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iPhone 11’s gorgeous new color options spilled by case-maker


The best one reminds us of another new smartphone.
Photo: Olixar/MobileFun

Stunning new color options for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are today revealed in new images from case-maker Olixar.

One supposed finish — which mixes light pastel pink, green and yellow — is similar to the stunning Aura color options available for Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10.

iPhone 11 might look painfully familiar


iPhone 11 in Olixar case
The iPhone 11 will apparently have a change or two, but not a redesign.
Photo: Olixar

There’s almost no room for doubt that this fall’s iPhone 11 will sport a trio of camera lenses. The latest leak come from case-maker Olixar, who has a reputation for accuracy about future Apple models.

But that’s the most significant change to expect from the 2019 round of iOS handsets.

‘Leaked’ iPad Pro case shows off that surprising USB-C port


A USB-C port appears on this image advertising a case for the 2018 iPad Pro.
A USB-C port appears on this image advertising a case for the 2018 iPad Pro, which is expected to be announced tomorrow.
Photo: Olixar

Olixar is best known for two things: one, regularly showing its cases wrapped around unreleased Apple products, and two, having its predictions turn out to be correct.

That’s why it’s a big deal that this company posted images on its site of an iPad Pro with a USB-C port.

You can now preorder accessories for this year’s ‘iPhone XI’


Olixar iPhone XI screen protectors
Please don’t use these names, Apple.
Photo: Olixar

One retailer has already started taking preorders for new accessories made for this year’s “iPhone XI” and “iPhone XI Plus.”

Those are the names that will be given to Apple’s new flagships, according to one accessory maker. A more affordable device with a 6.1-inch LCD screen, believed to be called the “iPhone XS,” is also on the way.

We hope for Apple’s sake that these names are inaccurate.

iPhone SE 2 could steal iPhone X’s edge-to-edge display (and notch)


iPhone SE 2 with edge-to-edge display and notch
Is a dream iPhone SE upgrade on the way?
Photo: Olixar

Apple’s new iPhone SE, expected to make its debut this month, may not be a clone of its predecessors after all.

One popular accessory-maker, which has already started producing screen protectors for the device, expects the iPhone SE 2 to feature an edge-to-edge display with a notch — just like iPhone X.

Best Mac accessories of 2016


Best Mac accessories 2016
From dongles to docks, these are the year's best Mac accessories.
Image: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

2016 Year in Review Cult of Mac We value our Mac computers. Whether on a desk or in a lap, they help us complete many life tasks. But you and your machine wouldn’t make it without reliable accessories — especially now that we live in the USB-C era.

Storage drives, hubs with extra ports, a good pair of headphones, maybe a bag to carry your tech — all these Mac accessories play important roles. They often remain unsung, but sometimes come through to help us avoid a devastating loss of hardware or important work.

So if you are looking to bolster your Mac support team, look no further than this list of some of Cult of Mac’s favorites accessories from 2016 for iMacs, MacBooks and MacBook Pros.