After delaying the release of its new cord-free wireless headphones called AirPods, Apple has today reportedly confirmed the product is expected to ship over the next few weeks. The confirmation comes via an alleged email from CEO Tim Cook to a customer (via Macrumors), but Apple has yet to make an official announcement or comment.
Pad & Quill make some of our absolute favorite Apple accessories fit for the most special people in our lives. Luckily, the company’s 15% off Black Friday Sale on all products site-wide is going on all weekend. Even better, we’re able to add coupon code“BF2016” or “PQ5” to bring the total discount to 20% sitewide. Additionally, new customers will see a $5 off pop-up to sign up for their newsletter.
The full grain leather bags, iPhone & iPad cases, MacBook Cases and Apple Watch straps are all made by hand the old fashioned way, backed with their legendary quarter century warranty, and signed by the artisan…and packaged fit for a very special gift.
Our favorites include the Timberline wood cases and Little Pocket Book Wallet cases for iPhone starting at $28 after coupons, Contiga leather cases for iPad and Cartella Cases for MacBook/Airs. You really can’t go wrong.
This is the only weekend of the year Pad & Quill has discounts this big so…giddy up! expand full story
There are still two weeks to go until Black Friday, but 9to5Toys Specials is already offering some amazing deals. Today, we’re highlighting the Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0, featuring nine apps worth nearly $380 altogether. For a limited time pick up these nine utility Mac apps for just $20:
- PDF Expert 2.0 for Mac (Orig. $59.99) — Edit text, add links, sign and annotate documents with this App Store award winner.
- Call Recorder for FaceTime (Orig. $29.95) — Record interviews and podcasts in crystal-clear HD.
- MainMenu Pro 3 (Orig. $19.99) — Keep your Mac running smoothly with scheduled maintenance scripts, and access extra settings.
- TripMode (Orig. $7.99) — Control and track data usage during mobile tethering.
- AfterShot 3 (Orig. $39.99) — Harness powerful RAW editing features and view images at speed.
- ParticleShop (Orig. $49.99) — Add extra style to your photos with 11 creative brushes.
- Total Video Converter Pro for Mac (Orig. $29.99) — Convert and burn videos at original quality in 250 formats.
- RapidWeaver 7 (Orig. $99) — Create beautiful, custom, SEO-optimized websites without any code.
- CrossOver 15 for Mac (Orig. $39.95) — Run Windows apps on your Mac at native speed, no Bootcamp necessary.
Want a bigger selection of different apps? Bundlehunt lets you choose any 10 apps out of a 50 Mac app selection offered for the same $20 purchase price.
Frankly you can’t go wrong with either, or both – some of these apps retail for much more than the $20 bundle price. Even better, 9to5Rewards is giving away one of these bundles each to someone anywhere in the world sharing this post on Twitter and Facebook… expand full story
From writing reports to managing your machine, great apps can make all the difference. The Award-Winning Mac Bundle at 9to5Toys Specials offers 13 of the best, and lets you pay what you want for the collection (starting at $10).The bundle headliners include Drive Genius 4, which is used in Apple Stores to repair and maintain hard drives, while The Hit List uses smart to-do lists to keep you focused on important tasks.
Worth $672, this bundle offers a major upgrade to your Mac. Here is the full line-up: expand full story
Since it is iPhone sales season, we are offering 9to5mac readers an extra $10 cash on iPhone (or any device) they trade in this week using code upgrade. Hurry! This is only good for the first 500 trade-ins and the value of iPhones is dropping by the hour as new iPhones 7 arrive!
Have a broken iOS device? Fix it with our partners for 10% off using code 9to5mac
Two weeks ago, we announced 9to5Rewards, our program of giving back to readers. Since then, we’ve given away either some great software or a piece of hardware to a tipster, new Twitter, Youtube, Newsletter or Facebook follower or great commenter almost every day. Thank You! Some of the winners who’ve OK’ed our sharing: expand full story
The Apple Music festival in London has been always been a staple of the fall pop music scene, but never has it been more integral to Apple’s operations than this year – when Apple Music is locked in a battle for supremacy among streaming services and Tim Cook is pushing services revenue as a replacement for Apple’s sagging hardware unit sales.
This year’s event will not only be available on Apple’s product lineup but also PCs, and for the first time through the Apple Music App on Android which launched in November of last year. That means a much wider audience. Today, Apple announced the headlining lineup …
The World Trade Center Apple Store opens tomorrow at noon in Santiago Calatrava‘s Oculus terminal. But some are getting a sneak peak at the store this evening according to a couple of our tipsters who work in the area.
We first saw building permits 6 months ago on the site which was conceived 2 years ago. The Oculus store was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson which also was the design architect for close to 60 Apple Stores worldwide and the six other Apple Stores in Manhattan including SoHo (the first high profile store), Fourteenth Street (Meatpacking District), (iconic cube entrance) Fifth Avenue, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, and Williamsburg (Brooklyn).
Many more close up images from passersby follow:
The Washington Post this weekend published a very in-depth video/interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook just weeks before Apple is set to unveil its biggest product of the year by far, the iPhone 7. In it, Cook talks about the incredibly important people outside of Apple he turns to for advice at pivotal moments, including Warren Buffett on returning cash to stockholders, Anderson Cooper on coming out, and folks like Bill Clinton and Laurene Powell Jobs on testifying before congress.
He also touches on the future of Apple, such as its Artificial Intelligence and and Augmented/Virtual Reality ambitions… expand full story
…The most fireproof. Not even scientific
You can say a lot of things about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi but one thing is for certain, she knows how to ignite a shitstorm. According to the leading Democrat in Congress, Steve Jobs did a nice job putting the iPhone together but the Federal research invented it.
She’s not doing the Democratic Party any favors, that’s for sure.
Recently departed (but still friend of the site!) Mark Gurman went on the Jay and Farhad Show podcast this evening and gave his predictions for WWDC 2016 and beyond. Most of the conversation material was either posted previously on 9to5Mac or elsewhere but there were certainly some new “whispers”… expand full story
A few months ago we teamed up with two of the leaders in the iPhone/iPad/tech repair business iFixyouri and Myphones Unlimited to help you guys fix or get big bucks for your old or broken devices. We’ve got solid feedback and have some offers to provide today. For getting cash, we can get you an additional $10 on cash back by using code “marchmadness“. It will add $10 across the board on all items to an already high cash back bounty. It obviously won’t work on non-value/recycled items however. But that’s an extra $10-er in your pocket and the code is valid through the end of March and is a great way to get some cash to buy stuff unveiled for Apple’s March event.
As for repairs, I’ve successfully used iFixyouri many times in the past but I thought I’d put together a quick video or 3 on what the process is like:
And how did they come back…? expand full story
[Ed. Note: This is a guest post by developer Steven Troughton-Smith. You can follow him on Twitter @stroughtonsmith.]
I don’t often do this, but this year I think it’s important; Apple is more open & receptive to feedback today than it ever has been. With iOS 9 and iPad Pro, iOS has made a tremendous leap in the past year on iPad. With that in mind, I wanted to note down all the things in my head that I really want to see the iOS computing platform grow to cover.
What follows is an unordered list of things I’d like to see from Apple over the next few years, starting with the easy & obvious things upfront. Most of these have Radars filed against them, but since they’re more often than not dupes of existing Radars I won’t post the numbers here. Most of this is about iOS, but not all – I’ll say upfront that I don’t think OS X has a future with the way it’s going currently, and has been running on fumes for most of iOS’ lifetime. Even if you disagree with where I’m coming from, perhaps there’s still something for you here.