All articles on the Apple iPad & iPhone

I am busy with the iPhone and iPad every day. Both devices offer an incredible number of possibilities and yet they complement each other well. While the iPhone is my constant companion and is intended for short messages, quick research on the Internet or taking photos on the go, I use my iPad at home to write blog articles, edit photos, play games or read the news.

In this category you will find all the posts on my blog that are about one of the two Apple devices.

10. May 2019
Even with the hardwrk battery case, the iPhone is comfortable to hold - but you should hold it the right way round so that you can see the display. ;-)

In the test: Magnetic battery case from hardwrk for wireless charging of the iPhone XS

Today I have a little specialty in the Sir Apfelot test studio: a magnetic battery case for the iPhone XS that charges the iPhone via Qi charging. Why the Magnetic Battery Case is magnetic and how quickly it can charge the iPhone [...]
8. May 2019

Anker PowerIQ 3.0 comes with PowerPort + Atom III charger

Anker, the well-known manufacturer of various types of charging technology, today presented its PowerIQ 3.0 technology. This is a new generation of proprietary fast-charging chips that connect the USB-C ports of corresponding chargers with both Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and [...]
8. May 2019

Overview of current USB-C to Lightning cables with MFi certification

After Apple gave up its "monopoly" in the field of USB-C to Lightning cables in 2019, more and more third-party providers came around the corner with their own solutions. For example, the Anker Powerline [...]
April 24, 2019

Where can you buy PopSockets?

Where can you buy PopSockets? - This question may be of concern to all those who have seen a PopSocket on their smartphone at an influencer or have otherwise discovered the accessories. For everyone who still [...]
April 11, 2019
The Satechi Slim Wireless Keyboard in the test.

In the test: The Satechi Slim Wireless Keyboard for macOS and iOS

A few days ago I received a new Bluetooth keyboard from Satechi: The Slim Wireless Keyboard - with a German QWERTY keyboard layout. As the name "Slim" suggests, it is less big than the "normal" Satechi keyboard, [...]
April 8, 2019

Theft protection for MacBook and MacBook Pro / Air models

To protect a laptop from theft, there are so-called laptop locks. Windows notebooks usually have corresponding recesses and holes in the housing for the laptop lock. Not so with the Apple MacBook and Apple MacBook Pro / [...]
April 1, 2019

Anker Powerline II - MFi-certified USB-C to Lightning charging cable

In February, Anker launched an MFi-certified charging cable with USB-C on one side and Lightning on the other. The inexpensive alternative to the Apple charging cable was sold out in the meantime, but can now be ordered again [...]
29. March 2019
Charging via Qi charging - nice to have, but not my favorite way.

In the test: Apple AirPods 2 - my experiences with the new version

I usually take a few days to weeks before I write a review, but with the AirPods 2 I wanted to keep my finger on the pulse. For this reason you can [...]
27. March 2019

AUKEY Key Series - New premium series in the audio sector

You may already know the technology manufacturer AUKEY from one or the other test report here in the blog. These include bluetooth speakers and wireless headphones. AUKEY now offers the so-called Key Series, a premium series with [...]
27. March 2019
If you see a red circle with L or R and an exclamation mark on the battery status of your AirPods, then you've come to the right place! (Photos: Sir Apfelot)

AirPods charging status on the iPhone shows a red exclamation mark

It's hard to believe, but less than twenty minutes after I started using my AirPods 2, there was an advertisement that I hadn't seen a single [...] in the two years before with my AirPods 1.