President Trump touts Apple’s US investments during State of the Union

During his first State of the Union address this evening, President Trump made mention of Apple while touting the growth the United States economy has seen under his watch. Trump acknowledged Apple’s plans to invest in the United States with a new campus and job creation… more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple’s First Store In South Korea Is Now Open

Over the weekend, Apple opened the doors to its first Apple Store in South Korea located in southern Seoul. Just like the other Apple Stores, this store features a large glass facade, a huge TV display and more Around 300 people showed up to be among the first to get inside Apple’s newest flagship store in the southern distract of Gangnam. Apple fans weren’t the only ones who showed up at the grand opening, the company’s head of retail Angela Ahrendts made an appearance and [Read Entire Story]

016: KGI on iPhone SE 2, CarPlay gets social, HomePod reception | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve got reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities on recent iPhone SE 2 rumors, three new Macs and iPad Pro expectations, better third party app support for Apple CarPlay, and new tidbits about HomePod ahead of launch. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/01-28-2018.mp3 more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - [Read Entire Story]

Starlight Night Macbook

This is the Starlight Night Macbook by CasebyBRO. This Macbook case is currently on sale for 46.70-56.60  [Regularly priced at: 51.89-62.89] offer for those who might be in purchasing this case: ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ ღ ღ ღ Special offer for my Customers!ღ ღ ღ Buy Macbook Case with Phone Case and get 10% discount! Just use the following code: LOVEBRO ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ PAY ATTENTION! When you make an order, please CHECK THE SIZE of your Macbook (you can find the model number on the bottom [Read Entire Story]

Apple’s ARKit update in iOS 11.3 is next level good

After dropping the first iOS 11.3 beta last week, Apple developers wasted little time in getting to work on a preview of what we’ll see this spring during the public release. For an iOS update that features four new Animoji, it almost feels strange talking about anything other than karaoke with Apple’s new lion, bear, skull, or dragon lenses. But even with four new creatures to love, it’s the release of AIKit 1.5 that’s stealing the show. The highlight of the release is vertical surface [Read Entire Story]

Nintendo says Miitomo, its first game for iOS, will shutdown in May

After being available for a little less than two years, Nintendo’s Miitomo game, its first to come to iOS, will officially shutdown on May 9th, 2018. Nintendo made the announcement in a statement, explaining that come May 9th, you won’t be able to use any of the app’s features… more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

iPhone 11: 4 Reasons to Wait & 6 Reasons Not To

iPhone 11: 4 Reasons to Wait & 6 Reasons Not To is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. The iPhone 11 release date is probably several months away, but some of you might want to think about skipping the iPhone X, the iPhone 8, or another iPhone model in favor of waiting for the 2018 iPhone which could include an iPhone X Plus. Apple’s iPhone X is only a few months old, but we’re already hearing rumors about a potential successor, a device some people are calling iPhone 9, [Read Entire Story]

Jennifer Bailey talks Apple Pay growth, Apple’s own retail efforts, and more to kickoff 2018

Earlier this month, Apple Pay head Jennifer Bailey attended the National Retail Federation conference in New York City, talking about Apple’s effect on retail with Apple Pay, its own retail stores, and more. Bailey explained at the event that Apple Pay continues to grow and have a dramatic impact on commerce… more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

KGI predicts 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will help Apple rebound from ‘lower-than-expected’ iPhone X sales

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is today out with a trio of new investor notes that offer some addition color on the supplier breakdown for this year’s new iPhones. The analyst has previously stated that Apple will introduce three new iPhones this year, including two OLED models at 5.8-inches and 6.5-inches, and an LCD model at 6.1-inches… more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple’s HomePod Can Now Be Pre-Ordered, Here’s How To Get Yours

After being delayed by a few weeks, Apple’s smart speaker is finally available for pre-order for only $349. Apple’s first smart speaker is available for pre-order for customers in the United States, U.K., and Australia. The product became available on Friday, January 26, at 5:45 a.m. PT and is scheduled to hit the shelves of most retailers on February 9. If you don’t live in those countries, Apple is expected to bring the speaker to France and Germany this spring. What does the [Read Entire Story]

HomePod hands-on questions whether sound quality is worth $349, cites ‘distinct lack of mid-range’

