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There may be a new version of the AirPods Pro soon. (Source: Apple)

Apple may launch a new AirPods Pro variant soon

A new report by a Taiwanese media outlet claims that a company from the same country may be engaged to help produce the upcoming AirPods Pro Lite. These putative devices are thought to be a more affordable version of Apple's TWS e...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 23 Feb 2020 22:43:00 +0100
The ARM-based Galaxy Book S and Surface Pro X prove to make excellent competition for Apple's popular MacBook Air. (Source: Notebookcheck)

MacBook Air finishes last against Galaxy Book S, Surface Pro X in app benchmark

Apple’s Intel-powered MacBook Air has finished last behind both the Samsung Galaxy Book S and the Microsoft Surface Pro X in the PC March application benchmark. The test is meant to give users an insight into the real-world performance of a device when running Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Edge browsers.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 23 Feb 2020 02:59:00 +0100
Apple Watch 6 with a round display? Bring it on! (Image source: Phone Industry)

Apple Watch 6 with a round display? Bring it on!

The Apple Watch remains the world's most popular smartwatch series, although its design has largely remained the same over the years. How about one with a round display? Well, that is what one designer has dreamt up, and some peop...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 21 Feb 2020 20:01:00 +0100
The iPhone SE 2? The iPhone 9? Guess again, apparently. (Image source: ConceptsiPhone)

Rumour | iPhone SE 2: Apple misses mass production deadline for its next "budget" smartphone amid new name leak

Apparently, Apple's next budget smartphone, rumoured to start at US$399, will not be called the iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9. Instead, a new leak has pointed to Apple marketing the spiritual successor to the iPhone SE by a completely d...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 21 Feb 2020 19:57:00 +0100
Are multiple custom Ice Lake-powered Macbook Pro 13 SKUs due this year? (Image source: Apple)

Rumour | Evidence shows that multiple Ice Lake-based versions of the MacBook Pro 13 could be in development

It has only been a few days since an Ice Lake-powered Apple device appeared online, but now more have popped up. Possibly versions of the rumoured new MacBook Pro 13, a refresh that may borrow the scissor mechanism keyboard from t...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:19:00 +0100
Apple will let users set third-party apps as the default.

Apple might let users set third-party apps as defaults in a future version of iOS

Apple may soon let you set third-party apps as the default on iPhones. Currently, users are forced to use Apple's offerings as the default app for opening links, emails, navigation, etc. The feature is expected to make its way alo...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 21 Feb 2020 01:12:00 +0100
A concept render of the iPhone SE 2. (Image source: @appledign & @Everythingapplepro)

Rumour | iPhone SE 2: Apple's upcoming US$399 smartphone spotted in hands-on video

While some OEMs continue to push the boundaries of design, Apple seems content with recycling those that it first released over five years ago. A lot has been spoken about of the iPhone SE 2, potentially called the iPhone 9, and a...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 19 Feb 2020 20:58:00 +0100
The iPhone SE 2 could go on sale on April 3, apparently. (Image source: @OnLeaks & @iGeeksBlog)

Rumour | iPhone SE 2: Release of Apple's next "budget" smartphone slips to Q2 2020, announcement at the end of next month

The iPhone SE 2 is hotly anticipated, with it rumoured to be Apple's first sub-US$400 smartphone in years. Previously, the A13 Bionic-powered handset was alleged to be released in Mid-March, but new reports claim that has slipped ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:32:00 +0100
Apple could be releasing an iPad Pro with three cameras soon. (Image via Apple w/ edits)

Rumor | Apple may release new iPad Pro model in March

Apple may release a revamped version of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. According to Digitimes, Apple will launch an iPad Pro 12.9 with a triple camera array similar to that found on the iPhone 11 Pro next month, though shipments won't pe...
Sam Medley, Wed, 19 Feb 2020 04:50:00 +0100
Coronavirus has sickened iPhone sales revenue. (Image via Apple w/ edits)

Apple lowers revenue expectations for Q1 2020 due to coronavirus

Apple will not hit its estimated revenue target for this quarter. Citing supply chain restrictions caused by the coronavirus outbreak and falling demand in China, the Cupertino colossus will pull in lower-than-expected revenue. Ap...
Sam Medley, Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:58:00 +0100
Apple has agreed to use Qualcomm's 5G chips on iPhones till 2023

