Apple have updated their developer portal with details of this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, which will be held between June 13th and June 17th:
The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off at the historic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for an unforgettable Monday as Apple’s renowned developer community comes together to learn about the future of OS X, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The Keynote and State of the Union promise exciting reveals, providing inspiration and new opportunities to continue creating the most innovative apps in the world. End the day by honoring the most remarkable developers of the year at the Apple Design Awards.
Tickets cost $1,599 (USD), or 2,318 downloads of a $0.99 app1. (I’ll be watching the sessions from home.)
Update: Apple Pay is now available in Singapore. I was four days ahead of the curve.
My iPhone is setup with the region set to the United Kingdom, a result of which is that the Wallet app allows you to attempt to add Payment Cards. Today, I tested adding my Singapore Amex to Wallet and was greeted with the Terms & Conditions 1 for Amex usage with Apple Pay in Singapore.
Hopefully, Apple Pay will be launching soon in Singapore.
The Terms & Conditions seem to confirm that only Amex cards issued directly from American Express, rather than via a third-party, will work with Apple Pay in Singapore. ↩︎
I am travelling with two iPhones: an older travel iPhone, and an in use iPhone. The travel iPhone has my home (Singapore) sim card with mobile data turned off, and the in use iPhone has a local sim card (UK). The travel iPhone only connects to the network via hotspots or wi-fi.
I’ve configured iMessage to receive messages at my Apple ID, the Singapore phone number, and the UK phone number; and to send messages from the Singapore phone number only.
My issue is that after an indeterminate amount of time—sometimes as little as a few hours—the Singapore phone number disappears from iMessage and each time my travel iPhone connects to the network, it has to go through the iMessage activation process.
Is there anyway to prevent iMessage from deactivating in this manner?
Update (via @AppleSupport): iMessage will remain active as long as your device has a reliable connection to the network. If it remains in a state where it is not connected to Wi-Fi, a hotspot, or the cell network, iMessage will deactivate.
FlexBright developer Sam Al-Jamal told MacRumors he had worked with Apple through several app rejections to get FlexBright into the App Store and that no private APIs were in use, something that was seemingly confirmed by the app’s approval, but further review from Apple led to FlexBright’s removal. Al-Jamal has shared Apple’s explanation with MacRumors following an “exhausting discussion” with the Cupertino company. “The bottomline is Apple won’t allow apps to change screen colors,” he said.
It’s impossible to comprehend the inconsistent behaviour from the App Review team. Making a developer—any developer—waste time on developing solutions for something that they will ultimately reject is unforgivable.