The Latest Sightings: Good News, Bad News, iPhone 14 Delays, and Emancipation
Watching from the observation deck on this glorious Tuesday, we see good news and not so good news on the Apple front. Wait times persist and increase for some iPhone 14 models, and Apple TV+ sets a release date for a historical drama Emancipation. Oh, and can you name more songs on Apple Music than me?
Wait times persist for iPhone 14 Pros and increase for iPhone 14 Plus
Far be it for me to argue with the late Tom Petty, but waiting is easy. Often there is really nothing else you can do. The song could more accurately say “Waiting is the most boring part”, although it’s not very melodic, moreover – the little red line in Pages tells me that “most boring” isn’t really a word.
Expectations are getting longer for iPhones. Not everything iPhones, but more than the world expected a week ago. cult of mac rummaged through Apple’s commands. Their discovery – opting for the iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max means perhaps not receive your new phone until November.
Checking myself, if I had ordered a 128GB iPhone 14 Pro Deep Purple on Monday, I would be looking at delivery between October 26 and November 2. Do the same with and iPhone 14 Pro Max and the dates span a week, landing in my hands between November 2 and November 9.
back to Worship, this site also delved into the iPhone 14 Plus queue. I told you yesterday that my check of Apple’s site showed that orders for Apple’s biggest consumer-side phone were starting to slide in the US. Since pre-orders began, the iPhone 14 Plus showed shipping was available on the model’s release date, this Friday, October 7. My weekend check showed the delivery had started to slip. If I ordered on Sunday, Apple was showing delivery between October 11 and October 13. cult of mac spotted the same expectation on Monday, according to his report.
JP Morgan Survey shows multiple pockets of iPhone strength
JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee came out with some really interesting iPhone numbers. Apple 3.0 ran part of a note he wrote, which contained a stack of good news from Apple’s perspective. Drawing points from Chatterjee’s survey of over 500 people in the US, UK and China:
- Intent to upgrade is up this year compared to last year, with 75% of current iPhone owners planning to upgrade compared to 65% last year
- While the number of people intending to to change to the iPhone is pretty much the same as last year, what they’re dropping and what they’re looking for is interesting. What they are giving up are Samsung and Huawei, according to the Chatterjee survey. What they are looking for is 5G. In addition to that, the article says, “Upgrade drivers are less specific this year”
- The phones people find most interesting are the iPhone 14 Pro Max and (surprisingly) the iPhone 13. Chatterjee says that’s true for both Switches and valuers. The 13th is doing better this year than the 12th last year, according to the survey likely thanks to economic uncertainty. The analyst says he and son “find that the most price-sensitive customers are looking to go with the iPhone 13 over the more expensive iPhone 14/14 Plus…”
- On Apple Watch, people wanting to upgrade from an older Apple Watch or split between Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra. As for people who are considering their first Apple Watch, Chatterjee says two-thirds are looking to the Series 8.
- Chatterjee says, “Reasons not to buy are normally ‘price…'” This is the top reason holdouts hold onto both iPhone and Apple Watch, according to the survey.
Mr Chatterjee has an “overweight” rating on Apple shares. He set JP Morgan’s price target on the stock at $200.
iOS 16.0.3 spotted in MacRumors scan logs
Annoyances in iOS 16.0.2 should soon be a thing of the past – that’s the word of MacRumors. It’s not that they will be gone, necessarily. All that will remain though will be iOS 16.0.3 annoyances. According to the site:
Evidence of an upcoming iOS 16.0.3 software update has appeared in MacRumors scan logs, which have been a reliable indicator in the past.
Bugs that users might expect to see fixed include:
- a low volume issue on CarPlay calls with the iPhone 14 Pro
- display flickers on some iPhones when brightness is reduced
- a Mail crash vulnerability
- a problem when editing cinematic mode videos shot on iPhone
And the list continues. Don’t forget the children, it’s not just you…
There’s no official indication as to when Apple might release the little bug-killer. MacRumors expects it to be this week or next, with iOS 16.1 also expected this month.
iPhone 6 hits Apple’s vintage list
As new models fill the hearts, minds, palms and cases of iPhone users, pour one out for a behemoth in the lineup. cult of mac says the iPhone 6 has reached Apple’s vintage list.
The iPhone 6 was remarkable for several reasons, good and bad. On the wrong side, “bendgate”. The Worship says this model “was one of Apple’s biggest phones, and was more susceptible to accidental bends” than its predecessors. On the well said, the article states that the iPhone 6 was “Apple’s answer to those who want a bigger screen…”. It increased the screen from 4 inches to 4.7 inches and took iPhone sales. through the roof. Now, five years after leaving Apple’s lineup, it’s making its way onto the vintage list.