Apple will use Qualcomm's 5G chips on iPhones till 2023, according to report

Apple will reportedly use Qualcomm's 5G chips on iPhones for the next four years. This revelation comes from a document published by the United States International Trade Commission. It also states that Apple is slated to release ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 17 Feb 2020 23:14:00 +0100
The next MacBook Pro 13 may feature a scissor mechanism keyboard like the MacBook Pro 16 does. (Image source: Apple)

Rumour | Evidence points towards Apple releasing an Intel Core i7-1068NG7 powered MacBook Pro 13

Apple is expected to release a new MacBook Pro 13 soon, and one that may feature the company's scissor mechanism keyboard. However, there is evidence that it could feature a custom Ice Lake processor too, which may offer up to 20%...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:16:00 +0100
The side rear view of the Animaionic Maximus showing three GPUs, three TB3, intake fan, and 1250 W PSU (Source: Animaionic)

Animaionic Maximus: An upcoming Thunderbolt 3 dock supporting triple graphics cards for Mac

The Animaionic Maximus is an external dock allowing up to three graphics cards or other expansion cards, designed to help close the gap between the Apple Mac Pro and their (slightly) more affordable options.
Craig Ward, Sun, 16 Feb 2020 03:59:00 +0100
The Snapdragon QTM525 5G antenna may not be used in the 2020 iPhone. (Image via Qualcomm)

Rumor | Apple to develop its own 5G hardware in-house

According to a source familiar with the subject, Apple is currently developing its own 5G antenna to better fit with the 2020 iPhone's design. While it is currently believed that Apple will opt for Qualcomm's Snapdragon X55 modem ...
Sam Medley, Sat, 15 Feb 2020 04:25:00 +0100
Professor Oak joins the battle! (Image via The Official Pokemon YouTube channel)

Pokémon trainers can team up with Professor Oak and Mew in the latest Pokémon Masters update

The latest update for Pokémon Masters, a popular mobile game that takes place in the Pokémon universe, introduces Professor Oak and Mew as a sync pair. Players that complete the game's tutorial by March 15 will unlock the pair, as...
Sam Medley, Fri, 14 Feb 2020 23:03:00 +0100
The notchless iPhone, "only at Apple", apparently. (Image source: Apple.com)

Rumour | Apple "reveals" unreleased notchless iPhone

Apple has been announcing products out of the blue lately, with the iPhone SE 2 rumoured to appear within the next few weeks. Some new iPad Pros may be on the horizon too, but we doubt a notchless iPhone is. Regardless, such a dev...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 14 Feb 2020 19:40:00 +0100
Are 5G and A14X Bionic iPad Pros arriving this year? (Image source: @iGeeksBlog & @OnLeaks)

Rumour | Apple to release 5G and A14X Bionic-powered iPad Pros this year

Is Apple planning 5G and A14X Bionic iPad Pros this year? Well, that is the current speculation, at any rate. The rumour may well be wide of the mark, though.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 20:15:00 +0100
The coronavirus will apparently not prevent Apple from launching the iPhone 12 series in September. (Image source: Apple)

Rumour | Coronavirus may delay the mass-production of the iPhone 12 series

Rumour has it that while the coronavirus outbreak will not affect the expected September release of the iPhone 12 series, it may delay the mass-production of Apple's next flagship handsets. Slated for a June start date, the outbre...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 20:03:00 +0100
This latest rumour does away with Apple's fifteen-month release cycle. (Image source: @iGeeksBlog & @OnLeaks)

Rumour | Apple delays next iPad Pro 2020 series until Q3 2020

At the turn of the year, rumours and renders appeared online of Apple's iPad Pro 2020 series. Slated for a March release, Apple appeared to have made only minor changes from the iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 that it released in 20...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 19:51:00 +0100
Apple iPhone SE 2: Evidence shows that Apple's next "budget" US$399 smartphone will be called the iPhone 9. (Image source: @OnLeaks & @iGeeksBlog)

Apple iPhone SE 2: Evidence shows that Apple's next "budget" US$399 smartphone will be called the iPhone 9

