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CASETiFY launches new custom plant-based EcoShock 10th-gen iPad case at up to 25% off

New CASETiFY iPad cases have arrived . CASETiFY has now unleashed its range of cases for Apples latest model 10th-gen iPad featuring some of the new technology we saw introduced in this years iPhone 14 case collection. Its new Ultra Impact Case for the 10th-gen iPad is also available in the multitude of colorways, designs, and patterns that has made the brand one of the most successful in the space for several years now. Head below for a closer look at the new CASETiFY iPad cases. more The post CASETiFY launches new custom plant-based EcoShock 10th-gen iPad case at up to 25% off appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 11:27 pm

Apple made China the backbone of its iPhone assembly. Shifting away could take years

In early November, weeks before the peak holiday shopping season was about to kick off, Apple issued an unusual warning: customers would have to wait longer for the new iPhone 14 Pro models. That's because one of its key assembly facilities in the Chi

NewsLookup 9 Dec 2022 10:41 pm

Caudabe launches new holiday sale with 15% off sitewide or 25% off iPhone 14 case bundles

Caudabe is one of those Apple gear accessory makers that lands in our best of list every year , but its gear doesnt go on sale all that often. While we did see some holiday offers throughout 2022 and a Black Friday sale, it has now launched a holiday event to give folks one last shot at landing some of its products at a discount. Youll find its entire range of iPhone 14 cases on tap here as well as its 2022 model AirTag cases and wall chargers eligible for the sale with a new 15% off sitewide promo code, but the deals get even deeper when you start to bundle. Head below for the details. more The post Caudabe launches new holiday sale with 15% off sitewide or 25% off iPhone 14 case bundles appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 9:54 pm

9to5Toys Daily: December 9, 2022 Save on iPhone 13 Pro/Max, iPhone 14 cases, more

Listen to a recap of the best deals and news from 9to5Toys each day at noon. 9to5Toys Daily is available on iTunes and Apple Podcasts , Google Play , or through our dedicated RSS feed .New episodes of 9to5Toys Daily are recorded every weekday. Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes/Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they are available. Amazon discounts in-house refurb iPhone 13 Pro/Max starting at $746 (Save $253+) Apples official iPhone 14 series cases see rare discounts starting at $37.50 (Reg. $49+) Apples Smart Keyboard Folio complements its latest 10.2-inch iPad at $80 (Reg. $159) more The post 9to5Toys Daily: December 9, 2022 Save on iPhone 13 Pro/Max, iPhone 14 cases, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 9:50 pm

Smartphone Accessories: UGREEN AceCube 30W USB-C Charger $15 (25% off), more

UGREENs official Amazon storefront is offering itsAceCube 30W USB-C Charger for$14.99 once you clip the on-page coupon. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25.Normally $20 at Amazon, todays deal saves 25% and comes within $1 of our last mention from back in September. With this adapter, youre able to ditch older, lower-powered bricks for this 30W model which has the ability to charge the M2 MacBook Pro/Air at full speed, as well as your iPhone 14 Pro Max, Pixel 7 Pro, or any other device that utilizes USB-C. The wall prongs fold into the unit so that way you can easily store it away in a purse, laptop bag, or even pocket. More smartphone accessories: Apples official iPhone 14 series cases see rare discounts starting at $37.50 (Reg. $49+) AINOPE CD Slot Smartphone Car Mount: $17 (Reg. $20) | Amazon Apple Watch SE 2 lands at new all-time low of $210 ahead of the holidays (Reg. $249) TORRAS iPhone 14 Plus Case: $20 (Reg. $24) | Amazon Bose Portable Smart Speaker delivers AirPlay 2 at new 2022 low of $320 (Reg. $399) 2-pack Aioneus MFi USB-C to Lightning Cables: $7 (Reg. $13) | Amazon iOtties Made for Google iON Wireless Duo 15W charger falls to $35 (All-time low, Reg. $50) HiTune T3 ANC True Wireless Earbuds: $26 (Reg. $36) | Amazon OtterBoxs iPhone 14 power bank with MagSafe passthrough charging hits $35 (Reg. $70) Deals still live from yesterday: Google Pixel Buds A-Series return to all-time low of $64 for only second time (Reg. $99) AINOPE 2-pack USB-C Cables:$6(Reg. $12)| Amazon w/ code 50CCH3WD Tim Cook really wants you to buy Apples MagSafe chargers, now on sale from $30 UGREEN 7.5W MagSafe 2-in-1 Charging Stand:$39(Reg. $46)| Amazon Apples Find My Leather MagSafe Wallet delivers before the holidays at $45 Black Friday price 2-pack TALK WORKS MFi Lightning Cables:$12.50(Reg. $18)| Amazon Oontz Angle 3 Pro Bluetooth speaker delivers IPX7 waterproofing at new low of $41 (42% off) Amazon Basics 20W USB-C/A Car Charger:$12.50(Reg. $17)| Amazon Save on nearly all of Apples official iPhone 13 series cases from $25 at Amazon (Reg. $49+) JBL speakers now start from $25 for the holidays : Partybox $50 off, Go 3 40% off, more Spigens new 3-card vegan leather MagSafe wallet sees first price drop to $24 today more The post Smartphone Accessories: UGREEN AceCube 30W USB-C Charger $15 (25% off), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 9:33 pm

Todays best Mac and iOS app deals: ATOM RPG, Tiny Tanks!, Interloper, NanoStudio 2, more

We have almost made it through another work week now so its time to detail Fridays best deals on Mac and iOS apps. Just be sure to score this Amazon promotion on Apple gift cards while you still can and then dive into the rare discounts we spotted this morning on Apples official iPhone 14 series cases . As for todays software offers, highlight titles include Tiny Tanks!, Smart Closet, ATOM RPG, Threema, Interloper, NanoStudio 2, and more. Head below for a complete look at todays best Mac and iOS app deals. more The post Todays best Mac and iOS app deals: ATOM RPG, Tiny Tanks!, Interloper, NanoStudio 2, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 8:24 pm

Want to buy new iPhone 14 for cheap? How to track prices on Flipkart?

Want to buy new iPhone for cheap How to track prices on Flipkart

India Today 9 Dec 2022 5:31 pm

Apple iPhone 14 review: the familiar iPhone I cant help but love

Tthe iPhone 14 may be 'just another iPhone,' but it doesn't stop the iPhone 14 from being damn good at most things it does.

Digital Trends 9 Dec 2022 5:30 pm

Apples official iPhone 14 series cases see rare discounts starting at $37.50 (Reg. $49+)

After seeing Amazon clear out the previous-generation iPhone 13 covers , the retailer today is back to end the work week by marking down many of Apples new official iPhone 14 cases . Delivering all-time lows across the lineup, these accessories are now finally discounted for only the second time after launching back in September with free shipping across the board. Everything in the sale starts from $37.50 , and delivers discounts on all three styles of covers for Apples latest handsets all at 25% off. Spanning everything from a few premium leather models to the colorful silicone models in various styles and even clear covers, these are all detailed down below or just up for grabs on this page for the entire lot . more The post Apples official iPhone 14 series cases see rare discounts starting at $37.50 (Reg. $49+) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 5:29 pm

Apple commits USD100 bn on product innovation in last 5 years

NEW DELHI: Apple spent close to USD 100 billion on research and development over the last 5 years to stay on the top in the innovation race in the technology sector, a new report has shown. Apple will spend USD 97.37 billion between 2018 and 2022 on research and development. According to statistics collected by Finbold, Apple's spending on the market increased 84.33% over the course of the five years, rising from USD 14.24 billion in 2018 to USD 26.25 billion in 2022. The report stated that the spending on research & development has been increasing gradually in recent years, with the value standing at USD 16.22 billion in 2019, increasing by over 15% to USD 18.75 billion in 2020, and surpassing the USD 20 billion market for the first time to hit USD 21.91 billion in 2021. Apple maintains its position at the top despite increased competition in the technology industry by providing cutting-edge goods and services for its devoted customer base. According to the report, Apple's response to the current economic crisis has provided a glimpse of how the company values the research and development department. For example, Apple has paused hiring for several positions outside of research and development in order to reduce its budget as the uncertainty persists. Due to Covid-lockdowns in China, which have slowed production at Foxconn's major facility, Apple is currently dealing with a significant supply chain issue and is considering moving a significant portion of its manufacture to nations like India and Vietnam. The research claims that Apple's investment is somewhat consistent with the company's business strategy, which aims to produce disruptive innovation and achieve a competitive edge. In this case, Apple has been on a relentless journey of refinement, leading to the release of better versions of products, the company said. The company has maintained that expenditure on research and development aims to improve user experience and differentiate the firm's products and services in the marketplace. Notably, spending has increased in 2022 despite the fact that the economy is still weak and is being plagued by high inflation and the prospect of interest rate increases. It is safe to conclude that Apple's prior investments have assisted the corporation in navigating the current unpredictability. In addition to the present iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch, among other goods, the article stated that the spending may also be viewed as Apple having more products and services in its research line. Apple supplier Foxconn invests USD 500 mn in India affiliate Apple supplier Goertek revises 2022 revenue by 60% Due to the production blowout for AirPods Apple Releases iOS 16.1.2 Update; Improves Crash Detection on iPhone 14 Series

News Track 9 Dec 2022 5:16 pm

Why does Apples latest music feature have such high system requirements?

Apple Music has a new feature called Sing that sounds pretty great. An expansion of the time-synced lyrics feature available in Apple Music, it animates lyrics so you can sing along with precision and lets you adjust the vocal level of the song with a slider depending on how confident you are in your singing. Its a very slick feature but not everyone will get to use it due to surprisingly high-end system requirements. Other than being an Apple Music subscriber, youll need a device from the last few years. Here are the devices that support the new feature: iPhone iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max iPhone 14 Plus iPhone 14 iPhone 13 Pro/Pro Max iPhone 13 iPhone 13 mini iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max iPhone 12 iPhone 12 mini iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max iPhone 11 iPhone SE (3rd generation and later) iPad iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5thgeneration and later) iPad Pro 11-inch (3rdgeneration and later) iPad Air (4thgeneration and later) iPad (9thgeneration and later) iPad mini (6thgeneration and later) Apple TV Apple TV 4K (2022) Based on that list, the Apple TV 4K from 2021, iPad Pro from 2020, and iPad Air from 2019 arent supported. Nor are any Macs. Based on the list, it appears the feature requires an A13 Bionic processor or newer and at least 4GB of RAM and the third-gen neural engine. That eliminates the 2nd-gen iPhone SE, which had an A13 processor but only 3GB of RAM. The Apple TV 4K that launched in 2021 only has an A12 chip. The strict requirements also seem to be related to the neural engine. Apple introduced the neural engine with the A11 chip with a dual-core design and the ability to process 600 billion operations per second. The A12 was a huge improvement with 8 cores and 5 trillion operations per second, while the A13 brought a third-gen engine with six times faster matrix multiplication that was 20 percent faster and consumed 15 percent less power than the A12 Bionic despite having the same 8-core design. To adjust the vocals in real time, Apple Music Sing likely requires some heavy lifting by the neural engine and requires the newer third-gen model. The feature will arrive as part of the iOS 16.2 and tvOS 16.2 updates that will likely hit devices next week. iPad, iPhone

Macworld 9 Dec 2022 5:00 pm

Apple's Largest iPhone Supplier Investing $500 Million in India as Supply Chain Diversification Continues

Foxconn, Apple's largest supplier, has invested $500 million in India to bolster its production capabilities in the country as the Cupertino tech-giant and its partners ramp up efforts to diversify the supply chain, South China Morning Posts reports. The report cites documents filed in the Taiwan Stock Exchange which show that Foxconn has invested $500 million into its Indian subsidiary in hopes of increasing its production capacity in India. Foxconn already has an existing presence in the country, producing select iPhone models, including the iPhone 14 with reported plans to make other products, such as the iPad . The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Apple was making more aggressive plans to move its supply chain solely out of China and into other countries such as India and Vietnam. Apple warned last month that the supply of iPhone 14 Pro models would be heavily constrained due to ongoing disruption to Foxconn's iPhone production plants in China. Ahead of the holidays, the supply of Apple's highest-end iPhone models remains heavily limited , with the company's online store estimating a three-week wait for customers looking for the latest iPhone. Apple CEO Tim Cook said during the company's last earnings call that it's working hard to meet the demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Tags: Foxconn , India This article, Apple's Largest iPhone Supplier Investing $500 Million in India as Supply Chain Diversification Continues first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 9 Dec 2022 4:53 pm

5 reasons why youll want to update to iOS 16.2 right away

On Wednesday, December 7, Apple released the iOS 16.2 release candidate to beta testers. That means, unless something goes horribly wrong, iOS 16.2 will land on everyones phone next weeklikely on December 12 or 13. As soon as you see it available for your iPhone (go to Settings > General > Software Update ), youre going to want to hit that Download and Install button right away. In fact, youll want to update all your Apple devices to next weeks OS updates, including your Macs, Apple TV, and so on. This is a pretty big update, with a handful of major features you dont want to sleep on. End-to-end encryption for all your iCloud stuff Earlier this week, Apple introduced a few new security features in iOS 16.2 , with the most important being is the ability to end-to-end encrypt almost all your iCloud data. Naturally, Apple has to re-name everything, so it calls this feature Advanced Data Protection. Its not enabled by default but we recommend turning it on immediately. Open the Settings app, tap on your Apple ID at the top, then select iCloud. Scroll down the page until you see Advanced Data Protection and tap on that to get started. Youll have to jump through some hoops to get it all set up, whichis probably why its not enabled by default. For starters, all your Apple devices need to be updated to the latest OS (iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS 13.1). Then youll need to create some sort of way to recover your account access if you lose your device or passcode since Apple will no longer have the encryption keys to your datathat can be a trusted contact or a recovery key. Foundry Why go through all this trouble? Simply put, it takes the keys to your data out of Apples hands and puts them back in yours. Currently, Apple encrypts some data on your device with a key that you have but they dontsuch as Health, Passwords and Keychain, Payment info, and Apple Card transactions. But many important categories, including backups, are encrypted in transit and on Apples servers, using a key that Apple controls. That means if a hacker were to get into their servers, it could get at your data. If a government agency wants that data from Apple, it could decrypt it and give it to them. Advanced Data Protection adds end-to-end encryption (your keys on your devices only) to iCloud backups, Photos, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos, Safari Bookmarks, and more. In fact, the only cloud data that is not encrypted with your own keys will be iCloud Mail, Contacts, and Calendars. Its worth taking the time to set it up! Free karaoke with Apple Music Sing If youre an Apple Music subscriber, youre getting a free karaoke upgrade in iOS 16.2. The feature is called Apple Music Sing , and all you have to do is open the song lyrics on any song, just as you used to, and look for a little microphone icon. If you see that, youll be able to adjust the level of the vocalsall the way down to instrumental if youd likeand follow along with the real-time lyrics just like with a real karaoke machine. Lyrics views are updated as well, with better animation to help you follow along. Not every song with lyrics supports Apple Music Sing, but a lot of them do, and the number will grow over time. Its powered by machine learning rather than playing back a separate track without vocals, so many updaters wont get itits limited to iPhone 11 and later, the newest Apple TV 4K, and iPads from the last couple of years. Apple Theres a whole new Home foundation You wont see this feature, but if you use any smart home stuff you will probably feel it. With iOS 16.2, Apple has rewritten the underlying architecture of the Home app and HomeKit to be faster and more reliable. If youve been frustrated by long delays in turning on or off lights, or automations that dont process on time, you might find this is just the fix youve been looking for. You may need to kick off the update yourselfand its a good idea to make sure everyone in your home and all your devices such as HomePods and Apple TVs are updated first. Open the Home app, tap the () button in the upper right, then choose Home Settings. Scroll down and select Software Update. You may see a banner at the top of the screen that says Home Upgrade Availablethats where you begin. Foundry Theres more cool stuff for your lock screen The customizable lock screen is one of iOS 16s best features. With iOS 16.2, you get a couple of useful new widgets to choose from: medications to remind you when to take your next dose, and sleep to help you see how much rest youre getting (when tracked with an Apple Watch or other accessory). If you have an iPhone 14 Pro, youre getting a huge change to the always-on display: the option to hide the wallpaper and/or notifications. Those will come in very handy, as they make it easier to tell when your phone is in its rest state, and easier to read. Follow live sports with Live Activities Live Activities are rich notifications that update themselves in real-time. So instead of getting a new notification every time the status of your food delivery updates or the score of the baseball game changes, you see a single widget-like notification that keeps you up to date. Those with an iPhone 14 Pro also get a new experience with the Dynamic Island, so they can keep tabs on something while using other apps. Sports fans have been waiting to follow their favorite teams using Live Activities since iOS 16 was released in September, and the feature finally arrives with iOS 16.2. Open the TV app, then tap the Watch Now tab, scroll down to the Sports row, then tap Live Sports . Scroll to the bottom, then tap Follow Your Teams . Pick your favorite teams there and youll see info about them automatically in News along with Live Activities score updates for the games they play. Foundry Other odds and ends Of course, there are a ton of other little things in iOS 16.2 that you may appreciate. In addition to the ever-present security updates, youve got improved search in Messages (you can find images by searching the content), the Freeform shared whiteboarding app, and relevant News articles in the Weather app. Plus Game Center finally gets SharePlay for multiplayer games and a new home screen widget to show your friends activity. iOS

Macworld 9 Dec 2022 4:30 pm

Apple supplier Foxconn invests USD 500 mn in India affiliate

NEW DELHI: Apple supplier Foxconn is investing another USD 500 million in India, amid supply chain disruptions at its major China iPhone plant, the media reported on Thursday. The first to disclose that Foxconn's Singapore affiliate had invested USD 500 million in Hon Hai Technology India Mega Development Pvt Ltd was TechCrunch, which cited a corporate stock exchange filing in Taiwan. Due to instability in China over its zero-Covid policy, which has badly impacted its supply chain and caused a major scarcity of new iPhone 14 Pro models, Apple is moving forward with its plans to manufacture iPhones and iPads in India and Vietnam. According to earlier sources, Apple no longer feels comfortable having so much of its business tied up in one area as a result of the China unrest that last month affected its major supplier Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory and led to violent demonstrations. According to renowned analyst Ming-chi Kuo, Apple plans to ship 4045% of iPhones from India as opposed to a single-digit percentage at the moment. Every fourth iPhone will be made in India by 2025, as per J.P. Morgan. Early this year, Apple began manufacturing the new iPhone 14 in India, a first for the tech giant as it shortens the production cycle of new iPhones in the nation to reduce dependence on China. Industry sources predict that Apple's Make in India iPhones will likely represent close to 85% of the company's total iPhone production for the nation this year, helped by the country's supportive local manufacturing rules and ease of doing business. With the release of the iPhone 14 series, Apple's iPhone production in India is anticipated to increase from 7 million units in 2021 to a new high of 1213 million units in 2022. The Gujarati government joined forces with Vedanta and Foxconn in September with the goal of investing Rs 1.54 lakh crore in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Elon Musk briefly loses world's richest man's title to Bernard Arnault Asia's stocks decline as China eases many COVID restrictions Asian shares decline as positive data dampen expectations for a dove Fed

News Track 9 Dec 2022 12:10 pm

If You Want an iPhone 14 Pro Before Christmas, These Are Your Options

There's a shortage on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, but you might have a chance to score one before the holidays.

NewsLookup 9 Dec 2022 2:45 am

The best iPhone deals right now: December 2022

This holiday season, retailers and carriers are offering promotions on the new iPhone 14 line. You can also score an excellent discount on previous models.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 2:03 am

OtterBoxs iPhone 14 power bank with MagSafe passthrough charging hits $35 (Reg. $70)

Verizon Wireless is now offering the OtterBox 5K MagSafe Power Bank for $34.99 shipped when code HOL22SALE has been applied at checkout. Normally fetching $70, like youll currently pay at Amazon, todays offer amounts to 50% in savings. This is well below our previous $52 mention and marking a new all-time low. Sporting a 5,000mAh internal battery as youll likely have gathered from its name, OtterBoxs MagSafe Power Bank powers up your iPhone 14, as well as previous-generation 13 and 12 series handsets with a magnetic design that sticks right to the back of your handset. Its 7.5W output is on par with what youd expect from even the official offering, though OtterBox takes the experience one step further by allowing you to refuel the battery with another MagSafe charger on top of its dual direction USB-C charging port. You can get a better idea of what to expect in our Tested with 9to5Toys review , as well. more The post OtterBoxs iPhone 14 power bank with MagSafe passthrough charging hits $35 (Reg. $70) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 1:31 am

iPhone 14 Pro is flagship par excellence: Review

Apple has made some serious upgrades to the new iPhone 14 Pro, enough to set itself apart from its predecessors and make the consumers want to upgrade. But who is really for? Read our full review of the iPhone 14 Pro here.

IBTimes 8 Dec 2022 10:16 pm

Smartphone Accessories: JETech iPhone 14 Pro Clear Case $5 (50% off), more

JETechs official Amazon storefront is offering its iPhone 14 Pro Clear Case for $4.99 once you clip the on-page coupon. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Down 50% from its normal $10 list price, other colorways go for $12 and todays deal marks a new all-time low that weve tracked. Designed to fit your iPhone 14 Pro precisely, this case is still compatible with wireless chargers, though MagSafe might not work the best here as theres no secondary magnetic ring. However, the case itself does provide extra protection around the screen and camera, and the four corners are designed specifically to absorb shocks from drops. More smartphone accessories: Google Pixel Buds A-Series return to all-time low of $64 for only second time (Reg. $99) AINOPE 2-pack USB-C Cables: $6 (Reg. $12) | Amazon w/ code 50CCH3WD Tim Cook really wants you to buy Apples MagSafe chargers, now on sale from $30 UGREEN 7.5W MagSafe 2-in-1 Charging Stand: $39 (Reg. $46) | Amazon Apples Find My Leather MagSafe Wallet delivers before the holidays at $45 Black Friday price 2-pack TALK WORKS MFi Lightning Cables: $12.50 (Reg. $18) | Amazon Oontz Angle 3 Pro Bluetooth speaker delivers IPX7 waterproofing at new low of $41 (42% off) Amazon Basics 20W USB-C/A Car Charger: $12.50 (Reg. $17) | Amazon Save on nearly all of Apples official iPhone 13 series cases from $25 at Amazon (Reg. $49+) JBL speakers now start from $25 for the holidays : Partybox $50 off, Go 3 40% off, more Spigens new 3-card vegan leather MagSafe wallet sees first price drop to $24 today Deals still live from yesterday: Apple Watch Series 7 starts from $260 in 1-day Woot refurb sale (Orig. $399), more MOMAX 7.5W MagSafe Wireless Charger Air Vent Car Phone Mount:$26(Reg. $40)| Amazon w/ on-page coupon + code 8NQN2BF5 SteelSeries Stratus Duo elevates Android gaming with $25 discount to 2022 low of $35 LULULOOK 3-port 65W USB-C/A Charger:$19.50(Reg. $35)| Amazon w/ on-page coupon + code W94UPRYQ Amazfit GTR 2e with 24-day battery life and sleep tracking hits new low of $70 (50% off) ROMOSS 30,000mAh 18W USB-C Portable Battery:$24(Reg. $40)| Amazon Amazons Halo fitness wearables back at Black Friday lows of $35 shipped (Reg. $70+) 12-outlet Surge Protector with USB-C/A:$15(Reg. $26)| Amazon w/ on-page coupon + code AIM67NDN Save 49% on OontZs Angle 3 Ultra SUP Special Edition Bluetooth Speaker at new low of $20.50 more The post Smartphone Accessories: JETech iPhone 14 Pro Clear Case $5 (50% off), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 9:35 pm

Satechis new Dual Wireless Stand power bank refuels iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at once

Satechi today is launching its latest Apple setup companion, delivering a versatile 3-in-1 portable charger capable of refueling iPhone 14, AirPods Pro, and an Apple Watch all at the same time. The refreshed form factor of the new Satechi Duo Wireless Charger Power Stand can also fold to prop up your smartphone as it refuels, while still stowing away as a compact upgrade to your everyday carry. more The post Satechis new Dual Wireless Stand power bank refuels iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at once appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 9:30 pm

iOS 16.2 for iPhone Expected to Launch Next Week With These 12 New Features

iOS 16.2 is expected to be released next week following nearly two months of beta testing. With last-minute additions like Apple Music Sing and Advanced Data Protection, the software update now has over a dozen new features for the iPhone. Below, we've recapped many of the new features coming with iOS 16.2, including Apple's new whiteboard app Freeform, two new Lock Screen widgets, the ability to hide the wallpaper and notifications on the iPhone 14 Pro's always-on display, a new AirDrop setting, SharePlay support for Game Center, Live Activities enhancements, and more. Apple Music Sing Apple Music Sing is a new karaoke-like feature on the lyrics screen in the Apple Music app that lets you sing along to tens of millions of songs. The feature allows users to lower the volume of the vocals in a song and then take over as the singer. Apple Music Sing is compatible with devices equipped with an A13 chip or newer , including the iPhone 11 and newer, select iPads, and the latest Apple TV 4K. Advanced Data Protection iOS 16.2 introduces an optional Advanced Data Protection feature that, when enabled, expands end-to-end encryption to many additional iCloud data categories, including Messages backups, photos, notes, reminders, voice memos, and more. Advanced Data Protection is currently limited to U.S. users and will start rolling out to the rest of the world in early 2023, according to Apple. Freeform App iOS 16.2 includes Apple's new digital whiteboard app Freeform on the iPhone. The app provides an infinite canvas for you to draw on and insert sticky notes, text boxes, shapes, photos, videos, links, PDFs, and more. The app is also available on the iPad and the Mac, and you can collaborate with others in real time via FaceTime and iMessage. Freeform is more useful on the iPad given the device supports the Apple Pencil, but you can still use a capacitive stylus on the iPhone. Two New Lock Screen Widgets There are two new Lock Screen widgets for Sleep and Medications on iOS 16.2. With the Sleep widget, you can view your most recent sleep session and sleep stages, while the Medications widget can let you quickly access your medication schedule. New Always-On Display Options Starting with iOS 16.2, you can hide the wallpaper and notifications in always-on display mode on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. This results in the Lock Screen having a solid black, minimal appearance in always-on mode, similar to Android. The new Show Wallpaper and Show Notifications toggles are located in the Settings app under Display & Brightness Always On Display. Live Activities for Sports Scores via Apple TV App iOS 16.2 adds Live Activities support for sports scores via the Apple TV app. The feature allows iPhone users to view live scores of MLB, NBA, and Premier League games at a glance on the Lock Screen, and in the Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro models. During a Premier League match, for example, the Dynamic Island shows a live-updating scoreboard with the number of goals scored by each club. When long pressed, the Dynamic Island expands to show the time elapsed and play-by-play action. When an iPhone 14 Pro is locked, and on all other iPhone models, the score is shown in a Lock Screen banner. To use the feature with an iPhone running iOS 16.2, open the TV app and tap on the Follow button for a supported game. Apple says the feature is available for NBA and Premier League games for users in the U.S. and Canada, and for MLB games for users in the U.S., Canada, Australia, U.K., Brazil, Mexico, Japan, and South Korea. New AirDrop Setting iOS 16.2 replaces AirDrop's previous Everyone setting with a limited Everyone for 10 Minutes option to cut down on unwanted requests from strangers. AirDrop now automatically reverts to Contacts Only after 10 minutes. New Home App Architecture After updating to iOS 16.2 and opening the Home app, an update to the app is available with new underlying architecture . Apple says the new architecture improves the app's performance, efficiency, and reliability for controlling smart home accessories. This comes after the Home app gained support for Matter accessories in iOS 16.1. Other New Features SharePlay support in Game Center lets you play multiplayer games with the people you are on a FaceTime call with. iOS 16.2 enables support for 5G networks in India on the iPhone 12 and newer, starting with carriers Airtel and Reliance Jio. The built-in Weather app now features an Apple News section. Improved search in the Messages app allows you to find photos based on their content, like a dog, car, person, or text. There are a few other changes and optimizations in iOS 16.2, as outlined in the full release notes . Related Roundups: iOS 16 , iPadOS 16 Related Forum: iOS 16 This article, iOS 16.2 for iPhone Expected to Launch Next Week With These 12 New Features first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 8 Dec 2022 8:35 pm

My 1TB iPhone 14 Pro isnt overkill its the right version to buy

While some people may think that 128GB of storage is enough on an iPhone, that's not the case for everyone. Here's why you should go with 1TB instead.

Digital Trends 8 Dec 2022 8:00 pm

The best AirPods deals this month

Apples AirPods wireless headphones offer an iconic look, exceptional convenience and strong audio quality. They come with a premium price tag, however, so its important to shop around for a good deal or find a bunch of tech experts wholl do this for you. Thats where we come in. In this article we round up the best AirPods discounts and bundle deals to help you save money. Weve got the best prices on the 3rd-gen AirPods that were released in October 2021, and for the new 2nd-gen AirPods Pro that launched in September 2022. You may also find deals on early-2019 second-generation AirPods and AirPods Max. Here are quick links to the best deals; youll find more detailed advice and price comparisons for each model further down. Best AirPods deals Apple sells two sets of basic AirPods: the new 3rd-gen model introduced in 2021 (MSRP $179 in the US, and RRP 189 in the UK), and the 2nd-gen model from 2019 ($129/139). The deals arent huge at the start of the month, but we expect to see some nice bargains on at least some AirPods models as Black Friday approaches near the end of November. U.S. Amazon, AirPods Max: $450 ($99 off) Amazon, AirPods Pro (2nd gen) : $229 ($20 off) Amazon, AirPods (2nd gen) : $114.99 ($44 off) U.K Costco, AirPods (3rd gen, MagSafe case): 174.99 (14.01 off) Costco, AirPods Pro (2nd gen): 234.99 (15 off) John Lewis, AirPods Pro (2nd gen): 229 (20 off, plus 2-year guarantee) Costco, AirPods Max: 489.99 (59.01 off) AirPods (3rd gen, 2021; MSRP $179/189) Apple finally updated the ultra-popular AirPods in October 2021, after a wait of more than two and a half years. The new models feature a more Pro-like design and a MagSafe-compatible charging case; they also have improved battery life and water resistance, and support for Spatial Audio. Get all the info you need in our AirPods 3 review . You can buy direct from Apple , but youll find the best prices elsewhere in the automated table below. For specific advice, read our guide on where to buy the AirPods 3 . Retailer Price Adorama $99.00 View Deal $179.00 View Deal $179.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide AirPods (2nd gen, 2019; MSRP $129/139) Note that this version of the AirPods comes with an old-fashioned charging case which needs to be plugged in, as opposed to the wireless charging case bundled with the 2021 AirPods and AirPods Pro. (You can buy a wireless charging case separately, however.) Check the automated table below for any deals that have popped up since we last updated this article. Retailer Price Adorama $24.00 View Deal $119.99 View Deal $129 View Deal $135.51 View Deal $147.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best AirPods Pro deals The AirPods Pro came out in 2019, but a new version was released in September 2022. There are some great deals to be had on the older models. The comparison tables below gather the lowest prices on the AirPods Pro 1st and 2nd gen, so you can be sure not to miss out on any appealing deals. AirPods Pro (2nd-gen, 2022; MSRP $249/249) Apple launched the second-generation AirPods Pro alongside the iPhone 14 at its Far Out event. You can already find a pretty good discount on these, our favorite AirPods. Retailer Price $229.00 View Deal Adorama $249.00 View Deal $249.00 View Deal $249 View Deal $249.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices AirPods Pro (1st-gen, 2019; was $249/239) Retailer Price Adorama $119.00 View Deal $174.99 View Deal $209.00 View Deal $219.99 View Deal $222 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best AirPods Max deals Right now, the AirPods Max are available to buy directly from Apple for $549/549. Find the latest prices in our automated table embedded below. For some time now, weve been seeing third-party retailers undercut Apple by a significant margin. AirPods Max (MSRP $549/549) Retailer Price $439.99 View Deal Adorama $469.00 View Deal $479.99 View Deal $549 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices For an in-depth look at your options here, read Where to buy AirPods Max . How to get a good deal on AirPods Good AirPods deals are rare and tend not to last long. If you see one (and youre sure the supplier is legit: look it up on TrustPilot if youve not bought from there before), grab it. The recommend price of the AirPods Max is $549 / 549 / AU$899. For the AirPods Pro its $249 / 239 / AU$399. For the early-2019 AirPods its $129 / 119 / AU$219. You should never pay more than these prices: weve seen unscrupulous retailers claim the MSRP/RRP is higher and work out savings based on that. The 2016 AirPods were removed from sale as soon as the early-2019 models came out, so never officially got a price cut from their launch price of $159/159. But if you do plump for these much older models, you shouldnt be paying even $100. If you cant find a seriously good deal, go for newer ones instead. Remember to take delivery and postage fees into account when evaluating deals; we include it in our list of prices but most retailers wont add it until youre at the checkout. And watch out for deals that seem too good to be true, but turn out to have no stock. We see this a lot. Bundle deals The best way to get a good price on AirPods may be to bundle them with a phone, although this is mainly an option in the UK. Three offers a variety of bundles that includes the AirPods. Visit the companys accessories page to browse the best options for you. EE lets you add AirPods to your plan for 10 a month spread over 11 months plus a 10 upfront fee (if youll settle for the 2019 models), or 15 a month + 10 for the 2021 models. The AirPods Pro, including the new MagSafe case for 2021, are 22 a month but with no upfront fee. In each case youll need to click Apple, then your choice of AirPods model. Vodafone and O2 arent currently bundling the AirPods with their iPhone plans, although O2 sells the 2021 AirPods , the early-2019 AirPods and the AirPods Pro on their own. Whichever bundle you go for, remember to check if youre getting the AirPods Pro, the early-2019 AirPods (sometimes called the second-gen or AirPods 2) or the new 2021 AirPods (third-gen or AirPods 3). If youre getting the AirPods Pro, find out if they include the new MagSafe charging case. AirPods buying advice Wondering if a pair of AirPods is right for you? Lets discuss the pros and cons. First of all, there are five models, of which three are still on sale: The original 1st-gen AirPods (2016), long discontinued; The 2nd-gen AirPods (2019), which are similar but add Hey Siri; The 1st-gen AirPods Pro (2019), which add improved audio quality and active noise cancellation, plus a new design, and are now discontinued; The 3rd-gen AirPods (2021), which add MagSafe support, improved battery life and some elements of the Pro design; And the 2nd-gen AirPods Pro (2022), which feature further improved sound quality and noise cancellation. (Plus theres the AirPods Max from 2020, which are over-ear headphones and essentially a completely different product to the rest of the AirPods range. For this reason we will discuss the Max model separately.) All four non-Max models are wireless, sitting in your ears and in theory staying there through snugness of fit alone. The advantages of this are clearthey allow you to go running or work out without worrying about snagging the cablesbut they may fall out once you pick up the pace. Our experience, however, is that the AirPods are among the best earbuds around in this regard. The AirPods Pro offer a snugger fit than the others because they have a choice of flexible ear tips, and are actually able to tell you whether youve selected the right tip or not. Sound quality is decent but not exceptional on the original and early-2019 models; the AirPods Pro are a step above thanks in part to their better fit and implementation of active noise cancellation. (We havent tested the 2021 AirPods audio quality yet, but Apple as ever talks a good game.) What AirPods consistently do better than non-Apple headphones is co-ordinate with other Apple products, thanks to the W1 chip (in the 2016 model) and H1 chip (2019 and 2021) which makes pairing with an iPhone a breeze. Battery-wise, most non-Max AirPods will last around five hours, but thats not the end of the story: they come with a little charging case with its own larger battery, so you can pop them back in for a rapid top up. The case should offer another 24 hours (give or take) before itll require charging. The 2021 AirPods, however, offer more in this department, with claimed figures of six hours out of the case and 30 hours in total. Weve got some advice on getting better AirPods battery life . Apples 2019 AirPods can respond to Hey Siri commands, charge wirelessly if you opt for the Wireless Charging Case, and offer more talk time than the originals. Those features are kept in the 2021 models, with Spatial Audio and Adaptive EQ added to the mix. For more detailed advice and thoughts on the best alternatives to Apples three cheaper AirPods models, read our guides to the Best wireless headphones and, more specifically, the Best wireless earbuds . The AirPods Max are a lot more expensive and a totally different proposition. Audio quality is almost universally considered to be exceptional, but its debatable whether its exceptional enough to justify that premium price tag. And many reviewers have pointed out that the case is oddly designed, given that the one part of the headphones that it doesnt protectthe mesh headbandis the one thats most vulnerable to damage. The AirPods Max are an appealing prospect, but unlikely to be practical for most budgets. Apple, Home Audio

Macworld 8 Dec 2022 7:57 pm

Tim Cook really wants you to buy Apples MagSafe chargers, now on sale from $30

After going on sale last month for Black Friday, Amazon today is back to offer holiday pricing on Apples lineup of MagSafe chargers. Shipping is free across the board. Headlining is theofficial 15W MagSafe Charger at$29.99. Youd more regularly pay $39 with todays offer marking a chance to outfit one of Apples latest handsets with all of theunique MagSafe chargingcapabilities at a return to its previous Thanksgiving Week pricing. As the brands official take on wireless charging, this accessory elevates the experience by providing all of the perks of a cable with the convenience of not having to actually plug anything in. It magnetically snaps onto the back of your device in order to provide 15W of power to an iPhone 14, as well as previous-generation 13 or 12 series handset. Head below for more for all of the other official MagSafe chargers on sale. more The post Tim Cook really wants you to buy Apples MagSafe chargers, now on sale from $30 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 7:11 pm

iOS 16.2 release days away with Apple Music Sing, Freeform app

With the full release of iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 in the rearview mirror, Apple has moved on to testing the next release. With iOS and iPadOS 16.2, we can expect the new Freeform app along with continual improvements to Stage Manger on the iPad (like the return of external display support), along with other minor tweaks and fixes. Were still waiting on SharePlay gaming support and the Satellite Emergency SOS feature on the latest iPhones, too. Update 12/07/22: The release candidate of iOS 16.2 is now available to developers and public beta testers. If no major issues are found, this is the version that will be released to everyone next week. Whats new in iOS 16.2? Heres what we know is new in the latest iOS 16.2 beta. Well update this section as new features and changes are discovered. Apple Music Sing: A new Karaoke experience built into Apple Music. Read more about Apple Music Sing . iCloud Backup encryption: Several new privacy features are coming in iOS 16.2, including stronger iCloud encryption, security key support, and iMessage Contact Key Verification. 10-minute AirDrop limit: iOS 16.2 limits the everyone setting for AirDrop permissions to 10 minutes at a time. This change was first made in China and is now rolling out to the rest of the world. Older notifications visible by default: In iOS 16.2 beta 4, Apple changed the way Notification Center displays notifications. You used to have to swipe up to see older notifications, now they are shown by default. Always-on display options: For iPhone 14 Pro models there are two new toggles in Settings > Display & Brightness > Always On Display . One lets you disable the wallpaper when the always-on display is active, the other disables notifications. Sleep and medication widgets: The second beta added new lock screen widgets for sleep data and medications tracking from the Health app. Freeform app: The latest betas of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS 13 add the new digital whiteboarding app Freeform, first unveiled at WWDC this fall. Freeform is a productivity app for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac that lets you collaborate with friends, family, and coworkers on a digital whiteboard sharing sketches, notes, files, web links, documents, photos, video, andaudio. New Home architecture: iOS 16.2 users have the opportunity to update their Home to a new architecture, which Apple promises is faster and more reliable. All Home hub devices like HomePod and Apple TV must be upgraded to 16.2 as well. More frequent Live Activities updates: While not yet active in the beta, 9to5Mac has seen code that suggests that Apple will give users the option to update Live Activities more frequently, at the cost of a bit of battery life. iOS 16.2 release notes Apples official release notes for iOS 16.2 are as follows: Freeform Freeform is a new app for working creatively with friends or colleagues on Mac, iPad and iPhone A flexible canvas lets you add files, images, stickies, and more Drawing tools let you sketch anywhere on the canvas with your finger Apple Music Sing A new way to sing along with millions of your favorite songs in Apple Music Fully adjustable vocals let you duet with the original artist, sing solo, or mix it up Newly enhanced beat-by-beat lyrics make it even easier to follow along with the music Advanced Data Protection for iCloud New option expands the total number of iCloud data categories protected using end-to-end encryption to 23 including iCloud Backup, Notes, and Photos protecting your information even in the case of a data breach in the cloud Lock Screen New settings allow you to hide wallpaper or notifications when Always-On display is enabled on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max Sleep widget lets you view your most recent sleep data Medications widget lets you view reminders and quickly access your schedule Game Center SharePlay support in Game Center for multiplayer games so you can play with the people you are on a FaceTime call with Activity Widget allows you to see what your friends are playing and achieving in games right from your Home Screen Apple TV Live Activities for Apple TV app let you follow your favorite teams with live scores right on your Lock Screen or in Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max Home Improved reliability and efficiency of communication between your smart home accessories and Apple devices This update also includes the following improvements and bug fixes: Improved search in Messages allows you to find photos based on their content, like a dog, car, person, or text Turn Off Hide IP Address setting enables iCloud Private Relay users to temporarily disable the service for a specific site in Safari News articles in Weather display information relevant to the weather in that location Participant Cursors in Notes allow you to see live indicators as others make updates in a shared note AirDrop now automatically reverts to Contacts Only after 10 minutes to prevent unwanted requests to receive content Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models Fixes an issue that causes some notes not to sync with iCloud after updates are made Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 Whats new in iPadOS 16.2? Unless otherwise noted, iPadOS 16.2 will have the same new features as iOS 16.2 where applicable, in addition to the features listed below. Stage Manager external display support: Pulled before the initial iPadOS 16.1 release, external display support is back in iPadOS 16.2 for iPads that have the M1 or M2 chip. It allows iPad users to hook their tablet up to a secondary display with resolutions up to 6K using StageManager. When will iOS 16.2 be released? We expect iOS 16.2 will likely be released on December 13 or 14. How to install the iOS 16.2 Public beta This is the version of iOS 16.2 that most of us will be running ahead of launch, since the developer beta is, as the name suggests, for registered developers only. When the public beta of iOS 16 does come out, youll be able to install it using the following instructions. Click Sign Up on the Apple Beta page and register with your Apple ID. Log in to the Beta Software Program. Click Enroll your iOS device . (If you signed up for a previous versions beta last year you may need to uninstall the profile for that and then re-enroll for the new one.) Go to beta.apple.com/profile on your iOS device. Download and install the configuration profile. You may need to jump over to Settings to enable the profile. Go to General > VPN and Device Management and tap on the iOS 16 beta profile there. That will make the beta version available in theSettingsapp, under General > Software Update . How to install the iOS 16.2 Developer beta Each stage of iOS 16.2s development cycle will be rolled out to developers first, and then to public beta testers afterwards (typically within a day or so). If youre a developer and need to test your apps against the most up-to-date version of the OS possible, this is the version to run. First, check that your device is compatible. Have a quick read of which iPhones and iPads can get iOS 16? Youll need to be registered as an Apple developer. Joining the Apple Developer Program costs $99 a year. All set? Okay! Heres how to install the iOS 16.2 developer beta, in eight easy steps: In Safari on your iPhone or iPad, go to developer.apple.com and log in using your Apple ID. Go to the Downloads section (youll find it in the lefthand menu), scroll down to iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 beta and tap Install Profile , then Accept . Open the Settings app. You should see Profile Downloaded at the top of the main screentap this. If you cant see it, go to General > VPN and Device Management and tap on the iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 beta profile there. Tap Install in the top-right to install the iOS or iPadOS 16 beta profile. Read the developer consent form and (assuming youre happy with the terms) give your consent. Restart your iPhone. Now go toSettings> General > Software Update , where you should see the iOS or iPadOS 16 beta is available. Tap Download and Install . Wait for your iPhone to finish downloading the update, then tap Install when prompted. And if everything has worked the way it should, your iPhone will now be running the iOS 16 beta. Risks and precautions Note first of all that betas are test versions of upcoming software. They are by definition unfinished, and while they should include most or all of the features in the finished product, there will be cosmetic differences and, inevitably, some bugs and other issues that will need to be fixed during the development process. In other words, dont expect a perfect user experience. In particular, some existing apps (including ones that you may rely on) might not work perfectly with the new version. In extreme cases, you may even find that your device is bricked by the beta, and cannot be used until the next beta comes along. Its not uncommon for early beta software to exhibit problems like excessive battery drain as well. The closer we get to the final launch of iOS 16.2, the more polished and feature-complete we can expect the available betas to become. The counter to that, of course, is there will be less time left to wait for the official launch, so you wont be gaining as much by installing a beta. Assuming you decide to go ahead, we cant stress enough how important it is to back up your iPhone before you install a beta on your device, or better still, use a secondary device rather than your main iPhone or iPad. You wont lose everything if something goes wrong while the beta is installing, and youll be able to go back to the last version should you find that you dont like the new software after all, or that its too buggy. iOS

