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iPhone 12

iPhone 12 MagSafe

iPhone 12 is hiding a mysterious new feature that no one knows about

October 28th, 2020

The iPhone 12 has a mysterious feature that Apple hasn’t addressed during the launch event or on its website: Built-in support for reverse wireless charging. The feature is disclosed in Apple’s documentation with the FCC, where Apple says reverse wireless charging might work with a single “potential Apple accessory.” It’s unclear what that accessory might …

iPhone 12 bug

How to fix COVID-19 exposure notifications on your new iPhone 12

October 27th, 2020

Apple brought COVID-19 Exposure Notifications to iOS 13 earlier this year, but some iPhone 12 owners are running into error messages when they attempt to use contact tracing apps. It appears that using an iCloud Backup to transfer data from an old iPhone to an iPhone 12 turns off exposure notifications, though it’s not clear …

iPhone 12 Pro Drop Test

You won’t believe the results of the first iPhone 12 drop test

October 25th, 2020

The first iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro drop test shows that Apple’s drop performance claims are real. The new iPhones appear to prevent accidental glass damage much better than earlier models. Ceramic Shield glass withstands drops from up to 10 feet without damage. A case and screen protector are still advised, as dents and …

iPhone 12 Camera Review

This is the only iPhone 12 camera review you need to see right now

October 22nd, 2020

The first iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pros reviews are already out ahead of Friday’s in-store launch of the two handsets. All reviewers have touched on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro camera performance to some degree, but there’s only one iPhone 12 camera review you need to see. Professional photographer Austin Mann took …

iPhone 12 EarPods

Actually, there is an iPhone 12 that comes with free EarPods

October 22nd, 2020

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro ship without free chargers and EarPods in the box. None of the iPhones that Apple sells come with complementary accessories. But there is one exception to Apple’s new rule, and it applies to a whole country: France. Local regulators require smartphone makers to bundle accessories with phones to …

iPhone 12 5G battery life test

iPhone 12 dies two hours faster when connected to a 5G network

October 21st, 2020

Early iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro battery tests show that 5G has a significant effect on battery life. When Tom’s Guide tested the battery life of the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, both phones died about two hours faster when 5G was on the entire time. Apple has included a Smart Data Mode feature …

iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 crushes Android in speed and performance tests

October 21st, 2020

The first official iPhone 12 benchmark and speed tests show the A14 Bionic has no rival. When it comes to performance, the closest phone is last year’s iPhone 11, not one of the best 2020 Android phones. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro feature the same powerful A14 Bionic chip, and they’re faster than …