The OnePlus 9 Pro and Apple iPhone 12 Pro are both really different phones, right? Well, no, not when you use them both, but it's not a bad thing at all.
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Apple is gearing up for the release of For All Mankind season 2 on Apple TV Plus. It’s kicking things off with a new augmented reality app, For All Mankind: Time Capsule, that looks to fill in the gap between the two seasons using AR artifacts from the world of the show.
The app itself is a fun promotional gimmick to help promote the second season of one of Apple’s higher-profile original shows. It’s the broader strategy at play that’s interesting.
It’s no secret that Apple is interested in AR. The recurring AR demos at the last several iPhone and iPad product announcements, the addition of AR-focused LIDAR cameras on the latest iPad Pro and iPhone 12 Pro devices, and the persistent rumors of the company’s pending VR / AR...
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Apple today reported its fiscal Q1 2021 earnings, which cover the final calendar quarter of 2020 and the holiday sales season. That means this is the first time we’re getting a real indication of how the new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are faring with consumers. As it turns out, they’re doing very well. Apple crossed $100 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time in the company’s history: it brought in $111.4 billion in total, with earnings per share of $1.68.
The latest iPhones went on sale a bit later than normal, and Apple has had to again close some of its retail locations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite those obstacles, the iPhone business did extraordinarily well, tallying over...
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There was a time I would have railed against a gadget maker for daring to ship a phone without a charger.
That time was yesterday. Then, Apple was the poster boy for the idea — Apple with its goody-two-shoes rhetoric about saving the environment while continuing to produce an array of proprietary cables and wireless chargers, one of which requires you to buy a new power brick anyhow.
Samsung doesn’t have those problems. It’s been all-in on USB-C and the Qi wireless standard for years, and you can use any such cable and any charger from any reputable manufacturer to top up your Samsung phone. Heck, those same universal cables and chargers work with laptops and tablets, too: you can use a MacBook or iPad charger to juice up a new Samsung...
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Every Tuesday this month, Vergecast co-host Dieter Bohn will host a series of discussions diving deep into tech review season, each focusing on a specific product.
This week, Dieter brings back Vergecast co-host Nilay Patel and Joanna Stern, a senior personal technology columnist at The Wall Street Journal, to discuss their reviews of Apple’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.
The reviews for the latest iteration of Apple’s flagship phone have been out for about a week now. Dieter reviewed the iPhone 12, Nilay reviewed the iPhone 12 Pro, and Joanna reviewed them both side by side.
Dieter walks through what features Joanna and Nilay focused on in their reviews — Joanna’s 5G at a football stadium, Nilay’s Dolby Vision videos — and how...
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Ming-Chi Kuo has a new research note out, obtained by MacRumors, that says none of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 phones will include a high-refresh ProMotion display — and that includes the pricier Pro models. Kuo anticipates that Apple will move to the smoother 120Hz refresh rate with next year’s 2021 iPhone lineup.
That’s pretty disappointing news, seeing as most modern Android flagships now utilize high-refresh screens ranging from 90Hz to 120Hz. But according to the reliable and proven Kuo, Apple is going to keep iPhones at the traditional 60Hz for another entire year. Some people won’t care or consider this to be any sort of deal-breaker, but other tech enthusiasts will feel the sting. The smooth response of high-refresh screens adds...
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Apple became the first US-listed company to hit a $2 trillion valuation on Wednesday, a milestone for the company under CEO Tim Cook's tenure.
When Cook took over as CEO, there were many questions about whether the company could continue to innovate without Jobs.
Nearly a decade into his tenure as Apple's CEO, Cook has put his stamp on the company, transforming Apple into a company that's focused on digital health, privacy, sustainability, and digital services.
Cook was tasked with leading Apple as the market for its key product — the smartphone — matured, forcing the company to expand and innovate in new ways.
Apple's $2 trillion market capitalization is another vote of confidence in Cook's Apple.
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When Tim Cook took over as Apple's CEO in August 2011 shortly before Steve Jobs' death, his earliest critics questioned the direction of Apple's innovation and creativity without Jobs, mostly driven by the fact that Apple's most beloved products were still those invented under Jobs.
Simply put, Cook was known for his prowess in operations, while Jobs was the visionary. Jobs even said that Cook isn't "a product person," according to his biographer Walter Isaacson.
