Comment: Apple should let people choose Spotify as their default music player

There was something of a mystery report this week. Apple and Spotify are reportedly in talks over potentially allowing Spotify users to control music playback with Siri […] According to The Information, Spotify and Apple are discussing a “plan” that would “let iPhone users tell Siri to play songs, playlists, and albums with voice commands.” […]

Why you should pick up the 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro instead of the new iPad Air

A couple of weeks ago, Apple quietly announced a new iPad Air. This new third generation Air now features Apple’s latest A12 Bionic processor, a laminated Retina display and now supports the first generation Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. But should you buy this over the 2017 10.5" iPad Pro? AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Should Apple’s 31.6-inch 6K display also feature touchscreen capabilities? [Poll]

Over the weekend, Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to investors that Apple will release a massive 31.6-inch ‘6K3K’ display. We’ve already broken down what this display might look like, but one thing that’s very unclear is whether Apple’s “Pro” monitor will feature touch capabilities. more… The post Should Apple’s 31.6-inch 6K display also feature […]

Apple revamps documentation for app subscriptions, details how billing amounts should be clearly presented to users

Apple has overhauled its developer guidance for in-app subscriptions, with new pages in the Human Interface Guidelines and App Store documentation pages. The revamp reorganizes existing advice into a more modern design with clearer segmentation of sections, as well as clearly detail some ground rules for the first time. For instance, the price of a […]

Qualcomm slams Apple’s response to iPhone ban in China, says it should be ‘taking a bite out of sales’

After criticizing Apple in a statement yesterday for its response to China’s injunction against certain iPhone models, Qualcomm continues its PR circuit today. Speaking to Bloomberg, Qualcomm General Counsel Don Rosenberg today slammed Apple for its reaction to the China ban, saying it’s something that “needs to be taken very seriously.” more… The post Qualcomm […]

CMV: Tim Cook is right that Apple should speak up on social issues

Apple CEO Tim Cook is noted for speaking up on social issues, expressing views on such topics as immigration and diversity. That’s something that some have criticized. For example, Fortune executive editor Adam Lashinsky questioned whether companies should focus solely on commercial issues. Cook vigorously defended his stance, and said that Apple expresses values rather than […]

Apple Music vs Spotify: Which should you choose?

Apple Music and Spotify are the dominate players in the streaming music industry. Spotify just announced they have 75 million paid subscribers with 170 million total active users. Apple recently hit 40 million subscribers. It’s clear that both companies are a hit with consumers. In fact, the streaming music industry has revitalized the music business. […]