Apple has opened a new store in South Norwalk, Connecticut. It is inside the relatively new SoNo Connection mall which opened in October 2019. The new store replaces the store which was in the Stamford Town Center which is very near to the new location of the Apple Store in the area. It has been reported that the opening of
YouTube TV has halted acceptance of signups for the service through Apple devices. Prior to this action, iPhone and iPad customers could sign up for the TV streaming service within the app without requiring to go through YouTube. However, YouTube faced problems splitting money between Apple and itself. Apple charges a percentage fee of all in-app purchases and Google finally
Apple has begun using the “edge caching” technique to improve its TV streaming service and very likely also other content related services. The company has begun a pilot program which is “invite only” to certain users to try out its new content delivery mechanism. Edge caching allows content to be delivered faster and efficiently to users as it creates a
Apple’s A-series chips used in iPhones and iPads are very powerful and efficient compared to any other chip on the market. The company even went onto say that its 2018 iPad Pro was faster than 95 percent of the PCs out in the world. The chief architect of Apple’s A-series chips Gerard Williams II who worked at Apple for nine
2020 is supposed to be a big year for Apple as the company gears to refresh most of its products. One most talked about point right now is about the 5G iPhone offering from Apple. It has been widely accepted that the company will use Qualcomm’s X55 modem for its 5G network bands. Last year, Apple settled with Qualcomm after
Apple released the iPhone X in 2017, a phone that rethought the exterior design and also some elements of the software UI of the iPhone for the first time since its inception. The basic idea people had of the iPhone was that it has a home button on the front which also doubled as a fingerprint reader on some models.
This year could be the end of Apple’s Lightning connector as we know. The European Parliament voted in support to have a single common charger for all mobile phones. It is a move aimed at reducing electronic waste that ends up as a result of having different chargers for different devices. The resolution to have a common charger for all
John Koetsier, a contributing writer at Forbes reportedly bought an iMac desktop a few months ago to replace his aging 2013 iMac. However, to his surprise the new model turned out to be slower than the older machine in a lot of scenarios. As a result, he and his wife decided to return the machine just two weeks after the
Apple touts that its phones, tablets, and laptops are the most secure in the industry, largely thanks to the fact that it creates both the hardware and the software. However, The Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reports that Apple’s claims may not always be true. In an alleged hacking incident, Jeff Bezos’ personal data was
Apple has largely struggled for years to get hold of a decent market share in India. However, things look to be improving as the company invests in assembling some of its phones in the country to avoid paying heavy import duty fees. Previously, the iPhone SE and the iPhone 6S sales soared as a result of local assembly. The prices
Apple acquired an AI startup named Xnor.ai and ended the startup’s work for the US government. The startup was involved in the controversial Project Maven of the Pentagon but the involvement has now been ended. Project Maven is a project with an aim to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create systems that can analyze the imagery captured by surveillance drones.
Apple released its streaming service on the 1st of November, around the same time as Disney’s streaming service launch.The service has already had some good hits such as “The Morning Show” which received critical claim for its script and its actors. Now, a new Apple TV Plus original show Little America is making rounds as the “best Apple TV+” show.
The unofficial Apple archive available at www.applearchive.org is struggling to exist. The archive features a collection of over 15,000 Apple product ads, company’s internal training videos, and many other videos which nobody thought even existed (or made in the first place). The curator of the unofficial Apple Sam Henri Gold received a surprise DMCA takedown which were put in place
If the reports from various Apple analysts are true, this year will see the company release an iPhone with the old TouchID based authentication system. Apple is reportedly planning to launch a budget iPhone with a price tag of $475, according to Sankar, analyst working for Cohen & Company Inc. It’s unclear as to what the device will be named.
Apple released a new updated Maps experience for its users in the United States. According to the company, the redesigned experience will help users get directions faster and accurately. The updated experience will roll out to the European countries over the next few months, according to Apple. The new maps experience will provide users with a much more comprehensive view
A report in 2019 from DigiTimes suggested that the 2020 iPhones will use 120 Hz displays. The current generation iPhone 11 models use the standard 60 Hz displays. The use of 120 Hz displays on phones like the Razer Phone 2, Asus ROG Phone and Xiaomi Redmi K30 has shown that the advantages of having a “high refresh” display is
Apple launched the Lightning connector/port in 2012 along with the fresh looking iPhone 5. Since then, the company pushed the connector style to iPads, iPods, and some accessories like the company’s wireless keyboard & mouse. However, the future of the Lightning port is uncertain as USB-C continues to replace almost every single connector in the world. The iPad Pro launched
Krish Sankar, an analyst working for Cohen & Company Inc. in a report estimated that Apple manufactured about 70 million iPhones for the holiday quarter. Of which, 74% of the number i.e 52 million units were iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models with the rest of them being iPhone XR, iPhone 8 models. The report suggests that Apple will
The Russian parliament passed a law popularly known as “a law against Apple” in November 2019. It requires that all smartphone makers pre-install a suite of apps that help the Russian government in loop with its citizens by getting the user’s information, their location, and their communications. Apple is not the type of company that pre-installs a variety of third
The rumours surrounding the second generation iPhone SE have been swirling around for the past two years now. However, it looks like 2020 will be the year when the successor to the iPhone SE will be released. Apple released the iPhone SE in March of 2016 for $399 – a phone using the body from a 2012 iPhone coupled with
Apple is expected to release a set of new iPhones this year as it usually does every year. However, according to LetsGoDigital, the company will reportedly announce a new “mini” iPhone with a 5.4” screen. The current design of the iPhone will be three years old in September 2020. The new iPhones will definitely have a new look – at
Apple last updated the MacBook Air in 2018 at its October event. The update to the laptop was long pending and that is the same case again as the company did not update the MacBook Air in 2019 (except for a slight change in the CPU’s speed). However, it’s not just a spec bump that people are looking forward to
The South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung posted its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2019. The company said that its operating profit dropped by 34%, its worst since 2015. In Q4 of 2019, Samsung made $6 billion in operating profits while its overall revenue increased by 1% (to $50.6 billion). “Fourth-quarter profit dropped from a year earlier due to the