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Apple's 24-inch iMac with M3 chip gets a US$100 discount on B&H. (Source: Apple)

Deal | Save $100 on Apple's new 24-inch iMac with M3 chip

Launched in October, Apple's refreshed 24-inch iMac retains its design while featuring significantly improved internals with Apple's new M3 chip and support for Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E. Available at a US$100 discount on B&H, th...
Sambit Saha, 16 Nov 2023 09:21
The problems with the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar are never-ending. (Image: Apple)

Increasing display defects on the Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: Repair expert reveals yet another design fail

The problems with the MacBook Pro models made between 2016 and 2020 are never-ending. Defective butterfly keyboards and flickering touch bars are now being joined by display defects, which, according to a repair expert, are due to...
Hannes Brecher, 15 Nov 2023 22:46
The 8BitDo Ultimate Wireless game controller is directly compatible with the Steam Deck. (Image source: 8BitDo)

Deal | 8BitDo Ultimate Wireless game controller reaches lowest price yet on Amazon in 20% discount

The 8BitDo Ultimate wireless controller is 20% off on Amazon, reaching its all-time lowest price — as long as you get the black one. The controller includes a charging dock, and is compatible with everything from Windows and Andro...
Julian van der Merwe, 15 Nov 2023 19:12
The iPhone SE 4 might not be ready for over a year. (Image source: AppleTrack & @concept_central)

Apple iPhone SE 4 visualised in new concept images with modern but familiar design

The iPhone SE 4 could be a while off yet, but numerous rumours about a fourth-generation model have already surfaced online. Now, high-resolution render images visualise current expectations, including the adoption of modern iPhon...
Alex Alderson, 14 Nov 2023 23:43
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 with the Apple M1 Pro is still a very powerful multimedia laptop (Image: Andreas Osthoff)

Deal | MacBook Pro 14 with Apple M1 Pro, 32GB RAM and 512GB SSD gets large 38% discount

The 2021 MacBook Pro 14 might be two generations old at this point, but bargain hunters who don't want to pay Apple's lofty prices for the 32GB RAM upgrade can now save a considerable amount of money as an online retailer is selli...
Enrico Frahn, 14 Nov 2023 22:30
Repurpose that old laptop into something that serves a genuinely useful purpose (Credit: NotebookCheck)

5 things to do with that old laptop after upgrading to an M3 MacBook Pro

CheckMag If you've upgraded to the new M3 MacBook Pro or a Lenovo X1 Carbon, take a look at some of the options for repurposing your old hardware instead of selling, recycling or sending to landfill. Repurposing old hardware can be a rewar...
David Devey, 14 Nov 2023 14:29
The default 2 lens wide and ultrawide is the standard for all but the most expensive flagship phones (Credit: Notebookcheck)

Why the ultrawide has become the de facto second lens for all but the most premium smartphones

CheckMag The wide and ultrawide camera lenses seem to be the default setup for any phone that falls below the flagship tier. Who do we have to thank for this and are there any alternatives? If you aren't looking to spend top tier prices yo...
David Devey, 14 Nov 2023 13:53
7 warning signs your iPhone may be tracked (Image source: Unsplash)

7 warning signs your iPhone may be tracked

CheckMag By recognizing the signs of mobile phone tracking, you can determine whether your iPhone is being monitored. Below are 7 warning signs your iPhone may be tracked, which range from unexpected Apple ID login alerts to unusual data u...
Triet Le, 13 Nov 2023 21:49
This isn't the first time Microsoft has tried its luck with ARM chips (Image source: Unsplash/Microsoft/ARM - edited)

Windows on ARM is certainly more dead than it is alive

CheckMag Of the 10 ARM-powered laptops we tested in 2022 and 2023, just 1 comes with Windows on ARM - all the rest are Apple MacBooks. Apparently, laptop makers do not see much point in using ARM chips; worse still, software developers do ...
Sergey Tarasov, 13 Nov 2023 19:41
The cheapest 14-inch MacBook Pro has only one fan instead of two. (Image: iFixit / Creative Electron)

MacBook Pro M3 cops massive criticism in iFixit teardown for repair and maintenance limitations, despite modular design

At first glance, the MacBook Pro M3 looks confusingly similar to the more expensive models with the M3 Pro, but iFixit now reveals the extensive changes inside in detail.
Hannes Brecher, 13 Nov 2023 12:22
The Apple iPhone is set to receive its biggest operating system update in years in 2024. (Image: Apple)

