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This week in Apple news we heard a rumor that iOS 14 could land on a lot more iPhones than originally anticipated. If the rumor is true, iOS 14 will hit every iPhone that iOS 13 hit, which would be quite noteworthy.

Elsewhere, we heard Neil Young talking smack about the MacBook Pro, Apple’s crazy-high revenue report, a weird patent for a curved glass iMac, and the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the very first iPad, and more.

See the Apple news roundup below for all the latest.


The top Apple news stories of the past week:

  • EU votes to force Apple to adopt USB-C standard on iPhones: Although Apple said it would stifle “innovation” (which makes no sense), the EU voted overwhelmingly to establish a standard electronics charger across Europe. The EU is likely to select the USB-C charger as the standard, with the rules taking effect in July.
  • Old iPhones might still get iOS 14: Usually, when Apple launches a new version of iOS, one or two older devices get knocked off the list for receiving that update. However, a new rumor suggests that Apple could deliver iOS 14 to the same devices to which it delivered iOS 13, which would include anything from the iPhone SE (2016) and later.
  • Apple allegedly has a bunch of products on the way in 2020: According to frequently correct Apple prediction expert Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has a bunch of new products in the pipeline. Kuo says Apple will launch AirTags, high-end wireless headphones, a 4.7-inch iPhone, refreshed iPad Pro models, and refreshed MacBook Pro and/or MacBook Air models.
  • Weird patent shows iMac as a single slab of curved glass: An Apple patent went public this week that depicts an iMac concept. The PC would, in theory, be made of one slab of curved glass with a portion of it on the desk to house input devices and a stand at the back that houses components. It is unlikely we would ever see this device in reality.
  • Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the iPad: On January 27, 2010, the late Steve Jobs revealed the very first iPad to the public. That makes this week the tenth anniversary of that genre-defining product. It was one of the last major Apple products Jobs launched before his death.
  • Apple has best quarter ever: Apple revealed its earnings report for the final quarter of 2019. The results show that it was Apple’s most successful ever: the company pulled in a stunning $91.8 billion in revenue. Of that, $22.2 billion was profit. Wowsers.
  • Online Apple sales finally coming to India: An anonymous source speaking with TechCrunch revealed that Apple could finally open an online store in India at some point this year. It’s hard to believe this doesn’t already exist, especially when you consider just how huge of a smartphone market India represents.
  • Neil Young says the MacBook’s audio sucks: Long-time rocker Neil Young is an audiophile to the core, and he says the audio system on the MacBook Pro sucks. He’s so confident in this statement that he even went on record to say that Steve Jobs would have agreed with him. Check the full story here.

Thinking about making the switch?

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If you are reading this Apple news article on an iOS device and thinking about making the switch to Android, we have multiple articles and guides that can help you with that process. Despite how it might seem, moving from iOS to Android is easier than ever, and many of the services and systems on iOS have similar or even the same counterparts on Android.

The best place to start would be our guide on how to switch from iPhone to Android, which goes over all the basics. We also have more specific guides, such as how to transfer your calendar from iPhone to Android. We also have app guides that will give you the best alternatives to iOS staples, such as our list of best alternatives to FaceTime on Android.

If you’re looking for a great Android device to replace your iPhone, consult our list of the best Android smartphones available now.


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