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Like the rumor previously stated yesterday, the Apple Watch is now available for purchase in stores. However, this isn’t acting like a normal Apple device. You can’t just go in and buy it. Those who have reserved a time online and paid can go in and pick up the Apple Watch. Stock is spread throughout the classic Apple Watch and the Sport model. We’re not sure when it will be available for people just to walk in and get.
The Apple Watch is now available for purchase in-store in Australia. Like we said in the last article, it will likely be available for only in-store pickup. Since it’s the next day in Australia, it’s now available for pickup in the store. However, you can only get it in the store if you purchase it online and come to the store to get it. It’s not available for people who just walk in and get it. Right now it looks like there is a mix between certain Apple Watch and Sport models. There are several that aren’t available.
The Apple Watch is starting to arrive in stores, according to BGR. The report says that the watch is arriving today and will be available for personal pick-up starting tomorrow. Right now the models and stock are currently unknown. We’re also not sure when it will be available for purchase with just a walk-in. If you go to the Apple Online Store the watch isn’t currently available for in-store pickup, however it should show up tomorrow if this rings true with the rumor.
Apple has today seeded the sixth beta of OS X 10.10.4. This version comes a week after the last release to developers. This version adds a few tweaks and bug fixes. There are no major fixes that need to be noted.
Developers can update to beta 6 in the Mac App Store > Updates > Software updates > OS X 10.10.4 seed 6. If you don’t have it yet you can download it for the first time from the Mac Developer Center.
Back at the last media event, Apple announced ResearchKit, a way for companies to conduct research from their apps. Before, the SDK was limited to making apps for the iPhone only. However, Apple is today rolling out support to the iPad as well. In ResearchKit 1.1, not only does it add support for the iPad, but there is some other tweaks, like better slider support, active tasks, bug fixes, and more. Developers can learn more in the iOS Developer Center.
A new setting found under Safari settings in iOS 9 paves the way for ad blockers in Safari. There’s an option that allows you to enable or disable certain content blockers. These could possibly be downloaded from the App Store once developers start making these plug-ins. Apple never said anything about it at WWDC so it’s a little strange that we’re seeing it, but useful at the same time.
Apple is watching who has iOS 9 or OS X El Capitan and updating the Notes app on the iCloud website. If you have signed in with an Apple ID and are running either iOS 9 or OS X El Capitan you will see the new notes app. There is no need to access the iCloud beta site. You can do all of this right from the regular site. However, there isn’t as much features as the apps on the new operating systems. You can only make font changes and add a checklist. There aren’t any of the drawing features which are found within the notes apps.
If you’re running either iOS 9 or OS X El Capitan you can try the notes app beta at icloud.com.
Apple has fixed the iMessage bug that made iPhones crash when receiving a certain string of text. This was fixed in the latest beta of iOS 8.4, which was released yesterday. Now, when someone gets the message nothing will happen. However, this is still affecting devices until Apple releases iOS 8.4, which will come at the end of June.
Apple has today seeded the fourth beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers. This version comes two weeks after the last release. This version adds some bug fixes and improvements. Not many UI changes are present.
Developers and beta testers can update to beta 5 in the Mac App Store > Updates > Software updates > OS X 10.10.4 seed 5. If you don’t have it yet you can download it for the first time from the Mac Developer Center.
Apple has today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 8.4 to developers. This comes almost a month after the last seed to developers. This version of iOS adds a lot of music improvements, including Apple Music, which was announced yesterday.
Developers can update to beta 4 in Settings > General > Software update > iOS 8.4 beta 4.