INFINITE IPHONE NEWS
Updated March 2022
The WUDN Staff Curates iPhone News You Care About
(Mobile, Consumer, Tech)
Chloe, Senior Contributor & Kung-Fu Level Custom
WUDN Customer Service, and a massive Apple geek
Every day we search the interwebs for iPhone News that matters to you. We are not sponsored or paid for any of these. Enjoy.
The iPhone SE 3 (2022 Model) is Here - And it's Probably the Best iPhone for Your Dollar
The iPhone SE3 features the same A15 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 13 lineup, and it adds 5G connectivity. Ceramic Shield front and back. Cost is $429. But there's also a couple of surprise iPhone SE 3 drawbacks.
Apple today announced iPhone SE, a powerful new iPhone in an iconic design, with exceptional capabilities and performance at an incredible price. iPhone SE comes in a compact and durable design, and together with iOS 15, delivers a seamless user experience. The new iPhone SE features impressive upgrades including the performance of A15 Bionic, which powers advanced camera capabilities and makes nearly every experience better, from photo editing to power-intensive operations like gaming and augmented reality. Along with 5G, longer battery life, and improved durability, iPhone SE comes in three stunning colors — midnight, starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED.1 iPhone SE will be available for pre-order this Friday, March 11, with availability beginning Friday, March 18.
Feast your eyes on the new green iPhone 13 and 13 Pro
How do the green iPhone 13 mini and alpine green iPhone 13 Pro compare to other green phones?
this week, Apple unveiled new green versions of the iPhone 13 series, bringing the total number of colors for the non-Pro models to six.
While the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13's new hues look earthier and closer to a leafy green, the Pro flagships come with a sort of frosted finish that helps them better reject smudges. It also makes the color a little paler and adds a metallic sheen.
10 Ways You’re Not Using Focus on iPhone, But Should Be
Find the hidden features in iPhone's new Focus mode.
With the launch of iOS 15, Apple supercharged the Do Not Disturb feature for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, giving you the options to precisely configure which apps or people can and can’t get in touch with you when Do Not Disturb mode is engaged.
Now you can use multiple Focus modes for working, sleeping, reading, and more. That’s a lot of freedom. However, when you’re starting out, configuring Focus can feel a bit overwhelming (which often happens when a lot of new features drop in a single update).
If you already use Do Not Disturb or a Focus mode for working, use these tips to improve your experience even further.
‘Secret button’ on the back of your iPhone goes viral on TikTok
The Back Tap feature on the iPhone allows users to simply tap the back of their phone near where the Apple logo is, and their phone will do whatever action they’ve programmed through the settings menu.
A TikTok user showed 1 million viewers how to use the feature that’s been around since 2020. After a viral TikTok, iPhone users are discovering their device has one more button than they thought — and it can make their lives easier. “You’re using your iPhone wrong,” TikTok creator @ellyawesometech says, if you aren’t utilizing the “secret button” on the back of your phone. The video, which reached 1 million views after one day, reveals an accessibility feature one user said “changed (their) life forever.”Watch the VideoApple Backtap Instructions
12 iPhone tricks you’ll wish you knew all along
Seeing as how we’re already on the 15th iteration of iOS, it stands to reason that there is a myriad of iPhone tricks and tips that likely escaped your attention over the years.
Oddly enough, some of the more novel iPhone tricks we’ve stumbled across over the past few months have emerged on TikTok. As a prime example, I was dumbfounded a few months back when I learned that it was possible to record a video on an iPhone while simultaneously playing a song from Apple Music or Spotify in the background. If you’re looking to get the most out of your iPhone, you’ve come to the right place. Below we’ve assembled a list of awesome iPhone tricks that you’ll probably wish you knew about sooner.Keep Reading
Apple's Upcoming 2022 iPhone SE 5G is the Phone You Really Want
Apple is working on an updated version of its most affordable iPhone, and the new 2022 version of the iPhone SE could be coming out within a matter of weeks.
Apple analyst say it will be the most affordable 5G iPhone available, with 5G connection speeds, on par with Apple's iPhone 13 and 13 Pro models.Keep Reading
Catch up with our complete guide to the original iPhone SE launched in 2020.iPhone SE 2020
Unboxing the Apple iPhone 13
The iPhone 13 & iPhone 13 Mini are Apple's new mid-tier flagship iPhones
Introduced on September 14, 2021, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are Apple's newest flagship iPhones at the more affordable end, and are being sold alongside the more expensive iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are ideal for those who don't need pro-level camera features.Keep Reading
iOS 15.3 update patches serious iPhone security flaws and fixes bugs
The iPadOS 15.3 update also fixes several security issues.
Apple has rushed out a pair of updates for iPhones and iPads that fix several security flaws, including a Safari bug that lets websites you visit see your browsing history and other personal data.
Both iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 fix the Safari issue, as detailed by 9to5Mac, as well as several other vulnerabilities within ColorSync, iCloud and other software as detailed on Apple's support page.
