Kuo: iPhone 11 demand better than expectations, stronger interest for new color options

Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a report late on Sunday that said he believes iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro order demand is ahead of expectations, following the launch of preorders on Friday. Basing his predictions largely off of Apple’s online shipping estimates, Kuo points out strong demand for the new colors: the midnight […]

WSJ: How Jeff Williams became more involved in product development at Apple than Tim Cook

Apple announced last week that Jony Ive would depart the company later this year to form his own independent design firm. In place of Ive, Apple COO Jeff Williams will take over management of Apple’s hardware and software design team. A new profile this week from The Wall Street Journal sheds more light on Williams’s […]

Powerbeats Pro teardown reveals slightly better repairability than AirPods [Video]

Apple’s new Powerbeats Pro are the first truly wireless Beats-branded earbuds to hit the market. Several weeks after their release, the folks at iFixit have given the Powerbeats Pro the teardown treatment, noting that repairs will be difficult if not impossible. more… The post Powerbeats Pro teardown reveals slightly better repairability than AirPods [Video] appeared […]

More users than ever are deleting the Facebook app & taking lengthy breaks, new survey shows

Facebook’s struggles with data misuse aren’t slipping by its users, at least according to new data from Pew Research Center. That data shows that some 42 percent of surveyed Facebook users have taken a “several weeks or more” long break from Facebook within the last year. more… 9to5Mac

Review: The 2018 i7 15-inch MacBook Pro is much more than a spec bump

Looking at the outside of the computer, it is very easy to think that the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Core i7 processor is unchanged from last year’s model. However, there are a surprising amount of improvements beyond just a new and powerful processor that Apple users have been looking for. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

More than 75% of Nintendo’s $60M Super Mario Run global revenues came from iOS

Nintendo’s mobile "Run" adaptation of its Super Mario franchise was introduced with great fanfare at the introduction of iPhone 7 in September 2016. It has since reached $ 60 million in revenue globally, but more than three quarters of that has come from Apple’s App Store versus Android and Google Play. AppleInsider – Frontpage News