Top iOS news of the week: Apple GPU, GoPro on Apple Watch, iPhone battery case

This week in iOS we saw Apple's iPhone battery case, GoPro gets Apple Watch support, and a rumor has Apple working on its own mobile GPU.


Best Buy helps rich stay richer with Apple Watch Edition discount

Those wanting to spring for a $15,000 Apple Watch Edition can save big bucks at Best. Buy. The retailer is knocking $1,100 off the watch in time for the holidays.

The reduced price is $13,898 and not without a catch. This is a refurbished model.

Source' TNW


Apple rumored to be developing proprietary mobile GPU

A rumor has surfaced that says Apple will stop using Imagination's PowerVR chip in favor of a proprietary GPU under development in Cupertino. Industry sources claim Apple has been working on this chip in secrecy for several years.

Source: AppleInsider


Apple releases iPhone battery case, Cook says "It's not a hump"

Years after third-party options have been available for the iPhone, Apple has released its own $99 battery case for the latest iPhones. The case contains a battery that adds hours of usage away from an outlet.

The case has a hump on the back containing the battery and reviewers have proclaimed it an ugly hump. In an interview Tim Cook defended the case saying it's not a hump.

Source: ZDNet

GoPro gets Apple Watch control

The GoPro folks have added the ability to control the popular action camera with the Apple Watch. Using the watch GoPro users can start captures, preview shots, and start and end recording.

Source: TNW