Apple wants to make more money from streaming and advertising

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Eddy Cue wants Apple to make more money from its streaming and advertising businesses.
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Eddy Cue, Apple’s SVP of Services, is reportedly looking to restructure the company’s offerings to make a more significant push in streaming and advertising.

Apple’s services business has been growing rapidly over the last few years. It currently boasts more than 825 million paid subscribers.

Get the 2021 Apple TV 4K at the lowest price yet

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With a $29 discount, now is a good time to pick up the 2021 Apple TV 4K
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The Apple TV 4K with 32GB storage is down to $149.99 on Amazon after a $29.01 discount.

The streaming box from Apple retails for $179, so you are scoring a sweet 16% discount on its MSRP.

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Don’t miss this $250 discount on the 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro [Updated]

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$249 off on the 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro? That's a sweet deal
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Apple’s excellent 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 Pro chip, 16GB of RAM and 512GB storage is discounted by $250 to just $2,249 on Amazon.

That’s 99 cents cheaper than the price when we originally spotted this deal last week. And the discount on the MacBook Pro with 1TB storage is bigger now, too. If you’re looking for a sale price on a 16-inch MacBook Pro, what are you waiting for? As with all Amazon deals, who knows how long this will last …

Grab the M1 MacBook Air with a sweet $70 discount

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Looking to buy the M1 MacBook Air? Don't miss this sweet discount then
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Apple’s M1 MacBook Air is discounted by a sweet $70 to just $929 on Amazon.

You can also score a $50 discount on the 512GB storage model if you need the extra space.

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iPad Pro is a real steal after a $400 discount

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The deals on the 2021 iPad Pro lineup are too good to ignore
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The M1 iPad Pro is discounted by up to $400 on Amazon, making it the perfect time to pick one up. The 11-inch iPad Pro sees a sweet $50 discount off its retail price, bringing its price down to $749.

The best deal is on the top-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro with cellular connectivity and 2TB storage that’s discounted by $400.

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M1 iMac hits all-time low with up to $150 off

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The M1 iMac is the perfect machine for your home office at its discounted price
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Apple’s excellent 24-inch M1 iMac is cheaper than ever on Amazon right now. The base model with 7-core GPU and 256GB storage is available for $1,199 after a $100 discount.

The more powerful model with 8-core GPU sees an even more attractive discount of $150.

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M1 MacBook Pro is a total steal after a $249 discount

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This deal gives you the perfect excuse to buy the M1 MacBook Pro
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Apple’s excellent M1 MacBook Pro is discounted by as much as $249 on Amazon. The base model with 256GB storage is down to its lowest price of $1,099 in the last 30 days, down from 1,299.

The deal on the 512GB variant is even better — it is available for $1,249 after a $249 discount, with the last $50 off automatically applied at checkout.

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Elon Musk wants to take over Twitter by spending $41 billion

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Elon Musk now wants to acquire the whole of Twitter
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Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has offered $41 billion in cash to take over Twitter. He wants to take the social media company private to ensure it is able to thrive and “be the platform for free speech around the globe.”

The move comes less than two weeks after Musk spent $3 billion to become Twitter’s largest shareholder.

This is what Apple’s upcoming dual USB-C charger looks like

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A Dual USB-C Power 35W Power Adapter from Apple? Yes, please
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Photos of Apple’s unreleased dual USB-C charger with a total output of 35W have surfaced online. The images show the adapter will have a compact design with foldable electrical prongs and two USB-C ports located side by side.

It will also feature two circular indents on both sides that should aid with grip when removing the charger from a power outlet.

iOS 16 could finally fix a major iPhone pain point

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Could Apple finally improve notification management in iOS 16?
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Apple could fix a major iPhone pain point by introducing some “fairly significant enhancements” to notifications in iOS 16, according to a reliable source. Further, the company could make major improvements to health and activity tracking in watchOS 9.

The Cupertino company also supposedly will debut a new multitasking interface in iPadOS 16.

Apple Watch Series 7 drops to a new low price of $329

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The Apple Watch Series 7 has been discounted to its lowest-ever price on Amazon in the last 30 days, making it the perfect time to pick one up. Amazon lists the 41mm Apple Watch Series 7 for only $329 — a whopping $70 discount from its retail price of $399.

The 45mm model sees a similar $69.01 discount, so you can get it for just $359.99 while Amazon’s sale lasts.

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AirPods Pro are a real steal after $75 discount

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You should not miss this deal on the AirPods Pro
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The AirPods Pro has been discounted to just $174 on Amazon, down from its retail price of $249. That’s a $75 discount and a deal you should not miss if you have been eyeing the earbuds for a long time now.

The regular AirPods 2 and 3 are also on sale if you can’t stretch your budget for the Pro model.

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Apple no longer allows you to downgrade your iPhone to iOS 15.4

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You cannot go back to iOS 15.4 now
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Apple has stopped signing iOS 15.4 just over a week after releasing iOS 15.4.1 to the public. This means it is no longer possible to downgrade your iPhone to the older version of the operating system. The company also stopped signing iPadOS 15.4, so you cannot downgrade your iPad to the older firmware either.

Amazon discounts iPad Air 5 to its lowest price yet

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This is too good a deal to miss on Apple's powerful new tablet.
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Looking to buy the new iPad Air 5? Amazon currently offers an irresistible deal that knocks $70 off the tablet’s retail price.

Thanks to the discount, you can get the 256GB iPad Air 5 in Space Gray with Wi-Fi for $679 — down from $749. The base model with 64GB storage is also available with a modest $29.01 discount.

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