But in 2020, those concerns seem less relevant than ever. The tech giant became the first United States-listed company — and only the second company ever, after Saudi Aramco — to hit a $2 trillion market capitalization on Wednesday, a valuation sure to be one of the hallmarks of Cook's tenure.
The $2 trillion milestone is just another sign that Cook's early critics were wrong. Apple may never invent another product that's as revolutionary as the iPhone, but Cook has pulled off an even more challenging feat: stepping out of Jobs' shadow.
Under Cook's reign, Apple has evolved into more than just the "iPhone" or "iPod" company. It's delved into the digital health market, dominated the wearable tech industry with the Apple Watch, created a new product category that's been widely emulated by competitors with its AirPods, and re-invented itself as a company that's just as focused on digital services as it is hardware.
It's also made a major push for privacy and sustainability in an industry not known for either, including committing to becoming 100% carbon neutral for its supply chain and products by 2030. And Cook has deftly navigated a trade war with China and a global pandemic that uprooted its global operations.
Cook succeeded in making Apple his own, but he also effectively morphed Apple's business as the industry began to change. The smartphone market started to mature only a few years after Cook took over, sparking worries about Apple's future given its reliance on the iPhone. The pressure was mounting for Apple to build "the next big thing," setting expectations for the Apple Watch sky-high when Apple unveiled it back in 2014.
The Apple Watch wasn't an immediate hit. Initial reviews were lukewarm, but fast-forward to 2020, and Apple now ships more wearable devices than any other company, including its biggest competitors like Samsung, Huawei, and Fitbit, according to The International Data Corporation.
Apple's services business has also blossomed under Cook, as it's now the second-largest driver of Apple's quarterly revenue behind the iPhone. The company's success in both wearables and services helped offset slowing iPhone sales throughout 2019, giving Wall Street confidence about Apple's long-term outlook and easing concerns about the iPhone's slump.
Of course, not everything under Cook will be remembered fondly. Apple, and other tech giants such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon, have been under scrutiny over concerns that their dominance and influence hampers competition in the industry. Apple's position as both the operator of and a competitor in its App Store has been at the heart of lawmaker's concerns, and "Fortnite" creator Epic is the latest developer to take issue with the company's controversial policies.
Apple has also been at odds with the FBI under Cook's watch over its refusal to create a backdoor into iPhones to assist with investigations because of security concerns. And not every new Apple product released under Cook's tenure has been a hit; Apple's HomePod smart speaker trails rival devices from Google and Amazon.
Cook's innovation has turned Apple into a modern corporation with multiple revenue streams — not just a hardware manufacturer with a devoted user base. But Apple's $2 trillion valuation is a sign that these long-term bets on services and subscriptions are certainly paying off. SEE ALSO: Apple is expected to release a larger iPhone 12 Pro later this year — here's everything we know about Apple's next high-end iPhones so far
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Apple is expected to release four new iPhones this year, including two models expected to be called the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
While some features will be consistent across all models — like 5G support and OLED displays — others are expected to be exclusive to the Pro phones.
Such features may include a triple-lens camera and refreshed design that resembles the iPad Pro.
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It's not unusual for Apple to release more than one version of its latest iPhone. But this year's rumored iPhone 12 is expected to come in a whopping four different variants, compared to previous years when Apple would launch two or three versions of its newest smartphone.
Two of those models are expected to be successors to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. If the reports and rumors so far are to be believed, Apple's next "Pro" iPhone will have a triple-lens camera like last year's models, a Lidar scanner like the new iPad Pro, and a refreshed design among other changes.
Apple typically debut its new smartphones in the fall, although the company said it expects to receive supply of its next-generation iPhones a few weeks later than usual this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Here's a look at what we know about the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max so far based on the latest rumors and reports. SEE ALSO: Major tech companies are letting their employees work from home. But Apple thinks different.
They will come with slightly larger screens compared to the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro.
Apple is said to be bumping up the screen sizes of its pro-grade iPhones in 2020, according to Kuo as 9to5Mac has reported.
One model will reportedly come in a 6.1-inch size, while a larger version is said to come with a 6.7-inch screen. Bloomberg similarly reported that the most expensive new iPhone will come with a screen that's slightly larger than that of the current 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The iPhone 12 Pro will reportedly come with a Lidar sensor like the iPad Pro.
