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Apple may integrate a hingeless two-pane design inspired by the Microsoft Surface Duo. (Image Source: theHacker34)

Artist envisions the iPhone Fold in detailed animated renders

The renders are based on the specs leaked by industry insider Jon Prosser and depict the foldable iPhone featuring an inner display that consists of two hingeless screens similar to the Microsoft Surface Duo design. Artist theHack...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:05:00 +0200
The Exynos 1000 performs on par with the A13 Bionic

Alleged Exynos 1000 Geekbench score surfaces online; Samsung's upcoming SoC trades blows with Apple's A13 Bionic

We now have our first look at the Snapdragon 875 and Exynos 1000's Geekbench scores. The latter convincingly outperforms the former, with a single-core score of 1327 and a multi-core score of 4250. It is also worth noting that tho...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:08:00 +0200
The iOS 14.2 developer beta introduces enhanced Shazam support, right in the control center (Image source: Apple)

Apple skips iOS 14.1 for some reason, seeds the iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 developer betas: Shazam integration in the control centre tops the feature list

Apple recently seeded the developer demo for iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2, seemingly skipping over iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1. While we're not sure of the reason for the nomenclature change, iPadOS and iOS 14.2 both introduce minor upda...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:19:00 +0200
The Apple A14 Bionic represents the smallest gen-on-gen performrance improvement in iPhone and iPad history (Image source: Apple)

Conservative performance gains on the Apple A14 Bionic could mean one thing: smartphones are fast enough and the spec war might almost be over

Apple’s A14 Bionic SoC reveal indicated what might be the smallest generation on generation leap we’ve seen to date from Cupertino. Is the near-static performance due to issues with the 5nm process? Or did Apple just fire the last...
Column by Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:08:00 +0200
An alleged A14 Bionic benchmark score has showed up online

Leaked A14 Bionic AnTuTu score surfaces online; Apple's newest silicon fails to surpass the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

Apple's latest A14 Bionic chip has just made an appearance on AnTuTu. It nets a total score of 572,333, which is significantly lesser than that of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 865+. The low number could likely be due...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:23:00 +0200
A first look at the AirPods Studio. (Image source: @choco_bit)

Leaked AirPods Studio photo and renders confirm the design of Apple's upcoming US$349 over-ear headphones

A photo of the AirPods Studio has leaked online, sparking debate about Apple's rumoured US$349 over-ear headphones. The headphones feature an industrial design, but apparently multiple versions are in development. No 3.5 mm headph...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:22:00 +0200
Armored Warfare 0.33 now available with major tier 7-10 rebalance and more (Source: Armored Warfare on YouTube)

The Spirithaven season comes to an end: Armored Warfare 0.33 is finally available

After a few updates that failed to at least touch this area, Armored Warfare 0.33 comes with a major rebalance of the high-tier vehicles (tiers 7 to 10). In addition to these adjustments, the list of improvements also includes imp...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:57:00 +0200
The Apple Watch Series 6 has new sensors. (Source: Apple)

Apple makes the Watch Series 6 and Watch SE official

The latest Apple Watch is here...and so is the latest Apple Watch. The Cupertino giant has released 2 variants of its iconic wearable for the first time. The flagship Series 6 has the latest watchOS 7 features, a new always-on alt...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:29:00 +0200
The A14 Bionic is the first 5 nm chipset. (Image source: Apple)

Apple unveils the A14 Bionic, the world's first 5 nm chipset with 11.8 billion transistors and sizeable performance gains over the A13 Bionic

The A14 Bionic is here, and it is the world's first 5 nm chipset. The new SoC, which debuts in the fourth-generation iPad Air, boasts 11.8 billion transistors, a 16-core Neural Engine, along with new CPU and GPU cores. The A14 Bio...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 22:55:00 +0200
The new iPad Air is the first device with an A14 Bionic chipset. (Image source: Apple)

Apple showcases an overhaul of the iPad Air with a new design, A14 Bionic chipset and 20 W USB Type-C charging

The iPad Air has been given a much-needed refresh. The fourth-generation model now comes with an A14 Bionic chipset, a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, USB Type-C charging and Touch ID. The redesigned iPad Air starts at US$599 and...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 22:49:00 +0200
The latest entry-level iPad has an A12 Bionic chipset. (Image source: Apple)

Apple brings the A12 Bionic and the USB Type-C port to the iPad for US$329

Apple has unveiled its new entry-level iPad with an A12 Bionic chipset. The 8th generation tablet will be available to pre-order today from US$329 and will ship from Friday.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:15:00 +0200
The iPad 2020 may be a powerful upgrade from last year's model. (Image source: Apple)

