iPhone13 has only launched two months ago, but I did some digging and it turns out that there’s actually a lot of info on the iPhone 14 already so here are not five, not 12 but 10 biggest changes that you should look forward to number 10 The lineup so here have the iPhone 13 lineup which features that 5.4 inch iPhone 13 Mini, the 6.1 inch iPhone 13 and 13 Pro and the 6.7 inch iPhone 13 Pro Max, the iPhone 14 line is set to drop the mini model entirely. The main reason for it is being sales. Despite a lot of initial interest than the smaller model, people just went for the larger morons instead. Now the other reason why Apple is likely dropping the Mini is just how difficult it is to constantly add moderate components such as larger camera units into a phone that is this small.
However, Apple is said to be launching a new iPhone size as a replacement for a mini which is this one a second 6.7 inch model that would be inferior in terms of specs to the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but it wouldn’t have the same display size. The lineup will then be iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro max at number nine this might be a very hard one to believe but it’s looking extremely likely that the notch is finally going away. So this right here is the original iPhone 10 which had a ginormous knowledge, the iPhone tennis the iPhone 11. And even the 12 had the exact same notch while the iPhone 13 made it smaller but only by a tiny bit. But even when we compare the iPhone 13 to some of the Android competition, not just from today, but also from yesterday.
You can see how outdated the iPhone tartines notch really is. So we have an fourteens Apple’s apparently going to move the face id Tech Under the display. But keep the front camera above the display for the best possible quality essentially giving us both the minimal look that we’re used to from Android phones, while still retaining face ID michico report on this back in March 2021. That’s some 2022 iPhone models likely the Pro models will drop the notch in favor of this punch holds play. This info was then backed up by display on illustrations who has so far has a perfect 100% track record. And we’ve also seen this in John Prosser is and Ian’s elbows render which was based on few images on schematics that’s they’ve allegedly seen from Russ and stable here. It seems like he wasn’t really sure if the FM 14 would have face ID or touch ID or both. However, he did clarify that Apple is working on an under the display face ID system that is much easier to do than the under the display front camera like what we got with the Galaxy fold three which was okay but just incomparable in quality to a regular front camera. And Margaret also stated that Apple’s goal is to embed face ID under the display rather than to remove it in favor of touching date. So it’s looking very likely that the iPhone 14 At least the Pro models wouldn’t be dropped the notch in favor of a Punchbowl camera which I think is awesome, Matt just because content won’t become into anymore but also because we might finally get icons such as the battery percentage back and then in 2023 lead Chico States that Apple will be releasing their very first full screen iPhone with an under the display camera. By then this technology should have improved to a point where it would be very close or even match the quality of an actual phone camera number AIDS day for 14 will also have an entirely new look in terms of its back and its size.
So this right here is the iphone four s which to this day is one of my favorite phone designs ever when Apple introduced the iPhone 12 And they brought back this flat frame look, I was overjoyed. And the iPhone 14 is said to take even more inspiration from the iphone four and the AI components. This is coming from John Prosser who did get the earplugs Max the air tag and the apple 13 designs rights although he gets the Apple Watch Series seven wrong and the front of the new iMac so initially I didn’t take this with a grain of salt but then Margaret did say in his car on newsletter that the iPhone 14 would have been feature a complete redesign so I think that this is looking more likely now from John’s and Ian’s render we can see that the frame is almost identical to the iPhone fours sandwich style of frame where the display and the back glass are sitting on top of the frame rather than the frame being flushed like it is now speaking of flush, the camera bump is no more at least in John’s and Ian’s render. The iPhone is noticeably thicker to allow for this to happen. So let me actually check this is actually doable if I put the iPhone 13 Pro next before us the forest isn’t the thinker but if we take into account the apple 13 Pros camera bone of flush 14 would be like what 50% thicker than a 13 Pro. I honestly don’t believe this to be the case. Yes then you my pros are thicker than the previous models in favor of more performance but the iPhone is a device that fits into your pocket so I don’t think they would drastically increase the thickness. What I believe to happen is for Apple to no longer have this raised camera square and instead have the lenses directly on the back of the phone just like in the latest s 22 Ultra leak volume buttons that are circular just like on the iphone four. I did like the style a lot although they were a bit more difficult to find and press because the surface area was of course much smaller but my favorite.
