Apple has reportedly asked the landlords of its retail stores across the UK for huge rent reductions. As per the report, Apple has told landlords of its 38-store estate in the UK that it wants a rent reduction by 50 percent and a rent-free period to go along with it. In turn, the company is willing to extend the rent lease by a few years.
Apple has been the center of a controversy regarding in-app purchase commissions and its App Store policies. While the company says that its policies take care of developers as well as users, the US and EU have started looking into the company’s policies. Now, an app developer has alleged that Apple turned down their app’s update for not enforcing auto-billing on users.
As the country slowly crawls back to life, Apple is set to reopen stores beginning next week. Apple is going to employ a staggering approach when it comes to reopening its stores in the U.S. The company had closed its stores in March due to the corona pandemic. In the first stage, Apple will throw open its stores in South Carolina, Alaska, Idaho, and Alabama.
With the majority of Apple Stores closed worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple has launched a new hub on its online store with additional features to make it easy for customers to shop from their home.
Strong 2020 iPhone SE Demand, Apple Card Financing for More Products, and Other Tidbits from Apple’s Earnings Call
Apple announced its financial results for Q2 of the fiscal year 2020, and the company said that it experienced record revenue from services. While revenue from iPhones and Apple Watches declined, sales of iPads and Macs improved due to the COVID-19 crisis and people staying at their homes. Later, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed more information during the company’s earnings call with investors.
Apple has reopened its first retail store outside of China in South Korea post the control of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. This is also Apple’s sole retail store in the country.
In a memorandum, Apple retail chief Deirdre O’Brien has revealed that the company will attempt to resume business operations in the U.S. The company has informed the employees that retail stores might start reopening from the first half of April. Apple had closed its retail stores outside China until March 27, later they said the stores are “closed until further notice.”
Apple Online Store Imposes Purchase Restrictions on New MacBook Air, new iPad Pro, iPhones in Many Asian Countries [Update: Restrictions Lifted for iPhone]
Apple recently announced the release date for iOS 13.4, but iOS 14 features have started leaking already. It was recently unveiled that the company could finally allow list view for the home screen and integration with third-party wallpaper apps. Now, it is being reported that the upcoming version of iOS will allow wallpapers for CarPlay and deeper Apple Maps integration.
Apple has closed all of its stores owing to the Covid 19 outbreak. Customers who wanted to return their devices are confused on how to do so. In order to clarify things, Apple has published a FAQ that answers questions.