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Don't fall for these tricks peddled by Apple support shysters

4 days ago   |   By iMore

Several months back, iPhone users were warned not to answer calls from Apple unless they had specifically requested one through the official Apple online support page.
The reason behind Apple's warning
This was due to sophisticated spoofed support calls coming in droves that had the goal of obtaining access to users' Apple iCloud accounts. The fraud was so elaborate, tricks like the inclusion of the Apple logo, address, and correct support telephone number were used.
Does any of this ring a bell? If not, it's cool. We got you covered on everything you need to know about this scam.
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IPhone XS and XS Max receive discounts at Apple retail stores

IPhone XS and XS Max receive discounts at Apple retail stores

4 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Yesterday, shortly after introducing the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple officially killed the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The 2018 flagships can no longer be purchased via the online Apple Store but it turns out there's still some stock at Apple retail stores that'll likely be gone pretty soon.
To help shift the remaining iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max stock before the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro arrive on Friday, September 20, Apple is now selling its previous-gen devices at a $100 discount .
Starting today, the iPhone XS models with 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB of internal ...
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The Woodlands, Texas Apple Store expanding September 14 ahead of iPhone launch day

The Woodlands, Texas Apple Store expanding September 14 ahead of iPhone launch day

4 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Leading up to the release of new iPhone and Apple Watch models , Apple is preparing its fleet of retail stores for the crowds and excitement of launch day. On September 14, Apple's location in The Woodlands , Texas will reopen in a brand new space.
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IPhone 11 Pro sports 13% faster 4G LTE than its predecessor

IPhone 11 Pro sports 13% faster 4G LTE than its predecessor

4 days ago   |   By iMore

What you need to know
Apple said that the iPhone 11 Pro series has gigabit-class 4G LTE.
SpeedSmart says that means around a 13% speed increase.
All major US carriers were used during its testing.
Faster is definitely better.
When Apple announced the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max it said that they both feature gigabit-class 4G LTE modems. But it didn't go into detail as to what any of that actually meant for users. Now speed testing company SpeedSmart has weighed in and it turns out we can expect the new phones to be pretty zippy.
The new iPhone11 Pro and Pro Max include faster 4G...
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Grab a bargain iPhone XS with $100 off in Apple Stores

Grab a bargain iPhone XS with $100 off in Apple Stores

4 days ago   |   By iMore

What you need to know iPhone XS models now start at $899.
iPhone XS Max models start at $999.
The prices are only available in stores.
Time to grab a bargain?
Apple has slashed the price of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max following the announcement of the iPhone 11 lineup. Bargain hunters can now save $100 on every iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max model.
That means that the iPhone XS can be picked up in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage configurations for $899, $1,049, and $1,249, respectively. Likewise, the iPhone XS Max can be had in the same storage configurations for $999, $1,149, and...
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It's Official: Apple Has Killed Off 3D Touch From Its iPhones

It's Official: Apple Has Killed Off 3D Touch From Its iPhones

4 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Several years ago when Apple launched the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, they introduced a new hardware feature in the form of 3D Touch which brought pressure-sensitive displays to smartphones. It sounded promising in theory, but it was quickly shown that it was more exciting in theory than in practice. So much so that we have heard rumors that Apple could be killing off the feature in its 2019 iPhones. It turns out the rumors were true because while Apple did not mention anything about 3D Touch at its iPhone event, a quick look at the specs of the new iPhone 11 , 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max...
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Apple Launches New AppleCare+ Plan For Its Headphones

Apple Launches New AppleCare+ Plan For Its Headphones

4 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

If you buy an expensive gadget like an iPhone or a MacBook, then buying AppleCare+ for it makes sense, especially since repairs can get pretty expensive. However, what do you think about AppleCare+ for headphones? Necessary or not? Apparently necessary, according to Apple who launched a new AppleCare+ plan for their headphones. According to Apple, headphones bought from the company, like its Beats and AirPods headphones, will come with one year of hardware repair coverage and up to 90 days of complimentary support. However, in case this isn't enough for you and you want more coverage, then...
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IPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro improves on iPhone XR stellar battery life

IPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro improves on iPhone XR stellar battery life

4 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Over the last year, Apple made a big deal about how the iPhone XR offers the longest battery life ever in an iPhone. Customers appeared to love it too, with even many tech reviewers choosing the XR over its more expensive siblings due to the extra hours of longevity.
Now, all the new phones, from iPhone 11 to iPhone 11 Pro, best what the XR could manage. However, Apple has changed up how it measures battery life which makes it a little complicated to compare between models...
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You can still buy the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus from Apple's online clearance store

You can still buy the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus from Apple's online clearance store

4 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Given how similar the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max look to their predecessors, it wasn't exactly shocking to see last year's iPhone XS and XS Max discontinued shortly after Apple's big product launch event yesterday. At the same time, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were definitely getting a bit long in the tooth, so we're obviously not surprised that the 2016 generation had to go as well once 2019 variants entered the arena.
But technically, Apple's three-year-old handsets haven't gone the way of the dodo yet, fetching $399 and up on the company's clearance website. These aren't refurbished ...
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Take $50 off select Apple Watch Series 5 GPS+ Cellular models at Amazon

Take $50 off select Apple Watch Series 5 GPS+ Cellular models at Amazon

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Protect your iPhone 11 Pro with these great thin cases

Protect your iPhone 11 Pro with these great thin cases

The iPhone 11 Pro is on its way, and like the iPhone XS and iPhone X before it, it's covered in glass. And while you might not want to add a lot of bulk to your phone, you can... Read more ...

Check out today's batch of Google Pixel 4 XL images

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I Love Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program

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Apple fans, take a deep breath because your time has come - iPhone 11 deals are now available to pre-order. We've seen the features, we've observed the camera capabilities and... Read more ...