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Over the past ten years, Apple’s iPhone has become the company’s most valuable —and recently, somewhat volatile— asset. Since its introduction in 2007, the iPhone helped to jumpstart the smartphone revolution, and with it came some big innovations. The App Store, touchscreen gaming, the mass adoption of social media, and protecting user data with biometrics. Its product lineup is enmeshed in Apple’s ecosystem, and the impact that it continues to have around the globe is vast.

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Apple iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max review: by the numbers

Apple didn’t choose the USB-C life, but boy are we glad it got here anyway.

The new FineWoven iPhone cases are very bad

Everything you’ve heard is true: Apple’s new FineWoven iPhone cases and accessories are categorically terrible.

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France approves radiation-lowering software update for iPhone 12.

Still waiting to see if the iOS update will be released only in France to appease local regulators, or globally since several countries have been closely monitoring this story.

The Action Button is the most significant new iPhone feature in years

A little button that you can program to do virtually anything you want unlocks a lot of possibilities for the computer that’s with you the most often.

Here are the features Apple didn’t announce in the WWDC keynote

Here’s everything we could find for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch that didn’t get screen time.

After all, why not? Why shouldn’t I charge my Magic Mouse with my iPhone?

The Basic Apple Guy did it with an iPhone 15 Pro and tossed it up on Threads.

We’ve been pretty into cursed images the last few days. First, it was a Steam Deck as a DVD player, then an iPad as a Samsung Dex display.

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USB-C! Dynamic Island! Action buttons!

Not going to lie: the iPhone 15 makes me want a dumb phone even more. Once again, we’ve got a new and even more capable iPhone. Yet with all those new exciting features, I can’t help but think Apple’s just given us a shinier new distraction. That’s why now, more than ever, I wish dumb phones would make a comeback.

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If you just got an iPhone 15, make sure to update it before transferring data over from your old iPhone.

The iPhone 15’s latest update is iOS 17.0.2, and Apple says it fixes an issue that “may prevent transferring data directly from another iPhone during setup” (via MacRumors). Take a few minutes to update your new phone before setting up that transfer to avoid issues.

(By the way, the latest update for older iPhones iOS 17.0.1, so don’t look for iOS 17.0.2 on those devices.)

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Apple’s faster Haptic Touch is as close to a 3D Touch comeback as we’re gonna get

A new accessibility setting in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 makes the long-press much more responsive and efficient.

Explaining the lossless, low-latency audio link between the USB-C AirPods Pro and Apple Vision Pro.

In an interview with Brian Tong on the Apple Blitz XL podcast, Apple VP of sensing and connectivity Ron Huang explains that while the second-gen AirPods Pro earbuds also have the H2 chip just like its new USB-C model, the new ones are capable of communicating at 5GHz instead of just 2GHz.

He says that’s why the new USB-C AirPods Pro earbuds have enough bandwidth to do lossless audio wirelessly when combined with the upcoming Vision Pro.


The H2 chip in the latest AirPods Pro and Apple Vision Pro, combined with a groundbreaking wireless audio protocol, unlocks powerful 20-bit, 48 kHz Lossless Audio with a massive reduction in audio latency

Your SwiftKey (and Samsung) keyboard might now have baked-in DALL-E.

AI-generated imagery is the new clip art, and Microsoft’s now making it dead easy to add to your chats — just swipe and type in SwiftKey to generate AI art on iPhone or Android.

Samsung’s keyboard has SwiftKey under the hood, so this is likely coming to a lot of phones. Microsoft’s also rolling out some “AI stickers” and “AI camera lenses,” but they’re pretty meh right now.

Tim Cook literally opened Apple’s Fifth Avenue store today.

Seriously, he had to unlock the door to greet customers. Amusing start to iPhone 15 launch day.

The iPhone 15 Pro’s killer new feature is a fart button.

Smelt it dealt it.

(The app to do it is call Thwip.)

The titanium edges of the iPhone 15 Pro can get discolored by your hands, but Apple says not to worry.

According to an Apple support document, you just need to wipe the edges with a lint-free cloth to get things looking good again (via MacRumors):

For iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, the oil from your skin might temporarily alter the color of the outside band. Wiping your iPhone with a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth will restore the original look.

The side of an iPhone 15 Pro showing smudges from fingerprints.
You should be able to just wipe off the fingerprints, Apple says.
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Have you tried iOS 17’s Standby mode yet?

Now that the iPhone’s latest OS is out of beta and available to everyone, it’s time to try out some of those new features. One of our favorites is Standby mode, which turns your iPhone into a cool smart display while it’s charging. Here’s how to use it.

The iPhone 15 can charge other iPhones... and even Androids.

Marques Brownlee shows off this capability in his iPhone 15 unboxing video, where he uses the device to charge a Lightning-equipped iPhone, another iPhone 15, and even a Pixel Fold and Galaxy device — it’s just a bit more inconsistent on non-Apple devices.

About the iPhone 15 Pro’s battery limits.

In response to a question from MacRumors writer Joe Rossignol during our iPhone 15 Pro Q&A, our reviewer Allison Johnson listed off the options from their charging menu, including one clearly labeled “80 percent limit,” which you’d think would mean a hard stop to reduce wear and tear on the battery.

However, in our testing so far, the new phones still don’t always stop charging once they reach 80 percent, even with the setting enabled. We’ve contacted Apple about the behavior and are doing some more tests — we’ll let you know what we find out.