Sunday April 26, 2020 3:46 pm PDT by Frank McShan
iFixit today shared a new report detailing which parts from the new iPhone SE can be replaced with those from the iPhone 8. This comes just days after a teardown video shared on Thursday by a Chinese YouTuber also highlighted many of the similarities between the two devices.
The report mentions that the 2020 iPhone SE’s cameras, SIM tray, Taptic Engine, and the display assembly are all swappable with iPhone 8 parts. However, it is worth noting that True Tone functionality will be lost with any iPhone screen swap without access to a screen programmer.
The report also mentions that although some parts are very similar between the two devices, they aren’t interchangeable. The home button is not interchangeable, so iFixit recommends substituting an aftermarket version of the home button or going directly to Apple in the event of a repair. The batteries on the iPhone 8 and iPhone SE look identical, but the report notes that the iPhone SE’s battery logic board connector differs from that in the iPhone 8 and the two won’t fit together.
iFixit was overall impressed with how the new iPhone SE uses several parts that many repair shops already have. iFixit’s full teardown of the 2020 iPhone SE is currently in progress and is set to debut on Monday.
Thursday April 23, 2020 5:24 pm PDT by Juli Clover
When it comes to design, the iPhone SE is identical to the iPhone 8, featuring a 4.7-inch LCD display, thick top and bottom bezels, a single-lens rear camera, and a Touch ID Home button.
Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 8 also looks a lot like the iPhone SE inside, as detailed in a teardown video by a Chinese YouTuber who has one of the devices on hand. The video, which has subtitles, was shared…
While the iPhone SE and Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro making their way into customers’ hands were the biggest news this week, we also saw a ton of rumors about Apple’s upcoming product line.
Confusion about Apple’s plans for its AirPods lineup continues to reign, with conflicting rumors on models and timing, while we also saw some new rumors about a 23-inch iMac and an 11-inch iPad coming…
Thursday April 23, 2020 1:15 pm PDT by Juli Clover
There appears to be a new character-linked bug in Messages, Mail, and other apps that can cause the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch to crash when receiving a specific string of characters. Image from Twitter In this particular case, the character string involves the Italian flag emoji along with characters in the Sindhi language, and it appears the system crash happens when an incoming…
Friday April 24, 2020 2:33 pm PDT by Juli Clover
The iPhone SE had its official launch day today, with the first orders arriving to customers this morning. We picked up one of the new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone SE models and checked out the design and features in our latest YouTube video, which is worth watching if you’re thinking of making an upgrade from an older iPhone.
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In line with a timeframe shared by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo last month, Bloomberg today reports that Apple is planning to release at least one Mac with its own custom-designed ARM-based processor by 2021.
The report claims that Apple is developing three Mac processors based on the A14 chip in upcoming iPhone 12 models. At least one of these processors will apparently be much faster than the…
Wednesday April 22, 2020 5:43 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Well-connected Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman recently took questions from followers on Periscope about Apple’s product roadmap. Gurman’s sources are usually very reliable, and the journalist is known for breaking Apple stories, so we took it as an opportunity to summarize his current expectations of the company in the near term.
Unsurprisingly, many viewers asked Gurman about the so-called…
Thursday April 23, 2020 10:21 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today released the iOS 13.4.1 update for iPhone SE owners, suggesting iPhone SE models arriving to customers tomorrow will have iOS 13.4 installed and will need a day-one software update. iPhone SE owners can install the new update over-the-air tomorrow through the Settings app. To access the updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
iOS 13.4.1 was released for other…
Verizon has a few ongoing deals to end this week, offering what remains to be one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on Apple’s AirPods Pro at $224.99, down from $249.00. This deal beats Amazon’s own sale by about $10, and is the best available online right now.
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Friday April 24, 2020 3:57 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
The second-generation iPhone SE was announced last week, and with pre-orders taking place on April 17, the first deliveries of the new device have started arriving for customers around the world. Apple has also begun taking orders in several of its online regional stores.
Photo by MacRumors forum member Aneres11 The original iPhone SE was a budget 4-inch iPhone before being discontinued in…