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Apple Reveals The Highly Anticipated iPhoneX – Just Shy Of $1000

September 12th, 2017 by Christen

Apple blew the lid off the highly anticipated iPhone X announcement earlier today from Cupertino and while the reveal is impressive, it’s still leaves a lot to be desired.  Check out the iPhone X features and benefits below.


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Apple today announced iPhone X, a gorgeous all-glass design with a beautiful 5.8-inch Super Retina display, A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging and an improved rear camera with dual optical image stabilization. iPhone X delivers an innovative and secure new way for customers to unlock, authenticate and pay using Face ID, enabled by the new TrueDepth camera.

“The iPhone X is packed with new technologies, like the innovative TrueDepth camera system, beautiful Super Retina display and super fast A11 Bionic chip with neural engine,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone X enables fluid new user experiences — from unlocking your iPhone with Face ID, to playing immersive AR games, to sharing Animoji in Messages — it is the beginning of the next ten years for iPhone.”



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The Shape Of It All

iPhone X introduces a revolutionary design with a stunning all-screen display that precisely follows the curve of the device, clear to the elegantly rounded corners. The all-glass front and back feature the most durable glass ever in a smartphone in silver or space gray, while a highly polished, surgical-grade stainless steel band seamlessly wraps around and reinforces iPhone X. A seven-layer color process allows for precise color hues and opacity on the glass finish, and a reflective optical layer enhances the rich colors, making the design as elegant as it is durable, while maintaining water and dust resistance.


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Display and Face ID Security

The beautiful 5.8-inch Super Retina display is the first OLED panel that rises to the standards of iPhone, with stunning colors, true blacks, a million-to-one contrast ratio and wide color support with the best system-wide color management in a smartphone. The HDR display supports Dolby Vision and HDR10, which together make photo and video content look even more amazing. iOS 11 is redesigned to take full advantage of the Super Retina display and replaces the Home button with fast and fluid gestures, allowing customers to naturally and intuitively navigate iPhone X. Simply swipe up from the bottom to go home from anywhere.


Face ID revolutionizes authentication on iPhone X, using a state-of-the-art TrueDepth camera system made up of a dot projector, infrared camera and flood illuminator, and is powered by A11 Bionic to accurately map and recognize a face. These advanced depth-sensing technologies work together to securely unlock iPhone, enable Apple Pay, gain access to secure apps and many more new features. All saved facial information is protected by the secure enclave to keep data extremely secure, while all of the processing is done on-device and not in the cloud to protect user privacy. Face ID only unlocks iPhone X when customers look at it and is designed to prevent spoofing by photos or masks.

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But What About The Improved Camera?

The new 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera that enables Face ID features wide color capture, auto image stabilization and precise exposure control, and brings Portrait mode to the front camera for stunning selfies with a depth-of-field effect. iPhone X also features a redesigned dual 12-megapixel rear camera system with dual optical image stabilization. The ƒ/1.8 aperture on the wide-angle camera joins an improved ƒ/2.4 aperture on the telephoto camera for better photos and videos. A new color filter, deeper pixels and an improved Apple-designed image signal processor delivers advanced pixel processing, wide color capture, faster autofocus in low light and better HDR photos. A new quad LED True Tone Flash offers twice the uniformity of light and includes Slow Sync, resulting in more uniformly lit backgrounds and foregrounds.
The new camera also delivers the highest quality video capture ever in a smartphone, with better video stabilization, 4K video up to 60fps and 1080p slo-mo up to 240fps. The Apple-designed video encoder provides real-time image and motion analysis for optimal quality video.
Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting on both the front and rear cameras brings dramatic studio lighting effects to iPhone and allows customers to capture stunning portraits with a shallow depth-of-field effect in five different lighting styles.

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Animojis, Memes and Wireless Charging Comes To Life

The TrueDepth camera brings emoji to life in a fun new way with Animoji. The TrueDepth camera captures and analyzes over 50 different facial muscle movements, then animates those expressions in a dozen different Animoji, including a panda, unicorn and robot. Available as an iMessage app pre-installed on iPhone X, customers can record and send Animoji messages with their voice that can smile, frown and more. The glass back design enables a world-class wireless charging solution. Wireless charging works with the established Qi ecosystem, including two new wireless charging mats from Belkin and mophie, available from and Apple Stores.


