A little annoyed that Apple is still releasing iPhones that start with 16 GB of storage in 2015? If a report from China is correct, you won't have to worry any longer. Elsewhere, Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts hints that the Cupertino company might be preparing some kind of Back-to-School promo after all, and the NFL is releasing a new on-demand streaming option for iOS and Apple TV.
With all eyes on Friday's launch of the Apple Watch, it's not surprising that much of this edition of the Apple Daily is focused squarely on Cupertino's first wearable. We've got updates on new product availability, developers being offered a chance to buy a Watch this week, and potentially good news for Maps fans looking forward to the return of public transit directions.
It's hard to deny that the biggest Apple news of early 2015 is the impending launch of the Apple Watch, and guess what? There's a new rumor out there that claims to have narrowed down the release window of the highly anticipated timepiece. But that's not all — surprising new details appear to have emerged on the alleged 12-inch MacBook Air, plus there's more news on who's playing who in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.
Looks like Apple fans may have to come up with other Valentine's Day plans for next year, now that the company's retail boss has let slip that Apple Watch won't be arriving until spring. We've got the details on that story as well as a potential bond offer on the horizon from Apple and a killer one-day deal on iPhone 6 in our Monday Morning Report!
Happy iPhone 6 Day! The masses once again lined up around the globe in an effort to become one of the first to buy a new iPhone 6, and this year's winner certainly made an impression, as you'll see in today's Morning Report. We've also got the first details of an iFixit teardown of the iPhone 6 Plus, as well as a look at how Logitech plans to take on Apple's HomeKit. What are you waiting for? Click and dig in...
Google's I/O developer conference kicks off today in San Francisco, and perhaps as a preview of things to come, The Verge reported yesterday that freemium apps on Google Play now account for 98 percent of worldwide revenue for the Android platform. Curiously, Japan is billed as "the world's biggest spender" on in-app purchases thanks to "addictive mobile games," but here's hoping this trend doesn't absorb the iOS App Store as well. Here's a handful of other tidbits you might have missed on Tuesday...
Angela Ahrendts, Apple's new senior vice president of retail, has only been on the job for a few weeks, but she's wasted no time in establishing herself as one of the company's most noteworthy and visible figures. Just yesterday we relayed the news about her enthusiastic discussion of "new technologies" from Cupertino; today we get a look at first official public appearance at the opening of the new Apple store in Tokyo, Japan.
Since jumping from a CEO position at Burberry to the head of Apple's retail efforts a just over a month ago, Angela Ahrendts has been watching and learning — and is now ready to jumpstart her efforts to grow the company even more.
Well, despite WWDC being just around the corner, the Apple rumor mill hasn't turned up anything spectacularly groundbreaking this week. Hmm, we wonder if Tim Cook's promise to knuckle down on security is paying off. Meanwhile, could the war also be coming to an end with Google? And what's this giant security risk with your iPhone and why didn't Apple reply to the hackers who brought it to their attention? Let's find out what's going on out there.
Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts has only been at the helm of Apple Retail for three short weeks, but a new report claims the latest veep plans to shake up the future of Cupertino's brick-and-mortar stores in a number of ways.