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Resource id #61Apple Black Friday 2017: Find the best deals and lowest prices on MacBooks, iMacs, iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch and more
Black Friday deals are here and Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on your favorite Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches, Apple TV 4K devices and headphones. From exclusive coupon deals to instant cash rebates, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars with no sales tax collected in 48 states on many items, as well as no interest financing incentives on popular products.
Flash Deal: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro for $1,599 ($800 off, lowest price ever, no tax outside NY & NJ)
For 48 hours only, and while supplies last, shoppers can grab Apple's Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro in Silver for $1,599, the absolute lowest price ever on this quad-core notebook. In addition to the instant $800 discount, expedited shipping to the contiguous U.S. is free with no sales tax on orders shipped to addresses outside NY and NJ.
Killer Deals: Save $70 to $350 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing
New, lower prices for Black Friday! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $70 and $350 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing offer
B&H's Apple Black Friday sale delivers 13" MacBook Air for $849; 27" iMac 5K for $1,599; 13" Pros from $1,149; 13" Touch Bar for $1,599
First come, first served! B&H's Black Friday sale starts now with cash discounts of up to $800 off MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, Mac minis, iPads, Beats headphones and 27" iMac 5Ks. Each device qualifies for free shipping with no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Don't delay, many of these deals are valid today only.
Lowest price ever: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro w/ Radeon 460 for $1,899 ($1,000 off), plus no tax in 48 states and 0% financing
Apple authorized reseller Adorama is taking $1,000 off the Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with an upgraded 2.9GHz processor and top of the line Radeon 460 graphics. This Space Gray notebook also qualifies for free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ. Adorama is also offering no interest if paid in full within 12 months using the store card.
Apple handing out gift cards for Black Friday shopping event in US
As expected, Apple's annual Black Friday shopping event went live in the US early Friday, offering holiday gift buyers gift cards worth up to $150 with the purchase of a new Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.
Lowest price anywhere: Apple's 13" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 16GB, 256GB) for $1,249 ($450 off) with no tax in 48 states
This Thanksgiving, AppleInsider readers can save $450 on Apple's Early 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB of memory and 256GB of storage. This is the lowest price point available for a MacBook Pro with 16GB of RAM. Plus, enjoy free expedited delivery with no sales tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.
Surviving Thanksgiving: Fight to keep those extra pounds off with these fitness apps
Gorging on turkey and pie may feel good at the time, but overindulgence may turn the traditional Thanksgiving dinner into the traditional Thanksgiving pounds. Instead of waiting until January and making a new year's resolution that will inevitably be forgotten about within weeks, fight the weight gain now with the App Store's plethora of fitness apps.
How to score the best Apple deals on Black Friday
With Black Friday on the horizon, we're rounding up the best deals and lowest prices on Apple devices, and this year shoppers can save up to $1,000 on Macs from top Apple authorized resellers.
Apple's South Korean offices raided by authorities ahead of regional iPhone X launch
South Korean authorities have reportedly conducted a raid of Apple's offices in the country earlier this week, with investigators said to have questioned the company about its business affairs just days before the launch of the iPhone X in the country -- which could raise questions concerning the government's animosity for competitors of local manufacturers, such as main rival Samsung.
Apple offers gift cards with iPhone, Mac purchases in Australia and New Zealand for Black Friday
Apple has commenced its Black Friday shopping deals in Australia and New Zealand, providing customers with gift cards if they purchase Apple products through the online and retail Apple Stores during November 24, with similar deals likely to be offered in a number of other regions when each country reaches midnight.
Foxconn puts halt to illegal overtime at iPhone X plant
Apple supplier Foxconn in a statement on Thursday said it has stopped high school interns from working overtime at an iPhone plant in China, a practice that violates the country's labor laws.
UK government to initiate tax crackdown on tech firms holding earnings offshore
The UK Treasury on Wednesday said it will begin cracking down on large corporations that shift British earnings overseas in a bid to avoid the country's high taxes, a move that follows a wider European Union strategy seeking much the same.
iPhone X shipment times improve to 1-2 weeks ahead of holidays
Just in time for the lucrative holiday shopping season, Apple on Wednesday updated iPhone X ship-by times to one to two weeks, a one-week improvement over previous delivery estimates offered earlier this month.
Broadcom weighs offering more stock in attempt at Qualcomm takeover
Having talked with some of Qualcomm's biggest shareholders, Broadcom is allegedly considering offering more of its own stock to make an acquisition offer more palatable -- which, if successful, could radically change up Apple's legal and technological outlooks.
Apple celebrates Thanksgiving, Christmas with 'Sway' ad featuring iPhone X, AirPods
Apple has started its holiday advertising blitz, with a new music-centric video featuring the AirPods, and the iPhone X and an enraptured couple dancing in the snow.