Apple's next budget handset may have already entered mass-production, but there is still no consensus about what it will be called. While there has been plenty of talk about whether the device will arrive as the iPhone 9 or the iP...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:45:00 +0100
Vivaldi 2.11 update notification (Source: Own)

Vivaldi 2.11 now available with improved Pop-out video mode

Vivaldi 2.11.1811.33 is this year's first desktop update and comes with "a new and improved" Pop-out video mode, Themes update to match the OS dark/light mode, the ability to shift focus between different UI areas using the keyboa...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 12 Feb 2020 17:33:00 +0100
A concept render of the iPhone SE 2 / iPhone 9. (Image source: ConceptsiPhone)

Rumour | iPhone SE 2: Mid-March launch date confirmed and fresh rumours about Apple's next budget smartphone featuring a larger display than the iPhone 8

Rumours about the iPhone SE 2 have been flying around for ages, with Apple now apparently set on releasing its next budget smartphone in mid-March. No fixed date has yet been offered but there is talk of the device, which may be s...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:13:00 +0100
Sadly, Apple isn’t working on a quantum mechanic-based smartphone camera (Image source: Cisco)

Putting the Mi Note 10, Galaxy S20, and Huawei P30 Pro to shame? Satirical “unlimited detail” iPhone exclusive raises questions about the future of smartphone tech

A satirical news report claimed that Apple’s working on an “unlimited detail” camera based on quantum mechanics. While this is not the case, the report raises questions about the possible role of quantum computing in the future of...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 08 Feb 2020 14:07:00 +0100
The less expensive MacBook Pro 13 is the better choice

The less expensive MacBook Pro 13 is the better choice

With the upgrade to the quad-core processor and the Touch Bar, both versions of the MacBook Pro 13 are closer than ever. There are still differences, but the mo...
Intel Core i5-8257U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sat, 08 Feb 2020 12:32:00 +0100
The Flash wants to be all power banks to all users. (Source: Indiegogo)

The Flash power bank promises 100W USB type C charging, and just about everything else as well

Chargeasap, the company responsible for the Infinity Cable, has introduced another new product via Indiegogo. The Flash power bank is described as based on Tesla graphene-battery technology, which allows it to fill up at a maximal...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 07 Feb 2020 22:37:00 +0100
The Apple Watch outsold Swiss brands by a wide margin. (Image via Apple)

The Apple Watch handily outsold all Swiss watch makers in 2019

Apple's Smartwatch outsold all Swiss watchmaker brands combined by 3 to 2 in 2019. Younger consumers prefer smartwatches, a shift that has continually driven sales away from Swiss watchmakers over the past five years. Still, consi...
Sam Medley, Fri, 07 Feb 2020 16:49:00 +0100
Could AMD APUs be making their way to the MacBook Pro? (Image source: Apple)

Rumour | Evidence of AMD-powered Apple hardware appears in macOS 10.15.4 beta 1

With macOS 10.15.4 due to arrive in March, a month when Apple typically refreshes some of its portfolio, people have been scouring the beta 1 build to unearth any hardware-related clues. One leaker has spotted a ton of references ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 07 Feb 2020 14:13:00 +0100
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019: Entry-Level Pro with Touch Bar in review

91% Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019: Entry-Level Pro with Touch Bar in review

Now with quad-core and Touch Bar. Apple unifies the MacBook Pro 13 and equips the entry-level model with a Touch Bar as well as a fast quad-core processor. There are still big differences inside the case, which has an effect on the performance. Is the less expensive model still the better choice?
Intel Core i5-8257U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 12:58:00 +0100
The MacBook Air appears pretty outdated

The MacBook Air appears pretty outdated

The MacBook Air is a well-known brand, so it makes sense for Apple to offer corresponding devices. However, both the performance and connectivity fall behind the competition, and Apple's own MacBook Pro 13 is a better alternative.
Andreas Osthoff, Mon, 03 Feb 2020 14:49:00 +0100
The iPhone SE2 (iPhone 9) is rumored to use the same design as the iPhone 8 (Source: iGeekBlog & OnLeaks)

