Apple working on new "drop system" to save your iPhone
Apple working on new "drop system" to save your iPhone
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Apple working on new "drop system" to save your iPhone

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[MUSIC] What's up, Brian Tong here, and welcome to another episode of theapplebyte where no animals were harmed during the recording of this show. It's all the good and bad so let's get to it and while many of you were eating Thanksgiving turkey, the Japanese magazine Macfan was busy publishing an article with a reported schematic of the iPad Pro or what they're referring to as the iPad Air Plus. You can even take a look at this mock up comparison video by Canopsy to give you an idea of the measurements and sizing. Now Mac Fan claims the device will have a 12.2" LCD screen. It will be seven millimeters thick and a 12 by 8.7" form factor powered by a next gen A9 processor and four built in speakers on the edges for stereo sound with a targeted launch between April and June of 2015. Japanese publication Maco Takara said Macman's claims a line with the same intel they have collected as well. So really now, the great debate should be, should we call it the iPad Pro or the iPad Air Plus [MUSIC] Or how about this? Why don't you guys come up with the next great name for the big screen iPad and tweet me @briantong with the #nextipadname. This should be fun and I will put my favorites in next week's show. And no no-one is going to steal my maxi pad name from two years ago that's mine. Alright we're expecting to see whatever Apple has cooked up for the next Apple tv in 2015. But the meantime streaming media boxes and sticks are gaining popularity. Especially this year and the market is quickly changing. Now, according to a Parks Associates report, in 2013, Roku was the runaway leader with 46% of the market and Apple had 26%, but the first nine months of 2014 has shown a dramatic shift with new cheaper alternatives. So check this out. Roku is still number one, and now makes up 29%. Google's Chromecast has moved into second place with 20%of the market. And Apple has dropped to third at 17% so far this year. With both Apple and Roku losing market share thanks to the Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV stick. Now in a cool tidbit, the report also says 50% of all videos that US consumers watch on TV, is now from streaming devices. So an a la carte service for your favorite stations can't come soon enough. All right, in the Apple patent world, the bagay was recently awarded a patent for a futuristic iPhone protection system that will recognize when a phone is dropped. Calculate its point of impact. And then shift its center of gravity to avoid hitting sensitive components. Think of this as the Neo from the Matrix of iPhones. You know, he's like dodging bullets on the fly like, aah! Oh my gosh. The iPhone Neil that's the name of the next iPhone. It's genius. Wow. This patent discovered by Apple insider is pretty amazing so when your phone is falling the protective mechanism described as a motor with an excentric mass is able to impart force on a falling iPhones' rotational axis causing it to land on its' backside or side [MUSIC] Instead of on a corner or directly on the screen. Woo! Now we won't know if or when this will be a feature, but this is just some pretty cool stuff. Alright, Steve Jobs may be gone but his swagger lives on in a ten year lawsuit. That's finally going to trial over wether Apple violated anti-trust law by exclusively allowing the iPad to only be accessed by iTunes and preventing other companies like RealPlayer from selling songs or loading music onto Apple's music player. Now according to a video tape deposition in 2011, before Jobs passed on, SJ was asked if he had heard of Real Networks, the company Apple had blocked. Steve Jobs replied, do they still exist? And that's what we call swagger. I think I got my swagger back [UNKNOWN]. Now real networks is seeking over 350 million dollars in damages. Okay, the Apple Store puts some pretty cool things on the shelf from time to time. And for the holidays, they are now iPhone app-enabled Christmas lights from Lumenplay. Now, check this out, it looks so fun and amazing. Look how happy everyone is. You can jump on beds or swim in a training pool by yourself. [MUSIC] With these lights. So it's 12 Christmas lights on a 12 foot cable, and you have to at least get one starter kit that has the hardware to talk to your phone for the price of $79. [NOISE] Say what? Yes. Plus an additional 12 foot strand with 12 lights cost 59 bucks. So I don't know how much eggnog they think we've been drinking. Like, I love the idea behind these, but I can get 24 feet. And 25 multicolored lights from Target for 1199. Now I'm not gonna hate on anyone who buys these for their home or their training pool, but there should be a warning on the promo ad that looks like this. Warning, you'll need to have obscene amounts of money to be spending so much damn money on your Christmas lights just so you can control them on your iPad in 2014. You know what actually. I don't think I'm alone here. Yeah I'm in a giving mood this week This gets a bad apple. You missed that haven't ya. All right that would do it for this week show. Keep e-mail at theapplebyte@cnet.com or tweet @briantong. We're collecting another view feed back show and we want to hear what you don't like about theapplebyte. We're always looking for improvements and you can't see my face. Thanks so much for watching and we'll catch you all next time for another bite of the apple. [MUSIC] I think I got my swagger back. What? What? I think I got my swagger back. What? What?

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