Mac shipments fall in 2019 despite impressive growth for PCs

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The 16-inch MacBook Pro couldn't save falling Mac shipments.
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A big MacBook Pro refresh and a long-awaited Mac Pro overhaul couldn’t prevent Apple computer shipments from suffering another decline in 2019, according to new data.

Both IDC and Gartner say Mac shipments fell during the final quarter of 2019, and for 2019 as a whole. That’s despite decent growth for PCs, which enjoyed the highest single-quarter shipment volume in four years during Q4.

Last chance: Save 15% on outstanding leather iPhone cases from Mujjo

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The best cases are even better at a discount.
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Mujjo makes some of the finest cases and accessories you’ll find for iPhone — and you can get them all today at a sweet discount.

Its stellar touchscreen gloves, outstanding iPhone cases (which rival Apple’s own leather options), and brilliant MacBook sleeves are now down 15% in the Cult of Mac Store. This deal ends tomorrow, so enjoy it while you can!

Oprah and Apple scrap plans for sexual assault documentary

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It will still debut later this month, but not on Apple TV+.
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Oprah Winfrey is stepping away from a new documentary based on the Time’s Up movement. The high-profile film will go ahead, with a premiere scheduled for the Sundance Film Festival this month. But it will no longer hit Apple TV+.

Oprah says she believes and supports the women featured in the documentary. But she feels the project is incomplete and says “it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in … creative vision.”

Apple still on track to deliver complete 5G iPhone lineup in 2020

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iPhone 11 continues to shine while iPhone 11 Pro Max sales flatten out
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Apple’s 5G iPhone lineup is still on track for a fall 2020 release, according to one reliable analyst.

A recent report suggested faster wwWave handsets, which are expected to succeed iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, may not arrive until early 2021. But those claims appear to be inaccurate.

CES 2020 trends: AirPower alternatives, rise of 5G, tasty TVs

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It's shaping up to be an exciting year for tech.
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CES 2020The post-holiday tech fest that is CES shutters its doors today for another year. This week’s event has been as weird and as wonderful as any other, giving us a glimpse of all kinds of innovative gadgets on the way in 2020.

Better AirPods alternatives. Wireless chargers that achieve what Apple couldn’t. iPhone cases you can throw on the compost heap when they’re no longer needed. Here are the biggest trends from CES 2020.

Ireland will award Tim Cook for 40 years of Apple investment

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Cook’s award shelf is quickly running out of room.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to receive a Special Recognition Award for the company’s 40 years of investment in Ireland, the IDA confirmed to Cult of Mac.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will present Cook with the accolade on January 20 in Dublin. It may be met with criticism from some as Apple continues to pay back €13 billion in unpaid Irish taxes.

Apple wants to see your best Night mode photos from iPhone 11

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Can you take Night mode photos as good as this? Prove it!
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Apple is inviting owners of its latest iPhone lineup to share their best Night mode photos. It plans to choose five winning snaps that will be showcased on the Apple website and official Instagram channel.

Winners may also see their photos featured in digital advertising campaigns, at Apple Stores, on billboards, or in third-party photo exhibitions, Apple says. You may also receive some cash.