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Black Friday is always a great opportunity to save on new tech, and you can enjoy even bigger savings by opting for refurbished products. Buying refurbs is also better for the environment, making it a smart choice for the planet as well as your pocket.

You probably already know Decluttr as 9to5Mac’s exclusive trade-in partner, but the company can also help if you’re looking to buy rather than sell …

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AirPods Pro 2 were released back in September, and they’ve been universally praised by reviewers and consumers since then. With third-party retailers already offering aggressive discounts, AirPods Pro 2 are set to be one of the top-selling gifts of the holiday season. If they aren’t already at the top of your wishlist, here’s why I think they should be…

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Much of Apple’s market share growth in the enterprise can be attributed to the fantastic hardware and software products it releases annually. However, another major reason why Apple has been able to gain traction in the enterprise is because of its commitment to empowering IT professionals to be successful in managing their fleets. If the IT team cannot effectively secure, deploy, or manage their fleet, then it doesn’t matter how good the devices are or if end users love them. The IT department’s mandate requires devices to fit into their ecosystem. The companies behind apps that want to be used in the enterprise know they’ll have an easier time reaching the large install base at organizations using Apple products if they can fit right into the existing management ecosystem. Recently, 1Password added MDM support to 1Password 8 on the Mac, and I want to look at why it’s a critical upgrade.

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Cyber Monday is now here at 9to5Mac, and our team over at 9to5Toys has been working around the clock to bring you all of the best deals. Through Thanksgiving week, we’ll be delivering all of the most notable markdowns on Apple devices, home goods, fashion, and much more. As always, the major players will be center stage this week, with Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and many others offering up notable deals. Head below for the best Cyber Monday 2022 Apple deals and more.

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If you’re looking for ways to save on your subscriptions this Black Friday, cloud storage is an important one to consider. While other companies keep increasing their prices, pCloud is offering discounts of up to 85% off its lifetime access to secure storage with plans up to 10TB.

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Rumors of a Tesla phone have persisted for some time – but that’s all these have been. However, for the first time, Musk admitted on Twitter that he would consider creating a competitor to Apple and Android devices if the companies take action against his newly acquired social media platform.

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Top 10 Black Friday deals still available

While we’ve been rounding up all of the best Black Friday action this week, the shopping event is beginning to come to an end. Even so, there are still plenty of notable deals out there and up for the taking. Our team at 9to5Toys has been working around the clock to deliver the best discounts, and now with time fading, we’re rounding up some of our favorite offers still up for grabs. Below, you’ll find our list of the top 10 Black Friday deals still available as of now.

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 MacBookiPadiPhone 14AirPods Pro 2 at the best price everMac 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 Apple’s 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. 

Just like the stainless steel models of the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Ultra features sapphire crystal to cover the display. Since sapphire is one of the most hardest minerals known, it is extremely difficult to scratch – which makes it perfect for premium watches. This time, JerryRigEverything put the sapphire crystal of the Apple Watch Ultra under test to compare it with other smartwatches that also have a sapphire cover.

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With Black Friday coming up, BLUETTI – a company specializing in energy storage products – has announced some great deals on its power stations. In addition, BLUETTI is also offering exclusive giveaways, mystery boxes, and lucky draws. This might be the best time to equip your home with an energy storage station so that you won’t have to deal with any power outages during the holidays.

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The new iPad Pro with M2 chip takes performance another step forward, but what all has changed from the previous-gen iPad Pro? Follow along for an in-depth look at what’s the same and what’s new when comparing the M2 iPad Pro vs M1 iPad Pro to help you decide what’s the best choice.

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The Christmas shopping season has officially begun, and since it’s time for HomeKit Weekly, I thought I’d take the time to provide an update on my top HomeKit devices that would be the perfect gift under the Christmas tree for a smart home enthusiast. I’ve been doing these articles for a few years now, and in that time I’ve seen so many great HomeKit products from a variety of manufacturers. With the rollout of Matter and Thread, it’s never been a better time to start building your perfect smart home on the foundation of HomeKit!

