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  • iPhone 15 Ultra: What it may look like, and what to expect in 2023

    JP234 said:
    JP234 said:
    "Thunderbolt speeds would be a massive improvement for creatives, especially those working with massive ProRes video files."

    Massive ProRes video files? On a PHONE? Sounds like an exercise in high tech torture! Maybe use a MacBook Pro, a Mac Studio or an Apple Silicon Mac Pro (soon, soon…).
    Got to shoot it on something.
    LOL! In the good ol' days we used to shoot pro video on pro camcorders. And edit them on pro computers (Powermac G4/5's, Mac Pros). Doubt "Foundation" was shot on an iPhone!
    Probably not for "broadcast," but the pre-imaging and test shots were.

    An iPhone doesn't replace the pro video cameras, obviously. But lots of stuff is shot on them, and getting the video off faster is a good thing.
    Apple should work with professional digital camera makers to create an interface so photos and videos can easily and quickly transfer to iPhone while you shoot. 
    Don't understand this whole sub-thread whatsoever. Thunderbolt/USB4 is basically the standard.

    Apple already has it implemented on the iPad Pros, on the Macs, and having it on the iPhone Pro models is a no-brainer. If camera makers want to implement fast transfers, they should implement TB/USB4. 40 gbit/s.

    Most of these ports will be limited by the PCIe lanes that the bus is attached to, with the vast majority at 4 lanes of PCIe 3, or 4 Gigabyte/s or 32 gbit/s. There will be meta information and bus oriented loss, so it mostly boils down to 2.5 to 3 Gigabyte/s. The storage has to support that read/write speed too.

    So a 0.5 TB ProRes RAW video will transfer in about 200 seconds. For USB protocols at say 0.6 Gigabyte/s (5 gigabit/s)? It would take about 900 sec. That's a huge difference, and definitely something that iPhone users that want to transfer large amounts of data will find quite valuable.

    iPhones will have a 2 TB storage level in the next model year or two if ProRes RAW or RAW photography is something a niche of iPhone Pro buyers users. The SoC hardware isn't there yet. Perhaps the next model year, and when it is, Thunderbolt would be required. And there TB5 is slated to double bandwidth to 80 gigabit/s, so there are pathways to improvement.
    watto_cobra
  • iPhone 15 Ultra: What it may look like, and what to expect in 2023

    sloaah said:
    Look at the Apple Watch. They have rounded bottom edges and the glass is part of the round, and the round is more parabolic than circular.
    The problem with this approach is that it exposes the glass directly to drops on the edge. For that reason, I think they will keep the glass flat and just curve the titanium.
    This won't stop them from doing it. They did it for the iPhone 8, X, XS, and 11. If they maintain the structural design from the iPhone 14, they have essentially designed for it by making display and back glass repairs more easily done.
    watto_cobra
  • iPhone 15 Ultra: What it may look like, and what to expect in 2023

    Where they put the transition from back glass to the metal sides will be interesting. These renders look horrible imo.

    Look at the Apple Watch. They have rounded bottom edges and the glass is part of the round, and the round is more parabolic than circular. The rounds on the Macs are also bigger.

    So, I think the round will be bigger than in these renders.
    watto_cobra
  • Musicians aren't losing out from streaming music, UK regulator says

    I don't think the share of money for musicians between the streaming world, MP3 world and physical media world isn't really that different. Their share of the revenue pie is always going to be low. So, no news?

    Streaming does allow for people to discover more music and for more niche musicians to find bigger audiences. It may not translate to a lot a money in terms of money for streamed music, but it gives these niche musicians more economic opportunity through concerts, contacts, and other stuff which they never had a real chance at before.
    watto_cobra
  • Apple scrapped a $49 Apple Pencil for iPhone, claims rumor

    with no pressure sensing and no battery needed, using a chip to power the stylus from the screen, similar to the Samsung S- Pen
    The latest Galaxy S Pen is a Bluetooth, battery operated device with pressure sensing. It uses a capacitor for energy storage, not a Lithium battery, and doesn't last very long. It charges inductively. Since it uses a capacitor, it can charge really fast.

    I don't get this whatsoever: "
    using a chip to power the stylus from the screen". So there is going to be a special driver chip in an iPad designed to sense this Maker Pencil? So, all Apple touchscreen devices will have to be updated with this chip?

    watto_cobra