August 25

AAPL: 159.86

0.59

August 14

AAPL: 159.85

2.37

Sony’s latest aftermarket CarPlay receiver adds a built-in DVD player

Sony has shared a few details about its second aftermarket CarPlay receiver coming later this year. Like Sony’s XAV-AX100 (reviewed) released last year, the upcoming XAV-AX200 will feature a 6.4-inch touch display that works with Apple CarPlay when connected to your iPhone over the Lightning cable.

July 21

AAPL: 150.27

-0.07

July 19

AAPL: 151.02

0.94

July 3

AAPL: 143.50

-0.52

June 22

AAPL: 145.63

-0.24

This week Benjamin and Zac share brief 10.5-inch iPad Pro impressions, detail a few changes in iOS 11 beta 2, discuss the ironic Apple security leak, Apple’s big Sony exec hires and what it means for TV, and Scott Forstall’s major comeback to the public stage and what he has to say about the history of the iPhone. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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June 16

AAPL: 142.27

-2.02

Apple has hired two top Sony Television executives Jamie Ehrlicht and Zack Van Amburg, to take up new positions as co-heads of video programming worldwide for Apple. The company announced the hirings in a press release.

The execs oversaw blockbuster TV shows including Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and The Crown. It seems like Apple is now taking original content production seriously.

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The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac

June 13

AAPL: 146.59

1.17

As part of E3, Sony today announced it will launch a new collection of games branded “PlayLink” that will support cross-platform gameplay experiences between PS4 and mobile devices including iOS devices. The games will be built with a second screen experience and group play in mind, meaning they’ll take full advantage of opportunities for touchscreen controls, cameras on mobile devices, multiple devices and more.

The games will work together with iPhones (and possibly iPads) via a companion app that Sony confirmed will be available for both iOS and Android. For the most part, the games appear to use mobile devices as controllers, offering a second screen experience while playing games with others on a PS4 in the living room:

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June 1

AAPL: 153.18

0.42

As component shortages continue to bite, Sony prioritizing Apple & three others for camera sensors

We’ve been hearing a number of reports of late about component shortages threatening production timings or volumes of the iPhone 8, but there does appear to be some good news at least.

April 24

AAPL: 143.64

1.37

9to5Toys Last Call: Sony 55-inch 4K UHDTV $769, Apple iPhone 7 Plus Silicone Case $28, UE ROLL 2 $55, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Review: Yesgo iPhone 7/Plus cases offer protection at a value price

Sony 55-inch 4K Smart UHDTV w/ 4 HDMI inputs: $769 (Reg. $1,000)

Smartphone Accessories: Apple Silicone Case for iPhone 7 Plus $28, more

UE ROLL 2 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker $55 in multiple colors

Best Buy 4-day Sale includes $100 off iPad Pro, $350 discount on MacBooks, more

Beats Powerbeats3 W1-enabled Wireless In-ear Headphones down to $130 shipped

BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones go to $120 at Amazon and Best Buy

App Store Free App of the Week: Cut the Rope Magic on iOS free (Reg. $1)

Review: Pad & Quill’s Leather Roll Top Backpack has impeccable craftsmanship and style

Hands-on with Anker’s robust 120,000mAh PowerHouse portable generator [Video]

9to5Rewards: Audioengine’s gorgeous B2 Bluetooth Speaker [Giveaway]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Griffin iTrip Clip Adapter adds Bluetooth to any headphones for $13.50

 

Anker has you covered at home and on the road w/ charger deals from $19

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

SirCharge is “the world’s smallest” Keyring USB charger for your iPhone

Symphonica all-wood natural acoustic speaker for iOS/Android devices

Foxshot could be the lightest portable action camera for iOS

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Lutron Caséta Smart Lighting Bundle w/ HomeKit support: $120 (Reg. $160)

Sony 2.1 Channel Sound Base with Bluetooth and HDMI $118

April 20

AAPL: 142.44

1.76

9to5Toys Last Call: Apple Watch Charging Dock $13, Sony 75″ 4K UHDTV $1,000 off, Sony Wireless Headphones $179, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Review: Pad & Quill’s Leather Roll Top Backpack has impeccable craftsmanship and style

