Apple’s official iPhone 11 Pro cases hit all-time lows on Amazon

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Discounts on iPhone 11 cases
Prices start at just $14.86!
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Amazon is offering its biggest ever discounts on official Apple cases for iPhone 11 Pro. Prices start at a mere $14.86 for a Silicone Case (usually $39), while the brilliant Leather Case is down to as little as $24.93 (from $49).

Get your iPhone case before the discounts disappear!

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Bag an iPhone 11, 11 Pro refurb for as little as $529.99 today only

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Analyst complains iPhone’s average selling price is slipping
Get yours before they're all gone!
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Woot is blowing out iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max refurbs again — and this time, they’re even more affordable. Prices start at just $529.99 for unlocked devices that work on any carrier.

All units are tested and in full working order, and they’re backed by a 90-day Woot warranty. The sale runs for just one day, so claim yours before they’re all gone!

iPhone utterly dominates Christmas phone activations

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iPhone 12 packaging
Lots of iPhone activations show that Apple handsets were the most popular to gave and receive this Christmas.
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Nine of the top ten handsets activated on Christmas Day in the U.S. were iPhones, according to a market-analysis firm. Only a single Android slipped onto the list… and in last place.

But it’s not Apple’s newest that dominated holiday sales. Older, more affordable models were the top sellers.

Apple replaces malfunctioning iPhone 11 touchscreens

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Latest iPhone was 1 out of every 10 smartphones sold in US last quarter
A just-announced Apple service program will repair an iPhone 11 touchscreen problem affecting some units.
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Apple launched an iPhone 11 Display Module Replacement Program late on Friday. It’s intended to repair a small percentage of units that are experiencing problems with the touchscreen.

These units “may stop responding to touch due to an issue with the display module,” according to Apple.

What’s old is new: Apple will push its older iPhones over the holidays

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Expect to see more iPhone XR handsets on shelves this holidays.
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With coronavirus-related production challenges stifling the supply of iPhone 12 models, Apple is reportedly turning to older models to sell during the all-important holiday season.

According to a new report, published Thursday, Apple is seeking to “make up for shortages of its 5G lineup” by upping its orders for the iPhone 11, iPhone SE and iPhone XR handsets. Don’t expect to see a whole lot of iPhone 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max handsets, though!

Repair costs rise for iPhone 12’s Ceramic Shield display

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The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 price is now the same for all the top US telecoms.
Fixing a broken iPhone 12 out of warranty isn't cheap.
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iPhone 12 users will have to cough up more cash should they need to replace the handset’s new Ceramic Shield display. The price of a new screen has risen by $80 compared to that for last year’s iPhone 11.

However, it should be more difficult to break iPhone 12’s screen, thanks to tougher glass. And you do get a lot more for your money.

Apple stops bundling chargers and headphones with all iPhones

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An Apple charger and headphones don;t with all its iPhones, no matter when they were released.
This is everything that comes in the box with an iPhone ordered today. There’s no charger or headphones.
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Apple won’t include a wall charger or a pair of headphones with the upcoming iPhone 12 series. And it doesn’t stop there. The company no longer bundles these accessories with any handset ordered from the Apple Store. Even if they came in the box before.