Apple Weekly News Roundup: Apple Music debuts, iPhone 6s rumors and more

Apple Music launches with iOS 8.4.

Last week's Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) largely revolved around Apple Music , which debuted on Tuesday with the iOS 8.4 launch.

The new service is not a stand alone app, but rather appears as a collection of features in the Music app, including For You, New, Radio and Connect. For You offers playlist and artist recommendations based on your preferences, while New shows you recently added songs and albums. Radio gives you access to the highly touted Beats 1 worldwide live radio station. Beats 1 is free to all iOS users, regardless of whether or not they subscribe to Apple Music (which will be $9.99 per month following an initial free three month trial period). The Connect feature is a social network where fans can follow and interact with artists.


Apple Weekly News Roundup: iPhone 6s rumors, Apple Watch SDK and more

Several rumors regarding the iPhone 6s (or iPhone 7?) emerged last week. The next generation iPhone will reportedly upgrade the camera with a 12 megapixel Sony sensor that will employ RGBW technology (which adds a white subpixel to the traditional red, green and blue subpixels) to improve low-light photography. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have 8 megapixel cameras.


Apple Weekly News Roundup: Apple Watch Ships, Earth Day Celebrated and More

Apple watch unboxed.

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) enthusiasts finally started receiving their orders of the highly anticipated Apple Watch last Friday, two weeks after the company started taking pre-orders for it. The watch is currently available for purchase online, but most models are backordered for several months. You won't find any at Apple's brick-and-mortar stores (though you can go in and try one on by appointment), but select high end boutiques in Europe, Asia and the U.S. have some of the more expensive models available for walk-in purchase.



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