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Following the launch of the new iPod touch today, Apple has also launched a new iPod nano and shuffle. Unlike the iPod touch, this update only adds new colors. There are no new software or processors. We only see new colors. Those colors are silver, gold, space gray, pink, blue, and red. That is for both the nano and shuffle.
Following rumors that Apple may launch a new generation iPod touch, Apple followed through with that. This time we’re actually seeing more than a color change. This iPod touch new features a new 64-bit A8 chip found in the iPhone 6, M8 motion coprocessor, 8-megapixel rear camera, new colors, and a new 128GB configuration. It starts at $199 for 16GB and goes up to $399 for the 128GB model. This is available in silver, gold, space gray, pink, blue, and red.
It’s available starting today. You can order one here.
Apple has just seeded the first beta of OS X 10.10.5 to developers. This comes two weeks after releasing 10.10.4 to the public. 10.10.5 is likely going to be the last update to Yosemite before the release of El Capitan this fall.
According to the release notes, this version improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. That’s all we know right now, but when more info is discovered we’ll be sure to update this post.
Developers can download the latest beta of Yosemite in the OS X Developers Center.
Apple has today seeded the first beta of iOS 8.4.1 to developers. This comes two weeks after releasing iOS 8.4 to the public. This is one of the first times that they’ve seeded an x.x.1 version to developers. They usually wait until a more major version to seed a beta.
Right now we’re not sure what’s new with this beta. Apple has not provided release notes. If or when new things are discovered we’ll be sure to update this post. Like most versions, this likely includes some minor bug fixes and improvements.
Developers can get iOS 8.4.1 by downloading it in the iOS Developer Center.
Apple has today officially launch Apple Pay in the United Kingdom. The mobile payment service was slated to launch on July 14, and since it’s already the 14th there, the service has already launched. This means that you can use your U.K credit card in apps and in stores that support Apple Pay. This joins Apple’s total of one country that supports Apple Pay (the United States).
The United Kingdom spans more than one country. Thus, those in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland can use Apple Pay. If you have an Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, or iPhone 5 or newer you can use Apple Pay. In-store purchases are limited to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus right now.
Apple has just released iTunes 12.2.1. This comes almost two weeks after the initial release of 12.2. This update adds mainly bug fixes, including ones iTunes Match members.
- Fixes an issue for iTunes Match where iTunes incorrectly changed some songs from Matched to Apple Music.
- Provides a way to correct a library problem affecting former iTunes Match subscribers.
- Includes minor bug fixes and improvements for Beats 1.
This update is available to Mac users in the Mac App Store > Updates > Software updates > iTunes 12.2.1. Those on Windows can update using the Apple update tool.
Following Wednesday’s release of OS X El Capitan beta 3, Apple has now released a supplemental update. This mini update is intended to fix problems that have caused many apps to crash. It’s a smaller, 10MB download and does require a restart to install. Users noted that many 32-bit apps were crashing and not working. This update fixes those problems so developers won’t need to update their apps. Those interested can update in the Mac App Store > Updates > Software update > OS X El Capitan Beta Supplemental Update.
Apple is planning on releasing new iPod models around July 14, says French site iGen. A few weeks ago we reported that with iTunes 12.2, there were three newly colored iPods that we’ve never seen before. That hinted us towards new iPod updates coming soon, however we didn’t know when.
Apple is rumored to be releasing new iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle models. In the pictures we didn’t see anything new design wise. Thus, we’re more likely to see new colors only.
After some digging, users were able to discover six new iPod colors. Those are silver, pink, tan, blue, gray, and red. Apple already has some with similar colors. However, there are slight differences.
According to the site, we’re likely going to see these new models come some time around July 14. Apple does like Monday’s so we could also see them then as well. We’ll be sure the let you know when the new models are released.
Apple has tonight released two new iPhone ads. They’re called “Loved” and “Hardware & Software”. Both of these ads bring back the classic Apple saying “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s now an iPhone.” They haven’t used this for a while and they’re bringing it back in these new ads.
The first ad, called “Loved”, talks about how people love their iPhone. They say that 99% of users love them. Then they showed a bunch of people being happy and playing… obviously loving their iPhone.
Then we have “Hardware & Software”. This one takes a stab at all other smartphones. It’s talking about how Apple creates both the hardware and software and makes sure that everything works well together. The hardware complements the software and the software complements the hardware. Most other phones are made by another company and the software is made by Google. The other companies try to use a skin over Android to make it their own, but it’s not as good as iOS. (That actually wasn’t in the ad. That’s just what we’re saying happens.)
Apple has today released the public beta program for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. Back at WWDC Apple announced that they would be doing this public beta program in July and they have followed though with that. To access these betas, you have to sign up. However, after that you don’t need to wait or for an invite to be sent out to you. All you have to do is sign up and either enroll your iOS or OS X device. Keep in mind that this is a public beta and you will not get updates as often as developers. You can learn more and sign up here.