AWT News Update: October 23, 2017

AWT News Update: October 23, 2017

Happy Monday! We're back with new from the world of Apple. Here's what we have for the Apple World Today News Update podcast today:

  • Are you an iPhone Upgrade Program member who wants to order an iPhone X this Friday? You can get pre-approved for the phone now using the Apple Store app, leaving just the final push of the button early Friday morning
  • FBI Director Christopher Wray isn't happy that the FBI hasn't been able to get encrypted information from 6,900 mobile devices over the past 11 months
  • Facebook Messenger adds another new feature; the ability to manage your TD Ameritrade stock portfolio from the app
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AWT News Update: September 13, 2017

AWT News Update: September 13, 2017

Suffering from a post-Apple event hangover? We'll sooth your aching brow with a few good stories about all that new Apple gear:

  • iOS 11 has a chance to make QR codes and NFC relevant again
  • iPhone 8 and iPhone X both support quick charging, but you'll need to purchase some other accessories to do so
  • The Apple TV 4K loses one port, but gains another
  • Are you part of the iPhone Upgrade Program? Apple wants you to do some prep work if you're planning on pre-ordering an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 plus early Friday morning
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First-world problems, Part Two: a big thumbs-down on Apple's iPhone 7 pre-order process

First-world problems, Part Two: a big thumbs-down on Apple's iPhone 7 pre-order process

I have to admit to being grumpy this morning. Part of is that I'm almost 59 years old and fit the "Grumpy Old Man" persona, but the other has to do with the experience I had early this morning ordering an iPhone 7 Plus. Dennis Sellers has already relayed his displeasure, now it's my turn to weigh in.

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New 24-month iPhone Payment Plan lets you "Trade Up With Installments"

New 24-month iPhone Payment Plan lets you "Trade Up With Installments"

Apple has announced a new "Trade Up With Installments" payment plan that allows a user to trade in any old iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone and apply the value of the device towards a new 24-month iPhone installment plan. This is only available in Apple Stores in the United States, and combines the "reuse and recycle" program with a slightly different version of the 12-month iPhone Upgrade Plan launched last year.

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