Instagram to start hiding like counts in the US as test expands next week to help users focus on content

Instagram CEO, Adam Mosseri, shared at the Wired25 conference this evening that the social media service will expand its test that hides like counts to the US next week for some users. This comes after testing started this summer in a handful of countries including Canada, Italy, Australia, and Brazil. more… The post Instagram to […]

What features and changes do you want Apple to focus on with the 2019 iPhones? [Poll]

Yesterday, an analyst report from Nomura predicted that Apple’s 2019 iPhones will not feature any physical changes. This comes as the iPhone X design was introduced in 2017 and made its way to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Do you think this is the right move on Apple’s part? What do […]

Apple said to downsize Micro LED R&D in Taiwan, may be shifting focus to US

Apple has allegedly shrunk the workforce behind its Micro LED R&D efforts in Longtan, Taiwan, as a result of slow progress with the mass transfer of Micro LED chips onto receiver substrates — though the company still appears committed to adopting the display technology on future products. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Report: Apple shifting its ad focus to regional & digital efforts rather than global campaigns

According to a recent report from Adweek, Apple is in the process of streamlining its global marketing efforts. The report explains that Apple has restructured its relationship with ad agency TBWA\Media Arts Lab to put a stronger emphasis on digital and regional campaigns rather than “big brand campaigns” for the global market. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Australian banks eliminate fee demands, focus legal assault on opening up Apple Pay NFC tech

The four Australian banks at the core of the ongoing debate about opening up Apple Pay in the country have narrowed down their demands after being snubbed by the country’s competition regulator, and are now solely focusing on opening access to iPhone and Apple Watch NFC technology. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Jawbone reportedly exiting consumer wearable market, shifting focus to clinical hardware & services

According to a report from TechCrunch, Jawbone is exiting the consumer hardware market and will shift its strategy to selling services and products directly to businesses in the health market. The report comes following earlier claims that Jawbone had run out of money. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Apple continues its focus on fashion, will again sponsor the annual Met Gala

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced its annual Costume Institute exhibition and gala and Apple again will be one of the sponsors for the event, according to Vogue. The 2017 Met Gala theme will be “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons.” For those unfamiliar, Res Kawakubo is a prominent fashion design, while Comme des Garçons is […]

Confirmed: Apple Retiring ‘One to One’ to Focus on Free Workshops

MacRumors recently learned that Apple’s One to One training program for Mac, iPhone and iPad may be coming to an end soon, and we can now confirm that Apple Stores are holding meetings with retail employees about phasing out the membership-based service, which has been available under its current name since May 2007. One to […]