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This week: new iPhone, new gate! Nerds on the internet are mad that the iPhone 15 Pros titanium finish has a big problem with finger oils - we discuss!

Plus: we review the reviews for iPhone 15 Pro, cover some of its new hidden features, and we'll highlight the best new features in iOS 17!

And we NEED to talk about Apple's new Finewoven cases…

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This week's stories

LEWIS: iPhone 15 Pro demand overwhelms Apple [Updated]

  • Anyone who even slightly delayed ordering the new iPhone 15 Pro models when they went on sale Friday morning faces a lengthy wait for their devices to be delivered. The delays extend into November for some handsets and configurations.


GRIFFIN: iPhone 15 Pro Max reviews

Lewis: Replacing iPhone 15 Pro’s broken glass back won’t burn a hole in your wallet

  • Apple first switched to a more repair-friendly internal design with the iPhone 14 in 2022.


The best cases for your iPhone 15/Pro The best screen protectors for your iPhone 15/Pro

GRIFFIN: The new FineWoven iPhone cases are very bad

  • “Folks, what you’ve heard so far is true. Apple’s new FineWoven iPhone cases and accessories are bad. Like, really bad. Seven days later, I still can’t make sense of them”


ERF: iPhone 15 displays how many times its battery has been charged

  • Li-ion batteries inevitably wear out. Each one comes with a limited number of times it can be charged and discharged. A very approximate range to expect is 300 to 500 charge cycles.


ERF: iPhone 15 Models Feature New Setting to Strictly Prevent Charging Beyond 80%

  • All of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models feature a new battery health setting that prevents the devices from charging beyond 80% at all times when enabled, as confirmed by The Verge's Allison Johnson during a Q&A session today.


ERF: PSA: An iPhone 15 Can Charge Another iPhone

  • Apple's iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models use a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port for charging and data transfer purposes, and the new port allows the iPhones to charge a wide range of USB-C devices, including another iPhone.


GRIFFIN: The 50 best iOS 17 features you should try after you update

  • Convert a list in Reminders into a groceries list. From any list, tap ⋯ and tap Show List Info and set List Type to Groceries. This will automatically sort the items into their common store categories, like Produce, Meat, Bakery, Frozen Foods, Household Items, Pet Care, etc.


LEWIS: These iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 features won’t arrive till later this year

  • Apple has finally released iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 to the public. The latest OSes are packed with new features and enhancements.


Erfon: tvOS 17 brings FaceTime to Apple TV 4K

  • Apple TV 4K became a more versatile living room device with Monday’s launch of FaceTime on tvOS 17, Apple said, referring to it as “a powerful integration of hardware and software.”


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