Change is that the frame will apparently be made out of titanium rather than stainless steel which will make getting 14 Lighter especially needed on the Pro models while still retaining that premium look and as a bonus it won’t be as shiny and fingerprinting as the stainless steel frame was but brighter more similar to you guess that’s the iPhone for this titanium frame info was also reported by JPMorgan Chase so that does John Prosser, which brings even more credibility to this actually happening the speaker grille is going once again resemble the iphone four is larger individual grills are then the iPhone 13 multiple smaller grills which should in theory allow for a greater volume now Apple did actually change the speaker grille on the episode 67 to this larger singular grille so an iPhone 14 with a similar design. This makes a lot of sense. Oh and in case you’re wondering if lightning is staying, you already know the answer to that just as you already know to subscribe to the channel for more iPhone 14 leaks and rumors. Okay now since we’re already talking about iPhones, I want to show you my own iPhone which is the silver 256 gigabytes iPhone 13 Pro and you can probably tell that I have this really stunning case on it. This is the Saffiano Leather case for iPhone 13 and 14, who has the most premium case that I’ve ever had on any of my previous iPhones. It is a bit pricey at $140 but the quality is honestly unmatched. It is made out of 100% Saffiano leather which is one of the most premium types of leather on the market so it’s much more durable and also much harder on the inside the features is very soft microfiber cloth that keeps your phone cozy and of course we do have maxeke supports you can customize this case to with eight different colors to pick from and three different finishes for the camera ring and the metal band work logo. Now aside from iPhone cases Bamberg also has premium apple watch bands that match perfectly with their iPhone case offering and they’re all handcrafted from 100% natural letter checkout Banbury by using the link below. Okay, number seven, we have high resolution cameras for the past six years iPhones have had the same resolution on the back facing camera 12 megapixels, they switch from eight megapixels of 12 with the iPhone success. And they did that because they wanted to add 4k video which requires at least an 8.3 megapixel sensor. On the Android side we’ve seen much higher megapixel counts such as 48 megapixels, 50 megapixels, 64 and even 108. But Apple kept on using 12. This does look as if you’re on paper, but in reality, it does actually give Apple the advantage when it comes to low performance especially in video. However, according to me, Chico, Apple will finally bump the resolution of the camera to 48 megapixels using a four to one binning method, which means that the photos that you’ll get will still be 12 megapixels in size. But when the camera needs the extra resolution, it can use it Beijing who expects the iPhone 14 to be able to record 8k video for which we do indeed need at least a 33 megapixel sensor. And he also stated that this extra resolution would also be useful for AR as it would have way more data points to capture which I think would eventually translate to the Apple glasses like performance in pixel binning mode would be improved according to Ming Chico by featuring larger 2.5 micron size pixels from 1.9. However, from my experience using smartphone cameras with pixel binning tech, like the Galaxy S 21 Ultra or the pixel six pro or a few otters, the veto performance in low light is extremely poor. So pixel binning just doesn’t seem to work with video. And number six, we
have faster connectivity.
So Apple is said to be using the brand new Qualcomm X 65 modem. It’s not an Apple made 5g Chip quite yet, which we’re only expecting to get into a 23. But this will be one that will allow us to get speeds of up to one point 25 gigabytes per second. Of course, that’s in the real world, we won’t actually get those speeds. But it’s good to know that if you plan on keeping your iPhone for five, or even six years or more than that, then the iPhone 14 would be ready for when the 5g speeds eventually catch up. Oh, and remember those satellite based emergency features that were rumored to come to the iPhone 13. Well, those features are apparently still in the works. They might be coming. We haven’t 14 We’re not quite sure about that just yet, but it is a possibility. And being juku has just reported that the iPhone 14 will feature Wi Fi six E which will facilitate a high speed wireless connectivity to their upcoming VR slash AR headsets. At number five we have a car crash detection.
This was reported by The Wall Street Journal that Apple is working on taking the data from the accelerometer and the gyroscope and automatically calling the emergency services when your iPhone detects that it’s been in a car crash. So kind of similar to how fall detection works on the Apple Watch. You won’t notice it until you need it. And number four, we have the apple a 16 chip now this is a pretty obvious one as Apple has had you iPhone shapes every year since the iphone four but I do have some interesting updates here. We were all expecting the apple 16 chip to be based on a new 40 nanometer process as both the A 15 and a 14 were based on five nanometers now DigiTimes reported that TSMC is next chip wouldn’t be Based on the four nanometre process, however, according to a recent report by TSMC themselves, their next manufacturing process is called N four P. But rather than being a four nanometer process, it will actually be the third generation of five nanometers. According to them. This offers an 11% performance boost over and five and a 22% reduction in power consumption. But keep in mind that the en five process was actually the original five nanometers. So the first gen, the aplly 14 Chip essentially and not the 15, which means that the performance improvements of the A 16 over a 15 will be very minor unless we consider the third big change which is Apple adding a vapor cooling chamber.
Now, this sounds way fancier than it is, especially on a mobile phone. But there are smartphones that already have it, especially gaming phones, and it has indeed proven to lower down to temperatures, I know that Apple will use it to keep their chips cool, as they already ran quite cool, to be honest. Now, what I think that Apple would use it for would be to increase the performance and balance out this small performance improvement that we are expecting to see from TSM C’s and four P process.
