iPhone 12

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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Best Cases for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro

Best Cases for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro

This year Apple unleashed four all-new iPhone models in varying colors and sizes. No matter which one you choose, you’ll want a case to keep your phone safe. While the iPhone 12 Pro has a new ceramic shield display and a rugged stainless steel design, it’s still fragile enough that you’ll want protection from daily wear and tear. So, here’s a roundup of the best iPhone 12 cases and iPhone 12 Pro cases, as they fit both phones.

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iPhone 8 onwards now enjoy FaceTime video calls in 1080p with iOS 14.2

iPhone 8 onwards now enjoy FaceTime video calls in 1080p with iOS 14.2

Despite how selfies have become a global practice, Apple has remained quite stingy when it came to its front-facing FaceTime camera. Sure, it boosted the sensor's capabilities to support Face ID, which became the iPhone's sole biometrics component since the iPhone X, but the normal capabilities of the camera haven't seen much action in years. That changed with the iPhone 12 series when Apple finally enabled 1080p video calls in FaceTime, but it seems that it quietly flipped the switch for older iPhones as well.

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Apple MagSafe Duo Charger now up on the Apple Store

Apple MagSafe Duo Charger now up on the Apple Store

The AirPower wireless charging mat may have been a complete disaster but Apple definitely made a comeback when it announced its new MagSafe wireless chargers. Apple actually announced two chargers in October but only one has been available, perhaps raising worries of a repeat of the AirPower. Although there were hints at an upcoming launch date, it is definitely a pleasant surprise to see the MagSafe Duo Charger finally available for sale, though people might want to keep an important thing or two in mind before they buy one.

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iPhone 12 on DxOMark falls way behind its siblings

iPhone 12 on DxOMark falls way behind its siblings

Apple's new iPhones this year might have 5G support as their headlining feature but they might be better remembered for their photography capabilities. At least as far as the biggest and most expensive iPhone 12 Pro Max is concerned, Apple is catching up with the top performers in DxOMark's benchmarks. Not all 2020 iPhones are created equal and not all of them have the same cameras. While the iPhone 12 Pro models are just two points shy of each other, the non-Pro iPhone 12 might leave some mobile photographers a bit wanting.

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Expect Apple Silicon Mac and Apple Watch redesigns in 2021 says analyst

Expect Apple Silicon Mac and Apple Watch redesigns in 2021 says analyst

Apple will revamp the Apple Watch design and push out entirely new Apple Silicon Macs in 2021, one well-connected analyst has predicted, promising an upending of the familiar industrial design we've seen several generations of smartwatch and computer follow. While Apple hasn't stinted on internal upgrades, it's fair to say that its aesthetic has been fairly consistent in recent years.

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Custom $14.5k iPhone 12 edition includes gold sand hourglass

Custom $14.5k iPhone 12 edition includes gold sand hourglass

The smartphone customization that goes on at Caviar is absolutely bonkers. It's been over-the-top for years. This week, they've gone to a new dimension. Caviar customized a set of iPhone 12 Pro / Pro Max devices with an American flag, portraits of Joe Biden and Donald Trump, and a built-in hourglass with gold pellets for "sand." The starting price for this edition is $14,900 USD.

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Apple releases iOS 14.2.1 with iPhone 12 mini lock screen fix

Apple releases iOS 14.2.1 with iPhone 12 mini lock screen fix

Apple has pushed out iOS 14.2.1, addressing a number of bugs in the latest release but, most important, fixing a display problem some iPhone 12 mini owners had reported. The glitch was identified earlier this week with the new, smallest iPhone, where the lock screen could sometimes become unresponsive to taps and swipes.

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iPhone 12 screen problems might have a software fix soon

iPhone 12 screen problems might have a software fix soon

Reports about this or that problem with the newly-launched iPhone 12 phones are starting to surface, which isn't surprising given it's a new product. Of course, being an Apple product means that it's held to a higher standard than others, which means flaws get more coverage than usual, too. Fortunately, it seems that Apple is already on top of at least one complaint regarding unusual behavior from iPhone 12 screens. Even better, it could be something that can be fixed by an iOS update down the line.

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Apple iPhone 12 mini Review – Small Surprise

Apple iPhone 12 mini Review – Small Surprise

The iPhone 12 mini has no right being the cheapest model in Apple's iPhone 12 family. Sure, on paper you're spending the smallest amount on the smallest display, but - like the most engaging gadgets - the spec comparisons simply don't capture the true charm. It may be mini in your hand, but the iPhone 12 mini maxes out on appeal.

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iPhone 12 group SMS disappear, iPhone 12 mini lock screen unresponsive

iPhone 12 group SMS disappear, iPhone 12 mini lock screen unresponsive

No product can claim to be perfect the day it launches and that's true especially for software where bugs don't always get caught in testing. When you combine new software with new hardware, however, the possibility of issues popping up increases. That seems to be the case for Apple's latest smartphones, whose users are reporting a variety of problems on different iPhone 12 models. Hopefully, however, these are just software bugs that could be more easily squashed by an update.

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iPhone 12 mini iFixit teardown reveals what shrunk to fit everything

iPhone 12 mini iFixit teardown reveals what shrunk to fit everything

Apple has definitely come a long way since the early years of the iPhone, back when it launched at most just two models per year. This year, it went all out and launched not just three like last year but four iPhone 12 options, including what was formally named the iPhone 12 mini. It is, however, mini only in comparison to the other three but, despite the size, Apple still managed to cram almost all the basic features but not without compromising on at least one important spec.

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