We’ve lined up the big hitters for this deals round-up. We’re talking about Apple iPhones, Apple MacBooks, Samsung Galaxy tablets, Amazon devices, and a whole load of other top laptop and tablet brands.
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The Apple Event on March 25 introduced us to new markets that Apple is tackling like an Apple Arcade, an Apple TV streaming service, and an Apple credit card that requires no signature. Impressed, but not surprised.
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All of this came just a week after…
From Extra Crunch Jon Evans has a comprehensive look at the most compelling futures for “Crypto 2.0.” With the trading frenzy out of the way (at least for the time being), engineers and product designers can now get back to the real world of improving these systems. Digital accessibility expert Beth Franssen has a piece […]
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Apple AirPods (second-generation)
$159 or $199 (with wireless charging case)
Slightly longer battery life (for talk time) • Hands-free
No sound quality improvements • Wireless charging case version costs an extra $40 • No improvements to battery life for music
The Bottom Line
Apple’s second-generation AirPods are still the wireless earbuds to beat.
😎 Cool Factor
💵 Bang for the Buck
People love Apple’s AirPods. I know this because I can’t walk down the street or ride the subway or go anywhere without spotting the striking white “stems” poking out of peoples’ ears. They are everywhere the same way EarPods were everywhere during the height of the iPod. Read more…
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Apple’s latest-generation Apple Watch doesn’t just have a curved display and a new industrial design, one of the major features of the Watch when it launched last year were its advanced health-tracking capabilities, particularly in regards to heart health and AFib detection. Those features arrived in the US in December, but users abroad have had […]
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Apple’s continued to improve the MacBook line’s butterfly switch keyboards. In fact, the technology is on its third generation, which added a rubberized membrane designed to fix ongoing issues and reduce that loud clacking sound. But even the most devoted Apple fans have continued to have gripes, from stuck keys to random misfires. True story: […]
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Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch Editor-in-Chief, Matthew Panzarino, offered his analysis on the major announcements that came out of Apple’s keynote event this past Monday. Behind a series of new subscription and media products, Apple […]
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Researchers at the University of Plymouth blended an iPhone 4S to dust to see what it is made of. Their experiment revealed that producing just one device like the iPhone 4S requires mining 22 to 33 lbs of ore. Read more…More about Apple, Iphone, Ma…
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It’s Qualcomm 1, Apple 1 in the latest instalment of the pair’s bitter patent bust-up — the litigious IP infringement claim saga that also combines a billion dollar royalties suit filed by Cupertino alleging that the mobile chipmaker’s licensing terms are unfair. The iPhone maker filed against Qualcomm on the latter front two years ago […]
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Apple wants a permanent place in your wallet, and beginning this summer, you’ll be able to give it one.
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The company announced Monday that it’s launching Apple Card, a new credit card made for the iPhone. The card, which is both a digital card in the …
Apple doesn’t care about news, it cares about recurring revenue. That’s why publishers are crazy to jump into bed with Apple News+. They’re rendering their own subscription options unnecessary in exchange for a sliver of what Apple pays out from the mere $10 per month it charges for unlimited reading. The unfathomable platform risk here […]
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So Apple announced a bunch of new services on Monday. We got new subscription-based services for News, TV, and games, as well as an Apple credit card (yes, really) milled from titanium.
It’s a smart pivot for Apple: If people aren’t buying as many iPhones, just squeeze them monthly with recurring payments from add-on content services.
Some of these services look great — I’ll happily pay for Apple News+ and Apple Arcade — so long as you already live within the walls of Apple’s ecosystem. But why no love for Android or Windows users?
They may not have shiny Apple logos on the back of their phones or laptops, but they’re people too. They deserve access to high-quality journalism and original video programming, even if they don’t use Apple devices. Read more…
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