Mitchel Broussard

Mitchel is a Contributing Editor at MacRumors. Southern Louisiana-born, he lives off of bad TV, good books, and great video games. Despite a few close calls, he has yet to forget the face of his father.



Deals Spotlight: Expercom Takes $430 Off Base Mac Pro Model (Now $5,569), Offers Custom Configurations On Sale

Expercom has revealed a few notable discounts on Apple's new Mac Pro, which just launched earlier today. The retailer is taking up to $2,500 off custom built configurations, and $430 off the base Tower model of the Mac Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Expercom. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. This means you can get the 2019 Mac Pro for $5,569.00, down from Apple's current $5,999.00 price tag for the base model. Expercom's shipping does take longer than Apple's, however, and you'll have to wait as long as three to four weeks for the Mac Pro to arrive. Check out some of the models on sale below. Mac Pro Sale 3.5GHz 8-core 32GB/256GB storage with the Radeon 580X - $5,569.00, down from $5,999.00 3.3GHz 12-core 48GB/1TB storage with the Radeon Pro Vega II - $9,505.00, down from $9,935.00 3.2GHz 16-core 96GB/1TB storage with the Radeon Pro Vega II - $11,115.00, down from $11,545.00 The retailer even has a high-end Mac Pro at $49,616.00, down from $50,046. Apple is offering a deal where Apple Card users can get 6% Daily Cash back on Apple purchases made through December 31, but Expercom's deals are definitely solid for anyone without an Apple Card. For more deals, head to our full Deals Roundup.

Deals Spotlight: Satechi's Holiday Sale Offers Up to 50% Off Wireless Chargers, MacBook Cases, USB-C Accessories, and More

Satechi has a new holiday sale that's discounting many of its best accessories by as much as 50 percent, including wireless chargers, USB-C hubs, and MacBook carrying cases. You'll be able to find all of the discounts on Satechi's website, but we've highlighted the best deals in the lists below. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Satechi. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. This sale will last through December 17, so be sure to browse the items being marked down below before all of the best offers expire. Satechi Holiday SaleCharging Type-C Wireless Charger - $19.99, down from $39.99 30W Dual-Port Charger - $19.99, down from $29.99 Apple Watch Charging Stand - $18.99, down from $24.99 USB-C Lightning Cable - $19.99, down from $24.99 Hubs Pass-Through USB-C Hub - $29.99, down from $44.99 Type-C Mobile Pro Hub - $44.99, down from $59.99 Type-C Multimedia Adapter - $74.99, down from $99.99 Type-C USB Hub with Card Reader - $26.99, down from $34.99 iMac Accessories Type-C Aluminum Stand Hub - $67.99, down from $89.99 Slim Wireless Keyboard - $44.99, down from $74.99 Miscellaneous Dual Smart Outlet - $29.99, down from $59.99 Bluetooth Headphones - $52.99, down from $69.99 13-inch Laptop Carrying Case - $19.99, down from $24.99 15-inch Laptop Carrying Case - $21.99, down from $27.99 Head to our full Deals Roundup for even more discounts on Apple-related

Apple Card Offering 6% Daily Cash Back on Apple Product Purchases Until December 31

Apple's Twitter account for the Apple Card today announced that customers can get six percent Daily Cash back on most Apple products purchased through December 31. The six percent savings will be delivered as Daily Cash in Apple's Wallet app, transferred to the Apple Cash card. Apple highlights products like the iPhone 11, Apple Watch, MacBook Pro, and AirPods Pro as part of the promotion. Save 6% on gifts at Apple this holiday season. 🎁Through December 31, get 6% Daily Cash back on iPhone, ‌AirPods Pro‌, ‌MacBook Pro‌, and more. Apply now.— ‌Apple Card‌ (@AppleCard) December 10, 2019 However, it excludes purchases made on iTunes, AppleCare+, and payments made to Apple's ‌iPhone‌ Upgrade Program. Users have until December 31 to take advantage of the offer. Outside of the holidays, Apple offers three percent Daily Cash back for Apple product purchases. Partners like Uber, Uber Eats, Walgreens, Duane Reade, T-Mobile, and Nike also now support three percent Daily Cash back. Apple says additional partners will be added over time, while all other purchases made with the ‌‌Apple Card‌‌ via ‌Apple Pay‌ will continue to receive two percent Daily Cash. To apply for an ‌‌Apple Card‌‌, simply open the Wallet app on an ‌iPhone‌ running iOS 12.4 or later, tap the plus button in the top-right corner, and follow the on-screen steps. The process takes just a few minutes, and if approved, your digital ‌‌Apple Card‌‌ will be ready for purchases immediately. Daily Cash is unlimited and paid out daily to your Apple Cash account. For more details, make sure to check out our ‌Apple Card‌ guide

