When Apple announced the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro series last week, the company announced that it would no longer be bundling power adapters or EarPods with its iPhones going forward for environmental reasons. Apple also updated the packaging of its iPhone 11, iPhone SE, and iPhone XR lineup to remove the charger and EarPods from their box.
Poll: Do You Believe Apple Removed the Charger and EarPods from iPhone 12 for Environmental Reasons?
With iOS 14 now out for nearly a week, now is a good time to assess what impact the update has had on the battery life of your iPhone.
The next few months are very busy for Apple as the company has a bunch of products in the pipeline that are due to launch. Apart from the iPhone 12 lineup, this includes the Apple Watch Series 6 and a low-cost Apple Watch Series 3 replacement, AirTags, iPad Air, Apple Silicon-based Macs, over-ear headphones, and more. Which product launch are you excited about the most?
The iPhone 12 lineup is shaping up to be a very big upgrade from Apple. Apart from launching four new models this year, the company is going to upgrade almost every aspect of its iPhone lineup with some major changes. Which iPhone 12 features are you looking forward to the most?
Over the last year or so, Apple has been criticized for its App Store policies by some major developers including Spotify, Tinder, and more. However, Epic Games is taking the fight to Apple in public by first releasing an update for ‘Fortnite’ on the App Store with a direct payment system in violation of the App Store regulations. Then, when Apple removed the game from the store, Epic Games retaliated by filing a lawsuit against the company and mocking its iconic 1984 ad.
Music streaming has exploded in popularity in recent years and Spotify and Apple Music have been at the forefront of this. The two streaming services combined serve over 300 million subscribers worldwide and have replaced FM radios and offline music libraries for many.
The App Store has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent months. This is despite the App Store’s popularity and usage soaring among iPhone users, with the store posting its best-ever quarter recently. App developers are clearly not happy with Apple and they have become increasingly vocal about the 30 percent commission that the company takes for App Store transactions.
For many people, a VPN has become an important tool as it gives them peace of mind knowing that they are connected to the internet securely with all their data being encrypted. This is particularly important in the WFH (Work From Home) scenario as most people are having to access sensitive and secure data over potentially insecure networks.
Apple released the iOS 13.6 update earlier this week which added some new features to Apple News+ and also fixed some bugs. Despite a point jump in release number, iOS 13.6 is a relatively minor update especially if you don’t really use Apple News. While not mentioned, the update should also fix the battery drain issue that many iPhone users have been reporting on iOS 13.5.1.