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Apple's big iPhone keynote event is tomorrow, and there are some last-minute details coming to light on what the company will announce. According to famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the final storage lineup for the iPhone 13 family has been revealed, and there aren't too many surprises. When it comes to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, base storage will come in at 128GB. Compared to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, this represents a 2x uplift in capacity. To be honest, this change probably should have happened a long time ago, given that 128GB has long been the bare minimum for Android flagships. 128GB will continue as the base configuration for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Moving... Read more...
There's no question that the 4th generation iPad Air is one of Apple's most popular tablets. While the iPad and iPad mini may be available at lower price points, the iPad Air steals the styling cues from the more expensive iPad Pro along with its relatively thin bezels all around (instead of being stuck with the old-fashioned Home button). It also helps that Apple's retail partners frequently discount the iPad Air, making it an attractive buy. That's the case right now at Amazon, where the iPad Air returns to its all-time low price of just $499.99 with free shipping. So when you head over to the Amazon product page for the iPad Air, you'll see that it's priced at $539. However, a coupon with... Read more...
We have a gaggle of hot deals for this Sunday on Apple products and a couple of mesh routers that might be right up your alley. Starting things off with the Apple camp, the AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, 4th generation iPad Air, and 2nd generation Apple Pencil are all deeply discounted. Starting with the AirPods Pro, these wireless noise-canceling earbuds are frequently on sale and today are available for $185 at Woot.com. Admittedly, that's not as low as the recent $179 pricing that we saw late last month, but it's still a screaming bargain versus its retail price of $249. In addition, the AirPods Pro come with a wireless charging case, support 3D spatial audio, and last up to 5 hours per charge... Read more...
There are some hot deals brewing for Apple's popular family of tablets. Retailers like Amazon and Best Buy have discounted the iPad Air by $100, and Apple is throwing in an even more compelling offer for students. The 4th generation iPad Air is priced at just $499.99 compared to its $599.99 retail price. Both Amazon and Best Buy offer the iPad Air at this new low price in its whole rainbow of colors: Green, Rose Gold, Space Gray, Silver, and Sky Blue. It should be noted that the new price is $20 lower than the previous deal one month ago. Apple iPad Air 4th Generation 64GB Wi-Fi (2020) $499 @ Amazon Apple iPad Air 4th Generation 64GB Wi-Fi (2020) $499 @ Best Buy Depending on how you feel about... Read more...
Apple’s fourth-generation iPad Air has been a very popular entry in its tablet lineup ever since it first debuted in October. Even before the tablet started shipping to customers, retailers like Amazon discounted the tablet by $40, making $559 the “everyday” price ever since. However, Prime Day is in full effect, and that $40 discount has now doubled. The limited-time offer sees the iPad Air fall to just $519.99 with free shipping, a 13 percent discount. Unlike previous iPad Air deals, this discounted pricing applies to all available colors: Green, Rose Gold, Space Gray, Silver, and Sky Blue. While most Apple devices released over the past nine months have featured the M1 SoC,... Read more...
Mother's Day is fast approaching, which means that it's time for the procrastinators out there to start thinking about gifts for mom (or your wife/significant other). Depending on your budget for dear old mom, there are plenty of gift ideas out there if she's into the latest electronics. Wireless ANC Earbuds From Amazon, Samsung, And Apple While they won't arrive in time for Mother's Day, it would be hard not to mention the new second-generation Amazon Echo Buds. You can preorder them now, but they won't ship until May 13th (if your mom doesn't mind a slightly tardy gift). The Echo Buds feature active noise cancellation technology, hands-free access to various Amazon services (and audio controls)... Read more...
The ongoing global chip shortage has had wide-range effects across the tech sphere. Everything from AMD Radeon RX/NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards, to Ryzen 5000 processors, to PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X/S consoles have been significantly impacted and in incredibly short supply. Even auto manufacturers have been forced to cut back production due to the inability to source critical microchips necessary for their cars and trucks. Up until this point, we haven't heard much about how the chip shortage has affected Apple. The company has soldiered on, seemingly unaffected with its iPhone sales. However, a new report from Nikkei claims that that the global chip shortage is starting to catch up with... Read more...
When it comes to tablets that are currently available on the market, there's Apple's iPad family, and then there's everyone else. Apple has the market cornered with a wide variety of tablets covering multiple price points including the iPad mini, iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Pro. The latest entry is the 4th generation iPad Air, and it is currently available for preorder. The tablet starts at $599, but is currently available from Amazon with a $40 discount. It's not often that we see such discounts on new Apple products, especially for one that hasn't even been released yet, but we're not going to argue with saving money. Unfortunately, the discount only applies to a single color... Read more...
The newest generation of Apple's iPad Air, announced just a couple of weeks ago, is armed with a custom A14 Bionic processor. Having debuted in a new iPad first, the same chip is expected to find its way into Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 family, rumored to range in price from $649 for the iPhone 12 mini with 64GB of storage to $1,399 for the iPhone 12 Max with 512GB of storage. As we await the launch, some leaked benchmarks give us a purported glimpse of the A14 Bionic's performance. Apple calls the A14 Bionic its most advanced chip ever with 11.8 billion transistors, with the promise it will deliver a "massive boost in performance." Or more specifically, Apple claims the chip's 6-core design offers... Read more...
In addition to the new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, Apple today announced the all-new iPad Air. As we learned from previous leaks, the new iPad Air shares its overall design language with the more expensive iPad Pro. That means that there are minimal bezels all-around due to the lack of a Home button. Just as the leaks forecast, Touch ID, which was previously found within the Home button, has been moved to the top-mounted power button. The iPad Air also gains USB-C connectivity, which is another carryover from iPad Pro. Likewise, the iPad Air supports the second-generation Apple Pencil, which magnetically attaches to the side of the case (again, cribbed from the iPad Pro).... Read more...
Apple is widely expected to launch a new iPhone 12 family next month with an A14 Bionic SoC, OLED displays, and 5G support. However, the company is also planning to launch a new Apple Watch Series 6 and fresh iPad tablets. A new leak today is shedding light on the new iPad Air 4, and it’s a pretty big leak. A manual for the iPad Air 4 has reportedly been spotted, and it shows an all-new design for Apple’s “middle child” iPad tablet. What’s immediately visible is that Apple has completely abandoned the old school Home button in favor of thinner bezels and a design more in keeping with the flagship iPad Pro family. While the new iPad Air doesn’t have a Home button... Read more...
The iPhone 12 family isn’t the only major product line on Apple’s docket for launching during the second half of 2020. According to a new report, Apple has three critical products that will be redesigned and released for consumers including an all-new iMac. DigiTimes is reporting that Apple will launch an all-new 23-inch iMac later this year. It should be noted that the current iMac family is available in 21.5-inch and 27-inch sizes, so it would seemingly make sense for the 23-inch model to replace the former given that less than 2 inches separates them. New iMac incoming at WWDC. iPad Pro design language, with Pro Display like bezels. T2 chip, AMD Navi GPU, and no more fusion... Read more...
Spring is in the air, which means that we’re starting to hear more about the next version of iOS that powers iPhones and iPads. Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is scheduled to kick off on June 3rd, but a new report is already shedding some light on what we can except in iOS 13. The first addition is something that has been requested from Apple fans for a long time: a true systemwide dark mode. Apple has already introduced dark mode with macOS, so it’s only natural that the company would want to extend this feature to iOS. According to 9to5Mac, the feature won’t be enabled by default, and will instead be accessible via the Settings menu. A... Read more...
We’ve been hearing rumors of new iPad models incoming from Apple, and today with little fanfare the company has unveiled two new product updates. The first is a [internal] hardware refresh of the long-in-the-tooth iPad mini, while the second is an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Air. The iPad mini is getting a significant processor upgrade, going from the A8 in the previous-generation model to the latest A12 Bionic (used in the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR). Standard storage comes in at 64GB, and the out-the-door price for a base system is $399. If you want to double your storage to 128GB, you’ll have to fork over an additional $150. As before, you have the option to add 4G LTE cellular... Read more...
When it comes to matters of product design in the consumer electronics space, Apple’s Jony Ive likes to think that his company is the purveyor of all that is good and righteous in the realm of design taste. Last month, Ive thumbed his nose at Motorola’s Moto Maker tool that puts customers in the driver’s seat when it comes to choosing how their smartphone looks. Ive castigated Motorola, stating, “I believe that’s abdicating your responsibility as a designer.” Ive’s know-it-all stance on product design was on full display in a recent interview with the Financial Times. When describing the development process of the Apple Watch, Ive explained, “Even now, when the design of the Apple Watch is incredibly... Read more...
How unflattering. Apple appears to be preparing, at least according to rumors, a 2-in-1 hybrid tablet convertible that's very much competitive to what Microsoft's Surface Pro line offers, along with countless hybrid tablet-notebook convertibles that have custom-built detachable keyboards. Though Jony Ive gets a little feisty about copy-cat devices as not just flattery but more specifically "theft," it does seem ironic that Apple appears to be lining up to potentially follow the trend once again, rather than lead. The original iPad may have set the tablet revolution in motion but then eventually came the iPad Mini, as Apple caved to the market share success of smaller 7 to 8-inch devices. ... Read more...
When Apple debuted its A8 SoC, it proved to be a modest tweak of the original A7. Despite packing double the transistors and an improved GPU, the heart of the A8 SoC is the same dual-core Apple "Cyclone" processor tweaked to run at higher clock speeds and with stronger total GPU performance. Given this, many expected that the Apple A8X would be cut from similar cloth -- a higher clock speed, perhaps, and a larger GPU, but not much more than that. It appears those projections were wrong. The new A8X chip inside Apple's new iPad Air 2, is a triple-core variant of the A8, with a higher clock speed (1.5GHz vs. 1.4GHz), a larger L2 cache (2MB, up from 1MB) and 2GB of external DDR3. It also uses an... Read more...
Apple has been inviting members of the media to a press event scheduled for Thursday, October 16, and it's widely believed we'll see the unveiling of a new iPad Air model, among other items. With just days to go before the event, photos of leaked second generation iPad Air (or iPad mini) parts are making the rounds on the web, potentially giving us an early look at what Apple has in store. The photos come from Taiwanese website Apple.club.tw. Different components are shown, including the front panel, which sports a Touch ID fingerprint reader with a gold capacitive ring around it. Not only does this suggest that a Touch ID upgrade is imminent, it also hints at there being a gold colored iPad... Read more...
One of the telltale signs that Apple is getting ready to release new products is when retailers start marking down prices for current generation items, especially when they're representative of deep discounts. We're starting to see that happen on some items -- more specifically, both Target and Staples are now offering discounted iPad mini and iPad Air tablets. If you head over to Target, you'll find iPad Air models selling for $50 off the normal price, and a generous $100 discount on iPad mini tablets -- that beats Apple's refurbished price by $20! According to the website listing, the sale is valid for this week only. In addition, 9to5Mac says it heard from Target that supplies are limited,... Read more...
August may seem like the wrong time to be talking about a Christmas holiday-themed commercial, but the Television Academy doesn’t think so. The Academy announced the winners of the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys, which recognizes the efforts of the people who work behind the scenes to make your favorite TV shows and commercials come to life. That’s where Apple comes in, taking the Outstanding Commercial award for its “Misunderstood” ad, which aired during the holidays last year. Apple TV and AirPlay let you put the video that's playing on your iOS device onto your TV. The commercial kicks off with family members arriving for a family get-together that seems fun for everyone... Read more...
Apple typically lets a year lapse in between iPad releases, the one exception being the iPad 4, which came out eight months after the iPad 3 and shifted the release schedule to the holiday shopping season. If Apple sticks to this schedule, we can expect an iPad Air 2 launch this November. The question is, what feature upgrades can we expect? Well, the rumors are starting to trickle in, and one of them suggests a subtle but significant change to the display. It's said that Apple might bond the LCD and cover glass together, which is something it's been doing with the iPhone line since the introduction of the iPhone 4. This might not sound like a big deal, but this small change makes a noticeable... Read more...
Now that the hustle and bustle of CES is over with, it's time to get back to our normal routines. If, like us, you find that you're need of a little inspiration to begin your work week, have a look at Apple's latest iPad Air commercial. Yes, for the first (and probably last) time, we're prescribing an Apple ad to shake off a case of the Mondays. None other than Robin Williams narrates Apple's newest pitch intended to get you excited about the company's flagship tablet, only it's not racing along at 100 miles per hour with funny voices and quips that the comedian is known for delivering. Heck, the ad doesn't necessarily inspire a person to rush out and buy an iPad Air, but Williams definitely... Read more...
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