Apple released a new color for the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini , and it's purple. It goes on sale Friday, but I got my hands on an iPhone 12 with 256GB of storage in purple. And I can indeed confirm, it's purple. But the timing of the new color is six months after Apple launched the iPhone 12 series and about six months away from the rumored iPhone 13 . So should you buy one or wait? I promise to explain. Purple is the sixth color for the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini, which come in black, white, blue, green, Product Red and now purple. There were six colors in Apple's rainbow logo, which the company used from the late '70s through the '90s, and which also had purple in it. The new purple color isn't available on the iPhone 12 Pro or 12 Pro Max , which makes sense because the Pro models usually stick to graphite, silver and gold finishes. Read more: Best eco-friendly iPhone 12 and 12 Pro cases … [Read more...] about Purple iPhone 12 hands-on: Wait for the iPhone 13, or buy a new phone now?
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This story is part of Apple Event , our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters. Apple's latest update for the iPhone and iPad is out now, and it brings a ton of new features. iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 include several new features and improvements. For example, you can now unlock your iPhone using Face ID when wearing a facial covering, and you'll now have the option to stop apps from tracking you across the web and other apps. There are also new Siri voices to choose from . The release of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 comes after Apple's first event of 2021, where the company announced new iPad Pro models , the Tile-like AirTag , a new Apple TV with a new remote , a purple iPhone and colorful iMacs . If you're ready to jump right into Apple's latest operating system for your phone or tablet, I'll walk you through the steps below. However, it might be a good idea to wait a few days before installing new software … [Read more...] about iOS 14.5 has arrived: Download and install it on your iPhone and iPad right now
Apple is ready to take on Tile with its new AirTag tracker , which can help iPhone owners find lost items like their keys or a backpack. The $29 tracker, which works with Apple's Find My network , is available to order right now and will hit store shelves starting April 30. The Find My network is a crowdsourced network created by fellow Apple users to help track down an AirTag at all times. But what about Android phones? When Apple announced the AirTag , I assumed that Android phones couldn't interact with the Tile-like tracker at all. It turns out I was wrong . While you can't pair an AirTag with an Android device, Apple's walled garden doesn't stop Android owners from helping return a lost AirTag. That means if you have an Android phone and find someone's keys or hear a beeping AirTag inside a backpack, you can play a part in returning it to its owner. Here's how. Read more: The first Apple AirTag accessories are here, and the prices range from $13 … [Read more...] about 2 ways you can use Apple’s AirTag with an Android phone
Samsung's decision to slash prices of its flagship Galaxy S21 lineup by a cool $200 appears to be paying off. The South Korean manufacturer overtook Apple in worldwide smartphone shipments in the first quarter of this year, according to a Thursday report published by research firm Canalys , shipping 76.5 million units to grab 22% of market share. Samsung also reported a strong set of first quarter earnings today bolstered by mobile division on the back of strong sales of the Galaxy S21 lineup. Cut through the chatter Subscribe to CNET's Mobile newsletter for the latest phone news and reviews. By comparison, Apple shipped 52.4 million iPhones to capture 15% market share from the January to March quarter of this year. The iPhone 12 Mini has sold "below expectations, but strength in other iPhone 12 models, as well as stronger demand for the older iPhone 11, helped it maintain strong momentum," the Canalys report said. Despite lower shipments than Samsung, Apple's … [Read more...] about Samsung overtakes Apple in global smartphone shipments in first quarter, report finds
AT&T said Wednesday it will supply all 19,000 Delta Air Lines flight attendants with iPhone 12 devices so they can use AT&T's 5G network in an effort to improve the travel experience. Augmented reality on the phones is expected to help the flight attendants assess inventory onboard planes and train newer staff members in safety checks and passenger assistance. Delta will work alongside AT&T and Apple to develop more ways to use the iPhone 12, the airline said in a release Wednesday. Delta said the deal makes it "the first 5G-equipped global airline." Read more: Want that iPhone 12 with 5G? These are the plans you'll need at each of the carriers The partnership with Delta will "create new 5G-enabled experiences on iPhone 12 to fuel and invigorate the commercial airline industry," Rasesh Patel, AT&T Business chief product and platform officer, said in a statement. AT&T will boost its 5G coverage later this year as it adds recently acquired … [Read more...] about AT&T brings its 5G network and the iPhone 12 to Delta flight attendants