Apple Closed Its Retail Stores in Turkey

An attempted military coup in Turkey failed. Turkish Officials say the coup attempt is over. At least 90 people were killed and 1,154 wounded. This coup attempt raised fears that Turkey. Apple has two retail stores in Turkey: Zorlu Center and Akasya.  We learned that these stores were closed today for two days until Monday for security reasons. … Read more

New Apple Patent May Point To Future Water Friendly Devices – Self Drying Technology

An Apple patent published on Tuesday suggests the company is interested in water resistant electronic devices. While iPhones are not completely waterproof, Apple made the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices nearly waterproof. However Granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple’s U.S. Patent No. 9,367,100 for a “Electronic devices with submersion detection circuitry” details a barometric … Read more

White House Petition To Stop FBI Court Order

Apple fans are calling for halting “efforts that compel Apple and other device makers to create a “backdoor” for the Government to access citizens data”. This petition has been launched at the White House. It addresses President Barack Obama. The petition says: The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security … Read more

Apple Has Sold More Than 1.5 Billion iDevices

Apple has crossed a major milestone. Apple has sold a little more that 1,5 billion units of iPhone, iPad and iPod combined since the release of the iPhone in 2007 . Specifically, Apple sold: 896,548,000 iPhone 308,150,000 iPad 297,828,000 iPod Total: 1,502,526,000 devices This is significant. This is like 3 out of 10 persons in the world … Read more

Apple Patent Details Voice ID Authentication Feature

Apple’s new patent “Device access using voice authentication” describes a novel mechanism for unlocking a locked device through a voice authentication process. Apple’s Touch ID feature makes it very easy for users to get into their device. Think of this patent as a vocal fingerprint, Voice ID. Instead of using your fingerprint as a passcode, this new technology will let … Read more

Apple Brings Apple Music to Customers in Turkey Today

Apple announced today that Apple Music is now available to customers in Turkey. The news was shared by Oliver Schusser, vice president of iTunes International. Apple Music launched around the world in June, 2015. Apple Music was not originally available in Turkey because of copyright issues. Turkish artists were finding Apple’s royalty payments too low. These issues seem to be … Read more

Apple Urges FCC To Recognize Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

Apple’s recent filling with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) shows that the company is urging the FCC should “recognize solutions such as the MFi hearing aid platform as alternatives for hearing aid compatibility compliance”. The FCC file shows that Apple argues that iPhone complies with FCC’s current HAC rules,  and MFI should be recognized as an alternative for hearing aid … Read more

Apple Getting Ready To Open A New Store In Istanbul, Turkey

Apple is getting ready to launch another retail store in Istanbul, Turkey, according to a source familiar with the matter. Apple is currently assembling a team. Apple is advertising new positions on various job sites in Turkey. This will be Apple’s third store in the country. The first one opened in Istanbul in the Zorlu Mall in April … Read more