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Apple’s Next Big Event

Well, it’s about that time of year again for Apple’s event, where we’re all excited to find out about the latest version of Apple’s hottest product – top being the iPhone. On September 12th, we’ll hear about the redesigned version of last year’s iPhone X, new Apple Watch, and upcoming software.

iPhones: First up, the iPhone XS is an updated version of last year’s iPhone X,  having the same size 5.8-inch screen, but with improved internal specs, such as the other -S class updates Apple has had in the past. Next, the iPhone XS Max, also rumored as the iPhone XS Plus, is a larger, 6.5-inch version of the XS that offers a bigger screen and larger battery. Both XS phones will have the same features as last year’s X, with the new changes coming internally. There is, however, the chance that Apple will have some new feature for the XS models as previous -S class updates. Lastly, the new iPhone is said to be a cheaper, 6.1 inch version of the iPhone X/XS, and would still offer the bezel-less display and Face ID. Instead, it would possibly cut some of the X and XS phone’s more premium features like the OLED screen, stainless steel frame, and possibly the 3D Touch system. 

Watch:  It has been rumored that Apple will be offering a bigger display on the new Series 4 Watch for a nearly edge-to-edge design, along with a slimmer size than the previous versions since it had been introduced in 2015. Similar to last year’s Series 3, the new version will also have LTE capability, with a more subtle red ring on the digital crown to indicate the cellular status. The new version will come with watchOS 5, which adds automatic workout detection, a walkie-talkie mode, and better notifications.

Software: Although we’re all looking forward to seeing Apple’s latest products at this year’s event, we will also likely to be getting some final release dates for iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS, and possibly macOS Mojave. New features to be seen this year include Screen Time for tracking your time spent on your phone, better notifications, and a new custom emoji called “Memoji”.

We all know anything can happen at an Apple event, so we’re ready for some surprises too!

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Apple Honors World Emoji Day

 

Emoji Faces
https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/07/apple-celebrates-world-emoji-day/

Apple is celebrating world emoji day! They celebrating this day by launching 70 new emoji characters for the iPhone and iPad. There will also be emojis for the Mac and Apple Watch that will launch later on.

Apple will start by creating emojis with all different hair types and complexions. These new emojis will include ones with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, and a bald head. This is Apple’s way of acknowledging the diversity amongst their users.  Other new  faces will also add more facial expressions. These include smiley emojis including a face with hearts around it, a party face, a pouty face, and a cold face.

New Emoji Smiley Faces

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https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/07/apple-celebrates-world-emoji-day/

 

Apple also increased their number of animal emojis . Apple is adding a peacock, kangaroo, lobster and parrot emoji to their keyboard.  After creating more animal emojis for their users, Apple will also add more food emojis. The new food emojis will include a mango, lettuce, moon cake, cupcake, and other food images. Adding more food emojis will is creative, fun and exciting for people who work with food. This way, people who work with food and promote food on social media have a fun method of communicating with their customers.

Other characters include symbols, sports emojis, and more!  Moreover, the emojis that will launch later this year will include a softball, a new superhero emoji, an infinity symbol, and a nazar amulet.

The New Animal Emojis

Animal Emojis
https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/07/apple-celebrates-world-emoji-day/

The new emojis are now available on iOS, watchOS and macOS. These include gender-neutral characters, smiley faces, clothing, unique food, exotic animals, mythical creatures and more! Therefore, what better way to celebrate world emoji day then with releasing several new emojis for people to enjoy? Apple is creating these new emojis to make instant messaging fun for everyone! For more information, click here.

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Downloading Your Stored Apple Information

Did you know that you are able to view all of your old Apple downloads, such as books and music, as well as past devices you’ve purchased? What Apple doesn’t do is store your personal information such as emails and locations. Aside from downloads, a log is kept about customer support queries for each time you reach out to ask any questions about your device or other Apple products.