Lutron Caséta Smart Lighting Bundle w/ HomeKit support: $120 (Reg. $160)

Daily Deals: Griffin Charging Dock for Apple Watch $13, WD NAS 4TB Hard Drive $120, more

Sony 75-inch 4K HDR Smart Ultra HDTV $2,899 shipped ($1,000 off)

Sony h.ear Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones back to $179 shipped

Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro w/o Touch Bar $1,280 ($219 off, Tax NJ only)

Apple’s Touch Bar-equipped 13-inch MacBook Pro 512GB now $1,740 shipped

Apple’s entry-level 13-inch MacBook Air on sale for $750 shipped

Beats Powerbeats3 W1-enabled Wireless In-ear Headphones down to $130 shipped

BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones go to $120 at Amazon and Best Buy

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones $160

 

Apple AirPort Express Base Station $67 (Reg. $99)

Duet Display for iOS/Mac goes 50% off: $10 (Reg. $20)

9to5Rewards: SkylinkNet Plus Alarm System Starter kit [Giveaway]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

 

USB-C Adapter 3-pack from Amazon for $6 (Reg. $10)

Nintendo Switch bundle w/ Zelda Breath of the Wild and more in-stock for $500

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Mu tag is the world’s smallest item tracker

The Mirabook turns your smartphone into a fully functional laptop

Super Nintendo Classic Edition Console reportedly on the way!

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

TP-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug with Alexa control starting at $18

Pad & Quill 25% off: leather wallets, iPhone cases, watch bands & more

Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones $150 (Orig. $250)

Elago’s adorable W3 Apple Watch Stand is back under $10

Score a pair of UE BOOM 2 Bluetooth Speakers for $175 ($300 value)

March 4

AAPL: 139.78

0.82

According to a new report from the New York Post, Apple’s Eddy Cue has spent the last few weeks reaching out to major film and TV studios. The report claims that Cue has met with Paramount Pictures and Sony TV, though specific details of those meetings are unclear at this point.

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February 23

AAPL: 136.53

-0.58

9to5Toys Last Call: Brother Color Laser w/ AirPrint $180, Sony h.Ear Wireless Headphones $195, Harman Kardon Speaker $50, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

App Store Free App of the Week: Nightgate goes free for the very first time (Reg. $4)

Never wait for prints again: Brother Color Laser Printer w/ AirPrint and Dash Replenishment $180 shipped (Reg. $250)

Sony’s h.Ear Wireless ANC Headphones compare to Bose QC35 for much less: $195 shipped (Orig. $350)

Smartphone Accessories: Harman Kardon One Portable Bluetooth Speaker $50 shipped (Reg. $90), more

Score 7 Mac Apps from a selection of 49 options including OCR Wizard, WinZip, Snapheal, Ubar, more for $20

Save $349 on Apple’s 12-inch MacBook 512GB at Best Buy, dropping the price down to $1,250 shipped + open-box deals

9to5Rewards: Circle with Disney lets you monitor kids’ screen time

Due for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch is now on sale: $1 (Reg. $5)

Pre-order discounts & release dates for Nintendo Switch titles: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Mario, Binding of Isaac + many more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Henge Docks’ Horizontal Docking Station adds a slew of ports to your MacBook Pro: $449 shipped (Reg. $499)

  • Take your travel standards to new heights with this High Sierra Access Backpack for $29.50 (Reg. $45)
  • Games/Apps: PlayStation EA Digital Sale – Battlefield 1 $30, DualShock 4 Starter Kit $50freebies, more
  • Save on Acer’s 11.6-inch Chromebook 2.16GHz/2GB/16GB SSD: $144 shipped (Reg. $180)
  • Bundle and save on DeWalt tools: 20-volt Compact Drill w/ Long handle toolbox $89 shipped, more
  • Daily Deals: Seagate Expansion Desktop 8TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive $200, more
  • LEGO sets at 25% off: LEGO Ideas Yellow Submarine for $45 (Reg. $60), more
  • 9to5Toys Specials Travel Roundup: Pacsafe Anti-Theft Wheeled Luggage $100 (Orig. $240), and more

