China iPhone 12 Shipments 12 Percent Down on iPhone X

· Charlotte Henry · Link

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Current iPhone shipments in China are 12 percent down on the iPhone X series, according to a research note from Goldman Sachs seen by AppleInsider. It casts some doubt on the idea that we are in the midst of a so-called ‘super-cycle’.

Analyst Rod Hall analyzes the latest China smartphone shipment data for the month of May, which was recently released by the state-run China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). Total handset units during the period clocked in at 23 million units, down 32% year-over-year. Hall points out that this appears to be the lowest shipment numbers for China since at least May 2014. Hall also says that re-opening “seems to have pulled demand forward quite a bit out of April and May,” but that the impact appears to have been short-lived. He suggests that China’s re-opening story could be a blueprint for how other countries fare when they re-open.

MOFT O Combines an iPhone Grip With a Stand

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

MOFT’s latest product is really clever. It’s called the MOFT O and it’s an iPhone grip that can also function as a stand. It’s MagSafe compatible or seamlessly snaps on any phone via the reusable MOFT Snap Sticker – a patented silicone pad with magnetic-like functionality. The slim multi-disc design object folds into a sturdy three-dimensional phone stand that rotates 360° for 3 viewing angles and snaps off to act as a 90° kickstand for live streaming. It’s available to purchase for US$19.99.

MOFT O Combines an iPhone Grip With a Stand

Scosche 'MagicMount' Holder for MagSafe Now Available for iPhone 12

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

The MagicMount is an accessory from Scosche that acts as a holder for your iPhone 12 MagSafe charger. It lets you use your iPhone hands-free while you’re driving by mounting it onto the dashboard. The mount comes with a Scosche PowerVoltTM 20W USB-C Power Delivery Car adapter that provides power to enable a MagSafe Charger to charge an iPhone 12 at 15W. MagicMount MSC mounts are available in several options including: Window/Dash, Cup Holder, and a 4-in-1 kit that features: Swing-Arm Dash and vent, and Lock-Nut Vent and Dash. They start at US$29.99.

Scosche ‘MagicMount’ Holder for MagSafe Now Available for iPhone 12

iPhone 13 Models to Be Thicker With Larger Camera Bump

· Charlotte Henry · Link

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Models of the forthcoming iPhone 13 will be thicker than their iPhone 12 equivalents. They will also have larger, thicker camera bumps and the lenses will stick out less. That’s according to ‌schematics seen by MacRumors.

In addition to a thicker camera bump, Apple is changing the overall size of the camera bump, a shift that will also be most noticeable on the ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro. The ‌iPhone 12‌ and 12 Pro have camera bumps that measures in at around 28mm by 30mm, while the ‌iPhone 13‌ will have a camera bump that’s closer to square at around 29mm by 29mm, with the bump also located about a millimeter closer to the top of the iPhone. The ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro is expected to gain a larger camera bump, measuring in at around 36mm by 37mm, so rather than having a camera bump size similar to the ‌iPhone 13‌, it will be more similar to the ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max.

Everyday Experiments with Flowers Shot on iPhone 12

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

In a new video, Donghoon J. and James T. of Incite show some of the iPhone 12’s camera capabilities. They conducted a variety of experiments using flowers and the camera’s features to produce stop motion, slo-mo, and time-lapse content. The end results are pretty impressive, especially as they didn’t even use a pro model.

Purple iPhone 12 Begins Shift to Randomized Serial Numbers

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The transition towards Apple using randomzied serial numbers has begun. The recently released iPhone 12 model is the first device to have them, MacRumors  reported.

With assistance from Aaron Zollo, host of the YouTube channel ZolloTech, we can confirm that the purple iPhone 12 released last month has a new 10-character serial number format, compared to the usual 12 characters for most other Apple products. Apple previously said its randomized serial numbers would initially be 10 characters long, so the purple iPhone 12 appears to be the first Apple product with a randomized serial number. The change likely extends to the purple iPhone 12 mini, but we’ve yet to confirm this.

Twelve South Introduces Forté MagSafe Charger for iPhone 12

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Snap your MagSafe Charger into Forté and you instantly have a clever way to dock your iPhone 12 while it wirelessly charges at a speedy 15 Watts. It magnetically holds your phone vertically or horizontally for hands-free use. As a bonus, the platform tilts up to 70-degrees to create the perfect viewing angle or charging pedestal for your AirPods. When it’s time to travel, your MagSafe charger easily pops out to go. You can preorder it today for US$39.99 and it starts shipping on May 5.

Twelve South Introduces Forté MagSafe Charger for iPhone 12