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Apple Offers Free Books and Audiobooks to Users in U.S. for Limited Time Only

Sunday March 22, 2020 7:29 pm PDT by Frank McShan
Apple Books today sent out a push notification highlighting free books and audiobooks available to users for a limited time only. This appears to be U.S. only for now. The push notification reads: Enjoy a good book, on us Explore free books, read-alongs for kids, cozy mysteries, and audiobooks for the whole family. Upon tapping on the notification, users are brought to the Free Books page ...

Apple Lifts Purchase Limits on iPhones, New iPad Pro, and New MacBook Air Outside of China

Sunday March 22, 2020 6:01 pm PDT by Frank McShan
Apple has lifted purchase limits previously imposed on iPhone, new iPad Pro, and new MacBook Air purchases made outside of China. Apple this past week had set purchase limits across several of its products. For example, the new ‌MacBook Air‌ and Mac mini were limited to five orders per customer, the new ‌iPad Pro‌ was limited to two 11-inch models per customer and two 12.9-inch models per...

Oprah Talks COVID-19 in New Apple TV+ Series, No Subscription Required

Sunday March 22, 2020 11:16 am PDT by Frank McShan
Apple has launched "Oprah Talks COVID-19," a new free to view Apple TV+ series where Oprah holds remote discussions with leaders and those personally affected by COVID-19. The series, first announced on Twitter by Oprah, examines the vast amount of stress and uncertainty some may have amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a result of remote discussions, the goal of the series is to help...

Apple Donating Millions of Masks to Healthcare Professionals in U.S. and Europe

Saturday March 21, 2020 12:37 pm PDT by Frank McShan
Apple plans to donate two million N95 respirator masks to hospitals in the United States, Vice President Mike Pence announced in a press briefing today. Apple has since elaborated on this announcement, noting that it is donating millions of masks for health professionals in the United States and Europe. With personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies dwindling across the United States,...

Brydge Showcases New iPadOS 13.4 Trackpad Features in its New Pro+ Keyboard

Saturday March 21, 2020 10:30 am PDT by Frank McShan
Brydge has released a short YouTube video showcasing its Brydge Pro+ Keyboard with trackpad support. This comes just days after Apple announced its own Magic Keyboard with designated trackpad alongside both the new iPad Pro and new MacBook Air. In the video, Brydge highlights some of the capabilities of its new Brydge Pro+ keyboard. The major new feature is full trackpad support in iPadOS...

Apple's A14 Chip Rumored to Become First Arm-Based Mobile Processor to Exceed 3GHz

Sunday March 15, 2020 4:53 pm PDT by Frank McShan
Apple's unreleased A14 chip is rumored to be the first Arm-based mobile processor to officially exceed 3GHz, according to a new report by Research Snipers. Apple's A14 processor, the successor to the A13 chip in both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, is expected to debut this fall in Apple's "iPhone 12" models. The report highlights the suspected Geekbench 4 score of the A14 chip, with a...

Some Apple Employees Say Company's Culture of Secrecy Makes Working From Home Challenging

Saturday March 14, 2020 2:37 pm PDT by Frank McShan
The process of tech companies sending thousands of employees home amid the coronavirus crisis has been messy, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The shift has been tough on Apple especially, due to strict guidelines and secrecy around its products. The report mentions that software developers who were sent home have been complaining of both slow download speeds and confusion ...

Apple's Upcoming 5G iPhone Could Be Delayed Due to Coronavirus

Sunday March 8, 2020 8:38 am PDT by Frank McShan
Apple's hotly anticipated 5G iPhone could be delayed to due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a report from Bank of America analysts quoted by Bloomberg. The analysts believe Apple's ‌5G iPhone‌ release could be delayed by a month this fall. iPhone 12 Pro concept via EverythingApplePro In addition to delays of Apple's "‌iPhone 12‌," analysts also believe Apple's rumored "iPhone 9" or...

iPhone 11 Models Seeing Shortages in NYC

Saturday March 7, 2020 3:54 pm PST by Frank McShan
The supply of iPhone 11 models in New York City is dwindling, according to a report from the New York Post. The constrained supply is likely due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19. Wireless retailers, in particular, are either out of stock or are facing low numbers of ‌iPhone 11‌ and iPhone 11 Pro models. According to the report, many retail employees believe the cause of the shortage is due...

Kuo: iPhone Production Will Not Significantly Improve Until Second Quarter of 2020

Sunday March 1, 2020 2:21 pm PST by Frank McShan
Apple's iPhone production will not significantly improve until the second quarter of 2020, according to a research note from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by MacRumors. In the past few weeks, Kuo has warned of delays and low labor return rates at Apple supplier factories in China. ‌iPhone‌ camera lens shipments from supplier Genius Electronic Optical reportedly fell significantly over...

iPhone Camera Supplier LG Innotek Shuts Down a Factory Due to Coronavirus Case

Sunday March 1, 2020 2:05 pm PST by Frank McShan
iPhone camera module supplier LG Innotek has closed one of its factories after a worker tested positive for coronavirus, reports Reuters. Located in Gumi, South Korea, the factory is close to Daegu, where most of the South Korean coronavirus cases have been confirmed. A company official stated that the plant will be closed on Monday for disinfection. The report also mentions that Samsung has ...

Expanded Apple Store in Toronto's Fairview Mall Now Open

Saturday February 29, 2020 2:35 pm PST by Frank McShan
As expected, Apple today opened a new 10,287 square-foot store in the Fairview Mall in Toronto, Canada. The updated store is located next to the former location, but it is nearly twice the size. Fairview Mall Apple Store photo via 9to5Mac and Ronald Quitoriano The new retail location is the third Apple Store in Toronto with Apple's modern retail design elements, which include large rotating...