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Apple invites Upgrade Program members to ‘get a head start on your upgrade to iPhone X’

We’re fully expecting the iPhone X pre-order and launch period to be chaotic, and Apple wants its iPhone Upgrade Program members to have the smoothest experience possible. For that reason, Apple is pushing IUP members to ‘get a head start on your upgrade to iPhone X’ starting Monday, October 23, …

Technology

Sorry Microsoft, Delta is switching to iOS

Delta Air Lines plans to ditch all its Windows devices in favor of iOS next year.<p>iPhone 7 Plus will replace its fleet of Nokia handsets, while iPad Pro will take the place of Microsoft’s Surface tablet.<p>Delta has been using Windows devices for a range of tasks. Nokia Lumia phones provide in-flight …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple releases fourth iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, and tvOS 11.1 betas

Four days after releasing the third beta version, Apple has released the fourth iOS 11.1 beta for iPhone and iPad. iOS 11.1 beta includes the return of 3D Touch gestures for multitasking as well as hundreds of new emoji characters including “Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, …

iOS

Tips and Tricks: Synching Music to the Apple Watch

One of the reasons that I’ve never mentioned this tip before is because, until recently, I hadn’t used this feature myself. Until I got the Apple Watch 3 with LTE, that is. I used to use the Watch as a way to control my music on my iPhone, but thanks to the device independence that comes with a …

iOS

Apple's Craig Federighi Confirms There's No October Event in the Works

This shouldn't come as any surprise given that it's already the 20th of October, but Apple has no plans to hold an event to introduce new products this month. Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi confirmed there will be no October event in an email to <i>MacRumors</i> reader Luke.<p>"Will we see …

Technology

Apple will have only 3 million iPhone X units when it launches — good luck finding one

• <b>Apple will only be able to ship between 2-3 million iPhone X units at launch, says KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.</b>• <b><br>If true, this means there will not be many iPhone X units in any individual market because it is launching in 56 countries.</b>• <b><br>For Apple fans, this means that it's going to be</b> …

Business

Fake iPhone X has a fake notch, obviously

We're only one week away from iPhone X pre-orders, but the counterfeit market is already offering a variety of similar-looking devices to a particular crowd. As I anticipated, I came across one such clone while wandering around Hong Kong's Global Sources electronics fair earlier today, courtesy of …

IPhone X

Apple sued for alleged trademark infringement tied to animoji feature on iPhone X

Apple is set to go through yet another lawsuit. The company has been sued by a Japanese firm, Emonster kk, which alleges that Apple stole the name …

Technology

The Apple Store doesn’t actually sell many iPhones

Much is made of Apple’s retail arm. The company described it as its “biggest product” during the recent iPhone X launch, and it’s initiated a revamp …

Technology

U.S. Senators Ask Apple Why VPN Apps Were Removed From China App Store

Two U.S. senators have written to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking why the company removed third-party VPN apps from its App Store in China (via <i>CNBC</i>). Reports that Apple had pulled the VPN apps first arrived in July, following regulations passed earlier in the year that require such apps to be authorized …

United States

Apple, Foxconn executives to meet amid iPhone X production strain

TAIPEI/OSAKA/TOKYO -- Terry Gou, the chairman of key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, and Apple …

Terry Gou

How Apple can build a better video streaming service

So, you want to build a streaming service.At this point, the evidence that Apple is jumping into streaming is incontrovertible. You don’t pony up a …

Streaming

Report: Apple COO meeting with Foxconn chairman to talk iPhone X production issues

Apple COO Jeff Williams will reportedly visit TSMC this month for the suppliers 30th anniversary. While Williams is traveling, he is also expected to discuss iPhone X production issues with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou.<p>Nikkei reports that according to sources close to the matter, Williams and Gou …

IPhone X

Apple Music follows Major Lazer to Cuba in new documentary

Apple shared a new trailer for its upcoming documentary “Give Me Future” that follows the electronic group Major Lazer on their trip to Cuba to become the first major American act to play in the communist country.<p>The documentary shows Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire as they plan and execute …

Major Lazer

Angela Ahrendts talks iPhone X launch, Amazon competition, and more [Video]

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts doesn’t want you to buy an iPhone X if it’s not for you, as long as you’re buying any other iPhone that is. In a new video interview held at Apple’s new Michigan Avenue flagship store in Chicago, Ahrendts discussed Apple’s retail strategy of not up-selling all …

Angela Ahrendts

Billboard shifting how it charts Apple Music and other streaming services next year

Billboard has announced that it will adjust how it weights and calculates streaming music starting in 2018. Changes will include more weight given for paid music services like Apple Music than ad-supported services.<p>In an article describing all of the changes to come, the company said “it is our …

