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Extend your iPhone’s battery life with myCharge MagLock Superhero

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Keep your MagSafe iPhone going with a myCharge MagLock Superhero battery pack.
Keep your MagSafe iPhone going with a myCharge MagLock Superhero battery pack.
Photo: myCharge

While late-model iPhones have impressive battery life, if you stream a lot of videos or use your handset as a hotspot for hours on end, you’ve probably seen dwindling power. But now you can extend the runtime of your MagSafe-capable iPhone 12 or 13 for up to 48 hours with a new battery pack called myCharge MagLock Superhero.

Charge up for less with Spigen’s new ArcHybrid MagSafe power bank

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The new Spigen ArcHybrid Mag power bank offers 7.5W of charging power and strong magnets.
The new Spigen ArcHybrid Mag power bank offers 7.5W of charging power and strong magnets.
Photo: Spigen

Spigen has rolled out its first MagSafe power bank, available for preorder now. The ArcHybrid Mag arrives with a 5,000mAh capacity alongside 7.5W charging speeds and a stronger magnetic force than other models on the market, the company said. All that and a launch discount, too (see below).

iPhone 13 battery life improvements come at the cost of increased weight

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iPhone 13 battery improvements come at the cost of increased weight
The iPhone 13 is heavier than its predecessor. But that’s because of a larger battery.
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The good news for buyers of the iPhone 13 series is that all four handsets promise significantly longer battery lives. The downside is that the change required putting in bulkier batteries that add to the weight and thickness.

Still, the increases are fairly marginal for an improvement that’s near the top of so many iPhone users’ wish lists.

Journey’s magnetic wireless chargers power up your iPhone 12 with class

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Journey's Magnetic Wireless Charger features a premium leather covering.
Journey's Magnetic Wireless Charger features a premium leather covering.
Photo: Journey

Melbourne, Australia-based Journey makes electronics accessories designed to evoke the aesthetic appeal of the Australian landscape. And its handsome Magnetic Wireless Charger and practical Magnetic Wireless Car Charger could keep your iPhone 12 powered up all the way across the Outback — if it came to that.

Bag ‘grade A’ iPhone 12 mini, 12 Pro refurbs from just $574.99

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iPhone 12 Pro series include cameras tat support ProRAW
Bag yours before the sale ends!
Photo: Apple

Save up to $124 on an iPhone 12 mini or 12 Pro refurb for a limited time only. Woot is offering “grade A,” factory unlocked units from as little as $574.99. Various color options are available with up to 128GB of storage.

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Apple should go all in on iPhone 12’s reverse wireless charging

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Apple should go all in on iPhone 12’s reverse wireless charging
What if you could charge your AirPods just by putting them on your iPhone?
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Turns out the iPhone 12 could do reverse wireless charging all along — Apple just didn’t talk about it until this week. And now that the cat’s out of the bag, Apple should embrace the capability and let iPhones wirelessly charge any other compatible device.

Apple launches MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 series [Updated]

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Apple MagSafe Battery Pack
Here's how the new MagSafe Battery Pack looks when attached to iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Photo: Apple

On its website Tuesday, Apple offered a new MagSafe Battery Pack, designed to work with the iPhone 12 series from mini to Pro Max. That is, it’s designed to work as of the release of iOS 14.7, due imminently.

Unlike all the other unofficially “MagSafe compatible” wireless battery packs that came out after the iPhone 12’s release, this one’s MagSafe-approved, straight from Apple. It took a while, but it’s here.

Speed test shows original iPhone was a complete slug

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Original iPhone was a complete slug compared to iPhone 12
The original iPhone was tiny, but also slow at basic tasks like taking a picture or just opening its built-in apps.
Photo: PhoneBuff

If you remember the first-gen iPhone being a speed demon compared to today’s models then you’re in for a real surprise. A head-to-head comparison between the 2007 iPhone and the 2020 version shows just how pokey the original one was at even basic tasks.

The test doesn’t unfairly ask the 2007 iPhone to run software it was never designed for. No, the handset is slow running even basic applications.

Get a rare discount on Apple’s official MagSafe Wallet for iPhone 12

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And save $5 on a MagSafe Charger.
Photo: Apple

Pick up Apple’s official MagSafe Wallet for iPhone 12 on Amazon today to enjoy a rare discount of up to $9.45. The saddle brown option can be yours for just $49.55 — down from $59. Choose California poppy instead for $54.99.

Amazon is also still offering $5 off the official MagSafe Charger.

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Apple will be world’s biggest purchaser of OLED smartphone screens in 2021

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iPhone 12 Pro Max screen looks great, even from an angle.
The iPhone 12 featured OLED displays on every model.
Photo: Apple

Apple will become the world’s leading purchaser of OLED smartphone displays in 2021, snapping up an enormous 169 million panels for use in its iPhones. That’s considerably up for the 114.5 million it bought last year. It also puts Apple ahead of Samsung when it comes to buying these displays.

But don’t feel too bad for Samsung.

iPhone 12 is a monster hit in Japan

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purple iphone 12
5G has been a killer feature in Japan.
Photo: Apple

The iPhone 12 series has led a massive boom in smartphone shipments, particularly 5G models, in Japan.

