Rajesh Pandey, author at Cult of Mac

Apple is not ready to give up on Lightning on the AirPods Pro 2

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When AirPods Pro 2 come out later in 2022, they might be the only 'Pro' model.
The AirPods Pro 2 could be made in Vietnam
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A reliable Apple analyst claims AirPods Pro 2 will enter mass production in the second half of 2022. The noise-canceling earbuds’ charging case will continue to feature a Lightning connector instead of switching to USB-C.

This time around, Apple suppliers will mass produce the AirPods Pro 2 in Vietnam instead of China, long the company’s primary manufacturing hub.

iPad Pro drops back to its lowest price yet

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Grab the iPad Pro at its lowest-ever price on Amazon
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The M1 iPad Pro just dropped back to the lowest price we’ve seen. Amazon is currently selling the 11-inch model with 128GB of storage for just $699.99 after a $100 discount. (Note that part of that discount shows up at checkout.)

On higher-storage variants, you can score a discount of as much as $200. As usual, there’s no way of knowing how long these deals will last.

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Apple wants to make more iPhones and MacBooks outside China

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A new wave of lockdowns in China could put Apple millions of units behind on iPhone production.
Apple wants to expand its product manufacturing outside China
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Apple is reportedly looking to expand the production of its devices outside China due to its strict anti-Covid policy.

The Chinese government’s uncompromising zero-covid policy has affected the manufacturing of Apple devices, with shipping times slipping to July for some products.

AirPods 3 are a real steal after a $29 discount

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AirPods 3
AirPods 3 are brilliant ... and on sale!
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Apple’s latest AirPods 3 is down to just $149.99 on Amazon — a sweet $29.01 discount from its retail price of $179.

In Cult of Mac‘s AirPods 3 review, we found them to be the best earbuds in Apple’s lineup. And this is the lowest price the earbuds have dropped to in the last month.

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You can no longer pay for Apple services in India using a credit or debit card

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Developer relations is getting more complex
Blame the new RBI regulations for this move from Apple
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Apple has sent out emails to its customers in India informing them that it won’t be accepting credit and debit cards for payments on the App Store and other Apple services starting June 1, 2022.

The announcement comes ahead of the new regulations from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) going live.

Apple Watch SE gets a tempting $50 discount

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Apple Watch SE
Don't miss this deal on the Apple Watch SE
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Amazon currently has the Apple Watch SE discounted to just $229 — down from $279, a savings of $50.

The listing will show a $30 discount, bringing the price down to $249, with the additional $19.01 off automatically applied at checkout.

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