Before the fireworks begin, here’s our look back at the tech week that was.
Top News Stories
Big moves on music front
This week, Apple Music celebrated its first birthday. By its second, the music streaming service could look much different.
We already know a refresh is coming this fall with iOS 10 and macOS. Now comes word that Apple is having informal talks to purchase Jay-Z’s struggling Tidal service.
Apple Music has 15 million subscribers, compared to Tidal’s 4 million. Spotify, the industry leader, has 30 million paying subscribers.
Lots of gray
The latest on the “iPhone 7”
This week, the rumor mill continued to suggest that the “iPhone 7” won’t have a headphone jack. We also received word that Apple won’t release a dark blue model after all. The company is said to be working on a very dark space gray model instead.
The next iPhone could arrive in just over two months.
In a big surprise, no new betas
This week, Cupertino was expected to unveil the second beta for iOS 10. Instead, developers continue to wait. Twenty days have passed since the first iOS 10 beta arrived. This version is now the third longest beta in iOS history. Apple released iOS 8.2 beta 2 after 22 days; the first Phone OS 2.2 beta survived for 29 days.
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On the App Store
Do you have what it takes to become a world-class chef? Find out with the game Gordan Ramsey DASH, now available on the App Store. The freemium app offers delectable food and plenty of Chef Ramsey’s signature rants.
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Games in Review
Christine Chan reviews new App Store titles
The graphics are beautiful, the music is tranquil, and the gameplay is challenging enough for everyone to enjoy. This is definitely a game that you’ll keep wanting to come back to time and time again.- Christine Chan on Nanuleu
This week’s reviews feature a new take on Threes!, BusyCal, and more:
- Hexagonal Runner The Little Fox Puts a New Spin on a Classic Story
- Ancient Trees Will Protect the Land from Darkness in Nanuleu
- Dungeon Tiles is an Addictive Mashup of Threes! and RPGs
- BusyCal, the Calendar for Busy People, is Finally on iOS
- Unravel Dark Secrets As You Go Into Mirror, a Cyberpunk Action Platformer
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Wearables and Other Accessory News
Audeze’s SINE on-ear headphones are one of the first on the market that connect using Apple’s Lightning. These headphones are so good, I say good riddance of the iPhone’s headphone jack.
Other accessory news: Master & Dynamic Goes Dark With Latest MW60 Wireless Headphones Offering
What will be making news next week? Stay with AppAdvice to find out.