SLIDESHOW

The week in Apple news: Bricked iPad Pro, Tim Cook in China and India, new Apple Store design, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending May 20, 2016.

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Apple headlines for the week ending May 20, 2016

How slow was the Apple news this week? It was so slow that perhaps you spent some time paying attention to the news coming from the Google developers conference, and maybe you saw a few things that Apple should take cues from. Regardless of the week that was, we still have the top Apple headlines in this slideshow. Click on the link for more information.

bricked ipad update
From Macworld’s Susie Ochs:

If you have a brand-new 9.7-inch iPad Pro and you haven’t yet installed the iOS 9.3.2 update, you might want to hold off another day or two. Some users are seeing an “Error 56” message when upgrading, and finding their devices bricked. Apple has pulled iOS 9.3.2 for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro until it can fix the bug.

tim cook china
From IDG News Service’s John Ribeiro:

From IDG News Service’s John Ribeiro:

During his visit to China, besides building bridges to companies like Didi and mending fences with the government, Cook is likely to explore new opportunities for the company as well as size up the growing competition from local players like Huawei.

Also:
Apple’s Tim Cook woos app developers in India (Macworld)
Apple sets up Maps development center in India (Macworld)
We are in India for the next thousand years, says Apple boss Tim Cook (The Hindu)

iad shutdown pending
From AppleInsider’s Mikey Campbell:

Apple in an email blast on Wednesday reminded developers of the impending iAd App Network shutdown that will bring an end to monetization revenues and app promotion on June 30, as scheduled.

new sf apple store
From Macworld’s Susie Ochs:

Don’t expect Apple to plant any local trees in the Apple Store at your local mall anytime soon, but as more stores get this redesign, we expect to see more Genius Bars ditch the bar part.



berkshire hathaway apple
From The Wall Street Journal’s Lauren Pollock and Anupreeta Das:

The legendary investor’s firm reported owning 9.81 million shares of Apple as of March 31, valued at roughly $1.07 billion. But the value of that investment dropped significantly after Apple reported its first quarterly revenue decline since 2003 last month.

Also:
Soros, Greenlight Join Berkshire With Apple Buys (Investor’s Business Daily)