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Hands-on: WaterField’s AirPods Max Shield Case is a compelling alternative to Apple’s Smart Case - 9to5Mac
The controversial Smart Case for AirPods Max has arguably received more attention than the over-ear headphones themselves. The Smart Case has been criticized for not providing adequate protection for AirPods Max and for its awkward design. WaterField Designs …
The controversial Smart Case for AirPods Max has arguably received more attention than the over-ear headphones themselves. The Smart Case has been criticized for not providing adequate protection for AirPods Max and for its awkward design. WaterField Designs is aiming to solve those problems with its new AirPods Max Shield. Read on for a closer look at the first third-party AirPods Max case. Design On the surface, the WaterField Designs case for AirPods Max looks like a normal headphones case. It fully encloses the AirPods Max and is made from full-grain leather. On the front is a small zipper pouch where you can store cables and accessories, such as a Lightning cable or a 3.5mm audio cable. Theres also a back mesh pocket for more accessories, and another small pouch on the inside. The Shield Case is available in four different colors: chocolate leather + waxed canvas, black leather + black ballistic, blue leather + black ballistic, and crimson leather + black ballistic. I chose the black leather case, and its quite gorgeous and the handmade touches are apparent. The other colors do have quite a bit more pop, though: If I have one complaint about the AirPods Max Shield Case from WaterField, its that its a tad bulkier than Id like. This isnt necessarily WaterFields fault, but rather more of an issue of the AirPods Max design itself. Unlike other pairs of over-ear headphones, the AirPods Max dont fold up compactly. This design choice by Apple inherently means that cases need to be big enough to accommodate the full size of AirPods Max. Here are the dimensions of the case:
- 9.50 (l) (at widest point) x 2.25 (w) x 9 (h)
- 24 cm (l) (at widest point) x 6 cm (w) x 23 cm (h)
Report: Tim Cook intervened to kill Apple TV+ original series about Gawker - 9to5Mac
A new report today claims that Apple TV+ has scrapped plans for a show based on Gawker after Tim Cook got wind of the project.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Apple TV+ was in the early stages of developing a series based on Gawker Media. Now, however, The New York Times reports that Apple TV+ has scrapped this show after CEO Tim Cook got wind of the project. The series, which would have been called Scraper, was pitched by two former Gawker staffers, Max Read and Cord Jefferson. Apple even hired two more former Gawker editors, Emma Carmichael and Leah Beckmann, as writers, and had completed several episodes of the series. Gawker Media and Apple had faced off several times in the past, as todays report notes. In 2010, the Gawker property Gizmodo leaked images of the iPhone 4 after finding it in a bar. In 2008, Gawker outed Tim Cook as gay six years before the Apple CEO published his public essay about equality. The report goes on to say that once Cook found out that Apple TV+ was developing a series based on Gawker, he quickly moved to kill the project entirely. The show is now back on the market and services could pick it up. Mr. Cook, according to two people briefed on the email, was surprised to learn that his company was making a show about Gawker, which had humiliated the company at various times and famously outed him, back in 2008, as gay. He expressed a distinctly negative view toward Gawker, the people said. Apple proceeded to kill the project. And now, the show is back on the market and the executive who brought it in, Layne Eskridge, has left the company. Gawker, it seems, is making trouble again. Todays report also claims that Eddy Cue has told Apple TV+ leadership that the two things we will never do are hard-core nudity and China, referring to potentially angering China with any of its original TV shows or movies. This was first reported by BuzzFeed News last year. Finally, the report adds: And then, there are the phones: A person involved in another recent Apple show recalled instructions to avoid a scene in which a phone would be damaged. This is only the latest story weve heard about Apple executives being intertwined with Apple TV+ development. For instance, Tim Cook is said to have personally killed the original series Vital Signs over concerns it was too violent and sexual. The show would have been a drama based on Dr. Dres life. You can read the full report at The New York Times. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Bloomberg: Apple self-driving car leadership shifts to AI boss as Bob Mansfield ‘fully’ retires - 9to5Mac
A new report from Bloomberg today details that Apple has shifted the leadership of its self-driving car project to John Giannandrea, its senior vice president of machine learning and AI strategy. According to the report, “hundreds of engineers” from Project T…
