Apple is in talks with its investment bank Goldman Sachs about the possibility of offering customers financial loans when buying Apple products, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.
The Wall Street firm is in talks to offer financing to shoppers buying phones, watches and other gadgets from Apple, people familiar with the matter said. Customers purchasing a $1,000 iPhone X could take out a loan from Goldman instead of charging it to credit cards that often carry high interest rates.
Talks between Apple and Goldman Sachs remain at an early stage and could still fall apart, according to WSJ. Both the tech giant and the investment bank [...]
Apple representatives met with suppliers who make the type of parts required to power augmented reality glasses at CES this week, according to Bloomberg News. During CES, representatives from major players like Apple, Facebook, and Google met with suppliers that make the nuts and bolts required to power AR glasses, according to people familiar with the meetings.
The report doesn’t provide any additional details about the meetings, or what was discussed, but it’s yet more anecdotal evidence that so-called „Apple Glasses“ may one day go from rumor to reality.
Bloomberg News has previously reported that Apple is working on an augmented reality [...]
Following in the footsteps of parent company Facebook, Instagram is beginning a test in six countries today that will see the launch of a new standalone app called „Direct,“ which will be solely focused on direct messaging friends and family members. As reported by The Verge, this could be the „first step“ toward potentially removing messaging features from the main Instagram app.
Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay will get Direct on iOS and Android today, and if you download the app there and link it to your Instagram account, then your inbox in the core Instagram app „disappears“ and can then only be accessed in Direct. [...]
A limited but increasing number of iPhone X owners have encountered a green line appearing on the smartphone’s display.
Photo via Twitter user mix0mat0sis At least 25 customers have shared photos of the potential hardware defect across the Apple Support Communities, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and the MacRumors forums since the iPhone X launched a week ago. Of course, in a production run of millions of iPhone X units, it is a small percentage of devices affected so far.
„So I was playing with my new phone and all of a sudden, this happened,“ said one MacRumors forum member with the alias tmiles81. „It’s a really bright line going down [...]