Apple offering discounts on HomePod to Apple Music subscribers as holiday promotion

Apple is currently sending out emails to Apple Music subscribers with promo codes to buy a brand new HomePod with a significant discount. So far, UK customers are receiving codes worth £50, bringing the price of a HomePod down to £269 direct from Apple. A £50 discount beats average eBay prices. Some third party outlets […]

Holiday giveaway: Enter to win a Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box with AMD Radeon 580 graphics card for your MacBook Pro

To celebrate the holiday weekend, AppleInsider is giving away an RX 580 Gaming Box, complete with an AMD 8GB Radeon 580 video card. This portable eGPU solution features Thunderbolt 3 plug and play connectivity for use with USB-C Macs, including current MacBook Pros. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Amazon Alexa and Google Home top App Store charts on Christmas Day, implies smart speakers were popular holiday gifts

The App Store charts always provide some interesting nuggets of information on Christmas Day and other big holidays as you can see the sudden influx of app downloads. This year, the Alexa app for Amazon Echo smart speakers topped App Store free charts, hitting the #1 in a few regions, with Google Home also charting in […]

Holiday Weekend Deals: iMacs from $949 ($400-$650 off); MacBook Pros as low as $1,149 (up to $1,000 off); $299 iPads; plus 0% financing

As we head into the final stretch of the holiday season, Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on iMacs, MacBook Pros, iPads and accessories by up to $ 1,000, as well as tacking on special offers, such as free Office 365 or no interest financing for 6 to 12 months. With MacBook Pros starting at […]

AirPods sold out from Apple & other retailers until 2018, frustrating last-minute holiday shoppers

As we enter the final stretch of holiday shopping this week, Apple’s AirPods are again facing supply issues. After once improving to 3-5 day delivery, and even quicker in some cases, you now won’t get them in time for Christmas if you buy straight from Apple… more… 9to5Mac

Holiday Deals: High-end 15″ MacBook Pro for $2,099; 13″ MBP (256GB) for $1,299; premium 27″ iMac 5K for $2,799 ($300 off)

Kicking off December, Apple authorized resellers are marking down popular Apple devices for holiday shoppers. Save $ 700 on Apple’s Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with a variety of upgrades. A Mid 2017 13" MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage space is also $ 200 off, while a 4.2GHz 27" iMac 5K with 1TB of […]

KGI: iPhone X production improving rapidly as demand remains strong through holiday season

As the holiday shopping season officially begins, KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new investor note this morning touching on iPhone X demand and supply. Kuo explains in the note that while some believe the iPhone X’s quickly improving supply is due to low demand, he attributes it to production improvements with demand remaining […]

Latest Strategy Analytics data claims Apple Watch shipments of 5.2M, marketshare of 63% in holiday quarter

Following Apple’s “record” quarter it reported yesterday, Strategy Analytics is today out with new data showing the performance of the Apple Watch during the holiday quarter. Apple touted yesterday that its wearable had a record quarter and today’s data further reflects that strong performance… more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

iPhone Captured 31% of Smartphone Sales in the U.S. Ahead of Holiday Season

The iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s were the “three most popular smartphones” in the United States in the three month period ending November 2016, when users were purchasing early holiday gifts for friends and family members. According to new data collected by Kantar Worldpanel, the three Apple iPhones captured a total 31.3 […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls AirPods ‘A Runaway Success,’ Says ‘It’s Been a Great Holiday’

Apple CEO Tim Cook toured the New York Stock Exchange with his nephew this morning, where he took a few moments to do a quick interview with CNBC. Cook said he couldn’t comment on business when asked, but he told the interviewer that Apple has had a “great” holiday season. “It’s been a great holiday,” […]

Mega iOS/Mac Holiday App Sale Roundup: GO Trilogy, Oceanhorn, Duet Display, Bastion, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Rush + many more

From 9to5Toys: As usual at this time of year, just about every major app developer starts putting its best apps/games on sale for the holidays. We are just days away from the price lock on the App Store, and we are already seeing a massive list of top-tier titles go on sale. This year’s list certainly leans […]

Holiday Sale: Grab 30% off thin iPhone cases by totallee

The iPhone accessory market is crowded with overpriced and heavy-duty cases. One company, however, has spent the last couple of years specifically going against the grain. This week’s sponsor, totallee, an iPhone accessory startup based in Southern California, has been shaking up the industry by producing thin and affordable iPhone cases. For years, iPhone accessory […]