Why Apple refurbs rule
Like-new but hundreds less
Over the years I’ve bought a lot of Apple refurbished products.
They’re as good as new, you get the same warranties, and you save hundreds of dollars.
And using Apple’s Certified Refurbished online store has other benefits too, as outlined in our top post. If you‘ve always been wary of refurbs, you should read on to see why it’s often a good idea.
Also in today’s newsletter:
I was kinda surprised by the lineup of the top 10 most popular shows on Apple TV+. The dreadful The Morning Show is that popular? And Slow Horses isn’t higher?
With Belkin balking, the Matter smart-home standard may be coming apart.
The continued smash-hit popularity of AirPods has Foxconn setting up a new factory in India.
We have a deal on the best selfie stick/tripod ever made, and it’s great for Continuity Camera, too.
— Leander Kahney, EIC.
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I can't think of a company worse at keeping their unreleased smartphones a secret than Google. Sometimes there's a small iPhone leak, or maybe a Samsung phone design/spec leaks a week early... But WHOLE PHONES photographed in high resolution and then sold on eBay is incredible https://t.co/5nvYHxVUlY
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One more thing ...
"Apple's first brochure [said] 'Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication.’ We meant when you first attack a problem it seems really simple because you don't understand it. ... When you start to really understand it, you come up with these very complicated solutions. ... Most people stop there. But a few people keep burning the midnight oil and finally understand the underlying principles of the problem and come up with an elegantly simple solution for it. But very few people go the distance to get there."
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