Bloomberg: Hardly any new features planned for the iPhone 16, iOS 18 set to be a huge update, app sideloading to start in 2024

According to the latest information from Bloomberg editor Mark Gurman, customers should not expect any significant innovations on the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro. But iOS 18 will be all the more exciting because the iPhone operati...
Hannes Brecher, 13 Nov 2023 12:05
The 15 Pro Max. (Source: Notebookcheck)

iPhone 15 series rejuvenates US smartphone market in latest quarter

The US smartphone market grew by just over 20% in the third quarter of 2023 compared to the second, according to the latest industry research. This up-tick was attributed to the launch of the latest iPhone 15 series, which account...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 12 Nov 2023 18:17
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M3

Don't buy the new MacBook Pro 14 M3 as long as the old MBP 14 M2 Pro is still on sale

The MacBook Pro 14 M3 is Apple's new base model in the Pro lineup starting at $1599, but there are some areas where the new laptop is worse compared to the previous MBP 14 with the M2 Pro. If you upgrade the M3 to 16 GB RAM, it is...
Andreas Osthoff, 12 Nov 2023 14:14
Apple M3 SoC analyzed: Increased performance and improved efficiency

90% Apple M3 SoC analyzed: Increased performance and improved efficiency

The first 3 nm chip is here. Apple's new M3 SoC is the first chip to be manufactured in a 3 nm process. We've already seen the performance increases in our review of the new MacBook Pro 14, but what about the efficiency of the processor and the graphics card? We also compare the results with the new Snapdragon X Elite from Qualcomm.
Apple M3 | Apple M3 10-Core GPU | 14.20" | 1.5 kg
Andreas Osthoff, 12 Nov 2023 01:59
Apple's iPad Air 5th Gen gets a US$100 discount on Amazon. (Source: Apple)

Deal | iPad Air (5th generation) gets $100 off on Amazon

Apple's iPad Air (5th gen) with the M1 chip is currently getting a sweet US$100 discount on Amazon, bringing its price down to US$499. This presents an excellent opportunity for those in search of a high-quality tablet, whether th...
Sambit Saha, 11 Nov 2023 09:44
Apple's Vision Pro (2nd Generation) expected to feature a similar design to its predecessor. (Source: Apple)

Report reveals Apple's plans for 2nd generation Vision Pro headset

In a recent report by MacRumors, the publication claims to have obtained informating regarding the 2nd-generation Apple Vision Pro. The expected changes seem to be minor, as the future version is stated to bear significant resembl...
Sambit Saha, 11 Nov 2023 08:44
The Apple M3 series has made a powerful showing on the PassMark benchmark database. (Image source: Apple - edited)

Apple M3 series smashes past Raptor Lake and Dragon Range to dominate PassMark's laptop CPU single-thread chart

Four members of the Apple M3 series have landed on the PassMark benchmark site and have immediately secured the top four positions in the single-thread performance chart for laptop CPUs. The Apple M3, 11-core M3 Pro, 12-core M3 Pr...
Daniel R Deakin, 11 Nov 2023 00:21
iPhone SE 4 set to feature a revamped design according to reports. (Source: Florian Schmitt)

Apple iPhone SE 4 to feature iPhone 14-style chassis, 48-megapixel camera and action button

New information obtained by MacRumors hints at significant improvements being planned for the iPhone SE 4, which is expected to feature an iPhone 14-style chassis along with a whopping 48-megapixel single camera system. However, w...
Sambit Saha, 10 Nov 2023 12:38
iPhone 16 might get exclusive AI capabilties, rumor indicates. (Source: Florian Schmitt)

iPhone 16 might feature exclusive AI capabilities, according to rumor

As per previous reports, Apple is working extensively towards bringing advanced AI features to its array of devices, including future versions of iOS, with recent rumors suggesting the inclusion of exclusive AI features for the fu...
Sambit Saha, 09 Nov 2023 21:35
2018's new Apple Pencil saw a raft of new features announced - and 2023's saw a bunch of them taken away. (Image credit: Own)

Apple’s USB-C Pencil is still pretty...pointless

CheckMag A lot can change in less than a month. New iMacs, MacBooks, and M-series chips might have been announced, but don't let that distract you from the fact that Cupertino's new non-Lightning Pencil – its first in half a decade – is ar...
Matthew Lee, 09 Nov 2023 19:36
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max Review - M3 Max challenges HX-CPUs from AMD & Intel

93% Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M3 Max Review - M3 Max challenges HX-CPUs from AMD & Intel

Massive CPU upgrade. The MacBook Pro 16 gets a massive performance boost thanks to the new M3 Max SoC and besides a more powerful GPU, the CPU offers the biggest gains. The SDR brightness of the 16-inch Mini-LED screen was increased as well. We review the high-end MacBook in the new Space Black color.
Apple M3 Max 16-Core | Apple M3 Max 40-Core GPU | 16.00" | 2.1 kg
Andreas Osthoff, 09 Nov 2023 01:31
Deal | AirPods (2nd Gen) at an all-time low of just $69 on Amazon

Deal | AirPods (2nd Gen) at an all-time low of just $69 on Amazon

Unveiled in March of 2019, the AirPods 2, despite their age, are still a great pair of quality wireless earbuds featuring great sound, easy pairing with Apple's devices and superb ease of use.
Sambit Saha, 08 Nov 2023 20:05
Apple claims 8GB memory on M3 is 'analogous' to 16GB on PC. (Source: Apple)

Apple argues 8GB RAM on MacBook Pro is 'analogous' to 16GB on PCs

Apple's choice of putting just 8GB of RAM in its entry-level products and even some 'Pro' products has always been met with severe criticism, and now, Apple's VP of worldwide marketing Bob Borchers' recent claims have made things...
Sambit Saha, 08 Nov 2023 15:09
Apple M2 Ultra (Image source: Apple)

Apple M2 Ultra vs the might of x86

CheckMag The launch of Apple's first home-grown CPU design in late 2020 has sparked an arms race with x86 giants such as AMD and Intel. The M2 Ultra has a total of 24 CPU cores in which 16 are performance cores and 8 are efficiency cores. ...
Daniel Murti, 08 Nov 2023 08:58
Apple is finally fixing a number of iPhone and Apple Watch battery problems. (Image: Apple)

iOS 17.1.1 and watchOS 10.1.1: Apple remedies BMW bug on iPhone and battery issues on Apple Watch

Via the latest updates for the iPhone and Apple Watch, Apple is finally fixing a number of annoying bugs that have drastically affected battery life and made charging difficult in some cases, including in conjunction with the wire...
Hannes Brecher, 08 Nov 2023 04:55
Apple halts work on future software updates to iron out software glitches. (Source: Apple)

Apple halts development of future versions of iOS, MacOS to focus on fixing bugs, according to report

Apple has reportedly halted its development process for future software updates earlier this week to turn its attention to fixing an excess of software bugs that have appeared in early versions of future updates. However, these de...
Sambit Saha, 07 Nov 2023 22:14
The AirPods Pro 2 next to two fakes from left to right. (Image source: Lumafield & @JonBruner)

AirPods Pro 2: CT scans compare high-end Apple earbuds with cheap copies

CT scans have revealed the differences between the AirPods Pro 2 and fake alternatives. Not only does Apple include more complex hardware inside its earbuds, but counterfeit manufacturers even place small weights inside their char...
Alex Alderson, 07 Nov 2023 19:35
Apple's M3 Pro disappoints in multi-core benchmarks. (Source: Apple)

Apple's M3 Pro disappoints in Geekbench 6's CPU test, only 6% ahead of M2 Pro in multi-core

Apple's latest M3 Max, unveiled at the 'Scary Fast' Mac event, has garnered praise for its commendable performance improvements. However, early benchmark results reveal a less impressive picture for the M3 Pro, which showed only a...
Sambit Saha, 07 Nov 2023 18:12
The titanium coating on the Apple iPhone 15 Pro significantly reduces weight.

