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