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!

Apple TV won’t get Streaming Television Until 2016

1:59 PM, Aug. 14th, 2015 · · iObserver

New Apple TV launching without streaming TV service

Apple may be planning on introducing a new Apple TV model in September, but it won't come with a streaming television service—at least not until next year. Apple will reportedly introduce the new Apple TV on September 9, but won't mention its own streaming TV plans thanks to content licensing negotiation delays.

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Apple needs to do something to stay in the set top media box game, and getting a significant Apple TV refresh on store shelves would certainly help. They can work on getting the content deals in place for the rumored streaming TV service at the same time, but don't need to let that hold back the new hardware launch.

iOS 9: See Extra Battery Details

8:58 AM, Aug. 14th, 2015 · · iObserver

iOS 9 battery features

Let's talk about the beta of iOS 9! And let's specifically go over a new setting that'll let us determine more precisely how our battery life is being used. If you've ever been curious to see which apps are eating up your battery in the background, now you beta testers can know for sure. We've got energy-saving happiness for you in today's Quick Tip.

Apple Music Adds Beats 1 Schedule in iTunes 12.2.2

5:13 PM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · iObserver

iTunes 12.2.2 Screenshot

Apple released iTunes 12.2.2 on Thursday. Like iOS 8.4.1, this update focuses almost exclusively on Apple Music, and the top new feature is the ability to view a schedule in Beats 1 radio, as shown in the screenshot in the full story.

iOS 8.4.1 Released with Focus on Apple Music Improvements

2:52 PM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · iObserver

iOS 8 Icon

Apple released iOS 8.4.1 Thursday, an update with a major focus on Apple Music. The patch notes list fixes for iCloud Music Library, interface issues, playlist improvements, artwork fixes, improvements to Connect, and a fix for tapping Love when listening to Beats 1.

Apple Quietly Replacing Apple TVs for Wi-Fi Issues

10:21 AM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple swapping out some defective third gen Apple TVs

Apple is replacing a few third generation Apple TVs over wireless networking issues, but instead of announcing a recall program, the company is quietly contacting owners via email. The method Apple is using to alert customers is likely a sign that only a small number of defective Apple TV units were shipped, and not a move to cover up the problem.

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Apple's approach to replace the defective Apple TV units is a little different, but at least the company is proactively addressing the problem.

How To Reset A HomeKit Device

8:57 AM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · iObserver

How to reset HomeKit from our iPhone or iPad

If you're lucky you have some HomeKit compatible hardware in your home. If you're less lucky, you might need to troubleshoot it. Kelly helps you reset your devices and get back to living in The Future.