Deals Spotlight: B&H Photo Offers Low Prices on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, and Mac mini for Green Monday

Today is Green Monday, another shopping event that offers savings on electronics and other products as we get closer to the holidays. At B&H Photo, this means you can get all-time-low prices on the 13-inch MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, and Mac mini. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with B&H Photo. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. You can find all of these sales in the lists below, and browse even more discounts at B&H Photo on the retailer's website. Given the limited run of the event, many of these deals are expected to expire either later tonight or sometime this week, so check out the discounts soon. 2019 13-Inch MacBook Pro 1.4GHz, 8GB, 128GB - $1,099.99, down from $1,299.00 ($200 off, lowest price) 1.4GHz, 8GB, 256GB - $1,279.00, down from $1,499.00 ($220 off) 2.4GHz, 8GB, 256GB - $1,599.00, down from $1,749.00 ($150 off) 2.4GHz, 8GB, 512GB - $1,699.00, down from $1,999.00 ($300 off, lowest price) 2019 13-Inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz, 8GB, 128GB - $899.99, down from $1,099.99 ($200 off, lowest price) 1.6GHz, 8GB, 256GB - $1,099.99, down from $1,299.99 ($200 off, lowest price) 2018 Mac mini 3.6GHz, 8GB, 128GB - $679.00, down from $799.00 ($120 off, lowest price) 3.0GHz, 8GB, 256GB - $929.99, down from $1,099.99 ($170 off, lowest price) 2019 iMac 21.5-inch, 3.6GHz, 8GB, 1TB HDD - $1,124.95, down from $1,299.95 ($175 off) 21.5-inch, 3.0GHz, 8GB, 1TB FUS - $1,279.00, down from $1,499.00 ($220 off, lowest ever) 27-inch, 3.0GHz, 8GB, 1TB FUS - $1,549.00, down from

Deals: Best Buy's New Apple Shopping Event Has Discounts on iPhone 11, MacBook Pro, AirPods, and More

Best Buy began a new sale focused on Apple products today, which is a precursor to its upcoming 12 Days of Deals holiday shopping event. For the Apple sale, Best Buy is discounting a number of iPhones, MacBooks, iPads, and more to notable low prices, some of which are matching the prices we saw on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. This sale will end on Sunday, December 8 at 11:59 p.m. CT, and afterwards the 12 Days of Deals event will kick off. Best Buy isn't detailing which products will see discounts on which day yet, but it does provide some hints, and Apple shoppers will want to return on December 14 when the retailer says it will discount the MacBook, Beats, and more. For now, you can shop this weekend's Apple Sales Event below. Best Buy Apple Sales Event iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch iPhone 11 Pro Max - Save up to $300 with qualified activation and in-store trade-in iPhone 11 cases - My Best Buy members can save 20 percent 11-inch iPad Pro - Save up to $200 / Starting at $649.99 for 64GB (lowest ever) Apple Watch Series 5 - Save $25 Apple Watch Series 4 - Save up to $100 / Starting at $349.00 for 40mm Mac MacBook Air - Save $200 / Starting at $899.99 for 128GB (matched at Amazon) MacBook Pro - Save up to $250 / Starting at $1,199.99 for 13-inch 128GB 21.5-inch iMac (Early 2019), 3.0GHz 6-Core, 8GB RAM, 1TB - $1,349.99, down from $1,499.99 ($150 off) (matched at Amazon) 27-inch Retina iMac

