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Set your alarm: HomePod goes on sale … soon


Will Apple's HomePod smart speaker be DOA?

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Apple’s first big product launch of 2018 is finally here after the HomePod launch was pushed back last year.

HomePod pre-orders are set to open to the public in just a few hours on Friday, January 25th. If the launch is anything like the iPhone X or AirPods, shipping times could slip quick, but it’s going to be hard to know when you can buy one.

You can now pre-order apps in the App Store


Coronavirus could have a surprisingly positive impact on App Store revenue
Coronavirus could have a surprisingly positive impact on App Store revenue
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Apple is now allowing all App Store developers to accept pre-orders for upcoming releases on iOS, macOS, and tvOS.

Customers will be able to view product pages and place their order ahead of an app’s official release date. They will then receive a notification once it is available and the app will be downloaded automatically to their device.

iPhone X is now available to pre-order


iPhone X
Go order yours now!
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Apple’s online store has returned, which means iPhone X is finally available to pre-order.

Prices start at $999 for a 64GB model, though you can get it cheaper by taking advantage of early carrier discounts. The device is also more affordable on the iPhone Upgrade Program, which lets you spread out the hefty upfront fee.

If you’re hoping to secure an iPhone X for launch day delivery on November 3, you’re going to need to act fast. Rumor has it that Apple has just 2-3 million units available, and they’re going to sell out in seconds.