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Apple foregoes millions, won’t disable Face ID after third-party screen repairs

Following the release of the iPhone 13 lineup in September, a teardown revealed a nasty surprise. Apple's latest flagship phones disable Face ID after a third-party screen repair. This caused online outrage because plenty of small, independent stores depend on screen repairs to make ends meet, and plenty of iPhone users prefer third-party repairs as...

The iPhone 13’s boxy design may be the latest trend that Android OEMs copy

You might have noticed an annoying trend in the tech world over the last few years. Whenever Apple adopts a new design or technology, many Android and PC OEMs follow suit. While there's no denying the fact that Apple too picks up on things first pioneered by companies on the other side of the fence,...

iPhone 13 Review: Good value, but not as great as the Pros

Most of us at XDA agreed last year that the standard iPhone 12 was the best iPhone option for most people because the differences between it and the iPhone 12 Pro mostly came down to a single telephoto camera, which wasn’t enough to justify the extra $200 in our opinions. But this year, Apple widened...

With the iPhone 13 here, here’s what we want to see from Apple’s Mac event

Apple revealed the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max in September, during its California Streaming event. The new iPhones, which run iOS 15, were announced along with the iPad Mini 6th Gen and the affordable iPad 9th Gen. We had higher hopes for Apple's annual iPhone event as...

Some iPhone 13 users are having trouble connecting to Verizon’s 5G UW network

The iPhone 13 released only a few days ago, and Verizon had some pretty great deals. It seems, however, that some of those shiny new phones are having issues connecting to the carrier's faster 5G network. Multiple reports across Reddit indicate there's some sort of issue with the 5G connection on the new iPhone 13 series....

iOS 15.1 beta 2 fixes iPhone 13 bug preventing masked users from using “Unlock with Apple Watch”

Apple has seeded iOS 15.1 beta 2 to registered developers. This update comes exactly a week after the first beta rolled out. Beta 1 re-enabled SharePlay after Apple had disabled it in later builds of iOS 15 beta before the stable release. The first iOS 15.1 beta also enabled users to add their COVID-19 vaccination...

Here’s how Apple managed to shrink the notch on the iPhone 13 lineup

Apple revealed the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max during its California Streaming virtual event earlier this month. While the iPhone 13 lineup didn't receive major design changes, Apple did shrink the notch slightly compared to older Face ID iPhone models. If you've been wondering how Apple managed...

Face ID stops working on iPhone 13 after any third-party screen replacements

Apple just released the iPhone 13 series earlier this month, with four models to choose from: the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The phones are a step up from previous models, with smoother displays and enhanced cameras, but the iPhone 13 series appears to be a downgrade...

Download: Here are all the new iPhone 13 wallpapers!

Changing your iPhone's wallpaper can make your home screen feel fresh. This is especially true after updating to iOS 15, which brings some new UI changes and features that refresh the overall feel of the phone. Picking a new wallpaper not only affects the home and lock screens but also some first-party apps, like Safari....

Hands on with the Apple iPhone 13 & 13 Mini: Not as pro, but still great value

When Apple announced four new iPhones for the first time last year, the bottom two non-Pro phones got arguably more attention and interest. The Mini brought back a form factor that tech media had long clamored for, and the standard iPhone 12 was close enough to the 12 Pro in features that it seemed like...

Hands on with the Apple iPhone 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max: Cinematic mode is a game changer

Last year’s iPhone 12 series was a bit complicated to review: In addition to the expected differences between the Pro and non-Pro models, there were subtle deviations between the Pro Max and the Pro models too. Compounding matters even further was the fact that the Pro models were released weeks apart. This year, the iPhone...

The iPhone 13 lineup offers significant battery life improvements

We all have seen the endless memes about iPhones having small batteries. And to be fair, having great battery life on a smartphone should be one of the top priorities for manufacturers. After all, the smartphone is a device that is meant to be used on the go — it shouldn't be plugged into an...