Cyber Monday 2019: Save on MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone 11, iTunes Gift Cards, AirPods, HomePod, and More

As most Black Friday sales have now wrapped up, today marks the start of Cyber Monday shopping. Essentially all of the same retailers that offered Black Friday deals have launched Cyber Monday sales, and although the focus of the event is shopping from home, some retailers are also honoring the deals at their brick-and-mortar locations. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. B&H Photo B&H Photo has a big Cyber Monday event kicking off, including a sale on a long list of 13-inch MacBooks. This includes the Mid 2019 model with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD for $1,099.00, down from $1,299.00, as well as a long list of custom configurations that have 16GB RAM and savings of as much as $300. Best Buy Similar to its Black Friday sale, Best Buy's Cyber Monday sale is massive and expands across all of the retailer's categories. You can save on cell phones, laptops, e-readers, TVs, home appliances, and more. For Apple devices, we've broken down the sale by each product below. 13-inch MacBook Pro - Save up to $300 / starting at $1,099.99 for 8GB RAM + 128GB SSD 13-inch MacBook Air - Save up to $200 / starting at $899.99 for 8GB RAM + 128GB SSD iPhone 11 and 11 Pro - Save up to $500 with activation and in-store trade-in 10.2-inch iPad - Save up to $100 / 32GB Wi-Fi for $249.99 and 128GB Wi-Fi for $329.99 Apple Watch Series 4 - Save up to $100 / Starting at $299.00 for 40mm Aluminum HomePod - $199.99, down from $299.99 Brydge

Cyber Monday 2019: Get the 2020 Limited Edition Mac Bundle With Parallels Desktop, Banktivity, and More for $36

Today you can save on the all-new 2020 Limited Edition Mac Bundle, which includes 13 macOS apps for a total price of $36 (valued at $1,267.80) with the promo code RUMORS40. This bundle just launched today for Cyber Monday, and the discount won't last long and is set to expire tomorrow December 3 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with StackSocial. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Apps in the bundle include Parallels Desktop 15, PDF Expert, Banktivity 7, TextExpander, and more. You can find the full list below, along with each app's valued price. To get the discount, add the 2020 Limited Edition Mac Bundle to your cart on StackSocial, head to checkout, and enter the code RUMORS40 in the promo code box. The 2020 Limited Edition Mac Bundle Parallels Desktop 15 ($79.99 value) - Run thousands of Windows apps without compromising on performance (1-year subscription) PDF Expert ($79.99 value) - An Apple Editors’ Choice Winner, this app helps you edit text, images, and links on PDFs Aurora HDR 2019 ($99.99 value) - Create stunning professional HDR photos in seconds iMazing 2 ($89.99 value) - Manage and transfer all your iOS data between devices in one app xMind 8 Pro ($129 value) - Organize your ideas with multiple mind mapping charts in one map Banktivity 7 ($69.99 value) - See all of your accounts in one place and make smart financial decisions NetSpot Pro ($149 value) - Optimize your wi-fi connection (visualize, manage, troubleshoot, audit, plan and deploy

Cyber Monday 2019: Get $10 Off Your First Year of Disney+ at $59.99 (Regular $69.99)

Disney is celebrating Cyber Monday this year with a notable new discount on its streaming service Disney+. New subscribers can get their first year of Disney+ for $59.99, down from an original price of $69.99. That's $10 off for your first year of Disney+, and if you decide to re-subscribe after that first year, your subscription will go back up to the traditional $69.99/year price. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Disney. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Although Disney offered a special three-year discount on Disney+ for anyone with a free D23 account, the offer was limited and many missed out on it. Today's deal marks the first major sale on Disney+ after its launch and is definitely worth looking into for anyone who hasn't yet signed up for an annual subscription (or only signed up for the monthly subscription at $6.99/month). To get the offer, simply head over to DisneyPlus.com to find the annual subscription discount. Disney notes that this is a limited time offer and it will expire later tonight. It's only available in the United States and Puerto Rico, and it does not include a free trial of

