Want iPhone 12? Sell your old model today for fast upgrade cash

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Find out how much your old iPhone is really worth.
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Apple’s new iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are now available to preorder, with iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max on the way next month. They’re big improvements over their predecessors — but they’re not cheap.

Sell your old iPhone (and other Apple devices) to Cult of Mac today and we’ll send you a fat stack of cash to make your upgrade more affordable.

iPhone 12 sees strong start with twice as many preorders as iPhone 11

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Up to 2 million preorders during the first 24 hours alone.
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iPhone 12 has seen twice as many preorders as last year’s iPhone 11, while iPhone 12 Pro is proving more popular than iPhone 11 Pro, according to new estimates from reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple’s newest smartphone lineup — the first with 5G connectivity — is thought to have attracted between 1.7 million and 2 million orders during the first 24 hours of availability.

Shield your shiny new iPhone 12 with great cases, screen protectors

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Planning to preorder a shiny new iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro this month? Keep it protected and in pristine condition with great cases and screen protectors from Laut, starting at a mere $19.99.

Check out the Shield case with its robust design if you’re particularly clumsy, and the brilliant Prime Privacy screen protector to prevent people from reading your texts and emails on the train.

Find these and more from Laut in the Cult of Mac Store today.

Get preapproved for iPhone Upgrade Program before iPhone 12 sales start

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Speed through the preorder process tomorrow morning.
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If you plan to preorder iPhone 12 Pro tomorrow, October 16, through the iPhone Upgrade Program, then do yourself a massive favor and get preapproved today. It will make the whole process quicker and easier.

You have until 9 p.m. PDT today to submit your loan application to Apple. We’ll show you how.

With iPhone 12, Apple finally ditches its outdated ‘S’ naming. I couldn’t be happier.

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No sign of an iPhone 11s in sight.
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There was something big missing from Tuesday’s iPhone 12 event. And, no, I’m not talking about AirTags, AirPods Studio, a new Apple TV, Apple Silicon Macs or live attendees.

The thing that went missing was an “S” at the end of the new iPhones’ names. The demise of the naming convention to indicate alternate-year iPhones marked the end of an era. And it’s totally a good thing.

iPhone 12 Pro dazzles with new design, 5G, improved cameras

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iPhone 12 Pro is "the photographer's iPhone."
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The wait for iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is over. During its big “Hi, Speed” keynote on Tuesday, Apple showcased its latest flagships with a dazzling new design inspired by iPad Pro, super-fast 5G connectivity, and the latest A14 Bionic chipset.

The lineup also brings new color options, improved cameras, and MagSafe — but not as you know it. You can preorder yours this Friday, October 16, before the new handsets make their official debut one week later on October 23.

Spoiler alert: Last-minute leaks show iPhone 12, HomePod mini

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Apple's iPhone 12 event promises to be packed full of goodies.
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Want to get an advance glimpse of just about everything Apple plans to show off today at its “Hi, Speed” event? Thanks to leaker Evan Blass, now you can!

Blogger and phone leaker Blass posted images of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro variants in all available colors, alongside the new HomePod mini in both Space Gray and White options. Check them out below.

Report claims only a single iPhone 12 variant will offer fastest 5G

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And only in select markets.
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Those who plan to upgrade to iPhone 12 for its 5G connectivity may need to be careful about which variant they choose this fall. A new report claims only one will offer the fastest 5G technology.

While all iPhone 12 units are said to feature Sub-6 5G capabilities, one source claims you’ll need to opt for the largest, most expensive model to also enjoy faster mmWave 5G.

Supposed iPhone 12 Pro glass panel makes way for new LiDAR Scanner

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We might know exactly where the iPhone 12 Pro lidar sensor will sit.
We might know exactly where the iPhone 12 Pro lidar sensor will sit.
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A new glass panel, supposedly destined for iPhone 12 Pro, might reveal the location of the handset’s new LiDAR Scanner.

In the image, shared Tuesday on Twitter by leaker Mr·white, an additional hole appears alongside the three camera cutouts in the top corner of the panel. Unlike all the other holes, which are left wide open, this one has a dark covering like that on the 2020 iPad Pro.

New leak confirms some of the most exciting iPhone 12 specs

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If a new leak is correct, many of the iPhone 12 images circulating for months are correct.
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New images and video of a prototype iPhone 12 Pro Max allegedly fell into the hands of frequent Apple leaker Jon Prosser. This allows him to reveal that Apple’s next handset will have thinner bezels — but the notch isn’t shrinking.

He also served up details Tuesday on the upcoming iPhone’s camera that add weight to numerous earlier leaks. That includes a higher video recording rate, a Lidar sensor and more.