by Juli Clover
Apple’s iPhone 12 and 12 Pro have no visible regulatory symbols in the United States, as the U.S. allows this information to be relegated to the Settings app on the devices thanks to the E-Label Act passed in 2014.
That’s not the case in Europe, where regulatory approvals are required to be visible on the device itself. Apple has in the past put the necessary symbols on the back of the iPhone, but this year, the European models have regulatory info laser etched on the bottom right side of the device.
On European iPhone 12 and 12Pro series, the regulatory logos are laser engraved on the side of the device. #iPhone12 #iPhone12Pro #AppleEvent pic.twitter.com/EPPFGVljZ9
— 🔥🌸 Giulio Zompetti (@1nsane_dev) October 20, 2020
The etching includes the “CE” symbol, which is a marking that means it conforms with the health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area. Most products sold in Europe are required to meet the legal requirements for the CE marking, and are required display it.
Some iPhone buyers in Europe may not be happy with the CE mark engraved on the side of the new devices as it is more visible in some ways than the engraving on the back, but a case will be able to hide it.
While the iPhone 12 Pro does not launch until Friday, we now have an early unboxing video of the device courtesy of Twitter account DuanRui, providing a closer look at the shiny new flat-edge design and sleek Graphite color option.
Ben Geskin re-uploaded the unboxing video to YouTube, which we’ve embedded below:
Geskin has also uploaded an unboxing video of the iPhone 12 in Blue:
TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a research note this morning detailing what he’s seen with the volume of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders in the first weekend of sales.
Kuo had previously indicated that Apple’s estimated shipment allocations for the new iPhone models placed the iPhone 12 at the top with 40-45% of inventory allocation (up from 15-20%). However, …
Apple’s new MagSafe charger and cases have begun arriving to some customers earlier than expected, and images of the accessories have started to surface on Twitter. The photos provide a first look at the products in real-world use.
As of writing, some MagSafe cases are also available for pickup at select Apple Stores in countries like the United States, Canada, and Germany.
Thursday October 15, 2020 11:51 am PDT by Juli Clover
Samsung on its social channels is mocking Apple for removing the power adapter from the iPhone 12 lineup and other iPhone models, pointing out the fact that the Samsung Galaxy smartphones continue to ship with a power adapter.
“Included with your Galaxy,” reads a Samsung Facebook post that features a picture of a power adapter.
Apple notably is no longer providing power adapters or…
Saturday October 17, 2020 4:05 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Google has added a new feature to its Search app that allows you to hum a song that’s stuck in your head, and then use the company’s machine learning algorithm to try and identify it.
In the Google app or using the Google Search widget, tap the mic icon and say “what’s this song?” or click the “Search a song” button. Then start humming the tune for 10-15 seconds. When you’re done, the…
Apple today opened pre-orders for the 6.1-inch models of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro through its website and the Apple Store app, and estimated delivery times are already slipping into November for select configurations in the United States.
Customers ordering a SIM-free/Pacific Blue/128GB version of the iPhone 12 Pro, for example, are already facing an estimated delivery window of…
Monday October 19, 2020 11:54 am PDT by Juli Clover
Alongside the new iPhone 12 models, Apple introduced a MagSafe charger that attaches to the back of the iPhones using magnets embedded both in the charger and in the iPhone. It allows for speedier charging and paves the way for a portless iPhone in the future. MagSafe chargers are shipping out and are in some Apple retail locations now, and we picked one up to check it out.
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Friday October 16, 2020 12:35 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today launched a new Diwali promotion in India that will see the company providing customers with a set of AirPods with the purchase of any iPhone 11 model. The new iPhone 12 models are not part of the promotion.
Apple is offering the standard AirPods With Charging Case free with purchase, but customers can choose to upgrade to the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case or the AirPods Pro….