Apple works to bring Xbox Series X controller support to iOS and Mac

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Xbox Series X controller
An update is on the way.
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Apple is working with Microsoft to make new Xbox Series X controllers compatible with iPhone, iPad, Mac and more.

Support for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and other controllers is already baked into the latest versions of iOS. It’s not yet clear if Apple will add support for the PlayStation 5’s new DualSense controller, too.

M1 Macs emulate graphically demanding apps faster than Intel-based Macs can run them

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With Rosetta 2, an M1 Mac can run Intel software.
Thanks to Rosetta 2 in macOS Big Sur, an M1 Mac can run Autodesk Fusion 360 in emulation.
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The newly announced Macs running Apple’s M1 processor can run some Intel applications faster than Intel-based Macs can, Apple says. This is the result of technology in macOS Big Sur called Rosetta 2.

That’s good news for anyone considering an upcoming MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or a Mac mini with Apple Silicon who are concerned about the performance of current software.

Mujjo makes the standout iPhone 12 leather wallet case [Review]

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Mujjo Full Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 12 review
Mujjo’s leather wallet case manages to appear both professional and elegant.
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The Mujjo Full Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 12 protects your valuable handset and gives you a place to carry your credit cards and driver’s license. Plus, it looks amazing while doing so.

Here’s why I love this case after using it for several weeks.

Apple could introduce 1TB iPhone storage option

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iPhone 12 Pro in Pacific blue
You can never have enough storage!
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According to Apple leaker Jon Prosser, Apple could almost double the storage of its current top-of-the-range iPhone — by introducing the first 1TB iPhone.

At present, Apple’s maximum iPhone storage option tops out at 512GB. The storage for Apple’s top iPhones has been capped at this figure for the past three years since the iPhone XS and XS Max. This year, the base option of the iPhone 12 Pro was doubled to 128GB from the minimum 64GB of the iPhone 11 Pro.

Why iPhone 12 mini is Apple’s most compelling new iPhone

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iPhone 12 mini held up
Apple's best new iPhone of the year is also its tiniest.
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The iPhone 12 mini is, without a doubt, the iPhone I’ll be buying this year. In an upgrade cycle in which I fully expected the iPhone 12 Pro to win me over, the 12 mini emerged as my absolute favorite iPhone of Tuesday’s “Hi, Speed” event — and, perhaps, my most anticipated iPhone in years.

It’s a blend of classic iPhone and modern iPhone: the handset I’ve wanted since Apple devices started growing progressively bigger around the time CEO Tim Cook took the reins at Apple. Here’s what makes the iPhone 12 mini so compelling.

SwitchEasy case keeps your beloved Apple Watch looking brand-new

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SwitchEasy case for Apple Watch
No more scratches, scuffs, or shattered screens.
Photo: SwitchEasy

Keep your beloved Apple Watch looking brand-new with the new SwitchEasy protective case from just $14.99.

Made from a flexible but sturdy TPU, the case covers the back and sides of your device to keep them from dents, dirt, scratches, and shattered screens. It also comes in four color options.

Photos reveal early Apple Watch prototype disguised as iPod nano

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Apple Watch prototype disguised as iPod nano
That case isn't fooling anyone.
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New photos reveal an original Apple Watch prototype apparently used for internal testing before the wearable made its official debut in 2015.

The device is protected by a security case, which looks a little like an iPod nano, to disguise it during transportation. It also comes in a brown cardboard box marked “Apple Confidential.”