Black Friday 2019: Best Deals for Online Shoppers from Anker, Mophie, Sonos, and More

Black Friday retail shopping is well underway across the country today, but those who prefer online shopping already know that many of the best deals can be bought without leaving your home, and some notable offers are available only online. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. For that purpose we've created this post to round up all of the best online-only bargains this Black Friday, offered by well-known brands like Anker, Aukey, Incipio, Griffin, and many more. Anker Wireless Charging Mats PowerWave Pad 10W - $9.99, down from $15.99 PowerWave Stand 10W - $11.55, down from $15.99 PowerWave 7.5 Stand - $17.99, down from $29.99Portable Batteries PowerCore+ mini 3,350 mAh - $14.99, down from $21.99 PowerCore 10,000 mAh Redux - $24.99, down from $29.99 PowerCore II 10,000 mAh - $32.93, down from $39.99 PowerCore Lite 20,000 mAh - $32.99, down from $49.99 PowerCore+ 26,800 mAh - $67.99, down from $129.99Charging Cables and Hubs PowerLine II USB-C Lightning Cable - $9.99 with code AKBFCTL6, down from $15.99 PowerLine+ USB-C to USB-A 2.0 (Red, 2-Pack 6ft) - $9.99, down from $12.99 Premium Nylon Lightning Cable (2-Pack 3ft) - $16.99, down from $19.99 Premium Nylon Lightning Cable (2-Pack 6ft) - $16.99, down from $19.99 PowerPort Cube - $18.99, down from $25.99 PowerExpand+ 5-in-1 USB C Hub - $18.69, down from $23.99 PowerExpand+ 7-in-1 USB C Hub - $29.99, down from $39.99 PowerPort Atom III Wall Charger with

Black Friday 2019: Save on App Store and iTunes Gift Cards (Up to 20% Off, Get $100 Cards for $80)

Today is a good day to shop for App Store and iTunes gift cards, thanks to quite a few discounts seen at Target, Best Buy, Amazon, and many more. At multiple retailers you can get the $100 iTunes gift card for just $80 today only. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Amazon has a lightning deal that includes $100 App Store and iTunes gift cards for $80, but only for Amazon Prime members. This one won't last long. Best Buy has 20 percent off iTunes gift cards. This is one of the best all-around deals today, netting you the $100 iTunes gift card for just $80 in both digital and physical versions. Sam's Club has a similar 20 percent sale, netting you a $100 iTunes card multi-pack of four $25 cards for $79.47. The retailer also has $50 iTunes gift cards for $42.98. Costco has $100 iTunes gift cards for $79.49 for a limited time. This sale will last through December 2, only two cards can be purchased per member, and the card will be delivered via email. Target is offering buy one, get one 30 percent off on iTunes gift cards, where the lower-priced gift card will be 30 percent off. BJ's Wholesale has up to 15 percent off App Store and iTunes gift cards, aimed at $40 multipacks, $50 cards, and $100 cards. Head to our full Black Friday Roundup to shop for all of the best Apple products, accessories, and much more before the shopping event

Black Friday 2019: Best Deals on Apple Products Including iPhone, HomePod, AirPods, and More

Although Thanksgiving festivities are just getting underway across the United States, many Black Friday deals are about to kick off (or already have kicked off) at retailers around the country. The big retail chains are all starting Black Friday early today, including Target, Best Buy, Walmart, and Kohl's, and many online-only deals are already available. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. To help sort through the best deals, we've created this post to focus on Apple products and Apple related accessories. Throughout the day on Black Friday, keep an eye out for more deals posts that will highlight the best sales on HomeKit devices, AirPods and other audio accessories, iTunes gift cards, and more. Of course, for the best all-around collection of Black Friday discounts, be sure to head over to our full Black Friday Roundup. Note that not every deal in this article is live yet, but many will be available as the day progresses. iPhone Best Buy and Walmart are the best among the big retailers if you intend to purchase and activate a new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max this weekend. At Best Buy, you can save up to $500 with activation and in-store trade-in of your old smartphone. The iPhone 11 starts at $199.99 and the iPhone 11 Pro starts at $499.99. For the iPhone 11 Pro, you'll pay $20.83 per month for 24 months. This will be one of the best straight discounts on new iPhone models for Black Friday.

