What happens when iPad Pro meets iPhone? A folding iPhone that doubles as a tablet of course, and it’s not too far fetched to imagine Apple releasing this type of device to compete with Samsung’s offerings, namely the Galaxy Fold. This particular concept measures in at 6.6-inches when folded back and 8.3-inches when opened, with a “Super Retina” display boasting 514 pixels-per-inch in both modes. Read more for another video and additional information.
A mysterious new Apple AirPower wireless charger image appeared on the AirPods page. It was first announced way back in 2017, but has faced numerous delays, possibly due to the charging technology required to simultaneously power an iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch. Since the new AirPods were announced earlier this week with a wireless charging case, it only makes sense to quickly push this into production. Apple iOS developer Guilherme Rambo discovered references to AirPower in the watchOS code. Read more for another video discussing AirPower and additional information.
Instead of completely redesigning the AirPods, Apple has decided to keep the same look more or less, but instead focused on a new H1 chip to replace the W1. This new H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, offers faster connect times, more talk time and voice-activated, hands-free “Hey Siri.” They come with a standard charging case ($159) or a new Wireless Charging Case ($199) – you can also add a personal engraving to the AirPods if ordered online. Read more for a video explaining everything you need to know and additional information.
Apple today refreshed its iMac line with up to 8-core Intel 9th-generation processors and powerful AMD Vega Pro graphics options, delivering impressive increases in both compute and graphics performance. The 21.5-inch iMac (starts at $1,299) now boasts 8th-generation quad-core, and for the first time 6-core processors that deliver up to 60% faster performance, while the 27-inch model (starts at $1,799) can be configured with 9th-generation 6-core and 8-core processors, delivering up to 2.4 times faster performance. Read more for another video and additional information.
The discounted iPads all makes sense now, as Apple introduced today a new 10.5-inch iPad Air (starting at $499), and an updated 7.9-inch iPad Mini (starting at $399). Featuring the powerful A12 Bionic chip with Apple’s Neural Engine, the new iPad Air offers a 70% boost in performance, twice the graphics capability, and the advanced Retina display with True Tone technology. “The iPad continues to provide magical new experiences for a growing range of uses where it is the absolute best device, from playing games in augmented reality to note-taking and drawing with Apple Pencil, from streaming HD movies and editing 4K films to learning to develop apps with Swift Playgrounds,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Read more for another video and additional information.
Apple is rumored to be officially unveiling the AirPods 2 on March 25 at a special event at the company’s Steve Jobs Theater, along with a new TV streaming service. This updated model will reportedly come in a black color and have a soft-touch matte coating to help them stay in ears more securely. Plus, it should feature wireless charging as well as hands-free voice commands, which means you won’t need to double tap anymore and say “Hey, Siri” to activate Siri. Read more for a video and additional information.
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There have been lots of rumors swirling about Apple’s next-generation iPad, and two notable features that these models will reportedly retain are the Touch ID sensor, along with the headphone jack. As for screen size, one supplier claims the new version keeps the 9.7-inch screen, while another says the display will be upgraded to 10-inches with slightly thinner bezels, while adding USB-C charging. Read more for a video about the new iPad and additional information.
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Max Weinbach of XDA Developers reports that the Apple iPhone 11 will use a display device capable of being submerged completely underwater. “The next iPhones are probably going to have displays that work underwater. It’s in the prototype stage right now but seems likely. They have a patent for it and are finally doing it,” said Max. There are different IP ratings that establish how rugged something is, for example, a mobile phone rated at IP68 is “dust resistant” and can be “immersed in 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes”. Read more for additional pictures of the folding iPhone that probably won’t make it into production and additional information.
A patent titled “Systems, methods and graphical user interfaces for interacting with Augmented and Virtual Reality environments” could be hinting at the development of an Apple Augmented Reality (AR)-based headset that would connect to an iPhone and enable users experience an environment where computer images are projected on the real world. The headset would wirelessly communicate with a computer and iPhone. Read more for a picture of the filing and additional information.
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Apple’s 9.7″ iPad is great for Fortnite among other apps, and it’s being offered for just $249.99 shipped, today only, originally $329.99. Aside from the 9.7-inch Retina display, you also get an A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video, a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, and up to 10 hours of battery life. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.