There has recently appeared a picture online which has made Apple CEO Tim Cook become the biggest company’s story this week. Namely, the people in the picture are Donald Trump, Peter Thiel and Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, Inc. at a meeting with technology executives at Trump Tower on December 14.
In this gathering, President-elect Donald Trump was photographed looking quite angry, which made the picture a real internet attraction these days. It has been shared on Twitter and Facebook with many jokes on how a displeased look on Cook’s face may show his opinion on Trump’s presidency, etc.
Another thing Apple watchers focused on is the beginning of Apple’s selling its AirPods wireless earbuds. An update to its wearables operating system, watchOS was also withdrawn by Apple, since there were some complaints by users. This is not all as we could hear speculations about the company’s plans to build a car.
Namely, the AirPods have hit company’s online store this week. The price of the wireless earbuds is $159, and they have been sold out in the blink of an eye. If you don’t want to wait too long for a shipment, you can go to Apple brick-and-mortar stores of mobile carriers on Monday, since there are supposed to be some AirPods available on that day.
Another novelty in Apple stores is the long-awaited highly popular Nintendo game Super Mario Run.
A new member of the Apple team is Alexander Hitzinger, who is former technical director in Porsche’s race car program. Having in mind his successful history in the auto industry, we’re looking forward to him working in the company.
When it comes to a watchOS update which has come out this week, it has been pulled due to users’ complaints. They say it made their Apple Watch units useless. Hence, the update watchOS 3.1.1. was removed a day after it was released. There are still no comments from Apple about what went wrong.
Moreover, there has been a delay in company’s Beats X earbuds until next year.
Another interesting feature is an opportunity for users to ‘report junk’ if they see fake events in Apple’s cloud-based calendar, which is expected to come to iOS and MacOS Calendar versions in the future.
Last, but not the least, Apple has released this week the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 10.2, with a new batch of emoji. There are some very interesting ones, such as scientists, firefighters and teachers. Here you can get instructions on how to get them.