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iPhone 14 – Things we know so far

iPhone 14 – Things we know so far

Rumors about the iPhone 14 started popping up online before the iPhone 13 was announced -- and though we don't yet know what Apple has planned, there's enough info floating around to speculate. The company is rumored to be working on a foldable iPhone, at least based on certain patents, but there's no guarantee a folding model is in the pipeline at this time. In all likeliness, the next iteration of the iPhone will be called the iPhone 14 and it'll stick to the trusted form factor from previous years.

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The Apple Black Friday 2021 deals are here, but are they worth it?

The Apple Black Friday 2021 deals are here, but are they worth it?

As with Amazon, Walmart, and other major tech companies, Apple has a bunch of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for shoppers this Thanksgiving holiday. Unlike most other companies, however, Apple isn't slashing the prices on its products -- rather, buyers will receive an Apple Gift card as part of the purchase, which can be used to buy something else later on. Is the gift card deal ultimately worth it?

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Apple delays controversial iPhone driver’s license feature

Apple delays controversial iPhone driver’s license feature

iPhone users will need to keep their driver's license in their wallet or purse a little longer than expected, with Apple quietly confirming that its iOS 15 ID cards feature has been delayed. Announced as part of the newest iPhone and Apple Watch software, the feature will add a digital version of a driver's license or state ID to the Apple Wallet, for use when traveling or other times when proof of ID is required.

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Google Messages bring true iPhone iMessage reactions to Android at last

Google Messages bring true iPhone iMessage reactions to Android at last

Being an Android user in a group thread full of iPhone users can be an annoying experience, thanks in part to the way Android messaging has traditionally handled reactions from those iMessage users. iMessage allows users to post various reactions to messages, and while it's a pretty seamless feature for those with iPhones, those on Android see a readout of the reaction and the message in question. Thanks to a new update to Google Messages, however, it seems like that's changing.

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Apple Self Service Repair opens DIY door with new parts store

Apple Self Service Repair opens DIY door with new parts store

This week Apple revealed they'd be releasing parts, tools, and manuals for future Apple devices for repairs. They'll call this their Apple Self Service Repair program, and it'll start with iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. This move appears to change the way Apple approaches device hardware handling and repair, away from restricting repairs to those "authorized" to do so, allowing consumers to take their destiny into their own hands.

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OnePlus Nord N20 5G renders show a new yet oddly familiar design

OnePlus Nord N20 5G renders show a new yet oddly familiar design

OnePlus' Nord branding seems to be all over the place, with three separate product lines targeting different markets and tiers. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G and OnePlus Nord N200 5G have already been launched months ago, but the "middle child" OnePlus Nord N20 is nowhere to be seen. There's still a chance that we might see the phone this year, or at least early next year, and it might come in a form that you least expect, especially when it looks a bit like an iPhone instead of a OnePlus phone.

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This magical iPhone feature may be the key to Apple Glasses

This magical iPhone feature may be the key to Apple Glasses

Your iPhone experience might be about to change forever. Apple has been hard at work advancing their list of ideas for the next generation in smart gadgets and tech that'll capture the imagination and pocketbooks of consumers. Apple registered a few patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office that've been revealed to the public today, showing these ideas. One of these ideas gives us some insight into the way Apple may be making a pair of smart glasses that'll change the way you use your iPhone.

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Apple makes play for Google and Microsoft’s small business gains

Apple makes play for Google and Microsoft’s small business gains

Apple Business Essentials was launched this week as Apple's all-inclusive hub for small business owners. The service has a subscription fee that enables business owners to handle device management, 24/7 Apple Support (for devices and software), and iCloud storage. This hub will be Apple's go-to place for the handling of IT in a small business, with special focus on MacOS, iOS, and all things Apple.

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iOS 15.2 adds AirTags scanning for the tracking paranoid

iOS 15.2 adds AirTags scanning for the tracking paranoid

The latest update for iOS devices adds a sort of tracker-scanner function called "Unknown Items". With this feature, the "Find My" app can scan your immediate area for "Items That Can Track Me." This option appears in the Items column just under "Help Return Lost Items."

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Cracked iPhone screen repairs are about to lose the Face ID headache

Cracked iPhone screen repairs are about to lose the Face ID headache

Apple has revealed plans to release an iOS update that will address the Face ID headache currently impacting indie repair shops performing iPhone 13 screen replacements. The news comes only days after it was confirmed that replacing an iPhone 13 display breaks the Face ID functionality unless a small chip is transplanted from the original screen, increasing the complexity and cost of the repair.

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iPhone 13 third-party screen repairs confirmed to break Face ID [UPDATE]

iPhone 13 third-party screen repairs confirmed to break Face ID [UPDATE]

The smartphone industry, in general, has never looked kindly on third-party repair services, let alone replacement components that were sourced outside of companies' supply chains. Reasons for discouraging or even penalizing unauthorized repairs range from protecting company secrets to protecting the company's image. Apple has been one of the most notorious opponents of the "right to repair" movement, and its latest unofficial policy involving iPhone 13 screens is unsurprisingly irking the likes of iFixit because of the underhanded strategy to kill the DIY repair market.

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USB-C iPhone eBay auction bids have already topped $100,000

USB-C iPhone eBay auction bids have already topped $100,000

Industrious DIYer Ken Pillonel is the man behind a modified iPhone X, which is essentially the same iPhone you're used to, but with one massive difference: it sports a USB-C port instead of Apple's Lightning port. The modified device is now up for auction on eBay as a "collector's item," and it has already reached six figures in bids.

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