Don't expect any new features, as these software updates just patch a handful of current issues.
Apple iPhone 13 - Doin Laps
The Battery Does Last Loooonger....
Apple today shared a pair of iPhone 13 ads highlighting key features like battery life and the durable Ceramic Shield front display. In the first spot, titled "Doin' Laps," a child sets his iPhone 13 up on his bike and then cruises around the neighborhood capturing a long video.
At the end of his journey, which lasts for five hours, the iPhone is still recording and has not run out of battery. "What will you do with even looooooonger battery life? Relax, it's iPhone," reads the video description for the ad.
Don't Buy Apple's Accessories
Apple might try to sell you on their charger, but it's not worth the cost.
I’m an Apple fan. I’m pretty much entirely enrolled in the ecosystem, working between my iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch throughout the day (sadly, no iPod). However, there’s one aspect of the Apple universe that I don’t subscribe to, and, in fact, make an effort to steer away from: accessory loyalty.
Apple makes a lot of accessories: cases, keyboards, headphones, you name it. I really like the Magic Keyboard, and I use my AirPods every day; these aren’t the accessories I’m talking about. For the purposes of this article, I’m referring to Apple’s favorite submarket of cables, chargers, and adapters.
You don’t need to buy Apple accessories for Apple products
Analyst: All iPhone 14 Models to Feature 120Hz Displays, 6GB of RAM, and More
Apple is rumored to announce four new iPhone 14 models in September, and ahead of time, analyst Jeff Pu has outlined his expectations for the devices.
In a research note with Haitong International Securities, obtained by MacRumors, Pu claimed that all iPhone 14 models will feature ProMotion displays, compared to only Pro models currently. ProMotion enables a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz for smoother appearing content when watching video, gaming, or scrolling. Pu previously said that iPhone 14 Pro models would be equipped with an increased 8GB of RAM, but based on a "supply chain check," he now expects all four iPhone 14 models to be equipped with 6GB of RAM due to cost considerations.Keep Reading
There's a hidden trackpad on your iPhone. Here's how to find it
Your iPhone and iPad have a secret trackpad feature that makes it easier to edit text.
Unlocking the full potential of your iPhone or iPad requires a deep dive into all the features that iOS 15 has to offer. Often these features are stashed away in your settings, making them difficult to find, but other times they're right there -- hidden in plain view -- like the secret trackpad feature in your keyboard. Usually when you're writing a long text message or an email, you use your finger to move the cursor and go back to any area of text you want to delete, rewrite or edit. A magnifying bubble appears underneath your fingertip anytime you do this, enlarging the text so that it's easier to navigate.Keep Reading
How to Know When Your iPhone Could Be Recording You
Indicator lights can tell you when your iPhone camera and microphone are running in the background.
You’ve probably had the (legitimate) fear that your smartphone is listening or watching you. Your iPhone certainly isn’t without privacy risks, and you should absolutely audit your settings and all of your app permissions, but one helpful feature that Apple has built in is a visual warning when your device is queued up to record you.Keep Reading
Photo Credit: Screenshot: Jordan Calhoun Lifehacker
Stop ads from following you across the web with this iPhone iOS 15 setting
You can boost your privacy and throw ad-trackers off your trail with Apple's App Tracking Transparency feature on iPhone.
We've all had the creepy experience where a brief moment of online shoe shopping turns into weeks of being followed around by ads for that same footwear on every site you visit. But there's a feature on your iPhone that can help you boost your online privacy by giving you the option to easily disable ad tracking within the apps you use. (For more, check out all the new features in the latest iOS 15 release.)
Photo Credit: Patrick Holland / CNET
The Complete Guide to Wooden iPhone Cases
Here is a comprehensive review of every legitimate wooden iPhone case from all of our competitors in N. America.
Why Wood for Your iPhone Case?
Why not plastic, aluminum, or leather. Some of those are great options, but wood is different, dare I say, better than the alternatives. Wood is natural, elegant, clean and gorgeous.
Photo Caption / Credit: iPhone 13 Pro Max Split in Black Walnut & Bamboo by WUDN
The iPhone 14 Is Unlikely to Be Portless, Here's Why
Ever since Apple removed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 in 2016, rumors have swirled that Apple eventually aims to ditch the Lightning port next for a completely portless design. Indeed, analysts originally predicted that the highest-end iPhone 13 would offer a "completely wireless experience." Of course, that didn't happen, but a portless iPhone 14 in 2022 looks just as unlikely, for the following reasons.Keep Reading
Photo Credit: Portless iPhone 14 MacRumors
iOS 15 settings you should really change on your iPhone 13
These 20 tips and tricks work for the iPhone 12, iPhone 11 and other older iPhone models, too.
