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OnePlus launches OnePlus Gear, a range of lifestyle products 

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Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is expanding its lifestyle product offering outside of China. OnePlus has announced OnePlus Gear, a range of unique, high quality lifestyle products that reflect the OnePlus philosophy.

OnePlus currently has two t-shirts, two messenger bags (one of which is a premium leather companion), and a travel backpack, as part of its Gear offering. These are the schwags that you might have noticed at recent OnePlus pop-up events and giveaways.

With its simple and classic look, the OnePlus Travel Backpack is a spacious bag that marks you in a crowd as a member of the OnePlus family. Stylishly slim, the OnePlus Travel Messenger Bag will carry all of your daily essentials. With this bag, you have a choice of all-black canvas or light grey canvas with blue details. Beautiful to look at and comfortable to wear, the OnePlus Leather Messenger Bag is a premium travel companion.

Our t-shirts especially have received much pre-release fanfare. Help us spread the word about the end of overnight charging, with one of our comfortable and fun ‘Dash Charge’ t-shirts! We’ve also refined the fit and material of our iconic ‘Never Settle’ t-shirt.

You can grab some of OnePlus Gear at OnePlus.net during a 24-hour flash sale on November 3 at 6:00am ET. Indian fans will have to wait a little longer as OnePlus Gear isn’t available in India just yet. So, stay tuned!

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Apple Support hits YouTube with iOS tips and tricks

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Apple’s brand new YouTube channel has quite a lot to teach you, especially if you’re getting started with your iPhone or iPad. Published under Apple Support banner, the new YouTube channel from Apple provides tips, tricks, and how-tos — straight from Apple.

It has been a day since the channel appeared to the public, with a collection of ten how-to videos (at launch) that teach you how to take screenshots, send attachments in Mail, change the wallpaper, delete call logs, and more. Apple Support how-to videos are under two minutes of length, and provide easy step-by-step instructions, with bullet points on screen.

This isn’t the first time Apple Support became more accessible; Apple expanded the support service to Twitter early last year. And now, YouTube. Apple will continue adding more tips and tricks to this part of YouTube over time, but we’re not sure just how often.

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Apple started woking on HomePod in 2012

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Apple started working on the Siri-powered HomePod smart speaker back in 2012, according to a new report. Well, that’s just a year after Siri’s debut on the iPhone 4S.

The report says HomePod was cancelled and revived several times since then.

Two years later, the project got an official codename (B238), and was moved to Valley Green 1 office (near Apple’s headquarters) under Apple’s accessories division.

Apple designers came up with different prototypes for the speaker; one of which was a 3 feet tall model, while another featured a ‘flat panel with a mesh screen on the front.’ The company also considered different color variants for the device initially, but the finished product ended up being black, and white.

Apple even considered selling the HomePod under Beats brand name, however, it scrapped the idea.

Apple’s HomePod was originally designed to be a superior speaker than the likes of JBL, Bose, and Harman Kardon, the report claims. Perhaps that’s why Apple isn’t allowing app ecosystem for HomePod, unlike Amazon’s Echo, which is a standalone product with over thousands of skills (voice-activated apps). HomePod appears to be more of an accessory than a platform, as it is heavily dependent on iPhone than cloud, with Siri being one of the key selling points.

The company did study Amazon Echo when it launched in 2014, but the inferior sound quality couldn’t impress Apple engineers back then, and they went to work on something that sounded better.

Despite the delay in HomePod’s launch, Apple is reportedly expected to sell 4 million HomePod units next year, according to the source. A holiday season without an actual competitor is definitely a good sales time for Amazon (and Google, too).

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Apple delays HomePod launch until early 2018

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Apple’s new smart-speaker has been delayed until early 2018. HomePod won’t be in Apple’s 2017 product launch list, confirmed the company.

Apple issued a statement to John Paczkowski, which mentioned the company needs ‘a little more time’ to get the smart-speaker ready for customers. The HomePod will not be released this year, rather early next year.

Apple announced HomePod during this year’s WWDC back in June, and is supposed to be one of the biggest product launches in Apple’s space. However, the company didn’t even mention HomePod during its September Special Event. And now we know why!

With holiday season already arrived, it would be a good sales time for rival companies in smart-speaker business (like Amazon and Google) to cover the market, while Apple fans will have to bypass this season to get their hands on the HomePod.

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