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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Kuo: Apple's major product lines enjoy healthy demand in Q4, but AirPods shipments muted

Kuo: Apple's major product lines enjoy healthy demand in Q4, but AirPods shipments muted

TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note to investors on Tuesday reported stronger than expected demand for the tech giant's major device lines, including high-end iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max models.

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Some M1 Mac owners encounter Bluetooth connectivity issues

Some M1 Mac owners encounter Bluetooth connectivity issues

A number of new M1 MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini owners are facing Bluetooth connectivity issues, a particularly vexing situation for the standalone Mac mini.

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ExclusiveFlash deals: save $100 on Apple's Intel Core i7 Mac mini

Flash deals: save $100 on Apple's Intel Core i7 Mac mini

There isn't a better time to pick up an Intel Mac mini, with $100 knocked off two Core i7 models of the pint-sized Mac for 24 hours only ahead of the holidays.

HomePod mini now available in Mexico and Taiwan, China coming soon

HomePod mini now available in Mexico and Taiwan, China coming soon

Apple's HomePod mini smart speaker has now launched in Mexico and Taiwan, a few weeks after debuting in the U.S. and nine other regions.

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ExclusiveDeals: save up to $200 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare

Deals: save up to $200 on 2020 13

AppleInsider readers this week can save $75 to $200 on every 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro at Adorama with exclusive coupon discounts. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach upward of $440 off the latest notebooks bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

What you need to know about Amazon Sidewalk

What you need to know about Amazon Sidewalk

Amazon is now starting to rolling out its Amazon Sidewalk local networking system to customers in the U.S. Here's what you should know about it.

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TipsHow to use Guides, Indoor Maps, and Look Around in Maps with macOS Big Sur

How to use Guides, Indoor Maps, and Look Around in Maps with macOS Big Sur

The new Apple Maps experience in macOS Big Sur borrows heavily from what was available in iOS version. Here's how to take advantage of the Look Around, Guides, and Indoor Maps features.

Apple highlights warm developer reaction to App Store Small Business Program

Apple highlights warm developer reaction to App Store Small Business Program

Apple is highlighting developers who are pleased with the recently-introduced App Store Small Business Program, one that stands to cut the standard 30% commission for App Store sales to 15% for many developers.

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Parallels Black Friday deals are live: save 20% on Desktop 16 to run Windows on Mac

Parallels Black Friday deals are live: save 20% on Desktop 16 to run Windows on Mac

Mac virtualization app Parallels has launched its Black Friday deals, slashing 20% off of all versions of Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac.

M1 Mac mini can drive six displays with peripherals - but you shouldn't bother

M1 Mac mini can drive six displays with peripherals - but you shouldn't bother

A YouTuber has improvised a solution to have up to six monitors on a single M1 Mac mini, but most users should probably stick to what the unit supports natively.

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ReviewApple Silicon M1 Mac mini review - speed today and a promise of more later

Apple Silicon M1 Mac mini review - speed today and a promise of more later

Apple's Apple Silicon M1 Mac mini is here, and it keeps nearly everything you liked about the last Intel Mac mini, making it an excellent machine for those new to the Mac.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini driving stronger demand in December quarter

iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini driving stronger demand in December quarter

Investment bank Cowen is tracking even stronger demand for the iPhone 12 lineup and predicts Apple could have a blockbuster holiday quarter with nearly 80 million iPhones produced.

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Apple Car may automatically tint windows for better safety and privacy

Apple Car may automatically tint windows for better safety and privacy

The Apple Car could have an intelligent window tinting system that uses liquid crystal technology to block sunlight and other people from looking inside the vehicle, one that could automatically engage to provide a level of privacy.

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Apple researching real-time LiDAR surface tracking, other tech to record touch sensations

Apple researching real-time LiDAR surface tracking, other tech to record touch sensations

Apple's augmented reality headset or a future iPhone could use light from a display to track the movement of nearly any surface, while finger devices may be able to provide detail to the system about what kind of objects a user may be touching.

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Introducing AppleInsider Daily: your daily Apple news briefing

Introducing AppleInsider Daily: your daily Apple news briefing

Introducing AppleInsider Daily, a new podcast that will catch you up on the biggest Apple news and rumors in a quick, bite-sized format.

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Apple Maps adding public transit directions in Austria

Apple Maps adding public transit directions in Austria

Apple Maps users in Austria say that transit directions are starting to appear, though as yet they do not cover all public transport.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Former Apple VP Angela Ahrendts appointed chair of Save the Children board

Former Apple VP Angela Ahrendts appointed chair of Save the Children board

Former Apple vice president of retail Angela Ahrendts has been appointed the new board of trustees chair for nonprofit Save the Children.

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Foxconn to produce Google server components at troubled Wisconsin plant

Foxconn to produce Google server components at troubled Wisconsin plant

Foxconn has landed a contract to produce key server components for Google at its beleaguered Wisconsin plant, according to a new report.

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Comcast extends 1.2TB monthly Xfinity data cap to nearly all customers

Comcast extends 1.2TB monthly Xfinity data cap to nearly all customers

Comcast plans to implement monthly data caps for Xfinity home internet customers across nearly its entire service area in 2021.

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Black Friday starts now at Sonos: save $100 on Move speaker, Beam soundbar, Sub

Black Friday starts now at Sonos: save $100 on Move speaker, Beam soundbar, Sub

Sonos Black Friday deals are going on right now, offering triple-digit discounts on some of the company's top speakers.

