Walk into a university lecture hall or tutorial in the last 10 years and you were likely greeted with the same sight: the glow of dozens of individually illuminated Apple logos shining from the rear of MacBook laptops dominating the view.
Apple has announced partial details for its 2019 Black Friday sale: At least some Apple products will net you an Apple gift card of up to $US200 ($295) when you buy online from Apple, at an Apple store location, or from Amazon and other third-party sellers. The offer will last from November 29th through December 2nd. But is that really a good deal?
There are many things that separate Apple's products from its competitors. One of the most iconic is the Lightning port, Apple's proprietary charging and connection cable that most of its products have been using for some time—but that could be changing very soon. Members of the European Commission will vote on whether to force all tech companies to adopt a single charging method that will be universal across all devices and manufacturers, including Apple's.
iOS: If you're a good Google user, you're probably used to receiving all sorts of prompts on your device whenever you sign into your account (or in the not-so-great instance when someone else is trying to sign in as you). Android users have been able to use their devices as security keys for some time now, and iPhone users are now finally getting the chance, too.
If you've noticed that your $US129 ($187) Smart Battery Case is struggling to charge your iPhone, or you can't really charge the case itself that well (or at all), then you've got a defective product on your hands. Apple is aware of these issues and is ready with replacements, and you only have to jump through a single hoop to get one.
Apple is selling a wide selection of 4K films for between $US5 ($7) and $US10 ($14) on iTunes. That's up to 50 per cent off for some of these titles, including recent releases like Ad Astra, so we don't expect the discounts to stick around for very long.