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Apple will hold New Year’s Sale in Japan starting January 2

Apple plans to once again hold a special New Year’s Sale both online and in-store in all of it’s retail locations in Japan, beginning January 2. Up until 2016, Apple chose to be part of the Japanese tradition of offering “Fukubukuro” or “lucky bags” to customers. Fukubukuro contained an assortment of random Apple products ranging from backpacks to…

Schiller: Apple is working with Consumer Reports to understand their ‘do not recommend rating’ on latest MacBook Pro

Earlier this week Consumer Reports said that they ‘do not recommend’ the latest MacBook Pro. This is the first notebook the firm couldn’t recommend due to inconsistent battery life during their test. Now, Apple marketing head Phil Schiller says that the company is working with Consumer Reports to “understand” the tests. Working with CR to understand…

Consumer Reports isn’t recommending the 2016 MacBook Pro

Lots of users have been reporting poor battery life on their 2016 MacBook Pro. Now, however, Consumer Reports is out and has put their own twist on the notebook, and it’s not looking good there either. The firm says the 2016 MacBook Pro is the first MacBook to not reach e recommended ratings from the origination. In the breakdown post, Consumer…

Apple seeds first watchOS 3.1.3 beta to developers

A little over a week since Apple pulled watchOS 3.1.1, Apple has now released watchOS 3.1.3 beta 1 to developers. We’re unsure at the moment what’s new in the beta but we’ll update this post with new information when available. If you’re a developer and want to get it yourself, you can get it from the Developer Portal. If you’re already on the…

Apple now offers Series 1 and Series 2 Apple Watch on its online refurbished store, starts at $229

As it generally does with all of its products, Apple has now started offering its Series 1 and Series 2 Apple Watch through its online refurbished stores. This is the first time the Apple Watch has been made available as a refurbished unit. Both the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 are discounted to a certain extent. Both aluminum and stainless steel…

Apple releases firmware 7.7.8 and 7.6.8 updates for AirPort base stations with fix for Back to My Mac

Today Apple has released firmware updates for its Wi-Fi base stations. This includes the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule. Firmware 7.7.8 is available for 802.11ac base stations, while 7.6.8 is available for 802.11n base stations. Apple’s release notes says that the update fixes an issue that prevented AirPort base stations…

Apple seeds macOS 10.12.3 beta 2 to developers

Today Apple has seeded its second beta of macOS 10.12.3 to developers. We’re unsure what’s new in the beta but we’ll keep you updated if we find more information. The update is currently available for beta testers for now. It’s not recommended to install this beta unless you’re an actual developer as there’s no reverting back without data…

Apple seeds iOS 10.2.1 beta 2 to developers

About a week since the last beta, Apple is now seeding its second iOS 10.2.1 beta to developers iOS 10.2.1 beta 2 is now available for download via Apple’s Developer Center. The beta is currently for developers only but we expect it to come out to public beta testers in the next few days. It is highly unrecommended to run this beta on your daily…