Apple’s AirPods manufacturer expanding capacity to meet strong demand, says report

A brief report in China’s Economic Daily Times says that Apple’s AirPods manufacturer, Inventec, is expanding capacity in order to meet strong demand.

The report noted that Inventec has recently started expanding capacity at its Shanghai plants in order to satisfy increasing demand for the earphones and the plants are currently working overtime to deliver orders …

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Comment: Apple continues to explore bringing the Digital Crown to iPhones & iPads, and I still like the idea

Two further patent applications published today and spotted by Patently Apple show that Apple continues to explore the idea of bringing a Watch-style Digital Crown to the iPad and iPhone. The original patent application was published back in July, and the two additional ones published today further refine the idea.

Apple has generally been moving away from physical controls on iDevices, the iPhone 7 replacing the mechanical Home button with a touch-sensitive one, and the iPhone 8 rumored to be embedding it into the display. We’re also expecting to see a near bezel-free design next year.

It was for this reason that the idea initially seemed unlikely …

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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey says support for tweet editing is needed, but implementation questions remain

A variety of changes have come to Twitter during 2016, but one capability that the company has yet to add despite requests from users is an edit button. Twitter is one of few social networks that doesn’t allow users to edit their content once it’s been shared, but now the company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, says that an edit functionality is definitely needed…

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Apple’s AirPods are getting glowing reviews, so why aren’t YOU buying them? [Poll]

Apple’s freshly released AirPods are receiving great reviews overall. Tim Cook called AirPods “a run away success” and said Apple is making the backordered product as fast as possible. First hand accounts from a marathon runner to members of our 9to5Mac team are giving generally positive reports. So if you haven’t acquired your own set of AirPods yet, we’re curious to learn why you aren’t buying them? Tell us below in our poll…

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Apple again expected to begin making iPhones in India by April as new job listings emerge

Apple has long been rumored to be setting up a manufacturing presence in India, with a report most recently outlining some of the concessions Apple was seeking from the Indian government. Now, a new report from the Times of India claims that Apple will start manufacturing the iPhone in India in April of 2017, while the company has also posted a handful of job listings in the country.

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Report details Apple’s ‘iPhone City’ in China and difficulties bringing manufacturing back home

David Barboza takes an in-depth and investigative look into the many moving pieces that have and continue to help Apple maintain the foothold it has in China to this day. Combing through confidential government records and a swath of interviews, Barboza explores the complexities technology companies like Apple have to go through to make manufacturing a success overseas. At the same time, the piece highlights the difficulties companies will encounter when attempting to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.

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9to5Toys Last Call: $200 off iMac/MacBook Pro, Transcend JetDrive 256GB $111, Acer 24″ 1080p Monitor $75, more

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Daily Deals: Acer 24-inch 1080p LED Monitor w/ HDMI $75, SanDisk Ultra 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $50, more

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Apple’s official Leather & Silicone iPhone 7/Plus Cases hit Amazon all-time lows starting from under $30 Prime shipped (Reg. up to $50)

Apple’s iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case drops to its Amazon all-time low: $85 shipped (Reg. $99)

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Get an unlocked iPhone 6 16GB (refurb) for $225 shipped, iPhone 6s for $320 shipped

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Anker discounts its best Lightning cables, power banks & USB chargers: deals start at $6 Prime shipped

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Charge your iPhone 7 and listen to wired headphones at the same time w/ Apple’s Lightning dock: $42.50 shipped (Reg. $49)

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: $200 off iMac/MacBook Pro, Transcend JetDrive 256GB $111, Acer 24″ 1080p Monitor $75, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

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B&H discounts loads of Apple products: save up to $200 on MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar, iMac, much more (Tax NY only)

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Get discounted Transcend memory and storage today only at Amazon: 256GB JetDrive Lite for MacBook Air $111, more

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Daily Deals: Acer 24-inch 1080p LED Monitor w/ HDMI $75, SanDisk Ultra 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $50, more

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Apple’s official Leather & Silicone iPhone 7/Plus Cases hit Amazon all-time lows starting from under $30 Prime shipped (Reg. up to $50)

Apple’s iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case drops to its Amazon all-time low: $85 shipped (Reg. $99)

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It’s Free Money Time! Grab a $50 iTunes gift card at 15% off: $42.50 with free email delivery, more

Grab some gift cards at up to 20% off: Domino’s, Airbnb, Jiffy Lube, GameStop, more

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Get an unlocked iPhone 6 16GB (refurb) for $225 shipped, iPhone 6s for $320 shipped

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iOS/Mac Holiday App Sale Roundup: GO Trilogy, Oceanhorn, Bastion, many more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

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Invest in extra storage: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $100 shipped (Reg. $120)

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

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Switch up your Apple Watch style w/ 30% off and free shipping on all Clockwork Synergy bands, 2-piece NATO $17 (Reg $25)

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Anker discounts its best Lightning cables, power banks & USB chargers: deals start at $6 Prime shipped

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Charge your iPhone 7 and listen to wired headphones at the same time w/ Apple’s Lightning dock: $42.50 shipped (Reg. $49)

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