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Will Iphone 13 have Touch ID?

In surprising news, acclaimed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed that none of Apple's iPhone 13 range will have in-display Touch ID fingerprint readers. ... In fact, the iPhone 13 line-up may instead simply be called iPhone 12S as it is more representative of the incremental changes that Apple has finalized. ForbesNew Apple Leak Reveals iPhone 13 Design Shock

The grim-weird 2D adventure fuses action gameplay with RPG mechanics, including a very cool risk-reward system that sees you using a parry ability to absorb enemies' powers to install as part of your own character's build. You can check out a new trailer below:

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Xiaomi working on Mi 6 2021 edition with small screen and it should cost less than iPhone 12 mini

India Today 28 June, 2021 - 10:19am

The original 2017 Xiaomi Mi 6 had a display size of 5.15 inches. It may have been the perfect screen size for that time but, will definitely fall under the compact or small category now. Most smartphones have screens close to 6.5-inches. This is largely because of the increased media consumption on smartphones.

We expect the Mi 6 to cost significantly less than the iPhone 12 mini and that's something that may work in Xiaomi's favour.

To recall, the Mi 6 featured a 5.15-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels at a pixel density of 428 pixels per inch (ppi) and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The smartphone was powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It comes with 6GB of RAM. The Xiaomi Mi 6 was powered by a 3350mAh non-removable battery. The Xiaomi Mi 6 supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging.

On the camera front, the smartphone had a 12-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a pixel size of 1.25-micron, and a 12-megapixel camera with an f/1.6 aperture and a pixel size of 2.0-micron. There was an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Apple had decided to experiment with the screen size of its phone with last year’s iPhone 12 mini which was a rare mini smartphone in a long time. The move did not go well though. The tech giant has failed to sell the iPhone 12 mini and has recently decided to stop its production. It was expected that the debacle might demotivate Android smartphones who may not experiment with the form factor but, Xiaomi seems to be thinking differently.

The only compact smartphone to launch in the Android ecosystem recently is the Google Pixel 4a. It will be interestingly to see how Xiaomi’s Mi 6 2021 is received, especially in India.

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iPhone 13 price rumors make us think it could cost less than you'd expect

CNET 27 June, 2021 - 04:00am

Price is usually the least exciting iPhone detail to talk about, but it might be the biggest deciding factor when making a purchase. The iPhone 13 is still several months away from a release, but we've heard whispers already about how much it might cost, and the rumors aren't so bad. We have some thoughts on whether to buy a new iPhone 12 now or wait (the addition of the purple iPhone 12, however, might change the calculus somewhat). But without knowing for sure how much the iPhone 13 (or will it be the iPhone 12S?) will cost, it's a tough call. 

Meanwhile, rumors about the iPhone 14 are already starting up, with reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicting that the iPhone 14 Pro Max (or whatever the largest model in Apple's 2022 lineup is called) will have a $900 price tag, "the lowest price ever for a large (6.7-inch) iPhone."

We've kept an eye out for more rumors, leaks and clues about the price of Apple's next flagship phone, but so far there isn't much news. We've also gathered the rumors swirling around the iPhone 13's camera specs, design and colors (will there be a pink iPhone 13?) and the phone's rumored features. And don't miss our iPhone 13 wish list. We won't know the final price structure until Apple reveals new phones this fall. But in the meantime, we can make some educated guesses on the iPhone 13's price. 

Read more: iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 12: All the rumored upgrades

The iPhone 13 isn't expected to be a major technical upgrade from the iPhone 12, which was the first to include 5G support. Because of this, analysts are predicting that the iPhone 13 will cost about the same as the iPhone 12, the base version of which starts at $799 (£799, AU$1,349). Since the iPhone 12 led to the largest revenue and profit quarter in Apple's history, the company may be incentivized to follow a similar pricing structure. 

It's also possible that Apple may lower the price of the iPhone 13, as other models like Samsung's Galaxy S20 FE and Google's Pixel 5 did in 2020. The Samsung Galaxy S21, released in January, also boasted a lower price tag, starting at $200 lower than its predecessor.

