes of The Verge and Engadget have praised the display quality and performance of the tablet. The new iPad is powered by the next generation A8X chip, it is a triple-core processor which is the biggest processor ever put […]