First iPad with mini-LED display, AirPods 3 expected for early 2021

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iPad Air could get mini-LED in 2021
LCD's days are numbered.
Photo: Apple

Apple will introduce its first iPad with a mini-LED display and refreshed AirPods in the first half of 2021, according to one reliable analyst.

Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities predicts the iPad will be one of six Apple products that will get mini-LED screens next year. Others include iPad Pro, iMac Pro, and MacBook Pro.

Japanese company develops suction-grabber for picking up dropped AirPods

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AirPods supplier confident of booming business through 2021
Dropped AirPods are a big (and potentially expensive) problem.
Photo: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

You know that a tech accessory has become ubiquitous when people start inventing special custom vacuum cleaner/grabber devices purely to pick up ones that have been dropped.

That’s apparently what has happened in Japan, where a new report claims the East Japan Railways has began developing just such a cleanup device due to the frequency of this problem occurring — and the unsuitability of traditional “grabbers” for retrieving them.

Is this our first glimpse of the next-gen AirPods?

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Are these the next AirPods
The basic AirPods are in line for a Pro redesign.
Photo: 52Audio

Apple’s third-generation AirPods reportedly will look very similar to the AirPods Pro, and a new photo shared online may give us our first glimpse of the new design.

Posted by the website 52Audio, and linked to by Japanese Apple blog MacOtakara, the image shows what could be the top of Apple’s AirPods 3 and the enclosure cover for the new charging case.

AirPods drop to all-time low — get yours for under $100

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AirPods 2 with box on desk
Get yours before they're all gone!
Photo: Ian Fuchs/Cult of Mac

Apple’s newest AirPods are now available at their lowest price yet thanks to a generous $59.01 discount from Amazon. Get your brand-new models for under $100 today before they sell out!

Alternatively, opt for renewed AirPods Pro for just $179.

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Last chance: Save on great accessories in our Halloween Sale

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Cult of Mac Halloween Sale
Save on Elago, Mujjo, Rilee & Lo, and more.
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The Cult of Mac Store’s big Halloween Sale is almost over, but there’s still time to save on some sweet bands, cases, and other accessories for Apple Watch, iPhone, AirPods, and more.

Enjoy discounts on brands like Mujjo, Elago, and Rilee & Lo — but be quick. This sale ends today!

Apple’s big plans for next-gen AirPods, plus our $100,000 AAPL investment update! [The CultCast]

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The CultCast 464: Big changes are coming to your beloved AirPods. Find out what in our free Apple podcast.
Big changes are coming to your beloved AirPods.
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This week on The CultCast: Next-gen AirPods might bring massive changes — we’ll tell you what we know!Plus: The original HomePod remains absolutely outstanding, but the new Intercom feature needs work. And we’ve got another update on Erfon’s $100,000 AAPL stock investment!

The CultCast is now available in video! Or subscribe to our audio episodes if you don’t like our faces.

Save 10% on Elago’s awesome Apple Watch, AirPods accessories

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Elago stand for Apple Watch
Sale ends today!
Photo: Elago

Elago’s awesome accessories for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods are now available at 10% off in the Cult of Mac Store’s big Halloween Sale.

You can save on brilliant retro charging stands inspired by iconic devices like the original Macintosh and Game Boy, Apple Watch bands, iPhone cases, AirPods bumpers, and lots more.

Save $100 with the biggest discount yet on Beats Solo Pro

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Beats Solo Pro
Save $100 for a limited time only!
Photo: Apple

Amazon is currently offering the biggest discount we’ve seen so far on Beats Solo Pro wireless headphones. Get yours in one of a number of color options for just $199.95 — a full $100 off the usual price.

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