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Apple was an early adopter of PCIe SSDs, introducing them in 2013 when the NVMe specification was still in its infancy and before any M.2 NVMe hardware was available. As a result, Apple's PCIe SSDs for the era used a proprietary form factor rather than the now-common M.2 standard. But form factor limitations aside, they were still physically and electrically stand-alone SSDs, meaning that unlike Apple's latest machines with integrated SSD controllers, these machines could have their SSDs swapped out for an upgrade. This is where Mac accessory and upgrade specialist Other World Computing (OWC) comes in. OWC has offered several aftermarket SSDs in Apple's custom not-quite-M.2 form factor, culminating in the recent release of the Aura Pro X2 SSD. Designed to be a drop-in...

Apple Announces iOS 13: Dark Mode, iPadOS & Files

At today’s WWDC event in San Jose, California, Apple unveiled the newest update to its iOS operating system, iOS 13, as well as its forking of iOS for tablet...

57 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2019

Apple To Drop the iPhone 5s & 6: iOS 13 Minimum Requirement is iPhone 6s

Today Apple announced the new iOS 13 operating system update for iPhones. Among the feature updates of the new OS which we’ll cover in a separate article, Apple is...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2019

The Apple WWDC 2019 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

We're here in sunny San Jose, California for the annual developer pilgrimage that is Apple's World Wide Developers Conference. One part promotional event, one part trade show, and two...

37 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2019

Spotted at Computex: The Worst Fake MacBook Air

It’s a common way to get a cheap laugh: mention that China doesn’t care about IP infringement and that a lot of fake products exist. There are a good...

36 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2019

Apple Announces New iPod Touch: A10 SoC Inside

It’s been 4 years since Apple last updated the iPod lineup with the 6th generation iPod Touch in 2015. Today Apple did the unexpected and released a hardware refresh...

27 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/28/2019

Apple Refreshes 13 & 15-Inch MacBook Pros for 2019: Adds 8-Core Intel CPUs & Revised Keyboard

Apple on Tuesday introduced refreshed versions of its MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch laptops, updating the machines to use Intel's latest 8th and 9th Gen Core processors, as well...

31 by Anton Shilov on 5/22/2019

AirUnleashed Wireless Charging Mat: An Attempt at an Apple AirPower

When Apple cancelled its AirPower wireless charging mat earlier this year, many users of the company’s latest devices got upset, yet spawned a number of third-party options that offer...

23 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2019

Apple Q2 FY 2019 Earnings Report: iPhone Struggles But iPad And Services Expand

Today Apple announced their earnings for the second quarter of their 2019 fiscal year. Revenue was down 5.1% to $58.0 billion this quarter. Gross margin for the quarter was...

23 by Brett Howse on 4/30/2019

Apple and Qualcomm Bury the Hatchet; Sign New Patent and Chip Supply Agreements

Putting an end to one of the most intense high tech legal battles in recent memory, this afternoon Apple and Qualcomm announced that the two firms were burying the...

14 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2019

OWC Launches Aura Pro X2 NVMe SSD Upgrade For Macs

Other World Computing (OWC) has launched a new line of NVMe SSD upgrades for several Mac models that used Apple's custom not-quite-M.2 form factor. The new Aura Pro X2...

15 by Billy Tallis on 4/16/2019

Huawei: No Communication with Apple About 5G Modems

One of the most recent rumors swirling the technosphere has been who is going to be sourcing the modems for Apple’s first generation of 5G smartphones. Despite the fact...

9 by Ian Cutress on 4/16/2019

Logitech Unveils Slim Folio Pro Keyboard for 3rd Gen iPad Pro

Logitech this week has introduced its new keyboard cases for Apple’s latest 3rd Gen 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets. The Logitech Slim Folio Pro keyboard features backlighting and...

11 by Anton Shilov on 4/4/2019

Apple Cancels AirPower Wireless Charging Mat

Apple today has cancelled its AirPower wireless charging mat, citing the difficulties the company has encountered in getting the mat to meet its ‘high standards’. The company emphasized that...

30 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2019

Apple Launches 2nd Gen AirPods: Longer Talk Time & Hands-Free ‘Hey Siri’

Apple on Wednesday introduced its 2nd Generation AirPods. The new AirPods supports hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ functionality, a longer battery life for coversations, and faster connect times. The new headset...

18 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2019

Apple Upgrades iMac and iMac Pro: More Cores, More Graphics, More Memory

Apple has introduced its updated iMac all-in-one desktop computers to use Intel's latest generation processors with up to eight cores plus AMD’s latest Pro graphics, and its iMac Pro...

31 by Anton Shilov on 3/19/2019

Apple Announces New 10.5" iPad Air, 7.9" iPad mini

Today in a surprise announcement, Apple has unveiled refreshes to both the iPad Air and iPad mini lineups. The last releases in the lineups were the iPad Air 2...

71 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/18/2019

Dive In: Catalyst Has Apple Watch Protection for Up to 100 Meters

When smartwatches emerged several years ago, they were good enough to work as pedometers or count calories burned when their owner used an elliptical strider. However they were not...

22 by Anton Shilov on 3/1/2019

Best Laptops: Q1 2019

It's time for our quarterly look at the laptop market. For Q1 we've just seen some new product announcements at CES which will be shipping soon. AMD's Ryzen is...

22 by Brett Howse on 2/27/2019

The Apple iPhone XR Review: A Different Display Leads To Brilliant Battery Life

The latest generation of iPhones have been out for a couple of months now – we’ve extensively reviewed the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max shortly after their official...

89 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/5/2019

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