A new report from Bloomberg today details that Apple has shifted the leadership of its self-driving car project to John Giannandrea, its senior vice president of machine learning and AI strategy. According to the report, hundreds of engineers from Project Titan have shifted to the artificial intelligence and machine learning group. The report explains that Doug Field runs Project Titan day-to-day and that his team of hundreds of engineers have moved to Giannandreas artificial intelligence and machine-learning group. Previously, Field had reported to Bob Mansfield. Mansfield came out of retirement in 2016 to lead the Project Titan Apple Car team. Mansfield previously led Apples hardware team before moving to a special projects role where he worked on the Apple Watch before retiring and moving to an advisor role, as reported back in 2016. Todays report from Bloomberg says that Mansfield has now fully retired from Apple and that leadership of the Project Titan has now shifted to Giannandrea. Previously, Field reported to Bob Mansfield, Apples former senior vice president of hardware engineering. Mansfield has now fully retired from Apple, leading to Giannandrea taking over. Apple’s Project Titan has evolved in strategy over the years. The project is currently said to be focusing on developing a self-driving system, which explains why Giannandrea is now given the reins of the project. Bloomberg has more details on the current scope of Project Titan, saying that Apple’s current plan is to build a self-driving system for a partner. Since then, Apple has cut some workers from the project, but continues its development. In the past, the company has weighed launching its own car, building the self-driving system for an auto-manufacturing partner, or designing an after-market kit that works with multiple different cars, the people said. Read full report at Bloomberg. Read more: FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Best Cyber Monday 2020 Apple Deals: Apple Watches $130 off, 16-inch MacBook Pro, more - 9to5Mac
The best Cyber Monday Apple deals include deals from Amazon and many other retailers featuring iPad Pro, the latest MacBooks and Apple Watch, more.
Cyber Monday is now here at 9to5Mac, and our team over at 9to5Toys has been working around the clock to bring you all of the best deals. While Black Friday had plenty of great offers, Cyber Monday 2020 is shaping up to be quite noteworthy, as well. We’re expecting to see plenty of great price drops on Apple devices and more throughout the week, many of which are already live. Head below for the best Cyber Monday 2020 Apple deals and more. Cyber Monday kicks off at major retailers Cyber Monday is officially slated for November 30 this year, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many retailers have moved their sales completely online, and a number of promotions have already started in earnest. As expected, Amazon is leading the charge with a rotating cast of deals every day at 3 a.m. over on its Cyber Monday deal hub. However, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy are all offering up their own sales throughout Thanksgiving week. Best Apple Cyber Monday deals It’s been a big year so far for Apple, with a number of notable refreshes on nearly every product in its stable. That’s making for a particularly notable Black Friday this year. Apple’s Amazon storefront will be the primary spot for these deals, so make sure to bookmark this page. Amazon will likely be price-matching all of the most notable deals throughout Black Friday. Apple Watch deals continue to pop up all over the place for Cyber Monday. You can currently find Series 5 on sale from $299across a variety of styles, taking up to $130 off the regular going rate. The latest Apple Watch Series 6 is also being discounted along with SE models this week, as well. You can find all of those discounts on this landing page. Apple’s HomePod is finally on sale after getting skipped during Black Friday, which includes an open-box model at $210. As a comparison, it typically goes for $299, with discounts becoming harder to come by in recent months following the announcement of HomePod mini. We’re also eyeing a great price drop on Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro, which is currently down to $2,449 for Black Friday on the 1TB model and $2,099 when dropping to the 512GB configuration. Don’t miss Apple’s AirPods discounted from $110, as well, during Cyber Monday. You can grab the wireless charging case version at $140 during the holiday season, too, marking some of the best offers we’ve tracked to date. 9to5mac readers will have exclusive early access to Hypers largest-ever Black Friday Sale with 30% off sitewide (with 9TO5 coupon code at checkout), including new products like the GEN2 Next Generation USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 Docks, the VIPER 10-in-2 Dual HDMI Display USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro/Air, and its popular 100W Gallium Nitride USB-C Charger. Known for its leading range of USB-C hubs for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air and the USB-C equipped iPad Pro and latest iPad Air, Hyper also has a great section of Portable Battery Packs, Wireless Chargers, and more. Also, check out its new UV-C LED Sterilizing Box and Sterilizing Wand to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in less than three minutes. 