The Movies section of iTunes now includes a variety of holiday deals starting at $10 for select double features and discounts on preselected bundles and franchise collections. You can now nab all 4 Hunger Games for only $20 or the entire Harry Potter franchise for $50. Other deals include "Under $20 genre bundles" including Christmas Classics (It's a Wonder Life, White Christmas, Scrooge), Naughty Holidays (Bad Santa 1&2), Action movies, horror and more.
Shazam is offering a promotion for 5 months of free Apple Music from now until January 17, 2021. Apple acquired Shazam in 2018 and has integrated the song identification service into the iOS Control Center and into the Siri voice assistant. The Shazam app still offers more functionality, such as saving music to iCloud and playing identified songs on linked streaming music services.
For a limited time, Apple is offering a 10 percent bonus for adding funds to an Apple ID. When funds are added to your balance, this money can be used across Apple's online stores and services. For example, subscriptions to Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, or Apple Music can be paid from an Apple ID balance. Also included are purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store, Apple Books, and more.
Even with all Apple's battery health tools the battery on your older iPhone 7 or iPhone 8 could probably still use a little more juice. There's no such thing as too much battery life, and a battery case can provide up to 20 hours of extra browsing, video watching and texting.
The HomePod is currently priced at $299 from Apple. Refurbished HomePods are not in stock, so how can one get a deep discount on a new HomePod smart speaker? Turns out that anyone can get a white or space gray HomePod delivered to their door while saving a cool seventy bucks.