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2012 in review: The year in Apple news

Mac and iOS may have dominated Apple news this year, but they weren't the only developments. Dan Moren and Lex Friedman recount the rest of what happened in 2012.

Five great holiday updates to popular iOS games

Chances are, your favorite iOS game is sporting a new look for the holidays. Here are five that caught our eye.

Amazon expands Instant Video app to iPhone, intros music app for Samsung TVs

The content distribution market is getting increasingly competitive, as vendors expand the number of devices that can access movies, books and music, and Amazon wants a piece.

Apple unveils discounts on iPads, Macs, more

Apple on Friday announced its one-day discounts for many of its products, including Macs and iPads, for Black Friday.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Lightning!

At long last, third-party Lightning-connector accessories, for the latest generations of iPhone, iPad, and iPod, are starting to hit the market, and those add-ons form the bulk of this week’s accessory roundup.

The Apple family tree: Apple platforms through the years

Over the past 36 years, Apple has created at least 13 distinct platforms, each hosting its own unique variety of software. Some of these forgotten ecosystems met quick deaths at the hands of an unforgiving market; others persist under our noses in the consumer electronics sector.

Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap: Apple's upcoming iPad event, weird Macs, and plenty more

This week, in some ways, felt a bit like the calm before the storm. Apple announced a special event coming next week, we shared the stories of various unusual Macs, and of course we offered our usual slew of reviews, how-tos, and news.

Apple manufacturing jobs are not coming back and that's OK

Everything about Apple is as American as apple pie, even its decision to send manufacturing and unskilled-labor jobs to China. What matters more is that Apple products have spawned high-paying jobs for skilled workers in America, writes CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige. That's why the Apple name keeps popping up in this year's presidential election.

Hands on with Apple's Lightning to 30-pin Adapters

Nearly a month after they were announced, Apple's adapters for using older, 30-pin accessories with the latest iPhone and iPod models are available. We've been testing them for compatibility; here's our full report.

Remains of the Day: Rumor has it

Rumors abound of Apple updating every single product line at next week's media event, even as the company apparently winds down its relationship with Samsung. Elsewhere, the iPod nano is dissected ... for science!