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How Apple Should Market The Upcoming iPad Pro: It’s All About The Display

J.Glenn Künzler

In a recent video, YouTube producer David Lee theorizes and speculates on how Apple is likely to market the upcoming iPad hardware, which is expected to feature the new triple camera system introduced in the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.

Utilizing the iPad Pro physical prototype that we exclusively posted about earlier this month, Lee makes a variety of very interesting observations, but his main point is this: The new iPad Pro shouldn’t be about the camera system, it should be about the display.

Using an OLED display would help distinguish it as a pro model, and would also make it much better as a device for capturing and shooting both photos and video, by enabling deeper blacks and by providing much richer contrast. It would also add to the overall color accuracy on the display. Continue Reading

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First physical leak of Apple’s new iPad Pro Mockup

J.Glenn Künzler

We’ve obtained a final design mockup of Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro hardware from a source that has repeatedly been reliable about previous iPad hardware, showing Apple’s new camera hardware as featured on the iPhone 11 Pro gracing their upcoming refreshed lineup of iPads.

The hardware is extremely similar to what is featured on the iPhone 11 Pro, and is expected to offer the same benefits to creative video professionals. The design is a nod to Apple’s intent to offer pro users of the iPad a device on which they can comfortably shoot and edit 4K quality video all from one device, offering the freedom to take their setups on the go without a bundle of extra hardware attached to a Mac. Continue Reading

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Review: Anker Nebula Capsule – A Pint-Sized Pocket Projector That Packs a Punch!

J.Glenn Künzler

Portable, nano, or pico projectors have been a rising trend in consumer tech goods over the recent years, and they can be useful in all types of situations – sharing a business PowerPoint on the fly, watching a movie in a remote location where your normal streaming box or TV can’t follow, and so forth. However, the main thing that has kept me from jumping on board is that they tend to lack versatility for streaming your personal media or accessing your favorite streaming services.

Anker, makers of the Nebula line of projectors, have attempted to address this with a very modern portable projector roughly the size of a can of Coca-Cola – with support for all of your favorite streaming services included.

We’ll be taking a look at Anker’s original entry into the field of portable entertainment projectors – the Capsule.
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Marques Brownlee Breaks Down Leaked iPhone 11 Designs

J.Glenn Künzler

Earlier this month, we got our hands on some unreleased design mock-ups based on leaked specs for Apple’s upcoming iPhone models and sent them to a few YouTubers and notable journalists.

One of the most notable of these YouTubers, Marques Brownlee, has published this video breaking down everything that these physical design prototypes tell us about the new designs!

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Hands on Video With 3 Different iPhone 11 Case Prototypes

J.Glenn Künzler

We managed to get our hands on an assortment of cases from a source that has been known to be highly accurate in the past, and sent them out to a few top tech outlets.

Our friends at 9to5Mac have put together a detailed video walking you through what these cases show us, but here are some key highlights. Continue Reading

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Video of Apple’s W.A.L.T. in Action – The 1993-Edition iPhone

J.Glenn Künzler

There has been a lot said about Apple’s development of the iPhone, and the history and inspiration behind the device – such as this notable 1983 concept of a “Telephone Mac.” One of the most notable examples of this is Apple’s lesser known desk phone known as the W.A.L.T. (Wizzy Active Lifestyle Telephone).

The W.A.L.T., which was announced at MacWorld 1993, was never released to the public, and only a very small handful of prototypes were ever constructed for the device. One of the few known samples of this was sold on eBay for $8,000 back in 2012. It was even prototyped in both “classic Mac” color and a somewhat more “business looking” dark gray color (white version pictured below).

While there are some key details known about the device, such as that it was designed in partnership with BellSouth and offered advanced features for its time, such as online banking access, a full touchscreen, fax and caller ID support, a built in address book, and even the ability to customize ringtones (it even featured Newton-like full handwriting support), a functioning version of the device has never, to my knowledge, been seen by “virgin eyes.” Continue Reading

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What Really Happened to Apple’s AirPower (Exclusive Details)

J.Glenn Künzler

For those who eagerly watched the 2017 iPhone X release event last September 12, there is somewhat of an elephant in the room that Apple has so far refused to address: the AirPower wireless charging mat that it unveiled at the event with a promise of a 2018 release date.

Apple’s lack of any mention of the device since then has caused a great deal of curiosity and speculation among pundits and notable industry commentators, leaving many to wonder what happened, or whether the device will appear at all this year (or ever).

We have managed to obtain several pieces of exclusive information that shed some light on what challenges Apple is currently facing with the project. According to our sources, the broad feeling of many working the project at Apple is that the device may be doomed to failure, and may not be viable at all unless significant advancements can be made. Continue Reading

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Design Models Show Likely Traits of iPhone 9/9Plus

J.Glenn Künzler

Since the past few weeks, rumours and speculations are rife about the upcoming iPhones. And, as we are little over a month away from the launch event, more and more details have started to leaked out about the upcoming iPhones.

Just like last year, thanks to Sonny, DetroitBORG has got his hands on the 3 models of the 2018 iPhones. This has been in line with the previous rumours saying that Apple will once again launch three new iPhones in 2018. However, these are completely different from what we got last year. The 3 models that are going to be launched are :

iPhone X (2018?) : This is going to resemble the current iPhone X with the 5.8 inch bezel-less display, albeit with new specifications, second generation of FaceID and a new colour option, Gold. The 2018 iPhone X might also come with an upgraded camera.

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iPhone SE 2 & iPhone X

J.Glenn Künzler

 

Back in 2016, Apple launched the iPhone SE, a phone meant to please the crowd disappointed by the increasing screen sizes of iPhones and not willing to let go off of their older iPhones. And since then, Apple has been hush about any potential successors to the SE.

