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Stephen Hall

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Stephen is Growth Director at 9to5. You can find his current work at 9to5Mac, 9to5Google 9to5ToysElectrek, and more. If you want to get in touch, follow me on Twitter. Or, email at stephen (at) 9to5mac (dot) com, or an encrypted email at hallstephenj (at) protonmail (dot) com.

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December 31, 2020

Some AirPods Max owners report condensation issue inside ear cups

It’s not an Apple product launch if the new gadget hasn’t been scrutinized on Twitter for various — what often turn out to be edge case — issues. As for the company’s latest AirPods Max, some owners of the high-end headphones are now reporting an issue with condensation inside the ear cups…

December 23, 2020

Verizon’s sub-6 ‘5G Nationwide’ is now available for prepaid customers

Verizon launched its ‘5G Nationwide’ network coverage for most postpaid customers in October alongside the launch of Apple’s latest flagship smartphones. Now, Verizon has now confirmed to 9to5Mac that its 5G Nationwide network is also available for use with 5G phones, including iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, on the company’s own prepaid service…

December 16, 2020

How much is your iPhone XS/XS Max worth right now?

It might feel like it was just yesterday that Apple launched the iPhone XS, but is it already time to check its trade in value? Regardless of which phone you’re looking to upgrade to, you might be curious to know what your iPhone XS or XS Max is worth. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to get the most cash for your phone…

December 14, 2020

How to take a screenshot on iPhone 12 mini, 12, and 12 Pro

If you just picked up an iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, 12 Pro, or 12 Pro Max, one of the first things you might need to figure out how to do is take a screenshot. Thankfully, Apple has made the process fairly intuitive and it only takes a minute to learn!

How to show battery percentage on iPhone 12 mini, 12, and 12 Pro

For the longest time, it was super simple to show battery percentage on the iPhone — there was just one little toggle in the Settings app and it would turn on the percentage indicator in the top-right corner of the screen. Things are a little more complicated with the iPhone 12. Here’s how you can view or show the battery percentage on iPhone 12 mini, 12, and 12 Pro…

December 13, 2020

How much is your iPhone 7/ 7 Plus worth right now?

If you have an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus sitting in a drawer somewhere and you just want to check the trade in value, this is the place for you. Regardless of why you want to sell it, if you’re going to get rid of your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, you’ll want to check a handful of different trade in sites to find the best price…

December 9, 2020

How much is your iPhone X worth right now?

The iPhone X was one of the most stunning iPhones to date when it launched, but as time passes, it ages just like any other smartphone — so why not check its trade in value? Whether you’re looking to sell your iPhone X to upgrade to the iPhone 11 or even the iPhone 12, you’ve come to the right place. First, let’s find out how much it’s worth and how to get the most value for your trade-in.

December 8, 2020

How much is your iPhone 11/Pro worth right now?

The iPhone 11 and 11 Pro are no longer the latest and greatest iPhones, and that means it’s time to check your trade in values. Whether you’re looking to sell your iPhone 11 to upgrade to the iPhone 12 mini or even the iPhone 12 Pro Max, you’ve come to the right place. First, let’s find out how much it’s worth and how to get the most value for your trade-in.

December 7, 2020

How much is your iPhone 8 / 8 Plus worth right now?

So you have an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus laying around, and you’re wondering what it’s value would be if you were to trade it in. Great, you’ve come to the right place! You might be surprised how simple it is to ditch your old iPhone 8 or 8 Plus and get on with updating to the latest iPhone. But first, let’s find out how much it’s worth and how to get the most value for your trade.

November 30, 2020

Get cash in the best iPhone, iPad, and MacBook trade in deals for December 2020

The holiday season is here, so perhaps you’re thinking about upgrading your suite of personal devices — or maybe you want to help a loved one do so. Whatever it is you’re planning to buy — a new iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device — it’s not an uncommon problem to not know what to do with the old devices you have laying around. Why not get some cash for them? The best trade deals for December 2020 below…

Best MacBook Cyber Monday 2020 deals: Entry-level M1 MacBook Air from $899, more

As is to be expected, Cyber Monday is set to bring some of the best MacBook deals of the year. While there are already some great deals available right now from online retailers, the brick and mortar stores have also brought the heat with some Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals of their own. You’ll find all of the best MacBook (and other Mac!) Cyber Monday deals down below.

November 27, 2020

Best iPhone Black Friday 2020 deals: Free iPhone 12 mini w/ trade, iPhone SE from $50

Every year, Black Friday sales bring some of the best deals on iPhone we’ll see all year. Retailers like Amazon and Best Buy, as well as carriers like Verizon and AT&T, are offering some great deals this week, including free devices when you switch or trade in your old phone. Stay updated on all the best iPhone Black Friday deals below…

November 18, 2020

Last year I picked up a very expensive computer — a top of the line 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro upgraded to an i9, 1TB of storage, and 16GB of RAM. But I just couldn’t wait to see how these M1 chips actually perform, so I decided to pick up the base $999 MacBook Air to see how it would hold up side-by-side with my 16-inch behemoth. The results are incredible.

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November 10, 2020

Here are all the best MacBook trade in values following Apple Silicon launch

The new MacBooks are here, and that means it’s time to trade in your old, clunky, slow computer! While we’re always keeping you in the loop on the best MacBook trade in deals in our roundups every month, here’s what we’re finding for trade in values for Macs all the way from older MacBook Air models to the new-ish 16-inch MacBook Pro…

After a long history of Intel-based Macs, top-tier computers from Apple running on Apple Silicon are finally coming. Regardless of which old Mac you have, moving to an Apple Silicon model will have its benefits — and if you are coming from an older model, it’s certain to be a huge performance upgrade. But what should you do about that aging Mac now that you’re planning to upgrade? Here’s how to trade in and recycle your old computer…

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November 6, 2020

How to trade in or recycle your old iPhone and upgrade to the iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 has arrived. If you’re coming from an older device but want to update to the newest model, it’s clear that the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are great devices. But what should you do about that aging phone now that you’re planning to upgrade? Here’s how to trade in and recycle your old iPhone for the latest-and-greatest…

October 27, 2020

[Update: New values] Here are all the best iPhone trade in values after iPhone 12 launch

The iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are here, and that means it’s iPhone trade in season! We’re always trying to keep you updated on all the best iPhone, iPad, and MacBook trade in deals every month, and here’s what we’re finding for trade in values for iPhone 7 all the way through iPhone 11 Pro after of the big launch.

September 15, 2020

How to trade in your old iPad and upgrade to the iPad 8 or iPad Air 4

The big day for the 8th generation iPad and iPad Air 4 is here, and the new devices are going to be big upgrades in more ways than one. If you’re coming from an older iPad but want to update to the latest standard iPad or the redesigned iPad Pro-lookalike iPad Air, we’ll walk you through exactly how to trade in and recycle your old iPad (or other devices) for the latest-and-greatest…

May 4, 2020

How much is your MacBook Pro worth right now?

The MacBook Pro is one of Apple’s most popular laptops, and for good reason. With the exception of some keyboard stumbles and minor issues throughout the years, it’s certainly one of the best computers for professionals of all kinds. But as is the case with any other device we own, there comes a time to sell it or trade it in for an upgrade. In this article, we’re going to help you understand which MacBook Pro you have and check on its trade in value…

April 22, 2020

It’s Earth Day 2020, and that means there’s pretty much no better day than today to think about how your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or other Apple device will affect the planet. Whether it’s an old iPhone 5 sitting in a drawer that you want to recycle, or a relatively new Apple Watch that you’d like to sell to upgrade to the latest model, we can help you make sure your old devices end up in the right hands.

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