With the release of the Series 3, Apple released a set of new Nylon/Velcro Sport Loops which are the most comfortable Apple Watch bands released to date. Unfortunately, these new Sport Loops are only bundled in with the Cellular Apple watch so that means if you get a normal Series 3, Series 2, or Series 1 you will have to shell out a little over $50 for one band which is insane.
[caption width="3671" align="aligncenter"] Apple Watch Sport Loop in Black, Fake[/caption]
I’d been waiting for a fake/copy to pop up on Amazon and it finally did! It’s called the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop with Hook and Loop Fastener and it comes in all of Apple’s original colors which I couldn’t believe so I purchased a pink and a black one to see how close they come to Apple’s version. Basically, it’s the exact same thing but for $16. The colors are exactly the same but more importantly, the way the velcro is laid out and how the band feels is also exactly the same! This is the first band I’ve bought on Amazon that actually looks like an Apple product without branding.
[caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Band, That redness is exactly like Apple's Color[/caption][caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Apple Watch Sport Loop, Just Like The Real Thing[/caption]
If you have been wanting a sport loop then you can confidently buy these knowing you are getting the same thing as Apple but without the hefty price tag. It’s ideal for working out and sleeping but I bought mine mainly for sleeping since it makes the watch so much more comfortable than any other band. You can get one here on Amazon. Just as a tip, the black one is like the one I am wearing in the picture and isn’t completely black (just how Apple’s is), I believe dark olive is more of a darker gray/black.
Apple has introduced the iPad Air which is thinner, lighter, and 72 times faster than the original iPad. This iPad will use MIMO technology for faster wi-fi and will sport a 1080p HD video camera, Dual microphones, Improved backside illumination, and a FaceTime HD camera with larger pixels.
Apple has refreshed the MacBook Pro lineup with new 13-inch and 15-inch models. The 13-inch model will have nine hours of battery life and use PCI Express solid-state drives as well as 802.11ac WiFi. The 13-inch model will start at $1,299 with 2.4GHz Core i5, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. The 15-inch model will start at $1,999 and also will have longer battery life and faster internals. Both laptops start shipping today.
With the latest-generation dual-core Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processor, the 13‑inch MacBook Pro with Retina display lets you take your most performance-hungry apps on the road. That means wherever you can take your camera, you can take Aperture and your entire digital photo studio, too. Hyper-Threading technology, which enhances performance by letting each core handle multiple tasks simultaneously, is included in every model. And with speeds up to 2.8GHz, shared L3 cache up to 4MB, and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3GHz, these processors are ready for just about anything.
The 15‑inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has the power to do even more amazing things. Fourth-generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processors provide the fastest performance ever in a MacBook Pro. You can make quick work of even the most complex tasks in professional apps like Final Cut Pro, thanks to speeds up to 2.6GHz, 6MB of shared L3 cache, and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8GHz. And the top-of-the-line model comes standard with 16GB of superfast 1600MHz memory. All of which means the 15‑inch MacBook Pro is ready to take on whatever you can dream up, wherever your travels take you.
The laptops are now available on Apple’s Online Store.
Apple has introduced a new version of the iPad mini which comes with the highly anticipated retina display (2048×1536). The new iPad Mini will retail for $399 with Wi-Fi or $529 with mobile data. New colorful Smart Covers and full body cases made of leather were announced that will be available alongside the iPad Mini Retina in November.
Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad, and with a 43 percent narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner. iPad Air’s Retina display makes web pages, text, images and video look incredibly sharp and realistic, and the new power-efficient A7 chip allows the battery to be even smaller, helping reduce the overall volume by 24 percent from the previous generation while doubling its performance and maintaining its up to 10-hour battery life.¹
The new iPad mini with Retina display packs all the 3.1 million pixels (2048-by-1536 resolution) of iPad Air into its 7.9-inch Multi-Touch™ display, for a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch. The 7.9-inch Retina display of iPad mini is 35 percent larger than screens on 7-inch tablets, and is the only small tablet to deliver the full iPad experience, now with razor sharp Retina quality. Images are crisp, text is crystal clear, movies play at full 1080p HD-resolution and the 475,000 apps designed specifically for iPad work automatically.
PlayStation has uploaded a teaser of an important event happening next month in New York City. The event could be about anything but most likely this is where the PlayStation 4 will be announced and shown off. Save the date and check out the teaser below!
Apple has sent out invitations to an October 23rd event at which many are expecting to see an iPad mini, a 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro, updated iMacs, and updated Mac minis. Unlike Apple’s recent events that have been held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Apple will hold this event at the California Theatre in San Jose at 10:00 am PT. The invite says “We’ve got a little more to show you.” and while it’s pretty straightforward, the “little” might be a hint towards the iPad Mini but, who knows. Whatever Apple announces you can count on us to have details on everything and some hands-on coverage on most of the products once they are released.
AllThingsD says that it has confirmed with sources that Apple will hold an event on September 12th at which the company will most likely unveil the next iPhone and possibly a smaller iPad accompanied by some other goodies. The new iPhone is said to launch nine days later on Friday, September 21st although there is no launch news about the iPad mini just yet.
On Wednesday, March 7th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco Apple will be launching its next iPad. Apple is keeping things very secretive as always, the only hint we got was “something you really have to see. And touch.” which is very vague but it is something to ponder on. Will we see a redesigned iPad 3 or just improved cameras, display and guts? We will have to wait a week to find out.
Most of us saw this coming but it’s now official. Today Apple announced that it will be holding an event on Tuesday, October 4th at Apple HQ.
You probably noticed that the image above is the invitation which represents the event.
The calendar has the date, the clock icon is the time, the map is where Apple’s campus is located and lastly we have the talk icon for phone (iPhone). Now we just have to wait to see what Tim Cook has prepared for us.