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Report: Upcoming update to iOS will allow iPhones to receive contactless payments

According to a report from Bloomberg today an upcoming update to iOS could allow iPhones to receive mobile payments directly using NFC, without the need for an external reader, such as a SumUp or Square device. If true, this would allow small business owners to receive mobile payments from Apple Pay and Contactless cards directly through the iPhone, without purchasing or charging an additional accessory. Apple purchased a company called Mobeewave back […]

Analyst: Apple sold over 40 million iPhone 13 units during the holidays

According to an analyst from Wedbush, it is believed that Apple sold more than 40 million units from the iPhone 13 line, which includes the iPhone 13 , iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. If this report is true, then despite the well known chip shortages, Apple would have had a record period over the Christmas holidays. Over the period, demand has been reported to […]

Apple stops selling 256GB iPhone SE

This week, Apple quietly, without any announcement stopped selling the iPhone SE in its highest 256GB form on the official Apple online store. The change was made after the “California streaming” earlier this week on Tuesday where Apple announced the new iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, Apple Watch Series 7 and the new iPad mini. The iPhone SE was launched back in March 2020 and is still on sale in […]

Apple reveals new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini

Apple at its event on Tuesday announced the new iPhone 13 and on the surface it is a relatively minor update. First off, it is visually very similar to the iPhone 12 from last year, the notch is smaller by 20% and the cameras on the back are arranged diagonally as opposed to vertically – we’re not sure why either, but it does make it look different. However, inside is […]

Apple launches a MagSafe battery pack for iPhone 12

Today Apple has released a new MagSafe accessory for the current generation of iPhone, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. The MagSafe Battery Pack works like the other accessories out there, such as the wallet Apple makes and just snaps to the back of the phone, magnetically. It works with the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max and provides extra battery capacity to […]

Apple launches new purple iPhone 12 and 12 mini

Yesterday, at its Spring Loaded event from Apple Park, Apple launched a new Apple TV and AirTags but it also launched a new colour update for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini. With purple, which joins the black, white, blue, green, and (PRODUCT)RED options Apple has had since launch last year. Joining the new colour are some new cases in dark purple, such as MagSafe Leather Case and Leather […]

Apple is now the world’s largest smartphone vendor

In the fourth quarter of 2020, Apple has become the worlds larger vendor of smartphones, overtaking previous top spot holder, Samsung. According to data from Gartner Apple hasn’t been at this status, since 2016. Apple sold a lot of new iPhones in the last quarter of 2020, with 80 million sold an increase of 20 million when compared to that same quarter in 2019. This extra demand has come from […]

New images of iPhone 5s prototype get shared online

In the last few days some images were shared online of what appears to be an unreleased prototype of an iPhone 5s in the same Black and Slate colour as the iPhone 5 from 2012. The image came from Twitter user @DongleBookPro. This particular model was produced in December 2012 just a few months after the iPhone 5 was released and just under a year before the next iPhone, the […]

Upcoming iOS 14.4 might start letting you know if the iPhone camera has been repaired with aftermarket parts

We are due to see iOS 14.4 pretty soon, with the expected launch of the controversial tracking opt in message. But iOS 14.4 may also notify users if the camera used in the phone is supplied from a aftermarket source, i.e if the camera system has been replaced or repaired in a place where non genuine Apple components were used. The following message may appear on the screen: Unable to verify […]

iPhone 8 and later now support FaceTime HD at 1080p

Up until recently, the only devices that actually supported FaceTime HD was the iPhone 12 line of phones, so the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max but this week, as reported by MacMagazine Apple has seemed to have updated the tech specs for the iPhone 8 and later, now specifying that they all now support FaceTime HD 1080p. The only difference between the iPhone […]