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Anker‘s Black Friday Sale Begins With Many Discounts on Portable Batteries, USB-C Accessories, and More

Anker today began discounting a wide variety of accessories as part of its Black Friday sales. This includes notable markdowns on portable batteries, wall chargers, Lightning cables, Bluetooth speakers, Eufy‘s smart home products, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. All of the products listed belo

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Apple Extends Deadline Requiring Apps Offering Virtual Group Events to Use In-App Purchases

Apple in September tweaked its App Store rules surrounding in-app purchase requirements for realtime experiences, and as a result, apps that offer virtual events for more than a single person must use in-app purchases. Apple was originally requiring apps to comply starting in December 2020, but the deadline has now been pushed out until June 30, 2021.As the world fights COVID-19, we recognize that adapting experiences from in-person to digit

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Apple Shutting Down App Store Connect From December 23 to December 27

Apple shuts down App Store Connect for a week around the holidays each year in an effort to give App Store staff time off from work. This year, App Store Connect will be unavailable from December 23 to December 27. With App Store Connect unavailable, Apple will not accept new apps or app updates, so all pricing changes and new app submissions need to be locked in before those dates for developers who want to offer discounts or new app content

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iPad Pro Said to Adopt OLED Displays in Late 2021 Following Mini-LED Model in Early 2021

Korean website The Elec today claimed that Apple plans to release at least one iPad Pro model with a Mini-LED display in the first half of 2021, as has been widely rumored for many months, but the report added an interesting new twist. Following the release of the first iPad Pro model with Mini-LED backlighting in the first half of 2021, The Elec claims that Apple plans to release new iPad Pro models featuring OLED displays in the second hal

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Black Friday Spotlight: Target Begins Week-Long Sale With Deals on iPhone 12, Powerbeats Pro, and More

We‘ve been tracking early Black Friday deals in our dedicated Black Friday Roundup, and in an effort to prepare our readers for the big shopping event we‘re highlighting sales store-by-store in the lead-up to November 27. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Target. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Similar to Walmart, Target has been holding

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Waze Integration With CarPlay Dashboard in Beta Testing

Waze will soon integrate with Apple CarPlay‘s multiscreen dashboard, according to beta testers on the MacRumors forums. Although it has not yet been officially announced, the feature is reportedly already in beta testing, and according to The Verge, also comes alongside in-app lane guidance for the first time. Waze, which is owned by Google, refused to comment to The Verge on the purported beta testing. Previously, CarPlay require

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Sonos Discounting Speakers, Sound Bars, and More for Black Friday (Up to 200 Off)

Sonos recently began its Black Friday sale, with new discounts on its speakers, sound bars, and more. These sales take up to 200 off Sonos‘ products, and also include a few combo sets if you‘re looking to set up a home audio entertainment area. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Sonos. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. The new Sonos sale wil

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iPhone Assembler Pegatron Reportedly Readies 150m Investment in India

Apple assembly partner Pegatron‘s board of directors is said to have approved a proposal to spend 150 million to build a manufacturing plant in India. The new facility is expected to begin production in the second half of next year or in early 2022, with more investments planned in the country over the next two years, reported India‘s Economic Times, citing unnamed executives. Pegatron, Apple‘s second-largest iPhone asse

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Apple Offering Up to 150 Gift Card With Select Products on Black Friday Through Cyber Monday

Apple has announced its annual four-day shopping event, offering customers up to a 150 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of select products between Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States. The gift card values in the United States are as follows: 150 for a MacBook Pro or iMac Up to 100 for iPad mini or iPad Pro Up to 100 for HomePod, Apple TV 4K, or Apple TV HD 50 for iPhone SE, iPhone 11, or iPhone XR 50 for Beats head

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Twitter Bug Lets Fleets Be Viewed and Downloaded Long After Expiration

Twitter‘s new ephemeral tweets, or "fleets," have been hit by a bug that allows them to be accessed long after their supposed 24-hour expiration time, less than a week after the feature launched. Fleets are short stories made up of photos or videos with overlaying text. Much like stories on Instagram or Facebook, fleets are located at the top of the Twitter timeline. According to Techcrunch, the bug allowed fleets to be viewed and d

