Rumor Scanner
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Rumor Scanner

Tuesday July 21

11:28
iOS 9 Beta 4 Tidbits: Home Sharing for Music, Volume Butto...

Apple today released the fourth beta of iOS 9, and as with the previous iOS 9 betas, there are quite a few new features bundled into the release. There are some major additions, such as the promised return of Home Sharing for Music, and several other minor tweaks intended to refine the look and feel of the operating system. With approximately two months to go until release, iOS 9 is already feeling faster, more polished, and more full featured. For those eager to know all about what's coming in iOS 9 ahead of its release, we've rounded up a complete list of the changes introduced with iOS 9 beta 4 below. You can also check out all of the changes, large and small, that have been made in previous betas: iOS 9 beta 1, iOS 9 beta 2, iOS 9 beta 3. Home...

| Read more »
10:21
Apple Seeds Fourth WatchOS 2 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth watchOS 2 beta to developers, build 13S5305d, just under two weeks after seeding the third watchOS 2 beta and more than a month after announcing the new operating system update at its Worldwide Developers Conference. watchOS 2 requires iOS 9 and can be downloaded over-the-air through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update. watchOS 2 is the first major update to the first version of watchOS, the software that runs on the Apple Watch. The new software brings many new features that Apple Watch developers can take advantage of, including native apps that run on the Apple Watch itself instead of the iPhone. It also allows developers to access the Taptic Engine and a number of other sensors in the Apple Watch, including the heart rate monitor, the microphone, and the...

| Read more »
10:18
Apple Seeds Fourth OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta to Developer...

Apple today released the fourth beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the third El Capitan beta and more than a month after unveiling the new operating system at its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference. The update is available through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center. It is not clear what today's update adds to the operating system, but we will add any new features and bug fixes to this post as they're discovered. Previous betas have featured primarily under-the-hood fixes to improve performance and reliability. OS X El Capitan builds on the features introduced with OS X Yosemite, focusing on improving performance and user experience. Behind-the-scenes improvements in El Capitan have...

| Read more »
10:18
Apple Seeds Fourth iOS 9 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 9 to developers for testing purposes, nearly two weeks after releasing the third beta and more than a month after unveiling the new operating system at the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference. The update, build 13A4305g, is available through Apple's over-the-air updating system on iOS devices and is also available for download through the Apple Developer Center. Xcode 7 beta 4 is also available. Today's beta includes the return of Home Sharing for Music, which was removed in iOS 8.4. iTunes chief Eddy Cue said Apple was working to re-add the feature in iOS 9, and he's kept his promise. This is also the first iOS 9 beta that's...

| Read more »
09:52
MobileFirst Unveils a New Array of iPad Apps for the Enter...

It's been a while since the MobileFirst site has been updated with new business apps. In fact it was in May when we last covered new additions. Today, MobileFirst launched another ten new apps with eight of them presented to you below in Jumbo format (once you click on the images).

| Read more »
08:07
New Analyst Report Claims Apple Shipped 4.2 Million Watche...

Last week we posted a report titled "A Colossal Overreaction to Slice Intelligence's Data on the Apple Watch," that claimed that Apple had barely sold 2.79 million watches. One week later and new data magically appears from Canalys that reportedly puts the real number of Apple Watch shipments at 4.2 million units.

| Read more »
06:48
Apple Music, Beats 1, iTunes and App Store Experiencing Is...

A growing number of users on Twitter are reporting issues with Apple Music, Beats 1, iTunes and the App Store as nominees are announced for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) exclusively on Beats 1. MacRumors can confirm that many of Apple's cloud-based services are currently not loading or are displaying error messages in the United States and Canada. Apple has updated its System Status page to reflect service disruptions for some users for the App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, iTunes U, Mac App Store, OS X Software Update, Beats 1 Radio and Volume Purchase Program. The issues have been ongoing since approximately 9:45 AM Eastern. Update 10:38 AM Pacific: Apple's System Status page now indicates that all services are online again. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories •...

| Read more »
05:52
Fearing Apple's New iPhone Models, Samsung Confirms E...

