Of course, the official news starts today with deals and we actually have variety today when it comes to Apple products. Best Buy is currently running a sale for iPhones, but of course there is a catch. Starting with the iPhone 12 mini, which is available for $ 100 when you activate it on Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro offer savings of up to $ 1000 depending on the carrier, something of a BOGO option. The iPhone SE is also available for $ 50 from certain vendors or unlocked for $ 400. The Surface Laptop 3 is currently $ 400 cheaper, leaving the Intel Core i7 variant for $ 1600. At Galaxy, the Galaxy S21 5G is currently available for $ 50, leaving the 256GB storage variant for $ 800. Finally, they also have the OnePlus 8T for $ 150 off, leaving the base model for $ 600. We have a lot more deals on pixels, monitors and more in the links in the description.
Nothing’s Ear 1 wireless earbuds will be available soon
But alright, let’s put the spotlight on … nothing. And yes, I’m talking about Carl Pei’s company. Just me here, I understand the reason for the company’s name, but because it’s a pronoun, I have a hard time not sounding like I’m being sarcastic. Anyway, we’re still waiting to see what their first product will be. Well, a few days ago we got a new tweet from Carl in which he says that the greatest visions are not realized by pushing a switch, but by countless small successes. Then he mentions that “Ear 1” is just a beginning and shares a teaser picture. If you go on the site it mentions that we can expect Ear 1 in June. Now I have to say this teaser looks like. Strange, but apparently the design is still top secret, but they will bring a “slimmed-down aesthetic” with notes of transparency, refined functionality, and an iconic shape. Of course, the blog post goes on to mention how it fits in with the company’s philosophy and how they can’t wait to share it this June. Let’s see what we get, I have to say they do a great job of putting the spotlight on.
Apple’s new AirPods 3 could hit the market as early as next week
When we talk about EarBuds but put Cupertino in the spotlight, here we have a sketchy rumor. The regular AirPods are long overdue for an update and it looks like the wait is finally over. We’ve heard a lot of conflicting rumors about when to expect this. The last one is a Ming Chi Kuo report that says we could expect them in the third quarter. Now we have a new report coming from YouTuber Luke Miani and Apple Track. Apparently they reached out to him and he claims the new AirPods could be announced on May 18th via a press release as well as “Apple Music HiFi” that we discussed on the show last week. Apple Track has also heard other reports claiming these AirPods could be ready in the following weeks, which means multiple sources are agreeing on this information. Now, Luke doesn’t have the cleanest track record when it comes to leaks, but several leaks have occurred in the past few months, as have the black market clones that are already coming out. We’ll see what we get, and honestly, I’m more excited for Apple Music Hi-Fi than the actual AirPods. And since we’ve already started, let’s keep Cupertino in the spotlight and talk about their new M1 iMacs. A ton of comments when this started was that M1 is more for laptops and Apple should have launched a new processor with these, even if that’s just the entry-level iMac. Well … the numbers are correct. We have some benchmark results for the M1 iMacs that started pre-ordering about two weeks ago and let’s just say the M1 is more than enough. On these Geekbench tests, we got a single-core score of 1736, while the multi-core score was up to 7429. If we compared this to the previous entry-level iMac with an Intel Core i3, you’d have 950 in single-core and 3300 in multi-score. If we were to compare it to the Intel Core i7, you’d have roughly 1200 single score and 6400 multi score. This means that the M1 is a whopping 78% faster than the i3 model and 42% faster than the Intel Core i7. So yes, M1 is still incredibly powerful, but I agree. If this is the M1, can you imagine the M2 or M1X being rumored already? But for the end, for the hottest news today, let’s talk about the Google Pixel 6. Yes, I’ve been asking about leaks for months and they’re finally here. Yesterday we got a new video from Jon Prosser who has had a pretty good track record of pixels lately. Now he claims he saw some high quality images of the phones, yes plural, which were then converted into renderings for the public to see, and now the Pixel 5a design makes more sense. We have a completely different design, not just when compared to other pixels, but honestly every other phone out there. In fact, I’d say it looks pretty good if you ask me what’s reminiscent of the Nexus 6P’s visor. From the front we have some very thin bezels with a hole in the middle. Another interesting change is that instead of the XL approach, we’re apparently getting a Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, both with a similar design. From these renders we get a multicolored design with a white plate at the bottom, a raised camera hump with two shooters for the Pixel 6, and a triple camera array for the 6 Pro. Then at the top you will get an orange accent that is reminiscent of the Google Pixel 4 series. Prosser also shared some other pictures of a “champagne-like” variant that is a bit reminiscent of the iPhone XS, as he mentions. So yeah, apparently this is the Google Pixel 6 that we’re slated to launch in the fall. Hopefully together with the Pixel 5a.
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