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When Can I Get The iPhone X?

iPhone X will be available for pre-order for $999 beginning Friday, October 27 in more than 55 countries and territories, and in stores beginning Friday, November 3.


What do you think about the new iPhone X? Are you ready to PAY or PASS?


Apple Rumors, Trends And Top 6 Updates That’ll Change Your Life Forever!

June 14th, 2016 by Tech Staff

Today Apple rolled out the red carpet introducing the latest advancements, updates and bells and whistles.  Major updates are on the way for operation systems including the Apple Watch, iPhone and more!  Discover the top Apple updates that will upgrade the way you use your Apple device, accessories and change your life forever!




Apple iMessage

Bring on the Emojis, invisible ink messages and more!  Soon, your iPhone will have emoji predictions as you type and when you tap the emoji button, words that can be emoji-fied will be highlighted. All you have to do is tap to emoji-fy your message. Bubble effects lets you send messages in a whole new way — slam text, loud text, gentle text, Invisible ink  — which allows you to reveal a concealed message or photo with a swipe of your finger —  and more. You can also draw images via digital touch, send reactions to texts, write messages in your own handwriting and send full-screen effects.


watchOS 3 is on the way!

watchOS 3 is seven times faster. Rather than simply waiting for your apps to load, thanks to watchOS 3’s Quick Start feature and Instant Launch, everything on your watch is going to load faster than ever. You can expect this lightning-fast update to launch in the fall.




Apple Music is getting redesigned. AGAIN.

With Apple Music’s redesign, you’ll have access to lyrics, a daily playlist curated just For You and other new features like Browse, which will allow you to discover new music.






Photos in iOS 10 = PURE AWESOMENESS. 

Photos in iOS 10 will be able to do Face + Object + Scene Recognition and sort your photos accordingly. There’s also a new Memories feature that will aggregate events and trips for you, and will even automatically string together your clips to make videos for you. Oh, and those super cool Live Photos Apple introduced back in September are now editable.



Apple Pay is coming to the web. Soon Apple Pay is going to be as ubiquitous as PayPal or Visa. When you’re shopping online, you’ll be able to select and pay with Apple Pay. Just have your iPhone or Apple Watch handy, then use your thumb to checkout.





Siri is coming to the Mac

Siri is coming to the Mac. You read that right. Siri is coming to your computer and will soon be able to pull up files with just the sound of your voice.


In other news, in order to make the OS more cohesive with its other operating systems, Apple has decided to change the Mac operating system name to macOS. Apple, which has a long tradition of naming its Mac operating systems after California landmarks, is calling the newest edition Sierra.

The public beta of Sierra will be available in July, but will officially launch in the fall.

What updates are you looking forward to in the new macOS systems this fall?  Share your thoughts below!






Apple Introduces New Rose Gold MacBook With Upgrades

April 19th, 2016 by Christen


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Slimmer is better according to Apple (and most modeling standards, SIGH.) however, just in time for the summer the new 12” MacBook is is taking thinner and lighter to all new levels. With the introduction of the MacBook in Rose Gold, the new 6th Generation MacBook flaunts faster flash storage and an extra hour of battery life.


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The power of touch is still the name of the game with the Touch trackpad featured on the new MacBook model.  No port upgrade to report, for a mere $1,299 you still only have one Type-C USB. (But you can multiply port use with the only accessory you need.)


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Apple boasts the new Intel HD graphics serve up to 25% graphic performance and the flash storage is significantly faster than previous model.  The base model features 8GB of memory and 256GB of faster flash storage, while upgrading gets you 512GB of storage for $1,599.


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Ultimately in addition to the new color option, you’re paying for 10 additional hours of battery life.  (The previous model boasts only 9 hours of battery.)  Faster processing is also included with the new model MacBooks making the 6th Generation MacBooks the lightest and fastest MacBooks yet.




Are you a fan of the new Rose Gold hued MacBooks?  Sound off and share your thoughts in the comments below!

Discover Everything You Need To Know About The New iPhone SE

March 21st, 2016 by Christen

After plenty of rumors Apple today introduced iPhone SE, the most powerful phone with a four-inch display, a compact aluminum design and four metallic finishes, including rose gold.


