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.



Facebook Co-Founder Calls For 'Break Up' of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp

Recently, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren put forward the idea to reverse certain tech mergers to promote healthy competition in the market, particularly including Facebook and Instagram. In an op-ed shared today by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, that topic is revisited (via The New York Times). According to Hughes, the Federal Trade Commission's "biggest mistake" was letting Facebook acquire Instagram and WhatsApp. As the co-founder pointed out, many people left Facebook following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but they didn't leave the Facebook ecosystem altogether because of Instagram and WhatsApp, with some people unaware that Facebook owned these social networks. First, Facebook should be separated into multiple companies. The F.T.C., in conjunction with the Justice Department, should enforce antitrust laws by undoing the Instagram and WhatsApp acquisitions and banning future acquisitions for several years. How would a breakup work? Facebook would have a brief period to spin off the Instagram and WhatsApp businesses, and the three would become distinct companies, most likely publicly traded. Facebook shareholders would initially hold stock in the new companies, although Mark and other executives would probably be required to divest their management shares. In the years since its acqusitions, the founders of both Instagram and WhatsApp have left each company, reportedly due to clashing with Mark Zuckerberg and his management of their apps. Hughes described an informal slogan that became well-known in the Facebook offices in the wake of its launch

Nike Reveals AR Feature That Will Let You Find The Perfect Shoe Size Using Your iPhone

Nike today announced a new feature coming to its iOS app this summer, called "Nike Fit." Using augmented reality, you'll be able to scan your feet directly within the Nike mobile app to find the right shoe size to wear. Image via Engadget To use the feature, you'll navigate to a product page in the app, and next to the normal shoe size menu there will be a new option to measure your feet. This will open the iPhone camera, and the app will ask you to stand next to a wall and point the device down at your feet. Once everything is level and your feet are recognized along with the environment, your correct Nike shoe size will be showcased. "The entire process takes less than a minute," Engadget reported. Nike Fit will measure your feet virtually down to the millimeter size, and it can tell you if your right foot is larger than your left one, or vice versa. The company says that, based on early testing, it is quite confident on the technology, so much so that it plans to make it a core feature of its Nike app -- it's not just an experiment or a marketing move. The company plans to take this data even further, allowing retail workers to scan a QR code in your Nike app to get all of your shoe size data and build recommendations based on your profile. Employees will also have their own version of Nike Fit on smartphones to get shoe sizes of customers who haven't used the feature yet. With the data, they'll be able to scan any shoe box and have Nike's system tell them the best size and model. The Nike Fit data is also saved permanently in the app so that you don't have

Apple Music Hires Lindsay Rothschild From Google to Help Build Relationships With Songwriters

Apple recently hired Lindsay Rothschild to Head of Creative Services for Apple Music's North American division (via Variety). Rothschild is joining Apple from Google, where she led songwriter and publisher relations for YouTube. The new Apple Music executive will be tasked with building and maintaining working relationships with artists in the songwriter community, as well as publishers. Rothschild officially started at Apple on April 29, and she was the first hire on Apple Music's Music Publishing Creative Services team. Rothschild's hiring follows a few months of reports about streaming music services fighting against the United States Copyright Royalty Board, which ruled to increase the royalties paid to songwriters by 44 percent. Companies like Spotify, Google, Pandora, and Amazon all fought against the decision. Apple remained out of the fight, favoring the increased royalty payments for songwriters and earning praise from various artists and those in the music industry. Now, Rothschild will continue working on expanding Apple's good graces in the community, which she appears ready to accomplish. According to sources, she is able to "speak and understand the language of songwriters," and has a "great track record" during her previous jobs, including the Disney Music Group prior to her spot at

Dinosaur Documentary Series 'Prehistoric Planet' Coming to Apple TV+ From Producer Jon Favreau

Apple has greenlit a new project from producer/director Jon Favreau for Apple TV+, called "Prehistoric Planet." The series is said to provide a look at the last days of the dinosaurs using CGI to recreate the events (via Variety). Image by John Salangsang via Shutterstock/Variety Favreau is known for directing films like "Iron Man," the live-action version of "The Jungle Book" and the upcoming reboot of "The Lion King." He will partner with "Planet Earth II" producer Mike Gunton on Apple's new series, which will be produced by BBC Studios' Natural History Unit. Apple announced Apple TV+ in March during an event filled with various celebrities, including Oprah, Jason Momoa, and Steven Spielberg. The company's streaming service is set to launch in the fall of 2019 and it will be housed in the existing TV app. Besides documentaries and natural history series like "Prehistoric Planet," Apple TV+ will include numerous scripted dramatic and comedic shows. These include "The Morning Show," "See," "Truth Be Told," "Dickinson," an adaptation of Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" book series, and more. You can see every show coming to Apple TV+ right here.

