Apple celebrates Chinese New Year with special short shot on iPhone

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"The Bucket" was shot entirely on iPhone.
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Apple has shared a special video to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

The heartfelt short film, directed by Jia Zhangke, is titled “The Bucket,” and it’s about remembering loved ones when away from home. Apple has also published another two videos in which Zhangke showcases Depth Control and Slo-mo on the iPhone XS.

Apple launches exclusive Beats headphones for Chinese New Year

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Apple has unveiled a new “silver wing grey” pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones to commemorate the Chinese New Year.

The headphones, which are only available in China, are one of the items highlighted in Apple’s Chinese New Year gift guide. Apple also showcases the iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, Apple Watch and iPad Pro as hot ticket items — along with third-party products like the Lifeprint photo printer and DJI Osmo gimbal video camera.

Apple’s Clips app gets an update celebrating Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year takes place on February 16.
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Apple has given its Clip app for iOS a minor upgrade, celebrating Chinese New Year, which takes place next month.

The app’s update includes a commemorative Chinese New Year label and poster, along with minor updates for improved stability when recording Selfie Scenes on iPhone X, and a fix for an issue that caused the “Top Secret poster” to animate incorrectly during playback.

iPad magician celebrates Year of the Monkey by annoying chimps

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I've heard of chimps eating people's faces for less than this.
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Simon Pierro, the “iPad magician,” thought he should find an appropriate way to ring in the Chinese New Year. And it’s the Year of the Monkey, so the obvious call was to perform his feats of tech-assisted illusion for a bunch of increasingly aggravated chimpanzees, even though they aren’t actually monkeys?

Alright, so they don’t really get that mad, considering Pierro has the intelligence and sense of self-preservation to actually give them some peanuts after cruelly magic-ing them away. But the tension is real.

Check out the full video below.

Apple Celebrates Chinese New Year With Sale In Select Asian Countries

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales may be over for most of us — but lucky Apple fans in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan can pick up a cut-price iPad Air, iPhone 5s or other devices thanks to the company’s annual Chinese New Year online sale.

The sale, which lasts for one day only, takes place January 10.

Angry Birds “Year Of The Dragon” Update Now Available

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Rovio is at it again, this time with an Angry Birds Seasons update to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. In this blockbuster franchise update, our favorite angry aviators are allying themselves with the mythical mighty dragon to help thwart the imperial swine from swiping their offspring. This new theme features popping fireworks, glowing lanterns, and red envelopes bursting with money — all in celebration of China’s biggest and longest festival.