Apple has extended its ongoing iPhone 12 service program to address no sound issues. A small percentage of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models may experience a receiver module failure, leading to sound not working during phone calls. These "no sound" issues have been covered under a special Apple service program since it first launched in summer 2021.
Apple caps off its week celebrating America's National Parks by launching this year's limited edition Activity Challenge award. Apple Watch users can earn the award on Saturday, August 27 after completing a walk, run, hike, or wheelchair workout for a distance of a mile or longer. Recipients of the award also get animated stickers that can be used in the Messages app.
Apple will hold its first in-person media event since 2019 to reveal the iPhone 14. Invites have gone out for the keynote on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 taking place in the Steve Jobs theater. Attendees will gather at Apple Park in Cupertino, California ahead of the 10:00 am PT (1:00 pm ET) start time. This fall's event features a starry-looking Apple logo and is titled "Far out."
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.
The upcoming iPhone 14 keynote event has become less of a mystery this week. Apple watchers everywhere have been asking when the company plans to reveal its upcoming product lineup, and when the latest devices are ready for pre-order. Thanks to reporting by trusted tech reporter Mark Gurman, details have come to light surrounding the fall product season.