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Apple looks to discontinue the classic Power Adapter

Apple 5W USB Power Adapter

Every iPhone from the 3G in 2008 until the iPhone 11 in 2019 was packaged with a 5W USB Power Adapter in the box. While Apple has stopped including a charger with its iPhones, the company continues to sell the classic adapter. This may not be the case for long, as the slow 5-watt charging speed and its USB type-A connector is going the way of the dinosaurs.

How to use a memory card on iPhone

SD card reader iPhone

Using a memory card or thumb drive with iPhone is more convenient than ever. iOS can easily transfer files without any additional apps or software needed. The only thing that's required is a piece of hardware to connect to the Lightning port on iPhone. If you already have an SD card reader that connects via USB, this can be used with iPhone, too.

The stock Files app on iOS reads the memory card and offers the extended storage as a drive.

How to fast charge iPhone with your MacBook charger

96W USB-C Apple power adapter

Apple has offered a variety of different wattage chargers over the years with its products. When it comes to the iPhone, most older models shipped with a 5W power adapter. This charger works, but it's not capable of performing a fast charge on any devices. Apple recommends a charger with at least 18W of power to accomplish fast charging rates.

Apple introduces new AirTag leather colors

AirTag California Poppy

Apple AirTag accessories are getting more colorful by the day. Apple has just released two new colors in the AirTag Leather Key Ring and Leather Loop. These are both designed to keep the AirTag safely attached to your belongings in style.

The latest colors are California Poppy (shown above) and Baltic Blue. Both the AirTag Leather Key Ring and Leather Loop now come in a total of five color options:

Apple launches AirPods Max for pre-order today

Apple AirPods Max

AirPods Max wireless headphones from Apple are ready for pre-order. The high-fidelity, over-ear headphones come in five colors and arrive starting on December 15. AirPods Max seeks to deliver the "ultimate personal listening experience" along with the easy setup and convenience that in-ear AirPods are known for. Advanced software offers a variety of features thanks to computational audio.

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