Apple Savings is here, Apple Stores are in India, Apple's headset is coming

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The first Apple Stores have opened in India, Apple Savings has started in the US, plus there are problems in the iCloud, and more on the AppleInsider podcast.

Tim Cook in India (source: Apple)
Tim Cook in India (source: Apple)

Apple has always been very good at getting money out of all of us, but now it's just letting us deposit cash straight into its accounts. There are strong reasons to use Apple's new Apple Savings option -- as long as you live in America -- but this does all seem so far away from Jobs and Woz soldering computers in a garage.

Back then, Jobs and Woz might have dreamt of Apple Stores, but they surely could not have conceived how enormous a success those would be. Yet for all the immense profitability of Apple Stores, it's taken more than 20 years to open any in India.

It's been a slightly longer road from the old iTools to where we and Apple are today with iCloud, yet still there are problems. Both host Stephen Robles and guest William Gallagher have what can most optimistically be called teachable moments, after their Apple ID woes.

That said, most of the time, iCloud is such an effective and deeply embedded part of everything Apple. There's no question, for example, that the forthcoming Apple AR headset will be reliant on it.

There is some question, however, about what else that headset will include, and Apple is reportedly working on many key apps for it. Yet we still can't guess what the killer app could be that will make everyone buy a headset.

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