Deals Spotlight: Get the 256GB 12-Inch MacBook for $800 ($500 Off) for a Limited Time

Amazon is discounting the latest 256GB 12-inch MacBook to a new all-time low price of $799.99, down from $1,299.99. This is the lowest price ever seen on this model of Apple's Retina MacBook, only available in Space Gray during the new sale. 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. B&H Photo is also discounting the 512GB 12-inch MacBook this week, with a sale that focuses on the Rose Gold and Gold color options, the former of which Apple eliminated in late 2018. Shoppers should note that the Gold option on sale is an older shade in comparison to updated models from 2018, but otherwise all internals are exactly the same. Lowest-Ever MacBook Prices 1.2 GHz, 256 GB, Space Gray - $799.99 at Amazon, down from $1,299.99 ($500 off) 1.3 GHz, 512 GB, Gold - $999.00 at B&H, down from $1,599.00 ($600 off) 1.3 GHz, 512 GB, Rose Gold - $999.00 at B&H, down from $1,599.00 ($600 off) More sales and bargains can be found in our Deals Roundup.

Apple Offering 10% Bonus iTunes Credit When Adding Funds to Your Apple ID

Apple has begun offering users the chance to add 10 percent extra credit to their App Store and iTunes accounts this week, similar to past offers from the company. For this deal, you'll have to add money to your Apple ID account from a credit or debit card connected to your account. To add the funds on your iPhone, visit the App Store, tap your profile picture, and then tap "Add Funds to Apple ID." Here you can choose from $1.00 to $200.00 to add to your account in order to get the 10 percent bonus credit. This means that the most you can get out of the offer is $20 in free iTunes credit when adding $200 to your account. The promotion will last through Friday, May 10 and is available in the United States as well as other regions, including Japan. With the credit in your iTunes account, you can rent or purchase iTunes movies and TV shows, buy books in Apple Books, pay for your Apple Music or iCloud subscriptions, and much

Pandora Premium Launches Monthly Discounts for Students and Military Subscribers

Pandora Premium today announced new discounted subscriptions offered to students and members of the military. Just like offerings from Apple Music and Spotify, students will now be able to pay just $4.99/month for the Pandora Student Plan, compared to $9.99/month for everyone else. Premium offers subscribers the chance to listen to music on-demand and ad-free, and includes features like personalized playlists, radio stations, and more. The Pandora Military Plan will also provide a discount to active military and vets, priced at $7.99/month. Those who can take advantage of this discount include active duty, reservists, retirees, veterans, and military family members. Both the Pandora Military Plan and Pandora Student Plan include a 60-day free trial. Originally a live radio streaming service only, Pandora launched its on-demand music streaming platform in 2017 in an effort to compete with Apple Music and Spotify. The company continuously updates its iOS app, in January introducing a voice assistant to help subscribers quickly play music and jump around the app. Although student discounts are common, a price cut for individuals in the military is not offered by either Apple Music or Spotify. Tidal, however, does have a few military-related discounts, starting at $5.99 for a basic monthly plan and rising to $11.99 per month for a Hi-Fi audio

Apple Retail Employees Vent Frustrations About Stores Becoming Less 'Shopper-Friendly' in Recent Years

