Apple has quietly released new and improved accessories for Macs today alongside updated 4K 21.5-inch and 5K 27-inch iMacs including a Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2, and Magic Mouse 2. Apple's new Mac peripherals have all been redesigned with Bluetooth 4.0 including built-in, long-lasting rechargeable batteries that can be fully recharged in two hours using a Lightning connector cable – thankfully included with all three new peripherals.Read More
Apple's latest and greatest new Mac operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, has been officially released today as a free upgrade to all Mac users. The update isn't showing yet to all users, but you can download it directly from the Mac App Store using this direct link. El Capitan will be able to run on all Macs capable of running OS X 10.10 Yosemite and focuses on improving everyday performance and user experience.
By now you probably learned everything there is to know about Apple's new flagship phones. But what you didn't know is that Apple has secretly waterproofed the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus just like it has done with the Apple Watch. As you can tell from this video below, not only are the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus water-resistant, but also fully waterproof and can last being submerged underwater for well over 30 minutes. And that only makes sense for Apple to protect their iPhone models against water damage from a business prospective since that will greatly help reduce the cost of AppleCare+ warranty claims from people accidentally ruining their devices from liquid damage, which is always a costly repair that often requires a full device replacement.
Now Apple never officially confirmed this nor has the company ever mentioned that the new iPhones are indeed water-resistant or waterproof. And although there have been many water tests clearly confirming that the new models can infact survive being put underwater, we still wouldn't recommend doing this yourself - unless you've got AppleCare+. We do know that if you use 3D Touch or if at any point the iPhone vibrates while it's under water, that could let water inside more easily and ultimately damage the phone.
Apple officially unveiled its new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus today. The new models look identical to their predecessor as expected, but now a fourth color option has been added to the usual mix of Space Gray, Silver and Gold – a pinkish Rose Gold. Made out of a stronger 700 series aluminum and tougher Ion-X glass, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus feature a faster Touch ID 2 fingerprint sensor, faster wireless antennas, an A9 processor that's up to 70% faster than before with up to 90% faster GPU performance, as well as a 3D Touch Retina display - Apple's iPhone version of Force Touch that can sense light and deep presses for quick access to additional gestures like previewing app and email content without having to open it.Read More
Apple's "Hey Siri" special keynote announcement will begin tomorrow morning where the company is expected to announce some of its new products including the 4.-7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, a new Apple Watch Sport aluminum color (gold most likely) –including more Sport band color options like red and yellow, a thinner iPad mini 4 with an improved laminated Retina display as well as a faster A9 processor to support split-view multitasking on iOS 9, and possibly the largest iPad yet - the iPad Pro with a 13-inch super-Retina display.Read More
Apple's highest resolution iMac ever, the new 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display, was recently announced and went on sale yesterday starting at $2,499. But even though it features the highest resolution 5K IPS display on the market at a relatively reasonable price considering there's an entire powerful computer behind it, upgrading the stock 8GB of RAM when ordering from Apple to 16GB or 32GB will cost you an additional $200 and $600, respectively. I don't know about you, but paying $600 extra for 32GB is just unacceptable.
Fortunately, just like the 2013 non-Retina 27-inch iMac, Apple's iMac with 5K Retina display features user upgradeable memory that is easily accessible from the back of the machine without any tools required. Third party memory manufacturers like Crucial offer a compatible 16GB kit that is identical to the stock RAM that Apple puts into the 27-inch 5K Retina iMac, but costs way less. The Crucial 16GB upgrade kit will cost you less than $140, and it consists of two 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz RAM modules - which is the same configuration that Apple uses. Two 16GB Crucial RAM kits will upgrade your iMac to 32GB for less than $280 compared to the absurd markup of $600 Apple charges for its RAM upgrade option.
It is now rumored that Apple is planning to launch an entirely new ultra-portable 12-inch MacBook next year that will be as slim as current MacBook Air portables with a Retina display, a redesigned buttonless glass trackpad, and a quiet fan-less design powered by Intel's newly developed Broadwell dual-core processors allowing for a cooler operation while also offering a greater increase in battery life and performance over Haswell processors. But what's more exciting than rumored news of a possible 12-inch Retina MacBook Air is one that for the first time would be offered in new aluminum hues including silver, gold and Space Gray to coincide with the current iPhone 6 lineup and any future Apple product release such as the iPad, which is highly likely to be offered in a gold color whenever Apple introduces the next-generation models.