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Apple Watch Series 6 will ship without an important accessory

Apple Watch Series 6 will ship without an important accessory

Apple Watch Series 6 was the headliner of today's reveal event, and while Apple spent a lot of time talking about the smartwatch's new features and hardware, it also made something of a surprising reveal. In an effort to cut back on electronic waste, Apple says that the Apple Watch Series 6 will ship without a rather important accessory in the box: the AC adapter.

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Mophie 2020 Powerstation batteries include Qi desk stand for your phone

Mophie 2020 Powerstation batteries include Qi desk stand for your phone

Mophie has released its 2020 Powerstation range, portable batteries supporting up to USB-C PD input and output, and with up to 20,000 mAh of juice to share. The New Powerstation, Powerstation XXL, and Powerstation Wireless XL are also joined by a new Mophie Powerstation Wireless Stand, which combines a desk stand for a Qi-enabled smartphone with a battery of its own.

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Quick Charge 5 takes your phone battery from 0-100% in 15 minutes

Quick Charge 5 takes your phone battery from 0-100% in 15 minutes

Quick Charge 5 has arrived, and Qualcomm's latest high-speed charging system promises even less time hovering next to your adapter, not to mention more flexibility with devices. Now supporting upward of 100W, Quick Charge 5 could take compatible 4,500 mAh devices from zero to 50-percent of a charge in 5 minutes, the chip-maker suggests.

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Xiaomi 100W fast charging might actually be ready next month

Xiaomi 100W fast charging might actually be ready next month

It was actually the first to boast of a charging technology that actually reached 100 watts without frying a smartphone to a crisp. So when its rivals OPPO and Vivo's iQOO started teasing or hinting at 125W and 120W charging, respectively, it was really only a matter of time before we heard anything from Xiaomi. It's still unofficial, of course, but it seems that Xiaomi's 100W super-fast charging tech is finally ready for prime time next month.

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Samsung reportedly plans to remove chargers from boxes

Samsung reportedly plans to remove chargers from boxes

Your next Samsung phone's box might be lighter, smaller, and have fewer things inside but the phone itself won't be getting any cheaper. Following reports that Apple's next iPhones might not include chargers in their boxes, Samsung is now also tipped to be mulling the same. In both cases, the reason is to offset the costs of increasingly more expensive smartphones. In Samsung's case, however, the impact on the market might be bigger and not in good ways.

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iPhone 12 might not have a charger in the box according to Kuo

iPhone 12 might not have a charger in the box according to Kuo

There has been a lot of speculation about Apple's new products and schedules that have been thrown into disarray thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The show will go on, fortunately for Apple fans, but the company may be making a few changes to keep things from going overboard. That will mostly be due to the increasing prices of its high-end devices thanks to increasingly powerful components, like 5G modems in the iPhone 12. Apple's solution? Take out almost everything from the iPhone's box.

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iPhone 12 secret weapon tipped: Speedy power, AirPower

iPhone 12 secret weapon tipped: Speedy power, AirPower

The next iPhone will likely sport a new sort of power adapter for the entire range of smartphones. The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, will likely all have a new sort of power adapter. The most basic version of the iPhone 12 was tipped to have a 20-watt PD USB-C adapter - which means the iPhone 12 will use a USB-C cord... but it'll use Lightning on the iPhone side.

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If you preorder an iPhone SE there’s something else to add to your cart

If you preorder an iPhone SE there’s something else to add to your cart

For many people, the new iPhone SE is a no-brainer upgrade. Apple's second-generation entry-level smartphone has the processor of its flagship and the promise of years of software updates, not to mention a great camera and that $399 starting price. If you're tempted to preorder tomorrow, though, there's something extra I'd add to the basket.

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OnePlus Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger Review: Speed and sound

OnePlus Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger Review: Speed and sound

The OnePlus Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger was advertised as allowing you to charge a OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone from 0% to 50% in 29 minutes. This device has a single LED indicator light, a built-in fan, a vent, and a rubber bumper, as well as Qi/EPP cross compatibility (see disclaimer below). It also costs nearly $70 USD. Could such a charger be worth that kind of cash?

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OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro price and release date

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro price and release date

Today we're taking a peek at the full price list for the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro in the USA. These devices were revealed by OnePlus at a virtual event on April 14, 2020. The OnePlus 8 family comes in two sizes - two screen sizes, two combinations of RAM and internal storage, and a price setup that starts at around $700 USD. That's for the non-pro, of course.

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Fashionable new mophie iPhone chargers arrive at Apple Store

Fashionable new mophie iPhone chargers arrive at Apple Store

A set of new mophie brand "powerstation" universal Lightning connector USB chargers were revealed for release at Apple stores this week. In the mix are the powerstation, powerstation plus, and powerstation plus XL, each in a variety of new colors. Each of these new devices includes feature 18W fast charge to charge up the newest iPhone devices as quick as possible.

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Common charger vote sees EU ignore Apple’s Lightning protest

Common charger vote sees EU ignore Apple’s Lightning protest

The European Union has voted to approve a common charger standard, despite Apple's protestations that it could hamper innovation, and now aims to fast-track the rule in the name of cutting down on e-waste. The new regulation comes after years of the EU hoping that manufacturers would voluntarily adopt charger standards, only to find those hopes frustrated.

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