Apple is reducing the price of the iPad Pro 1TB models by US$200, according to its updated webpages.
We have a deal on a subscription to 12min, a service that takes whole books and turns them in 12 minute summaries. The company has hundreds of micro books in text and narrative form, and new users can get a Lifetime Premium subscription for $39 through our deal.
Apple didn’t mention the HomePod on stage yesterday, but Benjamin Mayo reports that a product refresh will appear later this fall.
A new forthcoming feature is called Ambient Sounds. This will allow users to easily play white noise sounds on their HomePods, including ocean waves, birdsong, rainstorms, and more. Right now, users are forced to AirPlay from another iOS device to easily play relaxing background audio on HomePod. Ambient Sounds will make this a first-party feature, fully integrated with Siri.
If Apple ever comes out with a cheaper HomePod, I’d probably buy one just for the ambient sounds.
Amazingly, the Apple Watch Series 5 will start at 32GB of storage, doubling the Series 4 storage point of 16GB.
At 32GB of storage for both GPS and Cellular models, the Apple WatchSeries 5 offers double the storage of the previous Series 4 models. Apple may have increased the storage in the new device due to the Apple Watch App Store that’s available in watchOS 6, set to be released on September 19.
Now if only watchOS 6 had the Files app so I could store a copy of my data on it.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the new details of the Apple TV+ rollout and iPad comparisons.
As you get ready to preorder your iPhone 11 this Friday, you might be thinking of cases as well. We’ve rounded up four iPhone 11 cases.
Apple quietly dropped the price of the Apple Watch Milanese Loop and Leather Loop bands to US$99, where they were previously US$149.
In contrast with previous years, Apple is offering unlocked versions of iPhone 11 immediately when they’re available for preorder.
New monthly AppleCare+ service plans that last last the entirety of a products service life were revealed quietly this week.
On World Suicide Prevention Days Facebook announced it was tightening its policies around preventing suicide and self-harm.
There was much fanfare around the launch of the iPhone 11 Tuesday. However, Reuters reported, that the new device did not receive su a warm welcome in Asia.
The iPhone 11, launched on Tuesday for $50 less than last year’s base XR model, was met with a limp response from social media users in Asian markets that are dominated by Huawei Technologies and Samsung Electronics. Despite the reduction, the iPhone 11, and even the higher-end models with more camera lenses, are set to come up short in Asia. “Apple’s new phones were no surprise at all. Only tangible change is having an additional camera on their premium model,” said Park Sung-soon, an analyst at Seoul-based Cape Investment & Securities.
LG launched two new 8K televisions which support AirPlay and Homekit, with the siganture model costing $30,000.
Right now, books published in the U.S. before 1924 are in the public domain. This means they are publicly owned and everyone can use and copy them. But there’s a loophole in copyright law which gives up to 75% of books published between 1923 and 1964 secret public domain status. It’s hard to figure out which ones they are, so a group of libraries, archivists, and volunteers are finding these public domain books, scanning them, and uploading them to the internet.
Richardson notes that much of that heavy lifting is being done by volunteers at organizations like Project Gutenberg, a nonprofit effort to digitize and archive cultural works. These volunteers are tasked with locating a copy of the book in question, scanning it, proofing it, then putting out HTML and plain-text editions.
There was a lot to take in during the Apple ‘By Innovation Only’ special event Tuesday. And it was nearly two hours long. You can rewatch the whole thing, but Apple also helpfully posted a video bringing together the best bits. It is a bit of an advert, of course, but I think it is quite effective. It shows how much Apple did actually pack in during the event.
Apple Watch Series 5 features an always-on Retina display, a built-in compass, and it’s available in new finishes and more materials options. Also, unlike most major product releases, it’s available for pre-order now, with a September 20th ship date.
After every Apple event, there is some griping. Missing products that were hoped for. High prices. Boring presentations. Not this time.
In addition to the new “Pro” moniker, these new devices add a much-improved camera system with three cameras just on the back. They also include more battery life, with up to 4 hours more life than iPhone XS, while iPhone 11 Pro Max has up to 5 hours more battery life than iPhone XS Max.
Apple updated its website today, noting that macOS Catalina won’t arrive until an unknown date in October. From TechCrunch:
After a summer of beta testing, Apple is about to release the next major version of macOS: macOS Catalina. But not so fast; the new version will arrive in October, according to Apple’s updated website. As always, this update will be available as a free download in the Mac App Store.
The software release dates are all over the place this year.
Amtrak updated its app to version 4.0 (in August) and it added new features: Show your eTicket while onboard, including multi-ride and monthly passes – no need to print; Send your eTicket to Apple Wallet; Purchase one-way, roundtrip, multi-ride and monthly tickets with dollars or Amtrak Guest Rewards points; Check train status; Find station information; Edit and manage your account profile; Save credit cards for quick checkout, and more. App Store: Amtrak – Free
Apple Fifth Ave will reopen September 20, the same day as the new iPhones become available to customers, the company has revealed.