Anker rolls out 6 ‘MagGo’ charging accessories for iPhone 12 and 13 series

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Anker launched six new chargers for iPhone 12 and 13.
Anker launched six new chargers for iPhone 12 and 13.
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Anker launched six new charging accessories for the iPhone 12 and 13 series Monday with its new “MagGo” lineup: three desktop chargers, a car charger, a battery and a phone grip.

We wrote about a new Anker 3-in-1 charger just yesterday. Now, Anker builds out its raft of iPhone 13 accessories with a new collection of MagSafe gear to keep your handset charged up at home or on the go.

Alto offers launch discount on new iPhone 13 cases

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Until the end of October you can get a discount on a new Alto iPhone 13 leather case.
Until the end of October you can get a discount on a new Alto iPhone 13 leather case.
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Alto, which specializes in leather accessories for Apple products, offers a 10% launch discount and extra rewards points for purchases of its new iPhone 13 cases through the end of the month.

The Taiwan-based company launched four leather phone case series for Apple’s latest handsets. Each series offers products fitting iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Apple makes big cuts to iPhone 13 orders amid chip shortages

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Customers already face lengthy waits for new iPhone 13 orders.
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Apple is being forced to cut iPhone 13 orders by as many as 10 million units due to ongoing chip shortages, according to a new report. Cupertino had planned to produce 90 million handsets before the end of the year.

It is now telling partners that the final figure will be lower as partners Broadcom and Texas Instruments — which supply parts related to iPhone’s wireless connectivity and display — struggle to deliver enough components.

New Ampere Jetpack powers up your iPhone 12 or 13 fast on the go

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The Ampere Jetpack fits any iPhone 12 or 13 series handset.
The Ampere Jetpack fits any iPhone 12 or 13 series handset.
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As many folks know by now, the new iPhone 13 series has a re-shaped and enlarged camera bump. That means some  magnetic battery packs may not fit properly. Accessories maker Ampere is rolling out its new Jetpack power bank to address that — it’s “optimized for iPhone 13” — while juicing your iPhone 12 or 13 with a full 15W of power. That’s great, as Apple limits many third-party chargers to 7.5W.

This crazy iPhone 13 case catapults hard candy at your face

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iPhone 13 candy catapult case
Sweet treats comin' at ya.
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iPhone 13 might be a nice upgrade over its predecessors, with improved cameras and better battery life, but there’s one glaring omission from its list of features: It cannot fire candy. This crazy case solves that obvious flaw.

Designed and 3D printed by Matty Benedetto, the Candy Catapult Case carries an assortment of hard candy in its back that can be quickly (and dangerously?) fired into your mouth whenever you need sweet sustenance.

2022 iPhone SE could pack 5G and A15 chip, but don’t expect a new design

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2020 iPhone SE supports all Apple services.
All iPhone models could have 5G capabilities in 2022.
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Apple will bring super-speedy 5G connectivity and its latest A15 Bionic chip to iPhone SE in 2022, but fans shouldn’t expect a new design, one report claims.

The new “budget” device is expected to carry the same look it borrows from iPhone 8, with the same 4.7-inch LCD display and a Home button with Touch ID. But it will mean every iPhone in Apple’s lineup features 5G capabilities.

iOS 15.1 beta 3 brings ProRes video recording to iPhone 13 Pro

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iPhone 13 Pro gets ProRes video
A Hollywood film studio in your pocket.
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Apple on Wednesday rolled out its third iOS 15.1 beta, bringing ProRes video recording to iPhone 13 Pro for the first time since it made its debut. The feature can be enabled inside the Settings app.

But be warned: ProRes video takes up a lot of storage space. Apple says just one minute of footage shot in 1080p weighs in at approximately 1.7GB, and switching to super-sharp 4K will balloon that file size to a whopping 6GB.

Survey finds Apple fans are ‘not at all’ excited by iPhone 13

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Apple California Streaming event: iPhone 13 comes in an array of five colors.
Some say it's just not enough.
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A new survey of more than 5,000 iPhone owners in the United States found that a whopping 64.1% believe the iPhone 13 refresh is “not very” or “not at all” exciting. Just 23.3% intend to upgrade this year.

While fans are happy to see upgrades like ProMotion and longer battery life, others bemoan the lack of Touch ID and always-on display. Others simply don’t feel like iPhone 13 is enough of an upgrade over their current device.

Apple Card users get 3% Daily Cash credit for iPhone 13 preorder hiccups

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"We apologize for the inconvenience."
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Apple Card users who ran into issues while trying to preorder iPhone 13 last month will receive a credit for the 3% Daily Cash they missed out on. Apple said in an email to customers that it apologizes for the inconvenience caused.

To continue receiving Daily Cash on future iPhone payments, Apple Card users can change their monthly payment method through Citizens One.