Thursday Apple Rumors: Apple Removes Antivirus Apps from App Store

New Safari betas have been released

Here are your Apple Rumors for today:

apple-rumors-antivirus-apps-store-aaplWatch: Several groups are working on adapters for the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Watch, reports MacRumors. Many of these adapters have shown up on crowd funding websites and look to allow other bands to work with the devices. Some of these adapters are designed to allow various different pin sizes to work with the Watch. One such adapter that it being worked on would include plastic, anodized aluminum, stainless steel and gold plated steel options.

Safari: Apple has released new Safari betas to developers, AppleInsider notes. The first beta released by the company is Safari 7.1.5 and it works with OS X 10.9 Mavericks. The second is Safari 6.2.5 and it works with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The betas can be downloaded from Apple’s Developer Portal. Release notes for the betas state that some features are only designed to work on Safari 8.0.5 for OS X Yosemite. Testers have been asked to experiment with several different scenarios to see how the updated software reacts.

Apps: Apple is reportedly removing many antivirus apps from the App Store, reports 9to5Mac. A quick search through the App Store showed that all apps that offer virus protection have been removed. One of the developers behind an antivirus app that was taken down claims that it wasn’t the only target of the removal. Instead, it said that the removal was part of a store-wide scrubbing of antivirus apps. Apple hasn’t officially announced a policy change on antivirus apps.

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