Apple’s privacy response explains why they do not store other personal information here:

“Apple has always placed a priority on protecting our customers’ personal data, and we don’t collect or maintain a mountain of personal details about our customers in the first place. There are certain categories of information which we do not provide to law enforcement or any other group because we choose not to retain it. For example, conversations which take place over iMessage and FaceTime are protected by end-to-end encryption so no one but the sender and receiver can see or read them. Apple cannot decrypt that data. Similarly, we do not store data related to customers’ location, Map searches or Siri requests in any identifiable form.”

How to Download Your Apple Archive:

  • Go to Apple’s Privacy Policy page (https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/en-ww/)
  • Scroll down to the section titled “Access to Personal Information.” It’s worth reading and says explains that Apple will provide you with a copy of the information it holds if you request it.
  • Click the “Privacy Contact Form” link.
  • Choose your language.
  • Select “I have a question about privacy issues” from the drop-down box.
  • Fill in your first and last name, email, subject and comments. I noted that I was requesting a copy of my personal information in the comments field.
  • Click submit.

After this, you’ll need to wait for Apple’s privacy team to contact you to; they will request some of the same personal information above, in addition to your Apple ID, a registered product serial number and a previous AppleCare support case number in order to verify your identity.

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Apple’s Newest Rumored Releases

There have been multiple rumors from various sources about Apple’s newest products, including the  AirPower, next-generation AirPods, Apple Watch Series 4, a low-cost iPad, and three new iPhone models, just to name a few!

If you’re unfamiliar with the AirPower, it is a charging mat that will be able to charge up to three devices that use Qi charging at once, such as the iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch. The next-generation rumored AirPods are expected to release alongside the charging mat, which will feature wireless charging as opposed to the charging case, better Bluetooth connectivity, and possibly new colors. However, nothing is yet confirmed.

As the Apple Watch has not seen a redesign since it was first introduced in 2015,  2018 could be the year that Apple introduces a new look for the wrist-worn device, Mac Rumors suggest. Apple will perhaps use micro-LED displays for the 2018 Apple Watch, which would allow for a thinner, lighter display with improved color gamut and brightness. New sensors could also be in store, as Apple has been testing EKG functionality for the Apple Watch. The feature would require users to place two fingers on either side of the Apple Watch to record the electrical activity of the heart to better detect irregularities, however it is not known if this functionality will be ready to debut in 2018.

With the rumor that Apple could introduce an even lower-cost iPad in 2018 than 2017 (its 5th-generation 9.7-inch iPad for $329 for the 32GB model) with a price tag that starts at $259, it would allow them to better compete in the lower cost tablet market.

Finally, three new iPhone models are rumored to be releasing later this year. The first iPhone expected is a followup to the iPhone X with the same 5.8-inch OLED display, which will be accompanied by a second OLED iPhone measuring in at 6.5 inches; it can be thought of as an “iPhone X Plus.” Alongside these two OLED iPhones, Apple is also said to be planning to introduce a 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD display, positioned as a more affordable device targeting the low-end and midrange markets with a starting price of $649 to $749 in the United States. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, all three of these iPhones will feature edge-to-edge displays, Face ID, and TrueDepth camera systems, which means the end of both the Home button and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in new iPhone models for the time being.

Although many of these products are still in the works or rumored, we are all hoping to see what Apple has in store for 2018!

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The New iMac Pro, The Most Powerful Machine Apple Has Ever Built

Professionals and the progress-seekers are going to love Apple’s upcoming creation.

