Apple today announced the launch of a $300 million investment fund in China which is designed to connect Apple’s suppliers with renewable energy sources.
Apple, along with 10 initial suppliers, is investing $300 million into the China Clean Energy Fund over the course of the next four years. Apple says the fund will invest in and develop clean energy projects totaling more than 1 gigawatt of renewable energy in China, which is equivalent to powering close to 1 million homes.
Apple’s new fund will be managed by DWS Group, a company that specializes in sustainable investments. DWS also plans to invest in the fund.
„At Apple, we are [...]
Netgear today announced the „Orbi Tri-Band Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router System,“ an all-new 2-in-1 device designed to replace an existing cable modem and router setup. The system covers up to 4,000 square feet, and sold-separately Orbi Satellites can expand coverage by an additional 2,000 square feet each.
The new Orbi is compatible with all major cable internet service providers, and Netgear pointed out that it’s designed to work „right out of the box“ for Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, and more. This is Orbi’s first product that combines its Wi-Fi mesh networking abilities with a modem.
If users don’t own their modem, many ISPs [...]
Best Buy today launched a new Apple sale that will last for the rest of the week, this time focusing on the latest 2017 MacBook Air models and the 2015 iPad mini 4. In the sale, select MacBook Air configurations have been discounted by $150-$250 (with an additional $50 off if you’re a college student or parent of a K–12 or college student), while the Wi-Fi iPad mini 4 is discounted by $100 across the board and cellular options are marked down by up to $200 with a contract on select carriers.
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The App Store had a record-breaking holiday season according to a new press release issued by Apple this afternoon. During the week starting on Christmas Eve, a record number of customers made App Store purchases, spending more than $890 million in that seven-day period.
On New Year’s Day 2018 alone, customers made $300 million in purchases. Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller said the company is „thrilled“ with the reaction to the revamped App Store that was introduced as part of iOS 11.
„We are thrilled with the reaction to the new App Store and to see so many customers discovering and enjoying new apps and games,“ [...]