iOS 8 adoption rate at 87% ahead of iOS 9 release

iOS 8 adoption rate at 87% ahead of iOS 9 release

Less than a week before Apple is scheduled to unveil the new iPhones and the final release of iOS 9 to the public, the company has updated its iOS distribution chart to reflect that iOS 8 is now running on 87 percent of iOS devices out there.

KGI: New iMacs with ‘much better display’ coming soon

KGI: New iMacs with ‘much better display’ coming soon

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the upcoming iMac will have a “much better display” thanks to Apple using a LED phosphor material called KSF.

iOS 9 Feature Preview: Transit directions and Nearby recommendations added to Maps

iOS 9 Feature Preview: Transit directions and Nearby recommendations added to Maps
Apple’s Maps application has been the Achilles heel of iOS since its rocky launch in 2012 as part of iOS 6. In the early days following its official debut, the Maps application was ridiculed for its laughably inaccurate details, such as routing people across airport runways and placing the Washington Monument in the middle of a body of water. It was so bad that Maps earned the label as the one the top tech fails of 2012 by CNN and other publications. Apple rebounded from this early criticism, though, and has improved its Maps application steadily over the past several years. The latest version in iOS 9 continues this trend, adding features such as public transit info and nearby recommendations. Read on to find out more about these new features and other things Apple has in store for Maps in iOS 9.

KGI analyst confirms base model of new iPhones will come with 16GB storage space; no sapphire lens for the rear camera

KGI analyst confirms base model of new iPhones will come with 16GB storage space; no sapphire lens for the rear camera

In his latest note issued to investors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple will continue to offer the upcoming iPhones in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage variants. 

Apple increases iPhone 6s display orders ahead of September 9 unveiling

Apple increases iPhone 6s display orders ahead of September 9 unveiling

Apple has increased its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus display orders from Japan Display ahead of their big unveiling on September 9, according to a new report. Thanks to the demand, Japan Display isn’t feeling the impact of China’s weakening smartphone market.

CallReply displays incoming call as a banner notification on your iPhone

CallReply displays incoming call as a banner notification on your iPhone

When you receive a phone call on your iPhone, the whole call interface takes up your screen until you answer or reject it. This means that you can’t interact with the currently open app while there’s an incoming call. I find this very annoying and so do many people.

Report: Too many people risking their lives for spectacular selfies

Report: Too many people risking their lives for spectacular selfies

An obsession with capturing spectacular selfies in dangerous locations and situations is encouraging too many people to put their lives at risk, according to a Reuters report. The craze has led to “a string of gruesome deaths worldwide.”

U.S. judge approves $415m settlement in poaching lawsuit involving Apple

U.S. judge approves $415m settlement in poaching lawsuit involving Apple

U.S. district judge Lucy Koh has granted a $415 million settlement to end a poaching lawsuit in which workers accused Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe of conspiring to hold down worker salaries and prevent engineers from taking jobs with rival companies.

Leaked images confirm iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be slightly thicker and larger

Leaked images confirm iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be slightly thicker and larger

The latest set of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus photos received by MacRumors confirm what many leaks and reports have been saying for the last few months: the new iPhones will be slightly taller, thicker, and wider than the existing generation iPhones.

Apple adds The Weeknd, Take That, and The Chemical Brothers to this year’s Apple Music Festival

Apple adds The Weeknd, Take That, and The Chemical Brothers to this year’s Apple Music Festival

On August 18, Apple officially announced its latest music festival, this one entitled, appropriately, The Apple Music Festival, which is set to take place between September 19 and September 28.