Reported by TechCrunch, Apple has launched a magnetic charging dock for Apple watch for $79.
This charging dock launched by Apple, enables users to charge the Apple Watch in both Flat and Nightstand mode. The dock comes with an additional 2M lightning cable which gets attached to the bottom of the dock, providing charge to the magnetic adapter at its center. We managed to pull in few images of the accessory along with an unboxing video of the same uploaded on YouTubes channel via 9to5 Mac.
The ‘system status’ page was updated by Apple around 7:30 PM Pacific, reflecting restricted availability for various services including App Store, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes Store and Mac App Store.
This downtime of the store services affected users who were unable to have complete access or use the Apple website, along with others such as Apple Online Store, Apple ID, Apple Music, FaceTime, iCloud, TestFlight, iMessage and several other services, eventually hinting that Apple had Server or DNS issues.
Apple has come out with three new iPhone 6s television ads called The Camera, Crush and Flip a coin. These ads continue to highlight Apple’s campaign “the only thing that’s changed is everything”, concentrating on the improved functionality of the cameras and hands-free “Hey Siri” feature on iPhone 6s.
The Camera is a one-minute ad, showing new iPhone 6s camera features along with, 3D Touch, Retina Flash, Live Photos and 4K video recording. The ad features 1080 HD slow-mo video recording in which groups of people are taking selfies with the improved 5-megapixel FaceTime camera. Stephen Curry, an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA) gives a cool touch the ad.
Japan will enjoy a new service launched by Apple, iTunes Pass which allows users to go to an Apple Store in Japan, buy credit in-store for the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore, after which money will be applied immediately to the Apple ID account instead of requiring to receive a gift card and entering a redemption code. This new service for iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore will be availed by users in Japan with iPhones and iPod touch.
A report by 9to5Mac states that Apple is searching for retail employees who are “passionate photography enthusiasts” to test their forthcoming Photos app for the new OS X.
We are seeking a technical and passionate photography enthusiast to join our Quality Assurance team working on Photos for OS X. You will be part of a fast moving team of specialists tasked with delivering the next generation of photography tools for Apple.
Apple is planning to replace their current PR head Katie Cotton with former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. Re/Code’s Kara Swisher expressed that Jay Carney’s name is “being bandied about” for the position.
According to a new report published by KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, the launch of 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may defer to 2015 due to production hitch at Apple. The smaller 4.7 inch version will set afloat over the larger 5.5-inch model before the year ends.
According to The New York Times, Eric Schneiderman, New York Attorney General, announced that Apple’s Activation Lock Feature in iOS 7 has helped to reduce iPhone-related theft in New York, London and San Francisco. The report says that there has been “significant” reduction of iPhone-related theft.
Apple TV is said to be equipped with the continuity feature which Apple introduced in the Worldwide Developers Conference. Developers who installed the latest iOS 8 beta with the OS X Yosemite version, and the current Apple TV beta released yesterday spotted a pop up notification stating that Apple TV will gain few of the Continuity features released in the Worldwide Developers Conference.