Perhaps the biggest new feature the iPhone 12 family of phones bring is MagSafe, a small magnetic coil in the back of the phone that works with a range of different peripherals to improve your iPhone experience.
It’s an intriguing concept, perhaps reminiscent of Motorola’s Moto Mods or the current accessory pins found with Apple’s iPads. The iPhone 12 range hasn’t been out long enough for us to see how popular they get, but there’s certainly a lot of potential.
Apple’s initial applications for Magsafe are twofold: magnetic chargers that stick to the back of your phone, and clip-on cases that stay stuck to it, but as third-party manufacturers play around with the tech there’s a lot more they could achieve.
Apple has launched a new website called “iPhone 12 Studio”. Here users can personalize the new iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max as they wish. Pick one of the new models, choose a colour and then combine it with Apple’s new cases and MagSafe accessories.
Your chosen combination of phone, cover and any accessories can then be saved and shared.
However, the Apple’s new website iPhone 12 Studio only works on smartphones and tablets – if you open it on a desktop browser a QR code is displayed and if you view that in your iPhone camera app it will open the website for you.
Although the website is supposed to be “optimized for smartphones and tablets” according to Apple, we found that the website runs extremely sluggishly. The operation is very intuitive, but animations and the changing of the colours of devices
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The iMyFone Halloween Campaign is well underway. iLounge readers can get free prizes and amazing iMyFone apps in this wonderful promo!
Try the Lucky Wheel and Win Free Prizes
The most exciting part of the iMyFone Halloween Campaign is undoubtedly the 100% Win Game. The mechanics are really simple and you can get a prize every time.
The steps to participate in the lucky wheel are outlined in the promo site. To begin, all you have to do is share the game to your friends on a number of social media sites, which include Reddit, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
Once that’s done, go back to the promo site and click or tap
A Taiwan company crucial for the production of iPhones for tech giant Apple admitted Monday that working conditions for some students employed at a factory in China contravened agreed labor terms.
The company was reacting to a Bloomberg report that said Apple had suspended all new business with them after finding evidence of the labor violations and attempts to cover them up.
Pegatron “misclassified the student workers in their program and falsified paperwork to disguise violations of our Code, including allowing students” to work nights and overtime, Bloomberg quoted Apple as saying in its statement.
Employees “went to extraordinary lengths” to cover up the violations and the company has now placed the partner on probation until action is taken, it said.
In an email statement to AFP, the Taipei-listed Pegatron admitted that some students laborers at factories in the southeastern Chinese cities of Shanghai and Kunshan were made to work
Some Apple customers who pre-ordered the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max are finding their orders have updated with shipping information advising their iPhone is on the way, but it is unlikely that many of the deliveries will actually occur before November 13.
On Friday, Apple opened up pre-orders through the online Apple Store for the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, the last two models of the current iPhone generation to be released. The first customers to place orders can expect quicker deliveries to occur, with the earliest potentially taking place on November 13, Apple’s announced availability date for the models.
Not all customers will receive their orders on that date, as the delivery time estimates started to slip for both models shortly after it became available to purchase.
In a similar fashion to pre-orders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12
Apple’s iOS 14 launched in September with a bunch of important features to help improve your privacy and security. Some of these, such as an indicator light to show you when your mic or camera are active, launched when iOS 14 first dropped.
But now another iPhone privacy requirement is arriving in the form of a privacy “nutrition label” on apps. From December 8, all app developers on Apple’s App Store will need to detail the privacy information of their apps, Engadget reports. This date is also the time iPhone and iPad users are likely to see the nutrition label-style information when they visit an application’s store page.
Information included on the label is the data the app collects, and whether this can be used to track you, as well as whether
We’re just a few weeks away from Black Friday and intense holiday shopping time during an era of COVID-19. Do you know what you’ll be purchasing?
Stephen Baker, a longtime analyst with the NPD Group, which tracks sales of consumer products, says to expect a holiday filled with non-sexy products like computer monitors, external mice and keyboards and routers. Yes, routers.
“You’re not going to give a spa certificate or holiday tickets to Bermuda,” said Baker. “Instead, we’re seeing more tangible gifts like a router. Give your family the gift of better internet connectivity.”
This year, the pandemic has put a twist on consumer electronic sales. Shoppers have already pushed huge sales gains for products that make it easier to work and learn from home, Baker said.
Router sales: up 50%. Computer monitors: up 80%. Big-screen TVs: up 35%.
iPhone 12 was lacking a very important feature, but Apple has just revealed how next year’s iPhone could include the game-changing functionality you’ve been waiting for.
In many ways the iPhone 12 was a disappointment—for me at least—because it did not include the one feature we really need in today’s coronavirus-addled world. In fact, the lack of Touch ID on Apple’s latest iPhone is a deal breaker for some, since Face ID does not work while you are wearing a mask.
But now, Apple has revealed how Touch ID might return to next year’s iPhone models, in a patent filed this week. Instead of bringing back a physical Home button—the current means of Touch ID on