Macworld 8 Dec 2022 6:33 pm

iOS 16 superguide: Everything you need to know

After announcing its big yearly operating system update in its WWDC keynote on June 6, and following months of beta testing, Apple made iOS 16 available to be installed on iPhones on September 12, 2022, followed by iPadOS 16.1 on October 24. But while tons of new features have arrived, there is still more to come as Apple continues to work on iOS 16 with an iOS 16.2 update imminent. In this article, well tell you everything you need to know about iOS 16 and how its going to affect your iPhone and iPad experience. We reveal new features, and design changes, along with details of any issues and flaws people are encountering with the new software. Update 12/07: The release candidate of iOS 16.2 is out, suggesting the final version will be here very soon. iOS 16: Latest version The latest version of iOS 16 is iOS 16.1.2 , this includes improved crash detection, carrier upgrades and security updates. It came out on November 30. Prior to that release, iOS 16.1.1 included bug fixes and security updates. We hope that the updates addresses an issue some users have experienced with Wi-Fi connectivity, although Apple doesnt provide details of the bug fixes. Apple does provide information about the security updates, which it says could allow a remote user to cause unexpected app termination or arbitrary code execution. A similar issue is addressed in macOS Ventura . About a month after iOS 16.0 arrived, iOS 16.1 became available to download on October 24. iOS 16.1 includes iCloud Shared Photo Library, improvements to the battery percentage indicator which will now feature on more iPhones, the ability to remove the Wallet app, Clean Energy Charging options, the ability to customize the Lock screen or Home screen, and Matter support for smart home accessories. Prior to iOS 16.1 the most recent version of iOS 16 was iOS 16.0.3 which arrived on October 11. That was just a small update that included some iPhone 14-related fixes, addressed a problem with the slow launching Camera app, fixed a problem where incoming call and app notifications were not displayed, solved an issue with low microphone volume in CarPlay, and addressed the Mailjack bug in an important security fix. The Mailjack bug caused an endless loop of crashes when opening a message from an improperly formatted account. The previous iOS 16 update came on September 22. iOS 16.0.2 included a fix for a camera shaking problem iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max users had been experiencing, as well as a fix for a bug that a number of different iOS 16 users were experiencing: a new prompt to allow an app to paste from the clipboard was popping up with every attempt to paste, rather than just the first time. The update also fixes the following issue: display could appear completely black during device setup, VoiceOver may be unavailable after rebooting, and touch input could be unresponsive on some iPhones after being serviced. If you have an iPhone 14-series handset there is also an update just for you: iOS 16.0.1 (build number 20A371) addressed an issue with activation and migration during setup, according to Apples support document this issue is specific to iMessage and FaceTime. According to Apples release notes , the iOS 16.0.1. iOS 16.0.1 was an iPhone 14-specific update, other iPhones will not show that the update is available in Software Update. Should you update to iOS 16 now? We have a guide to help you answer that question. Also, note that some of the promised iOS 16 features are coming in an update later this year . Lewis Painter / Foundry iOS 16: Latest beta version next version of iOS 16 Apple issued the first beta of iOS 16.2 on October 25. The Release Candidate arrived on December 7. The final version is likely to be released week commencing December 12. iOS 16.2 includes: Apple Music Sing:A new Karaoke experience built into Apple Music. Read more about Apple Music Sing . New always-on display options for iPhone 14 Pro: Two new toggles are available in Settings > Display & Brightness > Always On Display. One can disable the wallpaper when the always-on display is active, the other disables notifications. A major home screen layout change thanks to a new Custom Accessibility Mode: This will provide a more streamlined iPhone experience with customizable features for users with accessibility needs. Older notifications visible by default: instead of having to swipe up to see old notifications. The new Freeform digital whiteboarding app: This will let users collaborate with friends, family, and coworkers on a digital whiteboard sharing sketches, notes, files, web links, documents, photos, video, and audio. New Home architecture that Apple claims is faster and more reliable. New Sleep and Medication widgets will allow you to track this information from the lock screen. It appears there will be frequent Live Activities updates, although this isnt yet in the beta. ( Via 9to5Mac). 10-minute AirDrop limit : iOS 16.2 limits the everyone setting for AirDrop permissions to 10 minutes at a time. Satellite SOS is supposed to be coming to the U.K and other locations in December, which would tie in with the expected December release of iOS 16.2. If you have an iPad then you will also get the following new feature with iPadOS 16.2: Stage Manager external display support: External display support for iPads that have the M1 or M2 chip will allow iPad users to hook their tablet up to a secondary display using Stage Manager. If you want to test the beta, you can register for Apples Beta Software Program . 9to5Mac iOS 16: Known and fixed issues Since the release of iOS 16 the following issues have been highlighted: An iOS 16 Mail bug was able to cause an endless loop of app crashes and lock users out of their Mail account. VPN Tracker found that an email from an address with double quotes (@macworld.com for example) will cause Mail on iOS 16 to repeatedly crash. FIXED in iOS 16.0.3 There were also reports from iPhone 14 users that the Camera app can be slow to open . FIXED IN iOS 16.0.3 Some users had a problem where incoming calls and app notifications were not displayed. FIXED IN iOS 16.0.3 There was an early issue with low microphone volume in CarPlay. FIXED IN iOS 16.0.3 Some users experienced an issue with excessive copy and paste alerts when moving text and images between apps. FIXED IN iOS 16.0.2 An issue affecting the iPhone 14 Pro camera caused the optical image stabilization sensor to fail to focus properly. FIXED IN iOS 16.0.2 A lot of users experienced problems connecting to Wi-Fi due to a bug. This was fixed in iOS 16.1.1. the big problem for some was being able to connect to Wi-Fi in order to install the update, but in our experience a reboot of the iPhone generally enabled it to connect to Wi-Fi again so that the update could be installed. Otherwise it is possible to install over a cellular connection. As is often the case with a new operating system update, some users have complained of battery drain and other common issues, these issues are usually short-lived and relate to the re-indexing of data. Towards the end of September 2022, Apple published a support document that turning on thenew iPhone keyboard vibrationfeature could cost battery life. Apple says, Turning on keyboard haptics might affect the battery life of your iPhone. It is hoped that iOS 16.2 will fix a problem with the Always On Display of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max: it will bring better controls so you can, for example, have a solid black screen rather than a darkened view of your usual wallpaper when the iPhone is off. iOS 16: How to get the latest version Read this to find out how to install iOS 16 or an update to the operating system: How to update iOS on your iPhone . The short version is: Open Settings. Tap General . Tap Software Update . Youll see the update available there, follow the prompts to install it. If you dont want to update straight away read: How to stop your iPhone from automatically updating to iOS 16 . When you visit the Software Update page on your iPhone you might see that iOS 15.7 is there to install and wonder where iOS 16 is. If you want iOS 16 you dont need to install IOS 15.7 first, you can scroll down below the information about iOS 15.7 and tap on upgrade to iOS 16. You dont have to install iOS 15.7, you can jump straight to iOS 16. Its often the case that the initial new version of iOS is soon followed by a point update so you can expect to see iOS 16.0.1 in a week or so to clean up some bugs and prepare for the new iPhone 14. We also expect 16.1 to arrive in October when the iPad receives its update. iOS 16: Compatibility Which Apple devices can install iOS 16? Any from the past five years: anyone with an iPhone 8 or later will be able to run iOS 16. With the iPad, iOS 16 is compatible with all PadPro models, iPadAir (3rdgeneration andlater), iPad (5thgeneration andlater), iPadmini (5thgeneration andlater). Thats the headline but bear in mind that older devices may not get the full iOS 16 experience or every feature in iPadOS 16 . Apple warns, for example, that the new Live Captions accessibility feature is available on iPhone 11 and later, while Door Detection and People Detection require the LiDAR scanner on the iPhone 12 Pro and later. This is a big change from last year. At WWDC 2021, Apple announced that iOS 15 would run on very old models, such as the iPhone 6s (2015) and first-generation SE (2016). Theyve both dropped off the supported list, and the iPhone 7 is gone too. If youve got one of these iPhones, it may be time to upgrade . iOS 16: Features iOS 16 is a substantial upgrade. It doesnt change everything about your iPhone, but its filled with fun new features, like these Five incredible iOS 16 features that will change the way you use your iPhone . Read on to find out more about the new features that will make your old iPhone feel fresh if you install it: New iOS 16 Features coming soon Some expected updates and new features didnt make it into the initial launch , but are set to appear later in the year. For example: Freeform app This new whiteboarding and collaboration app was unveiled as part of the iPadOS 16 demo at WWDC, but it was always a longer-term prospect: Freeform was a coming later this year thing from the very beginning. With iPadOS 16s launch pushed back , but it looks like Freeform will be released with iOS 16.2. Game Center Game Center is getting support for SharePlay, which will let you start playing a game right away while in a FaceTime call, launch date is still to be confirmed though. Features that arrived in iOS 16.1 These are the new features that arrived with the first major update to iOS 16. iCloud Shared Photo Library Apple has added a new way for family members and friends to share photos with each other called Shared Photo Library. It lets you and five people set up an album that you call control, with automated updates and sharing notifications. Learn more about how to set up a Shared Photo Library in our how-to article. Live Activities Live Activities is a new way of following sports games, Uber journey progress, workouts, and so on from the Lock Screen. You can think of them as notifications that persist and are dynamically updated by their associated apps. There are already numerous supported apps . Wallet The Wallet already had in-app ID verification: a handy option if you dont want to share personal details with someone, but do need to prove to them that you are over 21, for example. In 16.1 Wallet gained the ability to share digital keys via Messages, Mail, or WhatsApp. Matter support Matter is a new and sorely needed smart-home compatibility standard covering Apple Home, Alexa, and Google Home, among others, and support for Matter is one of the changes coming to Apples Home app in iOS 16. There is still work to be done by manufacturers to get everything coordinated, but all devices support the new standard as of iOS 16.1. Clean Energy Charging On launch day, Apple announced a new feature called Clean Energy Charging that aims to decrease the carbon footprint of the iPhone by optimizing charging times for when the grid is using cleaner energy sources. You can find the toggle to turn it on in the Battery Health & Charging settings. Features that arrived in iOS 16 Heres what was available at launch. Lock Screen In iOS 16 Lock Screen is customizable (changing colors and fonts, for example) and upgradable with widgets for keeping an eye on the weather, your Activity rings, or whatever other information you need easy access to. And, rather like the faces on the Apple Watch, it will be possible to create multiple Lock Screens, each with its own wallpaper and widgets, and easily switch between them. See: All the ways you can customize your Lock Screen in iOS 16 . We also look at how to keep your Lock Screen clean without missing a notification . New customization options arrived in iOS 16.1 so can now choose to customize the Home screen and Lock screen separately. Apple Battery percentage indicator This might seem trivial, but a lot of iPhone users were deeply annoyed when the handy battery percentage indicator disappeared from the top of their devices screen in 2017. (The notch on the iPhone X was the culprit, of course.) Those users will be pleased to hear that its the battery percentage indicator is coming back in iOS 16, albeit on certain devices only. Initially the iPhone 11, iPhone XR, and the iPhone 12 mini and 13 mini dont get this feature, but Apple addressed this in an update. We discuss how to show battery percentage in your iPhone status bar separately. IDG Notifications The way these appear has been tweaked: they now roll in from the bottom of the screen, which seems like a more logical way to present them. Focus Your choice of Lock Screen, widgets, and Notification settings can now be tied to Focus modes. Apple suggests a data-rich Lock Screen while youre using the Work Focus or a photo Lock Screen while youre using the Personal Focus. By swiping to a particular Lock Screen, you can trigger the related Focus mode. Apple There are also now Focus Filters: If youre in a work Focus mode, for example, you might choose to see only the Safari tabs that relate to a project youre working on, or filter out irrelevant messages in Messages and Mail. Dictation Dictation improvements mean that dictation should be better than ever. We explain how to use the new dictation features in iOS 16 separately. Improved Dictation supports using your voice and keyboard together to enter and edit text. Youll be able to automatically add commas, periods, and question marks as you dictate and add emoji with your voice. Audio support AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro (1st and 2nd generation) and AirPods Max will gain a new Personalized Spatial Audio feature that uses the TrueDepth camera on iPhone to create a personal profile for Spatial Audio that delivers a more precise and immersive listening experience. Haptic keyboard In iOS 16 iPhone keyboards will provide haptic feedback while you type. Keyboard haptics will use the Taptic Engine to produce a little tick feeling when you touch a key on the keyboard. To find out how to use the feature read: How to enable keyboard haptic feedback in iOS 16. Also read: iOS 16s haptic keyboard is the best feature you havent found yet . Live Text and Visual Look Up Live Text now applies to video as well as still images. Pause a video and the text will become live for copying or translating. Apple says Live Text is going to provide quicker access to translation and currency-conversion tools, too. The related Visual Look Up featurewhich was introduced in iOS 15 and uses AI to identify plants, animals, and landmarks in your photosalso gets an update. For a start, it can now recognize birds, insects, and statues as well. But separately, it can use that same AI to detect the edges of pictured objects and enable you to tap and hold to lift them out of a photo and into other apps such as Messages. Spot a cute dog in a photo? Snip it out and pop it in an iMessage so others can enjoy it too. See: How to instantly lift the subject out of nearly any image . Apple Siri A new Easy Shortcuts setup makes it possible to run shortcuts with Siri as soon as you download an app with no upfront setup. Youll can also send messages without Siri asking you to confirm before sending. A new ability to ask Hey Siri, what can I do here? helps users discover Siris capabilities in iOS and apps. And you can end calls by saying: Hey Siri, hang up. Search Search on the Home Screen will enable Spotlight to be accessed directly from the bottom of the Home Screen, making it easy to open apps, find contacts, or get information from the web. However, some people find the Home Screen Search button distracting, so we have this tutorial: How to remove the search button from your iPhones home screen . Changes to apps As usual, a number of changes will be coming to the included Apple apps, including: Messages There are three big changes in Messages. You can 1) edit, 2) unsend messages after theyre sent, and 3) mark any thread as Unread. Less momentously, there are lots of new visual elements for customizing your Memoji, including new hairstyles and headgear, nose shapes, and poses. Read How to edit and unsend text messages on your iPhone Mail New tools include scheduled sends and, very briefly, the ability to recall sent messages. Mail should detect and warn users of forgotten attachments, and there are new Remind Later and Follow Up features for nudging the user when either they or a recipient hasnt responded to an email. See: How to edit and unsend messages on iPhone . We also cover how to edit and unsend emails on Mac . Maps New multi-stop routing supports adding up to fifteen stops along your driving route in Maps. It is also possible to see low balances and replenish Transit Cards when you add transit cards to Wallet, all without leaving Maps. And transit fares show you how much your journey will cost in the San Francisco Bay Area, London, New York, and San Diego. Safari In Safari, Shared Tab Groups let you share a set of tabs with others and see the Tab Group update instantly as you work together. Tab Group start pages can be customized with different background images and favorites for each Tab Group. Pinned tabs in Tab Groups enable you to pin frequently visited websites for each Tab Group. Safari web page translation will add translation for web pages in Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Polish, Indonesian, and Dutch. FaceTime Handoff in FaceTime allows you to move FaceTime calls seamlessly from your iPhone to your iPad or Mac, and vice versa. Memoji Memoji gets more sticker poses, hairstyles, headwear, noses, and lip colors. Quick Note Quick Note adds support for taking a note in any app on your iPhone and adding links to create context and easily find content. Home A redesigned Home app makes it easier to navigate, organize, view, and control your smart home accessories. The Home tab will integrate all your accessories, rooms, and scenes into a single tab for a whole-house view, allowing you to see your entire home at a glance. There will be categories for lights, climate, security, speakers and TVs, and water let you quickly access all the relevant accessories organized by room, and displays more detailed status information. And a new camera view displays up to four cameras front and center in the Home tab, scroll to see any additional camera views in your home. Photos Duplicate detection in Photos identifies duplicate photos so you can quickly clean up your library. Plus the Foreground blur for portrait photos in Camera will blur objects in the foreground for a more realistic-looking depth-of-field effect (iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max). Translate Youll can now translate text around you using the camera in the Translate app. Reminders Pinned lists help you quickly navigate to your favorite lists. Apple Pay Apple announced two new ventures here: Apple Pay Later (a method of paying in four equal payments over six weeks, available initially in the US only) and Apple Pay Order Tracking (which provides receipts and order tracking information in Wallet for purchases made using Apple Pay). Health A new medications feature helps you track and manage your medications, vitamins, and supplements by creating a list, custom schedules and reminders, and then viewing logging over time Youll be able to add medications using your iPhone camera (iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and later). Interaction alerts will inform you if there is a critical interaction when you add a new medication. Cycle deviation notifications alert you if your logged menstrual cycles show a pattern of infrequent periods, irregular periods, prolonged periods, or persistent spotting. Youll be able to share information with loved ones and theyll be able to easily and securely share their health data with you. News My Sports enables you to easily follow your favorite teams and leagues and watch highlights right in the News app. Favorites will give you easy access to the channels and topics you read the most at the top of your Today feed. There is also a visually updated home page that will be easier to navigate, with topic feeds for local news locales, sports teams, and leagues. Security features As usual there are a number of changes that Apple is making to improve security and privacy, including: Passkey Passkeys offers support for an easier and safer signin method to replace passwords. Passkey syncing through iCloud Keychain makes your passkeys available across all your Apple devices while keeping them end-to-end encrypted. Family Sharing There is an improved child account setup to make it easier to create an account for a child with the right parental controls, including ageappropriate media restrictions. Youll be able to use Quick Start to easily set up a new iOS or iPadOS device for your child with your selected parental controls in place. Screen Time requests in Messages will make it even easier to approve or decline requests from your child. Plus Family Checklist will give you tips and suggestions like updating a childs parental control settings, turning on location sharing, or just reminding you to share your iCloud+ subscription with everyone. Safety Check This important privacy feature, designed to aid those experiencing domestic violence or similar issues, lets you monitor who youve granted access to your permissions, and revoke them easily. It can be used to reset system app privacy permissions, and to restrict Messages and FaceTime to the device youre currently using. Emergency reset lets users quickly take action to reset access across all people and apps, including disabling location sharing via Find My, resetting privacy permissions for apps, and more. Accessibility Door detection will locate a door, reads signs and symbols around it, and gives users instructions for how to open the door (iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro). Apple Watch mirroring will provide full control of the Apple Watch from iPhone and supports the use of Switch Control, Voice Control, or any other assistive features on the iPhone to get the most out of an Apple Watch. Live Captions (beta) automatically converts audio into text for users who are Deaf or hard of hearing to follow along more easily with calls and media content (iPhone 11 and later). Buddy controller helps users with cognitive disabilities get support from a caregiver or friend while playing a game, by combining inputs from multiple game controllers into one. VoiceOver will be available in over 20 new languages and locales, including Bangla (India), Bulgarian, Catalan, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. Voice Control spelling mode gives you the option to dictate names, addresses, or other custom spellings. Miscellaneous changes and new features These are the highlights of iOS 16s new features set, but there are far more small tweaks that youll gradually discover after installing the OS in the fall. Some will only slightly massage your day-to-day experience, while others will hold hidden significance. A change in the way firmware information is presented, for example, may allow manual AirPods updates for the first time. Another new feature is the ability to verify your device and account in the background, without any need to deal with CAPTCHAs . For more updates along these lines, weve rounded up the smaller features and changes that will make a big difference in how you use your iPhone. If youd like a broader exploration of the new capabilities coming to your iPhone this year, read our guide to the top new iOS 16 features , and our thoughts on the iOS 16 features youll actually use . iOS

Macworld 8 Dec 2022 5:54 pm

Apple 2022 year in review

In this episode of the Macworld Podcast, well go over some of the highlights and lowlights for Apple in 2022. Its the year in review. This is episode 819 with Jason Cross , Michael Simon , and Roman Loyola . Listen to episode 819 on Apple Podcasts Listen to episode 819 on Spotify Subscribe to the Macworld Podcast You can subscribe to the Macworld Podcastor leave us a review! right here in the Podcasts app . The Macworld Podcast is also available on Spotify . Or you can point your favorite podcast-savvy RSS reader at: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/macworld To find previous episodes, visit Macworlds podcast page or our home on MegaPhone . Transcript of Macworld Podcast episode 819: Apple 2022 year in review RL:In this episode of the Macworld Podcast, well go over some of the highlights and lowlights for Apple in 2022.Its the year in review coming up. Stay tuned. RL: Welcome to the Macworld Podcast. Im Roman Loyola [RL] here with Jason Cross [JC]. JC: Good morning. RL: And Michael Simon [MS]. MS: Hello, sir. RL:Sosince its the end of the year and its also a slow news time of the year. MS: Apple released Apple Music Sing today.That was big news on Macworld.com. RL: But yeah, were going to take this opportunity todo the usual end-of-year topics and today were going to do the year in review. Overall, going through and trying to see what happened during the year, major announcements, I had thisfeeling beforehand, but it kind of reaffirmed to me that compared to the last couple of yearsit was kind of a regular, ho-hum year. MS: Particularly with the Mac, it started outreally strong. We got the Mac Studio, whichis the first new Mac in I dont know how many years, but a long time. And the redesignedMacBook Air, which was great. And then nothing. Like literally nothing. JC: Well, yeah. Studio Display, first monitor in a million years. MS: Yeah, right. So, all of that came in March and then July or June, July brought the MacBook Air redesign and the M2 chip. Then the whole second half of the year, it was like absolutely JC: Yeah, everyone expected MacBook Pros with the M2 Pro and Macs and Ultra and stuff. MS:Maybe a Mac Pro which they teased inMarchbut we didnt get it. JC: Yeah, and all that stuffs been apparently delayed till the spring at least, just supplyshortages and all that other stuff. I still think thats a pretty good Mac year. Firstall, the new Air is great. The M1 was already a good chip, but that old design really needed, improvement to giant bezels and stuff. So yeah, thats great. Thats my favorite Mac.Mac Studio was a giant surprise. Everybody knew a Mac Pro was coming at some point.And we were all thinking, oh, when theres going to be like a bigger iMac, like Applessilicon iMac and something added, and then out of nowhere, theyre like, surprise, like,super powerful, tiny, like small form factor PC. MS: That rumor, I remember it was like three or four days before the event started to kindof pick up the display and they didnt know at the time what it was going to be called, that it was a real powerful tiny Mac for your desktop. JC:Like two or three Mac mini stacked on top of each otherkind of thing.And its like, yeah, we had no idea.And I thought that was like a real kind of resurgencefor the Mac in a lot of ways,because certainly the M1 iMac, as it is now that 24-inch size M1 iMac and the Mac Mini, those dont really satisfy all the desktopusers. Then theres this wide gulf to the Mac Pro, this huge gap because they made the Mac Pro such a high-end, huge high-end machine. Yeah, it filled in that gap for it, really. MS: Yeah, the Mac Studio with an Ultra is, as it stands faster than the Mac Pro, thatll change onceit gets Apple silicon, but yeah, for two, three, $4,000, which is, thats a significant investment,but not out of reach for smaller creative type to development studios. You can get a real powerfulmachine. JC: Even just the one I have is the entry level, right? But for somebody who doesnt, need or want a laptop, they dont want to pay for a battery and a screen and all that other stuff.There was just nothing in that range. Its relatively affordable as Apple stuffgoes. Yeah, I thought a tremendous product. I thought the studio display was the one thathad me scratching my head. They put like a whole iPhone in it. Its got all this storage. MS: Touch display. Its like an iOS device. JC: Yeah. It has no power button or other physical controls of any kind. I understand the cameraandspeakersaspect, but its got all this storage it doesnt need and it doesnt have display stuff it should have. It has no HDR, high refresh rate. They made weird choiceswith that. MS: It kind of died out, but when the reviews came out, the camera was basically trashedand Apple kind of fixed it, but then people said they didnt and then we havent heardabout it since and I dont have one to know if its gotten any better, but I doubt it.Its just an inferior camera in an expensive display and you get 5K, but no one reallyneeds 5K.4K would have been fine, chop 300 bucks off.It is, youre right.Its a weird JC: And we do need HDR, right?We do needHDRand variable refresh rate would be nice for creatives, but we didnt get those.Yeah.So 4K HDR instead of 5K.Its the old eight-year-old iMac 27-inch panel.Its essentially that panel just with the brightness cranked up a little bit. Yeah, it seems like everything was a new, better version of something we had. MS: Yeah.Apple Watch Ultra falls absolutely into that category where theres a lot of new stuffthere.The design is different, the display is different, the action button is total but its stilljust kind of a variation on a theme, filling a niche that the Apple Watch might not havefelt. Good price, 800 bucks I thought. JC: I was shocked. MS: For what it is.Thats a solid price.They had it for a 730 over Black Friday which is I mean thats if it wasnt such abig watch, like if it was a 45mm, I might have considered it. Its too big for me.I just dont like that type of watch.It isnt for me.Even though I wouldnt regardless of how small it is, I dont use three quarters ofit.What I would really want is the battery life.My biggest barrier to using an Apple Watch every single day is the fact that I constantlyI had to take it off my wrist to charge it.The Apple Watch Ultra gives you 36 out of the box and then you can even push that to60.Thats acceptable.I have an SE1 that I really want to use every day and I just cant because I take it off,I put it on the charger and then I forget to put it back on for a day and a half.Happens all the time. JC: What other hardware was interesting this year?We got some, I think, like the M2 update to the iPads was uninteresting.The 10th gen iPad was, I thought, a disappointment, just becausethey introduced it, its the 10th gen iPad, but they introduced it like its a new in-between product.They kept the 9, they raised the price a lot, and then they had that complete wonkiness with the pencil support and stuff like that.I love where they put the camera and then everything else about that, Im like, no, it just feels greedy. MS: Well, its fine.Sothe 10th gen iPad is a fine product. Its not a $449 product is the problem if it was $399, if that was a regular $399, were looking at a complete effect.I wrote a deal today was on sale for $399 and at that price point, its way moreunderstandable. That $50 puts it from maybe to dont even consider it. JC: Yeah, and they could have gotten rid of the 9th gen.Its still cheaper but like that, they could still it would be cheap enough that theycould have gotten rid of the 9thgenand it would be clear.This thing where they keep the 9th gen around and they have the 10th gen and they both usethe old pencil and then theres theits just kind of a mess.I feel like just get the Air. MS: And the 9thgenis still a very popular product.SoI understand why they keep it around.Sodrop that price to $299 and make the new one $399.Youhave toprice it far enough away. $399 and $329.Sothe 9th gen I pay $329, if they price the 10th gen at $399 thats not enough. JC:I think the ninth gen iPads popular because its the cheapest one and people just want a thing.But they got to get rid of it. They got to get that out of the lineup. Theyre sticking aroundwith that stupid old design from a decade ago. Its got to go. I was excited that they could get it to go with a new design and then they made the new design too expensive and kept the old onearound. Im like, oh, what are you doing? MS: Thats what we were expecting. When weweheard rumors about the 10th gen iPad for a long time that it would kind ofbe aniPadbut not and this and the home button is moving and Im sorry, an iPad Air but not. We thoughtalright, maybe $349, maybe they raised it a little bit. Thats fantastic but then $449is like well, wait a minute, thats way too much. And Im sure at some point theyll tweakthatpricingbut I wouldnt recommend it to anybody. The mini at that price, the miniis $499, the Air is$599and I know thats $150 more but youre getting so much of abetter tablet for your money there. JC: And then if you want to use the Apple Pencil, youhave todo all these dongles and stuff. So yeah, so that was a swing and a miss for me.The new Apple TV, I think was fine.There was nothing wrong with the old one, but what I love about it is, I mean, itssmaller, it has no fan.You couldnt hear the fan in the old one or anything.Yeah, nobody knows because it barely moves. What I love about it is they did the right thing,which is they dropped the price and they dropped it a lot. The new one with twice the storage ofthe old one is cheaper. They did get rid of the ethernet port unless you buy the more expensiveone, but you canactually evenbuy the more expensive one for $20 less than the old cheap one. MS: Thetop of the lineApple TV 4K is the same price as the Apple TV HD from earlier thisyear which isthats a massive price cut.No one should have bought but Im sure people did because they didnt know.But now you can spend 150 bucks, get 128 gigs of storage which you dont need, an ethernetport which you might need, a Thread support and if you have a Samsung TV, HDR10 support.And a new processor. And theres a million things better about it than that Apple TV HD fromjust a couple months ago. So yeah, thats a rare home run for Apple in the pricing department. JC:To be clear, thats HDR10+. HDR10 is what everybodys got. MS: HDR10+, right. Yeah, thats Dolby Vision for Samsung TVs, basically. JC: Sort of, yeah. Its like less good Dolby Vision and they wont ever do Dolby Vision becausethey invested in this. MS: I have a Samsung TV and its annoying. JC: Yeah. And theres some stuff they didnt do. They should have had HDMI 2.1 and something.Its fine, whatever. For what it is, its fine. They still do need an Apple TV theyYou need a streaming device that is less than $100.All the competition is still way cheaper, but theyre moving in the right directionbig time here.When this thing is a year old and it goes on sale, its going to beYoure able to buy one for $20 or $30 off on sale.Its going to be a great deal.Yeah. MS: For $99 to $100, which is close already.Its on sale on Amazon generally like $125 which is only a few dollarslessbut you know,you knock 20 percent off that which it often goes on sale.The old one was on sale for $100.Thats what I bought.I bought the second gen for or third gen, whatever the one from last year was.Yeah, so it was 80 bucks for the 32 gig which is like thats just thats an impulse buythat you just dont get with Apple products very often.And you know, so I dont have the new chip.I dont have the HDR10 Plus support, but I got the new remote, which is fantastic.If you are even considering the Apple TV at all, the new remote is so much better.Its become my main remote now.Its that good. JC:Sothe other hardware, the other hardware sort of thing for me was the newAirPodsPro,I thought was very better than I thought it would be.Disappointing to me that they didnt really adjust the design at all.I think the whole touch controls on the stem is like bad design and awkward to use.Its like one of those things thats quote cool, but itsactually worseto use thanjust like a button or even just tapping. But they did a lot of nice little things withit and the sound quality is like a big boost. And the noise canceling is a big boost and, the battery life is a big boost and everything about it is considerably better. And theydidnt rocket the price up or anything like that. So yeah, I thought the newAirPodsPro was a successful update, lets call it. RL: Apple unveiled their self-repair program. JC:Oh yeah. RL: For the iPhone. MS: I wonder whos doing that.Its cool that they have it and they kind of have no choice but to have it, but itsan investment in time and money and everything else that just bring it to an Apple storeand get it fixed.My son over the weekend has he has an iPad Air and he dropped it and it shattered intoa million pieces the screen.And like the first thing I did was I checked Apple.It was literally the day.Like, Im not kidding. Had he dropped it on Monday, it wouldnt be covered. Like, it was Sunday was the end of his AppleCare.But I wonder, like, so if it was Monday, like, would I have gone through that whole rigamarole and gotten the screen and well, I dont think I even can for the iPad.But its a whole thing.Youhave torent stuff and get stuff and it screws and its aI think its a verysmall specific portion of the market thats going to care enough to do that at home.But its cool that its there. JC: The number of people or even percentage of people who are going to go through any ofthat is nothing.It might as well not exist.But its more important to me that part of doing this is also designing their productsto be repairable. If were going to have to offer a kit, then our next thing cant have so much glueand all this other stuff that we cant. I think thats more important. Then this is nice for those independent repair shops that they justhave tobuy official parts. They can get official tools. Theyre not just going with third party tools that maybe dont take the screen off properly.or whatever. They can get Apple stuff and for them, its an investment, but if this is theirbusiness, then its a no-brainer. Itsactually cheapfor them. I think its a step in the rightdirection just in terms of making these things easier to repair and keep longer instead of havingto trade them in. But I dont think anybodys going to do it themselves. I think this whole thing ofofthem doing it. Youll hear from every single one of them. Every single one of them is going,to contact us, tweet at us or whatever at this podcast. Every single person who woulddo it. I would do that. Well hear from all 20 of them.Theresa billion iPhone owners. MS: There are some videos.You know, right after it launched, like, you know, well-minded tech people who tried thisout and even they were like, this is hard. JC: You know, the iPhone this year was weird for me in that this is a little bit true everyyearbut it was more true this year.It felt like the Pro was the only new device. MS: Yeah. JC:The regular iPhone more than previous yearsfelt like he didnt get anything.Itactually didget slightly better cameras. It got like the previous years Pros cameras,but it didnt get hardly anything while the Pro got always on display and the Dynamic Island and,even newer cameras and that48 megapixelcamera. Theres no wonder the Pro model is the one thatsin demand. It got the new processor. The regular 14 got last years processor, but just the Pro version that has the extra GPU core. But everything about the 14 just felt like theleast they could do to change the number on it. And all the cool new stuff is in the Pro.Honestly, its stillreally good. The regular iPhone 14, its still good, just like it wouldhave been great to buy an iPhone 13. Its still areally goodphone. MS: Yeah, it got, you know, emergency SOS.Satellite was like the biggest feature, which the kind ofthinglike alright, I mean, I hope I never actually have to use that, but I guess its nice to have crash detection.The plus is the big one there.So last year, there was the mini, the last two years was a 13 and 12 and a 13 mini, 5.4 inches.And it was, you know, a small, really the only small phone on the market.And everyone thought like, okay, this is like, this is the niche that everybody wants and then nobody bought it.So now Apple went the other way, came out with a6.7 inchnon-pro iPhone 14.And it appears as though nobody wants that either, because I dont think thats selling very well either. Yeah, 900 bucks. JC: The other thing people liked about the Mini is it was by no means cheap, but it was cheaper.It was the cheapest new iPhone you could get, the cheapest like new model with the new stuff.and they replaced it with one thats more expensive. MS: Yeah, it was $699. The 13miniwhen it was new was $699.Now its $599 because they knocked a hundred bucks off.But yeah, so it starts at $899, which is a lot.And youre not getting much.Youre getting a bigger screen and youre getting better battery life.Thats it. Other than that, its the same as what the 14miniwould have been. JC: I think globally, its the right move to have small and big, to have regular and big insteadof regular and small. But what people really want, what globally sells so well are cheap big phones. So having the more expensive big phone is the wrong way. But maybe this isjust part of alonger termstrategy because they build these devices and the bodies and,the design form and everything and then they can kind of get used for a while. They keepselling them the next year sometimes. So maybe what well see is, two years from now, theyll still be selling a 14 plus, $300 cheaper and its going tobe like popular. MS: But theyhave to, four iPhone models is too many.They got to figure out what to do with that. JC: I dont necessarily think four is too many.I just think that the pricing doesnt work out well.I think a small and big regular to a small and big pro is a fine strategy.I just feel like theres a weird overlap.Instead of getting the 14 plus, you can get a regular pro and its not going to be a meaningfullydifferent spend for you, right? MS: Yeah.Way better camera dynamic island always on display, better chip.Its a laundry list of upgrades to that pro.So yeah, maybe youre right.Maybe if the plus was $799 or even $749 would really make it interesting.$250 less than the entry-level Pro or the base Pro, whatever. Yeah, something like that.But Apple doesnt generally do that.Apple TV Plus aside or Apple TV 4K aside, they dont generally go in the opposite direction.But maybe, they might have to. But maybe once they look at the sales, particularly this quarter, so theyre going to get trouncedbecause the whole production thing in China, they cannot make iPhone 14 Pros, they cant make them period, really. Shipping right now is late December, some places,early January. Theyre going to take a massive hit in that holiday quarter just because they cant get these things to people. JC: I think overall, I think the strategy, I dont think theyre goingto be hurt by nobody wants the plus because I think theyre just buying Pros instead and thentheir average sale price goes up this generation and theyll be happy with that. Yeah, so overall,I just feel like the Pro was areally goodphone. We were really surprised by the wholeDynamic Island thing because we all heard about the whole punch camera pill thing. We had no cluethe software side of that and how it worked and how they make a UI element out of it.Everybody was floored and it was great and its fantastic. Then the 14 was a big disappointmentbecause I was like, well, why would I get this over 13? MS: Yeah, its true.Right. Its really for like an iPhone 11 upgrader. Even 12, I would say. And hold on to the 15,because the 15 looks like were going to get USB-C, maybe the Dynamic Island on the non-Pros.So, I would hold off if you have a 12 or later. RL: Sort of to wrap up the hardwarethe middle of the year, the iPod touch was discontinued, which meant the iPod productline JC: The real news is that it is that there was up until that point, it was there.It was still existed. MS: Yeah, that was one of those things.didnt actively promote it, you had to likegoto the store, the apple.com store and findit. But its still, its a bit of a bummer that Apple never created like a handheld non-phone, Phone for kids or for not even kids, for anybody. Like, so you got to buy an iPhone which hasyou know, 5G, 4G, you got to hook it up and activate and all that stuff. The iPod waslike this perfect little like entry-level iPhone device that they just never reallydeveloped into what it could have been. It could have, should have been just a phonewithout cellular service, but they ignored it for years and then they updated it withsomething that no one really wanted. JC: It could have been every time they make a new iPhone SE, they make a non-cellular versionand thats priced like $150 cheaper and thats all it is. MS: I want like an iPhone 12 that I can give to my son and doesnt have well, I mean, nowhes getting older anyway but as like, you know, between the ages of like four and nine,like people would love those things.But the iPad touch just didnt get the attention or the promotion that I think that it deserved. RL: Should we move on to software and services? JC:We better. Well never finish this podcast. RL: Like we do every year, we got major OS releases, iOS 16,iPadOS16, macOS Ventura,WatchOS9.I always forget to mentionWatchOSin this whole OS roundup. MS: And I think we had this discussion every year.Like, I mean, I think at this point theyhave toupdate everything every year, but itsa lot.Its a lot to do on an annual date.Yeah. JC: Just to keep the services in apps and sync and stuff like that. Just one year, just skip,just makewatchOS, just skip the numbers and get it all to be the same. MS: They did that withtvOS. They skipped like eight versions, but with the watch they have it too. JC: Right, right. Yeah, just do it withwatchOS. Just stand up there on stage at WWDC and say like,you know, were just unifying this to make it clear for you. Nobody will have a problem with it. Its fine. Anyway,iPadOS16 was delayed/skipped. They started with 16.1. They just didnt releasethe 16releasebecause its biggest feature, Stage Manager, was busted. Sadly, when they released it,its still busted, but it was in bad shape and really couldnt have been released. It held off on that and macOS, but macOS is often later anyway. MS: Well, its weird that they separated iOS and iPad OS for the first time, but even weirderthat theystill keptthe numbering the same.So as Jason said, 16.1 was the first JC: Which I think is the right way to do it.It would be because it is that release.They just literally skipped shipping the 16.0 release and fine.They didnt have to the way they had to with the iPhones because the new iPhones need toship with iOS16and they didnt have new iPads to ship then. MS: We had universal control last year.And Apple delayed it by several months, even though it was working in the beta,they kept it back until they got it right, which is what Apple does. No one was surprised whenthey do stuff like that. This is very surprising. Whereas people who champion the iPad and championApple products are like, this is terrible. I cant use this. This is just JC: And theyre leaping to Twitter with all these screenshots and videos and stuffof like, look how broken this is, look how this totally fails and this is, you know,its the keyboard screwed up and all these like serious stuff. Not just like, oh, I dontlikeitbut its literally broken. MS: And Apple doesnt seem to be really kind of urgently fixing it either. Its like, welllook at it, dont worry. JC: Yeah, I think they just got a lot to do and theyre nevergonnaadmit theres a problem. Theres only ever improvements. Theres never a problem that needs fixing in Apple land.I think that might be part of it. It might be interesting next year. I also thinkiPadOS16 is a bit of a disappointment because the coolest stuff in iOS 16 isnt there. Itsjust like the widgets and app library from a couple of years back where the iPads behind,but like all the lock screen customization stuff. Thats like the biggest, most obvious cool thingin iOS 16 and its not there at all on the iPad. We did get cool stuff likeunsending,and editing messages and messages. Thats a big one. And some notificationschangesthat in iOS16, thats not, again, thats part of a new lock screen thing that you dont get.But stuff like the grabbing images and just like grabbing the image without the backgroundand taking the background out and all those cool things. You get those cool things. But the biggest thing, that home screen redesign and the things that go along with it like, live activities and stuff like that. Some of that, interestingly, didnt ship with thefirst release of iOS 16 as it usually does. I think iOS 16s best I think the starting block for iOS 16 is coming this month with 16.2 where its got the new home architectureand it has live activities and live activities areupdatedand more apps start to support it.Theres just a lot of tweaks that happen the first couple of months. RL:And then with Mac OS Ventura, probably the biggest feature we got is being able to use the iPhone as a webcam, expanding on the continuity camera features. JC: That is great. RL: Jason has been using it in our podcast recordings. MS: Its a stark difference when he turns it on and uses it. JC: It looks like all those Twitch streamers whos got their DSLR hooked up. R:Yeah, itsreally easyto do. Theres some nice interoperability thats happening between the Macin iPad and iPhone that Apples starting to do more of in Mac OS. JC: I feel bad for everybody getting a Sherlock like this, but this is exactly the interoperabilityand the ease of use of that interoperability. Thats the Apple promise. Thats the like,why you are okay with the walled garden is because itsreally nicein the garden andeverything works together. So, I love seeing that. Thats my favorite stuff in every macOS release is when these things work together better.I wish theyd update messages on Mac. RL: Thats a whole otherpodcast. JC: Thats a whole other podcast.I wish it was more like the iPhones messages. RL: How about with services?Is the big service thing that happened this past yearthe price increase to the subscriptions? JC:Yeah. MS: They didnt announce any new services.I mean, the price increase is substantial. It went from $5.99 to $7.99 for Apple TV+, a buck for Apple Music and $2 or $3 for thebundles like we get.I think its $2.$3?It might have been $3.But the Apple TV+ one is a big one and I get it. Their library is vastly bigger than it was when it launched at $4.99 and its somereallygoodstuff. Like if you look at end of year lists, like theres a bunch of shows that are on most of them that Apple TV makes. Its just notthe service that people think of subscribing to when they think of subscribing to a streaming service yet.Theyre still Netflix is still number one. Disney Plus is up there even Hulu.But Apple TV+, its getting to belike a legitimatelyreally goodservice.Definitely worth$7.99. Thats for sure. JC: Yeah. Its still also kind of the cheapest. Everybodys raising their prices. So, it isstill cheaper than Hulu and all these other things. And that combined with theyre doing all this stuff with MLB and soccer and theres talk about football, although that will probablycost them extra. They really are building out the service. MS: Soccerstarts next year, its $100 a season, and $80 a season if youre a subscriber,so you dont have to subscribe. I dont watch soccer but if it was a sport that I watched, I would jump on that because its every game is noblockoutsor anything, and youll have youll be able to watch it live and then replays and if its anything like baseball,although I will join the chorus of Twitter people that say that the broadcasters were horrendous.But the broadcast if you muted it was gorgeous. Yeah. And its a great presentation, and if its anything close to that for soccer, which I assume it will, that the cameras thatthey use, the angles that they get, the replays, itsreally good.And if youre a soccer fan, its going to be fantastic.I can almost assure you that itll be worth the money if youre a fan of Major LeagueSoccer.I have been watching the World Cup for the first time in forever and its fine.I just dont think I would watch enough of it. JC: And you dont get any of those,right?You dont get any of those leagues, you just get MLS. MS: Right.Major League Soccer which is the stepchild of soccer.Its just the North American League, right? JC: Which is not where soccer is most popular,but to their credit, MLS is growing a lot. They just passed NHL in popularity. MS: Not saying a ton, but its something. JC: Its the number four, right?Its getting there. MS: Its getting there, yeah. JC: Football, basketball, baseball, and it was hockey and now its soccer and its goingup quickly and this is probably going to help. Having more people have more access to allthe games and stuff. Theyll do free games and free weekends to try and get subscribers.But this includes things like playoffs and championships and all the stuff, like all thestuff. Itsreally impressive. MS: Its exclusive. Its unprecedented as far as I can tell for a major sports league to be exclusive to one network with everything like basketball.You can watch the playoffs on TNT and ESPN, baseball, its on Fox.And this is only Apple TV.Youre getting everything for 100 bucks on Apple TV. JC:We got Mike talking about sports now and its RL: Welcome to Sports Talk on Macworld! JC: Other Apple services. Yeah, so other Apple services. MS: Wait, there are others? JC: You know, iCloud is still disappointment. MS: Yeah, they still have an up to 5gigabyte. JC: They keep trying to find any way theycan notdo that to find free.But the starting paid volume should be higher. The five free should be at least10. But now theyll do things like, well, if you dont have it and you dont have enoughroom in your 5GB to do an update, well let you do the update only. Well give you enoughstorage just for the iPhone update youre trying to do over iCloud, just for the lengthof time to do the update and then you dont really have it. Its just kind ofannoying. Not VPN sort of.You know, private browsing stuff. Its not quite a VPN, but its to hide a lot of stuff frombrowsers. Its a good service, not a big deal, but these sort of privacy things are.Good stuff to have built into the OS. And what else? Apple Music had kind of a boring year. RL: Apple Music Sing! JC: Yeah, thats neat. MS: That feature just came out. JC: Well see what happens when that comes out. As we record this, it hasnt landed yet.Its a neat idea and its just in time for Christmas. MS: Yeah, its a cool idea.And the Apple Music Classic, we were talking about that this morning over Slack. That was supposedto come out last year. It was in August that they announced that they had bought, the name escapesme, so thats with a P, a classic music, yeah,Primafonic, a classic music service that they were going to bring into Apple Music and have it. JC: Yeah, they were going to have a dedicated classical experience.Sonobody really quite understoodif it was going to be a section in Apple Music or a separate app,but they havent done either.And that was last summer they bought them.Soits kind of weird. RL: Thats going to headline WWDC in June. MS: I mean, if youre into classical music,it sounds like a cool thing, but I dont know whats happened. JC: Apple Music Voice launched this year as a way just to be cheap. MS: Yeah. JC: Its a $5 a month thing.Imreally curioushow well thats doing sort of globally.In the U.S., everyones fine either not paying at all or paying $10 a month.Nobodys going to go $5 is the price Ive been waiting for.But over the whole world, I think it might matter more. MS: Maybe.Its a frustrating thing.You can only use Siri.If it was $5 with ads or something, then okay. JC: You can make playlists and do all the things.Yeah.Yeah. MS: Theres a lot that you cantdoand you have to use Siri, which lets be honest, isntalways that great at finding stuff.Itsreally justlike a way to upsell people to the full Apple Music, it seems.Bait and switch, so to speak.Yeah. JC:It feels like maybe a cheaper thing that they can eventually, when they have all these servicesthat give you free Apple Music, it can be Apple Music Voice.I think they give it to you for a long time. MS: Something like that works really well for like Amazon has something very, thats basicallytheir services that too, but youreyoureaccustomto using Alexa for thatstuff. This is not like you use I use the Apple Music app on my phone all the time.This Apple Music Voice, it takes that away. So, its an interesting thing andHomepodmini isntubiquitous enough to kind of supplement, I dont think. JC: To me, the best thing about it was thatsince its voice only, and you can ask for any track or artist or whatever, but they also made dozens of playlists to fit like moods and activities and stuff like that. Just dozensand dozens of them. Andthat benefitseveryone. Those are just there. If you have full app inmusic, you can search or you can use Siri or you can whatever.SoI just love the thing. We got awhole ton of like playlists, dynamic playlists for moods and activities and stuff. RL: We also saw in Apple Arcade, I guess, some game developer contracts expired.Sosome game developersdecided to stop becoming available on Apple Arcade. JC: Not many, but yeah, a few. RL: Not many, but a few, which I guess shows that for developers, Apple Arcade isnt for everybody,I guess.We dont know how much developers benefit from it, how much theyre making, I guess,in other words. JC: Yeah.I think it depends.I think the contracts are all a little different.It certainly doesnt seem to be a service that anyone talks about.It seems to be one of those things that nobody talks about subscribing or the new game thatson Apple Arcade or anything.It seems like a benefit of having Apple One.Theres some good stuff.Now that theyve changed their policy to be, were taking a lot of hits from the last fewyears usually after theyre a year or two old and just putting a plus by thenameso you know its a different version and putting it on Apple Arcade.Like Dead Cells Plus just came out.Dead Cells is a tremendous game.Like play with a gamepad, but that games awesome.Its been in the AppStoreand they just take the App Store versions, call it Ten Cells Plus and put it in Arcade.Like, since theyve beenstarting doingthat, theres been good stuff in there.Just not brand new. RL:But yeah, I wish Apple would promote it a little more and maybe induce something else with it.I dont know what, but it does kind of feel like it kind of gets overlooked a lot.And all we hear about are new games. Heres a new game. Jason updates it weekly. JC: Yeah, every Friday, heres the new Apple Arcade game. RL: Yeah. JC: Its not a big deal.Like nobodys going to be all talking about it online. MS: I dont know, SpongeBob Saladwaspretty cool. RL: I think that does it for this episode of the Macworld Podcast, episode819.Thanks to Jason Cross. JC: Thank you! RL: Thanks to Michael Simon. MS: Thank you, sir. RL:Thanks to the audience. Thank you for tuning in. You can subscribe to the Macworld Podcast in the Podcast app, on Spotify, or through any other podcast app. If you have any comments or questions,send us an email at podcast@macworld.com or contact us on Twitter(thats @macworld) or on the Macworld Facebook page.Join us in the next episode of the Macworld Podcast as we talk about the latest in theworld of Apple.See you next time. Apple, Apple TV, Apple Watch, iCloud, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Mac, MacOS, Streaming Media

Macworld 8 Dec 2022 2:00 pm

Apple Expected to Expand Emergency SOS via Satellite to the UK on December 13

Apple could expand the Emergency SOS via Satellite and Find My via satellite functionality to the United Kingdom as soon as next week, according to a source that spoke to MacRumors . Emergency services personnel in the country have been told that calls from the Emergency SOS via Satellite feature will be routed to local emergency services facilities starting on Tuesday, December 13. Emergency SOS via Satellite launched in the United States and Canada last month, and at the time, Apple said that it would expand to France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK in December. Apple did not provide a specific date, but the December 13 date we've heard from the UK source makes sense. It is not clear if the expansion will also include France, Germany, and Ireland, but it seems likely, and this could also be the day we see iOS 16.2 launch. Apple's Emergency SOS via Satellite feature is available to all iPhone 14 users running iOS 16.1 in supported countries and it is free to use for two years. It is designed to allow iPhone users to make emergency calls using satellite connectivity outdoors when no cellular or WiFi connection is available. Satellite connectivity can also be used to update a Find My location without WiFi or cellular connectivity through the Find My app. This article, Apple Expected to Expand Emergency SOS via Satellite to the UK on December 13 first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 8 Dec 2022 1:30 am

Apple Seeds Release Candidate Versions of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2

Apple today seeded the release candidate versions of upcoming iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the betas coming less than a week after Apple seeded the fourth betas of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2. Registered developers are able to download the iOS 16 .2 and iPadOS 16.2 profiles from the Apple Developer Center, and once installed, the beta is available over the air. Today's RC brings an opt-in end-to-end encryption to additional iCloud features, with the feature coming to all U.S. users with the launch of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2. Advanced Data Protection for iCloud adds end-to-end encryption for iCloud Backup, Notes, Photos , iCloud Drive and more. With Advanced Data Protection enabled, the only iCloud categories not covered by end-to-end encryption include iCloud Mail, Contacts, and Calendar. iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 include the Freeform app, which can be used for jotting down notes, sketching, drawing, brainstorming ideas, creating mood boards, and more. Multiple people can work on the same Freeform board, with changes synced for all participants in real time. For the iPad , iPadOS 16.2 brings external display support to the Stage Manager multitasking feature, allowing up to eight apps to be used at once. External display support is available for the M1 and M2 iPad models. Apple has added a new Home app architecture coming in iOS and iPadOS 16.2, which Apple says is designed to bring faster, more reliable performance, especially in homes with a lot of smart home accessories. The new architecture requires the HomePod 16.2 beta software, and it causes the Home app not to work with devices updated to iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, or macOS Ventura 13.1. Unintentional Emergency SOS calls can be reported to Apple in iOS 16.2, there's a new Sleep widget, live sports scores are back for the TV app, there are changes to always on display on the iPhone 14 Pro , and more, with full details available in our iOS 16.2 feature guide . Apple's full release notes for the update are below: Freeform - Freeform is a new app for working creatively with friends or colleagues on Mac, iPad and iPhone - A flexible canvas lets you add files, images, stickies, and more Drawing tools let you sketch anywhere on the canvas with your finger Apple Music Sing - A new way to sing along with millions of your favorite songs in Apple Music - Fully adjustable vocals let you duet with the original artist, sing solo, or mix it up - Newly enhanced beat-by-beat lyrics make it even easier to follow along with the music Advanced Data Protection for iCloud New option expands the total number of iCloud data categories protected using end-to-end encryption to 23 including iCloud Backup, Notes, and Photos protecting your information even in the case of a data breach in the cloud Lock Screen - New settings allow you to hide wallpaper or notifications when Always-On display is enabled on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max - Sleep widget lets you view your most recent sleep data - Medications widget lets you view reminders and quickly access your schedule Game Center - SharePlay support in Game Center for multiplayer games so you can play with the people you are on a FaceTime call with - Activity Widget allows you to see what your friends are playing and achieving in games right from your Home Screen Apple TV - Live Activities for Apple TV app let you follow your favorite teams with live scores right on your Lock Screen or in Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max Home - Improved reliability and efficiency of communication between your smart home accessories and Apple devices This update also includes the following improvements and bug fixes: - Improved search in Messages allows you to find photos based on their content, like a dog, car, person, or text - Turn Off Hide IP Address setting enables iCloud Private Relay users to temporarily disable the service for a specific site in Safari - News articles in Weather display information relevant to the weather in that location - Participant Cursors in Notes allow you to see live indicators as others make updates in a shared note - AirDrop now automatically reverts to Contacts Only after 10 minutes to prevent unwanted requests to receive content - Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models - Fixes an issue that causes some notes not to sync with iCloud after updates are made Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 iOS 16.2 is expected to see a release in mid-December . Related Roundups: iOS 16 , iPadOS 16 Related Forum: iOS 16 This article, Apple Seeds Release Candidate Versions of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 7 Dec 2022 11:33 pm

Apple Music Karaoke Experience Coming to These Supported Devices

Apple yesterday announced a karaoke experience coming to Apple Music called Apple Music Sing, which will be available later this month to Apple Music subscribers. Despite its seemingly simple functionality of showing lyrics and allowing users to sing along in an interactive way, Apple Music Sing will only be supported on select Apple devices. Below, we've listed the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV models that will support the new experience later this month. Apple Music Sing will not be available on the Mac. iPhone iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 12 mini iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone 13 mini iPhone 13 iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 Pro Max iPhone 14 iPhone 14 Plus iPhone 14 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max iPhone SE (Third-generation) iPad iPad Pro 12.9-inch (Fifth-generation and later) iPad Pro 11-inch (Third-generation and later) iPad Air (Fourth-generation and later) iPad (Ninth-generation and later) iPad mini (Sixth-generation) Apple TV 2022 Apple TV 4K Apple says that Apple Music Sing will be available to all users sometime later this month but has not provided a specific date. Apple is expected to test Apple Music Sing with developers and public beta testers before its launch. Tag: Apple Music This article, Apple Music Karaoke Experience Coming to These Supported Devices first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 7 Dec 2022 10:07 pm

'iPhone 14' Was the 8th Most Searched-For Term on Google in 2022

iPhone 14 was the eighth most searched term around the world on Google in 2022, beaten by other terms such as Wordle, the World Cup, Ukraine, and the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. The revelation was made in Google's annual release of its Year in Search, showing the most searched-for term in different categories, including news, people, movies, and more. iPhone 14 was ranked on the list of top 10 for general searches, and according to Google Trends , searches for the term logically spiked in September when the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro series were announced. In more specific terms, Dynamic Island was one of the most searched follow-up terms for iPhone 14, despite being only available on the higher-end iPhone 14 Pro. Other high-ranking related searches included Deep Purple, iPhone 14 pre-order, and iPhone 14 price. Related Roundup: iPhone 14 Buyer's Guide: iPhone 14 (Buy Now) Related Forum: iPhone This article, 'iPhone 14' Was the 8th Most Searched-For Term on Google in 2022 first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 7 Dec 2022 8:45 pm

How iPhone 14's new emergency feature works

Emergency SOS via satellite is now available on the newest iPhone 14 users in the U.S. and Canada.

