Apple's week: iPhone 6C on 9 September, Windows 10 Boot Camp for Macs, jobs for white men

Here's your weekly roundup of Apple goodness, in case you were on your summer holidays last week and missed all the excitement from Cupertino. 

Apple's workforce still mostly white and male despite more diverse hires

Apple remains a white male-dominated technology company, although it has made some headway with hiring more women and people from ethnic minorities in the past 12 months.

Apple's second diversity report revealed a minor increase in the overall diversity of the company compared with 2014, seeing a rise in the proportion of women from 30 percent in 2014 to 31 percent this year.

However, Apple claimed that 35 percent of its new hires globally in the past 12 months were women, a 65 percent increase over 2014 and representing 11,000 women joining the company.

Apple looks to the enterprise to reverse faltering iPad sales 

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Apple is looking to reverse sliding iPad sales with a new-found focus on the enterprise market.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is working with more than 40 unknown enterprise app developers in an initiative known internally as the 'mobility partner programme'.

The partners have not yet been named, but the report claims that the list includes accounting firm Xero, digital cash register firm Revel Systems and field-service software outfit ServiceMax.

Apple unleashes Windows 10 Boot Camp for Mac users

Windows 10 is available now as a free upgrade

Apple has announced the availability of Windows 10 for Macs using Boot Camp.

The option to install Windows is available on all Mac versions with OS X Yosemite, and El Capitan when it arrives. Users will need to get their own copy of Windows 10 - specifically the 64-bit version - and a licence key.

iPhone 6C tipped to debut at Apple's 9 September event 


Apple will reportedly launch the iPhone 6C at an event in September.

Notorious Twitter leaker @evleaks claims to have the scoop, posting that Apple will launch the iPhone 6C alongside the iPhone 6S/iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S Plus/iPhone 7 Plus - names to be confirmed - later this year, probably at the mooted 9 September event.

Apple Music bugs squashed in iOS 8.4.1 release 

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Apple has released iOS 8.4.1 to iPhone and iPad users, an update that delivers a handful of fixes for Apple Music.

Apple Music users have been complaining about the bug-ridden service since its debut in iOS 8.4 at the end of June. The firm has finally moved to squash these bugs with the release of iOS 8.4.1, which is available to download now.

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