Skip iPhone 13 and bag a bargain refurb from just $99.99 today only

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Apple has raised $220 million to fight AIDS-related deaths in Africa
Get yours before they're all gone!
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Not interested in splashing out on iPhone 13 or 13 Pro? Treat yourself to a more affordable upgrade instead. Woot’s insane sale on iPhone refurbs is back, and you can bag yours from just $99.99.

A range of devices, from iPhone 7 to iPhone 11 Pro Max, are currently available. Stock is selling fast and the sale is good for one day only, so enjoy it while you can.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy gets glorious new trailer and release date

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy screenshot
Quit drooling.
Photo: Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games today dropped its first trailer for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition — and confirmed its price tag and release date for those playing on PC and consoles (mobile versions follow next year).

The trailer shows significant improvements in graphics for all three games in the set, while remaining true to their original style, just as Rockstar promised.

iPhone SE 3 could steal iPhone XR’s design but miss out on Face ID

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iPhone XR performance is stellar, far better than many Android devices that cost more.
It would be a big upgrade for Apple's low-cost smartphone.
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Apple’s third-generation iPhone SE may ship with a new design after all, with a new report claiming the low-cost device will look a lot like iPhone XR.

It is expected to get a much larger 6.1-inch display with significantly slimmer bezels. But unlike iPhone XR, it could ship with Touch ID integrated into its power button, rather than Face ID. It may also be Apple’s last LCD iPhone.

2022 MacBook Air could pack mini-LED display, MagSafe, colorful design

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2022 MacBook Air render
Who doesn't want a MacBook Air that looks like this?
Render: Ian Zelbo/Front Page Tech

We could be waiting until the middle of 2022 for the next MacBook Air refresh, but according to the latest rumor, it will be well worth the wait.

Apple’s next-generation ultraportable is expected to deliver a new mini-LED display and MagSafe connectivity — like the 2021 MacBook Pro — as well as a much more colorful design inspired by the 24-inch iMac.

Apple Watch Series 7 teardown reveals bigger batteries, new display tech

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Apple Watch Series 7 teardown
Very familiar but with some big differences.
Photo: iFixit

Apple Watch Series 7 just got its customary teardown by iFixit, revealing some small but significant changes to its internals — including slightly larger batteries — and a somewhat surprising repairability score.

It looks like Apple’s newest wearable now uses more advanced display technology, which could explain why it faced such a lengthy delay.

Keep AirPods 3 safe and protected with Elago’s brilliantly cool new cases

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Elago cases for AirPods 3
Prices start at just $10.99.
Photo: Elago

AirPods always look great when you first take them out of their box, but it only takes a few days for their shiny white case to become covered in scuffs and scratches. That’s why you should protect yours with a great case.

Check out Elago’s brilliantly cool new lineup of cases for AirPods 3, which includes simple silicone sleeves, luscious leather options, and others inspired by awesome retro tech, including the original Game Boy and Macintosh.

Get the MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 and 13 at its lowest price yet

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MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone
Save $19.05 for a limited time.
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Amazon is now offering its second and biggest discount on the new Apple MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. The $19.05 discount reduces the price of the device to just $79.95 for a limited time only.

Bag yours before the price returns to normal.

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Incredibly rare Apple VideoPad ditched by Steve Jobs heads to auction

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Apple VideoPad 2 prototype
It's expected to fetch up to $12,000.
Photo: Bonhams

An incredibly rare Apple VideoPad 2 prototype is headed to auction after it was purchased from an Apple engineer back in 1999. It comes with a black leather carrying case that features the Newton logo, and is expected to fetch $12,000.

The VideoPad, which was scrapped by Steve Jobs upon his return to Apple in 1997, was a personal digital assistant (PDA) similar to the Newton that would have allowed users to carry out video calls. But it never made it to market.

Kim Kardashian spills unreleased Beats Fit Pro wireless headphones

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Beats Fit Pro wireless headphones
Just days after they were leaked in iOS 15.1.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s upcoming Beats Fit Pro wireless headphones have been spilled by Kim Kardashian. The reality TV star was spotted wearing the unreleased buds, which are expected to debut next month, in paparazzi snaps published this week.

It’s not the first time celebrities have appeared wearing new Beats headphones before they’ve been officially unveiled by Apple. Beats Studio Buds were donned by LeBron James weeks before they made their debut back in June.

Safari 15.1 reverses controversial design changes for macOS Big Sur and Catalina

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Safari 15.1 design
Safari is back to its best.
Screenshot: Cult of Mac

After Apple finally decided to reverse its controversial Safari design changes in the latest macOS Monterey beta (when you use the “Separate” tabs option), it has made the same move for those running macOS Big Sur and Catalina.

The latest Safari 15.1 beta for earlier versions of macOS brings back Safari’s old tab design. However, if you prefer the new “Compact” interface — introduced at WWDC 2021 back in June — you still have the option to use it.