It was a relatively quiet weekend on the Apple front, although we've managed to round up all the news that's fit to print in today's Morning Report, including a look at what could be the latest design for Apple's USB power adapter, a peek at a schematic for the M8 processor, and details on how Apple plans to sell Beats Music to iTunes customers. Click on to read the details!
Apple includes a USB power adapter with every new iPhone, iPod, and iPad, so in theory I should have...oh, at least 9 (no kidding) in my possession. In reality I am always looking for one. This is probably because I leave them behind in hotels or let friends borrow them, but how they disappear isn't the issue. The issue is how much I hate paying Apple for a new one. Luckily, RadTech's ACpower is cheaper than Apple's power adapters, and it can charge two iPads at once.
The Apple Store is down and the calendar reads October 23, 2012, so that can mean only one thing: It's time for an Apple media event and new stuff! While the focus remains on the iPad mini, it appears Cupertino will also be introducing several new Lightning adapters today as well.
An extra charging brick for your iPhone and iPad is technically a want, although it often really feels like a need. Dexim’s Visible Green Smart Charger costs about $5 more than Apple’s replacement 10W USB Power Adapter ($29, www.apple.com), and Apple’s cable even throws in a 6-foot extension cord. But the Smart Charger can shave some pennies off your electric bill, since it shuts itself off when your gadget is charged or disconnected.