Along with iOS 8.2, Apple released Xcode 6.2 for developers on Monday. The update for the app development environment includes iOS 8.2 support, and WatchKit support for developing Apple Watch apps.
As promised, iOS 8.2 for the iPhone and iPad was released Monday following Apple's "spring forward" media event where Apple Watch and the new ultra-thin MacBook were shown off. iOS 8.2 includes support for the soon to ship Apple Watch, and sports a new Apple Watch app.
Apple showed off the Apple Watch smartwatch at its special media event on Monday and answered many questions that have been hanging in the air ever since it was first shown off last September. To cut to the chase: You can see and pre-order them on April 10, they ship on April 24, and the gold model pricing really does start at US$10,000.
Apple introduced its new ultra-thin laptop on Monday during its "Spring forward" media event with a shopping list of new features, but only a single port for power and peripheral connections. The new laptop, dubbed MacBook, is thinner than the MacBook Air, sports a 12-inch Retina display, and weighs only two pounds.
Following Apple's announcement that HBO Now is coming exclusively to Apple TV, company CEO Tim Cook said the price of the set top box is dropping from US$99 to $69. The price cut was made, according to Mr. Cook, to make Apple TV more accessable to an even larger audience.
We're just hours from Apple's Spring Forward Event, where the company is expected to provide more details about the Apple Watch. So what better time to throw out some more speculation about the newest "soon-to-be-must-have" device? TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous takes the under on price speculation and wonders about upgrade paths. How wrong is he? You'll find out soon!
Apple released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.03 Friday, an update that adds support to OS X Yosemite for 16 new camera from Leica, Nikon, Panasoni. Pentax, and Sony Alpha. RAW is a file format for storing images in a way with minimal processing—it's most often used by pros.
Apple told customers Thursday that Aperture will no longer be available for sale in the App Store once Photos for OS X and iOS is released "this spring." The company stipulated, however, that Aperture will continue to work in OS X Yosemite.
David Sparks recently branched out on his own, and his first project, the Workflow Field Guide, is now available. Kelly tells you more about the latest MacSparky Field Guide.
Pebble clearly wasn't done with its new smartwatch announcements when it unveiled its Kickstarter for Pebble Time because now you can preorder Pebble Time Steel, too. The Steel version of Pebble Time comes with an all metal body instead of the Time's metal bezel on a plastic body, plus it sports longer batter life.
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Seeing people flip over Pebble Time and Pebble Steel doesn't necessarily mean the entire market has been holding out waiting for something besides the devices that are already shipping, but it does show that consumers who want certain brands are willing to buy without a second thought. That's a very good sign for Apple Watch when it goes on sale.
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