Back in February we had heard the rumors that Apple had invited several developers to work on developing apps for the Apple Watch, and now thanks to a recent report by Bloomberg Business, additional details about Apple’s involvement in helping developers create apps for the smartwatch has surfaced.
One of those invited to Apple’s workshops was Starwood Hotels whose VP and creative director Stephen Gates revealed that they were working on an app that would allow hotel guests to unlock their room doors via a smartwatch app. According to the Bloomberg report, “Internet access is blocked inside the rooms, and no outside materials can be brought in to the labs with the test watches, a person who attended said.” Read full post →New Report Details The Secrecy Of Developing Apps For The Apple Watch
Last year Apple announced an iPhone 5 battery replacement program. For those unfamiliar with the program, basically there were a small percentage of iPhone 5 owners who were affected by bad batteries. This led to their phones draining noticeably faster than others which in turn required them to charge their phones more often.
The program stated that they would accept iPhone 5 units up to 2 years after purchase meaning that iPhone 5 owners had until the 1st of March 2015 to get their phone batteries swapped, if their handsets were the affected ones. However according to a recent update Apple made to the website, it seems that they have extended their battery replacement program. Read full post →Apple Extends iPhone 5 Battery Program