50% off Italian Leather Apple Watch Bands & More: Meridio is now offering 50% off all of its Italian leather Watch bands and even deeper deals up to 80% off other accessories like its leather AirPods case. Described as where the strong character of Italian tradition meets cutting-edge technology, Meridio bands are handmade in Italy by an ancient tannery in the Marche and span across a wide range of textured leather treatments, moody colorways, and more. Also, check out its Tide Apple Watch band made from 100% ocean-bound plastic and available in three colorways. Google and other tech deals for Cyber Monday Google’s line of smart home accessories and speakers are heavily discounted this Cyber Monday from $17. That includes the high-end Nest Hub Max for $179, which is down from the usual $229 going rate. You’ll also find deals on Nest Audio, Nest Wifi systems, and much more as part of today’s sale. On the HomeKit side of things, there are notable deals going today on Philips Hue, Lutron, and Nanoleaf lighting. Other notable tech deals: Home goods, fashion, and everything else: Keep it locked to 9to5Toys for all the latest Cyber Monday 2020 news Were expecting to see plenty of additional Cyber Monday deals roll in throughout the coming days as retailers gear up for whats certain to be a November to remember. As always, our Cyber Monday guide will be your place for all of the latest news and deals. Follow 9to5Toys on Twitter Follow 9to5Toys on Facebook Follow 9to5Toys on Instagram Download the 9to5Toys iOS app Subscribe to 9to5Toys on YouTube Subscribe to the 9to5Toys Podcast FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
15% of iPhone users in the US have already installed apps to customize iOS 14 home screen - 9to5Mac
With iOS 14, Apple let users customize their iPhone’s home screen with widgets for the first time — which has become extremely popular among users. A new research by Sensor Tower reveals that nearly 15% of iPhone users in the U.S. have already installed at le…
With iOS 14, Apple let users customize their iPhone’s home screen with widgets for the first time which has become extremely popular among users. A new research by Sensor Tower reveals that nearly 15% of iPhone users in the U.S. have already installed at least one app to change the look of the iOS 14 home screen. The research company has tracked the download numbers of the five most popular apps available on the App Store that offer multiple home screen widgets: Widgetsmith, Color Widgets, Photo Widget: Simple, WidgetBox, and Photo Widget. According to Sensor Tower, these apps together have been installed in over 13 million iPhones just in the United States since the launch of iOS 14 on September 16. On September 21, all the mentioned apps were downloaded over 3.8 million times. Widgets have been commonplace on Android devices for more than a decade. Over the past two months, iPhone users have shown an enduring interest in adding these useful shortcuts to their home screens as well. As the ecosystem continues to grow on Apple devices, developers have the opportunity to identify innovative ways to meet this new consumer demand and potentially achieve greater engagement via increased homescreen real estate. Back in September, Pinterest broke its daily download record on the App Store thanks to iOS 14 widgets, although the app didn’t even offer any kind of widget at the time. That’s because users were downloading Pinterest to look for iOS 14 home screen layout inspiration. The app registered about 616,000 downloads at the App Store on September 21. The research also mentions an increase in searches for apps that offer replacement icons for iOS, which also became popular after the release of iOS 14. With iOS 14.3, which is currently available as a beta release, users will be able to create app shortcuts with custom icons without being redirected to the Shortcuts app, which should further increase interest in these modifications. Have you ever tried customizing your iOS 14 home screen with these apps? Let us know in the comments section below. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Smaller iPhone batteries next year, thanks to new tech – Kuo - 9to5Mac
Next year's iPhones could have smaller batteries, thanks to the use of new technology known as soft board batteries. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo ...