A new article by Bloomberg has highlighted some customer and employee frustrations with the state of Apple's retail business, particularly in the wake of changes introduced by former retail chief Angela Ahrendts. According to some current and former Apple employees, the retail stores have become more focused on branding than satisfying shoppers, leading to more complaints lodged against some stores. Ahrendts left Apple last month after first joining the company in 2014, and Apple executive Deirdre O'Brien has succeeded Ahrendts in the retail position. The shake-up happened as Apple's retail business faces more and more issues alongside slowing iPhone sales. O'Brien is now tasked with revitalizing Apple's retail business, even if that means moving away from the idea of Apple retail stores as social gathering places, which was the initiative spearheaded by Ahrendts. The former retail chief built stores with less clearly defined locations for checking out and speaking to Apple's Geniuses, in an effort to promote the company as a luxury shopping brand amid the launch of the first Apple Watch and its $17,000 Apple Watch Edition models. According to Bloomberg's sources, this led to customer confusion and was accompanied by other issues, like less skilled employees and the removal of the traditional Genius Bar at some stores. The overhaul of the Genius Bar has been especially controversial. Customers looking for technical advice or repairs must now check in with an employee, who types their request into an iPad. Then when a Genius is free, he or she must find the

Deals Spotlight: Amazon Discounts 128GB 9.7-Inch iPad to Lowest-Ever Price at $329 ($100 Off)

If you're shopping for a low-cost iPad, Amazon has quite a few options to choose from with a new sale that began this week. The event is focused on the 9.7-inch iPad from early 2018, and includes a new lowest-ever price for the 128GB Wi-Fi model at $329.00, down from $429.99. 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. Cellular models are also included in the sale (with lowest-ever prices as well), with prices starting at $249.99 for 32GB models and rising from there. The full collection of iPads on sale can be found below. Amazon's 9.7-Inch iPad Sale Wi-Fi 32GB - $249.00, down from $329.99 ($80 off) 128GB - $329.00, down from $429.99 ($100 off, lowest ever) Cellular 32GB - $379.00, down from $459.99 ($80 off, lowest ever) 128GB - $459.99, down from $559.99 ($100 off, lowest ever) For additional Apple-related deals and bargains, be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup.

Deals Spotlight: Best Buy Discounts Apple Watch Series 4 Models by $50 (Starting at $349)

Best Buy is currently offering Apple Watch Series 4 models for $50 off in a new sale, which also includes special cellular offers for Verizon customers and an ongoing Apple Watch trade-in program offer. The main sale discounts the brand-new aluminum Apple Watch Series 4 in 40mm to $349.00, down from $399.00. The event includes dozens of Series 4 models with various bands, case finishes, and sizes. You can find some of the Apple Watches on sale in the lists below, and be sure to head to Best Buy to browse the full event and place your order before it ends. As a note, many of the prices are also being matched at Amazon. Best Buy's Apple Watch Series 4 Sale Aluminum Case + GPS 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. 40mm Gold with Pink Sand Sport Band - $349.00, down from $399.00 40mm Space Gray with Black Sport Band - $349.00, down from $399.00 40mm Silver with White Sport Band - $349.00, down from $399.00 44mm Gold with Pink Sand Sport Band - $379.00, down from $429.00 44mm Space Gray with Black Sport Band - $379.00, down from $429.00 44mm Silver with White Sport Band - $379.00, down from $429.00 40mm Gold with Pink Sand Sport Loop - $349.00, down from $399.00 40mm Silver with Seashell Sport Loop - $349.00, down from $399.00 44mm Space Gray with Black Sport Loop - $379.00, down from $429.00 Nike+ 40mm Space Gray with Anthracite/Black Nike Sport Band - $349.00, down from $399.00 44mm Space Gray with

Spotify Testing 'Your Daily Drive' Curated Playlist That Mixes Podcast and Music Recommendations

Spotify is beginning to test new podcast features for a select group of users, beginning with a playlist that suggests podcast episodes for you to listen to, interspersed with songs. The playlist is aimed at users who commute frequently in their vehicles and is called "Your Daily Drive" (via The Verge). The podcasts seen in the playlist mainly center around news shows. Spotify has been slowly gearing up for a strong push into podcasts for a few years now, but it has yet to introduce any sort of podcast curation feature or used its algorithms to recommend podcasts to subscribers. In the new playlist, the company is testing out doing just that, albeit with a few song recommendations thrown in as well. Spotify confirmed the test to The Verge with the usual statement: "We're always testing new products and experiences, but have no further news to share at this time." Because of this, it's unclear if this new playlist will launch to a wide audience on Spotify. As of now, the playlist's podcast recommendations are in Portuguese so it appears the test is happening only outside of the United States. Spotify appears to have a new (?) algorithmic playlist for morning commutes that mixes news podcasts and music, but all the podcasts are in a foreign language? pic.twitter.com/8HZyq6Ji3J— dan seifert (@dcseifert) May 1, 2019 In 2019, Spotify's podcast goals began taking clearer shape with a trio of acquisitions revolving around podcasts, including Gimlet Media, Anchor, and Parcast. These acquisitions give Spotify a suite of high-profile shows to launch on its platform,

