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This week: the $549 AirPods Max—we got them, here’s what we think!

Plus: Jony Ive might’ve just landed a new job, as the CEO of... Ferrari?

And we wrap up with more of our favorite stuff of 2020!

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This week's stories


  • I recorded AirPods Max with a $1,000 mic so YOU can hear what I'm hearing!

Apple leaps to the defense of its crazy AirPods Max case

  • A goal was to make a case that’s not too bulky. “We travel a lot, so we know how important it is to fit in a bag. So it’s extremely storage efficient,” said Hankey (in a machine translation).

Jony Ive is reportedly in the running to take the driver’s seat at Ferrari

  • Since leaving Apple in the middle of last year, Sir Jony Ive has launched a new design agency, LoveFrom, and taken on clients including Airbnb. Now he could be headed for the figurative driver’s seat at Ferrari — as the Italian luxury carmaker’s next CEO. Possibly.

Strong demand for iPhone 12, new Apple TV on the way in 2021

Our favorite stuff of 2020!

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