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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 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

Apple Announces Exact Timing of Apple Watch Pre-Orders Start



As you probably know, the pre-orders for the long-awaited Apple Watch will start on April 10th. This means the customers from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Hong Kong, China and Japan will get an opportunity to choose the model they want and purchase it within just several days. Apple has also revealed the exact time of the start of pre-sales. In the USA and Canada, the pre-orders will kick off at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on Friday, April 10. In the U.K they will go live at 8:01 a.m., in Australia - at 5:01 p.m., in Germany and France - at 9:01 a.m. and in Hong Kong, China and Japan - at 3:01 p.m.


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Saturday, April 4th, 2015. 20:19

Apple's Trade-in Program Now Covers Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone Devices



Apple has recently expanded its trade-in program in United States, Canada and a number of European countries to include Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone smartphones. What this means is that if you have a Sony, Samsung, LG, HTC, Nokia or BlackBerry device, you may change it for a discount that may be used when purchasing the iPhone. Moreover, from now on you can not only trade-in your older device directly in the Apple Store, you can mail it to Apple. As you may see, the guys from Cupertino do their best to make people get rid of their non-Apple smartphones and buy iPhones instead.


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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015. 23:31

Apple Pay Adoption Reaches 11%, Customers Face Some Problems with Its Usage



According to the latest report from a research firm Phoenix Marketing, 66% of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users have signed up for the new mobile payments service called Apple Pay since its official launch in the USA. With such a number of active users, the service has occupied 11% of the market it this country.


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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015. 23:22

Rumors About Release of TaiG Jailbreak Tool for iOS 8.2 Are False - TaiG Team



Earlier this week, rumors appeared on the Internet suggesting that the TaiG Jailbreak Team would release a jailbreak for iOS 8.2 within few days. These rumors surfaced on the Internet ahead of Mobile Security Summit (MSS), which was held in Beijing, China on March 27th and where the hackers discussed the possibility to create a platform for communication among world’s most prominent jailbreak developers.


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Sunday, March 29th, 2015. 15:56

Apple Watch Inventory to Be Constrained at Launch - Rumors



According to the latest rumors shared by reliable insiders, the in-store Apple Watch inventory in the USA will be heavily constrained at launch. This means many smartwatch models will not be available for purchase in April. That is why I believe that pre-ordering the long-anticipated wearable device is the best possible option for all those who plan to purchase it in the near future. Well, at least in the United States.


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Saturday, March 28th, 2015. 18:39

Apple to Launch iPhone Trade-in Program in China Soon



According to what people familiar with the matter claim, the guys from Cupertino may soon launch the iPhone trade-in program in China. Starting March 31st, the customers in this Asian country will get an opportunity to change their older iPhone in working condition for a gift card with a discount, which can be used when purchasing the newer smartphone. What is interesting about the trade-in program in China, the old devices will be traded to Foxconn, repaired and sold on the secondary market.


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Thursday, March 26th, 2015. 18:44

Apple Watch Gets Final FCC Approval Ahead of Start of Sales



Looks like the guys from Cupertino have finally received all the required approvals from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. This means nothing prevents Apple from making its long-anticipated Apple Watch available for U.S. customers. In case you don’t know, the wearable device will hit the store shelves in the USA and a number of other countries as soon as on April 24th.


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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015. 18:13

Apple Pay Now Supports 30 New Financial Institutions



As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino launched their own mobile payments system last year. This system is called Apple Pay; it is based on the Near Field Communication technology and it uses the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to secure each payment. The only drawback is that the service is currently available only in the USA. According to the latest shared by people familiar with the matter, Apple has recently added the support of 30 new banks and credit institutions to its payments system. From now on, Apple Pay works with Charles Schwab Bank, RBC Bank and several other large financial organizations located in the USA.


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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015. 17:56

Apple to Open Apple Watch Store in Japan Soon - Insiders



According to the latest rumors shared by reliable insiders, Apple has recently begun the construction of a store designed to sell Apple Watches in Japan. The dedicated store will be situated at Department Store in Shinjuku, Tokyo. After looking at the image below, one may think its only a temporary location aimed at advertising the recently-released wearable device, but in fact it’s not. It is listed in the mall directory, moreover, there’s a new Apple Watch ad on the mall’s website. Everything looks serious.


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Monday, March 16th, 2015. 11:20

Apple Releases Third iOS 8.3 Beta to Developers for Testing



The guys from Cupertino on Thursday seeded the third iOS 8.3 beta to developers for testing. The release came about two weeks after the release of the second iOS 8.3 beta, which could boast of new emoji picker, better CarPlay connectivity, the support of Google’s two step verification, new Siri languages and a number of other performance and stability improvements. New beta became available for Apple’s developers just several days after the public release of iOS 8.2, which could bo the official release of iOS 8.2 that featured the support of the Apple Watch.


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Friday, March 13th, 2015. 15:28

First Look at Apple Watch: Main Features, Prices, Availability



Just as it was expected, Apple has officially announced the long-anticipated Apple Watch. In this short post, I will try to tell you about the most innovative features, prices and the start of sales of the smartwatch.


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Monday, March 9th, 2015. 22:28

Apple Is Out of List of Approved Vendors for State Purchases in China



According to the latest report from Reuters, the Chinese government has recently removed Apple and several other U.S. tech giants from the list of approved vendors for state purchases. Such a step looks quite strange, especially after Apple has been several times accused of spying on users on demand of the Chinese government.


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Thursday, February 26th, 2015. 13:40