Tag: Apple

HomePod updated to 14.1 – adds Intercom support

This week, Apple released iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 which contained a number of bug fixes and at the same time, 14.1 was released for the HomePod which adds support for the upcoming Intercom feature which isn’t yet on iOS. 14.1 also adds support for the HomePod mini. Intercom on the HomePod allows users to broadcast to the home a recorded message and have it appear on everyones iPhone, iPad, […]

HomePod will soon support Dolby Atmos

When the HomePod mini launched earlier this week, Apple added a new comparison page which sat the existing HomePod and the new HomePod mini side by side and the only couple differences are the lack of spatial awareness on the mini and the lack of a new feature called “Home cinema with Apple TV 4K.” This new cinema feature is only on the larger HomePod and only works with the newer Apple TV 4K […]

Good Morning America had first ‘hands on’ today of iPhone 12

Popular morning show in the US, Good Morning America had the first public hands on time with the new iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro this morning following the event this week on Tuesday. The show didn’t have the smaller iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max as those are due to be available next month. ABC News tech reporter Becky Worle spoke about the new phones, the new […]

HomePod will soon be able to be the default audio source for Apple TV

HomePod has long been able to be the audio source for an Apple TV and it works rather well, thanks the great sound quality of the HomePod but one little niggle is that it couldn’t be set as the hard default output for the Apple TV, as it would occasionally unpair and you’d need to reselect it. Thankfully in the upcoming iOS 14.2 and tvOS 14.2 updates which are currently […]

Apple releases new Beats Flex headphones

Yesterday after the iPhone 12 event, Apple also released some new Beats earbuds, albeit it very quietly as they just appeared on the Apple Store. These new Beats Flex earbuds are replacing the outgoing BeatsX earbuds, which were released alongside the iPhone 7 back in 2016. The new headphones are priced a lot less than the BeatsX at just £49.99 in the UK and $49.99 in the US. They come […]

iPhone 11 Pro discontinued, iPhone XR and iPhone 11 to stick around

Yesterday, Apple announced the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro and has a result the lineup now means the iPhone 11 Pro has been discontinued leaving the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR as the two older models. The iPhone SE has the same SoC as the iPhone 11 and was introduced earlier this year and sits at the entry level price of £399 / $399. Apple has also chose […]

This is the iPhone 12 Pro

Today, along with the new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini and new HomePod mini Apple also launched the brand new iPhone 12 Pro, which follows on from the outgoing iPhone 11 Pro with a triple lens camera array. The iPhone 12 Pro, like with the 11 Pro comes in two sizes, the standard 6.1-inch model which is now the same as the iPhone 12 and the larger iPhone 12 Pro […]

All iPhones on sale now don’t include EarPods or a USB Charger

Apple just announced the new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro and part of the news was that Apple is no longer including wired EarPods or the USB charger brick in the box to reduce the excesses of packaging and help reduce the environmental impact of iPhones. This change doesn’t only apply to the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, but also the rest of the […]

This is the iPhone 12

Today Apple introduced the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, with the iPhone 12 being an evolution of the outgoing iPhone 11, with a similar design, two cameras and multiple bright colour options. This time the iPhone is powered by the same A14 SoC we saw on the brand new iPad Air last mont, which has a six core CPU and four core GPU. In terms of design, the […]

Apple announces new HomePod mini and it’s only £99

Today at its event, called ‘Hi, Speed’ Apple unveiled the new HomePod mini a really quite small smart speaker with integrated Siri. The current full size HomePod is £279 and the new HomePod mini is $99 in the US and £99 in the UK. The HomePod mini, as the name suggests is quite a bit smaller than the full size HomePod at just 3.3-inches tall whereas the larger one is […]