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iPhone To Charge Your Watch March 25 2019

The iPhone coming this fall will of course be able to receive power wirelessly, but it won’t stop there: it’ll also reportedly transmit it. This would allow an Apple Watch to be charged just by placing its on iOS handset. This upcoming device will also reportedly get one of the benefits of USB-C while still holding onto the Lightning connector.

Charging your Apple Watch could become as simple as placing it on your iPhone.

The first iOS devices with Qi inductive charging launched in 2017, but these can only get power this way. The 2019 iPhone will be the first able to transmit it as well, according to a report in macotarka. The Japanese site claims to have received this information from sources in Apple’s component supply chain, as well as the respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. For the full article click here https://www.cultofmac.com/614170/2019-iphone-might-charge-apple-watch-wirelessly/


Apple AirPods 2 March 20 2019

Apple today in a press release introduced new second-generation AirPods powered by an Apple-designed H1 chip that enables hands-free "Hey Siri" functionality and up to 50 percent more talk time compared to the original AirPods. Apple says the H1 chip in the new AirPods makes switching between the iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac up to two times faster, and enables up to a 1.5x faster connection time for phone calls and up to 30 percent lower gaming latency.

Hands-free Siri allows AirPods users to say "Hey Siri" to change songs, make phone calls, adjust the volume, get directions, and more. So Will these be an improvement or just a money grab. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/20/new-airpods-hey-siri/


New iPod Touch March 19 2019

Apple may have plans to announce a new seventh-generation iPod touch in a press release as early as tomorrow.

MacRumors received a tip earlier this month claiming that Apple would announce new iPads, iMacs, and iPods on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week, and so far this information has proved to be accurate with the arrival of new iPad Air and iPad mini models on Monday and an iMac refresh today. Naturally, we now expect Apple to introduce a new iPod touch tomorrow. So is this a good move let us know in the comments. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/19/new-ipod-touch-as-early-as-tomorrow/


New iPad Mini March 18 2019

Apple today launched a new fifth-generation iPad mini, featuring an upgraded A12 Bionic processor, first-generation Apple Pencil support, a new advanced Retina display panel, and the same $399 price tag as the previous model. Apple says that with the new A12 Bionic chip, the iPad mini now delivers three times the performance and nine times faster graphics.

Meanwhile the advanced Retina display with True Tone technology and wide color support is 25 percent brighter and has the highest pixel density (3 million) of any iPad. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/18/apple-announces-new-fifth-generation-ipad-mini-with-apple-pencil-support-revamped-retina-display-and-a12-chip/


Iphone Triple Lens Camera March 15 2019

The next iPhone XS Max and possibly iPhone XS will feature a triple-lens rear camera system within a square bump like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara, citing information from Chinese suppliers. The report includes a few renders of what the new design could look like. The renders are largely consistent with earlier ones shared by OnLeaks, who also expects at least one 2019 iPhone to have a triple-lens rear camera.

One difference is that the camera lenses are more symmetrically aligned in the renders above, whereas the lenses are asymmetrical in the OnLeaks render. So what do you think. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/15/triple-lens-camera-square-bump-iphone-rumor/


New Apple Ipad March 14 2019

Throwing a wrench into rumors, the previously accurate Twitter account CoinX today claimed that Apple plans to release not only a 10.2-inch seventh-generation iPad, but also an entirely new 10.5-inch iPad without Pro branding. The tablets will not be released simultaneously, according to the tweet.

If accurate, Apple could perhaps be planning to release a slightly scaled back version of the existing 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which could allow it to fill a price point between the $329 lower-end iPad and the $799 and up 2018 iPad Pro models.For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/13/10-2-and-10-5-inch-ipad-rumor/


Apple To Blow You Away March 04 2019

Apple held its annual investor's meeting at its Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, this morning, where Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some details on Apple's future product plans. As outlined by Bloomberg, Cook said that Apple is "rolling the dice" on some future products that will "blow you away." So do you think Apple will blow us away or will it be the same stuff they always do. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/01/tim-cook-apple-investors-meeting/

Apple's Heating iPhone March 01 2019

The foldable smartphone era is in full swing with the recent introductions of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, and while it remains unclear if Apple will follow suit, the company has at least explored ideas related to foldable smartphones in patent applications over the past few years. For example, Apple says the portion of the display that bends could be heated by lighting up the pixels in that area of the screen.

