On July 23, Bloomberg claimed Apple had asked the Trump administration to exclude components that make up the forthcoming Mac Pro high-end desktop computer from import tariffs, weeks after planning to re-locate production of the line to China from Texas. However, the tech giant won’t get such a break, according to U.S. President Donald Trump.
Now that Apple and Intel have signed an agreement for Apple to acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business, the Cupertino, California-based company plans to have internally developed 5G modems in its 2021 iPhones, according to Reuters.
Apple, Microsoft, and Foxconn are investing in SoftBank, according to Bloomberg. The conglomerate wants to raise $108 for the second Vision Fund, a fund the Japanese giant intends to invest in startups.
Bloomberg says the Apple Card is targeted to launch as early as the first half of August. People who own an iPhone will be able to sign up for the card via the Wallet app, which will have built-in Apple Card support as part of the latest iOS 12.4 update.
Inspired by a published economics paper from the University of Chicago with the National Bureau of Economic Research, the researchers at App Science Labs found that "no individual brand is as predictive of being high-income as owning an Apple iPhone" based on 2016 data.
Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190226866) for “navigation using augmented reality” for its Maps app on the iPhone.
Winners of the 2019 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAwards) have been announced. This year’s winners were selected from thousands of entries submitted by iPhone photographers from over 140 countries around the world.
As expected, Apple and Intel have signed an agreement for Apple to acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business.
In a not to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro (which, you should note, has NOT been confirmed by Apple) will switch from the controversial butterfly keyboard to a scissor mechanism.
The Apple World Today staff gets so many PR blasts about new cases, sleeves and bags for iPad and MacBooks that it takes something really different to get our attention. That was the case with the PHOOZY Thermal Capsule for iPad and MacBook, a spacesuit-inspired laptop and tablet sleeve that offers some of the best protection I’ve encountered in years of writing reviews. Available in an iPad-only version for up to 11-inch iPads ($59.99) and a MacBook/iPad Pro version for up to 13-inch devices ($69.99), the PHOOZY Thermal Capsule is unique in the level of protection it provides.
Jamf, which specializes in Apple management solutions, has announced the results of an independent, global survey of 700 retail IT decision makers on the state of mobile technology in retail. And most retailers prefer Apple devices in-store for the transformation of the retail experience.
Apple has filed for another patent (number 20190230297) regarding the rumored “Apple Glasses,” an augmented reality/virtual reality headset. It regards a method and system for generating at least one image of a real environment.
Though there have been predictions that iPhone sales will take a hit this year, Bloomberg reports that Apple suppliers have been instructed to manufacture parts for about 75 million phones through the end of the year, about the same as iPhone XS, XR and XS Max sales for the same period in 2018.
U.S. businesses are increasingly turning to solar energy as a cost-effective means of powering their operations. As of 2018, Apple leads the nation with the most solar capacity installed, followed closely by Amazon, Target, Walmart and Switch.
New iPhones, new iPad Pros, and new Apple Watches are definitely coming (probably in September). A 16-inch MacBook Pro is rumored. The modular Mac Pro and the Apple Pro XDR display will arrive before the holiday season — and an upgraded iMac Pro could, as well. But what of the Apple TV set-top box?
Voxnest looks at Apple and Spotify’s “podcast power struggle.” The report is timely as Apple plans to start funding original podcasts that would be exclusive to its audio service, increasing its investment in the industry to better compete with competitors such as Spotify and Stitcher, according to Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.”
As USB Type C gains in acceptance from a number of tech companies, we’re starting to see even more great USB-C accessories. One of these came by my desk the other day in the form of the PureGear PureJuice 10K PD charger (US$69.99), a lightweight fast charging battery pack with 10,000 man of power. Today I’m taking a look at this compact and powerful unit.
LG Electronics (LG) saysApple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit will be available starting July 25 on its 2019 AI TV lineup, making LG the first global TV manufacturer to support HomeKit. These Apple features will be available through a firmware update for 2019 LG OLED TVs, NanoCell TVs and UHD TVs with ThinQ AI capability.
New research from the Parks Associates research group finds that 39% of U.S. broadband households own a streaming media player (SMP), a mere 1% increase over 2018, indicating ownership has flattened, although purchase intentions are higher for 2019 compared to previous years. The Apple TV set-top grew its market shares slightly, but still comes in third.
Last year, we ran several reviews of home air quality devices from Awair: the Awair 2nd Edition and less expensive (but also less capable) Awair Glow . Today, the company is releasing a new version of the Awair Glow that is not only less expensive ($75 launch price and $89 MSRP), but more useful as well. The Awair Glow C is a multi-function device that measures three indicators of air quality and also acts as a smart plug and ambient light.