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Black Friday 2020: Thanksgiving Day Deals on AirPods, M1 Macs, Apple Watch Series 6, iPads

Black Friday deals seem to start earlier and earlier every year, so there are already a wide variety of discounts available for Apple products on Thanksgiving Day. We‘ve listed some of the best deals available right now, but act fast, as inventory quickly fluctuates. Thanksgiving Day Deals on Apple Products:AirPods with a wireless charging case remain available for 149.99 on Amazon with a standard wired charging case, which is 49 off A

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Apple Black Friday 2020: Best Apple Watch Deals [Updated]

Black Friday sales have begun on a variety of products, including the Apple Watch. There are quite a few deals across the Apple Watch lineup this year, including one of the lowest price we‘ve ever seen the Apple Watch Series 3. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Need Help Deciding? Read o

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Apple Black Friday 2020: Best Apple Watch Deals Including Series 3 From 119 [Updated]

Black Friday sales have begun on a variety of products, including the Apple Watch. There are quite a few deals across the Apple Watch lineup this year, including one of the lowest price we‘ve ever seen the Apple Watch Series 3. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Need Help Deciding? Read o

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Apple News+ Offering Extended Three-Month Free Trial Through Monday

First-time subscribers to Apple News+ can receive an extended three-month free trial of the service from today through Monday in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the UK, the four countries where News+ is currently available. Apple typically offers a one-month trial to News+, so this offer triples the length of free access. The extended trial can be initiated on the Apple News website in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the

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Apple‘s Gift Card Offer Begins in Australia and New Zealand, Doesn‘t Apply to Latest Products Like M1 Macs

Apple‘s annual four-day shopping event is now underway in Australia and New Zealand, offering customers an Apple Store gift card with the purchase of qualifying products from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. As usual, the offer excludes many of Apple‘s newer products, including Macs with the M1 chip. In Australia, for example, customers can get a 70 gift card with the purchase of an iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPad mini, a

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UK Environmental Committee Says Apple Contributing to ‘Throwaway Culture‘ of ‘Short-Lived Products‘

Technology companies like Apple are contributing to e-waste by making their products difficult to repair, and charging expensive repair fees, according to a lengthy report published today by the UK Parliament‘s Environmental Audit Committee. "We were told that Apple glues and solders parts together on their laptops, which makes repairing them very difficult," the Committee wrote in a summary of the report. "They also charge very high f

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ByteDance Granted Seven-Day Extension of TikTok Sale

TikTok owner ByteDance has been granted a seven-day extension on an order from the Trump Administration to sell the short-form video sharing platform (via Reuters). The administration had previously granted ByteDance a 15-day extension of the order issued in August, which was set to expire Friday. President Trump on August 14 directed ByteDance to divest the app within 90 days. According to a court filing on Wednesday, however, the Chines

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Apple Asks Foxconn to Move Some MacBook and iPad Production From China to Vietnam

Apple has asked Foxconn to move some of its iPad and MacBook assembly from China to Vietnam in an effort to minimize the impact of ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China, according to sources cited by Reuters. Foxconn is building assembly lines for Apple‘s iPad tablet and MacBook laptop at its plant in Vietnam‘s northeastern Bac Giang province, to come online in the first half of 2021, the person said, declining to be

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Rumored 2021 High-End iPad Pro May Feature 5G With mmWave Support

Apple‘s rumored high-end iPad Pro models to be released next year will be 5G-enabled with mmWave support, according to sources cited by industry publication DigiTimes. Multiple rumors have suggested Apple is planning to release a high-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED display next year, with the possibility that there will be an 11-inch mini-LED model too, but details beyond that have been scant. According to today‘s rep

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Black Friday 2020: AirPods Pro Reach Lowest Price Ever [Updated]

Black Friday has kicked off this week, and one of the first major sales for the AirPods Pro is available right now on Walmart. You can find this deal below, along with a few other solid discounts on the regular AirPods. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. AirPods Pro Update: Wal-Mart is now out

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Black Friday 2020: AirPods Pro Reach Lowest Price Ever of 169 [Updated]

Black Friday has kicked off this week, and one of the first major sales for the AirPods Pro is available right now on Walmart. You can find this deal below, along with a few other solid discounts on the regular AirPods. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. AirPods Pro You can get the Bluetooth he

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Black Friday 2020: AirPods Pro Reach Lowest Price Ever of 169

Black Friday has kicked off this week, and one of the first major sales for the AirPods Pro is available right now on Walmart. You can find this deal below, along with a few other solid discounts on the regular AirPods. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. AirPods Pro You can get the Bluetooth he

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Apple Black Friday 2020: Best Apple Watch Deals Including Series 3 From 119

Black Friday sales have begun on a variety of products, including the Apple Watch. There are quite a few deals across the Apple Watch lineup this year, including one of the lowest price we‘ve ever seen the Apple Watch Series 3. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Apple Watch Series 3 Start

