Daily Apple News: AirPower availability and new leak, new AirPods with wireless charging delayed, and more
We’re back again with another dose of daily apple news. If you’ve been looking for the latest and most interesting Apple news, you’re in luck as you’ve come to the right place!
Apple’s new AirPods have stolen the hearts of so many customers that the company may be running out of them. The new AirPods with the Wireless Charging Case isn’t available from Match 27 to March 29.
Unfortunately, in order to meet all demands, the company has pushed back the delivery dates to time period between April 2 and April 5.
However, those who opt for the new AirPods with the Standard Charging Case will get their products delivered on time. The company is only slipping behind in terms of shortage of Wireless Charging Cases.
If the past is anything to go by, potential customers interested in the second-generation AirPods with the Wireless Charging Case should purchase it soon. Apple has always found it difficult to meet the rising demand for its AirPods.
If the demand for it increases, the delivery dates might even be postponed further and well beyond the first week of April. While the new AirPods don’t bring a ton of new features, they do come with “Hey Siri” support and better sound quality.
Moving on to an important announcement in the world of Apple News. Finally, The Wall Street Journal has agreed to be a part of Apple’s upcoming News service. It seems like Apple’s tactic of promoting the success of its other services like that of Apple Music has resorted confidence in publishers.
The official announcement regarding this partnership will be announced during Apple’s ShowTime event which is scheduled for March 25. As you may know, Apple’s new News service will cover the latest news from the most reliable publishers.
Its news service is an attempt to combat fake news as well as increase its source of revenue through its services. Unfortunately, Apple has had no luck in securing The New York Times and Washington Post as publishers.
In other news, MacRumors has unearthed an interesting piece of information from the source code of the Apple AirPods page in Australia. Delving deeper into the source code, the website brought to light an image of the upcoming AirPower with an iPhone XS as well as an AirPods Wireless Charging Case.
This isn’t the only instance as a similar image made its way on the AirPods page but was quickly pulled down. It seems like Apple may be dropping too many hints, pointing towards the inevitable and quick launch of its AirPower.
According to the website, the device is expected to launch in late March. Since we’re already almost there, the launch could be just around the corner!
The website claims to have gained this information from industry sources within the company. Unfortunately, these sources have not been disclosed. Given the website’s track record, there’s half a chance that it could be true.
It does make perfect sense to launch most of its hardware products before March 25. After the March 25 event, for a good while, the company will focus its efforts on software and services. This rumor should definitely be taken with more than just a pinch of salt!
Moving on, Apple has acquired a new startup called Stamplay. The report surfaced in an Italian newspaper called Il Sole 24 Ore. According to the report, Apple paid five million dollars to acquire the API-based back-end development platform.
While the news article was very generalized and not entirely specific, a look at Stamplay’s website is evidence enough to confirm Apple’s latest purchase. A typical give was the tremendous amount of content which was taken down from Stamplay’s website in the last week.
The report was made publicly known thanks to settBIT, who took to Twitter to share the shocking yet good news. The acquisition of an API based development platform will certainly help Apple to build full-featured cloud-based web apps.
Apple avrebbe acquisito l’italiana (emigrata in UK) Stamplay, startup che realizza app con "poco codice" (sito già svuotato e dipendenti a Cupertino. Anche @Giuliano84 & @NicolaMattina? https://t.co/Ib3DJ47sis). Lo direbbe StartupItalia (niente online) via https://t.co/eequAuI2K1 pic.twitter.com/BhgntGemAi
— setteBIT (@setteBIT) March 21, 2019
This is an attempt on the part of the company to strengthen its development team and keep good to its promise of focusing on software. It seems like the company is getting its ducks in a row!
In other news, Apple’s 2019 Worldwide Developer Conference is coming up and developers are getting excited. The ticket lottery for the event is over as is the registration for the event. The company has sent out confirmation emails to the winners.
Getting a spot for the event is extremely difficult as there is a total of around 5,000 spots opened to developers. The lucky developers who won the ticket will be charged $1,599 over the next few days.
These developers will also be able to attend the iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS app development sessions. That’s not all as they will also be able to get a hands-on experience in the labs with Apple engineers providing assistance.
Over to the next news, Apple might be taking its upcoming TV streaming service to a whole new level. As is already known, the company isn’t restricting its content to just Apple original content.
In fact, according to Recode and The Information, the company is planning on selling numerous Cable TV Channels as a part of its TV streaming service. It’s isn’t too clear when Apple intends to do this but there’s a good chance that it could follow shortly after its launch.
What do you think Apple has planned for its upcoming TV streaming service? Let us know in the comments section.
That’s all for today but do check back in tomorrow again for the latest scoop of Apple news!
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