Rumor | Coronavirus won't delay production of the iPhone SE2 (iPhone 9) says Foxconn

Foxconn allegedly refutes claims that the Coronavirus outbreak will delay their ability to fullfill a recent 80 million unit order of iPhones. Among this order is rumored to be the new iPhone SE2 / iPhone 9, meaning that it would ...
Craig Ward, Sun, 02 Feb 2020 07:30:00 +0100
The HyperJuice GaN charger. (Source: HYPER)

The HyperJuice is the "world's first" 100W USB type C charger with GaN

HYPER has put its new charger up for crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Despite packing a maximum rate of 100 watts (W), it is described as even smaller than the MacBook Pro brick with the same kind of port. This is due to its gallium nit...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 01 Feb 2020 18:43:00 +0100
The EU may ultimately prove the death of the Lightning connector. (Source: Wikipedia)

Update | The EU will force Apple to drop the Lightning port within its jurisdiction

The European Parliament has announced that it will hold a vote on a motion to write its 2014 Radio Equipment Directive into law. This would probably result in an obligation for mobile device OEMs to fit all products to be sold in ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 01 Feb 2020 18:08:00 +0100
The Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 is not outdated yet

The Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 is not outdated yet

Many retailers still sell the 2019 MacBook Pro 15, even after the launch of the new MacBook Pro 16. You can often get big discounts, so is the MBP 15 still a good choice, and which components should you take?
Andreas Osthoff, Sat, 01 Feb 2020 12:21:00 +0100
The Brand Finance Global 500 2020 report shows that tech makes up the greatest value. (Source: Brand Finance)

The tech market is found to have some of the most valuable brands on Earth in 2020

The UK company Brand Finance releases a yearly report on the top 500 most valuable brands. Its 2020 edition concludes that the tech sector is the most valuable, with a combined worth of nearly US$967 billion. 5 of its brands, incl...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 20:01:00 +0100
Apple Macbook Air 2019 in Review: Now with True Tone, but the fan is still annoying

85% Apple Macbook Air 2019 in Review: Now with True Tone, but the fan is still annoying

Small Update with True Tone Display The 2019 MacBook Air is just a minor update. Apple's smallest laptop now supports True Tone for the screen, so the color temperature is automatically adjusted to the environment. Otherwise, there is not much change, and we still get the annoying fan. At least the price is a bit lower.
Intel Core i5-8210Y | Intel UHD Graphics 617 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 14:14:00 +0100
The iPhone X can be cracked by Cellebrite's tool. (Source: Business Insider)

Cybersecurity experts: Android phones may now be more secure than iPhones

iPhones are way more secure than Androids, right? Apparently not. A new report with information from forensic experts heavily points towards the reverse being the case. Androids may now be more secure than iPhones, with a Huawei f...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 06:52:00 +0100
The iPhone SE 2 will look dated, but will have fresh silicon inside. (Source: @OnLeaks & @iGeeksblog)

Ming-Chi Kuo: Expect an avalanche of new Apple gear in 1H20

Well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued his latest research note on Apple’s 2020 product pipeline for TF International Securities and Apple fans are in for a treat if Kuo’s predictions materialize. Among new products ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 30 Jan 2020 05:24:00 +0100
Smart speakers will continue to be big business in the near future. (Source: Google)

The smart speaker market may be worth nearly US$20 billion by 2024

Smart speakers are increasingly popular household items. Their market is now thought to be capable of growing until it is worth US$19.91 billion in 4 years. This success may be driven by the rise of 5G, urbanization, consumer inte...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 29 Jan 2020 19:41:00 +0100
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 in review: Still a very good multimedia laptop in 2020?

90% Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 in review: Still a very good multimedia laptop in 2020?