For more, check out our review of the iPhone 12 and the best ways to sell or trade in your old iPhone.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 2021 edition small phone that should be cheaper than the iPhone 12 mini possibly in the works 27 June, 2021 - 12:00am

However, the iPhone 12 mini was considered to be a bit of a sales disaster for Cupertino, so some would question the logic behind Xiaomi following in Apple’s footsteps – beyond the fact that the Chinese OEM frequently shadows its American muse anyway. A similar rumor about a potential Mi 6 refresh occurred in 2020 just as Apple was preparing the iPhone SE 2020 for release. The original Mi 6 was hugely popular, and it did very well in our review thanks to its Snapdragon 835, great battery life (3,350-mAh cell), a pleasant display, and attractive price tag: About €400 at the time (currently US$477).

Apart from Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun asking followers about the Mi 6 and stating “received” when requested to “launch the Mi 6 replica”, other signs that a Mi 6 2021 edition could be in the works are the recent discovery of the “mercury” device and its connection with a 12 MP camera setup. Although somewhat tenuous links, the 2017 Xiaomi Mi 6 was eventually released in mercury silver and had a 12 MP + 12 MP main camera. If Xiaomi does release a Mi 6 2021 edition with updated hardware and specifications but keeps it at a more affordable price point (iPhone 12 mini: from US$699) then it could bump-start the small-phone market.

iPhone 13 vs iPhone 11: Biggest upgrades to expect

Tom's Guide 26 June, 2021 - 11:01pm

Will the iPhone 13 have enough to compel you to upgrade?

But what exactly can you expect in terms of the models, design, price, and overall performance? And will it make sense to upgrade this fall after two years or so?

We’ve been tracking all of the iPhone 13 rumors closely to bring you this iPhone 13 vs iPhone 11 preview, and we’ll be keeping it up to date as we get closer to the reported September release date for Apple’s new flagships. Here’s everything you can expect from the new iPhone.

The iPhone 13 lineup should give you more choice than the iPhone 11, as Apple is expected to offer four models this time around: a 6.1-inch iPhone 13, a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, a 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max. Yup, that's the same sizes as the iPhone 12 lineup. 

The iPhone 13 will reportedly have pricing that’s relatively “on par” with the iPhone 12. That means we would get a $699 iPhone 13 mini, a $799 iPhone 13, a $999 iPhone 13 Pro and $1,099 iPhone 13 Pro Max. 

The iPhone 11 started at $699, while the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max started at $999 and $1,099 respectively.  Since then, Apple has dropped the the iPhone 11 price to $599, while the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max have dropped by $100 each, at least where those two phones are still available. (Apple only sells the iPhone 11, but carriers still offer the Pro models.)

The iPhone 13 lineup should offer a similar look and feel to the iPhone 12, which means you can expect a transition from a rounded design on the iPhone 11 to a more squared off look. Some people like it, but others find that the newer chassis is less comfortable to hold and digs into your hands.

You can also expect a CeramicShield Display on the iPhone 13, which the iPhone 11 did not offer. This upgrade enables better drop resistance, though you still may want to get a case.

Based on various reports, the iPhone 13 should also offer a smaller notch on the display, which should make the screen seem more immersive. While minor, the iPhone 13 is said to offer a new diagonal camera arrangement on the back. 

Lastly, the iPhone 13 will reportedly offer some new color options. One rumor has pink being added to the mix for the regular iPhone 13. We've also heard that a new matte black option and possibly a bronze or orange color could be coming to the iPhone 13 Pro series. 

The biggest iPhone 13 rumor related to the displays is that the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will both offer a 120Hz ProMotion display. This would allow smoother scrolling, more responsive gameplay (assuming the touch sensitive rate is also improved) and better video playback for supported content.

We have not heard much about other display upgrades for the iPhone 13 lineup other than the notch shrinking on every model. Yes, we'd like to see it disappear, but the notch still needs to be there because of Face ID. 

This is where we expect the most impactful upgrades from the iPhone 11. Both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are tipped to offer a LiDAR sensor, which aids in focusing speed. This was previously limited to the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max. In addition, the ultra-wide lens will reportedly offer auto-focus.

