Many already know that the European Commission (EC) announced that manufacturers must create a universal charging solution for phones and other small electronic devices, which means that Apple may eventually have to build a USB-C compatible iPhone model some time in the near future. Unfortunately (or fortunately), this may still be years away from being implemented. So, Ken Pillonel, a robotics engineer, decided to create his own USB-C iPhone. Read more for a short video and additional information.
Both the new iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max boast a new protective glass coating called Ceramic Shield, which promises up to four-times better drop resistance than previous models, improved optical performance, as well as scratch resistance. Even though this material may be strong, can it withstand a big drop? Filip Koroy of Everything Apple Pro decides to find out and the results are surprising to say the least. Read more to see the test and for additional information.
Apple has just released iOS 15 for the iPhone and iPad, with several new features, including a FaceTime update that provides more natural video calls, Focus to help reduce distraction, Live Text using on-device intelligence to surface useful information, as well as a Maps upgrade for new ways to navigate the world. Updated FaceTime audio and video features make calls feel more natural, thanks to spatial audio that makes a user sound like they’re coming from the direction positioned on the screen. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Apple MagSafe Charger is compatible with both the iPhone 12 as well as the all-new iPhone 13, and you can get one for $27.14 shipped, today only, originally $39. It features an array of magnets that surround the wireless charging coil, optimized for alignment and efficiency. Most importantly, you won’t have to fiddle with a port, as it perfectly connects to your iPhone every time. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
After months of speculation, Apple has officially unveiled the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Featuring an incredibly crisp Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion (adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz), an upgraded pro camera system sporting new Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto camera sensors, as well as the A15 Bionic chip offering advancements in computational photography to power the all-new camera features. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Apple has yet to send the official invitations for their Fall 2021 event, rumored to be next week, but a new leaked video just about confirms the iPhone 13 Pro Max. No other details were released, but we can see that it’s a Black Silicone Case with Magsafe, and the original clip was deleted by its uploader shortly after going viral. One of the most anticipated features is the alleged 120Hz ProMotion displays on the Pro and Pro Max models. Read more for the short video.
At first glance, Hak5’s O.MG Lightning cable looks like any other, and most wouldn’t think twice about charging their iPhone with it. Upon closer inspection, you’ll discover that it’s just a clever hacking device that creates its own Wi-Fi hotspot that a hacker can connect to from their own computer. This person can then launch a web browser to start recording keystrokes. Read more to see how it works and for additional information.
It’s not unusual for CEOs of companies to outline their company’s strategy through an email, but sometimes, they contain interesting topics, like unreleased products or things that could be in the works. There is one Apple fan who managed to get their hands on an internal email from Steve Jobs dated October 24, 2010 with a bullet point listing “iPhone Nano Plan”. You’ll also see some familiar names mentioned, like Jony Ive. Read more to see the email and for additional information.
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.
Now that there are more than 12-million Apple Arcade subscribers as of the end of 2020, it’s no surprise that some of them are looking for an alternative to using purely touchscreen or motion controls. Meet the Backbone One, which measures in at 7-inches long when not in use and 10-inches in play mode. Featuring large L1/R1 buttons, analog L2/R2 triggers and the latest Lightning connector for ultra low latency control signals. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.