We reported last week that the rumor was that Samsung was going to debut their new Note 5 on August 12 and Samsung has now confirmed to the Korean Press that the official date for their launch is now set for August 13th in New York.

| Read more »
04:18
WTF: Samsung and a Coalition of Whiners Filed a Motion aga...

Last Thursday we posted a report titled "Xiaomi's Barra Says that they can't allow a Company (Apple) to Take Ownership of Smartphone Design." In that report we noted the incredible statement by Bara who said that "I just don't think that we can allow a company to take ownership of things that just are or how they are, right?" ...

| Read more »
03:56
Apple Watch Launches in New Zealand, Russia and Turkey on...

Apple has announced that the Apple Watch will be available for purchase on the Apple Online Store in New Zealand, Russia and Turkey starting July 31 after 7:01 AM local time. Turkish customers should also have the option of in-store pickup at one of two physical Apple Store locations at the Zorlu Center and Akasya Shopping Center in Istanbul. Apple Watch will now be available in over 20 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Kingdom. New Zealand - Apple Watch Sport: NZ$599 to NZ$699 - Apple Watch: NZ$949 to NZ$1,949 - Apple Watch Edition: NZ$17,500 to NZ$30,000 Russia - Apple Watch Sport: 23,990 RUB to 27,990 RUB - Apple Watch: 37,990 RUB to 78,990 RUB - Apple Watch Edition: 660,000 RUB to 1,120,000 RUB Turkey...

| Read more »
03:40
Apple to Blow Away Smartphone Industry Growth in Q2

Later today Apple will be announcing their third quarter financial results in a Conference Call scheduled for 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET. Yesterday TrendForce reported that smartphone shipments in the calendar second quarter of 2015 grew 1.9% ...

| Read more »
02:43
Apple Granted 38 Patents Today Covering 3D Biometric ID, a...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 38 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover three inventions including a new iPhone tapping feature for games along with ...

| Read more »

Monday July 20

19:49
Facebook, Google and Other Silicon Valley Companies Side w...

Facebook, Google, eBay, HP, Dell and other Silicon Valley companies weighed in on the ongoing Samsung and Apple patent case, siding with the Korean company in a "friend of the court" briefing filed on July 1 to the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and first spotted by Inside Sources [PDF via AppleInsider]. The companies argue that the court ordering Samsung to turn over profits would lead to stifled innovation. If allowed to stand, that decision will lead to absurd results and have a devastating impact on companies, including [...

| Read more »
14:56
Apple Continues Hiring Automotive Experts, Possibly for Ru...

Apple recently made a major automotive hire that hints at the company's continued work on an electric car, reports The Wall Street Journal. The company hired Doug Betts, who previously served as the Senior Vice President of the Chrysler Group, where he was the global head of operations leading product service and quality. According to Betts' LinkedIn page, he began working at Apple in July. Aside from a role in "Operations," in the San Francisco Bay Area, there are no details on what he is doing at the company. Betts' LinkedIn profile suggests he made major customer satisfaction improvements and warranty cost reductions during his tenure at Chrysler, with job duties that included quality engineering, field issue problem solving, manufacturing operations, and supplier quality, among other tasks. Prior to...

| Read more »
14:23
Samsung Invention Points to New Backside Touch Control Aim...

Earlier this month the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung revealing that their "Edge" smartphones could one day be able to offer more tricks. Back in 2010 we posted a report showing that Apple had invented backside controls for a future iPad ...

| Read more »
10:53
NFL 'Game Pass' With On-Demand Game Broadcasts C...

