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Apple offers more ways than ever to order the all-new iPhone 15 and Apple Watch lineups

Starting tomorrow, September 15, customers can pre-order Apple’s incredible new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models and choose from a number of financing, delivery, and pickup options offered only in Apple Retail.

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Customers can pre-order the iPhone 15 lineup beginning Friday, September 15

iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus represent a huge leap forward with the Dynamic Island and impressive camera upgrades, while iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max feature a strong and lightweight titanium design and A17 Pro for next-level performance. The new Apple Watch lineup introduces Apple’s first carbon-neutral product and the new S9 SiP.

Get Ready

Apple is making it easier than ever for customers to get ready for pre-orders of the iPhone 15 lineup. Until 9 p.m. PDT on Thursday, September 14, customers can get a head start on pre-orders by choosing their new iPhone 15 model, selecting their preferred payment method, and leaving the product in their shopping bag — so they’re only a click away to place their order once pre-orders open at 5 a.m. PDT on Friday, September 15.

By shopping directly at Apple, customers can take advantage of great carrier deals and get iPhone 15 for as low as $0 per month when they trade in iPhone 11 or later with select U.S. carriers. For terms, eligibility requirements, and more details, visit apple.com/shop/buy-iphone/carrier-offers.

Apple Watch Series 9Apple Watch Ultra 2, and AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with MagSafe Charging (USB-C) — the perfect companions to iPhone — are already available to order. Along with the iPhone 15 lineup, these new products will be available beginning Friday, September 22.

Carbon Neutral Apple Watch Models

For the first time, customers can choose a carbon neutral model from each Apple Watch collection — Apple Watch Series 9, Apple Watch Ultra 2, and Apple Watch SE. This represents a significant milestone toward Apple 2030: Apple’s plan to be carbon neutral across the supply chain and the entire life cycle of products by the year 2030.

Apple Retail Services

Whether online, in-store, or in the Apple Store app, Apple Retail offers an incredible experience for customers to get connected with expert team members, find the product that best suits their needs, and learn how to get the most out of their products.

All the choice. Customers can connect with an Apple Retail team member for a Shop with a Specialist session online, over video, or at their local Apple Store, and receive personalized advice on buying and setting up a new device.

Customers can also express their style by engraving their device with a mix of emoji, text, and numbers, offered for free only at apple.com for iPad, AirTag, AirPods, and Apple Pencil. The Apple Watch Studio, available on the Apple Store Online, gives customers the opportunity to choose their preferred case and band combination to create a look that is uniquely their own.

All the ways to buy. By shopping directly at Apple, customers can upgrade to the new iPhone 15 lineup and get great carrier deals and a range of affordable financing options. Apple Specialists can also help customers activate their new iPhone with select U.S. carriers right in the Apple Store, ensuring a seamless customer experience from purchase through setup.

Through the Apple Trade In program, customers can choose between a credit toward an upgrade, or an Apple Gift Card they can use anytime on apple.com or at their local Apple Store. As always, if the device isn’t eligible for credit, Apple will recycle it for free as part of the company’s commitment to the environment. Along with electronic products, Apple Trade In also lets you recycle batteries and charging cables at an Apple Store location and on apple.com for free.

When customers shop at Apple using Apple Card, they can pay monthly at 0 percent APR for their new iPhone, Apple Watch, and eligible accessories when they choose to check out with Apple Card Monthly Installments and they’ll get 3 percent Daily Cash back — all upfront.

All the delivery and pickup methods. Easy Pay Online Ordering is an exciting offering that allows customers to purchase both available Apple products and inventory not in stock in-store and have them shipped to their home all in one transaction. Through this feature, customers can now seamlessly choose to ship or take home what’s available today at their local Apple Store, while the remaining items in their order get delivered at a later date.

From the comfort of their homes, after making a purchase online or in the Apple Store app, customers can also choose to pick up their products in-store or opt for delivery, with free next-day delivery available in many locations.  

All the support. Apple team members offer exceptional care and are ready to help customers set up their new device — including safely and securely transferring data and activating a cellular plan — both in-store and online.

Apple is also offering a new and updated range of free Today at Apple sessions, including Photography on iPhone and Get Active with Apple Watch, that will offer more ways to learn and get the most out of Apple products. Learn more at apple.com/today.

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2023/09/apple-offers-more-ways-to-order-the-all-new-iphone-15-and-apple-watch-lineups/

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Alpha Motor Corporation’s Ride-Along Event: Shaping the Future of Electric Vehicles

Alpha Motor Corporation shapes the future of electric vehicles through customer-centric ride-along events. Experience the journey at https://youtu.be/rFkpVdyLqOA.

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Alpha Motor Corporation recently celebrated the successful completion of its ride-along event, a pivotal moment in their quest to revolutionize electric vehicles. Guided by valuable feedback from potential customers who experienced the ride, Alpha is dedicated to tailoring electric vehicles to meet consumer needs effectively.

Copyright © 2024 Alpha Motor Corporation. All rights reserved.

This milestone event, captured in all its glory at https://youtu.be/rFkpVdyLqOA, underscores Alpha’s commitment to customer-centric vehicle development. Following the WOLF truck’s impressive performance in the Southern California desert last summer, this ride-along event solidifies Alpha’s dedication to creating vehicles that resonate with the mainstream market.

Alpha’s ride-along event is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/rFkpVdyLqOA.

Amidst varying weather conditions and challenging terrains, the WOLF truck effortlessly navigated a designated course, showcasing its prowess in handling, speed, and efficiency. Impressively, the vehicle utilized only 20% of its battery capacity during the eight-hour event, with a speedy total charge time of just 30 minutes.

