Aukey’s New GaN Chargers Could Be a Perfect Fit for Your iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks

Aukey, a well-known accessories manufacturer, has launched a new lineup of GaN chargers – called Omnia — at the CES 2020 event. The year 2019 brought with it a ton of technological advancements in terms of charging speeds and charging protocols. For example, we saw smartphones like the Oppo Reno Ace that could charge at a staggering, 65W rate, and laptops like the MacBook Pro 16-inch that feature a 100W charging. And when it comes to charging protocols, most phone and laptop brands, including Apple and Samsung, switched to the…

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Apple Might Start using Randomized Serial Numbers on its products from end of 2020

Apple has shared an internal memo with authorized service centers. The memo says that Apple is planning to introduce a randomized serial number for future products. It also mentions that the new serial will come into effect from the end of 2020. Meanwhile, serial numbers before the change will remain the same. As of now, it is possible for us to decipher Apple Serial numbers. For instance, the serial number can reveal information like date and location where the product was manufactured. Typically, serial numbers will help Apple with more…

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JBL’s New AirPods Competitors Cost $100 and Come in Six Colors

JBL has released two new truly wireless earphones during the CES 2020 expo. One of them costs just $100 and comes in six colors. The other model costs $150 and both of them compete with the AirPods. The JBL TUNE 220TWS is the company’s new affordable truly wireless earphones solution. They cost just $100, which is a full $59 less than the AirPods. They use a Bluetooth 5.0 chip but there’s no support for AAC or aptX. These earphones use 12.5mm drivers for ‘Pure Bass Sound’ and have an AirPods-like…

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2020 Could be Apple’s Breakout Year in India

Apple products enjoy unparalleled brand loyalty. However, the company is still struggling to make its mark in the Indian market. Apple is trying to increase its sales in India by offering attractive discounts on models like iPhone XR and also the iPhone 11. The company is partnering with financial institutions and has introduced new payment plans. Experts believe that Apple 2020 can be Apple’s strongest year in India. Apple recovered in the Indian market in 2019 after a sharp decline in 2018. 2020 is going to be important, as this…

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Shiftcam’s Multi-Lens Case Adds Up To Five More Lenses to iPhone 11 Series

ShiftCam’s MultiLens cases for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max can add up to five different lenses to iPhone’s cameras for capturing images and shooting videos in multiple viewing angles and effects that iPhone’s original camera can’t. It is now available to purchase at a starting price of $64.99. ShiftCam, a brand that was founded in 2017, makes cases for smartphones that add additional lenses to the phone’s camera(s) offering multiple fields of views for the user to capture that the handset’s original cameras can’t. ShiftCam made its…

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This Apple Maps UI Concept Shows How Apple Can Have Edge Over Google Maps

Apple Maps’ launch was met with heavy criticism, and the iPhone maker has done a lot over the past few years to improve its mapping and navigation solution. However, it is still lagging in a few areas, and this new UI concept shows how Apple Maps can have an edge over Google Maps. Ayman Jaddaa, a product designer, has published his UI concept for Apple Maps, and it trumps what Apple currently has in store for us. In his blog post, the designer has published an extensive case study of…

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Analyst Believes Apple Might Delay Launch of Select 5G iPhones Until Early 2021

A new investors note from investment group Susquehanna claims that while Apple will launch 5G iPhones in September, selected models will see a delayed launch in December 2020 or January 2021. The report claims that while Apple will announce all 5G iPhones at the same time, the mmWave variant will launch after a few months towards the end of the year or in early 2021. The delay stems from the fact that Apple is looking to develop Antenna-in-Package (AiP) modules in-house instead of simply sourcing it from third-party vendors. “The…

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16-inch MacBook Pro Users Reporting Reduced CPU Performance With External Monitor

On paper, the 16-inch MacBook Pro can drive up to two Pro Display XDR at 6k resolution without any issues. However, a number of 16-inch MacBook Pro users are complaining about performance issues with their machine after connecting it to an external monitor. The dip in performance is happening irrespective of which monitor they connect to their MacBook Pro, be it a regular Full HD monitor or a high-end one like the Pro Display XDR. They complain that the CPU performance of the machine drops noticeably once it is connected…

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Deal: Amazon Offering Great Discounts on the 16-inch MacBook Pro

Apple’s excellent 16-inch MacBook Pro has been heavily discounted by Amazon. The deal takes over $200 off on both the Core i7 and i9 models that Apple sells. The base 6-core Core i7 variant of the 16-inch MacBook Pro with 512GB SSD, Radeon Pro 5300M GPU, and 16GB RAM is available for $2187.92, down from its usual price of $2,399. That’s a sweet discount of $211. You are still going to have to pay sales tax extra but the overall total should still be lower than the official retail price…

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Ricky Gervais Calls Out Apple for Running ‘Sweatshops in China’ in Front of Tim Cook

Comedian Ricky Gervais, known for his role in ‘The Office,’ ‘After Life,’ and his stand-up comedy shows, roasted Apple right in front of Tim Cook at the 77th Golden Globe Awards. The comedian first praised Apple for its Apple TV+ drama ‘The Morning Show’ and how it highlighted doing the right thing. The camera then panned to Tim Cook who was attending the award show as a couple of Apple TV+ shows were nominated for the awards. Right after this, the comedian called out Apple for running “sweatshops in China.” To be…

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