Apple earnings: Can iPad and Mac pick up the iPhone slack again?

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Apple earnings Q4 2020 will likely come down to iPad and Mac demand.
iPhone sales were likely weak last quarter so Apple earnings will depend a lot on Mac and iPad.
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Weak iPhone sales likely pulled down Apple earnings in its last financial quarter. But the pandemic almost certainly pushed up demand for iPad and Mac. Still, total revenue is expected to be down slightly.

We’ll find out for sure on Thursday when Cupertino announces its financial results during the July-through-September period.

Save up to $79 on 2020 iPad Pro with Amazon’s biggest discounts

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Amazon is slashing prices on the 2020 iPad Pro with cellular connectivity for the first time. You can save up to $49 on some models, while bigger discounts on Wi-Fi only units are still active.

Bag yours before the prices return to normal!

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Apple’s Clips app gets a massive upgrade aimed at influencers

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Apple Clips offers a simple way to combine video and images.
Clips 3.0 makes Apple’s free video creation app for iPhone and iPad easier to use.
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Apple Clips 3.0, released on Wednesday, includes an improved user interface to make it easier to record video and then add effects to it. There are enhancements for both iPhone and iPad users.

This free software helps users combine video clips, photos and music into fun videos. It’s aimed at producing eye-catching content for TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and more.

Apple TV+ picks up lovable sports comedy Ted Lasso for surprise third season

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Jason Sudeikis plays a clueless college football coach in the Apple TV+ comedy series
Jason Sudeikis plays a clueless college football coach in the comedy series.
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AFC Richmond gets to keep its coach for years to come. Apple TV+ revealed Wednesday that it renewed its sports comedy Ted Lasso all the way through a third season.

The first season recently wrapped up, and received high marks from critics and audiences. And there’s plenty more to come

Save 10% on Elago’s awesome Apple Watch, AirPods accessories

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Elago’s awesome accessories for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods are now available at 10% off in the Cult of Mac Store’s big Halloween Sale.

You can save on brilliant retro charging stands inspired by iconic devices like the original Macintosh and Game Boy, Apple Watch bands, iPhone cases, AirPods bumpers, and lots more.

iPhone 12 ‘scratchgate’ is a figment of the imagination

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An iPhone 12 scratch test is no big deal.
iPhone 12 display won‘t get scratched any more than other phones.
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The iPhone 12 display is no more likely to get scratched than its predecessors or competitors. A rigorous test disproves an early report that Apple’s latest is easily susceptible to this type of damage.

This should head off anyone declaring “scratchgate” in the spirit of the iPhone 6’s actually real Bendgate and the MacBook’s Flexgate.

Antitrust complaint claims Apple’s crackdown on user tracking is unfair

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A French antitrust complaint against Apple targets an iOS 14 feature that makes it tougher for companies to indiscriminately use tracking technology for mobile advertising.

The anti-tracking feature previously faced criticism, unsurprisingly, from companies that work in mobile advertising. However, this is the one of the first legal actions taken against Apple due to the feature.

Bag an iPhone 11, 11 Pro refurb for as little as $549.99 today only

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Analyst complains iPhone’s average selling price is slipping
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Woot is blowing out iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max refurbs again — and this time, they’re even more affordable. Prices start at just $549.99 for unlocked devices that work on any carrier.

All units are tested and in full working order, and they’re backed by a 90-day Woot warranty. The sale runs for just one day, so claim yours before they’re all gone!

Despite strong iPhone 12 preorders in India, Apple remains a bit player

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The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 price is now the same for all the top US telecoms.
Despite no 5G, the iPhone 12 is selling well in India.
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Preorders for the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are “super high” in India, largely thanks to authorized resellers offering good trade-in deals and monthly installment payments, according to a report published Wednesday.

Apple doesn’t reveal iPhone sales figures anymore. That means Apple watchers must be on the lookout for other early signs to indicate how well new iPhones are doing. In India, at least, that appears to be pretty darn well for iPhone 12.

Master any PDF document with one multifaceted converter and editor

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The world is changing fast, but PDFs remain a fundamental part of every digital workplace. The ubiquitous digital document format is as common as ever, but they’re also as tricky as ever to edit and convert.

This powerful toolkit offers a welcome and easy way to work with PDFs.