Towards the end of the day yesterday, I saw my colleague Adrian Kingsley-Hughes’ piece about how Apple is heavily discounting the iPhone XR due to lower than anticipated demand. Featured stories Smartphone innovation to ramp in 2019 thanks to foldable screens, in-screen fingerprint, 5G Microsoft open sources key Windows UX Frameworks, launches first Visual Studio 2019 preview Cyber security: Hackers step out of the shadows with bigger, bolder attacks Create your own free Adobe Creative Cloud with free and open source software Apparently, depending on the existing phone you have, you can get up to $300 credit if you buy a new iPhone XR. I remembered immediately that my wife was complaining that her iPhone 7 Plus was getting clunky and slow. Look, I know that I probably could have just cleaned the darn thing up and done a software reset, but as it was Hanukkah, I figured I could score a few points. “Honey, would you like a new iPhone XR? It’s a really nice phone. Apple will give you $300 for your old phone, right now.” The answer, of course, was “whatever you think, honey.” So after picking out a coral iPhone XR 128GB (orange! She wanted orange?) on the Apple Store website, I elected to pick up the phone at the Apple retail location at the Boca Town Center Mall. And then we would go get some dinner. “What about all my pictures?” she asked. “Don’t worry, you have Google Photos, you have OneDrive, and you also… [Read full story]
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