HomePod Mini Even the HomePod may get a refresh in 2020. The original HomePod still offers excellent sound quality, classy design, and a number of smart features — but to truly compete in the smart speaker market, Apple will need to launch a lower-cost, smaller HomePod too. The so-called HomePod Mini will have Siri built into it, and while it likely won’t sound quite as good as the current-generation HomePod, it should still offer decent audio quality for music listening. Unfortunately, the HomePod Mini probably won’t cost as little as $50, like the Google Nest Mini and Amazon Echo Dot, but it should still cost a whole lot less than the HomePod, which cost $350 at launch. … [Read more...] about Apple’s fall iPhone event: iPhone 12, Watch Series 6, and more
Typing cursor – When typing, hold down the space bar to turn your keyboard into a trackpad, letting you move around words and sentences more easily Close all Safari tabs – To do this in one go, simply hold the overlapped squares in the bottom right-hand corner, and press close all tabs Delete lots of photos quickly – Hold down on a photo and then drag your finger diagonally in Photos to select lots of images at once, then hit delete Convert currency quickly – Swipe down from the top of your Home screen (or swipe left to right on an iPhone X or later model), then tap in the bar and type a currency (like $200) and it will automatically covert to your local currency Check if you're due a battery upgrade – Batteries inside smartphones degrade over time. Just go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health, and check out the Maximum Capacity reading. Generally a battery is considered worn when you're down to 80% capacity. If you're below, you can buy a battery … [Read more...] about iPhone 12’s September launch date revealed by Apple in major slip-up
2018: In a first for the company, Apple introduces new features in its latest operating system, iOS 12, that encourage users to manage and spend less time on their devices. The move was spawned by a strongly worded letter from shareholders that urged the firm to address the growing problem of smartphone addiction among kids and teenagers. … [Read more...] about Apple becomes most valuable American company EVER and worth more than $2 trillion after 60% rise in share price
During the keynote, Apple will detail updates to its iOS, iPadOS, MacOS, TVOS and WatchOS software. It sometimes unveils new devices at WWDC, and this year, it's expected to detail its efforts to use its own processors in Macs. Apple already designs the chips that power its mobile devices, setting its iPhones and iPads apart from other products that tend to use processors from Qualcomm, Samsung and other chipmakers. … [Read more...] about Apple’s virtual WWDC features keynote June 22, 1-on-1 labs and over 100 sessions
First off, that's a lot of stuff dropped in one go, and risk the message being diluted (the message ultimately being, "spend over $1,000 on an iPhone"). The top-end iPhone is likely to be the showstopper, with the Apple Watch a likely second, and Macs and iPads are likely to get lost in this. … [Read more...] about iPhones, iPads, MacBooks: What new hardware will Apple unveil this week?