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.

Apple preps AirPods Pro 2 with new design, case and lossless audio

The rumor: Apple is planning a massive overhaul for second-generation AirPods Pro, according to Ming-Chi Kuo (75.9% accurate). Per the new investor note… AirPods Pro 2 will have a new design, alongside an “audible charging case” so you’ll be able to find your headphones easier Apple lossless audio (ALAC) will be supported as a first

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Apple releases new special edition AirPods Pro

The news: There’s a new pair of AirPods Pro out now to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The new AirPods Pro, which are only available in China, feature a unique Year of the Tiger engraving on the case and emblem on the packaging And as spotted by website ifanr (via MacRumors), “It is worth mentioning

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The top Apple leaks of 2021

It’s the end of the year. So let’s take a look back at the Apple leaks and rumors that defined the past 365 days…and announce which leak is our 2021 leak of the year. Leak of the year: Siri leaks Apple’s April event I almost forgot this happened, but how could we? Apple, leaking their

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Apple VP hints at what’s next for AirPods

The news: Apple may be working on a solution for wireless, high-resolution audio that isn’t currently supported by Bluetooth, according to Apple VP of Acoustics Gary Geaves. In a new interview from What Hi-Fi?, Geaves discusses the engineering marvel that is AirPods 3…but also speaks on the Bluetooth standard that could be holding all AirPods

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Apple releases new limited edition AirTags and Beats Studio Buds

The news: The final Apple products of 2021 have just dropped…but they’re only available in Japan or China. A new AirTag featuring a custom year of the tiger engraving is out now in Japan to celebrate the Japanese New Year…alongside a new promotion where you get a gift card when you buy select products There

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iPhone 14 won’t have a SIM card slot (rumor)

The rumor: Apple is preparing to sell iPhones without a SIM card slot in 2022, according to MacRumors (78% accurate). Here’s what to know… “An anonymous tipster informed MacRumors that Apple has advised major U.S. carriers to prepare for the launch of eSIM-only smartphones by September 2022. The tipster shared a seemingly legitimate document outlining

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There might not be a SIM card slot on the 2023 iPhones

The rumor: Apple could remove the physical SIM tray from some iPhones in 2023, according to Blog do iPhone (not yet tracked). According to this unverified source, Apple plans to remove the physical SIM tray from the higher-end iPhone Pro models in 2023, meaning that only a dual-eSIM would allow you to connect to cellular

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iOS 16 may automatically detect car crashes

The rumor: A future software update for iPhones could enable “crash detection,” according to the WSJ (80% accurate). These are the details… “Crash detection uses data from sensors built into Apple devices including the accelerometer to detect car accidents as they occur, for instance by measuring a sudden spike in gravity, or “g,” forces on

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Upcoming 27-inch iMac to come in new colors, launch in Spring 2022

The rumor: Apple is planning a major refresh for the next, big iMac, according to DigiTimes (58.3% accurate). Per the report… Contrary to prior rumors about a Mini-LED display coming on the new iMac, DigiTimes believes the LCD display will be staying (although it’ll be a brighter LCD) The new design is thinner than the

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iPhone SE 3 could start at $269 as trial production begins soon

The rumor: Apple’s next-generation iPhone SE is set to begin trial production soon, according to MyDrivers (44.4% accurate). Here’s the report… Trial production is set to begin soon, which is the step before mass production and ultimately the product’s launch Design will be identical to the current model, with the same 4.7-inch display, home button

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MyDrivers: 44.4% accurate

In what often feels like shots in the dark, publishes rumors from Apple’s supply chain…often at the cost of any real accuracy. Rumor accuracy Rumor list 2021 December iPhone SE 3, link 4.7-inch LCD display Home button Touch ID 12MP camera with new sensor 4GB RAM $269-399 October iPhone SE 3 iPhone XR design

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