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Introduced in 2007 by Steve Jobs, iPhone is Apple’s flagship iOS device and easily its most popular product around the world. Software wise, it runs iOS and includes a large collection of mobile apps through the App Store.

Since its introduction, Apple has released at least one new phone every single year. In recent years, that has typically been in the fall. iPhones are sold through multiple retail channels including Apple Stores, cellular stores, Best Buy, and other major electronic retailers. iPhones can be bought with a single up front payment, financed through the iPhone Upgrade Program, or financed through a cellular carrier.

Apple’s smartphone has become much more than just a phone since its debut. The iPhone can act as your primary camera, music player, GPS device, email client, mobile banking system, messaging device, movie player, and much more.

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iPhone Stories August 5

The Mail app gets some valuable enhancements with iOS 16. One of the headlining features is the ability to schedule emails to be sent at a specific time. Follow along for a hands-on look at how it works to Send Later with Mail on iPhone.

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A new helpful Today at Apple tutorial video has been released today. The latest has Apple Creative Pros Jahmyra and David teaming up with professional photographer Eddy Chen to explore how to capture and edit “Dramatic Summer Light” with your iPhone camera.

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iPhone Stories August 3

The Mail app gets multiple handy upgrades with iOS 16. One of the new features is the ability to stop email from being delivered after hitting the send button. Read along for a hands-on look at how it works to unsend email with iPhone on iOS 16.

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Unlocking T-Mobile phones using stolen credentials netted $25M

A former cellphone store owner made an estimated $25M by unlocking T-Mobile phones using stolen credentials. He now faces a possible prison sentence of up to 165 years …

iPhone Stories August 2

In Q2 2022, Europe smartphone shipments declined 11% in a Year-Over-Year comparison, but Apple manage to grow shipments and market share, mostly because of its 5G-capable iPhone SE.

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When Apple announced Continuity Camera in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura at WWDC, it showed off accessories from Belkin that will make it easy to mount your iPhone to the top of your Mac’s display. Those accessories aren’t yet available for purchase, but some early hands-on videos have hit the web this week showing Belkin’s MagSafe mount for Continuity Camera in the real-world.

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GaN chargers have been around for a while now, but it’s only relatively recently that the price of the gallium nitride (GaN) has fallen the the point where they are becoming mainstream. The main benefit is high power in a small package.

The UGreen 200W GaN charger claims an astonishing 200W, while the OneWorld65 shows just how compact a Mac travel charger can be …

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iPhone Stories August 1

Apple is expanding the capability of its Continuity Camera feature this year with macOS Ventura and iOS 16. Now users will be able to use iPhone as Mac webcam for a high-quality, wireless experience. Follow along for a hands-on look at how to use Continuity Camera.

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Lumen metabolic analyzer app gets Macro widget to track nutrition and see real-time impact

Lumen, the pocket-sized device that measures your metabolism to help you achieve health and fitness goals has launched its latest update. After the iOS app got a built-in food log and macro tracker earlier this year, Lumen has launched a new widget on iPhone to more easily track your nutrition and see the impact it has on your metabolism in real-time.

In the latest bizarre twist to the patent infringement battle between Apple and Ericsson, the Cupertino company has responded to the iPhone ban in Colombia by claiming that its human rights have been infringed.

The company requested emergency relief in Colombia just days after being warned by a US judge not to abuse the court system there by filing emergency requests for non-emergencies …

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iPhone Stories July 30

Apple has given the iPhone checkout page on its website a major overhaul. The new design features larger images, quicker access to shopping assistance, and more. There’s also a bigger emphasis on trading in other devices as well.

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iPhone Stories July 29

The Health app gets fresh capabilities with iOS 16 that will be valuable for many users with the major new feature being the ability to track medications on iPhone (vitamins and supplements too). Read on for a look at how it works to use the iOS 16 feature.

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iPhone Stories July 28

Sony is teaming up with Backbone to create a PlayStation-friendly mobile controller for iPhone called Backbone One – PlayStation Edition. With PlayStation-specific buttons and an Xbox analog stick arrangement, the device is adjustable to fit your iPhone model of choice.

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iPhone Stories July 27

Apple’s Photos app gets lots of attention with iOS 16 and one of the valuable new features is the ability to batch edit photos thanks to new copy and paste edits buttons. Here’s how it works to batch edit iPhone Photos in iOS 16.

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A day ahead of the Cupertino company disclosing AAPL earnings Q3 2022, analysts are expecting to see an end to the company’s pandemic-fuelled growth.

As is the new normal, the company hasn’t issued any guidance for the fiscal quarter, given continuing supply disruption as China continues its COVID Zero policy

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Curious what chip Apple has put in its iPhones over the years or what A-series is in your current iPhone? What about what chip was used in the original iPhone? Read along for a look at the complete iPhone chip list for what comes in every iPhone model going back to 2007.

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iPhone Stories July 26

iPhone cameras have evolved so much that it’s not unusual to see directors using them to shoot music videos and even independent films. This time, none other than well-known film director Steven Spielberg chose an iPhone to shoot a music video in a partnership with singer and songwriter Marcus Mumford.

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OtterBox is out with its latest iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods accessory today, the 2-in-1 Charging Station with MagSafe. The clean and simple wireless charging stand features a sharp design similar to Apple’s Pro Display XDR pedestal, offers 15W fast MagSafe charging for iPhone, and more.

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iPhone Stories July 22

The Messages app gets some slick upgrades with iOS 16. One of the headlining features is the ability to edit iMessages on iPhone after sending them. Read on for a hands-on look at how the feature works as well as its limitations.

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Designer and creative extraordinaire Basic Apple Guy is out with his latest wallpaper for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The gorgeous Apple Stage rainbow wallpaper features a vibrant and detailed design inspired by the real-life, six-color structure created by Jony Ive.

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Ever wonder how much battery capacity Apple has put in its iPhones over the years or what size battery your current iPhone has? While the company doesn’t publicly share the information, battery details eventually surface in teardowns. Join along for a look at the complete iPhone battery mAh list for how much battery capacity comes with every iPhone model.

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iPhone Stories July 21

T-Mobile has launched its newest unlimited plan today, Ultimate+ for iPhone that’s focused on small businesses. Notably, the plan features a service that no other carrier includes at the moment: the new Apple Business Essentials plan that features device management, 24/7 Apple support, and iCloud storage.

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Curious how much RAM Apple has put in its iPhones over the years or how much memory your current iPhone has? While the company doesn’t publicly share the information, memory details surface in teardowns and from other sources like Apple’s supply chain. Read along for a look at the complete iPhone RAM list for how much memory comes with every iPhone model.

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iPhone Stories July 20

One of the upgrades with iOS 16 that’s a bit under the radar is the ability to use haptic feedback with the native keyboard. Here’s how to turn on the iPhone haptic keyboard and why it’s preferable to third-party keyboards.

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