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New AirPod Case May ‘Wirelessly Charge’ iPhones Too

The development would add to Apple's much-anticipated "AirPower wireless charging mat" that was unveiled last year

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Apple may roll out a new “charging case” for its AirPods that can “wirelessly charge” iPhones as well, the media reported.

“The product could be available as soon as the end of this year, however, the schedule is still subject to change,” Nikkei Asian Review reported, quoting an industry source familiar with the plan.

The development would add to Apple’s much-anticipated “AirPower wireless charging mat” that was unveiled last year.

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“Recent reports have suggested a September release of Apple’s ‘AirPower charging pad’ , which is around the time Apple typically announces its latest iPhone models each year,” Engadget reported recently.

The iPhone maker had previously mentioned that it would be working on a “wireless charging case” for “AirPods” that could also be topped up with the “AirPower pad”, though it gave no further details.

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“Apple did not respond to Nikkei Asian Review’s request for comment,” the report added.

Last year, the Cupertino-based company had said that the iPhone 8 range and later models would have wireless charging capabilities. (IANS)

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An Apple A Day To Keep Heatwaves Away

Apples have high water content thus a great nutrition value especially in summer

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Eat apples to guard against the summer heatwaves. Pixabay

Food with high water content is highly prescribed by doctors to stay hydrated during the summers, a season that summons a wave of soaring temperatures, higher than 40-degrees.

A much-loved fruit in India, apples are hydrating heros’ in such a situation. A heatwave can affect human health in a varied manner and to maintain ideal body temperature in this soaring summer, one must remain adequately hydrated, be protected from the sun and maintain hygiene.

Working professionals and people who must step out in summers, are prone to the heatwave impact. Pediatric experts and doctors agree on the benefits of drinking water and eating fruits, especially, apples. ‘An apple a day, keeps the doctor away’ is true as they are rich in a number of vitamins with great anti-inflammatory benefits and many other essential minerals. Washington Apple Commission spells how apples can prove to be a summer-friendly fruit.

People often don’t realise the danger of exposing themselves to extreme heat. Older adults, young children, and people with chronic illnesses are most at greater risk for serious problems. The nutrition benefits of apples may help not only in avoiding such illnesses but may also protect against many such conditions.

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Apples are hydrating heros’ in summer. Pixabay

As popular as apples are as a fruit, they are enriched in antioxidants, dietary fibers, vitamins and a range of other nutrients that are greatly beneficial in maintaining good health. The fruit is rich in soluble fibers which may help prevent several health conditions and may lower the risk of major diseases such as heat strokes, diabetes and cancer.

The soluble fiber also promotes weight loss and improves gut health. The prebiotic effects of apples help feed the good bacteria in the gut, thus, improving digestion.

Apples are made of 85 percent water and contain vitamins, fibres and antioxidants. A high fibre content is a particularly beneficial property of apples, as improper digestion is a major health concern in the tropical climatic region. Apples are also enriched in antioxidants that help protect the lungs from oxidative damage and help oxygen flow through the blood.

 

Apple-based recipes

Make interesting snacks, dessert, beverages and savoury meals with this miraculous fruit during summers.

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Try these exotic apple dishes this summer. Pixabay

Salted apple caramel galette

Caramel apples get a grown-up makeover with this Salted Caramel Apple Galette. Warm, gooey, and delicious, this pastry is loaded with apples and homemade caramel. It’s a sophisticated take on a childhood favorite and since it’s easier to make than pie, it’s perfect for summer get-togethers.

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Caramel apple pie ice-cream sandwiches

Nothing is better at a cookout on a warm day than a cold, refreshing ice cream sandwich. In Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches, the comforting flavor of apple pie is recreated in a creamy frozen banana-based ice cream studded with apple and date pieces. Then that scoop of ice cream is sandwiched between two pieces of no-bake cinnamon oat cookie dough. (IANS)

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Apple’s New Smart Glass May Start at $499

'Apple Glass' may come with prescription lens support

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Apple is reportedly working on smart glasses called Apple Glass. WIkimedia Commons

Apple is reportedly working on smart glasses called Apple Glass which is expected to be sold for a relatively low price of $499.

Apple Glass will pair with an iPhone and be controlled by gestures on and in front of the glasses, according to Jon Prosser, a reliable Apple insider.

Prosser said that an early prototype for Apple Glass featured wireless charging and LiDAR and Apple was initially planning on unveiling Apple Glass later this year, at its September event.

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Apple Glass will pair with an iPhone and be controlled by gestures on and in front of the glasses. (Representational Image). Pixabay

However, the ongoing global health crisis may make that not a possibility, so Apple’s plans to unveil the new product could be forced back to March 2021.

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Apple Glasses could feature a high-resolution display and are likely to be reliant on the iPhone for processing power to keep them slim and lightweight. The glasses are expected to run a new operating system, rOS (or reality OS).

Apart from Kuo, Taiwanese site DigiTimes and The Information recently claimed that Apple’s AR glasses could launch by 2022 as suppliers work to ramp up development. (IANS)

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Apple Report Suggests Precautions In Supply Chain Amid COVID-19

Apple comes up with an extensive report suggesting precautions in the supply chain to handle COVID-19 challenges

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Apple comes up with suggestions for supply chain, gives out an extensive report. Pixabay

Health screenings, limiting density, and ensuring strict adherence to social distancing are some of the measures that Apple said it has taken in its global supply chain to address COVID-19’s challenges and to ensure people are able to return to work safely.

Apple said it is working with its suppliers around the world on a range of protections suited to the circumstances in each country.

These details were revealed in Apple’s annual “Supplier Responsibility Progress Report” released on Thursday which also included a letter from Sabih Khan, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Operations.

“We put people first in everything we do — and require everyone we work with to do the same — because we want to uphold the highest standards,” Khan said in the letter.

“We’re requiring the use of personal protective equipment — both during work and in all common areas — and have worked together to implement enhanced deep cleaning protocols and deploy masks and sanitizers,” he added.

Apple said it has partnered with suppliers to redesign and reconfigure factory floorplans where needed and to implement flexible working hours — including staggered work shifts — to maximise interpersonal space.

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Health screenings, limiting density, and strict adherence to social distancing some of the measures by Apple in their supply chain. Pixabay

“We continue to work closely with leading medical and privacy experts to develop advanced health and safety protocols,” Khan said.

The ‘Supplier Responsibility Progress Report’ which is a look back at the progress it made last year said that 19.4 million supplier employees were trained on workplace rights since 2008.

Apple said its health and wellness education training programme expanded to Vietnam, joining China and India.

Over one million supplier employees have received training through the programme, it added.

As part of its “Responsible Sourcing” programme, the “Salmon Gold” project developed new mining methods while achieving habitat restoration.

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Apple said it is pioneering the use of blockchain technology to trace Salmon Gold from the mine to its supply chain. (IANS)

 

New AirPod Case May ‘Wirelessly Charge’ iPhones Too
An Apple A Day To Keep Heatwaves Away
Apple’s New Smart Glass May Start at $499
Apple Report Suggests Precautions In Supply Chain Amid COVID-19