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Best USB-C cables and chargers for iPhone 15


These are the best USB-C cables and chargers for iPhone 15.
You can never have too many cables.
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One of the best things about iPhone 15 is arguably its USB-C port, which makes connectivity a whole lot simpler. It means you can finally charge your iPhone with the same cables and chargers you might use for other devices, like iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Nintendo Switch and lots more.

If you don’t own any of those and you need to stock up on USB-C accessories, fear not. We rounded up the best USB-C cables and chargers you can buy right now for iPhone 15.

Today in Apple history: iPhone 6 sells record 10 million units at launch


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Apple finally cracked the 10 million sales opening weekend benchmark.
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September 22: Today in Apple history: iPhone 6 sells record 10 million units at launch September 22, 2014: Apple notches a new sales record with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, selling an astonishing 10 million units in the first weekend the handsets go on sale.

The eagerly anticipated smartphones bring a redesigned form factor that will persist for years. The most obvious change? Larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays built to lure phablet fans. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus also boast an A8 chip, improved iSight and FaceTime cameras, and — significantly — Apple Pay.

“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” Apple CEO Tim Cook says in a press release. “We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin.”

How to reset your iPhone before trading in or selling


Erase Your Everything First
Erase everything before you pass off your iPhone.
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How do you reset an iPhone if you’re trading it in, selling it or passing it down to another family member? There’s a right way and a wrong way. If you don’t fully reset the phone, it’ll still be locked to your Apple ID — and the phone will be effectively useless to anyone who tries to use it.

Follow along to make sure you reset your iPhone the right way.

How to set up your new Apple Watch the right way


Set Up Your New Apple Watch
Get your new Apple Watch up and running in no time!
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How do you set up a new Apple Watch? Whether you got the Series 9 with its brighter screen and advanced sensors or leapt for the rugged and improved Apple Watch Ultra 2 model, you might be wondering how to get started After all, the Watch is unlike any other Apple device, both in its dependence on an iPhone and in the way it works.

The good thing is, Apple has made it really, really easy to get things up and running. Let’s take a look.

How to set up your new iPhone the right way


Set Up Your New iPhone: We can get your new iPhone set up easily — no need to phone it in.
We can get your new iPhone set up easily — no need to phone it in.
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How do you set up your new iPhone the fastest way possible? The iPhone setup process gets easier every year. So easy, in fact, that there are only a few things you need to do to move from your old iPhone to a new one. You can even directly transfer your data from an Android phone. Setting up a new iPhone from scratch isn’t much harder — you just have a few extra steps you need to go through.

There are still a few tricks that will help things run smoothly, though.  Let’s see how to set up your new iPhone the right way.

Scuffles and massive lines as iPhone 15 goes on sale worldwide


iPhone 15 launch day photo from Apple Sydney Store
Apple's newest iPhones are on sale now!
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A disorderly scuffle broke out at a Dubai mall Friday as shoppers rushed to get the iPhone 15, as stores around the world saw massive lines for the new handsets.

Footage on TikTok shows a big crowd scuffling at Mall of the Emirates to be first in line for the new iPhone. Security guards struggle to hold back the rowdy crowd and several people fall. Other videos show the crowd jostling each other as they scramble to be first inside.

Elsewhere around the world, first-day crowds were more orderly as thousands of people lined up to get the new iPhones.

Folding travel charger tops off iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at once


Fold up and travel with this magnetic charging station for your Apple devices, now only $75.97.
Get $33 off this folding magnetic charging station that travels anywhere.
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If you’re not properly equipped, keeping all your Apple gear charged can be a real challenge when traveling. The Adam Elements Mag 3 Magnetic 3-in-1 Foldable Travel Charging Station packs away in your bag while offering three different charging spots for all your essential Apple gear.

It can fill up your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods batteries simultaneously. And now through September 24, it’s on sale for only $75.97.

Today in Apple history: Google comes out of beta


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Google and Apple were friends at first. It didn't last.
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September 21: Today in Apple history: Google comes out of beta September 21, 1999: A little startup called Google comes out of beta, with the launch of a website that will let the general public easily search the internet for information.

To Apple, which is embracing the internet with its twin iMac G3 and iBook products, Google seems like the perfect ally. Sadly, the relationship between the two companies won’t remain rosy for long.

Burn through books with these inspiring 15-minute text and audio summaries


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Get today's bestsellers summarized for easy travel reading or listening, now less than $60 for life.
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Libraries are full of inspiration, but the internet? It’s mostly full of distractions. Unfortunately, one is a lot more convenient than the other. Luckily, there’s now an app that can help you carve out time for a little brain food, and it’s now priced down just in time to save you from mindless scrolling over those long holiday flights.

Until September 24, you can get Headway Premium for only $59.97 with no coupon required. With this lifetime subscription, you can learn something new every time you go on your iPhone. Or finally take that deep dive into a topic you’ve been interested in for ages.

Best screen protectors for iPhone 15


Best iPhone 15 screen protectors
These are the best screen protectors you can buy right now for iPhone 15.
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If you’re getting a new iPhone, the very first thing you should do right out of the box is slap a screen protector on it. Even though Apple calls the iPhone 15 lineup’s Ceramic Shield glass screens the toughest ever, they can and will shatter when dropped.

Plus, no matter how much you baby your new smartphone, it’s going to rub up against dirt and debris in your pocket or while rolling around in your bag. That can lead to unsightly scratches.

Keep your iPhone 15‘s screen in superb shape with a quality screen protector. Here are the best options you can buy right now.