Apple won’t collect fees on paid Facebook events until 2021

Now, Apple has agreed to let Facebook Pay process all paid online event purchases. This means Facebook can absorb the cost, and Apple won’t get a cut. But this agreement only lasts until December 31st.

“Apple has agreed to provide a brief, three-month respite after which struggling businesses will have to, yet again, pay Apple the full 30 percent App Store tax,” a Facebook spokesperson said. Facebook will not collect fees until August 2021.

The other big catch is that Facebook Gaming creators are left out of the deal. They’ll still have to hand over 30 percent of earnings that come through the iOS app.

“Apple’s decision to not collect its 30 percent tax on paid online events comes with a catch: gaming creators are excluded from using Facebook Pay in paid online events on iOS,” said Vivek Sharma, VP of Facebook Gaming. “We unfortunately had to make this concession

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iPhone 11 vs. Galaxy S20: Apple and Samsung’s flagship phones compared

Apple and Samsung are the two biggest phone-makers in the world, and their current flagship phones are some of the best you can buy. (Though the new Motorola Edge Plus is a worthy competitor). As the base models for their latest lines, Apple’s iPhone 11 and Samsung’s Galaxy S20 are also the least expensive models, starting at $699, £729 and AU$1,199 (64GB) and $999, £899 and AU$1,499, respectively. (The prices listed for the Galaxy S20 are for the 128GB model with 5G — though there are cheaper 4G Galaxy S20 variants sold in the UK and Australia.) We’ll see how the rumored iPhone 12 stacks up when it is finally released, potentially very soon. Apple also released the more affordable iPhone SE, and Samsung recently added the Galaxy S20 FE to its lineup, another alternative for the budget-conscious.

Depending on whether you’re an iOS or Android user will

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Apple Watch Series 3 Suffers Issues After WatchOS 7 Update

Owners of the Apple Watch Series 3 have reported various issues with the device, including random reboots, and freezing, since updating to WatchOS 7.

WatchOS 7, which was released on September 16, offers new features such as watch face customization, hand-washing tracking, and cycling directions, among many others. The operating system upgrade is compatible with Apple Watch Series 3 to Apple Watch Series 6, and the Apple Watch SE.

Unfortunately for owners of the Apple Watch Series 3, which was released in 2017, the upgrade has not gone as smoothly as they hoped. There is a growing thread on the Apple support forums where owners of the device have shared different problems that they have experienced after upgrading to WatchOS 7. In addition to random reboots and freezing, there have been complaints of battery drain, degraded functionality, and slower loading of apps.

Further worsening the problem is that there is

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Global Smartphone Average Selling Price (ASP) was up 10% YoY with Apple Leading Global Smartphone Revenues in Q2-2020

 

It was reported on Friday that the global smartphone market wholesale average selling price (ASP) increased 10% YoY in Q2 2020 even as the shipments declined the highest ever at 23% YoY. Overall, the smartphone industry revenue declined 15% YoY during the quarter – though not for Apple who was the only OEM to buck that trend.

 

According to Counterpoint report, that the premium smartphone market was the strongest sector in general and Apple’s key strength. Counterpoint stated that “Apple, the largest player in the premium segment. While shipments for most of the OEMs declined in Q2 2020, shipments for Apple iPhones increased 3% YoY and iPhone revenues increased 2% YoY.

 

2 x  global smartphone shipments revenue share Q2 2020 chart

 

Varun Mishra a Research Analyst at Counterpoint Research out of Gurgaon, Haryana India, further noted that “Within the OEMs, Apple led the global smartphone revenues, capturing one-third of the pie, followed by Huawei and Samsung. Notably, Apple also captured

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AAPL Stock Hits The WFH Jackpot With Apple One And Fitness+

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When it comes to innovation, there are few companies that can compete with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). The tech giant’s ability to incorporate novel technology in its products has made the company’s stock one of the most popular investments on the market. AAPL stock currently makes up 6.7% of the S&P 500 which is a huge feat for a company of its size.

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Hence, it comes as no surprise that investors weren’t too pleased when the company’s big product unveiling last week did not feature a new iPhone. The hype around 5G had many investors and buyers hoping for the release of Apple’s new iPhone that incorporates this technology. But the company known for its “one more thing” moments during product reveals, left investors yearning for more.

