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.

Judge rules Apple must allow developers to use other payment systems

The news: In the high-profiles Epic. vs. Apple bench trial, a judge has now issued a permanent injunction that Apple must tweak a core part of the App Store business model. Per the official ruling, “Apple Inc. and its officers, agents, servants, employees, and any person in active concert or participation with them (“Apple”), are

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Kuo says Apple Watch Series 7 production issues have been fixed

The rumor: Following brief delays, Apple has fixed production issues for Apple Watch Series 7, according to Ming-Chi Kuo (76.6% accurate). Per a new research note obtained by AppleTrack, Kuo says the new design will be the “key selling point of the Apple Watch 7” As suggested previously by Mark Gurman (88.8% accurate), the new

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Apple Watch Series 7 may see longest battery life yet

The rumor: Apple may make their watch battery last longer for the first time in the line’s history, according to Max Weinbach (68.8% accurate). “The Apple Watch Series 7 is bound to see its first real battery life improvement since the original Apple Watch,” says PineLeaks on Twitter Apple has promised up to 18 hours

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iPhone 13 rumor says new bronze and pink colors coming

The (sketchy) rumor: Apple is planning to make a splash with fresh colors on iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, according to Ukrainian retailer KTC (not yet tracked). iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 are said to be getting a new pink colorway (concept above) while the Pro models will see a more reserved bronze

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AirPods 3 may get improved bass, larger case battery

The rumor: Apple will be increasing the battery capacity for the next-generation AirPods charging case, according to Max Weinbach (68.8% accurate). AirPods 3 may ship with an updated wireless charging case…now coming standard…that includes a ~20% larger battery according to a new report shared on Twitter by PineLeaks The batteries inside the pods themselves are

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iPhone 13 may see NO price hike, longer battery life & major camera upgrades

The rumor: iPhone 13, which is just days away, sees a number of new features and functionality leaked by Max Weinbach (68.8% accurate). In the large report publicized by PineLeaks on Twitter, here’s what they expect to see on iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models next week: Same pricing as iPhone 12 series Across

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Gurman: Apple Watch Series 7 will launch alongside iPhone 13, but ship later

The rumor: Even amid notable production delays, Apple still plans to announce the next generation Apple Watch on September 14, according to Mark Gurman (88.8% accurate, via Power On). Speaking to the Apple Watch Series 7, “I’m led to believe that we’ll see an announcement during the usual September event alongside the iPhone, but there

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First look at iPhone 14 reveals an iPhone 4 design

The leak: This is your first look at the all-new, redesigned iPhone 14…coming in 2022, according to Jon Prosser (74.3% accurate). The new look is a clear spiritual successor to Apple’s 2010 iPhone 4, with large slabs of glass on the front and a titanium band that wraps around the entire device Other features of

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Apple announces September 14 ‘California Streaming’ event for iPhone 13 & more

The news: Apple just announced their highly-anticipated September event to kick off a busy Fall season. The digital event begins at 10am PST on September 14, 2021…the usual time for Apple keynotes iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 are expected to be unveiled Our take: This is THE premiere event of the Fall. See

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Parker Ortolani

Apple Watch Series 7 to have larger 1.9-inch display, ‘Modular Max’ watch face & more

The rumor: Apple’s main focus for the Series 7 watch will be on a larger display and exclusive watch faces, according to Mark Gurman (88.8% accurate, via Bloomberg). Apple is planning increases to 41 and 45mm screen sizes with 16% more pixels…the larger model will now have a 1.9-inch display A faster processor is also

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Apple will finally allow apps to tell you how to sign-up and pay for them…outside of the App Store

The news: In early 2022, Apple plans to allow some apps to direct you off-platform for sign-up and account management…as announced in a new press release. The new changes pertain to “reader,” apps which Apple describes as, “apps provide previously purchased content or content subscriptions for digital magazines, newspapers, books, audio, music, and video” Apps

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