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Apple's New MacBook Pro February 19 2019

Apple will release a new MacBook Pro with a 16-inch to 16.5-inch display and an all-new design in 2019, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. A 16"-16.5" screen would be the largest screen Apple has provided on a MacBook Pro since the discontinuation of the 17" MacBook Pro in 2012.

Close followers of Apple's MacBook Pro refresh cycle have been expecting Apple to continue with the current design until at least 2020. The MacBook Pro last saw a redesign only two and half years ago. For the full Article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/17/16-inch-macbook-pro-2019-kuo/


Apple's Self Driving Car February 15 2019

Apple's preliminary disengagement data for its self-driving car project surfaced yesterday pointing towards a high number of disengagements, and today, the DMV has shared the full disengagement reports from the company, providing more insight into Apple's autonomous car testing.


A disengagement report tracks the number of times an autonomous vehicle disengages and gives control back to a safety driver or the number of times the safety driver in the vehicle interferes.So is apple pulling ahead with this we will have to wait and see. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/13/apple-self-driving-car-disengagement-report/


Apple's New Streaming Service February 14 2019

Apple is planning to launch its rumored streaming television service in April or May, but some cable content providers won't be participating, reports CNBC. Recent rumors have suggested that along with Apple's own original content, which will be provided to Apple users for free, the service will allow Apple customers to subscribe to additional add-on subscription services on top of Apple's own offering. Customers will be able to sign up for existing digital services like Showtime and watch that content within the TV app, so long as those services are partnered with Apple.

According to CNBC, as Apple prepares to launch the service, some content providers are still not on board. HBO may not be participating because of disagreements over data sharing and revenue splits, for example, and Hulu and Netflix are not expected to participate. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/13/apple-streaming-service-april/


Young Adults And Smart Watches February 13 2019

Among the all-important 18-34 year old age demographic, almost one quarter of U.S. adults reportedly own a smartwatch. And the Apple Watch is likely to be the device they own.According to The NPD Group, U.S. smartwatch unit sales increased 61 percent during the 12-month period concluding in November 2018. The amount of money raked in was also, unsurprisingly, up — by almost $5 billion.

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Overall, the report suggests that 16 percent of U.S. adults, across the age spectrum, own an Apple Watch. So do you own an apple watch let me know in the comments. For the full article click here https://www.cultofmac.com/606448/nearly-1-in-4-young-adults-in-u-s-now-own-a-smartwatch/


You Spent How Much On Apps February 12 2019

iPhone users in the United States spent an average of $79 on App Store games and apps in 2018 according to an upcoming Sensor Tower report shared today by TechCrunch.

At $79, the revenue generated per active U.S. iPhone grew 36 percent year over year, up from an average of $58 spent per iPhone in 2017. iPhone users spent about $21 more in 2018 on in-app purchases and paid downloads. Much of the spending growth came from mobile gaming, with 56 percent of the $79 total average attributed to App Store games. Spending was also up quite a lot in other categories such as entertainment, music, social networking, and health and fitness. So did you spend a lot of money on apps let us know in the comments. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/11/iphone-user-app-store-spending-2018/


Apple Staying With lighting connector February 11 2019

While it was recently reported that Apple has at least considered switching to USB-C on the iPhone, Japanese blog Mac Otakara believes that 2019 models will stick with the Lightning connector as a cost-saving measure.

So will Apple stay with the lighting connector or will they adapt to the usb-c we will have to wait and see. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/11/2019-iphones-lightning-5w-charger-earpods/

 


Millenials Prefer YouTube Over Apple February 08 2019

YouTube is labeled the new “most intimate brand” according to a survey of millennials. Apple took the title last year, but now drops to second place.Other brands that did well include Netflix and Disney,  Android-maker Google came in at ninth place. Samsung didn’t make the top ten.

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Brand Intimacy is a metric created by the advertising company MBLM, who says it shows “emotional bonds between a person and a brand.”. So what do you prefer let me know in the comments. For the full article click here https://www.cultofmac.com/605504/millenials-youtube-apple-top-brand-intimacy-mblm/


189 million iPhones are currently in use in the U.S. February 07 2019

The days of crazy iPhone growth may be over, but the U.S. install base continues to tick upward growing 14 percent relative to the December 2018 quarter.

