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iPhone 14 Pro users report critical camera shaking issue on big apps

Jak Connor | Sep 20, 2022 12:36 AM CDT

A group of individuals that picked up Apple's latest flagship phone is reporting experiencing a glitch with their rear camera.

Apple's newest iPhone, the iPhone 14 Pro, has been released and with a selection of new features such as the dynamic island, screen brightness, and camera upgrades, is reports of an unwanted feature that occurs when users attempt to use the camera in certain apps. YouTuber Luke Miani shared a video of his iPhone Pro Max in the Snapchat app, and the camera appears to be shaking while also making a rattling noise. In the video, you can hear Miani say that "you can see it moving," referencing the camera lens on the back of the phone.

In a YouTube video, Miani said that he went back to the Apple store to report the issue and exchanged his defective phone for a new one. However, Miani hasn't been alone, as technology content creator Naaackers reported finding "the first iPhone 14 Pro Max bug" while using TikTok. The issue was the same as Miani, screen shaking accompanied by an unsettling crackling coming from the camera region of the phone.

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Elon Musk confirms talks with Apple about enabling Starlink for iPhone

Jak Connor | Sep 10, 2022 12:06 AM CDT

Apple has recently revealed the new iPhone 14, and according to Apple's "Far Out" event presentation, the new device supports satellite connectivity for the first time.

The iPhone 14 is the very first Apple product to support satellite connectivity, and the company is marketing the connectivity as an emergency feature that is only meant to be used in dire situations. Apple says the feature isn't designed to replace cellular connectivity, but that hasn't stopped speculative questions such as a possible partnership between SpaceX and its Starlink satellite internet service and Apple.

Twitter user Zack tweeted, tagging SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on his personal Twitter account, and said that he was hopeful that Apple eventually partners with SpaceX to assist this new emergency SOS feature, which sparked a reply from Musk, who confirmed that SpaceX has had "promising" conversations with Apple about Starlink connectivity. The SpaceX CEO also praised Apple's iPhone team, describing them as "super smart".

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says to buy an iPhone to fix texting with Android

Jak Connor | Sep 9, 2022 3:03 AM CDT

Following the reveal of the iPhone 14, Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to questions about fixing the texting problem between Android devices and iPhones.

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Tim Cook.

The Verge has reported that Cook was asked about the current situation between Android and iPhone when it comes to text messages coming through in lower quality. The question is in regards to Apple refusing to adopt Rich Communication Services (RCS), which is essentially an upgraded SMS communication protocol that enables high-quality multimedia files to be sent/received, read receipts, typing indicators as well as texting over Wi-Fi between Android and Apple devices.

There has been a long-standing debate between Apple and Android over its decision to avoid RCS, largely stemming from the blue versus green text bubble war. Apple adopting RCS would end the war of the blue and green bubbles, and make texting between both services much more seamless for all users. For these reasons and more individuals have expressed that Apple is intentionally making texting non-iPhone mobile phones difficult to retain users in its own messaging service, iMessage.

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Apple iPhone 15 Pro 'to be the most powerful 2023 phone' with 3nm chip

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 1, 2022 8:43 PM CDT

Apple is expected to launch its iPhone 14 on September 7 at its 'Far Out' event, but after that is released the next-gen iPhone 15 Pro will arrive next year and will be the "most powerful 2023 phone" thanks to its next-gen 3nm chip inside made by TSMC.

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Right now we have a limitation of 5nm and 4nm chips inside of smartphones, with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8 Gen2 being made on TSMC's 4nm process node, and Apple's new A16 being made on TSMC's 5nm process node. But in 2023, Apple is waiting for the stars to align for TSMC to have its N3 enhanced "N3E" mode ready for its nextr-gen A17 chipset to be made on TSMC's wicked new 3nm process node.

TSMC's new 3nm process node + Apple A17 + iPhone 15 Pro = most powerful smartphone of 2023? I guess we'll have to wait and see, but TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) held its Q2 earnings call recently, with TSMC CEO C. C. Wei said: "N3E will further extend our N3 family with enhanced performance, power and yield. We observed a high level of customer engagement at N3E, and volume production is scheduled for around one year after N3".

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Apple announces special 'Far Out' event: iPhone 14 on September 7

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 25, 2022 9:27 PM CDT

Apple has now officially confirmed it is hosting an event on September 7, where we'll be introduced to the new iPhone 14 family of smartphones, and I'm sure much more.

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The company has announced its new "Far Out" event for September 7 at 10AM PST, at the Steve Jobs Theatre on Apple Park in Cupertino, California. Apple being Apple, there isn't much more meat on the bone here in terms of news or announcements... but we know that the month of September = is new iPhone month.