Following a pair of hands-on looks earlier this week, Wired is the latest to share their initial thoughts on the HomePod following a “first listen.” Wired seems to have been given the same demo as other news outlets, but has slightly different thoughts… more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Angela Ahrendts greets visitors at grand opening of Apple’s first retail store in South Korea

Photos via BumMo Koo and YouTube Update: Angela Ahrendts has posted her own congratulatory message and photo on Twitter. Today, Apple celebrated completion of their first retail location in South Korea with a public grand opening. Photos and video of the festivities from those attending show Apple’s retail chief Angela Ahrendts in attendance to welcome the location’s first visitors. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Announced The HomePod Will Be Released On February 9th

Apple announced today that the HomePod will arrive February 9th, and will be available to order Friday, January 26. The grand day for debuting the Apple HomePod has finally been announced today, according to Apple’s website the innovative wireless speaker will arrive in stores on Friday, February 9th. Customers can start placing orders online Friday, January 26th in the US, UK, and Australia.  For those who live in France and Germany, HomePods will arrive during the spring season. At this [Read Entire Story]

Snapchat will no longer add a massive border to images shared from the iOS camera roll

Snapchat is rolling out an update today that drops one of the biggest design and photo constraints in the app. As noted by The Verge, Snapchat will no longer add a massive white border to the images you share from your camera roll… more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

So Long MacBook Air, Apple Plans To End The 13-inch MacBook This Year

Believe it or not, 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the MacBook Air and if reports are true, Apple has plans on saying goodbye to the 13-inch MacBook Air and introducing something new. It seems as if Apple is slowly killing off the MacBook Air lineup. Back in 2016, the company quietly discontinued the 11-inch MacBook Air and now talk has it this year the 13-inch MacBook Air will no longer be sold at Apple. According to DigiTimes, Apple will introduce a new entry-level MacBook during the [Read Entire Story]

Apple adjusting App Store pricing & developer payouts in select countries due to tax changes

Apple today has sent an email to App Store developers informing them of upcoming price changes in select countries. The company says that value added tax, or VAT, has changed in some countries and thus it will adjust developer proceeds. Other countries will also see App Store prices updated. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

3 neat iOS 11.3 features coming this spring

Apple has released a beta of the next version of iOS – v11.3 – to developers today, and listed a bunch of new features that the update will bring. Here are the ones worth looking out for. The first is a fix for its performance throttling, which Apple was called out for last month. Essentially, if the battery in your iOS device is aging, the operating system would automatically slow performance down; Apple explained this was a measure to prevent unexpected reboots and freezes. With iOS 11.3 on an [Read Entire Story]

Report: EU to fine Qualcomm as much as $2B for anticompetitive chip deal with Apple

The Financial Times reports that Qualcomm could face up to a $2 billion fine from a European watchdog for having an anticompetitive chip deal with Apple. The watchdog says that it will sue Qualcomm for paying Apple to buy all of its communication chipsets between 2011 and 2016. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

This is why you shouldn’t bite an iPhone battery

We're nothing if not helpful here at Engadget and we're always looking out for your wellbeing. So today we have a little bit of advice for you: Don't bite your iPhone battery. One man found this out the hard way, Appleinsider reports, causing a minor... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Tim Cook makes surprise appearance at Toronto Apple Store to tout ‘Everyone Can Code’

Update: Tim Cook continues his tour of Canada with a Maple Leafs game: Thanks @MapleLeafs and @RealKyper for an exciting night of hockey! Tough Loss. #GoLeafsGo / Merci aux @MapleLeafs et à @RealKyper pour une soirée de hockey enlevante! Ce n’est que partie remise. #GoLeafsGo pic.twitter.com/tYdqQH1RAo — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) January 23, 2018 Tim Cook today made his first ever visit to Canada since becoming Apple CEO. As reported by The Globe and Mail, Cook visited a downtown Toronto [Read Entire Story]

Apple’s latest ad touts iPhone X selfies w/ help from Muhammad Ali

Apple today has shared a new advertisement for the iPhone X on YouTube. The ad focuses on the device’s Portrait Mode selfie feature and features narration from Muhammad Ali… more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

As we inch closer to its release, do you plan on buying Apple’s HomePod? [Poll]

All signs point to the launch of Apple’s HomePod being imminent. The smart speaker received FCC approval this week, while a separate report said Apple’s supplier has started shipping the first 1 million units. Are you planning to buy Apple’s HomePod? more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

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