USA Today 7 Dec 2022 8:35 pm

iPhone 14 Pro vs. Pixel 7 Pro: Which Camera Takes Better Photos? - CNET

Google's Pixel 7 Pro and Apple's iPhone 14 Pro both take beautiful images. But which one does it best?

Cnet 7 Dec 2022 8:32 pm

If you want an iPhone 14 Pro this Christmas, these are your best options

A lot of people buy new iPhones, for themselves or for gifts, around the end-of-year holiday season. This year, the iPhone 14 Pro (regular or Max) is the model of choice; customers really want that always-on display and Dynamic Island , not to mention the improved camera. But its also impossible to find. A few weeks ago, Apple has issued a warning about supply , and just about every modelevery color and storage capacityhas shipping estimates into late December. And good luck finding one at Best Buy or a carrier store . So as Christmas nears, what should you do? Lets talk about your options. Just get the regular iPhone 14 Were not going to lie and say youll be just as happy with the iPhone 14 as the iPhone 14 Pro. You dont get an always-on display or ProMotion. You dont get the Dynamic Island. You wont get a telephoto camera, or a 48MP sensor wide-angle camera (compared to 12MP on the non-Pro model). Theres a reason that, despite costing a couple of hundred dollars more, its the most popular model this year. But the iPhone 14 is by no means a bad phone. Its a relatively small upgrade over the iPhone 13, but its fast (much faster than any Android phone) and has an excellent camera and fantastic battery life. If youre upgrading from an iPhone thats more than a couple of years old, itll still be a huge improvement (especially the battery life). And youll save hundreds of dollars over the iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max! If you (or the person youre gifting it to) are truly in need of a new iPhone, youll probably be really impressed by how much better the iPhone 14 is than your old one. iPhone 14 Read our review MSRP: $799 (128GB) | $899 (256GB) | $1,099 (512GB) Best Prices Today: $799 at Apple | $799.99 at Best Buy | $829 at Visible Visit your local Apple Store early and often Its a bit of a long shot, but your local Apple Store gets new shipments of iPhone 14 models every day. Theres no guarantee that there will be any iPhone 14 Pros in there or that youll be able to get the specific color or capacity you want, but if you get there near the opening you might get lucky. Based on shipment estimates, Apples supply issues have been easing and since there are still a couple of weeks before Christmas, this is probably your best bet for finding dont. Order one online and hope Nobody wants to order a new iPhone and not get it for over a month. And if youre buying it as a gift, wrapping up an empty box that says iPhone 14 Pro coming soon isnt as festive as you might hope, but the recipient will understandeveryone else is basically in the same boat. But its going to be okay! Its just an iPhone, its not an emergency. Supply shortages are bad but nobodys going to blame you for them. Just put in your order and wait patiently for your new iPhone 14 Pro to arrivemaybe in the new year. And who knows, maybe youll get a Christmas miracle and itll arrive in time to wrap and put under the tree. iPhone 14 Pro Read our review MSRP: $999 Best Prices Today: $999 at Apple | $999 at Visible | $999.99 at Best Buy Wait for the iPhone 15 Do you really need a new top-of-the-line iPhone right now? I mean, truly? Sure, your iPhone 12 Pro doesnt do all the awesome stuff the iPhone 14 Pro does, but its only two years old. Its fine . Why not wait a year and get an even better phone? We dont know for sure what features the iPhone 15 Pro will have , but its almost certain to be faster, with a better camera system, is likely to have USB-C, and might even feature a titanium body. You dont want to buy an iPhone 14 Pro and then turn around and also get an iPhone 15 Pro just a year later, do you? Instead, maybe consider an iPhone accessory that will work with your current and future iPhone. The 2nd-generation AirPods Pro are great and already on sale for $200 . And do you have an Apple Watch yet? (Those are on sale too.) Dont buy from scalpers! With such a hot tech item in short supply, the scalpers are already reselling them at prices hundreds over retail . Its only going to get worse as we get into December. It may be tempting to just pay to get what you want, but all this does is create demand that keeps the scalpers buying up all the inventory and overcharging for it. And its easy to get scammed! Just be strong and say no to the scalpers. iPhone

Macworld 7 Dec 2022 7:54 pm

Don't Let the iPhone 14 Pro Shortage Stop You From Getting One by Christmas

Here's what you can do to improve your chances of getting an iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max.

NewsLookup 7 Dec 2022 6:45 pm

Googles Year in Search 2022 was dominated by Wordle, Ukraine and a cricket World Cup

Wordle topped Google's Year in Search for 2022 , beating even the biggest events in the world over the past few months. Searches for the five-letter word game peaked shortly after it was acquired by The New York Times in February, perhaps when people had to look for its new address or when those who haven't heard of it before wanted to see what the fuss was about. The second most searched term for 2022 is India vs. England, which pertains to the countries' faceoff at the Cricket World Cup. Ukraine takes the third spot in the overall trending searches list, as well as the top of this year's trending News topics. Most people looking into the war in Ukraine searched for liveblogs to get the latest happenings and for information on casualties, refugees, donations and armed conflicts. Queen Elizabeth came in fourth for 2022, with the UK and former British colonies being responsible for most of the searches after the Queen passed away in September. The fifth most popular search term is another Cricket World Cup game, this time between India and Saudi Arabia, followed by even more cricket matches and the iPhone 14 . COVID-19 is no longer at the forefront from people's minds, based on this year's list: Monkeypox and Roe v. Wade were the most searched health-related topics instead. Some of the other entries in the trending news list are pretty sobering, specifically Texas school shooting and Hurricane Ian. When it comes to the most searched people of the year, users seemed to be especially curious about celebrity happenings. Johnny Depp topped this year's list, followed by Will Smith and Amber Heard. Vladimir Putin also made it to the top five. Anna Sorokin and Simon Leviev, whose names blew up on the internet after Inventing Anna and Tinder Swindler came out, were among the most searched people, as well. Thor: Love and Thunder topped the list of most searched movies, but Google said how to become a fighter pilot trended thanks to Top Gun: Maverick . The tech giant also released the top image searches using Lens and the top song searches done by humming a tune. (Domestic short-haired cats and philodendrons seemed to have tickled most people's curiosity this year, for those wondering.) The Buckingham Palace was 2022's top cultural landmark, based on Google Maps searches, while the Dark Matter interactive installation in Berlin was the top exhibit. This year, Google also launched a local hub that can show interesting search trends across the US New York City, for instance, had rainbow mantis shrimp as its top trending animal. You can see Google's full Year in Search for 2022 right here .

Engadget 7 Dec 2022 6:05 pm

Apple fell short of expectations in 2022 but still managed to surprise us

Sometimes its easy to think of Apple as above it all. The company is so big, so beloved, and so successful that surely it cant be touched, its momentum cant be slowed. But of course, thats not true. Apple is of the world, not above it, and when the company warns all of us that it cant predict the future in the era of COVID, we really ought to take it at its word. Last year, when I predicted what 2022 would be like for the Mac , I clearly didnt foresee how the companys ability to assemble Macs would be sidelined by a spring pandemic lockdown. The result was that my predictions for the Macs ahead-of-schedule transition to Apple silicon were entirely wrongbut to be fair, Apple was taken by surprise, too. I expected Apple to ship an iMac Pro, a Mac Pro, and a souped-up Mac mini, officially closing the door on the Intel era of Macs. But in the intervening two years since Apple announced a two-year transition to Apple silicon, enough has gone wrong in the global supply chain and in Apples own factories that the company is clearly behind where it expected to be. No, Apple doesnt preannounce productsand if a product was never announced, can it really ever be considered delayed? Apples declaration that it would finish the transition to its own processors was pretty much the closest itll ever come to setting a timeline for future products. And look what happened! They missed the target. See if Apple ever predicts anything ever again. An Apple silicon replacement for the Mac Pro was not released within the two-year timeframe that Apple initially announced for its Mac transition. IDG If you paid attention to analyst and press reports, though, it sure seems like Apple is six to nine months behind where it had expected to be. The M2 MacBook Air , which was announced in June and shipped in July (and which I did predict, for the record!), was originally rumored to ship last fall. Whether or not Apple planned on selling it that early, it sure seems the company didnt expect to have to wait until summer to get it out the door. Ill save my predictions for a column later this month, but I think its perhaps safe to expect that 2023 will finally be the year that Apple shows Intel the door. You know Apple doesnt like having Intel Macs on its web pages any more than the rest of us do. Itll get rid of them as soon as it can. Speaking of delayed products, I have to admit that I drank the Flavor Aid when it came to Apples VR headset product. Surely 2022 will be the year, I thought last December, imagining a full 12 months in which Apple could finally unveil its much-rumored device. It was another whiff, as the product remains the subject of intense speculation but no actual details. Having dined on ashes long enough, please allow me at least a little bit of back-patting. This year we did cash in on several of my predictions: the new iPhone SE exists (though I imagined Apple would ditch its Home button, which it didnt do). The iPhone 14 was exactly as much of a minor update (but for the camera upgrades) as it seemed, leaving the mind-blowing new design of the iPhone 15 foryou guessed it2023! Apple updated the iPhone SE in 2022 and kept the Home button. Dominik Tomaszewski / Foundry I also correctly predicted the arrival of the M2 iPad Pros but missed Apples failure to upgrade the display on the smaller model. In hindsight, the new iPad Pros feel like transitional products, an extra iteration on an aging design meant to eke out a few more years before the new design can be ready. I regret to inform you, however, that Apples exciting new strategy of smart-home products is still nowhere to be seen. Perhaps this is just part of the greater fact that a lot of Apples plans got delayed or deferred in 2022 due to the hangover from COVID. The Matter specification just became official last month, and perhaps thats a sign that every new smart-home product is waiting for things to settle down next year. Still, Im disappointed that we didnt get the fancy new HomePod with the camera and display that I hoped for. I saved the best for last. For years nowseriously, years I have been trying to wish a new standalone Apple display into existence, and whats more, imagine that Apple would update the iPad to support external displays. Rather than being crushed down by Apple steadfastly refusing to give me what I wanted, I persevered. And in 2022, I was rewarded with the new Studio Display and the introduction of external display support in iPadOS 16.2 (which is technically still in beta, but should be final by the end of the year, so Im counting it)! Yes, theres a monkeys-paw aspect to the whole thing. Stage Manager has a lot of issuesand that external-display support was supposed to arrive this fall but had to be punted to a later version. And the Studio Display got dinged for Apples insistence on using an ultrawide camera and Center Stage rather than a higher-quality webcam. But as someone who bought a Studio Display with my own money, I honestly dont mind. This brings me to the biggest thing I didnt predict in 2022: the Mac Studio ! Who knew that Apple would be introducing an entirely new Mac model, one thats sort of like a mega Mac mini or a miniature Mac Pro? Yes, there were some reports that Apple was considering such a move, but they seemed outlandish. And yet, as I write to you here in December 2022, Ive traded in my trusty iMac Pro for a Mac Studio connected to an Apple Studio Display. What a combination: a long dreamed-about product attached to something I never expected to exist for even a moment. Sure, the big story of 2022 is that a lot of Apples big Mac plans got deferred until 2023but what managed to land this year was pretty good. Apple

Macworld 7 Dec 2022 5:00 pm

iPhone 14 Pro Supply Remains Heavily Constrained Ahead of the Holidays, But Other Products Available

As we inch closer to the holidays, supply of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models remains heavily constrained and unlikely to meet the holiday demand in the United States. On the flip side, several other products, including iPads, Macs, lower-end iPhone models, AirPods, and more, remain available for customers who are holiday shopping this year. As we reported last month, supply constraints and ongoing restrictions in Apple's production plants meant that iPhone 14 Pro supply would be critically low. We now expect lower iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments than we previously anticipated, and customers will experience longer wait times to receive their new products, Apple said in a press release last month, confirming reports of disruptions. One month later and closer to the holidays, iPhone 14 Pro supply seems to have not yet fully recovered. Wait times for both models of the high-end 2022 iPhone series were set at around six weeks one month ago, and are now set at around three weeks. While the situation appears to be ever so slightly improving, the three-week wait time puts the iPhone 14 Pro out of reach for customers looking to have it by the holidays. While you may be unable to order and get an iPhone 14 Pro for a loved one this holiday season, the rest of Apple's product lineup remains in ample supply. For example, the lower-end iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are estimated to arrive to customers in just a few days, according to Apple's online store, as are the third-generation AirPods and AirPods Pro , new 10th-generation iPad , certain Macs, Apple Watch, and HomePod mini . For more up-to-date information regarding availability and delivery dates, be sure to check Apple's website . Related Roundup: iPhone 14 Pro Buyer's Guide: iPhone 14 Pro (Buy Now) Related Forum: iPhone This article, iPhone 14 Pro Supply Remains Heavily Constrained Ahead of the Holidays, But Other Products Available first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 7 Dec 2022 1:20 pm

Apple's future iPhones and Macs will use TSMC chips made in Arizona

You didn't have to wait long for confirmation of Apple's domestic chip plans . Company chief Tim Cook has revealed that Apple will buy chips made at TSMC's upcoming factory in Phoenix, Arizona. While Cook didn't say just how those chips will be used, the 4- and 3-nanometer parts are expected to find their way into next-generation iPhones, Macs and other key products. Apple is currently TSMC's largest customer. The Phoenix facility is expected to start production in 2024. A follow-up plant is expected in 2026 due to increased demand. Combined, they'll make about 600,000 chip wafers per year. TSMC is spending $40 billion on the factories, but they'll be partly subsidized by the government through the CHIPS and Science Act meant to incentivize US semiconductor manufacturing. Intel is also building factories in Arizona and Ohio. It's planning to serve as a foundry for other companies looking to outsource chip production, and has expressed interest in making Apple's components. Whether or not that happens may depend on Intel's ability to keep up with foundries like TSMC, which frequently leads the push towards next-generation chip manufacturing processes. The output will represent just a tiny portion of TSMC's total capabilities. CNBC notes the Taiwan firm made 12 million wafers in 2020 alone. The National Economic Council estimates that should be enough to fulfill US demand, though. That could alleviate chip shortages , create jobs and reduce American dependence on foreign production. While the plants won't come online for two years, news of the expansion comes at an appropriate time. Apple has warned of iPhone 14 Pro manufacturing setbacks due to China's COVID-19 policies. In theory, American facilities would have reduced the impact of those restrictions. Although many parts could still be made overseas even after TSMC's expansion, there could soon be a greater chance of Apple devices reaching your door in a timely fashion.

Engadget 7 Dec 2022 3:15 am

Tested: Arc Pulse iPhone 14 Pro case puts form over function with stunning aluminum design

Weve been reviewing a collection of iPhone cases since the new 14 series launched earlier this fall, and today were checking out one of the more unique covers to hit the market . Sporting a minimalistic design that wraps your iPhone 14 Pro/Max in a polished aluminum case, the new Arc Pulse bumper case arrives as a more daring take on protecting Apples latest smartphone. more The post Tested: Arc Pulse iPhone 14 Pro case puts form over function with stunning aluminum design appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 2:25 am

Wrap Up Your Holiday Shopping With Our Exclusive Apple Accessory Sales at Nomad, Satechi, Twelve South, and More

We're right in the middle of the holiday shopping season, so in an effort to help our readers with any last-minute present shopping we've accumulated a list of exclusive sales from companies including Nomad , Satechi , Pad & Quill , Twelve South , and 1Password . Additionally, we're tracking a notable sitewide discount from ZAGG below. 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. These sales offer the perfect chance to do some online shopping before it's too late for items to arrive before the end of the month. Our exclusive deals run the gamut of Apple accessories, and you can shop for iPhone cases, MacBook sleeves, Apple Watch bands, screen protectors, leather bags, and much more. We also have an exclusive software sale this year, thanks to a partnership with 1Password. Each sale has a different end date, and shipping will vary from site-to-site, so be sure to read on for more information. Most brands are still offering delivery for Christmas, as long as you place orders soon. Every sale below except ZAGG is exclusive to our readers, and will require a coupon code, which you can find listed below as well. Nomad What's the deal? Save 20% off sitewide with code MRHOLIDAY How long does it last? It ends on December 16 What do they sell? iPhone 14 cases , AirPods cases , MagSafe-compatible accessories 20% OFF Nomad Sitewide Sale Over at Nomad , you can get 20 percent off all in stock and full price items sitewide with our exclusive code MRHOLIDAY. This sale will last through December 16, and most things on Nomad's website are in stock and ready to ship for Christmas. Nomad offers a variety of high-quality accessories for Apple products, like the Base Station Pro wireless charger, Rugged Folio for iPad Pro, Rugged Case for iPhone 14, Rugged Case for AirPods Pro, and even a variety of straps for the Apple Watch. Satechi What's the deal? Get 25% off sitewide with code MR25 How long does it last? It ends on December 18 What do they sell? USB-C hubs , MagSafe-compatible chargers , keyboards 25% OFF Satechi Sitewide Sale Satechi is well known for its large collection of charging products, and with our exclusive code you can take 25 percent off sitewide. The company sells portable batteries, USB-C hubs, wireless chargers that are compatible with MagSafe, and more. Twelve South What's the deal? Save 20% off your order with code MacRumors20 How long does it last? It ends on December 25 What do they sell? Accessories tailored for Apple products like iPhone Qi chargers and MacBook stands 20% OFF Twelve South Sitewide Sale At Twelve South , you can get 20 percent off your entire order with the promo code MacRumors20. This promo code will last through December 25 for users in the United States. Twelve South has numerous accessories that are specifically made for Apple products, like AirSnap for AirPods, HiRise Wireless for iPhone, and BookBook Vol. 2 for iPad Pro. You can browse for some holiday shopping ideas of your own on Twelve South's website . Pad & Quill What's the deal? Save an extra 15% off sitewide with code MR15 How long does it last? It ends on December 25 What do they sell? Well-known for quality leather accessories including iPhone and iPad cases , Apple Watch bands , wallets EXTRA 15% OFF Pad & Quill Sitewide Sale At Pad & Quill , our readers have a chance to save on Apple accessories all the way through Christmas day. With our exclusive discount code you can save an extra 15 percent sitewide on Pad & Quill, including accessories for iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and MacBook. Pad & Quill currently has a 20 percent sitewide sale running, and entering our code MR15 will take an additional 15 percent off already discounted prices. These are some of the best prices of the year on Pad & Quill's accessories, so be sure to shop soon if you're interested. 1Password What's the deal? Get 50% off first year of 1Password (new customers only) How long does it last? It ends on December 31 50% OFF 1Password Individual 1st Year Popular password management service 1Password is offering our readers a chance to get their first full year of 1Password Individual at half the price. This offer is only available to new customers, and no promo code is needed. You can simply find the offer waiting for new customers to create an account on this landing page . ZAGG What's the deal? Save 25 percent off sitewide How long does it last? It ends on December 18 What do they sell? Mophie's best power banks , iPhone battery cases , wireless chargers 25% OFF ZAGG Sitewide Sale On ZAGG's website , you can get 25 percent off up to three items sitewide, including from ZAGG itself, Mophie, InvisibleShield, and Gear4. This sale has discounts on screen protectors, portable batteries, battery cases, charging cables, and more. To get the discount, head to ZAGG's website , browse for up to three items and add them to your bag. Once on the checkout screen you'll see the 25 discount has been applied automatically to your order. Be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and accessories. Related Roundup: Apple Deals This article, Wrap Up Your Holiday Shopping With Our Exclusive Apple Accessory Sales at Nomad, Satechi, Twelve South, and More first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 7 Dec 2022 1:57 am

The Minions serve a new evil master now: CASETiFYs latest MagSafe, iPhone 14 case, more collection has arrived

The CASETiFY Minions collection has arrived . Following the release of the latest film this past summer, the folks over at CASETiFY have now teamed up with Illumination (the same team responsible for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie ) and Universal Pictures to launch a new accessories collection featuring Kevin and the rest of the beloved Minions. Including the usual smattering of iPhone 14 and Galaxy cases, youll also find themed AirPods gear, AirTag keychains, MagSafe wallets, magnetic wireless chargers, MacBook covers, Apple Watch bands, and more now available for purchase . Head below for a closer look. more The post The Minions serve a new evil master now: CASETiFYs latest MagSafe, iPhone 14 case, more collection has arrived appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 12:02 am

The best iPhone deals this month

You dont have to pay full price to buy an iPhone; if you shop around you can find a bargain. Every month the Macworld team hunts down the best prices on iPhones at all major retailers and cellphone operators, saving you the hassle of finding the best iPhone deals. In this article we reveal the best iPhone deals, contracts and bundles available right now. Well help you find a discounted iPhone suitable for any budget, and cover all eight currently available models, from the mighty iPhone 14 Pro Max down to the humble iPhone SE . We even round up the best prices on discontinued handsets. With Black Friday over, you can expect to see fewer great deals in December. But some retailers have later holiday deals, or keep the Black Friday deals running throughout December. If youre buying a new iPhone, be sure to get a case: see our roundup of the best iPhone cases weve found so far . Best iPhone deals right now In the U.S., the only big iPhone deals you can find come from carriers, and have a lot of strings attached. Typically, you have to buy a phone on a multi-year installment plan, and get your discount in the form of monthly bill credits. AT&T : Get up to $1000 in bill credits when you buy a new iPhone 14 and trade in your old phone, with a qualifying unlimited plan. T-Mobile : Get up to $800 in bill credits when you buy an iPhone 14 and trade in your old phone when you add a new line. Verizon : Get up to $1000 in bill credits toward an iPhone 14 Pro with trade-in and select Unlimited plans. In the UK various resellers discount the iPhone so that users can upgrade without also updating their contract. Were not seeing huge savings on the new iPhone 14 series, but we are seeing some moderate discounts on other models, particularly if you go for the larger storage capacities: Laptops Direct, iPhone 14 Plus: 929 (20 offignore the surreal 193 saving claimed on the site) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini: 639 (10 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini (256GB): 729 (30 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini, 512GB, 806.91 (172.09 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Laptops Direct: iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (256GB): 829 (30 off) Argos, iPhone 12 mini: 528 (51 offbut bear in mind that its two years old) John Lewis, get a free Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter when you buy selected iPhones Where to buy an iPhone Apple is the obvious place to look for a new iPhone. You can purchase directly from Apples online store ( UK ), which wont give you savings, but does at least allow you to take advantage of trading in your old iPhone (see: How to sell or trade in your old iPhone ). We also have a complete guide to every iPhone Apple sells . Alternatively, Amazon UK regularly discounts iPhone models, so its well worth keeping an eye out there. If you think youll be doing lots of Amazon shopping, wed recommend signing up to the 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime for free next-day delivery and access to deals 30 minutes early. You can sign up here. Amazon US offers fewer savings on SIM free iPhones, but we do see them from time to time. Its always worth checking the price of the iPhones in the following US stores, which occasionally provide solid savings: Amazon Walmart Best Buy And UK readers should try these shops: Amazon UK John Lewis Carphone Warehouse KRCS In addition we recommend you check out our automatically updated price tables, embedded below, which gather the best prices from a wide range of retailers in your region. Where to buy an iPhone on contract Most of the major networks will offer the iPhone at a discount if you meet certain conditions (usually opening new lines, or buying on multi-year installment plans). Here are links to browse the latest deals: AT&T T-Mobile Verizon UK readers should try the following providers: O2 Vodafone Three Virgin Mobile EE Sky Mobile Carphone Warehouse (use the comparison tool by clicking View Deals, and remember to tick the box labelled Show total cost of ownership) Best iPhone 14 Pro Max deals The iPhone 14 Pro Max is the biggest and most advanced iPhone from Apple. It only launched in September 2022, so itll be a while before we start to see any significant discounts. The 14 Pro Max starts at $1,099 / 1,199 (or less if youve got another iPhone to trade in). Retailer Price $1099 View Deal $1099.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 14 Pro deals The iPhone 14 Pro is the most advanced iPhone from Apple, but with more compact dimensions than the Max. It also only launched in September 2022, so itll be a while before we start to see any significant discounts. The 14 Pro starts at $999 / 1,099 (or less if youve got another iPhone to trade in). Retailer Price $999 View Deal Visible $999 View Deal $999.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 14 deals The iPhone 14 doesnt have all the bells and whistles of the iPhone 14 Pro, but it does offer Action Mode filming and the cameras are better than the iPhone 13. It also only launched in September 2022, so itll be a while before we start to see any significant discounts. The iPhone 14 starts at $799/849 (or less if youve got another iPhone to trade in). Retailer Price $799 View Deal $799.99 View Deal Visible $829 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 14 Plus deals The iPhone 14 Plus is an entirely new iPhone for 2022. Its the same as the iPhone 14, but in a bigger package (so if you want a larger iPhone you dont have to fork out for the Max). The iPhone 14 Plus wont launch until October though, although you can already pre-order it. See: How to pre-order an iPhone . The iPhone 14 Plus starts at $899/949 (or less if youve got another iPhone to trade in). Retailer Price $899 View Deal $899.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Deals on older iPhones Thats the new iPhone 14-series for 2022, but Apple still sells four other handsets, plus youll still be able to find older iPhones on sale at resellers for some time which could be a great way to pick up a new iPhone 13 Pro or 13 Pro Max, which Apple no longer sells. Best iPhone 13 Pro Max deals The iPhone 13 Pro Max was phenomenally powerful and well specced. Apple no longer sells it, but that doesnt mean you wont be able to buy one. Read our guide to the best iPhone 13 deals for dedicated advice on finding a low price on the four late-2021 Apple handsets. You can find the iPhone 13 Pro Max it the following retailers and networks, assuming they havent run out of stock. Apple used to sell the 13 Pro Max starting at $1,099/1,049. Retailer Price $599.99 View Deal $999.99 View Deal $1099 View Deal $1189.98 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPhone 13 Pro Best iPhone 13 Pro deals The 13 Pro had a smaller screen and battery than the Pro Max, but is otherwise basically identical. Given that it cost less when Apple still sold it it will be a better option for many readers. Read our iPhone 13 Pro review for detailed analysis and testing. Amazon US has the Apple iPhone 13 Pro (128GB, Gold) $899 ($100 off, but the 13 Pro has been replaced by the 14 Pro at the same price). Apple used to sell the 13 Pro for $999/949. Retailer Price $899.99 View Deal $899.99 View Deal $1549 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPhone 13 Best iPhone 13 deals Apple does still sell the iPhone 13, and since the launch of the iPhone 14 the price is far more affordable than it was. If you buy the iPhone 13 you still gets the mega-fast A15 Bionic processor, 5G support, a superb twin-lens camera with the new Smart HDR 4, Cinematic Mode and Photographic Styles, and improved battery performance compared with the iPhone 12. Read our iPhone 13 review for the full picture. If you want to buy one, the obvious starting point is Apple , where youll find that the iPhone 13 now starts at $699/749 (it was previously $799/779). As ever, trading in an older handset will earn you a discount if you purchase from Apple and some other resellers. Unlike with the Pro models above, however, we are seeing some discounts on this model from other vendors, at least in the U.K. Amazon has the iPhone 13, 512GB, blue for 1,004.99 (74.01 off) . Check the automated price table below for the lowest prices currently available from other retailers: Retailer Price $699.99 View Deal $829 View Deal $1040.99 View Deal $1,129.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 13 mini deals iPhone 13 mini There is no iPhone 14 mini to the iPhone 13 mini is the only small iPhone you can still buy (aside from the iPhone SE 3). In most respects its identical to the iPhone 13, simply squeezed into a smaller chassis and equipped with a smaller screen and smaller battery. That means youre getting a great (but non-ProMotion) screen, 5G, a super-fast A15 processor and great cameras with Cinematic Mode. Read our iPhone 13 mini review for more information and expert analysis. In the UK weve seen the following deals: iPhone 13 mini, 512GB, pink : 806.91 (172.09 off) from Amazon. Apple still sells the iPhone 13 mini for $599/649 (was $699/679). But wed recommend looking elsewhere for deals. Check our automated table for the latest offers: Retailer Price $599.99 View Deal $829 View Deal $899.75 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone SE (2022) deals The iPhone SE 3rd generation burst on to the scene in March 2022, and unites a fast chipset (the same A15 Bionic you get in all of the 13-series iPhones and the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus) with an affordable price tag. Its good value at Apples MSRP, but other retailers may be able to do even better. Read our roundup of the best iPhone SE deals for more in-depth buying advice. You can still buy the iPhone SE direct from Apple , however its bad news if youre in the UK as the price has been bumped up since it launched in March 2022: it was $429/419 and now starts at $429/449. Thats a price hike of 30! Check our automatically updated chart for the very latest SIM-free offers from other retailers: Retailer Price $329 View Deal $429.00 View Deal $429.00 View Deal $429.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 12 deals Despite it launching in 2020 Apple is still selling the iPhone 12. In our iPhone 12 review we praised the all-round qualities and suitability for the average buyer who doesnt need the power of a Pro but wont settle for a true budget pick like the iPhone SE. It remains fast and well specced not to mention significantly cheaper than the other Face ID equipped iPhones. Apple still sells the iPhone 12. Prices start at $599/649 (was $699/679 from September 2021-2022). Check our automated comparison table for the very latest SIM-free prices: Retailer Price $629.00 View Deal $629.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 12 mini deals Apple no longer sells the iPhone 12 mini the smallest and cheapest of the late-2020 handsets, but you may be able to find one on sale. We cover the best iPhone 12 and 12 Pro deals in exhaustive depth in a separate article. The iPhone 12 mini used to start at $599/579. At time of writing Amazon U.K. has these deal on the iPhone 12 mini: iPhone 12 mini, 256GB, blue : 674.99 (54.01 off) . Retailer Price $629.99 View Deal $656.06 View Deal $939.98 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide See our deep-dive into the best iPhone 12 mini deals for more offers. deals. Just bear in mind that lots of stock shortages have been reported, so you might be waiting a while. iPhone

Macworld 6 Dec 2022 11:06 pm

My favorite phone of 2022 didnt come out this year its from 2021

The iPhone 14 Pro did away with the notch, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra spoiled me with its industry-leading 10x zoom. But my favorite phone of 2022 is from 2021.

Digital Trends 6 Dec 2022 9:30 pm

Smartphone Accessories: ESR 7.5W MagSafe Car Charger Air Vent Mount $19 (45% off), more

ESRs official Amazon storefront is offering its HaloLock 7.5W MagSafe Car Charger Air Vent Mount for $19.24 with the code 3CTU2CYT at checkout. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Down from $35, todays deal beats our previous mention from November by an additional penny to mark a new all-time low that weve tracked. Ready for road trips, this car phone mount uses MagSafe tech to hold your device without any clamps. When docked, your iPhone 12, 13, or 14 will charge at 7.5W too, which ensures that youll be able to arrive at a destination with a fully charged phone, even when using it for navigation. On top of that, ESR even includes a USB-A to USB-C cable so all you have to do is plug the charger in to get up and going. Take a closer look at the ESR HaloLock lineup in our Tested with 9to5Toys hands-on review . More smartphone accessories: UGREEN 10,000mAh 20W USB-C Power Bank $22 (Reg. $30) | Amazon Samsung EVO Select 128GB microSD card undercuts Black Friday at $14 , more from $1 2 Ailun iPhone 14 3-pack Tempered Glass Screen Protectors: $6 (Reg. $9) | Amazon w/ code WHC37FHZ TAURI iPhone 14 Pro Case: $18 (Reg. $23) | Amazon Stuff a stocking with Samsungs 2022 USB-C 128GB Flash Drive at $17 (Matching low), more VICSEED MagSafe Desk Phone Mount: $29.50 (Reg. $37) | Amazon Aioneus 20W USB-C/A Charger: $7 (Reg. $12) | Amazon Deals still live from yesterday: Apples new AirPods Pro 2 return to all-time low at $200 ahead of the holidays (Save $49) Kano Star Wars The Force Coding Kit:$9(Reg. $15+)| Amazon Googles latest Pixel Buds Pro hit $105 in Geek Squad refurb sale (New low, Orig. $200) 48W USB-C/A Car Charger:$13.50(Reg. $17)| Amazon Fitbits new Sense 2 and Versa 4 smartwatches hit second-best prices from $160 (Save $40+) UGREEN 3-in-1 15W MagSafe Charging Stand:$104(Reg. $130)| Amazon DJIs OM 5 iPhone gimbal returns to $129 low after going out of stock earlier this fall 20W 10,000mAh Portable USB-C Battery:$28.50(Reg. $35)| Amazon more The post Smartphone Accessories: ESR 7.5W MagSafe Car Charger Air Vent Mount $19 (45% off), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 9:21 pm

Apple iPhone 14 Pro review: effortlessly and unquestionably superb

The iPhone 14 Pro may not look new, but it has all-new tech and software. We think you're going to love it.

Digital Trends 6 Dec 2022 5:00 pm

Uber and Uber Eats Apps Preparing to Support Live Activities Feature on iPhone

iOS 16.1 was released in September with support for Live Activities in third-party apps . The feature allows iPhone users to stay on top of real-time events, such as a sports game or a food delivery order, right on the Lock Screen. Live Activities are also displayed in the Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. In June, Apple previewed Live Activities support for Uber, Starbucks, and Nike Run Club, but we are still waiting on these apps to roll out this functionality. Fortunately, it appears that Uber and Uber Eats are now preparing to support Live Activities. Both of the apps were updated in November and now display a Live Activities toggle in their respective menus in the Settings app. The feature is not yet functional for public use in either app, but Uber might be doing testing internally. Live Activities will make it easy to track the status of an Uber ride or an Uber Eats delivery on the Lock Screen or in the Dynamic Island. There's still no timeframe for the feature launching in these apps, but support is clearly in the works. Other popular third-party apps with Live Activities support include Flighty for flight tracking, FotMob for World Cup scores, Sports Alerts for sports scores, Citymapper for public transit, ParkMobile for parking, and CARROT Weather for weather forecasts. Apple's TV app will also support Live Activities for select sports games starting with iOS 16.2 , which is currently in beta and expected to be released later this month. (Thanks, Youssef Salem !) Related Roundups: iOS 16 , iPadOS 16 Tags: Uber , Live Activities Related Forum: iOS 16 This article, Uber and Uber Eats Apps Preparing to Support Live Activities Feature on iPhone first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 6 Dec 2022 3:30 am

Tested: SANDMARCs leather and machined metal iPhone 14 case, my favorite one yet

SANDMARC makes one of the best leather iPhone 14 cases out there in my opinion, and its time to take a closer look . In our continued effort to give hands-on impressions of as many iPhone cases as possible to give folks a better idea of what they are spending their money on, one of the best is on the slate today. There are a few really standout, clean, and handcrafted leather cases we have already touched on this year, but SANDMARCs wireless charging, MagSafe-compatible leather iPhone cases really set themselves apart from the many options in the category. Hitting just about all the most important form and function design cues alongside an industrial-inspired metal camera array cover, head below for our Tested with 9to5Toys feature on the brands new Pro Leather iPhone 14 cases. more The post Tested: SANDMARCs leather and machined metal iPhone 14 case, my favorite one yet appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 2:06 am

Can't Get an iPhone 14 Pro? Here's Why You Should Wait for the iPhone 15 Ultra

Due to production issues at Apple supplier factories in China, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are backordered and basically out of stock at every store. If you were planning to gift or receive an iPhone 14 Pro model for the holidays and didn't already get one, you're basically out of luck because they're gone until late December. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In fact, with the iPhone 14 Pro delays and rumors of some very enticing features for the high-end iPhone 15 models, you may just want to wait until September 2023 to upgrade. We've outlined some of the features that you can expect, which may just be new additions you want to hold out for. iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra Part of the reason that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are so in demand this year is that Apple packed them full of features the standard iPhone 14 models just didn't get. Faster processors, better cameras, and the Dynamic Island make the iPhone 14 Pro far more appealing than the iPhone 13-like iPhone 14 models, and the same trend will continue for the iPhone 15 Pro. In fact, Apple may ramp things up even further by giving the iPhone 15 Pro Max a better feature set than the iPhone 15 Pro, and rumors suggest that it could even get a name to reflect the change - iPhone 15 Ultra. If you like the latest and greatest, it might be worth waiting for Apple's highest-end iPhone to date. USB-C The entire iPhone 15 lineup is expected to transition to USB-C instead of Lightning in 2023, so if you're a fan of using a single charger for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad , the iPhone 15 models will be appealing. Apple is making this change to comply with a European law that requires smartphones and electronics to use a common charger, but it wouldn't make sense for the company to create a USB-C iPhone just for one region, so customers worldwide will benefit. All iPhone 15 models will get USB-C, but rumors right now suggest that the iPhone 15 Pro models will support higher-speed data transfers . If, for example, Apple integrates Thunderbolt 3 support into the iPhone 15 Pro models, transfer speeds could hit 40Gb/s. With just USB 3.2, we can expect 20Gb/s speeds. Faster A17 Processor The A16 was limited to the iPhone 14 Pro models, and the A17 is expected to be exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro models. The A17 could be the first chip built on TSMC's next-generation 3-nanometer node, which would allow for increased performance and reduced power consumption. Periscope Camera Lens Apple is working on improved optical zoom enabled through periscope lens technology , which could be limited to the iPhone 15 Ultra . Periscope lenses are expensive and take up space, which is why Apple might use it as motivation to get people to spring for the highest-end iPhone. With periscope lens technology, Apple could offer as much as 10x optical zoom, up from 3x in the current iPhone 14 Pro models. Other manufacturers like Samsung have implemented these longer-range telephoto lenses, pairing it with digital zoom for impressive 100x zoom capabilities. Solid State Buttons The iPhone 15 Pro models could get additional Taptic Engines that would facilitate solid-state volume and power buttons that feel like buttons, but actually aren't. This is the technology that Apple uses for the MacBook Pro's touchpad, so it feels like you're pressing down on a button, but there's no physical button press mechanism. This is a feature rumored for the iPhone 15 Pro models and it could allow for additional features when pressing certain buttons and it could improve water resistance, though just how the solid state buttons will be taken advantage of remains to be seen. Other Rumors There are other rumors about the iPhone 15 Pro models, some of which are more reliable than others. Here's what we've heard: More durable titanium chassis. Curved rear edges that replace the existing squared off design. Qualcomm 5G modem chip. No Touch ID fingerprint sensor. No under-display Face ID . Read More Want to keep up with everything that's expected for the iPhone 15? Follow our iPhone 15 roundup , which we update regularly as new rumors come out. Related Roundup: iPhone 15 Related Forum: iPhone This article, Can't Get an iPhone 14 Pro? Here's Why You Should Wait for the iPhone 15 Ultra first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 6 Dec 2022 1:14 am

Apple Could Start Manufacturing Some iPads in India

Apple is considering manufacturing some of its iPads in India as it works to cut down on its reliance in China, reports CNBC . Apple has discussed relocating some iPad manufacturing to India with Indian officials, but there are hurdles to overcome, such as manufacturing expertise. There have been no concrete plans established as of yet, but discussions are ongoing, and Apple is motivated to expand manufacturing in countries outside of China. Sources that spoke to CNBC warned that India has a lack of highly skilled talent and individuals with expertise in building highly complex devices, which could slow down Apple's efforts. Transitioning some manufacturing to India has been Apple's plan since 2017. The company began with producing some older iPhone models like the iPhone SE in the country, and has slowly ramped up iPhone manufacturing. The launch of the iPhone 14 models marked the first time that Apple used India for the manufacturing of flagship iPhones, and some of the iPhone 14 models are assembled in India . Apple supplier Foxconn has also been investing in India, and Apple is said to be aiming to produce approximately 25 percent of iPhones in India by 2025. Other Apple suppliers such as Wistron and Pegatron have expanded to India to help Apple expand manufacturing outside of China as part of a long term goal. Apple has been criticized for its reliance on China, which has become a major issue in 2022 with rising tensions between the U.S. and China and the ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns in the country. Right now, Apple's iPhone 14 Pro models are in short supply due to restrictions at Foxconn manufacturing facilities that resulted in worker riots and protests . In November, Apple confirmed that iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max shipments would be lower than expected due to the issues at the Foxconn facility. Foxconn is responsible for manufacturing approximately 70 percent of the iPhone 14 Pro models. Apple could see a significant hit to holiday revenue as a result, and shipments are not expected to return to normal until late December at the earliest. While Apple has been working to reduce its presence in China for many years, The Wall Street Journal said over the weekend that Apple's plans to shift production to other countries like India and Vietnam have accelerated. Apple is telling its suppliers to plan more actively for assembling iPhones in other countries. Tag: India This article, Apple Could Start Manufacturing Some iPads in India first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 5 Dec 2022 11:29 pm

Smartphone Accessories: AINOPE 2-pack 60W Right Angle USB-C Cables $6 (50% off), more

AINOPE US (100% positive feedback past 12 months) via Amazon is offering a 2-pack of its 60W Right-angle USB-C Cables for $5.99 once you clip the on-page coupon and use the code 30YLHXFK at checkout. Down from $12, this 50% discount makes the cables just $3 each and is among the best pricing that weve seen for similar cords. With a right angle connector on both ends, this cable is perfect for charging your smartphone in bed, the car, or anywhere else. It can deliver up to 60W of power, which makes it a great choice for all modern smartphones as well as some laptops. Plus, the braided-nylon design allows for the cable to be more robust and stand up to more usage before wearing out. More smartphone accessories: Apples new AirPods Pro 2 return to all-time low at $200 ahead of the holidays (Save $49) Kano Star Wars The Force Coding Kit: $9 (Reg. $15+) | Amazon Googles latest Pixel Buds Pro hit $105 in Geek Squad refurb sale (New low, Orig. $200) 48W USB-C/A Car Charger: $13.50 (Reg. $17) | Amazon Fitbits new Sense 2 and Versa 4 smartwatches hit second-best prices from $160 (Save $40+) UGREEN 3-in-1 15W MagSafe Charging Stand: $104 (Reg. $130) | Amazon DJIs OM 5 iPhone gimbal returns to $129 low after going out of stock earlier this fall 20W 10,000mAh Portable USB-C Battery: $28.50 (Reg. $35) | Amazon Deals still live the weekend: Aioneus 3-port USB-C/A 30W Charger: $11 (Reg. $15)| Amazon Apples official MagSafe charger for iPhone 14 lands at $19.50 low following 50% price cut iWALK True Wireless Earbuds:$24(Reg. $30)| Amazon Sennheisers latest Momentum 4 headphones and 3 earbuds hit new lows from $200 INIU 45W 15,000mAh USB-C Power Bank:$35(Reg. $50)| Amazon Lamicalls metal smartphone and tablet stands up to 36% off with deals from $8 Prime shipped LISEN Dashboard Dashboard Phone Mount:$21(Reg. $26)| Amazon more The post Smartphone Accessories: AINOPE 2-pack 60W Right Angle USB-C Cables $6 (50% off), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Dec 2022 9:27 pm

The iPhone 14 Pros Dynamic Island needs to get a lot more useful, fast

The Dynamic Island is one of the main reasons you consider the iPhone 14 Pro, but it hasn't got as useful as we hoped, even several months after release.

Digital Trends 5 Dec 2022 8:00 pm

iPhone 14 production COVID-19 impact to last for another month

Foxconn's largest iPhone factory will resume full iPhone 14 production around late December to early January.

NewsLookup 5 Dec 2022 6:17 pm

Foxconn's Main iPhone Factory Could Resume Full Production by Late December

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn expects its main iPhone plant in China to resume full production around late December to early January, following worker unrest last month that disrupted the factory. The situation has stabilized, a Foxconn source told Reuters , referring to the protests in Zhengzhou and the government's easing of COVID restrictions. The local government is actively helping with the resumption. The capacity is now being gradually resumed with new staff hiring under way. If the recruitment goes smoothly, it could take around three to four weeks to resume full production, the person said. At present, the overall epidemic situation has been brought under control with November being the most affected period, the company later said in a statement, adding it has started to recruit new employees and was gradually estoring production capacity to normal. The Zhengzhou plant, which employs about 200,000 people, was hit by stringent COVID-19 restrictions last month after an outbreak at the factory, which led the city of about 10 million people to be locked down. Riots soon broke out as workers protested over living standards and a failure to pay promised bonuses, which Foxconn put down to a echnical error when hiring new recruits. The Zhengzhou plant is Foxconn's biggest iPhone factory with around 200,000 workers. Foxconn is responsible for assembling around 70% of the iPhones that Apple sells, but it has been struggling to keep employees on site due to the lockdowns, with some reports suggesting output could fall by as much as 30% . iPhone 14 Pro models currently face at least a four-week shipping delay on Apple's online store in the U.S. as the company struggles to maintain supply. Tags: China , Foxconn This article, Foxconn's Main iPhone Factory Could Resume Full Production by Late December first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 5 Dec 2022 2:49 pm

Apple improves lead time for iPhone 14 Pro models' shipments: Report

Tech giant Apple's iPhone 14 Pro models' supply has improved and the lead time for getting them into customers' hands has lessened.

Business Standard 5 Dec 2022 11:13 am

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Supplies Reportedly Improve Delivery Lead Time Down to 29 Days?

Here's how much the delivery lead time of the iPhone 14 Pro has improved.

NewsLookup 5 Dec 2022 5:40 am

Apple iPhone 14 Pro: How Recent iPhones Have A Cute Secret Feature

Heres a neat party trick your iPhone Pro can perform.

Forbes 4 Dec 2022 10:30 pm

Apples Amazing New iPhone 14 Feature May Already Have Saved A Life

A key new feature has already been called on, and with impressive results.

