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As it turns out, the demand for the iPhone 7 and older models is still strong. According to a research firm Flurry Analytics, most of the smartphones purchased and activated during the holidays were iPhones.
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.
Apple Music subscription for students has become available in 25 new countries. All college and university students and members of the UNiDAYS program now have an opportunity to get a discount of about 50% aside from the standard three-month trial.
Following the launch of Apple Pay in Russia earlier this month, Apple has launched the payments system in New Zealand. Currently, Apple Pay is available only for the customers of one bank called ANZ Bank. They can add their credit and debit Visa cards and start using the system for sending payments and making purchases at McDonald's, Glassons, Hallenstein Brothers, and K-Mart.
Apple has confirmed the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 launch dates for a couple of new countries.
In particular, on October 14th, local retailers will start selling new devices in Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, and Turkey. On October 15th, the iPhone 7 will become available in Jordan and Oman. On October 20th, both new handsets and smartwatches will go on sale in Israel. Finally, on October 21st, the sales of the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch will begin in Maurice, Madagascar, Maroc, Ukraine, and Uganda.
Apple launched the iPhone 7 in India on Friday. Currently, the new device is available on all major markets.
Apple Pay has started working in Russia marking the tenth country of the service availability. Since its launch in the USA in 2014, Apple’s contactless payment service has debuted to the United Kingdom, China, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Hong Kong, France, Singapore, and Russia.
Currently, Apple Pay works only with Mastercard cards issued by Sberbank. With time, however, the service will start working with other major banks and retailers including ATAK, Auchan, Magnit, Azbuka Vkusa, Media Markt, M.Video, and several others. Moreover, soon Apple Pay will start working at Eldorado and Burger King.
Apple is steadily expanding Apple Pay to major markets. Soon the service will debut in New Zealand.
The pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have officially went live earlier today. If you live in one of the countries of the first wave of launch, you can pre-order the long-awaited handset right now.
A new video has recently appeared on the Internet showing what appears to be a thinner display for the upcoming Apple Watch 2 and a slightly thicker battery for the device. The video comes from a site called Byte.co.uk and is available below.
A new video has recently appeared on the Internet showing some of the components for the rumored Apple Watch 2 that is expected to be officially unveiled later this year. The list of leaked parts includes a screen, touch screen digitizer, Force Touch gasket, and the battery. This is probably the first large leak of the component for the second-generation wearable device.
Apple has recently announced that its annual Apple Music Festival will take place in London in September. The tenth festival will start on September 18th and end on September 30th. As always, free tickets to the event will be distributed among those UK residents who decide to attend the event. Apple will also offer a live streaming of the Apple Music Festival to its users all over the globe.
According to the latest rumor shared by a well-known insider Evan Blass who has been correct in the past, the release of the rumored iPhone 7 and its larger sibling called the iPhone 7 Plus or Pro will take place during the week of September 12th. It is currently unclear whether Blass refers to the date of Apple’s media event devoted to new handsets or the date of their availability for customers in the USA and other countries of launch. Anyway, the information goes in line with previous rumors and reports from reliable insiders.
According to the latest report from Business Insider, developers are starting to lose interest in the Apple Watch. The report is based on data from a mobile database provider Realm. Tim Anglade, the Vice president of the company, says the number of apps created for the Apple Watch platform has fallen recently and that it continues to fall. In fact, out of every 1000 new applications developed for various Apple devices, only one is currently built for watchOS.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple is working on a new artificial intelligence system that will be a lot better than those developed by the rivals. In fact, the insiders claim Apple’s system will ‘wipe the floor’ with all competitors. The system may be based on the technologies developed by a firm called VocalIQ that was purchased by Apple previously.
Two new images showing something what appears to be a back panel of the iPhone 7 and the retail box of the 64GB model have been published by a well-known insider OnLeaks on Twitter. If legitimate, the images prove that the next-generation iPhone will indeed feature new antenna bands together with a slightly larger protruding camera.
One of key investors has recently sold his stake in Apple. According to the latest report first shared by Business Insider UK, billionaire David Tepper has decided to end his relationship with Apple because of weak iPhone sales and unclear situation with the Cupertino-based tech giant and the Chinese market. As noted by the analysts, Tepper’s share was valued at about $133 million.