Apple Launches Long Overdue Replacement Program for Faulty iPhone 6 Plus iSight Camera

1:55 AM, Aug. 24th, 2015 · · iObserver

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Apple on Friday launched the "iSight Camera Replacement Program for iPhone 6 Plus," publicly acknowledging a longstanding defect in some iPhone 6 Plus devices that can result in blurry images from the rear-facing “iSight” camera. Users with potentially defective iPhones can now check their device's serial number for replacement eligibility.

Jeff Gamet Discusses Apple’s Next iPad on MacVoices

9:09 AM, Aug. 21st, 2015 · · iObserver

TMO's Jeff Gamet on MacVoices

The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet teamed up with MacVoices this week for a special MacJury panel to look at what could be in store for Apple's next iPad. The panel also offered up their thoughts on the rumored September iPhone launch event, the future of the iPad mini, how they use their iPads, and more.

Evidence for the iPad Pro This Fall Is Now Ironclad

5:15 PM, Aug. 19th, 2015 · · iObserver

Mounting evidence from several sources suggests that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is just about certain to be released by Apple this fall. While this new product may not, alone, turn the tide of iPad sales, it will launch a new step forward in the evolution of the iPad family.

4 Clever Uses for an iPhone Camera

4:20 PM, Aug. 19th, 2015 · · iObserver

Your iPhone's camera is more than just a picture taking thing in your pocket. It's also a great memory aid. How great, you ask? Kelly Guimont has some great tips on how she uses her iPhone to help remember the important stuff in her life, like where she parked the car.

Customers report: Apple Pay on Apple Watch is Magical

4:00 PM, Aug. 18th, 2015 · · iObserver

Research on Apple Pay with Apple Watch

Unlike Apple Pay on an iPhone, which requires one to pull the phone out and authorize, typically, with a fingerprint, payment with an Apple Watch is a joy. Frictionless. In a Wristly research report, most users describe the process as "magical." 

Reading the Tea Leaves: New iPhones on September 18

2:31 PM, Aug. 18th, 2015 · · iObserver

The next iPhone will launch on Sept 18

Apple hasn't made any official announcements yet, but enough pieces are coming together so that it's easy to make an educated guess on when the iPhone 6 replacement is coming out: September 18. Apple typically releases new iPhone models in September so that's a given, and thanks to the company's cell service partners who don't get the meaning of "secret," the actual launch date is looking like Friday, September 18.

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Apple hasn't confirmed anything yet, but it's looking pretty solid for a mid-September iPhone 6s launch.

You Will Want Lynktec’s New Apex Electronic Stylus for iOS

2:15 PM, Aug. 18th, 2015 · · iObserver

Lynktex Apex Stylus

Last year, Lynktec improved on its original battery powered electronic stylus by including a rechargeable battery. TMO gave it a 5 out of 5 rating. On Aug 13, Lynktec relased an improved version that's lighter, has a new nib material for a better feel and is optimized for the iPad Air 2 display, all the while retaining its compatibility with all other iOS devices. John Martellaro reports on this exceptional stylus.

Sprint Follows T-Mobile, Offers iPhone 6s Upgrade Deal

7:07 PM, Aug. 17th, 2015 · · iObserver

Sprint follows T-Mobile's lead with new iPhone upgrade offer

Sprint is following T-Mobile's lead and offering customers who get an iPhone 6 now a free upgrade to the iPhone 6s when it's released, presumably in September. The deal, called iPhone Forever, lets subscribers lease a new iPhone and upgrade whenever an updated model is released.

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Once again, it's T-Mobile setting the standards for the smartphone market. To see what kind of deals we'll get from Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in the coming months just look to see what T-Mobile is doing today.

iOS 9 Developer Course 90% Off: $99

4:06 PM, Aug. 17th, 2015 · · iObserver

The Complete iOS 9 Developer Course for only $99

If you're looking for some help on getting up to speed on coding apps for Apple's soon to be released iOS 9, check out TMO's special deal on StackSkills' online training: The Complete iOS 9 Developer Course. You'll get 90 hours of course content where you learn to build 100 apps with Xcode 7, plus you'll learn to use Swift 2, develop watchOS 2 Apple Watch apps, work with SpriteKit, and more. The training series is regularly priced at US$999, but you can sign up for $99—a 90 percent discount!