Forbes 4 Dec 2022 5:30 pm

Man Stranded in Alaska Rescued After Using iPhone's Emergency SOS Satellite Feature

Rescue services were able to locate the man, who had been traveling by snowmachine, via GPS coordinates sent from his iPhone 14.

NewsLookup 4 Dec 2022 4:43 am

Newer iPhones Allow You to Measure Someone's Height Instantly Here's How

iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, and iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models feature a LiDAR Scanner next to the rear camera that can be used to measure a person's height instantly in Apple's preinstalled Measure app. To measure a person's height, simply open the Measure app, point your iPhone at the person you want to measure, and make sure they are visible on the screen from head to toe. After a brief moment, a line should appear at the top of the person's head with their height measurement. You can choose to have the measurement displayed in feet-and-inches or in centimeters in the Settings app under Measure Measure Units. The app measures a person's height from the floor to the top of their head, hair, or hat. You can even measure the seated height of a person in a chair. The circular shutter button in the bottom-right corner allows you to take a photo of the person with their height measurement and share it with them. The feature is not available on iPhones without a LiDAR Scanner. This article, Newer iPhones Allow You to Measure Someone's Height Instantly Here's How first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 3 Dec 2022 11:53 pm

iOS 16.2 Should Fix a Flaw With the iPhone 14 Pro's Always-On Display - CNET

The third beta of iOS 16.2 finally lets you have an always-on display with a black screen.

Cnet 3 Dec 2022 4:05 pm

When Will iOS 16.2 Be Released?

Apple in late October began testing iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates , providing betas to both developers and public beta testers. As of now, we've had four total betas, with the fourth beta having been released earlier this week. iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 are expected before the end of the year, and we thought we'd try to narrow down the launch timeline. With only four betas released since October, iOS 16.2 still has some testing time remaining before we can expect a release. At the very least, we'll have a release candidate before iOS 16.2 is launched, but there is a possibility we'll also see another beta too. We typically see five or more betas before a release candidate, but timelines get crunched during the holiday season. Last year, Apple seeded just four betas of iOS 15.2 before the RC and subsequent launch, so we could see something similar this year. If that's the plan, Apple could provide us with the release candidate version of iOS 16.2 next week, likely on Tuesday, December 6. With that in mind, we could see an iOS 16.2 launch the week of December 12. The week of December 19 is also a possibility if there are more betas on the horizon, but that's during Hanukkah and close to Christmas. Last year's iOS 15.2 launch happened on Monday, December 13, after Apple provided the fourth beta on December 2 and the RC on December 7. Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman has said we can expect iOS 16.2 in mid-December, which would line up with the week of December 12 estimate. Apple has confirmed that some of the features in the update, such as the Freeform app, are indeed coming before the end of the year. We can even expect to see initial betas of iOS 16.3 before December ends. Most Notable Features iOS 16.2 is a major update that adds a number of notable new features to the iPhone and the iPad , with the biggest changes outlined below. Freeform App - Freeform is a cross-platform open-ended whiteboard app that can be used for jotting down notes, sketching, drawing, saving links, and more, with built-in collaboration features. It is available in the latest iPhone, iPad, and Mac betas. Stage Manager External Display Support iPad owners who have an M1 or M2 iPad can once again use Stage Manager with external displays. Up to eight apps can be used for multitasking purposes, and there's a useful new option for dragging a window from an iPad to an external display and vice versa. While older iPads can use Stage Manager, external display support is limited to Apple silicon models. New Home App Architecture - The iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1 updates add support for an updated Home app architecture that Apple is introducing following the debut of Matter. The new app architecture will provide faster, more reliable performance in homes with many smart accessories, but it does require that your entire suite of devices be updated to the latest software. Always On Display Updates - For iPhone 14 Pro models, there are two new toggles for disabling wallpaper and notifications when the always on display feature is activated. This cuts down on what's shown on the screen when it is off for fewer distractions. Lock Screen Sleep Widget - The Lock Screen has gained a Sleep widget for those who use the sleep functionality on the Apple Watch. Lock Screen Medication Widget - There's also a Medication widget that lets you know when you need to take a medication. News in the Weather App - When there's relevant weather-related news in your area, such as information about a hurricane or a fire, you will see news headlines in the Weather app. 5G in India - iOS 16.2 will bring 5G connectivity to India. Read More We have a complete list of all the features that are available in the iOS 16.2 update in our dedicated iOS 16.2 guide . Related Roundups: iOS 16 , iPadOS 16 Related Forum: iOS 16 This article, When Will iOS 16.2 Be Released? first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 3 Dec 2022 3:43 am

Apples new 35W Dual USB-C Charger sees first discount to $52 at Amazon

Amazon is now offering the first real chance to save on Apples new 35W Dual USB-C Charger at $52 shipped . Having launched earlier this spring, the new first-party accessory typically fetches $59 and is now on sale for the first time. This new all-time low arrives to refuel both your iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8, or any number of other Apple releases in a streamlined designed. The compact build has a foldable plug with the usual white plastic finish youd expect from an official accessory as well as a 35W output split across both of the USB-C ports. We also break down the experience further in our launch coverage . more The post Apples new 35W Dual USB-C Charger sees first discount to $52 at Amazon appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 3 Dec 2022 12:16 am

Man in Alaska Rescued With New iPhone 14 Satellite Emergency Feature

The man was stranded in a remote part of Alaska, but not all of Apple's recent emergency tech is up to par.

NewsLookup 2 Dec 2022 10:55 pm

The iPhone 14's satellite texting feature saved a stranded snowmobiler in Alaska

It's the first known incident where the iPhone 14 was used to help rescue someone.

ZDNet 2 Dec 2022 10:05 pm

9to5Toys Daily: December 2, 2022 Apple MagSafe Charger $19, HomePod mini $60, more

Listen to a recap of the best deals and news from 9to5Toys each day at noon. 9to5Toys Daily is available on iTunes and Apple Podcasts , Google Play , or through our dedicated RSS feed .New episodes of 9to5Toys Daily are recorded every weekday. Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes/Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they are available. HomePod mini wasnt on sale for Black Friday, now drops to $60 in cert. refurb sale (Orig. $99) Apples official MagSafe charger for iPhone 14 lands at $19.50 low following 50% price cut Apples new Studio Display elevates your workstation from $1,499 lows (Save $100+) more The post 9to5Toys Daily: December 2, 2022 Apple MagSafe Charger $19, HomePod mini $60, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 2 Dec 2022 9:50 pm

Smartphone Accessories: Syncwire 6-foot MFi USB-C to Lightning Cable $11 (40% off), more

Syncwire Products (100% positive feedback past 12 months) via Amazon is offering its 6-foot MFi USB-C to Lightning Cable for $10.79 with the code ZTBX9429 at checkout. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Down from $18, this 40% discount marks one of the best prices that weve tracked for Syncwires cable at Amazon. Ready to deliver fast charging to your power setup, this cable is MFi-certified so you know itll work properly with all of your Apple devices. The cord measures six foot long and will easily reach from the wall to the couch so you can power up with ease. So, if youre looking for a spare cable to charge your phone at the couch, in the car, or anywhere else, this is a great choice all around. More smartphone accessories: Aioneus 3-port USB-C/A 30W Charger: $11 (Reg. $15) | Amazon Apples official MagSafe charger for iPhone 14 lands at $19.50 low following 50% price cut iWALK True Wireless Earbuds: $24 (Reg. $30) | Amazon Sennheisers latest Momentum 4 headphones and 3 earbuds hit new lows from $200 INIU 45W 15,000mAh USB-C Power Bank: $35 (Reg. $50) | Amazon Lamicalls metal smartphone and tablet stands up to 36% off with deals from $8 Prime shipped LISEN Dashboard Dashboard Phone Mount: $21 (Reg. $26) | Amazon Deals still live from yesterday: Microsoft Surface Earbuds: $91 (Reg. $160)| Amazon Boses popular ANC Headphones 700 hit best price yet at $269 following $110 discount Aioneus 40W Quad USB-C/A Charger:$11(Reg. $14)| Amazon Samsungs new Galaxy Buds 2 Pro hit $177 (Save $50) alongside original Pro buds at $100 ESR Classic Hybrid MagSafe iPhone 13 Case:$9(Reg. $25)| Amazon Save 65% on MOMAXs LED Desk Lamp with Wireless Charger at all-time low of $17.50 TAURI Pixel 6 Case:$16(Reg. $18)| Amazon more The post Smartphone Accessories: Syncwire 6-foot MFi USB-C to Lightning Cable $11 (40% off), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 2 Dec 2022 9:24 pm

Todays best Mac and iOS app deals: iPad Game of the Year Moncage, 13s, and more

While we are still tracking a huge number of price drops live from Black Friday, it is now time to end the work week with a fresh batch of Mac an iOS app deals. Joining todays software offers, we have a rare discount and the only deal we have tracked of the season on HomePod mini as well as new lows on Apples latest Studio Display and the official MagSafe charger for iPhone 14 . As for the apps, highlights include the 2022 Apple award-winning iPad Game of the Year, Moncage, alongside titles like Doom & Destiny Advanced, 13s, Paprika Recipe Manager 3 for Mac, and more. Head below for a complete look at todays best Mac and iOS app deals. more The post Todays best Mac and iOS app deals: iPad Game of the Year Moncage, 13s, and more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 2 Dec 2022 8:53 pm

Every new Apple product coming in 2023

Septembers iPhone Event brought the iPhone 14 series , three new Apple Watches and a new set of AirPods Pro . Then in October Apple launched (without an event) a new 10.9-inch iPad and new iPad Pro models. That seems to be it for 2022, give or take a few TV shows, game and app updates expected in December , but Apple has many more new products in the pipeline, including some that are expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2023. What Apple released in 2022 12.9-inch and 11-inch M2 iPad Pro 10.9-inch iPad , 10th generation iPhone 14 and 14 Plus iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max Apple Watch Ultra Apple Watch Series 8 Apple Watch SE (2nd generation) AirPods Pro (2nd generation) iPhone SE (3rd generation) iPad Air (5th generation) Mac Studio (1st generation) Studio Display M2 MacBook Air M2 13in MacBook Pro The products Apple announced at the September 2022 event Apple What new Apple products are coming in 2023? In the sections below weve spilt products into categories including Mac, iPad, iPhone and some new product categories. Read on to find out what to expect. You may also like to read about Apples Events for 2023. New Macs Its now about two and a half years since Apple revealed, in June 2020, that it would be transitioning all its Macs from Intel processors to its own silicon within two years. Apples already updated many of its machines, including the MacBook Air, Mac mini, 24-inch iMac, 13-inch MacBook Pro, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, and launched the Mac Studio. Plus at WWDC in June 2022 Apple introduced the M2 chip in the MacBook Air and 13in MacBook Pro. Read Everything you need to know about the M2 . That still leaves the following Macs in need of an Apple silicon update. Heres what were still expecting to arrive: Mac mini In a December 2021 Power On newsletter, Bloombergs Mark Gurman indicated that there will be two new Mac minis coming in 2022. Alongside the M2 Mac mini , which surprisingly didnt launch alongside the M2 MacBooks, Apple is said to be working on a new Mac mini with M2 Pro that will replace the Intel-powered Mac mini model that Apple kept in the line up. This new Mac mini didnt arrive in 2022 after all, but it looks certain for 2023. When? March 2023 MacBook Pro If the Mac mini gains an M2 Pro chip the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro are likely to follow suit. When? March 2023 iMac A M2 iMacand we hope an M2 Pro iMaccould/should be in the pipeline at Apple. Perhaps even the revival of the iMac Pro . When? WWDC 2023 Mac Pro Work is said to be underway on the Apple Silicon Mac Pro, which could feature an M2 Ultra or even an M2 Extreme. Read more here: The next Mac Pro: Everything we know . When? WWDC 2023 15-inch MacBook Air Rumors of a larger MacBook Air have been circulating for some time and 2023 could be the year we finally see a bigger MacBook Air. When? WWDC 2023 New iPads The iPad Pro Dominik Tomaszewski/IDG We got a peek at iPadOS 16 at WWDC and the final version of iPadOS 16 is expected in October (read about what could be coming in iPadOS 16 ). Heres the new hardware we expect to arrive alongside the OS update: iPad mini A new iPad mini seventh generation could be coming in 2023. Read: iPad mini 7 rumors When? Fall 2023 Bigger iPad Pro There could be a 14-inch iPad Pro coming from Apple. Mark Gurman predicts that Apple will release a 14-inch iPad Pro in 2023. When? Fall 2023 New iPhones The arrival of a new set of iPhones in September 2023 is highly likely, but will other new iPhones arrive earlier in 2023? Dominik Tomaszewski / Foundry iPhone 15 The iPhone 15 (and Plus, Pro and Pro Max) is likely to arrive, like clockwork, in September 2023. Read: iPhone 15 rumors When? September 2023 iPhone SE Plus This is a long shot, but a few years ago now there were rumors that Apple could launch a bigger version of the iPhone SE Plus which would mean that those who want a big iPhone and a Home button would have an option. Read about the iPhone SE Plus When? TBC New categories If Apple was never to innovate away from the products it makes right now it could be left behind as technology progresses. Its no surprise therefore that the company is working on various new areas. We dont expect all of these to land in 2023, but rumors suggest that some of them still could arrive sooner rather than later. Also read: New Apple products that could debut in 2023 HomePod with screen This might not arrive in 2022, but we do hope there is some truth in the rumours that Apple is working on a HomePod with a screen. Weve always said that a screen would make the HomePod infinitely more usable, but perhaps we are the only ones who hate having to talk to our speaker. A screen would extend the uses of the HomePod beyond audio into visual so you could watch podcasts and news reports and YouTube videos, but most usefully communicate via FaceTime. Read: HomePod with screen rumours . When? Spring 2023 An HomePod that combines the screen of an iPad could be on the cards. Foundry AR Glasses/Mixed Reality Headset Apples made clear its interest in augmented reality, and we may hear more about its plans to make AR Glasses . The rumors suggest that we could see Apples AR or VR headset product in 2023. Apples upcoming xrOS may even be the start of a whole new ecosystem of devices . We hope that Apple will show off something at WWDC 2023 in an attempt to get developers to design apps for the new device, but we expecting to see a final product yet. Read about Apples AR Mixed Reality headset When? WWDC 2023 Gaming console There are even rumors that Apple could have plans to release a games console or at least an Apple TV with improved gaming credentials. Take a look at Apple games console rumors. When? Fall 202 3 Apple, iMac, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, MacBook

Macworld 2 Dec 2022 8:43 pm

HomePod mini wasnt on sale for Black Friday, now drops to $60 in cert. refurb sale (Orig. $99)

Amongst all of the Apple discounts we saw over Thanksgiving Week and for Black Friday, those looking to cash-in on HomePod mini without paying full price were out of luck. Now after the fact, eBay and its official certified refurbished storefront is swooping in to save the day by offering Apples HomePod mini in four different colors for $59.99 shipped . Normally fetching $99, this is one of the best discounts to date for a refurbished model from a trusted source, delivering $39 in savings along the way. We last saw it at $80 in new condition, for comparison. Arriving with the fabric-covered design in the recently refreshed colorway, HomePod mini delivers its latest smart speaker experience that brings Siri, Apple Music, and Thread support into your setup. Theres a touchpad at the top that not only indicates when Siri is listening, but also lets you adjust audio playback with just a tap. Youll also find Apples new U1 chip that allows for quick music handoff from an iPhone 14. Get a closer look in our coverage over at 9to5Mac . Head below for more. more The post HomePod mini wasnt on sale for Black Friday, now drops to $60 in cert. refurb sale (Orig. $99) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 2 Dec 2022 7:50 pm

Oppo Reno 8T Seen on Several Listings; Rumor Has It Will Support 33W Charging

New Delhi: According to reports, the expansion of the Oppo Reno 8 series will happen in the coming weeks. While the Chinese company has switched to the Reno 9 series and launched three variants, a new Reno 8 model - called the Oppo Reno 8T - recently appeared online. The model number of the phone, CPH2481, has been listed on several certification websites including TKDN, EEC, BIS, SIRIM, and Element Materials Technology. While the listings don't provide much details about the specifications of the phone, none of them offer the name or charging rate of the speculated Oppo Reno 8T. Also Read: Oppo Find N2 Flip Hands-on Video Reveals Clamshell Foldable Phone's Design GizmoChina reports that Oppo may be developing a new Reno 8 model, which they are calling the Oppo Reno 8T. The smartphone listed on multiple certification websites may go on sale soon. The listing on SIRIM hints at the branding of the phone, and the listing on Element Materials Technology suggests that the device may support 33W fast-wired charging. Even the BIS has cleared the Reno 8T for sale in India. Due to its slow charging support as compared to the Reno 8's standard support for 80W charging, it is speculated that the smartphone will be less expensive. Also Read: Apple Releases iOS 16.1.2 Update; Improves Crash Detection on iPhone 14 Series Oppo launched its Reno 9 series of smartphones, which includes the Reno 9 Pro+, Reno 9 Pro, and Reno 9, in China last week. The flagship Oppo Reno 9 series model features a 6.7-inch full-HD+ OLED curved display with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The smartphones with 5G capabilities come with 32-megapixel selfie cameras. The MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max SoC is the standard Oppo Reno 9, with the Snapdragon 778G SoC powering the Reno 9 Pro, and the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC powering the Reno 9 Pro+. Also Read: Leaked Google Pixel 7a Renders Provide a Full View of Its Design and Reported Specifications The Oppo Reno 9 Pro+ is currently available at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 45,700) for the base 16GB RAM + 256GB storage model and CNY 4,399 (roughly Rs. 45,700) for the 16GB RAM + 512GB storage model. There are three color options: Beihai King, Bright Moon Black, and Tomorrow Gold. The base 16GB RAM + 256GB storage model of the Oppo Reno 9 Pro is priced at CNY 3,499 (roughly Rs. 40,000), while the 16GB RAM + 512GB storage model is priced at CNY 3,799 (roughly Rs. 43,600). It has three color options: Bright Moon Black, Thoda Drunken and Tomorrow Gold.

News Track 2 Dec 2022 3:54 pm

Launch of the Infinix HOT 20 5G and 20 Play smartphones

New Delhi: Infinix has introduced two entry-level smartphones named HOT 20 Play and HOT 20 5G in India. The price of the former is Rs. 8,999, and it will be available for purchase starting December 6 via Flipkart. The latter cost Rs. 11,999. Both the phones come with MediaTek chipset, single 4GB/64GB configuration and 3GB of virtual RAM. Also Read: Oppo Find N2 Flip Hands-on Video Reveals Clamshell Foldable Phone's Design Hong Kong's Infinix company wants to increase its presence in the Indian market for low-cost smartphones. The latest phones have reasonable prices and good features like long battery life, virtual RAM, and screens with high refresh rates. While the Hot 20 5G model features dual stereo speakers, the Hot 20 Play features DTS audio support. The HOT 20 5G features a waterdrop notch and a side-mounted fingerprint reader, while the Infinix HOT 20 Play features a punch-hole cutout and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Also Read: Apple Releases iOS 16.1.2 Update; Improves Crash Detection on iPhone 14 Series A 6.82-inch HD + (720x1640 pixels) LCD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate comes with the Play model. The 6.6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2408 pixels) IPS LCD screen on the 5G model has a refresh rate of 120Hz. The 13MP dual rear camera module on the Infinix HOT 20 Play also houses a quad-LED flash. The HOT 20 5G sports a 50MP (f/1.6) primary camera, an unknown depth sensor, and dual-LED flash. There is an 8MP selfie camera on the front of both the phones. The Infinix HOT 20 Play is powered by the MediaTek Helio G37 chipset, while the Infinix HOT 20 5G is powered by the Dimensity 810 processor. Both have 18W charging support, with the former housing a 6,000mAh battery and the latter a 5,000mAh battery. The gadgets come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and run Android 12. There are three different ways to connect: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Price of Rs. 8,999, the Infinix Hot 20 Play will be available on Flipkart from December 6. It is available in Aurora Green, Fantasy Purple, Racing Black and Luna Blue colours. Also Read: Leaked Google Pixel 7a Renders Provide a Full View of Its Design and Reported Specifications Price of Rs. Infinix HOT 20 5G has been introduced in Blaster Green, Space Blue and Racing Black colors for Rs 11,999. Its availability information has not been made public yet.

News Track 2 Dec 2022 3:54 pm

Apple iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via Satellite Helps Alaska State Troopers Rescue a Stranded Man

The new iPhone SOS feature helped Alaska State Troopers rescue a stranded man.

NewsLookup 2 Dec 2022 10:20 am

Apple's iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature Saves Stranded Man in Alaska

With the launch of iOS 16.1, Apple rolled out a Emergency SOS via Satellite , which is designed to allow iPhone 14 owners to contact emergency services using satellite connectivity when no cellular or WiFi connection is available. The feature was put to the test in Alaska today, when a man became stranded in a rural area. In the early hours of the morning on December 1, Alaska State Troopers received an alert that a man traveling by snow machine from Noorvik to Kotzebue had become stranded. The man was in a cold, remote location with no connectivity, and he activated the Emergency SOS via satellite feature on his iPhone 14 to alert authorities to his predicament. Apple's Emergency Response Center worked with local search and rescue teams and the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue Coordinator to send out volunteer searchers directly to the GPS coordinates that were relayed to Apple using the emergency function. The man was rescued successfully and there were no injuries. The area where he was located is remote and on the fringes of where satellite connectivity is available. Apple says that satellite connectivity might not work in places above 62 latitude , such as northern parts of Canada and Alaska, and Noorvik and Kotzebue are close to 69 latitude. Troopers who helped with the rescue were impressed with the accuracy and completeness of information included in the initial alert, with the Emergency SOS via Satellite feature designed to ask several questions ahead of when an alert is sent out to expedite rescue missions. Emergency Satellite via SOS is available to all iPhone 14 users, and it can be activated when an emergency situation occurs and there is no WiFi or cellular connection available. The feature is free to use for two years, and Apple has not yet provided detail on how much it will cost going forward. Satellite connectivity is available in North America at the current time, and it will soon expand to France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK. This article, Apple's iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature Saves Stranded Man in Alaska first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 2 Dec 2022 6:07 am

Apples AR/VR headset: Operating system renamed to xrOS as release inches closer

Its looking more and more like Apples next big thing wont be something that fits in your pocket or a bag. Rather it could be another wearable device. Analysts Ming Chi-Kuo said in 2021 that Apples goal is to replace the iPhone with AR in 10 years. Heres everything we know so far about Apples rumored mixed-reality headset. Apple AR/VR headset: Latest rumors December 1, 2022: In another scoop for Bloomberg, Mark Gurman reports that the operating system for Apples AR/VR project has been renamed from realityOS to xrOS, and that the heads of many of Apples internal apps are involved in the project. September 25, 2022: Bloombergs Mark Gurman wrote in the Power On newsletter (subscription required) that Apples headset could be released in 2023 . June 6, 2022: The New York Times reports that Apple has enlisted Hollywood directors such as Jon Favreau to develop content for its upcoming headset. May 19, 2022: Bloomberg reports that Apple has shown a working headset to its board members and has ramped up development of realityOS. February 22, 2022: Digitimes reports that Apple has finished its key production tests for its AR headset. Apple AR/VR headset: Release date The latest rumors from primarily from Bloombergs Mark Gurman , who reports that the operating system (xrOS) and other software developemtn for the headset is now in high gear with a release date aimed for 2023. Apple AR/VR headset: Design While the ultimate goal of Apples AR project is to produce a pair of fashionable smart glasses , the first version will reportedly be much bigger than that, weighing between 300-400 grams, according to Ming- Chi Kuo . According to reports, the first-generation Apple headset will be an Oculus-style headset with a knit mesh-wrapped body similar to the AirPods Max. It could look something like a sleeker version of Googles Daydream headset, which also had a soft fabric body. A patent application for a head-mounted display unit also detailed several areas of adjustment, meaning comfort will be an area of focus. However, we dont know much else about the design of Apples AR device. While Jon Prosser reported that Apple is working on a prototype pair of AR glasses, more recent rumors suggest that a bona fide pair of glasses is likely still years away from production. In January, Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple will be using pancake lenses to keep the weight and bulk down. Curiously, Kuo says Apple is already working on a second-generation model (via 9to5Mac) expected to launch in 2024 with a significantly lighter and updated industrial design. The New York Times reported in June that the headset looks like a pair of ski goggles. Apple AR/VR headset: Display As a mixed-reality device, Apples glasses are rumored to handle both virtual and augmented reality via a pair of high-resolution 8K screens using eye-tracking technology. The headset will reportedly feature more than a dozen cameras, according to The Information , which will project a real-world view onto the screens as if you were looking through clear glass. It will presumably use either OLED or mini LED and incorporate Apples Ceramic Shield coating as well. In January, Display Supply Chain Consultants reported that the headset will have three display modules comprised of two Micro OLED displays and one AMOLED panel. According to the report, the tertiary OLED panel would be used for low-resolution peripheral vision, thereby enabling a foveated display system based on where the users focus is. Apple AR/VR headset: Processor and specs According to Kuo ( via Macrumors ), Apples AR headset will have two processors, with the higher-end processor having similar computing power as the M1 for Mac and the secondary chip responsible for sensor-related computing. The sounds like a lot of processing power for a headset, but if the headset needs to power a pair of 8K displays, it will need a hefty chip. Reports also say that it will need to be tethered to an iPhone, much like the original Apple Watch. Kuo also reported that the headset will support Wi-Fi 6E, which is also rumored to come to the iPhone 14. It will also presumably have at least 8GB of RAM and a 256GB hard drive. We dont know anything yet about the battery life, but Kuo says improving battery life will be a focus of the second-generation model . Kuo reports that the headset will come with the same 96W power adapter as the MacBook Pro, which suggests it will have a big battery. Apple Apple AR/VR headset: Apps and functionality As a mixed-reality device, Apples headset will also be able to handle both AR and VR applications, which opens the headset up to a variety of apps. Bloombergs Mark Gurman also said that gaming could have a strong focus on the platform as well as media consumption. He expects Apple will work closely with developers and media partners to create content that can be watched in VR on the device. Apple will likely lean into VR content with its own TV+ service as well. Apple will also surely have apps dedicated to AR-type things, such as the Measure app and things like the tool that lets you see a 3D render of Apple products before you buy it. In a December report, Gurman additionally said the iPhones Animojis and VR FaceTime could be positioned as the new-age Zoom. The headset is expected to come with new versions of core apps like Messages and Maps, and reports claim that Apple recently enlisted the head of engineering for its iWork productivity apps, Notes app, and Apple News to work on the headset. Were told that we can expect a software development kit and App Store for third-party applications as well. The New York Times reported in June that Apple has enlisted Hollywood directors such as Jon Favreau to develop content for its upcoming headset. The report said Favreau is working to bring (Prehistoric Planets) dinosaurs to life on the headset. Apple AR/VR headset: Price As far as pricing, rumors suggest that the first iteration could be an extremely expensive device, possibly costing several thousand dollars. In December, a Display Supply Chain Consultants report noted that volume estimates for the AR headsets displays look low for next year, which likely indicates a high price tag (and low sales). With a price tag thats out of reach for most people, the AR headset would mainly be a proof of concept device for diehards and developers, but no less exciting to the future of Apple wearables. Computer Accessories

Macworld 2 Dec 2022 4:04 am

Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the fourth betas of upcoming iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the betas coming two weeks after Apple seeded the third betas of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2. Registered developers are able to download the iOS 16 .2 and iPadOS 16.2 profiles from the Apple Developer Center, and once installed, the beta is available over the air. iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 include the Freeform app, which can be used for jotting down notes, sketching, drawing, brainstorming ideas, creating mood boards, and more. Multiple people can work on the same Freeform board, with changes synced for all participants in real time. For the iPad , iPadOS 16.2 brings external display support to the Stage Manager multitasking feature, allowing up to eight apps to be used at once. External display support is available for the M1 and M2 iPad models. Apple has added a new Home app architecture coming in iOS and iPadOS 16.2, which Apple says is designed to bring faster, more reliable performance, especially in homes with a lot of smart home accessories. The new architecture requires the HomePod 16.2 beta software, and it causes the Home app not to work with devices updated to iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, or macOS Ventura 13.1. Unintentional Emergency SOS calls can be reported to Apple in iOS 16.2, there's a new Sleep widget, live sports scores are back for the TV app, there are changes to always on display on the iPhone 14 Pro , and more, with full details available in our iOS 16.2 feature guide . iOS 16.2 is expected to see a release in mid-December . Related Roundups: iOS 16 , iPadOS 16 Related Forum: iOS 16 This article, Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 [Update: Public Beta Available] first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 1 Dec 2022 11:46 pm

Smartphone Accessories: Razer Anzu Smart Glasses $25 (50% off), more

Woot is offering the Razer Anzu Smart Glasses for $24.99 Prime shipped , with non-Prime members being charged a $6 delivery fee. Originally $200, these smart glasses more recently have been fetching $50 at Amazon with todays discount delivering a new all-time low that weve tracked. Shipping with both blue light filtering and polarized sunglass lenses, youll find these are perfect for a wide range of uses. The Razer Anzu isnt just a pair of glasses though. Theres a low-latency audio connection to your smartphone to enjoy music with and a built-in microphone to take calls as well. Theres even touch-enabled voice assist access which allows you to play/pause media, place a call, send a text, and more. Plus, all of that happens without having to place earbuds in your ears. Check out our hands-on review for a deeper dive then head below for more. More smartphone accessories: Microsoft Surface Earbuds: $91 (Reg. $160) | Amazon Boses popular ANC Headphones 700 hit best price yet at $269 following $110 discount Aioneus 40W Quad USB-C/A Charger: $11 (Reg. $14) | Amazon Samsungs new Galaxy Buds 2 Pro hit $177 (Save $50) alongside original Pro buds at $100 ESR Classic Hybrid MagSafe iPhone 13 Case: $9 (Reg. $25) | Amazon Save 65% on MOMAXs LED Desk Lamp with Wireless Charger at all-time low of $17.50 TAURI Pixel 6 Case: $16 (Reg. $18) | Amazon Deals still live from yesterday: Apple Watch Series 7 Nike+ style falls to $450 low at $79 off alongside Nike+ Series 6 at $397 Spigen 75W Dual USB-C Car Charger:$23(Reg. 33+)| Amazon Anker Cyber Week sale discounts MagSafe power banks, GaN chargers, more from $9 amFIlm iPhone 14 Pro Max 2-pack Tempered Glass Screen Protectors:$5.50(Reg. $11)| Amazon w/ code BBTS93DN Spigens latest OneTap MagSafe stands, car mounts, and chargers on sale from $20 LISEN Air Vent Smartphone Car Mount:$15(Reg. $24)| Amazon Samsungs 64GB EVO Plus microSD card just hit the Amazon all-time low at $10.50 , more 2-pack USB-C to Lightning MFi Cables:$10.50(Reg. $13)| Amazon All-time low drops Skagens Gen 6 Wear OS Smartwatch to $137 (Reg. $295) more The post Smartphone Accessories: Razer Anzu Smart Glasses $25 (50% off), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 1 Dec 2022 9:55 pm

iPhone 14 Pro Max Gets a Samsung-Like Curved Display in Latest Mod Project

A hardware technician has come up with an iPhone 14 Pro Max modification to add a display that curves at the edges like a Samsung Galaxy device. Twitter user @lipilipsi , a self-proclaimed iPhone hardware technician who specializes in aftermarket Apple device modifications, showed off their latest project with several images and a brief video. The modification involves swapping out the iPhone's stainless steel frame and adding a new display, but all of the device's other components remain the same. We change iphone 14 pro max curved display pic.twitter.com/wbfFn6pZic fix Apple (@lipilipsi) November 29, 2022 The curved display is particularly reminiscent of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, which have had displays that curve on the left and right horizontal side edges since the launch of the Galaxy Note Edge in 2014. @lipilipsi has undertaken several other inventive iPhone modifications, including adding a rear display using an Apple Watch , switching an iPhone 13 's Lightning port to USB-C , and moving an entire device to a transparent casing to see the internal components. Related Roundup: iPhone 14 Pro Buyer's Guide: iPhone 14 Pro (Buy Now) Related Forum: iPhone This article, iPhone 14 Pro Max Gets a Samsung-Like Curved Display in Latest Mod Project first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 1 Dec 2022 9:28 pm

I still love my iPhone 14 Pro, but not for the reason I expected

I originally bought the iPhone 14 Pro because of specific new features, but those aren't the reasons why I still love the device now.

Digital Trends 1 Dec 2022 7:00 pm

iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Size doesnt matter but everything else does

Following Apples annual update to its all-conquering smartphone range, there are now four new iPhones: the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. If you are trying to decide between the similarly sizes iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro we are here to help you decide if it is worth spending extra on the pro iPhone, or if the cheaper standard iPhone would be suitable for you. This question has become more pertinent than ever because the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models are suffering from sever shortages with waiting lists are extending to January. This is due to Covid-related lockdowns and walkouts at Foxconns Chinese factory. Luckily Apple manufacturers the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus in a factory in India, so those handsets arent suffering the same shortages. This is why if you want a new iPhone right now the iPhones 14 and 14 Plus might be the ones you have to settle for. Should you wait until the iPhone 14 Pro is back in stock or go ahead and buy an iPhone 14 or event the iPhone 14 Plus? Heres our guide to the main differences so you know whether or not its worth waiting to go Pro. iPhone 14 Read our review MSRP: $799 (128GB) | $899 (256GB) | $1,099 (512GB) Best Prices Today: $799 at Apple | $799.99 at Best Buy | $829 at Visible iPhone 14 Pro MSRP: From $999 Best Prices Today: $999 at Apple iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Design Its easy to spot the differences between the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro handsets but less simple to distinguish between this generation and the predecessors. From the front youll notice that the iPhone 14 retains the notch, which is the same size as the notch on the iPhone 13, but smaller than that on the iPhone 12. In contrast, The iPhone 14 Pro (and Pro Max) have a new feature the Dynamic Island. This is an evolution of the notch. The notch is still there but its a lot smaller, and now there is a clever way that Apple utilises the space around the notch to kind of turn it into a menu. Well discuss this more later. iPhone 14 and 14 Plus Apple Turn the iPhones around and from the back there are clear differences between the two handsets. As is usually the case, the standard iPhone has two lenses, placed diagonally, while the iPhone 14 Pro has three lenses. Well talk in more detail about the differences in the cameras below. One difference between the iPhone 14 Pro and the 13 Pro is that the cameras take up a lot more surface area, so thats an easy way to identify the generation. The differences between the iPhone 14 its predecessor arent as obvious. Basically, if youve held an iPhone 13 then youve pretty much held an iPhone 14, at least in terms of aesthetics. The outward design is almost identical to the iPhone 13. The dimensions are nearly the same although Apple has managed to shave off 2g of weight on the new model. The new model is just the slightest bit thicker, too. Beware that Apple appears to have slightly shifted the location of the side and volume buttons, so you may run into problems when using a case made for the iPhone 13 on an iPhone 14. While the iPhone 14 Pro retains much of the design language from its predecessor, Its the tiniest bit taller, narrower, and thicker, and heavier (not that youd notice). Height Width Depth Weight iPhone 14 5.78 inches (146.7mm) 2.82 inches (71.5mm) 0.31 inch (7.80-mm) 6.07 ounces (172 grams) iPhone 14 Plus 6.33 inches (160.8 mm) 3.07 inches (78.1 mm) 0.31 inch (7.80 mm) 7.16 ounces (203 grams) iPhone 14 Pro 5.81 inches (147.5mm) 2.81 inches (71.5mm) 0.31 inch (7.85-mm) 7.27 ounces (206 grams) iPhone 14 Pro Max 6.33 inches (160.7 mm) 3.05 inches (77.6 mm) 0.31 inch (7.85 mm) 8.47 ounces (240 grams) Both the iPhone 14 and its Pro sibling have a glass back panel to allow for wireless charging from MagSafe or Qi compatible chargers this isnt a new feature, its been offered by iPhones for some years now. Both iPhones also have the same IP68 water and dust resistance rating as each other and their predecessors, which should ensure even a quick dip shouldnt be able to stop the iPhone in its tracks. iPhone 14 Pro Apple Both iPhones feature the Ceramic Shield, which should offer some protection, but the Pro chassis is made from a superior surgical grade stainless steel as opposed to the aerospace-grade aluminum on the standard model, which adds some extra weight and should withstand more knocks. Another key difference between the Pro and standard iPhones is the color finishes available. The iPhone 14 (and Plus) come in blue, purple, midnight, starlight and red. The iPhone 14 Pro (and Pro Max) come in deep purple, gold, silver and black. The colors suggest that the iPhone 14 is the fun phone, while the Pro model is more refined and serious. Both iPhone models come with an 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display (the iPhone 14 Pro and Plus share a 6.7-inch display. The screens arent completely identical though the Pro screen has additional features we discuss below. iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Display As mentioned above, both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro come with 6.1-inch or 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED displays, although the Pros models get the more power-efficient and controllable LTPO versions. For this generation though, there are some other big differences. As with the iPhone 13 series, ProMotion is only on the Pro modelsit allows for variable refresh rates up to 120Hz. The standard models always run at 60Hz. Related to this screen technology, Apple has also introduced an Always-On display with the iPhone 14 Pro, so you can see incoming notifications, the time, and other widgets without having to wake the phone. In order to stop these notifications draining battery life Apple is able to use the ProMotion feature to reduce the refresh rate to a low level that uses less power. Hence Always on is reserved for the iPhone 14 Pro (and Pro Max). Perhaps the biggest change is with the notch. On the iPhone 14 you have the standard black block with cameras and sensors that has been a feature of iPhones for years now, but the iPhone 14 Pro features the new Dynamic Island . This, as the name suggests, detaches the notch from the edge of the display and creates a pill-shaped island at the top of the screen. Apple has added some clever design to this so that the shape changes to accommodate various notifications, quick controls for apps running in the background, or is just incorporated into system messages all while disguising the fact that the camera cutouts are even there. Apple Obviously, the notch will still be visible when watching movies or other video content on the iPhone 14 Pro, it is much smaller than previously and in all other instances it now becomes a useful feature rather than an ugly encumbrance. In terms of brightness, the iPhone 14 tops out at 800 nits in typical use and 1,200 peak brightness when viewing HDR content. The Pro models beat this with respective scores of 1,000 and 1,600 nits, and can jump all the way up to 2,000 nits in bright light outdoors. Other than that, both boast 2,000,000:1 contrast ratios, True Tone, Wide color (P3), Haptic Touch, and similar 460 ppi resolution. If the 6.1-inch screen isnt big enough, then Pro users can select the 6.7 inch version that is the iPhone 14 Pro Max. This year standard iPhone users get the same option thanks to the introduction of the iPhone 14 Plus . Its essentially the same phone, just in a larger size. Max brightness (SDR) Max brightness (HDR) ProMotion Other features iPhone 14/Plus 800 nits 1,200 nits No True Tone, Wide color iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max 1,000 nits (2,000 outdoors) 1,600 nits Yes (120Hz) True Tone, Wide color, Dynamic Island, Always-on-display iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Processor While on paper it looks like the iPhone 14 has the same chip as its predecessor, the iPhone 13, that isnt quite true. Instead, Apple has opted to use the slightly tweaked version of the A15 that appeared in the iPhone 13 Pro devices. It has five GPU cores instead of four, providing significantly better graphics performance. The iPhone 14 Pro models have the new A16 chip. It has a similar six-core CPU, five-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine, but is made on a 4nm manufacturing process that improves power efficiency and allows the chip to run a bit faster. It also uses LPDDR5 memory instead of LPDDR4x, which delivers up to 50% more memory bandwidth. The image signal processor and display engine are new, which enable the always-on display and new camera capabilities of the Pro models. In terms of raw performance, you can expect the iPhone 14 Pro models to be a bit faster than the standard iPhone 14on the order of around 10% or so. Heres how the processors compare: !function(e,i,n,s){var t=InfogramEmbeds,d=e.getElementsByTagName(script)[0];if(window[t]&&window[t].initialized)window[t].process&&window[t].process();else if(!e.getElementById(n)){var o=e.createElement(script);o.async=1,o.id=n,o.src=https://e.infogram.com/js/dist/embed-loader-min.js,d.parentNode.insertBefore(o,d)}}(document,0,infogram-async); Phone 14 Pro Geekbench 5 Infogram iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Cameras Camera systems have seen some decent upgrades across the entire iPhone 14 range. In the standard models youll find a new 12MP f/1.5 main camera, and a 2.4 aperture ultra wide camera, while The Pro models now boast a 48MP camera with a /1.78 aperture on the main camera that is a serious upgrade to the standard 12MP that has featured up to this point. This features a sensor 65% bigger than that on the iPhone 13 Pro. It takes 12MP images by combing four pixels into one, but you can take full 48MP images in ProRAW mode. It also enables a new 2x telephoto mode in addition to the 3x mode provided by the separate telephoto camera (/2.8 aperture). The 12MP f/2.2 Ultra Wide camera has a larger sensor that captures more light, too. Macro photos and video remain a Pro model exclusive. Apple The Pro model also offers second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization, 0.5x, 1x, 2x, 3x optical zoom options and Adaptive True Tone flash, all of which all superior to the standard iPhone. Only the iPhone 14 Pro offers Night Mode Portrait, Macro photography and ProRAW capabilities. Both the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro share the new image processing pipeline Apple calls Photonic Engine that combines uncompressed images to make the best possible final composite picture, especially in low light. Cinematic Mode gets an upgrade from 1080p/30fps on the iPhone 13 to 4K/30fps on the iPhone 14, plus theres the brand new Action Mode on both phones that uses advanced stabilization techniques to make video footage look smooth, even if youre running along while recording. The front-facing selfie cameras on both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are still 12MP, but have a wider f/1.9 aperture with autofocus, for improved selfies and video calls. The iPhone 14 has a great range of options for most peoples photography and videography needs, but in this area the Pro really does mean Pro. iPhone 14 / Plus iPhone 14 Pro / Max Main camera (wide) 12MP f/1.5 26mm larger 48MP quad pixel f/1.78 24mm Ultra Wide 12MP f/2.4 13mm larger 12MP f/2.2 13mm Telephoto none 12MP f/2.8 77mm Front camera 12MP f/1.9 with autofocus 12MP f/1.9 with autofocus Other features Photonic Engine, 4K Cinematic Mode, Action Mode Photonic Engine, 4K Cinematic Mode, Action Mode, 2x telephoto, ProRAW, ProRes video, macro photos and video, Night mode portraits iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Battery Life Both devices offer what Apple calls all-day battery life. According to Apples specs, the iPhone 14 can manage 20 hours of video playback from a single charge, a one-hour improvement over the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 Pro is rated for 23 hours, also up one hour from the iPhone 13 Pro. If you want more battery life then you can turn to the larger models: the iPhone 14 Plus is rated for up to 26 hours of video playback, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max is rated for up to 29 hours. Youre looking at some really excellent battery life no matter which phone you choose, but the Pro models should be a little better thanks to the more advanced and power-efficient display and A16 processor. iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Price Needless to say, the Pro suffix comes with a cost. Heres how the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models compare: iPhone 14 128GB $799/849 256GB $899/959 512GB $1,099/1,179 iPhone 14 Plus 128GB $899/949 256GB $999/1,059 512GB $1,199/1,279 iPhone 14 Pro 128GB $999/1,099 256GB $1,099/1,209 512GB $1,299/1,429 1TB $1,499/1,649 iPhone 14 Pro Max 128GB $1,099/1,199 256GB $1,199/1,309 512GB $1,399/1,529 1TB $1,599/1,749 If you have a limited budget you might want to consider whats more important to you, a bigger SSD, or a better camera. You could, for example, buy a 512GB iPhone 14 for the same price as a 256GB iPhone 14 Pro (slightly less in fact if you are in the U.K.) You dont have to pay those prices though, to find the best prices for an iPhone take a look at the price comparison tables below. iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Which one should you buy? The iPhone 14 is a hugely capable smartphone that will deliver on the most important features that most users want. It has great cameras, a powerful processor, good battery life and plenty of bells and whistles that will keep you happy for the next couple of years. This is the sensible choice for most of us, particularly when you factor in the $200/250 difference between standard and Pro models with the same storage capacity. But if you want cutting edge silicon, arguably the most advanced photo and video setup on any smartphone around, not to mention ProMotion, the Dynamic Island, and an Always-On Display, then the iPhone 14 Pro is a seriously impressive device. You just might have to wait a little longer to get your hands on one of the better iPhones though. iPhone 14, from $799/849 Retailer Price $799 View Deal $799.99 View Deal Visible $829 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPhone 14 Pro, from $999/1,099 Retailer Price $999 View Deal Visible $999 View Deal $999.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Smartphones

Macworld 1 Dec 2022 6:44 pm

iOS 16.2 Will Fix a Big Annoyance With the iPhone 14 Pro's Always-On Display

The third beta of iOS 16.2 finally lets you have an always-on display with a black screen.

NewsLookup 1 Dec 2022 6:30 pm

Hammers biggest 1.83 Display bluetooth calling smartwatch to be launched soon

Hammer Lifestyle is all set to launch its biggest display screen Bluetooth calling smartwatch, Pulse Ace 2.0, in India. The smartwatch will come with the trending features and a digital rotating crown enabling the users to switch watch styles and interfaces quickly. This smartwatch is added into the Pulse Ace calling series with Pulse Ace, Pulse Ace pro that were launched earlier this year in an affordable pricing. The best feature of the smartwatch is its largest 1.83 digital display with HD quality and the superior metal built, making it the most preferred Bluetooth-calling smartwatch in India. Another exceptional feature of this smartwatch is its battery backup which lasts up to 7 days, depending on the individual's usage. The Pulse Ace 2.0 Bluetooth calling smartwatch is compatible with both Android and IOS devices. The Pulse Ace 2.0 Bluetooth calling smartwatch is loaded with unique and excellent features such as In-app GPS, Raise to wake feature, Find my phone, Voice assistants and various other health-tracking features such as Spo2, ECG and blood pressure. The device can prove to be very beneficial for health-conscious, and fitness lovers as it helps in meeting your fitness goals with 7 sports modes. The device comes with IP67 water resistance, which makes the smartwatch water resistant and also gives protection against dust. The smartwatch has five menu styles in total for a better User Interface which gives the customers a pleasing experience with the device. The Bluetooth Smartwatch is available in classic black color along with a durable metal body and silicone strap. Commenting on the launch, Rohit Nandwani, founder of Hammer said Hammer Lifestyle has become a well-known name in the electronics industry and is the first choice of customers when it comes to buying quality driven smartwatches. The new Pulse Ace 2.0 Bluetooth calling smartwatch is dynamic and its biggest display makes it a must-have Bluetooth calling smartwatch Apple Releases iOS 16.1.2 Update; Improves Crash Detection on iPhone 14 Series China's e-commerce scene is a battleground as desperate consumers look for bargains Source: Losses at the 10kM trading unit hit the Hong Kong cryptocurrency exchange AAX

News Track 1 Dec 2022 5:56 pm

Everything coming from Apple in December: Are any holiday surprises on the way?