Today, courtesy of Sonny, we might have a new piece of information on the iPhone SE 2. Sonny tweeted out an image earlier today that supposedly shows off the screen protector for the upcoming iPhone SE alongside the screen protector for the iPhone X

Talking about the similarities, the screen protector for the SE has a cutout for the infamous notch just like the iPhone X. And the aspect ratio of the screen looks somewhat similar to the X.

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A Look at Apple’s Design Sketch For the iPhone 8

J.Glenn Künzler

It is 2018 and Apple has recycled the same design for its iPhones right from the beginning, at least on the front anyways. The iPhone desperately needs a refresh and if the latest rumours to be believed, we are going to get exactly that with the 2017 iPhone.

This leak comes from none other that Sonny, who has been a trusted source in terms of Apple leaks. In his latest video, Marques Brownlee (a.k.a MKBHD) goes hands on with what is supposed to be the iPhone 8 model. This prototype is what case manufacturers get to design the cases for upcoming phones. And it there are high chances that the upcoming iPhone might have the exact design and dimensions

Talking about the design, this model sports an edge to edge display with a cutout at the top for the front facing camera, the earpiece and sensors. This goes in line with what we have seen in the recent iPhone silhouette found in the Home Pod firmware. And that’s not all that is new with the design. The back of the phone is now made out of glass, accommodating the vertical dual camera setup with the flash in between the two lenses.
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The inside story behind P1 & P2: How Apple picked what came to be the iPhone

J.Glenn Künzler

To understand the iPhone today, and how it has shaped Apple and pushed the world forward, it’s important to have a sense of perspective. A critical part of that is understanding how it all started – where the iPhone of today got its roots. Back in the beginning, there were two iPhone projects, the P1 and P2. Tony Fadell had the clout of being “Godfather” of the iPod, but Scott Forsall had been working with Steve since NeXT. The iPhone P2 is what came to be known as the original selling model of the iPhone, paving the foundation of where we are today, 10 years in the future.

Now, where does this concept of multiple projects fit in Apple’s process? P series devices are the first step of any product. They are the earliest stage of real prototyping, they hardly ever get out of Apple, and are the hardest devices to find. They often make hundreds of small little iterations but rarely have finished materials on them. These iPhones, being P devices, have plastic screens, raw bezels, and unfinished home buttons, and do not usually function as complete finished projects. Think of them as Apple’s proofs of concept. Continue Reading

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Exclusive Video and Photos: The iPod-based interface that lost out to iOS for the iPhone

J.Glenn Künzler

While it has always been known that Apple considered a variety of ideas when they were deciding to enter the mobile phone market (with ex employees discussing it behind closed doors, as seen in this Cult Of Mac article, not much was known about alternate versions of the iPhone until now.

Much like the first production iPhone, the prototype features many of the same features including an aluminium chassis, multi-touch compatible screen, 2G connectivity and WiFi radios. However, despite carrying a similar design, the phone itself is extremely different from the iPhone we know today.

Instead of the modern touch-driven interface we now call iOS, it featured an operating system dubbed “Acorn OS” (this was an internal code name, and it unclear if it would have kept that name if it had been released), which is derived from the acorn shown on boot. It presents an on-screen click wheel, which took up the bottom portion of the screen, and on the other half of the screen, a UI identical to the one found on the beloved iPod, with options such as “Dial”, “SMS”, “Music”, “Contacts” and “Recents”, however lacking a browser option. The interface is interacted with in the same way an iPod would be operated. Continue Reading

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First iPad Air 3 Cases Leak

J.Glenn Künzler

It’s a brand new year, which means brand new Apple Products. The iPad Air 3 is rumored to be released at the first Apple Event of the year, most likely taking place on March 15th. The first cases and schematics started to leak late last week, and the team at SonnyDickson.com decided to share our thoughts on them.

As you can see, the iPad Air 3 combines the form factor of the iPad Air 2 with the features of the iPad Pro. The iPad Air 3 case shows that the same dual stereo speakers from the iPad Pro, however, we doubt the output levels of the Air 3 will match the iPad Pro due to the lack of internal space on the Air.

Another notable addition to the iPad Air 3 that was seen on the leaks is the addition of an LED flash. Even though taking photos with an iPad is slightly undesirable, lots of people still do it, so it makes sense for Apple to add a flash for improved low light shots. Continue Reading

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Welcome to 2014 – the Dawning of a New Year!

J.Glenn Künzler

I have been quite silent on technology since the launch of the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. 2013 was a great year with technology but 2014 will be much better. As you know, I’m more interested now in fashion and cars, but doesn’t mean I will completely abandon the technology scene. I am still an Apple enthusiast, and am hoping to bring you sneak peeks every now and then of their latest products.

With the dawn of a new year will come the dawn of a newer, stronger, more diverse version of SonnyDickson.com. Just as one year evolves into the next, we also have evolved – and I think you’re really going to love the results of that evolution.

Technology is changing, as always – it’s one area of human development that’s guaranteed to change, often so quickly that it leaves even technology veterans’ heads spinning. New products are being developed, some will be leaked and some you will see here. Continue Reading

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2013 In Review: We Leaked our Asses Off Last Lear – Here’s the Proof!

J.Glenn Künzler

We had a pretty great year in 2013, at least as far as Apple-related leaks are concerned. Many of our photographic part leaks represented the first time the world had truly gotten a look at Apple’s new iPhone and iPad designs for 2013. To sum the matter up, we’ve broken down each of our leaks by category – First iPad, and then iPhone – to show you how we did.

Towards the end of 2013, Apple released the iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina. A month before iPad Air’s official release, I had received a couple of pictures of what was said to be the shell of the unreleased iPad Air. Its design was much similar to the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini was also shown two months before its released. I was able to get some pictures of its shell in Space Gray.

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