Evan Selleck

Apple reports Q3 2021 revenue of $81.4 billion

While there are still some major issues hindering businesses all over the world, Apple continues to march ahead. Not so surprisingly, the company had yet another strong quarter over the middle of 2021. And today the company's revealing how well things went over the course of the last three months.

Would you use a MagSafe battery pack with your iPhone?

Promotional graphics showing the back of iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 in purple with Apple MagSafe Battery Pack attached magnetically on the back

For some customers, different accessories are going to be far more important than others. Not talking about headphones or anything like that. But something like a case or screen protector. For some folks, buying a new phone just automatically means buying a specific type of accessory to go along with it, too.

The best MagSafe battery packs you can buy now

MagSafe, which allows for accessories of all kinds to attach to the back of supported iPhone models, is a great feature. But as is the case for all accessory-focused features, it needs support beyond Apple's. Which is good news for external battery packs.

Apple Music Spatial Audio doesn’t work with the built-in speakers in iPhone XR, iPad mini, and iPad

With the arrival of Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos in Apple Music earlier this year, the expectation was that the feature would work with a variety of different Apple-branded devices right out of the box. And that's certainly the case (especially with Lossless audio quality). But it turns out Apple has had to revise the list of supported devices that support the upgraded listening experience from the built-in speakers.