📱 Apple reveals four iPhone 13 models
We're loving the new colours
Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 Apple revealed the iPhone 13, iPad, and Apple Watch Series 7 yesterday during its live event. Software company Intuit has confirmed it is buying Mailchimp for $12 billion.
Intuit acquires Mailchimp for $12 billion
Intuit recently confirmed rumours that it was in the process of acquiring Mailchimp, for about $12 billion.
What is Intuit?
Intuit is an American business that specializes in financial software, which is best known for its TurboTax and QuickBooks software, along with buying both Credit Karma and Minto over the past year. Intuit spent $12 billion in cash and stock to acquire the company, $500m of which went to Mailchimp employees as restricted stock units.
Now that Intuit owns MailChimp, the company is planning to combine its customer data from both Mailchimp and its accounting software company QuickBooks to get actionable insights they need to grow and run Intuit successfully.
"We're focused on powering prosperity around the world for consumers and small businesses. Together, Mailchimp and QuickBooks will help solve small and mid-market businesses' biggest barriers to growth, getting and retaining customers," said Sasan Goodarzi, Intuit chief executive.
SpaceX prepares to send first all-civilian crew into Space
SpaceX is getting ready to send its first crew of private citizens to space, as part of its mission called Inspiration4.
When is the mission?
Inspiration4 is set to launch today, at 8 PM EDT, and will start at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where they will launch into orbit in a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Far from Earth
Inspiration4 will orbit 350 miles above Earth, all with be no professional astronaut on board. Inspiration4 will be the first space tourism flight that doesn't have an astronaut to guide the passengers through the flight.
Who is part of the crew?
SpaceX's mission is in support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and its team includes 38-year-old billionaire Jared Isaacman, who funded the trip, physician assistant, and bone cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski, and Dr. Sian Proctor.
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Yesterday Apple had its California Streaming event, and it pretty much revealed everything we expected, the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and a brand new iPad.
iPhone 13 models revealed
To no surprise, the latest iPhone models were revealed, the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 has a smaller notch at the top of the screen, along with an improved battery that provides users with 1.5 to 2.5 more screen time than the iPhone 12.
Best Apple Watch yet
The Apple Watch 7 is here, and it looks different than previous Apple Watch models. Its display goes to the edge of the case, making the screen a lot more readable. The bezels around the display are 1.7mm thick, and the always-on screen is 70 percent brighter. You'll be able to buy the Apple Watch Series 7 in blue, red, steel and titanium, for $399.
New low cost iPad and iPad Mini
If you are looking to buy an iPad, you might want to check out Apple's new low-cost iPad. It includes Apple's A13 processor and a 12-megapixel front-facing camera. The iPad starts at $329, and the iPad Mini starts at $499, both more affordable than previous iPad's.
During its match against the New York Jets, the Carolina Panthers revealed its mixed-reality panther.
Future of mascots
In the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C, 70,000 fans got to see a massive mixed-reality panther leap throughout the arena on the stadium's video screens, tearing up a virtual Jets banner before jumping out of the arena.
Created in Unreal Engine
The big cat was rendered in Unreal Engine by a company called The Famous Group, best known for creating exciting fan experiences with its clients NFL, NBA, WWE, and more. The intimidation must have worked, as the Panthers went on to win 19-14.
Not the first mixed-reality mascot
Back in 2019, the Baltimore Ravens tried something similar. The Famous Group created a mixed-reality raven for the team, which we got to see fly around the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, while they were also playing the Jets.