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HomePod mini has a secret sensor inside

HomePod mini xray

Hot on the heels of Apple's HomePod discontinuation comes a revelation about the HomePod mini. The $99 smart speaker has a secret sensor inside, which is currently deactivated. Apple's plans for the sensor are unclear, however the company could have plans to add more features to HomePod mini with a software update that would activate the internal sensor.

What is a mini-LED display?

iPad Pro

Mini-LED displays replace the traditional backlight on an LCD display with a grid of individually controlled LEDs. These lights can adjust the backlight brightness behind very small areas of the screen. With better control of where light is delivered on the display, there are several advantages.

Mini-LED brings lower power consumption, faster response times, and better image quality to displays.

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Apple launches iPad Pro with LiDAR scanner

iPad Pro launch 2020

Apple quietly announced several new products, including the most advanced iPad Pro available. The latest iPad Pro brings trackpad support to iPad, as well as a brand new Magic Keyboard with floating design and angle adjustment. In other words, when connected to Magic Keyboard the iPad Pro floats above the keys and can quickly be adjusted for the best viewing angle.

Will future iPhones have removable batteries?

iPhone battery

Imagine a scenario where your iPhone battery is running low, and there's not a charger in sight. But in your back pocket is an extra battery. With a quick pull, the empty battery pops off the iPhone, and the fully charged backup snaps onto the device. Boot up iOS and you're back in business. Not long ago, most cellular phones came with fully removable batteries.

How to check your iPhone value for trade in

Apple GiveBack smartphone cash landing

The Apple GiveBack program accepts used electronics, including smartphones, computers, tablets and more. To check the value of your iPhone it only takes a few clicks. Apple offers Apple Store Gift Cards for up to $500 on eligible smartphones, including the iPhone. For a limited time, Apple is also offering trade in deals for those upgrading to the iPhone XR or iPhone XS.

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