iFixit iPhone 11 teardown finds possible remnants of reverse wireless charging

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iFixit’s teardown of the iPhone 11 Max Pro finds that the battery has a mysterious second connector.
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Buried in the iPhone 11 Pro Max are hardware quirks that iFixit suggests might be for reverse wireless charging, a feature reportedly planned and then dropped from this model.

Watch a video of techs from this repair company carefully disassembling Apple’s new flagship smartphone:

Get your game on: Apple Arcade opens for business [Review]

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Apple Arcade has a surprisingly wide array of games for a service launching today.
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You can write off being productive for the rest of the day because Apple Arcade just launched. This all-you-can-play gaming service brings dozens of titles in a variety of genres. The monthly cost is fairly low, and games can be played on almost every type of Apple computer.

Thanks to early access, I’ve been enjoying Apple Arcade for several days. Here’s why I think you’ll like it too.

iOS 13 is out now, but here’s why you might wait to install it

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iOS 13 is loaded with new features.
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The long wait for the next version of iOS is finally over. Apple just released the upgrade to iOS 13 to iPhone users, bringing Dark Mode, a better version of Safari, and lots more improvements.

iPad users won’t get their version until next week. And even iPhone owners might consider holding off until that same time.

First iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown shows off gigantic new battery

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iPhone Pro Max battery life gets an extra 5 hours
A larger battery will contribute to a longer time between charges for the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
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A teardown video divulges one of the specs Apple refuses to reveal about the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The new phone includes a 3,969 mAh battery, significantly larger than the one inside the XS Max.

See other internal details of Apple’s new flagship device by watching the teardown video below.

Apple explores using multi-user eye tracking for games and more

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A new patent shows Apple is looking into the possibilities of one computer following the eye movements of two people.
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A computer tracking where its user is looking isn’t that complicated, but eye tracking two people simultaneously is more challenging. Apple worked out a method, and sees the potential for games, security and even surgery.

iPhone 11 uses Intel’s last 4G modem

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The days when iPhones use Intel modems are almost over, but not yet.
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The end of the Apple’s war with Qualcomm didn’t come soon enough for this chip maker to get its 4G modems into the 2019 iPhone models. All three of Apple’s new handsets use a modem designed before Intel got out of this business.

Which possibly means this phone isn’t as fast as it could be.