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Safari Translation Feature Reportedly Working in Additional Countries

Apple appears to be rolling out its Safari webpage translation to more countries. According to iPhoneSoft, iOS users in France have reported gaining access to the feature, and tips sent to MacRumors suggest Mac users in Sweden are also seeing it show up for the first time. Apple introduced Safari‘s machine translation earlier this year when it debuted iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur at WWDC in June. The feature allows users to translate th

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Safari Translation Feature Reportedly Working in Sweden and France

Apple appears to be rolling out its Safari webpage translation to more countries. According to iPhoneSoft, iOS users in France have reported gaining access to the feature, and tips sent into MacRumors suggest Mac users in Sweden are also seeing it show up for the first time. Apple introduced Safari‘s machine translation earlier this year when it debuted iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur at WWDC in June. The feature allows users to translate

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Apple Provides Instructions to Fix macOS Reinstallation Errors on M1 Macs

Shortly after the launch of Apple‘s new M1 Macs, we saw reports that attempts to restore and reinstall macOS on those machines right away could result in an installation error that would leave your Mac non-functional. Specifically, the error message would read: "An error occurred preparing the update. Failed to personalize the software update. Please try again." Over the weekend, Apple posted detailed instructions for users experi

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Black Friday Week Kicks Off With Up to 150 Savings on 2020 iPad Pro

As we head into Black Friday week, we‘re seeing some of the best deals of the season so far, with Amazon and Best Buy today discounting the latest iPad Pro models by up to 150 at the lowest prices we‘ve ever tracked on these models. 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. For the 11-inch iP

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Rumor Claims iOS 15 to Drop Support for iPhone 6s and Original iPhone SE

Apple will drop support for the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus in next year‘s release of iOS 15, according to a rumor shared today by Israeli site The Verifier. If the rumor is accurate, that would mean iOS 15 will be compatible with the following Apple devices: 2021 iPhone series iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 mini iPhone 12 iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone XS iPhone XS Max iPhone XR iP

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iFixit Shares iPhone 12 Pro Max Teardown Revealing L-Shaped Battery and Bigger Camera Module

In the last of its iPhone 12 series teardowns, iFixit has published its iPhone 12 Pro Max disassembly, which reveals some unique differences in the design of the internals, including the full extent of the larger camera system responsible for the improved low-light performance on Apple‘s largest iPhone to date. On opening the iPhone 12 Pro Max, the first obvious difference compared to the iPhone 12 Pro is the presence of an L-shaped ba

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Universal Electronics Offers Alternative Apple TV Remote to Cable Companies

Universal Electronics has announced its own take on Apple‘s divisive Apple TV Remote that‘s "specifically developers and designed" for cable, satellite, and MVPD (multichannel video program distributor) customers, according to the company (via The Verge). The UEI Remote uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity together with Infrared to provide universal control, and offers Apple TV users content search and control via Siri an

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Black Friday 2020: Best Apple Deals to Plan For

In the lead-up to Black Friday next week, we‘ve been putting a spotlight on the best deals coming from various retailers like Best Buy and Walmart. In an effort to further prepare our readers for the best Black Friday deals, we‘re breaking down what we think should be on your radar for Black Friday in 2020. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive

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Top Stories: Apple M1 Macs and HomePod Mini Launch, iOS 14.2.1 Bug Fixes for iPhone 12, App Store Fee Changes

It was a week full of unboxings this week, with Apple‘s new M1-based Macs and the HomePod mini making their way into customers‘ hands for the first time. We‘re seeing impressive performance from all of the new products, and it‘ll be super interesting what Apple is able to do with its higher-powered Macs as the transition to Apple Silicon continues. This week also saw the release of a special iOS 14.2.1 update for th

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Windows Migration Assistant Updated for macOS Big Sur

Apple overnight updated its Windows Migration Assistant software to include compatibility with macOS Big Sur. As spotted by iMore, version 2.3.0.0 of the utility provides support for users looking to migrate their data from a Windows PC to Apple‘s latest Mac operating system. The assistant transfers users‘ contacts, calendars, email accounts, and more from a Windows machine and migrates the data to the appropriate places in ma

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