Apple Issues Store Credit in Response to iPhone Activation Delays
Apple has sent an email to new iPhone 3GS owners who were unable to activate their new phones immediately. In the email, Apple apologized and blamed the delays on high traffic volumes on its activation servers. Apple has decided to respond to the delay by giving customers a free gift card. Part of the email reads, "On Monday, you'll receive an email from Apple with an iTunes Store credit in the amount of $30. We hope you will enjoy this gift and accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience this delay has caused."
Apple Puts Its Foot Down, Will Require Apps Support iPhone X
Apple today told developers that soon all new apps submitted to the iTunes App Store must support the screen of the latest iPhone. "Starting April 2018, all new iOS apps submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK, included in Xcode 9 or later," said Apple in an email to developers.
Apple Releases Apple Music for Android
Apple today published a beta version of Apple Music in the Google Play Store. The app offers owners of Android handsets Apple's monthly music service.
Apple's New Robot Prevents Your Dead iPhone from Pushing Daisies
Apple today made several commitments to environmental conservation efforts based on recycling old iPhones. To start, the company will make a donation to Conservation International for every device recycled at Apple stores and Apple.com between now and April 30.
Apple to Start Accepting Android Phones As Trade-Ins
Apple is making it easier to buy new iPhones by expanding the selection of phones it will accept as trade-ins. The new program is called Trade Up With Installments and lets people hand over an old phone when buying a new iPhone.
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