Best iPhone 12 Pre-order Deals: Verizon, AT&T, Walmart, and more

Earlier this week, Apple took the virtual stage to unveil its latest lineup of updated hardware including the new iPhone 12. Pre-orders kick-off today as Apple brings the iPhone 12, and 12 Pro to market with various carriers and retailers offering notable discounts on day one. Below you’ll find all of the best iPhone 12 pre-order deals from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and a number of other providers.

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T-Mobile and Sprint match AT&T and Verizon with $799 iPhone 12 pricing

We noted earlier this week that the $799 iPhone 12 actually costs $829. The $799 ‘from’ pricing announced by Apple during the keynote turned out to include a $30 discount available only from AT&T and Verizon.

T-Mobile and Sprint have now matched this discount …

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AAPL accounts for 7% of S&P 500 as tech stocks dominate

AAPL now accounts for a full 7% of the total value of the S&P 500, an influential index of 500 large companies. It follows the company reaching a $2 trillion market cap back in August.

Tech companies as a whole make up almost 40% of the value of the index …

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Japan joins US and Europe in Apple & big tech antitrust scrutiny efforts

Japan will be working with regulators in the United States and Europe to put Apple and other major tech companies under greater scrutiny, as part of an international effort to curb antitrust violations.

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Announced on Monday by the Japanese Fair Trade Commission chairman Kazuyuki Furuya, the regulator is starting its own efforts to try and regulate the operators of major platforms, including Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google. The effort would also take an interest in any acquisition or merger of sufficient size that could sway the balance of markets further in favor of the tech giants.

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HomePod mini Intercom, new HomeKit cameras & lights, and more on HomeKit Insider

The HomeKit Insider podcast goes in depth on the new HomePod mini, plus new HomeKit cameras and lights devices from Aqara and Nanoleaf.

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Apple took one of its biggest steps forward in HomeKit with the announcement of the HomePod mini and we answer all of your questions about what this means for our homes. That includes how you set up the new Intercom feature so that you can talk to your HomePod mini and have it relay your voice to an iPhone, iPad — and Apple Watch.

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