iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro get modest battery bumps

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6.1-inch iPhone 14 and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus
Expect the iPhone 14 Pro Max, all other iPhone 14 models feature bigger batteries.
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Alleged battery capacities of the iPhone 14 series leaked Sunday, seemingly confirming that Apple is using bigger batteries on all models except for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

The Cupertino giant does not officially detail the capacities of iPhone batteries. Various Federal Communications Commission and regulatory filings usually reveal this data.

iPhone 14 Pro provides greater location accuracy

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Your iPhone 14 Pro should be able to better track your location.
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Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max support dual-frequency GPS for greater location accuracy. This is the first time Apple has added this feature to its products.

Dual-frequency GPS is not a new technology. Select Android phones launched as far back as 2018 have had it, though it has not exactly gone mainstream yet.

You can now preorder the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and AirPods Pro 2

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That pill-shaped hole where the notch used to be? Apple calls it the Dynamic Island.
Place your iPhone 14 preorder early if you want it on launch day.
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You can now preorder the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and AirPods Pro 2 from Apple. The company announced these products at its Far Out event on September 7.

Barring the iPhone 14 Plus, all other products going up for preorder today will start shipping on September 16. The former will launch nearly a month later, on October 7.

Apple Store goes down ahead of iPhone 14 and AirPods Pro 2 preorders

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Apple Store down ahead of iPhone 14 pre-orders
Just a few hours left before you can preorder the iPhone 14 and AirPods Pro 2
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UPDATE: The online Apple store is back up and you can now preorder the iPhone 14 and AirPods Pro 2.

Apple’s online store has gone down ahead of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro preorders later today. The company will also start accepting preorders for the AirPods Pro 2 from today.

All products will go on sale on September 16. This is also the day you should get your preordered product, provided you can get your order in early.

iPhone 14 Pro vs. iPhone 13 Pro: Should you upgrade?

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Should you upgrade from iPhone 13 Pro to iPhone 14 Pro?
Should you upgrade from iPhone 13 Pro to iPhone 14 Pro?
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Apple’s newest iPhone is here. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max represent the best of what the company has to offer customers this year.

But if you already own the iPhone 13 Pro, should you upgrade to the iPhone 14 Pro? Or is it better to save your money for next year’s model? Find out in this comparison.

How watchOS 9’s Low Power Mode boosts Apple Watch battery life

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watchOS 9 will introduce a new Low Power Mode to double your Apple Watch's battery life.
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Apple is introducing a new Low Power Mode in watchOS 9 to boost your Apple Watch’s battery life further. The company claims the new mode will double the Series 8’s battery life to 36 hours, and let the new Apple Watch Ultra last up to 2.5 days.

You will have to sacrifice some of the advanced features of your wearable to get the longer runtime, though.

iPhone 14 Pro will play a startup and shutdown sound

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That pill-shaped hole where the notch used to be? Apple calls it the Dynamic Island.
Apple is bringing an iconic Mac feature to the iPhone 14 Pro.
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Apple is adding a startup and shutdown chime to the iPhone 14 Pro series, similar to the iconic startup sound on Macs. The accessibility feature will help you know when your iPhone is rebooting.

iPhones currently do not play any chime when they are on the boot screen.

This is when you can get iOS 16 and watchOS 9

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Apple makes a multitude of changes with iOS 16.
After months of beta testing, iOS 16 is finally coming to your iPhone.
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After months of beta testing, Apple on Wednesday confirmed September 12, 2022, as the final release date for iOS 16 and watchOS 9. The upcoming releases will add several new features to iPhone and Apple Watch.

Apple Store goes down ahead of ‘Far Out’ iPhone 14 event

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You can now only access Apple's online store after the 'Far Out' event.
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Apple’s online store went down Wednesday morning, a few hours ahead of the iPhone 14 event. The company typically makes its store inaccessible a few hours before any event or new hardware launch.

Besides the iPhone 14 series, Apple is expected to announce three new Apple Watch models and the AirPods Pro 2.

