Good luck walking into a store tomorrow and buying a new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus because they’re already pretty much completely sold out. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple product launch strategies and controlling inventory to drive up hype. They also share some watchOS 3 standout features—both good and annoying.
It’s no secret Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus inventory is constrained, but now it’s clear just how limited availability will be come Friday morning when the new models are supposed to hit store shelves. The iPhone 7 Plus is sold out around the world, as is the Jet Black iPhone 7, which means what’s left of the black, rose gold, and silver iPhone 7 inventory will be hard to come by.
Pandora Plus is a new streaming radio plan which offers unlimited skips and offline playback for $5 per month, a price the company hopes will entice users who haven’t been convinced to pay $10 per month for full on-demand streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify.
Today’s Quick Tip is about watchOS 3 and some neat stuff you can do with it, including using the new Breathe feature, sharing your activity with others, and pausing workouts. We’re pretty excited!
As is typical of Apple launches, iPhone 7 shipping updates aren’t too reliable. Here’s how to check your status and ensure that you receive your package by pre-signing for delivery.
macOS Sierra finally allows users to keep folders on top when sorting files by name in Finder. Here’s how it works.
Tim Cook reiterated his interest in both virtual and augmented reality this week, but argued that augmented reality has the potential to be a much larger deal than VR. So, with dozens of tech firms from Valve to Samsung to Facebook to Microsoft jumping in, what is Apple waiting for?
iPhone Upgrade Program members who felt jilted last Friday when pre-orders began and they couldn’t score a new iPhone 7 may have a chance to get in on this week’s launch day action. Apple made more inventory available for Upgrade Program members, but that may be at the expense of walk-in buyers.
From time to time, especially when a new version of iOS is released, articles are written about how the iOS home screen layout of app icons in a rectangular grid is tired and needs updating. The question is, “With what?” John Martellaro takes a look at this issue and provides his analysis.
This week in Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves, read Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus’ thoughts on Apple’s big event last week in San Francisco including big reveals of Super Mario, Pokémon GO, the Apple Watch Series 2, and the iPhone 7.
With iOS 10 out and on people’s iPhones and iPads it’s time to dive into some features. Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to look at Messages and Sticker Packs, and to talk about why Jeff decided to make his own. They also talk about wireless earbuds and Apple dropping the headphone jack from the iPhone 7.
iOS 10 kills the famous “slide to unlock” and introduces a whole new way of accessing your iPhone. Here’s how Raise to Wake, TouchID, and the lock screen all now work, and how you can (mostly) change it back to the old unlock method if you want.
With the iPhone 7 shipping this Friday without a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth earbuds suddenly look a lot more compelling. If you’re in the market, check out today’s TMO deal: FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds. They turn off automatically when you click the built-in magnets together and turn on when you pull them apart, are water and sweat resistant, run for 10 hours on a charge and recharge in 90 minutes, and include a built-in microphone for answering calls on the go. The FRESHeBUDS Pro normally cost US$119.95, but are 66% off right now, so you’ll pay only $39.95.
When Apple released tvOS 10 on Tuesday along side iOS 10 and watchOS 3, our fourth generation Apple TVs got some cool new features like a dark mode interface and more powerful Siri search support. What we aren’t getting is single sign-on support—a feature promised earlier this year at Apple’s annual developer conference.
Apple gave many iPhone fans what they wanted when they introduced “black” and “jet black” color options for the new iPhone 7, but the company’s intriguing AirPods are only available in traditional “Apple white.” As a taste of what could have been, and what may be soon, designer Martin Hajek created some renderings of jet black AirPods, which happen to look fantastic paired with their corresponding iPhone 7. Check out Martin’s site for a full set of renderings.
Apple released Swift Playgrounds for iPad along side iOS 10 on Tuesday, giving us the tablet-based developer learning tool first shown off earlier this year at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference. The app teaches coding skills without needing any prior experience.
TMO’s Jeff Gamet has been experimenting with iOS 10 Sticker Packs, and now that Apple has finally released its latest iPhone and iPad operating system, you can get in on his handiwork. Jeff has two Sticker Packs available today: Space is the Place – Color and Space is the Place – BW loaded up with his artwork and ready to go in Messages. The packs are priced at US$0.99 because launch day deals are always fun. The price for each pack will go up, so grab them right away.
Readdle’s PDF Expert 2 is a great PDF reader and editor that goes far beyond OS X’s Preview app at a price that doesn’t put the squeeze on your pocketbook. The app lets you edit text, images and links in PDF files, annotate documents, merge files into a single PDF, complet PDF forms, add document passwords, and more. PDF Expert is regularly US$59.99, but with TMO’s deal you can pick up a copy for half off at $29.99.