Although Apple Pay has been around for some time now, chances are that many of those who recently upgraded to the new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus were coming from a phone that didn't support it. If you are new to Apple Pay, it is a mobile payment method that uses NFC technology to conduct secure transactions at contactless point-of-sale terminals.
If you signed up for the free Apple Music trial on or around June 30th then it is about to expire. The free trial period is only 3 months long and users must now decide if they want to pay for the service or use the limited free tier option. Apple offers two payment plans -- a $9.99 per month single user option, or a $14.99 per month family option. The free option gives users access to Beats 1 radio, Apple Music radio stations and artist feeds on Connect. Free users will not be able to enjoy unlimited skips or add Apple Music content to their library for offline listening. You can see a complete list of free and paid features here.
Apple on Monday announced that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have set a new sales record with more than 13 million units sold in only three days after its launch.
“Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
It was a slow week for App Store releases. I'm not sure why, but maybe it had something to do with the XcodeGhost malware infecting the Chinese App Store last weekend, but it's doubtful. Here are this week's most noteworthy games, apps and jailbreak tweaks released to the App Store and Cydia through 09/20/15 to 09/26/15. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep updated on all the latest iPhone and iPad news.
The biggest change to your iPhone and iPad in iOS 9 is Siri. Apple's intelligent personal assistant has graduated from just taking voice commands to also dictating your Spotlight Search by using your personal information to suggest frequently used contacts, apps, news and other relevant data. Users can use the search option on their device to find sports scores and schedules, to get stock prices and more. Users can also ask Siri to perform several new tasks thanks to iOS 9. Here are few new tricks Siri can perform:
Over 30 apps identified by Apple, mostly available on the Chinese App Store, were infected with malware after developers mistakenly downloaded a rogue copy of iOS Xcode development tool. Apple quickly responded over the weekend by pulling the apps from the App Store, and today the company has updated its XcodeGhost Q&A page with a list of the top 25 most popular apps impacted by the malware. The list includes popular titles such as Rovio’s Angry Birds 2 and the messaging app WeChat.
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are supposed to begin shipping on Friday, September 25, but some New York City residents may have to wait until Saturday to receive their handset. Controversial blogger Sam Biddle shared an alleged email from Apple on Twitter informing him that the delivery of his iPhone 6s may be delayed until Saturday.
We've already briefly mentioned Spigen's affordable clear bumper in our Top 5 iPhone 6s Cases recap, but today Spigen has released a whole new lineup of next-generation accessories. The Tough Armor Volt stands out the most thanks to its wireless charging capabilities. The $30 iPhone case features a shock-absorbing TPU interior and polycarbonate exterior for dual-layered protection against bumps and falls. It is also equipped with a built-in wireless charging receiver that flips open to give you access to your Lightning port.
Apple confirmed on Sunday that it has removed several apps from the App Store to clean up malicious malware affecting users, according to Reuters. Apple moved quickly to solve the problem after several security firms published a list of infected apps, including popular titles such as Angry Birds 2 and the messaging service WeChat.
"We’ve removed the apps from the App Store that we know have been created with this counterfeit software," Apple spokeswoman Christine Monaghan said in an email to Reuters. "We are working with the developers to make sure they’re using the proper version of Xcode to rebuild their apps."