In the news…
- A Chinese factory accused of manufacturing 41,000 fake Apple iPhones has been raided, with nine arrests. Workers repackaged secondhand iPhone parts as new devices for export, with the dodgy smartphones worth a reported Yuan 120 million (over £12 million/$19 million). BBC article.
- Inside sources at some major music labels, who are apparently bound by strict NDAs, have said that Apple Music has attracted more than 10 million subscribers in just four weeks, astounding all involved at the top. HitsDailyDouble article.
- Apple Pay is now available to First Direct and HSBC customers in the UK. While both banks were supposed to support Apple Pay from the beginning, their availability was delayed. Lloyds has confirmed it will add support for Apple Pay this autumn, with Bank of Scotland, Halifax, M&S Bank and TSB yet to set a date. Wired article.
- Apple has scrapped its former plans to release a new iPhone with a four inch display, according to Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri. Evidence of the small iPhone 6c was reportedly visible in Apple’s supplychain from January through to March this year, but it has now disappeared. CultofMac article.