People were shocked when Apple announced the new iPhone 12 wouldn’t come with a charging brick in the box, especially when they also told us that the cable won’t work with the old USB charging bricks! However, there are several ways you can charge the new iPhone 12…
Buy a charging brick
Probably the simplest way to charge your new iPhone is just to buy one of the charging bricks that’s compatible with the new cable. They’re only $19 from the Apple store, or you can opt for fancier versions from other brands that include multiple ports. You know, for charging lots of things at once.
Apple have bought back their MagSafe branding which was originally used for MacBooks, just in time for the iPhone 12 launch. The official wireless offering is around $39 from the Apple store and is built specifically to magnetize to the best charging points on the back of the phone. This should mean optimal wireless charging for Apple fans.
Other wireless chargers
If you don’t want to hand over any more of your hard-earned cash to Apple, then there are plenty of third-party wireless chargers on the market that should do the trick. Basic wireless charging mats are likely to be quite a bit cheaper than the MagSafe branded one, but they may just be a little slower to charge.
For those who like to get out and about, a portable charger is a must for the new iPhone 12. Companies like Anker and Aukey offer iPhone compatible USB-C models that won’t cost you a small fortune – and at least you’ll be able to take your phone out and about without worrying about it running out of juice.
It may be annoying that your old charger won’t work with your new iPhone, but at least there are plenty of options out there.
The Trailer for Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Prequel Has Finally Dropped, & Here’s What it Says!
It’s time to head back into JRR Tolkien’s magical Middle Earth. Amazon Studios dropped the first trailer of The Lord of the Rings: The Ring of Power during the Super Bowl. The prequel to the world-famous fantasy series, this installment is set to take the viewers back into the past before the kings, the fellowship, and the ring! Read on to know more about the highly anticipated television series, which is set to release on September 2, 2022.
New and Old Characters
The one-minute trailer is full of little hints waiting to be unpacked. Many new characters are introduced throughout the trailer, and we get some hints regarding the previously undisclosed plot too. The trailer opens with actress Meghan Richards. A younger Galadriel, played by Moryfydd Clark, also appears, clinging to the side of a mountain. Actors Robert Aramayo who plays young and untested Elrond, and Owain Arthur, who’ll be starring as dwarf lord Durin IV, also make a couple of appearances. This prequel will also introduce new characters who weren’t a part of the original Tolkien tales. Locations like the island kingdom of Numenor, the caverns of Misty Mountains, and the elf kingdom of Lindon are also shown in the trailer.
The forthcoming series is set during the Second Age of Middle Earth, thousands of years before Frodo’s journey began. Even though not much is known about the prequel, the title suggests that it will focus on the forging of the fabled Rings of Power, which gave Sauron the power to control elves, dwarves, and men. The presence of the elf kingdom of Lindon and a young Elrond signifies that the series will also cover Elrond’s rise in power. The first season is set to have a total of eight episodes, and the series has already been renewed for a second season.