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Friday’s best deals: M2 MacBook Air/Pro $150 off, M2 iPad Pro from $739, iPhone 13/mini, more

It’s officially Black Friday, and all of the best discounts are live. Heading into the holiday shopping weekend, you’ll be able to save on the latest from Apple, including its new M2 MacBook Air and Pro starting at $1,049 lows. Apple’s new 11-inch M2 iPad Pro also gets in on Black Friday savings at $100 off, which rounds out the lineup today alongside iPhone 13/mini all-time lows from $540. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

iPhone 15 rumors are in full force; titanium redesign perchance? Zac and Benjamin talk about this year’s Apple holiday ad, the latest developments in the Twitter saga, and what exactly is going on with Apple Music Classical? Also, Benjamin reviews HomeKit Secure Video experience using the Eve Outdoor Camera.

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A massive Twitter data breach last year, exposing more than five million phone numbers and email addresses, was worse than initially reported. We’ve been shown evidence that the same security vulnerability was exploited by multiple bad actors, and the hacked data has been offered for sale on the dark web by several sources.

It had previously been thought that only one hacker gained access to the data, and Twitter’s belated admission reinforced this impression …

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Apple this year released the second generation AirPods Pro, and while it brings a lot of improvements, Apple’s new wireless earbuds still lack Lossless audio support. However, according to an Apple engineer, the company has been focusing on other ways to provide high-quality audio on AirPods without the need for the Lossless codec.

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Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New: SpongeBob SolitairePants]

Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly with over 200 games now in the library. Follow along with our guide on Apple Arcade games.

New: SpongeBob SolitairePants is the newest title on Apple Arcade.

Home+ 6 adds Lock Screen widgets and support for importing Eve accessory data

Home+ 6 for iOS now allows you to quickly access an accessory or a scene right from your Home Screen on an iOS device. For devices running iOS 16, the widgets can be added to the Lock Screen as well. Included in the widgets are “Scene Widgets.” Tapping the scene widget opens the Home+ App and sets that scene.

There have been mass resignations of iPhone workers following the recent unrest at the plant, caused by Foxconn failing to pay the promised recruitment bonuses, and growing fears about the COVID-19 outbreak within the plant. More than 20,000 new hires are said to have left.

An internal estimate reportedly says that more than 30% of production could be lost, with iPhone 14 production already falling way behind demand in the crucial run up to the holidays …

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Twitter verified accounts will actually be verified, says Musk; multiple checkmark colors

Elon Musk has today announced an innovative solution to the problem of impersonation: Twitter verified accounts will actually be verified.

Additionally, there will now be three different checkmark colors, for your chroma-based pleasure …

Best Black Friday Apple Watch deals: Series 8 From $349, Ultra all-time lows, more

Black Friday is upon us as Thanksgiving Week draws closer, with a collection of the latest from Apple already going on sale. While you’ll find discounts on AirPods, iPhone 13 accessories, and much more, we’re also seeing a number of Cyber Monday Apple Watch deals, too. With price cuts on the more affordable wearables in Apple’s stable kicking off the festivities this year, you can head below for all of the best Apple Watch Black Friday deals.

Best Black Friday 2022 iPad deals: M2 iPad Pro $100 off, 10.2-inch models, more

All of the Black Friday savings are beginning to go live, with a collection of the latest from Apple already up for grabs. While you’ll find discounts on AirPods, iPhone 14 accessories, and much more, we’re also seeing a number of Black Friday deals on iPads. Ranging from the new M2 devices to must-have accessories, you can head below for all of the best iPad Black Friday deals.

November 24

The “Apple Shopping Event” in celebration of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is starting to kick off around the world. This annual “event” from Apple offers a bonus Apple Gift Card when you buy an eligible product. It runs from November 25 through November 28 and offers gift cards ranging from $25 all the way up to $250. As usual, however, there are much better deals to be had elsewhere, courtesy of our friends at 9to5Toys.

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GRID is offering special Black Friday discounts on framed Apple products

GRID Studios, the company that recycles old Apple products and turns them into art, has launched its Black Friday campaign with discounts on framed iPhones and iPads. Consumers can buy selected frames at up to 50% off, plus a discount coupon for all products in the store.

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