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Apple has announced the iPhone 6 Plus multi-touch repair program. The company is offering a display repair to those, who have encountered the so-called “Touch Disease” hardware fault. However, the program is a bit different from all other as Apple demands that the customers pay $150 for the repair, claiming the issue is caused by dropping the phone, not by hardware defect. The company also gives the money back to those who already paid for the repair.
Just as we all expected, Apple has today unveiled the 4-inch iPhone SE. The handset is the first 4-inch smartphone released by Apple since 2013 and in terms of design it’s quite similar to the iPhone 5s. When it comes to the hardware specs, however, it’s absolutely different from its predecessor.
Apple has earlier this week quietly removed the original iPad mini from its online store. This means that it is not possible to purchase this device directly from Apple’s virtual marketplace anymore. In case you don’t know, the smaller version of the iPad was released in 2012 and could boast of the 7.9-inch display, Apple A5 processor, 512MB of RAM and 5-megapixel camera. Frankly speaking, it’s high time the guys from Cupertino removed this device from the store. You see, there are currently two other iPad mini models that are more powerful and efficient.
According to the latest report from Reuters reporters, Apple’s main partner, Foxconn, is currently planning to build a new factory in India, which will be responsible for assembling iPhones. The reason for such a decision is the increasing wage inflation in China. In the near future, Foxconn will start searching for a suitable location for the new factory, reporters claim. By 2020, Foxconn plans to build as many as 10-12 new manufacturing facilities and data centers in India. And that is quite an ambitious task that requires a lot of resources, I must admit.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the guys from Cupertino hope that about 100 million people will sign up for their brand new Beats-based streaming music service that is expected to be announced in just a couple of minutes at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. Although Apple hasn’t confirmed this rumor, it appears that it comes from a reliable source familiar with the plans of the tech giant. I think we can believe this rumor.
Apple on Tuesday released the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro and the 27-inch iMac with an amazing 5K display. The release took place one day earlier than we expected. As you know, rumors pointed to the official launch of the aforementioned devices on Wednesday.
As you probably know, there are three versions of the long-awaited Apple’s wearable device, namely, the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Sport and the Apple Watch Edition. These smartwatches are made of aluminum, stainless steel and 18-karat gold. The prices start from $350 for the entry-level aluminum model and end with incredible $15.000 for the high-end gold version of the gadget.
Not surprisingly, only several people have been spotted wearing the most expensive gold model of the Apple Watch. Kanye West is one of those people. The reporters saw him wearing the gold Edition with a gold Link Bracelet during the Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game. It is rather strange as many of the initial customers haven’t yet received their orders.
According to the latest report from IHS iSuppli, the estimated cost of the Apple Watch components is equal to $81.20 and $83.70. The smaller 38mm version is obviously cheaper than the 42mm model, however, this difference is almost inconspicuous. Especially if to take into account the retail prices of the wearable device, which start at $350 for the entry-level model and end with about $17.000 for the high-end Edition version made of 18-karat gold.
Below you may take a look at the chart showing the estimated cost of the Apple Watch components.
Earlier this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that users will have to charge the Apple Watch every night. The exact battery capacity and a number of recharge cycles, however remained unknown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the “Spring Forward” media event back in March, the guys from Cupertino announced that the AppleCare+ program will be available for Apple Watch customers. However, they somehow failed to mention the prices for this extended support service.