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2019

Apple Music launches Apple Digital Masters collection of high-quality songs

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Building on its previous 'Mastered for iTunes' program, Apple Music has a new initiative to promote the creation and sales of higher-quality songs on its service.

Re-emergence of China market is driving Apple's App Store recovery

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Morgan Stanley is telling its investors that the growth of Apple's App Store is accelerating after a previous decline, and that this is due to the a recovery in revenues from China.

General consumer interest in Apple Card is 'remarkably high,' says survey

Wednesday August 07, 2019

The benchmarking and survey company J.D. Power is predicting that Apple Card will be hit, based on the awareness and interest of US consumers ahead of its launch.

New Spectre-style Intel chip flaw can leak user data, but only in Windows

Wednesday August 07, 2019

PC users and those who are running Windows on a Mac may want to take a moment to update their operating systems, as a new flaw in Intel and ARM chips has been exposed.

Apple shines spotlight on Teacher Coding Academies

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Apple is hosting a series of training sessions for teachers, intended to instruct them on how to best educate the next generation on how to use the principles of coding in everyday tasks.

Apple News is beginning to pay off for some European publishers

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Even without Apple News+ being available in the region yet, publishers across Europe are reporting notable increases in revenues from Apple News.

Apple owners would pay up to $600 more for a folding iPhone

Wednesday August 07, 2019

In a recent survey of iPhone owners, interest is fairly high in a folding iPhone, and surveyed users will reportedly pay up to $600 more for it.

Apple quietly bought $17B more after record high $24B Q2 stock repurchase [u]

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Since 2012, Apple has been buying back shares at the extraordinary rate of around $10 billion per quarter. A year ago it picked up the pace to around $20 billion per quarter. After a reprieve last winter, the company has resumed its buyback frenzy with its largest-ever quarterly funding: $24 billion in Q2 followed by $17 billion in the most recent June quarter. Here's why. [The original version of this article contained an error regarding the dates of Apple's quarterly buybacks.]

Back to school Apple deals heat up at B&H Photo

Tuesday August 06, 2019

As college students head to campus and high schoolers prepare for the fall semester, Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo is slashing prices on Apple products, including fresh price drops on iMacs, MacBook Pros and Mac mini devices. All with free expedited shipping and special financing incentives.

Apple Watch leads growing smartwatch segment with 5.7M units shipped in Q2

Tuesday August 06, 2019

Apple once again led the smartwatch pack during the second quarter of 2019, shipping an estimated 5.7 million Apple Watch units as it creeps toward a 50% share of the global market.

IHS: Apple to start production of 16-inch MacBook Pro in September, phase out 15-inch model

Tuesday August 06, 2019

Rumors of a 16-inch MacBook Pro launch continued to swirl this week, with one analyst claiming Apple plans to start manufacturing the big-screen laptop as a de facto replacement for the current 15-inch model.

Disney streaming bundle includes Disney+, ESPN+ and ad-supported Hulu for $12.99 a month

Tuesday August 06, 2019

When Disney launches its dedicated streaming service this fall customers will be able to sign up for a bundled tier that includes Disney+, ESPN+ and ad-supported Hulu for a monthly fee of $12.99.

Lowest price: Apple's 128GB iPad mini 4 with cellular on sale for $399

Tuesday August 06, 2019

Shoppers looking for the best deal on a highly portable iPad mini can save $130 instantly on closeout iPad mini 4 devices, with the 128GB cellular tablets now on sale for $399 with promo code.

Changes in iOS 13 may force major redesign of VoIP apps

Tuesday August 06, 2019

Major messaging app services that offer calls, such as Facebook's Messenger and WhatsApp, will have to make major changes to their code base to work properly in iOS 13, a report claims, due to fears from Apple that existing methods used by the apps could be used for data collection purposes.

AT&T says it lost $5 million a year from illegal unlocking scheme

Tuesday August 06, 2019

A man has been accused of paying employees of AT&T over a five-year period to illegally unlock large numbers of iPhones and other devices, an act that is alleged to have cost the carrier an average of around $5 million per year in lost revenue.

Apple 'Nice' Face ID ad song usage was like winning 'a major award'

Tuesday August 06, 2019

The voice behind the 'Nice, so nice' soundbite played in the recent iPhone Face ID commercial, producer Latroit, revealed he was overjoyed by the inclusion of the song 'Nice' on the ad's soundtrack, likening it to winning an award.

Twelve South launches twill AirSnap case for AirPods

Tuesday August 06, 2019

Twelve South has updated its classic AirPods case -- AirSnap -- with a new pair of twill color options.

Trump open to China trade deal talks to minimize new tariff impact

Tuesday August 06, 2019

New tariffs on Apple products imported to the United States from China are again in question, as White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow suggests President Donald Trump is still open to making a trade deal that could change the situation.

Editorial: A record $4.3B R&D spend proves Apple is building for the future

Tuesday August 06, 2019

Apple's reported operational expenses for research and development in the June quarter hit a new all-time high of $4.257 billion, well over twice the quarterly spending it reported in 2015. Apple's aggressive expansion demonstrates the company is building for the future even as its rivals retreat from tablets and smartwatches and fail to keep pace with Apple's aggressive OS updates and custom silicon work.

Indie game 'Journey' hits the App Store with no fanfare

Tuesday August 06, 2019

Thatgamecompany has released "Journey" to the iOS App Store with no pre-hype, giving iPhone owners a chance to play the 2012 indie hit.