Essential Apple User Magazine

January 2022

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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Papercut Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome

For the last 15 years, Apple has released (PRODUCT)RED models of its key gadgets. A percentage of the profits for these (PRODUCT)RED lines is given to a global fund to fight HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2006, Apple customers have helped raise nearly $270 million to fund prevention, testing, and counselling services for people impacted by HIV/AIDS. Apple-supported grants have enabled care and support services for over 11 million people, provided over 192 million HIV tests and allowed over 13.8 million people access to lifesaving antiretroviral treatments. In 2020 alone, Apple’s support for (RED) helped prevent over 145,000 HIV-positive mothers from passing the virus on to their babies.…

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2 min
editor’s letter//

Welcome to another issue of Essential AppleUser Magazine, the first of 2022. Are you planning to upgrade any of your Apple devices this year? Do you, for example, plan on replacing your old notebook with an Apple Silicon MacBook Pro, or investing in a great, new Series 7 Apple Watch? If so, this is the issue for you. In our cover feature, ‘New Year, New Gear’, we take a look at four key Apple ranges and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each model within those lines, and throw in a few tutorials for beginners who are buying their first iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch. If it’s an iPhone you’re after, we show you all the currently available models; that is the iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 and the…

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2 min
iphone se 2020

All About the iPhone SE 2020 The iPhone SE 2020 is the spiritual successor to 2016’s "Budget" iPhone SE and as such, has a lot to live up to. The casing is made from aerospace-grade aluminum and durable glass and comes in three different colours: black, white and red. If you’re worried about dropping your iPhone in a puddle, you’ve nothing to fear. This new model is built to withstand the elements with dust and water resistance up to a depth of one meter. The iPhone SE has a Retina Display, which measures 4.7 inches from corner to corner. It’s an LCD screen, with a resolution of 1334 x 750; that’s 2.7 million pixels. The new iPhone SE also has far better sound. Matching great speakers with capable software, the sound spectrum is…

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2 min
the iphone 11

It’s a colourful character. The iPhone 11 (without the Pro moniker), successor to the hugely popular iPhone XR, is available in some really jazzy shades. It has the most powerful chip ever seen in a smartphone, a dual camera system, and a great battery life. It seems a more than worthy successor to the XR, Apple’s lower-priced iPhone aimed at young people, the fashion conscious and those who didn’t need the extra power afforded by the cutting-edge iPhone releases. As we’ll see, it’s a smartphone that puts in a performance to match its good looks. The Screen Scene The screen on the iPhone 11 is a 6.1-inch liquid Retina display, just like last year’s iPhone XR. Both front and back are made from toughened glass, with the back milled from a single…

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3 min
the iphone 12 and 12 mini

On 13th October 2020, Apple lifted the lid on the new 12-series iPhones, including the go-to model, the iPhone 12. Featuring a beautiful new design and packed with innovative features such as the A14 Bionic processor, an advanced dual-camera system and a Super Retina XDR display with the Ceramic Shield front cover, it takes Apple’s smartphone range to the next level. Throw in 5G compatibility, MagSafe wireless charging and an awesome range of colours, and you have a very desirable product indeed. Across the next few pages, we take an in-depth look at the iPhone 12 and its stunning new features. Getting Into Shape. The iPhone 12 features a return to the straight-edged, flat-screen format last seen on the iPhone 5s. This allows the aluminium frame and glass to stay flush front…

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3 min
meet the iphone 13 and mini!

On 14th September 2021, Apple lifted the lid on the new 13-series iPhones, including the go-to model, the iPhone 13. Featuring a beautiful design and packed with innovative features such as the A15 Bionic processor, a refreshed dual-camera system and a Super Retina XDR display, with the Ceramic Shield front cover, it’s a significant step up from the iPhone 12. Throw in a new, brighter Super Retina XDR OLED screen and an awesome range of colours, and you have a very desirable product indeed. Across the next few pages, we take an in-depth look at the iPhone 13 and its stunning new features. Getting Into Shape. The iPhone 13 and 13 mini again use a straight-edged, flat-screen design, which Apple dropped after the iPhone 5s but brought back for the iPhone 12…

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