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Apple has announced that it will hold the traditional New Year sale in Japan. On January 2nd, the company will be offering discounts on many products both online and at its retails stores across the country.
Last year, Apple organised a Lucky Bag promotion called Fukubukuro. For around $300, customers could purchase a mysterious sealed bag with Apple products and accessories inside. Sometimes their value exceeded the price. Typically, Apple put accessories and small devices in the bag, but some customers managed to find MacBooks and iPads as well.
This year, however, it appears that the company would simply offer discounts. No Fukubukuro promotion is scheduled for January.
It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Let’s take a look at the articles worth your attention right now.
Earlier this week, independent testers from Consumer Reports
According to the latest report from reputable sources, we won’t see a new iPad in March, even though earlier Asian sources claimed Apple was planning an update in early 2017. The reason for delaying the launch is problems with the 10-nanometer process both Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung are facing. The manufacturers may fail to produce enough A10X processors in time for the new tablet.
Apple has released a new Apple Watch commercial called “Go Swim”. The ad is a part of the series that launched earlier in December focusing on making gifts. The ad is available below as well as on Apple’s official YouTube channel, so you can take a look right now.
Apple has started selling refurbished Apple Watch units on its official website. For the first time since the launch of the original wearable device in 2015, the company is offering discounted devices on a dedicated webpage.
The iFixit team has performed a teardown of the new wireless AirPods taking a closer look at the internals of the new headphones. As it turns out, the headphones contain much glue that holds the internal components together and makes the repair process nearly impossible.
Apple hasn’t abandoned the desktop business. According to Tim Cook, the company has “great desktops” in its roadmap. This means that next year, we may see an updated iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Pro. At least, we hope that’s what Cook meant.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste our time and take a look at the topics worth your attention right now.
Apple is looking for two new specialists that would work on improving the battery life and ensuring the batteries inside of Apple’s devices are safe. According to two new job listings found on Apple’s official website, the company seeks to hire a Battery Algorithm Analysis Engineer and System Power and Control Architect. Looks like the problems with the new MacBook Pro battery and recent complaints about iPhones powering off while on 30% of charge are among the reasons for these new hires.
Apple’s new Campus 2 is nearly completed. Construction workers are starting to work on the interior of the new headquarters, moreover, the groundwork is in progress. Below you can watch a beautiful time-lapse showing how much work has been done to the Campus 2 over the last six months.
The drone video has been shared by Matthew Roberts on YouTube.
Apple has released two new Apple Watch Series 2 commercials called “Go Surf” and “Go Ride”. Both are focused on active people who use their smartwatches to track physical activity.
A well-known iOS developer Luca Todesco has announced that he may soon release a jailbreak of iOS 10.1.1 and the iPhone 7. This doesn’t mean that we’ll see a fully working tool for jailbreak anytime soon, but the hacker encouraged users to stay on iOS 10.1.1 and wait with the update to iOS 10.2. At least, now.
Looks like Apple has quietly resolved the problem causing poor battery life on the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units. More and more users are starting to see these improvements on macOS Sierra 10.12.2.
New 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units with Touch Bar may lack ports, have poor battery life or suffer from graphics issues. However, for the enthusiasts who use the machines for fun, these problems seem to be not important. Several weeks after launching DOOM on the Touch Bar, another developer, Henry Frank, has successfully launched Pac-Man on the OLED panel of the new MacBook. What’s even more interesting is that the game is playable!
Last week, an application called Touch Bar Piano was released. This app turns the Touch Bar into a piano. Who knows, maybe this is tiny OLED panel is indeed a huge improvement.
Below you can watch a short video showing the old-timer running on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.