Today is the final day of CES 2019 in Las Vegas, where thousands of companies showed off their latest connected tech products. As usual, Apple did not have an official presence on the show floor, but there were several announcements and a wide variety of product unveilings that are tied to its ecosystem.
MacRumors attended CES 2019 and has shared numerous articles and videos on our YouTube channel about the show throughout the week. We’ve wrapped up some of the notable announcements from the week below.AirPlay 2-enabled smart TVs
Without attending, Apple stole some of CES 2019’s thunder by announcing this week that AirPlay 2-enabled smart TVs are [...]
Apple has dropped the price of the iPhone XR by about $100 for its channel partners in China, reports Yahoo Finance. The price cut allows third-party vendors to purchase the iPhone XR more cheaply, which allows the device to be sold to customers at a lower price.
Apple is not offering direct discounts on the device in China, but third-party retailers implemented price cuts on Tuesday after Apple dropped purchasing prices.
An Apple partner that buys from Apple and sells to distributors and retailers dropped the iPhone XR’s price from 5980 yuan ($881) to 5380 yuan ($793) with an additional 150 yuan ($22) coupon available.
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Apple-certified Lightning to USB-C cables should be available from select third-party accessory makers starting early next year.
Last week, Apple informed members of its Made for iPhone or „MFi“ licensing program that Lightning to USB-C cables for charging and syncing are now permitted to be manufactured. These cables require a new Lightning connector with part number C94, which Made for iPhone program members can now order.
Apple is selling the new Lightning connector to eligible hardware manufacturers for $2.88 per, and it is estimated to ship in six weeks, according to documentation shared with MacRumors by Hong Kong website ChargerLab. [...]
Apple today announced a new update for Final Cut Pro X, which introduces support for workflow extensions that will allow professional video editors to use third-party apps and services directly within the Final Cut Pro app.
Workflow extensions have been designed to match the look of Final Cut Pro, offering tight integration with the app. Media can be dragged into Final Cut Pro libraries, playback can be synced between extensions and the timeline, and more.
Extensions include Frame.io, which enhances post-production, Shutterstock, which allows for browsing and purchasing stock footage, and CatDV for media asset management.
Workflow extensions for Final [...]