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HomePod available in the next 4-6 weeks?

Some reports are surfacing about Apples delayed HomePod. They’re stating the HomePod will see it’s launch in the coming 4 to 6 weeks. Let’s hope so, cause I am dying to hear one since June!

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Happy New year!

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I wanted to wish all of my readers a happy new year. May 2018 be filled with love and joy. But maybe most important, great Apple products! 😉

Mac Pro and new Apple display coming soon?

Mac Pro 2?

As most of you know, Apple released the iMac Pro last week. The most powerful Mac, ever. This iMac is great for most of the professional users out there. They get more than enough power and the best in class 5K Retina display. But for some pro’s, the lack of upgradability in this iMac Pro just doesn’t seem right. Although, they don’t have to worry! Apple has them covered. Just not right now… Continue Reading

Apple – Inclusion & Diversity – Open

This video… I mean really. This message/video is absolutely perfect. These video’s are why I love Apple more than any other company. Also really like the music, as well. I happen to listen to a lot of Soundtracks so I recognised it immediately. It’s a song from the movie Arrival called Kangaru by Johan Johannsson.

(updated) iMac Pro available 12/14

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Apple just announced an availability date for the long awaited iMac Pro. The iMac Pro is going to be the most powerful Mac, ever.  The 8 and 10 core versions of the iMac Pro will be available on the 14th of December and the 18-core version will be available early 2018.

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REVIEW: iPhone X, the iPhone that made me fall in love with iPhone all over again🍏

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The box of the iPhone X.

I really wanted to get familiar with the new iPhone before I started to write a review. By the time this will be posted it will probably be about a month. I was lucky enough to get my iPhone X the day of the launch. The only reason for that was because I got up extremely early pre order morning and was one of the first to order one. Getting my iPhone on launch day is actually something that I never had before, this was my very first time! Usually I got it 2-3 weeks after but now I was one of the first. What did I buy? I bought the iPhone X in Space Gray (Also really like the Silver but everyone has the silver… 😉) with 256GB’s of storage. My previous iPhone was a 128 model that had 29GB’s free so I couldn’t buy the 64GB model. So, a 256. Which costs, in Belgium: 1329 euro’s. (That is 1.538,37 US dollars 😳) Yes, that hurts. But, I was already prepared since the rumours of a high price had been floating around for about 1 month before the Keynote. I am going to break down this review in a few sections. First let’s talk about the thing you’ll notice first, the OLED, Super Retina Display. Continue Reading

Welcome back, little Mac!

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Today my Mac returned home safely. I got a new display and right IO board. Let’s hope this fixes my issues! I’ll keep you guys posted! And of course you guys can expect the iPhone X review soon!

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar problems

Opening my Mac sometimes reveals a red screen.

I just wanted to share a little inside information. My Mac is currently getting some fixing. I own a MacBook Pro with Touch bar from 2016. I recently started to see some spots in my display. I’ve also had some graphic glitches for a while. Where my screen would turn completely red. When this happened, a restart would fix the problem but it’s so annoying and not what you expect from a €3000+ machine. I also had one USB-C port that sometimes wouldn’t work for a day and then suddenly work again the next. No idea why. When I had the same a few days ago, I had enough. I brought it in and they’re currently looking at what they can do. I’ll keep you guys updated as I get more info.

So, it will be quiet until I get it back. Because typing this on my iPhone wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be! 😉

My Original 2015 Apple Watch in 2017🍏

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Watch Series 3.

Apple released the best and fastest Watch this year. The Watch Series 3. They’ve added a feature this year that they wanted to add since the beginning. Cellular. So now you can use your Watch all the time, even when your iPhone is not around. You can easily distinguish the Series 3 because, as you might have noticed, it has a red dot on the digital crown. But if you look closer you’ll also notice it is about 1,5mm thicker. Which is huge. A huge engineering accomplishment for building in all the cellular features and a faster processor, without actually making it a lot bigger. Apple started selling much more Watches since the Series 2 but the Series 3 has taken that number up even more. Continue Reading

HomePod delayed!

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A Space Gray HomePod.

Apple today released a statement that they would be delaying the HomePod to early 2018. So we will probably not see a HomePod until January. I was really planning on buying one in December as a gift for myself but I’ll have to scratch that idea now… Dang! This is what Apple had to say about the HomePod delay:

“We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers. We’ll start shipping in the US, UK, and Australia in early 2018.”

 

Apple Releases CLIPS 2.0

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Selfie Scene on iPhone X.

