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Apple is taking a huge gamble on the iPhone 5G

Apple is taking a huge gamble on the iPhone 5G

Qualcomm may be providing the 5G modem for the iPhone 5G later this year, but rumors suggest it could end up being connected to an antenna of Apple's own design. The two companies settled their legal spat over technology licensing last year, paving the way for Apple to use Qualcomm's 5G tech for its 2020 iPhone. However not all of the hardware on offer has come up to Apple's standards, it's suggested.

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AR Quick Look update tips next moves for iPhone Pro

AR Quick Look update tips next moves for iPhone Pro

The near-future for the iPhone has a definite AR component to it - much as expected starting several years ago. The update for what Apple calls "Quick Look" in Augmented Reality has finally reached a point at which the placing of objects in the mixed-reality world can be pushed into a purchase. Before now, people were a bit more disconnected from the experience. Now you can see an object on your phone, place it in your world, and immediately tap a BUY button from there.

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iPad Pro 5G release date may join iPhone 11 this October

iPad Pro 5G release date may join iPhone 11 this October

Reports from Taiwan today suggest that the iPhone 5G in late 2020 may be beaten to the punch by an iPad Pro. The 5G-capable modem hardware that'll be included in this next-generation iPad is not yet known. It may be similar to what's predicted for the next-generation iPhone, that being the rumored 5nm-based A14 chips paired with Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 modems. That'll supply the next iPhone set with all the 5G your heart could desire, regardless of carrier here in the USA.

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iPhone 12 could be in short supply at launch

iPhone 12 could be in short supply at launch

It is frightening how a virus can threaten the entire world in more ways than just claiming lives. The novel coronavirus has already altered many businesses and events, including the annual MWC trade show. Things are, of course, harsher in China, where companies continue to be in lockdown. Companies that the rest of the world rely on especially in terms of production. The situation has rippling effects in the consumer electronics industry, including Apple who might be forced to launch its next iPhone even if the supply will be extremely low at first.

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Major WhatsApp update: 2 billion users reached

Major WhatsApp update: 2 billion users reached

Today WhatsApp announced that "WhatsApp supports more than two billion users around the world." The company suggested that this high water mark was reached today - February 12, 2020, after reaching a similarly major mark in January of 2018. WhatsApp didn't say specifically that they had "monthly users" in this amount, but "supports" this amount as of today. It could be that this 2 billion mark is just total downloads of the app, or amount of users that've sent messages over the last year - but let's explore some other, more solid numbers while we get some confirmation from the WhatsApp crew.

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Project xCloud Limited iOS TestFlight released: first-come, first-served

Project xCloud Limited iOS TestFlight released: first-come, first-served

Today a preview of Microsoft's Xbox-centric cloud gaming platform Project xCloud was released with a limited iOS TestFlight program. This system has been in play in testing for some time - now it's about to be made semi-public. This is different from the testing platform on Android, due in part to "App Store policies", as suggested by Major Nelson at Microsoft. This system will appear starting today.

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iPhone 9 might be around the corner with a tempting offer

iPhone 9 might be around the corner with a tempting offer

MWC 2020 is happening in just a few weeks but it might be a relatively quiet one if the withdrawal of companies is any indication. For Apple fans, it's really nothing new but they might have something to look forward to next month if insider rumors are any indicator. Sources are claiming that, despite the situation in China, production for Apple's low-cost iPhone is ramping up and its price might be to die for. Not literally, of course.

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Why the fuss about USB-C?

Why the fuss about USB-C?

USB-C cables are thrown into the spotlight once again. These beloved reversible cables aren’t new to tech, but members of the European Parliament have called for the mandatory introduction of common chargers for all mobile devices with a near-unanimous vote of 582-40 on the resolution. One cable to rule them all. The iPhone’s current Lightning cable is Apple’s own proprietary tech. This means that the USB-C naturally finds itself the standard that all phone companies, including Apple, are going to abide to.

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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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Soon, iPhone and Apple Watch will work like keys for cars

Soon, iPhone and Apple Watch will work like keys for cars

The latest beta version of iOS 13.4 was released this week with reference to code for a system called CarKey. Apple Watch and iPhone users that are capable of working with this software will be able to use NFC to unlock certain cars - just so long as they're authorized. This system also suggests that users will eventually be able to use Apple Watch and/or iPhone devices to start cars without need for a separate key.

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Galaxy Buds+ could have support for iPhones

Galaxy Buds+ could have support for iPhones

Samsung is expected to announce four smartphones next week, namely the three Galaxy S20 phones and, of course, the Galaxy Z Flip. Those might not be the only products that debut that day and the company's successor to its rather competitive earbuds may also make an appearance. While most of Galaxy Buds+ core details are already known unofficially, the company may actually have one surprise up its sleeve, this time for iPhone users.

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Big iPhone 12 leak lets you list Apple’s first 5G phones

Big iPhone 12 leak lets you list Apple’s first 5G phones

Today we're taking a peek at what's likely the final iPhone 12 / iPhone 2020 lineup for the most major Apple event of the season. The designs will likely be the opposite of shocking to you, the informed reader, here in January of 2020. That's due in a big way to the large number of leaks we've seen of the iPhone 12 (complete with 5G) over the last several weeks.

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