Is the 2017 iPad Delayed? What’s going on with Apple Music? These topics and more were discussed during the week that was in technology.
Trending , Jan. 15-21, 2017
With 2017 iPads, it’s confusing
Until this week, it looked like Apple was prepping new iPads for spring. A new report suggests otherwise.
According to sources in Apple’s upstream supply chain, the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad Pro might not enter production until the end of March. Meanwhile, the next-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro and long-rumored “10.5-inch iPad Pro” won’t begin production until the second quarter.
In other words, new iPads might not launch until the “iPhone 8” this fall.
Big changes coming to Apple Music
It looks like Apple Music could soon include a video library too. In doing so, the service could take on both Spotify and Netflix.
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Around the App Store
Don’t app developers deserve to eat too?
This week, Karen Freeman discussed whether app developers should retire paid apps with ones that require a new purchase. It’s an ongoing debate in the app community and one that pits developers against long-term app users.
I do understand the frustration of having to pay for the same app more than once. But I also know that developers need to make money, to have a continuous revenue stream if they are going to continue to create and update high-quality apps. They can’t and shouldn’t work indefinitely for free. Would you? I don’t think that the price of a cup of coffee once every year or two is too much to ask for something that you enjoy and use regularly.
What do you think?
Meanwhile, Christine Chan added four new titles to the AppAdvice app review library:
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App Collections grow
Our finely curated app collections lists continue to grow, with the following entries added or updated in the last week:
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What was your favorite tech story during the past week? Leave your comments below.