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iPhone 14: Everything we know so far

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The iPhone 14 is the iPhone model that Apple will introduce in the fall of 2022. That’s still a good way off into the future, but the supply chain is already painting a picture of what to expect. Check out our full roundup of what to expect from the iPhone 14.

iPhone 14 iFixit repairability rating dropped due to parts pairing barrier

iPhone 14 iFixit repairability rating | Error messages after DIY repairs

The iPhone 14 iFixit repairability rating has been dramatically reduced, after the company listened to feedback from consumers and independent repair shops, and admitted that it didn’t take into account the huge barrier imposed by Apple’s parts pairing process.

The phone’s repairability rating has now been reduced from 7/10 to 4/10, which moves the product from “recommended” to “not recommended” …

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iPhone 15 is eSIM-only in the US: Here’s what you need to know

iPhone 15 battery capacity | iPhone 15 Pro models shown

Like the iPhone 14 before it, in the United States, the iPhone 15 won’t ship with a physical SIM card slot. Instead, Apple has pivoted entirely to eSIM technology.

While some iPhone users may have already made the transition to eSIM, such as with the iPhone 14 last year, there are many users who have not. Ahead of iPhone 15 orders arriving on Friday, here are some details on eSIM support from Apple.

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Apple’s Emergency SOS via satellite feature on iPhone 14/15 will soon reach 16 countries

Apple introduced Emergency SOS via satellite as a free-for-two-years safety feature enabled by the iPhone 14 last year. The two years free deal is sticking around with the new iPhone 15. Apple also announced that the total number of supported countries will expand to 16 before the end of 2023.

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Apple helps Made in India program hit 2B phones, 98% locally made units

Made in India program | Apple Saket store in New Delhi

A new report highlights the success of the Made in India initiative, with a massive 2 billion mobile phones made in the country since the program was introduced.

Apple has been a major contributor to that stat, going from making only the iPhone SE in the country through to making the latest flagship models today – and more to come …

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Family rescued from wildfires in Maui thanks to iPhone’s Emergency SOS via Satellite

iPhone 14 Apple satellite connectivity, here’s how you can use it

With iPhone 14, Apple introduced Emergency SOS via Satellite, which lets users contact emergency services in places where there’s no cellular connection. This feature has already proven to save lives since its launch, and it continues to do so. Earlier this week, a family was rescued from wildfires in Maui thanks to the iPhone’s Emergency SOS via Satellite.

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Tim Cook uses Vision Pro every day; most iPhones bought on “some kind of program”

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Yesterday’s earnings numbers didn’t contain any major surprises, but there were a few interesting takeouts from the analyst call which followed. This includes the fact that CEO Tim Cook uses his Vision Pro every day.

It was also revealed that most iPhones are now purchased through the iPhone Upgrade Program, trade-in, or some kind of instalment plan, and this is part of the secret to Apple’s success in a difficult economy …

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iPhone 14 Crash Detection helps rescuers save man after 400-foot canyon drop: ‘He probably would’ve bled out’

Apple’s Crash Detection feature on iPhone 14 is once again being credited with saving a life. This time, a man in California drove off a cliff late on Friday and plummeted 400 feet into an abyss. At this point, Crash Detection on the man’s iPhone 14 kicked in and contacted a nearby communications center.

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Apple expands Self Service Repair with iPhone 14, M2 Macs, system config changes, more

Apple has announced a major expansion of its Self Service Repair program. Starting this week, the Self Service Repair program will be available for the iPhone 14 lineup as well as the M2 13-inch MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro powered by M2 Pro and M2 Max.

Apple is also making updates to its System Configuration process, which is a key aspect of iPhone repairs…

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Apple holding live-streamed shopping event in China to promote iPhone 14 discounts

MKBHD claims that post-processing is ruining iPhone photos – and I agree with that

For the first time ever, Apple is set to partake in a live-streamed shopping event through Alibaba’s Tmall marketplace in China this week. As reported by the South China Morning Post, this event draws more than 500 million users, and Apple has teased that its event will focus on the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch with exclusive discounts for shoppers.

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iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Which should you buy in 2023?

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro represent Apple’s latest and greatest devices. The decision between choosing an iPhone 14 model, however, can be tricky. The iPhone 14 Pro is obviously more powerful and capable, but you also have to factor in differences like pricing, battery life, and overall weight. Head below for a deep dive into the iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro.

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Samsung challenging Apple in European smartphone market, but iPhone a tough target

Samsung challenging Apple | S21 Ultra 5G phone shown

The first quarter of the year saw Samsung challenging Apple in the European smartphone market, retaking the No. 1 slot from the iPhone maker.

A new market intelligence report says that Samsung is now trying to adopt Apple’s strategy of focusing on premium sales and the ecosystem. However, it says competing with the iPhone won’t be easy …

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