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Amazon Offering 2019 Apple AirPods On Sale

If you’ve been holding out for a deal on the latest iteration of Apple’s AirPods, Amazon currently has them for almost $20 off. However, the site is showing them as currently being out of stock, but you can still order and they’ll send them out to you as soon as they become available.

There's A Card For That - Introducing The Apple Card

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.

WSJ: Apple and Goldman Sachs To Release Credit Card Later This Year

Per The Wall Street Journal, we should see a release of a new credit card for Apple, with Goldman Sachs as the banking partner.

A Quicker Way To Manage iOS App Subscriptions

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.

New Apple Watch Series 4 ECG App Already Making Impact

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.

Apple Unveils Online Store With 10% Discount for U.S. Veterans and Active Military

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.

Apple Music to Debut on Amazon Echo Devices Soon

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.

Today The iMac Turns 20

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.

Apple To Bundle Services Into Single Subscription?

Apple could bundle TV, music and news in a single subscription According to a report from The Information, Apple could choose to bundle all its media offerings into a single subscription. While Apple’s main media subscription product is currently Apple Music, it’s no secret that the company is investing in other areas. I…

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Oh AirPower, Where Are You?

AirPower

Why Apple's AirPower Wireless Charger Is Taking So Long to Make

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?