Apple has had a busy week trying to fix bugs, expand its virtual reality reach and promote designers. Here we round up all the big Apple stories from last week, in case you missed any of them or want a handy recap.
Apple has released workaround advice for the SMS bug that can crash iPhones, iPads and the Apple Watch, explaining that Siri can be used to mitigate problems caused by the simple text attack.
Reports of the text bug started on Reddit and Twitter at the beginning of last week, where people described the attack and its impact on Apple devices. These include crashing the device or locking the user out of the messaging application.
There was much excitement over at Big Blue last week with the news that IBM has started offering employees the use of Apple Mac machines as work computers for the first time.
Apple and IBM have been working together for almost a year, creating business apps for iOS devices and supporting companies looking to use Apple's iPad in corporate environments.
IBM is now taking this ethos in-house by letting employees choose Mac machines as part of the company's choose your own device policy.
Apple designer Jony Ive (pictured centre above) has been promoted to chief design officer, cementing his position as the man who puts the look and feel into the company's devices.
British born Ive is much lauded for his work at Apple, which has included iconic devices such as the iPhone, the iPad and now the Apple Watch.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook said that Ive is being promoted to a newly created role that recognises his skills, ability and experience.
Apple has invested in an augmented reality software firm called Metaio that offers virtual reality authoring tools for Windows and Mac and lets developers create apps for iOS, Android and Windows PC (x86).
A legal document shared on Twitter confirms the deal with Apple, but there is very little official information to go on.
Apple's dominance of the smartphone market continues to grow after the firm became the biggest vendor in China for the first time, overtaking rivals such as Samsung and Xiaomi.
Data from Gartner found that total smartphone sales to end users hit 336 million units in the first quarter of 2015, up from 281 million in the same period last year. Emerging markets were the fastest areas for growth.
China represented the most notable segment of the market, and Apple enjoyed a whopping 72.5 percent rise in sales in the country driven by the success of the large-screen iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones.
Free software advocate Richard Stallman has accused the software industry of peddling malware, identifying Microsoft and Apple as chief suspects as their products are designed to do things that are not in the user's interests, such as snooping on their activity and installing updates without permission.
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