Category - IPod
MacNN initially reported on the compatibility list of devices able to run the forthcoming iOS 10 yesterday shortly after the keynote presentation ended. That original article was based on a briefly-shown slide that listed the compatible devices, but was later revised when an expanded list that included older devices was published on Apple's web page promoting iOS 10. Along with other sites, MacNN has now received confirmation and clarification directly from the company's Cupertino offices that officially drops the iPad 2, iPad (third generation), the first-generation iPad mini, and the fifth-generation iPod touch off the list.
So originally Apple was this textbook example of a firm started in a bedroom and now it's this corporate behemoth that textbooks are being written about. There has to have been a moment when it stopped being one and became the other –– and whatever day that was, it looks like it happened in this week of June 4 through 10.
Reports are starting to circulate indicating that there is some sort of incompatibility between some iPad Pro 9.7-inch models and the newly-released iOS 9.3.2 for some users. Early adopters have taken to Twitter and the Apple self-support forums complaining of an Error 56 code following installation, and iconography demanding that the user plug the iPad into iTunes. However, nothing users have attempted at this point has brought the iPads back to life.
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) is investigating a complaint filed by Creative, current patent holders of the Zen MP3 player's interface. The complaint alleges that Blackberry, HTC, Motorola, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Sony, and ZTE are in violation of Creative's patent over hierarchical media playback menus, the same patent that it utilized against Apple's iPod nearly a decade ago.
We love Apple products, obviously, but there's no denying that they can eat up a lot of our outlet space, which is at a premium these days. Between our iPhone, our iPad, and now our Apple Watch, we're starting to run out of places to charge things. Fortunately, the Oittm 4-port Apple Watch Stand is here to solve that problem, combining a USB charging station with an Apple Watch stand.
It's not true that most people hate iTunes, but it is true that you chiefly hear from those who do. The rest of us might have the odd grumble, but we don't particularly complain, and we don't write a replacement app. You've got to give credit to developer Andrew Kazmierski for making EPod 1.0, an app that plays music the way he likes, and which sets out to bring back the appeal of the iPod.
Usually when you speak of a significant figure with Apple, you mean Steve Jobs or Tim Cook. Yet on this April 1 -- the 40th birthday of the company -- we want to examine 40 other figures. Numbers. Digits. The history of Apple as sliced up into numbers. Though speaking of slicing history, do make sure you're reading the year-long MacNN series that examines each week for what happened then across 1976 to today.
Late Monday afternoon, Apple released a seventh beta of iOS 9.3 to both developers and pre-registered public testers, a day before expected similar beta releases of OS X 10.11.4. Interestingly, the developer release and public-tester release are one build number apart -- 13E5233a for developers, 13E5234a for testers. The new beta was issued by itself, rather than in a group with other betas as has been the usual practice of late, though last week's sixth beta of tvOS 9.2 lagged behind the iOS, OS X, and watchOS betas by almost four days.
We thought last week was the beginning of the comedy portion of this whole depressing encryption debate between, essentially, the entire tech industry along with anyone who has ever understood the Constitution, and on the other side the US government and people terrified of terrorism -- which is a form of irony that doesn't yet have a name. Charles and Mike talk about a number of court cases and recent news, from the final chapter of the e-book case to the Chicago kerfuffle to -- as we must -- the latest turns in the FBI case, plus a lot of other topics