Deals Spotlight: B&H Photo Discounts 16-Inch MacBook Pro by $200 (Starting at $2,199 for 512GB)

B&H Photo is offering $200 discounts on the two main configurations of Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro. Sale prices start at $2,199.00 for the 512GB model and rise to $2,599.00 for the 1TB model. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with B&H Photo. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. To date these are some of the lowest prices that we've tracked on the brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, either beating or matching previous sales offered at Expercom, Amazon, Best Buy, and Adorama. 16-Inch MacBook Pro Sale ($200 off) 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray - $2,199.00, down from $2,399.00 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Silver - $2,199.00, down from $2,399.00 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Space Gray - $2,599.00, down from $2,799.00 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Silver - $2,599.00, down from $2,799.00 Besides the main configurations, B&H Photo is also discounting a few custom configurations with upgraded RAM and different processors. You can see the full list of 16-inch MacBook Pros on sale at B&H Photo right here. For more holiday shopping, head to our Deals Roundup to browse the latest Apple-related sales, and then visit our Black Friday Roundup to prepare for all of the deepest discounts coming on

MacRumors Exclusive: Save 25% on Mophie Accessories Through the Holidays With Our Newest Discount Code

MacRumors and Mophie are back with another fresh discount code, exclusively available to our readers. In the new sale, you can save 25 percent on one item on Mophie's website using the code MACRUMORS25. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Mophie. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. If you place multiple items in your cart, the code will take 25 percent off of the highest-priced item, so if you've been waiting to buy one of Mophie's portable batteries, wireless charging mats, or battery cases, now is the perfect time. This new discount will run through New Year's Eve, concurrently with our existing 20 percent discount on Zagg's entire website, including Zagg itself, Mophie, Braven, Invisible Shield, iFrogz, Gear4, and Halo. The new Mophie code for 25 percent off is specifically for Mophie products and will not work on the other brands. Additionally, these two codes will not stack, and the new Mophie code will not work on items that are already on sale. There are plenty of useful Mophie products that you could use the code on, so to give you some ideas we've created a quick list of some Mophie accessories below, but be sure to check out the company's website for even more holiday shopping ideas. via @mophie on Instagram Juice Pack Access for iPhone 11 - $59.96, down from $79.95 Charge Stream Pad+ - $44.96, down from $59.95 Powerstation Hub - $74.96, down from $99.95 Charge Stream Powerstation Wireless - $59.96, down from $79.95 Charge Stream Powerstation Wireless XL with

Deals Spotlight: Get the 32GB Wi-Fi 10.2-Inch iPad at its Black Friday Price of $250 ($80 Off, Lowest Ever) [Update: Expired]

Just a few days out from Black Friday and Amazon is already matching one of the more notable discounts we're set to see this year, this one for the new 10.2-inch iPad. You can get the 32GB model with Wi-Fi for $249.99, down from $329, along with a few other configurations on sale. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. For the 32GB model, this is a sale we're expected to see across numerous retailers on Friday, including Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. The $80 discount is the lowest price we've tracked for the 32GB Wi-Fi model, so if you were planning on purchasing the 10.2-inch iPad on Friday, you can do a little early shopping on your list today. 10.2-inch iPad Sale (Lowest Ever Prices) Wi-Fi 32GB - $249.99, down from $329.00 ($79 off) Wi-Fi 128GB - $329.99, down from $429.00 ($99 off) Cellular 32GB - $379.99, down from $459.00 ($79 off) Cellular 128GB - $459.99, down from $559.00 ($99 off) If you're planning out your game plan for Friday, be sure to visit our Black Friday Roundup to find the best deals on Apple devices, accessories, and

Deals Spotlight: Amazon Discounts AirPods Pro to $234.98 ($14 Off, Lowest Price)

Amazon has restocked its supply of Apple's AirPods Pro at the price point of $234.98, down from $249.00. This $14 discount matches the all-time-low price we've previously seen on the AirPods Pro at Amazon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. As of writing, the AirPods Pro are in stock and available to ship now, with an estimated arrival date between November 29 and December 2. Head to Amazon soon if you're interested, and be sure to check out our dedicated Best Deal on AirPods guide for all of the best discounts on Apple's entire line of wireless earphones. For more sales as we head into the holiday shopping season, visit our Deals Roundup and Black Friday Roundup.

