Apple Introduces Red iPhone, New iPad, and Clip Video App

Apple Introduces Red iPhone, New iPad, and Clip Video App

There has been a rumor going round the last few days that Apple would do a soft update of some products today. That rumor turned out true, though not entirely in the same scope rumored. Instead of a massively updated iPad Pro line, Apple went a bit more mainstream with a new color to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, a new low end iPad, and a new social media app called clips. Let’s take a look.

(PRODUCT) RED iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

Apple has had a long relationship supporting the retail initiative to support HIV/ AIDS research and care. That relationship has involved iPods, cases, headphones, and accessories is now going to the iPhone in the form of special edition (PRODUCT) RED iPhone 7s and 7 Pluses. The special edition (PRODUCT) RED version represents the 6th color choice available for the iPhone 7 series joining Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Matte Black, and Jet Back.

The new phones will be available both online and in stores starting on March 24th starting at $749 for the 4.7” iPhone and $869 for the 5.5” iPhone 7 Plus in 128 and 256GB variants. There will not be an entry level 32GB version in (PRODUCT) RED.

Also getting a bit of love is Apple’s smallest and most affordable iPhone, the iPhone SE. While its not getting a replacement, the SE has had its storage doubled from 16 to 32GB in the entry level and from 64gb to 128gb in the next step up. Prices stay the same starting at $399 starting on March 24.

iPad

While we were expecting iPad Pro updates, Apple went in the other direction and made the 9.7” model more affordable. The new model is simply called iPad. It feature the A9 SoC from the iPhone 6 Plus and is a replacement in the lineup for the A8X powered iPad Air 2. The new iPad is lightly thicker featuring the 7.5mm thickness of the original iPad Air rather than the 6.1mm of the iPad Air 2 and 9.7” iPad Pro. That doesn’t mean the new iPad in losing any features as it still has Touch ID, 8MM rear and 1.2mp front cameras, and stereo speakers.

The iPad will ship on February 24th in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. It will come in 32 and 128GB versions. Pricing may be the new iPad’s killer feature starting at $329, $70 less than the Air 2, for Wi-Fi and $459 for cellular. The 128GB models add $100 to both of those prices.

Clips

The Most surprising announcement was an app called Clips. Clips is Apple’s take on the multi-clip videos that have become popular on Snapchat and Instagram, only platform agnostic. What makes Clips unique is that the app can add captions and titles in realtime using only their voice. Clips of courses also features the filters and animations that have made these videos popular.

Clips will be a free download from the iOS Apple Store in April and be compatible with iPhones, iPods, and iPads using the 64-bit A7 SoC and later.

Apple allows you to share clips privately with your friends messages or post the finished product to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or Vimeo.

Source: Apple 1, 2, 3

Tech Hangout #70 – Apple iPad Event Recap & Quarterly Earnings

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Hal Sherman
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Ben Roethig (Host)

Topic

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite, iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay

Apple releases New iPad Air and old iPad Mini with Touch ID

iPad 27” with Retina and Mac Mini see updates

Macs Beat iPads in quarterly sales

Picks

Tech Hangout #48 – The US Airways Twitter screwup

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Hal Sherman
  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Ricardo Garza
  • JW Hodge

iPhones and Macs up, iPads down, 7 to 1 split, Big stock buyback, and Angela comes to Cuppertino

Apple’s Stock Jumps $40 (7.7%) in After-Hours Session
Over 23% of Apple’s iPad buyers were new to the iPad

Apple opens up Beta Program to public

Apple opens up Mavericks Beta Program to the public

USAirways Twitter really really screws up

The Verge Article
US Airways employee screws up

Project Ara takes shape

Project Ara

GameStop puts SimplyMac stores where Apple isn’t

Game Stop puts SimplyMac stores where Apple isn’t

Aftermarket Carplay units coming!

Pioneer brings Apple’s CarPlay to older cars
CarPlay is coming to third-party stereo market

Picks

Tech Hangout #46 – MacWorld/iWorld 2014

Introduction

  • Ben
  • Patrice
  • 8-bit Rick
  • Andrew

Hal – Monday was World Backup Day

World Backup Day
Backblaze

Patrice’s MacWorld Report

MacWorld/iWorld

Blackberry cuts ties with T-Mobile

http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/01/t-mobile-will-no-longer-carry-blackberry-devices/

Tablet Talk. Is there a place or larger screen tablets?

4 years of iPad

http://www.cultofmac.com/272797/ipad-anniversary/

Picks

  • Andrew: Incredibles 2. Coming out some car. plus Cars 3
  • Rick: Monkey Boxing for Android and iOS
  • Patrice: Roost Stand for MacBook, Divergent movie
  • Ben: Apple Design Award Bundle

Tech Hangout #45 – EA Games drops the ball!

