Apple's HomePod Delivery Estimate Slips to February 13 in UK, Launch Day Orders Still Available From Resellers

Apple’s HomePod pre-launch stock showed the first signs of dwindling supply on Monday. Customers in the U.K. placing new pre-orders on the company’s regional online store can now expect deliveries of Apple’s smart speaker to arrive no earlier than Tuesday, February 13, three days after the official launch day this Friday. In the United States …

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Apple is 'Looking Into' Limited Reports of Incoming Call Delays on iPhone X

The Financial Times today highlighted a limited number of reports from users experiencing delays with incoming phone calls on the iPhone X. Apple later confirmed to MacRumors that it is “looking into these reports.” The report, which links to a few discussions on the Apple Support Communities, notes that hundreds of customers have complained that …

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Apple Music Now Has 36 Million Subscribers, Could Eclipse Spotify in United States This Year

Apple Music now has 36 million paying subscribers around the world, an increase from well over 30 million reported last September. Apple confirmed the updated total to The Wall Street Journal, which today reported that Apple Music is growing at a faster pace than Spotify in the United States, and could soon eclipse the service …

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KGI Expects Intel to Be Exclusive Supplier of Modems in 2018 iPhones

Intel could be the exclusive supplier of LTE modems for all new iPhones launched in 2018, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The key takeaway of the research note, obtained by MacRumors:We expect Intel to be the exclusive supplier of baseband chip for 2H18 new iPhone models, while Qualcomm may not have a share …

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Chinese Counterfeiter Busted for Selling $1.1M of Fake iPhones and iPads

A Chinese counterfeiter who participated in a scheme to traffic and smuggle counterfeit products mimicking Apple’s iPhones and iPads today pled guilty to trafficking and conspiracy charges, according to a press release shared on the website of the U.S. Department of Justice. Jianhua “Jeff” Li, working through a company called Dream Digitals, conspired with several …

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Apple Employees to Receive 50% Off HomePod

Apple employees will be able to purchase one of Apple’s new HomePod speakers at a significant discount, with Apple dropping the price by 50 percent for its staff members. Several Apple employees have taken to Twitter to share news of Apple’s generosity, and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has confirmed the discount. In the United States, the …

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Apple Launches Official Repair Program for iPhone 7 Models Affected by 'No Service' Issue

Apple today launched a repair program for iPhone 7 devices that are impacted by an ongoing bug that causes them to have no available service even when cellular coverage is available. Apple says the problem is caused by a component that has failed on the main logic board. The problem affects “a small percentage” of …

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Review: Lifeprint's 'Hyperphoto' Printer Lets You Instantly Print Your iPhone Photos and Videos

Lifeprint, a company known for its iPhone-compatible ZINK photo printer, recently introduced a new, larger photo printer that’s able to print images that are 3 by 4.5 inches instead of 2 by 3 inches, the normal standard size for mini printers designed for the iPhone. The new Lifeprint 3×4.5 Hyperphoto Printer for iPhone, priced at …

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iPhone Was Best Selling Smartphone in Q4 2017 Amid Industry Wide Decline

Apple yesterday announced that it sold 77.3 million iPhones during the first fiscal quarter of 2018 (fourth calendar quarter of 2017), and according to data shared by Strategy Analytics, Apple’s record sales made the iPhone the top selling smartphone in the world during the quarter. In Q4 2017, Samsung shipped 74.7 million phones, 2.6 million …

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How to Share Your Wi-Fi Password With a Friend in iOS 11

In iOS 11, there’s a handy new feature that’s designed to let you quickly share your Wi-Fi password with a friend, and, if you’re at a friend’s house, to get the Wi-Fi password with just a tap. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The only prerequisite for this feature, aside from iOS …

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Apple Now Selling Refurbished Apple TV 4K Models at $30 Discount

Just after adding refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models to its online store, Apple is now selling refurbished Apple TV 4K models for the first time in the United States. Apple TV 4K was released in September 2017. 32GB and 64GB models are available for $149 and $169 respectively in the United States, …

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Protective 'Limitless' Case for iPhone X From Mous

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Mous to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an ultraprotective Limitless iPhone case for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or earlier iPhones. Mous’ Limitless cases all feature a shell that’s made from a high impact “AiroShock” material, TPU, and Polycarbonate. Mous says the …

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Apple Recently Began Selling Refurbished Second-Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro Models, Starting at $679

Apple began selling refurbished second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro models last month, just a few days after adding refurbished 10.5-inch iPad Pro models. This was brought to our attention today by Reddit user Chaseism, and we decided to share the news since it went unnoticed at the time. Apple has steadily added various Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi …

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First HomePod Pre-Order Customers Get Charged as Speakers Prepare for Shipment

One week ahead of HomePod’s launch date in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia on February 9, the first batch of pre-order customers have begun receiving notifications from their banks about being charged for their orders, many located in the UK. According to tips, customers have noticed a charge placed on their cards related …

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Apple Watch to Promote Heart Month With Activity Challenge Next Week

Apple will be launching the newest activity challenge for Apple Watch wearers next week, with a focus on Heart Month. To complete the challenge, you’ll need to close your Apple Watch’s exercise ring for seven days in a row during one specific week: from February 8 to February 14, which fits with the heart theme …

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