If you’ve ordered one of Apple’s colourful iMacs or you’re just an overall fan of Apple’s product design, these wallpapers are likely to pique your interest.
The wallpapers are based on the original iMac G3 backgrounds, but most people will likely recognize them as the face of the ‘Finder’ app on macOS. Their designer, Arun Venkatesan, wrote a really great blog post about the history of the wallpapers that I’d recommend reading if you’re into niche Apple history.
You can download all the wallpapers — which also feature light and dark modes — from his website for free.
Cutting corners: It’s been a long time coming, but YouTube is finally bringing support for picture-in-picture to iPhones and iPads. While the rollout is beginning with Premium subscribers, it’ll soon be available for all iOS devices, at least in the United States.
Picture-in-picture allows users to continue watching a video outside of the app, making it possible to watch a clip while working on a document, browsing the web, or editing a photo. Picture-in-picture support at the OS level first launched on iPad with iOS 9, before making the leap to iPhone in iOS 14, where it works surprisingly well on Apple’s larger-screen devices.
Before now however, YouTube didn’t officially support the feature, at least not on the app. Some users were able to do picture-in-picture by visiting YouTube in Safari on their iPad. But YouTube has confirmed that the feature is due to officially launch for Apple devices and not just for paying customers. “Picture-in-Picture (PiP) allows users to watch YouTube videos in a small mini player while simultaneously browsing outside of the YouTube app on their mobile device. We’re starting to roll out PiP for YouTube Premium members on iOS and plan to launch PiP for all US iOS users as well.”
We can only hope that expansion to other countries is also on the cards. For now, users can get ready for the feature by downloading the free YouTube app on their iPhone or iPad.
If you pair the Sony PlayStation 5 DualSense controller with your smartphone, tablet, or PC using Bluetooth, you need to manually switch off the controller when you’re done playing to save battery life. Here’s how.
Even though the DualSense works perfectly well using Bluetooth, it doesn’t power itself down when you’re done using the PS5 controller. If you shut down your PC or switch off your phone, the DualSense will keep trying to connect to the device that it was paired with. This leads to battery drain, which you can avoid by manually switching off the PS5 controller.
To turn off the PS5 DualSense controller, hold down the PlayStation button for around 10 seconds.
You can confirm that it’s turned off by looking at the lights around the touchpad. If they’re no longer lit, then the DualSense has been successfully turned off.
To turn it back on again later, just hold the PlayStation button down for a moment until it lights up.
iPhone 13 rumors are coming fast and furious, especially those that pertain to the phone’s alleged design. Two new color rumors have especially got the internet in a tizzy: pink and matte black. Dreams of a bubblegum pink iPhone 13 all started with an Instagram post. Artist and Instagrammer Ali Sayed Ali, who specializes in 3D models and renders (mostly of iPhones), posted a photo back in February showing a very ~aesthetic~ pink iPhone surrounded by what appears to be other pink Apple accessories (AirPods, AirPods Max and an iPhone case). “Should we start seeing these colors more often?” the caption said.
It was only a matter of time before the great algorithm in the sky brought millennial pink and iPhone leaks together in capitalist matrimony.
Read more:Here’s how we think the iPhone 13 will compare to the iPhone 12
On May 5, a Twitter account called Peng Phones created a frenzy when it tweeted the same photo without sourcing, referring to it as a “Rose Pink” iPhone 13 Pro Max render and teasing a December 2021 release date for the color option. (Subsequent tweets from the same account also mention November 2021 releases for “Pink,” “Rose Pink” and even “Rosegold Pink” iPhones.) The tweet netted over 40,000 likes and more than 30,000 retweets, causing searches for “pink iPhone 13” to spike. The photo has since been removed from the tweet for copyright violation.
Much of the Twitter reaction was of the skeptical variety:
This rumor is actually more of an iPhone wish list item since the original creator of the image says she created it just for fun. But that doesn’t stop us (and the aesthetic devotees of social media) from wondering about its plausibility anyway. Could Apple actually make the pink iPhone happen?
The veracity of the alleged release dates and color names tweeted by Peng Phones is pretty hard to vouch for, not having originated or been corroborated by notable leakers with solid Apple-leak track records, and especially because the photo in the tweet was merely fan art.
But the variation in color and release dates actually isn’t outside the realm of possibility. Apple’s iPhone 12 release schedule was almost as complicated as its price structure, with the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro arriving earlier than the iPhone 12 Pro Max and Mini. And Apple’s Pro line, the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, come in different colors than the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini, too:
iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max colors
iPhone 12 and 12 Mini colors
Apple hasn’t officially said anything about either a release date or any color options for the iPhone 13 (if that’s even what it’s called), so right now we can only speculate. But the odds of a pink iPhone 13 coming out in 2021? They’re not terrible.
First, this wouldn’t be the first time Apple has released a pink iPhone. The iPhone 5C, released in 2013, was available in pink. 2018’s iPhone XR came in coral, and the iPhone 6S from 2015 was sold in rose gold. Pink has been a popular color for tech ever since. Just this past February, Samsung also released phantom pink and phantom violet models of its flagship Galaxy S21 phone, with a more metallic sheen than the iPhone 13 render.
And second, Apple just released a new purple color option for the iPhone 12, another bone thrown to the aesthetic crowd. In fact, Apple also unveiled a redesigned iMac at an April virtual event available in a variety of throwback hues to match the company’s rainbow logo of yore. One of those iMac colors is, you guessed it, pink.
Apple does usually swap out one iPhone color from generation to generation, leaving the rest consistent. So it’s possible that a candy-colored pop of pink could oust the iPhone 12’s deep blue or mint green (or even the new purple).
We won’t find out for sure until Apple announces the iPhone 13 (likely in September). Until then, follow along with all the juiciest iPhone 13 rumors here. And in the event that Apple doesn’t make our aesthetic dreams come true? You can always just buy a pink phone case.
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