Preorder Apps: Apple is now allowing developers to setup preorders for apps in its various App Stores, reports BGR. The new feature for developers allows them to setup preorders for their app for two days to 90 days before they launch. It also allows developers to setup notifications for when the app launches. Customers that chose to preorder apps will also see them download to their smartphones within 24 hours after their launch. Developers can also setup lower preorder prices for customers in an effort to encourage them to grab the app before it launches.
Mac Trade: Apple is increasing the value of trade-ins for Macs, MacRumors notes. Owners of Macs released in 2009 and afterwards can now get up to $2,500 when bringing in their old computers. This is an increase over the previous max trade-in value of $1,500. The value of the device depends on what it is, but customers will only get the max of $2,500 when trading in an iMac or a MacBook Pro. The trading is handled through Phobio’s website and customers are paid after the device has been inspected.
Finisar Investment: Apple is investing $390 million into Finisar, reports 9to5Mac. Finisar is an American company that makes a couple of parts for some of AAPL’s most important devices. The first is the vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers that are part of the TrueDepth camera in the iPhone X. The second is the proximity sensor inside of the company’s wireless AirPods. The tech company says that it plans to partner with Finisar for the next several years.