Now the second big change is what I believe to be a massive improvement to the battery life now. I do find it weird how TSMC they don’t actually compare the FRP process against the NFIP, which is what the a 15 inside the iPhone 13 uses however, we do know that the NFIP consumes 10% less power than the M five. And that’s the end for P consumes 20% less power than the N five which means that again for P consumes 10% less power than the N five p which is actually quite significant. Also remember that Apple will have a custom version of their chips made based on the N four P process. So Apple’s version could be even more power efficient, which combines with the iPhone 14 notable thickness increase could actually give us an even bigger battery boost than the iPhone 13 gave us over the iPhone 12. And I gotta say the battery life on iPhone 13 Pro is around 50% better than what I was getting on my tow truck. And number one, we have the feature that I’m excited for the most, which is a periscope zoom module. This is what phones like the Galaxy S 21 Ultra pixel six pro while would it be 40 Pro and others have it’s a very high optical zoom module with a magnification such as 4x or even 10x Four Greater than Apple’s 3x. And that’s only made possible thanks to the telephoto lenses laying flat as they have more space that way and then a mirror would reflect the light from outside the module onto the sensor.
But unfortunately, this does take a lot of space inside a phone which makes me think that if we actually get this only the iPhone 14 Promax would have it between us reporting back in late 2020 That apple was looking for Periscope telephoto module suppliers but because of the many patents owned by Samsung, they were not able to find one and create your own version, which is what Apple apparently wants to do. The elec did report in 2021 that Apple might be able to circumvent Samsung’s patents for a 2023 release of their own Periscope camera module.
And in 2022, they might actually use Samsung’s own components and pay the royalty fees to include a periscope module inside select models of the April 14 Although the chance of the periscope zoom module happening next year is quite small. I am really hoping that it does happen or at least some sort of AI upscaling similar to what Google is doing on the pixel six Pro to make its 4x lens almost as good as Samsung’s 10x lens. Let me know what iPhone 14 features are you excited for the most then stay tuned for more iPhone 14 leaks on GeekReply. Cheers
Despite popular belief, PS4 sales in the UK skyrocketed last year
PS4 sales in the UK climbed by a shocking 633 percent year-over-year in 2023, so apparently the old system isn’t dead yet. The previous year’s very limited supply of the system is likely a major factor in this figure, since the console’s lifespan was drastically reduced because of chip shortages caused by the pandemic. Still, it’s proof that PlayStation’s original platform has unmet demand.
With the very low prices of PS4 software (both in-store and online at the PS Store), this strategy makes a lot of sense. Plus, it’s future-proof, so there’s no harm in stocking up on PS4s while new-gen pricing is still high, since if you decide to switch to a PS5 in the future, you can transfer all of your purchases across. Not to mention that the majority of new releases still come out on the PS4, with several offering free PS5 upgrades.
While the percentage rise may seem huge, real PS4 sales will probably be much lower. It’s a sign that the gadget, which is now a decade old, isn’t completely dead yet, and we expect it to keep receiving maintenance for a while longer. Of course, this is great news for Sony, because the company would rather have PS4 players playing on its last-gen gadget than none at all, even if it would love to have them upgrade to PS5.
New PS5 firmware is available for download!
A PS5 firmware update on a cold winter morning is unmatched. The latest PS5 system software update is 23.02–08.40.00 from Sony. Does this one add useful features or just boost system performance?
Though closer to the latter, it’s more than Sony’s favorite patch note. It fixes security issues, improves messages and usability, and boosts system software performance. Official patch notes for this 1.185GB update:
- We updated system software security
- We improved system software stability and performance
- Some screens now have better messages and usability
That’s it. PS5 gets another win to recover from its midweek slump. Do you share our enthusiasm for this firmware update? Comment below. To spice things up, make your comment rhyme.
Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Version Will Help PS5
Belgian developer Larian Studios’ work on Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Series S version will improve performance on all platforms, including PS5. The game’s fifth major patch, expected to launch this week, will include upgrades and new features. More details will be revealed later today.
Director of Publishing Michael Douse says PS5 performance improvements may be the “least exciting thing” in the title’s next update, so it sounds like a big one. Larian Studios employees are proud of “finally” implementing tweaks, fixes, and changes, Douse says. Later today, we’ll bring you all the Baldur’s Gate 3 update details.
Those who reached the RPG’s third act have reported technical issues during the narrative’s conclusion, especially in co-op, so today’s update should fix them. New features like a permadeath mode are expected, along with Xbox Series S optimization fixes. What else should be added to the game?
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