On Monday, Apple made one of its largest forays into services, a change from their usual events regarding new hardware products or OS updates. While the changes to their TV offerings and News app were widely suspected, there was one announcement that raised some curiosity. Apple announced their own credit card, the Apple Card.
Per The Wall Street Journal, we should see a release of a new credit card for Apple, with Goldman Sachs as the banking partner.
We all know how easy it can be to sign up for in app subscriptions, especially ones with days old free trials that all of a sudden you remember you signed up for when the charge hits your account. It’s always been a bit of a task though to cancel those subscriptions. No longer.
Yesterday, Apple released Watch OS 5.1.2, and with that, came the much anticipated ECG app. Granted many received normal sinus rhythms. However, one Reddit user was surprised to receive an A-fib result.
It’s hard enough to come by discounts on Apple products as it is, so 10% off is a pretty good deal. It may be worth sharing this with any friends or family members who might qualify.
Anymore, one has an equal amount of music streaming services to choose from as there are smart home speakers. Two of the most popular have been Apple Music for streaming, and Amazon’s Echo devices for a smart home speaker. Before you only had one option if you wanted to utilize Apple Music. The HomePod. Now the service and smart speaker are about to be united.
We all know how quickly technology evolves. Apple’s iMac desktop computer has been no exception, since its early days as a colorful, translucent machine to now a thin, aluminum design with vastly improved processing speeds. Today, the iMac celebrates the 20th anniversary of its launch.
Mark Gurman, writing for Bloomberg:
The AirPower charger is also more advanced than the current competition because it includes a custom Apple chip running a stripped down version of the iOS mobile operating system to conduct on-device power management and pairing with devices. Apple engineers have also been working to squash bugs related to the on-board firmware, according to the people familiar. They asked not to be identified discussing a product that hasn’t been released yet.
The company plans to produce the charger with Pegatron Corp., which also builds some iPhones, according to a person familiar with the arrangement.
Apple didn’t say when in 2018 it would release AirPower, but engineers hoped to launch the charger by June. The aim now is to put it on sale before or in September, according to one of the people. In recent months, some Apple engineers have ramped up testing of the device by using it as their charger at the office, another person said.
“Hopefully, Apple learns a lesson to only announce products that are for sure shipping soon or immediately after announcing,” said Ben Bajarin, an analyst at research firm Creative Strategies. Still, he sees little impact in the long-term because the AirPower product is part of a much larger strategy that will develop over years, not months or quarters.
Perhaps this is why they announced a year in advance what they did at WWDC for developers wishing to put their apps on the Mac?
Apple is finally getting a bit more friendly with third party music-streaming apps when it comes to Siri. Music-streaming companies like Spotify will soon be able to let users utilize Siri controls to play music through their apps thanks to Apple’s newly-anno…