Deals Spotlight: Here Are The Best Places to Get a Discount on Apple's New 16-Inch MacBook Pro

Discounts are continuing to hit the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, with Adorama now offering $120 off select models. In total, you can find discounts on the 16-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon, Adorama, Expercom Best Buy, and B&H Photo, with Expercom remaining the best in terms of sales among these retailers. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. To help sort through all these sales, we've compiled a list of each retailer's offers in this article, representing the current best places to get a discount on the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. Your best bet is still at Expercom, which has the entry level 512GB Silver model at $2,227 ($172 off), but Adorama and Amazon's new price point of $2,279 for this model ($120 off) is also solid. Shoppers should note that in many instances these notebooks will ship later than Apple's estimated dates, by as much as three weeks, particularly for those ordered from Amazon. For Best Buy's sales, you'll also need to be a part of the My Best Buy program to notice the discounts on each MacBook Pro. Take a look at each price markdown in the lists below and be sure to shop before the sales expire. Expercom's Sale (Up to $436 off) 2.6GHz 6-core 16GB, 512GB - $2,227.00, down from $2,399.00 ($172 off) 2.3GHz 8-core 16GB, 1TB - $2,599.00, down from $2,799.00 ($200 off) 2.4GHz 8-core 32GB, 1TB - $3,248.74, down from $3,499.00 ($250 off) 2.4GHz 8-core 64GB, 2TB - $3,991.30, down from $4,299.00 ($307 off) 2.4GHz 8-core

Ubiquiti Launches New 'AmpliFi Alien' Router With Touch Display and Wi-Fi 6 Support

Ubiquiti today launched an all-new router, the AmpliFi Alien, which is Ubiquiti's first Wi-Fi 6 router. The router is on sale now for $379. According to the company, the AmpliFi Alien allows you to increase your network capacity by 4x and boost coverage by 2x, all while reducing battery drain on mobile devices. It's powered by 8x8 MIMO Wi-Fi 6 technology, so a single AmpliFi Alien router provides greater range and speeds than previous single AmpliFi routers. The router includes 2.4 GHz/5 GHz Wi-Fi 6 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 radios, delivering 7,685 Mbps total capacity and 16 spatial streams from one single AmpliFi Alien unit. Although the new router isn't specifically a mesh system, the company did note that you can mesh multiple Alien units together to extend coverage if you have a large home. In terms of dimensions, the AmpliFi Alien is 9.84 inches tall and about 4.3 inches wide, weighing 2.65 lbs. It also includes a 4.7-inch diagonal display with touch controls and haptics. Similar to the AmpliFi HD router, this display shows the current time, upload/download speeds, network status, and more. Additional technical specifications can be found below: Max. TX Power - 2.4 GHz: 23 dBm per chain, 5 GHz 19 dBm per chain (low band)/ 20 dBm per chain (high band) MIMO - 2.4 GHz: 4x4 5 GHz: 4x4 (low-band) + 8x8 (high band) Speed - 2.4 GHz: 1148 Mbps, 5 GHz: 1733 Mbps (low band)/ 4804 Mbps (high band) Networking Interface - Wi-Fi; Gigabit Ethernet: (1) WAN, (4) LAN Max. Power Consumption - 35W ESD/EMP Protection - ± 24kV Air/Contact Antennas - (1) Internal Dual-Band

Apple Testing 'Apple Music for Business' Plans at Retailers Like Harrods and Levi's

