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Apple’s iPhone Event is a Week Away, and the Rumors are Flying Fast

At this time one week from now, the dust will all be settled and we will know what the heck Apple is up to. Today, not so much. I thought 9to5Mac’s flurry a weeks ago would take a bit of the air out of rumor silly season, but as today showed, that answer is an emphatic NO.

Here are some of the new predictions of what Apple will be releasing, and the names they will go by. The good, the bad, and the just plain dumb.

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Deals: Nix Mini Color Sensor

A mobile color sensor may not seem all that useful at first, but if you’ve ever had to match a paint color, you might think twice. In fact, when you really think about it, there are several uses for an acurate color sensor. Your eye can only get so close, and your memory is only so good. The Nix Mini Color Sensor, on the other hand, never gets it wrong.

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A Render of the New 12.9″ iPad Pro Surfaces…Maybe

Photo Source: MySmartPrice

Some new reports of the potential upcoming iPad Pros surfaced yesterday. MySmartPrice and noted device leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, better known as Steve H on Twitter, posted a render of the supposed new 12.9″ iPad Pro based on earlier CAD design leaks. I say supposed because both sources are clear that they aren’t 100% sure about this information.

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Deals: Layze Phone Holder

There is no shortage of stands that work with the iPhone, but flexibility of positioning  isn’t a feature that you often find. Most simply hold your phone in one orientation at between one to five different angles. Most are also only designed to be used on a flat, stationary surface. The Layzee Phone Holder from RAWtronics breaks this mold, allowing almost limitless positioning options and the ability to anchor to all kinds of different surfaces.

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In Case There Was Any Doubt, Apple Confirms Their Intentions in AR

You know the old phrase “follow the money?” Well Apple left us a pretty clear trail that came to light this week, and it leads directly to their intentions in Augmented Reality. The rumors that Apple is working toward making a set of stylish and accessible AR glasses have steadily gained steam over the last two years. We even have a report from a reliable source in Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman from last year, talking about Apple working toward a 2020 release date. However, Apple’s recent acquisition of Akonia Holographics is no rumor, and the implications are pretty clear.

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The Cat’s Out of the Bag- Apple’s Event and New iPhones in Focus

It’s official. Apple sent out invitations to all the cool kids today, and to absolutely no one’s surprise, the happy day is Wednesday, September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. For all us small timers and working stiffs, there’s always the video stream. Not that I’m complaining. Apple’s now polished video streams certainly beat the old days of following live blogs to get the news as things unfolded.

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Deals: uTalk Language Education- Lifetime Subscription

Thanks to the Internet and ubiquitous high-speed mobile networks, the world is smaller today than it’s ever been. However, while it may be easier to reach people across the world, will you be able to communicate effectively with them? If you need to broaden your linguistic capabilities for business or pleasure, uTalk may be just what you need.

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I’m Just Over Here Holding Out Hope for Pencil Support on the New iPhone

I’ve been begging for it for the last two years. With the big changes that came with the X, I was hoping that last year would be the year. However, it wasn’t to be. I can understand it, since there was already so much going on with the new design. I thought this would be the year. A new, large screen iPhone X Plus sounded like the perfect candidate. There was even a rumor a few days ago that gave me hope, but I lost a little of it today.

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So Which iPad Pro Are You Interested In?

As clear and consistent as the rumors have been, I think we can take them at face value at this point. New iPad Pros with little to no bezels, Face ID, and no Home Buttons are on the way, and could be here as soon as mid-September. Reports have also been consistent that both current sizes, 10.5″ and 12.9″, will be upgraded.

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Deals: ZeroLemon ToughJuice 30,000mAh 5-Port Power Bank

The more mobile technology we have, the more batteries we have to charge. The bigger and more advanced the device, the more power it demands, and the harder it can be to manage when we are out and about. As these demands grow, the need grows for portable batteries with more ports and higher capacities.

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Leaks Showing a New Port on the Back of the iPad Pro are Starting to Add Up

Photo Source: Slashleaks

Just shy of a month ago, I dismissed rumors that Apple would release an iPad Pro with Face ID locked to portrait orientation, as it currently is on the iPhone X. That same report from Japanese site Macotakara also said that, because of Face ID being locked to portrait, Apple would be moving the Smart Connector to a new location just above the Lightning Port. I was completely unconvinced, as none of this made any sense.

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