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iPhone 12 Preorders: Why you should wait

iPhone 12 Preorders: Why you should wait

Today the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro go on sale (on pre-order) with a release date of October 23, 2020. There are plenty of good reasons why you might want to purchase an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro today - maybe you've lost or broken your phone, maybe you've been saving up cash for a while, maybe your parents are ready to buy you your own first phone. But take a moment, right now, and ask yourself: Do I know the difference between an iPhone 12 and an iPhone 11, Xr, or SE (2nd Generation) device? Might it be better to buy something slightly less expensive?

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Samsung Wireless Charger Trio jabs limits of Apple MagSafe and AirPower

Samsung Wireless Charger Trio jabs limits of Apple MagSafe and AirPower

Today Samsung released the Wireless Charger Trio, a charger that charges three devices at once. That's really the long and short of it, or it WOULD be, save the timing VS Apple's own brand new multi-device charger. It's not as if Apple revealed their MagSafe Duo charger on October 13, then Samsung created AND released their Wireless Charger Trio three days later - that'd be a bit too big a pill to swallow.

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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders are open – What you should know

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders are open – What you should know

Today is a big day for iPhone fans, or at least those looking to order an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro. Both phones are going up for pre-order today, and even though they're just two of the four phones Apple is launching this year, there are still a lot of decisions to be made. If you're looking to pre-order an iPhone today, consider this your guide to that decision making process.

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iPad Air orders open – Apple’s $599 tablet promises a sweet-spot

iPad Air orders open – Apple’s $599 tablet promises a sweet-spot

Apple's iPad Air has gone up for sale, joining the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 in the company's big Friday launch. Announced back in mid-September, the newest version of Apple's tablet slots in-between the regular iPad and the iPad Pro, borrowing the style of the latter but more akin to the price of the former.

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Nanoleaf Mini Triangles expand HomeKit-enabled light panel line by shrinking

Nanoleaf Mini Triangles expand HomeKit-enabled light panel line by shrinking

The Nanoleaf Shapes HomeKit-enabled line of flat shape lights for your wall expanded in a big way today. Or rather, it shrank. The latest set of shapes includes Triangles (with upgraded abilities beyond Triangles released in the past) and Mini Triangles. This latest update allows the shapes you create to expand to a whole new universe, complete with touch-panel controls, voice control, and a Music Visualizer.

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YouTube Music lands on Apple Watch as WearOS shows signs of life

YouTube Music lands on Apple Watch as WearOS shows signs of life

It's been something of a busy week for YouTube Music. First, we saw a number of improvements for YouTube TV's smart TV implementation go live, with particular focus on improving the Android TV OS experience. Later that same day, Google took one more step toward making YouTube Music its main music streaming app by shutting down the Google Play Music Store. Now, to cap of this rather busy week (assuming there isn't some kind of YouTube Music roll out or update tomorrow), Google has put YouTube Music on the Apple Watch.

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The 4 big Apple launches 2020 could bring after iPhone 12

The 4 big Apple launches 2020 could bring after iPhone 12

Apple's iPhone 12 launch is undoubtedly its biggest announcement of the year, but 2020 isn't over yet and neither is what we expect from Cupertino. While the events may be virtual these days, the new hardware headed out to Apple Stores is very much real: here are four big things we could still see before the year is through.

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One country still gets free Apple EarPods with their iPhone 12

One country still gets free Apple EarPods with their iPhone 12

Apple's decision to leave EarPods out of the new iPhone 12 box may be causing controversy, but at least one country won't have to do without the free earbuds. The decision - which Apple said was to make its new smartphones more sustainable, on the assumption that most people already have headphones they want to use - was one of the more divisive parts of Tuesday's big "Hi, Speed" iPhone 12 reveal.

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Should you upgrade to the new iPhone 12 – which one is best?

Should you upgrade to the new iPhone 12 – which one is best?

The iPhone 12 with 5G was released in October 2020: Here we look at reasons why you might want to upgrade. We're also looking at reasons why you might want to steer clear. There are positive and negative factors in deciding on any new smartphone, starting with exactly that - deciding whether you need a NEW iPhone in the first place.

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The iPhone 12 pricing fine print could catch you out

The iPhone 12 pricing fine print could catch you out

Apple fans planning to purchase the new iPhone 12 should expect to pay a bit more than anticipated depending on which carrier they choose. Preorders for the new iPhone 12 start later this week and as Apple announced, the iPhone 12 mini will start at $699 USD and the iPhone 12 at $799 USD. Some buyers will need to spend an extra $30, however.

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Which phones have 5G right now?

Which phones have 5G right now?

With 5G we're on the cusp of a new age of mobile phone data speed and connectivity, and a limited set of phones are ready for it. Even fewer are owned by people who are connected to their chosen 5G network properly. Today we're going to take a peek at which devices are ready to connect to 5G data if and when your mobile data provider of choice has coverage as such.

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The new iPhone 12 range doesn’t have a sweet-spot

The new iPhone 12 range doesn’t have a sweet-spot

Yesterday, Apple announced four new iPhone 12 models, in the process taking its line-up of handsets in 2020 to seven. That's before you consider the different colors and storage variations of the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. If you're trying to figure out which is the "best" new iPhone 12 to buy, then, you'd be forgiven for feeling confused.

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