One of the standout features of the iPhone 12 Pro compared to the standard model is expected to be its Lidar sensor, according to Bloomberg. That sensor, which is already present on the 2020 iPad Pro, is geared toward improving performance in augmented reality apps. It measures the distance between objects by measuring how long it takes for light to reach a subject and reflect back.
It'll also reportedly have a triple-camera setup.
Apple will continue to outfit its high-end smartphones with a triple-lens camera, according to reports from Bloomberg and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
That would indicate that Apple is taking a similar strategy in 2020 as it did with last year's iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, which come with a triple lens camera that includes wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and telephoto lenses.
The cheaper models are expected to come with only two cameras, much like the iPhone 11.
It may have a screen like the iPad Pro's, with a higher refresh rate and smoother scrolling.
Apple may borrow another characteristic from the iPad Pro: ProMotion, the feature that lets the iPad Pro's refresh rate increase up to 120Hz for smoother, faster scrolling.
That's according to the YouTube channel Everything Apple Pro, which reports that the iPhone 12 Pro would be getting the feature.
The high refresh rate would put Apple's high-end iPhones on par with competing Android phones like Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra, which has a screen with a higher refresh rate.
In fact, the iPhone 12 Pro is expected to have a lot in common with the iPad Pro.
The iPad Pro seems to be paving the way for Apple's next high-end iPhone, if the rumors and reports are to be believed. In addition to getting the iPad Pro's Lidar sensor and ProMotion feature, it may also get a refreshed design with flat, stainless steel edges similar to that of the iPad Pro, Bloomberg says.
It's unclear if all models will get this redesign or just the Pro models, but the report says the new look will be coming to "at least" the Pro models.
They will probably be around the same price as last year's iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The introduction of 5G doesn't necessarily mean we should expect a price increase in the next iPhone. Wedbush Securities analyst Daniel Ives said he expects Apple to keep the pricing for its iPhone 12 Pro models the same as that of last year's iPhones. That's particularly noteworthy considering early 5G phone models, especially premium devices, are usually more expensive than non-5G variants.
"Price points will be aggressive as Apple goes after their broader customer base," Ives said in a previous interview with Business Insider. "Especially in a recession, in a COVID-19 backdrop, they need to make sure they're hitting all price categories."
That's in addition to everything we're expecting to see across Apple's entire iPhone 12 lineup, such as:
Apple's newest mobile processor, which is likely to be called the A14 Bionic if the company upholds its current naming convention
Support for 5G connectivity
No EarPods or power adapter included in the box, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (per MacRumors)
OLED screens, which offer deeper blacks and richer contrast (Apple's cheaper iPhones like the iPhone 11 currently have LCD screens)
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OnePlus is gearing up to release its next smartphone, the OnePlus Nord, which will cost less than $500.
The phone is expected to feature a flat, simple design, a multi-camera setup, and 5G connectivity.
The Nord will be noticeably cheaper than the recently launched OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, which cost $700 and $900, respectively.
The launch would come as smartphone makers like Samsung and Apple are launching more competitively priced phones like the iPhone SE and series of Galaxy A devices.
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OnePlus launched the $700 OnePlus 8 and $900 OnePlus 8 Pro earlier this year, but the company is already planning its next major smartphone launch: The OnePlus Nord.
OnePlus is holding its next major smartphone launch on July 21 with its debut of the Nord, which is expected to represent a return to the company's roots of launching affordable smartphones that undercut the prices of devices launched by Samsung and Apple. The company has somewhat strayed from that vision by launching phones with higher prices at a time when the industry is gravitating toward less expensive phones.
If the leaks turn out to be true, we can expect the sub-$500 OnePlus Nord to challenge premium devices like the iPhone 11 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20 with a triple-lens camera and 5G support.
Here's everything we know about the OnePlus Nord, which is expected to debut this month. SEE ALSO: Apple is expected to release a larger iPhone 12 Pro later this year — here's everything we know about Apple's next high-end iPhones so far
It will be priced under $500.
One of the most interesting confirmed details about the OnePlus Nord is its price.
The company revealed in a recent behind-the-scenes video about the phone's development that it will be priced below $500, putting it in direct competition with the the $400 iPhone SE and Samsung Galaxy A71 5G.