Surviving Thanksgiving: Feed the family with recipes you found on your iPad
Thanksgiving can be a busy time, especially for those hosting family and friends, and making sure there's enough food for everyone is arguably the toughest task of of all. AppleInsider offers up some suggestions for how you can prepare for the long day of cooking by looking up recipes on your iPhone or iPad, or failing that, to acquire good food by other means.
Text of FCC 'Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom' released, eradicates net neutrality rules
As promised, the U.S. Federal Communcations Commission has released the full text of the "Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom" which completely removes restrictions on throttling or prioritizing content, and explicitly allows paid prioritization of content.
How to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
One of the traditions of Thanksgiving is to watch Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, which features a variety of floats and giant balloons floating through New York for the entertainment of everyone watching from the street. The 91st parade features 26 floats and 45 balloons, with new additions including Olaf from Frozen, characters from PAW Patrol, and Dr. Seuss' The Grinch.
Apple's 'iPhone SE 2' rumored to ship in first half of 2018, made in India
Apple is reportedly planning to ship a second-generation iPhone SE in the first of half of next year, assembled by Wistron at facilities in Bangalore, India.
Jony Ive to speak on future of design at Smithsonian in Washington D.C. on Nov. 29
Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive will be making an appearance in Washington D.C. and is helming a talk titled "The Future of Design" with Steve Jobs biography author Rick Tetzeli.
Apple research paper details LiDAR-based 3D object recognition for autonomous vehicle navigation
Apple researchers are pushing forward with efforts to bring autonomous vehicle systems to public roads, and last week published an academic paper outlining a method of detecting objects in 3D point clouds using trainable neural networks. While still in its early stages, the technology could mature to improve accuracy in LiDAR navigation solutions.
2018 iPhone models to boast enhanced LTE transmission, support 4x4 MIMO
Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup, due for debut in 2018, will build on LTE antenna technology introduced with iPhone X to support ultra-fast transmissions speeds designated by 4x4 MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) standards.
Apple reportedly acquires Canadian AR headset startup Vrvana for $30M
Amid rumors claiming Apple is working on a branded augmented reality headset, a report on Tuesday claims the tech giant has bolstered its AR hardware team with the purchase Canadian startup Vrvana.
Uber paid $100,000 to cover up 2016 breach exposing data of 57 million customers and drivers
Uber on Tuesday became the latest tech firm to acknowledge a major hack of its systems that spilled data from 50 million customers and some 7 million drivers, a breach the company paid $100,000 to keep quiet.
Pixar head John Lasseter takes leave of absence amid sexual misconduct allegations
John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Disney Animation Studios and close friend of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, is taking a six-month leave of absence after allegations of inappropriate behavior toward female co-workers.
Lowest prices anywhere: Apple's 2017 13" MacBook Pro for $1,099 or 13" Touch Bar for $1,599 with no tax in 48 states & 0% financing
The lowest prices of the year are here on Apple devices with less than 24 hours left to take advantage of the exclusive discounts. Pick up a 13" MacBook Pro for as low as $1,099 with coupon, or opt for a Touch Bar model for just $1,599 ($200 off). Very limited quantities are available and these offers may end at any time, so don't delay.
Latest Apple Park drone footage depicts massive atrium doors, landscaping progress
The latest drone footage of Apple Park shows what appears to be complete landscaping with a full pond inside the circular headquarters, and has the closest shots of the large atrium doors yet seen.
Redesigned YouTube app returns to Amazon's Echo Show
Amazon has brought a YouTube app back to the display-equipped Echo Show, apparently resolving a conflict with Google over terms of service.
Video: With Apple's HomePod delayed until 2018, will customers wait?
Apple recently announced that its highly anticipated premium HomePod speaker won't launch in December as was originally planned. AppleInsider brings you up to speed with everything you need to know about the HomePod's delay until 2018.
Sega releases 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' free on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV to celebrate 25th anniversary
Sega has added another classic title to its Sega Forever free-to-play game collection, by making the iPhone and iPad port of 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' available to download on iOS and tvOS, on the 25th anniversary of the original game's release on the Genesis game console.
Google's upcoming 'Fuchsia' OS to support Apple's Swift language
Google's nebulous "Fuchsia" operating system -- still in development -- will apparently support apps written in Apple's open-source Swift programming language.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reveals Net Neutrality repeal plan, vote on Dec. 14
As predicted, the Federal Communications Commission has submitted its plan to return power to internet service providers over the terms of what content will be served to users, and to repeal previous net neutrality protections applied to customers and businesses.
