iPad Pro packs super-fast Wi-Fi 6

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Wi-Fi 6 will help you binge more shows, faster.
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The two new iPad Pros unveiled Wednesday are the first Apple tablets to support the super-fast Wi-Fi 6 standard.

Apple’s brilliant new iPad Pro ads don’t mention Wi-Fi 6 as one of the headline features, but it’s a huge upgrade in connectivity from the previous generation, offering faster speeds and longer range.

There are many reasons why you’ll be hearing about Wi-Fi 6 a lot more in the future.

Pricey silver iPhones ‘kill’ bacteria and offer spiritual protection

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Since silver is a bacteria killer, these iPhones are less germy.
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The health experts say we can’t be too cautious in preventing the spread of a deadly coronavirus.

Caviar, the Russian brand that gold-plates and bejewels iPhones, is doing its part by turning to silver and its antibacterial properties for a line of iPhone 11 Pro cases.

For extra protection, you can pick one of four sacred cultural symbols representing health and good fortune.

Apple considers adding another major OLED display-maker to its supply chain

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Apple's going to need a lot more OLED displays.
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China’s largest display maker is publicly confident it will meet Apple’s quality standards for its future needs of organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, displays and is preparing to possibly become another component provider.

A media report Tuesday gives further evidence Apple is expecting its needs for the state-of-the-art displays to grow beyond the supply of its current two providers.

Apple wants to ditch Qualcomm’s 5G antenna on 2020 iPhones

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Sounds like Qualcomm and Apple still have a love-hate relationship.
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Qualcomm’s 5G antenna design isn’t up to par with Apple’s design standards, reveals a new report that claims Apple is building its own antenna for this year’s 5G iPhones.

Fast Company claims Apple has decided to do the design work itself on the 5G antenna but it will still use Qualcomm’s 5G modem chip. If true, Apple would be adding an extra level of difficulty for churning out a reliable 5G iPhone during one of its most anticipated upgrade cycles in years.

Underwater iPhone case goes deep for stellar pics

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Your iPhone photos will go below the surface.
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Yes, the iPhone 11 Pro is waterproof-ish enough to survive a good soaking in a pool, lake or ocean. But why chance it when you don’t have to?

Should you fancy a photo swim, you will want to consider the AquaTech AxisGO underwater camera housing for the iPhone 11 lineup.

Galaxy S20 vs. iPhone 11: 5 features Apple should steal in 2020

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The Galaxy S20 lineup looks impressive.
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The wait for Samsung’s impressive newest smartphone lineup is almost over. The Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra go on sale next month, with prices starting at $999.

You probably won’t be ditching your iPhone to get one if you’re a big fan of iOS, but you might be a little jealous of those who are. Samsung’s new devices offer a number of awesome new features iPhone users can only dream of for now.

Here are five that Apple should steal in 2020.

iPhone mount lets you use DSLR filters for cool effects

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The multi-camera filter mount will let the iPhone shooter use any 52 mm filter.
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If the iPhone is the best camera because it’s always in your pocket, there are plenty of accessories that make your photos look even better once your phone is unholstered and on the hunt.

Moondog Labs has just such an add-on with a filter mount that goes right over the three-eyed iPhone 11 Pro.

iOS 13.3.1 eliminates iPhone XR’s connectivity issues on O2

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You can use your iPhone XR on O2 again.
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Apple’s most recent iOS update eliminates the connectivity issues plaguing iPhone XR owners on O2, the U.K.’s second-largest carrier.

Many users have been unable to make calls or browse the internet without being connected to Wi-Fi. But O2 today confirmed that updating to iOS 13.3.1 restores normal functionality.