The Limited-Capacity Edition Thursday, November 5, 2020

Apple Stores In England Will Offer Click-and-collect Service During Lockdown, by Michael Steeber, 9to5Mac

Apple will offer Storefront service at its retail stores in England starting this Friday. The temporary pickup format will allow Apple to remain open and continue serving customers in a limited capacity during the launch of the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, even as England enters a new national lockdown.

A Deep Dive Into The Apple Arcade—Part One, by Rob Griffiths, The Robservatory

My new iPad Air came with a surprise (at least, to me): A three-month trial to Apple Arcade.

I thought if I'm going to trial it, I should really trial it. And what better way to do that than by playing everything they offer? So over the last few days, I have downloaded, launched, played a bit of, taken some very brief notes on, and (in most cases) deleted a total of 139 games.


The New iPad Air Is So Good You Probably Don't Need The Pro, by Caitlin McGarry, Gizmodo

I’m hard-pressed to think of anything wrong with this iPad. It’s the perfect middle ground between the more budget-oriented basic iPad, which is also fine but lacks many of the Air’s best features, and the high-end iPad Pro, which is excellent but truly a whole lot for most people. If you’re in the market for a tablet, buy the iPad Air. You’ll be happy with it, I promise.

Microsoft OneNote Review, by Daniel Blechynden, TechRadar

The user interface is very intuitive and user friendly, the note-taking and design tools on offer are great, and it all comes at quite an affordable price.

HEY iOS Email App Gets Power-up With Support For Multiple Accounts, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

Today’s update that brings support for using multiple accounts will certainly be a welcome update for those wanting to dive fully into HEY instead of having to use multiple email apps for different accounts (or use the HEY browser version for one).

Nikon Will Let You Use Its Cameras As High-end Webcams, by Kris Holt, Engadget

Nikon has at last released software that turns your fancy DSLR or mirrorless camera into a high-end webcam. Other major camera makers have rolled out similar tools in the last several months, as video calls became much more prevalent amid stay-at-home measures to combat COVID-19.

Best iPhone 12 Chargers Starting At $10, by David Carnoy, CNET

Now, Apple has also released a new 20-watt USB-C power adapter for $19, which is $10 cheaper than its discontinued 18-watt USB-C power adapter, which was overpriced. But there are still plenty of attractive alternatives. We've pulled together some of our favorite Apple device chargers to give a boost to your battery life, many available for less than $20 and some even less than $10.


Apple Faces Shortages In Power Chips For iPhone 12, by Debby Wu and Giles Turner, Bloomberg

Apple Inc. is grappling with a shortage of vital chips that manage power consumption in iPhones and other devices, people with knowledge of the matter said, complicating its ability to meet holiday demand for the latest version of its marquee gadget.

It’s unclear to what extent the bottleneck may limit iPhone availability during its crucial launch quarter, typically Apple’s busiest. Despite the shortfall, suppliers are likely to prioritize Cupertino, California-based Apple and its power-hungry iPhone 12 over other customers lining up for scarce parts, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private matters.

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If no-change-in-design is what Apple will announce for the first batch of Apple-Silicon Macs, I doubt they will have touchscreens.


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