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The AWT News Update brings you Apple-related news that you may not read about on the Apple World Today website. Updated M-F (except on US holidays), we'll keep you on top of the news in five minutes or less!
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Now displaying: June, 2015
Jun 11, 2015

At the top of the virtual headlines today:

  • The 5th Avenue Apple Store in NYC will be undergoing a renovation soon
  • A new Apple Store in the Upper East Side will open this Saturday
  • Foxconn wants to build an iPhone plant in India
  • ReplayKit will make it easier for users to record gameplay for sharing
  • The iPod disappears from the top menu of Apple's website
Jun 10, 2015

Someone broke the Apple news machine today... so it's a short AWT News Update:

  • An iOS 9 code investigation shows that future iPhones may have very high resolution FaceTime cameras
  • T-Mobile adds continuity support for iOS 9, so you can receive phone calls on a Mac or PC even if you've left your iPhone at home
  • ResearchKit gets an update, now supports iPad
Jun 9, 2015

Another day, another AWT News Update. Today we look at some Watch stats and apps, an acquisition, a CarPlay story, and discuss whether or not every song in the world will really be available on Apple Music.

  • Thanks to Marketcircle, our sponsor this week!
  • The Apple Watch now has over 6,350 apps available
  • eBay delivers an Apple Watch app
  • 2016 Cadillacs are coming with CarPlay compatibility
  • Incipio acquires ClamCase
  • Guess who's missing from the Apple Music service?
Jun 8, 2015

WWDC 2015 Special Edition... with not enough time to talk about everything even though this is the longest AWT News Update in history!

  • The Platforms State of the Union livestream is going on right now, with a lot more detail about what we heard this morning...
  • iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan will be released this fall. Developer betas are available now.
  • Apple merged the OS X and iOS developer programs and added in watchOS, all available now for a single $99 annual membership
  • Apple Watch will be getting native apps this fall
  • Apple Music launches on June 30, 2015 for $9.99 per month or $14.99 for up to 6 people per household. It includes Beats 1, a music/music culture radio station.
  • Siri gets a chance to help you with your music trivia

 

Jun 5, 2015

The lull before the storm of Apple news on Monday... here's what happened on National Doughnut Day:

  • Financial Times reports that Apple's new streaming music service will be called "Apple Music"
  • comScore shows that Apple increased its market share lead in the US capturing 43.1% of smartphone sales
  • The Cupertino Cops are playing hardball with AltConf
  • AWT will hold a Google Hangout on Monday to discuss the announcements made during the keynote
Jun 3, 2015

Updates and a ransom note. That's what you'll find on the AWT News Update today:

  • Skype gets a bug fix
  • Fantastical 2 has an Apple Watch companion that's pretty cool
  • Google Drive iOS app gets a clean new look and some new features
  • Showtime will have a streaming subscription program available soon
  • The Cleveland Indians bullpen issues a ransom note asking infielder Brandon Moss for a pile of Apple gear
Jun 2, 2015

A slow news day, but still enough for almost five minutes of Apple news straight to your ears:

  • Apple confirms that it will be livestreaming the WWDC 2015 Keynote, and Apple World Today confirms that it will be doing a Google Hangout during the event
  • Wunderlist developer 6Wunderkinder is acquired by none other than Microsoft
  • Apple has a new series of short ads highlighting the capabilities of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus camera
  • Remember Liquidmetal? Apple won a patent on a new manufacturing technique that uses bulk metallic glasses

 

Jun 1, 2015

After an inadvertent 3-day weekend, the AWT News Update is back with all of the Apple News you need to know:

  • A security researcher is reporting a vulnerability in Mac firmware that could result in rootkit malware infections
  • The Typo keyboard case for iPhone touted by Ryan Seacrest won't be available, thanks to the results of a second lawsuit by BlackBerry
  • Chase Bank embraces Touch ID for its mobile app
  • Apple is sweetening the pot during June for folks who want to trade in an older iPhone for credit
  • The Wall Street Journal confirms that Apple will launch its new music service at WWDC next week
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