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Andy Hertzfeld has penned an excellent post on Steve Jobs and the simmering fight over which biography is "definitive." Mr. Hertzfeld, a member of the original (and legendary) Mac team who worked with Steve Jobs for many years, calls Becoming Steve Jobs a worthwhile read, but questions why Apple's current management has made a full court press to support the book.
Check out this cool monitor stand called Quirky. It's designed to hold displays or iMacs, and will support up to 30 pounds. It's also a USB hub, with four USB 3.0 ports and two dedicated USB charging ports. That, plus space underneath for your keyboard will help you declutter your desk. Through our deal, you can get this stand for $69, more than 30 percent off retail. Check it out.
Apple sold a million Apple Watches in the first 24 hours—just in the U.S. That would make it the most successful new product category launch in Apple's history—so what do you do if you've been talking smack about it for months? You set the bar for success ludicrously high so you can proclaim it a failure no matter what.
We have a deal today on a nifty product—it's a 4-port USB hub that clamps to your iMac, Cinema Display or Thunderbolt Display, and some other displays, too. Premium Aluminum 4-Port USB Clamp Hub from Satechi is made of aluminum, and it's a USB 3.0 hub that is backwards-compatible to USB 2.0, too. Through our deal, you can get this hub for $19.99. Check it out.
Amidst all the hoopla surrounding the Apple Watch, the venerable Mac gets a shoutout, too: Apple's new MacBook is also available. The Apple Store is showing shipping times of 1-3 days for most models, but the 512GB Gold model has a shipping time of 3-4 weeks as of this writing.
It's official: Apple Watch preorders are off the chart. Within two minutes, shipping times slipped from a range of April 24th through May 8th to a range of May 13th through May 27th. Within a half hour, shipping estimates had slipped to June.
Apple rolled out its Apple Watch try-on appointments Friday morning, along with Apple Watch pre-orders. If you want to see the Apple Watch in person, you'll need to make an appointment. Bryan Chaffin explans how.
The Apple Store came online at approximately 12:06 AM PDT, and remains up at this time. Orders placed in the first two minutes were promised between April 24th and May 8th, but my order at 12:06 AM was pushed back to May 13th to May 27th.
The Apple Store is offline in the minutes leading up to the launch of Apple Watch preorders. Apple begins accepting preorders at 12:01 AM PDT, and the company has already said initial demand will exceed availability.
A reminder that Apple Watch goes on sale for preorder at 12:01 AM PDT on Friday morning—or tonight, depending on how you think about your days. Apple announced Thursday that Apple Watch sales will be limited to its online store at launch because the company expects demand to outpace supply.