AAPL stock did see a decline in its share price following the event

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Apple Unveils New Watches and iPads at Live “Time Flies” Event; More Info at B&H Photo

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–B&H is excited to announce the arrival of the new Apple products that were unveiled at Apple’s “Time Flies” event. Via their live blog, Apple debuted the new Watch Series 6, the Watch SE, the next generation of iPad, and a redesigned iPad Air. Let’s check them out.

Watch Series 6

It’s hard to believe we’re already up to Series 6 of the Apple Watch. Maybe it’s the subliminal effect of Apple’s “Time Flies” marketing, but it really does feel like only yesterday we were just getting our hands on the first Apple Watch. From its not-so-humble beginning as a cool-but-arguably-superfluous piece of tech to maybe the best smartwatch in the world, the Apple Watch has come a long way in a very short period of time.

So, what’s new with Series 6? Arguably the biggest enhancement of this year’s model is the always-on altimeter and

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Apple Group and Epic Games: How Will Battle Affect App Store Prices in America?

The legal fight between Apple Inc. and Epic Games Inc. kicks into full gear on Monday with decisions that will influence the future of app stores in the U.S. and how the world’s largest technology platforms make money from developers.

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers will decide whether to force Apple to let battle royale video game Fortnite back into the App Store with Epic’s in-house payment option. She will also rule if Apple can block third-party apps using Epic’s Unreal Engine development software.

Most legal experts expect the judge to extend her temporary injunction for Unreal Engine, but not reinstate Fortnite in the Apple App Store.

“Epic faces an uphill battle,” said Mark Lemley, a professor at Stanford Law School. “Apple’s pricing policies are problematic, and antitrust law should probably do something about it. But courts are very reluctant to dictate who a company, even a monopolist, has

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Top Stories: iOS 14 Feature Tour, ‘iPhone 12 mini’ Rumors, Apple Watch Band Controversy

Things started to calm down a bit this week following last week’s rush of media event, Apple Watch and iPad launches, and the release of iOS 14 and other operating updates. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t still a lot of news, from digging deeper into iOS 14 to more iPhone 12 rumors to the uproar over trying to exchange band sizes on the new Apple Watch.


On top of all of that, we heard some more about Apple’s efforts to adopted advanced mini-LED display technology in future products, and we even saw new iOS 14.0.1 and macOS Catalina 10.15.7 releases to fix some rather annoying bugs. Read on below for details on these stories and more!

iOS 14: A Quick Tour of All the New Features

iOS 14 has been out for a little over a week, and there’s a lot to learn about the latest major update for

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Apple could release the new headphones alongside iPhone 12

Apple’s September event is in the rear-view mirror, and while we saw two new Apple Watches and iPads, there was no iPhone 12 announced at the virtual event. One long-rumored device that could make its debut soon is the AirPods Studio, a pair of over-ear headphones that have been hinted at for quite some time. (Another is the AirTags, which also could make their debut in October alongside the expected launch of the iPhone 12.)



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a close up of blue water: Los Beats Solo Pro ya están en México con un precio de 6,499 pesos.


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Los Beats Solo Pro ya están en México con un precio de 6,499 pesos.


Like other high-end headphones and the AirPods Pro , the AirPods Studio headphones are likely to have noise cancellation and a transparency mode that can pipe in external sounds for personal safety and awareness of your surroundings. Although Apple owns Beats and has several over-ear headphones like the Solo Pro already available,

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Facebook Gets Reprieve From Apple On Live Events Cut

Facebook said Friday it struck a deal in which Apple agreed to temporarily forgo its cut of revenue from paid events at the leading social network to help pandemic-hit performers earn money during the pandemic.

The social network had asked Apple to skip its usual 30 percent cut of transactions in mobile apps prior to enable the Facebook Live streaming to be used to create, promote and host paid events from concerts and theatrical performances to yoga classes and cooking lessons.

Apple agreed to a respite through the end of the year “after which struggling businesses will have to, yet again, pay Apple the full 30 percent App Store tax,” Facebook spokesman Joe Osborne said in response to an AFP inquiry.

Apple originally stuck to its commission, but has since had a change of heart, according to Facebook.

The temporary reprieve means that transactions for events in Live on the

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