Is the expensive Core i9 worth it? The MacBook Pro 15 2019 is also available with the Intel Core i9-9980HK. However, the cooling system is already at its limits with the smaller processors, so the upgrade is hardly worth it. The GPU upgrade to the Radeon Pro Vega 20 from AMD on the other hand makes more sense.
Intel Core i9-9980HK | AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 | 15.4" | 1.8 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:04:00 +0100
World of Tanks 1.7.1 - first battle in the dual-barreled IS-2-II heavy tank (Source: Own)

World of Tanks 1.7.1: Double-barreled tanks are finally here

In addition to the long-awaited dual-barreled tanks that have been added to the Russian tech tree (namely the IS-2-II, IS-3-II, and the ST-II), World of Tanks 1.7.1 also comes with the Demount Kit feature that allows players to se...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:41:00 +0100
The Skyle with an iPad Pro installed. (Source: Inclusive Technology)

Control your iPad Pro 12.9 via eye-tracking alone with this new accessory

Inclusive Technology has debuted the Skyle, a housing for the larger iPad Pro 2018 variant that allows this tablet to be operated using eye-movements alone. It can allow certain users to access the App Store independently for the ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:21:00 +0100
Could this be the new iPhones' style? (Source: LetsGoDigital)

4 new SKUs, 4 new colors: new renders present ideas of how the iPhones 12 might look

Apple is currently believed to have more or less direct successors to the iPhone 11 series in the works. A new set of renders pull the latest leaks on these devices together. They show the different display sizes the 12 line might...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:53:00 +0100
The iPhone 11 Pro Max. (Source: Gadgets Now)

Opinion | DxOMark somehow thinks the iPhone 11 Pro Max takes worse selfies than most other 2019 flagships

DxOMark has now tested the iPhone 11 Pro Max's selfie cameras, and given it a score that places it below other phones like the Galaxy S10+, Note 10+, Asus Zenfone 6, and Huawei Mate 30 Pro. There's one problem with that, though—th...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:45:00 +0100
The new Apple patent envisions the iMac as a single continuous sheet of curved glass. (Image Source: Patently Apple)

Future iMacs could be made entirely of glass and resemble a glorified MacBook

iMacs of the future could be made entirely of a single sheet of curved glass, if a recent Apple patent is anything to go by. According to the patent, the iMac could have a radical design overhaul with a foldable glass keyboard dec...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 28 Jan 2020 00:03:00 +0100
WiLAN has won a case against Apple. (Source: WiLAN)

Apple now owes WiLAN US$85 million

The Canadian tech patent development group WiLAN has won a court case against Apple in which the former asserted that the latter had used its intellectual property without permission. However, the actual damages involved were to b...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 27 Jan 2020 23:20:00 +0100
According to a new rumor, every phone that can run iOS 13 will be able to run iOS 14. (Image via Apple)

Rumor claims iOS 14 will still support iPhone SE, iPhone 6S

A new rumor from French website iPhonesoft claims that iOS 14 will be compatible with the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and original iPhone SE. However, the upcoming version of iPadOS will supposedly drop support for the iPad Air 2 and iPad...
Sam Medley, Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:57:00 +0100
Wearables may play more of a role in health and medicine over the next 5 years. (Source: Pigsback)

The fitness tracker market may reach US$5 billion in 5 years

The latest report on the health- and fitness-tracker market shows that it may achieve a valuation of as much as US$5 billion by 2025. This may be driven by the increasing number of applications and functions for these devices. The...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:50:00 +0100
The new SE might look somewhat like this. (Source: SvetApple)

New renders show what the so-called iPhone SE2 may look like

Numerous leaks point to what amounts to a second-generation iPhone SE - although it could be called the iPhone 9 on launch. A Slovakian blog has developed new images showing this phone's possible appearance. They combine elements ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:56:00 +0100
Will the rumored iPad Pro keyboard redesign look more like a Brydge keyboard? (Source: Brydge)

Next iPad Pro keyboard could feature scissor-switches and backlighting

Taiwanese publication Digitimes is reporting that Apple is developing a new keyboard for its iPad Pro line that will use a traditional scissor switch mechanism like the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. For the first time, Apple’s first-pa...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:00:00 +0100
The iPhone SE 2, a device that goes by multiple names. (Image source: iGeeksBlog & OnLeaks)

Apple iPhone SE 2: Mass production of Apple's US$399 "budget" smartphone to start next month ahead of March announcement

The release of the iPhone SE 2, or iPhone 9 as it may end up being called, looms. Industry sources are now claiming that Apple's next budget smartphone will enter mass production next month, according to Bloomberg, before a March ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:46:00 +0100

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