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  • Photography expert debunks iPhone XS 'beautygate,' details Apple's software-driven camera ...

    saltyzip said:
    Be interesting to see what dxomark make of the new IPhone's, as the premium android phones have outshone the iphone camera for a while now, iPhone X in 8th place.
    6th place actually as there are phones with similar marks
  • AirPods Wireless Charging Case an add-on, release date and pricing unknown

    It's all about Bluetooth 5 with 2x faster and 4x more coverage and the ability to stream audio to 2 speakers, this will make Apple connected devices more reliable and better
    "iPhone X, the future of smartphones," says every media outlet. While I agree, limiting wireless charging to 7.5W cannot be consider future-proof. 
    What is this future-proof of which you speak?
    Well, for starters, Qi already bumped their specification to 15W prior to the new iphones' release. So it's behind before it even hits the streets. (I know there could be technical reasons limited by thermal regulation, as wells as the iPhones may have been finalized before the bump in Qi specs, etc.) I'm just pointing out the issue in calling something "the future of smartphones" when currently it lacks what's available today. Sometimes Apple includes tech, like MacBook Pros getting early access to Intel chips which helps enforce the product's future-proofing. Apple gets the freedom to dictate the state of future-proofing by sheer volume of sales. 3rd party companies do not give up on certain standards prematurely, like stop producing 7W Qi wireless chargers when they could just produce 15W models instead because the larger user base of iPhone 8, 8 plus and X customers will drive the market to keep producing a inferior product because the consumers need them. Yes, I know, 15W Qi standard is backwards comparable, but the poor user experience of 7.5W will fall out of vogue quickly with consumers, thus lack future-proofing from a UX perspective. 
    We don't know for sure what is the limitations of NOT adopting certain things, for example why the new Watch series 3 doesn't have Bluetooth 5? I was really waiting for all theses iPhones, Watches and AirPods to adopt BT5 so we can have more speed, range, and the ability to stream to 2 speakers, etc but they didn't put that at least the new watches that I'm certain about. But this is Apple, so you either buy their things or you don't there is no other options unfortunately
  • Apple's iPhone XS Max smashes Google's Pixel 3 in benchmark testing

    I still want to see a video that times opening, in sequence, all the “same” apps on each phone (twice) like we used to get every year. Like, start the same game on each and when it’s ready to play move on to rendering out the same video on each device, and then on to the next app, etc. 
    I'm certain EverythingApplePro did that on Youtube