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After releasing major updates to its apps on both Android and iOS back in May, eBay has just updated its apps yet again to introduce brand new features. For iPhone and iPad users, that includes long-awaited supported for Touch ID as well as the addition of eBay’s new “One Time Password” login method.
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eBay has begun rolling out major UI and overall app improvements to its mobile applications today. Most notable will be both iOS and Android apps seeing a redesign of the main navigation menu. Previous versions of both mobile apps utilized a custom navigation menu: a mix between a top navigation bar and hamburger menu. The app update rolling out from today utilizes standard UI navigation elements for both iOS and Android. Android will be seeing the update released today, and the iOS update will be available in the coming days.
eBay Stories November 16, 2015
Apple’s iPad Pro Pencil delays lead scalpers to seek $400 eBay payouts
With the accessory in short supply at Apple Stores, the new Apple Pencil stylus for the iPad Pro is listed for as high as $400 on eBay, four times the $99 sticker price through Apple.
Most models of Apple’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro launched last week are available at Apple Stores and shipping for online orders in 1-7 days, but accessories for the device are harder to find. Despite Apple’s new Smart Keyboard case and Apple Pencil stylus being among the the standout new features alongside the iPad Pro’s larger display, they appear to be in shorter supply with both backordered 4-5 weeks online and hard to find in stores after hardly being available on day one.
The short supply of the accessories frustrated early adopters of the new iPad Pro enough that Apple offered a comment last week, noting that it has “limited supply of Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard” and that it will continue “regular shipments” of the accessories to Apple Stores.
If you’re absolutely desperate for an Apple Pencil, can’t wait a month or more for Apple to catch up with demand, and want to pay a little higher than retail price, you can find a handful of listings on eBay here.
eBay Stories October 9, 2015
9to5Toys Last Call: MFi Lightning cable $5, Sony Bluetooth headphones $135, Wake Alarm Clock goes free, more
Today’s can’t miss deals:
Last Call Updates:
Apple 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest) 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB: $1,550 shipped (Reg. $1,999)
- 1Password secure password manager for Mac: $30 (Reg. $50)
- USB-C roundup: Aukey 3-Port USB Hub w/ Gigabit Ethernet $17, Aukey USB Adapter $7, more
- The new Light digital camera uses 16 lenses (!!!) to craft the perfect picture
- Sports/Fitness: extra 25% off PUMA shoes/workout apparel, 58-pc. backpack survival kit $105 (Orig. $230), more
- Freebies: 75 songs from Google Play + XDA Premium for Android + Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 for PC + More!
- Crosley Ranchero Classic AM/FM Radio and Aux Speaker: $65 Shipped (Orig. $100, CA Tax Only)
- This clothes-folding washing machine brings first-world laziness to defcon zero
- Multi-year magazine subs from under $4.50/yr: Wired, GQ, ESPN, Dwell, Pop Science, Men’s Health, Rolling Stone, many more
- 6-pack LED bulbs: SunSun 60W $19 (Orig. $50), Philips SlimStyle 65W Dimmable $34 (Orig. $60), more
- Home: Shark Lift-Away Vac $130 (Orig. $180), 12-Ounce Coffee Press $15 (Orig. $25), more
Monoprice MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables in black or white w/ free shipping: 3-ft. $5, 6-ft. $6
Over-Ear Headphones: Sony Bluetooth/NFC $135 (Reg. $199), Beyerdynamic from $170 (Reg. up to $270), more
App Store Free App of the Week: Wake Alarm Clock ($4 value)
13″ Retina MacBook Pro (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB: $1,280 shipped (Reg. $1,499)
13″ Retina MacBook Pro (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB: $1,080 shipped (Reg. $1,299)
Giveaway: Trinity Delta aluminum earbuds feature a unique design and top-notch sound ($135 value), 20% discount
More new gear from today:
Games/Apps: Bloodborne from $25, Kirby Rainbow Curse $32, Shades Puzzle Game free, more iOS freebies
- Ecco shoes for Men and Women 50% off: Men’s Oxford Dress Shoes $70, more
- Daily Deals: Zipper Headphones $13, Aukey Car Jump Starter $50, more
More deals still alive:
Sony announces official PlayStation 4 price drop, bundles now start at just $349
Mac Bundle: 14 Mac Apps incl. RapidWeaver, Voila Screencapture, Kinemac 3D, more: $18
- Prime Members: Free 4-month subscription for 3 print magazines – GQ, Wired, more
- Headphones: Bose SoundTrue $100 (Reg. $120), Earbuds from $20, more
- JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Headphones $90 shipped (Reg. $130), more
- Freebies: Star Wars – Heroes Path for iOS + Iced Tea + Roast Beef sandwich + More!
