On the same day that iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max pre-orders began, some customers are already beginning to see their order statuses shift from “processing” to “preparing to ship” on Apple’s website. Once an order has reached “preparing to ship” status, it can no longer be canceled, although customers still have 14 days to return the iPhone upon receiving it for a full refund. Once orders reached…

Disney chief executive and chairman Bob Iger has resigned from Apple’s board of directors as Apple and Disney prepare to launch competing streaming services, Apple announced today in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Iger resigned on September 10, the same day that Apple shared additional information on Apple TV+, which will cost $4.99 per month and will be launching November 1. Image via Bloomberg With the launches of both…

Struggling movie ticket subscription MoviePass is finally shutting down after months of questionable policy changes and what seems like a never ending stream of negative press due to an inability to make money. In a press release shared on Friday, MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics said that the MoviePass service would be shutting down for all subscribers on September 14, 2019 because efforts to recapitalize the service “have not been…

Goldman Sachs this morning cut its target price for Apple’s stock from $187 a share to $165 a share, claiming Apple’s plans to give away free access to its upcoming Apple TV+ service will cause a “material negative impact” on earnings because of how the accounting for the service will work. Goldman Sachs’ Rod Hall said that Apple would account for the one-year free trial as a combined hardware and services bundle…

Apple today announced a new billing grace period for subscriptions, which will let subscribers who experience unsuccessful auto-renewals continue to use an app’s paid content while Apple attempts to collect payment. This will be a useful feature for developers as customers who do not immediately update their billing when a subscription fee becomes due can currently lose access to premium features right away. Apple’s new option is designed to provide a short…

Apple’s latest iPhones, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, are nearing their release dates on September 20. Apple is separating the new smartphones into its usual low-cost versus high-cost categories, with big differences between the two models coming down to the camera, display, and battery life. Just the Tech Specs Below you’ll find tech specs for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, with each difference bolded. iPhone 11 6.1-inch LCD display…

Apple today updated its App Store Review Guidelines with changes to third-party advertising and analytics in kids apps, as well as additional criteria for when apps are required to use Sign in with Apple. Kids apps The guidelines now state that, in limited cases, third-party analytics may be permitted in kids apps provided that the services do not collect or transmit any identifiable information about children, such as their name, date of…

Following the release of iOS 12.4.1 on August 26, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.4, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners who have upgraded to iOS 12.4.1 will no longer be able to downgrade to iOS 12.4. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up…

Apple today asked developers to begin building, testing, and submitting watchOS 6 apps for inclusion in the new standalone Apple Watch App Store. Starting with watchOS 6, developers are able to distribute apps built solely for the Apple Watch without a companion app on iOS. Apple was not previously accepting standalone Apple Watch submissions and has also updated its watchOS site for developers. Apple Watch apps can be installed from the Apple…

Apple this week unveiled the iPhone 11, the successor to the iPhone XR. At first glance, the two devices have quite a few similarities, but the iPhone 11 takes a step forward in regards to cameras, battery life, and more. Just the Tech Specs iPhone 11 6.1-inch LCD display 1792×828 resolution and 326 PPI True Tone display Dual 12-megapixel rear cameras (wide and ultra-wide lenses) Single 12-megapixel front camera Portrait Mode with…