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Apple iPhone 7 DSLR camera features and specs leaked





Apple has had a great 2014 and it started off 2015 just as well with the launch of the new MacBook line-up and the very anticipated release of the Apple Watch, formerly known as the iWatch. But Apple still has a couple of things to do this year, including the iPhone 7 or iPhone 6S, depending on the timeline we’re looking at. The new flagship of 2015 would be the iPhone 7, according to rumors, and the most recent information coming in from people close to the company say that the iPhone 7 will be a blast, but not from the past – from the future. Apple has been known to implement new features and properties into their hardware early on, which is why new rumors suggest that the iPhone 7 camera will be revolutionary and measurable to DSLR cameras.

Although we doubt that the iPhone 7 camera will be as good as mainstream DSLR cameras, we do believe there is some truth in these rumors. What sparked the rumors and speculations around the DSLR-camera that might be featured on the iPhone 7 is a recent purchase that Apple has made this year. Apple has bought up LinX Computational imaging company, which specializes in cameras for mobile devices that can match DSLR quality photography. According to our sources, Apple bought LinX for $20 or $25 million at the beginning of the year and is planning to use the technologies that the Israeli company develops to create the iPhone 7 camera.

Apple itself has not sent out confirmation about what it was planning to do with the iPhone 7 or the imaging company, but our sources tell us that the purchase was made with the new iPhone in mind. That leads us to believe that the iPhone 7 will improve smartphone photography considerably, as our sources tell us that the camera setup on the iPhone 7 will be revolutionary and a first in the industry. Although our sources are trustworthy insiders, we would still advise you guys to take all this DSLR talk with a grain of salt, because you never truly know what Apple is planning until they tell you straight up.

Apple is very good at protecting their unreleased devices, and that’s the case with the iPhone 7. We’ve no exact knowledge about the iPhone 7 release date or specs, but the same insiders that tipped us about the new DSLR features, as well as the other specs that we’ve found out, peg the iPhone 7 release date for September 15, with a launch scheduled for October or November. That sounds oddly right, as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were also launched and released within that time frame reported to 2014.

In the meantime, others say that the iPhone 7 is the flagship of 2016, with the iPhone 6S replacing it this year, which sounds equally plausible as our first theory about the Apple release timeline. Since the iPhone 7 is rumored to be the big upgrade and the iPhone 6S more of a minor improvement to the line-up, we decided that it was more interesting to do some research and digging and try to find out more about what Apple is truly planning for the iPhone 7, regardless of its launch year.


Integrated TouchID on the iPhone 7 concept

According to our research, sources and tips combined, the iPhone 7 camera will be a whopping 21 MP and will in fact be equipped with optical image stabilization and optical zoom. We can’t imagine how much that would affect design and we’re not sure how much Apple is actually willing to compromise right there. The company is famous for producing premium devices with designs that are loved all across the world, bearing the key feature of being thin and lightweight. We’ve seen them do it with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and the new MacBook and iPad line-up, so we expect Apple to keep their design philosophy intact.

But then how will they integrate optical zoom into a thin handset? That remains to be seen. Maybe the partnership between Apple and LinX will prove to be revolutionary and will result in some brainstormed ideas that will blow our minds. Nobody knows for sure. But more and more people are telling us to expect DSLR quality optics on the iPhone 7 and we’re inclined to believe them. Besides the optical image stabilization, 4K recording, optical zoom and a ton of new manual mode features, the iPhone 7 camera will also feature a dual-lens setup similar to what we’ve seen on the HTC One M8 last year, allowing for depth-sensing imagery.

Although the DSLR camera features seem like the most interesting traits that we are expecting to see on the iPhone 7, that’s not all the flagship will represent in the Apple history timeline. Supposedly the iPhone 7 display will be revamped, providing for QHD resolution on a 5 inch and on a 5.5 inch panel, with both sizes having integrated the Touch ID button. That would result in an edge to edge display, from almost the top, to the bottom and from side to side. The bezelless aspect of the Sharp Aquos Crystal began a new trend in smartphone design, and Apple is very likely to adopt at least some of its elements. Bezelless is the future, some might say, while others prefer to have edges to rest their fingers or palms on.

