David Snow, author at Cult of Mac

Road map shows pill and hole replacing notch on all iPhone 15 models

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A render shows the pill-and-hole display design.
A render shows the pill-and-hole display design.
Photo: 91mobiles

According to a new prediction, a pill-and-hole display design will replace the notch on all four iPhone 15 models scheduled for release next year. In the upcoming iPhone 14 series, the new design is expected only on the two Pro models.

The prognostication also looks ahead to all sensors and front cameras going under the display starting with some iPhone 16 models. The predictions come in the form of a road map of upcoming releases that display industry consultant Ross Young tweeted Tuesday.

Soothe your pain with 20% off iPod-inspired accessories

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Many of Elago's cases provoke nostalgia, like the W7 AirTag Case.
Many of Elago's cases provoke nostalgia, like the W7 AirTag Case.
Photo: Elago

Elago makes a wide variety of Apple accessories, from charging stands to Apple Watch bands to protective cases for all sorts of products. Many of the company’s designs are vintage-inspired, or nostalgic. A lot of items are made to look like classic Apple gear, like cases that bring to mind an iPod or an old Mac computer.

On the day Apple discontinued its classic iPod music player, we feature iPod-inspired AirTag and AirPods cases as well as an Apple Watch stand, below.

And best of all, right now you can take 20% off those and all other Elago accessories in the Cult of Mac Store.

Modder makes the first USB-C AirPods charging case

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This AirPods charging case has a USB-C connection.
This AirPods charging case has a USB-C connection.
Photo: Ken Pillonel

The robotics engineering student who made a name for himself replacing an iPhone’s Lightning connector with USB-C is at it again. But this time he’s bringing a USB-C AirPods charging case into the world for the first time.

Ken Pillonel got $86,000 for the iPhone. No word yet on whether crazy money will come his way for the AirPods case.

Compact new drone packs a 48MP camera and obstacle sensing

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The DJI Mini Pro 3 can fly for 34 minutes on a standard charge.
The DJI Mini Pro 3 can fly for 34 minutes on a standard charge.
Photo: DJI

DJI launched its newest consumer drone Tuesday, the compact and lightweight Mini Pro 3. It’s just light enough so you don’t have to register it with the Federal Aviation Administration. Folded up, it fits in the palm of your hand.

And it packs features associated with bigger, pricier drones, like a 48MP camera, 4K 60fps video and obstacle sensing.

Get 20% off a magnetic iPad stand that offers unlimited viewing angles

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Mount your iPad on the stand magnetically and rotate and tilt it as much as you want.
Mount your iPad on the stand magnetically and rotate and tilt it as much as you want.
Photo: SwitchEasy

For anyone who wants to use their iPad like a desktop computer or laptop, with proper ergonomics in mind, the SwitchEasy MagMount Magnetic iPad Stand can help.

And you can get it for 20% off the regular price in the Cult of Mac Store through May 16. That’s $20 off.

Jony Ive unveils his top 12 tools for ‘making’

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Want to be like Jony Ive? Here's about $10,000 worth of tools to carry with you every day.
Want to be like Jony Ive? Here's about $10,000 worth of tools to carry with you every day.
Photo: Apple

Former Apple design chief Jony Ive recently served as a guest editor for the UK’s Financial Times. In the magazine’s “How to Spend It” issue, he lists a dozen tools he finds indispensable for “making.”

More specifically, these are his top picks “for making, for marking, for measuring, and carrying with you every day.”

But don’t break your neck craning to see if he included any Apple items, or even computing products. He didn’t.

M1 MacBook Pro powers ‘cozy productivity corner’ [Setups]

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Don't worry, there's an image with a little more light below.
Don't worry, there's an image with a little more light below.
Photo: OsmiumOG@Reddit.com

We usually prefer to feature sunny or exotic or just-plain-fun computer setups on Fridays, but today a dark and brooding one caught our eye. A 13-inch M1-powered MacBook Pro and a 34-inch LG curved ultra-wide display are at its center.

But the “cozy productivity corner” also features excellent input devices, formidable audio and a rather nice standing desk.

Discreet new Sonos voice assistant will work with Apple Music

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Sonos Voice will give you a new way to talk to your Sonos speakers.
Sonos Voice will give you a new way to talk to your Sonos speakers.
Photo: Sonos

Smart speaker maker Sonos will soon deploy its own voice assistant, similar to Apple’s Siri. It will let you play and control music on the company’s products, according to a new report.

The new voice assistant, “Sonos Voice,” will work with Apple Music and a handful of other services.

These tasteful nylon Apple Watch bands look like knit fabric

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This BluShark Knit Weave Apple Watch Band is in the color
This BluShark Knit Weave Apple Watch Band is in the color "space," which is a dark blue.
Photo: BluShark

In the world of watch bands, nylon is sometimes overlooked in favor of steel, leather or silicone, but it’s an exceptionally good material for the job. That’s true of analog timepieces as well as smart watches like Apple Watch.

Done right, nylon is soft, comfortable and durable. It’s breathable and it dries quickly, too. It often doesn’t even look like nylon, either.

And if you can find a nylon band that looks and feels a lot like a knit weave fabric, all the better. But look no further, because the popular brand BluShark sells a selection of them in the Cult of Mac Store at a good price.