For those who might be unfamiliar, 5G is not equal. There currently exists two types of 5G – sub-6GHz and mmWave. The former offers wider coverage, while the latter has a shorter range but offers faster speeds. For those who might happen to live in urban areas that are within mmWave range, you might be interested in Verizon’s latest plans.
A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that a study had suggested that Apple’s iPhone 12 with the addition of the MagSafe magnets had the potential to interfere with medical implants such as pacemakers. The company had previously had a support document in which it was suggested that MagSafe is not expected to “pose a greater risk of interference”.
Apart from the differences in size, one of the ways Apple has set the iPhone 12 models apart from one another is through its cameras. Each iPhone 12 model has a slightly different camera setup from the other, with the largest and most expensive iPhone 12 Pro Max having the “best” camera tech out of the lot.
Apple’s iPhone 12 mini looked like it might have had the potential to be a hit at the start. Many initial reviews and hands-on praised the phone for its small form factor, which they said made it easier to hold. Its slightly more affordable price tag was also something that many had said was a good thing.
Our phones contain magnets, but with the iPhone 12 series, Apple has introduced more magnets thanks to the (re)introduction of MagSafe. Some have wondered that with these additional magnets, could it interfere with other devices, like credit cards, access cards, as well as medical devices like pacemakers.
One of the new hardware features that Apple introduced with the iPhone 12 is a LiDAR scanner. This is meant to help with augmented reality as well as helping the iPhone’s camera better autofocus especially in dimly-lit environments. It’s not necessarily a feature that we can “feel”, but TikTok is hoping to change that.
When Apple announced the iPhone 12 lineup, many initial reviews praised the iPhone 12 mini with its more manageable 5.4-inch display. It was also relatively affordable compared to the other models and it felt like maybe Apple would have another hit on their hands, but it turns out that isn’t the case.
During Apple’s iPhone 12 presentation, they brought Verizon’s CEO Hans Vestberg onto stage where they highlighted 5G and how iPhone 12 users could benefit from it. This is more or less a given, considering that 5G will indeed offer up faster speeds compared to previous technologies like 4G, but it seems that in the real-world, that isn’t necessarily the case.
When Apple’s iPhone 12 was officially announced and it was confirmed that the handset would come without a charger, many were quick to mock the company, such as Samsung who posted an ad saying, “Your #Galaxy does give you what you are looking for. From the most basic as a charger, to the best camera, battery, performance, memory and even 120Hz screen.”
With the launch of the iPhone 12, it marks Apple’s foray into the 5G smartphone market. The company can sort of be thought of being “late” to the game given that we’ve seen 5G smartphones launch back in 2019, but it turns out that maybe it did not matter because the iPhone 12 has managed to become the top 5G smartphone.
One of the reasons why some professional photographers love capturing images in the RAW format is because it gives them more flexibility when it comes to making edits. This is versus other formats like JPEG which might have already been processed and compressed, thus already applying certain effects that you might not want.
The Apple 1 is one of the rarest computers in existence, simply because it isn’t being made anymore. However, it holds historical value as it marks the very early days of Apple. Those who own existing units can actually sell them for quite a bit of money, where one actually sold close to $1 million at an auction.
In the past couple of years, we’ve seen an interesting shift in the smartphone market, where customers are starting to prefer mid-range phones. It is possible that this is due to the fact that many smartphone companies are pricing their flagships a bit too outrageously, which explains why devices like the iPhone XR and the iPhone 11 sold way more than its more expensive siblings.
When the iPhone 12 was launched, one of the features included was a LiDAR sensor. Apple had touted the inclusion of this technology as being able to help with the camera and autofocusing, even when there is low-light. However, a recent video uploaded by the BBC has shown that it can do more than just that.
For the past few years, tech YouTuber MKBHD has run a blind camera test at the end of the year to see which phone takes photos that the general public seems to appreciate. This year is no different, although it seems that it might be rather embarrassing for Apple because none of their smartphones made it through the first round.
Batteries are kind of like our bodies, where if we exert a lot of energy doing tasks, we’ll get tired faster compared to if we just sat around doing nothing. This means that in theory, batteries in standby should last considerably longer than compared to if they were being actively used to run apps, take photos, watch videos, and so on.
Apple’s iPhone 12 has been rated IP68 in terms of water and dust resistance, but how accurate are those claims? To find that out, the folks at CNET have decided to conduct what they claim is a “highly unscientific” test (but still entertaining and informative nonetheless) where they submerged the iPhone 12 in Lake Tahoe.
Apple’s iPhone 12 series has been out for a while now, and it seems that there are some issues that users are running into. According to multiple user reports, it appears that they are having some problems with mobile connectivity, where the iPhone 12 seems to be dropping service unexpectedly for both LTE and 5G connections.
One of the issues that iPhone 12 mini users have been reporting is that when their devices are paired with a case and/or a screen protector, the touchscreen display started to become unresponsive, or was intermittent in terms of its responsiveness. This seemed like an odd problem to have, but thankfully it appears to be a software issue.
Usually when devices are first launched, they encounter some teething issues. In the past, we’ve seen various complaints about the iPhone’s screen when the handset is first released. This usually involves reports about displays showing a yellow-ish tint, but in the past, this has been attributed to the glue still not fully set yet and it should go away after a while.