Apple to end Apple ID balance purchases in Singapore from July 1
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by David Joseppi
5d ago
Apple has announced that beginning July 1, 2024, users in Singapore will be unable to make purchases with an Apple ID balance. Any App Store & iTunes gift cards redeemed before then can still be used toward digital purchases, and Apple Store gift cards are unaffected by this change, and customers can continue to use them at Apple Stores. First spotted by MacRumors, Apple has updated its Support webpage in Singapore to reflect the change, which the site suggests has been introduced in relation to new rules introduced by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. “After spending your balance is n ..read more
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IPhone 16 Pro to feature thinner bezels, report claims
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by David Joseppi
5d ago
Warning, this may sound like a ‘Breaking News, Water is Wet’ type of story: a new report from The Elec claims that the iPhone 16 Pro will feature thinner bezels than previous models, offering users an increase in screen size from previous iPhone models. As reported by MacRumors, the site claims that manufacturers will use new Border Reduction Structure (BRS) technology when manufacturing the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max to achieve slimmer bezels around the screen without compromising performance or device design. Border Reduction Structure technology involves compact circuitry layout ..read more
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Apple to debut low-cost AirPods later this year, reports analyst
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by David Joseppi
5d ago
Apple is once again rumored to be working on new low-cost AirPods, with analyst Jeff Pu of Haitong International Tech Research suggesting that the earbuds could debut in late 2024 as manufacturers are slated to ramp up AirPods assembly at a factory in India in the fourth quarter of the year. As reported by MacRumors, Pu claimed in a research note sent to investors that a Foxconn subsidiary will be one of the suppliers of the lower-cost AirPods, which have been rumored to feature a new design with a lower starting price compared to the current-generation $169 third-generation AirPods. Bloomber ..read more
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Report alleges Apple Watch Series 4 won’t support watchOS 11
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by David Joseppi
5d ago
If a new report is to be believed, the Apple Watch Series 4 won’t support watchOS 11, which is expected to be released in September. According to French site iPhoneSoft, Apple plans to end software support for the Apple Watch Series 4 beginning with watchOS 11, meaning that users of the wearable won’t be able to upgrade to watchOS 11 when it is released later this year. The Apple Watch Series 4, released in 2017, brought several notable features and improvements over the Apple Watch Series 3. It boasted a larger display with reduced bezels, offering more space for watch faces and apps. Health ..read more
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Next-gen AirPods Max to be released in late 2024, suggests analyst
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by Tom Sykes
5d ago
Apple is slated to release its first-ever update to the AirPods Max lineup in late 2024, according to analyst Jeff Pu of Haitong International Tech Research, who claims that assemblers will ramp up production of the next-gen AirPods Max in the fourth quarter of 2024. The new second-generation AirPods Max are expected to introduce USB-C charging and possibly new color options, with the update expected to be minor, leaving not a lot changed since the original version of the over-ear headphones launched in December, 2020. Two years ago, rumors circulated that Apple was preparing a color refresh ..read more
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Public Transport Simulator teases Friday special announcement
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by Tom Sykes
1w ago
Public Transport Simulator, a popular bus, van, and taxi driving simulation game available on the App Store, has teased a special announcement for this Friday, April 12th. Developed by SkisoSoft, Public Transport Simulator offers three different types of missions, depending on the chosen vehicle. Players can opt for one of many buses to transport passengers around the city, serve as a taxi driver picking up clients waving for a ride, or even take on checkpoint racing tracks in a race car. In a recent Facebook post, the official Public Transport Simulator page shared a cryptic message simply s ..read more
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Apple to report Q2 2024 financial results on May 2
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by David Joseppi
1w ago
Apple will announce its financial results for Q2 2024 on May 2, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET, reporting its earnings for the first time since launching the Apple Vision Pro in the US, and updating the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air models with the latest M3 chip. The announcement, which will take place on a call chaired by Apple CEO Tim Cook and Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri, will see the pair take part in a short question and answer session with investors afterwards, which will be available to stream live on Apple.com. In the year ago quarter, Apple reported revenue of $94.8 b ..read more
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IOS 18 to include RCS support on iPhone, suggests Google
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by David Joseppi
1w ago
iOS 18 will likely include support for the cross-platform messaging standard RCS (Rich Communication Services), according to Google, who say that Apple will introduce support in the Messages app starting in the “fall of 2024,” which is typically when Apple releases its major annual software updates for iPhone. Apple confirmed late last year that it would adopt the RCS messaging standard in 2024, offering improved interoperability with Android devices, although no indication of a release date was shared. Now, however, Google has announced that Apple has confirmed it will adopt the RCS standard ..read more
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IPhone 16 Pro rumored to feature polished titanium finish
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by David Joseppi
1w ago
A new polished titanium finish could be introduced with the launch of the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max, according to “yeux1122” on the Naver blog, which claims that manufacturers will use “a method with improved titanium processing and color processing” for the new devices that could offer “a more polished material.” As reported by MacRumors, the alleged improved manufacturing process will supposedly result in a glossy appearance, similar to that seen on previous iPhone models. However, the new titanium finish will be less prone to scratches compared to stainless steel. Thoug ..read more
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Apple likely to launch new iPad Pro, iPad Air, Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil during the second week of May
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by Tom Sykes
1w ago
Apple’s long-awaited iPad Pro and iPad Air refresh is likely to arrive during the second week in May, according to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, who suggests that the new devices will launch during the week of May 6 alongside a new Magic Keyboard and a new Apple Pencil. Discussing the launch of the new iPads in his weekly Power On newsletter on Sunday, Gurman said “For those looking for more specific timing, I’m told the launch will probably happen the week of May 6.” “Another data point to that end: Apple retail stores are preparing to receive new product marketing materials later t ..read more
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