Top iOS news of the week: Apple Music, Apple owners more loyal than Samsung's, better battery warranty

News this week in iOS saw the release of iOS 8.4, word that Apple is giving better battery warranties, and that iPhone owners are more loyal than Samsung phone owners.
Written by James Kendrick, Contributor

iPhone owners more loyal than Samsung's

A survey of Apple and Samsung customers found that iPhone owners seem to be more loyal than Samsung's. The vast majority of iPhone owners, 83.4 percent, said their next phone would be another handset from Apple.

Although trailing Apple, Samsung didn't fare too badly with 64.2 percent planning to buy another phone by the company.

Source: Cult of Mac

Apple releases iOS 8.4 with Apple Music

A new version of iOS was released this week. An incremental update, iOS 8.4 added Apple Music support. The new streaming service from Apple looks to compete with Pandora and Spotify, among others.

There are also some tweaks to iBooks, mainly better support for audio books.

Source: ZDNet

iPad, iPhone batteries with less than 80 percent health now replaceable by AppleCare+ warranties

Batteries degrade over time, and previously iPad and iPhone owners with extended AppleCare+ warranties had to wait until the battery had less than 50 percent health to get them replaced. This week the terms of the warranties were changed allowing replacements with less than 80 percent health remaining.

Apple's battery technology has gotten pretty good and most owners probably won't hit the new level for replacement, but it's nice to have that option.

Source: Lifehacker

Images of iPhone 6s appear

Rumors of an iPhone 6s to appear later this year have been swirling around the web. Photos claiming to be of the metal case of this phone have surfaced. The images show the iPhone 6s will be much like the existing iPhone 6.

Remember these are rumors and the photos may not be real.

Source: 9to5mac

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