Browsing Archive March, 2016

WatchOS 2.2 Beta 5 Download Available on Apple Watch to Devs

Apple likes to offer pair updates so now devs who have already downloaded and installed iOS 9.3 beta 5 which is the most recent upgrade for iPhones and iPads can also download WatchOS 2.2 beta 5. Both firmwares are available in March 2016.

If you are curious how to update to WatchOS 2.2 beta 5 you are welcome to read our guide on how to update Apple Watch to new beta and try to install this version on your own. This would be only possible if you are already running iOS 9.3 beta 5 on your iPhone. Without this smartphone platform upgrade the latest Apple Watch release will be useless.

Apple Watch WatchOS 2.2 Beta 5 Release

The previous WatchOS 2.2 beta 4 was launched a week ago. The first one was offered in early January. Apple is expected to present iOS 9.3 and Watch OS 2.2 public releases pretty soon. The company is believed to be working on iPhone SE release, Apple Watch 2 generation update and some other interesting launches that should happen this spring. The famous ‘fruit’ giant will also unveil new iPhone 7 in the fall.

Don’t expect Watch OS 2.2 be a major update. This firmware will only bring minor changes. It will let all Apple Watch users to pair more than one smartwatch to their smartphone. Of course, this iPhone will have to run iOS 9.3 public version which will be present to users this spring.

Are you looking for any updates from Apple in 2016? We have already discussed what to expect from iPhone maker this year. There should be interesting changes and releases especially once Samsung unveils its new Galaxy S7 lineup this March.

Apple will have to create something unique and amazing with iPhone 7 update to attract more customers and keep current users interested in updating their handset.


OS X Kernel Panic to Be Fixed by Apple

It’s not the first time we hear about Apple bugs. The company is famous for its iOS and OS X devices. Users who have OS X gadget and try to use Spotify notice problems and Apple assures this is OS X kernel panic it has plans to fix soon.

The Cupertino-based company is now working on the fix and testing iOS 9.3 beta. Official OS X Spotify application randomly crashes and this is what the ‘fruit’ giant is planning to solve. The bug was first reported in the fall 2015. Spotify users keep pointing to the bug and issues. They get this problem after they update to version on OS X 10.9.5 operating system.

OS X Kernel Panic Bug Fix News

Since the bug repeats and is reported by many users, it seems to be common. This fix kernel panic has to be solved. The Spotify team already confirmed that it talked with Apple and got confirmation about issues in OS X version.

Apple is expected to offer OS X fix soon. Once it adds changes to the operating system and resolves the OS X kernel panic bug – users should get no problems with using the application on their computers.

It is unclear when Apple could bring the update and fix everything. The company is now working with iOS 9.3 update and testing iOS 9.3 beta 4 with registered developers. The known bug exists because the program [Spotify] makes network requests and this causes OS X kernel panic. There are other applications that cause that make the same issue occur.

If you are affected by the bug right now you can try to fix it on your own. Turn off your firewall and use Spotify. It should be ok until Apple offers a different solution.


New 4 Inch iPhone Name Announced: Apple to Release iPhone SE

There might be no iPhone 5se or iPhone 6c release this spring. Apple is no rumored to offer the new 4-inch iPhone name iPhone SE without any letters. The ‘fruit’ company is preparing a smaller handset launch sometimes in March or April.

The Cupertino-based giant is refreshing the handset lineup soon and it should bring a new device to the market. As numerous sources point Apple should offer 4-inch model. It could remind of iPhone 5c but be more powerful and get impressive features.
Many recent reports called the 4 inch iPhone image the iPhone 5se. It was believed to be the special iPhone 5s special edition. Now unnamed sources assure Apple is planning to drop the ‘5’ from the gadget’s name and call it iPhone SE instead.

iPhone SE 4 Inch 2016 Rumors

Previously Apple gave its new phones numbers in titles. There were no iPhone SE yet. Apple brought iPhone 3, iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and iPhone 6. It added ‘gs’, ‘c’, ‘s’ letters but there were numbers present.

Offering the iPhone SE Apple could make the gadget simpler. It should eventually replace iPhone 5s, get better features and improved battery. The iPhone SE version could get A9 processor, M9 co-processor and get similar design as 5s model. It could arrive with Live Photos option, Hey Siri support, NFC option and possibly 16GB and 64GB versions.

Apple is expected to announce the new smartphone in March.


iOS 9.3 Beta 5 Release Offered to Download for iPhone Devs

Apple gives all devs a chance to download iOS 9.3 beta 5 this March. The company updated this mobile firmware and registered developers can start testing it on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that support iOS 9.

The iOS 9.3 beta 5 update was supposed to fix the problem with Apple Pencil stop being the stylus on iPad Pro. The decision of Apple to take this popular feature away worried a lot of users. The company promised to solve the issue and bring back the demanded feature.

iOS 9.3 Beta 5 Release Update Download iPhone

Previous iOS 9.3 beta 4 was released in the end of February. The iPhone maker also presented public beta version for all iPhone and other iDevice owners who are participating in the free Public Beta Testing Program launched by Apple in 2015.

You can install iOS 9.3 beta 5 through OTA update or direct links. You should be a registered dev with registered UDID to access Dev Center and get the links. Ordinary users are not advised to follow iOS 9.3 beta 5 release and update since this is beta version that is buggy and problematic. Most applications are not supported by this update yet and it’s mostly meant to test new upcoming changes and updates.

iOS 9.3 will bring Night Shift mode that makes reading on iOS screen simpler and more comfortable to eyes. This feature is using clock + geolocation information to shift colors depending on the time of the day. The new platform also allows protesting some applications with Touch ID + password and enjoy 3D Touch Quick Actions for a number of programs.

