Twelve South’s stunning SurfacePad comes to iPhone 11 series

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Twelve South’s stunning SurfacePad is a case (kind of) for iPhone owners who hate cases — and it’s now available for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

SurfacePad is a sheet of high-end leather that sticks to the back of your device and wraps around to cover its display. It keeps your iPhone free from scracthes, without the drawbacks of a traditional case.

Order yours today from the Cult of Mac Store.

iPhone resellers in China slash prices as sales fall

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Shoppers can save as much as $212 on iPhone 11 Pro Max.
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iPhone resellers in China are offering big discounts on Apple’s latest handsets in an effort to reverse falling sales amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suning, one of Apple’s largest retail partners in China, is offering discounts of up to 1,500 yuan (approximately $212) on the iPhone 11 series. The move is expected to trigger further price adjustments on other 4G smartphones.

iPad Pro packs super-fast Wi-Fi 6

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Wi-Fi 6 will help you binge more shows, faster.
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The two new iPad Pros unveiled Wednesday are the first Apple tablets to support the super-fast Wi-Fi 6 standard.

Apple’s brilliant new iPad Pro ads don’t mention Wi-Fi 6 as one of the headline features, but it’s a huge upgrade in connectivity from the previous generation, offering faster speeds and longer range.

There are many reasons why you’ll be hearing about Wi-Fi 6 a lot more in the future.

Pricey silver iPhones ‘kill’ bacteria and offer spiritual protection

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Since silver is a bacteria killer, these iPhones are less germy.
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The health experts say we can’t be too cautious in preventing the spread of a deadly coronavirus.

Caviar, the Russian brand that gold-plates and bejewels iPhones, is doing its part by turning to silver and its antibacterial properties for a line of iPhone 11 Pro cases.

For extra protection, you can pick one of four sacred cultural symbols representing health and good fortune.

Apple considers adding another major OLED display-maker to its supply chain

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Apple's going to need a lot more OLED displays.
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China’s largest display maker is publicly confident it will meet Apple’s quality standards for its future needs of organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, displays and is preparing to possibly become another component provider.

A media report Tuesday gives further evidence Apple is expecting its needs for the state-of-the-art displays to grow beyond the supply of its current two providers.