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Stay in control with the Honeywell Lyric T5 HomeKit-enabled Smart Thermostat for $116 shipped (Reg. $150)

Say goodbye to dead zones with the NETGEAR Orbi Tri-Band Home Wi-Fi System for $330 shipped (Reg. $380+)

February 20

AAPL: 135.72

0.38

Sony XAV-AX100 is the company’s first aftermarket receiver that works with Apple CarPlay. Priced competitively at $499, XAV-AX100 features a 6.4-inch resistive touch display that rivals larger capacitive touch screens in quality. Sony has also integrated CarPlay in better ways than other aftermarket receivers available so far. Read on for our full review…

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February 1

AAPL: 128.75

7.40

9to5Toys Last Call: LG 34-inch Widescreen Monitor $549, Sony Bluetooth Headphones $45, Pad & Quill Accessory Sale, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Review: The Mobvoi Ticwatch 2 is one of the few great entry-level smartwatches left, and it’s on sale right now

Daily Deals: LG 34-inch IPS LED Monitor w/ USB Hub $549, Onkyo 7.2-Ch Receiver + $50 Newegg Gift Card $349, more

Sony’s affordable Bluetooth Wireless Headphones have solid ratings, back at all-time low of $45 shipped (Reg. $70+)

Pad & Quill 20% off all leather/linen iPad gear: Author Series Case $81, Valet Leather iPad Pro Bag $113, more

Take nearly $200 off Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro 512GB w/ Touch Bar: $1,800 shipped (Reg. $1,999)

One (incredibly) lucky 9to5Toys reader will get a chance to own this NES Classic Zelda Edition Console Bundle for free!

Secret of Mana goes 50% off: the iOS version of the SNES classic is now just $4 (Reg. $8)

Review: Fabriq is a tiny (and affordable) AirPlay speaker with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service [Video]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

This All-in-One Canon PIXMA Photo Inkjet Printer w/ AirPrint is only $35 shipped (Reg. $50)

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Timbuk2 Sale – take up to 60% off our favorite styles: MacBook Messenger Bags, Backpacks, Luggage and more!

Jaybird’s popular X3 Bluetooth Sport Earbuds drop to $97.50 shipped, an all-time low (Reg. $130)

January 4

AAPL: 116.02

-0.13

9to5Toys Last Call: 21-inch iMac $1,100, Sony Bluetooth Headphones $45, Lifeline Whiteout for iOS free, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

The popular Week Calendar app for iPhone/Apple Watch goes free for the first time in over a year (Reg. $3)

Apple’s 21-inch iMac 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB has dropped to $1,100 shipped (Reg. $1,299)

Save nearly $300 on Apple’s 27-inch Retina 5K iMac 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion: $1,700 (Reg. $1,999)

Sony’s Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones feature 30-hour battery life, on sale now for $45 shipped (Reg. $70+)

Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear iOS Headphones are on sale for $90 shipped (Reg. $115)

Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones return to holiday pricing at Amazon: $150 shipped (Reg. $200)

Lifeline Whiteout for iOS goes free on the App Store for the very first time (Reg. $2)

Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is now $150 off in both capacities, from $1,650 shipped

App Store Free App of the Week: Warp Shift goes free for the first time (Reg. $3)

Castle Raid 2 and its addictive tower defense gameplay is down to $1 on the App Store

This War of Mine drops to its lowest price ever on the Mac App Store: $3 (Reg. $20)

CES 2017 Coverage:

Mohu’s new Airwave HD Antenna wirelessly beams your local channels to Apple TV, iOS, Android, Roku and more

DJI intros new special edition Phantom 4, Osmo products for iPhone, iPad app for autonomous flights, & more

LEGO BOOST brings your builds to life with its kid-friendly coding kit and smartphone apps