Best Buy's Apple Shopping Event: Get the 128GB 2018 MacBook Air for $950 ($250 Off and Lowest Ever)

Best Buy is back with another sale today, offering discounts on a variety of Apple products and accessories. These include the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 4, and numerous products from Beats. 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. The most notable discount today is for the latest MacBook Air with 8GB RAM and 128GB of flash storage, priced at $949.99, down from $1,199.99. This is the lowest price ever seen for the notebook, and Best Buy has it in all three colors: Gold, Silver, and Space Gray. Best Buy's Apple Shopping Event MacBook Air (Late 2018) 8GB RAM, 128GB Flash Storage - $949.99, down from $1,199.99 ($250 off, lowest ever) 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage - $1,149.99, down from $1,399.99 ($250 off) MacBook Pro without Touch Bar 8GB RAM, 128GB Flash Storage - $1,099.99, down from $1,299.99 ($200 off) 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage - $1,299.99, down from $1,499.99 ($200 off) iMac (Mid 2017) 21.5-inch, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive - $999.99, down from $1,299.99 ($300 off, lowest ever) 21.5-inch, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive - $1,199.99, down from $1,499.99 ($300 off, lowest ever) 27-inch, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive - $1,399.99, down from $1,799.99 ($400 off) iPhone iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus - Save up to $150 with qualified activation iPhone XS and XR - Get up to a $375 Best Buy gift card with qualified activation and iPhone trade-in Prepaid iPhone 6s - $199.99 on Simple Mobile Trade-in Offers MacBook Air -

Deals: ElevationDock 4 Exclusive 40% Discount, 2019 AirPods With Wireless Case for $180, and More

MacRumors has partnered with Elevation Lab to offer our readers an exclusive discount on the company's MFi certified ElevationDock 4 for iPhone. We've listed all the details you need to know about this sale below, along with notable discounts on the 2019 AirPods and some new offers from Sprint. ElevationDock 4 Exclusive Sale You can shop for the ElevationDock4 on Amazon in either White or Black, add one to your cart, and then enter the code MacRumors40 in the gift cards and promotional codes box in the checkout screen to get 40 percent off the order. This will bring the price of the ElevationDock 4 down to $29.97, from $49.95. Elevation Lab's accessory locks to smooth surfaces to keep itself in place and ensure stability for any docked, Lightning-enabled iPhone. 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. The Dock4 is made of a medical-grade silicone and comes with a braided USB cable to connect it to a wall or computer power source. This exclusive sale will last until May 5. 2019 AirPods Price Drop In another sale, Costco is offering one of the first major discounts on the recently released AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, which you can get for $179.99, down from $199.99 if you're a Costco member. Additionally, the retailer is offering the AirPods with Charging Case for $139.99, down from $159.99. For both versions of the 2019 AirPods you'll have to add $4.99 shipping and handling to your order if you can't find

Deals Spotlight: Best Buy Offers MacBook Pro Discounts for Students (Up to $400 Off)

Students have a chance to save some money on the MacBook Pro this week in a new limited-time sale at Best Buy. The sale offers up to $400 off the 512GB 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, as well as a few 13-inch models of the latest MacBook Pro. 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. These discounts are the best prices currently available for each model, so if you're a student or parent of a student who isn't part of Best Buy's program, you can sign up for Student Deals on the retailer's website. After you're enrolled you can check on current Student Deals on the Member Offers page, and purchase the MacBook Pros in this week's sale. Note that when you're going to purchase the MacBook Pro, you'll need to apply the Student Deals offer during the checkout process. In your cart, you'll see a section titled "My Best Buy Member Rewards" at the bottom left of the page, and an "Apply" button. Best Buy says that the sale will last through Saturday, May 4. Best Buy's Student Deals Sale 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD - $1,499.99, down from $1,799.99 ($300 off) 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD - $1,699.99, down from $1,999.99 ($300 off) 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD - $2,049.99, down from $2,399.99 ($350 off) 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD - $2,399.99, down from $2,799.99 ($400 off) Head to our full Deals Roundup for even more sales and

