Preordering the iPhone X? Good Luck! You'll need itiPhone X preorders open this week and it'll be the hardest ever Apple phone to get. Apple is sued for using the Animoji trademark and our Mophie giveaway!
What's up? It's Brian Tong here and welcome to the Apple Byte for everything good and bad inside the world of Apple. The iPhone ten pre-orders are this week at 12 zero one a m on Friday October 27th and I'm pretty sure almost all of you watching this will be at home on four or five different screens, on different apps and sites trying to get through, to get the new iPhone ten. But Apple officially announced that stores will have the iPhone X available for walk-in customers on its November the 3rd release day and encourage you to arrive early. And that's a good apple. Yeah! And you know what? Who knows how many they'll actually have, but they'll have some. And arrive early means sit outside on a folding chair right now, because if you aren't line, Watching this, you're probably already screwed. But I'd actually encourage you all to forget about going online. Just go to the store November 3rd, so it makes my chance of getting one a whole lot easier. Thanks in advance. But we know how tough this is going to be with all the reported production issues. Now the Nikkei Asian Review says that the iPhone 10 shipments to customers will total around 20 million Through the end of the year, making availability extremely tight through the holiday season. Now that number is roughly half od Apple's originally planned amount for this year. So some of you who try to order online, if the shipping time is too far out you're going to a store. Like, I know you are. And that's how thirsty people are going to be for the X this year. I'm competing against someone's grandma To try and get the iPhone X at midnight. Like, the thirst is real. Now just after last week's show published a report from the Recorder says a Japanese company is suing Apple over the Animoji trademark. A company called eMonster came up with the Animoji name in 2014. And registered it with a trademark [UNKNOWN] since 2015. That's amazingly Animoji need for a messaging app the design is an animated text to people, and its been downloaded 18000 times. Now, and somewhere in 2017, you know just before the unveiling of the iPhone 10, and the mention use of the word Animojis, Emonster was approached by multiple companies who were believed to be Apple posing as companies with different names. They attempted to buy the Animoji trademark, but Emonster didn't sell. And these companies threatened to cancel the trademark. Well after that, Apple themselves then filed for a cancellation of the Animoji trademark. That cancellation is still pending, so what did Apple do? They just said f it and used the Animoji trademark as if it was one of their own in the keynote, like, you remember this. [SOUND] So, you know what I have to say about the owner of Animojis? Get paid. And as for the Cupertino kids, that's a bad Apple. [SOUND] Come on, just trying to being a bully for a feature that's honestly stupid but exclusive to the iPhone X? Totally worth it Apple. And we know about the revamped App store in IOS 11, according to 30 Days of Data, From Apptopia, an app featured on the app of the day during a weekday to see a download boost of up to 2,172%. We know games will always be popular but it's apps that see a bigger download when they're being featured. The biggest jump for a free game Was 963%. Now there's no word when iFart will get to be featured. And you know what? That stinks for them. [SOUND] And if you're holding on to the idea that there might be another Apple event before the end of the year for the Home Pod or anything like that. Craig Federighi has squashed that. In an email from a MacRumors user that asks him directly, will we see an October Keynote, Federighi replied, I think we're all Keynoted out for the season. Smiley face. Hey you know what, they always have to appreciate an [UNKNOWN] uses a smiley face. And just a reminder this week on Monday October 23rd, it was the original iPod's sweet 16th birthday. It was the device that set apple on a whole new course focusing on consumer electronics and it is still an amazing device. My original iPod still works to this day. Not the one that some of you believe I broke by just dropping it. Come on Apple Byte Nation! You have to be better than that. Alright, so I am in a giving mood again this week. This time due to my friends at Mophie. We are hooking you up with their PowerStation USB-C XXL that has enough power to charge a Macbook with USB C 14 hours, an iPad 20 hours and an iPhone 7 up to 100 additional hours it's really nice and covered in fabric, and I know this because I touched it myself. Plus there are still iPhone 7 people out there so I have juice pack here case for the 7 and the 7 plus giving out as well. All you've gotta do is just tell me what I did at the end of Eddie Q's quote from last week's show. And I'll randomly pick three winners. All right, that's gonna do it for this week. You can email us at email@example.com or tweet me @briantong to enter the giveaway. Thanks for. So much for watching. Good luck to all of you on the iPhone pre order tonight. We'll catch you all next time for another [UNKNOWN], and may the odds ever be in your favour. [BLANK_AUDIO]