Amazon appears to have gained an edge over Apple in deals with smart home builders, according to The Information.
The paywalled report claims that an increasing number of home builders have agreed to partnerships with Amazon to build homes with preinstalled Alexa-enabled accessories, rather than HomeKit-based products from Apple.
Last year, for example, Amazon reportedly struck a large-scale deal with Lennar, one of the biggest home builders in the United States. Lennar first had a partnership with Apple in 2016, but the company is „prioritizing Amazon now.“ As part of its deal, Lennar gets access to Amazon’s growing army of so-called Amazon [...]
MacRumors and Twelve South have partnered up again this week, offering our readers the chance to get the accessory maker’s HiRise Duet charging stand for $30 off its original price of $119.99. The HiRise Duet is a combination charging stand that supports both the iPhone and Apple Watch, with an integrated Lightning charger for iPhone and iPad, as well as a Magnetic Charging Disc for the Apple Watch, all of which are powered by a single AC cable.
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A few weeks ago MacRumors announced a partnership with accessory maker Twelve South, offering spring break travelers the chance to get five vacation-friendly items discounted by 15 percent. That sale will end tomorrow, March 30, so be sure to head over to TwelveSouth.com and use the promo code MacRumorsSpringBreak on any of the items listed below before the code expires.
CableSnap – $16.99, down from $19.99
Compass 2 – $25.49, down from $29.99
PlugBug World – $38.24, down from $44.99
BookBook CaddySack – $42.49, down from $49.99
TimePorter – [...]
PayPal’s Digital Gifts eBay storefront today has $50 App Store and iTunes gift cards for $42.50, a savings of 15 percent. As usual with PayPal’s card sales on eBay, you’ll need a PayPal account to complete the transaction, and the iTunes credit will only be valid on purchases made in the United States. Although the $100 card isn’t directly on sale, you can add two $50 cards to your cart today to get $100 worth of iTunes credit for $85 — which has been the typical sale amount over the past few weeks.
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