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When will Iphone 13 be released?

The iPhone 13 release date is likely to be in September 2021, and we expect it to hit stores on either the third or fourth Friday of the month (which makes it September 17 or 24). Before 2020, Apple has often announced its new iPhones on either the first or second Tuesday of September. TechRadariPhone 13 release date, price, specs and every new iPhone leak

The boilers have been stoked on the iPhone 13 rumor machine and barely a day goes by when we don't get some new rumor or tidbit. Some are interesting, many are not, and some are just plain wild.

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A video from Max Weinbach of EverythingApplePro goes into some detail as to what to expect from the upcoming iPhone 13. And one of those new features is a larger wireless charging coil which, according to Weinbach, could either see better heat dissipation or even higher charging power.

It was also suggested it could be used for reverse charging.

For those who don't know, reverse charging is where a smartphone can be used as a wireless charger for other devices.

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You're basically using your smartphone as a power bank in an inefficient way due to the losses associated with wireless charging.

Some smartphones do have this feature, but beyond the rather muted excitement at being able to do this, I've never used this feature.

Because rarely does my smartphone have enough power for itself, let alone powering other things.

Many were expecting reverse charging to be on the iPhone 12; a filing that Apple made to the FCC that mentioned the feature. The filing did go on, rather cryptically, to say "currently the only accessory that can be charged by iPhones is an external potential apple accessory in the future."

The AirPods Pro case contains a 519mAh battery, a little over five times the capacity of the iPhone 12. Seems like a lot of tech to build into an iPhone to do that when a cable would work just as well.

I'm also unclear about the logistics of how this works?

Do you keep them together in your pocket? Or stack them, and charge the iPhone with a cable?

That's a lot of tech that Apple needs to put in an iPhone, but also rather inelegant.

That said, Apple is the company that bought us a wireless mouse with a charging port on the underside, so, who knows what's possible.

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iPhone 13 rumored to have bigger wireless MagSafe charger that could refuel AirPods at the same time

Daily Mail 08 July, 2021 - 10:29am

By Dan Avery For Dailymail.com

Apple's latest iPhone could be compatible with a new 'reverse charger' that would let users charge their AirPods just by placing them on the phone while it charges.  

EverythingApplePro's Max Weinbach reported Sunday that the phone will have a stronger array of magnets in the back to support the bulked-up MagSafe charger, which is wireless. 

The rumored charger is also said to be better at keeping the phone from overheating, while allowing for a quicker recharge.

EverythingApplePro's website also postulates the jumbo coil could be used for reverse wireless charging—which essentially uses the energy from the phone to wireless charge another device.

That would be a first for the iPhone, but it likely wouldn’t be powerful enough to  juice up another phone or iPad—more likely a pair of AirPods or an Air Tag.

According to FCC filings, current iPhones already have the ability to reverse wireless charge.   

Apple could eventually release a wireless charger that could simultaneously power several devices at once, and from greater distances, but that ‘is likely several years away,’ Bloomberg reported. 

The latest word on the upcoming iPhone 13 is that it will have a larger wireless charger coil, possibly to accommodate reverse wireless charging. The phone will also allegedly have a stronger array of magnets in the back to support MagSafe technology

In 2018, Apple announced plans for AirPower, a wireless charging mat that could charge up to three devices simultaneously, but it canceled those plans a year later.

One rumor being squashed is that the iPhone 13 would have an optional terabyte of storage space: TrendForce says the new release will maintain the same memory capacities as the iPhone 12. 

TrendForce also reports the 13 will maintain the same pricing as the 12, too—landing at $699 for a 64GB Pro Mini up to $1,999 for a tricked out Pro Max. 

Last week, images of devices purported to be the iPhone 13 were leaked on Chinese social media site Weibo. 

Based on the pictures, it looks like the phone will have a larger camera bump with lenses laid out diagonally rather than vertically, allowing users to take better wide-angle and zoomed-in photos.

Other claims about the upcoming release include a slightly larger camera 'bump' to accommodate the diagonal layout, a 2.5x telephoto zoom, and an upgrade to the super wide-angle lens.

MacRumors reports the iPhone 13's camera will have a f1.8 aperture, lower than the current f2.4 on the iPhone 12.

Photos purported to be of dummy units of the upcoming iPhone 13 surfaced on Weibo, indicating camera will have a larger 'bump' and diagonal lens

A lower aperture allows more light to enter, useful for shooting under lower light, like at night, and for creating nice depth of field. 

The improvement could come to all four rumored models, the site said, the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

According to Tom's Guide, the lenses will also include automatic focus and sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS), which help counter shakiness.

Sensor-shift OIS debuted with the iPhone 12 Pro Max's telephoto lens, but with iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max 'the sensor shift OIS will be on both the wide and ultra-wide lenses,' Tom's Guide reported. 'It's uncertain if the same technology will touch the front-facing camera.'