The iMac, which will be sold this December, is a system with work-productivity in mind. If your workflow is exacting, this machine is going to be a good investment. The most powerful machine built by Apple, its cost is at $4,999, an unsurprising price for an insane product.
Similarly featured like the standard Mac, the graphics and designs are even more intense. All-flash architecture gives support for an Inten Xeon Processor; top of the line Radeon Pro Vega Graphics. From the Apple site: So everyone from video editors to 3D animators to musicians to software developers to scientists can do what they do like they’ve never done before. Introducing iMac Pro. A lean, mean dream machine.”
The beauty of this computer is going to be in its beyond-reality type imagery. The desirability lies in its lightning speed” thanks to the 18-core, allowing more flexibility and power of balance. No matter what your work or forte is, be it editing or research, you’re going to love the intense speed of this machine. 
Vega graphics are the beast” components behind the incredible graphics. This iMac Pro is also equipped with 
  • 11 teraflops single precision
  • 22 teraflops half precision
  • 8GB or 16GB High Bandwidth Memory
  • 400GB/s memory bandwidth (WHO doesn’t need more memory!?)

 

Is Virtual Reality your thing? Have fun enjoying playing and visualizing all the games and features that VR supports. Or, better yet, design your own VR. Virtual Reality is the biggest technological game system, being able to immerse yourself in an entirely different world is just what we need for fun and productivity. Imagine having to write about something, say a new computer, and being able to immerse yourself in a room with the computer? Maybe you can come up with something more creative.
This iMac might just blow our minds. Stay tuned to find out more about this upcoming monster that will be released in December.
If you want to get ahead saving up for this product, sell any of your older generations of Macs. MacBooks, iPhones or any other Apple product! Use this money to save up for the new, powerful iMac Pro! Use SellMyMac
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New Apple Product Released Tomorrow

New Apple Products Coming Soon!

Anyone curious about the new Apple products that will be fully disclosed tomorrow? We certainly are. In this world, no one is patient, we all want the low-down and we want it ASAP. So many rumors are being promised, such as facial recognition to unlock iPhones as well as for emoticons. Is any of this true? We will find out within the next 24 hours.

What we do know is that MacBook Air and MacBook Pro’s and all other Mac products will ultimately be upgraded just as most Apple products are. In order to prepare for this upcoming  release, If your MacBook is older than 5 or 6 years, now is a great time to consider a trade in option or to use SellMyMac‘s simple and fast system that involves asking a few questions about your old product to determine the trade-in price for it. 

 

Apple products lose value over time, so rather than waiting until your Mac is worth less than $100 or $50, sell it today with SellMyMac! Even if your Mac is outdated, you’ve lost the original box and charger, and in awful condition, it can still be bought by us. Why wait in long lines at Apple or get ripped off by some online buyer (or worse, WAIT for an online buyer), when you can sent it to the company looking to buy your Mac from you?

For more information about SellMyMac and to stay tuned with Apple news, click here for SellMyMac. 

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Game Apps, Anyone?

Looking For Some Games to Play?

The iPhone is chalk full of games to play. Pass time while entertaining yourself with Apps provided by iPhone. However, there are so many to choose from and not all of them come free. So how do you choose? Well, provided are some interesting apps to download. Some are free and some are not, but you can make the decision to buy based on these descriptions, prices, or just the names.

Fantasy Lover?

Jump into Hearthstone (free) for some fun and challenging card game tactics. Discover new combinations and strategies, and play either on your iPhone or iPad simply by logging in.

Clash of Clans is another free game. Build a settlement, create an army, and reach victory against goblins and other clans. It’s a combination of planning and being quick throughout insane battles. There is a pay-to-win structure, but who wants that

Preference for Platform Games?

Try Super Mario Run for free or invest $10 to the real flying game.

Robot Unicorn Attack 2 adds depth to an endless run…

Role Playing Games

Evoland ($5) unlock new technologies and game play systems as you advance throughout this game! It’s 3D so you can “live” it.

Fire Emblem Heroes is a Nintendo game that made its way to Apple. It’s almost exactly like the original game, with a few annoying features removed for your pleasure! Get to saving the Kingdom of Askr.

Puzzle Games

Shape Fix (free)

Vista Golf (free)

Poly Bridge ($5)

Deus Ex Go ($2)

TypeShift

Monument Valley ($2)

Linelight ($2)

Scribblenauts Unlimited ($5)

Action and Adventure

Love You To Bits ($4) help this human save and rebuild his robot girlfriend! You read that correctly.

