Apple’s yearly September announcements are always crowded with details – here are the ones you might have missed
The most recent Apple conference contained plenty of information alongside details that one could have easily missed. We took care of it and created a list of the tidbits that may have gone under the radar.
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Remember the time earlier this year when the company decided to remove the Modern Buckle? Apparently, they changed their mind and brought it back. Besides this, they have introduced more colorways to the collection.
Perhaps this news is going to make many people sad, but the company decided to remove the 3.5mm jack-to-Lightning adapter from the package. This means that, even though the latest iPhones are still bundled with lightning earbuds, the 3.5mm jack-to-lightning adapter cannot longer be found in the box.
This change was rumored for some time and Best Buy even reported that the most popular Apple product in the last 2 years was the now un-bundled adapter.
If you’re purchasing an iPhone and opt for AppleCare+ you can now include loss and theft coverage. Even more, instead of paying it as a lump sum, you can simply pay on a monthly basis.
iPhone XS and XS Max are bringing new capabilities to the table and users will no longer need to open an app before scanning an NFC tag. Users can not simply approach the NFC tag, wake their phone and the scanner will read the tag and send a notification.
The latest iPhone models will now support dual SIM functionality, with one physical SIM card and one eSIM. Unfortunately, the eSIM won’t be enabled at launch and users will have to wait for a software update to be released in the future.
iPhone XS and XS Max will receive a speed boost, which means that they will be charging faster through the wireless function.
Other news include a new folio-style case, ceramic Apple Watches and a new dedicated webpage that highlights all the different ways that users can use Apple Siri.