Belkin revamps its popular Wemo Switch with a slimmer design alongside a new Light Dimmer

Kingston unveils “the world’s highest capacity USB Flash drive

AirTV is the first official Sling TV set-top box with 4K content and OTA

Linksys joins the mesh network craze with its new Alexa-enabled Velop 802.11ac system

Lenovo borrows Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service for its new Smart Assistant Speaker

LG’s latest TV audio solutions include a sound bar that can be separated for surround sound

MOLA-UFO is a drone thats fits in the palm of your hand and takes selfies to the next level

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Daily Deals: Onkyo 7.2-Ch. 4K Home Theater Receiver w/ AirPlay $300, Fitbit Charge Activity Wristband (Refurb) $40, more

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Start 2017 with a best-selling Withings Wi-Fi Body Composition Scale from $78 shipped at Amazon

Get up to 15% off w/ this discounted StubHub Gift Card, more

December 8, 2016

AAPL: 112.12

1.09

Sony’s affordable aftermarket CarPlay display is now available to purchase

Sony announced back in August that it was entering the CarPlay display scene with its $499 6.4-inch XAV-AX100 receiver, and starting today you can buy the sleek aftermarket screen for yourself.

November 30, 2016

AAPL: 110.52

-0.94

9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone 7 128GB $710, Sony NC Bluetooth Headphones $200, MacBook Messenger Bags $15, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

8Bitdo’s new wireless NES Classic Mini Receiver lets you play with PS4 controllers and more

1st big discount! iPhone 7 128GB in Gold and Silver Qualcomm LTE: $710 shipped ($40 off) no sales tax

Sony h.ear Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones go $150 off for today only at Amazon: $200 shipped (Reg. $350)

These CaseCrown bags are tailor-made for your MacBook, now start at $15 shipped on Amazon

Get Hermès style on your Apple Watch without breaking the bank: leather band w/ deployment buckle $18 Prime shipped 

DirecTV Now launches with an aggressive free Apple TV offer when you pre-pay for three months of service: from $105 ($255 value)

eBay rolls out Cyber Monday Apple Deals: 27-inch 5K Retina iMac 2TB $1,900

Amazon and B&H are discounting Apple’s latest 12-inch MacBook by up to $200: 256GB $1,149 or 512GB $1,449

eBay’s Black Friday Sale brings solid Apple deals: 13-inch MacBook Air 256GB $930

Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar 2.9GHz/8GB/256GB: $1,700

Grab a 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Certified refurb) Space Gray/Silver/Gold at Amazon for $549 shipped

The science fiction action-RPG Transistor for iOS is now matching its lowest price at $3 (Reg. $10)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Philips’ Hue Go Light has a built-in three hour battery: $60 (Reg. $80)

  • Games/Apps: Zelda Ocarina of Time 3DS $14, iOS freebies, more
  • Upgrade your home with these best-selling Top Greener Dual-USB 4A Outlets: $14
  • Logitech Gaming Mouse $20, Westinghouse 50-inch 1080p HDTV $250, more
  • Smartphone Accessories: Aukey Quick Charge 8×6 USB Power Strip $29, more
  • Black+Decker’s best-selling 16V Cordless Dust Buster Hand Vac: $38 Prime shipped
  • Amazon’s 1-Day Thermos Sale: Can Insulator $7, Funtainer Food Jar $10more

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Amazon and other retailers extend up to $50 discounts on Sonos speakers, including PLAY:3, 5, PLAYBAR and SUB

Give your aging MacBook Air/Pro a new lease on life w/ Transcend’s 480GB JetDrive SSD Upgrade Kit: $230 shipped (Reg. $280+)

Ringke iPhone 7/Plus cases in a variety of styles and colors for $4 Prime shipped

November 17, 2016

AAPL: 109.95

-0.04

Sony’s web TV service PlayStation Vue is now available on the fourth generation Apple TV. Previously, PS Vue customers could authenticate paid video apps with Sony credentials, but access to live channel streaming was limited.