Experts predict the iPhone 13, perhaps touted instead as the '12 S' will be unveiled September 14. It will maintain the same storage capacity and pricing as the iPhone 12, according to reports

As for that thicker bump, it 'would allow the lenses to sit flush with the surface, rather than protruding out as they currently do,' CNET reports, and 'to allow for the wider aperture and sensor-shift stabilization that may be added.'

Weinbach’s newest comments supported earlier theories that the iPhone 13 will support Portrait mode in video.

While many are referring to the upcoming model as the iPhone 13, EverythingApplePro added to the chorus of speculation it will simply be designated the "12 S"—both because the upgrades are minor and to avoid the unlucky implications associated with the number 13 in some cultures.

Whatever the phone is called, official word will come from Cupertino in the third week of September, according to Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives —September 14, to be exact, if Apple holds to its traditional Tuesday reveal days.

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RIP iPhone 12s: Apple will reportedly use iPhone 13 name for new iPhones

Tom's Guide 08 July, 2021 - 10:29am

Despite fears around an 'unlucky' number, Apple will reportedly stick with iPhone 13 name

That's according to the Economic Daily News, citing sources and supply chain checks, which claims that the handset will mirror the iPhone 12 lineup exactly. If true, that means we'd see the regular 6.1-inch iPhone 13 joined by a 5.4-inch mini, 6.1-inch Pro and 6.7-inch Pro Max variants.

Normally, this would be an uncontroversial story. After all, when the last two products have been called the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12, it doesn’t take a pattern-spotting genius to figure out the next number in the sequence. 

All the same, if ever there were a time to revert to the old pattern of adding ‘s’ versions of handsets each year, this would be it. A recent survey of some 3,000 Apple users found that 18.3% would avoid buying a phone called the iPhone 13 due to fear of the number 13, which is considered unlucky by some. 

If this is true — and we must stress that other sources including the pretty reliable Jon Prosser have claimed that the 2021 model will instead be the iPhone 12s — it’s quite an odd move for a company that’s never been hugely bothered about missing numbers. There’s no iPhone 2 or iPhone 9, after all, so why would it matter if there were no iPhone 13?

There’s precedent elsewhere, too — most obviously with arch rivals Samsung, which missed out nine digits between the Galaxy S10 and S20. But a more relevant comparison is OnePlus, which skipped straight from the 3T to the OnePlus 5, supposedly because the number 4 is associated with death in China.

Whatever it ends up being called, we’re expecting some interesting improvements from Apple this time around. There’s talk of the iPhone 13 Pro versions getting 120Hz refresh rates for the first time, as well as improved battery life thanks to a more efficient 5G modem and general improvements to the technology involved

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How to Add MagSafe to ANY iPhone!

AppleInsider 08 July, 2021 - 10:29am

Belkin’s Magnetic Wireless Charger lets you try out MagSafe for less at $25 (First discount)

9to5Toys 08 July, 2021 - 10:29am

Amazon currently offers the Belkin Magnetic Wireless Charger for $24.99 when clipping the on-page coupon. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Normally fetching $30, you’re looking at the very first discount on Belkin’s new accessory, with today’s offer taking $5 off in order to mark a new all-time low. Delivering much of the same magnetic wireless charging features as Apple’s official offering, Belkin’s solution delivers a more affordable price point to try out MagSafe. It features a more compact design than the in-house version as well as a 6-foot charging cable, but will still let you refuel an iPhone 12 series handset with much the same magnetic design. Rated 3.9/5 stars and you can get some additional insight in our launch coverage. Head below for more.

Those who don’t mind ditching the more well-regarded Belkin branding can save even more by picking up Anker’s PowerWave Magnetic Pad Slim at $21. You’re still looking at much of the same magnetic wireless charging as found above, as well as the same 7.5W output. While its integrated cable may be a bit shorter at 5-feet, this is still a great option for expanding your iPhone 12’s charging kit at a lower price point. Learn more in our launch coverage.

Or if you’d just prefer to plug in, our Smartphone Accessories roundup from yesterday is headlined by a pair of MFi Lightning cables at $17, amongst plenty of other price cuts. But then be sure to check out all of this week’s Anker deals, which include everything from solar power banks to outdoor cameras and more from $14.

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Head-tracking spatial audio in tvOS 15 is awesome

Digital Trends 08 July, 2021 - 10:29am

Apple launched spatial audio on the AirPods Pro in 2020. At the time, it made use of head-tracking technology to create a highly convincing 3D effect that turned your iPhone or iPad’s screen into a virtual movie theater. If you held your iPhone in front of you and moved your head from side to side, dialogue and other key soundtrack elements stayed pinned to the iPhone’s location. Turning your head to the right meant that these sounds seemed to still be coming from your phone.

With the release of tvOS 15, that same trick now works on an Apple TV 4K, on the biggest screen in the house. Does Apple’s virtual surround sound effect work as well when watching a 55-inch or larger screen? In a word: Yes.

