Apple AA Rechargeable Batteries replacement or alternative

If you think Apple invented the AA Rechargeable Batteries may be you should pay attention to following pictures. Apple is always so particular to mention their brand representation and information about their creativity. How did they miss out on these batteries ?

Size AA Ni-MH Min 1900 mAh 1.2V HR6
Do not dispose of in fire or short circuit. Charge only with an Apple specified charger. Made in Japan. Apple brand is conveniently or intentionally being missed here.

Apple Rechargeable AA Batteries

Apple brand is accurately covered on the charger but not on the batteries.

Apple AA Battery Charger

Battery Charger. Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.
Model A1360. For use with NiMH Batteries. TM and © 2010 Apple Inc.

All rights reserved. U20020EA. Input: 100-240V~0.16A 50-60Hz
Output 2.0V ~=~ `.0A LPS

ITE Batter Charger Accessory 72PK E207236.

The fact is Apple invented the sleek light weight elegant looking safer Charger, but they did not venture into the batteries. Apple actually unbranded the Panasonic / SANYO eneloop AA Batteries and bundled these with Apple AA charger. Apple has now discontinued both the products from their store as new Apple Keyboard, Magic Mouse or Trackpad has inbuilt Lithium ion Battery and charges with Lightening cable.

In case if your Apple Rechargeable Batteries are worn out and looking for perfect replacement you can order Panasonic eneloop upto 2000 mAh capacity batteries. These are the perfect ones which were re-packaged by Apple.

Panasonic Eneloop AA Batteries pack of 4

Panasonic eneloop Batteries. Ready to use rechargeable battery. As per the energy specifications these batteries perfectly fit in Apple wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse or Trackpad. Apple Battery Charger also shows appropriate light of Amber while charging and green when completely charged. Why Apple choose Panasonic / SANYO eneloop batteries ? because they perform much better than any other re-chargeable batteries. They have low self discharge & capacity retention of 70% even after 5 years. Recharge upto 2100 times though some conditions apply to these claims.

This pack of 4 batteries costs Rs.1000 in India but you can order these from Amazon for only Rs.750. No shipping charge.

Apple AA Batteries Panasonic Sanyo eneloop AA Batteries

Panasonic / SANYO eneloop AA Rechargeable batteries in Apple Charger.

eneloop Batteries in Apple Charger

Panasonic BK-3MCCE Ni-MH. 1.2V min.1900 mAh (HR6) AA Battery. Made in Japan by Panasonic Corporation.

eneloop Batteries in Apple Charger

Panasonic eneloop batteries in Apple Magic Mouse works perfectly

eneloop Batteries in Apple Magic Mouse

What happened at Apple WWDC 2016 ?

Apple WWDC 16 keynote held at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco on 13-June-2016. These were the points presented during the keynote presentation start.

Hello WWDC 2016

Tim Cook shared the exciting facts about the WWDC 16 conference

  • 27th world wide conference.
  • 13 million registered developers. 2 million added last year.
  • 5000+ attendees tickets sold out.
  • Participants from 74 countries.
  • 72% are first time attendees.
  • 350 scholarships winners this year.
  • 120 attendees are under 18 age.
  • Youngest attendees is 9 year old girl.
  • App store started 8 years back. There are 2 million apps on apps store, downloaded 130 billion times.
  • 50 billion dollars paid to developers.

New Apple watchOS

New Watch OS 3.0

  • Faster access to favourite apps by keeping it in memory. background updates, refreshed information & instant launch.
  • Side button for favourite app access.
  • Control center by swipe up from bottom.
  • Smart replies to messages and scrible to write and respond.
  • New Fresh watch faces, Mini & activity ring with anolog & chronolog form or numerals.
  • SOS – automatically call for help on cellular or wifi network.
  • Medical ID on Apple watch.
  • Sharing the activity with Friends and Family
  • Wheelchair use, movement, workout
  • Detailed Workout information
  • Breathing app guides on deep breathing and destress based on Yoga practitioners. Deepak Chopra Referred here.
  • New Revised api for Apple Pay, Sprite Kit, Crown & touch events, inline video, game center, Cloud access.
  • Control Home automation
  • FREE upgrade coming this Fall.

new Apple tvOS

New tvOS

  • Future of TV is apps
  • 1300 video channels.
  • 6000 native apps for new Apple TV.
  • Molotov.tv in France and may apps coming to Apple TV.
  • New version of Remote app with SIRI and accelerometer & Gyroscope.
  • SIRI now also available within YouTube.
  • SIRI searches through 650000 show.
  • Live TuneIn for running TV channels and Single Sign on.
  • Bright and Dark Mode available for new tvOS.
  • Replay Kit, Live broadcast for gameplay or save the video.
  • Photo Kit All photos & videos
  • Home Kit to control all the devices at home.
  • New tvOS coming free during this Fall.