Clips 2.0 was released yesterday! Go download it now and enjoy Selfie Scenes for immersive, 360-degree selfies on iPhone X. This release also includes New Artistic Effects, Redesigned UI and Star Wars Content! Take a look at some examples down below. Continue Reading

Press release from Apple about the iPhone X reviews

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Apple just released a statement about what reviewers have to say about their new iPhone. Which is something Apple doesn’t do very often, so okay! Will these positive quotes change someones mind if they didn’t want the iPhone X when it was announced? I am not so sure about that. Of course every good review is good news for Apple. After the small mishap during the Keynote, people really need to trust FaceID and if their favourite reviewer says its great, it will definitely help. Lets hope the customers also like the iPhone X. I’ll definitely try my best to get my hands on one asap and write a review. Continue Reading

iPhone X pre-orders

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After all the fuzz people made about the iPhone X, the amount pre-orders Apple and other resellers got are off the charts. This is what Apple had to say:

“We are thrilled to be taking orders for iPhone X, the future of the smartphone. We can see from the initial response, customer demand is off the charts. We’re working hard to get this revolutionary new product into the hands of every customer who wants one, as quickly as possible. We will keep accepting orders online, and iPhone X will be available at Apple retail stores on Friday, November 3 starting at 8 a.m., as well as from our carrier and retailer partners around the world.”

After 30 minutes the Apple pre-orders went from the 3rd of November to 5-6 weeks although some people are reporting their initial shipping date changed to an earlier window, which is great. Let’s hope Apple can ramp up their production fast and deliver tons of iPhone X devices to all of its waiting costumers. Did you pre-order the iPhone X? Let me know by commenting down below!

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Apple Store Michigan Avenue, Chicago🍏

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Apple opened their newest flagship Store the 20th of October in Chicago. This is -to me- one of the most beautiful Apple Stores ever. Now, Apple stopped calling them Stores, they are now Town Squares. Angela Ahrendts, Apples SVP of Retail had this to say about Apple Retail Stores:

“We think of Apple retail [stores] as Apple’s largest products,” Angela Ahrendts, head of Apple’s retail operations, said Tuesday at an event unveiling the company’s newest technology. “It’s funny, we actually don’t call them stores anymore. We call them town squares because they’re gathering places where everyone is welcome.”

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iPhone X waiting lines?

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Apple released a statement yesterday about the iPhone X pre-orders. Talking about all the new and latest features and where and when to order. They also said this:

“Stores will have iPhone X available for walk-in customers, who are encouraged to arrive early.”

Now, that’s very interesting…. With all the fuzz about the production of the new iPhone, they are now stating they’re going to have ‘enough’ supply on day one, even for walk-in costumers! WHAT, WHY, HOW?! So If you want some extra chance to get an iPhone X, go to an Apple Store and wait, you might even be lucky to get your hands on one. As for Premium Resellers and other stores who sell iPhones, no idea if they will have iPhone X in store at launch for walk-in costumers. Well have to wait and see!

The iPhone X will be available November 3 and pre-orders start the 27th.

Apple Event late October?

Today I read somewhere that Apple might do another Event this year. A late October Event like they did last year when they introduced the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Now, why would Apple do this? To me it feels like there has to be more news about the HomePod and the iMac Pro. Will we be able to pre order them? When in December are they going to ship? How many configurations of the iMac Pro can we choose from and how many does each config cost? Will the HomePod work with one Apple ID or with one device? Do you need AppleMusic to listen music on a HomePod or will Spotify be a possibility too? We haven’t received any answers on all of these questions so to me, an October Event would make sense. An Event where Apple could tell us more about these December products. Do you think Apple should do a Keynote in October?

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Interesting interview with Tim Cook

Today I was browsing YouTube for cool video’s and I stumbled on this interview with Tim Cook at the University of Oxford. I would say it is not so much about Apple but really more about Mr. Cook. Something I enjoyed, and I thought maybe you guys would like it as well. Have a great week and see you guys soon in a future post!

Designed by Apple in California🍏

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It was back in November 2016 that Apple announced a special product. One that no one really expected. A book. This new book covers products from 1998’s iMac to 2015’s Apple Pencil, and also documents the materials and techniques used by Apple’s design team over two decades of innovation. In this post, I just wanted to show you what it looks and feels like, since in Apple fashion, it is on the expensive side of things and most people will not want to spend this much on a book. 
It starts at $199 (US) in small (10.20” x 12.75”)
 and goes up to $299 (US) in large (13” x 16.25”) format
. I bought myself the small one, and believe me, the small one is still pretty big and heavy 😉 Let’s dive right in! Continue Reading

We miss you Steve…

On this day, 6 years ago we lost an icon. The man who left us tons of cool devices and especially, Apple. A company filled with amazing people who are the best in the business in their fields. Apple just openend Steve Jobs Theater about a month ago at the September Event.

This was the first time Apple spoke about Steve Jobs at an Event and it was a magical and emotional moment.

I would like to finish with this one.

Steve Jobs at AllThingsD

This question is about one of the iPhone 4 prototypes being left or stolen in bar by an Apple employe.

Walt: So you had a prototype of one of your products that wound up at a bar…

The audience just freaked out

Walt: We don’t know the whole story… I wanted to ask you about the duality to this. Some people don’t approve of checkbook journalism. If what we know is true, but on the other hand the police go and don’t issue a search warrant, and they grab someone’s computer — there’s a lot of stuff, at least with my computer I wouldn’t want anyone to have, and they grab this journalists assets…

Steve: Well a guy… who can say if he’s a journalist.