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According to new research published by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Apple’s total U.S. install base (the number of active iPhones being used) currently stands at 189 million units. With the U.S. population in the vicinity of 325.7 million people, that’s more than one iPhone for every two people in the country. The 189 million unit figure is only a slight increase on the 185 million units at the end of September 2018, but it does show just how massive the reach of Apple’s smartphone is in the United States. So are you a fun iphone user let us know. For the full article click here https://www.cultofmac.com/605442/189-million-iphones-are-currently-in-use-in-the-u-s/


Brand New Emojis February 06 2019

More than 200 new emojis will be coming to iOS later this year, with the Unicode Consortium officially approving the final 2019 emoji list.



Emojipedia has a full list of all the emoji we can expect to see in 2019, including flamingo, otter, waffle, sloth, white heart, people holding hands, ice cube, snorkel, orangutan, juice box, falafel, and more. So if you enjoy using emojis these will be a welcome edition to your phone. For The Full Article Click Here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/05/2019-new-emoji-list/


Brand New Animojis February 05 2019

n the latest iOS 12.2 beta, Apple has introduced four new Animoji characters that can be used in the Messages and FaceTime apps. The new Animoji include a giraffe, a shark, an owl, and a boar.

So if your like me and love using animojis there fun and creative and can freak people out. So these will be a fun addition to the already amazing animojis apple has available. For The full Article Click Here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/04/apple-ios-12-2-new-animoji/


Refurbished iPhone X's February 04 2019

Apple today began selling refurbished iPhone X models for the first time since the device was released in November 2017. Stock will likely deplete quickly, so we recommend using Refurb Tracker to monitor inventory. The listing can be found under Featured Offers on the main Certified Refurbished page on Apple.com for the time being. They are available with 64GB and 256GB of storage for $769 and $899

Apple says all refurbished iPhone models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a new white box and all manuals and accessories. They also put new batteries in all of them making it hard to tell if they are even refurbished. So if you are in the market for a newer phone but don't have the money for a brand new one check this out.


Apples's New iPads January 31 2019

Apple is working on an updated version of the $329 6th-generation iPad and a new, cheaper iPad mini, Bloomberg today confirmed in an extensive report on Apple's future product plans. The new version of the iPad will feature a "roughly 10-inch screen," which would be slightly larger than the 9.7-inch model that is currently available. The device is also expected to have a faster processor and a Lightning port instead of a USB-C port. Apple is also working on an iPad mini 5, a followup to the 2015 iPad mini 4. The iPad mini 5 will be cheaper than the existing model, but no other details were provided.

Prior rumors have suggested both the new iPad and the iPad mini 5 will feature Touch ID Home buttons rather than Face ID, which would be appropriate as both are seemingly positioned as lower-cost devices. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/30/ipad-and-ipad-mini-coming-in-spring/

Apple Selling The iPhone SE Again January 21 2019

Four months after Apple stopped selling the iPhone SE, the beloved device has made a sudden return to Apple's online store. Apple is offering the iPhone SE with 32GB of storage for $249 and with 128GB of storage for $299 on its clearance store in the United States. These are brand new, unopened, and unlocked models with unchanged tech specs, including a 4-inch Retina display, A9 chip, Touch ID, and 12-megapixel rear camera.



Prior to being pulled, the iPhone SE was available with 32GB and 128GB of storage for $349 and $449 respectively, so Apple is offering $100 to $150 off. The device was originally released in March 2016 and was popular among fans of smaller smartphones and those who preferred the iPhone 5-like design. It's unclear why Apple is selling the iPhone SE again, but it would appear to be clearing out stock. The iPhone SE remains on sale at select authorized resellers, as reflected on Apple's compare iPhone models page when the iPhone SE is selected. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/19/iphone-se-clearance-special-249/


Apple Stocks January 18 2019

AAPL shares are currently trading above the $157 mark on the intraday market, recouping virtually all losses incurred since Apple CEO Tim Cook slashed Apple's revenue guidance by up to $9 billion for the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal year. AAPL closed at $157.92 on January 2, immediately prior to Cook revealing the shortfall in an after-hours letter to shareholders, and is now trading just cents below that level. The stock has gradually recovered over the past two weeks since establishing a new 52-week low of $142 on January 3.

