Apple cancelled its March event because of the pandemic which is currently buggering up our lives to varying degrees, and it seems that the lockdowns, self-isolation, and general mood right now has the tech giant concerned about the demand for its products, so some of its new lineup is getting delayed.
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Two weeks ago to little fanfare, Apple somewhat abruptly released refreshed versions of the iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini. And now, it seems like Apple is prepping for the imminent release of the iPhone 9 (or whatever Apple ends up calling its upcoming mid-range phone).
Earlier in the year, Apple announced that it would give developers a way to bundle related macOS, iOS, tvOS, watch OS, and iPadOS app sales into a single transaction, and now, right on schedule, Apple’s Universal Purchase system has finally gone live.
Though all Apple retail locations outside of China technically closed on March 14 in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the company provided customers with a two-day window to collect in-store pickups or any devices previously left for repairs. That grace period expired Tuesday, and if you haven’t already visited an Apple store to retrieve your device, sad to say, you won’t be able to for the foreseeable future.
A few weeks ago, there were heavy rumours that Apple was planning a March 31 event to unveil a new slate of products. Now, for reasons that are obvious, Apple decided to err on the side of caution and cancel—a wise move considering Santa Clara County, where Cupertino is located, has banned gatherings of 1,000 people or more to curb the spread of covid-19. But while the event was cancelled, that doesn’t mean the products are.
The rapid spread of coronavirus has heightened awareness around germs and how easily we come into contact with them. Coronaviruses, including Covid-19 are said to be able to survive on some surfaces for several days. Considering how often we touch our phones after being out in the world, it makes them a potential target for infection.
Yesterday, hints in early code from iOS 14 suggested that Apple is working on bringing support for blood oxygen monitoring to the Apple Watch. But now, new info has revealed a load of other new features that could find their way into iOS 14 and iPadOS.
While Windows 10 is suffering from an avalanche of bugs, it isn't the only major software platform coming under fire this week. Elon Musk has expressed disappointment in some of Apple's recent iPhone software updates.
As the global outbreak of the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, Apple has warned technical support staff at stores that it may fall short on replacement iPhones and parts, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
Castlevania games are mostly remembered as popular titles for Nintendo’s classic 8- and 16-bit consoles. And while a version was created for the Sega Genesis, one of the most memorable and beautiful Castlevania games was actually released for the original PlayStation—and 23 years later, it’s now available on iOS and Android.
Apple has settled a lawsuit over its use of performance throttling on older iPhone models, agreeing to pay out around $765 million as a result. However, you shouldn’t start lining up hands-out at your local Apple store in Australia expecting any of that sweet cash.
Back in 2017, Apple was hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming that updates to iOS had throttled iPhones and negatively impacted performance. And now, after a prolonged legal battle, Apple has agreed to settle the lawsuit by paying out up to $US500 ($765) million.
There may never be a more accurate way to sum up the experience of using a smartphone than Kieran Haden’s new iOS game: Quadracade. Players face a random collection of retro-inspired mini-games that on their own are each easy to beat, but here you’re challenged to play four of them at the same time.