Apple Stores To Become ‘Town Squares’

Apple has announced that the Apple Store is dead: from now on new locations for the retail outlets will officially be dubbed “town squares.” The curious rebranding was announced by the company’s senior vice president Angela Ahrendts at the launch event for new iPhones. The name change is part of an overhaul of the stores […]

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Teams Up With Siri in New Apple Ad [Video]

I’m usually not all that into Apple products, but this ad promoting Siri as a voice assistant is really entertaining. Check it out below! [Apple]

iPhone Screen Repairs Could Get Easier

Apple is to let third-party repairers use an authorized machine to make it easier to fix cracked iPhone screens. It denies proposed state laws have pressured it into doing so. The move isn’t so much about simple cracks, but rather those where either the damage itself or the process of restoring it could affect functionality. […]

iOS 11: What You Need To Know

iOS 11 will not support the iPhone 5 or 5C, nor 32-bit apps. But the new system does have a range of changes that might be genuinely useful. The 5 and 5c won’t get the new system, a move that while not exactly unexpected, shows the ruthless pace of device upgrades, with the phones getting […]

Lawyers Brand iTunes App Store A Monopoly

Apple will face a court hearing over claims its tight control of iPhone apps constitutes an unfair monopoly. The plaintiff claims Apple’s 30 percent revenue cut is effectively a “surcharge” on app buyers. The people bringing the case say Apple effectively eliminates competition by making it difficult for app developers to sell directly to iPhone […]

A Quick Game for the iPhone’s 10th Year [Comic]

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Apple To Offer Original Shows, Netflix Style

Apple is reportedly planning to launch its own original TV content by the end of the year. It may use the material as a way to boost subscriptions to Apple Music. The Wall Street Journal reports that the content would be a big step up from the current limited video offerings on the service that […]

The Year in News: What Happened Next (Stories From September-December 2016)

It’s time to conclude our look back at some of the news stories we’ve covered here at GaS in 2016 as well as following up on later developments. In September a collection of Steve Jobs’s possessions went on sale. Highlights included a leather jacket worn in a famed picture of Jobs flipping off an IBM […]