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The iPhone 12’s LiDAR Sensor Can Be Used For More Than Just Photography
When the iPhone 12 was launched, one of the features included was a LiDAR sensor. Apple had touted the inclusion of this technology as being able to help with the camera and autofocusing, even when there is low-light. However, a recent video uploaded by the BBC has shown that it can do more than just that.

Analysts Believe Apple Could One Day Introduce Hardware Subscriptions
Right now when it comes to buying a new Apple product, you’d have to buy it outright, or get it on an installment plan from a carrier if they’re selling it. You can also trade-in an older device and use the credit towards a new one. However, it seems that maybe in the future, Apple could consider introducing a hardware-based subscription.

Another Report ‘Confirms’ Periscope Camera For Future iPhone
Last week we reported that a rumor had suggested that for future iPhones, Apple could introduce a periscope folding camera. This would be an internal design that will allow for the iPhone to achieve even greater optical zoom distances. This is more ideal than digital zoom which is basically a close-up crop of an image.

iOS 14.2 Causing Massive Battery Drain For Older iPhones
It seems that Apple’s latest software for its iPhones are causing some battery issues for its users. Last week, we reported that there were reports of iPhone 12 users who were experiencing rather bad battery drain while their devices were on standby, and now it looks like battery issues are affecting older models as well.

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Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max Loses Out To The OnePlus 8T In Blind Camera Test
For the past few years, tech YouTuber MKBHD has run a blind camera test at the end of the year to see which phone takes photos that the general public seems to appreciate. This year is no different, although it seems that it might be rather embarrassing for Apple because none of their smartphones made it through the first round.

FTC Warns Of New Robocall Scam Targeting Apple And Amazon Users
Phishing attacks and scam calls aren’t new, but given that scammers are trying all kinds of ways to sound more convincing than ever, it’s not surprising that people still fall for them these days even though such scams are well-documented. That being said, it seems that a new robocall scam is making its rounds, this time seemingly targeting Apple and Amazon users.

Apple Forced To Include Charger For iPhones Sold In Brazil
Moving forwards with the brand new iPhone 12, Apple will no longer include charging bricks with its iPhones. The company cites environmental reasons for the move, although we suppose that increased profit margins are another reason too. However, it seems that over in Brazil, Apple will have no choice but to include it with the iPhone.

Apple’s Incredibly Expensive MagSafe Duo Is Now Available For Purchase
When Apple announced its new iPhone 12s, the company brought back the MagSafe brand with some new magnet-based charging accessories. One of those accessories is the MagSafe Duo that will both charge an iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time, which we guess is the company’s alternative to its failed AirPower attempt.

iPhone 12 Users Are Experiencing Rapid Battery Drain Even On Standby
Batteries are kind of like our bodies, where if we exert a lot of energy doing tasks, we’ll get tired faster compared to if we just sat around doing nothing. This means that in theory, batteries in standby should last considerably longer than compared to if they were being actively used to run apps, take photos, watch videos, and so on.

Apple’s iPhone 12 IP68 Claims Certainly Live Up To The Hype
Apple’s iPhone 12 has been rated IP68 in terms of water and dust resistance, but how accurate are those claims? To find that out, the folks at CNET have decided to conduct what they claim is a “highly unscientific” test (but still entertaining and informative nonetheless) where they submerged the iPhone 12 in Lake Tahoe.

iPhone 12 Has Trouble Maintaining Cellular Connectivity
Apple’s iPhone 12 series has been out for a while now, and it seems that there are some issues that users are running into. According to multiple user reports, it appears that they are having some problems with mobile connectivity, where the iPhone 12 seems to be dropping service unexpectedly for both LTE and 5G connections.

iOS 14.2 Supports 1080p FaceTime Video Calls On iPhone 8 And Newer
While the front-facing cameras of the iPhone has a high resolution sensor, for some reason, FaceTime calls did not take full advantage of it and instead capped the quality to 720p. However, if you were hoping for higher resolution video calls, you might want to update to iOS 14.2.

iOS Exploit Could Allow Hackers Remote Access To An iPhone Without The User’s Knowledge
Due to the complexity of platforms like iOS, which needs to manage the features of the software and the hardware, we imagine that there are probably some security flaws that the team at Apple might have missed, which is why every now and then, we come across a story that reports on one of these flaws.

Apple Could Be Looking To Give The iPhone Even More Zoom
One of the interesting features we’ve seen come to smartphone cameras is a greater degree of optical zoom. In the past, zooming in with your smartphone usually comes in the form of digital zoom where it’s more like a crop of the image, which is why sometimes you lose the details when you zoom in.

This iPhone Mount Turns Your Apple Watch Into A Secondary Display
If you own an Apple Watch, did you know that you can actually use the Apple Watch as a secondary display for your phone’s camera? This means that if you’re trying to take a group photo using the back cameras and not the selfie camera, you can use the Apple Watch’s display to frame your shot and trigger the shutter remotely.

Microsoft Willing To Work With Apple To Bring xCloud Onto iOS Devices
Apple had not too long ago expressed their willingness to allow game streaming services on their mobile devices, but there was a caveat in which they also required developers to submit their games to the App Store if it were also available on the game streaming service. Apple claims that this is so that they can review the games to ensure it abides by their terms and conditions.

Someone Took Apple’s M1 MacBook Air And Turned It Into The World’s Largest Tesla Key
In order to help deal with the lack of native apps, Apple allows macOS Big Sur users on its M1 computers to run iPhone and iPad apps. While it might not necessarily be optimized for a laptop’s dimensions and UI, the idea is that it will bring about functionality and usability until more native apps arrive for the M1 chipset.

iOS 15 Could Drop Support For iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, Original iPhone SE
In 2021, Apple will most likely be releasing their next major iOS update in the form of iOS 15. However, in addition to releasing the update, Apple is also rumored to be dropping support for some older iPhones which includes the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and also the original iPhone SE that was released several years ago.

Xbox Series X, Series S Controller Support Coming To iPhone And iPad
While the majority of mobile games can be played perfectly fine using the onscreen controls, there are some games that might benefit from using an external game controller. However, this in turn raises some issues in which gamers will need to spend extra money on a separate accessory.

iOS 14.2.1 Update Will Address iPhone 12 Mini Touchscreen Issues
One of the issues that iPhone 12 mini users have been reporting is that when their devices are paired with a case and/or a screen protector, the touchscreen display started to become unresponsive, or was intermittent in terms of its responsiveness. This seemed like an odd problem to have, but thankfully it appears to be a software issue.