iPhone 6 going to China
The giant China market will be getting the iPhone 6 on October 17. It will be sold by carriers and online, with orders accepted on October 10.
“We are thrilled to bring iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to our customers in China on all three carriers at launch,” said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook.
Bug in iOS 8 can erase iCloud documents
Don’t reset all your settings in iOS 8, as a bug will also erase all your documents in iCloud.
Once the documents are erased from iCloud, those syncing their devices to the cloud may find them also erased locally with the next sync.
Deleted files can be recovered from backups.
Apple Pay may launch on October 20
A rumor has surfaced that claims those in a position to know are stating that iOS 8.1, the update that enables Apple Pay, will be released on Oct. 20. Developers got access to the beta version of 8.1 recently.
There are a number of improvements and fixes expected in iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay, the mobile payment service from Apple the biggest of them.
In-depth look at Apple Pay published
With Apple Pay soon to launch, not many details have been published about it until this week. The folks at TUAW offer an excellent detailed look at Apple Pay that is worth a read by those interested.
The overview covers everything from how Apple Pay will work to why it is so secure. The mechanics of an Apple Pay transaction are described in detail.
Online forums show users having issues with Bluetooth and iOS 8
A lot of the news about iOS 8 hasn’t been positive, starting with Apple bricking iPhones with the first update to the OS. Things haven’t settled down even after a couple of subsequent updates released to deal with those initial problems.
Users are reporting on online forums that iOS 8 is causing problems with Bluetooth. Reports indicate that devices are randomly disconnecting, especially iPhones paired with automobiles.
The good news is that some affected users are reporting that the beta version of iOS 8.1 fixes these problems with Bluetooth.