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Apple Watch Series 6 Reviews Roundup: Brighter and Faster, Blood Oxygen Measuring Requires Precise Fit

Thursday September 17, 2020 7:29 am PDT by
First impressions of the Apple Watch Series 6 have now been shared by select media outlets and YouTubers, providing a closer look at the device's new features, including blood oxygen measuring and a brighter always-on display. Starting with blood oxygen measuring, Engadget's Valentina Palladino noted that the Apple Watch needs to be worn in a certain way to get a successful reading:It took...

2020 iPad Pro Reviews: Minor Upgrade Today Paves Way for New AR Capabilities in Future

Tuesday March 24, 2020 7:50 am PDT by
The first reviews of the new iPad Pro have hit the web and we've rounded them up below. Given that trackpad support is coming to all modern iPad models with iPadOS 13.4, set to be released later today, the actual hardware changes to the 2020 iPad Pro are rather minor. Reviews confirm that the device's new A12Z Bionic chip has very similar CPU performance as the previous A12X chip, and beyond...

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iPhone SE Reviews: High-End Performance With Budget-Friendly Price

Wednesday April 22, 2020 6:03 am PDT by
First impressions and reviews of the new iPhone SE are now out, with many praising the device's flagship performance at a budget-friendly price. The second-generation iPhone SE has a similar design as the iPhone 8, including a 4.7-inch display and a Touch ID home button, but it takes a big leap forward in performance. Despite starting at just $399, the device is powered by the...

Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro Reviews and Unboxing Videos: Huge Jump Forward in Usability, But Expensive and Heavy

Monday April 20, 2020 6:14 am PDT by
Last week, Apple began accepting orders for its new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, several weeks earlier than anticipated. Now, the media has shared several hands-on reviews and unboxing videos of the keyboard on YouTube. The Magic Keyboard attaches magnetically to the iPad Pro and has a floating cantilevered design that allows the viewing angle to be adjusted up to 130 degrees. In addition to ...

2020 MacBook Air Reviews Praise Magic Keyboard and Faster Performance at Lower $999 Starting Price

Friday March 20, 2020 7:37 am PDT by
The media has got its hands on the new MacBook Air and first impressions of the notebook after a day or two of usage are largely positive. Following in the footsteps of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, the new MacBook Air features a redesigned Magic Keyboard with scissor switches that deliver 1mm of key travel for a comfortable and stable key feel. As with the 16-inch MacBook Pro, reviews find the...

iPhone 11 Pro Review Roundup: Significant Camera Advancements and Excellent Battery Life

Tuesday September 17, 2019 6:28 am PDT by
iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max reviews are in. The consensus is that the devices are quite familiar and relatively iterative updates as a whole, but with significant advancements to cameras and battery life. The Verge Battery Life Apple claims that the ‌iPhone 11 Pro‌ has up to four hours longer battery life than the iPhone XS, and that the larger ‌iPhone 11 Pro Max‌ lasts up to five...

New iPad Mini Reviews: Capable Small Tablet With Nearly All Features of New iPad Air

Thursday March 21, 2019 6:59 am PDT by
Early reviews and hands-on impressions of the new iPad mini came out today. Most publications agree that the iPad mini is a great update for fans of the smaller 7.9-inch tablet with almost identical tech specs to the new ‌iPad‌ Air. That includes the same A12 Bionic chip, 8-megapixel rear camera, 7-megapixel front camera, Touch ID, Lightning connector, 64GB and 256GB storage options, two...

MacBook Air Reviews Roundup: 'Best Computer for Most People' Again After 2018 Refresh

Tuesday November 6, 2018 2:44 am PST by
Apple's embargo lifted today on the first full-length reviews of the new MacBook Air ahead of the notebook's release on Wednesday. The new MacBook Air via The Verge The new MacBook Air features a faster 1.6GHz dual-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, a Retina display, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1.5TB of SSD storage, and Intel UHD Graphics 617. It also has Touch ID, two Thunderbolt 3...

iPhone XS and XS Max Reviews: Not Dramatically Better Than iPhone X, Consider Waiting for iPhone XR

Tuesday September 18, 2018 6:08 am PDT by
iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max reviews have hit the web, three days before the smartphones are released in stores. 2018 is what is known as a "S" year—hence the XS branding—in which Apple retains the same physical design of the iPhone, for the most part, and instead focuses on internal improvements to the display, camera, performance, and so forth. Previous examples include the iPhone 4s,...

Samsung's Galaxy S9 Called 'Worthy Rival' to iPhone X as Reviews Hit

Thursday March 8, 2018 7:38 am PST by
Galaxy S9 and S9+ reviews are officially out, and they're mostly positive. The consensus is that Samsung's latest smartphones are iterative but improved versions of its already-impressive Galaxy S8 devices. We've linked a handful of the reviews below for anyone interested, but since we're an Apple-centric website, we've chose to specifically highlight some comparisons made to Apple and the...

iPhone X Review Roundup: Face ID Works Well as Life Without Home Button Takes Getting Used To

Tuesday October 31, 2017 6:14 am PDT by
Apple has lifted its embargo for iPhone X reviews today, but many of the articles and videos are more like early impressions, given that it provided many media outlets with less than 24 hours of lead time with the device. iPhone X via The Verge We've rounded up some notable excerpts from iPhone X reviews below. The general consensus is that the smartphone has a gorgeous design and that Face...