Apple, other companies pull Skype from Chinese app stores at request of government
Microsoft, Apple, and others have been forced by the Chinese government to withdraw the Skype app from app stores in the country -- and at present there is no timetable for its return to availability.
Apple allegedly 'dithered' over HomePod development, canceled & restarted project
Apple's HomePod project actually predates the Amazon Echo, but was reportedly canceled and restarted multiple times, and has undergone radical design changes.
Apple's billion-dollar video investment seen leading to Netflix competitor
Not content with just Apple Music subscriptions, a new prediction says Apple could be gearing up for an "all in one Apple video and music offering," offering original content for a monthly fee within the next two to three years.
Foxconn accused of using illegal student labor to build Apple's iPhone X
Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, has been demanding illegal overtime from high school interns in its production of the iPhone X, a report charged on Tuesday.
Hands On: Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck with Radeon RX 560
External GPU enclosures can be pretty massive. Sonnet has a solution to the problem with the portable eGFX Breakaway Puck -- and AppleInsider has one to test.
FCC looks to scrap net neutrality rules, report says
U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is on Tuesday expected to unveil plans to dismantle Obama-era net neutrality protections that prohibit internet service providers from slowing certain websites while allowing paid "fast lanes" for others.
Video: 'Hey Siri' might come to the iMac Pro thanks to an A10 Fusion coprocessor
Developers Guilherme Rambo and Stephen Troughton-Smith have found "Hey Siri" functionality in the macOS code base with support for multiple user accounts all driven by what appears to be the A10 Fusion processor, according to the pair. AppleInsider talks about why Apple might do that, and what it would mean for the iMac Pro.
Justice Department sues to block AT&T takeover of Time Warner, report says
AT&T's $85.4 billion bid to acquisition Time Warner is in jeopardy as reports on Monday claim the U.S. Department of Justice is set to file a lawsuit aimed at blocking the high-profile merger.
Lisa Jackson doubles-down on 100% recycled material use goal, lauds Apple's environmental efforts
Apple's Senior Vice President for Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson granted an interview to an Australian publication, and continued to drive home Apple's goal towards using 100 percent recycled materials across all of its products, Apple's "right to repair" philosophy, and Apple's point of view on the taxes it pays.
Flash deals: 13" MacBook Pros for $1,099; $250 off 15" Pros; 27" iMac 5K for $1,599 with no tax in 48 states and 0% financing
The exclusive deals keep rolling in! AI readers can save $125 to $250 on Mid 2017 Macs. From 13" MacBook Pros for $1,099 (the lowest price ever), to 13" Touch Bars and 27" iMac 5Ks for $1,599 and $250 off 15" MacBook Pros, these deals offer shoppers the lowest prices available from an Apple authorized reseller. Plus no sales tax outside NY and NJ, and 0% financing offers!
Mockups envision 'iPhone X Plus' and 'iPhone SE 2' with edge to edge displays, Face ID
Though a next-generation iPhone SE isn't expected to get the OLED edge-to-edge treatment, that hasn't stopped German magazine Curved from imagining what it -- along with a Plus-sized iPhone X rumored to arrive in late 2018 -- might look like.
Uber adds live location sharing to app, plans to deploy 24,000 self-driving Volvo SUVs
Uber on Monday revealed several new features for its core iPhone app -- including live location sharing with drivers -- as well as an agreement with Volvo that will see it buy and equip 24,000 vehicles with self-driving systems.
Apple said to downsize Micro LED R&D in Taiwan, may be shifting focus to US
Apple has allegedly shrunk the workforce behind its Micro LED R&D efforts in Longtan, Taiwan, as a result of slow progress with the mass transfer of Micro LED chips onto receiver substrates -- though the company still appears committed to adopting the display technology on future products.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming to iPhone on Nov. 22
Nintendo's next game for iOS devices, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, is slated to launch this Wednesday, making good on an earlier promise that it would arrive sometime in November.
Early Black Friday deals are live at B&H with savings of up to $700 off Apple Macs, iPads & Beats headphones w/ no tax in 48 states
B&H has launched Apple deals in the days leading up to Black Friday with instant cash savings of up to $700 off popular MacBooks, iMacs, iPads and Beats headphones. Each model also qualifies for free shipping to the contiguous U.S. with no sales tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.
'Hey Siri' may come to iMac Pro with rumored inclusion of A10 Fusion co-processor
The iMac Pro may have an A10 Fusion processor running it's own iOS, called BridgeOS, to handle some functions -- notably 'Hey Siri'.
Hands On: Cardhop by Flexibits attempts to rein in the mess that Apple's Contacts can be
Just as Fantastical does some excellent things over and above the default Calendars application, Flexibits Cardhop delights with some new tricks beyond what Contacts can do.