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9to5Toys Last Call: New MacBook Pro $200 off, Best Buy Pre-Black Friday Sale, Sony Bluetooth Headphones $88, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

App Store Free App of the Week: Tayasui Pro realistic painting and sketching (Reg. $5)

  • Sony’s 7.2-ch 4K A/V Receiver is a #1 best seller at Amazon, on sale for $198
  • Pre-Black Friday Magazine sale: ESPN $3.75/yr & Architectural Digest $4
  • LEGO Architecture’s latest Skyline additions include Chicago, London and Sydney
  • Lenovo 22″ 1080P IPS no-glare/bezel display w/HDMI/VGA inputs: $80
  • JCPenney offers 40% off Nintendo & gaming apparel
  • Panasonic’s best-selling Nose Ear Hair Trimmer is back down to $10
  • Green Deals: GreenWorks 40V G-MAX 20-inch Electric Snow Thrower $232
  • The best selling Hoover WindTunnel Bagless Vacuum Cleaner is down to $79
  • This West Bend Electric Can Opener can sharpen knives and open bottles for $21
  • Save on Work Boots in today’s Gold Box at Amazon: Caterpillar boot for $55, more

Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro w/o Touch Bar is being discounted by up to $200 (tax in NY only)

Best Buy’s Beat the Rush Sale brings early Black Friday prices on HDTVs, Mac accessories, home goods and more

Embrace our wireless future! Sony’s Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones are down to $88 shipped (Reg. $200)

Score a new pair of headphones before your holiday travels: Harman Kardon SoHo $40

You can never have too many Lightning Cables, pick up this ZeroLemon MFi 10-footer for $6 Prime shipped

iTunes Gift Cards 15% off: $50 for $42.50 + up to 20% cards from Barnes & Noble, Cabela’s and many more

Amazon is discounting one-year Prime memberships down to $79 this Friday (Reg. $99)

Black Friday 2016:

Amazon’s month long Black Friday event starts today, get a sneak peek at some of the best upcoming deals

Best Buy Black Friday 2016: Apple Watch Series 1 $219, iPad Air 2 $275, iTunes GC, 49-inch 4K UHDTV w/ Chromecast $200more

Walmart’s Black Friday 2016 Ad: iPhone 7 + $250 GC, iPad Mini 2 32GB $199, 55-inch 4K UHDTV $298, much more

Target Black Friday 2016: iPad Pro $150 off, iPhone 7 + $250 GC, Xbox One + $40 GC, iTunes, Beats headphones, much more

Amazon launches its Black Friday Store with new deals every five minutes + gift guides to make shopping easier

eBay Black Friday Sneak Peek: iPad Pro $150 off, iMac 5K $400 offmore

Dell Cyber Monday 2016: PlayStation 4 Bundle w/ two games + $25 GC $280, VIZIO 50-inch 4K UHDTV $400, more

GameStop Black Friday Ad: PS4 bundle + extra game $250, Deus Ex Mankind $30more

Staples just posted its Black Friday 2016 Ad: Amazon Echo Dot $40, Chromecast $25, much more

Macy’s Black Friday 2016: Fitbit Alta Activity Tracker $100more

T-Mobile Black Friday 2016: UE BOOM 2 $130more

Deus Ex Go hits all-time low $1 (Reg. $5)

App Store Free App of the Week: Perchang just went free for the very first time (Reg. $2)

Call of Duty iOS sale: Strike Team, Zombies & Black Ops Zombies down to $2 each

The best messenger bags, cases and sleeves for the new MacBook Pro

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

VIZIO 40-inch SmartCast Sound Bar w/ Slim Wireless Subwoofer: $248 shipped (Reg. $330, all-time low)

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Apple Watch users will appreciate this aluminum dock + MFi charging puck for $31 Prime shipped

Supercharge your home’s Wi-Fi & enjoy foolproof Time Machine backups w/ Apple’s 2TB Time Capsule: $199 (Reg. $299)

Extend the life of your MacBook Air/Pro by upgrading its SSD, Transcend 240GB kits now $135

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