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Sure you may want to think of this phone as a throwback to the iPhone 5 because of size, but it’s much (much) more than that.

iPhone SE offers exceptional performance with the same 64-bit A9 chip offered in iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for blazing fast speeds, longer battery life, faster wireless and Touch ID with Apple Pay. Apple doesn’t skimp on the 12-megapixel camera, either, another 6S carryover. Low-light selfies work on here, too, because the screen flashes to illuminate an otherwise-dark scene. 4K video is there, as well.

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With an easy-to-use interface, amazing features, and security at its core, iOS 9 is the foundation of iPhone SE and brings powerful built-in apps like Messages, FaceTime, Photos, Music and Maps to iPhone users. iOS 9 also brings more intelligence to iPhone SE with proactive assistance, powerful search, improved Siri features, and a new Night Shift feature that uses your iPhone SE’s clock and geolocation to automatically adjust the colors in the display to the warmer end of the spectrum after dark and may even help you get a better night’s sleep.

iPhone SE will be available in space gray, silver, gold and rose gold metallic finishes in 16GB and 64GB models starting at $399 from Apple’s retail stores,, Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers, or for 24 monthly payments starting at $17  exclusively at Apple’s retail stores in the US.


What do you think about the new Apple iPhone SE device?  Are you in the market for a newer, smaller iPhone?  Share your thoughts below!

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Could The New Apple iPad Pro Entice Microsoft Surface Users From Windows?

March 21st, 2016 by Christen

Today in Cupertino Apple introduced the all-new 9.7-inch iPad Pro — at just under one pound it features a new pro Retina display with greater brightness, wider color gamut, lower reflectivity, Night Shift mode and introduces new True Tone display technology to dynamically adjust white balance. The new iPad Pro delivers incredible performance with the 64-bit A9X chip that rivals most portable PCs, along with a four-speaker audio system that is twice as powerful new 12-megapixel iSight camera for shooting Live Photos and 4K video, 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, and faster wireless technologies. And iPad Pro includes support for the breakthrough Apple Pencil and a new Smart Keyboard cover designed to fit the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

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Pro performance
The new iPad Pro is just 6.1mm thin and weighs just under one pound, yet delivers groundbreaking performance, connectivity and versatility so you can tackle the most demanding tasks wherever you go. The powerful A9X chip with third-generation 64-bit architecture provides performance that rivals many laptops and console-class graphics, while also delivering all-day battery life. Now with Apple SIM embedded directly in the new iPad Pro, it’s even easier to connect to wireless data plans right from your device when traveling in more than 100 countries and territories.


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Pro audio
The four-speaker audio system provides powerful, clear and rich stereo sound for more than twice the audio output. Built-in sensors automatically adjust and optimize the audio no matter which way you’re using it. iOS 9.3 also adds support for playing video encoded with Dolby Digital Plus audio streams with support for multichannel output using the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter.


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The 9.7-inch iPad Pro colors comes in silver, space gray, gold and a new rose gold metallic finish and starts at $599 for the 32GB Wi-Fi model and $729 for the 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. Both iPad Pro sizes are available in offerings of 32GB, 128GB and a new 256GB capacity, the highest of any iOS device. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro will be available to order beginning Thursday, March 24, from, and in Apple’s retail stores, through select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers on Thursday, March 31.


The new iPad Pro packs a huge punch of features and benefits most Microsoft Surface users know and love.  But is the new compact iPad Pro enough to lure Windows users away from PCs for good?  What’s your thoughts?

APPLE EXCLUSIVE: Here’s What’s Launching At Today’s Apple Event

March 21st, 2016 by Tech Staff

In just a few hours, Apple is going to blow your mind and make news headlines announcing its’ new additions to the already epic lineup.  It’s a tech press holiday and we’re ready for Apple to “loop” us in to what’s new, what’s now and what’s next from Cupertino. Let’s talk iPads, iPhones and Apple Watches shall we?  We’ve combed through the rumors and image leaks and scored some exclusive details of what’s launching at today’s Apple event below!