Wow.

Walt: Where do you come down on this?

Steve: There’s an ongoing investigation. I can tell you what I do know, though. To make a product you need to test it. You have to carry them outside. One of our employees was carrying one. There’s a debate about whether he left it in a bar, or it was stolen out of his bag. The person who found it tried to sell it, they called Engadget, they called Gizmodo.
The person who took the phone plugged it into his roommates computer. And this guy was trying to destroy evidence… and his roommate called the police. So this is a story that’s amazing — it’s got theft, it’s got buying stolen property, it’s got extortion, I’m sure there’s some sex in there (huge laughs)… the whole thing is very colorful. The DA is looking into it, and to my knowledge they have someone making sure they only see stuff that relates to this case. I don’t know how it will end up.

 

iOS 11 for everyone, tomorrow

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As Apple announced at their Event last week iOS 11 will be available on the 19th of September. With ton’s of new features, especially for iPad Pro users and some new looks for everyone this makes iOS 11 a very good update for all Apple users. Here are just a few of them. Continue Reading

iOS 11 GM leaked by Apple employee?

John Gruber’s post of today talks about HOW the GM of iOS 11 could be leaked instead of the media talking about WHAT was leaked. On this Sunday, I wasn’t planning on posting anything but this little post from John had such a different angle I wanted you guys to know.

“The story no one seems to be talking about is how these GM builds leaked, including the build for D22, which revealed all sorts of heretofore unknown details. As best I’ve been able to ascertain, these builds were available to download by anyone, but they were obscured by long, unguessable URLs. Someone within Apple leaked the list of URLs to 9to5Mac and MacRumors. I’m nearly certain this wasn’t a mistake, but rather a deliberate malicious act by a rogue Apple employee. Whoever did this is the least popular person in Cupertino. More surprises were spoiled by this leak than any leak in Apple history.” -John Gruber-

If you want, you can take a look at his website by clicking here.

 

My iPhone 7+ is up for sale

I am really excited for the next iPhone. Like, really really. So really that I am already searching a new owner for my one year old iPhone 7 Plus. I can probably hold off on an iMac Pro or a new MacBook or iPad but I can not wait to get a new iPhone. I am not sure why,but it’s physically impossible for me not buy a new iPhone every year. With all the rumors I’ve been blocking for months now I hope I don’t know to much about the next iPhone. Let’s hope Apple knows how important this iPhone will be for them! Are you guys planning on buying a new iPhone? Let me know in the comments!

 

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BREAKING: Apple Special Event

Apple has officially announced the keynote for the next iPhone. The first ever in their new Apple Campus 2 at the Steve Jobs Theater. The Event will be held the 12th of September and will hopefully give us some very cool new products. #EXCITED

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REVIEW: Bose Soundlink Revolve

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Bose has had a lot of cool products lately, the newest addition to their family is the Bose Revolve and Revolve+. A cool, ‘thermos’ shaped speaker. The main difference between the smaller Revolve and the bigger Revolve+ model is the lack of a handle and a little bit less bass on the smaller one. But the overall design and feel of these brothers is the same. Continue Reading

Why I hate iPhone 8 rumours… 📱🙄

I love surprises. I love getting a gift, holding it and not yet knowing what it is. My favourite part is when I actually open them. Remember when you were little? When you would ran downstairs to see what gifts you got. Or when it was your birthday and you saw the stack of gifts on the table that you could not wait to open. Apple product releases used to be like that. Used to be…

Of course if you searched iPhone or iPad releases in that time, you would’ve found some of the new features but certainly not all. To me it seems like nowadays I can’t even NOT read them. They are everywhere. Why do I hate them so much? It’s because every time you read one of them, a small piece of magic floats away. I love the Apple keynotes most when they announce something I don’t know yet, like the iMac Pro at WWDC. No one saw that coming and when they introduced it with a cool video I felt pure joy like a young schoolboy. I think/hope I am not alone! If surprises happen, usually it’s a cool Keynote, but if the rumours said it all in advance, all the reviewers are like: “Nothing new was announced, bla bla bla.” OF COURSE NOTHING NEW WAS ANNOUNCED IF YOU F*&@%*# POST ALL THE NEW FEATURES ONLINE MONTHS BEFORE THE RELEASE!?  🙄 Don’t worry, my caps lock button isn’t broken. This just makes me really mad, as a fan.  I don’t want to know all these features before the product is finished or even announced. Apple doubled down on secrecy, but it just can’t seem to keep up with the amount of attention they get from the media. I am the only one having this issue or do more people feel like me? Like and comment to let me know!

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Hardware at WWDC 2017

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For a few years now, WWDC was filled with software. This year Apple finally found a new way to announce a ton of software AND hardware. In this post I’ll discuss the hardware announced at this years WWDC.

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