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HomePod Coming to China and Hong Kong in Early 2019

8 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple today updated its websites for China and Hong Kong , confirming that the HomePod will be launching in both territories sometime early next year. Apple added support for Mainland China and Hong Kong in the HomePod software update released as part of iOS 12.1.1 today .
Like other countries, users in China and Hong Kong will be able to buy HomePod in White and Space Gray.
In China the HomePod will cost RMB 2,799, and in Hong Kong it will be priced at HK 2,799. Both of these prices translate to about $358 in US Dollars, which is just over the $350 price of the HomePod in the United...
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Apple Releases tvOS 12.1.1 for Fourth and Fifth-Generation Apple TV

Apple Releases tvOS 12.1.1 for Fourth and Fifth-Generation Apple TV

8 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple today released tvOS 12.1.1, the third update to the tvOS 12 operating system designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS 12.1.1 comes three weeks after the launch of tvOS 12.1 and two months after the September launch of tvOS 12 .
tvOS 12.1.1 can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the Apple TV by going to System -> Software Update. Apple TV owners who have automatic software updates turned on will be upgraded to tvOS 12.1.1 automatically.
As a minor 12.x.x update, tvOS 12.1.1 focuses on bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements...
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Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.2 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.2 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

8 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple today released macOS Mojave 10.14.2, the second update to the macOS Mojave operating system that first launched in September. macOS Mojave 10.14.2 comes three weeks after Apple launched macOS Mojave 10.14.1 with Group FaceTime support and new emoji.
macOS Mojave 10.14.2 can be downloaded by going to the "Software Update" section of System Preferences, a new installation method that was introduced with the Mojave update.
The 10.14.2 update introduces performance improvements and bug fixes for issues that weren't addressed in macOS Mojave 10.14.1. There were no major feature changes...
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HomePod global availability expanding to China in early 2019

HomePod global availability expanding to China in early 2019

8 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Apple has announced that its HomePod smart speaker will be coming to China early next year. After launching in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia this past February , the company has slowly brought the device to additional countries around the world. Starting in June, customers could purchase HomePod in France, Germany, and Canada. The speaker launched in Mexico and Spain in late October.
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Macworld thinks Apple Music coming to Echo could have big implications for Apple television

Macworld thinks Apple Music coming to Echo could have big implications for Apple television

8 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

There was a big surprise last week when Amazon announced that Apple Music will be coming to its range of Echo smart speakers. While you can AirPlay Apple Music to a range of speakers, using a voice command to instruct a speaker to play from the Cupertino company's streaming music service has so far been exclusive to HomePod .
The reasoning appears to be that Apple Music subscriptions are worth more to Apple than the revenue from the HomePod hardware. And that same reasoning could apply more widely...
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