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Software Updates for everyone

In case you haven’t been keeping track, Apple has already pushed seven beta versions of iOS 9.3 to testers. At this point, we’d say the company is very close to pulling the final build out of the oven. And really, what better opportunity to show off new features like Night Shift (which adjusts the screen by reducing blue light and enhancing “warmer” colors when it’s dark) and Touch ID protection for than with a new iPhone. Then again, iOS 9.3 is also said to pack an improved dashboard for Apple Health and expanded support for 3D Touch gestures on first-party apps, so there’s a little something for everyone here.


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Say hello to a smaller iPhone

If the latest iPhones still feel a bit large and cumbersome in your hands and pockets, you’re in luck! We’ve seen the new images of the latest iPhone with a 4-inch display and a design that reminds you of the old iPhone 5 (remember those?)  While the outside may look familiar, the inside will likely have the A9-M9 chip combo that powers the iPhone 6s.  Be on the look out for a 12-megapixel camera that shoots LIVE photos and 4K video, along with a Touch ID sensor and NFC for Apple Pay.  The question is, will it or won’t it come equipped with 3D Touch?  It will certainly be less expensive than the iPhone 6s – so expect a few shortcomings for the newer, smaller iPhone SE.


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The portable iPad Pro

When the iPad Pro first launched, we were amazed at the robust features packed into the large tablet.  It rivaled many Apple Air notebooks and didn’t take off as expected due to it’s large 12.9 inch size.  Well today, Apple is expected to launch a smaller version of last year’s iPad Pro with a 9.7-inch display.  The new iPad will feature a fast A9X chipset, speakers etched into each corner and a Smart Connector to provide access for keyboard cases and other accessories.  One more thing – expect to see an LED flash on the new portable iPad Pro – it’ll make portable photography that much better.

Could The New Apple iPad Pro Entice Microsoft Surface Users From Windows?

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Apple Watch Updates

The Apple Watch could possibly be the biggest update of them all.  We’re expecting a new software update, a handful of new bands and dare we say – a new Apple Watch?  Starting with the software, Watch OS 2.2 will allow users to link multiple watches to a single iPhone, plus a bigger and better Maps interface.  As far as the new Apple bands “loop” in, we’re expecting to see more Hermes bands and newer Milanese loop band options too.  Could we see a refreshed version of the Apple Watch with a FaceTime camera?  We certainly hope so, but just like you – we’ll be waiting to see what’s unveiled later today.


Want to watch the event LIVE from Cupertino?  

Apple will host a lifestream of the launch event, and there are a number of ways you can watch with us!


How to watch

Starting time: San Francisco: 10:00AM / New York: 1:00PM / London: 5:00PM

Live streaming: Apple’s live stream is available via a dedicated channel on the Apple TV set-top box or the Safari browser on OS X (10.8.5 and above) and iOS devices (iOS 7 and above). Windows 10 users can watch in the Microsoft Edge browser.

Live tweeting: Follow @DivasandDorks on Twitter for the latest headlines and specs as they’re launched.

The Best Apple Apps of 2015 (And How To Download Them Before It’s Too Late.)

December 17th, 2015 by Christen


Best Apple Apps of 2015



Waiting to get your hands on a new iPhone?  Need to upgrade your tablet experience these days?  Why not add the best apps of the year to your iPhone and iPad and change up how you use a device you already know and love?  The team at Apple have tallied the votes for the best iPhone apps and iPad apps and the results are in!

Discover the most inventive, irresistible and overall best Apple apps of 2015 below!


Most Innovative App

Workflow – An Editor’s pick for the most innovative app of the year, Workflow makes powerful automation easy – and better yet, fun.  Workflow includes over 200 actions which allow you to save images, reminders to call loved ones, send messages and more.  (Available for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch – it’s also currently 40% off) (Download:  $2.99)





App Of The Year Runner Up

Enlight – It’s the best all-in-one photo editor provide powerful photo tools that are easy to use.  Enright packs so many features into one app that it may just be the last photo app that you ever download. (Download $3.99)




App Of The Year Runner Up

Robin hood: Free Stock Trading –  Stock trading goes free and friendly in this impressively accessible app.  Robinhood for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch is a free download that allows people to buy and sell stocks for free!  View market data in real-time, build a personalized watch list, and place trades with a few taps. (Download for FREE)




App Of The Year

Periscope – This game-changer made sharing and watching live videos an instant obsession.  Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world.  Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join, comment and sent you hearts to share their love of your video.  (Download for FREE)



These are the tried and true best apple apps of 2015 and for a limited time, they’re all less than four bucks!  Talk about a sweet treat before the of the year.  What were your breakout apps of 2015?  Share your favs below!

