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AppleInsider Podcast talks about Consumer Reports, Verizon's idea of security, and Apple's handling of iCloud data in China

03/02/2018, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike talk about Consumer Reports scoring cameras, the carriers in the US and the FCC, the end of Best Buy Mobile, Apple's handling of iCloud user data in China, and iPods.

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Best Buy to shutter mobile phone stores as customers flock to wireless carriers, Apple stores

03/01/2018, 12:03 am

U.S. big box retailer Best Buy on Wednesday announced the imminent closure of 250 satellite stores dedicated to mobile phone sales, pinning the nationwide shutdown on sluggish sales amidst increased competition from cellphone carriers, etailers and first-party shops like the Apple store.

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How and when to preorder HomePod: The official Apple Store app is your best bet on Friday

01/25/2018, 04:01 pm

It's a mystery how high demand for Apple's HomePod will be, and it's also unknown how many units the company will produce for launch. Because of those unknowns, you'd better be ready come Friday -- and early.

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AirPods now shipping post-Christmas from Apple, many other online retailers

12/17/2017, 06:12 pm

In the U.S., at least, AT&T may be the best bet to score AirPods online before Christmas, as Apple and a number of other vendors are now listing post-Christmas dates for shipping.

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After Apple's HomePod delay, Google's $399 Home Max speaker goes on sale

12/11/2017, 09:12 am

While Apple's HomePod couldn't reach store shelves before the end of 2017, Google's competing Home Max speaker has arrived right on time, with orders now being accepted at Best Buy and shipping in time for Christmas.

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Best Buy goes installment-only on Apple's iPhone 8 & X after backlash over $100 premium

10/31/2017, 04:10 pm

Best Buy has removed options to buy an iPhone 8 or X upfront from its U.S. website, which had previously generated controversy since the retailer was charging a $100 premium on top of Apple's normal retail prices.

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Just as it did with iPhone 8, Best Buy tacks $100 extra onto upfront payments for iPhone X [u]

10/27/2017, 09:10 am

Customers in a rush to preorder the iPhone X from Best Buy on Friday morning may be in for a bit of sticker shock when they double-check the final bill, as the retailer tacked on an extra $100 for full-price purchases of the handset [updated with comment from Best Buy].

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AirPods selling out as quickly as they arrive at retail, Apple shipping orders faster than expected

12/22/2016, 10:12 am

Apple's AirPods are by all measures a victory for the company, with Apple retail stores quickly blowing through received stock. However, online orders placed through Apple are in some cases shipping weeks earlier than advertised.

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AirPods orders begin to arrive, stock available for purchase at some Apple stores

12/19/2016, 08:12 am

Apple's long-awaited wireless AirPods are now available at Apple's retail stores, and pre-orderers of the sought-after device started receiving their devices on Sunday.

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Low, or no stock of AirPods expected at retail, online orders already pushed to 2017

12/13/2016, 11:12 am

Confirming earlier reports of very limited availability of the AirPods, most Apple Retail stores won't have any floor stock to sell before Christmas, and online order estimated deliveries have already fallen to early 2017 at the soonest.

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Target, Best Buy hamstrung by Apple Watch, iPhone 7 stock issues

09/16/2016, 11:09 am

Brick and mortar retailers Target and Best Buy have apparently not been given enough inventory to fulfill all pre-orders, and are emailing customers informing them that Apple Watch Series 2 orders won't be shipped by the promised date.

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DxO One Lightning camera for iPhone & iPad arrives at Best Buy's online & retail stores

07/14/2016, 03:07 pm

DxO's dedicated iPhone and iPad Lightning-connected camera, the DxO One, expanded its sales reach this week with a launch at Best Buy's U.S. online store, and a select number of retail locations.

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Apple's 2016 MacBook refresh inching closer as Best Buy discontinues 12" MacBook, Airs go on sale

04/18/2016, 11:04 am

The wheels seem to be in motion for Apple to begin updating its MacBook offerings during the second quarter of 2016, with resellers holding firesales on all 2015 MacBook Airs while Best Buy has halted sales of current-generation 12" MacBooks completely.

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Apple Price Guide: Last minute holiday shipping cutoffs and shipping upgrades

12/18/2015, 02:12 pm

With Christmas Eve just one week away, AppleInsider's Price Guide partners have set firm deadlines for when online shoppers can order and still expect their gifts to arrive on time for friends and family. Here's a quick guide to shipping cutoffs and last-minute shipping upgrades.

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Best Buy drops Apple Watch pricing to as low as $249 with new wave of $100 discounts

12/09/2015, 03:12 pm

Apple retail partner Best Buy kicked off major discounts on the Apple Watch on Wednesday, offering $100 off its inventory of Apple Watch Sport and stainless steel Apple Watch models for a limited time, marking the lowest price points yet for the wearable. Some shoppers may also find equivalent or better deals at Apple authorized reseller B&H as well.

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B&H & Best Buy offering first discounts ($25-$50) on all Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport models

11/16/2015, 03:11 pm

Ahead of the holiday shopping season, the Apple Watch has seen its first-ever discount from authorized resellers, as both B&H Photo Video and Best Buy are offering instant savings on the hot wearable.

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Fourth-gen Apple TV now available for in-store pickup at Apple Stores, Best Buy

10/30/2015, 11:10 am

The new Apple TV is available for in-store pickup on Friday not only at Apple Stores, but also for some Best Buy shoppers, who previously didn't expect to have any pickups until next week.

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Best Buy begins taking preorders for new Apple TV with Nov. 4 launch date

10/28/2015, 08:10 am

Electronics mega-retailer Best Buy began accepting preorders for the fourth-generation Apple TV on Wednesday, with an anticipated arrival in one week, on Nov. 4.

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Apple Pay begins working at select Best Buy stores

09/17/2015, 12:09 pm

Best Buy is already supporting Apple Pay in some stores, despite not having formally announced a start date, various anecdotes indicated on Thursday.

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watchOS 2, Best Buy expansion expected to boost Apple Watch sales this holiday

08/26/2015, 11:08 am

Investment firm J.P. Morgan believes sales of the Apple Watch will see a boost from two key events this fall --the launch of watchOS 2 with support for native third-party apps, and a retail expansion to all Best Buy locations.

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