The iPhone 5 was released back in 2012 which means that it is currently 7 years old. It also means that there is a very good chance that many iPhone 5 owners would have probably moved on to newer iPhones or other devices since, but at the same time, we get it, there are maybe a small handful of users who are still holding onto their phones.
Over the years and with every iteration, our smartphone cameras are growing more capable. However, will there ever come a day in which professional cameras could be replaced by smartphones? In a video uploaded by photographer Matti Haapoja, he decided to put that to the test by comparing photos taken by the iPhone 11 Pro against that of his Canon 1DX Mark II, a professional DSLR that costs $7,500.
Last year Apple’s iPhone XR represented the bulk of iPhone sales. It was not surprising given that the iPhone XR was the cheapest option amongst the 2018 releases, while at the same time the differences in its specs wasn’t so great that users felt that they were giving up too much just to save some money.
With the new iPhones, Apple has boasted that they have improved on the battery life of the smartphone. Given that battery life has typically been one of the main criticisms of the iPhone in the past, but it looks like with the iPhone 11, Apple has finally delivered as reviews have praised the improvement in battery life.
Apple released the iPhone 11 Pro just last month where they introduced a third lens to their camera setup. This is a step up from last year’s iPhone XS which feature a dual lens setup. However, Apple’s iPhones are still as expensive as ever, and as such, it would not be reasonable to expect that all iPhone XS owners would upgrade to the iPhone 11 Pro.
According to the rumors, Apple is expected to introduce a pretty radical new design to 2020’s iPhones. So far, Apple’s iPhones have maintained a similar-ish design with some subtle changes here and there, but for the most part, they still share the same design language that we first saw with the iPhone 6.
Our smartphones have come a very long way since cameras were first introduced to phones. These days, capturing video at high resolutions and high frame rates has become the norm, and because phones lack the space that cameras have, companies have come up with rather innovative ideas on how to achieve certain effects and quality that used to be only available on dedicated cameras.
Unlike the Apple Watch that requires an iPhone for it to work, Google’s Wear OS smartwatches actually play nice with the iPhone, at least to a certain degree. One of the features that it seems to be lacking is the ability to make calls on the iPhone through the smartwatch, even if the iPhone is connected and paired with it.
One of the long-awaited features that iPhone users have been asking for finally arrived with iOS 13, and that is a system-wide dark mode. While this might be initially seen as an aesthetics thing, where some users might prefer a dark look to their apps, it has been suggested that it could also help save battery, especially on OLED phones.
Last week, it was discovered that there was a loophole in Google Photos that allowed iPhone users to upload unlimited original quality images to the website for free. It was quite the revelation, but it seems that Google has since caught on to it and it looks like they are calling this a “bug” and plan on fixing it.
Apple skipped 5G on its iPhones this year and we can’t say we blame them. The tech is still relatively new and Apple is usually one to prefer using tried and tested technology (it took the company a while to adopt 4G as well). However, come 2020, Apple is expected to finally embrace 5G technology.
Google Photos offer users two storage options: a free unlimited tier that is capped at a certain resolution/file size, and another tier that lets you store photos in its original resolution above a certain resolution, but that is limited and you will need to pay if you want additional storage. However, it seems that there is a loophole that gives iPhone users the second storage option for free.
One of the benefits of owning an iOS device is that updates are usually prompt. This means that when Apple releases an update, all their devices get it at the same time. This is versus Android where unless you own a Pixel phone, there is a good chance you will only get the latest version of Android a few months after its release.
Is your iPhone charging slower than you remembered? It could be because of a new feature introduced in iOS 13 called Optimized Battery Charging that could be slowing it down, and here’s how to turn it off.