Using a set of AirPods Max (it also works with AirPods Pro) and a second-gen Apple TV 4K, I fired up a variety of movies on Apple TV+, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, and Netflix. Apple says the feature will work with Dolby 5.1 but you should get the best experience from Dolby Atmos content. Starting with Avengers: Endgame on Disney+,  I was immediately taken by how real spatial audio sounds.

What I mean is that, if you’ve got a 5.1 or better home theater setup, you’re used to hearing sounds coming from the different speakers — that’s what makes surround sound what it is. Head-tracking spatial audio manages to replicate that sensation using just two small speakers attached to your head. It’s so convincing, I had to keep taking the AirPods Max off to check if the sound was also being piped through my regular speakers.

But it’s not just sound direction that gets preserved; spatial audio also does an admirable job of creating a sense of distance to the sound source. This is where spatial on the big screen outdoes spatial on a phone or tablet. When using spatial audio on an iPhone, you get the same immersive effects, but because you’re holding a small screen in your hand — often only inches away — your brain senses a mismatch between the size of the image and the size/distance of the sound you’re hearing.

When using an Apple TV 4K with a big TV, that mismatch is resolved and your brain is handily fooled into thinking the sound is coming from its normal locations around the room.

It’s not a perfect substitute for conventional speakers. It’s hard to replicate the feel-it-in-your-chest bass of a subwoofer, and Dolby Atmos height channel sounds (the classic helicopter flying overhead effect) aren’t quite as thrilling. But on the other hand, dialogue is easier to understand and you get to benefit from Apple’s outstanding active noise cancellation on the AirPods Max and Pro.

If you live in a condo with thin walls, or you like to do most of your movie watching when the rest of the house is asleep, I can’t recommend spatial audio for Apple TV 4K enough. For $729 or less ($180 for the Apple TV 4K, $549 for AirPods Max), you’ve got a private listening experience that comes incredibly close to rivaling a sound system that can cost thousands.

At the moment, head-tracking spatial audio requires:

Netflix will also likely benefit from spatial audio, but right now tvOS 15 beta does something odd with Netflix content. Regardless of whether your chosen movie is presented in 5.1 or Dolby Atmos, it gets down-converted to two-channel stereo when listening via AirPods. The Apple TV control center will indicate that spatial audio is available, but turning it on and off doesn’t seem to make a noticeable difference, and there is no relative change in audio direction when you turn your head.

Wondering about Dolby Atmos Music from Apple Music? Apple has said it plans to add head-tracking spatial audio to this content, too, but that doesn’t arrive until this fall. My experience with Apple’s spatial audio treatment of Dolby Atmos Music has been a bit hit-and-miss, so I’m anxious to see if the addition of head-tracking does as much for immersive music as it does for immersive movie soundtracks.

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This may be the most ridiculous iPhone feature ever

Texasnewstoday.com 08 July, 2021 - 10:29am

A video from Max Weinbach on EverythingApplePro details what you can expect from the iPhone 13 in the future. And one of these new features is the larger wireless charging coil. power.

It was also suggested that it can be used for reverse charging.

For those who don’t know, reverse charging is where your smartphone can be used as a wireless charger for other devices.

You are basically using your smartphone as a power bank in an inefficient way due to the losses associated with wireless charging.

Some smartphones have this feature, but I’ve never used it beyond the rather subdued excitement of being able to do this.

Not to mention powering others, as my smartphone rarely has enough power on its own.

Many expected the iPhone 12 to be reverse charged. A document submitted by Apple to the FCC that mentions its features. The filing continued quite mysteriously, “Currently, the only accessory that can be charged on the iPhone is an external potential Apple accessory in the future.”

The AirPods Pro case contains a 519mAh battery, which is more than five times the capacity of the iPhone 12. There seem to be a lot of technology to incorporate into the iPhone if the cables work the same way.

Don’t even know the logistics about how this works?

Do you keep them together in your pocket? Or stack them and charge your iPhone with a cable?

This is a lot of technology that Apple needs to have on the iPhone, but it’s also not quite elegant.

That said, Apple knows who can do what because it bought us a wireless mouse with a charging port on the underside.

This may be the most ridiculous iPhone feature ever

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iPhone 13 rumoured to have faster wireless, reverse charging option

ARY NEWS 06 July, 2021 - 12:28pm

There are two possible explanations for the change according to the experts writing about tech developments, who say the more obvious is that a bigger coil means better venting allowing higher wattage and thus faster charging.

On the other hand, the bigger coil could also be needed to enable reverse wireless charging option. It is something that Android competitors offer.

Some rumors go like stronger magnets could be for the MagSafe for it is another possibility for the larger coil. This rumor has been thrown around lately and it seems to fit nicely with the larger coil report.

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Pokémon GO Celebrating Fifth Anniversary of Launch With Special In-App Events

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Niantic outlined the complete in-game events and bonuses that will be available during the celebration week in a blog post. Players are advised to be aware of their surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO.

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