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Will Iphone 13 have Touch ID?

While the iPhone 13 series will not bring back Touch ID, it is said to come with some major upgrades over last year's device. This year's Apple iPhone series is said to come with a 120Hz display, and will come with bigger batteries across lineup. News18Apple iPhone 13 Will Not Have Touch ID: Everything We Know About This Year's iPhone

The latest reports that reached DigiTimes confirm earlier leaks that mentioned a 4.7-inch Retina display, 5G connectivity, and the powerful A14 Bionic processor. Previous leaks mentioned that the US$399 price of the 2nd generation iPhone SE will not be pushed up, so the resulting device will be a very tempting 5G smartphone for those who are looking for a fast yet very pocketable handset.    

In terms of design, there are no changes expected. This means we are talking about the looks of the iPhone 6, which arrived in 2014. In the end, there is nothing bad about this, although some potential buyers would like to get a handset with modern looks, but that would probably lead to a price increase as well.

In the second quarter, Apple was replaced by Xiaomi as the world's second smartphone maker, so the iPhone SE 3 already seems to have a tough mission ahead. Given all the above, it would be better for Apple to launch this handset as soon as possible. After all, the Android world is already offering quite a few decent 5G handsets priced around US$200.

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iPhone 13 — 7 biggest iPhone rumors ranked

Tom's Guide 20 July, 2021 - 02:00am

Counting down the juiciest iPhone 13 rumors so far

The possible addition of a 120Hz display is towards the top of our list, even if we’re not sure whether it’s a Pro-only feature. And some of the computational photography tricks we’ve heard about also sound very intriguing. These and other upgrades could help the iPhone 13 reach the top of our best phones list. 

Then again, some iPhone 13 leaks are definitely more exciting than others, so we wanted to help you cut through the hype with a ranked list of new iPhone 13 rumors to hold you over until the expected September Apple event. Let’s count them down.

When you already have the world's fastest phone, it's hard to keep topping yourself. But I'm sure we're going to hear how the iPhone 13's rumored A15 Bionic chip offers the best performance in any phone. We haven't heard much about the A15 Bionic yet, but it's predicted to be based on the same 5nm process as the A14 Bionic. Apple should offer more speed and better efficiency this time around, as well as improved graphics. 

Forgive me for not getting that excited, but a smaller iPhone 13 notch doesn't sound thrilling. A much bigger deal would be removing the display notch altogether, which has been around since the launch of the iPhone X

Still, I'm glad the iPhone 13 notch is reportedly shrinking, giving you a bit more screen real estate back and less of an interruption in the design. Apple will reportedly pull this off through a combination of moving the iPhone 13's speaker and perhaps shrinking some of the sensor that make Face ID possible. 

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will reportedly offer upgraded ultra-wide cameras with autofocus, whereas the current iPhone 12 Pro models have fixed-focus lenses. In addition, we've heard that the ultra-wide angle lens on the iPhone will be a 6P lens instead of 5P, which should result in brighter images and hopefully less distortion. Plus, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max could be upgrading to a larger main sensor with 1.9um pixels, which should help in low light. 

It's no secret that the iPhone 12 was not the fastest 5G phone around, but Apple should be upping its game for the iPhone 13 with a new modem from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon X60 modem tipped for the iPhone 13 is capable of aggregating 5G data from both mmWave and sub-6GHz bands simultaneously. This should achieve an optimal combination of high-speed and low-latency network coverage, which should prove invaluable as 5G networks continue to roll out.

As fun as the new iPhone 12 "In the Dark" commercial is in terms of watching someone take all sorts of selfies in very low light, I'm more keen to see how the iPhone 13 fares with shooting the night sky. One rumor points to the iPhone 13 offering new astrophotography capabilities, which will presumably allow me to finally get a good shot of the moon without a tripod.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 13 is also tipped to offer a portrait mode video, which would add a bokeh effect to the background as you're shooting. iOS 15 is already adding portrait mode effects to FaceTime calls, so I would be very excited to see this come to the back cameras. 

A report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, among other sources, points to Apple offering an always-on display for the iPhone 13 that's akin to the Apple Watch 6. Presumably, you would be able to quickly check the time, your battery life and perhaps notifications at a glance. However, the feature could be limited to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max if those two handsets are also the only ones that are offering 120Hz displays that can scale down their refresh rates.

Which brings us to the last iPhone 13 rumor. 

The most heavily reported iPhone 13 rumor is also the most exciting, but we're not sure how limited this feature is going to be. The gist is that Apple could be offering a 120Hz display on at least the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max by employing LTPO technology. The panel would be able to scale all the way from 120Hz down to 1Hz, which would save power, similar to the Galaxy S21 Ultra

The overall benefit of 120Hz displays is that it enables smoother scrolling, as well as better movie playback and games. However, the titles need to be optimized for 120Hz playback, which we suspect will not be an issue for Apple given its focus on working with developers to roll out new features.

Apple is notoriously late to adopting features compared to Samsung and other Android phone makers, so it will be key for the company to demonstrate how it does 120Hz better than the competition. 