Brazil orders Apple to stop selling iPhones without a charger in the box

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In some lighting, the Sierra Blue iPhone 13 Pro looks OK. In others, not so much.
Brazil bans sale of iPhones without a bundled power adapter.
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Brazil’s Justice Ministry has ordered Apple to stop selling iPhones without a power adapter in the box in the country. Additionally, it fined the company R$ 12.275 million (US$2.35 million).

The sales ban extends to all iPhones available in the country, including iPhone 12 and newer models.

M2 MacBook Pro proves irresistible after $200 discount

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The 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro supports up to 24GB of fast unified memory and 100GB/s of memory bandwidth for major multitasking.
M2 MacBook Pro is down to its lowest ever price.
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You can score Apple’s M2 MacBook Pro with a whopping $200 discount on Amazon right now. The entry-level variant is off by $150, while the 512GB storage configuration is $200 down from its MSRP.

Since its launch, this is among the lowest prices we have tracked for the M2 MacBook Pro.

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iPhone 14 could use iPhone 13 Pro’s more powerful A15 Bionic chip

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The A15 Bionic chip powers iPhone 13.
iPhone 13 Pro's A15 Bionic chip could power the iPhone 14 as well.
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A new report again corroborates rumors of the non-Pro iPhone 14 models featuring an enhanced A15 Bionic chip from 2021. The upcoming iPhones could use the same configuration as the A15 Bionic inside last year’s iPhone 13 Pro.

Apple typically uses the same A-series chip across its latest iPhones. This year though, it is reserving the best for the Pro models, which will get a new processor.

Apple Watch Pro renders reveal new physical button

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Apple Watch Pro could have an extra physical button.
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Purported CAD renders of the Apple Watch Pro appeared online Monday, giving us a clear look at the rumored high-end wearable’s design. The renders show a new physical key on the left side of the watch.

The rugged Apple Watch variant will be aimed at athletes and endurance sports.

UPDATE: The Apple Watch Ultra was announced on September 7, and the leaked CAD drawings turned out 100% accurate. Read our preview of the smartwatch for all the details. 

Alleged AirPods Pro 2 charging case CAD renders leak

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AirPods Pro 2's charging case CAD renders show speaker holes and a lanyard attachment hole.
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CAD renders supposedly of the AirPods Pro 2 charging case appeared online Friday, revealing some changes potentially coming to Apple’s noise-canceling earbuds. They show an opening for a lanyard attachment as well as speaker holes that could make misplaced AirPods Pro easier to locate.

Apple might announce the second-gen AirPods Pro alongside the iPhone 14 at its Far Out event on September 7.

Verizon could bundle Apple One with its most expensive plan

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Verizon's most expensive 5G plan could soon bundle Apple One for free.
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Verizon could soon become the first U.S. carrier to bundle an Apple One subscription for free with one of its plans. The network operator reportedly plans to announce the offer alongside the iPhone 14 series.

Apple One subscription pricing starts at $14.95 per month in the United States for a single user.

Apple’s most affordable iPad drops to lowest price yet [Update: It’s back!]

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The 10.2-inch iPad deal you have been waiting for is here.
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Apple’s entry-level 10.2-inch iPad is even more affordable at Best Buy after a $49.01 discount. That amazing price — previously available on Amazon, but no longer — brings down the price to just $279.99.

This marks a return to the lowest price we have tracked on the 10.2-inch iPad.

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Apple TV 4K drops to its lowest price again

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Grab the set-top streamer at this irresistible price.
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In the market for a new streaming device? The 2021 Apple TV 4K is once again down to its lowest price on Amazon, making it the perfect time to pick one up.

Apple’s streaming box retails for $179, but you can get it for $119.99 after a massive 33% discount.

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Massive Truecaller for iPhone update promises significantly better spam call detection

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Truecaller for iPhone can now identify spam callers up to 10x more reliably.
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Truecaller is rolling out a new update for its iPhone app that has been completely reworked from the ground up. The company now promises 10x better identification of spam calls.

Truecaller has never worked as reliably on iPhones as it does on Android. The company aims to finally solve this issue for good with its latest app update.