It's been a busy week on the Apple news front this week, sadly for all the wrong reasons. A Hey.com email controversy and antitrust investigations in the EU made for some very poor Apple PR. We did, however, learn a bit more about Apple's potential plans for a folding phone, a new iMac, and the Back to School promotion this week. Here's all the Apple news you should have read this week.
Undoubtedly the biggest story of the week was the Hey.com app fiasco. An email app that was mistakenly admitted to the App Store even though it does not allow users to purchase the $99 subscription required through in-app-purchases. Apple has since frozen updates on the app and has threatened to remove it if the issue isn't fixed. Hey were not pleased, to say the least.
- Apple approves, then rejects Hey Email app from creators of Basecamp
- Phil Schiller says Apple will not change its mind over Hey Email app
A report from noted leaker Jon Prosser says Apple has a current prototype of a foldable iPhone which is actually two separate display panels connected by a hinge. Interesting.
Leaked iOS 14 code might have revealed a new icon depicting a rumored revamp to the iMac based on the iPad Pro's sleek design language.
Earlier this week it emerged Apple was reopening 70 more U.S. stores.
Apple has update its App Store Connect website for developers in the run up to WWDC, bringing a mobile-responsive design. Apple also announced the winners of the Swift Student Challenge!
- App Store Connect gets mobile-responsive website ahead of WWDC
- Apple announces its WWDC20 Swift Student Challenge winners
The European Commission announced two formal investigations into Apple Pay and the App Store over alleged anticompetitive behavior.
Back to School
Apple launched its annual Back to School promotion this week. The big surprise though was free AirPods instead of Beats. What could that mean...?
A Bloomberg story has revealed that Apple is working on two separate AR/VR experiences, a headset, and a light pair of glasses.