Apple originally guided for revenue of between $89 billion and $93 billion in the three-month period ending in December, but revised its estimate to $84 billion due to "fewer iPhone upgrades" than it anticipated, primarily due to "significantly greater" economic weakness than it projected in the Greater China region.For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/18/aapl-stock-recovers-losses-after-revenue-cut/


Self-Adjusting Basketball Shoes January 16 2019

Nike today introduced new iPhone-controlled self-adjusting basketball shoes based on its latest FitAdapt technology. The new Nike Adapt BB shoes feature an advanced power-lacing system with a custom motor that senses the tension needed by the foot and adjusts accordingly to ensure a snug fit. Using buttons on the shoe or the Nike Adapt app for smartphones, basketball players can adjust the fit on the fly during a game.

The new Nike Adapt BB shoes feature an advanced power-lacing system with a custom motor that senses the tension needed by the foot and adjusts accordingly to ensure a snug fit. Using buttons on the shoe or the Nike Adapt app for smartphones, basketball players can adjust the fit on the fly during a game. For example, during a timeout, a player can loosen the shoe before tightening it up as they re-enter the game. In a forthcoming feature, Nike says players will also be able to prescribe a different tightness setting for warm-ups. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/15/nike-adapt-bb-iphone-controlled-shoes/


Apple Cutting iPhone Production January 09 2019

Apple is telling its suppliers to cut production on new iPhones by 10 percent over the course of the next three months, reports Nikkei. Apple made the request of its suppliers late last month, asking them to produce fewer iPhones for the January-March quarter. This is the second time that Apple has recently cut down on iPhone production, and Nikkei says Apple made the decision prior to issuing its guidance downgrade last week.


The production revision applies to all of Apple's new iPhone models, including the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. "The level of revision is different for each supplier and depends on the product mix they supply," an unnamed source told Nikkei. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/08/apple-cuts-iphone-xr-xs-production/


Apple's New Mophie Case January 07 2019

Mophie, a popular Apple-certified accessory maker, has today announced that all-new Juice Pack Access battery cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR will be available in the first quarter of 2019. The juice packs extend the battery life of the iPhone XS by up to 25 hours, and the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR by up to 31 hours, according to Mophie. The cases can be charged with an included USB-C cable or wirelessly on any Qi-certified mat. With pass-through charging, the iPhone charges first, then the case.

The cases have battery capacities of 2,000 mAh for the iPhone XS, 2,200 mAh for the iPhone XS Max, and 2,000 mAh for the iPhone XR. Four LEDs on the back of each case indicate the charged level of the battery pack. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/07/mophie-juice-pack-battery-case-iphone-xs-max-xr/


Apple Faces Lawsuit January 04 2019

New York-based law firm Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman has announced it is investigating whether Apple and certain executives violated U.S. federal securities laws after the company lowered its revenue guidance by up to $9 billion for the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal year earlier this week. The law firm is conducting the investigation on behalf of AAPL shareholders, with potential for a class action lawsuit, and encourages affected investors to obtain additional information and assist the investigation by visiting its website. 

Apple CEO Tim Cook in a letter to shareholders this week disclosed that Apple's revenue for the quarter just ended will be approximately $84 billion, significantly lower than its original guidance of $89 billion to $93 billion, due to "lower than anticipated iPhone revenue, primarily in Greater China." For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/04/apple-faces-second-securities-investigation/


Do You Have IOS 12 January 03 2019

Three and a half months after launch, the iOS 12 operating system is installed on 78 percent of devices released in the last four years, according to updated iOS 12 installation statistics shared on the App Store support page for developers. Apple now presents iOS data in two ways, offering up installation rates on recent devices and older devices.

