5 Great Tech Gifts for Father’s Day 2020

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

Our Father’s Day gift guide gives you five cool tech products for your dad, like a smart wallet, smart lock, portable SSD, and more.

Examining the iPhone SE Single Lens Camera

· Andrew Orr · Link

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The team behind camera app Halide have taken a look at how well the iPhone SE can take Portrait Mode photos with a single lens camera.

The new iPhone SE can’t use focus pixels, because its older sensor doesn’t have enough coverage. Instead, it generates depth entirely through machine learning. It’s easy to test this yourself: take a picture of another picture.

A good write up, and interesting that it can do this purely with software, while the iPhone XR still had some hardware basis for these types of photos.

Underclocked iPhone SE More Powerful Than Android Phones

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Some impressive news for Apple: Not only is the iPhone SE more powerful than the most expensive Android phones, it’s doing that while underclocked.

More powerful than Android phones:

Building your own mobile chipset brings many advantages, and Apple is leveraging them today. Google really needs to do the same, and soon.

Underclocked processor:

Looking at the result breakdown of the iPhone SE (2020), the CPU and GPU yield is closer to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max that are powered by an A12 Bionic platform. Memory speed is the only thing pushing the 256GB iPhone SE way ahead of the XS family with the result of 77,968, which is in line with the iPhone 11 trio.

No speculation on why it’s underclocked, but one possible reason is heat.

iPhone SE Delivery Shifts Into May

· Andrew Orr · Product News

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Available for preorder today, customers are finding that iPhone SE delivery dates are shifting into May due to popular demand.

Apple Uploads iPhone SE Commercial on YouTube

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Apple uploaded an iPhone SE commercial to its YouTube channel. Set to “Perusa” by NVDES, it’s an energetic video showing the main capabilities of the phone, like its camera with 4K recording, Portrait Lighting,  Touch ID, privacy, and more.

Black. White. Or red. In a small 4.7” design. With studio-quality portraits. Sharp 4K video. Long battery life. A13 Bionic — the fastest chip in a smartphone. And the security of Touch ID, with privacy built in. iPhone SE. Lots to love. And less to spend.

iPhone SE: 2020 Edition – TMO Daily Observations 2020-04-15

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the newly released iPhone SE, or SE: 2020, or SE 2: Electric Boogaloo…whatever it’s called, Apple released the new one today and there was a lot to say about it.