It will run on Qualcomm's 765G processor and support 5G.
The OnePlus Nord will support 5G connectivity, making it one of the cheapest devices to do so. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei confirmed the 5G support and processor model to TechRadar.
OnePlus will be among the few smartphone makers offering 5G phones at a more affordable device, along with TCL which unveiled the $400 TCL 10 5G earlier this year.
Many 5G smartphones from companies like Samsung cost $1,000 or more.
The phone will probably have a flat screen with a simple design.
Although OnePlus hasn't officially unveiled the phone, comments from the company and leaks have given us clues about what the phone will look like.
The website True Tech posted a reportedly leaked photo of the phone showing a device with a flat display and a hole-punch cutout for the front-facing camera at the top. The report also suggested the phone could have a 6.4-inch display. That lines up with a similar leak posted in December from OnLeaks and 91mobiles.
A thread on the shopping website DesiDime, however, claims the OnePlus Nord could have a 6.5-inch screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and an in-screen fingerprint sensor. The thread was in reference to a survey that some customers had received asking how likely they were to buy a OnePlus phone with the listed specifications, which XDA-Developers first noticed.
Still, it's unclear how accurate the True Tech report is, considering it says the phone will come with a MediaTek processor while the company's co-founder confirmed to TechRadar that the Nord will run on a Qualcomm chip.
The leaks from True Tech and OnLeaks also show images of the device with just one selfie camera, whereas other rumors suggest the phone will have two front cameras.
There's also a chance the information from the DesiDime survey also may not be accurate, as its specifications for the Nord's camera do not match those mentioned by the company's imaging director.
In its behind-the-scenes video, OnePlus staff are also seen holding a device during a meeting that looks a lot like what the leaks have described — a phone with a flat, borderless screen and a dual front camera.
That would mark a departure from the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, which have curved screens.
"The visual identity is supposed to be inspired by the Scandinavian sort of design," OnePlus' Matthias Czaja said in the video. "We think of it as very clean and calm and modern and minimalistic."
It will have 6 cameras: 2 on the front, and 4 on the back.
OnePlus' next phone may be priced lower than rivals from Samsung and Apple, but the Nord will still come packed with multiple cameras.
Simon Liu, OnePlus' imaging director,revealed on the company's forums that the Nord will have a quadruple setup for the main camera consisting of a 48-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 5-megapixel depth sensor, and a macro sensor.
It will also have two selfie cameras on the front: a 32-megapixel main sensor and an ultra-wide angle camera with a 105-degree field of view.
The phone is expected to support fast charging and may have 128GB of storage.
If accurate, the DesiDime survey has leaked just about every hardware detail about the OnePlus Nord, including its battery, memory, and storage capacity.
The survey suggests the phone could have a 4,300 mAh battery, which would make it larger than the Samsung Galaxy S20's 4,000 mAh battery but smaller than the Galaxy S20 Plus' 4,500 mAh battery. Otherwise, the poll indicates the Nord could have 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage space, and support for fast charging.
But again, it's worth noting that the details shared on DesiDime regarding the Nord's camera do not match those mentioned by OnePlus' Liu, so it's unclear how accurate those specifications are.
The Nord will come with Google's apps for phone calls, messaging, and video chatting.
OnePlus has confirmed that the Nord will come wit Google's Phone, Messages, and Duo apps by default. The company made the announcement on Instagram just days before the phone's unveiling.
While Android phones often come with apps from Google like Google Maps and Gmail, many phone makers offer their own apps for messaging and phone calls. OnePlus, however, says it's deciding to use Google's apps instead on the Nord to provide a "smoother" experience.
It's expected to launch this month, but it won't be coming to the US. At least not right away.
OnePlus has announced that it will be holding a digital launch event for the Nord on July 21, providing a first real look at the device. It's unclear if the OnePlus Nord will be launching on that date or if the company only plans to unveil the phone during the event.
Regardless, OnePlus has already begun accepting pre-orders for the OnePlus Nord in three waves which occured on July 1, July 8, and July 15.
The Nord won't be launching in the US, however. It'll debut in Europe and India, but OnePlus CEO Pete Lau suggested that the Nord — or some version of it — will eventually make its way to the US.
"But don't worry, we're also looking to bring more affordable smartphones to North America in the near future well," he wrote in a OnePlus forum post.