Sam Kohl

Sam Kohl, also known professionally as iupdate, is an American YouTuber and blogger, best known for his Apple-focused videos as well as his podcast, Genius Bar. The name of his YouTube channel was originally iupdateos, which was started in March 2013. As of June 2021, he has over 310 thousand subscribers and over 78 million total video views. Kohl started AppleTrack, a bite-sized Apple blog, in May 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Redesigned iPad mini may have Mini-LED display

The rumor: Apple next iPad mini will feature the same screen tech as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, according to DigiTimes (63.5% accurate, via MacRumors). The new report suggests both Apple’s upcoming MacBook Pro and iPad mini models will include Mini-LED displays Apple first debuted Mini-LED on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro at their ‘Spring Loaded’ event

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Ahead of busy Fall, Apple prepares production of AirPods 3, iPhone 13 & MacBook Pros

The rumor: Apple is preparing to produce a slew of products from iPhone to MacBook Pro, according to Nikkei Asia (rating pending). According to the new report, Nikkei says that iPhone 13, new AirPods and MacBook Pro models will begin production next month, in August, ahead of what will likely be a busy Fall for

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Apple delays return to office plans until October ‘at the earliest’

The rumor: While Apple initially planned to have employees back at Apple Park for at least 3 days a week by September, plans have changed, according to Mark Gurman (89.1% accurate, via Bloomberg). “Apple Inc. is pushing back its return to office deadline by at least a month to October at the earliest, responding to

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Redesigned iPad mini may have USB-C & A15 processor

The rumor: Apple is planning more radical upgrades to the next iPad mini than just the design, according to 9to5Mac (78.7% accurate). According to their report, here’s what’s coming: An A15 processor, the same one that will also be found in the 2021 iPhone lineup A USB-C port will replace long-standing Lightning connectivity The magnetic

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iPhone SE 3 likely coming in first half of 2022 with A14 chip & 5G

The rumor: Apple’s next iPhone SE won’t be debuting until the first half of next year, according to DigiTimes (63.5% accurate). According to the report, ‘iPhone SE 3’ will include the A14 processor and support for 5G connectivity This story echoes prior rumors also pointing to a launch in the first half of 2022 Our

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MagSafe Battery Pack first look shows it’s real thick & can charge AirPods

The photos: A first hands-on look at Apple’s new MagSafe Battery Pack shows what it really looks like, as first shared by Steven Russell. The thickness appears quite a bit more significant than Apple showed in their photos…which were creatively framed It also appears that you can wireless charge AirPods using the MagSafe Battery Pack

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Apple releases iOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6 & tvOS 14.7 with minor changes

The news: Apple just dropped a slew of new software updates for iOS, watchOS and tvOS with a handful of new features. iOS 14.7: MagSafe Battery Pack support for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max Apple Card Family adds the option to combine credit limits and share one

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Gurman: New MacBook Pros launching in November ‘at the latest’

The rumor: Apple’s highly-anticipated, redesigned MacBook Pro models are no more than four months away, according to Mark Gurman (89.1% accurate, via Power On) Rumors for a new M1X-powered MacBook Pro have been all over the place…the new laptop is expected to include a new Mini-LED display, HDMI port, SD card reader and revamped Touch

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iPhone 13 may feature new always on display mode

The rumor: On top of a new 120Hz refresh rate on Pro models, some new iPhone 13 models may also see an always-on display mode, according to Mark Gurman (89.1% accurate, via Power On). For the 2021 iPhones, “expect a a faster A15 chip, smaller notch, a new display for better battery life and the

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iPhone 13 design hands-on: major camera upgrades, smaller notch & more

The exclusive: This is your first look at the updated design coming to Apple’s 2021 iPhone lineup, rumored to launch sometime in September. There aren’t any major, structural changes…but there are big camera upgrades happening across the board The lower-end 5.4/6.1-inch iPhone models will see their lenses criss-crossed for a fresh design Apple’s 6.1-inch Pro

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Second report says iPhone 13 will get upgraded WiFi 6E

The rumor: Apple’s 2021 iPhones will get upgraded WiFi connectivity, according to DigiTimes (63.5% accurate, source). DigiTimes says iPhone 13 will get WiFi 6E, echoing a prior report from Barclays (62.2% accurate) The Wi-Fi Alliance describes Wi-Fi 6E as “higher performance, lower latency, and faster data rates – extended into the 6 GHz band” Our

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