Apple may be planning a powerful upgrade for the entry-level iPad

A powerful upgrade is on the cards for the entry-level iPad, according to Evan Blass. The current 10.2-inch tablet has the A10 Fusion chipset from 2016's iPhone 7 series, but the 2020 edition could see a jump to the A12X Bionic. E...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:16:00 +0200
The next iPad Air will feature an A14 Bionic, according to Evan Blass. (Image source: Svetapple)

iPad Air 2020: Sub-US$600 tablet could be the first outing for the Apple A14 Bionic

The 2020 edition of the iPad Air will feature the new Apple A14 Bionic SoC, according to Evan Blass. The 5 nm chipset will apparently be joined by an 11-inch Liquid retina display and a USB Type-C port, but it may cost upwards of ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:48:00 +0200
Four new products are expected to launch at Apple's event tomorrow. (Image source: Dose Media)

Apple Watch and Watch Pro set to debut alongside iPad Air 4 and iPad 8 at tomorrow's Apple Event

Jon Prosser expects Apple to unveil at least four new products at tomorrow's Apple Event at Apple Park. An eighth-generation iPad is believed to be in attendance, as is a fourth-generation iPad Air and two Apple smartwatches eithe...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:31:00 +0200
Nvidia's deal to acquire Arm from SoftBank could be announced as soon as Monday. (Image: Nvidia)

Nvidia acquistion of ARM all but a done deal, announcement imminent

Nvidia could soon be announced as the new owner of Arm Holdings, the British semi-conductor company that controls the chip architecture in the world's smartphones and tablets. The deal is said to be worth around US$40 billion and ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 13 Sep 2020 12:28:00 +0200
The iPhone 12 Pro chassis leak reveals insights into the phone’s LiDAR and 5G capabilities (Image source: @EveryApplePro)

iPhone 12 Pro chassis leak showcases LiDAR, 5G antenna placement, and those wonderfully machined flat metal sides

Just days before Apple’s September 16th launch event, a chassis leak highlights the innards of the premium Apple iPhone 12 Pro, showing off where the phone’s 5G antenna will be placed, possible LiDAR scanner positioning, and its f...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 13 Sep 2020 10:09:00 +0200
The iPhone 12 Pro model will be stuck with a 60 Hz display just like the non-Pro model. (Image: Phonearena)

Apple said to have dropped 120 Hz display for iPhone 12 Pro models ahead of production

Apple looks to have abandoned the rumored 120 Hz ProMotion display for this year's iPhone 12 Pro model. The on again-off again rumor has been vacillating all year but now seems to be definitely off the table with production about ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 12 Sep 2020 04:52:00 +0200
The first ARM-powered MacBooks may arrive before the end of the year. (Image source: MacRumors)

Apple Mac and iPad Pro A14X chips to enter mass production in Q4 2020

Apple's A14X chips will enter mass production in Q4 2020, according to a new report. Apparently, these chips are destined for the next iPad Pro and the first ARM-based MacBooks.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 20:19:00 +0200
The iPhone 12 is likely to be released in October

iPhone 12: Leaked promotional material hints at an October release date

A leaked carrier email suggests that customers have until October 20 to pre-order the iPhone 12 and Apple Watch Series 6. It indicates that the iPhone 12 will be released sometime in October. However, the email neglects to mention...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 09 Sep 2020 14:57:00 +0200
The next Apple Event will commence on September 15 at 10:00 PDT. (Image source: Apple)

Apple announces September 15 event as Apple Watch Series 6 and new iPad Air launch proves a no-show; iPhone 12 series due in October

The next Apple Event will begin at 10:00 PDT on September 15, the company has confirmed. Unsurprisingly, new hardware is expected to be announced at next week's event, but today's rumoured Apple Watch Series 6 and new iPad Air lau...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 19:08:00 +0200
The new Aukey Omnia Nano 20W brick. (Source: Aukey)

Aukey wants to help iPhone fans get ready for new devices with its first 20W PD charger

Aukey has launched a new member of its Omnia series of chargers. It is rated for the Power Delivery (USB-PD) standard; however, unlike some of its high-powered type-C siblings, this Nano goes at 20 watts (W). The OEM hints that th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 18:12:00 +0200
The iPhone 12 range will come in three different sizes ranging from 5.4-inches to 6.7-inches. (Image: @EveryApplePro)

iPhone 12 could launch in two waves with both 6.1-inch models arriving first

Apple could be set to launch the iPhone 12 in two waves according to a report from supply chain rag Digitimes. Based on the supply of components, it believes that the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models will be the first to ship followed by...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 14:12:00 +0200
The Apple Watch Series 5 costs from US$399 at the Apple US online store. (Image source: Apple - edited)

Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 5 sales help sink Samsung in the growing North America wearables market

Apple has maintained a strong regional share for the North America wearables market and even enjoyed growth in terms of amount of units shipped. Discounted Apple Watch Series 3 devices and the popularity of the Series 5 smartwatch...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 12:05:00 +0200
The Apple Watch Series 6 is expected to debut blood-oxygen sensing technology. (Image: ConceptsiPhone)

Apple Watch 6, iPad Air 4 set for launch this week

Apple could be set to launch the Watch Series 6 and iPad Air 4 this week. Separate tips by leaker Jon Prosser and @LeaksApplePro peg the launch of both devices for September 8.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 07 Sep 2020 12:13:00 +0200
Vivaldi 3.3 browser update notification window, Break Mode and various improvements added (Source: Own)

Vivaldi 3.3 now available with Break Mode, a new default theme for private windows, and more

Vivaldi 3.3.2022.86 arrived earlier today for desktop users and it brings a Break Mode, a new default visual theme for private windows, clickable parts of URLs in the address bar, various improvements to the integrated tracker and...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 07 Sep 2020 10:18:00 +0200
The "iPad Air" shown in the new renders. (Source: SvetApple)

iPad Air 4: New renders show an updated tablet with a Touch ID-enabled power button

The fourth-generation iPad Air has been linked to a new design that would leave it looking more like its Pro sibling. SvetApple has posted new renders based on its latest leaks. They include support for Touch ID, which is found em...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 00:09:00 +0200
The iPhone 11 and Redmi Note 8 Pro have been shipped in their millions. (Image source: Apple/Xiaomi - edited)

Massive Redmi 8, Note 8, and Note 8 Pro global sales send Xiaomi into the smartphone stratosphere but Apple reigns supreme with the iPhone 11

A market analyst report concerning the best-selling smartphones of the first half of 2020 has placed the Apple iPhone 11 in top position with remarkable sales of 37.7 million units. The six months have also been kind to Xiaomi, wi...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 03 Sep 2020 12:15:00 +0200
War Thunder 1.101 "Raining Fire" now live with new war machines, weapons, and more September 2 2020

War Thunder 1.101 "Raining Fire" is here: almost 30 new war machines, bug fixes, improvements, and more

Released earlier today, War Thunder "Raining Fire" comes after the major update that was labeled 1.99 and is labeled 1.101 instead of 2.01 as many were expecting. The list of changes includes over 30 war machines across most natio...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 02 Sep 2020 19:58:00 +0200
An iPhone 12 or just a customised iPhone 11? (Image source: Sparrows News)

Apple iPhone 12 prototype hands-on video surfaces, but do not be fooled

An alleged video of an iPhone 12 prototype has been published online. The 15 second hands-on offers a good look at the device, but its camera arrangement suggests that someone is trying to pull the wool over people's eyes.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 02 Sep 2020 15:45:00 +0200
iOS 13.7 includes a built-in tool for tracking exposure to COVID-19, though you wouldn't know it from the update description. (Image via iOS)

Built-in COVID-19 tracking tool comes to iPhones with iOS 13.7

The latest version of iOS, released today, includes a new system for tracking and notifying users that have been exposed to COVID-19. iOS 13.7 now drops the need for public health officials to maintain an app for exposure tracking...
Sam Medley, Wed, 02 Sep 2020 04:51:00 +0200
Apple's 12-inch MacBook form factor is expected to make a comeback, this time with an Apple A14X powering it rather than Intel. (Image: Apple)

12-inch MacBook with 5 nm A14X before year's end, first iMac with Apple GPU in 2021

The first Apple Mac to ship with an ARM-based chip will be a 12-inch MacBook. According to a new report, it will be powered by an Apple A14X Bionic chip and will deliver between 15-20 hours of battery life. It will be followed in ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:58:00 +0200
The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: Powerful, small, affordable, and the last of its kind (source: NotebookCheck)

We demand more small phones!

