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 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 Pay to Launch October 20
Apple today announced that Apple Pay will go live Monday, October 20. Apple Pay is Apple's NFC-based mobile payment service.
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.
Apple Offering SIM-Free iPhone 7s Online
Apple has made SIM-free versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus available for sale on its web site. The SIM-free versions differ from the carrier versions only in that they are unlocked and don't carry any obligations to carriers.
Well... that will cover the price of an iPhone 3G[s] dock...