Founded way back in 1976, Apple was a very different company in its early years when compared to the tech giant it has become in today’s world. In fact, while the company was founded on a unique prospect — to build fully-functional computers that were small enough to fit in the average person’s home and/or office — the founders ended up parting ways with the brand and Apple almost didn’t survive. Thankfully, Apple purchased Steve Jobs’ NeXT Software and elevated him, once again, to the level of CEO — a move that is largely credited as being the turning point in Apple’s history. With Jobs’ vision, Apple completely revamped their business model and pivoted into what would become the brand we know and love today. That shift toward well-designed, user-friendly technology also served to refocus the larger industry, making Apple the new standard to which everyone else is compared. Of course, if you’ll only settle for the best in that regard, this week’s everyday carry loadout — comprised entirely of pocketable Apple gear — is perfect for you.
The definitive Apple stylus, the simply-named Apple Pencil is the ideal writing utensil for use with the brand’s industry-standard tablet, the iPad. What really helps this piece of kit stand apart is its intuitive nature — there aren’t a ton of tricks you need to learn, you simply put the tip down and scribble, scrawl, draw, or doodle and the Pencil does the rest. It will even detect the pressure, angle, orientation, and more — meaning it functions digitally in the same manner as a real pencil functions physically.
Apple AirPods Pro
The first significant upgrade to Apple’s earbuds, the AirPods Pro have quickly become the industry’s go-to true wireless earbuds. Not only do they offer many of the same features as their older sibling — including wireless charging, IPX4 waterproofing, up to 24 hours of battery life (when used with the charging case), seamless integration with your other Apple gear, and more — but they also have a significant technological improvement in the form of active noise-canceling technology.
Apple Watch Series 6
To call the Apple Watch Series 6 “just another smartwatch” is asinine, as it blows most other out of the water via its user-friendliness and overall suite of built-in tech. That suite, by the way, includes things like comprehensive activity and health tracking (fitness, sleep, and general health metrics), an all-new always-on display, a built-in ECG and blood-oxygen monitor, and so much more. As we said, this isn’t “just a smartwatch” — it’s a wearable powerhouse.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
The latest and greatest of the present-generation iPhones, the 12 Pro Max is undoubtedly a bit pricey — clocking in at a starting price over the $1K mark — but it delivers in every way possible. Probably the most obvious upgraded feature is the triple camera array, but it also has a better battery, MagSafe wireless charging capabilities, a gorgeous display, an ultra-fast processor, and up to 512GB of onboard storage.