[Apple] iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Introduced

September 10, 2015  |  Apple, I want.., New Products

Wrapping up the Apple “Hey Siri” Event was the announcement of the new #iPhone6S family.  And just as we read earlier in the rumors and leaked info everything came to light.  So what’s new?  Apart from the new ROSE GOLD color?

What’s New?

  • A9 64-bit chip and an M9 motion co-processor that deliver 70% faster CPU performance and 90% faster graphics
  • 3D Touch which is similar to the Force Touch on the Apple Watch that enables users to “peek and pop” different content on their phone.  It’s just so cool!
  • NEW 12-megapixel iSight camera with 4K video recording and 5-megapixel front-facing FaceTime camera with True-tone Retina Flash
  • Second-generation TouchID fingerprint scanner
  • Its crafted from Series 7000 aluminum and comes in ROSE GOLD, Gold, Space Grey, and Silver.  The iPhone 6S gained a bit of weight and is now at 7.1mm thick
  • Available for Pre-order on Saturday, September 12 at 12:01 AM Pacific with a Friday, September 25 launch in United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

Prices remain the same with no change at all and available in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities.

I’m grabbing one but right now I’m debating whether it should be Rose Gold or Gold? Hmmm such a hard choice!  Also hard is the fact that I leave NYC on September 25! So I am not sure how I can grab mine so quickly! I just need to do a couple of things to ensure it!

And with that I conclude the summary of last night’s event! Hopefully this was helpful!

[Apple] Apple TV Finally Sees an Update at Apple Event

September 10, 2015  |  Apple, I want.., New Products

It’s been a few years since #AppleTV saw an update and Apple decided they needed to revolutionize their product with some great updates.  It’s built from the ground up with new generation of high-performance hardware and introduces Siri Remote and an all new tvOS system.

What’s new?

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  • It’s all about the Apps.  There is a new App Store available for the Apple TV now.
  • Siri Remote helps you navigate with your voice or with some touch gestures which is easier now!
  • Games! Your Siri Remote doubles as a game controller and you can now enjoy some games on your big screen TV!
  • Available Late October at the price of $149 for 32GB and $199 for 64GB models.

During the keynote we were given a demo and basically what I saw was a merge of some amazing products in one awesome package.  You get an Amazon Fire TV with your Siri Remote but it’s been revamped and feels like it works so much better; at the same time you get a Wii but with some cool games; while maintaining your Apple TV aspect and the amazing stores we are used to! I desperately want one!

[Apple] iPad Pro Makes Its Debut at the Apple Event

September 10, 2015  |  Apple, I want.., New Products

Apple decided to unveil and show us the new #iPadPro which they have been working on.  It’s a brand new iPad that’ll join the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini line-up and is geared towards increased productivity!

What’s New in the #iPadPro?

  • 12.9-inch Tablet with 5.6 million pixels Retina Display.  It has more pixels than a 15″ MacBook Pro Retina.  (Resolution of 2732 x 2048)
  • 64-bit A9X processor that delivers 1.6 times faster performance than iPad Air 2 with twice as fast graphics! (Basically this beast runs 80% faster than most portable PCs)
  • Measures 6.9mm thick and weighs 1.57 pounds.  It’s slim but a little thicker than the iPad Air 2 but weighs as much as an iPad 1 did before.  I guess it’ll hurt when it smacks you in the nose? :P
  • Comes in Space Grey, Gold, and Silver and has 3 variations which you can see below and will be available in NOVEMBER!
  • 32GB WiFi Only $799 (Roughly 242 KWD without TAX)
  • 128GB WiFi Only $949 (Roughly 287 KWD without TAX)
  • 128GB WiFi + LTE $1079 (Roughly 326 KWD without TAX)

With its large screen you get an increased space for multi-tasking purposes where you can actually run two apps side by side and not feel as if they are too small!

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[Apple] Apple unveils brand new 12″ Retina MacBook

March 9, 2015  |  Apple, I want.., New Products

So, the Apple event just concluded its two hours of announcements, where we were given news about a bunch of things, one of the most important and personally something I’ve been waiting for and hoping would happen, and was actually the reason why I didn’t get myself a MacBook Air 11″ last trip to the US was the unveiling of the brand new 12-inch MacBook Retina named “MacBook”.  The beautiful child joins the existing MacBook line-up and promises you the following features at a starting price of $1299.

What’s new?

