Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 lineup may sound intriguing, but ever wonder what’s inside? Charger Lab’s teardown shows us exactly that, and apparently, it has a dual-cell battery design, with each one rated at 3.82 volts. There’s also a large coil for detecting the distance between the iPhone’s magnets and the battery, while another one is used as an NFC antenna. Read more for the teardown and a bonus video review.
The 2021 Apple TV 4K is better than ever, and you can get one for $179.98 shipped, today only, originally $199. Powered by the A12 Bionic, Apple TV 4K now supports high frame rate HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Dolby Vision video, allow for fast-moving action at 60 frames per second (fps) to play more smoothly as well as appearing more lifelike than ever before. Plus, Apple TV works with iPhone and its advanced sensors to improve a television’s picture quality through an innovative color balance process. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review.
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An actual job application that Steve Jobs filled out in 1973 is back up for auction after previously selling for over $222,000 USD last year. Unlike the previous sale, this auction will not only include the hand-written job application, but an NFT as well, which was created in collaboration with Rarible, an NFT marketplace. Bidding starts on July 21st through auction organizer Olly Johshi’s website and on Rarible for the NFT. Read more for a picture of the full application and additional information.
The 2020 Apple iPad Air is considered by some to rival the iPad Pro, and you can get one for $499.99 shipped (in stock soon, order today to lock in the price), today only, originally $599. Not only does this tablet have a larger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, but also an upgraded camera, speakers a new integrated Touch ID sensor in the top button, as well as the powerful A14 Bionic for a massive boost in performance. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Apple AirPods Pro are definitely still worth picking up in 2021 if you want top quality ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) wireless earbuds, and you can get a pair for $189.99 shipped, today only, originally $249. The flexibile silicone ear tips come in three different sizes that are designed to perfectly conform to the contours of each individual ear, providing both a comfortable fit and a superior seal. Plus, they are sweat- and water-resistant, making them perfect for active lifestyles. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that their officers seized five shipments of counterfeit Apple AirPods, which carry a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of over $1.3 million, earlier this week. They inspected five shipments of True Wireless Earbuds and discovered 5,000 fake Apple AirPods and 1,372 fake Apple AirPods Pro. All shipment information, including photographs, were then referred to CBP import specialists at the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE) to verify authenticity of the merchandise. Read more for a video review of an AirPods Pro knockoff and additional information.
The new Apple MacBook Pro is more than enough for work, school, travel, gaming, or just casual use, and you can get one for $1099.99 shipped, today only, originally $1299. This base model not only has the M1 chip, but 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage as well. Plus, the M1 chip’s storage controller and latest flash technology deliver up to 2x faster SSD performance, which makes previewing large images or importing large files faster than ever. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Apple iOS 15 Public Beta has just been released and to try this out yourself, and the only requirement is for users to have a compatible device that came out in 2015 or later. That’s right, you don’t need a developer account, but the final version will not be released until later this year. New features include FaceTime SharePlay, which lets users watch shows on Disney+ or other supported apps over videoconferencing. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Sure, many ultra portable PCs can be modified to run Apple’s macOS Big Sur, but this person decided to build one from the ground up. How so? Well, he first 3D-printed a case, complete with a QWERTY keyboard as well as all the standard buttons required to use the operating system, like right-click, left-click, arrow keys, etc. Next, he added the hardware, which includes a LattePanda Alpha SBC (single-board chip)= with an Intel Core M collection processor and 8GB of RAM. Read more for a video and additional information.
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The long awaited Apple electric car project, codenamed “Titan”, is rumored to launch some time in either late 2024 or early 2025, but no technical details have been leaked thus far, including how it could look. Industrial designer Ashish Gogte wanted to put a modular take on the vehicle. Simply put, the design resembles the Magic Mouse and nearly all of its internals can be swapped out when new parts are released. Read more for additional pictures.