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Apple Central World opens in Thailand, 31.07.2020

Apple today teased its second retail store in Thailand—Apple Central World, its largest retail location in the country. The store, nestled in the heart of Ratchaprasong, Bangkok’s iconic intersection, opens Friday, 31 July 2020 at 10AM (GMT +8).

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Apple will ship 20W power brick with iPhone 12

Apple will reportedly ship a 20W USB-C charger with its upcoming iPhone 12, although it remains to be seen which models particularly will get the faster unit. The current iPhone 11 Pro, for instance, comes with an 18W USB-C power brick in the box but the iPhone 11 is still bundled with a prehistoric 5W charger.

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16-inch MacBook Pro gets 8GB Radeon Pro 5600M upgrade option

Apple has quietly introduced a new GPU upgrade option for its flagship 16-inch MacBook Pro. Previously offering just the AMD Radeon Pro 5300M/5500M with either 4GB or 8GB of GDDR6 memory, you can now custom configure your MacBook Pro with a Radeon Pro 5600M with 8GB of HBM2 memory.

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Apple Stores damaged, looted amid George Floyd protests

What does looting have to do with seeking justice for the death of George Floyd? Absolutely nothing, supposedly, but that has not stopped opportunists during protests from looting stores and damaging property, including Apple Stores across the United States.

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Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.5 supplemental update

Apple has released a supplemental update to macOS Catalina 10.15.5, just a week after its release. In its release notes, Apple explained that the supplemental update is a simple security update.

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iOS 13.5: Unlocking device when wearing face mask is now faster

I know I’m not the only one who’s irked when donning a face mask and struggling to unlock my iPhone with Face ID. There are essentially three options: temporarily remove your mask to unlock with your face; wait a couple of seconds (and sometimes more) for passcode unlock; or use an Android phone/iPhone with a fingerprint sensor. Depending on my mood, I do one of the three. Well, the good news is, Apple has stepped up to make the experience better. With the latest iOS 13.5 update, it’s much quicker and simpler to unlock your iPhone when you’re wearing a face mask.

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Celcom: Pre-order the iPhone SE from MYR164 per month all-in

Celcom is the second telco to reveal its 2020 iPhone SE pre-order packages today. Apple’s new pocket rocket is only available for sale via the Apple Online Store and Apple Store app. However, interested buyers can also pre-order the device from Apple authorised resellers, as well as local telcos like Celcom and Digi. Through Celcom’s EasyPhone Own device ownership programme, you can take home the iPhone SE from as low as MYR164 per month all-in with a Celcom Mega plan.

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Digi: Pre-order iPhone SE for MYR158 per month all-in

The 2020 iPhone SE goes on sale in Malaysia today via the Apple Online Store and Apple Store app. For those who prefer other retail channels will need to hang on a week longer; they can however, start pre-ordering starting today including Apple authorised resellers, as well as local telcos. Digi has revealed its iPhone SE plans, offering all-in monthly payment plans from as low as MYR158 per month.

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2020 iPhone SE available for pre-order from Apple resellers starting 11 May

Apple’s potential sleeper hit—the 2020 iPhone SE will be available for sale on 11 May 2020 through the Apple Online Store and the Apple App store. It is also expected to hit Apple Authorised Resellers and select carriers later in the week. For those who want to ensure they can secure a unit, though, they can pre-order from Apple Premium Resellers Machines and Switch starting 9.00AM on Monday.

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Apple WWDC 2020: Online-only developer conference starts 22 June

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference is all set for 22 June 2020. For the first time ever, the big event will be held online only, amid concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. WWDC20 will be free for all developers globally via the developer website and mobile app.