  • 12-inch Retina Display with a resolution of 2304 x 1440 beauty (more screen capacity on such a tiny device!)
  • It weighs 2 pounds and is 24% thinner than existing MacBook Air at 13.1mm, Lighter & Thinner than ever!
  • Comes in Space Grey, Silver, and beautiful stunning Gold. (I’m grabbing the gold, like anyone can stop me right now!)
  • Redesigned Keyboard that makes it more stable and precise.  Also the keyboard is edge-to-edge which gives you 17% more surface area.
  • Revamped Trackpad with built-in Force Touch.  It can detect the amount of pressure placed on the trackpad and gives you a whole range of new gestures.
  • Intel Core-M processor that starts at 1.1 GhZ with Intel HD 5300 Graphics.
  • First Fanless MacBook.
  • 67% smaller Logic board in a MacBook with lots of batteries surrounding it.
  • All-Day battery life with 9 hours of web browsing and 10 hours of iTunes movie playback.
  • One single USB-C port for charging power, USB data transfer, DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA capabilities (adapters sold separately).


All this beauty will begin shipping on Friday, April 10 through Apple Online and Apple Retail Stores.  I’m getting the extra cash and trying to save up for it!

I’m personally grabbing the high-end $1599 MacBook in gold.  I believe we kind of have our next generation 12″ PowerBook G4 now :P This is the one we’ve been waiting for!

[Apple] iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Announced

October 17, 2014  |  Apple, I want.., iPad, New Products

Apple held a special event today where they announced updates in the iPad line-up as well as the Mac line-up.  In this post we will discuss the updates with the iOS devices.

Before the announcement of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, we were given information that iOS 8.1 will be released next Monday, October 20th it will have some improvements to the things that iOS  8 broke when we last updated and bring back things such as the “Camera Roll”, activate Apple Pay (working in the US currently only) and introduce iCloud Photo Library .  This update is free and should hit the airwaves next monday.

What’s new in the iPad Air 2?

  • It is now THINNER at 6.1 mm instead of 7.5 mm on the iPad Air 1.
  • TOUCH ID has been enabled right now which helps you use APPLE PAY as well (however no NFC support).
  • The display has been revamped with the use a of GAPLESS LAMINATED DISPLAY PANEL which helps produce sharper images and covered with ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING that makes it 56% less reflective.
  • A new faster A8X processor is under the hood giving it faster performance and faster graphics.
  • The CAMERA has been updated with 8-megapixel iSIGHT CAMERA with 1.12 micron pixels, f2.4 and 1080P HD videos.  The FaceTimeHD camera also received an update and basically both cameras now can do everything your iPhone 6 can (i.e. Burst-mode,  Slo-Mo, Timelapse, Selfie Burst, HDR photos and HDR videos.
  • FASTER WIFI & MORE LTE BANDS are available.
  • BATTERY LIFE is at 10 hours
  • M8 Processor to give you better accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, and an all-new barometer that senses air pressure to determine relative elevation.
  • Comes in three colors: Gold, Silver, and Space Grey.  In three sizes 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128GB.  In either Wi-Fi only model or Cellular + Wi-Fi model.
  • Pre-orders tomorrow Friday OCT 17, Shipping by end of next week.

What’s new in the iPad mini 3?

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  • GOLD Color option
  • Comes in three colors: Gold, Silver, and Space Grey.  In three sizes 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128GB.  In either Wi-Fi only model or Cellular + Wi-Fi model.
  • Pre-orders tomorrow Friday OCT 17, Shipping by end of next week.

Everything else is pretty much the same as the iPad mini 2 (with Retina Display).


Prices are:

iPad Air 2

  • 16GB Wi-Fi Only [$499] around 146 KWD (without tax and shipping)
  • 64 GB Wi-Fi Only [$599] around 175 KWD (without tax and shipping)
  • 128 GB Wi-Fi Only [$699] around 205 KWD (without tax and shipping)
  • 16 GB Cellular + Wi-Fi [$629] around 184 KWD (without tax and shipping)
  • 64 GB Cellular + Wi-Fi [$729] around 215 KWD (without tax and shipping)
  • 128 GB Cellular + Wi-Fi [$829] around 242 KWD (without tax and shipping)

iPad mini 3

  • 16GB Wi-Fi Only [$399] around 117 KWD (without tax and shipping)
  • 64 GB Wi-Fi Only [$499] around 146 KWD (without tax and shipping)
  • 128 GB Wi-Fi Only [$599] around 175 KWD (without tax and shipping)
  • 16 GB Cellular + Wi-Fi [$629] around 155 KWD (without tax and shipping)
  • 64 GB Cellular + Wi-Fi [$729] around 184 KWD (without tax and shipping)
  • 128 GB Cellular + Wi-Fi [$829] around 212 KWD (without tax and shipping)

Personally, I’m grabbing the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 both in Gold color, 128GB Wi-Fi only models.  I find that I don’t use the LTE model at all so why pay the extra $130.

