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The Official Apple 2012 Holiday Gift Guide Is Here

The Official Apple 2012 Holiday Gift Guide Is Here

As they do every year, Apple has posted their annual holiday gift guide, a well-designed and laid-out section of the Apple.com online store that is dedicated to gift ideas for the loved ones in your life.

It’s a pretty page, but there’s no deals to be had here. Apple does usually offer some Black Friday savings, but they’re pretty conservative, usually topping out between 5-10% on select Macs, iDevices and accessories. We should start seeing those deals leaking out later this week or early next ahead of Black Friday, November 23rd.

Adding New Dock Connectors To All iOS Devices This Fall Is A Manufacturing Impossibility

Adding New Dock Connectors To All iOS Devices This Fall Is A Manufacturing Impossibility

There’s a good reason why this new dock connector won’t be coming to all iOS devices this fall.

It seems like Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone will be the first iOS device to boast a brand new, mini dock connector when it launches this fall. But there have been rumors that claim Apple will refresh all its iOS devices to make the new connector a standard across its entire lineup.

Not only does this seem highly unlikely, but there’s one reason why it’s an impossibility: Apple’s supply chain just couldn’t handle a refresh that big.

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The 30 Most Patriotic Wallpapers For Your Mac Or iPad [Gallery]

The 30 Most Patriotic Wallpapers For Your Mac Or iPad [Gallery]

What’s better than watching fireworks blow up while chanting “U-S-A! U-S-A!” with a thousand strangers in the park? Nothing, that’s what. But the next best thing is a huge gallery of wallpapers you can dress up your iPad or Mac with to get patriotic for the Fourth of July. We’ve scoured the internet and found 30 spectacular hi-res wallpapers that represent what makes the U.S.A. one of the best countries in the wold. Check em out:

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Apple’s Santa Siri Commercial Named Most Effective Ad Of Holiday Season [Report]

Apple’s Santa Siri Commercial Named Most Effective Ad Of Holiday Season [Report]

Santa has come and gone on his sleigh, and Apple has profited along the way. A survey from Ace Metrix, a TV ad analysis firm, has revealed that Apple’s Santa Siri commercial beat out 34 other Santa-themed spots to win the crown of most effective ad for the 2011 holiday season.

Apple’s commercial, featuring Santa and the iPhone 4S’s Siri assistant, scored a 652 out of a possible 950 points in Ace Metrix’s survey, topping competitors like Pillsbury, Coca-Cola, and Nintendo.

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What Clark Griswold’s House Would Look Like Had He Been Introduced To Angry Birds [Video]

What Clark Griswold’s House Would Look Like Had He Been Introduced To Angry Birds [Video]
Some people’s affinity for Angry Birds goes way beyond that of normal standards, as well as some people’s love for Christmas lights (Clark Griswold). The person who made this video seems to suffer from both. Introducing the Angry Birds Christmas light game.

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Reader Tips for Savvy Holiday Shopping at the Apple Store

Reader Tips for Savvy Holiday Shopping at the Apple Store

There are a number of reasons I like writing for Cult of Mac, but one of the most important reasons is the great readers, like you, we have visiting our site. Granted every so often you can be pretty vocal about the tiniest detail, but when you come through with some good comments they should not be ignored. Therefore when I found two comments about shopping at Apple in my first post about Apple Technology Will Make You A Savvy Black Friday Shopper — I just had to share them.

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