Apple security chief Thomas Moyer indicted in concealed firearm permit bribery case

Apple security chief Thomas Moyer indicted in concealed firearm permit bribery case

A grand jury has issued two indictments charging Apple's head of global security and several other individuals with bribery to obtain concealed weapon permits.

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VideoReview: Apple's MagSafe wallet finally solves the unified iPhone and wallet issue

Review: Apple's MagSafe wallet finally solves the unified iPhone and wallet issue

There has been much debate around Apple's MagSafe wallet for iPhone 12, but this reviewer thinks Apple has nailed it with its new accessory that perfects a difficult accessory category.

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Apple extends deadline on requiring live events to use in-app purchases

Apple extends deadline on requiring live events to use in-app purchases

Apple has given developers more time to comply with a new App Store guideline requiring that virtual live event transactions be made through in-app purchases.

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Apple App Store Connect holiday shutdown is from Dec. 23 to Dec. 27

Apple App Store Connect holiday shutdown is from Dec. 23 to Dec. 27

Apple has warned developers of its annual App Store Connect downtime, a period when the App Store closes to new app submissions and updates for some of the holiday period.

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ExclusiveBlack Friday M1 MacBook Pro deals: save up to $195 on every Apple Silicon 13" model

Black Friday M1 MacBook Pro deals: save up to $195 on every Apple Silicon 13

New M1 MacBook Pro deals are in, and AppleInsider readers can exclusively save up to $195 on every single 13-inch MacBook Pro thanks to standalone savings and AppleCare deals for Black Friday.

Apple preparing iPad Pro models with OLED displays for second half of 2021

Apple preparing iPad Pro models with OLED displays for second half of 2021

Apple reportedly plans to swap the LCD displays on its iPad Pro models for OLED panels produced by Samsung and LG sometime in 2021.

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ReviewReview: Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max is a lot of smartphone, and not for everybody

Review: Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max is a lot of smartphone, and not for everybody

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is more than just the largest model in the 2020 iPhone collection, with the super-sized smartphone boasting better battery life and even camera specifications that improve on what the iPhone 12 offers.

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Amazon offers record-breaking Apple Watch 6 deals, plus $100 off iPad Pros during Black Friday week

Amazon offers record-breaking Apple Watch 6 deals, plus $100 off iPad Pros during Black Friday week

In what are the lowest Apple Watch Series 6 prices on record, Amazon has slashed $110 off GPS + Cellular styles and $70 off GPS Only models. Plus, save $100 on Apple's latest iPad Pros during Black Friday week.

Apple provides instructions to erase and restore unresponsive M1 Macs

Apple provides instructions to erase and restore unresponsive M1 Macs

Apple has released two sets of instructions to perform an erase and restore on an Apple Silicon Mac or MacBook, roughly a week after users encountered issues performing a similar procedure intended for Intel-based Macs.

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SwitchBot prize giveaway, plus hands on with the HomePod mini, on HomeKit Insider

SwitchBot prize giveaway, plus hands on with the HomePod mini, on HomeKit Insider

You could win SwitchBot gear in this latest episode of HomeKit Insider, where we also go hands on with the HomePod mini, and the new Yale cabinet lock.

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How to watch 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' free on Apple TV+ and PBS

How to watch 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' free on Apple TV+ and PBS

Although the famous Charlie Brown special will no longer air on ABC this Thanksgiving, it will be available on Apple TV+, and it's coming to PBS too.

Apple unloads seven more 'Doug Unplugs' trailers

Apple unloads seven more 'Doug Unplugs' trailers

Apple has released seven trailers for "Doug Unplugs," with each showing the kind of learning experiences younger viewers can enjoy in the Apple TV+ animation.

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Apple reveals four-day Black Friday gift card offers

Apple reveals four-day Black Friday gift card offers

As ever, Apple offers no discounts on its devices for Black Friday, but it has announced a range of gift cards worth up to $150 that will be included free with certain purchases.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Best early Black Friday deals offer price cuts on iPad, iPad Air 4, iPad Pro

Best early Black Friday deals offer price cuts on iPad, iPad Air 4, iPad Pro

Positioned to be hot sellers this holiday season, popular retailers are already slashing prices on Apple's iPad, iPad Air and iPad Pro this Black Friday week, with the iPad Air 4 dropping to $559.

ReviewReview: Grovemade's walnut and steel iPad stand belongs on our desk

Review: Grovemade's walnut and steel iPad stand belongs on our desk

Grovemade's new iPad stand is a striking piece made from walnut and steel, with it being a highly practical accessory that is also great to look at.

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Pegatron prepares $150M investment into production in India

Pegatron prepares $150M investment into production in India

Apple assembly partner Pegatron's board may have given the all-clear to invest $150 million into its first production facilities in India, an operation that could be used for iPhone production in late 2021.

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ReviewReview: Edifier S50DB soundbar works great but lacks some key features

Review: Edifier S50DB soundbar works great but lacks some key features

The Edifier S50DB soundbar offers extensive compatibility, excellent sound quality, and it looks good to boot.

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Belkin Black Friday deals knock up to 50% off accessories for your iPhone, iPad or Mac

Belkin Black Friday deals knock up to 50% off accessories for your iPhone, iPad or Mac

Belkin's Black Friday deals are live, slashing prices on some of the accessory-maker's most popular products.

Apple Silicon M1 Mac detection of Thunderbolt 3 eGPU gives hope for future support

Apple Silicon M1 Mac detection of Thunderbolt 3 eGPU gives hope for future support

The lack of support for external GPUs in Apple Silicon M1 Macs may only be temporary, as a connected eGPU is still detected, but doesn't do anything.

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