Apple Music

Apple's Upgrade Program offers a 'head start' on iPhone X

While initial pre-orders for the iPhone X are still a week away from opening, some Apple die-hards will be able to get started early. Apple's installment-based Upgrade Program that lets customers get a new phone every year will, just like it did with the launch of the iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, allow …

Business

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Mac Mini Will Be 'Important Part' of Future Product Lineup

Apple's Mac mini celebrated its third birthday this week, marking three years since the device was last updated. The lack of attention Apple has given to the Mac mini has left many Mac users wondering about the future of the machine and whether there are updates to come.<p><i>MacRumors</i> reader Krar …

Technology

The most bullish Apple analyst says to 'buy into the iPhone 8 gloom and doom ahead of the iPhone X'

• <b>Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White says to buy Apple stock ahead of next Friday's iPhone X release.</b>• <b><br>Apple shares sagged on Thursday following reports that iPhone 8 production has been slashed.</b>• <b><br>White is the most bullish analyst currently covering Apple.</b><p>Apple shares are slipping on Thursday after …

Business

KGI: About 3 million iPhone X units will be available for launch, production improving in November

A morning report from KGI reiterates production issues we’ve been hearing about the iPhone X, indicating that only 2-3 million units will be shipped for sale before the launch on November 3rd (preorders open a week from today).<p>KGI points to supply shortages for several components including circuit …

Technology (India)

Apple and AT&T activate provisional LTE Band 8 to give iPhone users in Puerto Rico cellular service

Apple has been working with AT&T to extend and activate cell service for users in Puerto Rico. To improve what is a terrible connectivity situation there, it’s going to enable a provisional band of LTE that has been recently approved, but not activated in the US and Puerto Rico, where it has not …

Technology

Review: The Power Packer

A few months ago, I wrote a Cool Things article about a Kickstarter product from Side by Side called the Power Packer. It is a compact zippered carrier designed to hold all of a user’s most important mobile accessories in such a way that they are kept safe and secure, and also remain easy to …

Gear & Gadgets

Mastercard's Plans to Fully Eliminate Signature Requirement Next Year Will Speed Up Apple Pay

Mastercard today announced that cardholders will no longer have to provide a signature for any purchases in the United States and Canada after April 2018. The change will apply to both debit and credit cards.<p>Mastercard said removing the need to sign for card-present transactions will not have any …

Banking

Angela Ahrendts is in Chicago for flagship Apple store opening

Apple retail guru Angela Ahrendts is in Chicago, ahead of the opening of the new long-awaited flagship store Michigan Avenue store on October 20.<p>Ahrendts shared a photo on Twitter of her with retail staff, with a glimpse of the newly constructed staircase leading down to the store. “Thank you to …

Angela Ahrendts

Senators want to know if Apple fought back on China's VPN ban

Apple CEO Tim Cook wasn't pleased about pulling VPN software from the company's App Store in China, but this July, it happened anyway. As a result, many users who once counted on such software to dodge the country's Great Firewall were left to their own devices (and we've explored the situation at …

Technology

App developer who’s been using Animoji name since 2014 sues Apple for trademark infringement

An iOS app developer who’s been using the name ‘Animoji’ since 2014, and registered it as a U.S. trademark the same year, is suing Apple for trademark infringement. Apple last month announced Animoji as a headline feature of the iPhone X.<p>He claims that Apple was aware of his trademark both because …

Technology (India)

Canada’s largest mobile network says iPhone 8 sales ‘anemic,’ Verizon says as expected

The CEO of Rogers Communication, Canada’s largest mobile network, has described iPhone 8 sales as ‘anemic,’ while Verizon’s CFO took the view that what we’re seeing is probably nothing to worry about.<p>An analyst has pitched in on the side of Verizon, suggesting that the 2.37% fall in AAPL’s share …

Technology

Apple’s Angela Ahrendts and Jony Ive tease new Chicago retail store ahead of tomorrow’s opening

Apple tomorrow will open its latest flagship retail location in Chicago. The Michigan Avenue store features a gorgeous design that resembles a MacBook Air from the top, and Apple this week offered the first preview of the store as well as commentary from retail head Angela Ahrendts and designer …

Angela Ahrendts

Ahead of Apple Pay Cash, PayPal & Facebook team up for peer-to-peer payments in Messenger

Ahead of the impending launch of Apple Pay Cash in Messages, Facebook and PayPal today announced a new partnership that allows users to send money to each other via Messenger. Today’s announcement is an extension of a partnership between the two companies that began last year….<p>Last year, PayPal and …

Banking

Opinion: iPhone 8 sales probably are low, as iPhone X sales are going to be huge

The $64,000 question of the moment seems to be: How well (or badly) is the iPhone 8 selling?<p>We’ve been hearing conflicting answers. A KGI report stated that the iPhone 8 Plus, at least, was selling better than expected. Foxconn financials also seemed to support that idea.<p>But there have been more …

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