“Not dead”, but “not well at all”, as Monty Python would say. If you’re using an iPhone 6, you can still have it run by Apple, provided Apple has the parts to run it.
Morgan Stanley notes drop in App Store sales in September
For much of the summer, Evercore analyst Amit Daryanani has been tracking declining sales on Apple’s App Store. Morgan Stanley analyst Erik Woodring is now picking up on the theme. CNBC published an article on Monday in which Katy Huberty’s Apple was replaced after saying that App Store revenue fell in September as people slowed down their spending on games. It’s the biggest drop in App Store revenue since Morgan Stanley started tracking it in 2015. It’s probably the biggest drop ever. Evercore’s Daryanani said in September that the drop in App Store revenue he spotted in August was the first drop since the store opened in 2008. As for last month’s drop, Woodring says
We think the recent App Store results clearly show that the global consumer has dampened App Store spending somewhat in the near term, as discretionary income is reallocated to areas of pent-up demand…
Bad news for the App Store and some developers, even if Apple’s services segment is expected to grow despite lack of app sales. CNBC “Morgan Stanley expects Apple’s total services revenue to show an 8% increase in the September quarter.” The article points out that subscriptions and AppleCare also appear in Apple’s services segment.
Apple CEO Tim Cook secures private audience with Pope Francis
Boy, Tim Cook sees all the sights on his trip across the UK and Europe. Battersea Park… AFC Richmond… the Pope…
I would like to meet Tim Cook’s travel agent.
CNET says Apple CEO met Pope Francis at Vatican. Mr Cook was granted a private audience with the pontiff. “…as is customary,” the article says, “the Vatican did not disclose what was discussed at the private meeting,” so I think we should make up what they talked about.
CNET linked to a Yahoo! Finance piece that caused the pope to complain about the prevalence of smartphones over personal communication a few years ago. It is possible that they talked about it. I like to think he was having trouble with his iPhone, called Apple, then asked to speak to the manager, then asked to speak to their manager, then finally came to Tim.
Maybe the pope has an idea for an app.
Feel free to take a spin, by the way: [email protected].
AppleTV+ movie ‘Emancipation’ gets screening and release dates
So it looks like Apple is getting into the Antoine Fuqua/Will Smith historical drama Emancipation. Not only did the film have its first official screening last weekend, but it also has a few release dates.
A piece of The Mac Observer says the screening took place Saturday in Washington, D.C. It was presented at the 51st Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
For those who have forgotten, the film – based on a true story – follows Peter, a runaway slave in search of his family. “Ultimately,” TMO said:
…Peter joins the Union army. It was during a medical examination that doctors discovered the scars on Peter’s back, which he had suffered at the hands of [a plantation] supervisor. Peter’s scars were photographed and published by The Independent, noting the cruelty and barbarity of slavery in America.
The movie seemed like a shoe for Oscar season — at least until last year’s Oscars. That’s when Smith took the stage and slapped Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. The international TV slap in the face left some wondering what Apple would do to release the film. Now it looks like Apple is going for it.
In addition to the screening, which featured a chat with director Fuqua and frontman Smith, Apple laid out a release schedule for the film — and yes, it appears to be gearing up for awards season. Apple TV+ has released a trailer for the film on Twitter In Monday. He also released release plans. These include a run in theaters starting December 2, followed by the film’s streaming premiere on December 9. The website ScreenDaily says a theatrical release in six major US metros is again required for Oscar eligibility.
Apple Music celebrates 100 million songs; announce a new show
And finally today – Apple Music says it hosts 100 million songs. How many can you name?!?
Whereas would have to be an awesome contest, it’s not the one that Apple organizes. Instead, Apple released a press release celebrating that number: 100 million songs. The company points out that when the iPod was first created, it was virtually unimaginable that you could have “1,000 songs in your pocket”. Now, provided you have an Apple Music subscription, you have 100,000,000 songs in your pocket. “One hundred million songs,” the statement read:
…it’s a number that will continue to grow and multiply exponentially. But it’s more than just a number, representing something far more significant – the tectonic shift in the music creation and distribution industry over the past two decades.
The release makes mention of the human curation of Apple Music and the important role it continues to play. The company also used the release to announce the new Apple Music Today series. Every day, the statement says, Apple Music will choose a new song and dive into its story…
Eight, by the way. I can name eight songs.