iPhone 14 Release Date And Features Rumors

No sooner was the iPhone 13 in our hands, than the iPhone 14 rumors started to gather speed. iMore has a nice round-up of what we think we know so far.

Most of what we know about the next iPhone is design-based, thanks to a hefty September leak from Jon Prosser. From that report: “According to renders provided by Prosser based on information he has seen, next year’s iPhone will apparently see the end of the iPhone’s famous camera bump. Instead, it will just be thicker to hide the camera bump, and possibly provide for improved battery life. However, Prosser says he does not have information on the phone’s internals and that he has only seen the design of the device.”

Own an iPhone 13 Made Using iPhone 2G Components

What better way to commemorate the history of the iPhone than to incorporate a piece of the first-generation iPhone 2G? Luxury boutique Caviar Royal Gift offers that as part of its Jobs Collection. For just shy of $7,000 (par for the course, by Caviar’s standards), you can own just that. The custom iPhone 13 Pro’s casing is made from aviation-hardened titanium. Engravings on the back illustrate the technical components of the iPhone 2G. In the center of the back you’ll find a capsule, shaped like Apple’s signature logo, containing a fragment of an iPhone 2G motherboard.

iPhone 13 And Apple Watch Carrier Rebate Wrangles

A significant number of customers have reportedly found it difficult to get an expected rebate back from carriers on various products, including the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch. One of those was Bloomberg News’s Mark Gurman. In his latest Power On newsletter, he described the issue and the various ways some people had resolved it., which is likely to be useful to others.

My struggles with the rebates process started with the Apple Watch. I had purchased the Apple Watch Series 7, which came out in October, and submitted a request to T-Mobile for its $100 rebate.  Several weeks after my submission, to my surprise, T-Mobile’s promotion website said that my claim was denied because the product wasn’t activated during the promotion window. This, of course, was false. Multiple hourlong phone calls with T-Mobile customer service didn’t resolve the situation, nor did messages sent to the company’s support team over Twitter. Ultimately, the issue was only fixed after talking to T-Mobile at the corporate level. We figured out that my rebate was denied because the fine print of the deal—depending on how you read it—requires the opening of an entirely new phone number.