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will reportedly offer a new 6-element ultrawide lens. The more elements in a lens, the better the image quality tends to be as a rule.

But the most exciting camera upgrades could be on the computational photography side of the things. Apple may offer a new portrait mode for video, as well as an astrophotography mode for shooting the night sky. 

What's less clear is where Apple is going with zooms. The iPhone 11, for example, has a 5x digital zoom, while the iPhone 12 has the same. So an upgrade would be welcome. The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro both had 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, but the iPhone 12 Pro Max went up to 2.5x optical and 12z digital zoom. 

There have been some rumors that Apple could offer a periscope zoom lens on the iPhone 13 Pro lineup, but Apple may not offer that sort of power until the iPhone 14 or even later. 

This is a pretty easy prediction. The iPhone 11 Pro has a pretty zippy 7nm A13 Bionic chip that offers excellent performance, and the iPhone 12 Pro upped the ante with a 5nm A14 Bionic chip that results in the fastest phone around. The iPhone 13 is expected to feature an even better A15 Bionic chip that also uses using a 5nm process.

Overall, the performance gains are not really about sure speed as much as they are machine learning, which allows the iPhone to do things like share things with a friend in iOS 15 just by saying "Share this with Sarah" while looking at a photo. The new chip should also be more efficient, which should help save on battery life. 

While the iPhone 11 was stuck without 5G, the new iPhone 13 series should offer a fast 5G modem, likely the Qualcomm X60. This modem would be able to aggregate 5G data from both mmWave and sub-6GHz bands simultaneously.

The iPhone 11 series packed a 3,046 mAh battery, while the iPhone 11 Pro (3,046 mAh) was a bit smaller and the iPhone 11 Pro Max had the largest of the bunch (3,969 mAh).

iPhone 13 battery rumors point to the iPhone 13 mini offering a 2,406 mAh battery (bigger than the 2,227 mAh iPhone 12 mini), while the regular iPhone 13 will jump to 3,095 both for the regular and Pro model. The iPhone 13 Pro Max will reportedly have a whopping 4,352 mAh battery. 

Given the power demands of 5G, we can't say whether the iPhone 13 phones will last longer on a charge than the iPhone 11, but they should last longer than the iPhone 12 lineup.

The iPhone 13 should also offer MagSafe wireless charging, something the iPhone 11 does't support. This magnetic charger lets you ditch Lightning, even if it isn't as fast as wired charging. You can also expect, just like the iPhone 12, not to find a charger in the box.

The wired charging speeds should not be that different between the iPhone 11 and iPhone 13, with the former maxing out at 18W and the latter 20W. 

Two years is not considered that long a time between iPhone upgrades these days, because phones have simply gotten so good. However, if you currently own an iPhone 11, you may want to step up to an iPhone 13 to enjoy 5G speeds, faster overall performance and upgraded cameras.

It also remains to be seen how well the iPhone 11 will run iOS 15, as sometimes complaints surface about older iPhones slowing down on newer software. We will update this comparison as we learn more about the iPhone 13 and we eventually review the new iPhones this fall. 

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Cheapest 5G iPhone to launch in 2022? Apple’s upcoming iPhone SE expected to be sold at THIS price

Zee News 26 June, 2021 - 10:45pm

Another Apple analyst report states that iPhone SE 2022 will have a similar design as that of the iPhone SE model, that is the iPhone SE 2020.

Cupertino-based tech giant Apple had unveiled the cheapest iPhone SE in 2020 and now a report revealed that the company may come up with a third-generation iPhone SE smartphone, the iPhone SE 2022.

Kuo revealed that the upcoming iPhone SE 2022 will be the ‘cheapest 5G iPhone ever’. Notably, the iPhone 12 Mini costs $699 in the US and Rs 69,990 in India. If Kuo is to be believed, the iPhone SE 2022 will be priced below 70 grand. Meanwhile, it would cost higher than the iPhone SE 2020, which comes at a starting price of Rs 39,900 in India.

Another Apple analyst report states that iPhone SE 2022 will have a similar design as that of the iPhone SE model, that is the iPhone SE 2020.

