Shattered your iPhone 14 back glass already? Worry not

    Apple has made a mind-boggling change to its iPhone 14 series; one you would hope you never have to find out the hard way.
    By: SHAURYA TOMER
    | Updated on: Sep 24 2022, 00:03 IST
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    1/7 Apple has launched four models in the iPhone 14 series – iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. While the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max have the same form factor as their counterparts from last year, the iPhone 14 Plus has been launched as a replacement for last year’s iPhone 13 Mini. (Apple)
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    2/7 The iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max have been launched with an all-new notch design with what Apple calls “Dynamic Island”. It is a pill-shaped notch instead of the traditional notch. Apple has changed the UI in iOS 16 to take advantage of this new notch. (Apple)
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    3/7 Apple has launched an all-new satellite messaging service for the iPhone 14 series. It will allow users to send messages via satellite even when there is no cell reception in remote areas. Apple calls it “emergency SOS via satellite feature”. (Apple)
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    4/7 The pricing for the iPhone 14 has been kept the same as last year. The iPhone 14 is priced at $799 while the iPhone 14 Plus is priced at $899. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have been priced at $999 and $1,099 respectively. Apple will start the pre-orders for the iPhone 14 starting September 9. It will be available in stores starting September 16. (Apple)
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    5/7 Apple has also launched an ultra-Apple Watch for adventure enthusiasts who love the outdoors. The Apple Watch Ultra has a built-in compass in its dial and a dedicated Oceanic app for scuba diving enthusiasts. Apple claims nearly 60 hours of battery life in the Apple Watch Ultra. It is priced at a hefty $799. (Apple)
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    6/7 Apple has also launched the Apple Watch Series 8 which further improves on last year’s Series 7. Apple claims the watch is swim proof, dust proof and crack resistant. The Series 8 watch also has a crash detection feature to alert emergency services in case of an accident via G-force tracking. It has been priced at $399. Apple has also launched its trimmed down version, the Apple Watch SE priced at $249. All watches will be available starting September 16. (Apple)
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    7/7 The tech giant has also launched the second iteration of its Airpods Pro, the Airpods Pro 2 offering personalized spatial audio and a new H2 chip and offering nearly double the amount of Active Noise Cancellation compared to the first gen Airpods Pro. Airpods Pro 2 have been priced at $249 with pre-orders beginning September 9 and store availability from September 23. (Apple)
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    Worried about breaking your iPhone 14 back glass? Apple has just made it easier than ever to repair! (Bloomberg)

    Apple has made one amazing change to this year's iPhone 14 series. Apple recently launched its latest flagship series at its “Far out” event held at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, California. Apple launched four new iPhone models – iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Most notably, and this is for all those who are butter-fingered, Apple has quietly introduced a major change in the design of the iPhone 14.

    According to a recent iFixit teardown of the iPhone 14, Apple has changed the design of the iPhone 14 to accommodate for its new self-repair policy. The teardown showed that the iPhone 14 back glass can be removed as one entire panel, making it far easier to carry out repairs. This is a major contrast to previous years, where the back glass was glued and even the shattered glass had to be removed with the help of special laser equipment. Which brings us to...

    ...the Apple Self Service Repair Programme

    This move will not only make it easier and quicker to repair iPhones, but it is also a welcome change from the company which usually prohibits users from opening up their devices on their own. Apple last year announced its Self Service Repair programme where it will allow customers who are comfortable with completing their own repairs, access to Apple genuine parts and tools.

    Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer said at the announcement, “Creating greater access to Apple genuine parts gives our customers even more choice if a repair is needed. In the past three years, Apple has nearly doubled the number of service locations with access to Apple genuine parts, tools, and training, and now we're providing an option for those who wish to complete their own repairs.”

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    First Published Date: 23 Sep, 19:12 IST
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