LONDON – Currys PC World is selling the white Apple HomePod for £279 ($358) for Cyber Monday. The HomePod is normally £319 ($410). It also has the HomePod available in black for £299. Furthermore, the company is offering 9 months of the Deezer Premium music streaming service for free as part of the deal. This deal is available online only, although the item can be picked up in a shop shortly after purchase. In a shop, the HomePod currently costs £299 ($384).
Apple has never been big on sales, but there’s something about making everything but the newest models eligible for gift cards extra insulting.
The renovation of Apple Store Covent Garden in London means it is now one of the firm’s premier retail locations.
Tim Cook discussed his sexuality, his legacy and Apple’s development of autonomous technology with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
Apple has released a short film for the holiday season. Called ‘Share Your Gifts’, it depicts the frustrations of Sofia – a creative young woman who hides her work away until…well, let’s just say her dog intervenes. The film is accompanied by the track “Come out and play” by Billie Eilish. Apple has also released a ‘Making Of’ video, detailing how Sofia came to life. It shows how ‘Share your Gifts’ was made using a combination of CG characters and real-world sets.
Sir Jony Ive discussed design, giving up and Steve Jobs whilst given the second annual Stephen Hawking Fellowship lecture.
Child pornography got through the filters on Tumblr, leading to the app being removed from the iOS app store over the weekend.
Apple stock hit bear market territory this morning and Goldman Sachs has again downgraded its asking price.
Apple Maps is collecting pedestrian level data in California. On Friday, a man wearing a Lidar rig, GPS and multiple cameras as well as an Apple Maps backpack, was spotted in San Francisco, according to MacRumors. On its website, Apple said [via AppleInsider] that Pedestrian teams will be in a number of California counties. While cars conducting mapping are not such a rare site spotted in Los Angeles earlier in the week, but as MacRumors noted: “This is the first time we’ve seen someone collecting mapping data on foot.”
Tim Cook conducted a major interview in which he said new regulation was “inevitable” and defended Apple’s relationship wtih Google.
Companies are like organisms: they’re born, they grow, adapt, and have a life cycle. But predicting Apple’s future is very hard to do at this point. We can, however, monitor life signs.
Under-pressure Mark Zuckerberg has published a note laying out how Facebook plans to govern content in the future and its progress in 2018.
The Apple website shows buyers can choose to purchase the model with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint or without a carrier.
Final Cut Pro was updated Thursday with support for third-party extensions to make time using Final Cut Pro more effective.
Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest-host John Kheit, who has a bee in his bonnet about Apple’s upgrade pricing for RAM and storage on the new Mac mini and MacBook Air models. They also discuss whether or not Apple actually has a “deep pipeline,” as well features they’d like to see come to iOS in the future.
College is fundamentally different from secondary school. Students are more on their own. This is where Apple could make a difference with an education AI.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has revealed that he does not follow how Apple shares are performing in the stock market. Speaking to CNBC’s Scott Wapner on Tuesday, he said, “I do not watch it at all. Period. I’ve never used Apple’s stock app once…I don’t care. You know what? I never did anything for the value of stock and the value of a company and the value of money. I did it create great computers for the world.” Mr Wozniak famously gave away $10 million of his own stock to early Apple employees. Watch the exchange below.
Space Gray 15-inch MacBook Pros with a Radeon Vega graphics are now available to purchase on the Apple Store. Users can choose from Radeon Pro 560x, Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Radeon Pro Vega 20 options. The Pro Vega 16 will add $250 to the cost of the machine, while the Pro Vega 20 options will add $350. Apple announced the introduction of the Radeon graphics following its October 30th ‘There’s More in the Making’ event.
Apple has hired Nokia exec Ashish Chowdhary to lead its business in India, indicating a desire to tackle the challenges it faces there.
Phones accounted for at least 100 million yuan ($14.36 million) in sales during the record-breaking event.