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Apple extends AirPods Pro service program

AirPods Pro

Almost a year ago Apple initiated a repair program for AirPods Pro. A small percentage of users with AirPods Pro manufactured before October 2020 reported problems with crackling or static noises, and Active Noise Cancellation not working properly. The repair program offers service to fix these issues once confirmed.

Initially the program covered affected AirPods Pro for up to two years after the first retail sale. Apple has quietly extended the program to three years, giving customers more time to discover and solve any problems they are experiencing.

Apple reveals AirPods 3 with spatial audio

AirPods 3 water resistant

Third generation AirPods have arrived. Apple showed off the latest installment in its wireless headphone lineup at the fall "Unleashed" event. Completely redesigned, the AirPods 3 offer several features previously offered on the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max models. Much like their predecessor, the latest AirPods are wireless earbuds with a universal fit and no ear tips.

Apple Watch, Apple TV (3rd generation) get vintage status

Apple TV 3rd Generation

By the end of the month, several Apple devices are set to join the official vintage products list. Vintage products have been off the market for at least five years but no more than seven, and it may be difficult to receive repairs due to parts availability. Products seven years or older are considered obsolete, which means they are no longer serviced by Apple or any Apple Authorized Service Providers.

Pokémon UNITE brings team battles to iPhone

Pokémon UNITE

The top-rated action game on the App Store is Pokémon UNITE just days after its release. The game offers 5-on-5 strategic team Pokémon battles on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Players can join trainers from around the world for fast-paced battles that require teamwork to succeed. Pokémon UNITE joins the growing list of mobile titles available from The Pokemon Company. The game previously launched on the Nintendo Switch earlier this summer.

Apple discontinues iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone XR

iPhone 12 Pro

Now that Apple's latest iPhones have launched, pricing and availability of earlier models has changed. Three devices are no longer offered on the Apple website or in retail stores. The iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone XR are officially discontinued. Anyone seeking these models must purchase them refurbished, used, or new from a third-party supplier.

This puts the complete 2021 iPhone lineup as follows:

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