iPhone 14 demand in China will be ’higher than expected’ says analyst

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iPhone 14 is likely to be ”higher than expected” in China, according to Ming-Chi Kuo.
The supply chain analyst says that third-party retailers are having to pay record deposits to ensure supply.
The prepaid deposit is as much as twice the amount compared to the iPhone 13.

Is it demand or is it supply?

The iPhone 14 could blow past the iPhone 13 in China.

According to a new survey from supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, third-party retailers in China like distributors, retailers, and scalpers are saying that they are paying ”the highest prepaid deposit ever for iPhone 14.” The surveyors said that they are paying these higher amounts in order to ensure that they have a supply of the upcoming iPhone.

Kuo goes on to say that, according to the survey, ”the iPhone 14 prepaid deposit is significantly higher than the iPhone 13 and even twice as high in some areas.” This leads the analyst to believe that demand for the iPhone 14 will be higher than expected in the…

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Live a day as a Lumon employee from ’Severance’ at San Diego Comic-Con

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Apple TV+ is going to San Diego Comic-Con this year.
The company will host panels for ”Severance,” ”For All Mankind,” ”Mythic Quest,” ”Invasion,” and ”See.”
It will also host a ”Severance” experience where attendees can live a day as a Lumon employee.

Get ’severed’ at San Diego Comic-Con.

Apple TV+ is heading to San Diego Comic-Con to severe the entire audience.

Today, Apple announced that it would be attending Comic-Con in San Diego for the first time. The company plans to host a number of panels for ”Severance,” ”For All Mankind,” ”Mythic Quest,” ”Invasion,” and ”See” where attendees can meet and go behind the scenes with the creators of each series.

It also plans to host a ”Severance” experience at the Hard Rock Hotel. The experience will reportedly let attendees cosplay as a Lumon employee going through their first day on the severed floor.

In addition to these must-see panels, attendees will have the opportunity — if they dare — to get ”sever…

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Apple Support app adds support for one of the world’s most spoken languages

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Apple has released an update to the Apple Support app.
Version 4.7 adds Arabic as a supported language.
Users can now also change their preferred contact number.

The Apple Support app was due for this upgrade.

The Apple Support app is a great resource for all Apple users looking to manage their devices, get service, and find answers to questions.

The app has supported a number of languages, but there was a major one missing for quite a while. Today, that is no longer the case. Apple has rolled out a new update to the Apple Support app that adds Arabic as a supported language in the app. Users who speak Arabic can now have it set as the default language used across the app.

It’s a big deal for millions of users. According to the language learning app Babbel, Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world with over three hundred million native speakers.

In addition to adding support for Arabic, users can now also change their preferred contact numbe…

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These six Switch titles are on sale now

Are you searching for the best Switch game deals? We’ve found these excellent games at a fraction of their price!

Are you looking to have a bit more fun on your Nintendo Switch but don’t know where to find the best Switch game deals? I know everyone’s favorite Nintendo Switch games can be pricey, especially if you’re on a budget and can’t spend $60 on a game. However, here at iMore, we have found some great games currently on sale. If any of these games spark your interest, check them out by clicking the links below.

Nintendo Switch games on sale:

Pre-orders available on Amazon right now
Physical game cartridges on sale now
eShop games on sale this week

Best Switch game deals: Pre-order options on Amazon

Here’s every game you can pre-order on Amazon right now for Nintendo Switch. Just click the title to check it out!

DC League of Super Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace – Available July 15 – $40
Endling – Extinction is Forever – Available July 19 – $30
Live A Live – …

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All the games coming to Nintendo Switch in July 2022!

It’s new game time! Nintendo Switch has quite a few new games coming out this month, and we’ve gathered them in one list for you! Whether they’re new games or refreshed takes on some old favorites, here are all of the Switch games scheduled for release this month.

★The adventure continues – July 29

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Staff Pick

Two enemy nations come together to discover and battle the real enemy in this RPG combat game. Just like in previous entries, you’ll get to travel across gorgeous lands and take on many enemies as you strengthen your skills and your weapons. Choose your friends carefully and go forth as a team.

$60 at Amazon

July 22

Live A Live

This is a classic RPG, and it’s now been redone for players outside of Japan for the first time. Travel through history playing different heroes in their respective times and see how their stories intertwine. Choose from one of seven stories to start with and complete them all in whichever order you choose.