The iPhone 7 specs will include the Apple A9 chipset that is being manufactured by Samsung, with a 64 bit architecture and superior technology. The CPU will be backed by 3 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. Apple might go up to 256 GB in the future, but we don’t expect that much storage to be available so early on. If the iPhone 7 release date is set for 2016, though, the larger internal storage option might be completely possible. Besides the new display and improved performance, the iPhone 7 should not change too much.

We’d rather not get into iOS 9 and its upcoming features, but we do know that the iPhone 7 will most likely be launched with it on board. iOS 9 will focus most on improving performance and opening up the iOS ecosystem, according to our sources, but it will also feature new gestures support and a few new traits that might be tailored for styli use. Otherwise, the iPhone 7’s strong points that are rumored so far are the camera and the built-in TouchID button.

There are still speculations and rumors out and about regarding the joystick home button, fast charging, wireless charging, 5G support, a bigger battery, a flexible body, a curved screen and many more. Until Apple actually unveils the iPhone 7, we can’t confirm any of these. We’ve chosen to detail those specs and rumors that seem most plausible right now, although wireless charging is more of a certainty than a rumor. What do you think Apple should do with the iPhone 7 and when do you think it’s going to be released?

As part of the editorial team here at Geekreply, John spends a lot of his time making sure each article is up to snuff. That said, he also occasionally pens articles on the latest in Geek culture. From Gaming to Science, expect the latest news fast from John and team.

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3 Video Games About Women’s Health





Video games have transcended entertainment to become powerful tools for promoting health and wellness. One notable genre in this realm is fitness gaming, exemplified by titles like Hatsune Miku Fit Boxing, which motivates players to engage in physical activity to enhance their fitness levels. Building on this foundation, developers have ventured into women’s health with games designed to raise awareness and empower players to take control of their well-being. Here are 3 video games on women’s health that provide valuable health information and foster a sense of agency to uplift women around the world.

Tampon Run – Menstrual health

Created by Girls Who Code alumnae Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser in 2014, Tampon Run is an old-school 8-bit online game where the main character, Luna, lobs tampons to destroy enemies, who will confiscate the tampons if she lets them pass by. Interestingly, the concept of weaponized tampons is based on a real incident that occurred in 2013, where Texas state troopers confiscated tampons as potential projectiles, but not guns, from visitors observing a vote on abortion restrictions at the Texas State Capitol. The goal of Tampon Run is to destigmatize periods and menstrual products, which, up until recently, have not been properly studied to measure their absorbency, which underscores the need to address menstrual health so that women can get better care.

In between tossing tampons, Luna shares empowering messages about how periods are a natural part of women’s lives and should not be a source of shame or embarrassment. The game is available to play on the Tampon Run website and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store for iOS users.

PCOS Vitality – PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a complex hormonal condition and the leading cause of female infertility that affects approximately 5 to 6 million women in the US, according to the Endocrine Society. Common features of the condition include having irregular menstrual periods, hyperandrogenism, and polycystic ovaries. Additionally, some studies estimate that up to 88% of women with PCOS are overweight or obese. While there are weight loss programs helping women tackle PCOS, focusing on aspects like lifestyle, symptom management, diet, and other tips for how to lose weight with PCOS, the condition itself remains grossly under-researched. For some women, it may take years to confirm that they have PCOS, as there are other disorders that mimic PCOS signs and symptoms that must be excluded.

The lack of research has extended to a lack of awareness among the general population and is what clinicians from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland are trying to address with the 2023 game PCOS Vitality. Essentially a learning tool, the game takes users through a simple obstacle course. As you click toward the finish line, you are asked simple trivia questions about PCOS. The game is free to play on Focus Games’ website.

Bound by Blood – Period poverty

Period poverty refers to the lack of regular access to period products, painkillers, or underwear during a menstrual cycle. In the US, where 16.9 million menstruating women live in poverty, two-thirds cannot afford basic menstrual products. Period poverty has also been associated with mental health issues and urinary tract infections.

Available to play on the website, Bound by Blood was created by Jessica Gates in 2017 and aims to educate players about the reality of period poverty. Users take the character of Beth, a homeless woman who wakes up in her car and realizes that she’s started her period. Players then make a series of choices to try to stay as hygienic as possible in spite of lacking resources such as menstrual products and clean restrooms. There isn’t really a way to “win” the game, and it is instead a peek into the reality of life where period products are inaccessible and how this affects women’s quality of life.

