Category: iPhone


iPhone 2020 will receive a 120 Hz display

The next generation iPhone can get ProMotion technology and a display refresh rate of 120 Hz. Apple is in talks with Samsung and LG about the supply of displays with this frequency, according to Twitter account IceUnvierse.

With ProMotion technology, the screen can automatically switch from 120 Hz to 60 Hz to save battery power.

Now ProMotion technology is available on iPad Pro and works only with LCD screens, while iPhone uses OLED displays. Installing a new display may affect the final cost of Apple’s 2020 smartphones.

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Suddenly: Apple has released updates for older iPhones and iPads

With the release of iOS 12.4 on July 22, Apple released iOS 9.3.6 and iOS 10.3.4 for older iPhone and iPad models.

iOS 9.3.6 is for iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPad 3 3G models, and iOS 10.3.4 is for iPad 4 and iPhone 5.

Updates solve performance problems with GPS location and eliminate the bug with the wrong device date and time.

Apple recommends that all owners of old devices install these assemblies.

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Asus has released a new gaming smartphone ROG Phone II

New received Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, 10-bit HDR-screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a large collection of accessories.

ROG Phone II is the first smartphone with an updated Qualcomm chip. As it became known earlier, it is 15% faster than its predecessor, it is sharpened for games, AR and VR. Accelerated and data storage: now inside the flash memory format UFS3.0. Thanks to the upgrade, the smartphone has learned to launch games and applications with lightning speed – 15% faster than, for example, Samsung Galaxy S10 +.

The novelty is also equipped with a 6.59-inch AMOLED-screen with a resolution of 2340 by 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. The refresh rate of the image is up to 120 Hz and a delay of 1 ms (setting of frequencies of 60 Hz and 90 Hz …


AliExpress: 10 gadgets for a healthy lifestyle

In mid-July, the Russian application FaceApp was the most downloaded in 154 countries, that is, almost in all, where the App Store works. Success has provided an “aging” filter that allows you to see yourself in 30-40 years from now.

Few liked what they saw. If you want to keep well, watch your health. The blessing for this is the mass of available gadgets. They can be bought, for example, on AliExpress.

Smart scales

An indispensable gadget for those who watch their weight – Xiaomi Mi Smart Scale 2. Smart scales connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth. show not only weight, but also the percentage of bone, fat and muscle mass, as well as the water content in the body.

Buy for 1725 rubles

ECG Tracker

Convenient heart monitor, which is attached to the chest with a special belt. The …


Israeli company learned to steal data from any cloud.

The developers of the Israeli company NSO Group have updated the Pegasus software: now, using the program, you can access data from any user of the infected device, wherever they are – in the local storage or in the cloud.

Hacking is different from simply stealing a password and is difficult to track. Everything happens unnoticed: Pegasus collects and clones smartphone authentication tokens in different services, pretends to them and gets access to the data. Two-factor authentication does not help here. Apple in a statement to The Financial Times confirmed that the possibility of hacking really exists.

For the first time about Pegasus became known in 2016, after an unsuccessful attempt to install on the iPhone, a human rights activist from the United Arab Emirates, Ahmed Mansur. Already then, the application could read text messages, track calls, collect passwords and …


In Pokémon Go for the first time will change the combat mechanics

In the popular game Pokémon Go from Niantic, based on the famous animated series, for the first time since the launch, the mechanics of the Pokémon battles will change significantly. Now players activate Charged Attack with quick tapes on the screen. This movement will be replaced by swipe. Fighting system will more resemble Fruit Ninja.

Among other changes is the Pokemon analysis system. The appearance of the attack, defense and HP (hit points) indicators will change – they will be shown in the form of filled scales. You can switch between pets by swiping right in the evaluation menu. You can also call a digital assistant to get feedback about the prospects of a Pokemon in battles.

While the update has been released only in the USA, it will appear in other regions in the coming days.

Pokémon Go did …


American techno-blogger showed iPhone XI on video

YouTube star from the USA Marquez Brownlee posted a video on his channel that shows what the new iPhone will look like.

The devices that Brownlee demonstrates are not real. He simply replaced the back panels of the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR with custom ones, made on the basis of published renders.

Vloger notes that the iPhone XIR (the name of this model may be different) will receive the same square camera module as the older models, but in the “affordable” iPhone there will be two lenses instead of three. In older models, the third lens is likely to be super wide.

Comparing the iPhone of 2019 with the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Brownlee noticed that Apple’s solution looks less successful due to the location of the camera unit in the corner of the device (in Mate 30 …


Apple clips nominated for an Emmy

Two commercials made by the TBWA advertising agency for Apple are nominated for an Emmy Award in the category “Outstanding Advertising” – “Behind Mac – Make something wonderful” and “Shot on iPhone XS – Don’t mess with mother”.

“Don’t mess with mother” was filmed on the iPhone XS in honor of Earth Day and shows amazing wilderness scenes. The second video tells about famous musicians who use Mac to create music.

Only five videos claim the award "Outstanding Advertising". Other nominees in this category are Nike and Netflix. Apple has a big chance of winning.

In 2019, the 71st Emmy ceremony will be held on September 14th.

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Apple is working on 3D cameras for the iPhone 2020

Apple is in talks with partners about the supply of three-dimensional Time-of-Flight sensors for iPhone 2020 cameras. Reports the edition about it DigiTimes.

Vertical resonator surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) Time-of-Flight (ToF) is similar to TrueDepth's infrared camera system, which is used to unlock the Face ID in actual flagship iPhone and iPad Pro models.

But the 3D VCSEL ToF sensor will allow you to create a more accurate three-dimensional map of space – compared to conventional cameras that create volumetric images based on parallax. This will open up new opportunities for application developers with augmented reality.

The main difference between ToF and TrueDepth is work over long distances. The face recognition sensor works in the range of several inches, and the ToF 3D camera can scan the space at a distance of several meters.

Back in November last year, TFI analyst …


Apple is preparing a folding iPad with support for 5G networks – IHS

Apple is working on a collapsible iPad with a 5G modem, according to analytical company IHS Markit. According to her, in the open state, the tablet will be the size of a MacBook.

There is no other information about the new IHS Markit device.

It is unlikely that Apple will release a folding device with support for 5G networks in the foreseeable future, since even the first iPhone with 5G modems will be released no earlier than 2020.

According to another IHS Markit prediction, in the fall of 2019, Apple will release a 16-inch MacBook Pro.

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