Getting the 16-inch MacBook Pro? Here’s how to wipe your MacBook before selling or giving it away

If you’ve just picked up the 16-inch MacBook Pro or you’re going to soon, and you’re going to sell/give away your existing Mac notebook, follow along for how to wipe your MacBook and reinstall a fresh copy of macOS. more… The post Getting the 16-inch MacBook Pro? Here’s how to wipe your MacBook before selling […]

Amazon selling carrier-locked iPhone 11 models, cellular Apple Watches unaffected

For the first time this year, Apple is offering its latest iPhones SIM-free and unlocked right away. Pre-orders are also open on Apple’s Amazon storefront but notably, those variants aren’t unlocked. But you can still pick up unlocked cellular Apple Watch Series 5 and 10.2-inch iPad models from Amazon as well as Apple’s latest accessories. […]

T-Mobile and Sprint promise to stop selling user location data to third-parties, for real this time

After Motherboard published details about a concerning investigation into how US wireless carriers are selling user location data to third-parties, T-Mobile and Sprint have made some fresh promises. They say they will end the practice of selling users’ data to third-party aggregators that often have little to no oversight. more… The post T-Mobile and Sprint […]

KGI says ‘iPhone 7’ won’t have ‘many attractive selling points,’ predicts competitors to outperform Apple

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities continues to have a bearish outlook on iPhone sales through the end of 2016, telling investors on Sunday that he believes Apple will be the only top-five smartphone vendor to see shipments decline this year. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple now selling a classic take on the virtual reality headset with the new View-Master

Apple today has started selling the View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack on its online store. With all the news about the company building out and prototyping virtual reality tech, it’s interesting to see it offering a glimpse at what that future tech may be by selling the device on the online store. Harkening back to the classic ideals of the View-Masters from the past, the new View-Master allows users […]

Apple Now Selling Square’s New NFC Reader for Apple Pay and Contactless Payments

Square has announced that its new NFC reader that enables small businesses to accept Apple Pay, Android Pay, and other contactless payments can now be purchased from Apple online or in stores for $49. The reader is compatible with NFC-equipped smartphones, including the iPhone 6 or newer, and contactless Chip-and-PIN debit and credit cards based […]

California bill over encryption backdoors could prevent Apple from selling iPhones on its home turf

California is now presenting a new bill that, if passed into law, would stop Apple from selling iPhones on its home turf, via ZDNet. The bill requires smartphone manufacturers to sell devices that have backdoors to allow them to be decrypted. Naturally, this affects iPhones which use high-strength security methods and make it practically impossible for anyone […]

Report: Apple says it sucks at selling ads, will soon let publishers do the hard work but keep all the revenue

Apple’s rocky iAd advertising platform is about to see some major changes, says Buzzfeed’s John Paczkowski. According to the report, Apple plans to dismantle its iAd sales team and stop its role as a middleman between publishers and customers: While iAd itself isn’t going anywhere, Apple’s direct involvement in the selling and creation of iAd units is […]

T-Mobile and Sprint to Start Selling Apple Watch on September 25

While T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced last week that the carrier would begin selling the Apple Watch he did not provide a specific release date. MacRumors has learned that T-Mobile will begin selling the Apple Watch on September 25. Additionally, 9to5Mac reports that Sprint will also start selling the device on the same day. With […]