Rumor: Apple to begin selling AirPods in its Apple Store retail locations on Monday, December 19th

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Date: Monday, December 19th, 2016, 05:22
Category: AirPods, Hardware, retail, Rumor

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The current rumor has it that Apple will begin selling the long-awaited AirPods wireless headphones in its retail locations starting Monday, December 19th.

An anonymous retail source has offered this information and has stated that Apple is currently informing stores about the imminent launch and shipping product to retail locations.

Apple previously announced that AirPods would be in stores this coming week, but did not give specific information on when the in-store launch would take place. In addition to retail stores, carrier stores and Apple Authorized Resellers will also be receiving stock.

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Apple releases AirPods pricing/warranty details, cites $69 replacement cost for individual lost AirPod headphone

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Date: Monday, December 19th, 2016, 05:14
Category: AirPods, Hardware, News

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There’s now an exact value as to how much replacing a lost AirPod will be.

And that’s $69.

Apple’s AirPods, which recently went on sale for $159, are completely wireless. As such, the risk of losing one grows. With that in mind, Apple has stated that it’s $69 to replace a lost AirPod earphone, whether your warranty is valid or not.

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iTunes gift card deals surface, in effect for a while longer

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Date: Friday, December 16th, 2016, 05:32
Category: Gift card, iTunes, News, retail

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There are deals to be had via the iTunes Card Deals Twitter feed.

Breaking it down:

– Kroger is running 15 percent off iTunes cards until December 20th.

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Amazon App released for tvOS, allows browsing, purchases via Apple TV

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Date: Thursday, December 15th, 2016, 05:34
Category: Archive, retail, Software, TvOS

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It’s now easy to buy products from Amazon on your Apple TV.

Amazon on Wednesday released a shopping app for any Apple TV running tvOS. The app allows users to purchase products via their Apple TV.

Upon downloading it, you’ll be given a code and asked to head to Amazon’s website on your phone or computer to sign in. From there, the app will ask you to create a four-digit pin number for completing purchases.

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Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.2 update

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Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, 05:08
Category: MacBook Pro, macOS, News, Sierra, Software

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The updates continue.

Apple on Tuesday issued macOS Sierra 10.12.2, the latest version of macOS.

The update, which weighs in at over one gigabyte when downloaded from the App Store, offers the following fixes and changes along with general fixes to stability and security:

– Improves setup and reliability of Auto Unlock.

– Allows addition of a Chinese Trackpad Handwriting button to the Touch Bar Control Strip.

– Adds support for taking screenshots of the Touch Bar using the Grab app or Cmd-Shift-6 shortcut.

– Fixes an issue that caused the Touch Bar emoji picker to appear on the display.

– Resolves graphics issues on MacBook Pro (October 2016) computers.

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Apple announces launch of AirPods, initial units see delivery delays up to four weeks

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Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, 05:07
Category: AirPods, Hardware, News, retail

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The good news is that the long-awaited AirPods will begin selling next week.

The bad news is that there’s currently about a two to four week delay to get them.

Apple announced that the wireless headphones will be available for purchase at Apple Stores, authorized resellers, and select carriers next week, providing customers who did not quickly pre-order with a chance to buy the wireless earphones before the end of the year. Apple said stores will receive “regular AirPods shipments.”

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Apple pulls watchOS 3.1.1 update after unknown number of users complaining of “bricking” issue

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Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, 04:57
Category: Apple Watch, News, Software, watchOS, Wearables

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Apple on Tuesday pulled watchOS 3.1.1, the latest update for its watchOS operating system, following complaints that the update rendered an unknown number of Apple Watch Series 2 units unusable.

Apple Watch owners attempting to upgrade to watchOS 3.1.1 through the dedicated Watch app on iOS will find watchOS 3.1 as the current version, meaning Apple has temporarily disabled the point update after its release on Monday.

The update appears to have bricked an unknown number of Apple Watch Series 2 devices. Customers impacted by the faulty code reported seeing a recovery screen with a red exclamation mark after attempting to install watchOS 3.1.1. The foreboding prompt urged users to visit www.apple.com/help/watch, a landing page that ultimately leads to a Support Document covering frozen Apple Watch hardware.

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Apple releases watchOS 3.1.1 update

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Date: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016, 06:40
Category: Apple Watch, News, Software, watchOS, Wearables

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It’s not a huge update, but it’s got some useful stuff to it.

On Monday, Apple released watchOS 3.1.1, a minor maintenance update to its watchOS operating system.

The update, which requires that the Apple Watch itself be connected to power and have more than 50 percent battery remaining, adds the following fixes and changes:

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Apple releases iOS 10.2 update

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Date: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016, 05:02
Category: iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, News, Software

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On Monday, Apple released iOS 10.2, the new version of its iOS operating system.

The update, which weighs in between 360.6 megabytes and 2.4 gigabytes (depending on whether you use over-the-air or iTunes to update it), adds the following fixes and changes:

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Apple issues “Report Junk” feature for iCloud calendar users to address recent spam issue, macOS and iOS versions expected soon

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Date: Monday, December 12th, 2016, 05:27
Category: iOS, macOS, News, Software

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If you’ve been annoyed by iCloud Calendar spam over the past few weeks, Apple may be working on a solution.

Recently, Apple has added a new “Report Junk” feature to its calendar program on iCloud.com. lets users remove spammy invites from their calendar and reports the sender to Apple for further investigation.

The feature is currently only available on Apple’s iCloud.com Calendar web app but it is likely to roll out to the iOS and Mac native Calendar in a future software update.

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