As for the new iPhone 14, Apple is expected to nix the smaller 5.4-inch model when it comes to the new iPhone 14, upgrading to a larger standard 6.1-inch display on the regular iPhone 14, and a larger 6.7-inch display on the iPhone 14 Pro.

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iMessage will soon get edit and unsend on iPhone, here's how to do it

Jak Connor | Aug 19, 2022 3:31 AM CDT

Apple is on the cusp of releasing its new iOS 16 iPhone software which is expected to bring new features to users.

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Apple users will rejoice at the thought of being able to edit and unsend messages on iMessage, and that will soon become a reality with the coming iOS 15 iPhone software update. Reports indicate that users will be able to hold down sent messages to receive an options menu, and inside of this menu, there will be the "edit" option along with the "unsend" option.

The new feature has already been rolled out to the public beta, which is available to download right now if you choose to opt-in. If you don't opt-in to receive the beta, you will have to wait until sometime in September to receive the feature. Additionally, you will need an iPhone released in 2017 or later to use it. Once the update has been downloaded, whether you have opted into the beta or waited until the full release, here's what you'll need to know to use the new features.

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Apple pencils in September 7 for its new iPhone 14 announcement

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 18, 2022 6:28 PM CDT

Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone 14 family of smartphones in September, with news that the iPhone 14 launch event will kick off on September 7.

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Bloomberg's Mark Gurman is reporting that Apple will announce the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro smartphones on September 7, alongside the new Apple Watch Series 8 wearable. Apple is expected to nix the smaller 5.4-inch model iPhone 14, upgrading to a larger standard 6.1-inch display on the regular iPhone 14, and a larger 6.7-inch display on the iPhone 14 Pro.

Inside, we're expecting Apple to use the same A16 chip inside of the higher-end iPhone 14 Pro, while the regular iPhone 14 will use the A15 chip that is inside of the iPhone 13. The higher-end iPhone 14 Pro will also have some big camera upgrades: a new "pill-shaped" hole for the FaceID sensors, and a hole-punch-sized space for the camera.

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Android flagship smartphones in 2023: Snapdragon 8 Gen2 made by TSMC

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 15, 2022 10:31 PM CDT

Qualcomm and TSMC look to absolutely dominate the flagship Android smartphone market in 2023, where we are expecting all 2023 premium Android-powered smartphones to feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen2 chip made by TSMC.

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Leaker "Ice Universe" tweeted criticisms of Samsung's chip fabrication technology, calling it a "disastrous experience" and so he should: it's that bad Samsung is ditching its in-house Exynos SoCs to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen2 in their next-gen Galaxy S23 smartphones in 2023.

Normally we'd see Samsung split its Galaxy smartphones into two camps: one market with in-house Samsung Exynos SoCs and other markets with Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs. But in 2023, all roads lead to Qualcomm and its next-gen Snapdragon 8 Gen2 SoC made on TSMC's next-gen 4nm process node.

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XMG's new NEO 17 gaming laptop: Ryzen 9 6900HX + GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 14, 2022 10:12 PM CDT

XMG has formally announced its new NEO 17 and NEO 15 gaming laptops, packing the flagship AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor, and NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU.

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The new XMG NEO 17 gaming laptop features an interesting 16:10 aspect ratio display with a native 2560 x 1600 resolution, CHERRY's MX ULP Tactile switches on the keyboard, the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor, and up to NVIDIA's fastest GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Mobile GPU.

Inside, the XMG NEO 17 gaming laptop has the 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 9 6900HX processor, and 3 x GPU choices from NVIDIA: the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, GeForce RTX 3080, and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. The flagship NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Mobile GPU has 16GB of GDDR6 memory and a 175W TGP (split into 150W + 25W through Dynamic Boost 2.0 technology) but can be run at full power permanently, for the ultimate in performance, all the time.

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Google takes jab at Apple over messaging between Android and iPhones

Jak Connor | Aug 10, 2022 2:34 AM CDT

Google has taken to its website to take another swing at Apple over its text messaging and how videos appear blurry when sent from an Android device to an iPhone.

Google has swung at Apple over what it calls the company's failure to improve the user experience between iOS and Android users, citing the infamous down-scaling of multimedia sent from an Android device to an iOS, in particular, videos. This isn't the first time Google has openly come after Apple for its lack of updates between the two platforms, as the Android team released an "unofficial lyric" to the recently released Drake song "Texts Go Green".

Google is pushing for Apple to adopt what it calls the "modern industry standard" for text messaging - Rich Communication Services (RCS). Google states that the problem between Android and iPhone texting are because "Apple refuses to adopt modern texting standards when people with iPhones and Android phones text each other", per Google's website. Google calls for Apple to fix the green and blue bubbles as well as "texting for everyone".

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