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These two tweaks would make iOS 16 even more amazing [The CultCast]

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The CultCast podcast: iOS 16 is almost there, but we'll be disappointed if Apple doesn't polish these two things.
New features coming in iOS 16 look impressive, but we'll be disappointed if Apple doesn't polish these two things.
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This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: We’re taking a long look (and listen) at all the hottest new features coming in iOS 16, including the return of the battery percentage indicator. Some of the impending changes look (and sound) great. Others … not so much.

We want two big tweaks: a polished version of the battery percentage indicator, and an iPhone ping that doesn’t sound like garbage. (The existing one is great, and the proposed one is definitely not an upgrade.)

But, hey, there’s still time for Tim Cook’s team of tweakers to bring things up to snuff. In fact, somebody already did the heavy lifting for them on that battery icon (see below)!

Enter to win a versatile Laut backpack [Cult of Mac giveaway]

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Giveaway: A spacious backpack to keep your valuables on the go.
A spacious backpack to keep your valuables on the go.
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If you’re heading back to school/college, or even constantly on the go for meetings, the backpack in this week’s giveaway is perfect for you. We teamed up with Laut to give Cult of Mac readers a chance to win a roomy City Daypack 12ltr Backpack, retailing at $69.99.

Enter below for your shot at becoming one of three lucky winners who will take home one of these convenient backpacks.

Freshen up your look with a pastel Apple Watch band

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Brighten up your wrist with a pastel Apple Watch band.
Brighten up your wrist with a pastel Apple Watch band.
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Delicate pastel hues aren’t just for Easter eggs and watercolor paintings. When applied to your Apple Watch as a band, a pastel color can seriously brighten up your wrist and freshen up your whole look.

If you’ve had enough of the basic blacks and browns, you can get the Laut Huex Pastels Apple Watch Band for just $30 in the Cult of Mac Store.

This active band for Apple Watch makes you forget you’re wearing it

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Laut's active band could be your perfect Apple Watch workout companion.
Laut's active band could be your perfect Apple Watch workout companion.
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Apple Watch makes for a great activity and health tracker, whether you’re just going for a stroll or sweating serious bullets at the gym. But you don’t necessarily want a heavy steel band or a fine leather strap with that, though, do you? You want something designed for exercise. Something light and flexible.

That something is the Laut Active Apple Watch Band. It’s so smooth and light you may forget you’re wearing it, except when its vibrant color catches your eye.

Catch the light with Laut Holo Apple accessory cases

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The cases' hard plastic materials catch iridescent light.
The cases' hard plastic materials catch iridescent light.
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An Apple accessory case is a case is a case is a case — except when it’s both protective and catches all the colors of the rainbow. That’s what Laut’s Holo cases for AirPods Pro, AirPods 3 and iPhone 13 do as they reflect iridescent light.

Check out the Laut Holo Collection in the Cult of Mac Store and get a great deal on a stylish and protective case.

Last chance: Buy one, get one free on all Laut Apple accessories

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Laut's iPad Pro folio is a handsome case and stand.
Laut's iPad Pro folio is a handsome case and stand.
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Father’s Day sales are drawing to a close, but one of the Cult of Mac Store’s promotions extends to the end of Monday. There’s still time to enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free offer from Laut on all of its Apple accessories. They have many kinds of cases, stands for iPads and MacBooks, Apple Watch bands and more, including plenty of fun stuff.

So Laut’s buy-one-get-one-free promotion on 79 Apple accessories in the Cult of Mac Store runs through the end of Monday. There’s just several hours to go, so shop away!

You can see some prime choices below.

Father’s Day Sale: Get 20% off and other deals on Apple accessories

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SwitchEasy MagPower 4-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand with devices
Wireless charging is easier than plugging in a bunch of cables every day.
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Father’s Day is the time to show your appreciation for dear old dad — or hip young dad, as the case may be. Maybe he’d appreciate accessories for his beloved Apple products. The Father’s Day Sale in the Cult of Mac Store features a great selection of deals!

For starters, Laut is offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal on its wide array of accessories, including iPhone and AirTag cases, Apple Watch bands, laptop stands and much more.

See below for many more discounts on great gifts. You can get 20% off a huge number of items.

Ends tonight! Hunt down major savings on dozens of Apple accessories.

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Laut's iPad folio is one of many Apple accessories offered at 20% off for Easter.
Laut's iPad folio is one of many Apple accessories offered at 20% off for Easter.
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Sellers in the Cult of Mac Store have been as happy as kids on as Easter egg hunt, offering wonderful deals on Apple accessories around the holiday. Few of the sales are as big as the German brand Laut’s, however.

In the Laut Easter Sale, which ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on April 19, you will find nearly 80 products covering your needs for Apple accessories. They range from iPad folios to iPhone 13 cases to AirTag mounts to AirPods cases — and beyond. We cover some highlights below.

Laut Huex case with MagSafe keeps iPhone protected and looking good

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Laut Huex case for iPhone
Extra grip and ample protection means your iPhone will always look good.
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With its silky-smooth rubber coating and advanced impact technology, Laut’s brilliant Huex case is all you need to keep your iPhone 13 protected and looking pretty. It’s tested for drops up to 13 feet, but still surprisingly slim.

What’s more, the Huex is fully compatible with MagSafe. Bag yours today in one of four great color options from the Cult of Mac Store.

Laut’s stylish aluminum stands cradle your Apple devices in style

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Laut stand for iPhone
And they're more affordable than you might think!
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If you’re looking for a clean way to charge your beloved Apple Watch, or somewhere to place your iPhone so that it’s easy to see while you’re working, check out these elegant, super-sturdy stands from Laut.

They’re made from robust, anodized aluminum and designed to look good anywhere. They’re also available in a range of color options to match your Apple devices.