How To Watch Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ Event

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We’re less than 24 hours away from the official launch of the new Apple Watch. Apple’s event kicks off at 10am Pacific Daylight Time at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco on March 9th 2015.

The Watch was unveiled in September 2014 but Apple has given very limited details about it’s features, release date, battery life, and pricing. In addition, many unconfirmed rumors lead us to believe Apple may have more than just a Watch to show off tomorrow.

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Apple will be streaming the event on Apple.com, for all of their customers to watch. Live streaming video requires one of the following devices:

  • Mac with OS X 10.6.8 (Safari 5.1.10) or later
  • iOS device with iOS 6.0 or later
  • Apple TV (second or third generation) with software version 6.2 or later

Often, you’ll be able to find online sources rebroadcasting the stream for users who do not have access to an Apple device.

Follow Along

If you’re unable to watch the live video stream on Monday, there’s many other ways you can follow along! For a real-time live blog, we recommend checking out the front page of MacRumors.com.

On Twitter, @MacRumorsLive provides very accurate information and updates from the live event. You can also follow @TechZany for occasional updates, as well as the very-active hashtag #AppleLive.

Time Zones:

  • 10:00 am Pacific (Vancouver, BC)
  • 11:00 am Mountain (Calgary, AB)
  • 12:00 pm Central (Winnipeg, MB)
  • 1:00 pm Eastern (Toronto, ON)
  • 2:00 pm Atlantic (Halifax, NS)
  • 2:30 pm Newfoundland (St John’s, NL)

Reminder: California, and most of North America, observes Daylight-Saving time.

Live Coverage of Apple’s October 16th Media Event [Video]

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We’re less than 24 hours away from the official unveiling of Apple’s new iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2, and the public launch of OS X Yosemite. Apple’s event kicks off at 10am Pacific Time on October 16th 2014 and we’ll have live video coverage of the event right here on TechZany.com! Watch as the countdown hits zero, and Tim Cook takes the stage!

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Location:

Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California, USA

Time:

  • 10:00 am Pacific (Vancouver, BC)
  • 11:00 am Mountain (Calgary, AB)
  • 12:00 pm Central (Winnipeg, MB)
  • 1:00 pm Eastern (Toronto, ON)
  • 2:00 pm Atlantic (Halifax, NS)
  • 2:30 pm Newfoundland (St John’s, NL)

Live Coverage of Apple’s iPhone 6 and “iWatch” Media Event [Video]

We’re less than 24 hours away from the official unveiling of Apple’s iPhone 6 and rumored “iWatch” wearable device. Apple’s event kicks off at 10am Pacific Time on September 9th and we’ll have live video coverage of the event right here on TechZany.com! Watch as the countdown hits zero, and Tim Cook takes the stage! Until then, why not check out our expectations and rumor roundup in our latest blog post: “iPhone 6 – What To Expect“.

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Interactive Chat Room

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Location:

Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, USA

Time:

  • 10:00 am Pacific (Vancouver, BC)
  • 11:00 am Mountain (Calgary, AB)
  • 12:00 pm Central (Winnipeg, MB)
  • 1:00 pm Eastern (Toronto, ON)
  • 2:00 pm Atlantic (Halifax, NS)
  • 2:30 pm Newfoundland (St John’s, NL)

 

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4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhone 6 Leaked Case Preview

Comparison of 4.7" and 5.5" iPhone 6 Cases

Comparison of 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhone 6 Cases

As the expected release date of Apple’s latest smartphone, the iPhone 6 approaches, leaked photos and products continue to surface that feature a new form-factor in 4.7″ and 5.5″ sizes.

Thanks to multiple OEM manufacturers, TechZany was able to get access to various cases and parts for the 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhone 6. Although we haven’t yet seen the official housing or back casing of the iPhone 6, these cases and parts come from a very credible source in China. They’re modelled from the iPhone 6 “dummy phone” which is used in the factories for iPhone 6 prototyping. These parts and new form factors have also been confirmed within the supply chain.

5.5" iPhone 6 Case

5.5″ iPhone 6 Case

It is expected that the 4.7″ iPhone 6 will be available in September, following the annual hardware update schedule. However, the 5.5″ iPhone 6 will not be available until later in the year, or early-2015 due to manufacturer issues with hardware design, according to multiple sources.

