Rajesh Pandey, author at Cult of Mac

Apple reportedly ending Apple Card partnership with Goldman Sachs


Making Apple Card payments is as simple as its design.
Apple might have to find a new banking partner for Apple Card.
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Apple’s partnership with Goldman Sachs for the Apple Card is coming to an end. The Cupertino giant has reportedly sent a proposal to the bank to exit from the agreement in the next 12 to 15 months.

At the moment, it is unclear if Apple has zeroed in on another banking partner for Apple Card.

5 Black Friday Apple deals that are still live


Black Friday Apple Deals Still Live
These Black Friday Apple deals are still live!
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday provide an excellent opportunity to buy a new MacBook, iPad and other Apple products at heavily discounted prices. This year, we saw some hefty discounts on Apple gear during the shopping marathon.

But what if you missed buying the MacBook or Apple Watch you wanted? While Black Friday and Cyber Monday might be over, the deals are not all gone. Check out the five best Apple deals that are still live below.

Best Cyber Monday Apple Deals: MacBooks, AirPods, Apple Watch and more


Best Cyber Monday Apple deals
Check out these amazing Cyber Monday discounts on some popular Apple products.
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Did you miss buying your favorite Apple gear or accessory during Black Friday? Do not worry, as Cyber Monday is here. This is probably your last chance to get a new MacBook, iPad, or Apple Watch at its lowest price before the holidays.

You can get the recently launched M3 MacBook Pro with a 10-core GPU for just $1,449 ($150 off). You can score even bigger discounts of up to $250 on the 15-inch MacBook Air. The Apple Pencil 2 is also down to its new lifetime low price of $79.99 after a massive $49 off.

While Apple is running its own shopping event for Cyber Monday, you should look at deals from third-party retailers, as they are offering bigger discounts. However, as always, these prices could change at any time and/or the products could sell out.

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Apple Store hands out $200 gift cards during Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale


Apple Store Black Friday Deal
The Apple Store Shopping Event runs through Black Friday to Cyber Monday.
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Apple’s own Black Friday/Cyber Monday special offers bundle gift cards of up to $200 with selected products. There are bargains on these devices available from other retailers but some prefer to buy straight from Apple.

The Apple Store Shopping Event started on November 24 (Black Friday) and runs through November 27 (Cyber Monday).

CleanMyMac X gets an irresistible 30% off for Black Friday


MacPaw CleanMyMac X update better monitors your Mac's health
CleanMyMac X is heavily discounted this Black Friday.
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CleanMyMax X is a must-have app for your Mac to keep it running in its best condition. The app has over 30 tools to help manage your Mac’s performance and disk space by removing unwanted junk and large files, uninstalling old apps, and more.

This Black Friday, you can get 30% off CleanMyMac X‘s yearly license, making it an instant buy!

EU’s proposed right-to-repair law incentivizes repairs, bans parts pairing


Self repair components and tools for iPhone with the necessary tools from Apple.
EU's strong right to repair legislation bans parts pairing.
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The European Parliament voted Tuesday to approve a strong right-to-repair proposal. It aims to make consumer electronic goods more repairable, with companies required to prioritize repairability over replacement.

The draft legislation still needs to go through negotiations between the Parliament and the Council before it can go into effect.

Leak shows iPhone 16 Pro’s battery with a metal shell


iPhone 16 Pro rendered image
iPhone 16 Pro's battery could use a metal backplate.
Graphic: Rajesh

If leaked images prove correct, Apple will adopt a new design for the iPhone 16 Pro’s battery featuring a metal shell on top. This could help with heat dissipation.

Like current iPhones, the purported iPhone 16 Pro battery has an L-shaped design. However, it has a capacity of 3,355mAh. For comparison, the iPhone 15 Pro uses a 3,274mAh capacity cell.

Apple Vision Pro launch likely delayed to March 2024


Apple Vision Pro
Apple won't meet its initial Vision Pro launch target.
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Apple is reportedly still working on the Vision Pro’s distribution plan and final testing. Due to this, the mixed-reality headset will launch around March 2024.

This is a couple of months later than the company’s initial target of a January launch. At the “Wonderlust” event on September 12, Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed the Vision Pro is “on track to ship early next year.”

Score $200 off M3 Pro MacBook Pro in this Black Friday deal


The top two new MacBook Pro models now come in a space black aluminum finish.
The top two new MacBook Pro models now come in a space black aluminum finish.
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Apple’s M3 Pro MacBook Pros are available with up to $200 off in Amazon’s pre-Black Friday deal. This drops Apple’s latest laptops down to their lowest price within days of launch.

With Amazon’s offer, you can currently get the 14-inch M3 Pro MacBook Pro for $1,849. The 16-inch variant is available with a bigger discount of $200, bringing its price down to $2,299.

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Apple’s in-house 5G iPhone modem delayed once again


The iPhone 15 Series modem chip upgrade resulted in appropriately faster 5G downloads.
Apple will have to stick to Qualcomm's 5G modem for the foreseeable future.
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Apple is falling further behind in creating an in-house modem for iPhones. After multiple delays, the company targeted a 2025 spring timeline to ship its first modem. But that’s not going to happen.

A new report signals that Apple has delayed the modem’s launch until the end of 2025 or early 2026.