In today's Apple Daily, it appears that Apple is preparing to make the Apple Watch available for in-store pickup. Speaking of Apple Watch, Consumer Reports subjected the device to a number of tough tests along with other smartwatches, and you won't believe who came out on top. (Okay, so maybe you will, but I've always kind of wanted to say that.)
Monday saw a few big changes at mobile payment startup Square, with the demise of the company's Square Wallet app and the launch of a new Square Order app, which allows users in San Francisco and New York City to order ahead for their next meal. No word on when the service will expand to other locales, but today's recap features a couple of other tech companies making life easier for all of their customers...
We're back in the saddle after a three-day weekend, and as usual, our weekend recap is jam-packed with chewy goodness that stacked up over the last 72 hours or so. This edition has some nice discounts on iPad Air models for those in the midwest, a big update for the Polaroid of iOS and plenty more, so let's dig in!
Now here's a rumor we can get excited about: Apple's latest iPad Air will apparently be eligible for Personal Pickup on launch day, meaning we can order online while still in our pajamas, then pick it up at the store later the same day.
Last week we reported that Personal Pickeup for the iPhone 5s would resume today, and while that's technically true, you shouldn't expect to be able to waltz into any Apple retail store and be able to leave with one if you ordered one online. The option is available, but in almost every case, the phones themselves are not.
If you're the type who wants to be notified of every change in the status of your online orders, Apple has introduced just such a service for U.S. customers, which sends a text message when your order status changes.
If you've been using stores like Best Buy as your own personal showroom for turning right around and buying from Amazon, those same retailers may be stepping up efforts to get you to spend money with them instead.