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Act Fast: AirPods Pro Reach Lowest Price Ever for Black Friday 2020

Black Friday has kicked off this week, and one of the first major sales for the AirPods Pro is available right now on Walmart. You can find this deal below, along with a few other solid discounts on the regular AirPods. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. AirPods Pro You can get the Bluetooth he

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Act Fast: AirPods Pro Reach Lowest Price Ever of 169 for Black Friday 2020

Black Friday has kicked off this week, and one of the first major sales for the AirPods Pro is available right now on Walmart. You can find this deal below, along with a few other solid discounts on the regular AirPods. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. AirPods Pro You can get the Bluetooth he

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Apple M1 MacBook Pro vs. Intel MacBook Pro (13-Inch) Buyer‘s Guide

In November 2020, Apple updated its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro lineup with the first Apple Silicon chip for the Mac, the M1. The base 13-inch MacBook Pro was refreshed with the Arm-based Apple chip, bringing significant speed and efficiency improvements, yet Apple continues to sell the higher-end 13-inch MacBook Pro with Intel inside for several hundred dollars more. So is it still worth plunking down for the 13-inch Intel MacBook Pro,

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Apple‘s Global Security Chief Indicted in Scheme to Trade iPads for Gun Permits, but Apple Says It‘s Found No Wrongdoing

Earlier this week, Apple‘s Chief Security Offier Thomas Moyer and others were charged in an expanding investigation involving the Santa Clara County Sheriff‘s Office over exchanging bribes for concealed gun permits, reported the Morgan Hill Times. According to the investigation, Santa Clara County Undersheriff Rick Sung held back four concealed carry weapons permits for Apple‘s security team unless the company agreed to don

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Reliable Leaker Suggests Redesigned MacBooks in 2021 Will Include Both Apple Silicon and Intel Models

Reliable leaker known as "L0vetodream" has today suggested on Twitter that redesigned MacBooks coming in the second half of 2021 will include models with both Apple Silicon chips and Intel processors. The brief Tweet came in response to a MacRumors article from earlier today, which outlined a report from Ming-Chi Kuo claiming that Apple plans to release redesigned MacBook models with Apple Silicon in the second half of 2021. not only fo

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Xbox Boss Discusses Apple Arcade, App Store Fees, and Game Pass Streaming in Safari

Microsoft‘s executive vice president of gaming, Phil Spencer, has discussed Xbox‘s approach to Apple Arcade, App Store fees, and game streaming on iOS via Safari in a new interview with The Verge. Earlier this year, Microsoft elected to withhold the launch of its Xbox games streaming service on iOS after it became clear that the project was no longer viable due to Apple‘s App Store restrictions. Eventually, Microsoft reso

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Apple‘s Annual Holiday Ad Revolves Around ‘The Magic of Mini‘

Apple today shared its annual holiday ad on YouTube, titled "The magic of mini." As noted by Adweek, this year‘s edition of the ad features rapper Tierra Whack arriving home to her apartment in a dreary state, but her mood quickly improves after the HomePod mini adds a colorful, miniature version of herself to the equation. The full-size HomePod and AirPods Pro also make brief appearances during the ad.Related Roundup: HomePod miniT

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Twitter Says Account Verification to Return in Early 2021

Twitter will re-open account verification requests early next year, the company announced this week, bringing brand-new guidelines for users seeking the little tick next to their Twitter handle. Rumors that Twitter has been working on a new verification system first appeared in June, but the company has now officially confirmed its return in a blog post, in which it asked for feedback on a draft proposal for verification. "We plan to relaunch

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Some Apple M1 Mac Owners Reporting Bluetooth Connectivity Issues

A number of M1 Mac owners are reporting problems with Bluetooth connectivity on the new machines, ranging from intermittent disconnects of wireless peripherals to completely non-functional Bluetooth connections. Some users with M1 MacBook Air, M1 MacBook Pro 13-inch, and M1 Mac mini models are variously seeing problems with both third-party accessories like Bluetooth mice, keyboards, and headphones, as well as Apple products such as AirPods,

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Apple Reportedly Solves Widespread iCloud Music Library Sync Issues

Apple experienced ongoing server issues with its iCloud Music Library service over the last 72 hours, based on multiple user reports across the internet, leaving many Apple Music subscribers unable to access their music libraries. However, the problem appears to have been solved, at least for now. Image via MacRumors forum member Nikonoclast iCloud Music Library allows PC, Mac and iOS users to store their personal music library online, by ma

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Kuo: Redesigned MacBooks With Apple Silicon to Launch in Second Half of 2021

Apple plans to release additional MacBook models with Apple Silicon in the second half of 2021, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as part of the company‘s two-year transition away from Intel processors across its Mac lineup. In a research note today, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo said that these MacBook models will feature a new design. Kuo did not specify which models these will be, but he previously claimed that redesigned 14-inch and

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