Earlier this week Apple quietly released its latest version of the Smart Battery Case for its newest iPhones. The Smart Battery Case for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max helps to extend your iPhone’s battery life just like previous versions.

But unlike previous versions of the Smart Battery Case, this year’s edition comes with a brand new physical camera shortcut feature that helps to further differentiate itself from third-party iPhone 11 battery case offerings. Watch our hands-on iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case video review for the details. expand full story

How to share Apple TV+ with family and friends

Want to make the most of Apple’s streaming video service? Follow along for how to share Apple TV+ with family and friends.

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Earlier this week, Apple canceled the premiere of its original film The Banker starring Samuel L. Jackson. It was supposed to debut at the AFI Fest in LA on Nov. 21st, however, after hearing historical inaccuracy and sexual abuse allegations, Apple decided to hold off. A wide theatrical release was originally slated for December 6th with a debut on Apple TV+ after the new year, but now sources are saying those have been canceled as well (via Variety).

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Top 10 Black Friday deals coming next week (that we know of…)

Throughout this week we’ve offered up our comprehensive coverage of the best Black Friday deals with guides covering just about every product category. So if you’re looking for Apple gear, Android phones, TVs, or smart home accessories, we have you covered. But now it’s time to turn our attention to Black Friday as a whole. Below you find the top 10 Black Friday deals for 2019 that we know of so far.

Apple has a ‘special event’ dedicated to apps, the WWDC app has been rebranded, iPhone 11 has an all-new Smart Battery Case, Zac has hands-on experience with HomeKit Secure Video, and Apple TV+ has some unexpected movie drama.

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