- KMASHI 15,000mAh USB $14 (Reg. $20), Aukey 2A Wall Charger $8 (Reg. $16), more
- Pre-order Microsoft’s latest gadgets right now: Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Band 2
- TP-LINK Wireless N Nano Router w/ 3-pack of networking cables (Refurb) $8 shipped
- Aukey USB Power Roundup: 6-Port 50W: $15, 5-port 40W: $10
- iPhone 6/s Accessories: 2-Pack Tempered Glass Screen Protector $3, more
- Harman Kardon 6-Piece Home Theater Speaker System $190 shipped (Orig. $649)
- Omaker 10W(2x5W) Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker $22 Prime shipped (Reg. $35)
- Lytro Illum Camera, captures the entire light field: $700 shipped (Orig. $1,300)
- Tweetbot for Mac drops to $10 (Reg. $13)
- Philips hue Lux LED Starter Kit $60 shipped, 750-Lumen 9W LED Light Bulb $15
- Bluetooth Speakers: OontZ Splashproof $25 (Reg. $35), Aukey $13 (Reg. $20)
- Xbox One Gears of War bundle + 40″ HDTV $470 w/ .EDU, more
- Beyerdynamic A200p Portable DAC Headphone Amp $140 shipped (Reg. $200)
- Pebble Steel Smartwatch for iOS/Android in black or sliver $100 shipped (Orig. $230)
- Add Bluetooth/mic to any Aux speaker or headphones for $10 Prime shipped
- TiVO Roamio OTA HD DVR w/ Lifetime service for a one-time $300 fee
- VIZIO 49-inch 120Hz M-Series LED Smart 4K Ultra HDTV: $580 shipped (Reg. $720)
- Logitech Harmony Touch 15-Device Universal Remote: $100 shipped (Reg. $140)
- The Executive for iOS goes free as IGN’s Game of the Month ($5 value)
- Media: Blu-ray & DVDs from $3, Jurassic World pre-order, more
- TP-LINK AC Gigabit Router $40, more
- M-Audio Bundle: USB Condenser mic w/ stand, more $79 shipped (Reg. $100)
- Garmin nüvi 6-inch GPS w/ Bluetooth (Refurb) $140 shipped (Orig. $270)
- Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked 32GB in Midnight Blue: $300 shipped (Reg. $499)
New products & more:
DJI’s new Osmo 4K camera is one expensive selfie stick
The latest littleBits DIY electronics kit turns any kid into an inventor
- Handmade at Amazon launches with an eye on knocking off Etsy
- Marvel’s updated plans for phase three of its cinematic universe + comicbook goodies
- Dyson includes air purification in its newest hot + cool bladeless fan
- Ever wonder what a $130K VIZIO Ultra HDTV looks like? Now we know.
- The latest entry in the Far Cry series goes Primal, taking gamers back to 10,000 BC
- Logitech’s new Harmony Home Hub Extender lets the pizza man in with your remote
- Roku’s new streaming media player supports 4K and finds your remote control for you
- Review: Rock Band 4 makes an old favorite come alive
- The new Dr. Who LEGO set looks just like TARDIS time machine
- Mattel’s retro-rebooted $30 VR View-Master is now available for iOS and Android
- Robo Wunderkind uses iOS connectivity and LEGO-like blocks to teach coding
eBay Stories September 21, 2015
Developer eBays Apple TV 4 development kit, claims loophole in Apple’s no-resale terms
A developer who won two Apple TV 4 development kits on both developer accounts is ebaying one of them, claiming in the ad that a loophole allows them to do so despite Apple’s no-resale clause. The auction has a starting bid of $300, well above the $149/199 retail price when it goes on official sale next month.
It is against the policies of Apple to resell this unit “while it is running Apple pre-release software” according to the terms of service but good news! This unit ships without any OS installed on it. You can just download the firmware update from the developer portal and restore it with iTunes when you get it.
The seller, based in Houston, Texas, says that if the buyer doesn’t have a developer account, they can be directed to a download source after the auction. As with almost all of his or her recent eBay sales, the auction is listed as Private, meaning that neither the buyer nor details of what was sold can be seen once the auction ends.