Apple has added refurbished 10.5-inch iPad Pro models to its online store in the US and Canada. This is the first time Apple has offered the 10.5-inch iPad as a refurbished model in the US. Currently most models and colors are available in the WiFi-only variant.
The starting price for a refurbished 64GB Wi-Fi model is $549, which $100 less than the normal $649 asking price for a new model. The 265GB refurbished model is available at $679, and the 512GB Wi-Fi version is listed at $849. New models of the same variants will set you back $799 and $999, respectively. At the time of this post, only the 512GB Cellular model is available in all four colors at $959.
Apple should do more to reduce growing smartphone addiction among children, said two major investors on Monday (via USA Today). In an open letter to the tech giant, New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System wrote of their increasing concern about the effects of mobile devices and social media on youngsters, urging Apple to offer more tools and choices to help prevent harm.
Source: Investors Urge Apple to Do More to Protect Children From Smartphone Addiction
Apple has today posted a letter on its website and a technical article in its Knowledge Base apologizing for not being more transparent about how it handles performance on iPhones with older batteries. Last week, Apple issued a statement that made it clear that changes it made a year ago were indeed slowing down the maximum performance of iPhones with older batteries.
It will now also offer a battery replacement for older devices affected for a reduced $29.
Source: Apple apologizes for not telling customers iPhones with older batteries would slow over time
Starting today, customers around the world can access the Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TV to stream award-winning original series and more
“Amazon Prime Video is one of the most eagerly anticipated apps to come to Apple TV, so we’re excited to bring all of that great content to customers,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The Sports tab in the Apple TV app makes it even easier for fans in the US to track the teams, games and moments that are important to them. With these exciting updates, plus our growing collection of 4K HDR movies on iTunes, we continue to deliver an unparalleled entertainment experience to Apple customers.”
Source: Apple Announces Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV in over 100 Countries Starting Today
Apple’s new visitor center opens to the public Friday, complete with special schwag and an AR-enabled model of the spaceship campus.
Source: You too can now visit the new Apple Park campus
Anonymous industry sources claim Apple is working on a 10.5 inch all-screen device, to be rolled out globally, that will feature facial recognition but will not have an upgraded OLED display.
Source: Apple could launch an iPad with Face ID and no home button | Daily Mail Online
Apple might unveil an iPhone with a built-in stylus as early as 2019, according to new rumors. It might use a different technology than Samsung’s S Pen, though.
Source: Apple To Release iPhone With Apple Pencil Support In 2019: Here’s Why Steve Jobs Would Be Pissed : TECH : Tech Times
Apple has announced that iOS 11 will be available to download on September 19. Here is the list of every device that is compatible with iOS 11.
Source: Apple iOS 11 for iPhone, iPad to release on September 19: Full list of compatible devices | The Indian Express
So let’s say that thanks to Hurricane Harvey your Apple iPhone or Apple iPad sustained serious water damage that basically destroyed one or both devices. Despite the IP67 certification rating on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple has made it clear that water damage is not covered by its warranty. So under normal circumstances, the flooding in Texas would normally lead to water logged iPhone units that would not be replaced by Apple, even if they are supposed to withstand a submersion to 3.3-feet for as long as 30-minutes.
But that doesn’t mean that Apple isn’t going out of its way to make life easier for those affected by the Hurricane. While not considered official policy, Apple is said to be offering free repairs to its devices that took on water and were damaged as a result. Apple is also believed to be offering free repairs to its devices that were damaged due to an impact that took place as a result of the Hurricane.
Source: Apple rumored to unofficially repair or replace Hurricane damaged iPhone and iPad units
The current versions of Apple’s smartwatches are connected to an iPhone to send messages, stream music and get directions from maps. Bloomberg reported that Intel Corp will supply the LTE modems for the new wrist watches.Apple, the iPhone maker is collaborating with carriers in US and Europe for offering cellular version of Apple Watch. Apple is very active now a days to launch new devices with ravishing i Phones. Recently Apple has teamed up with Cochlear to introduce Cochlear Hearing Device for iPhone
Source: Apple to Launch Wrist Watches that can Make Calls – PhoneWorld