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.

New Powerbeats Pro (2020) colors revealed

The news: We previously heard that Powerbeats Pro would be getting a color refresh soon…and now we have the official images and details, according to WinFuture. The new colors? Lava Red, Cloud Pink, Glacier Blue & Spring Yellow They’re coming out on June 1 Our take: Apple is continuing their colorful headphones strategy exclusive to

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Download the new iPhone SE wallpapers

The news: Nothing to see here except these 12 new wallpapers for the 2020 iPhone SE. Our take: Yellow, in dark mode, is the best one.

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iPhone 12 may remove EarPods from the box

The news: For the first time ever, Apple might not be including free headphones in the box when you buy the iPhone 12 this September, according to Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors). To encourage users to make the jump to AirPods, Apple is said to be running some special promo in the second half of 2020

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What’s new in iOS 13.5

The news: The GM release of iOS 13.5–which seems to be launching imminently–includes the official changelog for the first ever x.5 update. Here’s what’s new: Face ID jumps straight to the passcode prompt if you’re wearing a mask Exposure notifications, which are opt-in, allow you to notify others or be notified if you have COVID-19

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Apple Glass features revealed

The news: Apple’s highly-anticipated AR Glasses project may be called “Apple Glass” and pair to an iPhone similar to the Apple Watch, according to Jon Prosser. They’ll cost $499, with prescription lenses available for additional charge A LiDAR sensor is situated on right side An included stand charges them wirelessly Built-in displays sit in both

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14-inch MacBook Pro coming in 2021

The news: The big, smaller MacBook Pro update isn’t happening until next year, according to L0vetodream. The new model with a larger 14-inch display is coming sometime in 2021 Our take: Apple just refreshed the 13-inch MacBook Pro recently with a new Magic Keyboard…and some other minor tweaks. If you want something more substantial, wait

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10.8-inch iPad coming later in 2020; larger iPad mini in 2021

The news: Apple is working on a new versions of the lower-cost iPads, according to Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors) A larger 10.8-inch budget iPad is coming in the second half of 2020 A larger 8.5-9-inch version of the iPad mini Our take: We’ve heard of Apple working on a new 11-inch iPad Air for later

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Logic Pro X 10.5 update released

The news: Version 10.5 of Apple’s high-end music production app is out now with a slew of new features. Live Loops are a grid-based “nonlinear” space that encourages spontaneity while instantly drafting and recording your best ideas. Sampler and Quick Sampler upgrade Logic’s sampling suite Hip hop and electronic music producers get and improved workflow

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AirPods Studio exclusive features revealed

The news: Apple’s long-awaited 0ver-ear headphones are AirPods at their core, sharing a number of features…and even the brand name. They’ll be called “AirPods Studio,” according to Jon Prosser 9to5Mac shares more… Noise cancellation and Transparency mode are coming, plus there’s a special software equalizer “Neck detection” automatically pauses audio when placing the headphones around…

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The Wall Street Journal: 80% accurate

A US-based newspaper publishing since July 8, 1889, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) publishes numerous, in-depth Apple profiles each year: sometimes, there are scoops, too. Rumor accuracy Rumor list 2021 June iOS 15 getting big updates in the following apps, link Safari Health Maps iMessage 2019 June 28, 2019 New Mac Pro to be manufactured

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Jeff Pu: 53.3% accurate

The executive director of GF Securities, Jeff Pu sporadically pops in the Apple scene with tidbits about new features and release dates. Rumor accuracy Rumor list 2020 July 8 iPhone 12 pricing to start at $749, link May 26 Mini-LED displays coming: 12.9-inch iPad Pro, link First quarter of 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro Second quarter

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