It appears that Google is not the only tech giant having troubles in Russia. According to the country’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), Apple is guilty of fixing the prices for specific editions of its iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 models at no less than 16 local retail partners. The iPhone maker is allegedly monitoring the pricing at these outlets and then requesting the retailers to increase the pricing if deemed not suitable.
Yup, you read that headline right. Dish, the satellite TV provider, has just launched a new service that offers to fix Apple iPhone devices, and the really cool thing about this is that those availing of the service will never need to get out of their homes. Granted, this latest move from a company primarily known for satellite TV services is a bit odd, but why not, right?
O frabjous day, at last Apple is releasing its own Lightning Dock for its two newest flagship devices, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The great thing about this release is that the dock not only works for the latest models of the iPhone, but also for models as early as the iPhone 5, and even for future, yet-to-be-released iPhone models. This is possible because this new dock comes with an independent Lightning connector that does not need your iPhone to fit a set slot's dimensions. You can not say the same for previous Apple docks.
You can access songs from any screen on your iOS mobile device through the use of Apple's Control Center. However, you will only be limited to using playback controls. When iOS 8 launched with extensions back in September of last year, various app developers have found new ways of exploiting the latest iOS version's added functionality.
Music Center is an example of a mobile app that is designed to allow users to put their music library in Notification Center. However, other users may find it limiting too -- there are in-app purchases that needed to be made in order to unlock all of the mobile app's features.
Those who ordered the 16 gigabyte or 64 gigabyte editions of the iPhone 6 Plus through the Apple online store no longer have to wait long for their devices to arrive at their homes.
Since Thursday, the shipping time for the iPhone 6 Plus as seen on Apple's website now display only one business day. The shipping time for this device has been decreasing the past few days. Last week, it displayed a shipping time of 3 to 5 business. days. Earlier this week, the shipping time dwindled to just 1 to 3 business days. As of Thursday, it had finally got down to just 1 business day.
Sprint is set to make its iPhone for Life and Easy Pay options available from Apple's retail stores this holiday season. With this move, the carrier joins the other three wireless major carriers in the United States (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless) in offering phone financing plans directly to customers of Apple.
As reported by 9to5Mac, staff from Apple are now undergoing training in the ins and outs of Sprint's phone financing and leasing plans, which lets subscribers get a new mobile device for $0 down as opposed to making the full retail cost payment.
This year's Cyber Monday has gone and passed, but apparently not for Walmart. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Walmart's cell phone brand Straight Talk is still offering big discounts for a number of smartphones.
Apple's iPhone 5C, one of last year's most in-demand devices and still selling quite well this year, is being offered at a price of $299. For a device of this quality, $299 is a very good deal, especially when you consider that the recently released iPhone 6 Plus is priced at $749 at Walmart.
According to Kantar, in the three month period that ended October 31st, Apple's share of smartphone sales increased in every market. As for Android devices, they still lead the market overall by a certain margin, but it appears that their sales are on the decline.
For years, Apple has kept its audience glued to their seats by announcing just one model per year. Usually, the conglomerate would release one handset sometime during the month of September. The yearly release would typically be for a new model with its slightly modified "S-version" to be released a year later.
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