Next year’s iPhones could have smaller batteries, thanks to the use of new technology known as soft board batteries. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that what he refers to as the iPhone 13 would be the first iPhones to use the new tech … An investment note says that Jialianyi will double its Apple business next year through supplying soft board batteries. Benefiting from the return to Apple’s full product line soft board supply chain, we predict that Jialianyi’s Apple business revenue will grow by about 100% YoY or above in 2021 […] Jialianyi is expected to obtain about 40-50% of orders for battery soft boards for iPhone 13 and 13 mini. We predict that iPhone 13 will be the first iPhone model to adopt battery soft board technology, which will help save internal space and reduce costs. The battery soft and hard version suppliers for the iPhone 12 series include Xinxing, Huatong, Yaohua and TTM, and the battery soft board suppliers for the iPhone 13 series are changed to Jialianyi, Xinxing and Huatong. We believe that the number of battery panels for the iPhone 13 series is reduced due to the reduced number of suppliers, which will benefit the long-term profits of the suppliers. As a new entrant, Jialianyi is the biggest beneficiary of the iPhone 13 series’s switch to battery soft board design. Soft board batteries have fewer layers than existing ones, meaning that Apple could either squeeze more capacity into the same space, or make the phones slimmer by maintaining capacity through thinner batteries. Sadly, experience suggests that Apple will favor slimmer design over greater battery life. The news follows close behind a report suggesting that next year’s iPhones will also use more power-efficient displays. The 2021 iPhone display may use 10-20% less power than the iPhone 12, thanks to a more power-efficient technology, according to a new report today. Theres even an outside possibility of some kind of always-on display on next years iPhones. Kuo also reiterates earlier predictions that we’ll see the first iPad with a mini LED screen in the first half of next year and that the same timeframe will see the launch of third-generation AirPods with a similar design to the current AirPods Pro. Mini LED is a more sophisticated form of backlighting for LCD screens, which offers many of the same benefits of OLED: increased brightness, deeper blacks, higher contrast ratio, and better power-efficiency. But it’s also better than OLED in a couple of respects, with greater longevity and lower risk of burn-in. We’re expecting Apple to use this tech in many Macs and iPads next year. On the iPad front, a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro is likely to be first in line for the new tech. You can read more about it here. Photo: iPhone 12 battery by iFixit FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Wish Spotify streamed on Apple Watch? The time has arrived for some - 9to5Mac
Back in September, we saw Spotify finally start testing streaming support for its Apple Watch app, something we’ve seen arrive with other third-party services like Pandora months ago. Now it looks like the feature may finally be rolling out more widely. Repor…
Back in September, we saw Spotify finally start testing streaming support for its Apple Watch app, something we’ve seen arrive with other third-party services like Pandora months ago. Now it looks like the feature may finally be rolling out more widely. Reported by Macerkopf (via Google Translate), multiple users have shared they are seeing the feature show up on their wearables (that weren’t part of the September streaming test for Apple Watch). One image shows the following message about using the options on Apple Watch (translated from German): Would you like to stream Spotify on your Apple Watch? Choose it here. As expected, Macerkopf notes those seeing the streaming option can listen to content while away from iPhone, finally making the Spotify Apple Watch app more than just an iPhone remote control. The testers report that they can use the Apple Watch app of the streaming service autonomously without an iPhone to stream music and podcasts over the cellular network or WiFi. This significantly enhances the Spotify app. Over the weekend, Spotify has apparently started to make the feature available to a larger group of its users. There appears to be a recently played section in addition to access to your library when using streaming on Apple Watch. But one downside is there doesn’t appear to be a search feature. So when you start seeing the streaming option, you’ll need to rely on Siri to pull up specific songs, artists, albums, etc. In addition, the most recently played content is available. Unfortunately, there is no separate search function in the app. Siri steps in for this and delivers the title you are looking for after a voice command. As usual, you have to give Siri the command to play a certain title, album or genre with Spotify. Like many Spotify changes, the update appears to be a sever-side one. Have you seen streaming on the Spotify Apple Watch app show up? Let us know down in the comments! via Macerkopf FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20 can wirelessly charge your iPhone as you play - 9to5Mac
Bang & Olufsen has announced the Beolit 20, its successor to the well-regarded Beolit 17 portable Bluetooth speaker. The company says that it delivers ...