Meanwhile, DSCC analyst Ross Young had given a glimpse of the specifications of the upcoming iPhone SE model. He further said that the iPhone SE 2020 successor will be released in 2022 and it would come with a 4.7-inch LCD display. The upcoming iPhone will also support 5G connectivity with sub-6GHz band.

Other reports suggest that Apple would come up with a new iPhone SE Plus as a ‘pro variant’ to the iPhone SE 2020. 

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Cheapest 5G iPhone ever? Next-gen Apple iPhone SE may launch in early 2022 - check price

HT Tech 26 June, 2021 - 11:51am

Apple back in 2020 launched the much-awaited iPhone SE (2020) smartphone. The phone was a successor to the first-generation iPhone SE that was launched back in 2017. Now, a new report has revealed that there may well be a third-generation iPhone SE smartphone, the iPhone SE 2022.

Kuo says that the upcoming iPhone SE 2022 will be the ‘cheapest 5G iPhone ever’. It is worth noting that as of now, iPhone 12 Mini is the cheapest 5G iPhone. It retails at $699 in the US and 69,990 in India. If Kuo’s report is indeed correct, the iPhone SE 2022 will come with a price tag of less than 70 grand. On the other hand, it would be pricier than the iPhone SE 2020, which comes at a starting price of 39,900 in India.

This report follows another report by the Apple analyst, wherein he said that the next-generation iPhone SE, that is the iPhone SE 2022, will be almost similar in design to the existing iPhone SE model, that is the iPhone SE 2020, which in turn is closer in design to the iPhone 8.

At the same time, DSCC analyst Ross Young had shared the specifications of the upcoming iPhone SE model. He had said that the iPhone SE 2020 successor will be released in 2022 and that it would come with a 4.7-inch LCD display. In addition to this, the analyst had said that the iPhone SE 2022 will feature support for 5G connectivity with sub-6GHz band.

Additionally, the tipster had said that Apple would ditch the notch in the iPhone SE 2020 successor and opt for a punch-hole display design instead.

Separately, reports had indicated that Apple would launch the iPhone SE Plus as a ‘pro variant’ to the iPhone SE 2020. But that didn’t happen either. As of now, all these details are in the air as Apple hasn’t confirmed its future plans yet. That said, we’ll keep an eye out for details.

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Poll: How do you feel about the name 'iPhone 13'?

iMore 26 June, 2021 - 11:00am

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It might sound wild to some, but the idea that Apple is fast approaching the launch of an iPhone 13 is a problematic prospect for some. And it's not because they're worried about rumors of a 120Hz display, larger batteries, under-display Touch ID, or indeed any other feature. In fact, it seems a lot of people are genuinely concerned about the notion of 'iPhone 13' because of the number 13's unlucky connotations and superstition, as well as a genuine phobia.

From one of our most popular stories this week:

Anew report claims that 74% of people asked about the iPhone 13 name said that they didn't like it and that this year's iPhone should be called something else.

According to the 3,000 iPhone and iPad users surveyed by SellCell, the number 13 is problematic due to either being superstitious or suffering from triskaidekaphobia – the fear of number '13.'

According to SellCell 1-in-5 surveyed users identified as triskaidekaphobic, having a genuine fear of the number 13 that would put them off buying an iPhone 13. Yet a massive 74% of those asked said they would prefer the iPhone to have a different name, suggesting many would be wary for reasons pertaining to superstition, or perhaps because they're just bored of the current iPhone naming convention.

This isn't the first time we've heard this notion. We're expecting the 2021 iPhone to be a more subtle 'S' upgrade, but even next year we've heard that iPhone 13 might not make it market, from leaker Jon Prosser:

Prosser has revealed in his latest video that we may never get an iPhone called 'iPhone 13' because of the "negative connotations" that surround the number. From his latest video:

But that's not all, I was also told that we probably won't ever get an iPhone 13. I dunno if you know this, but elsewhere 13, the number 13 has a bunch of negative connotations along with it... it's bad luck. So it probably is iPhone 12S and there won't be an iPhone 13.