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MacBook Pro 2021 models may add this game-changing webcam upgrade

Laptop Mag 20 July, 2021 - 01:00am

As laptop reviewers, it's rare to come across a decent webcam. Most capture photos with visual noise, poor sharpness and clarity, and they fail to reproduce punchy colors, but now it seems Apple wants to buck that trend. The Cupertino-based tech giant will reportedly outfit upcoming MacBooks with 1080p webcams (via Apple Insider).

The laptop industry often neglects webcams to invest in more significant components, which leaves consumers with passé 720p webcams that output mediocre picture quality.

On top of that, as bezels get slimmer and thinner, implementing a high-quality webcam is becoming more challenging for OEMs. However, as a result of the pandemic, more students and employees are using videoconferencing platforms to learn and work remotely. As such, having a decent webcam is becoming more of a priority for customers. Now it's time for laptop companies to face the music: we want better webcams.

I know a lot people are referencing Linus’s video (which is a great video by the way) but it’s good to note that the upcoming MacBook Pro will actually be getting an updated improved 1080p webcam for the next model and so will the entire Mac lineup.I know a lot people are referencing Linus’s video (which is a great video by the way) but it’s good to note that the upcoming MacBook Pro will actually be getting an updated improved 1080p webcam for the next model and so will the entire Mac lineup.July 10, 2021July 10, 2021

According to Apple Insider, Apple's next set of Mac releases will be the revamped 14-inch MacBook Pro and a 16-inch MacBook Pro, citing a June 9 supply-chain report that estimates the models will arrive in Q3 of 2021.

Dylandkt also recently revealed that the upcoming colorful MacBook Air will feature the M2 chip. As usual, take this rumor with a grain of salt. Dylandkt accurately predicted that the iPad Pro will sport an M1 chip, but his track record is too brief to determine reliability.

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Top insider reveals when Apple will launch its big MacBook Pro redesign

Yahoo Entertainment 19 July, 2021 - 02:42pm

Now, a new report indicates that we might not see the new MacBook Pro in stores until much later this year. That’s in line with the more pessimist leaks from earlier that pointed to September as a potential launch window.

Apple changed the game last November. It released the first MacBook Pro and Air devices with its own Apple M1 chip inside. All Macs that will follow will run on M1 chips or better, as Apple doesn’t need Intel anymore. But the 2020 MacBook Pro and Air featured the same designs as their Intel-based predecessors.

Apple is planning a major redesign for both laptop models. We’ve already seen purported MacBook Air renders, and the redesigned MacBook Pro claims appeared in several rumors earlier this year.

The 2021 MacBook Pro’s flat edges aren’t that exciting. What’s really exciting are claims that say Apple will bring back MagSafe charging and several of the ports it removed a few years ago. The list includes HDMI and an SD card reader.

The redesigned MacBook Pros will also feature mini-LED screens, similar to the 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro display.

Finally, Apple plans to launch the new Pro in two sizes. We’re looking at 16-inch and 14-inch display variations. The latter represents a new entry in Apple’s MacBook Pro line-up.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said in his Power On newsletter (via 9to5Mac) that Apple will announce the redesigned MacBook Pro sometime between September and November.

The insider said that production will start in the third quarter. Ming-Chi Kuo made similar claims recently. “These new MacBooks were supposed to launch earlier, but complications around the new mini-LED display have held up production,” Gurman said. Previous reports claimed that production yields impacted Apple’s launch plans for the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro. The 12.9-inch tablet featuring the Liquid Retina XDR display (mini-LED) wasn’t available in stores immediately after Apple’s spring event.

Gurman did not detail the redesigned MacBook pro in the newsletter, aside from mentioning the potential launch window. He said that buyers unsure what MacBook to choose should go for the Air if they need web browsing, email, and light photo editing. The MacBook Pro will deliver more speed and RAM for resource-intensive apps like Photoshop and video editing software.

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How to Check MacBook Air, Pro Battery Health in macOS

Wccftech 19 July, 2021 - 03:11am

You can check the battery health of your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro right from macOS. This is important information if you are selling or buying your notebook.

Apple introduced the 'Battery Health' feature with the iPhone and now it is available on the Apple Watch as well as the Mac. This simple metric tells you how much actual charge capacity is left on the device, giving you an idea how long it will last compared to the original advertised estimate.

This information can also prove to be handy when you are out buying a new device with an Apple logo on it. If the battery health is high, it means you are good to go. If it is too low, then you might want to pass up on the opportunity as it may cause trouble later.

However, in today's tutorial, we will teach you how you can check your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro battery health. It is extremely easy, and all you need is macOS Big Sur for it.

Step 1. Launch System Preferences.

Step 2. Now click on Battery in the bottom row of icons.

Step 3. Now click on Battery from the list of available options on the left.

Step 4. Now click on Battery Health.

As you can see, my MacBook Pro's battery health is currently at 99%, which is completely normal. In fact, anything above 80% is completely fine. Once it drops below 80%, you will be required to service the battery or opt for a replacement from Apple. That replacement will cost you money, keep that in mind.

In short, if you are buying a laptop and the battery health is reported in the 70s, then it is probably a good idea to let go of that potential buy completely. Yet, at the same time, that battery health is completely normal for a product that is more than two to three years old.

Also keep in mind that the above battery health feature might not work on every single Apple laptop. If you do not see it, then the next best thing is to check the battery cycle count which you can check by clicking on the Apple logo in the menu bar, then About This Mac > System Report > Power.

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