Lately, designer Hasan Kaymak created an iPhone XR 2 concept phone without any buttons and ports and the Notch. Compared to Apple's iPhone XR, which was just released, the biggest change to the iPhone XR 2 was that it didn't provide any physical buttons and ports, means that all wired connections were abandoned, according to the Concept Phones website.

It featured with a single camera like the current iPhone XR and implements iPhone XS-like camera technology with AI algorithms. The phone not only has a more energy-efficient lithium-ion battery that can last for several days but also adds a "magnetic battery" that can generate electricity by itself. Better, Touch ID was being introduced back, with this time is under the display.

Design wise, the edge-to-edge, true full screen, and buttonless iPhone is the straight version of Oppo Find X, which I personally think it’s the most beautiful smartphone ever made, its body is different than any other “ top-notch” flagship experience, so the so-called iPhone XR 2 Concept Phone will definitely get my fully attention. However, the things that’s unique from the Find X are the back panel and the operating system.

Well, we would not expect Apple to release the smartphone until 2020, as rumors already suggests that the company will continue embrace the notch design, and for a such title; iPhone XR 2, I think iPhone XF will be more sustainable, which the “F” stands for full-screen. Anyway, considering the overall design and specifications, Apple will very likely priced the smartphone above $1200 for starting price.

Ever since Apple has issued a statement that it's official existing from the wireless router business in April, the company still sold AirPort products have been discontinued, like the AirPort Extreme and the 2TB AirPort Time Capsule. However, these wireless routers are no longer available from anymore.

Though you can't buy AirPort from the online store or retail locations, yet some refurbished devices that may continue to be available on the refurbished site and perhaps there are still little bit of stock in some third-party retailers such as Target and Best Buy. Instead AirPort, Apple now recommends you to buy a Linksys Velop mesh Wi-Fi system, best alternative to Apple's own wireless router.

Last time Apple refreshed its AirPort products goes way back to 2013 (Extreme and Time Capsule), As Bloomberg reported back in late 2016, Apple has begun shutting down its AirPort unit in early 2016, in an effort to "sharpen" its focus on the "consumer products that generate the bulk of its revenue." A good news is Applet to continue providing service for current AirPort Base Stations for at least the next five years.

While there are also a lot of newer routers that offers similar design from the AirPort products, such as the eeroNetgear Orbi, and so much more!

Apple updated its online store Certified Refurbished page this week. Compared to previous websites, this newly designed page uses larger images, and easier navigate different categories of refurbished products. In recent years, other parts of have also begun to use many of the more modern designs, such as the Privacy and Apple ID page.

Following the update, Apple now reminds users next to the big picture: “Like new products backed by a one-year warranty and the Apple Certified Refurbished promise.” Scroll down, each Apple-certified refurbished product undergoes a rigorous refurbishment process, it also offers Free two day delivery, as well as the Applecare service and Special Financing option.
Every Apple Certified Refurbished product completes a rigorous refurbishment process that includes full testing that meets the same functional standards as new Apple products. Your refurbished device is truly “like new,” with special savings of up to 15%.
On the website, Apple also provides a more visible navigation for refurbished products, including Mac, iPad and clearance products. Below this navigation, Apple also lists a selection of offers, including the iPhone 7 and 8, iPad mini 4, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and MacBook Pro models, as it tells users how much it can save by purchasing certain product.

Like last week, Apple has released updates on its 4 operating systems and apps today, including the iOS 12.1.1, macOS 10.14.2, tvOS 12.1.1, watchOS 5.1.2 to developers, as it announced new update its Final Cut Pro app, a macOS app that developed for video editing. We have summarized these updates in details below:

For the iOS 12.1.1 betas 3, which Apple just seeded hours ago, it reintroduced Live Photo for FaceTime app, meaning you can take Live Photo when you FaceTime other folks; you can now also use iPhone XR's Haptic Touch feature in Notification Center; give you an option to turn off Physical SIM if you prefers eSIM.

