Best Black Friday deals: Samsung, Apple, LG, Target, Best Buy, Walmart, T-Mobile, and more (Updated 11/23)

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner, meaning that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are also nearing.
As usual, Black Friday is a festival of deals, and deals is what you’d get. In the following article, we will be showing you all the noteworthy deals of all the major carriers and online retailers that are worth noting.
Just remember – be civil and don’t get captivated by the whole shopping madness!
NOTE: This post will be updated with any noteworthy deals as Black Friday nears.

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Latest Apple holiday ad features the iPhone X and AirPods

Apple is known for tugging at your heartstrings during the holiday shopping season. So perhaps we should say that Apple is known for pulling at both your heart and purse strings during the holidays. This year, Apple has some new products to splash across your television set and mobile screens. First among them, of course, is the Apple iPhone X, which stars in the spot along with the Bluetooth powered AirPods.

It’s a snowy afternoon in the city and young woman is walking on the sidewalk listening to some tunes through her AirPods. She whips out her new iPhone X and we see that she …

Apple iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL

Google’s been seriously stepping up its smartphone game ever since the launch of the Pixel last year, and for its second generation of handsets, we’re no longer just choosing between a big and a little model, but also between a Pixel with a conventional versus a new ultra-wide display.

But the Pixel 2 XL with its big face-filling screen isn’t the only new smartphone of its kind to just hit the block, and Apple’s grabbing headlines with a super-widescreen phone of its own, the new iPhone X.

How do these two late-2017 flagships stack up against each other? Let’s take a look.


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Apple purchases AR headset firm Vrvana for $30 million?

The next big product expected from Apple could be the company’s AR glasses that the tech titan is reportedly working on. Former Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Muster believes that this product could become bigger than the iPhone. That is a tall order for any device, especially considering what happened with that mess known as Google Glass. While the latter is used in the enterprise, the question still remains whether AR glasses will be widely used by the public.

While no official word has come out of Cupertino regarding an AR headset, there has been praise heaped on augmented reality by no less …

Apple expects to ship 4 million units of its HomePod smart speaker in 2018

Apple was originally expected to launch its HomePod smart speaker next month, priced at $349. The combination premium speaker and virtual assistant (in this case, Siri) is now expected to come to market early in 2018. In announcing the delay, Apple said that while it wanted everyone to experience the HomePod, “we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers.” 

The smart speaker category was created by Amazon which combined the Alexa virtual assistant with a speaker to create the Amazon Echo. The product can report the latest weather forecast, stock prices, sports scores, …

Apple confirms illegal iPhone X assembly shifts at Foxconn, says student interns worked 'voluntarily'

Foxconn, Apple’s embattled iPhone assembler, may be under fire again, after a Financial Times investigation discovered six student interns working overtime to put together the iPhone X in time for all those early preorders to be fulfilled. The youngsters slaved over the conveyor belts for 11 hours straight in multiple instances, which breaches Chinese laws that puts in place safeguards for student interns.

The report, however, notes that the students wanted to work the long shifts voluntarily, yet there is a whiff of hypocrisy here, as they have also been asked to work at …

In case you missed it, check out T-Mobile's new ad starring Nick Cannon for its Apple iPhone 8 BOGO deal

If you caught Sunday night’s American Music Award, you might have seen T-Mobile’s new ad starring Nick Cannon. The ad focuses on a BOGO deal being offered by the nation’s third largest carrier as part of its #HolidayTWOgether ad campaign. With this deal, consumers will be able to buy an Apple iPhone 8 and get a second one for free. The 30-second spot apparently takes place on Christmas Eve when Santa and his son (little Saint Nick) make a loud arrival down a chimney.

Pops urges Junior to take notes. First, Santa tells his son that T-Mobile gives you two iPhone 8 units for the price …

Apple gets warrant to turn over files inside Texas church shooter's iPhone SE

Back near the beginning of the month, Apple reportedly spoke with the FBI about unlocking the iPhone that belonged to Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley. As we told you back on November 8th, Apple told the FBI that after the shooter had died of a self-inflicted gunshot, the law enforcement agency could have still used the fingers from his hands to activate Touch ID and open the phone.

Today, Texas authorities served Apple with a search warrant, seeking information on the files inside Kelley’s phones. The iPhone was discovered on Kelley after the gunman was killed with his own weapon. …

Deal: BeatsX, Beats Solo3 and Powerbeats3 are on sale for up to 30% off at Apple

Apple enters the Black Friday fever with a couple of deals that cuts prices on some of the headphones sold via its online and retail stores. Three pairs of headphones are now on sale at Apple Store, so if you’ve been hunting for a great deal on Beats products, then now would be a good time to check them out.

First off, we have the popular BeatsX earphones, which usually sell for $150. Well, Apple now offers the earphones for just $99, so you’ll be saving slightly more than 50 bucks if you take advantage of the deal.

Then, we have the Beats Solo3 Wireless …

Apple releases bug fix so you can finally use the iPhone X in cold weather

The launch of the iPhone X was not as uneventful as the that of the other iPhones released by Apple this year. Many customers found weird issues with Apple’s flagship, some more serious than others.

Last week we reported about such an issue that made the iPhone X screen become temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid change to a cold environment. At that time, Apple promised to address the problem in an upcoming software update, but aside from that, no other information was provided.

True to its promise, Apple has now released an update that fixes …