As of today, Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3 for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models, meaning users can no longer upgrade or downgrade to those versions of iOS using iTunes. Apple is now only signing iOS 9.3.4. iOS 9.3.2, initially released to the public on May 16, 2016, was an ...continue reading Apple Stops Signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3

Canadian songwriter and producer Alex Greggs, who has worked with several renowned artists such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and the late Michael Jackson, is suing Apple in a larger lawsuit filed against singer Ariana Grande, electronic artist David Guetta, publisher Universal Music Group, and others, according to court documents filed electronically this week. ...continue reading Apple Dragged Into Lawsuit Involving Singer Ariana Grande

Apple has added banners to its U.S. website, iTunes Store, and App Store encouraging customers to donate to the American Red Cross to help support people who have been affected by the widespread flooding in southern Louisiana. Donation tiers available include $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 and $200, with all proceeds from donations sent to ...continue reading Apple Accepting Donations for Louisiana Flood Relief

“Why can’t I do [enter your pet peeve here] in iTunes?” It’s a common question; not that everyone wants to do the same thing, but I get a lot of email from readers wondering why a specific feature isn’t available in iTunes. In this week’s column, I look at one such missing feature: the inability ...continue reading Ask the iTunes Guy: Selecting multiple playlists, iOS Music icons, and more

Apple today added Japan to its list of countries eligible for iTunes carrier billing, suggesting the company is set to fast-track its expansion of the payment feature to regions across the globe (via Mashable). Japan becomes the fifth market to accept the transaction method, which allows users to charge iTunes content purchases directly to their ...continue reading Apple Expands iTunes Carrier Billing to Japan as Rollout Gains Pace

Apple CEO Tim Cook has made his second official trip to China of the year, meeting with government officials to discuss future investment opportunities. The Wall Street Journal, citing state broadcaster CCTV, notes that Cook met with China's vice premier Zhang Gaoli and pledged to open Apple's first research and development center in the country later this ...continue reading Apple is investing more in China, including an R&D center – The Verge

Apple has signed some kind of music agreement with Cash Money Records and its co-founder rapper Birdman, marking its first exclusivity deal with a full record label instead of individual artists, reports MusicBusinessWorldwide. Apple Music head of content Larry Jackson and Birdman himself both confirmed the deal through Instagram posts, with Jackson calling Birdman a ...continue reading Apple Inks Apple Music Deal With Cash Money Records

Apple has green-lighted its carrier billing feature for iTunes users in Taiwan and Switzerland, allowing them to charge app and media transactions directly to their cellphone bill (via Mashable). The two countries join Germany and Russia in allowing customers to pay for music, movies, apps, books (excepting Taiwan, since Apple doesn't sell books there), Apple ...continue reading Apple Rolls Out iTunes Carrier Billing Feature to Switzerland and Taiwan

Apple today provided developers with the sixth beta of tvOS 10, the next-generation operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 10 beta 6 comes one week after the release of tvOS beta 5 and two months after the operating system was first shown off at Apple's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference tvOS ...continue reading Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of tvOS 10 to Developers

Netflix has released the soundtracks for both its popular sci-fi series Stranger Things, and its new musical drama The Get Down, exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music. There are 36 total songs rounding out the "Volume 1" soundtrack for Stranger Things, and on August 19 a "Volume 2" is expected to launch on Apple's music ...continue reading 'Stranger Things' and 'The Get Down' Albums Debut Exclusively on Apple Music