Dark Mode in iOS 13 significantly helps iPhone battery life, robotic test shows [Video]

Dark Mode is one of the tentpole features of iOS 13 this year, and is rolling out quickly to third-party apps and websites. A new test from PhoneBuff this weekend aims to discover just how much better Dark Mode is for battery life than Light Mode. more… The post Dark Mode in iOS 13 significantly […]

iPhone 11 Pro teardown reveals new board under battery, possibly for bilateral wireless charging

iFixit did a livestream this year of its iPhone 11 Pro teardown. Now it is diving in and analyzing all of its findings. Notably, iFixit has noticed a new board in the iPhone 11 Pro Max that was may have been included for the bilateral wireless charging feature that was expected but didn’t end up […]

Apple Watch sleep tracking revealed: sleep quality, battery management, more

There’s been a lot of speculation about Apple Watch sleep tracking, especially after Apple acquired Beddit, manufacturer of the Beddit Sleep Monitor product and companion app. Today, 9to5Mac has learned from sources inside Apple that the company is working on sleep tracking for the Apple Watch, which won’t require any special hardware to work. The […]

IKEA HomeKit blinds unboxing shows off rechargeable battery and more ahead of expected US launch this month

IKEA’s highly anticipated HomeKit blinds are expected to launch sometime this month or next in the US and they’ve just become available in the retailer’s home country of Sweden as well as other European countries. With the launch of the highly affordable HomeKit blinds we’ve now got our first hands-on look with a YouTube unboxing […]

Apple sued over faulty iPad battery behind 2017 lethal apartment fire in New Jersey

A lawsuit has accused Apple of being responsible for the death of a man in New Jersey in 2017, following a fire caused by a faulty battery pack in an iPad, with the suit alleging the tablet was "unreasonably dangerous and unsafe" doe to having "defects in its design." AppleInsider – Frontpage News

AirPods with wearable battery strap currently being crowdfunded, promises four full charges

Though the rumors of AirPods 2 continue to ramp up, new accessories for the wireless buds continue to pop-up, including this creative battery strap designed to give the buds four full charges, Air.Wear. more… The post AirPods with wearable battery strap currently being crowdfunded, promises four full charges appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Apple officially releases Smart Battery cases for iPhone XS/Max/XR with Qi charging support

Apple today has officially released Smart Battery cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. This comes after 9to5Mac discovered various pieces of evidence within iOS hinting at the existence of such cases. more… The post Apple officially releases Smart Battery cases for iPhone XS/Max/XR with Qi charging support appeared first on […]