updated 01:50 pm EST, Mon November 19, 2012
Apple Retail employees offered free iOS apps
A new report from 9to5Mac has indicated that Apple will begin offering a new perk dubbed "App Discovery" to its retail employees. While Apple has previously offered retail employees free access to its own paid apps, the new perk extends the bonus to a catalogue of popular apps from third party developers. Reports also indicate that this may be a temporary holiday promotion that will not remain in place forever.
Update: MacNN has received confirmation from an Apple Retail employee that the perk is indeed being offered to all retail staff.
Griffin outs car charger for Lightning devices
Griffin has launched its first accessory designed for use with Apple's new Lightning 8-pin connector. The PowerJolt SE features a coiled cable that can stretch up to four set in length, as well as an LED power indicator and built-in SmartFuse. Griffin is selling the PowerJolt SE for $25, and for a limited time is offering free UPS Ground shipping on all orders.