December is typically a slow month for Apple. There are rarely any significant new hardware releases, and those that are typically are announced and preordered earlier, with December delivery dates. The most significant new Apple releases in December tend to be operating system updates. We get iOS, iPadOS, and macOS updates near the end of the year that often add significant new features that simply werent ready for their initial release a few months earlier. Thats true again this year with iOS/iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1. And of course, now that Apple is also a big services company with a constant content push, you can expect releases for Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade, as well as holiday and year-end content in places like Apple Music. Heres whats on the way from Apple in December of 2022. For more information on whats coming up read: Every new Apple product coming in 2023 . New hardware releases: Probably not Theres no announced hardware launching in December. Everything announced for the year has already shipped, and everything rumored (like new Macs) is expected in March at the earliest. Weve been here before, though. Two years ago, the AirPods Max headphones were announced by surprise in December with a direct-to-web release and no event. At the time, there were vague rumors of Apple working on over-the-ear headphones, but nobody expected a release right before the holidays. Apple also announced that the original AirPods were available for sale in December 2016 and the iMac Pro in 2017, so December is no stranger to important announcements. So while we think December is likely to be devoid of new hardware releases, when it comes to Apple, you can never be sure! Apps and software updates However, we are nearly certain that new software is on the way this month. Apple has been testing its latest iOS, iPadOS, and macOS updates since late October, and we expect them to go out to everyone before the end of the year. iOS 16.2: We expect iOS 16.2 to launch probably in the first or second week of December. It adds the ability to disable the always-on display wallpaper on iPhone 14 Pro, the Freeform app, new lock screen widgets, and a new faster and more reliable architecture for the Home app. iPadOS 16.2: iPadOS gets the same features that iOS does (where relevantthere are no lock screen widgets, for example), and brings back external display support for Stage Manager in iPads with an M1 or M2 chip. tvOS 16.2: The new Home architecture is included in this release, as is a new Siri recognition feature that will recognize individual users voices (similar to HomePod). macOS Ventura 13.1: Most of the changes to macOS here are under the hood (like the new Home architecture), but it does include the new Freeform app, just like iOS and iPadOS. Services Apple TV+ Here are the shows, series, and movies we expect to release on Apple TV+ in TK. If you want to know whats coming later, check our full guide to upcoming Apple TV+ content . Slow Horses (season 2): Continuation of the darkly comedic British spy drama starring Gary Oldman. December 2 Little America (season 2): An anthology of immigrant stories, telling the personal tales of those who come to America from somewhere else. December 9 Emancipation: Will Smith plays Peter, a runaway slave in Louisiana who has to evade capture as he makes his way to the North, where he joins the Union Army. December 9 Puppy Place (season 2): Charles and Lizzie Peterson have found the perfect way to foster their love of dogs literally. The siblings take on the tough but rewarding task of fostering puppies and finding their forever homes. With every new pup, a new adventure begins. December 9 Apple Arcade Apple releases new games to Apple Arcade on Fridays, but not every Friday is marked by a new game or significant update. Check our Apple Arcade FAQ for a full list of Apple Arcade games and more details on the service. Some games are released with no forewarning, but youll often see several projects listed in the Coming Soon section. These are the releases we know of so far. Dead Cells+: A top-notch roguelike side-scrolling action game comes to Apple Arcade. December 2 JellyCar Worlds: The classic driving/drawing puzzle platforming game is back. December 9 My Little Pony: Mane Merge: Play minigames and merge items in this family-friendly puzzle game. December 16 Apple

Macworld 1 Dec 2022 5:00 pm

Apple Highlights Partnership With (RED) For World AIDS Day

For World AIDS Day today, Apple highlighted its long-standing partnership with (RED), which has raised more than a quarter of a billion dollars since 2006, and is offering seven new downloadable (RED) Apple Watch faces. Since 2006, Apple-supported grants have helped to provide support for over 11 million people and distribute over 197 million HIV tests. They have also helped over five million HIV-positive mothers prevent passing the virus on to their children. A portion of the proceeds from every (PRODUCT)RED purchase goes to the Global Fund to combat AIDS and COVID-19. Eligible devices now include iPhone 14 , iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone SE , and Apple Watch Series 8 , while accessories such as the Silicone Case with MagSafe for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are also available in (PRODUCT)RED. Following last year's World AIDS Day custom watch faces, this year, seven new downloadable Apple Watch faces allow users to show their support for (RED). The watch faces complement the PRODUCT(RED) Sport Loop, Sport Band, and Braided Solo Loop bands, according to Apple. Visit apple.com/product-red to download the new faces and see the PRODUCT(RED) items available to buy from the Apple Store . To raise visibility for World AIDS Day and the ongoing effort to eradicate HIV and AIDS, hundreds of Apple Store retail locations are marking the day with new window and product displays. The company is also spotlighting ways for customers to learn about AIDS in the App Store , Apple Books, Apple Music , and Apple TV app. Tags: (PRODUCT)RED , World AIDS Day This article, Apple Highlights Partnership With (RED) For World AIDS Day first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 1 Dec 2022 4:57 pm

Oppo Find N2 Flip Hands-on Video Reveals Clamshell Foldable Phone's Design

New Delhi; The Oppo Find N2 Flip is said to serve as the successor to the company's popular Find N foldable phone. A leaked video shows the design of the alleged handset ahead of Oppo's formal announcement. The Oppo Find N2 Flip sports a foldable display with a hole-punch cutout in the middle. The clamshell foldable smartphone is expected to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC. The primary display of the handset can support a refresh rate of 120Hz. Oppo Find N2 Flip is expected to compete with Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Motorola Razr 2022. Also Read: Leaked Google Pixel 7a Renders Provide a Full View of Its Design and Reported Specifications Weibo's Fenibook (translated) has leaked a hands-on video of the Oppo Find N2 Flip. According to the first look video, the unannounced phone sports a clamshell design with a foldable display. The foldable screen is seen with a thick protective case that does not crease. The foldable screen is shown with a hole-punch cutout at the center to house the selfie camera. There appears to be a dual camera setup at the back. The Oppo Find N2 Flip is expected to be unveiled alongside the Oppo Find N2 at the company's Inno Day 2022 event this month. Also Read: Xiaomi 13's battery performance will surpass that of the iPhone 14 Pro Max The foldable smartphone is expected to run on ColorOS 13, an Android 13-based operating system, and feature a 6.8-inch foldable E6 AMOLED screen with full-HD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 120Hz. It is expected to have a 3.26-inch cover display. Oppo Find N2 Flip is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chip, coupled with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. For photos and videos, it can have a 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 primary camera and an 8-megapixel Sony IMX366 ultra-wide lens. It is also expected to include a 32-megapixel Sony IMX709 selfie camera. It is expected to be powered by a 4,300mAh battery with 44W rapid charging support. Also Read: The Samsung Galaxy S23 Series will debut first week of February Oppo hasn't released any details about the Oppo Find N2 Flip yet, but it is expected to compete with foldable phones released this year, such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Motorola Razr 2022.

News Track 1 Dec 2022 3:26 pm

Apple Releases iOS 16.1.2 Update; Improves Crash Detection on iPhone 14 Series

New Delhi : iOS 16.1.2 update for compatible iPhone models has been released by Apple. For iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro users, the update will improve the crash detection feature. The update also includes several bug fixes and security enhancements. Apple recently released iOS 16.1.1 update for users. The Cupertino company also distributed beta software for iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1. According to the company, these software updates are expected to be released in mid-December. Also Read: Leaked Google Pixel 7a Renders Provide a Full View of Its Design and Reported Specifications The iOS 16.1.2 update is now available for all compatible iPhones. The update will include security updates as well as improvements to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro's compatibility with wireless carriers. Furthermore, the latest update will improve the crash detection capabilities of the iPhone 14 series. When a crash is detected, the crash detection feature on the iPhone 14 Series automatically contacts emergency services. The Cupertino-based company could tweak the system to improve the accuracy of the crash detection algorithms. Also Read: Xiaomi 13's battery performance will surpass that of the iPhone 14 Pro Max As stated earlier, iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1 beta software were distributed to beta testers a few weeks ago. iOS 16.2 was said to bring improvements to the Always On Display feature on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The tech giant had earlier said that the new iOS 16.2 update would be available in mid-December. In October, Apple released the iOS 16.1 update alongside iPadOS 16.1, macOS Ventura, tvOS 16.1, and watchOS 9.1. This version includes a patch to address a previously reported zero-day vulnerability in the operating system, which the Cupertino company acknowledged could have been actively exploited. Furthermore, Apple recently released a beta update to enable 5G on Apple devices in India. As per sources, this software upgrade will enable 5G connectivity on compatible iPhone models when service providers Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone Idea (Vi) enable 5G network access. Also Read: The Samsung Galaxy S23 Series will debut first week of February To get beta software, users must first sign up for the Apple Beta Program on the Apple website, set up a profile, and then download the software to their iPhone.

News Track 1 Dec 2022 3:26 pm

Apple Rolls Out iOS 16.1.2 Update; Improves Crash Detection on iPhone 14 Series

Apple has released the iOS 16.1.2 for compatible iPhone models. The update is said to improve the crash detection feature for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro users. The Cupertino giant had recently rolled out iOS 16.1.1 update to users and included several bug fixes and improvements.

NDTV 1 Dec 2022 1:51 pm

iOS 16.1.2 Update Improves Crash Detection on iPhone 14 Series

Apple has released the iOS 16.1.2 for compatible iPhone models. The update is said to improve the crash detection feature for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro users. The Cupertino giant had recently rolled...

NDTV 1 Dec 2022 1:51 pm

Apple iOS 16.1.2 Update Optimizes Car Crash Detection for iPhone 14 Pro Models

The new iOS update improved the car crash detection feature.

NewsLookup 1 Dec 2022 9:50 am

Here's everything wrong with iPhone 14 Pro's iOS 16 Lock Screen

iOS 16 offers a revamped Lock Screen with widget support. But after a few weeks of using it daily, it doesn't seem functional.

NewsLookup 1 Dec 2022 6:39 am

More Problems Revealed For iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max Buyers

iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max buyers are in for a shock...

Forbes 1 Dec 2022 6:05 am

Skiers Accidentally Triggering iPhone's Crash Detection Feature

The Crash Detection feature built into the iPhone 14 , iPhone 14 Pro , and new Apple Watch models is causing skiers to accidentally dial emergency services, according to Utah news site KSL . Designed to summon help when a car crash is detected, the Crash Detection feature can be activated at ski resorts, and Summit County dispatchers in Utah have seen an increase in 911 calls. We will get a call in that says the owner of this Apple Watch or iPhone has either had a severe crash or they've been involved in a car accident, Summit County Dispatch Center supervisor Suzie Butterfield told KSL . With many of the activations, people don't respond at first because they are unaware that the call was placed. They're usually like, 'Oh, I'm sorry, I was skiing. Everything's fine,' said Butterfield. Three to five emergency calls from Apple devices are coming in per day, and so far, none have been activated on purpose. Butterfield said that she doesn't mind the accidental calls because the feature could be useful in an actual emergency situation. Reddit users have confirmed that skiing can trigger the Crash Detection feature, with one user explaining that he was going down a hill at a moderate pace when his Apple Watch started to dial 911. You might want to turn off crash detection on your iPhone 14 if you ski with any kind of pace at all. I was out yesterday for the first time. I had my phone in my pocket and was cruising down Tinkerbell at a totally moderate pace doing some short-radius turns on my second run of the year. To give you an idea of how moderate, I had just passed a slow sign with 3 safety patrol by it and none of them even raised an eyebrow at me! I stopped to wait for my wife and my phone immediately started yelling Have you been in an accident? We will call emergency services in 20 seconds! Woop! Woop! I turned it off as quickly as possible and then immediately turned off all the emergency notification functions. In addition to Crash Detection on the iPhone 14 models, the Apple Watch Series 8 , the new Apple Watch SE , and the Apple Watch Ultra , there's also a fall detection feature on a range of Apple devices that could potentially result in emergency calls as well. Butterfield said that she does not recommend turning the iPhone and Apple Watch safety features off. We don't mind taking that call because if something really did happen, we want to be able to get to you, she said. The Crash Detection feature in the new iPhone and Apple Watch models has also been triggered by rollercoasters , and just today, Apple released an iOS 16.1.2 update that includes Crash Detection optimizations. Apple has not provided information on what this means, but it likely is aimed at cutting down on accidental triggering where there has not been an actual car accident. Thanks, justiny! This article, Skiers Accidentally Triggering iPhone's Crash Detection Feature first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 1 Dec 2022 3:46 am

Apple releases iOS 16.1.2 with improved crash detection and carrier upgrades

Ahead of the next major version of iOS 16 expected to arrive next month, Apple has released an unexpected point update to iOS 16.1 that will primarily benefit iPhone 14 users. The release notes for iOS 16.1.2 mention only two improvements: optimizations to crash detection (a feature exclusive to iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro) and improved compatibility with wireless carriers, which could mean just about anything. Theres a security notice as part of the update as well that affects all iPhones, so there may be important vulnerabilities that have been patched. At the time of this writing, Apples security updates page states that details will be available soon. Well update this article as we learn more. iOS 16.1.2 Release notes This update provides important security updates and the following enhancements for your iPhone: Improved compatibility with wireless carriers Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models iOS 16.1.2: How to install To install the update on your iPhone, head over to the Settings app, then General > Software Update . Tap Download and Install and follow the prompts. iOS

Macworld 1 Dec 2022 1:07 am

Apple Releases iOS 16.1.2 With Carrier Improvements and Crash Detection Optimizations

Apple today released iOS 16.1.2, another minor bug fix update that comes one week after the release of iOS 16.1.1 and three weeks after the launch of iOS 16.1 , an update that added support for iCloud Shared Photo Library, Matter, Live Activities, and more. The iOS 16.1.2 update can be downloaded on eligible iPhones over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update. According to Apple's release notes, the iOS 16.1.2 update introduces improved compatibility with wireless carriers along with Crash Detection optimization on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models. Apple's full release notes are below: This update provides important security updates and the following enhancements for your iPhone: - Improved compatibility with wireless carriers - Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 Crash Detection optimization could perhaps involve improvements to prevent the iPhone 14 models from calling emergency services when users are enjoying rollercoasters and other intense rides. There have been multiple reports of accidental Crash Detection activations at amusement parks. iOS 16.1.2 will be followed by iOS 16.2, an update that is being beta tested and is expected to see a launch in December. iOS 16.2 introduces the Freeform app, new Home app architecture, and other features. Related Roundups: iOS 16 , iPadOS 16 Related Forum: iOS 16 This article, Apple Releases iOS 16.1.2 With Carrier Improvements and Crash Detection Optimizations first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 30 Nov 2022 11:39 pm

Smartphone Accessories: Mkeke iPhone 14 Pro Max MagSafe Case $11 (62% off), more

Mkekes official Amazon storefront is offering its iPhone 14 Pro Max MagSafe Case for $11.29 once you clip the on-page coupon and use the code Q6HMRP9M at checkout. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Down from a $30 normal going rate, it just fell to $19 at Amazon over the past few days and todays discount marks a new all-time low that weve tracked at Amazon. This case is designed specifically to work with your iPhone 14 Pro Max without interfering with MagSafe. Thats right, it has built-in N52 magnets in the MagSafe design so that way you can still use the same chargers, wallets, car mounts, and more that you might already own. On top of that, there are raised edges for the screen and camera to keep your phone protected and the clear design allows for you to show off the unique color you chose. More smartphone accessories: Apple Watch Series 7 Nike+ style falls to $450 low at $79 off alongside Nike+ Series 6 at $397 Spigen 75W Dual USB-C Car Charger: $23 (Reg. 33+) | Amazon Anker Cyber Week sale discounts MagSafe power banks, GaN chargers, more from $9 amFIlm iPhone 14 Pro Max 2-pack Tempered Glass Screen Protectors: $5.50 (Reg. $11) | Amazon w/ code BBTS93DN Spigens latest OneTap MagSafe stands, car mounts, and chargers on sale from $20 LISEN Air Vent Smartphone Car Mount: $15 (Reg. $24) | Amazon Samsungs 64GB EVO Plus microSD card just hit the Amazon all-time low at $10.50 , more 2-pack USB-C to Lightning MFi Cables: $10.50 (Reg. $13) | Amazon All-time low drops Skagens Gen 6 Wear OS Smartwatch to $137 (Reg. $295) Deals still live from yesterday: ESR HaloLock 3-in-1 7.5W MagSafe Charger with CryoBoost:$53.50(Reg. $70)| Amazon OtterBox launches 25% off sitewide sale on iPhone 14 cases, 15W MagSafe chargers, more LISEN MagSafe Air Vent Phone Mount:$17(Reg. $20)| Amazon Courants new Mag:2 Essentials 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger sees first drops from $80 (Save $20+) TORRAS MagSafe UPRO Ostand iPhone 14 Pro Max Case:$37(Reg. $47)| Amazon AINOPE 4-pack USB-A to USB-C Cables: $13.50 (Reg. $17)| Amazon more The post Smartphone Accessories: Mkeke iPhone 14 Pro Max MagSafe Case $11 (62% off), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 30 Nov 2022 9:48 pm

Spigen launches new vegan leather 3-card Valentinus MagSafe wallet at $29

Lets take a quick look at Spigens new MagSafe wallet. The brand has long since been among our favorite budget-friendly Apple gear accessory makers, delivering well-made gear that hits above the modest price tags. After going hands-on with its new iPhone 14 cases collection and featuring the brands high-end Enzo Italian leather variant , we spotted a new version of its ValentinusMagSafe wallet for iPhone 12, 13, and 14 series users surface this morning. Head below for more details and a closer look. more The post Spigen launches new vegan leather 3-card Valentinus MagSafe wallet at $29 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 30 Nov 2022 9:09 pm

Spigens latest OneTap MagSafe stands, car mounts, and chargers on sale from $20

Spigens official Amazon storefront is now discounting a collection of its MagSafe-enabled accessories, including car chargers and other gear for iPhone 14 owners. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Our top pick is the Spigen OneTap Pro MagFit MagSafe Stand at $29.59 . Normally fetching $40, this is one of the first discounts weve seen at 26% off and delivering a new all-time low in the process. Spigens OneTap Pro Stand brings MagSafe to the desktop or nightstand with 7.5W charging speeds. The aluminum design features all of the usual MagSafe tech otherwise for effortlessly placing your iPhone 14, as well as 12 and 13 series devices onto its adjustable mounting point that lets you get the perfect angle. more The post Spigens latest OneTap MagSafe stands, car mounts, and chargers on sale from $20 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 30 Nov 2022 7:44 pm

iPhone 14 Pro supplies are going to be lower than expected, says analyst

Manufacturing disruption will mean there are fewer iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max handsets to sell over the next few months, according to a noted Apple analyst.

NewsLookup 30 Nov 2022 6:32 pm

Xiaomi 13's battery performance will surpass that of the iPhone 14 Pro Max

New Delhi: Xiaomi CEO and founder, Lei Jun, claims that the Xiaomi 13 will have a longer battery life than Apple's current flagship device, the iPhone 14 Pro Max. On December 1, the Chinese smartphone maker will hold an event to introduce its Xiaomi 13 flagship smartphone series and wearables. The company has been teasing products ahead of the launch event, giving customers an idea of what to expect from the upcoming flagship smartphones. Also Read: The Samsung Galaxy S23 Series will debut first week of February In 2023, the Cupertino, California-based company's iPhone 14 series and other flagship smartphones are expected to face off against the Xiaomi 13. Xiaomi CEO and founder Lei Jun claimed in a post on Weibo that the battery life of the Xiaomi 13 could be longer than that of the iPhone 14 Pro Max. A screenshot of the DOU test run on the Xiaomi 13 was shared by the senior executive along with screenshots of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 and other previous generation Xiaomi smartphones such as the Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Ultra, Xiaomi 12S Pro, Huawei... P50 Pro, and Samsung S22 Ultra. Also Read: Cost of Realme 10 Pro+ in India Has Been Hinted at Being Under Rs. 25,000 Before Launch As per reports, the DOU test aims to represent the battery life of the device during an average day of usage. The iPhone 14 Pro Max scored 1.28 on the battery life test, while the upcoming Xiaomi 13 flagship device received a score of 1.37. A 4,500mAh battery pack is expected to be given with the Xiaomi 13. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro Max comes with 4,323mAh battery backup. The executive emphasized that for him the thickness and grip of the upcoming flagship smartphone are more important than its battery capacity. Also Read: In Patna Airtel launches 5G services The Xiaomi 13 Pro, which is expected to debut alongside the Xiaomi 13, was said to pack a 4,800mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging, as per a tip received last month. As per the tip, the phone could also come with a Surge P2 chip to control the charging rates. At the launch event on December 1, 2022, Xiaomi is also expected to unveil the Xiaomi Watch S2, Xiaomi Buds 4, and MIUI 14. The Chinese smartphone manufacturing pioneer is yet to officially announce when the Xiaomi 13 flagship device will go on sale. in India and other international markets.

News Track 30 Nov 2022 4:14 pm

Xiaomi 13 Will Outperform iPhone 14 Pro Max in Battery Performance, CEO Claims

Xiaomi 13 has been tipped to perform better than the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max in terms of battery life endurance, according to a screenshot of DOU test scores shared by the Chinese smartphone maker's CEO and Founder Lei Jun on microblogging website Weibo. The upcoming Xiaomi 13 device scored 1.37 versus the iPhone 14 Pro Max's 1.28 on the DOU test.

NDTV 30 Nov 2022 1:50 pm

Xiaomi 13 to Offer Better Battery Life Than iPhone 14 Pro Max, CEO Claims

Xiaomi 13 has been tipped to perform better than the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max in terms of battery life endurance, according to a screenshot of DOU test scores shared by the Chinese smartphone maker's...

NDTV 30 Nov 2022 1:50 pm

iPhone 14 Pro Shipments Could Fall 20 Million Units Short of Market Estimates After China Factory Unrest: Kuo

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max model shipments could be hit due to the recent protests at Foxconn iPhone facility in China, according to TF Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo. The iPhone 14 Pro model production could be miss market estimates by up to 20 million units in Q4 2022, Kuo says, while supply shortfall for iPhone 14 Pro models could erase demand instead of...

NDTV 30 Nov 2022 11:10 am

iPhone 14 Pro Shipments May Fall 20 Million Units Lower Than Estimates: Kuo

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max model shipments could be hit due to the recent protests at Foxconn iPhone facility in China, according to TF Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo. The iPhone 14 Pro...

NDTV 30 Nov 2022 11:10 am

Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Sales Are in Big Trouble Due to Foxconn Factory Protests

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments in the fourth quarter of 2022 will be significantly lower than the market consensus due to labor protests at Foxconn's main iPhone factory in China, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo . Kuo today said iPhone production at the factory in Zhengzhou has been significantly affected by the protests over unfavorable working conditions , leading him to cut his iPhone shipments forecast for the fourth quarter of 2022 by 20% to 70-75 million units, compared to a market consensus of 80-85 million units. The average capacity utilization rate at the factory was only about 20% in November, and is only expected to improve to 3040% in December, according to Kuo. He said Pegatron and Luxshare have each obtained about 10% of iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max orders from Foxconn, but said mass shipments will not be until late December at the earliest. Kuo believes that the production issues could result in iPhone revenue being significantly lower than the market consensus by 2030% or more this quarter. Due to lengthy shipping delays and a recession, Kuo believes that most of the demand for iPhone 14 Pro models this quarter will simply disappear rather than be deferred, suggesting that many customers who would have purchased an iPhone 14 Pro right now will not return to order the device in January or later once supply improves. iPhone 14 Pro models currently face at least a four-week shipping delay on Apple's online store in the U.S. as the company struggles to maintain supply. Related Roundup: iPhone 14 Pro Tags: Foxconn , Ming-Chi Kuo Buyer's Guide: iPhone 14 Pro (Buy Now) Related Forum: iPhone This article, Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Sales Are in Big Trouble Due to Foxconn Factory Protests first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 29 Nov 2022 10:23 pm

Smartphone Accessories: UGREEN 130W USB-C/A Car Charger $34 (New low), more

UGREENs official Amazon storefront is offering its 130W Dual USB-C/A Car Charger for $33.99 shipped once you clip the on-page coupon. Down from $40, this beats our last mention by an additional $2 to mark a new all-time low that weve tracked. This car charger packs a punch in the power department with two USB-C and one USB-A ports. One of the USB-C ports can deliver up to 100W of power to connected devices, which is actually enough to charge even a 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Max processor while on-the-road. Yep, this little car charger can charge Apples most powerful laptops, which is something that a few years ago wouldnt have even been a possibility. In addition to the 100W USB-C port, youll find an additional USB-C as well as USB-A output, which can dish out 12W each when the main 100W is in use already. More smartphone accessories: ESR HaloLock 3-in-1 7.5W MagSafe Charger with CryoBoost: $53.50 (Reg. $70) | Amazon OtterBox launches 25% off sitewide sale on iPhone 14 cases, 15W MagSafe chargers, more LISEN MagSafe Air Vent Phone Mount: $17 (Reg. $20) | Amazon Courants new Mag:2 Essentials 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger sees first drops from $80 (Save $20+) TORRAS MagSafe UPRO Ostand iPhone 14 Pro Max Case: $37 (Reg. $47) | Amazon AINOPE 4-pack USB-A to USB-C Cables: $13.50 (Reg. $17) | Amazon Deals still live from yesterday: Apples official OG leather MagSafe wallet complements iPhone 14 at $28 (Orig. $59) OtterBox 3,000mAh Qi Wireless Power Bank for MagSafe:$30(Reg. $50)| Amazon Apple AirPods Max drop to new all-time low of $350 in refurb Cyber Monday sale (Orig. $549) AINOPE Air Vent Car Smartphone Mount:$13(Reg. $16)| Amazon Skagen/Fossil Gen 6 Wear OS smartwatches fall to new lows from $179 (Reg. $295+) Arc Pulse iPhone 14 Pro/Max bumper cases see first discounts at 15% off from $50 , more 2-pack Right Angle USB-A to USB-C Cables:$10(Reg. $12)| Amazon Amazfits latest GTR 4 smartwatch with 14-day battery life falls to new all-time low at $160 Bose QuietComfort 45 ANC Headphones see $100 Cyber Monday discount to new low at $229 Shargeeks unique transparent power banks on sale from $139 for Cyber Monday, more from $33 All-time lows return on Beats Fit Pro at $160 , Studio Buds $90 , more in Cyber Monday sale more The post Smartphone Accessories: UGREEN 130W USB-C/A Car Charger $34 (New low), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 29 Nov 2022 9:40 pm

Belkin Cyber Week sale drops refreshed 3-in-1 MagSafe Stand to $120 low (Save $30), more

Belkin is launching a new limited-time Cyber Week sale today thats taking 20% off nearly everything the brand sells . Including everything from its latest MagSafe chargers for the new iPhone 14 series to MacBook docks, Thread-enabled HomeKit gear, and more, free shipping is available across the board when code CM22 as been applied at checkout. Our top pick though is putting Belkins popular 3-in-1 MagSafe Charging Stand in the spotlight, with the recently-refreshed BoostCharge Pro dropping to $119.99 . Thats down from $150 to mark a new all-time low at $8 under previous mentions. With MagSafe at the center of the nightstand or desk upgrade, this 3-in-1 Belkin charging stand features a 15W magnetic stand perfect for topping off your upcoming iPhone 14, as well as existing iPhone 12 and 13 series devices. Off to the side is an Apple Watch charging puck that has been refreshed to support the new fast charging found on Series 7 and 8 models, as well as a 5W Qi pad underneath for AirPods and the like. Our launch coverage details whats new, and you can get a closer look at the experience of the original in our hands-on review . more The post Belkin Cyber Week sale drops refreshed 3-in-1 MagSafe Stand to $120 low (Save $30), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 29 Nov 2022 9:32 pm

Courants new Mag:2 Essentials 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger sees first drops from $80 (Save $20+)

Courants official Amazon storefront offers its new Mag:2 Essentials Wireless Charging Stand for $79.99 shipped in three different linen styles. Normally fetching $100, youre looking at the very first chance to save at 20% off. Dropping to a new all-time low, this charger just hit the scene back in October and arrives with one of the more unqiue and style-driven designs on the market. Packed into the 2-in-1 charging stand is a main 10W magnetic pad up top that can dish out 7.5W of power to an iPhone 14, as well as previous-generation 13 and 12 series devices. Resting above a secondary pad with a minimalist wireframe build, theres also a 5W Qi charger for powering up AirPods and the like. We break down the experience in our hands-on review , which offers a closer look at what to expect from the novel design. more The post Courants new Mag:2 Essentials 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger sees first drops from $80 (Save $20+) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 29 Nov 2022 7:43 pm

Cultural impact takes center stage as Apple announces 2022 App Store Awards

Apple on Tuesday announced this years 16 winners of its annual App Store Awards. Quick-hitting social network BeReal was named as the iPhone App of the Year, while Electronic Arts took the prestigious awards for iPhone Game of the Year with Apex Legends Mobile. The yearly announcement singles out the best, most engaging, and most culturally significant software released for Apples main platforms across the previous 12 months. The company names an outstanding app and game for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV respectively, plus an outstanding app only for the Apple Watch. (There are games for the Apple Watch and have been a few excellent examples over the years such as Lifeline, but its a far more limited category than the others covered.) Apex Legends Mobile, presumably being played before the iPhone 14 Pro was released. Apple/Electronic Arts In previous years Apple has concluded by naming one or more trends for the years outstanding releases ( in 2021 it was connection, and in 2020 helpfulness) but this year took a slightly different approach. Instead, the firm commended five apps for various forms of cultural impact. A new category was also added for 2022, with League of Legends Esports Manager named the inaugural China Game of the Year. Here is the full list of App Store Awards 2022 winners: iPhone App of the Year: BeReal iPad App of the Year: GoodNotes 5 Mac App of the Year: MacFamilyTree 10 Apple TV App of the Year: ViX Apple Watch App of the Year: Gentler Streak iPhone Game of the Year: Apex Legends Mobile iPad Game of the Year: Moncage Mac Game of the Year: Inscryption Apple TV Game of the Year: El Hijo Apple Arcade Game of the Year: Wylde Flowers China Game of the Year: League of Legends Esports Manager Cultural Impact Winners: How We Feel , Dots Home , Locket Widget , Waterllama , and Inua A Story in Ice and Time iOS

Macworld 29 Nov 2022 7:42 pm

Best Cyber Week Apple Deals

Black Friday has passed, but the best Apple deals continue for Cyber Monday (November 28) and into Cyber Week. So, if youre looking for the best prices on an Apple device, now is the time to shop. The deals are going strong on every product Apple sells. No matter what you need, well help you find the best Cyber Monday deal. Over the past few weeks, weve seen some fantastic deals on Apple productsnotably from retailers other than Apple itself, which is once again offering gift cards in lieu of actual discounts. For example, there have been savings up to $500 off the MacBook Pro, and deep $100 or more discounts on iPads and Apple Watches. Weve even seen the lowest prices to date on AirPods. Stay glued to Macworld as we continue to track the best Apple Cyber Monday deals. Cyber Week 2022: Best Apple deals Well start with the U.S. deals but if you are in the U.K. there are deals for you below the first section. U.S. deals MacBook deals Amazon, M1 MacBook Air (256GB) : $800 ($199 off) Amazon, M2 MacBook Air (256GB) : $1,049 ($150 off) Amazon, M2 MacBook Air (512GB) : $1,349 ($150 off) Amazon: 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro (512GB SSD) : $1,349 ($150 off) Amazon, 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10core CPU, 16core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512TB SSD) : $2,180 ($319 off) Amazon, 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10core CPU, 16core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) : $2,299 ($400 off) Amazon, 16-inch M1 Max MacBook Pro (10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) : $3,307 ($192 off) iMac and Mac mini deals Amazon: 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 8core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB) : $1,350($149 off) Amazon: 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 8core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB) : $1,550($149 off) Expercom, Mac Studio M1 Max (10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, 512GB SSD) : $1,899 ($100 off) AirPods deals Amazon, AirPods Max: $469 ($80 off) Amazon, AirPods Pro (2nd-gen) : $229 ($30 off) Walmart, AirPods Pro (1st-gen) : $199 ($50 off) Costco, AirPods (3rd gen, MagSafe case) : $150 ($29 off) Apple Watch (2022) deals Amazon, Apple Watch Ultra : $780 ($19 off) Apple Watch (Older models) deals Walmart, Apple Watch SE (1st gen, 40mm) : $149 ($130 off) Walmart, Apple Watch SE (1st gen, 44mm) : $179 ($130 off) iPad deals Amazon, 2022 12.9-inch iPad Pro (128GB) : $999 ($100 off) Best Buy, 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro (128GB) : $800 ($299 off) Amazon, 2022 iPad Pro (11-inch, 128GB) : $769 ($30 off) Amazon, 2022 iPad Pro (11-inch, 256GB) : $829 ($70 off) Amazon, 2021 iPad mini (64GB) : $460 ($39 off) Amazon: 2022 iPad Air (64GB) : $549 ($50 off) Amazon: 2021 iPad (9th-gen, 64GB) : $299 ($30 off) iPhone accessories deals Amazon, MagSafe Battery Pack : $75 ($24 off) Amazon, iPhone 14 Pro silicon case : $37.49 ($11.51 off) Amazon, iPhone 14 Pro Max silicon case : $37.49 ($11.51 off) Apple TV deals Amazon, 2022 Apple TV 4K (64GB) : $123.49 ($6.51) Amazon, 2022 Apple TV 4K (128GB) : $142.49 ($7.51 off) Displays deals Amazon, Apple Studio Display (Standard Glass, Tilt-Adjustable Stand) : $1,499 ($100 off) Amazon, Apple Studio Display (Nano-Texture Glass, Tilt-Adjustable Stand) : $1,749 ($150 off) Amazon, Apple Pro Display XDR : $4,700 ($299 off) Mac accessories deals Amazon, Magic Keyboard with Numeric keypad : $107 ($22 off) Amazon, Magic TrackPad for $115 ($14 off) Amazon, Magic Mouse : $74 ($5 off) U.K. deals MacBooks deals KRCS, M2 MacBook Air 256GB : 1,096.47 (152.53 off) KRCS, M2 MacBook Air 512GB : 1,359.84 (189.16 off) select 10-core GPU, 512GB, 35W adapter KRCS: M1 MacBook Air 256GB : 877.99 (122 off) KRCS, M2 13in MacBook Pro, 256GB : 1,184.26 (164.74 off) KRCS, M2 13in MacBook Pro, 512GB : 1,359.84 (190 off) select the 512GB model KRCS, M1 Pro 14in MacBook Pro, 14-core GPU : 1,709.97 (189.90 off) KRCS, M1 Pro 14in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU : 1,979.10 (299 off) choose the 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM configuration Amazon, M1 Pro 16in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU : 2,129 (270 off) KRCS, M1 Pro 16in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU, 1TB: 2,339.10 (259.90 off)select the 1TB model KRCS, M1 Max 16in MacBook Pro, 32-core GPU : 2,799 (500 off)select the M1 Max 32-core GPU model and 1TB iMac & Mac mini deals KRCS, M1 Mac mini, 256GB : 613 (86 off). KRCS, M1 Mac mini, 512GB : 809 (89.90 off). Choose the 512GB model. Currys, 24-inch M1 iMac, 7-core GPU : 1,124 (125 off). AO.com has the same deal. Amazon, 24-inch M1 iMac, 8-core GPU : 1,275 (174 off). AO.com has the same deal. KCRS, Mac Studio M1 Max (10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, 512GB SSD) : 1,799.10 (200 off) AirPods deals John Lewis, AirPods (2nd gen): 115 (24 off, plus 2-year guarantee) Very: AirPods (2nd gen): 115 (24 off) Laptops Direct, AirPods (3rd gen, MagSafe case): 159 (30 off) Costco, AirPods (3rd gen, MagSafe case): 174.99 (14.01 off) John Lewis, AirPods Pro (2nd gen): 229 (20 off, plus 2-year guarantee) Amazon, AirPods Pro (2nd gen): 229 (20 off) Costco, AirPods Max: 489.99 (59.01 off) Amazon: AirPods Max: 525.96 (23.04 off) iPads deals Amazon: 2022 iPad Pro 11-inch: 849 (50 off) Very: 2022 iPad Pro 11-inch: 849 (50 off) John Lewis: 2022 iPad Pro 11-inch: 859 (40 off, plus two-year warranty) AO: 2022 iPad Pro 12.9-inch: 1,203 (46 off) John Lewis: 2022 iPad Pro 12.9-inch: 1,209 (40 off, plus two-year warranty) Currys: 2021 iPad mini: 459 (110 off) Amazon: 2021 iPad mini (64GB, cellular): 594.97 (154.03 off) Amazon: 2021 iPad mini (256GB): 611.97 (137.03 off) Amazon: 2022 iPad Air: 569 (100 off) Currys: 2022 iPad Air: 569 (100 off) Amazon: 2022 iPad Air (256GB): 719 (130 off) Amazon: 2022 iPad 10.9-inch: 469 (30 off) AO: 2022 iPad 10.9-inch: 469 (30 off) Very: 2022 iPad 10.9-inch: 469 (30 off) Amazon: 2021 iPad 10.2-inch: 309 (60 off) Amazon: 2021 iPad 10.2-inch (256GB): 449 (100 off) iPad accessories deals Amazon U.K., Magic Keyboard (12.9-inch): 319 (60 off) Amazon U.K., Magic Keyboard (11-inch): 299 (20 off) Amazon U.K., Apple Pencil (2nd-gen): 119 (20 off) Apple Watch deals Amazon, Apple Watch Ultra: 819 (30 off) AO: Apple Watch Ultra: 819 (30 off) John Lewis, Apple Watch Ultra: 819 (30 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8: 399 (20 off) John Lewis, Apple Watch Series 8: 399 (20 off, plus two-year warranty) John Lewis, 2nd-gen (2022) Apple Watch SE: 249 (10 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon, 2nd-gen (2022) Apple Watch SE: 249 (10 off) John Lewis, 2021 Apple Watch SE (44mm): 254 (15 off, plus two-year warranty) Currys, Apple Watch Series 7: 309 (60 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 7 (cellular): 399 (70 off) iPhone deals Amazon, iPhone 14: 829 (20 off) Amazon, iPhone 14 Plus: 929 (20 off) Laptops Direct, iPhone 14 Plus: 929 (20 offnot a 188 saving as claimed on the site) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini: 639 (10 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini (256GB): 729 (30 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Laptops Direct: iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (256GB): 829 (30 off) Argos, iPhone 12 mini: 528 (51 offbear in mind that its two years old) John Lewis, get a free Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter with selected iPhones iPhone accessories deals Amazon U.K., Apple MagSafe Battery Pack: 79 (20 off) Amazon U.K., Apple MagSafe Duo Charger: 99 (30 off) Amazon U.K., Apple MagSafe Charger: 39 (6 off) O2, pack of four Apple AirTags for 89 (30 off) Amazon U.K., AirTag 4-pack: 99 (20 off) Amazon U.K., AirTag Leather Loop: 25.96 (19.04 off) Amazon U.K., up to 34 percent off iPhone 14 and 14 Pro cases Apple TV deals KRCS, 2022 Apple TV 4K (64GB): 141.55 (7.45 off) KRCS: 2022 Apple TV 4K (128GB): 160.55 (8.45 off) Accessories deals Currys, Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID for 129, usually 149 (20 off) Ebuyer, black version of the Magic TrackPad for 135.99, usually 149 (13 off) Currys, Apple Magic Keyboard, with numeric keys, without Touch ID for 106.99, usually 129 (22 off) John Lewis, Magic Keyboard without Touch ID for 79, usually 99 (20 off) Currys, Apple Pencil (2nd gen) for 119, usually 139 (20 off). Cyber Monday 2022: Where to shop for Apple deals Stay tuned to Macworld to find the best Cyber Monday and Cyber Week deals as they arrive. If youre looking for an Apple device in a specific color or capacity, you can also check out the following retailers. In the U.S., here are the best stores to shop for Cyber Monday deals: Apple Amazon Best Buy Costco Target Walmart If youre based in the U.K., youll find Cyber Monday deals at the following shops: Apple AO.com Amazon Argos Carphone Warehouse Currys eBuyer John Lewis KRCS Laptops Direct Very More top Apple deals for Cyber Monday Best Cyber Monday Mac Deals Best Cyber Monday MacBook Deals Best Cyber Monday iPhone Deals Best Cyber Monday iPad Deals Best Cyber Monday Apple Watch Deals Best Cyber Monday AirPods Deals Best Cyber Monday Apple TV Deals Best Cyber Monday Mac Storage Deals Best Cyber Monday Mac Monitor Deals Also see our sister sites Tech Advisor , PCWorld and TechHive for more great tech deals. Apple

Macworld 29 Nov 2022 7:17 pm

Surprisingly, the iPhone 14 Pro cant win this epic camera shootout

Huawei has long been known for its excellent cameras, but can it retain that reputation without Leica, and up against the Apple iPhone 14 Pro?

Digital Trends 29 Nov 2022 6:30 pm

iOS 16.2 beta 3 gets a second Rapid Security Response update

With the full release of iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 in the rearview mirror, Apple has moved on to testing the next release. With iOS and iPadOS 16.2, we can expect the new Freeform app along with continual improvements to Stage Manger on the iPad (like the return of external display support), along with other minor tweaks and fixes. Were still waiting on SharePlay gaming support and the Satellite Emergency SOS feature on the latest iPhones, too. Update 11/28/22: There doesnt appear to be a new beta this week, but Apple just released a Rapid Security Response 16.2 (b) to beta testers. These are issued to address important security faults that may be actively exploited. Apple previously released a first Rapid Security Response test two weeks ago. Whats new in iOS 16.2? Heres what we know is new in the latest iOS 16.2 beta. Well update this section as new features and changes are discovered. Always-on display options: For iPhone 14 Pro models there are two new toggles in Settings > Display & Brightness > Always On Display . One lets you disable the wallpaper when the always-on display is active, the other disables notifications. Sleep and medication widgets: The second beta added new lock screen widgets for sleep data and medications tracking from the Health app. Freeform app: The latest betas of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS 13 add the new digital whiteboarding app Freeform, first unveiled at WWDC this fall. Freeform is a productivity app for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac that lets you collaborate with friends, family, and coworkers on a digital whiteboard sharing sketches, notes, files, web links, documents, photos, video, andaudio. New Home architecture: iOS 16.2 users have the opportunity to update their Home to a new architecture, which Apple promises is faster and more reliable. All Home hub devices like HomePod and Apple TV must be upgraded to 16.2 as well. More frequent Live Activities updates: While not yet active in the beta, 9to5Mac has seen code that suggests that Apple will give users the option to update Live Activities more frequently, at the cost of a bit of battery life. Whats new in iPadOS 16.2? Unless otherwise noted, iPadOS 16.2 will have the same new features as iOS 16.2 where applicable, in addition to the features listed below. Stage Manager external display support: Pulled before the initial iPadOS 16.1 release, external display support is back in iPadOS 16.2 for iPads that have the M1 or M2 chip. It allows iPad users to hook their tablet up to a secondary display with resolutions up to 6K using StageManager. When will iOS 16.2 be released? Most of the big features of iOS 16 are available now that iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 have been released. We suspect the iOS 16.2 development cycle will be a bit shorter, with Apple aiming to push the final version out to devices in late November or December. While no actual release date has been announced, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg has reported that the update should be released around mid-December. How to install the iOS 16.2 Public beta This is the version of iOS 16.2 that most of us will be running ahead of launch, since the developer beta is, as the name suggests, for registered developers only. When the public beta of iOS 16 does come out, youll be able to install it using the following instructions. Click Sign Up on the Apple Beta page and register with your Apple ID. Log in to the Beta Software Program. Click Enroll your iOS device . (If you signed up for a previous versions beta last year you may need to uninstall the profile for that and then re-enroll for the new one.) Go to beta.apple.com/profile on your iOS device. Download and install the configuration profile. You may need to jump over to Settings to enable the profile. Go to General > VPN and Device Management and tap on the iOS 16 beta profile there. That will make the beta version available in theSettingsapp, under General > Software Update . How to install the iOS 16.2 Developer beta Each stage of iOS 16.2s development cycle will be rolled out to developers first, and then to public beta testers afterwards (typically within a day or so). If youre a developer and need to test your apps against the most up-to-date version of the OS possible, this is the version to run. First, check that your device is compatible. Have a quick read of which iPhones and iPads can get iOS 16? Youll need to be registered as an Apple developer. Joining the Apple Developer Program costs $99 a year. All set? Okay! Heres how to install the iOS 16.2 developer beta, in eight easy steps: In Safari on your iPhone or iPad, go to developer.apple.com and log in using your Apple ID. Go to the Downloads section (youll find it in the lefthand menu), scroll down to iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 beta and tap Install Profile , then Accept . Open the Settings app. You should see Profile Downloaded at the top of the main screentap this. If you cant see it, go to General > VPN and Device Management and tap on the iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 beta profile there. Tap Install in the top-right to install the iOS or iPadOS 16 beta profile. Read the developer consent form and (assuming youre happy with the terms) give your consent. Restart your iPhone. Now go toSettings> General > Software Update , where you should see the iOS or iPadOS 16 beta is available. Tap Download and Install . Wait for your iPhone to finish downloading the update, then tap Install when prompted. And if everything has worked the way it should, your iPhone will now be running the iOS 16 beta. Risks and precautions Note first of all that betas are test versions of upcoming software. They are by definition unfinished, and while they should include most or all of the features in the finished product, there will be cosmetic differences and, inevitably, some bugs and other issues that will need to be fixed during the development process. In other words, dont expect a perfect user experience. In particular, some existing apps (including ones that you may rely on) might not work perfectly with the new version. In extreme cases, you may even find that your device is bricked by the beta, and cannot be used until the next beta comes along. Its not uncommon for early beta software to exhibit problems like excessive battery drain as well. The closer we get to the final launch of iOS 16.2, the more polished and feature-complete we can expect the available betas to become. The counter to that, of course, is there will be less time left to wait for the official launch, so you wont be gaining as much by installing a beta. Assuming you decide to go ahead, we cant stress enough how important it is to back up your iPhone before you install a beta on your device, or better still, use a secondary device rather than your main iPhone or iPad. You wont lose everything if something goes wrong while the beta is installing, and youll be able to go back to the last version should you find that you dont like the new software after all, or that its too buggy. iOS

Macworld 29 Nov 2022 4:05 am

This insane Verizon deal bundles an iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPadall for free!

Verizon really, really wants you to buy a new iPhone on Cyber Monday. Today only, Verizon will give you a new iPad (9th-gen), Apple Watch SE 2, and Beats Fit Pro earbuds for free when you buy a 5G-capable iPhone. And that 5G iPhone can be free as well (up to $1,000). Get one or get them all, its your choice. To get the free stuff, first add any 5G capable iPhone to your cart (thats an iPhone 12 or later). Then choose an Apple Watch SE and 9th-gen iPad and add a new 5G Unlimited line for each ($10 for the Apple Watch/$10 or $15 for the iPad), and finally, select your preferred Beats Fit Pro color. Youll have to purchase the iPad and Apple Watch on a 36-month installment plan to get the full savings via a bill credit each month. The Beats Fit Pro discount comes in the form of a Virtual Prepaid Mastercard for the purchase price within eight weeks of your order, so youre essentially buying them for $130 and then being reimbursed. Of course, theres a lengthy list of additional terms and conditions for the iPhone. After all, Verizon isnt going to toss $1,900 worth of premium Apple hardware at you just to get you on its network. To get the max savings, youll have to trade in your old qualifying phone (and a pretty new one at that if you want the max savings on an iPhone 14 Pro) and sign up for a new 5G Unlimited line. Even without the trade-in, however, you can save $580 on an iPhone SE , $540 on an iPhone 14 Plus , and $520 on an iPhone 13 , so there are still pretty big savings to be had. If youre a Verizon customer or willing to become one and dont mind paying a monthly bill for the cellular-enabled version of Apples entry-level iPad and Apple Watch, with Verizon service for each, its a heck of a deal. Verizons basically throwing a bunch of hardware at you if you promise to stick with the company and pay for service for the next three years. Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone

Macworld 29 Nov 2022 3:02 am

OtterBox launches 25% off sitewide sale on iPhone 14 cases, 15W MagSafe chargers, more

OtterBox is just the latest brand to get in on the Cyber Monday savings , in the process taking 25% off its entire collection of accessories. Of course including a stable of its latest iPhone cases, there are also MagSafe chargers and other gear up for grabs at the best prices of the year. Shipping is free across the board in orders over $50. Our top pick is the new OtterBox Symmetry Series+ MagSafe iPhone 14 Pro case at $37.46 . Down from the usual $50 going rate, this is one of the very first price cuts since launching back in September and a nearly $13 drop that marks down a collection of different styles. Covering your iPhone 14 Pro in a sleek design, this OtterBox case is made with 50% recycled materials and protects your devices with raised edges around the screen and rear camera assembly. The built-in MagSafe magnets also let you take full advantage of Apples magnetic wireless charging tech. Ive been daily driving one of these covers over the past few weeks and love how the grippy rubber design feels in-hand. Head below for more. more The post OtterBox launches 25% off sitewide sale on iPhone 14 cases, 15W MagSafe chargers, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 29 Nov 2022 2:00 am

Why It's So Hard to Find an Apple iPhone 14 Pro This Holiday - CNET

Apple had already warned that COVID lockdowns in China were slowing production for its popular headset. Now, there are massive protests as citizen rise up.

