Apple is now selling refurbished HomePods, but Black Friday deals are cheaper

Apple has added refurbished HomePods for the first time to its online store, where they’re selling for $50 less than the original price, via MacRumors. Both the white and space gray versions are selling for $299, but you’re better off looking elsewhere — Best Buy’s Black Friday deals show new HomePods selling for even cheaper, […]

Apple confirms its T2 security chip blocks some third-party repairs of new Macs

Apple’s annual October hardware event wrapped late last month with the announcements of a new MacBook Air and a revamped Mac mini. Both computers, like the newest MacBook Pro and last year’s iMac Pro, come equipped with Apple’s security-focused T2 chip. The T2 chip, which acts as a co-processor, is the secret to many of […]

Apple launched a pair of repair programs for some iPhone X and 13-inch MacBook Pro models

Apple launched a pair of repair programs to fix issues for some 13-inch, non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro and some iPhone Xs, as spotted by Bloomberg. Affected MacBook Pro models have an issue with their solid-state drive, while the iPhone X might have a faulty display module. In the case of the MacBook Pro, the company […]

New Apple patent hints that rumored over-ear headphones could be reversible

Apple’s been rumored to be working on a pair of its own over-ear headphones for a while now, but details on the rumored product have been pretty slim beyond the basic concept. A newly granted patent, titled “System and method for automatic right-left ear detection for headphones,” may hint at what Apple is planning, though. […]

iFixit’s MacBook Air teardown is here, and there’s good and bad news

When Apple announced its long-awaited 2018 MacBook Air, it proudly called the refresh its “greenest Mac ever” thanks to its shell which is made from 100 percent recycled aluminum. Now, a teardown from iFixit suggests it’s also a much easier laptop to repair than Apple’s other recent models — even if it doesn’t manage to […]

Apple may have a less wasteful method of replacing the new MacBook Air’s battery

Apple has developed a way to replace the new MacBook Air’s battery without swapping out the entire top of the keyboard, MacRumors reports based on Apple’s internal service guide for the device. That’s slightly more environmentally friendly than the situation on other modern MacBooks, which have so much glue inside the frame that the entire […]

Apple updates iMovie, GarageBand, iWork, and Clips as new devices launch

Now that Apple’s full fall hardware lineup is officially available, the company has announced a slew of updates for its video creation and productivity apps. First, a new iMovie update will let users connect an external display to an iPad or iPhone, which allows screen mirroring or creating a full-screen preview of what you’re editing. […]