One of the Apple Watch Sport 42mm Space Gray orders we placed here at TMO via Apple Pay didn't see a credit card charge until Wednesday (yesterday), and didn't get a shipment notification until Thursday (today), but is still on track for a Friday, 4/24 delivery. Good news is coming in for many folks who placed early pre-orders on Apple Watches, it seems.
Apple updated Keynote for iOS to version 2.5.3 Tuesday. The update includes support for the "Keynote Remote Apple Watch" app. That app will allow users to control Keynote presentations directly from their Apple Watch.
Some Apple Watch orders have shifted from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment." TMO readers have also reported that their credit cards are being charged. Both suggest Apple will have some Apple Watch shipments delivered on April 24th, as promised.
Apple announced a new MacBook during the "Spring Forward" event in March. Think you're getting your skipping out of an Apple Store with one on April 24th? Not so fast, pal. Apple's telling everyone to try their luck online, including resellers and even their own retail customers.
Kelly recently gave some suggestions for how to manage your iOS devices without using iTunes. Hopefully you enjoyed that time together, since it appears the iOS 8.3 update blocks some of the access that was available in 8.2.
Amidst all the hoopla surrounding the Apple Watch, the venerable Mac gets a shoutout, too: Apple's new MacBook is also available. The Apple Store is showing shipping times of 1-3 days for most models, but the 512GB Gold model has a shipping time of 3-4 weeks as of this writing.
It's official: Apple Watch preorders are off the chart. Within two minutes, shipping times slipped from a range of April 24th through May 8th to a range of May 13th through May 27th. Within a half hour, shipping estimates had slipped to June.
Apple released iTunes 12.1.2 on Thursday following Wednesday's release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 and the new Photos app for the Mac. Apple's release notes say the iTunes update improves import and syncing support from the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch into Photos.
Along with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, Apple released iOS 8.3 on Wednesday. The release notes for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch update say it includes performance improvements, bug fixes, and a redesigned emoji keyboard—none of which comes as a surprise since the 8.3 update has been available as a public beta.
Apple released OS X Yosemite Recovery Update 1.0 on Wednesday. The update, "improves the reliability of Yosemite Recovery when restoring from a Time Machine backup."
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