Remembering Apple Carrousel du Louvre, France’s first Apple store

It’s a bittersweet time for Apple fans in Paris. Apple Carrousel du Louvre, the company’s first retail store in France, just closed permanently after nine years of service and just two days of iPhone XR sales. While the announcement came as a disappointment to Parisian tourists and locals, a new store experience is just around […]

First iPhone XS teardown reveals more watertight seals, new single-cell L-shaped battery inside [Video]

With iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 officially launching on Friday, expect a wave of teardowns, drop tests, speed tests and such over the next few days. The first complete teardown we’ve seen is by FixjeiPhone. They managed to get their hands on a 5.8-inch iPhone XS ahead of time, which lets us see […]

Details: Apple’s first store in Kyoto opens as a community centerpiece for Japan

(Top Photo: Youta Suzuki) Nearly 15 years after opening its first store outside of the United States in Tokyo’s Ginza district, Apple has reiterated its fondness for Japan with a modern store for an ancient city – Kyoto. The store is positioned as a cultural centerpiece for the region, marking a key milestone in Apple’s renewed […]

Comment: First impressions after nearly a month with Apple’s 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple’s 2018 MacBook Pro has been available for almost a month now and despite the fact that the update was announced via a press release, this year’s revision brings some notable changes. While everything looks the same on the surface, the 2018 MacBook Pro packs more power, an improved keyboard, and more. more… 9to5Mac

Apple rebuilding Maps in massive overhaul, first results appearing in next iOS 12 beta

TechCrunch has published a new piece detailing Apple’s massive effort to rebuild Apple Maps from the ground up — specifically the mapping data — with a combination of iPhones and those Apple Maps vans we’ve seen on the road for years. The results of this effort will show up first in the next iOS 12 beta […]