The hardware mockups, dummy models, and cases that have emerged seem to follow a consistent design on the 4.7″ model. As for the 5.5″ “iPhone 6S” or “iPhone Note” (As it’s being called by some Chinese manufacturers), there is the possibility that Apple will reveal this later in the year, rather than at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference on June 2nd 2014. It may also have some unique features or technology that isn’t currently being tested nor available in the supply chain and therefore, would not be demonstrated in these preliminary case designs.

Check out the photos below! For other photos, details, and information about the upcoming iPhone 6 (and other Apple products), follow @TechZany on Twitter!

4.7" iPhone 6 Dummy Models

4.7″ iPhone 6 Dummy Models

 

4.7" iPhone 6 Case

4.7″ iPhone 6 Case

Comparing 5.5" iPhone 6 to iPad Mini

Comparing 5.5″ iPhone 6 to iPad Mini

 

5.5" iPhone 6 Bottom Ports

5.5″ iPhone 6 Bottom Ports

 

5.5" iPhone 6 Photos from OEM

5.5″ iPhone 6 Photos from OEM

iPhone 6 Camera Modules

iPhone 6 Camera Modules


iPhone 6 Dummy - White

iPhone 6 Dummy – White


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Preview: Apple iPad Mini 2

As the expected release date for the iPad Mini 2 approaches, leaked photos continue to surface that show the new device in many new colors. These include silver, gold, and space gray – similar to the newly unveiled iPhone 5S.

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Apple iPad Mini 2 – Silver – WiFi / 3G

Many reports suggest the iPad Mini 2 will not feature a Retina display, nor a new form factor. It’s likely that we could see Apple Touch ID implemented, with the new Apple A7 processing chip.

At first, you may not be able to see the difference between the original iPad Mini, and iPad Mini 2 and that’s because the outer shells are quite similar. It features a few small design tweaks, such as the reflective Apple logo that has been pressed into the aluminum, rather than engraved on top. The internal components, currently available, suggest an identical microphone and speaker, with minor camera improvements.

Because the form-factor of both iPad Mini and iPad Mini 2 are nearly identical, you will be able to continue using your favourite iPad Mini case or Smart Cover. It’s expected that Apple will announce new cases, potentially similar to those found on the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.

Thanks to some OEM factories, such as Hon Hai / Foxconn, I was able to get my hands on various parts for the new iPad Mini 2. Although I don’t have all available parts, a “space gray” iPad Mini 2 has also been confirmed in the supply chain.

 

Expected Announcement Date: October 22nd 2013

Expected Release Date: November 2013

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iPad Mini 2

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Buying a Refurbished Mac

Apple.com offers Certified Refurbished Macs, iPods, iPads, and accessories. Apple’s refurbished pricing is usually about 15% off of the regular price of the product.

The products you are getting are completely checked out and certified by Apple professionals. As with every Mac, you get a one year included AppleCare warranty with the option of purchasing additional AppleCare.

A refurbished unit is tested and certified to work as a new machine. A refurbished Mac might even be less likely to fail then a new unit as it has been worked in and manually tested by professionals.

Some people purchase Macs and then return them for no good reason. Apple can’t resell these as new so they test them, fix them up, and then sell them as refurbished. Apple does the same with overstock products and older models of Macs.

My Experiences

I recently purchased a refurbished MacBook Pro from Apple.com. I happened to get a customized model. This means someone didn’t buy one of the base models. Before they purchased, they told Apple to upgrade certain components. I was lucky enough to get one of the SSD MacBook Pros before they went out of stock. In my experience, refurbished Macs go fast because you don’t know how many are available. If you want something you see, act fast.

To be completely honest, I got a great MacBook in great, brand-new condition for about 20% off regular price. By the way, this is the current generation MBP.

I have not had any problems with my MacBook and have loved it since the second I pulled it out of the box. I have no regrets for purchasing a refurbished Apple product.

Buying a New Mac

Buying new seems reasonable if you would like the experience of original packaging or you would like a custom configuration. (ex. multiple video cards, RAM pre-installed, etc)

Refurbished From Other Retailers

I have heard some bad reviews about buying a refurbished Mac from a retailer other then Apple so be careful and be sure to look around online before making any purchases.

Conclusion

In conclusion, if you would like to save some some money, refurbished from Apple is a great no-risk purchase. If you have the extra cash and love to get a custom configured Mac, purchase brand new from Apple.