Category Archives: Apple News

Apple Needs to Fix Their Service and Support Problems

Before I get into the reason I am bringing this subject up, I want to say that not all of my interactions with Apple Support have been bad. In fact, almost all of them have been quite positive. Any time I have called about a device, I’ve gotten the help I needed. When I recently contacted Apple about Apple Care+ charges from a device that had been returned, they refunded the money even faster than the timeframe they quoted. Even when Apple botched my recent Apple Watch order, the people I talked to in support really tried to help and gave me a free Sport Loop band for the trouble.

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What’s Left for a November Apple Event?

Tim Cook at Apple Park

Two fall Apple events are behind us and it looks very much like there’s one still left to go. We have two Apple Watches, an iPad, a new iPad Air, four new iPhones, a HomePod Mini and several new MagSafe accessories, but it still looks very much like Apple isn’t done for 2020. So what’s left to go?

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In a Fairly Mundane Apple Event, New Camera Features, the HomePod Mini and MagSafe Stand Out

Tim Cook at Apple Park

Say what you will about the thrill of the the hunt. Apple leakers have taken almost all of the fun out of the company’s events. It’s gotten to the point that anything we don’t know about ahead of time sticks out like a sore thumb. Add to this the difficulties of shipping new features posed by COVID in 2020 and you have today’s slick and polished, but fairly mundane and predictable Apple iPhone event.

All that said, there were a few new and interesting details that emerged from today’s streamed announcement.

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I Didn’t Care About Apple’s HomePod Mini Until I Saw the Rumored Price

There have been rumors that Apple will release a half-size version of the HomePod for a long time, but I never had any interest in them. I bought the original HomePod to use as a speaker, so I wasn’t severely disappointed with its shortcomings as an intelligent assistant. I was critical that Apple didn’t use the device as motivation to dig into the problems and make using Siri a better experience, but it didn’t really mar my use of the device.

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It Looks Like the iPhone Pro Won’t Be the Only Apple Device Running Late This Year

There have been rumors of all 2020 iPhones releasing late and of Apple’s iPhone 12 Pros running later than the rest of the lineup for a several months now. The former has already proven true, as we wait for an iPhone event in October.

Rumors of the later have been around long enough and have been repeated by enough reputable sources that most Apple fans have accepted the news as fact for a while. Those reports have been reinforced over and over and it now looks like at least two of the coming iPhone 12 models will be arriving in late November. We should receive confirmation of this during Tuesday’s Apple iPhone Event.

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Epic’s Lawyers Take It On the Chin In Injunction Fight With Apple

Lawyers for Apple and Epic once again virtually met with Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers to do battle today. As with the last hearing, this was again over Epic’s requests for injunctions barring Apple from banning the Unreal Engine from Apple platforms, and more importantly for Epic, Fortnite from the iOS App Store. While the first hearing made it seem very likely that Unreal will remain unharmed, Epic did not fare well at all in its defense of Fortnite today.

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Don’t Get Too Excited That Apple is Testing Out Folding Screens From Samsung

Earlier this week, reports started circulating that Apple is testing out folding screen samples from Samsung for potential use in future products. This is certainly notable, since Apple already sources most of it’s OLED screens from them and because Samsung is putting so much R&D emphasis on folding screen tech. However, while some may see this as a sign that a folding iPhone is inevitable and coming soon, I just see it as business as usual at Apple.

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Apple Event on September 15, 2020

All Hail Mark Gurman: Apple Event For Watch and iPads Scheduled for September 15th

Apple Event on September 15, 2020

Yesterday, I said that there would be a showdown between several Apple leakers and analysts. Sources would be weighed and found to be legit, or possibly just found out. Well, hopefully no one loses their job over who they told what and when, but after this morning’s tempest in a teapot full of Apple fans, we have a clear winner by a landslide- Mark Gurman of Bloomberg.

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iPad Air Mockup

There Will Be a Battle of Apple Leakers Tomorrow

Mark Gurman. Jon Prosser. L0vetodream. Komiya. LeaksApplePro. Some are well-known and others are up-and-coming. Some release rumors and information often and others sparingly. What do they have in common right now? All of them have predictions for what Apple will do tomorrow, with some bits and pieces lining up and others not so much.

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Which Apple Devices Will Be Released This Week?

There have been all kinds of recent rumors, several of them conflicting, related to Apple devices that are coming this year. While it’s seems almost certain that this year’s standard iPhones will arrive in October, with the Pro models coming sometime in November, there are still plenty of other devices waiting in the pipeline. When will they show up? Will some of them arrive this week?

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Bloomberg Confirms a Fall Full of Apple Gear

 

Wether it’s this month, sometime in October, or even November thanks to COVID-19, we all know that new Apple devices will be here soon. If the rumors and reports that have been swirling for a while are true, then we will be in for a whole lot of hardware in a short span of time.

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