Bang & Olufsen has announced the Beolit 20, its successor to the well-regarded Beolit 17 portable Bluetooth speaker. The company says that it delivers true 360-degree sound … The new speaker boasts a longer battery-life, plus a built-in wireless charging pad on the top of the speaker to keep your iPhone charged as you listen. B&O says that the new speaker now delivers eight hours of listening at typical volumes, up from six hours in the Beolit 17. Enjoy up to 8 hours playtime at a typical listening volume on a single charge and also use the wireless Qi charging feature to power your devices. With handy USB-C charging and a bigger battery capacity, Beolit 20 keeps the party going for longer. A combination of powerful amplifiers and drivers create True360 sound tuned by Bang & Olufsen engineers, offering an authentic sound experience and optimal dispersion whatever your environment. Beolit 20 plays low at 3720.000Hz to create a wide, satisfying bass range. Expertly crafted using a selection of premium materials, Beolit 20 is a tactile and durable portable speaker. Anodised aluminium ensures the body is robust while the new vegetable tanned leather strap is as secure as it is naturally supple. The speaker has a 5.5-inch long-stroke wideband woofer, powered by a 35W Class D amp. A second 35W amp powers the three 1.5-inch tweeters (technically, B&O says these are full-range drivers). Two 4-inch passive bass radiators complete the setup. Maximum loudness is 93dB at one metre, which B&O says makes the speaker suitable for a room size in the 100-500 square feet range, as well as ‘larger social gatherings outside.’ As with the Beolit 17, you can create a stereo pair with two of them, and given that the audio performance is identical, you can also pair a Beolit 20 with your existing Beolit 17. The speaker is available in a choice of a tan-looking Grey Mist and a sleek-looking Black Anthracite, priced at $500. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Apple search engine efforts ‘stepping up’ as Google deal under threat – FT - 9to5Mac
Speculation about plans for an Apple search engine to compete with Google has been around for many years now, ever since the company was first seen ...
Speculation about plans for an Apple search engine to compete with Google has been around for many years now, ever since the company was first seen to be using its own web crawler back in 2014. Apple confirmed the existence of the Applebot crawler in 2015. A report in the Financial Times claims that Apple is now ‘stepping up’ efforts to create its own search engine as its lucrative deal with Google comes under threat … Google currently pays Apple an estimated $8-12 billion per year to be the default search engine on iOS devices. In 2018, for example, the sum was estimated at a little under $10 billion around 20% of the company’s Services income for the year. However, antitrust regulators are now putting this deal in the spotlight, and arguing that it may be anticompetitive. This raises the question of what Apple would do if it was banned from renewing the deal, and lost that income. One suggestion that has been that the iPhone maker could create an Apple search engine. The FT report cites circumstantial evidence and industry commentary, rather than inside sources, and not much of it is new. It opens, for example, with a change seen in iOS 14 to the swipe-down search box. Apple is stepping up efforts to develop its own search technology as US antitrust authorities threaten multibillion-dollar payments that Google makes to secure prime placement of its engine on the iPhone. In a little-noticed change to the latest version of the iPhone operating system, iOS 14, Apple has begun to show its own search results and link directly to websites when users type queries from its home screen. That web search capability marks an important advance in Apples in-house development and could form the foundation of a fuller attack on Google, according to several people in the industry. It also points to the two-and-a-half year old news of Apple poaching Google’s John Giannandrea, putting its own spin on the hire. Apple poached Googles head of search, John Giannandrea. The hire was ostensibly to boost its artificial intelligence capabilities and its Siri virtual assistant, but also brought eight years of experience running the worlds most popular search engine. It includes commentary from former senior Google execs, but this too is purely speculative. They [Apple] have a credible team that I think has the experience and the depth, if they wanted to, to build a more general search engine, said Bill Coughran, Googles former engineering chief, who is now a partner at Silicon Valley investor Sequoia Capital […] Apples position is very unique because it has the iPhone and iOS. It controls the default browser, said Sridhar Ramaswamy, Neevas co-founder and Googles former head of advertising. Expanding in search feels natural for Apple, he