Apple Trade in

Many of us have older generations of Apple iPhones we no longer use but with Apple’s Trade in program you can have a simpler way to get the most out of that phone before a purchasing your new one.

By visiting the link below you can choose to trade in the device you no longer want which you can turn into an Apple Store Gift Card. You have to answer a few questions about your device and you’ll get an instant price for how much its worth.

The overall device age and condition comes into how much value its worth. There is even an option for them to recycle the device even it isn’t eligible for credit. One other thing Apple offers with this program is to use your current device and use the credit its worth to upgrade to an iPhone XR or iPhone XS, all you to do is visit your nearest Apple Store.

Did you know that trading in your old device actually helps the planet too?

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Apple Card

What is the Apple Card?

To start simply, Apple plan to release their own “Credit Card” but they intend to make it more simplistic and secure in comparison to other banks. Apple card will live in your Wallet app on your device and is used like Apple Pay now, so using Face & Touch ID to make a payment.

With the many hidden fees with traditional banking Apple Plans to ensure that it doesn’t have any fees as well as providing one of the lowest rates in the industry.


Another benefit to Apple Card is when you make a purchase you can small percentage of what you’ve brought back in daily cash. It goes straight into your card every day.

With Apple Pay you can get notification specifying where and when you made a purchase. With Apple Card everything you buy gets a category and colour so you can get spend summaries. This can be weekly or summary.

Now, not all shops and restaurants will accept Apple Pay so Apple have designed a physical titanium card which you can use anywhere in the world.

For now Apple Card will released sometime this summer in the USA but are yet to find out when it could reach the UK.

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Apple AirPods 2

With the first Apple AirPods being released nearly 2 years ago it is no surprise the new ones have been released recently. Now, with not being able to buy the old model what is it about the new ones that make them better and are they worth it?

To start, both the previous and the new model hold the same battery life meaning the battery life lasts for 24hrs but you can have 5hrs of actually play time. But you’re probably still wondering what makes this one significantly improved to the previous one, well, this one now uses the H1 chip whereas previously it was the W1 chip. The H1 proprietary chip is claimed by Apple to allow its users to connect phone calls 1.5 times faster making general connection to other devices quicker. Another benefit to this new chip is that allows you to activate “Siri” handsfree just simply saying “Hey Siri” like the way you activate Siri on your iPhone.


Another thing is the price options Apple offers. You can buy the AirPods with a charging case for £159.00 which hasn’t changed in price difference to the first generation but now you can buy them with a wireless case for an overall cost of £199.00 or separately for £79.00.

Most of the other features are the same such as overall design, battery and standard pricing so there isn’t a groundbreaking amount of different between the two. So if you’re looking to buy your first pair then I recommend but if it is upgrading that you’re after this may not be the most viable.


Apple News - Latest...

Apple has found itself in a spot of hot water with a lot of its customers in the last week or so, with the news emerging that it has allegedly been slowing down older models of its signature iPhone handheld device. This seemed to confirm a long-standing conspiracy theory about Apple in the minds of many, to the extent that Apple finds itself facing lawsuits in various countries from angry customers.

Many people have long been (incorrectly) of the opinion that Apple has been hobbling its older phones in order to push people into buying its newer models, an official statement released by the company apologising for the slowdown reveals that the reason is to do with battery life.

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According to their statement, slowing down the older models is necessary to protect devices with ageing lithium batteries from shutting down suddenly and damaging their components. And while there is no evidence whatsoever to support the idea that it is in fact a policy of planned obsolescence, a lot of customers are still very angry.

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As a gesture of goodwill, Apple has announced that it will slash that price of replacement batteries, and will also update the software in the devices so that from now on it will let users know whether their battery is still in good condition. The company has apologised unreservedly and completely denied claims that the slowdown was for nefarious commercial purposes.

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Whether this apology will win them back their lost goodwill among a section of their customer base as yet still remains to be seen, but the reduction in price for replacement batteries and the new battery monitoring software upgrade can only be good news for users of older devices.

Apple has also warned that the discounted battery replacements may initially be in short supply, as the severity of the situation is greater than it expected.


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