Editor’s Desk: Everything about the new iPhone SE, plus fresh wall packs, tutorials and more

The Apple commentariat was surprised seeing the affordable new iPhone SE (or should I say the iPhone 8s?) launched via a press release this week. We also tracked tech-focused information on the coronavirus pandemic, pushed two fresh wallpaper packs to adorn your devices, released how-tos for learning something new while staying at home, as well as rounded up top new apps, games, books and jailbreak tweaks to check out during lockdown.

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Our weekly recap follows right ahead.

Weekly recap: April 13-20, 2020

Welcome to iDownloadBlog’s Editor’s Desk weekly column. In this edition, we’re going to round up everything that was published on our site from April 13-20, 2020.

Let’s Talk iOS: Set your expectations to “awesome”

In episode #339 of iDownloadBlog’s “Let’s Talk iOS” podcast, the guys grill Sebastien about his search for the best TV at the best price. They also go into details about the latest Apple rumors, such as the iPhone 12, HomePod mini and AirTags, talk about Apple and Google teaming up on COVID-19 contact tracing tech and share what they’ve been watching lately.

Be sure to follow your hosts @Sebastien and @melvco. Don’t forget to send a tweet to @LTiOS_fm if you’d like your question answered at the end of next week’s podcast.

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Wallpapers: iPhone SE marketing pack

The new iPhone SE arrived unexpectedly this week via a press release. Now, all iOS devices come preloaded with Apple-made marketing wallpapers, and the new handset is no exception. Our pack includes 20+ iPhone SE wallpapers to trick out your iOS devices in the latest swag.

Submit images for consideration to our wallpaper wizard Jim Gresham via @jim_gresham

Wallpapers: Today at Apple at Home

To continue offering educational opportunities, Apple last week launched “Today at Apple at Home” for creative sessions without leaving the house. These educational mini videos open with a series of colorful transitions, which we offer as a gradient wallpaper pack.

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News and rumors to keep tabs on

Check out new stories that we covered this week.

COVID-19 coronavirus

Apple news

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Apple rumors

iPhone SE (2020)

iPhone SE is fast-charge capable, but you’ll need to bring your own USB-C PD charger

Video streaming

Tips and tutorials to learn something new

Learn something new with our tutorials, tips and tricks.

Adjusting how quickly iPad pointer moves when using trackpad or mouse

Apps, games and updates to unwind

Check out new apps and games, updates and related news.

Software news

New apps

New games

Lo-fi experience in horror game “P.T.” via Apple HyperCard

New updates

New app roundups


You may be interested in these new accessories for Apple devices:

Twelve South’s ColorKit mod lets your Mac stand out from the sea of silver and grey notebooks

Jailbreak news and tweaks for pwned devices

The latest in jailbreaking:

We covered the following jailbreak tweaks:

Ainsworth brings Apple’s pairing magic to all accessories

Your favorites?

What are your favorite picks from this week’s roundup?

Let us know in the commenting section down below!