Through these games, players not only gain valuable insights into various aspects of women’s health but also find themselves actively engaged in their own well-being. As developers continue to explore this emerging field, the potential for video games to serve as educational tools and catalysts for change in healthcare remains promising

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PS5, PS4 Game Death Stranding Coming Natively to iPhone 15 Pro





PS5 and PS4 console game Death Stranding Director’s Cut is coming natively to the iPhone 15 Pro, demonstrating its power. The entirety of Kojima Productions’ seminal hiking sim, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil Village, and Assassin’s Creed Mirage, will be available on your phone. Bonkers!

Tech giant: “Continuing Apple’s leadership in smartphone silicon, A17 Pro improves the entire chip, including Apple’s biggest GPU redesign. The new CPU is 10% faster with microarchitectural and design improvements, and the Neural Engine is 2x faster, powering iOS 17 features like autocorrect and Personal Voice.

According to the company, the pro-class GPU is 20% faster and unlocks new experiences with a 6-core design that boosts peak performance and energy efficiency. Hardware-accelerated ray tracing, 4x faster than software-based, gives iPhone 15 Pro smoother graphics and more immersive AR and gaming experiences. The iPhone 15 Pro brings console games to smartphones for the first time.

As with all cutting-edge Apple products, participation is expensive. The iPhone 15 Pro will cost £999/$999 at launch, and the Max model will cost £1,199/$1,199 for a 6.7″ screen. The most basic option only gives you 128GB, so you’ll need more if you want to play Death Stranding on the go.

However, the blurring of standalone consoles and mobile games is fascinating. The success of Genshin Impact, a full-fledged open world, has shown there’s a market for console-like mobile games. It will be interesting to see how Death Stranding performs on this latest iPhone generation.

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Launched Redmi Note 12 series: 200MP camera, 210W charging for less than $400





The three phones have similar screens and processors, but they vary in a number of ways.

The Redmi Note series from Xiaomi has historically been the brand’s most well-liked smartphone line, providing excellent value in the entry-level market. The Redmi Note 12 series has now been unveiled by the firm in China.

The Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition, Redmi Note 12 Pro, and Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus are the three phones we truly have this time. A flat 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz OLED screen, a Mediatek Dimensity 1080 5G processor, and a 16MP selfie camera are features shared by all three devices.

They both have a 3.5mm connector, NFC, IR blaster, and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, among other things. In contrast, there are a few significant variances.

Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition


The Note 12 Discovery Edition of the Redmi Note 12 has a 200MP HPX primary camera (f/1.65, OIS), making it possibly the most striking model. This camera can capture photographs with a resolution of 200MP, 50MP pixels (using four-in-one binning), or 12.5MP (using 16-in-one binning). Additionally, the phone offers a 2MP macro lens and an 8MP ultrawide camera.

The phone is notably different from its stablemates in that it supports 210W wired charging; according to Xiaomi, a full charge can be achieved in just nine minutes. Although you only get a 4,300mAh battery here, this high wattage comes at the expense of battery capacity.

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus


Thought a 200MP smartphone with a larger battery would be cool? With the Pro Plus model, you get precisely that. The triple back camera system will have the same 200MP+8MP+2MP resolution as the Discovery Edition.

The Pro Plus variant, on the other hand, chooses a 5,000mAh battery and still blazing-fast 120W cable charging. Xiaomi claims that a full charge should be achieved in about 19 minutes.

Redmi Note 12 Pro


Have no interest in megapixels? The Redmi Note 12 Pro, which adds a 50MP IMX766 primary camera (f/1.88, OIS) in addition to the 8MP+2MP duo, fills this need. The Oppo Find X5 Pro and the Asus Zenfone 9 both feature flagship devices with 50MP sensors similar to this one. We therefore have high hopes that it will also produce acceptable image quality on the Note 12 Pro.

The Pro version additionally includes a 5,000mAh battery with 67W wired speeds. A 100% charge should be expected in a still quick 46 minutes.

Pricing and availability for the Redmi Note 12 series
The base 8GB/256GB variant of the Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition costs 2,399 yuan (about $332), while the base 6GB/128GB model of the Redmi Note 12 Pro costs 1,699 yuan (about $235). Do you want Pro Plus? The 8GB/256GB variant thus has a starting price of 2,099 yuan (about $290).

Although Xiaomi acknowledged that these phones are currently limited to China, it advised us to “keep tuned” for international announcements. To be fair, the Chinese Redmi Note 11 series was very different from the international variants that debuted a few months later.

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