Pocketnow Daily: Apple’s iPadOS and New Mac Pro impressions: FINALLY! (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, everything seen during the last WWDC that presented the new Mac Pro, watchOS 6, iOS 13, iPadOS and more.

Pocketnow Daily: Apple Ban REJECTED by Huawei (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the interview with Huawei’s CEO, how he is against an Apple ban in China and more.

Pocketnow Daily: Apple Ban from China being considered?! (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possibility of Apple being banned from China, new iPhone 11 certifications and more.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G pre-order dates, Google Pixel 3a confirmed & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about pre-orders dates for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, leaked specs of the Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL & more

There are 66 million smart speakers in the U.S.; these are the players

A recent study reveals the number of smart speakers currently in the U.S. install base, complete with market share numbers.

Apple Store Gift Cards for all the big purchases this Black Friday

Apple is giving gift cards of up to $200 back for its customers who buy some of its older iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and Macs.
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Is Apple working on making Siri multi-user?

A multi-user Siri that recognizes the person talking to it would allow the voice assistant to become even more useful. There’s a patent filed for that.

Samsung to launch its Bixby smart speaker in August, cheaper than the Google Home Max

Find out when we could see Samsung’s first smart speaker with Bixby 2.0 and its price that will directly take on Apple’s HomePod, and the Google Home Max

Samsung Galaxy S10 triple camera, Apple AirPods 2 & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S10 triple camera, Apple AirPods 2 are getting close & more

Apple has ‘higher-end’ AirPods, over-ear headphones and a ‘new HomePod’ slated for 2019

There are two different AirPods upgrades in the pipeline, according to rock-solid tipsters, as well as “studio-quality” over-ear Apple headphones.

Siri lets users carve Shortcuts and suggests things to do

The digital assistant gets a bit faster and will help iPhone, iPad, HomePod and Apple Watch users get to their favorite tasks faster with just a hot phrase.

Here’s how, when and where you can watch Apple’s WWDC 2018 opening keynote

Apple is expected to focus exclusively on software announcements at its WWDC 2018 opening event in San Jose, California, and you can follow all the action live online starting at 10 a.m. PDT.

Apple’s WWDC 2018 to be entirely software-focused, no new iPads or MacBooks in store

No iPhone SE 2, no iPad Pros with Face ID, no refreshed MacBooks, and certainly no Apple Watch Series 4. Still, there’s plenty of exciting software stuff reportedly slated for WWDC 2018 announcements.

$250 Beats-branded Siri speaker tipped as Apple’s only WWDC 2018 hardware launch

Apple is reportedly keen on “advancing its digital assistant ambitions” at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, both with expanded Siri capabilities and a lower-cost Beats smart speaker.
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iOS 11.4 featuring AirPlay 2 roll out today, HomePod spreads

tvOS will be able to route Apple TV sound output to compatible AirPlay 2 speakers, such as the HomePod. Speaking of, it’s going to be available in three more countries soon.

Would a Beats HomePod do better than Apple’s HomePod?

Supply chain whispers claim that it would go for around half the current price of the HomePod. Will it make a dent and appeal to a younger core audience?

Clamping down on Apple leaks: 12 leakers arrested last year

29 leakers were caught overall and Apple has assured all employees that these rogues will forever wear a scarlet letter if they ever wish to return to their industry.

KGI undercuts HomePod consensus with 2.5 million sales in 2018

The market expects 7 million sales in the calendar year and the best that Ming-chi Kuo, renowned Apple analyst, can muster is 2.5 million.

Unsinkable Apple, fallible Android | #PNWeekly 300

On this week’s show, Apple continues to ruffle feathers for the way it conducts business and gets away with it. Meanwhile, another dirty secret about Android slips loose.

Apple’s HomePod is in trouble, with weak sales so far and inventory ‘piling up’

If it wasn’t already abundantly clear, suppliers and analysts have confirmed Apple’s HomePod struggles in a Bloomberg report, with sales significantly below internal expectations.

Broadcom loses Qualcomm, has Apple lost Siri? | #PNWeekly 296

Former employees say Siri never had a way to lose because Apple never set a way forward for it. Also, Broadcom banned from acquiring Qualcomm.

Former employees say Apple leadership on Siri is failed

The employees say that executive visions for Siri have clashed with their own and have been slow to adapt to the competition.

Apple could look to release new low-cost iPhone, iPad, MacBook and even HomePod models this year

It’s certainly not surprising to hear a (relatively) affordable new iPhone and iPad are in the pipeline, but Apple could also gear up to launch (more) budget-friendly MacBook Air and HomePod versions this year.

Cheaper MacBook Air revival expected in spring and other Apple speculation

Unknown yet is what parts will go into the upgraded 13-inch MacBook models, but it might just be that we could see a sub-$999 MacBook Air soon.

Error -6722 stopping you from setting up your HomePod? Here’s what to do

Consider uninstalling and than reinstalling the Home app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It might need a good refresh in its scenes and accessories.