Apple pay on web with macOS Sierra

New macOS Sierra

  • OS X available from last 15 years will now be macOS.
  • Continuity – Auto Unlock.
  • Auto unlock Mac with Apple watch
  • Universal Clipboard, Copy in one device and paste in another device.
  • iCloud Drive – Currently holds 10 billion documents.
  • Optimized Storage – make room by keeping old files on cloud.
  • Apple pay for Web – final approval happens by authentication from Apple watch and iPhone.
  • Tabs feature also available for many more apps.
  • Picture in Picture for videos.
  • SIRI will be available on Mac. Desktop and Laptops.
  • new iMessages with emojification and bubbles
  • new Music App experience
  • Public Beta in July. Available to all in Fall.

Home Automation in New iOS 10

New revamped Apple iOS 10

1. Experience

  • Redesigned Lock Screen & Home Screen experience.
  • Notification appear by raising the phone.
  • Rich notification with 3D touch
  • Control center by swipe up from bottom.
  • Widgets from the lock screen.
  • add any app widget to notifications.

2. SIRI

  • SIRI is now available to developers
  • SIRI context aware with recently used addresses
  • SIRI can start the app and perform tasks inside the app.
  • SIRI can work in CarPlay with other apps like voIP call.

3. Quick Type

  • SIRI intelligence to typing.
    • Intelligent suggestions
    • current location
    • contact information
    • Intelligent Scheduling
    • Calendar Availability
    • Recent Addresses
    • Lookup
    • Multilingual typing
  • Does deep learning from events and actions.

4. Photos

  • Better Photos Organisation based on relevant computation of relations and locations.
  • See photos overlaid on the map.
  • Face Recognition to organize the photos.
  • Memories organised based on date, location, tags and people.
  • Photos Event creation based on trips with Music.

5. Maps

  • All new design for Maps, More proactive. Relevant spots
  • Navigation and guidance
  • Maps new capabilities available to developers.
  • For example book hotel with number of visitors.

6. Music

  • 15 million paid subscribers. All new design for Music Application
  • Library, Playlist, For You, Downloaded Music, Recently Added, Radio
  • Also show the lyrics with Music
  • For You brings discovery Mix, Daily curated playlist.
  • Updates from Artists being following.
  • Browse, Hot Album, New Music, Top Charts

7. News

  • 2000 publications contributing to News app
  • 60 millions readers
  • Top Stories, Trending, Smart Topic based on what is being followed
  • Subscription to Magazines or Newspapers
  • Breaking News Notifications through News app

8. Home Kit

  • Cameras and door locks
  • new Home App to turn on light or control the luminescence
  • I am home, Good Morning, Good Night
  • See who is at door when door bell rings, unlock the door from app.
  • Encrypted messaging and automatic decisions for home automation.
  • Apple watch also has Home controls

9. Phone

  • Voice mail transcription
  • Tencent security caller ID possible spam.
  • VoIP call from lock screen
  • contact cards are revamped
  • Also receive calls from your office number on Apple Phone, Cisco implementation.

10. Messages

  • When you share links it shows artworks or video
  • camera shows the live feed of camera or gallery
  • Emoji is 3x bigger now.  Emoji predictions. Also shows emojifyable predictions in text.
  • Bubble sizes and animation changes.
  • Apart from small & large bubble there is secret
  • handwriting can be sent in messages.
  • Full screen effect.
  • iMessages Available to developers.

SWIFT Programming Learning app

SWIFT Programming Language

  • In less than 2 years 100000 apps use swift.
  • Available as open source
  • New app for iPad, Swift Playground
  • Top has lessons and bottom has challenges
  • Library of playground.
  • Releasing Developer Preview today Shipping in Fall of 2016
  • SWIFT playground app is free