Apple has been trialing a new version of Apple Music, dubbed ‌Apple Music‌ for Business, which will provide retail partners with access to streaming music for their stores. The company has been testing out ‌Apple Music‌ for Business for the last six months (via The Wall Street Journal). Apple is partnering with PlayNetwork Inc. for the project, which specializes in providing music for commercial use by handling licensing and operating the service for Apple. In turn, Apple contributes by creating hundreds of unique playlists for each client. Image via Harrods/WSJ Special business contracts must be made to use certain pieces of music in retail areas because of the high cost of licensing fees. PlayNetwork tackles these issues for clients such as Starbucks and Estée Lauder. In these retail spaces, there are currently a few streaming services that offer business contracts for retailers, including Soundtrack Your Brand (formerly Spotify Business), Sirius XM Holdings, and more. These services cost between $25 to $35 a month per retail location. ‌Apple Music‌ for Business will now be a player in this space, but there is no indication yet as to how much Apple will charge for its service. In its six months of operation, Apple has landed 25 clients, which are estimated to deliver music to more than 10,000 store locations, including Apple's own retail stores. One client includes Harrods in London, which had its own custom "Harrods Playlist" built by Apple. The retailer advertises this list of classical, ambient, and electronic music on screens in its stores, which users

'The Morning Show' Producers on Negative Reviews: 'There Were a Lot of Apple Haters and Wanting Apple to Fail'

A few weeks after the premiere of Apple TV+, the executive producers of "The Morning Show" have decided to respond to the show's more negative critics at the Recode Code Media conference in Los Angeles (via Recode). According to Mimi Leder and Kerry Ehrin, many of the negative reviews came from writers who went into the show with the purpose of hating it, due to Apple. Leder summed this up by stating that some reviews "felt like an attack on Apple." “When those reviews came in, I didn’t know what show they were watching. And I just kind of thought they were nuts,” said Leder, director and executive producer of the show, who is known for her previous work on shows like ER and The West Wing. “I just felt there were a lot of Apple haters and wanting Apple to fail.” “We’re focused on the story we’re telling, the characters. We’re inside of it. So when you see reviews that are looking at it from the whole business aspect, like, ‘What is Apple doing?’ and, ‘They spent this much money on it’ — it’s kind of separate from us.” "The Morning Show" has its fair share of both critics and fans, currently sitting at a 63 percent on Rotten Tomatoes with a more favorable 95 percent audience score. Leder referenced statistics like these and said, "The good news is that people love the show, and we love the show, and that's what matters." At the same time, another ‌Apple TV‌+ show is getting ready to launch on the service in just over a week. On November 28, Apple will debut the first three episodes of "Servant" from producer M. Night Shyamalan, and afterwards new episodes will

Review: Mophie's Juice Pack Access Case Gives Your iPhone 11's Already Great Battery Life a Modest Boost

Mophie is known for its smartphone battery cases, which provide you with a way to keep an iPhone battery topped off while not having to worry about carrying around a large portable USB battery. Continuing this trend, Mophie recently launched Juice Pack Access cases for the the latest iPhones: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. I've had a chance to check out the Juice Pack Access case for my iPhone 11 Pro Max for the past few weeks, and if you've ever used an iPhone battery case you'll know what to expect. The Juice Pack Access cases use wireless charging to fuel up your iPhone in lieu of the traditional Lightning connector. The Juice Pack Access case snaps apart in two pieces like previous Mophie cases, allowing you to slide your iPhone 11 Pro Max into the bottom of the case and then slide the top portion of the case over your iPhone. Assembly is as easy as ever, but the seam between the two pieces of the case is still visible. Apple's Smart Battery Case for iPhone X (left), Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone XS (middle), and Mophie Juice Pack Access for iPhone 11 Pro Max (right) On the bottom rear of the case you'll find a button that activates the case and tells you how much charge is left in it with Mophie's traditional 4-LED system. While sufficient, this remains one of my least favorite aspect of Mophie's cases, mainly due to how little actual information you're given about the case's charge level. You can go from 4 LEDs to 2 with no indication of how fast the battery dropped between the two or how much is left until it's dead, making it hard