With iOS 15, HomePod gets several new features like creating a stereo pair from two HomePod minis, controlling media playback on your Apple TV with Siri on your HomePod and much more. Here's everything new, enhanced and improved in HomePod Software version 15.
There are so many different jailbreak tweaks out there that it can be a substantial challenge for those just now joining our community to decide where they should start with respect to customizing their pwned iPhone or iPad.
Apple is reportedly going to update the iPad Pro next year, and among the changes is a slight redesign to support letting you charge your iPhone or AirPods via the back of the tablet.
Apple is reportedly developing a new inductive charging mat that could wirelessly charge multiple devices at once. On top of that, Apple is researching new charging technologies.
It wasn’t long ago that I shared my personal experience with using the Google Fi cellular service as a secondary carrier on my iPhone. But my curiosity pertaining to a dual carrier setup on my iPhone led to me to research several other Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), and you can probably take a few accurate guesses as to where that rabbit hole took me.
Upon being blown away by Google Fi’s cellular reception and data speeds, I decided to drop AT&T as my primary carrier and switch over to T-Mobile. To those asking why – the T-Mobile network powers Google Fi in my region, and the un-carrier provided an enticing offer after announcing its new truly unlimited Magenta MAX plan earlier this year for a fraction of what I was paying AT&T.
I’ve been a loyal AT&T customer for the better part of a decade now, and while I’ve definitely experimented with other carriers in my area – Sprint and even Verizon – I always found myself happier with the AT&T experience and crawled right back before my old and grandfathered plan lapsed.
However, while AT&T certainly takes the lead for cellular data speeds in my area, coverage is one attribute that it lags behind in, especially in the more rural parts. That’s why I decided to try something new: Google Fi for iPhone.
Apple has quietly refreshed its MagSafe Duo page to note the fact that wireless charging at the product's maximum speed isn't possible without spending extra cash.
The new Mac mini, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models powered by the new Apple M1 laptop chip bring support for Wi-Fi 6 aka 802.11ax to the Mac platform for the first time.
If you don't have optional AppleCare+ extended warranty for the HomePod mini, Apple will charge you a fee of $79 per an out-of-warranty repair of the new $99 Siri-powered speaker — which is only $20 cheaper vs. buying a new one. Apple announced the new HomePod mini a month ago in an effort to widen the addressable market for its smart speakers. The full-size HomePod wasn't updated last month and continues to retail for $299.
The fact that Apple's new $39 MagSafe wireless charger currently works full speed on the new iPhone 12 if used with the company's new 20W power adapter, sold separately, had doubters crying foul, saying it's an artificial limitation to force users to buy new chargers from Apple.
VentureBeat's Jeremy Horwitz points us to a new Apple filing with the United States Federal Communications Commission in which the Cupertino technology group hints at a possible new feature that appears to be similar to wireless power sharing on Samsung’s recent phones.
Apple's new MagSafe charger for the iPhone 12 family doubles the wireless charging speed but is still slower compared to the wired solution. Concretely, the Wall Street Journal's Joana Stern found out in her video review of the new iPhones that the magnetic charger charges an iPhone 12 more than 2x slower than a 20-Watt USB-C charger with fast-charge support.