Whatever happened to phones that fit in your pocket? The dearth of compact mobile devices has many enthusiasts dismayed, making sacrifices in terms of features, platforms, and hardware. Some of us even continue reaching years into the past for smartphones we can operate with one hand.
Column by Christopher Thomas, Tue, 01 Sep 2020 03:12:00 +0200
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands might not work without an SSD (Source: Blizzard)

Blizzard: You will need an SSD to play World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

While Battle for Azeroth requires a fast HDD with at least 70 GB of free space, the upcoming expansion of Blizzard's World of Warcraft — Shadowlands — apparently needs an SSD with 100 GB of free space or more. The eight major inst...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:57:00 +0200
Epic's online App Store developer's page is now blank. (Source: Apple)

Apple follows through on its threat to cancel Epic Games' developer account

Apple had warned that it might terminate the developer account page on its Store for Epic Games. The studio is currently involved in action that challenges the Cupertino giant's app-revenue model. Now, this threat has come to frui...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 30 Aug 2020 00:29:00 +0200
Year-on-year changes in the smartphone market. (Source: Counterpoint Research)

The smartwatch market grew by 20% in the first half of 2020, driven by devices from Huawei, Garmin and Apple

The smartwatch market continued to flourish in the first 6 months of 2020 (1H2020), with Apple, Garmin and Huawei as its new top 3 brands. This growth was seen worldwide, albeit particularly in India, the US and Europe. The demand...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 29 Aug 2020 19:05:00 +0200
Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

August 2020 Update Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 18:47:00 +0200
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Q3/2020 update Here you will find the best tablets under 250 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 18:41:00 +0200
Top 10 Camera Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Camera Smartphones

August 2020 Update. Smile please! Here you will find the best smartphones for digital photography including a big picture comparison. Our list of the best camera smartphones is regularly updated, maintained, and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 18:36:00 +0200
Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

August 2020 update. Upper class. Up until a few years ago, high-end smartphones were usually in the price range of between 500 and 600 USD/Euros, but this segment is now occupied by upper class models and older high-end smartphones. The latter might not be new anymore, but are still good alternatives.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 18:31:00 +0200
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

August 2020 Update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 17:58:00 +0200
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>90cm²)

August 2020 Update. Here is a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen surface areas above 90 cm² - we have reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 17:56:00 +0200
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Compact Smartphones

August 2020 Update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 17:55:00 +0200
Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros

August 2020 Update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 160 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 17:54:00 +0200
Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

August 2020 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 17:53:00 +0200
Facebook has a feud with Apple. (Image: Facebooke and Apple logos w/ edits)

Apple rejected update for Facebook app that informed users of Apple's 30% cut of in-app purchases

Facebook claims that Apple blocked an update that would have informed users of Apple's practice of taking 30% of all in-app purchases. The update, which introduces a tool allowing businesses to sell tickets to online events, origi...
Sam Medley, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 16:45:00 +0200
Apple has certified seven new iPad model numbers at the EEC. (Image source: Henry Ascroft)

Apple certifies seven iPad model numbers with the EEC ahead of possible iPad or iPad Air refresh as alleged manual leaks

It seems that a new iPad is almost upon us, as Apple has certified seven new model numbers with the EEC. While the time is ripe for an eighth-generation iPad, an alleged manual suggests that a fourth-generation iPad Air could be a...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 27 Aug 2020 17:10:00 +0200
Apple has certified eight new smartwatches with the EEC. (Image source: Daniel Korpai)

Probable Apple Watch Series 6 models grace the EEC ahead of September launch

Apple has certified eight new smartwatches with the EEC, prompting speculation that they make up the company's Watch Series 6 offering. The smartwatches, likely to be released alongside the iPhone 12 series, will come in multiple ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 27 Aug 2020 12:12:00 +0200
Apple could become TSMC's largest customer in a few years. (Image Source: GSMDome)

TSMC hints at securing Apple SoC production deal including 2 nm chips for the next 5 years

The Taiwanese foundries are already building a new R&D center for 2 nm technologies and beyond in Hsinchu, which should be ready some time in 2021. The exact timeline for the 2 nm volume production is not yet known, but TSMC repor...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 26 Aug 2020 15:27:00 +0200
The iPhone 12 Pro Max will support 120 Hz, according to Jon Prosser and Everything ApplePro. (Image source: EverythingApplePro)

120 Hz refresh rate, adaptive refresh and LiDAR camera options showcased in Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max leaks

The iPhone 12 Pro Max will have a 120 Hz screen and a LiDAR camera, according to new leaks by Jon Prosser and Everything ApplePro. There is even a video showcasing the two features, cementing the validity of the leak somewhat. The...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 26 Aug 2020 12:09:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with an SD865+ for the US market. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Tab S7, and Galaxy Tab S7+ owners have started reporting the presence of the dreaded green tint display issue

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (Snapdragon variant), Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ have been taking to online forums to report the well-known green tint display issues that many flagship devices hav...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 25 Aug 2020 23:56:00 +0200

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