Get a deal on the Insta360 Nano S iPhone VR Camera

Get a deal on the Insta360 Nano S iPhone VR Camera

One of our most popular deals is back — the Insta360 Nano S iPhone VR Camera (US$199). This tiny VR camera turns your iPhone into a 360° 4K camera for live-streaming VR content, having video chats, and more. Speaking of MORE, you can take an additional 15% off the already low price by using promo code MERRY15.

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Apple World Today News Update: April 27, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: April 27, 2018

Happy Friday! Today's podcast has a fun story about Apple's rumored AR/VR headset that may arrive in 2020, what Apple says you should look for in a Wi-Fi router now that it's no longer making them, and news about a fun Apple Music deal:

Dual 8K displays blasting your eyes with augmented or virtual reality? A WiGig connection to a powerful but lightweight computer? That's what may be in store for us in 2020 with Apple's rumored AR/VR headset

  • Apple has published a recommendation on what prospective Wi-Fi router buyers should look for

  • Apple's giving away another month of free music to those who have been on the three-month Apple Music trial but haven't signed up. The deal goes through May 27

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GoPro Fusion: Full review of the new 360° VR action camera

GoPro Fusion: Full review of the new 360° VR action camera

I’m a very avid VR photographer who started by taking 360° spherical photos with iPhone apps, then moved to an iPhone-controlled Ricoh Theta S camera a few years ago. The photos and videos I have taken are quite popular; as a Google Street View photographer I have 10.8 million views! But as a photographer I always strive to improve my imagery, and the Theta S had two issues — first, images always seemed to be low resolution and grainy, and second, in bright sunlight there’s always a bright purple-red lens flare. The quest for better 360° photos led me to the new GoPro Fusion (US$699.99).

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AWT News Update: July 10, 2017

AWT News Update: July 10, 2017

Happy Monday! We start off this week with a new sponsor, a new region with Apple Maps transit directions, a deal on Oculus Rift, and a new rumor about the iPhone 8:

  • A big welcome to AWT sponsor of the week EverWeb
  • Vegas, Baby! And Reno, Sparks and Carson City, too! They're all covered by transit directions in Apple Maps now
  • There's a sale on Oculus Rift VR headsets and Oculus Touch controllers this week, $200 off the regular price. Get it now, because it will probably work with Mac soon
  • Bloomberg says the iPhone 8 might come with advanced facial recognition to replace Touch ID
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AWT News Update: July 7, 2017

AWT News Update: July 7, 2017

We close out this week with a quick look at a few news items:

  • The Google Calendar app for iOS has added a Today Widget
  • Peripheral maker Jawbone is going out of business...but it's not totally dead yet
  • Hilton hotel group reports that lots of guests are using their iPhones and Apple Watches as room keys
  • Apple is updating many of its trademarks to cover AR and VR related products
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AWT News Update: June 26, 2017

AWT News Update: June 26, 2017

The last Monday in the month of June brings us stories about failed startups, Apple acquisitions, contested deals, and insurance discounts...

  • A startup launched by three ex-Apple iPod engineers closes down shop
  • Remember the Toshiba memory business sale we talked about last week? Western Digital isn't happy at all about who won the auction of the memory biz
  • A new Apple acquisition could have long-lasting impact on the company's VR and AR plans
  • Tim Cook, speaking at a Cisco event, promises enterprises discounts on cyber-security insurance if companies use both Apple and Cisco products
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Experience virtual reality with Speck's Pocket VR with CandyShell Grip iPhone case

Experience virtual reality with Speck's Pocket VR with CandyShell Grip iPhone case

Virtual Reality -- AKA VR -- is getting a lot of press this year thanks to the overpriced and non-Mac-compatible Oculus Rift VR headset. But many other manufacturers are bringing VR devices to market as well, and it's looking like the VR boom may finally be happening after decades of wishful thinking. If you have an iPhone 6 or 6s and want to see for yourself what all the hype is about, consider getting the new Speck Pocket VR with CandyShell Grip iPhone Case (US$69.95).

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Apple has some time to shore up its VR plans (though the clock is ticking)

Apple has some time to shore up its VR plans (though the clock is ticking)

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey recently said in an interview with ShackNews that the Oculus Rift headset would support the Mac if “Apple ever releases a good computer.” He may have a point, but a new study shows that the Cupertino, California-based company has a little time before VR (virtual reality) devices hit critical mass.

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More than 200 million VR devices predicted to be sold by 2020

More than 200 million VR devices predicted to be sold by 2020

Apple is doubtless keeping its eye on the virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) market. While virtual reality (VR) is not a new technology in concept and can trace its origins back to the 1950s, the past few years have witnessed a golden era of investment and product development in the sector, and highly-capable head-mounted displays (HMDs) are now on the verge of commercial deployment. 

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AWT News Update: January 6, 2016

AWT News Update: January 6, 2016

It's CES time so the news isn't all Apple...

  • The VR space heats up with announcements from Nikon and Speck
  • Things are going crazy in the wearables and connected health markets, with Fitbit getting slapped with a class action suite, Misfit announcing two new products, and Withings joining the fun with a new wearable and a connected thermometer
  • Tim Cook made a little over $10 million last year, and his executive team did even better
  • If you're a supporter of Apple World Today on Patreon or through PayPal, you'll be getting a new benefit starting tomorrow - a patron-only podcast
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Apple is doubtless keeping an eye on the (soon-to-boom) smartglasses market

Apple is doubtless keeping an eye on the (soon-to-boom) smartglasses market

The market for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) smartglasses will approach $7 billion by 2019, predicts the IDTechEx research group. Let’s face it: right now, if you were walking around in public with bulky smartglasses on, folks would simply think you were weird. However, those glasses will get slimmer and, yes, smarter, and I have no doubt Apple is watching the industry.

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