Apple now ships iPhone X in under 3 weeks

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Apple is catching up with iPhone X demand.
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Apple is quickly catching up with iPhone X demand.

Shipping estimates on its online store have dropped for the first time since the handset was made available to pre-order late last month. New customers are facing a wait of just 2-3 weeks.

Apple online store goes down ahead of iPhone X event

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You’ve written your wish-list and sent it off to Santa, and now it’s time to hit the hay before you wake up to find out if you’ve been good enough this year. In other words, the Apple store is now down ahead of today’s special event.

When it comes back up, we expect to see a bunch of exciting new products, including Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, and of course, iPhone X.

AirPods are shipping faster than ever before

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AirPods are finally shipping in under a month.
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Shipping times for AirPods have finally fallen below one month. In most countries, the wait has been reduced to just two to three weeks when ordering from the Apple online store, which is the lowest it has been since the earphones made their debut last December.

Apple starts selling refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2

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Save up to 16 percent on the new Apple Watch.
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Apple is now selling refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 models.

These devices aren’t outdated: They debuted back in September, when they got unveiled alongside the iPhone 7. You can find them cheaper if you buy them second-hand on eBay or Craigslist, but refurbished units from Apple offer a number of advantages.

Prepare to be disappointed by Apple’s Black Friday event

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It's another gift card giveaway.
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Apple is taking part in Black Friday this year, but it looks like it won’t be slashing any prices.

The company’s promotion has already gone live in Australia and New Zealand and it brings free gift cards with eligible purchases rather than tasty discounts. But don’t expect to get those gift cards with the latest Apple products.

Apple now sells refurbished 9.7-inch iPad Pro

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Save up to $140 on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro by buying refurbished.
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Apple has started selling refurbished models of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, eight months after the device made its official debut.

Prices start at $509 for a 32GB Wi-Fi model — $90 less than the price of a brand new device — while more expensive options can save you up to $140.

You can no longer buy 3rd-gen Apple TV on Apple’s online store

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Alas, poor Apple TV! We knew thee well.
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Apple has quietly discontinued selling the old third-gen Apple TV on its online store, although it has committed to fulfilling all existing orders for the device.

As products go, the third-gen Apple TV had a reasonable lifespan, having first been introduced in 2012. Its software was last updated with minor security fixes back in February.