More Than 60% Of Apple Customers Plan To Buy The AirTag
Tracking accessories have been around for a while. Tile is probably one of the biggest names in that space, but it seems that the arrival of Apple’s AirTags has piqued the public’s interest again. According to a recent survey conducted by SellCell, they found that more than 60% of Apple customers plan on buying the AirTag.
Google Chat Now Available Through Gmail App On iOS
Google has several ways for users to keep in touch and communicate with each other. One of those ways is through Google Chat, but that usually means having to switch between apps. However, Google is making it easier because according to 9to5Google, a recent update to the Gmail app on iOS has integrated Chat into the app.
Someone Managed To Exploit Apple’s Find My Network
Apple sells millions of iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers around the world, and thanks to that, the company has managed to build up a pretty decently-sized network for its Find My service. For those unfamiliar, Find My is an Apple service that helps you track down lost iPhones, iPads, AirTags, and so on.
M1 iMac Found To Be At Least 50% Faster Than 21-inch Intel iMac
Back in April, Apple finally gave its iMac lineup a much-deserved upgrade in terms of hardware and design. This came in the form of a new form factor, the 24-inch iMac, which was also powered by Apple’s new Apple Silicon M1 chipset that debuted in several Mac computers towards the end of 2020.
Apple Claims The App Store Prevented $1.5 Billion In Fraud In 2020
One of the reasons why Apple is so adamant about maintaining its walled garden is because the company claims that this is done to protect users. As if to prove that point, Apple has recently announced that in 2020, the App Store actually helped to prevent $1.5 billion in potential fraud.
Rumor Claims Apple Might Be Developing A Nintendo Switch-Like Gaming Device
You don’t necessarily think of Apple when it comes to gaming, but it would be a lie to say that the company isn’t interested in the area. After all, Apple Arcade seems like a pretty good indication that they are interested in gaming to some degree. However, is Apple interested enough to pursue hardware designed for it?
2021 iPad Pro Benchmarks Are Pretty Impressive
When Apple announced their latest iPad Pro, it was actually a bit of a surprise that the company opted to go with the M1 chipset instead of an “X” or “Z” variant of their A-series chipset. However, it seems to have been a wise decision because based on the benchmarks of the tablet, it is handling itself very well.
Next-Gen MacBook Air Could Feature Flat Edges, White Bezels
In terms of the design of the MacBook Air, Apple hasn’t really done much with the laptop since it was first launched. They did make some slight changes by giving it black bezels, offering it in more color options, but other than that, it’s outer design remains unchanged over the years, but that could change in the next-gen model.
Murder Suspect Allegedly Used An iPhone To Track His Victim
If you’ve ever lost your iPhone, then you know that you can easily find it using Apple’s Find My app. While this is obviously meant to be a good thing, it seems that it can also be used for bad things, such as the case where over in Florida, a murder suspect was thought to have used an iPhone to track his victim.
Apple’s AirTag Has Already Been Hacked
Apple’s AirTag was announced and released not too long ago, but it seems that less than a month since its official unveiling, the gadget has already been hacked. Now the good news is that this hack comes from IT security researcher stacksmashing on Twitter, meaning it’s more about showing off the possibility rather than doing it for malicious purposes.
Apple Watch Survey Hints At Plans For Blood Glucose Monitoring
There have long been rumors that suggest that Apple could be looking to include some kind of blood glucose monitoring feature into the Apple Watch. A recent rumor claims that this could happen as soon as this year, and now there is more evidence to suggest that those rumors could hold some measure of truth.
Microsoft Wanted To Bypass Apple’s 30% Cut From The App Store
Apple charges developers a 30% commission from apps sold in its App Store and also from in-app purchases. That is more or less the standard, and while Apple does have better relationships with some developers than others that might grant those developers better visibility, Apple has typically never budged from its 30% commission.
Next-Gen MacBook Air Could Come In iMac-like Colors
When Apple announced their brand new 24-inch iMac, they also unveiled the computer in a bunch of new color options that are reminiscent of the iMac G3 from the good old days. It now turns out that Apple could now apply that to its next-gen MacBook Air as well, according to leakster Jon Prosser.
96% Of iOS Users Have Opted Out Of App Tracking
Just recently, Apple released the iOS 14.5 update. With the update, Apple has introduced App Tracking Transparency which basically gives users the choice of whether or not they want apps to be able to track them. The feature was actually announced back in 2020 and some companies, such as Facebook, felt that this would be detrimental.
Apple Hit With Lawsuit Over Exploding iPhone 6 Battery
While there is a lot of research being done on battery technology to make them safer and longer lasting, for the most part, our mobile devices continue to use lithium-ion as its battery. While lithium-ion batteries are generally safe, they do have the tendency to explode if not treated properly, such as taking hard hits or using unofficial accessories to charge it with.
Someone Modified An AirTag To Make It Fit Into A Wallet
Apple’s AirTag launched last month and for the most part, it is very functional. Reviews have heaped praise on the accessory, although one chief complaint/feedback that we’ve seen is that Apple should have designed it to make it more wallet-friendly, since along with keys, wallets are things we sometimes forget to take with us or lose.
Artist Renders MacBook Air In Bright, New Colors
If there is a trend we’re seeing with Apple products, is that for its more entry-level devices, Apple is trying to make them more unique by offering them in bright colors. This is versus its more “professional” lineup where Apple offers more subdued and “serious” colors. So much so that artist Ian Zelbo has put together some renders of the MacBook Air with a colorful finish.
This Could Be Our First Look At The iPhone 13 Pro Max
Later on this year, we can expect Apple to launch their brand new iPhones, which right now are being referred to as the iPhone 13. Part of the lineup is also expected to include the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the top of the line model and the best iPhone 13 that money can buy, but what could it look like?
Australian Retailer Pulls AirTags From Shelves Over Child Safety Concerns
One of the main criticisms about Apple’s products is that the batteries used in these products tend to be fixed, meaning that to replace them would be difficult and not as easy as swapping them out for a new one. However, to everyone’s surprise, Apple’s AirTags actually comes with a removable battery and also uses a battery you can easily buy in stores.
Apple Watch Used To Monitor Baby Who Was Delivered In-Flight
While it probably doesn’t happen often, people do give birth on planes. However, there is a risk because planes are hardly the most sanitary of locations, plus if anything goes wrong, it’s not guaranteed that there will be a doctor or someone who is trained medically, not to mention the lack of certain types of medical equipment.