Apple SVP Phil Schiller says huge iOS App Store changes are coming this fall (New Zealand’s spring) — Apple’s App Store problems are well-documented: it’s difficult to find apps, even when searching for them by name, and it’s tough for developers to stand out from the millions of other apps in the store. At next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple will officially announce its overhauled App Store. Soon any developer can offer subscriptions and keep more of the revenue, and App Store search is about to get a shake-up with paid ads.
Heart rate monitoring app Cardiogram goes native with watchOS 2 update — Cardiogram, the HealthKit-enabled Apple Watch app powering an ongoing University of California, San Francisco heart study, received a major update on Thursday with support for native watchOS 2 operation, a new complication, 3D Touch support for iPhone 6s and a refreshed look.
Apple debuts ‘Shot on iPhone’ ad timed with European Football Championship — Apple’s UK branch on Thursday premiered a new Shot on iPhone ad, The Beautiful Game, exploiting the UEFA European Football Championship beginning Friday.