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Apple Pay Now Supports About 30 New Financial Institutions in the USA





According to the latest reports from reliable sources, Apple has recently added the support of about 30 new banks and financial institutions from the USA to its Apple Pay system. Currently, the total number of Apple Pay partners in this country exceeds 200 banks and credit unions. The growing number of large and small retailers, cafes, restaurants and financial institutions supporting the NFC-based mobile payments service indicates that Apple has created a truly convenient way to pay for goods and services.


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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015. 0:13

iMac Shipping Estimates Improve to 3-5 Days in the USA



According to what can be seen at the U.S. Apple Online Store, the shipping estimates for all the 21.5-inch iMac models apart from the entry-level one, which is the cheapest, have recently slipped to 3-5 business days. This indicates that the guys from Cupertino do their best to catch up with the demand for this device. I wish they had the same situation with their Apple Watch, which is currently constrained.


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Monday, April 20th, 2015. 23:33

Apple Removes Information About Apple Watch Availability from Its Website



As you probably know, the long-anticipated Apple Watch is heavily constrained at the moment. There are two reasons for that: strong demand for the wearable device and Apple’s inability to catch up with this demand. Because of these two reasons, Apple sold out the initial stock of the gadget within just six hours after the start of pre-orders. Shipping estimates slipped to June and for some models - to July.

In order not to mislead users and potential customers, Apple has just updated its official Apple Watch website and removed the April 24th launch date. Below you may take a look at several screenshots showing this change. Instead of the date of launch, now you can see a small note to customers saying that the Watch is coming.


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Thursday, April 16th, 2015. 23:49

Global Apple Watch Pre-Orders Reached 2.3 Million Units - Analyst



According to the latest report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple managed to sell as many as 2.3 million Apple Watch units globally in the first day of sales. In case you don’t remember, the number of pre-orders in the USA on April 10th was reportedly equal to about 1 million.


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Thursday, April 16th, 2015. 23:16

Apple to Ramp Up Apple Watch Production Soon



According to the latest estimates from reliable analysts, Apple will soon ramp up the production of its Apple Watch. The main reason for this is strong demand for the first-ever wearable device manufactured by the guys from Cupertino.


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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015. 23:05

Apple Indeed Sold 1 Million Apple Watch Units on April 10th, Analysts Claim



According to the latest report from a research firm Slice Intelligence, Apple received nearly 1 million of pre-orders on April 10th in the USA. This is probably the main reason for shipping estimates for all smartwatch models to slip to June and even July.


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Monday, April 13th, 2015. 22:52

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s not waste our time and take a look at the articles I have selected for you right now.


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Sunday, April 12th, 2015. 20:17

Apple Watch Units Still Have Hidden Diagnostic Ports [Images]



According to a photo, which was shared by one MacRumors user on Saturday, the Apple Watch units used for try-on appointments at the Apple Stores in the USA and a number of other countries still have a hidden diagnostic port. In case you don’t know, first rumors about the port that can possibly allow people to use different “smart” band accessories with their wearable devices appeared in March.


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Sunday, April 12th, 2015. 19:31

Apple Watch Users Can Manually Adjust Time Displayed on Watch



We all know that the Apple Watch is a device, which can boast of some truly unique features, for example, Force Touch, Digital Crown and a bunch of health-tracking sensors. However, there’s one important feature added to the smartwatch specifically for those people, who always turn up late for various meetings. It is possible to adjust the time displayed on the watch face manually. This means you can use the old, but effective trick and move the displayed time ahead in order not to be late.


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Saturday, April 11th, 2015. 16:30

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Apple Watch In-Store Try-on Appointment Shown in Video



As you probably know, the pre-orders for the Apple Watch have recently gone live. Within just several hours, the guys from Cupertino have sold out the initial stock of the wearable device.

Simultaneously with the pre-orders, Apple launched the in-store try-on appointments aimed at making it easier for the customers to choose a particular model of the smartwatch. If you want to know how these appointments look like, you can take a look at the short video below. It was published to YouTube by a user from Hong Kong nicknamed Xin Chan.


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Saturday, April 11th, 2015. 15:21

12-inch MacBook and Apple Watch Pre-Orders Go Live



Just like it was expected, Apple on Friday made its long-anticipated Apple Watch and the 12-inch MacBook available for pre-orders in a number of countries including the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, China and Japan. Both devices are currently not available for the walk-in customers, moreover, Apple has reportedly sold out all the Apple Watch models it had in stock within less than six hours. Shipping estimates for the wearable device have slipped to about 4-6 weeks and those for the new laptop - to several days or weeks, depending on the configuration.


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Friday, April 10th, 2015. 22:47

Apple Employees to Get 50% Off Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport Price, $550 Off Apple Watch Edition



According to the email, which was sent by Tim Cook to Apple’s employees earlier today and which was obtained by the reporters, those who work at Apple may get a decent discount on the Apple Watch. In particular, the company employees may purchase any stainless steel Apple Watch or Apple Watch Sport model with 50% off the final price. What I must admit is that buying such a device for half the price seems to be a great opportunity. Apart from that, Apple employees can also get a $550 when purchasing the Apple Watch Edition. Of course, there are some restrictions. For example, employees can buy the wearable devices for personal use only.


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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015. 23:05

Apple Store Employees Get New T-Shirts Ahead of Apple Watch Launch



As you already know, the launch of the long-anticipated Apple Watch is just around the corner. Ahead of this event, Apple has begun promoting the wearable device in its retail stores, various sport and fashion magazines and on the Internet. As a part of this promotion campaign, Apple Store employees have just received their new T-shirts they should be wearing during the try-on appointments with potential Apple Watch buyers as well as during the official release of the wearable device.

Photos showing these new T-shirts are available below, take a look.


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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015. 22:45

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means the time has come for our traditional Sunday post about the most interesting Apple-related news of the week. Let’s take a look at the articles worth your attention right now.


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Sunday, April 5th, 2015. 22:33

Apple Reportedly Can't Sell Apple Watch in Switzerland



As you know, the Apple Watch goes on sale in the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, China and Japan on April 24th. With time, the guys from Cupertino will undoubtedly launch their long-awaited smartwatch in a number of other countries. What’s interesting is that because of a 1985 patent, Apple may face some problems with the sales of the Apple Watch in Switzerland.


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Sunday, April 5th, 2015. 18:39