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In this week’s top stories: Jony Ive’s departure from Apple is official, Apple’s latest HomeKit features, the best Apple Cyber Monday deals, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.

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Jony Ive has officially been removed from Apple’s executive leadership webpage. This comes after it was announced earlier this year that Ive would depart Apple. Ive is leaving Apple to set up his own design consultancy with Marc Newson, called LoveFrom, which will supposedly include Apple as its first client. What ultimately materializes out of that partnership remains to be seen.

In other news, a supply chain report this week suggested that all three new iPhones introduced in 2020 will have OLED screens. There is, however, still expected to be differences in display technology within the iPhone lineup. The report explained that Samsung will be able to eliminate a separate touch-sensitive layer, making its displays thinner. Apple will reportedly reserve those displays for the two higher-end iPhone models.

Popular Apple accessory maker Satechi this week released a new Compact Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. The keyboard packs a full-size design, a num-pad, 600-hour battery life, USB-C, and more.

If you’re looking to buy AirPods Pro, we recommend doing it sooner rather than later. Apple․com is already quoting delivery times past December 25, but there are several other options. Read our full guide right here for all of the details.

Siri on Apple Watch made an unexpected appearance during a weather broadcast this week. Apple’s virtual assistant not only spoke up during the broadcast, but also contradicted the meteorologist’s forecast. Watch the awkward video here.

Last but not least, our colleagues over at 9to5Toys are rounding up the best Cyber Monday sales. Be sure to check out all of their coverage for the best ways to save on Apple gear this holiday season.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below.

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This week’s top videos |

9to5Mac Watch Time episode 11 |

Tom, Vincent, and Chris from the Apple Watchcast podcast join Watch Time to discuss the origin of their Apple Watch-focused podcast, the Apple Watch Series 5, maintaining health goals with the Activity app, running with technology from the Walkman to the Apple Watch, and much more!

9to5Mac Watch Time is a seasonal podcast series hosted by Zac Hall. In this series, we talk to real people about how the Apple Watch is affecting their lives.

9to5Mac Watch Time is now available on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and your favorite podcast player through RSS. Subscribe now to enjoy our teaser trailer and hear new episodes as soon as they drop — starting next week.

Happy Hour Podcast #253 |

Apple’s annual special holiday ad is out alongside Black Friday through Cyber Monday promotions, Benjamin and Zac take a retrospective look at Group FaceTime and how it’s perfect for the holidays, the prospect an using a cellular Apple Watch with kids, and much more.

9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Stacktrace Podcast #64 |

A first-hand impressions review of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, a second opinion on the AirPods Pro, writing system packages in Swift, preparing conference talks, new Stacktrace Arcade picks, and much more.

Stacktrace by 9to5Mac is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Apple @ Work |

Apple @ Work is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing hundreds of Macs and hundreds of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products work at scale, stories from the trenches of IT management, and ways Apple could improve its products for students.

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