Right On Cue, Some Fresh Folding iPhone Info Trickles Out

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A folding iPhone is not right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean that Apple is going to let their competition have all the limelight. There has been a lot of conjecture about will they or won’t they make their own entry in the newest tech competition this week, and now we have a new patent showing that the company is still thinking about and working on this new product category.

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Looks Like Apple’s Biggest Supposed Impediment to a Foldable iPhone Doesn’t Exist

Samsung and Huawei both announced foldable smartphones last week and the tech word as been abuzz ever since. Beyond how these two early gen one offerings stack up against each other, one of the biggest topics since has been if or when Apple will enter the fray.

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Apple Watch Series 3 on Sale at Target for Only $199!

The Apple Watch wasn’t the instant hit that some thought it would be, but it did grow steadily through its first couple of years. Now that pace has picked up and the Watch can’t be thought of as anything but a huge success for Apple. They now own the smartwatch market the way they once owned portable music players.

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Tim Cook Hints at the Future at Public Shareholder’s Event

Apple held its public shareholder’s meeting at the Steve Jobs Theater Friday, giving major investors the opportunity to ask Tim Cook and the executive team some direct questions. While a resolution regarding the diversity of the board dominated the discussion and the headlines afterward, there were a few interesting notes regarding current and upcoming products and services that also came out of the event.

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Deals: RokBlok- The World’s Smallest Wireless Record Player

Sometimes you see a gadget and you think to yourself, “now that’s pretty cool.” That’s exactly what came to mind when I saw the RokBlok. With vinyl on the rise, this interesting little music player is a unique and relatively inexpensive way to make your vintage collection more portable.

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Two New iPads Certified by Bureau of Indian Standards, Should Be Released Soon

According to MySmartPrice, two new iPads with the model numbers A2124 and A2133 have been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards. This is the same site that revealed that new iPads had shown up in the Eurasian Economic Commission back in January, so kudos to them for the keen eye on the supply chain and regulatory channels.

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Apple Will Be Late to the Foldable Phone Party. In Other News, Water is Wet

The tech press is going to spin-cycle this thing to death, but it doesn’t matter. All the hand-wringing over Apple getting left behind or their lack of innovation isn’t going to change the playbook that has made them one of the wealthiest companies in the world. They aren’t going to be coming out with a new foldable phone this year, no matter what anyone says. Next year? Maybe. You can probably put money on it by 2021.

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Deals: AirDops True Wireless Earbuds

One good thing about Apple making a product is that everyone and their dog is going to copy it. This is especially true from something small like the AirPods. While these AirDrop wireless buds certainly aren’t AirPods, its hard to complain if you are looking for an inexpensive substitute.

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Why Apple’s Acquisition of AI Voice Startup Pullstring is Important

If you are keeping up with the Apple news these days, then surely you’ve heard that services are the future growth area for the company. You’ve probably heard it everywhere and often, including right here. This is where the company projects to generate the additional revenue that the iPhone used to have covered before the smartphone market as a whole leveled off. Not even the mighty iPhone is immune to that, as we finally saw last quarter.

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Kroger and Walmart Keep Missing the Future of Mobile Payments

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The future of mobile payments is contactless and frictionless. There really isn’t any doubt about how things will play out at this point. It is slow in being realized here in the United States, but the end is inevitable. People are eventually going to use their smartphones for most purchases. The younger a person is, the more likely they will be to embrace using mobile payments now.

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Apple’s Marzipan Will Start To Get Tasty in 2019

In case you aren’t aware, Marzipan is a program at Apple that is working to merge aspects of the iOS and macOS code bases over time, making life easier for developers. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman first reported on this initiative in late 2017 and Apple unveiled the beginnings of the program at the 2018 edition of WWDC. Right now, Marzipan is still in its infancy and has only been used by Apple internally to port a few iOS apps over to macOS Mojave.

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