[Apple] Apple Watch Announced Today

September 10, 2014  |  Apple, I want.., New Products

Apple finally brought the “One more thing” back with the announcement of the Apple Watch.  This watch is one of the most beautiful watches I have ever seen.  The slight glitch here though is that it won’t be available until Early 2015 but hey that means I get to have more time to save up and grab it! The watch us designed to be both fashionable and functional and comes with six different types of watch straps that are interchangeable.  The price starts at $349 and goes up with each different watch face/edition.  We were given a glimpse into the life of the Apple Watch and here is what’s up with it.

The  Watch

  • Six different watch face colors and materials: Stainless Steel, Silver Aluminum, 18-Karat Yellow Gold, Space Black Stainless Steel, Space Grey Aluminum, and 18-Karat Rose Gold
  • Three Collections also available:
    • Watch Collection: Stainless Steel or Black Stainless Steel cases with range of metal and leather bands
    • Watch Sport Collection: Anodized Aluminum cases in silver or space gray with colorful, durable bands
    • Watch Edition: 18-Karat Gold cases in Yellow or Rose with exquisitely crafted bands and closures
  • Two sizes: 38mm and 42mm
  • Sapphire display with a touch screen
  • Digital Crown as a method of navigation or “home button” on the watch
  • Pressure-sensing technology
  • Taptic Engine
  • New S1 processor
  • Magsafe Wireless charging through the back zirconia crafted four sapphire lenses which also detect pulse rate
  • Gyroscope and accelerometer which means it can replace fitness bands
  • Fitness and Workout apps available
  • NFC for Apple Pay support.

Personally I’m dying here waiting for this beautiful watch! It’s insanely gorgeous and I have never seen anything that beautiful ever! I’m debating highly getting the rose-gold edition with a couple of straps but have to see how pricing works out there.  Couldn’t Early 2015 come here sooner!


The Life of a Gadget-aholic & Its Disasters

April 11, 2014  |  I want.., New Products, Techie

By now you must know that I am not your typical girl.  I am the type of girl who is not even remotely interested in getting the latest high-end brand purse or shoes, or even clothes for that matter.   Don’t get me wrong I do like to shop occasionally for some new clothes but its never something insane that I can’t afford or that I will need to save an arm and a leg for.  My money is spent on something else… GADGETS!

You see some of my friends when they are looking for some retail therapy, they head over to the shoe stores or purses or even some jewelry.  I myself scratch all of that out and head to the Electronics store and look for something geeky and interesting.  It’s hard because sometimes, just sometimes I find myself in even more debt just because I want to have that particular gadget and I basically don’t have the amount on hand (especially since I am unemployed and semi-broke).


Want an example?  Well last week Amazon unveiled a new set-top TV box called the Fire TV and granted at the moment I saw it, I was like “Hmmmmmmm, maybe and maybe not” but the price tag attached to it, which was 99$ made me think “What the hell, why not!” and so I am currently waiting on receiving my unit.  I find myself promoting Amazon and its products to the Apple level in my books.  As in, I find myself buying anything and everything Amazon releases simply because “Ohhhhhh that’s shiny!!!!” They say Sagittarians are easily distracted by shiny objects and tend to over spend on traveling and shiny objects, I actually agree.

So will it work in Kuwait, since we all know Amazon has placed some IP restrictions on its services being used outside of the US, I’m not sure but I’m willing to try and find out.  I just find myself drooling and dreaming over new gadgets whether I need them or not, whether I will continue to use them or not, and really let’s just face it, if its not an Apple then there is a 100% chance I will lose interest in a week.

If only Santa were real and could send me every gadget out there for keeps!

P.S. If this is my Father reading, please don’t get mad, I just had to try this one out and it’s really not bad for a 99$ price-point.  It’s not like I’m spending 999999$ :P

[To read more about the Amazon Fire TV check out Engadget’s Review]