Pricing on the headset is expected to begin somewhere around $3,000. Perhaps with that in mind, Apple won't aim it at general consumers to start with, but will instead position it as a device for developers, content creators, and professionals. Apple expects to sell just one headset per day per retail store, and it has told suppliers that it expects sales of seven to 10 million units during the first year of availability.https://www.macrumors.com/2023/05/15/kuo-apple-well-prepared-headset-unveiling/
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in early April that the AR/VR headset is the "last hope" for persuading investors that AR/VR devices will become the "next star product in consumer electronics." Other devices from companies like Meta have lacked appealing software, and this is a major hurdle that Apple will need to overcome.https://www.macrumors.com/2023/04/18/apple-ar-vr-headset-app-development/
Apple Music Sing will utilize Apple Music’s real-time lyrics to allow users to sing to their favorite songs using adjustable vocals, background vocals, and duet view to allow more than one singer.https://www.macrumors.com/2022/12/06/apple-music-sing-karaoke/
With a combination of hardware and software, the Dynamic Island can morph into different shapes and sizes for things such as incoming phone calls, alerts, notifications, Face ID authentication, timers, turn-by-turn navigation, and more. The pill-shaped cutout takes up less space than the traditional notch did on the iPhone 13 Pro models.https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/07/iphone-14-pro-dynamic-island-notch/
Last year, Epic’s popular game “Fortnite” became the subject of heated litigation with Apple and Google over the rate of commission on in-app purchases. After Epic broke App Store rules by implementing a direct payment option, the game was removed from the App Store and Epic’s developer account was terminated.
A lengthy legal battle ensued, resulting in the verdict while that Apple’s anti-steering conduct is anti-competitive, Apple was correct on on all other counts. Epic Games paid Apple $6,000,000 in lost royalties but has appealed the verdict.https://www.macrumors.com/2021/11/16/epic-games-ceo-calls-for-single-app-store/
Notability users have been left frustrated and annoyed after the developer of the popular Mac and iOS note-taking app revealed on Monday that it has switched to a subscription-based model, and that key features included in original app purchases will stop functioning after one year.https://www.macrumors.com/2021/11/02/notability-users-frustrated-subscription-model/