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An Apple Car has been rumored for years, and this recently discovered patent just might confirm that they’re working on building one. To be more specific, patent describes a system that uses electrical current to detect cracks and other issues in glass. Sure, the iPhone, iPad and iMac all use glass, but the patent sketches show that it’s specifically for car windshields. It consists of a conductive film that sits between layers of glass. Read more to see the patent sketches and for additional information.
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Have you ever wanted to use your iPhone’s rear cameras to snap selfies, but wanted a screen to preview the image? The Ulanzi ST-09 Tripod Mount should do the trick. It basically consists of a grip for the iPhone with a rear section for placing the Apple Watch that turns it into a small viewfinder to ensure the perfect shot every time. The ST-09 can be attached to just about any handheld tripod, and a cold shoe up top allows you to attach other accessories (external microphones, etc.). Read more for a video and additional information.
Apple has just released macOS Big Sur, the latest version of the company’s desktop operating system. It’s available to Mac users as a free software update and introduces a stunning redesign that is packed with new enhancements for key apps including Safari, Messages, and Maps. In addition to new privacy features, this version of macOS has been engineered to take full advantage of all the power of the M1 chip. An all-new Control Center gives users quick access to controls for Do Not Disturb, displays, keyboard brightness, and more, straight from the menu bar. Read more for two videos, including a review, and additional information.
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Samsung’s Surround Display may not be the only innovation coming soon, as Apple could be already working on a next-generation iPhone with a foldable design. This is purely based on speculation due to some recently uncovered patent sketches, and if true, the display may use a flexible microLED panel rather than a traditional LCD or OLED screen. What many current iPhone users want Apple to add is a physical TouchID, which could double as a power button. Read more for a video and additional pictures.
Apple just revealed M1, the most powerful chip the company has ever created and the first one designed specifically for the Mac. This system on a chip (SoC) boasts a unified memory architecture for dramatically improved performance, 16 billion transistors, the world’s fastest CPU core in low-power silicon, the world’s best CPU performance per watt, the world’s fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer, and incredible machine learning performance with the Apple Neural Engine. Read more for a video of the presentation, additional pictures and information.
Apple AirPods Pro are still the premier true wireless earphones with ANC and you can get a pair for $194 shipped, today only, originally $249. Adaptive EQ automatically tunes the low- and mid-frequencies of the music to the shape of an individual’s ear to provide a rich, immersive listening experience. Its custom high dynamic range amplifier generates pure, incredibly clear sound while also extending battery life, and powers a custom high-excursion, low-distortion speaker driver designed to optimize audio quality as well as remove background noise. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Apple’s New Watch SE (GPS, 40mm) is perfect for most smartwatch users, and you can get one for $229.99 shipped, today only, originally $279. Featuring an ultra sharp Retina display, complete with thin borders / curved corners (30% larger than its predecessor), the S5 System in Package (SiP) and dual-core processor to deliver blazing fast performance, up to two times faster than Apple Watch Series 3. The Digital Crown has haptic feedback to generate incremental clicks with an extraordinary mechanical feel as it is rotated. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
JR East collaborated with Panasonic Corp. to develop a vacuum-inspired device capable of retrieving dropped wireless earphones, like the Apple AirPods. They are currently conducting tests at JR East’s Ikebukuro Station to show the device works far better than a traditional grabber tool. It’s estimated that there were 950 cases of dropped earphones in the Tokyo area between July and September alone, according to East Japan Railway Co. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Apple is holding a “One More Thing” event next week and it’s rumored that in addition to new Apple Silicon Macs, the company is set to reveal their third-generation AirPods as well. These leaked images from 52 Audio allegedly show these new AirPods 3, and they look very similar to the AirPods Pro. The image above shows the top section of the charging case, along with one of the earbuds. While they may look like the AirPods Pro, these will not have Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology built-in. Read more for two additional pictures.
Apple AirPods 2 with Charging Case (Wired) are being offered for the lowest price yet this year, and you can get a pair for $99 shipped, today only, originally $159. Unlike the first generation, this model features the Apple-designed H1 chip, which developed specifically for headphones, delivering performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of the hands-free “Hey Siri” voice assistant. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.