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.

Mitchel Broussard's Articles

Fourth of July Deals: Save on Apple Devices and Accessories Including HomePod, Anker Products, and More

Wednesday July 1, 2020 8:45 am PDT by
This weekend is the Fourth of July holiday in the United States, and as the celebration approaches many of the most popular Apple-related product and accessory sites have introduced notable discounts. You'll find all of the best Fourth of July Apple deals in the lists below, and note that many of the sales will last through Saturday, July 4, unless otherwise stated. Note: MacRumors is an...

Apple Drops $120 Million on Upcoming Action Thriller Film 'Emancipation' Starring Will Smith

Wednesday July 1, 2020 7:23 am PDT by
Apple has acquired the rights to "Emancipation," an action thriller film about a slave on the run from the Confederacy in the midst of the Civil War, journeying north to join the Union Army (via Deadline). The film is set to star Will Smith and will be directed by Antoine Fuqua, who previously helmed "Training Day" and "The Equalizer." Image credit: Shutterstock via Deadline Apple's purchase...

Apple Freezing Updates for Many iOS Games on China App Store

Wednesday July 1, 2020 6:15 am PDT by
Apple has frozen updates for thousands of iOS mobile games on the App Store in China, due to these apps lacking an official license from Chinese regulators (via Financial Times). Previously in February, Apple gave app developers a June 30 deadline to prove they had a license for their games. Now that it's July, Apple said that developers would not be able to update their games without a...

Deals: Get Up to 40% Off SanDisk and Western Digital Accessories in Today's Amazon Gold Box

Tuesday June 30, 2020 6:02 am PDT by
SanDisk and Western Digital storage accessories are receiving notable discounts in Amazon's Gold Box today. During this sale, you can save up to 50 percent on memory cards, flash drives, hard drives, portable SSD devices, and more. 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....

Deals: Apple's 2019 128GB iPod Touch Discounted to $274.99 on Amazon ($24 Off)

Monday June 29, 2020 8:56 am PDT by
Amazon today is discounting Apple's 128GB iPod touch from 2019 to $274.99, down from $299.00. This discount is a match of the previous Amazon low price seen on this model of the iPod touch, and it's only available in the Silver color option. 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...

Deals: Get the 2018 12.9-Inch iPad Pro for $799 ($200 Off) and Smart Folio Accessory for $30 ($70 Off)

Monday June 29, 2020 7:22 am PDT by
A pair of iPad Pro deals has appeared today on B&H Photo and Verizon, offering low prices for a new tablet and compatible Smart Folio accessory. On B&H Photo, you can get the 12.9-inch iPad Pro from 2018 (64GB Wi-Fi) for $799.00, down from $999.00. 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...

Deals: Apple Watch Series 3 Drops to $169 on Amazon ($30 Off)

Monday June 29, 2020 5:21 am PDT by
Amazon has kicked off the week with a new discount on the Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm, GPS), available for $169.00, down from $199.00. This version of the Apple Watch typically sees discounts to around $179, so Amazon's sale is about $10 below the previous sale price and among the best online right now. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a...

Deals: Shop With Our Exclusive 30% Discount Code Across Zagg's Brands Before it Expires June 30

Friday June 26, 2020 8:42 am PDT by
Earlier in June we kicked off a 30% sitewide sale in partnership with Zagg, and now that promotion is set to end next week on Tuesday, June 30. This includes sitewide discounts across Zagg, Mophie, Braven, Invisible Shield, iFrogz, Gear4, and Halo. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Zagg. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep...

Deals: Woot Offering Refurbished 2019 13-Inch MacBook Pro for $889.99 ($410 Off)

Friday June 26, 2020 6:51 am PDT by
Woot today is offering a refurbished model of Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro from 2019 (128GB) for $889.99, down from an original price of $1,299.00. Sales on this notebook have previously reached down to around $1,049.00 for a new model, making Woot's refurbished sale notable for anyone willing to invest in a previous generation MacBook Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Woot....

Deals: Get a New HomePod for $197.60 at OWC ($101 Off)

Thursday June 25, 2020 6:33 am PDT by
OWC is back this week with a new discount on Apple's HomePod, offering the White version of the smart speaker for $197.60, down from an original price of $299.00. OWC's price on the HomePod is typically at $208.00, but you'll see an instant rebate of $10.40 after you place the device in your cart. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with OWC. When you click a link and make a purchase, we...

