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Jony Ive is back to managing design at Apple

ZDNet

Apple's design guru Jony Ive is back to managing the design team, after taking a two-year hiatus from day-to-day operations to work on the company's "next big product" as chief design officer.


Regent Street Apple store guard threatened by moped gang

BBC News

A security guard at a central London Apple store was threatened with a hammer as he tried to stop a gang of raiders on mopeds. Ten suspects on five mopeds smashed their way into the Regent Street shop at 00:45 GMT and escaped with iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches. Two iPhone Xs were later recovered near Kings Cross. The flagship store was fully operational with no visible damage later on Monday morning. The attack comes as offences involving scooters and mopeds rocket in London.


usatoday-techtopstories~Consumers-line-up-for-launch-of-iPhone

USATODAY

Apple store in New York to buy the iPhone 7. (Photo: Don Emmert, AFP/Getty Images) Consumers began lining up at Apple stores in the U.S. and abroad on Thursday as the tech giant prepares to launch its latest line of popular smartphones. The iPhones will launch in more than two dozen countries including the U.S. Apple's latest iPhones launch as sales for the flagship device have started to slow down. However, analysts are concerned sales will tail off toward the end of the year, as many consumers await the arrival of a potential 10th-anniversary model of the iPhone expected next year.


apple-adds-a-mail-in-option-to-its-iphone-upgrade-program

Engadget

First spotted by techdude13 on the MacRumors forums, the page for Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program now lists mail-in trade-in kits as an option. That's right, this eliminates the need to actually visit an Apple Store to upgrade your iPhone. The new program should be a relief for plenty of Upgrade Program customers. Apple unveiled the iPhone Upgrade Program in 2015, allowing customers to purchase the latest iPhone every year directly from the mothership, without going through their individual carriers.


How to save money when buying iPhones, iPads, Macs and other Apple hardware and accessories

ZDNet

Here are a handful tips and tricks to help you make your money go further. Note: When referring to "Apple Stores," I mean both physical "bricks and mortar" stores and Apple's online store. This is an important one, so I'm going to spend a bit of time on this. Since Apple uses storage capacity to create price tiers within products. So, if you go into an Apple Store looking for an iPhone 6S, you'll be faced with a choice of capacities: 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB.