Apple Stock News: Beginning to Accept Apple Pay at Kroger
Apple Stock News: According to MacRumors, Apple said that Apple Pay is accepted at more than 90 percent of U.S. retailers, with some major holdouts including Walmart, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Kroger. We’ve reached out to Kroger to see if the company has any plans to expand Apple Pay acceptance to other grocery store banners within its portfolio. Apple claimed that more than 90% of U.S. shops offer Apple Pay, with Walmart, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Kroger among the notable exceptions. We’ve gotten in touch with Kroger to find out if the business intends to introduce Apple Pay acceptance to further grocery store chains within its portfolio.
Production of Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset
According to MacRumors, Apple is continuing to work on the creation of its mixed-reality headset with Pegatron likely to be the sole partner for final assembly, according to DigiTimes. Mass production is projected to start in March 2023, with an unveiling perhaps taking place the following month, based on the headset’s current state in the manufacturing validation process. Apple’s brand reputation also makes it simpler for the companies to raise money in the capital markets to fund their efforts, despite the original headset’s low profitability.
Shipment Alert for the iPhone 14 Pro
According to MacRumors, due to temporary COVID-19 limits at the main Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, China, where the devices are produced, Apple announced today that it anticipates lower shipments of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max than the firm had originally estimated. According to Apple, buyers will have to wait longer to get their orders of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max due to the supply chain’s decreased capacity. According to Apple’s online shop in the US, the devices should arrive in 3–4 weeks.
Apple Stops Working with One Supplier to Assemble Air Pods Pro 2
According to MacRumors, due to production problems, Apple appears to have told the Chinese vendor Goertek to stop assembling the second-generation Air Pods Pro. To close the gap, Chinese manufacturer Luxshare increased manufacturing of the second-generation Air Pods Pro, making it the momentarily exclusive source of wireless earbuds. It’s unknown when Goertek will start making the Air Pods Pro again and whether the problems apply to any second-generation Air Pods Pro that have already been sold.