Sign up to DirecTV Now and get a free Apple TV 4K

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Apple TV 4K usually costs $179.
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DirectTV Now is offering a free Apple TV 4K to customers who sign up for fourth months of its streaming TV service for an upfront cost of $140.

The model being given away as part of the offer is an entry level 32GB Apple TV 4K, which usually retails at $179.

iPhone X pre-orders sell out in minutes on Samsung’s home turf

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Pre-orders in South Korea were incredibly strong.
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The iPhone X may have greater levels of availability in Apple Stores than many predicted, but there’s one place you’ll struggle to get your hands on one: South Korea.

According to a new report, Samsung’s home turf experienced a massive surge of orders for the iPhone X when it was made available for pre-order, ahead of its November 24 launch. In total, the allocated iPhone X shipments for the country sold out within minutes.

Today in Apple history: Apple’s ‘unreleased’ Mac OS ships to devs

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Remember Mac OS Copland? Probably not from using it.
Remember Mac OS Copland? Probably not from using it.
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November 17: Today in Apple history: Mac OS Copland November 17, 1995: Apple releases the first beta version of its new Copland operating system to around 50 Mac developers.

Not so much a Mac OS update as a totally new operating system, it offers next-gen features and promises to help Apple take on the then-mighty Windows 95. Sadly, it will never reach the public.

Apple’s VP of diversity and inclusion is leaving the company

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Denise Young Smith was promoted to her current diversity-promoting role in May.
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Denise Young Smith, a.k.a. Apple’s first ever vice president of diversity and inclusion, is leaving the company.

Young Smith won the role earlier this year, having previously been Apple’s head of worldwide human resources. She will be replaced by Christie Smith, who joins Apple from Deloitte.

Intel working with Apple to bring blazingly fast 5G to iPhone

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Chips could arrive in time for the iPhone in 2019 or 2020.
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Apple is reportedly working closely with Intel on 5G wireless broadband technology for a future iPhone, a new report claims.

The story follows previous claims that Apple is planning to drop Qualcomm chips for new iPhones and iPads which will ship in 2018, and replace them with chips made by Intel instead.

What’s a computer? Apple wants to know

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Is the iPad Pro a true PC replacement?
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The post-PC world is closer than we think, according to the latest Apple video ad that was published on the company’s YouTube today.

The whimsical new ad for the iPad Pro follows a young girl around town as she video chats with friends, takes photos, does homework, draws with Apple Pencil, reads comics and more all from her iPad Pro.

Check it out:

Brilliant concept brings Touch Bar to the Mac mini

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This Mac Mini concept is pretty crazy.
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It’s time for Apple to think different when it comes to the Mac mini.

Even though it’s been over 1,000 days since Apple last updated its smallest Mac machine, Tim Cook insists it’s still an important part of Apple’s product line. Apple fans are desperate for an update, but if it looks anything like this concept it’ll have been well worth the wait.

Take a closer look:

iPhone is one of 2017’s best inventions (but so is fidget spinner)

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What's not to love about the iPhone X.
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Anyone that says Apple can’t innovate anymore obviously hasn’t spent some quality time with the iPhone X.

According to Time annual list of the year’s best inventions, the iPhone X is the only smartphone that makes the cut, but so did the fidget spinner. The magazine calls the iPhone X the world’s most sophisticated smartphone and it’s not hard to see why.

Jony Ive refuses to mourn death of iPhone Home button

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Apple has not regrets ditching Touch ID.
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Killing the home button on the iPhone X was a no-brainer, according to Apple’s design boss Jony Ive. But figuring out the best way to replace wasn’t an easy task.

In a recent interview on iPhone X, Jony Ive revealed some of the design decisions his team had to make in order to bring huge innovations to this year’s flagship device.