Top Apple news stories this week, April really has been the month of Apple news, and with so many news stories flying around we felt we couldn’t focus on one. There is just so much important Apple information we wanted to convey, so this week at Mac Rental Company, we are offering you the top three Apple news stories for your reading pleasure…
Uber vs Apple
Uber received a dressing down from Apple CEO Tim Cook this week, where he threatened to kick them out of the App store. This was due to their breach of Apple’s privacy rules and basically just hoping that no one would notice, which was rather a silly tactic for this multi-billion dollar company. Hoping to catch Chinese fraudsters, Uber added their own code to their app, which not only allowed them to track the app to specific phones even if the app had been deleted, but also made it so that anyone opening the app in Apple HQ wouldn’t be able to see the rule-breaking code. Uber claimed that the tool was needed to fight fraud, but that did not go down well in sunny California – and it would seem they are on pretty thin ice now.
the iPhone 8
Yet again the iPhone 8 has hit the headlines, but this time for all the wrong reasons. According to the people in the know, it is thought there will be severe shortages of the iPhone 8 and that they could be delayed by as long as two months. This is due to the introduction of OLED screen as well as the changes required to the sensors and cameras. Basically, the Apple is so ahead of the time that manufacturers can simply not keep with the pace. So whilst it’s not great news, it’s still for the coolest of reasons.
The self-driving car
Apple may be live and die by the success of its iPhone, but that hasn’t stopped the head honchos in California from making sure to stay one step ahead of the curve. And this has seen them play a pivotal role in the race to release the first self-driving car. Competing with other big boys like Amazon and Tesla, Apple have clearly thrown their hat into the ring. And this week the clever folks got themselves a permit to test self-driving cars in California. The company have registered three Lexus RX450h SUVs for testing, and it also says that the drivers must pass seven tests before they’re considered fully trained.
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