The NFL has long offered various packages that let football enthusiasts watch games on their mobile devices, but it's always been difficult to get that content on the Apple TV. That may be changing, however, according to a website dedicated to a revamped Game Pass program that the NFL plans to debut later this summer. For viewers in the United States, the NFL currently offers Game Rewind, with access to on-demand NFL games after they air on broadcast television. As of July 31, 2015, Game Rewind is being discontinued in favor of Game Pass, a consolidated service that will offer all 256 NFL season games on-demand as well as access to live out-of-market preseason games. Game Pass access will be added to the existing NFL Mobile app on the iPhone and the iPad, and the website indicates Game Pass content will also be available...

| Read more »
09:44
Apple Expands Seattle Presence With New Lease at Two Union...

Apple has agreed to lease office space in the Two Union Square skyscraper in downtown Seattle, according to Bloomberg. The report claims that Apple will occupy the 44th floor and half of the 45th floor in the 56-story office building, which is a roughly 30,000-square-foot space that can house 120 to 200 employees based on standard corporate leasing ratios. Seattle has become a hotbed recently for Silicon Valley companies because of its talent pool and lower cost of living compared with the San Francisco Bay Area, with Amazon, Facebook, Google and Alibaba Group among the tech giants with offices in the region. Apple opened its first engineering office in the city last year after acquiring Union Bay Networks. Apple has hired more than 9,000 employees in the last year and now...

| Read more »
08:20
Unknown Wristly Research Claims Apple Watch User's Sa...

There's buzz in the Apple Community today over a survey noting that 97% of Apple Watch users are satisfied with the device.

| Read more »
07:37
Class Action Filed Against Apple over iPhone AppleCare+ Co...

It was just last week that we posted a report titled "Employees who Sued Apple in 2013 Over Demeaning Bag Searches Get their Case Certified as a Class Action." Since that time two new Class Actions have been filed against Apple over breach of contract in relation to AppleCare services.

| Read more »
06:17
Apple Watch Beats Original iPhone and iPad in Customer Sat...

While some critics within the tech media have heavily scrutinized the Apple Watch since its launch, new survey data shared by Techpinions suggests that the true mass market sentiment toward the wrist-worn device is overwhelmingly positive. In particular, the survey found that traditionally "non-tech" users liked the Apple Watch more than those with a closer connection to the tech industry. According to research firm Wristly and Creative Strategies analyst Ben Bajarin, overall customer satisfaction with the Apple Watch is 97%, which is the highest customer satisfaction rating of any previous first-generation Apple product. Wristly determined that rating by combining the "Very Satisfied/Delighted" (66%) and "Somewhat Satisfied" boxes together (31%). The survey data is based on the Wristly...

| Read more »
04:07
If Your Phone Doesn't Have Access to 1.5 Million Amaz...

Apple delivered their second ad in their new campaign: if it's not an iPhone, then it's not an iPhone.

| Read more »

Sunday July 19

13:13
Apple Debuts New 'Amazing Apps' iPhone Ad

Ten days after releasing its first two iPhone ads using the new tagline of "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone," Apple today debuted a third ad in the series. The new ad, entitled "Amazing Apps" focuses on the array of apps available in the App Store. This is an iPhone. And it comes with something amazing: an App Store with over one and half million of the best apps available. That's over one and a half million hand-picked, awe-inspiring, just plain surprising, who knew a phone could do that apps. If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone.The latest campaign is the third series of ads for the iPhone, following an initial set from Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake and a more recent "Shot on iPhone 6" campaign that focuses on the...

| Read more »

Saturday July 18

19:00
Apple Predicted to Launch Apple Watch Sport in Yellow...

In a new research note outlining his predictions for Apple's recently completed financial quarter and beyond, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shares his thinking about some of Apple's upcoming product plans that will provide sales momentum in the latter portion of the year. -Apple Watch: Kuo remains conservative about the Apple Watch, pegging Apple's second quarter shipments at roughly 3.9 million and growing to 5.5 million in the current quarter as supply shortages ease and availability expands to more countries. As a result, he believes it will be difficult for Apple to reach Wall Street consensus estimates for 15 million units total through the end of the year, though analyst estimates have seen wide variations and Apple is indicated it will not be reporting Apple Watch unit sales in its financial results. Notably, Kuo believes Apple could launch the Apple Watch Sport in new color options to match iPhone 6s colors later this year, anodizing the watch's aluminum casing...

| Read more »
17:17
One More … No, Thirteen More Things about Apple Watch Band...