Whether you received an iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro or 13 Pro Max as a gift or are using an older iPhone model (here's how Apple's phones compare), you can customize your settings to make your smartphone work its best for you. Although each iPhone model slightly differs from the other, they all run iOS 15 -- the latest mobile software update. If your iPhone is running iOS 15, you might want to jump right into using some of the more popular features, like SharePlay in FaceTime or text recognition in your camera, but there are many important settings that you should consider changing. Below, we'll take you through the steps to configure these settings that could make your iPhone even better. If you're looking for more about the latest from Apple, check out all the rumors we've heard so far about the iPhone SE 3 and iPhone 14.Keep Reading
iPhone 14 Pro Rumored to Feature Pill-Shaped Camera Cutout With Face ID Under the Display
We've been hearing rumors for a while now that iPhone 14 Pro models won't have a notch, and this week, a leaker known as @dylandkt claimed that Face ID hardware will be moved under the display as a result.
Instead of a notch, the leaker claimed that iPhone 14 Pro models will feature a pill-shaped camera cutout at the top of the display, rather than a circular hole-punch cutout that was originally rumored. The above image is a mockup of what this new design could look like.
Photo Credit: Notchless iPhone 14 MacRumors
15 Features the Original iPhone Didn't Have When First Announced
Sunday January 9th will mark the 15th anniversary of Steve Jobs introducing the original iPhone at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, and while the device revolutionized the smartphone industry, it's easy to forget how much the iPhone has improved since then.
To celebrate MacRumors put together a list of 15 features the original iPhone didn't have when it was first announced.
Photo Credit: Original iPhone MacRumors
Today Marks 15 Years Since Steve Jobs Unveiled the Original iPhone
Today is January 9, which means it's been 15 years since Apple CEO Steve Jobs stood on stage at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, California and gave the world its first look at the iPhone, a device that would go on to change everything.Keep Reading
Photo Credit: Original iPhone MacRumors
How to Protect Your iPhone from Online Threats? 4 Simple Steps.
Apple claims to have put adequate measures in place to protect the personal data in your iPhone; however, your device is still not 100% secure.
Hackers have come up with ways to siphon your personal data via apps, and they do so by accumulating it daily. This could be in the form of your current location, browsing history, or even passcodes you use for certain apps.
Photo Credit: iPhone 12 Pro Unsplash
MagSafe for iPhone 12 & 13 is the Coolest Thing Since Sliced Bread
Everything You Wanted To Know About Apple's New Magnetic Charging Tech & All the Accessory Recommendations.
With the iPhone 12 launched in late 2020 amid Covid related delays, Apple somewhat quietly introduced a completely new charging technology for iPhones and even AirPods. At Apples annual product event on September 14, 2021, Apple MagSafe technology was extended into the full iPhone 13 lineup. Including the iPhone 13 Mini, 13, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.
Photo Caption / Credit: iPhone 12 with MagSafe
Everything You Need to Know About the iPhone 12. Most of Which Applies to the iPhone 13
Everything You Wanted To Know About Apple's New Magnetic Charging Tech & Pushing the Camera Envelope, and All the Accessory Recommendations.
With the iPhone 12 launched in late 2020 amid Covid related delays, Apple somewhat quietly introduced a completely new charging technology for iPhones and even AirPods. At Apples annual product event on September 14, 2021, Apple MagSafe technology was extended into the full iPhone 13 lineup. Including the iPhone 13 Mini, 13, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.Keep Reading
Photo Caption / Credit: Apple iPhone 12
Updated October 2021
Problems with Your Battery Charging Case? Apple iOS is Sketchy - We Have the Fix
Why wont my iPhone battery charging case work? Maybe it's the dreaded "Accessory Not Supported" error.
Apple iOS can be picky about accessories. The Apple customer forums have articles about this issue every time they update iOS. You may have seen the "Accessory Not Supported" error.
To Fix Your Battery Case or Powerbank, Follow these Simple 4-Steps:
Photo Caption / Credit: Apple iPhone 12
Cleaning & Caring for Your Wooden iPhone Case in the Age of COVID-19
Your phone is probably the dirtiest thing you will touch today. (and don't get me started on belt buckles).
our wooden phone case is made from a natural material, and unlike plastic, glass or metal, it’s porous. That makes it more likely to absorb dirt and stains. That's OK, that's part of what makes it more beautiful. It's not necessarily more likely to harbor COVID-19, that's just endemic to our phones in general. What’s the upside of a product more likely to get dirty?Keep Reading
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The New 2020 iPhone SE is Here, and it's the Phone You Want
The Most Affordable iPhone Features A13 Bionic, the Fastest Chip in a Smartphone, and the Best Single-Camera System in an iPhone
The NEW 2020 version of the iPhone SE may be the most affordable iPhone ever – it starts at $399 with 64GB of storage, four times the original iPhone 5SE, and has the fastest ever iPhone processor in it. iPhone SE2 has a 4.7-inch screen, large bezels on the top and bottom, and a home button with Touch ID. It’s a design that has stayed consistent since the iPhone 6, which makes the iPhone SE2 essentially the fifth generation of that same look. Apple knows this design well.Keep Reading
The New 2020 iPhone SE is Here, and it's the Phone You Want