It’s now easy to buy products from Amazon on your Apple TV.
Amazon on Wednesday released a shopping app for any Apple TV running tvOS. The app allows users to purchase products via their Apple TV.
Upon downloading it, you’ll be given a code and asked to head to Amazon’s website on your phone or computer to sign in. From there, the app will ask you to create a four-digit pin number for completing purchases.
The good news is that the long-awaited AirPods will begin selling next week.
The bad news is that there’s currently about a two to four week delay to get them.
Apple announced that the wireless headphones will be available for purchase at Apple Stores, authorized resellers, and select carriers next week, providing customers who did not quickly pre-order with a chance to buy the wireless earphones before the end of the year. Apple said stores will receive “regular AirPods shipments.”
President-elect Donald Trump, following up on a campaign promise that he would “get Apple to start making their computers and their iPhones on our land, not in China” – and he has now said the same thing directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Trump offered the following:
I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple, and I said, ‘Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you’re making your product right here.’
Thanksgiving is over and the Black Friday deals are about to begin at both online and back and mortar outfits. Assorted retail stores like Target, Best Buy and Walmart began opening their doors last night and the following list of deals can be found for assorted Apple devices:
Where there iPad Pro is concerned, Target is offering the best deals, dropping the price by $150.99. With the discount, the entry-level 32GB Wi-Fi only iPad Pro model is available for $449.
For the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, MacMall is offering the following prices:
– Wi-Fi + Cellular/128GB/Silver for $887, down from $,1029 ($142 off)
– Wi-Fi + Cellular/128GB/Space Gray for $887, down from $1,029 ($142 off)
– Wi-Fi/32GB/Space Gray for $675, down from $799 ($124 off)
– Wi-Fi/128GB/Space Gray for $767, down from $899 ($132 off)
– Wi-Fi/128GB/Space Gray bundled + Smart Keyboard/Pencil for $988, down from $1,266 ($278 off)
– Wi-Fi + Cellular/128GB/Space Gray + Smart Keyboard/Pencil for $1,128, down from $1,297 ($169 off)
Apple has begun teasing its customers with Black Friday savings.
The company, which didn’t offer Black Friday deals in 2015, opted to allow third-party retailers such as Best Buy and Target to offer deals instead.
This year, Apple posted the following:
Our one-day shopping event will be here before you know it. Come back this Friday to check off everyone on your list.
It looks like the AirPods are about to hit the production line.
Following the delayed launch of the new wireless headphones in late October, Apple said it needed “a little more time” before they are ready for customers.
The latest word comes from investment bank Barclays, which in a research note we saw said AirPods should enter production in December. That means AirPods could still feasibly be released in time for the final weeks of the holiday shopping season, although a January 2017 launch as previously rumored, or later, is possible.
Back in late October, Apple delayed the launch of its much-anticipated AirPods, the company stating that it needed “a little more time” before the units were ready for prime time.
Since then, the headphones have been listed as “currently unavailable” on Apple’s web site.
Previous rumors had the AirPods as arriving in January 2017, suggesting they will not be available in time for this year’s holiday shopping season.
The first of the Touch Bar-equpped MacBook Pro units look as if they’re about to ship on Friday, November 11th.
A number of users have reported that Apple has started changing the status of several preorders from “processing” to “preparing for shipment”, which typically happens in the days before it ships and delivers orders to customers.
Reports from the first preorder customers estimated a ship date of November 11th, while others were quickly notified that their orders had been pushed back 2-3 weeks to 4-5 weeks after the units became available via the Apple online storefront.
You can now snag a refurbished iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus model from Apple.
The company has begun offering the refurbished handsets via its online store. The units are available in a variety of colors and capacities. Prices for an entry-level 16GB iPhone 6s start at $449, while a 16GB iPhone 6s Plus can be purchased for $529.
Those prices are $100 to $120 less than brand new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices, which are priced at $549 and $649 for 32GB of storage space. All refurbished iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models are unlocked and SIM-free, meaning they are compatible with all U.S. carriers.