List of iPhone X Reviews and First Impressions After Just 24 Hours

Tuesday October 31, 2017 4:47 am PDT by
Apple has lifted its embargo for iPhone X reviews today after providing many media outlets with the device less than 24 hours ago. MacRumors is combing through the first impressions published so far to find interesting tidbits about the iPhone X, and in the meantime, we've compiled a list of both text and video reviews of the device in one convenient place. Videos Reviews • ...

Apple TV 4K Reviews: Expensive But With Cheaper 4K Movies, Some Limitations Like 1080p YouTube

Thursday September 21, 2017 6:25 am PDT by
Apple TV 4K reviews are out, providing us with first impressions of one of the most expensive streaming media players on the market. The Verge's editor-in-chief Nilay Patel said the Apple TV 4K is "by far the closest thing to being a fully realized vision for the future of TV that exists," but for now it has some limitations that hold it back. Notably, the Apple TV 4K doesn't have Dolby...

Apple Watch Series 3 Reviews: Freedom From iPhone Held Back by LTE and Battery Life Concerns

Wednesday September 20, 2017 6:21 am PDT by
Apple Watch Series 3 reviews are out, and the verdict is mixed about its new built-in cellular capabilities and the impact on battery life. Apple Watch Series 3 via The Verge The Verge editor Lauren Goode said her Apple Watch Series 3 largely "failed at the LTE part," particularly due to an issue where the watch would connect to an unknown Wi-Fi network instead of LTE.You can't rest easy with ...

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Review Roundup: Powerful Devices With Great Cameras Set Stage for iPhone X

Tuesday September 19, 2017 6:08 am PDT by
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus reviews are out, providing us with a closer look at two of Apple's latest smartphones ahead of their Friday launch. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus via The Verge The devices represent Apple's first glass-backed iPhones since the iPhone 4s in 2011. Most reviews complimented the glossier design, although there were naturally some concerns about glass being more prone to...

Galaxy S8 Reviews: Full-Front Display Scores Top Marks, But Rear Fingerprint Scanner is Awkwardly Positioned

Tuesday April 18, 2017 9:17 am PDT by
Reviews of Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ hit the web today, and given each smartphone's potential similarities to Apple's rumored iPhone with an OLED display, we have rounded up some of the impressions below. Galaxy S8's Infinity Display (Image: The Verge) The vast majority of reviews praised Samsung's so-called Infinity Display, which takes up over 80 percent of the front of the...

New MacBook Pro Reviews Mixed as Touch Bar Called Everything From 'Useful' to 'Gimmick'

Monday November 14, 2016 6:02 am PST by
Apple has started shipping its new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to customers just as reviews of the all-new 13-inch and 15-inch notebooks are hitting the web. The reviews provide a closer look at the Touch Bar and whether or not the new MacBook Pro is a suitable upgrade for those with older models. The new MacBook Pro's headline feature is the Touch Bar (Image: The Verge) Andrew Cunningham at Ar...

New MacBook Pro Has Better Keyboard Than 12-Inch MacBook, But It's Expensive and Lacking Ports

Friday October 28, 2016 10:15 am PDT by
Apple provided the media with demo units of the new MacBook Pro sans Touch Bar, and a handful of websites have now published their early thoughts and first impressions about the 13-inch notebook. The articles reveal some interesting tidbits beyond yesterday's Touch Bar model hands-on and first impressions roundups. While the new MacBook Pro's keyboard is a controversial topic, with some...

Review Roundup: 9.7" iPad Pro is a 'Powerful' Laptop Replacement for Casual Users

Monday March 28, 2016 8:27 am PDT by
Apple last week announced the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which marketing chief Phil Schiller described as the "ultimate upgrade" for both existing iPad and Windows PC users. Nearly one week later, a number of in-depth reviews have surfaced that offer a closer look at the new tablet beyond last week's first impressions and hands-on articles. Apple's new 9.7" iPad Pro, right, next to the 12.9" ...

iPad Pro Review Roundup: Powerful Creative Canvas, but Not Quite a PC Replacement

Wednesday November 11, 2015 4:50 am PST by
Apple released the iPad Pro online and in stores earlier today, and the embargo has now lifted for hands-on reviews of the new 12.9-inch tablet. The consensus opinion is that the iPad Pro is an excellent device for content creation, with powerful hardware for intensive apps and multitasking, but not quite a PC replacement due to its iOS limitations. The tablet's experience will be better...

Apple TV 4 Reviews: Siri is Helpful and There's Loads of Potential

Wednesday October 28, 2015 7:01 pm PDT by
With the launch of the new fourth-generation Apple TV just a couple days away on Friday, October 30, the first batch of reviews for the new set-top box have arrived online. Most sites have come away with positive impressions of the new Apple TV, noting that Siri is extraordinary helpful and the inclusion of tvOS and apps give the device a lot of potential for the future. BuzzFeed says that...

12-Inch Retina MacBook Receives Mixed Reviews From Early Adopters

Tuesday April 28, 2015 12:36 pm PDT by
Just a few weeks after the 12-inch Retina MacBook became available to order online, a number of early adopters have shared mixed opinions about the notebook within the MacRumors discussion forums. Overall, many users agree that the new MacBook has major design appeal but with too many key compromises, as mentioned by several well-known tech pundits and websites in our review roundup of the...