iPhone 12

myCharge MagLock Superhero extends iPhone 12 runtime to 48 hours

myCharge MagLock Superhero extends iPhone 12 runtime to 48 hours

The battery life on most iPhone 12 models is pretty good unless you are a heavy video streamer or use your smartphone for extended periods as a hotspot. In those instances, battery life may only last a few hours. A new external battery pack called the myCharge MagLock Superhero is available in several capacities, adding up to an additional 48 hours of runtime for users who strain their battery.

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Apple confirms some iPhone 12 and 12 Pro smartphones have sound issues

Apple confirms some iPhone 12 and 12 Pro smartphones have sound issues

Apple has confirmed a sound problem that some owners of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro may have encountered. Some of those iPhone models could have sound issues due to a component that could potentially fail on the receiver module. Affected devices were built between October 2020 and April 2021.

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iPhone 12 MagSafe Battery Pack released with reverse wireless charging support

iPhone 12 MagSafe Battery Pack released with reverse wireless charging support

Apple has launched a new MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12, complete with reverse charging support, snapping on to the smartphone's magnetic accessory system for on-the-go top-ups. The $99 battery relies on the rebooted MagSafe system which Apple launched alongside the iPhone 12 late in 2020, though it's not the first time we've seen an add-on battery that clings to the back of an iPhone.

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People with pacemakers should keep these Apple products at a safe distance

People with pacemakers should keep these Apple products at a safe distance

Many consumer electronics today either contain magnets or generate electromagnetic fields. Most of us take such things for granted, but for some people, it could be a matter of life and death. Earlier this year, there was a great deal of medical concern over Apple's new MagSafe wireless charging tech for the iPhone 12 and its effect on pacemakers and defibrillators. To set the record straight, Apple has updated its support page to list such devices and advise users to keep them at a safe distance away from such embedded medical devices.

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iPhone 13 mini renders hint at a conspicuous camera redesign

iPhone 13 mini renders hint at a conspicuous camera redesign

Despite the popularity that its iPhone SE models enjoyed, last year's iPhone 12 mini failed to meet Apple's expectations. Sales of the smallest iPhone 12 were so low that the company reportedly slashed production by a large percentage. That said, it seems that it isn't giving up on the mini iPhone just yet and a new leak reveals that it will even stick to the same design in the iPhone 13 mini but with a change that can be immediately seen on the outside.

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Apple MagSafe battery accessory could put an end to bulky charging cases

Apple MagSafe battery accessory could put an end to bulky charging cases

With the introduction of MagSafe on the iPhone 12 lineup, Apple has opened the door to a number of magnetic accessories. The company itself has crafted some MagSafe accessories for the iPhone 12, and now it's rumored to be working on a magnetic battery pack. As you might imagine, a MagSafe battery pack would allow users to wirelessly charge their phones without needing to find an outlet first, and without using a bulky battery case that has to attach to the phone through a Lightning passthrough.

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iPhone 12 risks to pacemakers emphasized by doctors’ report

iPhone 12 risks to pacemakers emphasized by doctors’ report

Almost all electronic devices generate electromagnetic fields when in use but the iPhone 12 series is special in that it actually contains magnets inside. These are used to support Apple's new generation of MagSafe wireless charging but it may also have some effect on objects and devices that rely on magnetism to function correctly. Apple already issued a warning about the phones' electromagnetic interference but insisted that it doesn't carry more risk than any other iPhone before it, something that cardiologists discovered might not be the case.

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iPhone 12, MagSafe could interfere with pacemakers

iPhone 12, MagSafe could interfere with pacemakers

Although it was quite late to jump on the wireless charging bandwagon, Apple's implementation did eventually introduce an element that, truth be told, should have become standard in almost all wireless charging systems today. Just like many of its small but significant conveniences, Apple used magnets to bring a bit of stability when wirelessly charging the iPhone 12. Impressive as it may be, the iPhone 12 and its matching MagSafe accessories had one side effect that may have gone unnoticed until recently.

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Verizon nationwide DSS 5G reportedly slower than 4G

Verizon nationwide DSS 5G reportedly slower than 4G

If not for the COVID-19 pandemic, 5G would have continued to be the buzzword in the mobile and telecommunications market. While more and more smartphones are coming out with 5G support, network operators are still slowly but surely expanding the next-gen network's coverage across the country. Not all 5G is created equal, which already complicates matters from the get-go. Things can get even more confusing when you consider that carriers like Verizon have different types of 5G, one of which might actually be slowing down your iPhone 12 or Google Pixel 5.

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Best cases to keep your iPhone 12 Pro Max safe

Best cases to keep your iPhone 12 Pro Max safe

If you’ve picked up the iPhone 12 Pro Max, you’ll definitely want one of the best iPhone 12 Pro Max cases to keep it safe. This phone starts at $1,099 and most people buy higher storage variants. When you’re already spending that much, it just makes sense to get a durable or rugged case to save you some heartache and protect your favorite new gadget.

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Apple plans major boost for iPhone in 1H 2021

Apple plans major boost for iPhone in 1H 2021

It would appear that the lull in smartphone sales for 2020 was just that - a temporary situation. A report from Nikkei Asia suggests that the first half of 2021 will see Apple increase production by 30% year-on-year. A combination of demand for the first 5G-enabled iPhone and COVID-19 vaccination distribution worldwide appear to be paving the way for a monstrous year for Apple.

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Satechi’s magnetic iPhone 12 charger beats Apple MagSafe in 2 ways

Satechi’s magnetic iPhone 12 charger beats Apple MagSafe in 2 ways

Apple's MagSafe for iPhone system can be a whole lot more convenient for charging than plugging in a Lightning cable, but Satechi may in some ways have just bested the official MagSafe adapter. As with previous iPhone accessories, Apple's plan is to license out MagSafe to third-parties so that they can fill out the ecosystem. In some cases, that means adding some advantages over Apple's own products.

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