$50 at…

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A new HomePod (2022) may be in the works — here’s what you need to know

When Apple got rid of the original HomePod, many were disappointed that the HomePod mini was left as the only option for anyone who wanted a smart speaker made by the company. While the HomePod mini is a tiny but mighty speaker, the original HomePod is still louder and fuller and rocks the house with more bass.

Now, it appears that the regular-sized HomePod may come back from the dead. Here’s everything we know about the rumored HomePod model.


There isn’t anywhere for Apple to really go with the name of the rumored HomePod than go back into the past. It’s likely not to be smaller than the HomePod mini as the company would have to call it the HomePod mini…er?

Being that the rumors are that the new HomePod will be similar to the original HomePod in size and features, it is likely to be called the same as the original: HomePod.


While it would be interesting to see Apple introduce a radical new design to any product for kicks, the rumors so far state that Apple is u…

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App Library is here to help you sort through your app clutter

Apple is trying to help corral all of your iPhone apps with App Library.

The App Library was only introduced to the iPhone in iOS 14, but it’s become one of the most important parts of the iPhone Home Screen. If you don’t know, the App Library is a way to organize your apps that allows you to get away from the ever-expanding pages of apps that you may have had before.

Your applications are collected into automatically-generated categories and are easily accessible from there. You can even turn on a setting that will keep newly-downloaded apps from appearing on your Home screen and just appearing in the library instead, thus keeping the Home Screen on your best iPhone from getting too cluttered. Here’s how to use the App Library on iPhone and iPad.

How to use App Library on your iPhone and iPad:

Finding App Library
How to add an app to the App Library
How to set app downloads to only appear in the App Library
How to open apps from categories in App Library
How to search in App …

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Seth Rogen’s Apple TV+ comedy now has even more star power

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Apple TV+ comedy Platonic has added five new cast members.
The comedy will star Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen.
Alisha Wainwright, Guy Branum, and Emily Kimball are among the additions.

A number of new additions have been made to the Platonic cast.

Seth Rogen’s upcoming Apple TV+ comedy Platonic has signed a raft of new talent, according to a new report. The show already has Rogen and Rose Byrne on the project.

Platonic will be a ten-episode, half-hour comedy that will explore ”the inner workings of platonic friendship,” according to Apple TV+.

A pair of former best friends who met in their youth (played by Byrne and Rogen) reconnect as adults and try to mend the rift that led to their falling out. As their friendship becomes more consuming, it destabilizes their lives and causes them to reevaluate their choices.

Now, Deadline reports that five more cast members have been added to the project including ”Alisha Wainwright (Palmer,) Guy Branum (BROS,) Jan…

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Watch Comcast Xfinity on Apple TV devices with this brand new app

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Apple TV has a new streaming app that Xfinity subscribers will love.
The Xfinity Stream app allows people to stream content to their Apple TV over the internet.
Both live and on-demand content is supported by the new app.

You can now watch your Xfinity content without using the Comcast box.

Comcast Xfinity subscribers can now watch their live and on-demand content on their Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD hardware for the first time thanks to a newly-released app.

The official Xfinity Stream app is a free download and brings much of what the Xfinity box can do to the Apple TV. That includes watching live television as well as on-demand content, both of which will be streamed via the internet over Wi-Fi or Ethernet depending on your setup.

Xfinity’s redesigned Stream app is launching first on the Apple TV platform, and features a new, more intuitive user interface. The new UI is designed to simplify content discovery through editorial recommendations along w…

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Instagram enabled account deletion hours before Apple’s ultimatum expired

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Instagram now allows people to delete their accounts from within the iPhone app.
Apple requires apps to allow deletion of accounts if they also allow their creation, starting today.
Instagram account deletion can be canceled within 30 days of initiation if needed.

Instagram left it late, but it now complies with Apple’s latest requirement.

Instagram has announced that iPhone owners can now delete their account from within the app for the first time — hours before Apple’s grace period expired.

Apple previously told developers that they had until June 30 to comply with a new requirement — all apps that allowed accounts to be created must also allow them to be deleted. Instagram has now flicked that switch, allowing in-app account deletion. The Meta-owned outfit waited until the last minute to do so.

Apple’s requirements were pretty strict, too. The company told developers that they couldn’t hide the option to delete an account, and account pausing or di…

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