According to a new report, Japan was the recipient of a 17% boost in smartphone shipments over the past 12 months. There was also a massive 40-fold increase in 5G handset shipments. Of the 5G smartphones, the iPhone 12 series made up almost half.

iPhone’s MagSafe poses low risk to people with implanted medical devices

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How it works
According to the FDA, there’s little risk to implanted medical devices from magnets in phones and watches.
Photo: Apple

After Apple warned users of implanted medical devices to avoid iPhone 12 and MagSafe accessories, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration weighed in to say that the danger to pacemakers and defibrillators from magnets built into electronic devices is low.

iPhone 12 Pro Max battery solidly beats all other premium phones

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iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple’s premium iOS handset makes very efficient use of the power it stores in its battery.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

The iPhone 12 Pro Max whipped all other top-tier handsets in a rigorous battery test. Doxomark simulated using the handsets over several days, and also factored in how long they took to recharge. In the final score, Apple’s offering came out way ahead.

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

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purple iphone 12
Find out how much your old iPhone is really worth.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

iPhone 12 and 12 mini is now available to preorder in purple for the first time. If the new color option has encouraged you to upgrade, it’s time to turn your old model into fast upgrade cash.

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.

5 easy tips to prepare your iPhone 12 Pro for selling

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Get your iPhone 12 ready for resale.
Here is how to get your used iPhone 12 ready to sell and get the most value out of it.
Photo: Apple

This post is brought to you by Gadget Salvation.

So you decided to part with your iPhone 12 Pro. And naturally, you want to get the best possible offer for it. Whether it has signs of use or is in pristine condition, iPhone 12 Pro is the newest smartphone model, and therefore has great resale value.

But before you go and get rid of it, there are a few things that must be done to actually make your iPhone 12 Pro sellable. For example, getting rid of your personal information, removing it from iCloud, resetting, etc.

Below, we will share how to prepare your used iPhone 12 Pro for sale in five easy steps.

Prepare your iPhone for resale

1. Back up

In order to properly back up your iPhone, you can rely on a cloud service like iCloud or Dropbox, or back it up on your computer to easily restore all your sensitive information once you get a new phone. You can also use an external hard drive to save your pictures, videos, documents and many other files.

To back up your iPhone using iCloud, you’ll need to connect to a Wi-Fi network, open Settings, tap on your name and then iCloud. Scroll down and opt for Back Up Now.

2. Sign out of your accounts

Once you back up your iPhone, the next thing to do is to sign out of all your linked accounts. This will not only prevent unauthorized access to your accounts, but also will allow the new owner to set up the phone with their own information. Log out of your iTunes, iMessage, iCloud and Apple Music accounts.

3. Unpair Apple Watch and AirPods

If you own an Apple Watch and AirPods, make sure to unpair them. To unpair your Apple Watch, open the Watch app on your iPhone. Go to the My Watch tab and select your watch from the menu. Then tap on the info button and tap Unpair Apple Watch. As for your AirPods, launch the Settings app, then tap Bluetooth. Tap the info icon next to your AirPods and select Forget This Device.

4. Turn off Find My

If you forget to deactivate the Find My feature before selling your iPhone, the next owner will not be able to use the phone. Therefore, it is essential to complete this step to avoid headaches in the future. To do that, go to the Settings app, tap on your name. Then tap Find My iPhone and toggle the setting to off. Please note that you will be asked to enter your Apple ID password one last time.

5. Wipe and erase your iPhone data

Once the previous steps are completed, you can proceed to erase your iPhone 12 Pro. Once again, open up the Settings app, tap on General and then Reset. Because you already logged out of your accounts and removed your passcodes, there is no other information to enter. Simply tap Erase All Content and Settings to initiate the process.  Also, don’t forget to remove your SIM card, as you will likely need it for your next phone.

iPhone 12 Pro trade-in value

Released in late 2020, the iPhone 12 Pro is still fairly a new model. Apple sold a lot of them — the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are the best-selling smartphones in the world. However, that means there is an abundance of choice on the iPhone reselling market right now, and that the iPhone 12 is likely to lose some of its dollar value in the near future. Perhaps sellers won’t feel the impact just yet, as iPhones historically hold great resale value.

Here are some examples of what you can receive, depending on the condition and storage size for your used iPhone 12 Pro.

*Priced on 04/13/2021. Subject to frequent revision.

Where to sell iPhone 12 Pro?

Whether you’re looking to sell iPhone 12 Pro or any other device, Gadget Salvation is the great option to do just that. They offer fast, easy and convenient service, but most importantly, a competitive price. Gadget Salvation will even pay for shipping. In as little as two days, you can get paid through PayPal, Venmo, Zelle or via check. Yup, it’s that easy!

In conclusion

Selling your used iPhone 12 Pro is not that difficult and can turn out to be a profitable venture, when you follow the steps discussed in this article. To get the most value out of your used gadget, make sure to carefully prepare it for sale, and of course, find the right company or a marketplace to do it with. And whether you are looking to sell your used iPhone, or simply want to get a quick price estimate, Gadget Salvation is a great place for that.