Movie Makers Rejoice! You Can Now Continue Edits In iMovie Using All Your iOS Devices

October 13th, 2015 by Tech Staff

Do you have a movie currently sitting in iMovie just waiting for additional edits?  Just in time for new 4K and 5K iMacs, Apple released a major update of iMovie for OS X that adds 4K video editing, along with a slew of other changes. The iOS version of iMovie got 4K support last month to coincide with the debut of the iPhone 6s. Now that both versions of the movie editing suite support higher res video, you’ll also be able to continue edits on your Mac that you’ve started with your iPhone or iPad.


The updates won’t bring professionals to iMovie anytime soon, but it could encourage regular consumers to explore the wonders of editing (so your family isn’t stuck viewing your 30-minute home movie clips). Additionally, the new iMovie also supports 1080p at 60 frames per second for smoother footage, which is ideal for shooting sports and other action-heavy clips.

How often do you use iMovie to edit your videos?  What upgrades would you like to see in iMovie on iOS devices? Share your thoughts below.


This Is Why Your Slow iPhone Malfunctions Every Time A New iPhone Is Released

October 8th, 2015 by Christen

Does your iPhone malfunction, freeze frequently or seem slower now that Apple has released the iPhone 6s. It’s no longer a conspiracy, or well-thought out theory – there’s a scientific reason why your old iPhone zonks out every time a new iPhone is released. Find out the #1 reason why your slow iPhone malfunctions below.


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As this chart from Statista shows, every time Apple comes out with a new iPhone, search queries for the term “iPhone slow” peak right around launch time, then decline slowly after that….until the next release.

There’s evidence that new versions of iOS slow older iPhones down, as new features take up more processing power.  Don’t fret, it’s no conspiracy, but before you click “update” simply keep in mind you may regret downloading the latest software upgrade.

Unfortunately, there’s no quick fix to repairing slow iPhone other than upgrading to a newer one. Is it possible to create an iPhone that malfunctions a lot less with more use?  I’m sure there is – but you don’t think Apple wants you to keep that old iPhone 3s forever do you?  They’re in the business of iPhone sales and if Apple can convince you that the latest device will save your patience and is worth the price, well cashing out on the latest device is an option you’re going to have to live with.



Apple iPad Pro Release Date Revealed! [Plus New Giveaway]

October 7th, 2015 by Christen

Remember a few months ago when the revolutionary Apple iPad Pro and Pencil was revealed? Discover the iPad pro release date and exactly when you can get your hands on the highly anticipated tablet below!

Apple unveiled its long-rumored larger iPad – the iPad Pro – at its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launch event. Apple is even offering a stylus for the first time with the iPad Pro — something Steve Jobs famously joked was a sign of failure in both smartphones and tablets a couple years ago.

Apple Pencil

The New iPad Pro Could Be An Entrepreneur’s Dream — But It Comes At A Hefty Price!

The iPad Pro is the most advanced and powerful iPad ever made. Its beautiful and large 12.9-inch Retina display has 5.6 million pixels and provides an immersive experience for content and apps. The iPad Pro is far and away the fastest iOS device ever made — its A9X chip beats most portable PCs in both CPU and graphics tasks, but is thin and light enough to hold all day.

Apple announced that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro would go on sale in November but never gave a concrete date. A new report claims it will actually be released in the first week of November, along with the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard accessories, which will set you back $99 and $169.

The iPad Pro starts at $799 for the 32 GB Wi-Fi model, while the high-end 128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular retails for $1,079.


But wait, there’s more…

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Our readers enjoyed our latest Rose Gold iPhone 6s + Apple Watch Instagram giveaway so much, that we’re bringing it back again!  Want to get your hands on the new iPad Pro before any of your friends?  Make sure to follow @DivasandDorks on Instagram and check daily for the announcement for your chance to enter to win!

How would you make the most out of winning a new iPad Pro?  Let us know in the comments section below!



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