The Apple iPhone 15 Pro excels during testing

Apple has developed an outstanding smartphone, the iPhone 15 Pro while introducing a few new features. In this summary, we present our test results for your consideration.
Florian Schmitt, 07 Nov 2023 10:44
Apple iPhone 15 Plus (photo: Daniel Schmidt)

Apple iPhone 15 Plus – Forced to be worse

Although the more affordable large iPhone is able to deliver some results in our test that are to a large extent convincing, it also reveals some deficits that might turn into show stoppers for some interested buyers. So should yo...
Daniel Schmidt, 07 Nov 2023 01:27
The battery life of the Apple Watch is currently a headache for many users. (Image: Sayan Majhi)

Apple Watch users complain about extremely short battery life, update supposed to bring improvement

Numerous Apple Watch users have been complaining about a drastically shorter battery life since the update to watchOS 10.1. In some cases, the smartwatch's battery is drained after just a few hours and new problems with charging h...
Hannes Brecher, 06 Nov 2023 23:48
Apple MacBook Air M2 2023 (Source: Apple)

Deal | Apple MacBook Air 15 with M2 processor, 8 GB memory, 256/512 GB storage now US$250 off on Amazon

While the 16 GB/1 TB model retails for US$1,624.72, the Apple MacBook Air M2 2023 variants with 8 GB and 256/512 GB are discounted by no less than US$250 each. After applying the discounts, the 256 GB model goes for US$1,049 while...
Codrut Nistor, 06 Nov 2023 20:38
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M3 Review - The base model now comes without a Pro SoC

90% Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M3 Review - The base model now comes without a Pro SoC

Debut for Apple's M3 SoC. Apple launched its new MacBook Pro models and the old MacBook Pro 13 is not longer available. Instead, there is a new entry-level model of the MacBook Pro 14 with the base M3-SoC and 8 GB RAM for $1599. However, there are some compromises, especially in terms of connectivity as well as the cooling performance.
Apple M3 | Apple M3 10-Core GPU | 14.20" | 1.5 kg
Andreas Osthoff, 06 Nov 2023 15:01
Apple iPhone SE teardown (Source: Vrm24)

Apple faces US$2 billion battery-related lawsuit in UK

Over a year ago, consumer rights activist Justin Gutmann filed a lawsuit against Apple concerning the alleged throttling of iPhones which occurred in 2017. Last week, Apple failed to stop the case from going to trial. If the Cuper...
Codrut Nistor, 06 Nov 2023 10:08
Apple's iPad lineup set to receive major updates in 2024. (Source: Apple)

Bloomberg: Apple set to revamp entire iPad lineup in 2024

In the coming year, Apple's iPad lineup, including the standard iPad, iPad Pro, Mini, and Air, are all set to receive substantial updates, as per Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Anticipation surrounds the future iPad Pro models, which ar...
Sambit Saha, 05 Nov 2023 21:04
Apple's AirPods Pro hit an all-time low of $189 on Amazon. (Source : Apple)

Deal | Save 25% on Apple's 2nd Gen AirPods Pro on Amazon

Unveiled in September of last year, the new Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) feature a brand new H2 chip, and offers up to twice the Active Noise Cancellation than before. These earbuds also come with features such as Lossless A...
Sambit Saha, 05 Nov 2023 07:30
Apple iPhone 15 Plus review – The iPhone with an extra-large display and powerful battery

90% Apple iPhone 15 Plus review – The iPhone with an extra-large display and powerful battery

Finally USB, but only slow. Not only does the iPhone 15 Plus offer a large display, but it also gets the Dynamic Island for the first time this year. In addition, there is a higher resolution main camera, a slightly more powerful battery, more computing power, and USB-C. All that, Apple tops with a slightly lower price than last year.
Apple A16 Bionic | Apple A16 GPU 5-Core | 6.70" | 201 g
Daniel Schmidt, 05 Nov 2023 00:40
An OLED product showcase. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung accuses BOE of stealing OLED trade secrets

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has confirmed the receipt of a complaint from Samsung about competing display OEM BOE. The former asserts that the latter has employed "unfair methods of competition" that include OLED...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 04 Nov 2023 18:48
Apple's M3 lays ground for promising performance and efficiency gains. (Source : Apple)

Apple's M3 surpasses M2 by 9% in GFXBench, beats Snapdragon's Elite X 23W by 10%

Apple's latest M-Series Mac chips, including the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max, have raised the bar for notebook performance yet again, with the M3 Max achieving remarkable results in recent Geekbench and GFXBench tests. The base M3 mode...
Sambit Saha, 04 Nov 2023 07:51
Apple's M3 Max matches expectations, threatens Nvidia in GFXBench GPU test. (Source : Apple)

Apple M3 Max lags behind Nvidia's 4080 Laptop GPU by 7%, outpaces M2 Max by 18% in GFXBench's Aztec Ruins test