Alternatively, a "heating element or other heating structure" could be used, although Apple wasn't specific. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/28/self-heating-foldable-iphone-display-patent/


Apple Watch's Are On Top February 28 2019

Apple Watch maintained pole position in the smartwatch market over last year's fourth quarter as global smartwatch shipments continued to grow, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics. Apple shipped 9.2 million Apple Watch units during Q4 2018, according to the report, rising 18 percent from 7.8 million units in Q4 2017.

Global smartwatch shipments meanwhile grew 56 percent annually to reach a record 18 million units in the same quarter. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/28/apple-watch-sales-half-of-2018-smartwatch-market/


Americans Prefer The iPhone February 27 2019

Americans about to purchase a handset are far more interested in an iPhone than in devices running the rival Android OS, according to a survey done by an industry analysis firm. But the news isn’t all good for Apple. The same survey found only moderate interest in the company’s rumored streaming video service.

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The most recent survey of 1,500 U.S. consumers done by Robert W. Baird & Co. found that 15 percent of respondents intend to get a new phone in the next two months, lower than in the past. But there’s a positive for Apple, as 67 percent of those people indicated they plan to get an iPhone. That’s up from about 60 percent in the last two rounds of this survey. For the full article click here https://www.cultofmac.com/609112/survey-baird-iphone-demand-android/


Apple Watch Sleep Tracker February 26 2019

Apple is said to be testing a sleep tracking app for a future Apple Watch, according to a new report today filed by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Rival smartwatches from the likes of Fitbit have long touted sleep-tracking capabilities, but Apple's watchOS has never offered a native sleep tracking feature. Initially, this was for good reason: battery life on the first Apple Watch rarely lasted beyond the advertised 18 hours, meaning the device had to be perched on a charging dock as you slept.


However, since the release of the Series 3 and 4 models, many owners find their smartwatches can last two full days or more on a single charge, which has led third-party developers to step in with sleep-tracking apps. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/26/apple-testing-sleep-tracking-feature-apple-watch/


Tim Cook's Commencment Speech February 22 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to deliver Stanford's 2019 commencement speech on Sunday, June 16, the university announced today.

Stanford chose Cook because he has been a "prominent voice on ethics in technologies and businesses," with insights into the challenges facing corporations and society today. According to Stanford, the issues that Cook has raised "dovetail" with the Stanford "Our Vision" planning process which advocates for research on the social and ethical impact of advances in science and tech and makes sure students have the tools to "address societal and ethical impacts of science and technology." For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/21/tim-cook-stanford-2019-commencement-speech/


Apple's New Credit Card February 21 2019

Apple and investment bank Goldman Sachs plan to launch a joint credit card later this year, according to The Wall Street Journal. The report claims the card will be rolled out to Apple employees for internal testing in the next few weeks and officially launch later this year.

The card would be accessible through the Wallet app on iPhone, potentially with unique features for setting spending goals, tracking rewards, and managing balances. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/21/apple-goldman-sachs-credit-card-report/


Apple's New Black AirPods February 20 2019

Apple is planning to release AirPods that feature a new surface coating, wireless charging, and a black color option, according to a report from Taiwanese Economic Daily News.

Apple supplier Inventec has been manufacturing the new AirPods and is ready to ship them in the spring, perhaps alongside the AirPower, which is now in mass production. Economic Daily Times says that the AirPods will be priced the same as the previous version, which was $159 in the United States, though curiously the site suggests the prior pricing was $199. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/15/apple-black-airpods-coming-spring/


Apple's New MacBook Pro February 19 2019

Apple will release a new MacBook Pro with a 16-inch to 16.5-inch display and an all-new design in 2019, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. A 16"-16.5" screen would be the largest screen Apple has provided on a MacBook Pro since the discontinuation of the 17" MacBook Pro in 2012.

Close followers of Apple's MacBook Pro refresh cycle have been expecting Apple to continue with the current design until at least 2020. The MacBook Pro last saw a redesign only two and half years ago. For the full Article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/17/16-inch-macbook-pro-2019-kuo/


Apple's Self Driving Car February 15 2019

Apple's preliminary disengagement data for its self-driving car project surfaced yesterday pointing towards a high number of disengagements, and today, the DMV has shared the full disengagement reports from the company, providing more insight into Apple's autonomous car testing.


A disengagement report tracks the number of times an autonomous vehicle disengages and gives control back to a safety driver or the number of times the safety driver in the vehicle interferes.So is apple pulling ahead with this we will have to wait and see. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/13/apple-self-driving-car-disengagement-report/


Apple's New Streaming Service February 14 2019

Apple is planning to launch its rumored streaming television service in April or May, but some cable content providers won't be participating, reports CNBC. Recent rumors have suggested that along with Apple's own original content, which will be provided to Apple users for free, the service will allow Apple customers to subscribe to additional add-on subscription services on top of Apple's own offering. Customers will be able to sign up for existing digital services like Showtime and watch that content within the TV app, so long as those services are partnered with Apple.

