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Jony Ive’s discontinued Apple design book now goes for big bucks


You're probably going to wish you bought the thing when it was merely expensive.
You're probably going to wish you bought the thing when it was merely expensive.
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When former Apple design honcho Jony Ive released his super-premium Apple design book in 2016, a lot of folks thought it was an overpriced ego trip. After all, Designed by Apple in California went for $299 for the large size and $199 for the small size.

And now? Well, now you’d be lucky to get the fancy coffee-table books for dollar amounts in the high hundreds and low thousands.

Creeps sell ‘silent AirTags’ with disabled speakers that are harder to spot


Silent AirTags on eBay
Without a speaker, AirTags are easier to hide.
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Creeps have taken to selling “silent AirTags” with disabled speakers that other creeps can use for more effective stalking. One such device was selling for $77.50 on Etsy before the “star seller” had a change of heart and removed it.

Apple designed AirTag to emit a sound after it has been away from its paired device for a certain period of time, which can help alert those around it of its presence. Without a speaker, AirTag is much more difficult to detect.

Dealer will part with prized Steve Jobs autograph for $77,000


Plaque Steve Jobs
For 10-years of services.
Photo: RR Auction

How does an autograph collector part with a favorite item? Dan Caldwell of Billionaire Collectibles sets the price high enough so that letting go is not so painful.

He has what is likely the only Steve Jobs autograph currently for sale, a signed work-anniversary certificate for an Apple employee. The $77,000 asking price on eBay is how much someone “will have to pay to peel it out of my hands.”

Craigslist’s first iPhone app is totally basic (and that’s fine)


The original online classifieds now has an app.
Photo: Craigslist

It seems like Craigslist has been a cornerstone of the Internet for practically forever. The site pretty much single-handedly killed white pages during the rise of the world wide web, but for some reason, it took until the end of 2019 for Craigslist to finally create its own iPhone app.

As you’d expect, it’s totally basic.

Just $1,050 will bag you a limited-edition Newton MessagePad on eBay


Just $1,050 will bag you a limited edition Newton MessagePad on eBay
Yours for a price!
Photo: eBay/tigerstudios23

The Newton MessagePad is probably the single most underrated product in Apple’s entire history. Now, thanks to a new eBay auction, you can get your hands on one of the rarest Newtons ever created.

The clear, limited production prototype Newton MessagePad 110 was given out to a select few people at Apple’s 1994 developer conference. Apple only ever made a few hundred units. If you’re quick, you could own one. For a price, of course.

Learn to make Shopify a profitable part of your business [Deals]


The Ultimate Shopify & Ecommerce Expert Bundle
Learn the many ins and outs of setting up and running a successful dropshipping business.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Welcome to the age of eCommerce. Thanks to platforms that connect customers and sellers, it’s never been easier to get a product-moving business off the ground. But that means it’s also a competitive space, so to get an edge, you’ll want some education.

iPhone hacking tools sell for as little as $100 on eBay


One of Cellebrite's hacking devices.
Photo: Tryc2/ebay

The Cellebrite hacking tool used by law enforcers for pulling data off locked iPhones costs $6,000 new. However, used units now show up on eBay for as little as $100.

That’s a big discount from the full price. And it seems that Cellebrite, a security firm based in Israel, isn’t too happy about the situation — with very good reason.

Sell your old Apple devices now to get the best price


iPhone X
Ready to ditch your iPhone X already? There's still time to get a great price!
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There’s still time to sell your old iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch and get the best price before new devices are unveiled at tomorrow’s big Apple event.

Cult of Mac’s buyback program makes it incredibly easy to turn unwanted gadgets into real cash, and we typically pay more than any other service. What’s more, you can get a quote now and hold onto your device until your upgrade arrives.

Find out how much your Apple devices are really worth today — before the prices drop!