Walmart Planning to Launch Original TV Shows on Vudu, Starting With 'Mr. Mom' Reboot

Walmart is planning to expand Vudu by introducing original television shows over the next year, according to a report by Bloomberg. As it currently stands, Vudu offers users a way to rent and purchase movies and television shows, akin to iTunes. Now, the Walmart-owned service is planning to launch family-friendly television shows as a way to become a competitor in the ever-growing streaming TV market. These include a reboot of the 1983 comedy "Mr. Mom" (debuting as early as June 2019), a science-fiction show, and a police procedural drama similar to "CSI." The difference is that Walmart won't require a monthly subscription to access these shows, but will instead generate money through "new advertising technology." This is described as "shoppable" content, with television shows that can directly lead to customers buying products online: "Not only will viewers see ads, they will have the option to buy products seen in shows, such as paper towels or soft drinks." Although there are differences, Vudu will become one of many streaming services producing its own original TV shows. These include Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Apple coming later this year. Apple's service will be called Apple TV+ and will include shows created and produced by Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, and Oprah. Comparatively, Walmart is "not in the running to produce the next 'Game of Thrones'," according to Bloomberg. In total, Walmart will produce at least a half-dozen original shows over the course of the next year, and will be meeting with advertisers in New York this week to pitch its

Best Buy Flash Sale: Save on MacBook Pro, iMac, iPad Pro, and More

Best Buy is continuing its recent string of sales with new flash sales on the MacBook Pro, iMac, iPad Pro, iPhone X, and more. All of these deals are lasting for today only, so be sure to check out everything that's on sale below before the discounts expire tonight at 11:59 p.m. CT. 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. For the MacBook Pro sale, Best Buy is discounting the 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar and offering the best prices available online for these models among the major Apple resellers. The same is true for the iPad Pro sale, which also includes numerous all-time-low prices on the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models from 2018. Best Buy Flash Sale 4/29 13-Inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar 8GB RAM, 128GB Flash Storage - $999.99, down from $1,299.99 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage - $1,099.99, down from $1,499.99 11-Inch iPad Pro (2018) Wi-Fi, 64GB - $674.99, down from $799.99 [Cellular for $824.99] Wi-Fi, 256GB - $799.99, down from $949.99 [Cellular for $949.99] Wi-Fi, 512GB - $949.99, down from $1,149.99 (lowest ever) [Cellular for $1,099.99] Wi-Fi, 1TB - $1,249.99, down from $1,549.99 (lowest ever) [Cellular for $1,399.99] 12.9-Inch iPad Pro (2018) Wi-Fi, 64GB - $849.99, down from $999.99 (lowest ever) [Cellular for $999.99] Wi-Fi, 256GB - $974.99, down from $1,149.99 [Cellular for $1,124.99] Wi-Fi, 512GB - $1,149.99, down from $1,349.99 (lowest ever) [Cellular for $1,299.99] Wi-Fi, 1TB - $1,449.99, down from

Spotify Now Has 100M Premium Subscribers Worldwide

Spotify now has 100 million paid subscribers around the world as of the first quarter of 2019 (via The Verge). The company announced the major milestone today, confirming that Spotify Premium subscribers grew 32 percent year-over-year. In total, there are 217 million monthly active users on Spotify (including the ad-supported tier). Spotify said that there were numerous reasons behind the growth in Q1 2019, namely including its Spotify Premium + Hulu bundle offered in the United States. Spotify launched this new bundle in March, offering a free subscription to Hulu with Limited Commercials at no extra cost for all U.S. Spotify subscribers. In the United Kingdom and France, Spotify offers all premium Family Plan subscribers a free Google Home Mini smart speaker. This offer is still ongoing and ends on May 14, 2019. According to Spotify, "voice speakers are a critical area of growth, particularly for music and podcasts." The company said that it plans to continue to pursue opportunities to expand its presence in this area. Spotify's update comes nearly six months after the company reported that it had reached 87 million paid subscribers and 191 million monthly active users. While Spotify is far ahead of Apple Music's over 50 million paid subscriber count, The Wall Street Journal earlier this month reported that Apple Music has surpassed Spotify's paid subscriber count in the United

