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iTunes Users will Be Able to Pay With PayPal
Apple has recently allowed users to make purchases using the PayPal balance. For those, who already have their Apple ID accounts, it is possible to choose PayPal as a preferred payment method that will work with iTunes Store content, Apple Music and iCloud Storage upgrades.
Apple is Planning to Open Second Data Center in Denmark in 2019
Apple’s first data center in Denmark is to be open this year, in Viborg. Later on, Apple’s going to build another one in Aabenraa. The approval for the plan was not received yet, still Apple expects to put the new data center into operation in 2019.
Apple Sold More Smartphones Than Samsung in Q4 2016
According to the latest report from Gartner, Apple sold more smartphones than Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2016. Apple’s smartphone market share accounted for 17.9%, while that of Samsung was equal to 17.8%. The different between two smartphone makers is small – only 256,000 units.
Galaxy S8 to Get 8GB of RAM, Faster Storage, and 6-inch Screen
According to the latest report shared by Gizmochina, the next-gen iPhone rival, Galaxy S8, will feature 8GB of RAM, faster UFS 2.1 flash storage, and new 6-inch display for larger Galaxy S8 Plus model. In general, there will be two models: a smaller one with 5.1-inch screen, and a larger one with new 6-inch screen.
Apple Adds ‘Report Junk’ Option to iCloud Calendar
Apple has recently added a new “Report Junk” button to the iCloud Calendar for the web. The button allows to delete the spam invite from an unknown sender and report this user to Apple.
Apple Finally Starts Blocking iCloud Spam
Apple has finally begun doing something to prevent iCloud users from getting spam iCloud Calendar invites. According to the latest statement made by the company spokesperson, Apple is aware of the issue and has already started taking steps to identify and block the accounts of spammers.
AirPods to Go On Sale on November 18 or 19 - Rumor
According to the latest rumors, Apple will start selling the AirPods by the end of this month. The information comes from one of the employees of the authorized reseller, so it is quite reliable.
Apple Watch to Take 40% of High-End Smartwatch Market Share by 2020
According to the latest report from Business Insider, by 2020, the Apple Watch may occupy about 40% of the luxury smartwatch market. In other words, in four years, nearly the half of wearable devices sold across the globe and costing more than $350 may be Apple Watch units. The information comes from a reliable source, so I think we can rely on the figures we have just seen.
Apple to Get Rights to Open Apple Stores in India Soon?
According to the latest report from an anonymous insider, India is planning to give Apple an approval to open an Apple Store on its territory. The report has been recently republished by Bloomberg, so looks like it’s legitimate and trustworthy.
Apple Music Now Has 10 Million Subscribers
According to the latest report from Financial Times, Apple Music now has more than 10 million active subscribers. This number includes users of all popular platforms, including iOS, Mac, PC, Android and Apple TV. Such result allowed Apple’s streaming music service to become the second largest in the world. The leader of the market is Spotify with 75 million active users and more than 20 million paying subscribers.
Apple Increases iPhone and iPad Prices in Germany
Apple has slightly increased the prices of several iPhone and iPad models in Germany to comply with the changes to copyright laws that took effect on January 1st. The smartphones sold through Apple’s official online store in this country now cost 5 euros more compared with the prices for December 31st, 2015 and the tablets cost 8 euros more.
iPhone Sales to Drop Next Year - Morgan Stanley Analyst
According to the latest report from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, the iPhone sales may drop next year for the first time ever. The number of iPhones sold in fiscal 2016 may fall by about 6% and make only 218 million units. The calendar 2016 may demonstrate the 2.9% fall and 247 million iPhone units sold to customers.
Apple Looking for Second Apple Watch Supplier, Plans to Sell 4 Million Smartwatch Units This Quarter
According to the latest report from usually-reliable DigiTimes reporters, Apple is looking for a second supplier of the Apple Watch. Currently, Quanta Computer is a sole manufacturer of the wearable device, but the Cupertino-based company is reportedly in talks with Inventec, Wistron and Foxconn Electronics to share orders for the smartwatch between one of these suppliers.
Apple Takes 94% of Global Smartphone Market Profits
Back in summer, we reported that despite having a relatively small market share on global smartphone market, Apple managed to get 92% of the profits. Today, a new report from a research firm called Canaccord Genuity appeared on the Internet suggesting that thanks to strong iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales as well as due to the release of the updated handsets in September, Apple is now taking 94% of the entire smartphone industry profits.
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Apple to Shut Down Beats Music on November 30th
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the Beats Music service will officially stop working on November 30th. In case you don’t know, this streaming music service has been used to create Apple Music, which is now immensely popular among the customers in the United States, Europe and Asia. Former Beats Music subscribers are encouraged to switch to Apple Music.