Cnet 28 Nov 2022 11:30 pm

iPhone SE (2022) vs iPhone 13

At a Glance Our Verdict You can save $270/300 by buying the cheapest iPhone SE (2022) instead of the iPhone 13, but should you? The SE shares the same powerful A15 Bionic processor and 5G connectivity as the iPhone 13, so, as long as you dont mind the aging design, which is something of a curiosity these days, its a great deal. On the other hand, if you are looking for a modern device its got to be the iPhone 13. Price When Reviewed 1: $429 (64GB) | $479 (128GB) | $579 (256GB) Apple iPhone 13: $599 (was $799) Best Prices Today: 1 Retailer Price $429.00 View Deal $429.00 View Deal $429.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide In the spring of 2022 Apple introduced the latest version of its popular iPhone SE series, with a few improvements over the model it replaced. The iPhone SE 2022 is similar in many ways to the iPhone 13 that was introduced in September 2021, but if features an ageing design and other limitations, including an inferior camera. We look at how the 2022 iPhone SE compares to the iPhone 13, so you can make the right decision about which one to buy. For more information about the whole range of iPhones read our iPhone buying guide or our Best iPhone guide . iPhone SE vs iPhone 13: Price and value for money The entry-level iPhone SE is the cheapest iPhone sold by Apple at $429/449, but the first thing to note is that this is a 64GB model. Since we are comparing the SE with the iPhone 13, we really should consider the 128GB iPhone SE ($479/499) as a fairer comparison with the entry-level 128GB iPhone 13 which starts at $699/749. We should also note that the iPhone 13 has had a price-cut since Apple introduced the iPhone 14-series in September 2022. The iPhone 13 was previously $799/779, so its now $100/30 cheaper. The iPhone SE, on the other hand is now more expensive in the U.K. up from 419 for the 64GB model and 469 for the 128GB model. In the U.S. the iPhone SE price remains the same. In this comparison we are going to focus on the 128GB models not just because its a farer comparison, but because we would dissuade anyone from buying the 64GB iPhone SE anyway. There is a mere $50/50 difference between the two iPhone SE models, and you would be a fool not to spend it. So, comparing the 128GB models, with the iPhone SE at $479/499 and the iPhone 13 at $699/749, we have a difference of $220/250. The big question is: is it worth spending the extra money to get the iPhone 13? To answer the question we are going to have to examine the differences between the iPhone 13 and iPhone SE, and what the iPhone 13 offers that the SE doesnt and even what only the SE brings to the table. iPhone SE vs iPhone 13: Design Theres little to differentiate the iPhone SE (2022) from the iPhone SE (2020) or the ancient iPhone 8 for that matter. In fact, the iPhone SE may even remind you of the iPhone 6 from way back in 2014. Depending on your point of view this will either be a good or a bad thing. If you love the old form factor with the Home button and Touch ID, the iPhone SE 2022 is likely to be the last ever iPhone to feature it. If you prefer the full-screen look of Apples newer iPhones then the iPhone SE may not be for you. Thats not to say that the iPhone SE is identical to the older iPhones: While the aesthetics are from 2014, there have been some refinements over the years. Theres no headphone jack, as that disappeared with the iPhone 7, and the rear panel is glass rather than metal, but for the most part its the same 4.7in display framed by large top and bottom bezels, the latter of which is the location of the Home button with Touch ID. Apple does claim that the glass on the front and rear is the toughest glass in a smartphone, although were pretty sure it isnt quite as premium as the Ceramic Shield employed on the iPhone 13 . The SE does feature an IP67 water and dust proof rating, so any spillages or quick dunks wont destroy the device. Theres no Face ID on the iPhone SE it still features Touch ID on the Home button. For some this will be a benefit Face ID can be frustrating because it feels like there is an extra step required before you can use it: instead of unlocking the iPhone and readying it for Apple Pay with one touch, Face ID means you have to unlock the iPhone by looking at it and then trigger Apple Pay by pressing the side button twice. Others will prefer the no-notch look of the iPhone SE although we feel the notch is a fair price to pay for the additional screen space offered (and if you really hate the notch then consider the iPhone 14 Pro ). Another significant difference between the iPhone SE and the iPhone 13 is the colors. The 2022 iPhone SE comes in Midnight (Blackish), Starlight (Whiteish), and (PRODUCT) Red. The iPhone 13 offers a choice of blue, pink, green and also Midnight, Starlight and red. So, if you want more fun colors, the iPhone 13 is the one to go for. Aside from the more extensive color choices, the iPhone 13 has a more modern appearance. The design is the same as the iPhone 12 (and the iPhone 14 for that matter), so theres squared off edges reminiscent of the iPhone 4 and 5 era, the display is a more spacious 6.1in Liquid Retina OLED panel, and theres a notch at the top (which is smaller than that on the iPhone 12). Considering the difference in screen size, the dimensions of the two devices are more similar than you might expect: iPhone SE (2022, 3rd gen): 5.45in x 2.65in x 029in or 138.4mm x 67.3mm x 7.3mm. 5.09oz or 144g iPhone 13: 5.78in x 2.82in x 0.30in or 146.7mm x 71.5mm x 7.65mm; 6.10ox or 173g Of course, if you want the smallest and lightest iPhone in the current catalogue, theres the iPhone 13 mini which measures a tiny 5.18in x 2.53in x 0.30in or 131.5mm x 64.2mm x 7.65mm, and weighs 4.94oz or 140g. It is pretty much identical to the larger iPhone 13 except for its smaller 5.4in Liquid Retina OLED display. Both the iPhone 13 models feature Face ID, along with the requisite notch in the display to accommodate the cameras, so if youre not keen on that design, then the iPhone SE might be a better choice. They are both instantly recognisable as iPhones, but the SE is something of a vintage flavour these days, which were not saying is a bad thing, as its inexpensive, lightweight and very, very familiar. Plus it has a Home button, which for some people is essential. Features and Specs Heres a more detailed look at how these two iPhones compare in terms of the features and capabilities on offer. Processor Surprisingly, Apple gave the same A-series chip to both devices, so, youll find an A15 Bionic is the brains, no matter which model you choose. In fact even the iPhone 14 still uses the A15 bionic, albeit a slightly better version with more graphics cores. The A15 will be more than sufficient for the majority of people. The only reason to move up from the A15 would be if you had your eye on some really processor intensive games, in which case youd probably be looking at the iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max . Storage As is standard with iPhones, you can select from different storage capacities when making your purchase. Theres no way to expand this further through microSD cards, so be sure to think about how much space youll need across the lifetime of your device. Heres the options: iPhone SE (2022): 64GB / 128GB / 256GB iPhone 13: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB As you can see, the cheapest iPhone SE comes with 64GB while its 128GB for the iPhone 13. In our opinion, 64GB is a bit tight these days, especially if you want to record video at 4K or store loads of music or other media on your device. Therefore, you should be careful about the model you choose, as managing storage can be quite a pain. To get more perspective, take a look at our article about why you shouldnt buy the 64GB iPhone SE . As we said above, the 128GB iPhone SE costs just $50/50 more than the 64GB model so we would recommend spending the extra money. Display One of the main differences between these two iPhones is the size and quality of the display. The 4.7in Retina LCD panel in the iPhone SE is fine and has lasted the test of time, but it may be a bit cramped for some, especially when the iPhone 13 mini exists for those who want a smaller handset. In an age of Full HD+ AMOLED panels on cheap Android phones, the LCD sub-Full HD display does feel a little tired with its 1334 x 750 resolution, 326ppi and 625 nits maximum brightness. But, on the eyes its still a bright, colourful panel that many people will enjoy. With the iPhone 13, Apple uses a much better 6.1in OLED panel that has greater contrast, colour, brightness and is of course bigger. The resolution of 2532 x 1170 and 460ppi means it produces a sharper image, while the 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio knocks the SEs 1400:1 into a cocked hat. Add HDR and the 800 nits of typical max brightness and its obvious which is the winner. As we said, the SE display is fine, but the iPhone 13 one is definitely the superior surface. Cameras For many the camera is one of the most important factors in a decision about which iPhone to buy and it is here where the iPhone 13 really outshines the iPhone SE. The iPhone 13 boasts twin 12Mp cameras (f/1.6 Wide and f/2.4 Ultra Wide) as opposed to the 12Mp f/1.8 main camera on the iPhone SE. The 13 also offers a 2x optical zoom rather than the 5x digital one on the SE. The iPhone 13 offers Sensor-shift optical image stabilisation which actually moves the sensor to ensure smooth footage, plus the all-important Night Mode that allows you to capture great images when the light gets dim. Many thought that the inclusion of the A15 Bionic in the SE would mean it would get Night Mode, as it seems to be mainly software based, but that didnt happen so the iPhone 13 is the only one with this very useful feature. Its the same with Cinematic mode, which allows a shallow depth of field, so you can focus on things in the foreground and then pull focus to something in the background (or vice versa), giving you the chance to create genuinely movie-like footage.Its essentially Portrait Mode for video. Both phones get Deep Fusion and Photographic styles. On the selfie side of town, the iPhone 13 uses the Face ID TrueDepth camera, which has a f/2.2 aperture and 12Mp sensor. This allows the Cinematic and Night modes, plus the usual 4K/60fps recording and support for various photographic and portrait modes. The top bezel on the SE houses the same 7MP FaceTime HD camera that came on the iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 8. The FaceTime HD camera in the SE does offer photographic and portrait styles too, with the video maxing out at 1080/30fps. Its a very serviceable, if basic, camera that will be more than fine for general social media posts, but if video is something you care about, the iPhone 13 is the one to consider. Connectivity There isnt a huge amount of difference in terms of connectivity, as both device come with support for 5G networks. The iPhone 13 does have double the MIMO capacity of the iPhone SE, so transfer speeds will be faster on the former, but both should be pretty quick. Wi-Fi 6 is also standard across the range, as is Bluetooth 5, NFC and GPS and the physical Lightning connector port. Heres a breakdown of the technical specs for both devices: Feature iPhone SE (2022) iPhone 13 Display 4.7in LCD IPS Retina HD, 1334750, 326ppi, True Tone, Wide colour (P3), 625nits 6.1in Super Retina XDR OLED, 25321170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi Processor A15 Bionic A15 Bionic Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB 128GB/256GB/512GB Rear Camera 12Mp (f/1.8), Portrait Mode, 4K video, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 4, Photographic modes Dual 12MP, Ultra Wide: /2.4 aperture, 2x Optical zoom, Smart HDR 4, Deep Fusion, Night Mode, Photographic Modes Wide: /1.6 aperture Front Camera 7Mp (f/2.2), Portrait Mode, 1080p video 12MP TrueDepth, f/2.2 Video Recording 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps, OIS, Cinematic Video Stabilisation 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps, HDR Dolby Vision up to 60fps, Sensor Shift OIS, Cinematic mode, Night Mode Biometric Security Touch ID Face ID Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6 Wi-Fi 6 LTE 5G 5G Wireless Charging Yes Yes, with MagSafe Bluetooth 5 5 Apple Pay Yes Yes Waterproofing IP67 IP68 SIM Dual (nano and eSIM) Dual (nano and eSim) Dimensions 138.4mm x 67.3mm x 7.3mm 146.7mm x 71.5mm x 7.65mm Weight 148g 174g Price From $429/449 From $699/749 Verdict If youre looking for an inexpensive iPhone that can take good enough pictures and videos, and runs that latest version of iOS and continue to do so for several years, then the iPhone SE (2022) ticks all of those boxes. The SE is a relatively cheap and cheerful device, as long as you dont mind the ageing design and the fact that the features lag behind the iPhone 13. Our main recommendation here would be to avoid the 64GB model and spend the extra on the 128GB iPhone SE (best prices below). Those who want a more future-proof iPhone, with a better camera and a much larger screen, should look to the 13. The iPhone 13 might share the A15 chip but thats where the comparison stops its a thoroughbred next to the workhorse iPhone SE. To see is you can get any of these models a little cheaper, be sure to check out our best iPhone deals roundup or take a look at our best prices tables below. 128GB iPhone SE, RRP 469/$479 Retailer Price $479.00 View Deal $479.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 128GB iPhone 13, RRP 779/$799 Retailer Price $699.99 View Deal $829.00 View Deal $829.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPhone

Macworld 28 Nov 2022 9:55 pm

Cyber Monday Smartphone Accessories: 30W USB-C Charger $8 (47% off), more

JS Digital US (100% positive feedback past 12 months) via Amazon is offering its 30W USB-C Charger for $7.94 with the code WWY5XGAP at checkout. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Down from $15, this 47% discount marks one of the best prices that weve tracked so far for a 30W USB-C PD charger. At 30W of power, youll find that this charger has enough juice to charge the latest iPhone 14 series, iPad Pro, or even MacBook Air. Being USB-C, its quite versatile all around. The compact design means you can simply toss the charger in your purse or backpack to always have it with you, and JSAUX even says that its only about 30% the size of Apples original 30W adapter. So, if you need a new charger to keep around the house, then this is a great choice regardless of what type of smartphone you have. More Cyber Monday smartphone accessories: Apples official OG leather MagSafe wallet complements iPhone 14 at $28 (Orig. $59) OtterBox 3,000mAh Qi Wireless Power Bank for MagSafe: $30 (Reg. $50) | Amazon Apple AirPods Max drop to new all-time low of $350 in refurb Cyber Monday sale (Orig. $549) AINOPE Air Vent Car Smartphone Mount: $13 (Reg. $16) | Amazon Skagen/Fossil Gen 6 Wear OS smartwatches fall to new lows from $179 (Reg. $295+) 40W Dual USB-C Car Charger: $11.50 (Reg. $17) | Amazon Arc Pulse iPhone 14 Pro/Max bumper cases see first discounts at 15% off from $50 , more 2-pack Right Angle USB-A to USB-C Cables: $10 (Reg. $12) | Amazon Amazfits latest GTR 4 smartwatch with 14-day battery life falls to new all-time low at $160 Bose QuietComfort 45 ANC Headphones see $100 Cyber Monday discount to new low at $229 Shargeeks unique transparent power banks on sale from $139 for Cyber Monday, more from $33 Spigen early Cyber Monday deals: iPhone 14 cases, MagSafe wallets, more from $12 All-time lows return on Beats Fit Pro at $160 , Studio Buds $90 , more in Cyber Monday sale Amazons Halo Band and View fitness wearables now just $35 (Reg. up to $80) Deals still live from the weekend: Samsungs latest microSD cards see Black Friday deals from $12 : PRO Plus, EVO, more OTTERBOX Performance Car Vent Mount For MagSafe:$30(Reg. $40)| Amazon JBLs Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker is waterproof at 2022s best price yet, now $120 (Reg. $180) mophie 3-in-1 7.5W Wireless Charging Pad:$82(Reg. $99)| Amazon Anker holiday discounts arrive on PowerCore 24K, GaN USB-C chargers, more from $16 Samsung 15W USB-C Charger:$10.50(Reg. $14)| Amazon Samsungs Galaxy Buds 2 delivers flagship listening for less at $90 (Reg. $150) RapidX X2PD 30W Dual USB-C/A Car Charger:$15(Reg. $20)| Amazon Journey 20% off sitewide Black Friday now live : MagSafe desk mat, leather cases, more Native Union Black Friday: MagSafe cases and wallet, more from $17.50 (Up to 50% off) Satechis Black Friday sale takes 25% off USB-C GaN chargers, MagSafe gear, more more The post Cyber Monday Smartphone Accessories: 30W USB-C Charger $8 (47% off), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 28 Nov 2022 9:46 pm

Arc Pulse iPhone 14 Pro/Max bumper cases see first discounts at 15% off from $50, more

Earlier this year we took a hands-on look at the unique Arc Pulse bumper case for iPhone, and now that Cyber Monday has rolled around the brands collection of accessories are now on sale. Taking 15% off everything when code ARCBF15 has been applied at checkout, you can now score some of the very first discounts across its lineup of ultra-minimal cases for nearly all of Apples most recent handsets. Shipping is free in orders over $79. Our top pick is the new iPhone 14 Pro Arc Pulse Bumper in polished silver at $75.65 . Normally fetching $89, this is the first chance to save since just beginning to ship in the past month and a new all-time low. Available in four different styles, the Arc Pulse bumper comes in a premium silver material to match the look and feel of your iPhone 14 Pro. It slides on the top and bottom of your device, adding some extra protection from drops and keeping things elevated off tables and the like. I previously reviewed the iPhone 13 Pro version and walked away quite impressed. more The post Arc Pulse iPhone 14 Pro/Max bumper cases see first discounts at 15% off from $50, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 28 Nov 2022 7:20 pm

Best Cyber Monday Apple Deals for AirPods, Apple TV 4K, iPad, More

Now that Black Friday is over, the internet's attention has shifted to Cyber Monday deals today. Of course, for Apple products this means that many of the deals you saw last week are basically the same today. Despite this repetition, it's a great chance for anyone who missed out on Black Friday deals to still get the year's best prices on many Apple devices. 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. This article is specifically focused on Apple's product lines, including the iPhone, Apple TV, AirPods, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and various accessories like MagSafe chargers and Apple Pencil. Every deal shared below is available to purchase right now. Table of Contents Use these links to jump directly to the product that you're shopping for today. HomePod Apple TV AirPods iPad Mac Apple Watch Accessories iPhone HomePod HomePod mini What's the deal? Take $20 off HomePod mini Where can I get it? Verizon $20 OFF HomePod mini for $79.99 Verizon's popular $79.99 offer on the HomePod mini has been coming and going since it debuted a few days before Black Friday. As of Cyber Monday, you can still get two colors on sale at this solid price (orange and blue). Given the nature of this deal, we recommend making your purchase as soon as possible if you haven't already. This is one of the best prices of the year on the accessory. Apple TV Apple TV 4K (2021) What's the deal? Take $99 off the 2021 Apple TV 4K Where can I get it? Best Buy $99 OFF 2021 Apple TV 4K (64GB) for $99.99 Apple TV 4K discounts continue in the wake of Black Friday, and Best Buy now has the 64GB model from 2021 for $99.99, down from the original price of $199.00. This is an all-time low price on the accessory. The 32GB model was down to $79.99 earlier in the week, but we haven't seen that sale return yet. AirPods AirPods Pro 2 (2022) What's the deal? Take $49 off the new AirPods Pro 2 Where can I get it? Amazon $49 OFF AirPods Pro 2 for $199.99 Amazon's discount on the AirPods Pro 2, down to $199.99, has been one of the headlining deals of Black Friday 2022, and it's still available for Cyber Monday. Although Woot's sale had the earbuds for $2 cheaper, it sold out quickly and isn't expected to come back soon, making Amazon's sale a great opportunity to get the accessory at nearly their all-time low price. AirPods Pro (2021) What's the deal? Take $90 off the 2021 AirPods Pro Where can I get it? Verizon $90 OFF AirPods Pro With MagSafe for $159.99 As stock dwindles on the previous-generation AirPods Pro, it's been rarer and rarer to see steep discounts. This week, however, Verizon has both stock and an all-time low price on the 2021 AirPods Pro at $159.99. AirPods 2 (2019) What's the deal? Take $50 off the 2019 AirPods 2 Where can I get it? Amazon $50 OFF AirPods 2 for $79.00 The year's best price on Apple's 2019 AirPods 2 has returned for Cyber Monday, and they're available for just $79.00 on Amazon right now, down from $129.00. As an entry-level option, this model will be perfectly usable for most users who don't care about the advanced noise-canceling features of the higher-end AirPods. AirPods Max What's the deal? Take $100 off the AirPods Max Where can I get it? Amazon $100 OFF AirPods Max for $449.00 AirPods Max never hit their all-time low price for Black Friday, and are still available at a second-best price of $449.00 on Amazon for Cyber Monday. iPad 10.2-Inch iPad (2021) What's the deal? Take $59 off the 2021 iPad Where can I get it? Amazon $59 OFF 10.2-inch iPad (64GB Wi-Fi) for $269.99 The previous-generation iPad just hit its best-ever price at $269.99 for 64GB Wi-Fi models, and it's available in both Silver and Space Gray. If you don't need the latest model with all of the major design changes, this could be a great entry-level option for holiday gifting. 10.9-Inch iPad (2022) What's the deal? Take $30 off the 2022 iPad Where can I get it? Amazon $30 OFF 10.9-inch iPad (64GB Wi-Fi) for $419.00 B&H Photo had the new iPads at $50 off earlier in the month, but that deal never re-emerged. For Cyber Monday, you can get it for $30 off in Blue and $23 off in other colors at Amazon, solid backup price. 11-Inch iPad Pro (2022) What's the deal? Take $40 off the new 11-inch iPad Pro Where can I get it? Amazon $60 OFF 11-inch iPad Pro (128GB Wi-Fi) for $739.00 Black Friday discounts have carried over into Cyber Monday for the new M2 iPad Pros as well, starting at $739.00 for the 11-inch 128GB Wi-Fi tablet. There are a few other markdowns on other models, including cellular devices, all found on Amazon. 12.9-Inch iPad Pro (2022) What's the deal? Take $100 off the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro Where can I get it? Amazon $100 OFF 12.9-inch iPad Pro (128GB Wi-Fi) for $999.00 If you want a bigger display, there is also a nice Cyber Monday discount on the 128GB Wi-Fi 12.9-inch iPad Pro on Amazon. It's priced at $999.00, down from $1,099.00. This is a new low price and one of the only 12.9-inch iPad Pro models from 2022 reaching as much as $100 off on Amazon. Mac MacBook Pro What's the deal? Take up to $500 off the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro Where can I get it? Amazon $399 OFF 14-inch MacBook Pro (512GB) for $1,599.99 $499 OFF 14-inch MacBook Pro (1TB) for $1,999.99 $499 OFF 16-inch MacBook Pro (512GB) for $1,999.99 $499 OFF 16-inch MacBook Pro (1TB) for $2,199.99 In terms of Macs, the biggest discounts of the year hit the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro last week, and they're still available for Cyber Monday. You can get as much as $499 off these notebooks on Amazon. These are the best prices we've ever seen on the 2021 MacBook Pro lineup. M1 MacBook Air (2020) What's the deal? Take up to $200 off the 2020 M1 MacBook Air Where can I get it? Amazon $200 OFF M1 MacBook Air for $799.00 Apple's M1 MacBook Air is still being offered by the company as a cheaper alternative to the new M2 MacBook Air, and Amazon is sweetening the deal by dropping the price by $200 for Cyber Monday. The 256GB model is just $799.00 right now in all three colors. M2 MacBook Air (2022) What's the deal? Take $150 off the 2022 M2 MacBook Air Where can I get it? Amazon $150 OFF M2 MacBook Air for $1,049.00 For the latest models of the MacBook Air, Amazon has $150 off the 256GB notebook, priced at $1,049.00. This is an all-time low price and it's available in all four colors. 24-Inch iMac (2021) What's the deal? Take $149 off the 2021 24-inch iMac Where can I get it? Amazon and B&H Photo $149 OFF 24-inch iMac (7-core, 256GB) for $1,149.99 $149 OFF 24-inch iMac (8-core, 256GB) for $1,349.99 $149 OFF 24-inch iMac (8-core, 512GB) for $1,549.99 Deals on the 24-inch M1 iMac have been very rare throughout 2022, but we're tracking all-time low prices across the entire line for Cyber Monday. You'll find solid $149 markdowns on all models and on nearly all colors on Amazon and B&H Photo. Apple Watch Series 8 What's the deal? Take $50 off the Apple Watch Series 8 Where can I get it? Amazon $50 OFF Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm GPS) for $349.00 Amazon has quite a few $50 discounts on the new Apple Watch Series 8, starting at $349.00 for 41mm GPS models and increasing to $379.00 for 45mm GPS models . For cellular devices, you'll find prices start at $449.00 for 41mm cellular models and increase to $479.00 for 45mm cellular models , which are also $50 markdowns. SE (2022) What's the deal? Take up to $40 off the Apple Watch SE Where can I get it? Amazon $20 OFF Apple Watch SE (40mm GPS) for $229.00 Similar to Series 8 devices, the new Apple Watch SE has savings across its lineup on Amazon. Prices start at $229.00 for 40mm GPS ($20 off) and raise to $239.00 for 44mm GPS ($39 off, a new all-time low). Cellular prices start at $279.00 for 40mm cellular and raise to $309.00 for 44mm cellular , which are both $20 discounts. Ultra What's the deal? Take $60 off the Apple Watch Ultra Where can I get it? Amazon $60 OFF Apple Watch Ultra for $739.00 Black Friday introduced the first major sale on the Apple Watch Ultra last week, and these record low prices are still in stock for Cyber Monday. You can get numerous configurations for $739.00, which is $60 off and a new best-ever price. Accessories MagSafe Chargers What's the deal? Take 25% off the Apple MagSafe accessories Where can I get it? Verizon 25% OFF MagSafe Chargers at Verizon Verizon has been one of the only reliable sources of discounts on Apple's official MagSafe accessory line, and this fact remains true for Cyber Monday. However, Amazon has recently jumped in on the sales and has the MagSafe Charger for $29.99 , down from $39.00, and the MagSafe Duo Charger for $97.49 , down from $129.00. At Verizon, you can get the MagSafe Charger for $29.99 , down from $39.00. The MagSafe Duo Charger is down to $96.74 , from $129.00; and the MagSafe Battery Pack is down to $74.24 , from $99.00. Apple Pencil 2 What's the deal? Take $40 off the Apple Pencil 2 Where can I get it? Amazon $40 OFF Apple Pencil 2 for $89.00 Amazon has the Apple Pencil 2 for $89.00 this Cyber Monday, down from $129.00. Compared to previous sales, this is an all-time low price on the accessory and as of now only Amazon has the deal. iPad Pro Magic Keyboards What's the deal? Take $50 off Apple's Magic Keyboards for iPad Pro Where can I get it? Amazon $50 OFF 11-inch iPad Pro Magic Keyboard for $249.00 $50 OFF 12.9-inch iPad Pro Magic Keyboard for $299.00 If you're on the hunt for a great iPad Pro accessory, Apple's Magic Keyboards are perfect additions to any iPad Pro workflow. Both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions from 2021 are $50 off on Amazon for Cyber Monday. AirTag What's the deal? Take $5 off the AirTag Where can I get it? Amazon $5 OFF AirTag 1-Pack for $24.98 Apple's AirTag 4-Pack hit an all-time low price of $74.99 on Amazon earlier this week, down from $99.00, but this deal expired. You can now get a solo AirTag for $24.98 , down from $29.00. Deals on any version of the AirTag have been very rare in 2022, making this a great time to buy the tracking accessory in early holiday shopping. iPhone For iPhone deals, we're tracking numerous discounts across the major carriers, so for this section we'll break things up by carriers instead of by products. AT&T AT&T is offering up to $800 off the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with eligible trade-in and purchase on a qualifying installment agreement. You'll get up to $800 in bill credits with trade-in value of $130 or higher, and up to $350 in bill credits with trade-in value of $35 to $129. UP TO $800 OFF iPhone 14 Pro Deals at AT&T For Apple Watch deals, if you buy an Apple Watch you'll get the new Apple Watch SE at no extra cost. Both must be purchased on qualifying installment plans and you'll have to add at least one new line, then you'll get up to $330 in bill credits towards the second eligible Apple Watch. Verizon Verizon has the iPhone 14 Pro at up to $1,000 off when you trade in your old smartphone on select Verizon Unlimited plans. You'll even get an extra $200 when you switch from a different carrier to Verizon. UP TO $1000 OFF iPhone 14 Pro Deals at Verizon If you're buying an iPhone at Verizon, you can get a combo deal with an iPad as well. The carrier has iPads for as low as $8 per month when buying a new line and 5G iPhone at the same time, and it's only available online. A similar combo deal can be seen for the Apple Watch Series 8 as well. If you buy a select iPhone, you'll get the Series 8 for less than $6 per month . If you're okay with older iPhones, the iPhone 13 is just $5 per month when purchasing a new Verizon line. Visible Verizon-owned carrier Visible is offering gift cards worth up to $300 when purchasing select devices through the carrier. You can also get a pair of Beats Studio Buds when buying a new iPhone 14 or 14 Pro model. $300 GIFT CARD Visible Cyber Monday Deal Mint Mobile Mint Mobile is offering three months of premium wireless service for free when you buy any three-month plan. Additionally, you can get six months of service for free when you buy a six-month plan and a new phone through the carrier. SIX MONTHS FREE Mint Mobile Cyber Monday Deal Keep up with all of this week's best discounts on Apple products and related accessories in our dedicated Apple Deals roundup . Related Roundup: Apple Deals Tag: Cyber Monday This article, Best Cyber Monday Apple Deals for AirPods, Apple TV 4K, iPad, More first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 28 Nov 2022 6:54 pm

The iPhone 13 mini is the sleeper hit of Apples Cyber Monday sale

Apples four-day shopping event is still going on, and we understand If youve ignored it. Apple is giving away gift cards and most of the offers are on older productsthe iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8 and Ultra, M2 iPad Pro, and Apple TV 4K are all excluded. And for many of the products that are included, you can find better discounts elsewhere. But theres one device worth considering: the iPhone 13 mini . Apple is giving away a $50 gift card with the purchase of an iPhone 12, a not-insignificant return on a $599 device. Unlike the other products in Apples sale, the unlocked iPhone 13 mini isnt on sale anywhere else without needing to sign a long-term carrier commitment. Weve been tracking deals all weekend and, in the US at least, have yet to find any discount on an unlocked iPhone that isnt renewed or refurbished. Of course, the iPhone 13 mini is a year old , but its still a great phone, with an A15 Bionic processor, dual 12MP camera system, 12MP front camera with Face ID, 5G support, and MagSafe. The base model comes with 128GB of storage, which should be enough for most users.And since Apple replaced the mini with the iPhone 14 Plus this year, its probably the last of its kind. And since you probably cant find an iPhone 14 Pro until next year, the iPhone 13 mini could be a nice stop-gap until the iPhone 15 arrives next year. So, if youve been looking around for a good iPhone deal without locking into a carrier, give Apples shopping event a consideration. iPhone

Macworld 28 Nov 2022 5:48 pm

Apples official OG leather MagSafe wallet complements iPhone 14 at $28 (Orig. $59)

Woot is now offering the original Apple Leather MagSafe Wallet for $27.99 with free shipping for Prime members. A $6 delivery fee will apply otherwise. While youd have originally paid $59, todays offer marks one of the best discounts we have ever seen at 52% off. This is $2 under our previous mention from earlier in the fall, too. While not thelatest modelswith Find My integration, this official Apple MagSafe Leather Wallet sports much of the same features otherwise for the latest iPhone owners. Compatible with the just-released iPhone 14, as well as 13 and 12 series handsets, this build delivers a specially tanned and finished European leather look with built-in magnets to snap right onto the back of your device. It can hold two different IDs, bank cards, or even some cash, as well. Get a closer look in our hands-on review and then head below for more. more The post Apples official OG leather MagSafe wallet complements iPhone 14 at $28 (Orig. $59) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 28 Nov 2022 12:26 pm

Amazon Fab Phones Fest: Deal on Redmi K50i, Nord 2T, iPhone 14, and more

The Fab Phones Fest sale on e-commerce platform Amazon started on November 26. It will continue until November 29

Business Standard 28 Nov 2022 11:54 am

The 5 best iPhone models: Cyber Monday 2022 guide

Apple's new iPhone 14 line brings fresh appeal, but older generations including the iPhone 13, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE are just as compelling to buy during Cyber Monday 2022.

ZDNet 28 Nov 2022 7:55 am

The 6 best phones: Cyber Monday 2022 guide

Samsung, Apple, and Google have new phones -- so is it worth upgrading while Cyber Monday 2022 deals are underway? With flagship models like iPhone 14 Pro Max and Pixel 7 Pro, it's tempting to buy the latest. But there are other options if you want the best phone.

ZDNet 28 Nov 2022 7:52 am

Cyber Monday Apple deal 2022: iPhone MagSafe Battery Pack is $25 off

The MagSafe Battery Pack will keep the iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 charged without adding bulk. Normally $99, you can get it right now for $74 during Cyber Monday 2022.

ZDNet 28 Nov 2022 7:00 am

Cyber Monday Apple deal: iPhone MagSafe Battery Pack is $25 off after Black Friday 2022

The MagSafe Battery Pack will keep the iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 charged without adding bulk. Normally $99, you can get it right now for $74 during Cyber Monday 2022.

ZDNet 27 Nov 2022 10:45 pm

ESR MagSafe stands, chargers, iPad keyboard case, stylus, and more from $6.50 for Cyber Monday

As part of its early Cyber Monday deals, the official ESR Amazon storefront is now offering a number of solid price drops on its range of Apple gear accessories. Starting from $6.50 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25, ESR offers a notable alternative and lower price points on a wide range of add-ons for your iPhone 14, iPad, AirPods, and much more. The Cyber Monday sale features everything from its HaloLock MagSafe stands/chargers and cases for your Apple earbuds to iPad keyboard cases and even Apple Pencil alternatives. Head below for a breakdown of the ESR early Cyber Monday deals. more The post ESR MagSafe stands, chargers, iPad keyboard case, stylus, and more from $6.50 for Cyber Monday appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 27 Nov 2022 8:50 pm

Best Cyber Monday iPhone Deals

Finding a great deal on an iPhone this Cyber Monday should be simple, except most of the U.S. deals are via carriers, many of which have been running deals on new iPhones since they were announced in September and yet still refer to them as new deals. These deals typically come with strings attached that may mean they are less of a good deal, depending on how willing you are to be locked to a certain plan or carrier. Things tend to be easier in the U.K., where youll find vendor deals on SIM-free models, too. Well highlight the best of both right here. Note: Apple issued a rare warning in early November that it is expecting supply of iPhone 14 Pro models to be especially tight this holiday season. Expect late shipments, and do consider choosing a different color or storage option if it means getting the device quickerheres a guide to your options . Cyber Monday 2022: Apples shopping event Apples Black Friday and Cyber Monday four-day sale can barely be called a sale because it doesnt discount any of its products. Rather, it offers gift cards of varying denominations when you purchase a selected Apple device. You can then use this gift card to buy more Apple stuff (or apps, or in-app purchases). In 2022 the Apple shopping event runs from November 25-28. $50/50 Apple Gift Card is available when you buy iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, or iPhone SE. However, the latest iPhone 14 line is excluded from any offers. Check out the offers on Apples website . Cyber Monday 2022: U.S. iPhone deals With any iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro purchase activated via Verizon or AT&T , Walmart is giving away a $300 eGift card . On top of this, Best Buy is offering $40-55 off iPhone 14 models for anyone who gets their tariff via Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile and qualifies for an upgrade. Cyber Monday 2022: U.S. carrier deals The three major U.S. carriers are offering the following iPhone deals. Conditions applyyou may have to opt for a specific plan, open a new line, or trade in an older device. Most U.S. carrier deals will demand that you buy the phone on an installment plan, then receive bill credits toward your monthly payment. AT&T : Get up to $800 in bill credits when you buy a new iPhone 14 and trade in your old phone, with a qualifying unlimited plan. T-Mobile : Get up to $800 in bill credits when you buy an iPhone and trade in an eligible device, with a Magenta MAX plan. Verizon : Get up to $800 in bill credits toward an iPhone 14 with trade-in and select Unlimited plans. Verizon : Get $540 off an iPhone 14 Plus when you upgrade to a new 5G Unlimited line and opt for monthly device payments. Switchers will also get an extra $200 Verizon gift card. Verizon : Get a free iPhone 13 mini with a new 5G Start, 5G Do More, 5G Play More, or 5G Get More Unlimited plan. Xfinity Mobile : Save $500 on an iPhone 14 purchase when opening a new line. Visible : Get a $250 gift card with the purchase of any iPhone and a pair of Beats Studio Buds with an iPhone 14 purchase. Cyber Monday 2022: U.K. iPhone deals This is our pick of the current Cyber Monday iPhone deals. For the latest deals on specific models, check the updated-in-real-time price-comparison tables below. Amazon, iPhone 14: 829 (20 off) Amazon, iPhone 14 Plus: 929 (20 off) Laptops Direct, iPhone 14 Plus: 929 (20 offnot a 188 saving as claimed on the site) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini: 639 (10 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini (256GB): 711.86 (47.14 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Laptops Direct: iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (256GB): 829 (30 off) Argos, iPhone 12 mini: 528 (51 offbear in mind its two years old) John Lewis, get a free Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter with selected iPhones Cyber Monday 2022: Deals on iPhone accessories If youve already got your iPhone, youll be interested to note that the best deals typically come via accessoriesfor example, cases, chargers, and cables. We cant keep track of pricing on all these accessories (there are far too many), but we have highlighted the best iPhone accessory deals weve found, along with those on products that are rarely discounted and exceptionally good prices on the accessories our expert editors recommend. U.S. Amazon, AirTag (4-pack) : $80 ($19 off) Amazon, AirTag (single) : $25 ($4 off) Amazon, MagSafe Battery Pack: $75 ($24 off) Amazon, MagSafe Duo Charger: $97.49 ($31.51 off) Amazon, Apple Leather Wallet with MagSafe : $45 ($14 off) Amazon, iPhone 14 Pro silicon case: $37.49 ($11.51 off) Amazon, iPhone 14 Pro Max silicon case: $37.49 ($11.51 off) U.K. Amazon U.K., Apple MagSafe Battery Pack: 79 (20 off) Amazon U.K., Apple MagSafe Duo Charger: 99 (30 off) Amazon U.K., Apple MagSafe Charger: 39 (6 off) O2, pack of four Apple AirTags for 89 (30 off) Amazon U.K., AirTag 4-pack: 99 (20 off) Currys, single AirTag for 28.99 (6 off) Amazon U.K., AirTag Leather Loop: 25.96 (19.04 off) Amazon U.K., up to 34 percent off iPhone 14 and 14 Pro cases Cyber Monday 2022: iPhone 14 deals MSRP: $799/849 Find more iPhone 14 deals in our Best iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro deals round-up. Retailer Price $799 View Deal $799.99 View Deal Visible $829 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Cyber Monday 2022: iPhone 14 Plus deals MSRP: $899/949 Retailer Price $899 View Deal $899.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Cyber Monday 2022: iPhone 14 Pro deals MSRP: $999/1,099 Retailer Price $999 View Deal Visible $999 View Deal $999.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Cyber Monday 2022: iPhone 14 Pro Max deals MSRP: $1,099/1,199 Retailer Price $1099 View Deal $1099.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Cyber Monday 2022: iPhone 13 Pro Max deals MSRP was:$1,099/1,049 Retailer Price $999.99 View Deal $1099 View Deal $1,099.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Cyber Monday 2022: iPhone 13 Pro deals MSRP was:$999/949 Retailer Price $899.99 View Deal $1,299.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Cyber Monday 2022: iPhone 13 deals MSRP: $699/749 Retailer Price $699.99 View Deal $788.49 View Deal $829.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Cyber Monday 2022: iPhone 13 mini deals MSRP: $599/649 Retailer Price $599.99 View Deal $689.00 View Deal $699 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Cyber Monday 2022: iPhone SE (2022) deals MSRP: $429/449 (was $429/419) Retailer Price $329 View Deal $429.00 View Deal $429.00 View Deal $429.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Cyber Monday 2022: iPhone 12 deals MSRP: $599/649 Retailer Price $629.00 View Deal $629.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Cyber Monday 2022: iPhone 12 mini deals MSRP was: $599/579 Retailer Price $629.99 View Deal $656.06 View Deal $939.98 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide More top Apple deals for Cyber Monday Best Cyber Monday Apple Deals Best Cyber Monday Mac Deals Best Cyber Monday MacBook Deals Best Cyber Monday iPad Deals Best Cyber Monday Apple Watch Deals Best Cyber Monday AirPods Deals Best Cyber Monday Apple TV Deals Best Cyber Monday Mac Storage Deals Best Cyber Monday Mac Monitor Deals Also see our sister sites Tech Advisor , PCWorld and TechHive for more great tech deals. iPhone

Macworld 27 Nov 2022 9:30 am

Why Apples Black Friday deals are better than ever this year

Welcome to our weekend Apple Breakfast column, which includes all of the Apple news you missed this week in a handy bite-sized roundup. We call it Apple Breakfast because we think it goes great with a morning cup of coffee or tea, but its cool if you want to give it a read during lunch or dinner hours too. Deal with it Theres always a stark contrast between the standard of deals that Apple offers for Black Friday, and those available from third-party retailers on the same products. But after battling though yesterdays deals bonanza, I can report that the gap has been particularly vast this year. On Apples end, economic gloom and the pleas of a certain Macworld columnist were not enough to persuade the company to actually discount its products. Instead, as usual, it is giving away gift cards (to be spent on a second item) with selected purchasesand several products were surprisingly excluded . (If you plan to buy more than one Apple device, mind you, this may still work out as the best option for some products. See Apples website for the offers, and do the math carefully.) Meanwhile, the hundreds of companies that merely sell Apples products have managed to pull some excellent deals out of the bag. Costco has been selling the 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro for $900 (thats $400 off the original MSRP and $300 off Costcos normal price) and may still be now if you move fast. While its sold out now, Amazon knocked a whopping $99 off last years Apple TV 4K, while Walmart wiped $130 off the first-gen Apple Watch SE. And its a particularly good year for Mac sales: KRCS smashed all comers with its range of deals in the U.K., and Amazon and others slashed $200 off the M1 Air and $500 off the M1 Pro MacBook Pros. And every AirPods model is on saleeven the newest AirPods Pro, which has barely been on shelves for two months. Of course, its hard to know why exactly the Apple deals have been all-around better than previous years, but we can look at some factors as the likely reasons. One is the reactive approach taken by so many businesses at times of heavy digital footfall: it only takes a couple of sellers to drop their prices and others will try to outdo them and snatch the top spot in those crucial price-comparison widgets. Another is the improvement in supply-chain health compared to 2021, as well as the relative lack of recent Mac and iPad updates to drive undiscounted sales. Maybe a few businesses calculated that inflation and spiraling costs of living would discourage customers from making purchases unless prodded by substantial discounts. Its something of a perfect storm of factors that is leading to all-time-low prices across nearly everything Apple sells. And the good news is that the deals season isnt finished. The sales are still going strong and will continue to do so through Cyber Monday (November 28) and beyond. And you can check out the most unmissable offers by perusing our guide to the best Apple deals . Trending: Top stories of the week The Black Friday deals season is a really really good time to buy a Mac. And with superb timing , weve found the top 5 Black Friday MacBook deals for every budget. Jason Snell explains why hes thankful for Universal Control on Mac and iPad. Apple dodged a Tesla-sized bullet by ignoring this advice . Cant find an iPhone 14 Pro ? You still have options . Apples holiday iPhone shortage is a symptom of a much larger problem . A study claims the iPhone 14 Pro has faster 5G speeds than any Android phone. A Brazilian regulator has seized hundreds of charger-less iPhones from retail stores. IDG The rumor mill Karen Haslam explains when the M2 Pro MacBook Pro models will launch and why you should buy now . According to a new report, Apple was all set to launch an iPhone-compatible Pencil this yearbut canceled the plan at the last minute. No, Apple isnt going to buy Manchester United . Software updates, bugs & problems A report has cast doubt on Apples claim that iCloud user data is anonymous . And with that, were done for this week. If youd like to get regular roundups, sign up for our newsletters . You can also follow us on Twitter for breaking news stories. See you next Saturday, enjoy the rest of your weekend, and stay Appley. Apple

Macworld 26 Nov 2022 8:42 pm

Spigen early Cyber Monday deals: iPhone 14 cases, MagSafe wallets, more from $12

As part of its early Cyber Monday deals, the official Spigen Amazon storefront has now launched a wide ranging sale on its collection of iPhone 14 accessories. Starting from $12 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25, youll find deals on its MagSafe mounts and wallets for iPhone 12, 13, and 14 series handsets alongside some of its USB-C wall chargers and more. On the actual iPhone 14 case side of things, all of the models youll find detailed below are now undercutting the fall Prime Day prices with a series of new on-page coupons delivering the best prices we have tracked since they launched and we subsequently went hands-on in our Tested with 9to5Toys review . Head below for a closer look at the Early Cyber Monday Spigen deals. more The post Spigen early Cyber Monday deals: iPhone 14 cases, MagSafe wallets, more from $12 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 26 Nov 2022 8:06 pm

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max review: big, powerful, and nearly perfect

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is Apple's priciest and heaviest iPhone available today. But it also happens to be one of the very best smartphones money can buy.

Digital Trends 26 Nov 2022 6:30 pm

A New Update for Nothing Phone 1 Will Arrive in November 2022

New Delhi: Nothing OS 1.1.7 update has started rolling out for Nothing Phone 1 users. With this update, the battery percentage of the AirPods can now be displayed. The feature is still in its experimental phase, and some users have noted that it sometimes doesn't work as expected. This most recent Nothing OS update also includes the November 2022 Android security patch, apart from bug fixes and other minor enhancements. None of this implies that this update will make the OS overall more fluid and less disruptive. Additionally, it is claimed to enhance the audio quality of videos recorded from mobile devices. Also Read: specifications of Vivo Y02 are Unveiled along with the device's release date The November 2022 Android security patch is included in the Nothing OS 1.1.7 update that has started rolling out for the Nothing Phone 1. The company notes in the changelog of the update that it adds support for displaying the battery percentage of Apple AirPods. Additionally, it is programmed to enhance the accuracy of the smartphone battery status. Carl Pai, CEO of Nothing, took to Twitter to solicit feedback on this most recent update. Users have reported issues with the newly added battery status features, which have received a mixed response. The most recent Nothing OS update also brings better performance and fewer lags. Additionally, it is said that the audio quality of the videos being recorded has been enhanced. Apart from general bug fixes, an issue that prevented WhatsApp notifications from responding in the lockscreen has also been fixed. Also Read: Report: Samsung Mainly Provided OLED Displays for the iPhone 14 Series For better performance and balancing handset temperature, the thermal threshold has been revised. The update for Nothing OS 1.1.7 is 79.72MB large. This version is being distributed to users via over-the-air (OTA) update. They can also install it manually by going to Settings > System > System updates. Also Read: The iQoo 11 5G will be available on December 2nd. Pie recently hinted that Nothing OS 1.5.0 beta based on Android 13 will be released soon. The launch date for the Nothing OS 1.5.0 open beta program has not been announced yet, but it is expected by the end of the year. The stable Nothing Phone 1 Android 13 update is expected to roll out in early 2023.

News Track 26 Nov 2022 3:47 pm

Three Biggest Questions About the iPhone SE 4

While we already have some clear indications about what to expect from the fourth-generation iPhone SE , there are three major questions looming over the device at the current time. Chinese site MyDrivers and and leaker Jon Prosser believe that the iPhone SE is set to move to an iPhone XR-like design in its next incarnation, which would involve eliminating the Home button and adding a otch cutout at the top of the display. The change seems likely since Apple's SE products have always used the designs of older devices. The iPhone SE is likely to launch after the release of 2023's iPhone 15 lineup. The two standard iPhone 15 models are expected to feature the A16 Bionic chip from this year's iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, so it seems plausible that the iPhone SE could also get this chip especially since the current iPhone SE already contains the A15 Bionic chip. The device is not expected to launch until 2024 , and insightful display analyst Ross Young recently said that Apple is mulling over multiple decisions related to the next-generation iPhone SE. Display Size According to Young, Apple is considering displays between 5.7-inches and 6.1-inches in size from two different suppliers for the fourth-generation iPhone SE. It is worth noting that the iPhone XR, the device that the next-generation iPhone SE is purportedly based on, featured a 6.1-inch display. Moreover, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously said that Apple was working on an iPhone SE with this exact display size. Fourth-generation iPhone SE concept render by Ian Zelbo based on purported leaked information Both the 5.7- and 6.1-inch display sizes have been rumored in the past , and Apple not yet making a final decision explains why we continue to hear about two different panel sizes . Display Technology: LCD or OLED? In his most recent report on the matter, Young said that the 5.7- to 6.1-inch displays being considered by Apple feature LCD technology, just like the current iPhone SE, but the company is also weighing up simply opting for a 6.1-inch OLED display, the likes of which have been offered on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 . Fourth-generation iPhone SE concept render by Ian Zelbo based on purported leaked information The iPhone X launched in 2017 as the first OLED iPhone, and ever since the launch of the iPhone 12 in 2020, all of Apple's main iPhone models feature OLED displays. OLED display technology is more expensive than LCD, but it delivers better efficiency, rue blacks, high contrast, and high dynamic range. It is possible that OLED panels have come down in price sufficiently for Apple to use them for the iPhone SE, which is positioned as an entry-level device, especially as it is not set to launch for over a year. Touch ID or Face ID? In moving to an all-screen design like the iPhone XR, there would presumably no longer be space for a capacitive Touch ID Home button in the iPhone SE's bottom bezel, so Apple seemingly has no choice but to offer a Touch ID Side button, under-display Touch ID technology, or Face ID . The Touch ID button on the iPad Air Multiple reports, including information from MyDrivers and Ming-Chi Kuo , suggest that Apple is planning to add a Touch ID Side button to the iPhone SE. The latest iPad , iPad Air, and iPad mini models feature Touch ID integrated into their Top buttons, but no iPhones offer this functionality yet. As Apple's cheapest iPhone offering and to keep costs down, the iPhone SE has never had Face ID technology, sticking with a capacitive Touch ID Home button like older iPhone models. As such, it would make sense for the iPhone SE to be the first iPhone model to gain the newer Side button-style Touch ID implementation. Since, according to Young, the iPhone SE is expected to feature a notch at the top of the display, it is also possible that it could bypass Touch ID and adopt Face ID instead. In 2024, Face ID will be seven years old, meaning that enough time may have passed to justify tricking the technology down to an entry-level device. Since not even flagship iPhone models offer under-display Touch ID technology as yet , this seems like the most unlikely option for Apple to introduce to its cheapest iPhone model. The authentication technology Apple will choose for the fourth-generation iPhone SE may become clearer if more information about the device emerges in the coming months. Related Roundup: iPhone SE Buyer's Guide: iPhone SE (Neutral) Related Forum: iPhone This article, Three Biggest Questions About the iPhone SE 4 first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 26 Nov 2022 1:30 pm

12 best Verizon Black Friday deals 2022: Save up to $1,900 on an iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch SE, iPad, and Beats bundle

New and existing Verizon customers can upgrade to a 5G smartphone like the iPhone 12 mini, the Google Pixel 6, or the Samsung Galaxy S20 and get three free gifts: A free smartwatch, tablet, and earbuds.

