Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the year in Apple software and hardware. Tune in to see what stood out!
The iPhone 12 became the best selling 5G smartphone in the world in October, despite the fact that it was only available for two weeks.
Apple is reportedly planning to produce 30 percent more iPhones in the first half of 2021 than in the same period in 2020.
Wave7 interviews sales reps at carrier stores to get a picture of sales. The 12 mini had the “softest demand,” and some people chose the iPhone 12 Pro Max because of its camera, according to the report […] Spending $100 more for the iPhone Pro 12 fetches a 24% larger screen and a better battery life than the iPhone 12 mini.
I was impressed with the iPhone 12 mini because even though it’s the most affordable of the lineup, it still has many of the same features like an OLED display. I don’t know about the iPhone 12 but I thought I saw news in the past couple of months saying that the iPhone 12 Pro was the most popular.
Gear4 launched a line of protective MagSafe cases for the iPhone 12 line. They’re made with D3O, a special shock-absorbing material.
A Satechi magnetic wireless charging cable has been released on Friday, says the company. For US$29.99 you can get up to 7.5W of charging.
The iPhone 12 is meant to handle most spills and drips. However, CNet wanted to know how water resistant the device really is. So it sent one to the bottom of Lake Tahoe.
The iPhone 12’s IP68 rating means it can survive up to 19.6 feet (6 meters) of water for 30 minutes. This applies to all four iPhone 12 models: the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. But we discovered that like its predecessor, Apple’s newest iPhone can handle a great deal more than that. Both of the iPhone 11 models far exceeded the official rating, surviving a 39-foot dive in salt water in Monterey Bay, California. This year we took a brand-new iPhone 12 for a swim in the frigid fresh water of Lake Tahoe, on the other side of the Golden State, to test it out. Teaming up with Mission Robotics, we mounted our iPhone 12 to the company’s underwater drone, Theseus. The drone can go as deep as 984 feet (300 meters) underwater, with the pilot able to see the view from Theseus’ camera, as well as depth and water temperature metrics from a computer on shore.
In a teardown of the iPhone 12 Pro, an estimation of the device’s components suggest it costs about US$406 to manufacture.
Mike Rockwell, Apple’s head of AR, and Allessandra McGinnis, senior product manager for AR, talk about the company’s efforts in augmented reality.
Fleet Swap lets a business trade in its entire fleet of iPhones at once and upgrade to any iPhone 12 model without an upfront cost.
We had an advanced look at the Pro Max specs, but to recap, it has: A 47% larger sensor A faster ƒ/1.6 lens; A brand-new ‘sensor shift’ stabilization system for low-light; ISO sensitivity is 87% higher; A new telephoto lens, reaching a new length of 65mm (full-frame equivalent)
I’ve been under the impression that the iPhone 12 Pro also had the bigger sensor, but it sounds like it’s limited to the Pro Max. Now I’m sad.
Now that more people are getting 5G smartphones like iPhone 12, the next question to figure out is if you need a new 5G SIM card.
I’ll be honest, seeing lovely new devices get scratched, scrapped, dropped, and dinged generally bothers me! However, it’s always useful to see how durable they are. YouTuber JerryRigEverything gives the iPhone 12 mini and Pro Max a good workout in a newly released video.
The iPhone 12 mini and Pro Max became available Friday. iFixit has published its teardown of the smaller device.
The two most common smartphone repairs—display and battery—are well-prioritized here. Most major components are modular enough to be accessed/replaced independently. Specialized screws complicate repairs, but remain preferable to overuse of glue. Waterproofing measures make many repairs more difficult, but safeguard against (extremely difficult) water damage repairs. Glass covering the rear housing is fragile and impractical to replace—a single drop could necessitate replacing the entire body of the iPhone.
Apple commissioned a video for its “Shot on iPhone 12” series where Donghoon J. and James T of Incite use common household materials to create abstract art. We start at 00:22 using balloons and the camera’s Slo-Mo, oil and water at 01:40 to show the colors rendered in Dolby Vision, and ending on glow sticks and the camera’s Night mode at 03:00. Like all of these videos, it’s a neat way to show off the iPhone’s capabilities. The song is “Patty Cake” by Captain Planet.
Looking for a case for the brand new iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max? We’ve found a fantastic set of options from Raptic! Yes, they’re our sponsor this week, and they’re also the makers case that has been on my iPhone 12 Pro since the day it arrived. Sure, I’ve tested some others in the meantime, but the Raptic Air Blue Gradient has made such a perfect companion to my Pacific Blue iPhone 12 Pro that it’s easy for me to return to time and again.
Apple senior engineers and executives told The Independent how Apple’s M1 chip came to be.