iOS 8 at 60%, Apple Watch site, China sapphire, Messages with voice


Refreshed Apple Watch site offers a glimpse at the device's user interface
Refreshed Apple Watch site offers a glimpse at the device’s user interface

Apple’s iOS 8 distribution back on track, now on 60% of devices
By AppleInsider Staff — Earlier this week, Apple revealed fresh statistics on iOS 8 distribution as seen through the iOS App Store, saying its latest mobile operating system is now running on 60% of iPhones and iPads.

Apple Watch website revamped with new UI and UX details — Apple on Wednesday updated its dedicated Apple Watch website to include additional information on operating system features unique to the wearable device, including break-out categories covering health and fitness, timekeeping and messaging. This is the link for the Apple Watch site.

Apple and a Chinese sapphire plant with Foxconn — Apple’s GT Advanced Technologies troubles are well-known, but a report coming out of Taiwan suggests Apple isn’t ready to give up on sapphire displays for iPhone just yet. Chinese-language The China Economic Weekly reported (via English-language Focus Taiwan) that Apple-supplier Foxconn is building a plant in China to produce sapphire for iPhone displays.

Apple touts iOS 8 voice messaging in new iPhone 6 ad — One day after delivering two iPhone 6 ads highlighting Continuity and gaming performance, Apple released a new ad for the new-for-iOS 8 feature that lets users send audio via Messages.

Get 6 MacPhun iOS apps for only US99¢ (NZ$1.29) during Black Friday — The regular price for these apps is $30 on the App Store. That’s Sumptuous, FX Studio Pro, Floorboard Education, TextExpander, the almost magical iTranslate Voice ($2.59 instead of $6) and Star Walk.