NewsLookup 26 Nov 2022 5:41 am

All of the best Black Friday iOS and Mac app deals: Games, productivity, photography, more

As is tradition around here, we have now rounded up the best Black Friday iOS app deals, mobile games for iPhone, and Mac software discounts. While we are now tracking huge price drops on on MacBook , iPad , iPhone 14 , AirPods Pro 2 at the best price ever , Mac Studio , and much more in our Apple deals hub , everyday for the past week or more we have also been collecting all of the best deals via Apples digital storefronts and elsewhere on what has become a massive collection of notable Black Friday iOS app deals and Mac software suites. All of which have now been neatly collected for you down below. more The post All of the best Black Friday iOS and Mac app deals: Games, productivity, photography, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 26 Nov 2022 1:56 am

The best iPhone 14 Black Friday deal saves you $500 without a trade-in

If youre looking for a new iPhone 14 this Black Friday, you wont find too many straight deals. You can save big at Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile if you trade in an old phone, spread out your payments, or open a new 5G unlimited line, but if youre looking to simply save money on a new purchase without jumping through hoops, the deals are few and far between. But this one caught our eye. Over at Xfinity Mobile, you can save $500 on a new iPhone 14 when you switch carriers and transfer your existing number. You will, however, have to pay the remaining balance over 24 months to get the savings. That means youll pay $13.75 per month for an iPhone 14 and $17.91 for an iPhone 14 Plus with 128GB of storage. You can also get the same savings on an iPhone 14 Pro ($20.83/month) or iPhone 14 Pro Max ($25/month) , but most models wont ship until January. (According to thge Xfinity website the iPhone 14 Pro in gold is in actually stock and the deep purple iPhone 14 Pro ships in early December.) If youre unfamiliar with Xfinity Mobile, it uses Verizons Nationwide and Ultra Wideband 5G, and 4G LTE networks with unlimited plans starting at $30 for two lines and $45 for a single line.Xfinity says speeds will be reduced after reaching 20 GB of data usage per line per month and users may experience slower data in times of high network traffic, like in a crowded stadium. There is also a one-time $10 line setup fee for all new lines. iPhone

Macworld 25 Nov 2022 11:49 pm

Pelican Black Friday deals from $8: Protector series AirTag and iPhone 14 cases up to 50% off

As part of its Black Friday deals and joining all of this mornings Elevation Lab discounts , we are now tracking some notable deals on aseries of the protective Pelican Apple accessories. Ranging from the iPhone 14 cases, like the Kevlar model with the included belt holster we reviewed previously , to its popular waterproof smartphone pouch with the touchscreen-ready window and just about all of the brands AirTag cases, we are now tracking up to 50% off. Alongside free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25, the deals start from $8 and youll find the highlights listed below. more The post Pelican Black Friday deals from $8: Protector series AirTag and iPhone 14 cases up to 50% off appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Nov 2022 10:02 pm

Black Friday Smartphone Accessories: iWALK 20,000mAh 7.5W MagSafe Battery $18, more

Today only, as part of its Black Friday Deals, iWALK Direct (97% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering a selection of its portable batteries with prices starting as low as $21 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Our favorite discount is on the 20,000mAh 7.5W MagSafe/20W USB-C PD Portable Battery for $18.39. Down from $46 at Amazon, this 60% discount marks a new all-time low that weve tracked at Amazon. This battery is a great way to power just about any device you have thanks to the fact that it uses both 7.5W Qi charging as well as 20W USB-C PD output. While the MagSafe portion is made to work with Apples latest iPhones, its really just a normal Qi charger so you can use it with any smartphone. Check out the rest of the deals at Amazon to find additional portable batteries to power your gear on-the-go. More Black Friday smartphone accessories: Samsungs latest microSD cards see Black Friday deals from $12 : PRO Plus, EVO, more OTTERBOX Performance Car Vent Mount For MagSafe: $30 (Reg. $40) | Amazon JBLs Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker is waterproof at 2022s best price yet, now $120 (Reg. $180) mophie 3-in-1 7.5W Wireless Charging Pad: $82 (Reg. $99) | Amazon Anker holiday discounts arrive on PowerCore 24K, GaN USB-C chargers, more from $16 Samsung 15W USB-C Charger: $10.50 (Reg. $14) | Amazon Samsungs Galaxy Buds 2 delivers flagship listening for less at $90 (Reg. $150) RapidX X2PD 30W Dual USB-C/A Car Charger: $15 (Reg. $20) | Amazon Journey 20% off sitewide Black Friday now live : MagSafe desk mat, leather cases, more Native Union Black Friday: MagSafe cases and wallet, more from $17.50 (Up to 50% off) Satechis Black Friday sale takes 25% off USB-C GaN chargers, MagSafe gear, more Deals still live from yesterday: Apple Watch Series 8 return to all-time lows from $349 for only second time (Save $50) iPhone 13 Leather Case with MagSafe:$33(Reg. $59)| Amazon Skullcandys Transparent Edition Hesh Evo Wireless Headphones see first drop to $80 , more mophie 7.5W MagSafe Charging Stand:$32.50(Reg. $51)| Amazon Samsungs new Galaxy Buds 2 Pro hit $180 (Save $50) alongside original Pro buds at $100 Samsung 15W Qi Wireless Charger:$42(Reg. $60)| Amazon JBLs Boombox 2 Bluetooth speaker with 24-hour battery life hits new $300 low (Save $200) Galaxy Z Fold4 Standing Cover with S Pen and S Pen Holder:$63(Reg. $75)| Amazon Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II fall to $249 with ANC and adaptive transparency (Save $50) Zhiyun Smooth-Q3 Smartphone Gimbal: $39 (Reg. $79) | B&H Amazon Luna Cloud Gaming Controller back to best price ever for Black Friday at $40 (Reg. $70) All-time lows return on Beats Fit Pro at $160 , Studio Buds $90 , more in Black Friday sale Ankers Soundcore Space Q45 headphones and A40 earbuds hit new lows from $80 (Save $20+) Fitbits just-released Versa 4 Smartwatch sees first discount to $150 (Save $80) Moment Black Friday sale goes live with iPhone 14 cases, MagSafe mounts, lenses, more Caudabe Black Friday 30% off: All-time lows on iPhone 14 cases from $20 , more from $8.50 more The post Black Friday Smartphone Accessories: iWALK 20,000mAh 7.5W MagSafe Battery $18, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Nov 2022 9:48 pm

Huge List of Black Friday Deals on Apple Accessories

Black Friday is in full swing today, and in this article we're highlighting some of the best deals that you can find online among popular third-party accessory makers like Twelve South, Nomad, Satechi, and many more. Visit our Black Friday Roundup for a deeper dive into the best sales going on today. 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. Many Black Friday deals are known to sell out fast, so keep that in mind when browsing our posts and shopping online today. If you see something you're interested in, be sure to snag it quickly. You can also check out Black Friday deals on Apple products in our individual posts listed below. All the Apple Black Friday Deals You Can Get Today Best Black Friday AirPods Deals Best Black Friday Apple TV Deals Best Black Friday HomePod mini Deals Best Black Friday iPhone Deals Best Black Friday Apple Watch Deals Best Black Friday iPad Deals Best Black Friday Mac Deals Best Black Friday HomeKit Accessory Deals Sonos The Sonos Black Friday event runs through November 28, offering savings on six accessories. This includes speakers, a subwoofer, and soundbars, and no coupon codes are required. UP TO 20% OFF Sonos Black Friday Roam SL Portable Speaker - $127, down from $159 One SL - $159, down from $199 One - $175, down from $219 Beam (Gen 2) Soundbar - $359, down from $449 Arc Wireless Soundbar - $719, down from $899 Sub (Gen 3) - $599, down from $749 Ecobee Ecobee's Black Friday sale runs through November 30, with some of the year's best prices on the company's smart thermostat and camera accessories. You'll find the deals below on Ecobee's own website and Amazon from November 17. SITEWIDE SALE Ecobee Black Friday Smart Thermostat Premium - $219.99, down from $249.99 [ Amazon ] Smart Thermostat Enhanced - $159.99, down from $189.99 [ Amazon ] SmartThermostat with voice control - $199.99, down from $219.99 [ Amazon ] SmartCamera with voice control - $69.99, down from $99.99 [ Amazon ] SmartSensor - $79.99, down from $99.99 [ Amazon ] SmartSensor for doors and windows - $59.99, down from $79.99 [ Amazon ] ZAGG ZAGG is offering 40 percent off sitewide until December 5. This sale covers up to three items in your cart, and it includes all of ZAGG's brands: Mophie, InvisibleShield, and Gear4. 40% OFF ZAGG Black Friday Mophie's charging products make great holiday gifts, and include wireless chargers, Lightning cables, USB-C accessories, battery cases, and much more. Once you find up to three items to purchase, the discount will automatically be applied to your cart. Twelve South SITEWIDE SALE Twelve South Black Friday Twelve South's Black Friday event has most of its Apple accessories at a discount this week. This includes savings on MacBook stands, iPad stands, iPhone cases, wireless chargers, and much more. Satechi UP TO 30% OFF Satechi Black Friday Satechi has 25 percent off sitewide when you spend under $149 on the site (use code BFCM25), and 30 percent off when you spend over $150 (use code BFCM30). These will run through November 28. Anker As usual, Anker has massive savings on a variety of charging accessories this Black Friday. This includes sales on USB-C chargers, portable batteries, MagSafe-compatible chargers, solar-powered generators, USB-C hubs, and much more. SITEWIDE SALE Anker Black Friday Anker's Black Friday event will run all the way through December 4, including new discounts every day and a refresh of sales once Cyber Monday hits. Brydge SITEWIDE SALE Brydge Black Friday At Brydge , you can save on keyboards compatible with Apple's iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Pro tablets. The company's Black Friday sale also includes discounts on its Vertical Dock for the MacBook Pro. Nimble Nimble is hosting a variety of sales this Black Friday, including ones on Nimble's own website, on Verizon's website, and on Target's website. Nimble's own sale has up to 60 percent off all products sitewide, and it will end December 2. UP TO 60% OFF Nimble Black Friday On Verizon , sales focus on the Apollo Wireless Pad, which is 50 percent off through December 25. From November 23 through November 28, you can get 40 percent off Champ Portable Chargers from Nimble on Verizon. On Target , sales run as long as December 2. During this time you can get 25 percent off Nimble products, and 50 percent off the Apollo Wireless Pad. Nomad 25% OFF Nomad Black Friday Nomad's Black Friday sale has 25 percent off all Nomad products sitewide through November 29. No codes are needed, and there are even deeper savings on outlet items (which are final sale). Hyper UP TO 60% OFF Hyper Black Friday Hyper is holding its Black Friday event through November 29, and it includes up to 60 percent off numerous chargers, battery packs, hubs, docks, cables, sleeves, and tons more. Casetify Casetify's Black Friday sale runs through November 30. During the event, if you buy one accessory you'll get 15 percent off, if you buy two you'll get 25 percent off, and if you buy three you'll get 30 percent off. This applies to not only cases but all products on Casetify's website. Moment Moment is taking up to 60 percent off on cameras, lenses, bags, mobile accessories, and much more. UP TO 60% OFF Moment Black Friday Specifically, you'll find iPhone cases from $4.99, MagSafe mounts for 20 percent off, camera bags and backpacks up to 40 percent off, camera lens filters up to 50 percent off, and iPhone lenses from $79.99. Jabra Jabra's holiday prices run through December 4, and will be available at multiple retailers. Below we've focused on Amazon's deals for Jabra headphones, mainly covering the company's in-ear headphones. Elite 3 $49.99, down from $79.99 Elite 4 Active $79.99, down from $119.99 Elite 7 Active $99.99, down from $179.99 Elite 7 Pro $119.99, down from $199.99 Elite 85t $139.99, down from $229.99 Das Keyboard Das Keyboard's Black Friday sale includes $40 off the Das Keyboard 5QS and Das Keyboard 4Q on Amazon, as well as up to half off accessories. For the keyboards, you'll need to clip an on-page coupon in order to see the deals. $40 Off the Das Keyboard 5QS $40 off the RGB version of the 4 Professional, the Das Keyboard 4Q Up to 50% off all accessories , including keycaps, palm rests, and Das Keyboard swag CalDigit During CalDigit's Black Friday event you can save up to 20 percent on select products, including computer memory, Thunderbolt cables, USB hubs, and more. This sale will run through Cyber Monday. Adobe Adobe has numerous specials running this Black Friday season, starting with 27 percent off Creative Cloud All Apps for Individuals ($39.99/month, down from $54.99/month). UP TO 71% OFF Adobe Black Friday Students and teachers can get Creative Cloud All Apps at 71 percent off ($15.99/month, down from $54.99/month), marking the year's best price on the platform. Both of these prices are for your first year only and regular prices will resume at the end of your first year. UGREEN UGREEN has a pair of MacBook-compatible wall chargers on sale this Black Friday. You can get the 140W USB-C Charger for $89.99 , down from $149.99 (after on-page coupon). Additionally, the 100W USB-C Charger is down to $54.99 , from $79.99 (with on-page coupon). Both of these deals are available on Amazon. Jackery Jackery is hosting a Black Friday discount sale on Amazon through November 28, offering up to 33 percent off its popular power station accessories. Shoppers should note that all of the deals listed below require you to clip an on-page coupon to see the discount. UP TO 33% OFF Jackery Black Friday Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro - 30% OFF Jackery Solar Generator 1000 - 33% OFF Jackery Explorer 300 Portable Power Station - 30% OFF Jackery Explore 1000 Portable Power Station - 30% OFF Jackery Explore 1500 Portable Power Station - 30% OFF Jackery Solar Generator 1000Pro - 10% OFF Pad & Quill SITEWIDE SALE Pad & Quill Black Friday Pad & Quill has quite a few Black Friday specials already running on its website, with plans for the discounts to continue throughout the month. You can save on MacBook Pro cases, iPhone cases, cord organizers, Apple Watch bands, and more. Function 101 Function 101 is offering up to 40 percent in savings on its holiday bundles collection. These bundles include desk and charging accessories for the Mac, the Button Remote for Apple TV, BentoStack, and more. Speck Speck has 40 percent off sitewide for Black Friday. This includes savings on iPhone 14 cases, iPad sleeves, MacBook folios, chargers, and more. Grid Studio Grid Studio has 15 percent off all of its products sitewide when using the code BF15 at checkout. The retailer is known for its framed deconstructions of tech products, like the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and more. 15% OFF Grid Studio Black Friday If you're shopping for anyone who loves tech this season, Grid Studio's frames are great gifts. The Black Friday sale runs through November 28. We're keeping track of all of the season's best Apple-related deals in our Black Friday roundup , so be sure to check back throughout the month for an updated list of all the most notable discounts you'll find for Black Friday 2022. Related Roundups: Apple Black Friday , Apple Deals Related Forum: Community Discussion This article, Huge List of Black Friday Deals on Apple Accessories first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 25 Nov 2022 9:28 pm

Black Friday Mac and iOS app deals: Things 3, ProCamera, Iron Marines, SkySafari 7, more

Black Friday 2022 is in full swing now with huge deals on Mac hardware but it is now time for the best Black Friday Mac and iOS app deals. Be sure to dive into our Apple deals hub for discounts on MacBook , iPad , iPhone 14 , AirPods Pro 2 at the best price ever , Mac Studio , and much more, but for now its all about the software. The App Stores are now loaded with rare price drops on top tier titles including Things 3, Noteshelf, ProCamera, Jump Desktop, Kingdom Rush games, Iron Marines Invasion, SkySafari 7, AirBuddy 2, and much more. Head below for todays best Black Friday Mac and iOS app deals. more The post Black Friday Mac and iOS app deals: Things 3, ProCamera, Iron Marines, SkySafari 7, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Nov 2022 9:13 pm

Brazilian regulator seizes hundreds of charger-less iPhones from retail stores

Apples tussle with regulators in Brazil has ramped up yet again, with news that hundreds of iPhones have been physically seized across multiple retail stores in the nations capital. The Brazilian government has been displeased with Apple ever since the company stopped bundling power adapters with its phones in 2020. (Minimising environmental impact was the reason given for this decision at the time, although lower materials and transport costs may have been an appealing side effect.) It claimed the practice was abusive and fined Apple $2m in March 2021. In April of this year a Brazilian judge ordered Apple to pay the equivalent of $1,081 to one specific iPhone customer for not including a power adapter. And in September the Ministry of Justice ordered the suspension of all iPhone sales in the country. But Apple still didnt back down. Which leads us to November 11s Operation Discharge, in which, as first reported by the Portuguese-language site Tecnoblog this week, Procon-DF removed hundreds of iPhone from five stores in Brasilia, including authorized Apple resellers. While earlier speculation suggested that regulators might have been focusing on the iPhone 12 specifically, Tecnoblog reports that models from the iPhone 11 (whose packaging also dropped the charger after the launch of the 12) to the brand-new iPhone 14 were seized. Since the seizures, Apple has been busy securing future sales in the countrybut not, apparently, agreeing to bundle chargers. Three days after the operation Apple filed for an order to guarantee the sale of iPhones in Brazil (although this may only be temporary), and this Tuesday the company told Tecnoblog that sales were proceeding normally. Its difficult to guess how the dispute will proceed, although both sides currently seem determined to fight on. The (also Portuguese-language) MacMagazine notes that the judge who granted the order has made positive noises about its chances, arguing that the company has violated no consumer rights and that the Brazilian regulator has committed an abuse of power. He points out that many electronics devices are sold without a charger, yet Apple has been the sole focus of the crackdown. 9to5Mac , however, observes that Apple appears to have backed down in a similar case, with it including the USB-C cable with the new Apple TV 4K in Brazil while removing it in other markets. This suggests a lack of appetite for further controversy. iPhone

Macworld 25 Nov 2022 7:36 pm

All the Apple Black Friday Deals You Can Get Today

Black Friday is finally here, and Apple products are seeing major discounts this year. In this article, you'll find every Apple device with a notable Black Friday sale. We'll be updating as prices change and new deals arrive, so be sure to keep an eye out if you don't see the sale you're looking for yet. 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. This article is specifically focused on Apple's product lines, including the iPhone, Apple TV, AirPods, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and various accessories like MagSafe chargers. Every deal shared below is available to purchase right now. For more Black Friday deals, particularly including current sales from third-party accessory makers, check out our Black Friday Roundup . Table of Contents Use these links to jump directly to the product that you're shopping for today. Apple TV AirPods iPad Mac Apple Watch Accessories iPhone More Black Friday Deals Additionally, you can visit our separate posts on each Apple product for a deeper dive into the best Black Friday deals around today. Best Black Friday AirPods Deals Best Black Friday Apple TV Deals Best Black Friday HomePod mini Deals Best Black Friday iPhone Deals Best Black Friday Apple Watch Deals Best Black Friday iPad Deals Best Black Friday Mac Deals Best Black Friday HomeKit Accessory Deals Apple TV Apple TV 4K (2021) What's the deal? Take $99 off the 2021 Apple TV 4K Where can I get it? Amazon $99 OFF 2021 Apple TV 4K (64GB) for $99.99 Apple TV 4K discounts continue today, and Amazon still has the 64GB model from 2021 for $99.99, down from the original price of $199.00. This is an all-time low price on the accessory. The 32GB model was down to $79.99 earlier in the week, but we haven't seen that sale return yet. AirPods AirPods Pro 2 (2022) What's the deal? Take $49 off the new AirPods Pro 2 Where can I get it? Amazon $49 OFF AirPods Pro 2 for $199.99 Amazon is joining in on the AirPods Pro 2 discounts this season with the earbuds priced at $199.99. Although Woot's sale had the earbuds for $2 cheaper, it sold out quickly and isn't expected to come back soon, making Amazon's sale a great opportunity to get the accessory at nearly their all-time low price. AirPods Pro (2021) What's the deal? Take $90 off the 2021 AirPods Pro Where can I get it? Verizon $90 OFF AirPods Pro With MagSafe for $159.99 As stock dwindles on the previous-generation AirPods Pro, it's been rarer and rarer to see steep discounts. This week, however, Verizon has both stock and an all-time low price on the 2021 AirPods Pro at $159.99. Amazon is now also matching this deal. iPad 10.2-Inch iPad (2021) What's the deal? Take $59 off the 2021 iPad Where can I get it? Amazon $59 OFF 10.2-inch iPad (64GB Wi-Fi) for $269.99 The previous-generation iPad just hit its best-ever price at $269.99 for 64GB Wi-Fi models, and it's available in both Silver and Space Gray. If you don't need the latest model with all of the major design changes, this could be a great entry-level option for holiday gifting. iPad mini 6 What's the deal? Take $99 off the iPad mini 6 Where can I get it? Amazon $99 OFF iPad mini 6 (64GB Wi-Fi) for $399.99 Notable iPad discounts continue this week with the best price around on Apple's iPad mini 6, available for $399.99 (64GB Wi-Fi) in two colors on Amazon. That's $99 off, and you'll also find the same markdowns on the 256GB Wi-Fi models , and many cellular models as well. iPad Air (2022) What's the deal? Take $99 off the new iPad Air Where can I get it? Amazon $99 OFF iPad Air (64GB Wi-Fi) for $499.99 Amazon has all five colors of the 2022 iPad Air for $499.99 (64GB Wi-Fi), which is a $99 discount and a record low price on this model. Shoppers should note that this sale price will not be reflected until you head to the checkout screen on Amazon. You can also get the 256GB Wi-Fi iPad Air for its all-time low price of $649.99 this Black Friday. 11-Inch iPad Pro (2022) What's the deal? Take $40 off the new 11-inch iPad Pro Where can I get it? Amazon $40 OFF 11-inch iPad Pro (128GB Wi-Fi) for $759.00 Black Friday discounts have arrived for the new M2 iPad Pros as well, starting at $759.00 for the 11-inch 128GB Wi-Fi tablet. There are a few other markdowns on other models, including cellular devices, all found on Amazon. 12.9-Inch iPad Pro (2022) What's the deal? Take $100 off the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro Where can I get it? Amazon $100 OFF 12.9-inch iPad Pro (128GB Wi-Fi) for $999.00 If you want a bigger display, there is also a nice discount on the 128GB Wi-Fi 12.9-inch iPad Pro on Amazon. It's priced at $999.00, down from $1,099.00. This is a new low price and one of the only 12.9-inch iPad Pro models from 2022 reaching as much as $100 off on Amazon. Mac MacBook Pro What's the deal? Take up to $500 off the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro Where can I get it? Amazon $399 OFF 14-inch MacBook Pro (512GB) for $1,599.99 $499 OFF 14-inch MacBook Pro (1TB) for $1,999.99 $499 OFF 16-inch MacBook Pro (512GB) for $1,999.99 $499 OFF 16-inch MacBook Pro (1TB) for $2,199.99 Massive discounts continue to hit Apple's 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro lineup, with as much as $499 off these notebooks on Amazon. These are the best prices we've ever seen on the 2021 MacBook Pro lineup. M1 MacBook Air (2020) What's the deal? Take up to $200 off the 2020 M1 MacBook Air Where can I get it? Amazon $200 OFF M1 MacBook Air for $799.00 Apple's M1 MacBook Air is still being offered by the company as a cheaper alternative to the new M2 MacBook Air, and Amazon is sweetening the deal by dropping the price by $200 for Black Friday. The 256GB model is just $799.00 right now in all three colors. M2 MacBook Air (2022) What's the deal? Take $150 off the 2022 M2 MacBook Air Where can I get it? Amazon $150 OFF M2 MacBook Air for $1,049.00 For the latest models of the MacBook Air, Amazon has $150 off the 256GB notebook, priced at $1,049.00. This is an all-time low price and it's available in all four colors. 24-Inch iMac (2021) What's the deal? Take $149 off the 2021 24-inch iMac Where can I get it? Amazon $149 OFF 24-inch iMac (7-core, 256GB) for $1,149.99 $149 OFF 24-inch iMac (8-core, 256GB) for $1,349.99 $149 OFF 24-inch iMac (8-core, 512GB) for $1,549.99 Deals on the 24-inch M1 iMac have been very rare throughout 2022, but now that Black Friday has finally come around we're tracking new all-time low prices across the entire line. You'll find solid $149 markdowns on all models and on nearly all colors on Amazon. 27-Inch iMac (2020) What's the deal? Take $599 off the 2020 27-inch iMac Where can I get it? Best Buy $599 OFF 27-inch iMac (256GB) for $1,199.99 Apple's 27-inch iMacs are hard to recommend nowadays due to their inclusion of Intel chips instead of the new Apple silicon. However, if you're looking to find a Mac for basic day-to-day tasks and have no need for the latest models, there are quite steep discounts to be found this Black Friday on Amazon. Apple Watch Series 8 What's the deal? Take $50 off the Apple Watch Series 8 Where can I get it? Amazon $50 OFF Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm GPS) for $349.00 Amazon has quite a few $50 discounts on the new Apple Watch Series 8, starting at $349.00 for 41mm GPS models and increasing to $379.00 for 45mm GPS models . For cellular devices, you'll find prices start at $449.00 for 41mm cellular models and increase to $479.00 for 45mm cellular models , which are also $50 markdowns. SE (2022) What's the deal? Take up to $40 off the Apple Watch SE Where can I get it? Amazon $20 OFF Apple Watch SE (40mm GPS) for $229.00 Similar to Series 8 devices, the new Apple Watch SE has savings across its lineup on Amazon. Prices start at $229.00 for 40mm GPS ($20 off) and raise to $239.00 for 44mm GPS ($39 off, a new all-time low). Cellular prices start at $279.00 for 40mm cellular and raise to $309.00 for 44mm cellular , which are both $20 discounts. Ultra What's the deal? Take $60 off the Apple Watch Ultra Where can I get it? Amazon $60 OFF Apple Watch Ultra for $739.00 Black Friday deals are finally here for the Apple Watch Ultra, which has seen its first major sales this week. You can get numerous configurations for $739.00, which is $60 off and a new best-ever price. Accessories MagSafe Chargers What's the deal? Take 25% off the Apple MagSafe accessories Where can I get it? Verizon 25% OFF MagSafe Chargers at Verizon Verizon has been one of the only reliable sources of discounts on Apple's official MagSafe accessory line, and this fact remains true as we head into Black Friday. However, Amazon has recently jumped in on the sales and has the MagSafe Charger for $29.99 , down from $39.00, and the MagSafe Duo Charger for $97.49 , down from $129.00. At Verizon, you can get the MagSafe Charger for $29.99 , down from $39.00. The MagSafe Duo Charger is down to $96.74 , from $129.00; and the MagSafe Battery Pack is down to $74.24 , from $99.00. Apple Pencil 2 What's the deal? Take $40 off the Apple Pencil 2 Where can I get it? Amazon $40 OFF Apple Pencil 2 for $89.00 Amazon has the Apple Pencil 2 for $89.00 this Black Friday, down from $129.00. Compared to previous sales, this is an all-time low price on the accessory and as of now only Amazon has the deal. iPad Pro Magic Keyboards What's the deal? Take $50 off Apple's Magic Keyboards for iPad Pro Where can I get it? Amazon $50 OFF 11-inch iPad Pro Magic Keyboard for $249.00 $50 OFF 12.9-inch iPad Pro Magic Keyboard for $299.00 If you're on the hunt for a great iPad Pro accessory, Apple's Magic Keyboards are perfect additions to any iPad Pro workflow. Both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions from 2021 are $50 off on Amazon for Black Friday. AirTag What's the deal? Take $19 off the AirTag 4-Pack Where can I get it? Amazon $19 OFF AirTag 4-Pack for $79.98 $5 OFF AirTag 1-Pack for $24.98 Apple's AirTag 4-Pack hit an all-time low price of $74.99 on Amazon earlier this week, down from $99.00. The price has since risen to $79.98, which remains a very solid deal. Deals on any version of the AirTag have been very rare in 2022, making this a great time to buy the tracking accessory in early holiday shopping. You can also get a solo AirTag for $24.98 , down from $29.00. iPhone For iPhone deals, we're tracking numerous discounts across the major carriers, so for this section we'll break things up by carriers instead of by products. Just like the previous deals, all of these are available to purchase right now, so you don't have to wait until Black Friday to shop. AT&T AT&T is offering up to $800 off the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with eligible trade-in and purchase on a qualifying installment agreement. You'll get up to $800 in bill credits with trade-in value of $130 or higher, and up to $350 in bill credits with trade-in value of $35 to $129. UP TO $800 OFF iPhone 14 Pro Deals at AT&T For Apple Watch deals, if you buy an Apple Watch you'll get the new Apple Watch SE at no extra cost. Both must be purchased on qualifying installment plans and you'll have to add at least one new line, then you'll get up to $330 in bill credits towards the second eligible Apple Watch. Verizon Verizon has the iPhone 14 Pro at up to $1,000 off when you trade in your old smartphone on select Verizon Unlimited plans. You'll even get an extra $200 when you switch from a different carrier to Verizon. UP TO $1000 OFF iPhone 14 Pro Deals at Verizon If you're buying an iPhone at Verizon, you can get a combo deal with an iPad as well. The carrier has iPads for as low as $8 per month when buying a new line and 5G iPhone at the same time, and it's only available online. A similar combo deal can be seen for the Apple Watch Series 8 as well. If you buy a select iPhone, you'll get the Series 8 for less than $6 per month . If you're okay with older iPhones, the iPhone 13 is just $5 per month when purchasing a new Verizon line. Visible Verizon-owned carrier Visible is offering gift cards worth up to $250 when purchasing select devices through the carrier. You can also get a pair of Beats Studio Buds when buying a new iPhone 14 or 14 Pro model. $250 GIFT CARD Visible Black Friday Deal Mint Mobile Mint Mobile is offering three months of premium wireless service for free when you buy any three-month plan. Additionally, you can get six months of service for free when you buy a six-month plan and a new phone through the carrier. SIX MONTHS FREE Mint Mobile Black Friday Deal We're keeping track of all of the season's best Apple-related deals in our Black Friday roundup , so be sure to check back throughout the month for an updated list of all the most notable discounts you'll find for Black Friday 2022. Related Roundups: Apple Black Friday , Apple Deals Related Forum: Community Discussion This article, All the Apple Black Friday Deals You Can Get Today first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 25 Nov 2022 6:10 pm

Apple's Black Friday Event Begins in U.S. With Free Gift Card on Select Purchases

Apple's annual four-day Black Friday through Cyber Monday shopping event has started in the United States and Canada , with customers able to receive a free Apple gift card with the purchase of select products through November 28. The offer is available for select iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, AirPods, Beats, and accessories. As usual, many of Apple's latest products are excluded, such as the iPhone 14 series, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, and Mac Studio. In the U.S., gift card values are as follows: $50 for the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE $50 for the iPad mini and iPad Air $30 for the ninth-generation iPad $250 for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 chip $200 for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip $150 for the MacBook Air with M1 or M2 chip and the 24-inch iMac $100 for the Mac mini $50 for the second-generation Apple Watch SE $25 for the second-generation AirPods and third-generation AirPods with Lightning case $50 for the second-generation AirPods Pro $75 for the AirPods Max $50 for the Beats Studio3 Wireless, Solo3 Wireless, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Fit Pro, and Beats Studio Buds $25 for the Beats Flex $25 for the MagSafe Duo Charger, second-generation Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard Folio $25 for the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro The promotion is available on Apple's online store, in the Apple Store app, and at Apple's retail store locations. As usual, refurbished products are not eligible for a gift card, and the offer cannot be combined with educational pricing. Black Friday is one of the few occasions per year that Apple offers deals on its products, but better deals are often available through resellers like Amazon, so make sure to check out our Black Friday roundup for the latest discounts on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods, Apple TV, accessories, and more. Apple gift cards are now all-in-one and can be used towards the purchase of products, subscription-based services like Apple Music and Apple TV+, App Store apps, iTunes Store content like TV shows and movies, iCloud+ storage, and more. Related Roundups: Apple Black Friday , Apple Deals Related Forum: Community Discussion This article, Apple's Black Friday Event Begins in U.S. With Free Gift Card on Select Purchases first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 25 Nov 2022 4:30 pm

specifications of Vivo Y02 are Unveiled along with the device's release date

New Delhi: Vivo Y02 is expected to be launched soon, but Vivo has kept silence about this new smartphone. Now that the alleged renders of this smartphone have surfaced, it is possible to know the detailed information about its design. It is tipped to be the successor to the Vivo Y01 and uses a similar design aesthetic. The Y02 flaunts a waterdrop-shaped notch. It is rumored to have thin bezels with thick bezels. Furthermore, a reputed tipster has suggested that the smartphone may soon be released in international markets. Also Read: Report: Samsung Mainly Provided OLED Displays for the iPhone 14 Series According to a report by MySmartPrice in association with tipster Paras Guglani, the Vivo Y02 will make its international debut on November 28. Although there is no official announcement from Vivo, the launch is expected to happen in the first week of December in India. Additionally, the report allegedly contains accurate renderings of the Vivo Y02. It has a thick chin, narrow bezels, and what appears to be a waterdrop-style notch on the front. It is shown that there is a circular cutout placed inside the rectangular camera module at the back. It is rumored to have an LED flash and a single rear camera. Also Read: Launch of the Realme 10 Pro Series in India is scheduled for December 8 The frame and back panel of the Vivo Y02 are rumored to be made of plastic. The volume rocker and power button are shown on the right edge of the handset. Additionally, the tipster claims that the device could pack a 5,000mAh battery and 3GB of RAM. These alleged design renders are similar to the recently leaked Vivo Y02 promotional images. It also mentions the possibility of a 6.51-inch HD+ LCD IPS screen in this smartphone. Also Read: The iQoo 11 5G will be available on December 2nd. MediaTek Helio P22 SoC can be inside this Vivo smartphone. It could be equipped with a 5-megapixel selfie camera and an 8-megapixel primary camera. The price of this phone in India is Rs. 8,499.

News Track 25 Nov 2022 3:19 pm

India Introduces Lava Blaze NXT

New Delhi: Lava Blaze NXT debuted in India on Friday. It appears to be a new model of the Lava Blaze, which made its debut in July this year. Lava has confirmed that the MediaTek Helio G37 SoC powers the phone, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It comes with a 6.5-inch IPS screen with HD+ resolution. Additionally, the device sports a waterdrop-style notch for the selfie camera at the front and triple camera setup at the back. Lava Blaze NXT now has a microsite on Amazon, which confirms that the single 4GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage configuration of the device will be priced at Rs. 9,299. This Lava smartphone is available in Red and Green colors according to the Amazon listing so far. Also Read: Report: Samsung Mainly Provided OLED Displays for the iPhone 14 Series It is currently unknown when the smartphone will be sold for the first time in the country. With a 6.5-inch IPS screen and HD+ resolution, the Blaze NXT has a bigger display. Its internal hardware includes 4GB of RAM and MediaTek Helio G37 SoC. A 3GB virtual RAM expansion is also included with this smartphone. Also included is 64GB of onboard storage capacity. Also Read: Launch of the Realme 10 Pro Series in India is scheduled for December 8 The optical setup of this Lava smartphone includes a 13-megapixel AI triple rear camera system and an 8-megapixel front selfie camera. A fingerprint sensor could be present at the back of the Lava Blaze NXT, which also features a premium glass back panel design. Also Read: Country's 'largest' musical fountain started in this city, know its specialty It is said to pack a 5,000mAh battery inside which should give it a full day of battery life. The Lava Blaze NXT has a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom. The power button and volume rocker of the device are located on the right spine.

News Track 25 Nov 2022 3:19 pm

Best Black Friday Apple Deals: November 25

If youre looking for an Apple deal, nows the time to shop. Black Friday is once again upon us, and the deals are going strong. After tracking great discounts for weeks, the big day is here and its looking like a great one for Apple fans. In the weeks leading up to Black Friday, weve seen some truly fantastic deals, with up to $500 off the MacBook Pro, over $100 off the Apple Watch Series 8, and all-time-low prices on AirPods and iPads. And were expecting the biggest sales to still arrive, so stay glued to Macworld all weekend as we track em all. Black Friday 2022: Best Apple deals Well start with the U.S. deals but if you are in the U.K. there are deals for you below the first section. U.S. deals MacBook Amazon, M1 MacBook Air (256GB) : $799 ($200 off) Costco, M1 13-inch MacBook Pro (256GB) : $900 ($400 off) Best Buy, M2 MacBook Air 512GB : $1,299 ($200 off) Amazon, 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro (512GB SSD) : $1,399 ($100 off) Amazon, 14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (8core CPU, 14core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) : $1,600 ($399 off) Amazon, 14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) : $1,999.99 ($499 off) Amazon, 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10core CPU, 16core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512TB SSD) : $1,999 ($500 off) Amazon, 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10core CPU, 16core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) : $2,199 ($500 off) iMac and Mac mini Costco, M1 Mac mini (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) : $570 ($129 off) Costco, M1 Mac mini (8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) : $750 ($149 off) Amazon, 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 7core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB) : $1,150($149 off) Amazon, 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 8core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB) : $1,349($149 off) Amazon, 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 8core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB) : $1,549($149 off) Expercom, Mac Studio M1 Max (10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, 512GB SSD) : $1,799 ($200 off) AirPods Amazon, AirPods Max: $449 ($100 off) Amazon, AirPods Pro (2nd gen) : $200 ($49 off) Walmart, AirPods (2nd gen) : $79 ($50 off) Costco, AirPods (3rd gen, MagSafe case): $150 ($29 off) HomePod Verizon, HomePod mini: $80 ($19 off) Apple Watch (2022) Amazon, Apple Watch Ultra : $739 ($60 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 41mm (GPS) : $349 ($50 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 45mm (GPS) : $380($49 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 41mm (Cellular) : $449 ($50 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 45mm (Cellular) : $479 ($50 off) Amazon, Apple Watch SE (2nd gen, 40mm) : $229 ($20 off) Amazon, Apple Watch SE (2nd gen, 44mm) : $259 ($20 off) Walmart, Apple Watch SE (1st gen, 40mm) : $149 Walmart, Apple Watch SE (1st gen, 44mm) : $179 Apple Watch (Older models) Walmart, Apple Watch Series 7, 41mm, cellular : $339($160 off) Walmart, Apple Watch Series 4, 45mm, cellular : $369($160 off) iPad Amazon, 2022 12.9-inch iPad Pro (128GB) : $999 ($100 off) Amazon, 2022 iPad Pro (11-inch, 128GB) : $759 ($39 off) Amazon, 2022 iPad Pro (11-inch, 256GB) : $854 ($45 off) Amazon, 2021 iPad mini (64GB) : $400($99 off) Amazon: 2021 iPad mini (256GB) : $550 ($99 off) Amazon: 2022 iPad Air (64GB) : $500 ($99 off after automatic discount at checkout) Amazon: 2022 iPad Air (256GB) : $650 ($99 off after automatic discount at checkout) Costco: 2022 iPad (10th-gen, 256GB) : $580 ($19 off; select a different color if it says sold out) iPad accessories Amazon, Magic Keyboard (12.9-inch) : $299 ($50 off) Amazon, Magic Keyboard (11-inch) : $249 ($50 off) Amazon, Apple Pencil (1st-gen) : $80 ($19 off) Amazon, Apple Pencil (2nd-gen) : $89 ($40 off) iPhone accessories Amazon, MagSafe Battery Pack : $75 ($24 off) Amazon, MagSafe Duo Charger : $97.49 ($31.51 off) Amazon, Apple Leather Wallet with MagSafe : $45 ($14 off) Amazon, iPhone 14 Pro silicon case : $37.49 ($11.51 off) Amazon, iPhone 14 Pro Max silicon case : $37.49 ($11.51 off) Apple TV Amazon, 2021 Apple TV 4K (2nd-gen, 64GB) : $100 ($99 off) Amazon, 2022 Apple TV 4K (3rd-gen, 64GB) : $123.49 ($6.51 off) Amazon, 2022 Apple TV 4K (3rd-gen, 128GB) : $142.49 ($7.51 off) Displays Amazon, Apple Pro Display XDR : $4,700 ($299 off) Amazon, Apple Studio Display (Standard Glass, Tilt-Adjustable Stand) : $1,499 ($100 off) Amazon, Apple Studio Display (Nano-Texture Glass, Tilt-Adjustable Stand) : $1,749 ($150 off) Mac accessories Amazon, Magic Keyboard with Numeric keypad : $102 ($27 off) Amazon, Magic TrackPad for $115 ($14 off) Amazon, Magic Mouse : $74($5 off) U.K. deals MacBooks KRCS, M2 MacBook Air 256GB : 1,096.47 (152.53 off) KRCS, M2 MacBook Air 512GB : 1,359.84 (189.16 off) select 10-core GPU, 512GB, 35W adapter Amazon: M1 MacBook Air 256GB : 817.99 (181 off) KRCS, M2 13in MacBook Pro, 256GB : 1,184.26 (164.74 off) KRCS, M2 13in MacBook Pro, 512GB : 1,359.84 (190 off) select the 512GB model KRCS, M1 Pro 14in MacBook Pro, 14-core GPU : 1,709.97 (189.90 off) KRCS, M1 Pro 14in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU : 1,979.10 (299 off) choose the 16 core GPU, 16GB RAM configuration Amazon, M1 Pro 16in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU : 2,129 (270 off) KRCS, M1 Pro 16in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU, 1TB: 2,339.10 (259.90 off) select the 1TB model KRCS, M1 Max 16in MacBook Pro, 32-core GPU : 2,609.10 (489.90 off) select the M1 Max 32-core GPU model iMac & Mac mini KRCS, M1 Mac mini, 256GB : 613 (86 off). KRCS, M1 Mac mini, 512GB : 809 (89.90 off). Choose the 512GB model. Currys, 24-inch M1 iMac, 7-core GPU : 1,124 (125 off). AO.com has the same deal. Amazon, 24-inch M1 iMac, 8-core GPU : 1,275 (174 off). AO.com has the same deal. KCRS, Mac Studio M1 Max (10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, 512GB SSD) : 1,799.10 (200 off) AirPods John Lewis, AirPods (2nd gen): 115 (24 off, plus 2-year guarantee) Costco, AirPods (3rd gen, MagSafe case): 174.99 (14.01 off) John Lewis: AirPods (3rd gen, MagSafe case): 179 (10 off, plus 2-year guarantee) John Lewis, AirPods Pro (1st gen): 184 (15 off, plus 2-year guarantee) Costco, AirPods Pro (2nd gen): 219.99 (29.01 off) John Lewis, AirPods Pro (2nd gen): 229 (20 off, plus 2-year guarantee) Amazon, AirPods Pro (2nd gen): 229 (20 off) Costco, AirPods Max: 489.99 (59.01 off) iPads John Lewis: 2022 iPad Pro 11-inch: 859 (40 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon: 2022 iPad Pro 11-inch: 859 (40 off) John Lewis: 2022 iPad Pro 12.9-inch: 1,209 (40 off, plus two-year warranty) Currys: 2022 iPad Pro 12.9-inch: 1,209 (40 off) Amazon: 2021 iPad mini: 459 (110 off) Currys: 2021 iPad mini: 459 (110 off) Amazon: 2021 iPad mini (256GB): 579 (170 off) John Lewis: 2022 iPad Air: 569 (100 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon: 2022 iPad Air: 569 (100 off) Currys: 2022 iPad Air: 569 (100 off) Amazon: 2022 iPad Air (256GB): 719 (130 off) Amazon: 2022 iPad 10.9-inch: 469 (30 off) John Lewis: 2022 iPad 10.9-inch: 479 (20 off, plus two-year warranty) AO: 2022 iPad 10.9-inch: 479 (20 off) John Lewis: 2021 iPad 10.2-inch: 309 (60 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon: 2021 iPad 10.2-inch: 309 (60 off) Amazon: 2021 iPad 10.2-inch (256GB): 459 (90 off) iPad accessories Amazon U.K., Magic Keyboard (12.9-inch): 319 (60 off) Amazon U.K., Magic Keyboard (11-inch): 299 (20 off) Amazon U.K., Apple Pencil (1st-gen): 89 (20 off) Amazon U.K., Apple Pencil (2nd-gen): 119 (20 off) Apple Watch Amazon, Apple Watch Ultra : 819 (30 off) AO: Apple Watch Ultra: 823 (26 off) John Lewis, Apple Watch Ultra : 829 (20 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8: 399 (20 off) John Lewis, Apple Watch Series 8: 399 (20 off, plus two-year warranty) John Lewis, 2nd-gen (2022) Apple Watch SE: 249 (10 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon, 2nd-gen (2022) Apple Watch SE: 249 (10 off) John Lewis, 2021 Apple Watch SE (44mm): 254 (15 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 7: 299 (70 off) Currys, Apple Watch Series 7: 309 (60 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 7 (cellular): 389 (80 off) iPhone Amazon, iPhone 14: 829 (20 off) Amazon: iPhone 14 Plus: 929 (20 off) Laptops Direct, iPhone 14 Plus: 929 (20 offignore the 188 saving claimed on the site) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini: 639 (10 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini (256GB): 711.86 (47.14 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Laptops Direct: iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (256GB): 829 (30 off) Argos, iPhone 12 mini: 528 (51 offbut bear in mind that its two years old) John Lewis, get a free Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter when you buy selected iPhones iPhone accessories Amazon U.K., Apple MagSafe Battery Pack: 79 (20 off) Amazon U.K., Apple MagSafe Duo Charger: 99 (30 off) Amazon U.K., Apple MagSafe Charger: 39 (6 off) O2, pack of four Apple AirTags for 89 (30 off) Amazon U.K., AirTag 4-pack: 99 (20 off) Currys, single AirTag for 28.99 (6 off) Amazon U.K., AirTag Leather Loop: 25.96 (19.04 off) Amazon U.K., up to 34 percent off iPhone 14 and 14 Pro cases Apple TV KRCS, 2022 Apple TV 4K (64GB): 141.55 (7.45 off) KRCS: 2022 Apple TV 4K (128GB): 160.55 (8.45 off) Accessories Amazon, Apple MagSafe Battery Pack: 79 (20 off) Amazon, Apple MagSafe Duo Charger: 99 (30 off) Amazon, Apple MagSafe Charger: 39 (6 off) O2, pack of four Apple AirTags for 84.99 (34 off) Currys, single AirTag for 28.99 (6 off) Amazon, AirTag Leather Loop: 25.96 (19.04 off) Amazon, up to 34 percent off iPhone 14 and 14 Pro cases Currys, Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID for 129 (20 off) Amazon, Magic TrackPad for 103, usually 129 (26 off) Ebuyer, black version of the Magic TrackPad for 135.99 (13 off) John Lewis, 2021 Magic Mouse for 63, usually 79 (16 off) Currys, Apple Magic Keyboard, with numeric keys, without Touch ID for 106.99 (22 off) John Lewis, Magic Keyboard without Touch ID for 79 (20 off) Currys, Apple Pencil (2nd gen) for 119 (20 off). John Lewis has the same deal John Lewis, Apple Studio Display : 1,399 (100 off, MSRP 1,499) Black Friday 2022: Apples shopping event Apple is once again holding a four-day shopping event held from Black Friday (November 25) to Cyber Monday (November 28). Like in prior years, Apple is giving away gift cards ranging from $25-$250, but the newest devices are all excluded: iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8 and Ultra, iPad Pro, 10th-gen iPad, and Apple TV 4K. The best deal from Apples Black Friday shopping event is the iPhone 12, which costs $599 and will get you a $50 gift card. You can also get a $50 gift card when you buy an Apple Watch SE, which starts at $249. Black Friday 2022: Where to shop for Apple deals Stay tuned to Macworld all throughout the Black Friday weekend to find the best deals as they arrive. But if youre looking for a specific color or capacity, you can check out the following retailers. In the U.S., here are the best stores to shop for Black Friday deals: Apple Amazon Best Buy Costco Target Walmart If youre based in the U.K., youll find deals at the following shops: Apple AO.com Amazon Argos Carphone Warehouse Currys eBuyer John Lewis KRCS Laptops Direct Very Black Friday 2022: All Apple deals Stay on top of the best Black Friday deals as they arrive with our dedicated roundups Best Black Friday 2022 MacBook deals Best Black Friday 2022 Mac deals Best Black Friday 2022 AirPods deals Best Black Friday 2022 Apple Watch deals Best Black Friday 2022 iPad deals Best Black Friday 2022 iPhone deals Best Black Friday 2022 Apple TV deals Best Black Friday 2022 Mac monitor deals Best Black Friday 2022 SSD and external hard drive deals Apple