This update will allow using Classroom app by managing multiple profiles on one iOS 9 device.

The public iOS 9.3 release date should be sometimes in March or April.


No iPad Air 3 This Year?

It looks like we will see no iPad Air 3 this year. Apple was believed to update its iPad Air to new version in 2016 however its plans might change. Customers were waiting for new iPad Air model in 2015 and the ‘fruit’ giant presented iPad Pro instead.

This year the company could release 9.7 inch iPad Pro and offer no iPad Air 3 upgrade. When rumors pointed to iPad Air 3 launch – there were reports about the new device coming out in the end of March. Now the release seems to offer a different tablet.

No iPad Air 3 Release 2016 Apple Rumors

If the ‘fruit’ giant really brings 9.7 inch iPad Pro it could get improved features and new options. The current iPad Pro model can use Apple Pencil as stylus and navigate with its help. The ‘fruit’ company is expected to release iPad mini 4, new iPad Pro or iPad Air 3, iPhone 7 and smaller 4-inch iPhone version and other upgrades.

It is also believed Apple would bring iPhone 5se or iPhone SE this spring and release iPhone 7 later in 2016. This could be the first year when the Cupertino company launches two different smartphones within the same year.

Unnamed sources promise 9.7-inch iPad Pro and talk about 12.9-inch version as well. The iPhone maker might unveil the tablet on March 15th, 18th or 22nd. There are several dates rumored and there is no official confirmation from Apple so customers can only wait for more details about new ‘fruit’ 2016 gadgets.

The iPad Pro update could get A9X processor, 4 speakers, better RAM and other useful features.


iPhone 5se Leaked Images and Design Ideas

Have you seen iPhone 5se leaked images? The ‘fruit’ giant is expected to release the 4-inch smartphone this spring. Apple March event is awaited by millions of users who wish to see the next handset and other gadgets the company should launch soon.

iPhone 5se design is not confirmed by Apple. Still according to pictures that appear online this device could arrive with curved edges and some slight changes. Along with 4-inch iPhone Apple should present the new iPad Air 3 and Apple Watch 2 version.

iPhone 5se drawings remind of iPhone 5se model. It has the similar size and design. There is one main difference as well. This smartphone could get the Power button relocated from top to the side and this reminds of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.

iPhone 5se image leaked

What else do we see? The so-called leaked picture shows slightly curved front glass panel however it’s not exactly as on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 5se could arrive with Touch ID feature that is popular among Apple users however this option is absent on the drawing. Maybe it’s not shown but will be offered by the ‘fruit’ company.

iPhone 5se Image Leaked online

There are not many details on this leaked image and nothing is officially confirmed. We only know that Apple is about to release some interesting updates and hopefully users will get 4-inch iPhone with great features and more powerful than older iPhone 5c.

The gadget could get silver, gold and space gray options. The storage capacity could be 16GB or 64GB but we’ll get all the details in early March.


iOS 9.3 Beta 4 Changes: Fix to iPhone 1970 Bug

Apple offers some interesting iOS 9.3 beta 4 changes. The company is working on iOS 9.3 upgrade and developers can already test beta 4 and see what it brings and improves compared to iOS 9.3 beta 3 and older iOS 9.2.1.

You have most likely heard of iPhone 1970 bug. A lot of users recently suffered from it because when they changed the date to January 1, 1970 on their handset it got bricked. Right, simple date change caused many troubles. Apple had to do something with numerous complaints it received.

iPhone Brick iOS 9.3 Beta 4 Fix

iOS 9.3 fixes iPhone 1970 bug in beta 4. The bug is solved and there should be no issues with users who update to public iOS 9.3 in the future and decide to play with their smartphone date by setting it to the first of January, 1970.

The problem occurred to 64-bit-equipped devices only. Right now the problem could still occur on your iDevice. Don’t be surprised and don’t change your date until there is working fix brought by iOS 9.3 update.

By the way, Apple changed the option for date setting. You won’t be able to set the date beyond December 31, 2000 so no 1970 or 1980 on your iOS 9.3 iPhone would be allowed at all. If you are currently bricked because of the date change you will become unbricked once you update to iOS 9.3 that would soon be available for public download.

If you don’t want to update you would have to remove your battery and this means a trip to Apple Store.


iPhone Nested Folders iOS 9.3 Creation Guide

Even though iOS 9.3 is currently available as beta firmware there are users who might want to create iOS 9.3 nested folders. Developers and public beta testers are now searching for bugs and problems in iOS 9.3 beta 4 which is the most recent firmware update offered by Apple.

Creating folder within another folder and this is exactly what iPhone nested folders iOS 9.3 is – is a nice glitch popular among many users. You can use these folders to remove icons and change the look of your Home screen.

iOS 9.3 Nested Folders iPhone How to Create Guide

If you think that your iOS 9.3 screen is cluttered and needs organization you can place a folder inside a folder [learn how to access iPhone folders through USB]. No one knows if Apple removes the glitch or let it remain on upcoming platform update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Guide on How to Make Nested Folders on iOS 9.3

Step 1. Here is what you need to do. Install iOS 9.3 beta on your iPhone if you are a registered developer or public beta tester. Enter the toggle mode on your smartphone.

Step 2. Continuously click on the open folder after entering the toggle mode.This way you will be able to make nested folders.

The process might sound undetailed still nested folders are available on both iOS 9 and iOS 9.3 beta and there is no need to jailbreak your Apple gadget to make such folders on your iDevice. Would iOS 9.3 jailbreak be possible? It is unclear at the moment and there are hackers who managed to jailbreak this beta firmware but their solution might never become public.