That's where our poll for this week comes in, how do you feel about the prospect of an iPhone '13', would you be wary of buying it? Or are you not at all fussed? Maybe you'd like to see a different name like simply iPhone or iPhone 2021, whatever your thoughts, make them known below!

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Will the iPhone 13 have a 120Hz display? All the screen rumors so far

TechRadar 26 June, 2021 - 02:00am

And it’s the screen that we’re focusing on here. Below, you’ll find every iPhone 13 screen rumor so far, along with a look at how likely each is, and the big important question of whether Apple will finally make a phone with a 120Hz refresh rate screen.

So if you’re all about the visuals, read on, and see whether the iPhone 13 or one of its siblings is likely to be your next phone.

By far the screen rumor we’ve heard most about the iPhone 13 is that it (or at least some models in the range) might have a 120Hz refresh rate. This would be a big upgrade and is arguably one of the most exciting things we’ve heard about any aspect of the iPhone 13 range, since it should make interactions feel smoother. But will it happen?

Better yet, Apple is thought to be equipping the phones with LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) displays, which allow for a variable refresh rate, so they can automatically switch to a lower refresh rate when 120Hz wouldn’t be beneficial, saving battery life in the process.

That said, the consensus so far seems to be that only the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will have 120Hz displays, so if you want this feature you might have to spend big.

It’s possible that the iPhone 13 range will even achieve refresh rates higher than 120Hz, as an Apple patent talks about refresh rates of up to 240Hz, but we’d be surprised if we see a jump this high.

And while we’re fairly confident that at least the Pro models will have a 120Hz refresh rate, we also wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t, especially as this feature was originally rumored for the iPhone 12 range, but didn’t happen.

One other handy feature that we might see on the iPhone 13 range is an always-on display. This is something that many Android phones have offered for years, and it would allow you to see basic information like the time, date, and if you have any notifications, without fully turning the screen on.

Instead, those details would remain visible at all times, but likely just in black and white, with the bulk of the screen's pixels not lit up, so as to use minimal battery.

However, while this feature has been rumored, it’s not something that we’ve heard often or from many sources, so we’re not at all sure that it will make it to the iPhone 13 range. Then again, it’s a desirable feature, and probably not too tricky to implement, so there’s a fair chance.

If the range does get an always-on display, then we’d think it would probably be offered by every iPhone 13 model – and potentially even some older iPhones through a software update.

What we probably won’t see going by current leaks is any change to the screen sizes or resolutions for the iPhone 13 range. In other words then we’ll probably get a 5.4-inch 1080 x 2340 iPhone 13 mini, a 6.1-inch 1170 x 2532 iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, and a 6.7-inch 1284 x 2778 iPhone 13 Pro Max.

But we’ve heard talk of the sizes more than the resolution, so while there aren’t any conflicting reports, it’s possible that the resolutions may change. We doubt it though.

All in all then, the iPhone 13 range probably won’t be a huge upgrade on the screen front. Really, there are only two rumored improvements – a higher refresh rate and an always-on display, and the former will probably only be present on the top two models, while the latter is far from certain to be happening at all.

So if you want the best iPhone screen possible then more so than in most years it’s likely to be worth buying the Pro or Pro Max. But if you’re not fussed about refresh rates then there might not be much to see on any of them when it comes to the screen.

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iPad Mini Finally Getting Major Update With Pro Design and Larger Display

Mac Rumors 25 June, 2021 - 01:12am

Leaker Jon Prosser has claimed to have seen schematics, CAD files, and real images of the next-generation ‌iPad mini‌ and created renders to reflect the purported new design, showing the squared-off edges and reduced bezels that debuted on the iPad Pro but have since spread to the iPhone 12, ‌iPad Air‌, and iMac.

Last year, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple was planning to launch a new ‌iPad mini‌ with a larger display in the region of 8.5 to 9-inches. Other rumors suggested that the device will feature an 8.7-inch display, housed in a chassis that is wider and shorter than the existing ‌iPad mini‌ 5.

Kuo now expects the updated ‌iPad mini‌ to launch in the second half of 2021. Prosser and a range of other reports have similarly claimed that the redesigned ‌iPad mini‌ will arrive by the end of this year, being available in three colors: black, silver, and gold.

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