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Apple Says the ‘App Store is More than Just a Storefront,’ Highlights Its Role in Discovery, Privacy, and Security

Apple Says the ‘App Store is More than Just a Storefront,’ Highlights Its Role in Discovery, Privacy, and Security

Apple has been under intense scrutiny and pressure from regulators and developers for its App Store policies in recent times. A lot of developers have gotten increasingly vocal about the App Store’s commission fees as well as certain monopolistic policies. Amidst all that, Apple has launched a marketing blitz to highlight the importance of the App Store and how it has benefited both developers and consumers alike.

Apple Stops Bundling 5W Power Adapter with Apple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Hermès

Apple Stops Bundling 5W Power Adapter with Apple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Hermès

When Apple launched the Apple Watch Series 6 last week, it noted that it had removed the power adapter from the packaging of the smartwatch for environmental reasons. However, it only removed the charger from the lower-end variants of the watch, with the more expensive Apple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Hermès still shipping with a power adapter in the box. A week later, Apple has removed the power adapter from the Apple Watch Edition and the Hermès edition as well.

Leak: Apple Could Announce iPhone 12 on October 13

Leak: Apple Could Announce iPhone 12 on October 13

Apple recently unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6, new iPad’s, Apple Watch SE, and more at the Time Flies event. The company is now rumored to launch the iPhone 12 on October 13. Meanwhile, Eddy Cue has made an appearance on an iPhone 12 internal presentation for a UK carrier.

Apple’s Solo Loop Band May Increase in Size Over Time, Updates Sizing Guide

Apple’s Solo Loop Band May Increase in Size Over Time, Updates Sizing Guide

Apple launched Solo Loop bands alongside Apple Watch Series 6. The company has now updated its documents that explain how the Solo Loop band for Apple Watch might increase in size over a period of time. The same is also mentioned in fine print on the Solo Loop band product page. Apple’s updated size guidelines are aimed at helping users choose a Solo Loop that fits best.

Kuo: iPad Pro Will be Apple’s First Product with Mini-LED Display

Kuo: iPad Pro Will be Apple’s First Product with Mini-LED Display

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in his updated analyst note claims that Apple’s first product with mini-LED displays will be its 2021 iPad Pro lineup. The first batch of mini-LED shipments that Apple will receive in Q4 2020 is ideal for use in an iPad Pro.

Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.7, Downgrading from iOS 14 No Longer Possible

Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.7, Downgrading from iOS 14 No Longer Possible

Following the release of iOS 14 last week, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.7 meaning it is no longer possible for iPhone or iPad users to downgrade their device back to iOS 13 now. This time around, Apple stopped signing a previous version of iOS relatively quickly compared to its usual timeframe of around two weeks.

Apple Watch Series 6 Teardown Reveals Larger Battery, Taptic Engine, and Thinner Casing

Apple Watch Series 6 Teardown Reveals Larger Battery, Taptic Engine, and Thinner Casing

Last week, Apple released the Apple Watch Series 6 alongside the new iPad. The latest Apple Watch Series 6 arrives with a slew of new features like the blood oxygen sensor, sleep tracker, and brighter display. The folks at iFixit have gotten their hands on Apple Watch Series 6, and the teardown reveals some interesting aspects such as a larger battery, VO2 sensor, and sleeker design.

iOS 14 Adoption Rate Skyrockets to 26% Less Than a Week after Release

iOS 14 Adoption Rate Skyrockets to 26% Less Than a Week after Release

It’s been less than a week since Apple released the iOS 14 to the public, and the adoption rate has already skyrocketed. Mixpanel, a mobile analytics company, says that iOS 14 (including iOS 14) has achieved adoption of 26 percent across iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Kuo: Apple Accelerating Mini-LED Displays Adoption for MacBook and iPads

Kuo: Apple Accelerating Mini-LED Displays Adoption for MacBook and iPads

In his latest investor’s note, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will be accelerating its adoption of mini-LED technology thanks to increased competition among suppliers for mini-LED chips.

Trump Approves TikTok’s Deal with Oracle and Walmart

Trump Approves TikTok’s Deal with Oracle and Walmart

TikTok has reached a deal with Oracle and Walmart that will ensure it does not get banned in the United States later today. The deal has reportedly also been approved by U.S. President Donald Trump.