As far as other software updates concerned, there is no much to say other than mirror bug fixes or speed improvements. Like always, you can test these betas by downloading it via Apple's official Developer Center.

Final Cut Pro, today also got some exciting new features, such as the ability of support for third-party workflow extensions, enhance the experience when video editing, Shutterstock, for instance, allows you to add stock footage to your videos. Alongside third-party extension support, there's a new floating timecode window as well, and new noise reduction, which obviously reduce noise in low light footage.

According to Bloomberg, Apple is actively hiring engineers at Qualcomm headquarters in San Diego, they are looking for designers who can help the company develop iPhone wireless components and chips, a move that will further weaken Qualcomm, one of the largest chipmaker in the world, considering it's in battle in its dispute with Qualcomm on patent lawsuits.

In the past month, Apple has released 10 job postings in San Diego, California to find engineers to help the company research neural network engine artificial intelligence processors and wireless modems. It's the first time that Apple has publicly recruited these types of talent in the area for such thing.
This month, Apple published 10 job listings on its website for chip design-related positions located in the city, marking the first time the Cupertino, California-based technology giant has publicly recruited for such roles in the Southern California hotbed for chip design. Apple is advertising for engineers to work on multiple types of chip components, including engineers to work on the company’s Neural Engine artificial intelligence processor and wireless chips.
It was reported that Apple was developing its own wireless chip for future iPhone models, however, so far, Apple still relies on companies such as Qualcomm and Intel to develop such technologies. After the battle with Qualcomm (not over yet), Apple chose Intel as the main wireless modern supplier of iPhone XS, XS Max, as well as iPhone XR, and expected it to supply these moderns in next year.

Apple has announced its latest retail store, Apple Champs-Élysées Paris, which will open on Sunday and replace the permanently-closed Apple Carrousel du Louvre. This could very well be the 510th store that the company so far opened across 26 countries at least, since it just opened its first Apple Store last week in Thailand, namely Apple Iconsiam in Bangkok.

The Paris Apple Store is based in a "Haussmann-era apartment building," however, the company has added its own standard design elements it also has copied some historic touches: using Burgundy stone, and lining the upper floors with French oak parquet, which further highlight the interconnected spaces of the Parisian apartment. The roof light is designed collect the energy from the solar panel, and deliver water to trees.

As with other Apple Stores, it also offers Today at Apple sessions, which focus on photography, music, coding, and design. "I hope that everyone who visits Apple Champs-Élysées will be inspired to unlock their creative curiosity and learn something new," says Angela Ahrendts, Head of Retail in Apple.

According to the company, the shop employs more than 330 staff, including over 100 newcomers that is from stores in Paris and around the world. Staff members will welcome customers when the Apple Champs-Élysées opens its doors on Sunday at 12.00 p.m. local time.

Apple Mac mini does not offer any accessories, which means we need to purchase additional monitors, keyboards, and mouse after purchase. Today, Astropad has released an accessory called Luna Display that transforms the iPad Pro to a Mac mini display, and even better: it's a touchable screen!

Luna Display was once made the iPad as a secondary screen, but this time since the Mac mini itself had no display, so they make the iPad now the main display. Astropad also said that this time, the Mac mini supports iPad Pro display the company says it's like a "whole new product", as it can run macOS on the iPad, however. you will also need the Astropad app, other than Luna Display dongle.
This setup truly combines the best of both Mac and iPad, with the processing power of the Mac Mini and the edge-to-edge retina display of the iPad. Using Luna, we're able to take full advantage of every pixel on the iPad at full retina resolution. It offers more ways to interact with your macOS too, where you can seamlessly flow from mouse, to keyboard, to Apple Pencil, to touch interactions. And since Luna runs over WiFi, you have the flexibility of a completely wireless workspace. It all just works.
To do this, you need a dongle for Luna Display ($79.99), a companion app, any kind of iPad (though the new one is definitely the best for it), a mouse, a keyboard, and a stable WiFi network. You can purchase the Luna Display website for $80 on the website, and you can download the app for free on the App Store.
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