Apple wishes to combine Apple Music and Shazam’s music recognition technology to provide better streaming services, but its plan was obstructed by Europe Union (EU).
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into Apple’s acquisition of the music recognition service Shazam, after multiple countries (including Austria, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden.) requested EC in February to assess the acquisition to determine whether it’s allowed under a European Union merger law. The investigate deadline is set to September 4th.
We all know that Apple has launched iPhone 8 lineup, and the iPhone X is coming around the corner in next month. Usually for Apple, it will certainly adjust the sales of lineups in other products, for an example, Apple has already canceled the 256 GB edition of iPhone 7.
For Apple, once the new version of iPhone has come out, it’s natural to make adjustments to the old models, so it’s understandable that the iPhone 7 has been cut down. Apple had made change in iPhone 7 earlier than we thought, according to media reports from US, Apple had canceled the 256 GB edition of iPhone 7 before the release iPhone 8.
The suspend production of iPhone 7 256 GB weather means consumers can only buy the large-capacity edition iPhone from iPhone 8?
As the matter of fact, Apple had made the suspension of sale of 256GB iPhone 7 on September 12, which was exactly the date of Apple’s product unveilings. Its latest document shows that the halt sales aimed at allowing users to purchase the new product iPhone 8, which is limited to upgrade.
As for those who still would like to purchase large-capacity edition of iPhone 7, you can buy it from the some ways, but it will be less and less actually, so who can purchased a iPhone 7 for 256 GB is lucky enough.
As for the reason why Apple doing this, is perhaps has something to do with the sales volume of iPhone 8, a supply-chain source in Taiwan claims that Apple has reduced orders for both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus by around 50% for November and December from media. And the carrier companies such as Verizon, have also hinted that sales of the iPhone are not ideal.
Apple announced the detail about this year’s Back to School promotion. Qualified students, parents of students and educators will be offered a free pair of Beats Solo3 or BeatsX when they purchase eligible Mac with education pricing for a limited time.
Eligible Mac models include any MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, or Mac Pro, while the Mac mini and refurbished Macs are not included in the deal. To be specific, customers who buy MacBook, MacBook Pro,iMac or Mac Pro will be given Beats Solo3 as a present, and customers who purchase 10.5/12.9 inch iPad Pro will be offered BeatsX (or Powerbeats3/Solo3 with the price difference being filled).
The cooperation between IBM and Apple again made a great progress – IBM Cloud became the first cloud computing plat that supports Apple’s Swift programming language.
Swift has earned its own development space through iPhone’s application developers. And with the help of IBM, Swift will push harder to the market of enterprise users, providing IBM Cloud with a unique function that competitors like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft don’t have. Continue reading
People often say the most successful products are always the most boring ones. This may (not) apply to the applications developed for enterprises by IMB and Apple together. The latter belongs to part of the IBM MobileFirst for iOS solution released by both companies, according to the media information March 3.
The two companies revealed three applications therein at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) held in Barcelona, Spain. One of them is provided for airline customer services, one is for retailers, and one is for wealth managers. All the applications will run on iPads and iPhones. Apple hopes to, through these applications, stimulate more enterprises to purchase their hardware. Continue reading