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2019

Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs says Apple's new video, game & news services will have 'small' impact

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Analysts from Goldman Sachs and Oppenheimer are expressing skepticism about the services Apple announced on Monday, even though the former is a partner on the Apple Card.

Apple Card, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+ on the AppleInsider Podcast

Tuesday March 26, 2019

On this special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger joins us from Cupertino to talk about the announcements made at Apple's Services-centric March 25th event, where Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+ were all on display.

Apple Services privacy praised, but lack of detail on new offerings confounding analysts

Tuesday March 26, 2019

More analysts have passed judgment on the new services Apple launched during Monday's "It's show time" event, with Macquarie and UBS both highlighting the relative lack of surprises from what was speculated in the time before the event took place.

The Apple Music app has been installed on 40 million Android devices

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Though extremely Apple-centric, Apple Music has been installed by over 40 million Android users worldwide, new research estimates suggest.

Editorial: Apple is playing the long game with Apple TV+ & Apple Arcade as it always does

Tuesday March 26, 2019

The new Apple News+ service has landed for us all, but we've only had a sneak peek at Apple TV+, Apple TV Channels, and Apple Arcade. Apple's March 25 event came with almost no detail on what didn't launch immediately, but the company has proven that it can literally afford to keep us waiting like it has before, because it has a plan and the wherewithal to wait out the slings and arrows.

Apple exploring car sunroof system with myriad user-customizable configuration options

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Apple is still coming up with new design ideas it could incorporate into a self-produced vehicle, despite the seemingly self-driving nature of "Project Titan" in its current state, by creating a version of a car sunroof that offers a considerable number of position combinations compared to currently-used sunroof designs.

Samsung warns of revenue shortfall due to 'weakening overall demand' for smartphones & components

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Chief Apple rival Samsung Electronics on Tuesday warned investors that it would report disappointing results for the March quarter, foremost blaming "weakening overall demand."

Random Apple News+ crash issue fixed by Apple [u]

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Less than a day after launch, and following a wide rollout of iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4, some Apple News users and Apple News+ subscribers were seeing some crashes at launch on Tuesday morning, which now appears to have been fixed server-side.

Two Austrian banks say Apple Pay is at last 'coming soon'

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Over four years since it launched in the U.S., Apple Pay is finally on its way to Austria, two banks announced on Tuesday.

Apple's services bonanza 'sizzle, but little steak' at launch, needs more details says analysts

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Analysts have started to issue their verdict on Monday's Apple event, with JP Morgan and Cowen believing the new offerings are generally a positive thing for the iPhone maker's Services business, but at the same time suggesting Apple could have gone a lot further in detailing what to expect with Apple TV+.

Apple Pay Cash disallowing person-to-person credit card payments

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Effective immediately, Apple Pay Cash in iOS 12.2 and watchOS 5.2 will not allow sending person to person funded by credit cards, including the forthcoming Apple Card.

Apple Card will roll out to additional countries, after US launch

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Goldman Sachs International's CEO Richard Gnodde said that the Apple Card will see an international release, after an initial, focused deployment in the U.S.

Wednesday steals: $199 Apple Watch Series 3, $400 to $700 off high-end 15" MacBook Pros; $149 AirPods

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Fresh Apple deals have just arrived, with triple digit discounts on current MacBook Pros and clearance savings on Apple Watches, iMacs and last-gen AirPods. In total, shoppers can save up to $700 instantly by snapping up the month-end markdowns.

Apple Music for Android gets Chromebook support, new Browse tab in latest update

Monday March 25, 2019

Apple on Monday pushed out an update to Apple Music for Android, delivering Chromebook compatibility and user interface tweaks that arrived on iOS last week.

Apple Watch ECG app could arrive in Europe with watchOS 5.2

Monday March 25, 2019

Documentation in Apple's latest iOS 12.2 release hints at potential European availability of the ECG app for Apple Watch Series 4 users, enabling a major hardware feature that for many has been sitting latent for six months.

AirPods retail box appears to include image of AirPower charging mat

Monday March 25, 2019

Apple's AirPower charging mat might be on the verge of release, as an image on the company's second-generation AirPods retail box depicts a wireless charger with a design nearly identical to that of the long-delayed device.

Apple releases macOS Mojave 10.14.4 with Apple News+ integration, more

Monday March 25, 2019

Hours after the release of iOS 12.2 on Monday, Apple pushed out the latest version of its Mac operating system, macOS 10.14.4 Mojave, with support for the recently announced Apple News+ subscription service.

The Wall Street Journal bets Apple News partnership will lead to new subscribers, not cannibalization [u]

Monday March 25, 2019

Apple on Monday officially announced Apple News+ and with it an important launch partner in The Wall Street Journal, one of only major two publications to sign on to the new Apple News subscription tier.

Beats' completely wireless 'Powerbeats Pro' exposed in iOS 12.2 update

Monday March 25, 2019

Buried in Monday's iOS 12.2 release are images and an animation of Beats' previously-rumored, unreleased AirPods equivalent, referred to as "Powerbeats Pro."

'Apple TV HD' is the new name for 4th-generation 1080p Apple TV

Monday March 25, 2019

Perhaps to avoid confusion with its multiplying TV services, Apple is renaming the base-level fourth-generation 1080p Apple TV to the "Apple TV HD."