Oxenfree ($5) Stranger Thing and Scoobey Doo fans will love this one. Help these teens find out the truth behind the island they’re on, and escape!

The Silent Age (free) Help Joe Average save mankind!

Listed are some enjoyable apps, some free and some not, that can help you pass time during your morning commute or while you’re waiting at the doctors. Whatever the reason is, and whatever game your interested in, there’s something right for you.

Hopefully this helped you find something enjoyable to play. For questions on selling your iPhone, Mac or other Apple product, let SellMyMac buy your old or unused Apple product so you can save up for a new one, or perhaps buy some apps!

 

 

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Apple’s Q3 Growth Spurt

Apple sales are on the rise according to their latest stock reportings. Setting a record high on Wednesday, Apple stocks rose 5% to $157.14 per share. With the highly anticipated new product release later this year, Apple stocks are expected to increase again before their Q4 reports are released.
This news comes one year after the quarterly revenue fell for the first time in 13 years due to decreased sale in the Chinese markets. This year, Apple reports 2% increase in phone sales in the Chinese markets, but iPhone sales are not the only Apple product on the rise. The number of iPad sales increased 15% which can be accredited to changes in features as well as price ranges. By lowering the base price, consumers were inclined to purchase upgrades to the base model furthering sales. The newly redesigned iMac and MacBook Pros are also reportedly gaining interest in the declining personal computer industry. Sales in iTunes and the app store have increased 22% since the last quarter.

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Even with Apple’s growth in sales, other companies such as Google and Youtube are competing for the final quarter to see which Silicon Valley company prevails.

Google launched the Google Pixel earlier this year rivaling the iPhone and seems to be the solution to storage limits that iPhones often have. By using the Google cloud and allowing users free access to store millions of pictures rather than charging for storage increases, Google may be on top at the end of the year. Alphabet, the parent company to Google and Youtube successfully allocate funds that allow Youtube to grow as an advertising service and move into the autonomous car realm.

Facebook balances its earnings by limiting the amount of advertisements in news feeds by increasing the number of ads on their other platforms, Instagram and Facebook Messenger. Since it’s acquisition of Oculus, Facebook has taken a small loss as it struggles to come out on top on the virtual reality business.

Apple generally experiences cyclical sales, increasing rapidly as the new product drops in the Fall every two years. The holiday season also aids sales as consumers rush to buy their loved ones the newest technology on the market. Investors are hopeful to see the effect on sales this year, as the newest products come 3 years following the last big release.

The iPhone 8 is rumored to cost $1,000 which is an increase over the standard $800 predecessors. Will the sharp increase in price turn consumers away or will it further increase Apple’s net worth? As new information and specifications are leaked, consumers will be the ultimate deciding factor in how Apple performs in the final quarter. By the end of the third quarter, Apple has $45 billion in revenue and $262 billion in cash and marketable securities. Safe to say, they are expected to do well in the last quarter once initial excitement ends.

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Sell iMac

iMac is Apple’s powerful desktop compact with beautiful graphic display, great accessibility and connectivity, and all-new processors. As like any other Apple product, iMacs are upgraded often and come in different sizes, GH, and customized options. With new advances in the iMac products, you may want to consider upgrading.

sell-iMacWhen you decide to upgrade, first you should sell your iMac to a trusty buyer at competitive prices. Selling to eBay and other online sites takes time, but SellMyMac offers quick and efficient services so that you can sell your mac, make money, and prepare to upgrade or fill your pockets all within a few days!

SellMyMac is quick and efficient process that simply requires you to fill out information on your product, print the shipping label, and ship it our way. Once we receive your item we can mail you a check or pay you conveniently through PayPal. 

Why wait for a buyer, or let your iMac sit unused when you can quickly sell it at competitive rates and receive your money right away. sell-iMac

Contact us by phone at 212 840-0415 or fill out the form provided by clicking on the link for any and all questions!