Macworld 25 Nov 2022 2:58 pm

Best Black Friday iPhone Deals: November 25

Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the season, and its often the best time to get a good deal on all the tech gadgets youre looking for. In 2022 Black Friday is technically today ( November 25 ), but it has sort of become an entire season unto itself, with sales extending several days before and after, and often changing over time. Looking for a great deal on an iPhone during the Black Friday period can be complicated. In the U.S., most deals come from carriers, who for the most part have been running deals on new iPhones since their introduction in September, but often advertise the deals as new. The deals almost always come with a heap of strings attached that may not make them a good deal, depending on how willing you are to be locked into a certain carrier and plan. In the U.K. its a little less convoluted, with regular discounts available from specific vendors. Well highlight the best of those here. Be aware: Apple issued a rare warning in early November that supply for iPhone 14 Pro models is going to be especially tight this holiday season. So expect late shipments, and consider looking at different colors or storage allocationsheres a guide to your options . Black Friday 2022: Apples shopping event Apple doesnt hold a Black Friday sale but rather holds a four-day shopping event where purchasing a new Apple product gets a free Apple gift card, which can be used for buying more Apple stuff (or apps, or in-app purchases). This years Apple shopping event is from November 25-28. $50/50 Apple Gift Card : iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, or iPhone SE. The iPhone 14 line is excluded from any offers. You can check out the offers on Apples website . Black Friday 2022: U.S. iPhone deals Walmart is giving away a $300 eGift card with any iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro purchase and activation with Verizon or AT&T . Best Buy is offering an additional $40-55 off iPhone 14 models (discount varies by model) for those who have service with Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile and qualify for an upgrade. Black Friday 2022: U.S. carrier deals These are the current deals from the three major U.S. carriers, but they might change (or be enhanced) for a few days around Black Friday. Conditions always apply hereyou may have to have a specific plan, open a new line, or trade in a device. Most U.S. carrier deals require you to buy the phone on an installment plan, and then you get the discount as bill credits toward your monthly payment. AT&T : Get up to $800 in bill credits when you buy a new iPhone 14 and trade in your old phone, with a qualifying unlimited plan. T-Mobile : Get up to $800 in bill credits when you buy an iPhone and trade in an eligible device, with a Magenta MAX plan. Verizon : Get up to $800 in bill credits toward an iPhone 14 with trade-in and select Unlimited plans. Verizon : Get $540 off an iPhone 14 Plus when you upgrade to a new 5G Unlimited line and opt for monthly device payments. Switchers will also get an extra $200 Verizon gift card. Verizon : Get a free iPhone 13 mini with a new 5G Start, 5G Do More, 5G Play More, or 5G Get More Unlimited plan. Xfinity Mobile : Save $500 on an iPhone 14 purchase when opening a new line. Visible : Get a $250 gift card with the purchase of any iPhone and a pair of Beats Studio Buds with an iPhone 14 purchase. Black Friday 2022: U.K. iPhone deals This is our pick of the current deals. For the latest deals on specific models, check the automated price-comparison tables below. Amazon, iPhone 14: 829 (20 off) Amazon: iPhone 14 Plus: 929 (20 off) Laptops Direct, iPhone 14 Plus: 929 (20 offignore the 188 saving claimed on the site) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini: 639 (10 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini (256GB): 711.86 (47.14 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Laptops Direct: iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (256GB): 829 (30 off) Argos, iPhone 12 mini: 528 (51 offbut bear in mind that its two years old) John Lewis, get a free Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter when you buy selected iPhones Black Friday 2022: Deals on iPhone accessories Many of the best deals are going to be on iPhone accessoriescases, chargers, cables, and the like. There are way too many such products to keep track of, and many small discounts come and go throughout the Black Friday sale. Here, well highlight only the most interesting bargains; products that are rarely discounted or exceptionally good prices on accessories we recommend. U.S. Amazon, MagSafe Battery Pack: $75 ($24 off) Amazon, MagSafe Duo Charger: $97.49 ($31.51 off) Amazon, AirTag 4-pack: $80 ($19 off) Amazon, Apple Leather Wallet with MagSafe : $45 ($14 off) Amazon, iPhone 14 Pro silicon case: $37.49 ($11.51 off) Amazon, iPhone 14 Pro Max silicon case: $37.49 ($11.51 off) U.K. Amazon U.K., Apple MagSafe Battery Pack: 79 (20 off) Amazon U.K., Apple MagSafe Duo Charger: 99 (30 off) Amazon U.K., Apple MagSafe Charger: 39 (6 off) O2, pack of four Apple AirTags for 89 (30 off) Amazon U.K., AirTag 4-pack: 99 (20 off) Currys, single AirTag for 28.99 (6 off) Amazon U.K., AirTag Leather Loop: 25.96 (19.04 off) Amazon U.K., up to 34 percent off iPhone 14 and 14 Pro cases Black Friday 2022: iPhone 14 deals MSRP: $799/849 For more iPhone 14 deals see our Best iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro deals round up. Retailer Price $799 View Deal $799.99 View Deal Visible $829 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 14 Plus deals MSRP: $899/949 Retailer Price $899 View Deal $899.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 14 Pro deals MSRP: $999/1,099 Retailer Price $999 View Deal Visible $999 View Deal $999.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 14 Pro Max deals MSRP: $1,099/1,199 Retailer Price $1099 View Deal $1099.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 13 Pro Max deals MSRP was:$1,099/1,049 Retailer Price $614.97 View Deal $999.99 View Deal $1099 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 13 Pro deals MSRP was:$999/949 Retailer Price $854.99 View Deal $899.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 13 deals MSRP: $699/749 Retailer Price $699.99 View Deal $829.00 View Deal $1,129.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 13 mini deals MSRP: $599/649 Retailer Price $599.99 View Deal $699 View Deal $1,029.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone SE (2022) deals MSRP: $429/449 (was $429/419) Retailer Price $429.00 View Deal $429.00 View Deal $429.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 12 deals MSRP: $599/649 Retailer Price $629.00 View Deal $629.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 12 mini deals MSRP was: $599/579 Retailer Price $629.99 View Deal $656.06 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: All Apple deals Stay on top of the best Black Friday deals as they arrive with our dedicated roundups Best Black Friday 2022 MacBook deals Best Black Friday 2022 Mac deals Best Black Friday 2022 AirPods deals Best Black Friday 2022 Apple Watch deals Best Black Friday 2022 iPad deals Best Black Friday 2022 Apple TV deals Best Black Friday 2022 Mac monitor deals Best Black Friday 2022 SSD and external hard drive deals iPhone

Macworld 25 Nov 2022 2:06 pm

Journey 20% off sitewide Black Friday now live: MagSafe desk mat, leather cases, more

Update: The Journey Black Friday sale is now live with 20% off sitewide using code BFCM20 at checkout. Details are as follows. Journey, a brand we recently featured when its new leather iPhone 14 cases launched and with its new ALTI wireless MagSafe charging desk mat , is now offering 20% off sitewide . Alongside the aforementioned accessories, it also makes a host of other Apple gear add-ons, from MagSafe chargers and stands to AirPods covers and more. While we have seen some pre-order offers available on its gear, we dont often see full sitewide events like this on just about everything the brand offers. Head below for more details and the promo code youll need. more The post Journey 20% off sitewide Black Friday now live: MagSafe desk mat, leather cases, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Nov 2022 11:30 am

Native Union Black Friday: MagSafe cases and wallet, more from $17.50 (Up to 50% off)

Joining the Moment , SANDMARC , and Twelve South holiday sale events (among many others), it is now time for the Native Union Black Friday sale via its official Amazon storefront. The brand landed in our roundup of the best iPhone 14 cases with its (Re) Classic MagSafe model featuring a plant-based construction and a unique texture adorned with the Native Union Paris logo and a recycled microfiber inner lining. Best of all, the unique iPhone 14 models, both in black and the the tan-style Kraft colorway, are now seeing the very first price drop for Black Friday. Much of the same historical pricing data carries over to its matching (Re) Classic MagSafe Wallet and the Universal Wrist Sling alongside charging gear, cables, and its Snap 3-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charger at up to 50% off . The deals start from $17.50 and youll find the best of them highlighted below. more The post Native Union Black Friday: MagSafe cases and wallet, more from $17.50 (Up to 50% off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Nov 2022 9:43 am

Report: Apple planned to launch an iPhone-compatible Pencil this year

According to a sketchy new rumor, Apple intended to launch a new Apple Pencil this year, but pulled out of the project at the very last minute. Development was so advanced when Apple killed it off that mass production had already begun, the source claims, and more than a million units had to be scrapped. The rumor was posted to Twitter Thursday by DuanRui, a relatively well-known Apple leaker. The leaker claims the device was codenamed Maker (likely a typo for Marker, which 9to5Mac goes with and which makes more sense) and was supposed to appear at the iPhone 14 launch event in September. At the Apple Event in September, Apple was originally going to release a new Apple Pencil code-named Maker, priced at about $49, with no pressure sensing and no battery needed, using a chip to power the stylus from the screen, similar to the Samsung S- Pen.1/2 DuanRui (@duanrui1205) November 24, 2022 The stylus would have cost approximately $49, putting it well below the current prices of the 1st-gen ($99/109) and 2nd-gen ($129/139) models, and would have added long-requested compatibility with iPhone screens. In other respects, however, it would have been a far more basic stylus than its siblings, with no pressure-sensing features and no battery: power would have been drawn through the screen, a mechanism currently used by Samsungs similarly low-priced S-Pen . Originallyand this is often the case with DuanRuis tweets, as they themselves acknowledgethe story comes from a source on Weibo , in this case one with almost no track record to speak of. For this reason it might be best to consume the rumor with a large serving of skepticism, and until we get further corroboration, wed hesitate to endorse the storys accuracy. But it has to be said that (aside from iPhone compatibility, which based on past Apple statements is a long shot) the idea makes a lot of sense. When Apple unveiled the 10th-gen iPad in October, confused tech reporters were informed that it supported the 1st-gen Apple Pencil, but would need a dongle to charge or pair with that accessory. This was an unappealing solution, to say the least, and we have complained about this in multiple articles . Hardware design decisions (the USB-C port; the landscape camera) evidently meant the iPad couldnt work normally with either Pencil model, but those were decisions that Apple made. Why would it paint itself into a corner like that? The answer, perhaps, is that Apple had another plan, but it fell through. The Marker would have worked fine with the iPad 10th gen, and appealed to a budget audience with its lower price tag. And it could have been pressed into service on the iPhone too, for added value for money. The odd thing, really, is that Apple didnt go ahead with the plan, and neither DuanRui nor the Weibo source has so far offered any clues why. But were so convinced by the idea that, if it does turn out to be a fabrication, we think Apple should make it a reality. iPad

Macworld 24 Nov 2022 9:39 pm

Thanksgiving Smartphone Accessories: Zhiyun Smooth-X Smartphone Gimbal $19, more

Today only, as part of its DealZone , B&H is offering the Zhiyun Smooth-X Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer for $19 with free shipping on orders over $49. Originally $60, and going for $30 as of late at Amazon, this marks a new all-time low that weve tracked. This smartphone gimbal helps make shaky Christmas videos a thing of the past. Simply place your smartphone in the gimbal and itll stabilize your video recording with little effort on your end. When not being used, the Smooth-X collapses down to a size thats small enough to put in your pocket. Plus, the gimbal even extends out to function as a selfie stick to get a picture of the entire family without having someone have to take a picture and be left out. Learn more about the Smooth-X in our hands-on review . More Thanksgiving day smartphone accessories: Apple Watch Series 8 return to all-time lows from $349 for only second time (Save $50) iPhone 13 Leather Case with MagSafe: $33 (Reg. $59) | Amazon Skullcandys Transparent Edition Hesh Evo Wireless Headphones see first drop to $80 , more mophie 7.5W MagSafe Charging Stand: $32.50 (Reg. $51) | Amazon Samsungs new Galaxy Buds 2 Pro hit $180 (Save $50) alongside original Pro buds at $100 Samsung 15W Qi Wireless Charger: $42 (Reg. $60) | Amazon JBLs Boombox 2 Bluetooth speaker with 24-hour battery life hits new $300 low (Save $200) Galaxy Z Fold4 Standing Cover with S Pen and S Pen Holder: $63 (Reg. $75) | Amazon Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II fall to $249 with ANC and adaptive transparency (Save $50) Zhiyun Smooth-Q3 Smartphone Gimbal: $39 (Reg. $79) | B&H Amazon Luna Cloud Gaming Controller back to best price ever for Black Friday at $40 (Reg. $70) All-time lows return on Beats Fit Pro at $160 , Studio Buds $90 , more in Black Friday sale Ankers Soundcore Space Q45 headphones and A40 earbuds hit new lows from $80 (Save $20+) Fitbits just-released Versa 4 Smartwatch sees first discount to $150 (Save $80) Moment Black Friday sale goes live with iPhone 14 cases, MagSafe mounts, lenses, more Caudabe Black Friday 30% off: All-time lows on iPhone 14 cases from $20 , more from $8.50 Deals still live from yesterday: Apples AirPods 3 with wired charging case falls to new all-time low of $140 (Save $29) Anker 511 Nano 20W USB-C Charger with MFi USB-C to Lightning Cable:$20(Reg. $30)| Amazon Amazfit GTR 2 smartwatch with 14-day battery life hits second-best price yet at $120 (Save $60) UGREEN 7.5W MagSafe Charger with Built-in Cable:$17(Reg. $24)| Amazon New low lands on Sennheisers just-released Momentum 4 ANC Headphones at $52 off Apple iPhone XS Max Silicone Case Midnight Blue:$23(Reg. $36)| Amazon DODOcase Black Friday sale goes live with rare 30% off sitewide deals on iPhone/iPad cases Spigen 65W Dual USB-C Car Charger:$23(Reg. $32)| Amazon more The post Thanksgiving Smartphone Accessories: Zhiyun Smooth-X Smartphone Gimbal $19, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Nov 2022 9:33 pm

Apple's Black Friday Event Underway in Some Countries, Begins in U.S. Tomorrow

Apple's annual four-day Black Friday through Cyber Monday shopping event has started in Australia and New Zealand , with customers able to receive a free Apple gift card with the purchase of select products through November 28. The offer is available for select iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, AirPods, Beats, and accessories. As usual, many of Apple's latest products are excluded, such as the iPhone 14 series, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, and Mac Studio. Apple's four-day shopping event will also be available in the United States, Canada, the UK, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and select other countries starting tomorrow. In the U.S., gift card values will be as follows: $50 for the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE $50 for the iPad mini and iPad Air $30 for the ninth-generation iPad $250 for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 chip $200 for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip $150 for the MacBook Air with M1 or M2 chip and the 24-inch iMac $100 for the Mac mini $50 for the second-generation Apple Watch SE $25 for the second-generation AirPods and third-generation AirPods with Lightning case $50 for the second-generation AirPods Pro $75 for the AirPods Max $50 for the Beats Studio3 Wireless, Solo3 Wireless, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Fit Pro, and Beats Studio Buds $25 for the Beats Flex $25 for the MagSafe Duo Charger, second-generation Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard Folio $25 for the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro The promotion is available on Apple's online store, in the Apple Store app, and at Apple's retail store locations. As usual, refurbished products are not eligible for a gift card, and the offer cannot be combined with educational pricing. Black Friday is one of the few occasions per year that Apple offers deals on its products, but better deals are often available through resellers like Amazon, so make sure to check out our Black Friday roundup for the latest discounts on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods, Apple TV, accessories, and more. Apple gift cards are now all-in-one and can be used towards the purchase of products, subscription-based services like Apple Music and Apple TV+, App Store apps, iTunes Store content like TV shows and movies, iCloud+ storage, and more. Related Roundups: Apple Black Friday , Apple Deals Related Forum: Community Discussion This article, Apple's Black Friday Event Underway in Some Countries, Begins in U.S. Tomorrow first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 24 Nov 2022 9:27 pm

Thanksgiving Mac and iOS app deals: Screens Remote Desktop, Swift Miles, Morphite, more

The Thanksgiving festivities have begun and we are now ready to roundup all of the days most notable price drops on Mac and iOS apps. But first things first, go check out the holiday deals now live Apples latest M1 Mac mini 512GB , the Apple Pencil 2 , rare offers on the all-new black Magic Keyboard , and these iPhone 14 bundle deals with gift card bonuses everything else is waiting in our 2022 Black Friday deal hub . As for the apps, we now have deals on Screens: VNC Remote Desktop and Swift Miles Mileage Tracker as well as Ord, Book of Demons, Morphite, Theine, and more. Head below for a complete look at the best Thanksgiving Mac and iOS app deals. more The post Thanksgiving Mac and iOS app deals: Screens Remote Desktop, Swift Miles, Morphite, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Nov 2022 8:48 pm

Anker Thanksgiving Day discounts arrive on MagSafe power banks, stands, more from $13

Anker is celebrating Thanksgiving Day by launching its latest Amazon storefront sale, discounting nearly its entire collection of MagSafe chargers, power banks, and multi-device stands in the process. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25 across the entire lot. Our top pick this time around delivers one of the first chances to save onAnkers new 10,000mAh MagGo MagSafe Power Bank, which dropsto $59.99 . Normally fetching $80, todays offer amounts to a new all-time low of $20 off while beating our previous mention by $4. As one of the latest MagSafe power banks from Anker, the MagGo 10,000mAh offering arrives as its most capable solution for refueling iPhone 14. It sports the expected 7.5W charging rates, as well as a secondary 20W USB-C PD slot for wired devices, all with a kickstand built into the shell for propping up your gear. Learn more in our launch coverage and then check out the other Anker deals from $13 below. more The post Anker Thanksgiving Day discounts arrive on MagSafe power banks, stands, more from $13 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Nov 2022 6:38 pm

Pixel 7 vs. iPhone 14 vs. Galaxy S22: Big 3 Flagship Phones of 2022, Spec by Spec

Google, Apple and Samsung's flagships set the tone for phones in 2022. Here's how they stack up.

NewsLookup 24 Nov 2022 6:30 pm

The best iPhone for gaming 2022-2023

For years now, the performance of iPhones has meant that even the most humble one can still be a good companion for gamers. Combine that with great battery efficiency and a huge catalog of fantastic games (including some Apple Arcade exclusives), and the iPhone may just be the best mobile gaming platform around. While every iPhone made in the last few years will have no trouble running even the most demanding mobile games, you dont want to pay for power you wont use or conversely save a bit of money and then discover your favourite game isnt as slick as youd hoped. So, to avoid these scenarios, heres our guide for choosing the best iPhone for your gaming needs. What type of gamer are you? Before heading off to the Apple store with your credit card held high, its worth taking a little time to think about the kind of gamer you are, as this will have a huge bearing on the iPhone you should buy. Boiling it down, there are basically three main types: Casual This is someone who likes to play the occasional quick-hit game while waiting for the bus, picking up the kids or maybe on your lunchbreak. The games are usually things like Candy Crush , Dots , Wordscapes or other simple ones that you can pick up and play, then stop after a few minutes. In all honesty, if youre a casual gamer then your calculations when choosing an iPhone are more likely to be centered on things like the cameras or the size, not how well it can play AAA titles like Genshin Impact. Enthusiast If you like to play some of the more demanding games, maybe PubG , Asphalt 9 or other ones that have immersive graphics and faster gameplay, but still see it as a nice way to pass the time rather than something you want to master, then you could well be an enthusiast. Hardcore Hardcore gamers, as the name suggests, are those who love gaming and want to play the most graphically advanced 3D games, have instant touch response from the display, the smoothest renders and enough space to use the controls with precision. You know who you are. So, once youve worked out which kind of gamer you might be, heres our recommendations for the iPhone you need. And, if you are wondering how you can use a games controller with your iPhone we explain in separate articles: How to pair a PS4 DualShock 4 controller with your iPhone How to pair an Xbox One controller with your iPhone Best iOS controllers Best iPhone for gamers Best iPhone for casual gamers: iPhone 13 MSRP: $599 (was $799) Best Prices Today: $699.99 at Best Buy $829.00 at Apple $1,129.00 at Amazon Now, it should be noted that for casual gaming any modern iPhone will do the trick, but of the current catalogue we think that the iPhone 13 is the best balance of size, storage space and price. You could go for the iPhone 12 , but the base-line model only has 64GB of storage, which can fill up if you download several games and take photos and videos. Once youve upped the spec in an iPhone 12 to 128GB youre already approaching the price of the iPhone 13 that has a faster processor and upgraded cameras, so we think this would be the sweet spot. The iPhone 14 is another great pick, but youre spending more money for features you may not need. What about the iPhone SE ? Well, it can handle the processing, but the small screen might be a little too diminutive these days. Still, that is another option. Read our full Apple iPhone 13 review Best iPhone for enthusiast gamers: iPhone 14 Plus MSRP: $899 Best Prices Today: $899 at Apple $899.99 at Best Buy When it comes to more demanding games, one of the things that can be a massive help is a larger screen. Trying to operating virtual controls on a small display can be an incredibly frustrating experience. Thankfully, you no longer need to spend huge amounts of money on a Pro Max iPhone to get a sizable bit of screen real estate, as Apple has reintroduced the Plus model to the standard iPhone lineup. With the new iPhone 14 Plus you get the same impressive specs of the iPhone 14, including the A15 Bionic processor from the iPhone 13 Pro range, upgraded cameras, longer battery life and a brighter display, but the panel is also 6.7-inches rather than the the 6.1-inches on its smaller sibling. Apple also claims that the battery on the Plus lasts about six hours longer than that of the iPhone 14, which could be the difference between completing a game or rushing around to try and find a power point before you lose your progress Best iPhone for hardcore gamers: iPhone 14 Pro Max MSRP: $1,099 Best Prices Today: $1099 at Apple $1099.99 at Best Buy When only the best will do, be it in terms of power, display or battery life, then there is only one choice the iPhone 14 Pro Max. It comes loaded with the most powerful processor in an iPhone the A16 Bionic a lush 6.7-inch OLED display with super-smooth ProMotion that delivers a refresh rate of 120Hz. Then theres that battery. Apple claims it can last for 29 hours when playing video, admittedly games will reduce that quicker, but its a whacking three hours more than the iPhone 14 Plus and nine hours more than the iPhone 14. Yes, you are going to wince at the prices involved, especially if you require more storage than the 128GB on the base-line model, but youre also getting one of the best camera arrays available on a mobile device, plus theres the Dynamic Island, which feels a bit like a mini-game itself. If youre serious about gaming, then the iPhone 14 Pro Max is arguably the ultimate gaming phone currently available. Read our full iPhone 14 Pro Max review Why not read our Best Free iPhone Games round up and our 100 best iPhone and iPad games recommendations. Gaming, iPhone

Macworld 24 Nov 2022 6:17 pm

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra May Get Brighter Display than iPhone 14 Pro Max

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is expected to go official in February. As per a new leak, Samsung will pack E6 LTPO 3 display on the upcoming flagship smartphone. The display is said to offer a peak...

NDTV 24 Nov 2022 6:07 pm

Best Black Friday iPhone Deals: November 24

Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the season, and its often the best time to get a good deal on all the tech gadgets youre looking for. In 2022 Black Friday is technically on November 25, but it has sort of become an entire season unto itself, with sales extending several days before and after, and often changing over time. Looking for a great deal on an iPhone during Black Friday can be complicated. In the U.S., most deals come from carriers, who for the most part have been running deals on new iPhones since their introduction in September, but often advertise the deals as new. The deals almost always come with a heap of strings attached that may not make them a good deal, depending on how willing you are to be locked into a certain carrier and plan. In the U.K. its a little less convoluted, with regular discounts available from specific vendors. Well highlight the best of those here. Be aware: Apple issued a rare warning in early November that supply for iPhone 14 Pro models is going to be especially tight this holiday season. So expect late shipments, and consider looking at different colors or storage allocationsheres a guide to your options . Black Friday 2022: Apples shopping event Apple doesnt hold a Black Friday sale but rather holds a four-day shopping event where purchasing a new Apple product gets a free Apple gift card, which can be used for buying more Apple stuff (or apps, or in-app purchases). This years Apple shopping event is from November 25-28. $50/50 Apple Gift Card : iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, or iPhone SE. There are no discounts for the iPhone 14 line. Black Friday 2022: U.S. iPhone deals Walmart is giving away a $300 eGift card with any iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro purchase and activation with Verizon or AT&T . Best Buy is offering an additional $40-55 off iPhone 14 models (discount varies by model) for those who have service with Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile and are qualified for an upgrade. Black Friday 2022: U.S. carrier deals These are the current deals from the three major U.S. carriers, but they might change (or be enhanced) for a few days around Black Friday. Conditions always apply hereyou may have to have a specific plan, open a new line, or trade in a device. Most U.S. carrier deals require you to buy the phone on an installment plan, and then you get the discount as bill credits toward your monthly payment. AT&T : Get up to $800 in bill credits when you buy a new iPhone 14 and trade in your old phone, with a qualifying unlimited plan. T-Mobile : Get up to $800 in bill credits when you buy an iPhone and trade in an eligible device, with a Magenta MAX plan. Verizon : Get up to $800 in bill credits toward an iPhone 14 with trade-in and select Unlimited plans. Verizon : You can get $540 off an iPhone 14 Plus when you upgrade to a new 5G Unlimited line and opt for monthly device payments. Switchers will also get an extra $200 Verizon gift card. Verizon : Get a free iPhone 13 mini with a new 5G Start, 5G Do More, 5G Play More, or 5G Get More Unlimited plan. Xfinity Mobile : Save $500 on an iPhone 14 purchase when opening a new line. Visible : Get a $250 gift card with the purchase of any iPhone and a pair of Beats Studio Buds with an iPhone 14 purchase. Black Friday 2022: U.K. iPhone deals This is our pick of the current deals. For the latest deals on specific models, check the automated price-comparison tables below. Laptops Direct, iPhone 14 Plus: 929 (20 offignore the 188 saving claimed on the site) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini: 639 (10 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini (256GB): 711.86 (47.14 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (256GB): 829 (30 off) John Lewis, get a free Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter when you buy selected iPhones Black Friday 2022: Deals on iPhone accessories Many of the best deals are going to be on iPhone accessoriescases, chargers, cables, and the like. There are way too many such products to keep track of, and many small discounts come and go throughout the Black Friday sale. Here, well highlight only the most interesting bargains; products that are rarely discounted or exceptionally good prices on accessories we recommend. U.S. Amazon, MagSafe Battery Pack: $75 ($24 off) Amazon, MagSafe Duo Charger: $97.49 ($31.51 off) Amazon, AirTag 4-pack: $80 ($19 off) Amazon, Apple Leather Wallet with MagSafe : $45 ($14 off) Amazon, iPhone 14 Pro silicon case: $37.49 ($11.51 off) Amazon, iPhone 14 Pro Max silicon case: $37.49 ($11.51 off) U.K. Amazon U.K., Apple MagSafe Battery Pack: 79 (20 off) Amazon U.K., Apple MagSafe Duo Charger: 99 (30 off) Amazon U.K., Apple MagSafe Charger: 39 (6 off) Amazon U.K., AirTag 4-pack: 99 (20 off) Amazon U.K., AirTag Leather Loop: 25.96 (19.04 off) Amazon U.K., up to 34 percent off iPhone 14 and 14 Pro cases O2, pack of four Apple AirTags for 84.99 (34 off) Currys, single AirTag for 28.99 (6 off) Black Friday 2022: iPhone 14 deals MSRP: $799/849 Retailer Price $799 View Deal $799.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 14 Plus deals MSRP: $899/949 Retailer Price $899 View Deal $899.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 14 Pro deals MSRP: $999/1,099 Retailer Price $999 View Deal $999.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 14 Pro Max deals MSRP: $1,099/1,199 Retailer Price $1099 View Deal $1099.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 13 Pro Max deals MSRP was:$1,099/1,049 Retailer Price $999.99 View Deal $1099 View Deal $1,299.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 13 Pro deals MSRP was:$999/949 Retailer Price $899.99 View Deal $1,299.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 13 deals MSRP: $699/749 Retailer Price $699.99 View Deal $829.00 View Deal $1,129.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 13 mini deals MSRP: $599/649 Retailer Price $599.99 View Deal $699 View Deal $1,029.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone SE (2022) deals MSRP: $429/449 (was $429/419) Retailer Price $429.00 View Deal $429.00 View Deal $429.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 12 deals MSRP: $599/649 Retailer Price $629.00 View Deal $629.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: iPhone 12 mini deals MSRP was: $599/579 Retailer Price $629.99 View Deal $653.19 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Black Friday 2022: All Apple deals Stay on top of the best Black Friday deals as they arrive with our dedicated roundups Best Black Friday 2022 MacBook deals Best Black Friday 2022 Mac deals Best Black Friday 2022 AirPods deals Best Black Friday 2022 Apple Watch deals Best Black Friday 2022 iPad deals Best Black Friday 2022 Apple TV deals Best Black Friday 2022 Mac monitor deals Best Black Friday 2022 SSD and external hard drive deals iPhone

Macworld 24 Nov 2022 4:58 pm

Best Black Friday Apple Deals: November 24

If youre looking for an Apple deal, nows the time to shop. Black Friday is once again upon us, and the deals are going strong. After tracking great discounts for weeks, the big day is here and its looking like a great one for Apple fans. In the weeks leading up to Black Friday, weve seen some truly fantastic deals, with up to $500 off the MacBook Pro, over $100 off the Apple Watch Series 8, and all-time-low prices on AirPods and iPads. And were expecting the biggest sales to still arrive, so stay glued to Macworld all weekend as we track em all. Black Friday 2022: Best Apple deals Well start with the U.S. deals but if you are in the U.K. there are deals for you below the first section. U.S. deals MacBooks Amazon: M1 MacBook Air (256GB) : $799 ($200 off) Best Buy: M2 MacBook Air 512GB : $1,299 ($200 off) Amazon: 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro (512GB SSD) : $1,399 ($100 off) Amazon: 14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) : $1,999.99 ($499 off) Best Buy: 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10core CPU, 16core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512TB SSD) : $1,999 ($500 off) Amazon: 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10core CPU, 16core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) : $2,199 ($500 off) iMac and Mac mini Costco: M1 Mac mini (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) : $569 ($130 off) Amazon: M1 Mac mini (8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) : $849 ($50 off) Amazon: 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 7core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB) : $1,127($122 off) Amazon: 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 8core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB) : $1,349($149 off) Amazon: 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 8core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB) : $1,549($149 off) Expercom: Mac Studio M1 Max (10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, 512GB SSD) : $1,799 ($200 off) AirPods Amazon, AirPods Max: $449 ($100 off) Amazon, AirPods Pro (2nd gen) : $200 ($49 off) Walmart, AirPods Pro (1st gen) : $159 ($90 off) Costco, AirPods (3rd gen, MagSafe case): $150 ($29 off) Apple Watches (2022) Amazon, Apple Watch Ultra : $739 ($60 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 41mm : $349 ($50 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 45mm : $380($49 off) Walmart, Apple Watch Series 8, 41mm :$349 ($50 off) Walmart, Apple Watch Series 8, 45mm :$379($50 off) Amazon, Apple Watch SE 2, 40mm : $229 ($20 off) Amazon, Apple Watch SE 2, 44mm : $259 ($20 off) AT&T: Buy two, get $330 off with a new line (conditions apply) T-Mobile: Get $100 off with a new line (conditions apply) Apple Watches (Older) Amazon, Apple Watch Ultra : $739 ($60 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 41mm (GPS) : $349 ($50 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 45mm (GPS) : $380($49 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 41mm (Cellular) : $449 ($50 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 45mm (Cellular) : $479 ($50 off) Amazon, Apple Watch SE (2nd gen, 40mm) : $229 ($20 off) Amazon, Apple Watch SE (2nd gen, 44mm) : $259 ($20 off) Walmart, Apple Watch SE (1st gen, 40mm) : $149 Walmart, Apple Watch SE (1st gen, 44mm) : $179 Walmart, Apple Watch Series 7, 41mm, cellular : $339($160 off) Walmart, Apple Watch Series 4, 45mm, cellular : $369($160 off) AT&T: Buy two, get $330 off with a new line (conditions apply) T-Mobile: Get $100 off with a new line (conditions apply) iPads Amazon: 2022 12.9-inch iPad Pro (128GB) : $999 ($100 off) B&H Photo: 2022 iPad Pro (11-inch, 128GB) : $769 ($29 off) Amazon, 2021 iPad mini (64GB) : $400($99 off) Amazon: 2021 iPad mini (256GB) : $550 ($99 off) Amazon, 2022 iPad Air (64GB) : $549 ($50 off) Amazon: 2022 iPad Air (256GB) : $679 ($70 off) Costco: 2022 iPad (10th-gen, 256GB) : $580 ($19 off; select a different color if it says sold out) Amazon, 2021 iPad (9th-gen, 64GB) : $270 ($59 off) iPhone accessories Amazon, MagSafe Battery Pack : $75 ($24 off) Amazon, MagSafe Duo Charger : $97.49 ($31.51 off) Amazon, AirTag 4-pack : $80 ($19 off) Amazon, Apple Leather Wallet with MagSafe : $45 ($14 off) Amazon, iPhone 14 Pro silicon case : $37.49 ($11.51 off) Amazon, iPhone 14 Pro Max silicon case : $37.49 ($11.51 off) Apple TV Amazon, 2021 Apple TV 4K, 32GB : $100 ($79 off) Amazon, 2021 Apple TV 4K, 64GB : $100 ($99 off) Accessories Amazon, Magic Keyboard with Numeric keypad : $102 ($27 off) Amazon, Magic TrackPad for $115 ($14 off) Amazon, Magic Mouse : $74($5 off) Amazon, Apple Pencil (1st gen ): $79.99 ($19 off) Amazon, Apple Pro Display XDR : $4,699.99 ($299 off, MSRP $4,999) Amazon, Apple Studio Display (Standard Glass, Tilt-Adjustable Stand) : $1,499 ($100 off, MSRP $1,599) Amazon, Apple Studio Display (Nano-Texture Glass, Tilt-Adjustable Stand) : $1,749 ($150 off, MSRP $1,899) U.K. deals MacBooks KRCS, M2 MacBook Air 256GB : 1,096.47 (152.53 off) KRCS, M2 MacBook Air 512GB : 1,359.84 (189.16 off) select 10-core GPU, 512GB, 35W adapter Amazon: M1 MacBook Air 256GB : 817.99 (181 off) KRCS, M2 13in MacBook Pro, 256GB : 1,184.26 (164.74 off) KRCS, M2 13in MacBook Pro, 512GB : 1,359.84 (190 off) select the 512GB model KRCS, M1 Pro 14in MacBook Pro, 14-core GPU : 1,709.97 (189.90 off) KRCS, M1 Pro 14in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU : 1,979.10 (299 off) choose the 16 core GPU, 16GB RAM configuration Amazon, M1 Pro 16in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU : 2,129 (270 off) KRCS, M1 Pro 16in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU, 1TB: 2,339.10 (259.90 off) select the 1TB model KRCS, M1 Max 16in MacBook Pro, 32-core GPU : 2,609.10 (489.90 off) select the M1 Max 32-core GPU model iMac & Mac mini KRCS, M1 Mac mini, 256GB : 613 (86 off). KRCS, M1 Mac mini, 512GB : 809 (89.90 off). Choose the 512GB model. Currys, 24-inch M1 iMac, 7-core GPU : 1,124 (125 off). AO.com has the same deal. Amazon, 24-inch M1 iMac, 8-core GPU : 1,275 (174 off). AO.com has the same deal. KCRS, Mac Studio M1 Max (10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, 512GB SSD) : 1,799.10 (200 off) AirPods John Lewis, AirPods (2nd gen): 115 (24 off, plus 2-year guarantee) Costco, AirPods (3rd gen, MagSafe case): 174.99 (14.01 off) John Lewis: AirPods (3rd gen, MagSafe case): 179 (10 off, plus 2-year guarantee) John Lewis, AirPods Pro (1st gen): 184 (15 off, plus 2-year guarantee) Costco, AirPods Pro (2nd gen): 219.99 (29.01 off) John Lewis, AirPods Pro (2nd gen): 229 (20 off, plus 2-year guarantee) Amazon, AirPods Pro (2nd gen): 229 (20 off) Costco, AirPods Max: 489.99 (59.01 off) iPads John Lewis: 2022 iPad Pro 11-inch: 859 (40 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon: 2022 iPad Pro 11-inch: 859 (40 off) John Lewis: 2022 iPad Pro 12.9-inch: 1,209 (40 off, plus two-year warranty) Currys: 2022 iPad Pro 12.9-inch: 1,209 (40 off) Amazon: 2021 iPad mini: 459 (110 off) Currys: 2021 iPad mini: 459 (110 off) Amazon: 2021 iPad mini (256GB): 579 (170 off) John Lewis: 2022 iPad Air: 569 (100 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon: 2022 iPad Air: 569 (100 off) Currys: 2022 iPad Air: 569 (100 off) Amazon: 2022 iPad Air (256GB): 719 (130 off) John Lewis: 2022 iPad 10.9-inch: 479 (20 off, plus two-year warranty) AO: 2022 iPad 10.9-inch: 479 (20 off) Amazon: 2022 iPad 10.9-inch: 479 (20 off) John Lewis: 2021 iPad 10.2-inch: 309 (60 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon: 2021 iPad 10.2-inch: 309 (60 off) Amazon: 2021 iPad 10.2-inch (256GB): 424.99 (124.01 off) Apple Watch John Lewis, Apple Watch Ultra : 829 (20 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon, Apple Watch Ultra : 829 (20 off) AO: Apple Watch Ultra: 829 (20 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8: 399 (20 off) John Lewis, Apple Watch Series 8: 399 (20 off, plus two-year warranty) John Lewis, 2nd-gen (2022) Apple Watch SE: 249 (10 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon, 2nd-gen (2022) Apple Watch SE: 249 (10 off) John Lewis, 2021 Apple Watch SE (44mm): 254 (15 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 7: 299 (70 off) Currys, Apple Watch Series 7: 309 (60 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 7 (cellular): 389 (80 off) iPhone Laptops Direct, iPhone 14 Plus: 929 (20 offignore the 188 saving claimed on the site) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini: 639 (10 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini (256GB): 711.86 (47.14 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (256GB): 829 (30 off) John Lewis, get a free Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter when you buy selected iPhones Accessories Amazon, Apple MagSafe Battery Pack: 79 (20 off) Amazon, Apple MagSafe Duo Charger: 99 (30 off) Amazon, Apple MagSafe Charger: 39 (6 off) O2, pack of four Apple AirTags for 84.99 (34 off) Currys, single AirTag for 28.99 (6 off) Amazon, AirTag Leather Loop: 25.96 (19.04 off) Amazon, up to 34 percent off iPhone 14 and 14 Pro cases Currys, Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID for 129 (20 off) Amazon, Magic TrackPad for 103, usually 129 (26 off) Ebuyer, black version of the Magic TrackPad for 135.99 (13 off) John Lewis, 2021 Magic Mouse for 63, usually 79 (16 off) Currys, Apple Magic Keyboard, with numeric keys, without Touch ID for 106.99 (22 off) John Lewis, Magic Keyboard without Touch ID for 79 (20 off) Currys, Apple Pencil (2nd gen) for 119 (20 off). John Lewis has the same deal John Lewis, Apple Studio Display : 1,399 (100 off, MSRP 1,499) Black Friday 2022: Apples shopping event Apple is once again holding a four-day shopping event held from Black Friday (November 25) to Cyber Monday (November 28). Like in prior years, Apple is giving away gift cards ranging from $25-$250, but the newest devices are all excluded: iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8 and Ultra, iPad Pro, 10th-gen iPad, and Apple TV 4K. The best deal from Apples Black Friday shopping event is the iPhone 12, which costs $599 and will get you a $50 gift card. You can also get a $50 gift card when you buy an Apple Watch SE, which starts at $249. Black Friday 2022: Where to shop for Apple deals Stay tuned to Macworld all throughout the Black Friday weekend to find the best deals as they arrive. But if youre looking for a specific color or capacity, you can check out the following retailers. In the U.S., here are the best stores to shop for Black Friday deals: Apple Amazon Best Buy Costco Target Walmart If youre based in the U.K., youll find deals at the following shops: Apple AO.com Amazon Argos Carphone Warehouse Currys eBuyer John Lewis KRCS Laptops Direct Very Black Friday 2022: All Apple deals Stay on top of the best Black Friday deals as they arrive with our dedicated roundups Best Black Friday 2022 MacBook deals Best Black Friday 2022 Mac deals Best Black Friday 2022 AirPods deals Best Black Friday 2022 Apple Watch deals Best Black Friday 2022 iPad deals Best Black Friday 2022 iPhone deals Best Black Friday 2022 Apple TV deals Best Black Friday 2022 Mac monitor deals Best Black Friday 2022 SSD and external hard drive deals Apple

Macworld 24 Nov 2022 4:44 pm

Report: Samsung Mainly Provided OLED Displays for the iPhone 14 Series

New Delhi: According to a recent report, Samsung is by far the largest supplier of OLED displays for the Apple iPhone 14 series, beating rival suppliers such as LG and BOE by a wide margin. The four iPhone 14 devices to be released in 2022 will reportedly all feature panels from the Korean manufacturer, which is said to supply more than 70% of Apple's OLED displays for the series. By comparison, Apple has placed fewer orders for OLED displays from LG and China-based BOE, with panels from these companies being used on only one or two models. Also Read: The iQoo 11 5G will be available on December 2nd. According to a report by Korean website The Elec, Samsung is expected to deliver around 80 million of the over 120 million OLED displays that Apple has ordered for the iPhone 14 series. Also Read: Black Friday sales for Samsung start on November Due to issues such as production issues and lower than anticipated demand for the entry-level iPhone 14 models, LG and BOE are reportedly shipping 20 million and 6 million displays, respectively. Also Read: OnePlus Ace 2 could include the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC Samsung provided OLED displays for each of the four iPhone 14 series models released by Apple this year. According to reports, LG only supplies displays for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max models, while BOE only supplies displays for the iPhone 14. The iPhone 14 Pro (Review) and iPhone 14 Pro Max will use around 60 million of the 80 million OLED displays produced by Samsung. Of Samsung's 80 million OLED displays, the iPhone 14 Pro (Review) and iPhone 14 Pro Max will use around 60 million.

News Track 24 Nov 2022 3:23 pm

iPhone 14 Series OLED Displays Were Largely Supplied by Samsung: Report

Samsung is reportedly the largest supplier of OLED displays for the Apple iPhone 14 series of smartphones, beating LG and BOE, which also supply displays to Apple, but in much smaller quantities....

NDTV 24 Nov 2022 11:41 am

Visible Black Friday sale bundles iPhone 14 with $300 GCs and Beats Studio Buds

Visible Wireless is rolling out its annual Black Friday promotion across a wide range of pre-paid smartphones, dishing out $300 in a gift card to a store of your choice alongside a pair of Beats Studio Buds . Marking the best value weve seen to date, the offer applies to some of the latest smartphones from the likes of Apple, Google, and more. Leading the way, all four of Apples new iPhone 14 series handsets are getting in on the savings, scoring you $450 in value on top of the smartphones themselves. This is the best offer yet for those who want to skip going with a carrier-locked solution or avoid the monthly contract. Pricing starts at $829 shipped across the lineup. Apples latest lineup of iPhone 14 series smartphones arrive centered around the new A16 Bionic chip for the Pro/Max models, delivering the best performance yet. Theres also the nifty new Dynamic Island camera cutout on the front of the always-on Super Retina XDR displays, which now sport up to 2,000-nits peak brightness. And while youll hope not to need it, theres also Crash Detection features and built-in satellite connectivity for some added safety. Learn more over at 9to5Mac . Head below for more. more The post Visible Black Friday sale bundles iPhone 14 with $300 GCs and Beats Studio Buds appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Nov 2022 11:21 am

In a shift away from China, Apple adds a new iPhone 14 supplier in India

That move makes Pegatron the second Apple supplier to produce the iPhone 14 in the country, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg News

Business Standard 4 Nov 2022 9:54 am

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NDTV 29 Oct 2022 2:09 pm

iPhone 14 plus

NDTV 29 Oct 2022 1:55 pm

iPhone 14 Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro Max: Which one is right for you?

The iPhone 14 Plus has almost everything you'd want in an iPhone and costs less than the 14 Pro Max -- but is it the best iPhone you can buy?

ZDNet 28 Oct 2022 8:30 pm

iPhone 14 review: A minor upgrade for some, a huge upgrade for others

Apple's iPhone 14 is a lot like the iPhone 13, sure, but there are some key differences. We break them down. Read more: https://zd.net/3RlNmJs

ZDNet 29 Sep 2022 8:30 pm

iPhone 14 production doesn't mean India is ready to be an electronics hub

Geopolitical factors favouring India over China don't nullify India's deeply entrenched cost and policy disadvantages.

Livemint 28 Sep 2022 12:02 pm

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NDTV 24 Sep 2022 9:32 pm

iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island Explained in Hindi: !

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NDTV 24 Sep 2022 12:07 pm

So you just got an iPhone 14: Here's what to do with the eSIM

The small, plastic SIM card is out in favor of new technology. In our Apple eSIM how-to, we'll walk you through how to set it up. Read more: https://zd.net/3S3OPEU

ZDNet 22 Sep 2022 8:30 pm

iPhone 14 Plus First Impressions

NDTV 22 Sep 2022 10:07 am

iPhone 14 Vs iPhone 13: Looks Same, What's New?

The iPhone 14 is here, but should you save your money with the iPhone 13? Find out in our comparison.

NDTV 21 Sep 2022 7:07 pm

iPhone 14 scorecard: The hits and misses

Apple's latest iPhone is here and we've got our hands on the flagship Pro model. Let's talk about the biggest innovations and the places where it still comes up short. ZDNET Editor in Chief Jason Hiner breaks it down. Read more: https://zd.net/3Uiinkg

ZDNet 21 Sep 2022 12:04 am

Testing iPhone 14 Pro Camera With Top Apple Executives

Catch the exclusive interview straight from Apple's Rainbow Park where Jon McCormack, Vice President - Camera Software Engineering and Francesca Sweet, iPhone Product Marketing Manager walks us through some of its best camera features. Tune in to find out how exactly has Apple improved on camera technology.

NDTV 17 Sep 2022 8:30 pm

Apple Executives and Rajiv Makhni Testing iPhone 14 Pro's Camera Capabilities

US-based global tech giant Apple just released its much-awaited iPhone 14 series. Equipped with an upgraded dual-camera system and a 48MP sensor, Apple has improved majorly on its sensors. Catch our in-house techie Rajiv Makhni with Francesca Sweet, iPhone Product Marketing Manager and Jon McCormack, Vice President - Camera Software Engineering in a very exclusive interview experiencing Apple's new camera technology. We covered IFA 2022 last week highlighting LG and Panasonic. On today's show we bring you the latest gadgets and gizmos from Samsung, Miele, TCL, Asus, Garmin, Leica, and Jabra. So, sit back and relax as we take you through some of the finest innovations we've seen in consumer tech recently.

NDTV 17 Sep 2022 8:21 pm

Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Unboxing in Hindi: ?

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NDTV 17 Sep 2022 4:00 pm

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Unboxing: First Look at Apple's Newest Smartphones

We take a close look at the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, showing you everything that's new and different, as well as what's in the retail boxes. Are they worthy upgrades over their predecessors? Find out in our upcoming detailed review.

NDTV 17 Sep 2022 2:14 am

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NDTV 9 Sep 2022 10:04 am

iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 First Impressions: Bigger Screen, but Not Much Else Has Changed

Apple has found a new audience to reach with the bigger iPhone 14 Plus, but the standard iPhone 14 is a less disruptive update.

NDTV 9 Sep 2022 3:39 am

Hands-On With The New Iphone 14 Series, Apple Watch Ultra, Airpods Pro 2

NDTVs Rajiv Makhni gets his hands on the all new iPhone 14, which has major upgrades when it comes to the camera, the battery life, and the design. There is also an iPhone 14 Plus variant along with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max versions. Here's a look at all the new models.

NDTV 8 Sep 2022 7:42 pm

Apple iPhone 14 Series Unveiled With Better Camera And Battery

Apple has introduced the iPhone 14 Pro models - iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max - featuring a new Dynamic Island notch design, that expands to show notifications and activity widgets. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feature a 12-megapixel main camera, with 1.9 micron pixels, f/1.5 aperture, and sensor shift OIS.

NDTV 7 Sep 2022 11:45 pm

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NDTV 7 Sep 2022 10:36 pm

Apple Launch Event Live Updates: iPhone 14 Lineup, Watch Series 8, AirPods Pro 2 Launch Expected Today

Apples Far Out event is set to begin in a couple of hours, and the company is expected to launch four new iPhone 14 models today. Alongside the rumoured iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max, the company is also expected to launch the Apple Watch Series 8 lineup, as well as new AirPods Pro 2 true wireless stereo earphones at the launch even...

NDTV 7 Sep 2022 8:27 pm

Apple iPhone 14: What Can We Expect?

NDTV 3 Sep 2022 5:49 pm

iPhone 14 launch: Apple sends out invites for September event

iPhone 14 launch: Apple sends out invites for September event

The Times of India 25 Aug 2022 3:55 pm

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NDTV 24 Aug 2022 1:47 pm