Apple Acquires Enterprise Device Management Firm Fleetsmith

Wednesday June 24, 2020 8:52 am PDT by
Enterprise security software Fleetsmith is now part of Apple. Fleetsmith is a suite of management and security services that allows users to oversee a fleet of Apple products, automatically managing apps, settings, and security preferences while implementing best practices for IT and security. Fleetsmith has always been focused on Apple products, and now Apple has purchased the company....

Deals: Amazon Discounting 10.2-Inch iPad Models Amid New Apple Tablet and Accessory Sales

Wednesday June 24, 2020 6:36 am PDT by
There are a few deals on Apple's 10.2-inch iPad and various iPad Pro models happening today on Amazon and at other retailers, including a few lowest-ever prices across both models. 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. 10.2-inch iPad Discounts for the...

Deals: Get $100 Off Apple Watch Series 5 Aluminum Models on Amazon

Tuesday June 23, 2020 8:19 am PDT by
Amazon is offering $100 off Apple Watch Series 5 models this week, starting with the 40mm GPS device for $299.00, down from $399.00. This discount matches the previous all-time-low price for this Apple Watch on Amazon, and is one of the best you'll find online right now. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a...

Deals: Sales Hit Across Apple's Entire MacBook Family, Starting at $899.99 for 2020 MacBook Air

Tuesday June 23, 2020 5:29 am PDT by
There is a collection of Mac-related discounts happening today on Amazon, including solid sales on the 2020 MacBook Air, 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro, and 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro. 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. Sales start with the 256GB MacBook Air at $8...

macOS 'Big Sur' Unveiled With Updated Design, New Features for Safari and Messages, and More

Monday June 22, 2020 11:17 am PDT by
Apple today previewed the latest version of macOS, called "Big Sur," and Apple is referring to this update as the biggest update since macOS X. Big Sur introduces a new redesign, new features for Safari, updates to Messages, and more. Apple describes the new design as "spacious," that encourages easier navigation while putting more controls at the user's fingertips. Apple has refined...

Apple Announces watchOS 7 With Enhanced Face Customizations, Handwashing Detection, and More

Monday June 22, 2020 10:52 am PDT by
Apple today previewed watchOS 7, announcing new features coming to the Apple Watch like enhanced customization tools, updated health and fitness features, handwashing detection, new workout types, and more. The first feature Apple talked about today was an update to Faces on ‌Apple Watch‌. ‌watchOS 7‌ lets users customize and personalize faces, and then share them via Messages or Mail. New faces ...

New iOS 14 Feature 'App Clips' Lets You Access 'Small Part' of an App Without Downloading Entire App

Monday June 22, 2020 10:36 am PDT by
Apple today announced a new feature for iOS 14 called "App Clips," which surfaces information from relevant apps throughout the ‌iOS 14‌ interface, without needing to download an entire app. Apple described App Clips as a "small part" of an app designed to be discovered the moment it is needed. App Clips load within seconds and let users complete specific tasks, like pay for parking using Sign ...

iOS 14 Updates Siri With Subtle Design That Doesn't Take Up Entire Screen

Monday June 22, 2020 10:20 am PDT by
Apple today announced iOS 14 at WWDC, and during the keynote it focused on new updates coming to its smart assistant Siri. The major new feature of ‌Siri‌ is a subtle design so that it doesn't take over the entire iOS screen when asking ‌Siri‌ a question. Overall, Apple said that ‌Siri‌ has expanded its knowledge and it can help find answers from across the Internet. You can now also ask ‌Siri‌ to...

Nintendo 'Retreating' From Mobile Gaming Market

Monday June 22, 2020 9:10 am PDT by
It's been five years since Nintendo first announced its foray into mobile gaming on iOS and other platforms. Although the company has seen some success in the business, it's also seen some misfires, and this week Bloomberg is reporting that Nintendo is now "retreating" from its mobile gaming plans. For the near future, Nintendo will now focus on apps that have already been released. In terms...

Julianne Moore Joins A24 and Apple TV+ Film 'Sharper'

Monday June 22, 2020 7:27 am PDT by
Julianne Moore is set to play a con artist in an upcoming Apple TV+ film called "Sharper." The film comes from A24, the studio behind popular recent movies like "The Lighthouse," "Midsommar," and "The Farewell." (via The Hollywood Reporter). Image credit: Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images via THR "Sharper" is based on a spec script by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka (writers of the comedy...