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The TiP Weekly: It’s all about iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3

Welcome to The TiP Weekly, where we summarize the week’s news and suggest some of our favorite apps, podcasts, albums, and more! This week it’s all about the iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3, which Apple is expected to unveil on March 15. Oh, and we’ve also published our first ever TiP Podcast, find out more below. Top Stories Apple planning on…

Apple begins Mac Pro repair program for graphics issues

9to5Mac has discovered a memo to Apple Store employees, detailing a new repair program addressing some graphics-related issues that Mac Pro (Late 2013) users may be experiencing. Mac Pros manufactured in the first half of 2015 that show one or more of a number of problems have defective graphics cards, and Apple will be replace those graphics cards…

iPhone 5se to come in Rose Gold, not ‘Bright Pink’

Contradicting a report from MacRumors yesterday, Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac says Apple’s upcoming 4-inch iPhone will come in the same colors as the iPhone 6s, which includes Rose Gold. The report says that Apple is planning on brining the fourth color option to all of its iOS devices. This includes a possible refreshed iPad mini, and even the 12-inch…

iPhone 5se could come in Space Gray, Silver and Bright Pink

The upcoming 4-inch iPhone, dubbed ‘iPhone 5se’, is reportedly being unveiled in March. And while many report that the phone will come in the ‘classic’ space gray and silver, Japanese site Mac Otakara  says in addition to the two models Apple will also carry a variation in bright pink. The site compares the color to that of the iPod touch…

Apple adds an additional 30 banks and credit unions to Apple Pay

In Apple’s continued expansion of Apple Pay, the company has added another 50 U.S. banks to the company’s mobile payment service. Apple Pay is available for iPhone 6 and above and Apple Watch in-store via NFC. The service is also available in-app for any iPad supporting Touch ID. Here’s the list: Anderson Brothers Bank Bank & Trust…

Apple Core 001: 16GB in 2016

Episode 001: This week the guys discuss iPhone 7 design rumors, a new upgrade program from Apple that allows customers to trade-in an old damaged iPhone, and the upcoming March event.   How to subscribe to Apple Core: Subscribe via RSS feed Open in the iOS Podcasts app Open in Instacast on iOS Open in Pocket Casts Direct iTunes…

Apple to launch new broken iPhone upgrade program

According to a report by Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac, Apple is preparing to launch a new iPhone trade-in program that will allow customers to turn in their iPhones with damaged screens, cameras, or buttons. The current Apple iPhone recycling program allows the customer to trade-in their current mint condition iPhone and put the credit towards the…

Some Apple services outages prevent users from purchasing digital items

According to Apple’s system status page, (as of 8:03AM PST), several Apple services such as the App, iTunes, iBooks, and Mac App Store are currently down. In addition, Apple TV services and iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match may also be down for some users. The timeline notes that some users have been seeing outages as early as 7AM PST, and Apple has…