Deals Spotlight: Get the 2019 AirPods With Charging Case for $140 ($19 Off) and Wireless Charging Case for $70 ($9 Off)

Amazon is discounting the 2019 AirPods with Charging Case to $139.99, down from $159.00. Apple just refreshed the AirPods last month with an updated H1 chip and "Hey Siri" support, and also launched the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case at $199. 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. Amazon is also offering just the Wireless Charging Case by itself at a discount. You can get the accessory for $69.99, down from $79.00 ($9 off). The Wireless Charging Case is aimed at users who have a pair of the original AirPods and don't want to upgrade to AirPods 2. By just purchasing the case, they can gain wireless charging features for the older model. These are some of the first major discounts for the 2019 AirPods since they launched in March. Shoppers should note that the AirPods with Charging Case won't ship until May 7, 2019, and that the Wireless Charging Case will take 2-4 weeks to ship. It's unclear how long the sale will last, so visit Amazon soon to place an order if you're interested. 2019 AirPods SaleAirPods with Charging Case - $139.99, down from $159.00 ($19 off) Wireless Charging Case - $69.99, down from $79.00 ($9 off) More sales and bargains can be discovered in our Deals Roundup.

The Apple Watch Launched Four Years Ago Today

On April 24, 2015, the original Apple Watch launched in nine countries around the world. Four years later and we are now on the fourth iteration of the wearable device, the Apple Watch Series 4. Over the years Apple has worked on improving Apple Watch with a better and bigger display, water resistance, additional health and fitness features, and more. Apple Watch (first generation) As usual for Apple products, rumors about an Apple wearable device began ramping up in the years before the official Apple Watch launch. In 2013, Apple filed a trademark for an "iWatch," despite the fact that the device would eventually be known as the Apple Watch. Apple did the same thing for the iPad, seeking to secure rights for the "iSlate" trademark while also secretly filing trademarks for the official "iPad" name. As the launch neared, multiple reports suggested that Apple was facing battery life, screen, and manufacturing issues while developing the Apple Watch. Battery life was an ongoing issue for Apple when it was creating Apple Watch, since the company's goal was reportedly to create a device that would last for at least four to five days. This never came to pass, and even the brand new Apple Watch Series 4 requires daily charging, although many people do get around two days of life at times. Apple Watch Edition At an event in September 2014 Apple finally unveiled the Apple Watch, and then waited until a March 2015 event to set an April 24 launch date for the wearable device. On that day, the Apple Watch launched in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada,

Deals Spotlight: Get the 512GB 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Touch Bar for $1,499 ($500 Off, Lowest Ever) [Updated]

Amazon is currently discounting the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to a new all-time-low price. Specifically, this is the 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 model with 8GB RAM and a 512GB SSD, now priced at $1,499.99, down from its current price of $1,999.00 on Apple's website. This is the lowest price ever seen for the model, and the discount is only available in Silver. 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. The latest MacBook Pros have Retina Displays with True Tone, a Touch Bar with Touch ID, and four Thunderbolt 3 ports. At 512GB, this is also the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the largest capacity SSD. Shoppers should note that Amazon says the notebook won't be in stock until May 3, 2019, but those who order will get updates about shipping via email. 13-Inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Sale 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Silver - $1,499.99, down from $1,999.00 ($500 off) Best Buy has a few MacBook Pro models on sale today as well. Amazon's price on the 13-inch 512GB model does beat Best Buy's, but otherwise there are many good discounts to be found in Best Buy's 4-day sale on the larger 15-inch configurations. You can also check out our full Deals Roundup for more information on recent sales. Update: The sale appears to have ended and the 13-inch MacBook Pro is now priced at