Following a hike in import taxes on smartphones in India from 10 to 15 percent, Apple has increased the prices of its iPhone lineup in India by around 3.5 percent. The price increase is applicable for all iPhones except for the iPhone SE which is assembled locally by Apple.
iPads have allowed students with disabilities to play music for the first time, with the experience transforming the lives of student and helping them communicate and talk like never before. These students struggled to play classical instruments due to their autism and other motor skill issues.
Apple largely managed to mitigate the supply issues of AirPods and managed to bring its shipping estimates down to 3-5 days earlier this year. However, likely due to the heavy Christmas demand, AirPods availability has again slipped and now you won’t get them before early next year.
Apple’s Phil Schiller has talked about the iPhone 8, iPhone X, HomePod and more in an interview with The Telegraph. He also talked about the “bad week” Apple had where major vulnerabilities and bugs were discovered in iOS, macOS and HomeKit.
Samsung will be unveiling its 2018 flagship, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, in February next year. The launch will come just months after the iPhone X went on sale.
Apple continues to work on its own original video content, landing yet another major deal in a direct-to-series order.
Apple is finally selling its own Thunderbolt 3 (USB C) cables on its online store for $39. The cable is 0.8m in length, and is compatible with all Macs, including the new iMac Pro, iMac, as well as the MacBook Pro. The cable can charge devices at 100W and provide DisplayPort output for video.
Earlier this year, Apple officially unveiled a new analytics feature that would be baked into its podcast app.
Earlier this week, Apple confirmed that the iMac Pro, its most powerful all-in-one desktop computer ever, would go on sale today, December 14.
Yesterday, news broke out about Apple investing $390 million in Finisar as part of its Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Well, Finisar has now offered some clarification on this front, mentioning that it’s more of an advance order rather than a full blown investment. This is a strategic move by Apple to ensure that its business with Finisar remains unharmed.