Pro Tip – Check Your Apple AirPods Battery Level With The Battery Widget

Battery Widget in iOS 12

One of the challenges with Apple AirPods is knowing just how much battery life you have left in them. Sure you can open up the case and see the pop-up on your iPhone’s display, but that may not always be handy. Fortunately there is a quick and easy way to do this via the Battery … Read more

Second Generation Apple AirPods Now in Apple Stores

Apple Airpods 2nd Generation

After being released one week ago, the second generation Apple AirPods are now available at your local Apple Store. Most stores here in the United States are showing them to be available for pick-up or purchase if you are in the store. To this point, the next-gen AirPods have only been available online through the … Read more

Second Generation Apple AirPods Requires iOS 12.2

Apple Airpods 2nd Generation

Earlier this morning, Apple released the second generation of Apple AirPods. The updated earbuds support “Hey, Siri”, have significantly improved battery life, and come with a wireless charging case. But what may have been missed are the firmware requirements in order to use them. That is, iOS 12.2, WatchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4. In order … Read more

Apple AirPods Second Generation Now Available

Apple Airpods 2nd Generation

Apple has released the highly anticipated second generation of Apple AirPods this morning. The new AirPods bring a number of improvements including improved battery life, support for “Hey, Siri”, wireless charging, and faster pairing with your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. The updated AirPods are available now in the Apple Store. They are $199 with the … Read more

The Apple Supply Chain Gears Up for Updates to AirPods and iPads

Apple AirPods

Digitimes is reporting this morning that Taiwanese PCB firms are gearing up for mass production of Apple’s next generation of iPads and AirPods. The report comes just days ahead of the Apple Event on March 25. At that event, at least in passing, the new devices are expected to be announced according to the report. … Read more

AirPods Wireless Charging Case Predicted to Arrive in Early 2019

Apple AirPods

Long time Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that in early 2019, an updated version of AirPods will be coming that will include a wireless charging case.  The news comes from AppleInsider who saw the report from Kuo over the weekend.

In the prediction, Ming-Chi Kuo indicates that wireless charging will be coming to AirPods.  This is likely in the form of a wireless charging case, something Apple indicated was coming with the AirPower charging mat over a year ago.  The AirPower charging system has yet to materialize with rumors suggesting that Apple is doing a major reworking of the wireless charger.

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Second Iteration of Apple AirPods Receives Bluetooth SIG Certification

Apple AirPods

Rumors have persisted for months that a second iteration of the popular Apple AirPods are in the works.  But, since there was no mention of them at either the September or October Apple Events, it seemed that perhaps the rumors were wrong.

Well, maybe not so fast.  Yesterday, a report on MySmartPrice stated that a new model of the AirPods had received certification from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).  The effectively gives the green light for this new model of AirPods to be released – from a Bluetooth perspective at least.

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Today’s Deal – Watruer Silicone AirPods Case Starting at $7.99 on Amazon

Watruer Airpods Case

Today’s Deal is on a great little accessory for all you Apple AirPods owners out there.  Over at Amazon, the Watruer ultra-thin soft silicone protective covers for your AirPods case are down as low as $7.99 over at Amazon.  The case comes in ten different colors to fit your look & style with only the red and white cases coming in a little higher cost of $9.99.

The case is a two part case with the top part, fitting on the lid of your AirPods case, slipping over the top while the bottom part you slide your case into it.  It forms a protective shell around your case but doesn’t get in the way of opening the case when you need to get your AirPods out.

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Apple Confirms September 12 Event at Steve Jobs Theater

Apple September 12 2018 Invite

The speculation that the next Apple event would be held on September 12 has now been confirmed.  Apple has sent out media invites to the event, which will be held at 10:00 am Pacific at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple campus in Cupertino. The event is expected to be significant with a number of announcements including three new iPhones.

The three new iPhones are expected to come in the form of a second generation 5.8″ iPhone X model with the odds-on favorite of it being called the iPhone Xs.  A larger 6.5″ model is also expected to be announced with both of these models sporting a OLED display.  A small, 6.1″ device with a LCD display and a lower price point is expected as well.  All three devices are expected to be running the yet-to-be announced A12 processor, have Face ID, and all three of them will eliminate the famous Home button.

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