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.
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Apple has been known to be ultra stringent when it comes to quality control and product defects, as most never see the light of day outside their factories. However, this iPhone 11 Pro Max with a misaligned logo is allegedly a 1-in-100 million error. Fortunately, this misaligned logo is the only defect on the handset, and its current owner tried selling it for a premium recently, but was unable to get their desired asking price (reportedly $2,700 USD). Read more for a video discussing this iPhone.
Taiwan is dealing with its worst drought since 1965, and for at least one man, this has been a blessing in disguise. Why? A man, surnamed Chen, was paddleboarding in Taiwan’s famous Sun Moon Lake when he accidentally fell, causing his waterproof pouch-protected iPhone 11 Pro Max to be dropped. Little did he know that one year later the water would recede as the island suffers from a severe water shortage and a worker discovered the device. Read more for the news report and additional information.
Limited to 99-units each, Caviar’s all-new iPhone 12 Pro / Pro Max Mortal Kombat edition comes in three different variants: Scorpion, Shang Tsung, and Shao Khan. The company is known for their luxurious, and sometimes outlandish, handset makeovers, so these designs aren’t too much out of the ordinary, except for its price tag, which starts at a whopping $6,140 USD. Starting off with Scorpion, this handset has a case made from titanium with a rugged PVD coating, which is commonly used to cover luxury Swiss watches. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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A teenager from Thailand thought he was getting a steal on a used iPhone, but when it finally arrived, there was no smartphone to be found, just one of the strangest (or coolest) coffee tables yet. The extremely large box was the first sign that something didn’t seem right, and after opening it up, the iPhone-shaped table appeared. On the bright side, the table does appear to be well crafted, including the Touch ID sensor and front-facing selfie camera hole. Read more for another picture.
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The second-generation iPhone SE was officially released on April 24, 2020, so it’s about time for a refresh, whether it be this year or next. There are rumors swirling that the third-generation iPhone SE could be based on the fourth-generation iPhone, but with an under-display Touch ID sensor. Other features include a new Lightning charging port rather than a 30-pin connector, a near bezel-less OLED display, and a single rear camera. Read more for a video and additional pictures.