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New Apple TV 4K Reviews: A12 Chip is Noticeably Faster, Redesigned Siri Remote is Much Welcomed

Thursday May 20, 2021 6:05 am PDT by
The embargo has lifted on reviews of the new Apple TV 4K, a fairly minor refresh to the streaming box with an A12 chip for faster performance and a redesigned Siri Remote with a new clickpad for five-way navigation. Most customers will begin receiving their new Apple TV 4K this Friday, and ahead of time, we've rounded up reviews and unboxing videos below. Andru Edwards said the new Apple...

New iPad Pro Reviews: Mini-LED Display Looks Great, M1 Performance Held Back by iPadOS

Wednesday May 19, 2021 6:08 am PDT by
The embargo has lifted on reviews of Apple's new iPad Pro, providing a hands-on look at the device before orders beginning arriving to customers this Friday. Key new features include Apple's custom M1 chip for impressive performance improvements, a brighter mini-LED display on the 12.9-inch model, Thunderbolt 3 support, and 5G on cellular models. The Verge's Dieter Bohn said the mini-LED...

M1 iMac Reviews: Impressively Fast With Long-Awaited Redesign

Tuesday May 18, 2021 6:18 am PDT by
The embargo has lifted on reviews of Apple's new 24-inch iMac, powered by the same M1 chip that debuted in the 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini last year. We've gathered up impressions of the colorful new computer below. The most striking aspect of the new iMac is its long-awaited redesign, with an ultra-thin 11.5mm chassis that comes in up to seven vibrant colors, including...

Apple Silicon Mac Reviews: M1 Chip Delivers Exceptional Performance, Thermals, and Battery Life

Tuesday November 17, 2020 7:13 am PST by
As the first Macs containing Apple Silicon processors began arriving to customers today, reviewers have shared their first impressions of the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. In particular, reviewers praised the M1 chip's ability to deliver excellent performance, thermals, and battery life. MacBook Air The Verge's Dieter Bohn remarked that "The MacBook Air with the M1 chip is...

HomePod Mini Reviews: 'Remarkably Big Sound' Despite Compact Design

Thursday November 12, 2020 6:27 am PST by
HomePod mini reviews have now been shared by media outlets and YouTubers, providing us with the first impressions of the speaker's sound quality and design. We've rounded up some opinions of the speaker below. For more video reviews, see here. Image: Matthew Moniz HomePod mini is equipped with the same S5 chip as the Apple Watch Series 5, which Apple says allows the speaker to "analyze the...

iPhone 12 Pro Reviews: New Design and Camera Improvements More Compelling During Early Days of 5G

Tuesday October 20, 2020 8:12 am PDT by
Three days ahead of its launch, reviews of the iPhone 12 Pro are in. We've rounded up impressions of the device below. With the iPhone 12 now featuring an OLED display like Pro models, The Verge's Nilay Patel said the differences between the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro are "fundamentally much smaller than last year," when the iPhone 11 still had an LCD. In addition to OLED, both devices...

iPhone 12 Reviews: Major Design and Display Improvements, Mixed Experiences With 5G and MagSafe

Tuesday October 20, 2020 7:58 am PDT by
The first iPhone 12 reviews have been shared by various media outlets and YouTubers, and the overall consensus is that the iPhone 12 is surprisingly similar to the iPhone 12 Pro. Reviewers praised the iPhone 12's new design and Super Retina XDR display, but had mixed experiences with 5G and MagSafe. Photo via The Verge Design The reviewers were impressed with Apple's new squared-off design...

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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Apple Watch Fulfills Promise of All-Day Battery Life in Early Reviews

Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:24 am PDT by
Apple lifted the embargo for large websites to publish their Apple Watch reviews this morning, providing us with detailed insight about various functions of the device. Battery life in particular has been one area of interest for several prospective Apple Watch buyers, and most early reviews found the Apple Watch to fulfill its promise of all-day battery life on a single charge. Well-known...
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Apple Watch Review Roundup: The 'World's Best Smartwatch', But 'Not For Everyone'

Wednesday April 8, 2015 6:35 am PDT by
Apple has given members of the media several hands-on experiences with the Apple Watch following its special events, but ahead of Apple Watch pre-orders, select sites have been able to get a much closer look at the device. Apple has provided a handful of publications with Apple Watch review units, giving them a chance to spend multiple days with the watch, and they've now shared their opinions in ...