Surging iPad sales help Apple stay world’s No. 2 computer-maker

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All of these are computers, and all contributed to Apple’s growing share of the global computer market.
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Strong sales of iPad and Mac during Q2 2020 propelled Apple closer to taking the lead in the worldwide computer market. But they weren’t quite enough to push Lenovo out of the top spot, according to a market-research firm.

Still, the Mac-maker stayed ahead of rivals HP, Dell and Samsung as the global computer market grew 14% year over year.

Turn your old iPad into quick cash for a bargain upgrade

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It might be worth more than you think.
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It’s a great time to replace your aging iPad, with up to $500 off brand-new iPad Pros for a limited time only. And we can help make your upgrade even cheaper.

Sell your old tablet to Cult of Mac and we’ll pay you the money you deserve. We offer real cash — and fast — and we typically cough up more than other trade-in services.

Apple signs first-look deal with Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company

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Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way production company teamed up with Apple.
Films or TV shows from Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way production company could be headed for Apple TV+.
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Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest Hollywood star teaming up with Apple. His production company Appian Way reportedly signed a first-look deal with the iPhone maker.

This means the Apple TV+ streaming service gets the right of first refusal for all projects DiCaprio and co. dream up.

Ewan McGregor motorcycle odyssey zooms toward Apple TV+

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‘Long Way Up’ premiers on Apple TV+ on September 18
Long Way Up is just a couple of guys out for a 13,000 mile ride.
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Ewan McGregor and his buddy Charley Boorman took a little motorcycle ride — a mere 13,000 miles over 100 days. They went through 16 border crossings and 13 countries, starting from the city of Ushuaia at the tip of South America.

Their epic journey is the subject of Long Way Up, a series that launches on Apple TV+ in September.

iPhone 12 could get two separate releases

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An iPhone 12 concept video shows off lots of color options.
Apple could release the iPhone 12 in two phases this year.https://www.macrumors.com/2020/08/03/apple-may-launch-iphone-12-in-stages/
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The iPhone 12 release could be staggered, with certain models going on sale before others, a new report from Digitimes suggests.

This year, Apple is expected to release four iPhone models. These are likely to include a regular iPhone 12 in 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch models, and an iPhone 12 Pro in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch variants.

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