Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about what happens when everything doesn’t just work on Apple TV, including whether or not it’s an Apple problem when there’s friction from a third party app. Jeff also gives us a great primer on Apple’s ProRAW file format for photography on iPhone 12 models.
A key Apple supplier, Murata Manufacturing, has predicted demand for 5G smartphones will clear 500 million devices in the coming fiscal year.
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.
We have a deal on a Magnetic Wireless Charger for iPhone 12. This device uses a USB-C plug, has a 3-foot cable, and is equipped with 15W of flash charging power. Most importantly, it works with the magnetic connector on Apple’s iPhone 12/Pro/Max/mini product line. It’s $29.99 through our deal.
Apple is reportedly planning to produce 30 percent more iPhones in the first half of 2021 than in the same period in 2020.
Numbers from Wave7 Research suggest that of the new iPhone 12 models, sales of the iPhone 12 mini only account for 4%-5% of sales from the major carriers.
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.