Alpha Motor Corporation aims to leverage the insights gleaned from these ride-along events to enhance vehicle development continually. By incorporating feedback from participants and analyzing driving experiences, Alpha ensures that their electric vehicles not only meet but exceed consumer expectations.

Looking ahead, Alpha plans to host more ride-along events to gather valuable feedback, further refining the driving performance of its modular EV platform. This platform, shared by various models like the WOLF+, SUPERWOLF, REX SUV, and JAX Crossover, embodies Alpha’s commitment to delivering high-quality electric vehicles with accessible design, performance, and ownership experience.

As a trailblazing American automobile company based in Irvine, California, Alpha Motor Corporation is devoted to crafting sustainable transportation solutions that benefit both people and the environment. Through cutting-edge technologies and innovative practices, Alpha is reshaping the automotive landscape, one electrifying vehicle at a time.

For more information, visit https://www.alphamotorinc.com or contact pr@alphamotorinc.com.

(Source: Alpha Motor Corporation)

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3 Ways to Use Propane in Your Home

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(Family Features) A reliable, environmentally friendly energy source, propane can help power key home systems and appliances. Readily available in the United States, the portable, low-carbon energy source is stored on-site, meaning it’s always accessible to help keep homes running regardless of severe weather or other interruptions to the power grid.

Watch this video for helpful tips this season!

Consider these ways to integrate the clean energy source into your home from the experts at the Propane Education & Research Council:

Home Heating
Whether you use a furnace, fireplace or boiler to heat your home, propane can power your heating source in any climate. Propane-powered heating sources are highly efficient, typically cost less overall due to their longer expected lifespans and emit fewer greenhouse gases than electric or wood- or oil-burning alternatives.

Backup Power
When power from the electric grid is interrupted, a propane-powered generator can provide supplemental power in as little as 10 seconds to keep vital systems like smoke and fire detection, refrigeration, heating and cooling, Wi-Fi and other health and safety equipment operational for several days and nights. Plus, propane doesn’t degrade over time, unlike diesel or gasoline, making it an ideal standby power fuel.

Appliances
Because of their high performance and energy efficiency, propane-powered appliances such as cooking ranges and stoves, clothes dryers and tankless water heaters can increase the value of a home and decrease the strain on the electrical grid. Generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their electric counterparts, propane-powered appliances can heat and cool quicker, reduce standby losses and dry clothing faster, reducing energy usage and cost.

Learn more about propane and its benefits at Propane.com/ForMyHome.


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TOY AND GAME INDUSTRY VETERANS JEFFREY BRESLOW, FRANK ADLER LAUNCH NEW FAMILY-FRIENDLY CARD GAME, PICKLE EVERYTHING

Pickle Everything Games introduces new fast-hitting game for pickle lovers, now available at retail

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CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Pickle Everything Games, created by co-founder toy and game industry veterans Jeffrey Breslow and Frank Adler, today introduced a new card game called Pickle Everything, where words meet fun and pickles rule, allowing families and friends to compete against one another in a new, fast-paced and hilarious way. Pickle Everything is now available for purchase for just $9.99 on Amazon and PickleEverything.games.

Together, the partners of Pickle Everything Games have a combined 65 years of toy development experience. Breslow was a founding partner of Big Monster Toys, a role that would lead to his induction in the Toy Manufacturers Hall of Fame in 1988. Games such as Guesstures, Masterpiece, and Ants in the Pants were among the many that he was instrumental in developing. Adler, a seasoned expert in the toy and game industry, was the former president of Uncle Milton, where he took the company from its Ant Farm product line roots to its award-winning Star Wars Science and In My Room brands, which included a full range of Disney Princess and Frozen product lines.

“The rapid growth of pickleball and the cross-generational obsession for pickle-themed everything caught my eye,” said Breslow. “We were inspired by its momentum and wanted to encapsulate that as a card game. Similar to pickleball, Pickle Everything brings people together, sparks laughter, and adds a unique twist to traditional games – all in the comfort of your home.”

Each deck contains 52 clue cards and corresponding answers. The answers to each clue begin with the letter “P” and must be accompanied by the term “pickle.” One player will read the clue card aloud and the first player to shout out the correct answer, followed by the word “pickle,” wins the card. The player with the most cards at the end of the game is crowned the winner.

Pickle Everything is recommended to play alongside three to five players, ages 10 to 110 years old. Instructions, complete with an accompanying link for audio guidance are provided.  Contrary to its name, no prior knowledge of pickleball is required, ensuring accessibility for all players.

“Our intention is for Pickle Everything to spark a Pickle Phenomenon,” stated Adler. “As we continue to literally pickle everything – favorite foods, celebrities, sports, and more – we’re excited to see how the pickle frenzy ensues. This is only the beginning of what to expect from Pickle Everything Games.”

Pickle Everything is now available for purchase on PickleEverything.games and Amazon retailing at $9.99. Visit PickleEverything.games for more information.

ABOUT PICKLE EVERYTHING
Seasoned toy and game industry veterans, Jeffrey Breslow and Frank Adler come together as Pickle Everything Games to create Pickle Everything, the card game where words meet fun and pickles rule. The unique, fast-paced, and hilarious game is designed for players to race against each other to answer the clues. Pickle Everything is a family-friendly game, intended for players ages 10 years and above. Follow Pickle Everything on Instagram (@PickleEverythingGame) and Facebook (PickleEverything). Visit PickleEverything.games to learn more.

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