AWT News Update: January 19, 2017

AWT News Update: January 19, 2017

A light news day today...

  • Apple adds a few formatting and ad changes to Apple News...for publishers
  • Design resources for iOS 10 become available along with updated Human Interface Guidelines
  • Google's Pixel phones are hard to get...although they're selling at about 1/10th the rate of iPhones
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Luscious leather: Twelve South RelaxedLeather iPhone case is beautiful and practical

Luscious leather: Twelve South RelaxedLeather iPhone case is beautiful and practical

So many iPhone cases, so little time. Not that long ago, Dennis Sellers reviewed the Wally Case wallet case from Charleston, SC-based Distil Union. Today we're looking at another leather wallet case from another design house in Charleston -- Twelve South. The case? The new RelaxedLeather for iPhone 7 ($39.99 without pockets, $49.99 with pockets).

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Rumor: new iPads won’t arrive until the second half of 2017; I say they’ll arrive in March

Rumor: new iPads won’t arrive until the second half of 2017; I say they’ll arrive in March

Citing unnamed sources from the “upstream supply chain,” DigiTimes says that new iPads won’t arrive in March as anticipated, but have bene pushed back until the second half of the year because the internals of the tablets are “still in the planning phases.”

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Talk of iPhone 8s with wireless charging gaining momentum

Talk of iPhone 8s with wireless charging gaining momentum

This is certain to reignite the speculation that the 2017 iPhone will have wireless charging: Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has entered the supply chain for the “iPhone 8 “by providing GPP bridge rectifiers for the support of fast wireless charging, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report — as noted by DigiTimes.

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Honeywell Bluetooth Smart True HEPA is a boon for allergy suffers

Honeywell Bluetooth Smart True HEPA is a boon for allergy suffers

The Honeywell Bluetooth Smart True HEPA Allergen Remover is the first air purifier that I know of that uses Bluetooth wireless technology to track local pollen counts via a free iOS app (available at the Apple App Store) and auto-adjust its cleaning levels accordingly.

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AWT News Update: January 18, 2017

AWT News Update: January 18, 2017

Grumbling ex-Apple employees and Wall Street analysts with good imaginations are what we have for you on today's Apple World Today News Update podcast:

  • An ex-Apple engineer thinks that Apple's not the innovative, problem-solving company it was in 2007
  • A Wall Street analyst sends out his wild guesses on this year's crop of iPhones
  • Another Wall Street analyst says iPhone revenues will be down slightly due to anticipation for the "iPhone 8"
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