Although Apple has been in news for various reasons this week since its earnings announcement, there are two key announcements that will impact your Apple experience. We wanted to take a moment to highlight these.
Apple ends its free iTunes Radio Service.
Starting today, Apple discontinued the free, ad supported version of iTunes. Beats 1 will be available for your free use. Please note that if you had used iTunes Radio in the past to create your own stations or used the “Match” service to fill missing tracks in your albums, you will be directed to the premium Apple Music Service. Please take a look at our article highlighting some of the choices that are available to you.
Apple Product Recalls
This product recall only impacts those adapter units that were sold outside US. If you bought a Mac or iPad you may want to check this and get the new units. Apple is recalling the power plugs over electric shock issues. Recall affects users in continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and other countries.
Reminder, Mac Logic Card Replacement Reminder – End of Feb
Among other news that will impact our experiences, Apple has released the second iOS 9.3 beta for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to public beta testers. Changes include an updated control center, Night Shift Mode and other fixes. No news on the Battery Drainage issue so far for this release. The issue is still experienced after upgrades to iOS 9.2.1
Obsessed with tech since the early arrival of A/UX on Apple, Sudz (SK) is responsible for the editorial direction of AppleToolBox. He is based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Sudz specializes in covering all things macOS, having reviewed dozens of OS X and macOS developments over the years.
In a former life, Sudz worked helping Fortune 100 companies with their technology and business transformation aspirations.