iPhone 12 Series Still Strong Despite Weaker Demand, Says JP Morgan Analyst

Quarterly shipments of Apple’s iPhone 12 series continue to enjoy a year-on-year increase, despite weakening demand for the devices, according to JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee (via AppleInsider). In an investor note from the analyst, Chatterjee decreased his 2021 iPhone shipment expectations from 236 million units to 230 million units, but noted that this number […]

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Apple Dominated Japan’s Smartphone Market in 2020

According to research firm IDC (via GizChina), Apple dominated the smartphone market in Japan over the fourth quarter of 2020, with the iPhone brand accounting for over half of all phone sales in the country. As per the report, the mobile market reached 11.432 million shipments in Q4 2020, and 52.6% of all smartphone sales […]

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Anker Releases MagSafe-Compatible Battery Pack for iPhone 12 Lineup

Following rumors that Apple is working on a MagSafe battery pack for iPhone 12 models, popular accessory maker Anker has beaten Apple to the punch with the release of its PowerCore Magnetic 5K Wireless Power Bank. First previewed at CES 2021, the PowerCore battery pack magnetically attaches to the back of any iPhone 12 model […]

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5G Not Working on iPhone 12? How-to Fix

It’s not often that Apple releases a new device, feature, or product with some next-generation technology and it doesn’t work. However, that’s exactly what we have been seeing when it comes to 5G connectivity on the iPhone 12. Related Reading For one reason or another, not everyone is able to take advantage of the 5G […]

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Apple Surpassed Samsung as World’s Largest Smartphone Maker in Fourth Quarter

Apple overtook Samsung to become the largest smartphone vendor worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2020, a feat not achieved by Apple since 2016, according to market data by Gartner. In the final quarter of 2020, Apple sold 80 million new iPhones, sales largely driven by the launch of the first 5G-enabled iPhone series. Anshul […]

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Bloomberg: Apple Working on MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12

Apple is working on a magnetic battery pack attachment for iPhone 12, according to a new report from Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. Apple has been developing the attachment for at least a year and it has been scheduled to launch in the months following the release of the ‌iPhone 12‌ line, according to people with knowledge […]

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New Medical Report Underlines Potential Risk of iPhone 12 Interference With Pacemakers

Apple’s warning to keep the iPhone 12 away from cardiac devices due to electromagnetic interference was further underlined by U.S. cardiologists this week in a new medical journal report (via NBC25 News). Apple’s ‌iPhone 12‌ series includes an array of magnets that help align the phone on Apple’s MagSafe charging accessory to maximize charging, and […]

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Apple Elaborates on Potential for iPhone 12 and MagSafe Accessories to Interfere With Implantable Medical Devices

Earlier this month, an article in the Heart Rhythm Journal indicated that iPhone 12 models can “potentially inhibit lifesaving therapy in a patient” due to magnetic interference with implantable medical devices. Three doctors in Michigan tested this interaction by holding an iPhone 12 near a patient’s implantable cardioverter defibrillator, which immediately went into a “suspended” […]

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Reports of Lackluster iPhone 12 Mini Sales Corroborated By Supply Chain Sources

Recent reports of Apple cutting iPhone 12 mini production to increase manufacturing capacity for the more popular iPhone 12 Pro were corroborated on Friday by DigiTimes, citing supply chain sources. Today’s report suggests that Apple’s smallest iPhone 12 model was launched to target the U.S. and European markets, but the global health crisis has impacted […]

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Apple Shifting Some Production From iPhone 12 mini to iPhone 12 Pro to Meet Demand

Google Maps Gains Enhanced Street-Level Detail in Four Major Cities Google Maps has quietly been updated to include significantly more detailed street-level information in a handful of key cities around the world. Upon zooming in, Google’s maps for Central London, Tokyo, San Francisco, and New York now benefit from shapes and widths that match the […]

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iPhone 12 Became the World’s Top 5G Smartphone Within Two Weeks of Launch

A new report published today by Counterpoint Research finds that the iPhone 12 became the world’s bestselling 5G smartphone in October, in spite of its delayed launch. Although the ‌iPhone 12‌ was only sold for two weeks in October, it was still able to top the rankings. These two weeks’ worth of sales allowed the […]

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Halide Developer Explains How Apple’s ProRAW Option Works on iPhone 12 Pro

Apple yesterday introduced a new ProRAW format that’s available on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, allowing pro photographers to have more control over their images without losing the benefits of Apple’s computational photography software. An image with ProRAW and without, from Halide Ben Sandofsky, one of the developers behind popular camera […]

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Original Apple I Piece Used in Caviar’s $10,000 Limited-Edition iPhone 12 Pro

Caviar, a Russian company known for creating extravagant and expensive replacement casings for iPhones, has revealed a new customized iPhone 12 Pro that uses a fragment of the original Apple I’s circuitry. The custom ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ is styled as a homage to the original Apple I, which was the first computer to be made […]

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Original Apple I Piece Used in Caviar’s $10,000 Limited-Edition iPhone 12 Pro [Update: Disputed]

Caviar, a Russian company known for creating extravagant and expensive replacement casings for iPhones, has revealed a new customized iPhone 12 Pro that uses a fragment of the original Apple I’s circuitry. The custom ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ is styled as a homage to the original Apple I, which was the first computer to be made […]

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Camera Comparison: iPhone 12 Pro Max vs. Google Pixel 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max has the most advanced camera technology in the iPhone lineup, but how does it match up to flagship smartphones from other companies? In our latest YouTube video, we compared the ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ to the Google Pixel 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra to see the differences […]

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Multiple iPhone 12 Users Report Sudden Drops in 5G and LTE Cellular Coverage

Since Apple launched the iPhone 12 in October, an increasing number of users of the new smartphone have been reporting persistent drops in cellular coverage. Multiple reports of dropped 5G and LTE connectivity have appeared on Reddit, on Apple’s support forums, and on the MacRumors forums, with many people suffering issues when walking or in […]

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iFixit Shares iPhone 12 Pro Max Teardown Revealing L-Shaped Battery and Bigger Camera Module

In the last of its iPhone 12 series teardowns, iFixit has published its iPhone 12 Pro Max disassembly, which reveals some unique differences in the design of the internals, including the full extent of the larger camera system responsible for the improved low-light performance on Apple’s largest iPhone to date. On opening the ‌iPhone 12 […]

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