Apple Maps Adds Flyover Locations; Traffic Info in Thailand, and More

Another day, another content expansion for Apple Maps. Less than 24 hours after bringing TrainLink and bus routes to commuters in New South Wales, Australia, Apple’s mapping service has expanded its footprint with new three-dimensional Flyover content for Akron, Ohio and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Apple Maps Gains Transit Data for New South Wales in Australia

After previously introducing limited transit support for Sydney Trains in Australia, Apple’s now expanded transit directions in the country with the addition of TrainLink and bus routes for both Sydney and New South Wales, Mac Prices Australia discovered.

Apple Introduces Apple Music API in iOS 9.3 for Developers

Apple’s Affiliate Program Newsletter has started promoting a new Apple Music API, which the Cupertino company introduced alongside iOS 9.3. With it, third-party developers can implement in their apps interesting functionality for Apple Music subscribers, including playing tracks, adding songs to a user’s music library and queuing up songs based on a song ID for playback.

Apple Pay Expands in Australia with Support from ANZ

Apple Pay has gained support for credit and debit cards from the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), with the exception of the ANZ MasterCard cards and corporate cards, Reuters has confirmed yesterday.

Apple seeds third beta of iOS 9.3.2 to public testers

A couple of days ago we reported to you that Apple seeded the third beta of iOS 9.3.2 to developers, now it is available for public testers who would like to test the new iOS operating system on their devices.

Highlights from Apple’s Q2 2016 Earnings

Apple announced the financial results for its fiscal second quarter of 2016 this afternoon, and the numbers are pretty rough. While they fall within the company’s own guidance, iPhone sales are down 10 million units from the year-ago quarter, and revenue is down $7 billion.

Lunch With Apple CEO Tim Cook is Being Auctioned Off for Charity, Bidding Already at $110,000

Apple fans have another opportunity to sit down for a private lunch with CEO Tim Cook at Apple HQ in Cupertino — but it won’t be cheap. Cook’s charitable auction — which includes two tickets to an Apple keynote — is currently at $125,000 after 16 bids.

Apple Lays off Contract Recruiters as It Slows Recruiting Efforts

Apple in the past few weeks has been dismissing all of its contract recruiters, reports VentureBeat. Citing a source familiar with the matter, the outlet says the Cupertino company has begun cutting full-time recruiter as well.

Apple Watch 2 to Feature Cellular Connectivity and Faster Processor

In its report Monday which details the first full year of Apple Watch sales, the Wall Street Journal newspaper has revealed a previously unknown tidbit pertaining to a second-generation Apple Watch. According to the publication’s sources, the Apple Watch 2 will feature cellular-network connectivity and a faster processor.

2016 MacBook Teardown Reveals Use of Tamper-Evident Screws from Apple

iFixit has posted its teardown of the new 12-inch MacBook to reveal all its internals. The team notes that from the outside, the new MacBook looks exactly the same as its predecessor, with the new Rose Gold finish being the only key differentiator between the two.

FVideo: Download Videos from Facebook to Your iPhone's Camera Roll

There is no doubt that Facebook is one of the most popular social networks that instantly connects you to people from all over the globe. Facebook has been rolling out new updates and features like Reactions, Messenger Chatbox and other great features. However, one thing that many users wished Facebook had is the ability to download videos. Fortunately, if your jailbroken, you can get this feature with the use of a new jailbreak tweak called FVideo.

Beginning June 1 All New Apple Watch Apps Must Use the Native watchOS 2 SDK

Apple on Friday issued an advisory on its portal for developers about an important upcoming requirement for watchOS apps. According to a one-sentence post, “starting June 1, 2016, all new watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be native apps built with the watchOS 2 SDK or later.”

Best Buy Offers $200 Discount on Apple Watch, Discounts on iPads and MacBooks

As part of its four-day weekend sale, Best Buy is offering some rather deep discounts on a range of Apple products, including the stainless steel Apple Watch12.9-inch iPad ProMac notebooks (including the latest-generation MacBook Air) and iMac desktopsBeats 1 headphones and more.

Analyst Believes Apple Will Launch ‘iPhone 8’ in 2017 with Wireless Charging, OLED Display, and No Home Button

Apple will be launching new iPhones this fall, likely to be marketed as ‘iPhone 7’ and ‘iPhone 7 Plus’.

FBI paid more than $1.3 million for San Bernardino iPhone hack

While the encryption-focused brouhaha between Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation isn’t quite over, it’s at least simmered for the time being. And now we may know how much the FBI paid to unlock an iPhone at the center of the issue.

Infighting Between iCloud and Siri Teams Slowing Steps to Adopt In-House Cloud Infrastructure

A report Thursday published by the former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin’s outlet, The Information, paints a gloomy picture for Apple’s efforts to move its cloud services 100 percent in-house. That process has been slowed by “political infighting” as the company’s iCloud and Siri engineering teams are now “in open conflict”.

Check Out This iOS 10 Concept Full of Wish List Features [Video]

MacStories founder and editor Federico Viticci has joined forces with user interface designer Sam Beckett on giving us their take on some of the features that Apple may or may not implement in iOS 10, the next major revision of the mobile operating system powering the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Apple’s Talks with BMW and Daimler for Apple Car Project Reportedly Fall Apart

German newspaper Handelsblatt is reporting that German carmakers Daimler and BMW won’t be collaborating with Apple on its rumored electric car, code-named Project Titan. According to sources in the know, talks with Daimler and BMW over a cooperation deal on an electric car have ended. The talks with BMW collapsed last yea.

Apple Seeds iOS 9.3.2 beta 2 to Developers

Two weeks after Apple released the first beta of iOS 9.3.2 to its registered developers, the company today released iOS 9.3.2 beta 2 to members of the Apple Developer Program. The new beta has a build number and can be applied over-the-air on devices running an iOS 9 beta in Settings → General → Software Update or you can download the full installer from the Apple Developer Center, which requires a paid membership in the Apple Developer Program for full access.

Samsung Reportedly Supplying Apple with NAND Flash Memory in 2017

Following a five-year hiatus, Apple’s frenemy Samsung is set to supply NAND flash memory chips to Apple for its devices beginning with 2017, ETNews reported Wednesday. NAND flash memory is extensively used across Apple’s many products, including the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch and Mac notebooks.
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