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Hal Sherman
  • Paul Gans
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Ben Roethig (Host)

EA Games site hacked to steal Apple IDs

(http://www.macworld.com/article/2110160/ea-games-site-hacked-to-steal-apple-ids.html()

Sim City back offline

(http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/18/ea-simcity-offline-mode/)

Return of the iPad 4

http://geekbeat.tv/apple-introduces-8gb-iphone-5c-reintroduces-4th-gen-ipad/

iPhone 6 “specs” “Leaked”

(http://lph0ne.blogspot.com/2014/03/leaked-iphone-6-specifications-ultra.html)

Why NOT to use AirBNB

(http://gawker.com/man-unwittingly-rents-out-apartment-on-airbnb-for-xxx-1544961941)

Picks

  • Andrew: Planescape Torment
    (http://www.amazon.com/Planescape-Torment-PC/dp/B00002EPZ2)
    (http://www.gog.com/game/planescape_torment)
  • Hal: House of Cards Season 2
  • Patrice: The 100
  • Paul: his old Mac mini
  • Rick: Asus MeMO Pad FHD
  • Ben: Nexus 7 (2013)

Tech Hangout #28 – Apple October Event Edition

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Eric Schuetz
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Talyna Morrison

Steve’s Indiegogo

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kinetic-servers-always-fast
http://www.kineticservers.com/premium-hosting.html

Nokia launches tablet, phablet

http://geekbeat.tv/nokia-launches-lumia-2520-10-inch-tablet-and-1520-6-inch-phone/

Apple event: iPads

http://geekbeat.tv/apple-unveils-ipad-air-new-ipad-mini/

Apple event: Macs

http://geekbeat.tv/apple-announces-new-macbook-pros-and-mac-pro/

Apple event: They remembered iWork exists….and iLife too!

http://geekbeat.tv/apple-releases-updated-versions-of-iwork-and-ilife-apps-for-mac-and-ios/

Tweetbot 3 for iPhone

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/10/25/tweetbot-3-for-ios-7-arrives-but-its-not-a-free-update/

Picks

Tech Hangout #17 – Doctors and TVs

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Steve ‘Kinetic’ Roberts
  • Melissa ‘The Mac Mommy’ Davis
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Paul Gans
  • Ricardo Garza

Peter Capaldi is the 12th Doctor

BBC Announcement
Peter Capaldi on IMDB
In the Loop

Shark Week 2013, how the mighty have fallen

http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/5/4590706/discovery-starts-shark-week-with-fake-megalodon-documentary

CBS vs TWC

http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/02/time-warner-cable-drops-cbs-channels-again-cbs-first-time/
http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/06/cbs-ceo-calls-time-warner-cable-proposal-grandstanding/
http://betabeat.com/2013/08/the-ceo-of-cablevision-says-even-his-own-kids-prefer-netflix/

Jeff Bezos of Amazon buys Washington Post for $250 million

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/washington-post-to-be-sold-to-jeff-bezos/2013/08/05/ca537c9e-fe0c-11e2-9711-3708310f6f4d_story.html
http://5mag.co/

Administration overruled ITC

http://www.imore.com/obama-administration-overrules-itc-ban-iphone-4-ipad-2

Tablet Market Explodes

http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24253413

XBox One Records at 720p 30fps

http://www.destructoid.com/xbox-one-records-games-in-720p-at-30-frames-per-second-259497.phtml

Picks of the week

Green Screen Apps and Tips

  • Hit Film Deluxe
  • Adobe Deluxe (?)

Hangout about Green Screen

Tech Hangout #8 – The Reversed Reality Distortion Field

Introduction

  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Andrew Rouch
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Melissa ‘Mac Mommy’ Davis

Zynga cuts jobs, studios

http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/03/zynga-layoffs-nyc-los-angeles/

Is Microsoft THAT desperate? The latest Microsoft Surface Ads target iPad directly

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/05/23/microsofts-new-ad-slams-siri-hard/

(Ubuntu) Linux as a data recovery tool

http://www.ubuntu.com/

WWDC Predictions

WWDC is starting next week (Monday). Here are our predictions:

Patrice:
– iOS 7 and Mac OS 10.9.
– Plus maybe a new Mac Pro.
– Nothing else on the Hardware side.

Melissa:
– Concerned that iOS 7 will drop support for the 3GS

Ricardo:
– Maybe something with the Apple TV?

Ben:
– Everything is said.