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IPhone 12 camera replacement issues could hint at further restrictions on third-party Apple repairs

24 days ago   |   By The Verge

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge
Apple's latest iPhone 12 smartphone appears to be even more difficult for third-party companies to repair, according to a report from iFixit. Specifically, the new phone appears to run into issues if a user replaces the camera module, which renders the cameras almost totally unusable.
The issue - first spotted by YouTuber Hugh Jeffreys - doesn't appear to be a strictly hardware-related problem. As iFixit's teardown notes, the iPhone 12 is actually a relatively good device when it comes to disassembly and replacement of various key parts.
But should you...
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Budget roundup: the latest low-cost cameras

Budget roundup: the latest low-cost cameras

24 days ago   |   By The Verge

Photo by Cameron Faulkner / The Verge
These days, most of us tend to use our smartphone cameras for our full-time photographing needs rather than buy a separate product. After all, even lower-end cameras such as Google's Pixel 4A or Apple's iPhone SE both boast cameras that are as good as, if not better than, many of their more expensive peers. So why bother with a regular camera?
Well, possibly because some people simply like having a separate camera. Some cameras, such as the GoPro, allow you to take photos in circumstances too rough for a phone, while others offer more special features...
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