Apple has introduced the option to download iOS software updates using 5G cellular data on the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, according to a support document published this week.
To download iOS updates over 5G, users will have to enable the “Allow More Data on 5G” mode in the Settings app under Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Data Mode. Apple says this mode also enables higher-quality video and FaceTime calls, and allows third-party apps to use more cellular data for enhanced experiences, when connected to 5G networks.
According to an internal Verizon document obtained by MacRumors, the ability to download iOS updates over cellular is limited to 5G iPhones with the “Allow More Data on 5G” mode enabled. On all previous-generation iPhones, and on iPhone 12 models that are connected to an LTE network, downloading iOS updates will still require a Wi-Fi connection.
Apple’s support document also confirms that when using iPhone 12 models in Dual SIM mode, 5G is not supported on either line, except in China. Apple plans to enable 5G in Dual SIM mode in other countries later this year.
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:
Tuesday October 20, 2020 2:34 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
As we wait for the iPhone 12 review embargo to lift later today, more pictures are circulating of the devices in real-world lighting conditions, providing a better look at the different colors available.
Leaker DuanRui has shared images on Twitter of the iPhone 12 in white, black, blue, green, and (PRODUCT)RED. The black and white colors are similar to the iPhone 11 colors, but the other…
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, …
Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:06 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.1, the first major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 14 operating system updates that were released in September. iOS and iPadOS 14.1 come a week after Apple released the golden master versions of the updates to developers.
The iOS 14.1 update can be downloaded for free and it is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access…
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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Tuesday October 20, 2020 6:05 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple’s embargo has lifted for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro reviews. In addition to our detailed review roundups for each device, we’ve rounded up over a dozen unboxing videos and first impressions below.
iPhone 12 in Blue on left and iPhone 12 Pro in Pacific Blue on right via Engadget Key new features of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro include a flat-edge design, 5G support, a much faster A14 …
Monday October 19, 2020 11:38 am PDT by Juli Clover
There may be an issue with the new Apple Watch SE, which some users have found is overheating after a few hours of usage. Several Apple Watch SE owners in South Korea have run into problems, as noted in a Reddit post chronicling the complaints.
There have been six reports from Apple Watch SE owners in South Korea who have had their Apple Watches get hot and malfunction, with a yellow spot…
Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:56 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
iPhone 12 Pro reviews hit the web today, and one of the more interesting tidbits came from TechCrunch’s Matthew Panzarino, who revealed that the Gold version of the device apparently has a more fingerprint resistant coating applied to the stainless steel frame.
From his review:Most of the iPhone 12 Pro finishes still use a physical vapor deposition process for edge coating. But the new gold…
Tuesday October 20, 2020 8:48 pm PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple’s new iPhone 12 Pro Max is equipped with a 3,687 mAh battery, which is around 7% less capacity than the 3,969 mAh battery in the iPhone 11 Pro Max, according to a regulatory filing published by TENAA, the Chinese equivalent of the FCC.
The regulatory filing, spotted by MacRumors, also lists the iPhone 12 Pro Max with 6GB of RAM as seen in benchmark results last week.
Apple has filed …
Tuesday October 20, 2020 1:33 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple’s iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are launching this Friday, and ahead of that release date, Apple is shipping out various accessories like the MagSafe charger and MagSafe cases. Yesterday we took a look at the MagSafe charger, and today our MagSafe case came in the mail, so we thought we’d take another look at the charger to see how it works with the case and just how strong the case magnets are.