While 78 percent of all devices from the last four years are running iOS 12, 75 percent of all devices have the updated installed. 17 percent of users continue to run iOS 11, while five percent of devices released in the last four years run an earlier version of iOS. Do you have IOS 12 if not tell us why in the comments. For the Article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/02/ios-12-installed-on-78-percent-of-devices/


Netflix No Longer Offering In-App Subscription Options on iOS Devices December 31 2018

Netflix is no longer allowing new or resubscribing members to sign up for a Netflix subscription using an in-app purchase via the App Store, Netflix today told VentureBeat. The change appears to have been implemented late last month.
Earlier this year Netflix experimented with disabling in-app subscription options for Netflix subscribers in a number of countries, and as of today, Netflix says the experiment has concluded and the change has been rolled out to the entire Netflix platform.

As described on a Netflix support page, iTunes billing options are no longer available to new or rejoining Netflix customers. Those who currently pay for their subscriptions via iTunes can continue to use iTunes billing until their accounts are cancelled. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2018/12/28/netflix-no-more-itunes-billing-options/


Bent iPads? December 27 2018

Shortly after the new 2018 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models shipped out to customers, some readers found bends in their tablets. Unsurprisingly, new iPad owners were upset and disappointed to find unwanted defects in devices that cost hundreds of dollars, but according to new information from Apple, a slight bend isn't out of the ordinary. Apple told The Verge that some 2018 iPad Pro models are indeed shipping with a "very slight bend in the aluminum chassis," which is a "side effect of the manufacturing process" that is not expected to worsen over time or negatively effect the iPad's performance "in any practical way."

Apple says the bend, which can impact both sizes of the new 2018 iPad Pro models, is caused by a cooling process involving the iPad Pro's metal and plastic components during manufacturing. Apple told The Verge that the bend is not considered to be a defect. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2018/12/19/apple-2018-ipad-pros-ship-bent/


iPhones Cost How Much Too Fix!? November 27 2018

A new report on smartphone damage trends offers some interesting details on how many devices were broken in 2018, how much consumers paid to fix them, and how repair costs have increased significantly in the last few years Insurance provider SquareTrade put out the new report that says US smartphone owners broke over 50 million displays and paid $3.4 billion in repairs.The company believes those broken screens along with failed batteries, touchscreen issues, and scratched screens tallied up to 66% of smartphone owners damaging their devices this year.

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The most common way consumers damaged their device was drops on the ground. Other common scenarios were smartphones falling out of pockets, being dropped into water, knocking it off a table, and you guessed it, plopping into the toilet.The report shared a sad, but fascinating fact: 5,761 smartphones are broken every hour in America. With about 50% of consumers underestimating repair costs, 65% opt to just live with a broken display, while another 59% choose to upgrade to a new device rather than pay for a repair. So are you surprised by the prices let me know in the comments. For the Full article click here https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/21/break-smartphones-repair-costs/


iPhone XR Now Sim Free November 19 2018

Apple has made the iPhone XR available SIM-free in the United States, allowing customers to purchase the phone unlocked and unassociated with any carrier. Customers can then choose to obtain a SIM from any carrier of their choice. 

SIM-free iPhone models typically debut in the United States up to several months after the initial product launch as Apple prioritizes supplies for upgrade users already tied in with its carrier partners. For The Full Article Click Here https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/15/iphone-xr-sim-free-us/


Apple Vs Qualcomm November 08 2018

Apple and Qualcomm are not in talks "at any level" to settle a wide-ranging legal dispute spanning multiple countries, according to Reuters. The report cites an unnamed source on Apple's side who said "there is absolutely no meaningful discussion taking place between us and Qualcomm, and there is no settlement in sight," with Apple "gearing up for trial."



The case is set to go to trial early next year, should the companies fail to reach a resolution, according to the report. Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf had told investors on the company's quarterly earnings call in July that the two companies were in talks to resolve the litigation. "We hope that through the combination of either those paths, we could get to a resolution, and we're confident that we will," he said at the time. So will these end on a good note we will just have to wait and see. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/07/apple-vs-qualcomm-no-settlement-talks/