Apple's M3 Max, the flagship of the M3 lineup, performed admirably in Geekbench 6's CPU benchmark, rivaling Mac Pro's CPU performance. Now, in recently revealed GFXBench GPU benchmarks, the M3 Max GPU surpasses its predecessor by ...
Sambit Saha, 04 Nov 2023 03:28
Tim Cook sheds light on Apple's stance on generative AI (Source : Apple)

Apple's silent AI revolution: Tim Cook sheds light on balancing privacy and innovation

Apple's CEO Tim Cook recently emphasized the company's quiet but significant integration of AI and machine learning into its product lineup. While Apple remains tight-lipped regarding specific AI projects, Cook hinted at substanti...
Sambit Saha, 04 Nov 2023 03:25
YouTube Premium homepage (Source: Own)

Google increases subscription prices for YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium in some markets, including Germany and Australia

Although some concessions are being made in certain regions, the subscription costs for YouTube Premium and YouTube Music are rising and the new figures will have an effect at the beginning of the next billing cycle. The countries...
Codrut Nistor, 02 Nov 2023 22:40
Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 Max chip flaunts its strength on Geekbench 6 (Source : Apple)

Apple's latest 16-inch MacBook Pro nearly dethrones the Mac Pro in Geekbench 6, crushes Snapdragon's Elite X

Preliminary performance benchmarks for Apple's M3 and M3 Max have recently surfaced online in Geekbench 6's database, and if the results hold true, the M3 Max packs a serious punch and manages to come astonishingly close to the mu...
Sambit Saha, 02 Nov 2023 20:48
The Apple iPhone 15 is once again an excellent smartphone that has been upgraded, especially the camera

Apple iPhone 15 – The zoom camera performs admirably during testing

We have recently tested the Apple iPhone 15 and find it to be yet another fantastic smartphone. Can, however, all of the advances be convincing? We summarize our findings.
Florian Schmitt, 02 Nov 2023 15:59
Apple plans to manufacture more iPhones in India in the coming years (image via own)

iPhone 17 mass production to kick off in India in 2024

The iPhone 17 will be the first of its kind to be produced in India before launch. It will be assembled on Wistron's assembly line, which was acquired by Tata a few weeks ago.
Anil Ganti, 02 Nov 2023 11:04
Apple's new MacBook Pro features a fresh new finish, named 'Space Black'. (Source : Apple)

Apple's new fingerprint-resistant Space Black finish for the MacBook Pro line-up appears to be effective in latest hands-on videos

At Apple's recent 'Scary Fast' Mac event, the MacBook Pro lineup received significant updates, now powered by the new M3 series chips. Apple also introduced a sleek new 'Space Black' finish for its higher-end 14 and 16-inch MacBoo...
Sambit Saha, 02 Nov 2023 06:36
The Apple Watch is expected to be able to measure blood pressure as early as next year. (Image: Rohan)

Apple Watch 10 to measure blood pressure, blood sugar measurement was already planned for the first Apple Watch

Apple has big plans for the next-generation Apple Watch because according to an extremely reliable source, the smartwatch will get a blood pressure measurement feature as early as next year. The option to measure blood sugar, howe...
Hannes Brecher, 02 Nov 2023 00:01
Apple M3 SoC is about 500 MHz faster than M2, according to Geekbench. (Image Source: Apple)

Apple M3 lands on Geekbench: Marginal single-core gains over Snapdragon X Elite but lags by 22% in multi-core compared to Qualcomm's 80 W reference design

Just a day after its announcement, Apple's latest M3 SoC has found its way to Geekbench. According to the entry, the M3 seems to be up to 10% faster in single-core compared to Qualcomm's Snapdragon X Elite 23 W reference design. H...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 01 Nov 2023 16:47
Apple's current Action Button may only last one generation on Pro iPhones, iPhone 15 Pro pictured. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Apple iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max to launch with first solid-state Action Button

Allegedly, Apple has resolved manufacturing issues that affected its attempts to mass-produce its first solid-state or Taptic Button. As a result, Apple will showcase the new button type as a second-generation Action Button in nex...
Alex Alderson, 01 Nov 2023 12:50
The iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus may have more hardware buttons than their Pro counterparts. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Apple iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus could feature mute switches and dedicated Action Buttons

While the release of the iPhone 16 series is a way off yet, information about certain hardware details is already appearing online. Reportedly, Apple will bring the Action Button to next year's non-Pro iPhones, but in a different ...
Alex Alderson, 01 Nov 2023 12:44


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