The iPhone has become slightly more expensive, AirPods Max owners received a nasty surprise and 2021 promises to be a packed year for Apple. Didn’t follow all the iPhone news in recent days? With this overview you can be completely up to date in a few minutes.
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Why the iPhone and other Apple products have suddenly become more expensive
Anyone who buys a new Apple product in 2021 will pay a little more for it than last year. That is because the private copying tax has increased. Since January 1, 2021, the home copy tax on smartphones has gone from 4.70 euros to 7.30 euros, a price increase of 2.60 euros. Consumers who now buy an Apple phone therefore pay more for the same smartphone.
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AirPods Max owners complain about condensation
Several owners of Apple’s new AirPods Max experience problems with the headphones. With prolonged use, condensation appears to form in the ear cups. In some cases, the moisture that is released drips through the speaker holes and ends up in the drivers. This may have to do with the material.
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Apple will launch augmented reality device and AirTags in 2021
Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shares in an extensive report what we can expect from Apple in 2021. For example, the insider predicts that Apple will launch its first augmented reality device on the market this year. Kuo claims Apple will release some sort of augmented reality device in 2021. Details are not there yet, but the insider expects the first generation of AR glasses to be heavily dependent on the iPhone.
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WhatsApp Web will soon be without using a phone
A way to use WhatsApp Web without a phone is in progress. As a result, you no longer need a smartphone when logging in to the web service. WhatsApp is also working on an option to use Web on multiple devices. There came WABetaInfo behind. This website regularly dives into new versions of the chat app to discover additions at an early stage.
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Rumor: New iPad Pro in March, will get mini LED screen
According to a rumor, Apple will release two new iPad Pros in March. The largest model would get a mini LED screen, a new screen technology that ensures a longer lifespan. The rumor comes from MacOtakara. The Japanese website indicates that Apple will release two iPad Pros in March. The sizes remain familiar: 11 and 12.9 inches. According to MacOtakara, the largest model is switching to mini LED. The smaller iPad Pro will keep its OLED panel, according to the website.
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