Epic Games has released a parody video mocking Apple after they banned the company’s hit game “Fortnite” from its App Store due to them offering players a discount on in-game purchases if they opted to make a direct payment rather than buy their digital offerings through iOS. Why? Well, Apple charges developers 30% for purchases made through the App Store, and 15% after the first year of subscriptions. Read more to watch the parody and for additional information.
Apple just updated its 27-inch iMac, and it’s the most powerful and capable model yet. Featuring the latest 10th-generation Intel processors up to 10 cores, double the memory capacity, next-generation AMD graphics, superfast SSDs, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, higher fidelity speakers, studio-quality mics, and a new nano-texture glass option for an even more incredible Retina 5K experience. Read more for a video and additional information.
Apple AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Case is perfect for those who don’t need Active Noise Cancellation, and they can be picked up for $139.98 shipped, today only, originally $199. Its built-in H1 chip features custom audio architecture to create an incredible audio experience and improved synchronization, allowing AirPods to deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to the first generation model. You’ll be able to quickly switch between devices while listening to music on iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad with two times faster connect times. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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Apple Central World is now the second and largest retail location in Thailand, located in the heart of Ratchaprasong, Bangkok’s famous intersection. It also has the first-ever all-glass design, housed under a cantilevered Tree Canopy roof spanning two levels via a spiral staircase that wraps around a timber core. Or, you can ride a stunning cylindrical elevator clad in mirror-polished stainless steel. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
The Apple Watch Series 3 will be compatible with the upcoming WatchOS 7, and you can get one for $169 shipped, this week only, originally $199. This third-generation Apple Watch is a great health and fitness companion with intelligent coaching features, water resistance 50 meters, as well as a barometric altimeter that measures relative elevation. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The 16″ Apple MacBook Pro is a powerhouse workstation for mobile warriors, and you can get one for $1,999 shipped (discount applied at checkout), today only, originally $2,399. This base model is configured with a ninth-generation 6-Core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics with GDDR6 memory, 512GB of internal storage, and a six-speaker system as well as force-cancelling woofers. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
YouTuber MrBeast (aka Jimmy Donaldson) has a gargantuan following on the video sharing platform, or somewhere along the lines of 38-million, so it’s no surprise that he decided to create an app-based challenge unlike any other. Called “Finger on the App,” this piece of software was developed in partnership with internet startup MSCHF, and the winner would have been the player who could keep their finger in constant contact with the app the longest. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Apple watchOS 7 will not only have shareable and discoverable watch face configurations, but sleep tracking, automatic handwashing detection, additional workout types as well as a new hearing health feature. Plus, Maps has also been updated with cycling directions and Siri now offers language translation. Read more for a first look at watchOS 7.
Apple CarKey is a new feature in iOS 14 that works exactly as it sounds. It’s a digital car key that give users a secure way to use their iPhone or Apple Watch to unlock as well as start their car. They can even be shared using Messages, or disabled through iCloud if a device is lost. This functionality will go live later this year through NFC, possibly at the time of the iPhone 12 launch, for the 2021 BMW 5 Series. Read more for a video and additional information.
Apple announced today during their WWDC event that it will transition the Mac to its own custom silicon gradually over the next 2-years. Developers can start updating their apps this week to take advantage of the advanced capabilities of Apple silicon in the Mac with native apps. These new chips will be used in macOS Big Sur, which enables developers to quickly convert their existing apps to run on Apple silicon across all platforms, including iOS and iPadOS without any modifications. Read more for a video and additional information.