According to CNBC, as Apple prepares to launch the service, some content providers are still not on board. HBO may not be participating because of disagreements over data sharing and revenue splits, for example, and Hulu and Netflix are not expected to participate. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/13/apple-streaming-service-april/


Young Adults And Smart Watches February 13 2019

Among the all-important 18-34 year old age demographic, almost one quarter of U.S. adults reportedly own a smartwatch. And the Apple Watch is likely to be the device they own.According to The NPD Group, U.S. smartwatch unit sales increased 61 percent during the 12-month period concluding in November 2018. The amount of money raked in was also, unsurprisingly, up — by almost $5 billion.

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Overall, the report suggests that 16 percent of U.S. adults, across the age spectrum, own an Apple Watch. So do you own an apple watch let me know in the comments. For the full article click here https://www.cultofmac.com/606448/nearly-1-in-4-young-adults-in-u-s-now-own-a-smartwatch/


You Spent How Much On Apps February 12 2019

iPhone users in the United States spent an average of $79 on App Store games and apps in 2018 according to an upcoming Sensor Tower report shared today by TechCrunch.

At $79, the revenue generated per active U.S. iPhone grew 36 percent year over year, up from an average of $58 spent per iPhone in 2017. iPhone users spent about $21 more in 2018 on in-app purchases and paid downloads. Much of the spending growth came from mobile gaming, with 56 percent of the $79 total average attributed to App Store games. Spending was also up quite a lot in other categories such as entertainment, music, social networking, and health and fitness. So did you spend a lot of money on apps let us know in the comments. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/11/iphone-user-app-store-spending-2018/


Apple Staying With lighting connector February 11 2019

While it was recently reported that Apple has at least considered switching to USB-C on the iPhone, Japanese blog Mac Otakara believes that 2019 models will stick with the Lightning connector as a cost-saving measure.

So will Apple stay with the lighting connector or will they adapt to the usb-c we will have to wait and see. For the full article click here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/11/2019-iphones-lightning-5w-charger-earpods/

 


Millenials Prefer YouTube Over Apple February 08 2019

YouTube is labeled the new “most intimate brand” according to a survey of millennials. Apple took the title last year, but now drops to second place.Other brands that did well include Netflix and Disney,  Android-maker Google came in at ninth place. Samsung didn’t make the top ten.

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Brand Intimacy is a metric created by the advertising company MBLM, who says it shows “emotional bonds between a person and a brand.”. So what do you prefer let me know in the comments. For the full article click here https://www.cultofmac.com/605504/millenials-youtube-apple-top-brand-intimacy-mblm/


189 million iPhones are currently in use in the U.S. February 07 2019

The days of crazy iPhone growth may be over, but the U.S. install base continues to tick upward growing 14 percent relative to the December 2018 quarter.

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According to new research published by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Apple’s total U.S. install base (the number of active iPhones being used) currently stands at 189 million units. With the U.S. population in the vicinity of 325.7 million people, that’s more than one iPhone for every two people in the country. The 189 million unit figure is only a slight increase on the 185 million units at the end of September 2018, but it does show just how massive the reach of Apple’s smartphone is in the United States. So are you a fun iphone user let us know. For the full article click here https://www.cultofmac.com/605442/189-million-iphones-are-currently-in-use-in-the-u-s/


Brand New Emojis February 06 2019

More than 200 new emojis will be coming to iOS later this year, with the Unicode Consortium officially approving the final 2019 emoji list.



Emojipedia has a full list of all the emoji we can expect to see in 2019, including flamingo, otter, waffle, sloth, white heart, people holding hands, ice cube, snorkel, orangutan, juice box, falafel, and more. So if you enjoy using emojis these will be a welcome edition to your phone. For The Full Article Click Here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/05/2019-new-emoji-list/


Brand New Animojis February 05 2019

n the latest iOS 12.2 beta, Apple has introduced four new Animoji characters that can be used in the Messages and FaceTime apps. The new Animoji include a giraffe, a shark, an owl, and a boar.

So if your like me and love using animojis there fun and creative and can freak people out. So these will be a fun addition to the already amazing animojis apple has available. For The full Article Click Here https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/04/apple-ios-12-2-new-animoji/