In addition to announcing the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 this afternoon, Apple has also updated its Smart Covers and Smart Cases lineup on its website to match the new tablets. The new Smart Covers cost $39 each for both the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini, while the Smart Cases for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini cost $79 and $69 each respectively.
Pencil by FiftyThree aims for wider adoption and third-party apps, thanks to launch of FiftyThree SDK
When FiftyThree launched Paper, it quickly became one of the most popular apps for iPad, making it easier than ever before to draw, sketch and otherwise doodle on a tablet. Later, they launched their own stylus accessory, Pencil, which was adopted quickly. Now FiftyThree is looking to sweep in more users, and they’re going the SDK route to make it happen.
Apple has long been rumored to launch headphones which connect to an iOS device using the Lightning cable. This has almost gone official now with Apple introducing a new specification for its MFi or Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad program which allows third party manufacturers to utilize this very feature.
Apple announced its decision to acquire Beats yesterday, and the headphone maker is back in the news again, this time with a new product announcement. Beats Electronics launched a new version of its popular on-ear headphones called the Beats Solo².
A new kind of accessory has surfaced, and as many new accessory categories do, it first appeared in the form of a Kickstarter campaign. The Legion Meter is an accessory that serves to make sure your devices are receiving every ounce of energy they can from a variety of power sources, and even features an OLED screen to show you the difference.
It is easy to identify fake Apple chargers when you expose the innards, but you don’t always have the opportunity to take them apart. How do you spot the external differences that’ll signal this is a legitimate Apple product and not a cheap knockoff that resembles the real thing? Lifehacker has a useful tip that could help in this identification.