said, as it has the ability to gather data and learn from user behaviour at large scale. Applebot’s crawl rate the number of times it visits websites in order to update its database is said to have increased substantially. Others note that Apple is one of the few companies in the world with the resources to create a search engine to compete with Google. But all of the known facts would be consistent with Apple simply working on making Siri smarter. The single biggest argument against Apple creating a search engine is the company’s strong privacy stance, and its less-than-flattering commentary on ad-funded services like Google. A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realize that when an online service is free, youre not the customer. Youre the product. But at Apple, we believe a great customer experience shouldnt come at the expense of your privacy. Our business model is very straightforward: We sell great products. We dont build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers. We dont monetize the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud. And we dont read your email or your messages to get information to market to you. Walking that back would be problematic to say the least. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Latest iPad Pros hit all-time low prices in today’s best deals, official Apple Watch bands on sale, more - 9to5Mac
Today’s best deals include the latest iPad Pro, official Apple Watch bands, and Sony’s AirPods competitors. Hit the jump for all of our top picks in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. Latest iPad Pros hit new all-time lows Amazon offers the latest 11-inch iPad Pro…
Today’s best deals include the latest iPad Pro, official Apple Watch bands, and Sony’s AirPods competitors. Hit the jump for all of our top picks in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. Latest iPad Pros hit new all-time lows Amazon offers the latest 11-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi 256GB at $850. Thats down $49 from the regular going rate and a new Amazon all-time low. The larger 12.9-inch Wi-Fi 128GB model is also being discounted to $949 as part of todays sale from its usual $999 price tag. Thats another all-time low. Todays deals match our previous mentions, as well. Finally, you can save on the 12.9-inch Wi-Fi 256GB configuration at $1,040 (Reg. $1,099). Apples 2020 iPad Pro features a new camera system with 12 and 10MP lenses and LiDAR scanner support on the back. Face ID is another standout here, doing away with the physical home button for an even sleeker design. USB-C connectivity, 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 support, and up to 10-hours of battery life round out the list of notable specs. Official Apple Watch bands see rare discounts Amazon is currently offering various official Apple Watch Bands on sale with 20% off or more. Free shipping is available for all. Our top pick is the Pride Edition model at $43. Youd typically pay $49 for these Sport Loop Bands. This is the first discount weve seen since the spring and the second-best offer weve tracked all-time. Show your support with a Pride Edition band made of nylon. First released back at WWDC 2019, we found it to be a fun combination of the original and recently updated version in our hands-on review. The Sport Band version is also on sale today for $40 from the usual $49 price tag. Sony WF-1000XM3 ANC Earbuds at $178 Amazon currently offers the Sony WF-1000XM3 Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds for $178. Down from its $228 going rate, todays offer matches the second-best price weve seen to date and comes within $8 of our previous mention for the all-time low. Delivering a truly wireless design with industry leading noise cancellation, Sonys WF-1000XM3 earbuds pack upwards of 24-hours of battery life per charge. Plus when youre in a bind, just a few minutes on the charger equates to an hour and a half of listening. Other notable features like touchpad controls, and adaptive sound control make these a compelling option. We found that to be the case in our hands-on review. Best trade-in deals 9to5Mac also keeps tabs on all the best trade-in deals on iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch, and more every month. Be sure to check out this month’s best trade-in deals when you decide it’s time to upgrade your device. Or simply head over to our trade-in partner directly if you want to recycle, trade, or sell your used devices for cash and support 9to5Mac along the way! Subscribe to the 9to5Toys YouTube Channel for all of the latest videos, reviews, and more! HyperX QuadCast S Review: Add some more color to your content creation [Video] Hulkman Alpha 85S Review: Powerful smart jump starter EDC for your car [Video] Review: Razers new wireless flagship line-up untethers your setup [Video] FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Apple Store online launching in India on September 23 - 9to5Mac
