Apple says go to Best Buy for repairs. A Best Buy salesman gave me the bad news

“Two to four weeks,” he said. “We can’t give you a definite time. It just depends. But we tell you what’s going on. It goes express delivery, you get an email when it arrives, you get an email when it’s been worked on, an email when it’s fixed and an email when we expect it […]

Exploring Apple’s struggle to get the iPhone X to market on time

By Alex Webb and Sam KimAs of early fall, it was clearer than ever that production problems meant Apple Inc. wouldn’t have enough iPhone Xs in time for the holidays. The challenge was how to make the sophisticated phone—with advanced features such as facial recognition—in large enough numbers.As Wall Street analysts and fan blogs watched […]

Your Apple iPhone Can Tell if You’ve Come Into Contact With COVID-19

“If at some point a user is positively diagnosed with COVID-19, he or she can work with the health authority to report that diagnosis within the app, and with their consent their beacons will then be added to the positive diagnosis list. User identity will not be shared with other users, Apple and Google as […]

Apple scheduled an event for next week, fueling iPhone 12 speculation

Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said he expects the iPhone 12 reveal to come later this month or in early October, with four versions of the iPhone 12 hitting shelves by mid-October. That suggests the company may take the somewhat unusual step of announcing the new iPhone and other new products in two separate events, and […]

Apple countersues Fortnite maker Epic Games, accusing it of ‘self-help and subterfuge’

It also sought a temporary restraining order over a subsequent effort by Apple to remove Epic’s Unreal Engine, a graphics software platform that’s used in Hollywood and many third-party video games that run on Apple’s operating systems. Judge Gonzalez Rogers blocked Apple from banning Unreal Engine but allowed Fortnite’s removal to stand.

6 Apple deals you can’t afford to miss this Labor Day

iPad 10.2 — $279, was $329 Anyone looking for an affordable iPad that’s good enough for productivity tasks will find love with the iPad 10.2. The seventh-generation standard iPad uses Apple’s A10 Fusion processor coupled with 3GB of RAM, ensuring satisfactory performance whether it be for playing the latest games, browsing the web, or watching […]

Apple Countersues Fortnite Maker, Accusing Epic Games Of ‘Self-Help And Subterfuge’

Epic filed a lawsuit against Apple last month in a closely watched antitrust case that could reshape the way digital app stores work. Epic alleged in the case that Apple’s decision to remove Fortnite from its app store over in-app purchase fees reflects anticompetitive behavior and a violation of US antitrust law.

Apple plans special event for September 15, new products anticipated

“I wouldn’t count on the iPhone 12 being part of any unveiling. With so much hype around the expected 5G capability, timing will be everything and this delay could prove a big issue for Apple,” analyst Haris Anwar said.

Best music streaming service for 2020: Spotify, Apple, Amazon and YouTube Music

Part-owned by hip-hop mogul Jay Z, Tidal is the only “major” streaming music service that offers lossless audio streaming with sound quality that is virtually identical to — or better than — CD. Tidal says its catalog now exceeds 60 million tracks, but it may not always have everything you’re looking for: as one example, […]

Venice Film Festival Hit ‘Apples’ Scores More European Distribution Deals

Director Christos Nikou, who was snapped up by CAA earlier this summer, told us today that he was inspired by the allegorical novels Blindness and 1984, as well as his own personal loss, when developing the timely project: “I think the audience will recognise many elements in the film. Uncertainty, loneliness and how we have […]