Apple Watch styles drop to $169 (record low prices); AirPods fall to $139 at Amazon

Fresh early Black Friday markdowns have been issued at Amazon, with Apple Watch devices dropping to new record low prices thanks to discounts of up to $ 350 off. Meanwhile, Apple AirPods have received another price cut, knocking the earphones down to $ 139 while supplies last. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple marks fall of Berlin Wall anniversary with special tribute on German Apple?com

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and Apple is honoring the day with a message on the German Apple.com homepage. Apple CEO Tim Cook has also taken to Twitter to remember the day. more… The post Apple marks fall of Berlin Wall anniversary with special tribute on German Apple?com […]

Apple Watch fall detection helps 87-year-old woman call emergency services after car accident

With the Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG functionality having proven to be incredibly useful for many people, it’s easy to forget about the device’s fall detection feature as well. An 87-year-old woman in Maine is now crediting that feature with helping her after a car accident. more… The post Apple Watch fall detection helps 87-year-old […]

Onleaks: AirPods wireless charging case releasing soon, but AirPods 2 may not launch until fall

Onleaks has tweeted that whilst the AirPods wireless charging case is set to be released imminently, but the brand new ‘AirPods 2’ may launch later this year, according to a ‘yet unconfirmed but seemingly reliable source’ … more… The post Onleaks: AirPods wireless charging case releasing soon, but AirPods 2 may not launch until fall […]

New video tests Apple Watch Series 4 fall detection with varying results

One of the Apple Watch Series 4 features Apple touted on stage last week was fall detection. With this featured enabled, the Apple Watch can detect when you’ve fallen and offer to call emergency services. A new video takes a (less-than-scientific) look at just how well the feature works. more… The post New video tests […]

Apple clarifies iTunes affiliate changes: apps stay at 7% & in-app purchases fall to 2.5%

Apple this weekend has clarified changes to its iTunes Affiliate Program. While it was originally stated that Apple would cut affiliate rates for apps altogether from 7 percent to 2.5 percent, the company has now confirmed that its original announcement was misinterpreted and the changes aren’t as drastic… more… 9to5Mac

Apple Watch 2 With GPS for Improved Navigation, Fitness Tracking Coming This Fall

Apple plans to announce new Apple Watch models this fall with improved health tracking and GPS chips, according to a new Bloomberg report that confirms previous rumors we’ve heard about the Apple Watch 2. The upcoming Apple Watch 2 will not, however, feature cellular connectivity to make it less dependent on the iPhone, as Apple […]

Second-Generation Apple Watch Expected This Fall

Apple is planning to unveil the second-generation Apple Watch in September or October, according to a new report from DigiTimes citing supply chain sources in a wider piece on weakening demand for tablets and wearables. Component makers and Apple suppliers are said to be seeing “rather conservative orders” for the new Apple Watch despite its […]

Apple to update Apple Watch in mid-March with new bands, OS + full redesign in fall

Jeff Williams announcing September Apple Watch updates – AFP In addition to launching a new 4-inch iPhone likely called the “iPhone 5se,” Apple plans to announce new Apple Watch models in March. The new lineup will be similar to the September 2015 Apple Watch revision, bringing a series of new band color options to the Apple […]