The 5th-Generation 64GB Apple iPad Air could be used by some as a laptop replacement, and you can get one for $499.99 shipped, today only, originally $599. Unlike previous generations, this model has an M1 chip with an 8-core CPU that delivers up to 60% faster performance and an 8-core GPU offering 2x faster graphics performance. Product page.
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When you think of Apple Store locations, the Great Pyramid of Giza probably doesn’t come to mind, but with the right prompt, Midjourney AI can give us an idea of what it could look like. Designer Shail Patel had to carefully think of prompts to feed the Stable Diffusion-based artificial intelligence program in various locations around the world including Egypt and New York City.
The 27-inch 5K Retina Apple Studio Display is designed for professional use and can be picked up for $1,299.99 shipped, today only, originally $1,599. Featuring 600 nits of brightness, a 60Hz refresh rate, P3 wide color, and support for over one billion colors. Its industry-leading anti-reflective coating enables incredibly low reflectivity for better comfort and readability in all lighting scenarios. Product page.
A family in Ohio plugged in an iPhone 4 to charge overnight like they have before, but what they didn’t expect was it to explode while doing so at around 1am on January 9th. The device charging on the kitchen counter using an original Apple charger suddenly burst into flames, and this event was all captured with a home security camera.
You won’t see a foldable iPhone anytime soon, but the iPhone 15 Pro that will be unveiled this fall may have thinner, curved bezels similar to the Apple Watch, according to technology leaker ‘ShrimpApplePro’. As for size, all iPhone 15 models will have the same display measurements as its predecessor, the iPhone 14, which means the Pro should have a 6.12-inch curved design.
Sure, the second-generation HomePod is smart, but what if you combined it with ChatGPT? You get the world’s smartest home assistant of course. Programmer Mate Marschalko basically combined GPT-3, Siri’s voice and Apple’s Shortcuts app to create this assistant capable of responding to more than just basic queries.
Unlike the AcryPhone, Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro Max, set for release this fall, is rumored to have a persicope camera lens. This folding zoom system’s actuators will be manufactured by both LG Innotek and Jahwa Electronics, consisting of a mirror or prism that functions as a periscope, resulting in a camera lens capable of zooming further with very little blurriness.
The second-generation Apple HomePod was unveiled today, and it comes packed with support for Spatial Audio tracks as well as enhanced Siri capabilities. Available in white and midnight colors, it features an acoustically transparent mesh fabric, along with a backlit touch surface that lights up from edge to edge.
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Developer and technology insider Kuba Wojciechowski reports that Google is allegedly developing their own Apple AirTags competitor for location tracking. He claims to have found references to these trackers, codenamed ‘Grogu’, in Google Fast Pair, which is the company’s method to quickly connect nearby Bluetooth devices.
An all-new Apple Mac Mini with the M2 and M2 processors have been announced, starting at just $599 USD. The base model with the M2 boasts an 8-core CPU with four high-performance and four high-efficiency cores, along with a 10-core GPU. When combined with 24GB of unified memory and 100GB/s of bandwidth, content creation is up to 50% faster than its predecessor.