iMac Pro now available with Vega 64X graphics and 256GB RAM

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It's going to cost you.
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The pricey iMac Pro didn’t quite get a refresh like the standard iMac today, but Apple has added some new upgrade options.

Those with a need for speed can now equip the all-in-one with AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64X graphics and up to 256GB of RAM for the first time. But be prepared to break the bank (or maybe rob a bank?) for the most impressive model.

Apple wildly underestimates demand for cheap iPhone batteries

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They’re likely to be Apple’s last 7nm chips.
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Apple reportedly replaced a whopping 11 million iPhone batteries last year — 10 times as many as anticipated.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has already cited this as one of the reasons why new iPhone sales are slowing. It is believed the company expected to perform between 1 and 2 million replacements under its heavily-discounted $29 program.

Sell your iPad now in time for a big upgrade

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Farewell, old friend.
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Almost half of all iPhone and iPad users are already running iOS 12

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The official iOS 12 release date is next week, but you can download it now.
Are you enjoying iOS 12 yet?
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Almost half of all iPhone and iPad users have already upgraded to iOS 12, according to new data.

It’s an impressive adoption rate for a major upgrade that’s only been officially available for just over two weeks. Its speedy uptake can likely be attributed to its new features and significant performance improvements — especially for older devices.

Sell your old iPhone, Apple Watch now in time to upgrade

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We can help you pay for your next Apple Watch.
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iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available to preorder from the Apple Online Store tomorrow, alongside Apple Watch Series 4. They might be pricey, but there’s one way you can earn some quick cash you help you pay for them.

Sell your old Apple devices to Cult of Mac!

Our buyback program makes it incredibly easy to turn your old iPhone or Apple Watch 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 you could save on your next upgrade today.

Apple Music is getting a massive upgrade on Android

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Many small business owners are unaware they need a license to stream music in their shops.
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Apple Music is about to get a big upgrade on Android.

A beta version of its next major update reveals Android Auto support is on the way. A number of other new features will also be added to bring the Android version of the app in line with its counterpart on iOS.

iPhone Upgrade Program welcomes T-Mobile customers online

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iPhone X finally hits Apple's refurbished section.
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T-Mobile customers can now sign up to the iPhone Upgrade Program online — just in time for Apple’s big 2018 upgrades.

Online enrollment was previously available to those on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, while T-Mobile subscribers were forced to visit their local Apple Store. The process will be a little easier for those looking to buy a new iPhone this fall.