Apple announced today that it plans to open its online store in India on September 23. The expansion will bring direct sales and an improved shopping experience to customers in the region for the first time. Apple has made significant investments in India ove…
Apple announced today that it plans to open its online store in India on September 23. The expansion will bring direct sales and an improved shopping experience to customers in the region for the first time. Apple has made significant investments in India over the past several years as it seeks to become a leader in a massive market full of potential. iPhones are now made in India, and official Apple Stores are on the way. Before opening any brick and mortar locations, Apple is ramping up its online sales and distribution. Starting September 23, customers in India will be able to visit apple.com/in and shop directly from Apple, just like customers across the world have come to expect for decades. Advice and product guidance will be available in English and Hindi. Until now, Apple sales in India were directed entirely through partners like Apple Premium Resellers. In October, Apple says customers will be able to attend free online Today at Apple sessions with a focus on photography and music. The creative sessions are a staple of physical Apple Stores during non-pandemic times, and will offer customers an early preview of what they can expect when official Apple Stores open in India. Apple SVP of Retail + People Deirdre O’Brien noted the expansion: Were proud to be expanding in India and want to do all we can to support our customers and their communities. We know our users are relying on technology to stay connected, engage in learning, and tap into their creativity, and by bringing the Apple Store online to India, we are offering our customers the very best of Apple at this important time. In May, build-to-order Mac sales opened through resellers in India ahead of the official online store launch. Tim Cook had promised in February that the online store would open this year. Physical Apple Stores in India will arrive in 2021, with one of the first locations expected to be built in Mumbais Bandra Kurla Complex. One of the major hurdles preventing the Apple Store Online from launching sooner in India was a government rule requiring foreign companies to source 30% of their production locally. The requirements were eventually eased, allowing Apple to push ahead. Follow along on Twitter for daily Apple Store news. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Rumor: Apple Watch Series 3 replacement to get Series 4 design, but no ECG - 9to5Mac
Apple’s special event next week is likely to focus primarily on iPad and Apple Watch announcements. Ahead of Tuesday’s event, a pair of leakers on Twitter claim to have new details on Apple’s rumored low-end replacement for the Apple Watch Series 3. Bloomberg…
Apples special event next week is likely to focus primarily on iPad and Apple Watch announcements. Ahead of Tuesdays event, a pair of leakers on Twitter claim to have new details on Apples rumored low-end replacement for the Apple Watch Series 3. Bloomberg reported last week that Apple was planning a new lower-end Apple Watch to replace the aging Series 3 in its lineup. The Apple Watch Series 3 is powered by Apples S3 processor and features a 38mm/42mm design, compared to the 40mm/44mm design of the Series 4 and Series 5. According to Jon Prosser, the upgraded version of the Series 3 will be similar in design to the Series 4, which Apple stopped selling once it introduced the Series 5 last year. This means we can expect the display sizes to increase to 40mm and 44mm, thanks to slimmer bezels and a more rounded design. In an effort to keep the cost down, however, the new lower-end Apple Watch will miss out on ECG functionality as well as the always-on display that we currently get exclusively on the Apple Watch Series 5. Prosser also says that the entry-level Apple Watch will feature Apples M9 motion coprocessor. The Series 4/Series 5 design and lack of ECG for the Apple Watch Series 3 replacement was first (cryptically) reported on Twitter by the reliable source @L0vetodream earlier this week, who also claims that Apple will continue to keep selling the Apple Watch Series 3. Currently, Prosser says that this new Apple Watch is listed as the Apple Watch, while the Series 6 is listed as the Apple Watch Pro. Marketing names for a new Apple products are nearly impossible to predict, and Prosser acknowledges that hes unsure if these are the final marketing names for this years lineup. Apple sells the Apple Watch Series 3 today for $199 with GPS or $299 for GPS and Cellular. The lower price point makes the Series 3 an attractive option for many shoppers, but its unclear what sort of pricing Apple has in store for the upgraded Series 3 purportedly coming next week. Read more: FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news: