Newly redesigned AirPods are almost here

AirPods 3 render (courtesy of gizmochina)

The current AirPods 2 have been available for over two years now since their launch in 2019. With many other companies bringing out smaller products with superior sound quality, better battery life, and an overall cheaper price tag, lots of people are wondering when we can get our hands on new upgraded AirPods.

The good news is that the AirPods 3 are very much in the works, according to a DigiTimes reportthe wireless earbuds release date is expected to be in late 2021. They have claimed supply shipments for the new AirPods motherboards are underway, along with the…

New patents reveal Apples next star product

Patent showing touchscreens or other controls hidden in seats, doors, and other surfaces, (US Patent 10,656,777 B1)

Apple has amassed billions of dollars with iPhones, MacBooks, Apple Watches, and their many other products. Now the company is determined to get a share of the growing electric car industry, with their next big thing — the Apple Car.

Tesla is currently dominating the EV market and will only become increasingly popular, with nearly 500,000 cars delivered in 2020.

Electric vehicles are also being manufactured by Volkswagen, Mercedes, Nissan, and many others. In Norway, electric cars represented over 50% of the car market share in 2020. EV’s are definitely a legitimate thing now, and they’re even starting to drive…

Here’s everything you can expect

There has been some interest regarding the iPad Air 5 and its release date.

Allegedly, we’ll be seeing this new iteration of the iPad Air in early 2022.

DigiTimes (a Taiwan-based website that shares rumors gleaned from Apple’s Asian supply chain) has shared a report that claims Apple is working on a new iPad and Mac with new displays that could launch starting in 2022.

So why isn’t this iPad launching this year? It would only make sense, right?

Well, Apple has a history of not updating the iPad Air on a yearly basis. For example, the iPad 3 was launched in March 2019 and the iPad 4 launched in October of 2020 which…

The truth about Apple “just re-labeling the successor of the A14”

Apple recently updated their new iPad Pros with the M1 chip and then didn’t release anything special to support it at WWDC. No pro apps, no special Pro version of iPadOS with special features.

Now, there are tech writers and influencers claiming the M1 was always going to be an iPad chip. In fact, there have been rumors of the M1 actually being “just an A14X that’s been rebadged and stuffed into the Mac.”

How true is this claim? …

The iPad Mini will be more Pro than ever

iPad Mini 6 renders

Many people thought we would be seeing the iPad Mini at Apple’s Spring Loaded Event this year but of course, that didn’t happen. The event was focused on the iPad Pro and some other products with no mention of the new iPad Mini. While many thought that meant we won’t be seeing a refresh of the iPad Mini this year, it’s not true.

Things might be a little different than we expected.

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that we’d be seeing the new iPad Mini in “Q1 (first quarter) of 2021”, but in a more recent research note, he stated…

Here are some details to hold you over until September!

iPhone 13 render (credit: LetsGoDigital)

It’s fair to say a lot of people have been waiting for a 120Hz iPhone display for years, and it’s finally happening.

According to a new report by supply chain outlet The Elec, the iPhone 13 Pro series is on track to getting 120Hz this year.

In case you don’t know, a 120Hz display displays 120 images per second, while a 60Hz display 60 images per second. The higher the number — the smoother everything on the screen will move.

The report says that both LG and Samsung (Apple’s display suppliers) are currently producing the new LTPO 120Hz displays on…

You don’t want to make the wrong choice

The M1 chip is nothing short of a revolution in computing circles.

It was released less than a year ago and it has shaken up the market to its core. The idea that a company that had never made its own laptop and desktop CPUs could make the fastest, most effective one would have been a ludicrous idea just 2 years ago.

The rumor mills are running full speed with news of the M1 successor — the M2 (sometimes referred to as the M1X). …

Here’s everything you need to know about this accessory

Credit: Apple

As the Magic Keyboard costs an astonishing $349 for the 12.9-inch model, and $299 for the 11-inch, we can conclude that Apple isn’t pricing these based on the component and manufacturing cost and maybe adding a sensible markup… right?
Apple is pricing this accessory based on the value it brings to the user.

Value-based pricing isn’t anything new, and Apple isn’t the first one to do it. People have different opinions on whether or not it’s a fair way to do things.

For now, let’s talk about what this accessory really does!

The keyboard itself is finished in a soft-touch…

And what this means for future Macs

The new 24-inch iMac has the same M1 chip as the other new Macs. However, some are wondering if, with the addition of the two extra fans, this machine could outperform the others. The quick answer to this is NO, and we know this from looking at benchmarks.

The Geekbench score for the M1 iMac was 1724 for single-core, and 7453 for multi-core.

This is pretty much on par with the Mac Mini and MacBook Pro which have the same identical chip and only one smaller fan.

Fans only come into play when doing intensive stuff over longer periods of…

The fastest tablet ever is almost here

According to multiple Twitter users and Apple fans, Apple is starting to ship out the M1 iPads, as people are seeing their orders shift to a “preparing to ship” status. Apple has not provided an exact delivery date, but the iPads will start delivering on May 21.

Over the last few days, a number of Geekbench tests have been appearing from the latest M1 iPad.

You might be asking yourself “how these are appearing before the actual release of the device?”
Well, it is likely an employee at Apple has been playing around with the new iPad and tested Geekbench…

Robert C.

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