New Design for iPhone 12 Revealed by iCloud Website Among Other Details

Apple is all set to launch the new iPhone later tonight at 10:30 PM, however it seems like we already have a huge hint about what to expect. The hint comes from Apple’s own iCloud website where icons for the new iPhone were uploaded to the server. While the images were not of high resolution, it still gave away vital information about the next iPhone. When comparing the new icons to the iPhone 11 icons, you can see a slight difference that iPhone fans have been wanting for a while. 

Apple’s Website Gives A Massive Hint About The iPhone 12© 9to5Mac

The image was first spotted by AppleSWUpdates on Twitter and later confirmed by 9to5Mac who was able to get these images in better quality. Both sources confirm that Apple has added four new icons to the server which sort of confirms that Apple will be launching four new models later tonight. 

The icons were discovered in the iCloud web apps and also on the Find My app. When comparing the new iPhone icons to the iPhone 11 and the iPhone XR, the first thing you will notice is that the edges of the new devices are different. It has been long rumoured that the new iPhones will use the classic body design of the iPhone 4 where it is more square than curved at the edges. 

Apple’s Website Gives A Massive Hint About The iPhone 12
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The other major hint that one can notice is that at least one particular model will have a slightly smaller notch which has been requested by iPhone users for a very long time. This is good news as it creates more room on the display for content without obstruction by a massive notch. There could be a chance that these icons are just placeholders for the time being as previous rumours have suggested the new iPhones are expected to remove

Apple’s services, including the App Store, iCloud, and Apple Music are down for some users



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  • Apple reported widespread outages Tuesday evening impacting services such as the App Store, Apple Store, iCloud, Apple Music, iTunes, and Apple TV.
  • Users across the US, along with website connectivity monitor DownDetector, reported experiencing difficulties connecting to a variety of Apple services.
  • “Users are experiencing a problem with this service. We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available,” Apple’s website said.
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Many of Apple’s services experienced outages Tuesday evening, the company confirmed on its system status page. 

“Users are experiencing a problem with this service. We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available,” the company said.

Apple said it has resolved some of the issues but did not reply to a request for comment on what caused the outage.

Here’s a list of the services that were impacted:

  • App Store
  • Apple Arcade
  • Apple Books
  • Apple Business Manager
  • Apple Music
  • Apple Music radio
  • Apple School Manager
  • Apple TV Channels
  • Apple+ TV
  • AppleCare in iOS
  • Find My
  • Game Center
  • iCloud Account & Sign In
  • iCloud Backup
  • iCloud Calendar
  • iCloud Contacts
  • iCloud Mail
  • iCloud Web Apps (iCloud.com)
  • iTunes U
  • iWork for iCloud
  • Mac App Store
  • News
  • Photos
  • Radio
  • Schoolwork
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Apple services outage impacts App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News, iCloud, more [u]

Apple on Tuesday suffered a sweeping services outage, with major platforms like the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, iCloud and others rendered inaccessible.

Trouble started at around 8 p.m. Eastern, according to Apple’s System Status webpage. As of this writing, some 25 services have been down for nearly two hours.

“Users are experiencing a problem with the App Store. We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available,” Apple said.

Currently, the App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Books, Apple Business Manager, Apple Music, Apple School Manager, Apple TV+, Apple TV Channels, Apple Care in iOS, Find My, Game Center, iCloud Account and Sign-In, iCloud backup, iCloud Calendar, iCloud Contacts, iCloud Mail, iCloud.com, iTunes U, iWork for iCloud, the Mac App Store, News, Photos, Radio and Schoolwork are down. Apple resolved issues with Apple Card and Apple Cash, though the two services appear to be impacted by a second problem.

The company has not issued a statement on the matter and it is unclear what caused the widespread downtime.

Update 9:55 p.m. Eastern: Certain services including Find My, Game Center, iCloud and iWork were restored at 9:32 p.m. Eastern.

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