Just when I thought there weren't any more designs to be found, bam, thirteen more design patents were uncovered on page three of the Hong Kong Patent Office's database. They had skipped a page. In total, Apple has been granted 38 design patents for the Apple Watch, bands, packaging ...

| Read more »
15:11
Part 4: The Last 13 Apple Watch Design Patents from China...

Late yesterday the Hong Kong Patent Office published a huge series of design patents granted to Apple regarding Apple Watch. In Total, the Hong Kong Patent Office granted Apple 25 design patents that we've covered in four (one, two, three) reports. In this last report in our series we cover a series of line-art drawings relating to Apple Watch with Link Bracelet. In addition ...

| Read more »
 
AAPL
$122.99
Apple Inc.
-0.39
GOOG
$631.93
Google Inc.
+3.93
MSFT
$46.29
Microsoft Corporation
+0.95
MacNews Search:
Community Search:
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

Domino Drop (Games)
Domino Drop 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Domino Drop is a delightful new puzzle game with dominos and gravity!Learn how to play it in a minute, master it day by day.Your mind will be challenged.Your soul will be calmed.Features:- 3 unique game modes- 12 pleasant music... | Read more »
OPERATION DRACULA (Games)
OPERATION DRACULA 1.0.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $5.99, Version: 1.0.1 (iTunes) Description: 25% off launch sale!!!'Could prove to be one of the most accurate representations of the Japanese bullet hell shmup outside of Japan' - Touch Arcade'Massive screen-sized bosses who spew more bullets than you can count.'-... | Read more »
Race The Sun (Games)
Race The Sun 1.01 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.01 (iTunes) Description: You are a solar craft. The sun is your death timer. Hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time. Delay the inevitable by catching energy boosts which reverse the setting sun - if only for a moment. | Read more »
Tap Delay (Music)
Tap Delay 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: Back in the “old days”, producers and engineers created delay and echo effects using tape machines. Tap Delay combines the warm sound of vintage tape echo machines with a modern, step sequencer-like tapped delay engine which... | Read more »
This Week at 148Apps: July 20-24, 2015
July is Heating Up With 148Apps How do you know what apps are worth your time and money? Just look to the review team at 148Apps. We sort through the chaos and find the apps you're looking for. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Take a look at... | Read more »
Red Game Without A Great Name (Games)
Red Game Without A Great Name 1.0.3 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.3 (iTunes) Description: The mechanical bird is flying through an unfriendly, Steampunk world. Help it avoid obstacles and deadly traps using its teleportation ability while picking up power-ups. Grab as many gears as you can to... | Read more »
Warhammer: Arcane Magic (Games)
Warhammer: Arcane Magic 1.0.2 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $9.99, Version: 1.0.2 (iTunes) Description: Engage in epic battles and tactical gameplay that challenge both novice and veteran in Warhammer: Arcane Magic, a turn-based digital board game set in Warhammer Fantasy Battles. | Read more »
Mazes of Karradash (Games)
Mazes of Karradash 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: The city of Karradash is under attack: the monsters of the Shadow Realms are emerging from the depths.No adventurer is strong enough to defeat the horde alone, but the whole people of Karradash is ready to fight. | Read more »
Battle Golf is the Newest Game from the...
Wrassling was a pretty weird - and equally great - little wressling game. Now the developers, Folmer Kelly and Colin Lane, have turned their attention to a different sport: golfing. This is gonna be weird. [Read more] | Read more »
Qbert Rebooted has the App Store Going...
The weird little orange... whatever... is back, mostly thanks to that movie which shall remain nameless (you know the one). But anyway it's been "rebooted" and now you can play the fancy-looking Qbert Rebooted on iOS devices. [Read more] | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.