At WWDC, Apple comes up with the next-generation iOS operating system for the iPhones and iPods (7th generation). The phone comes with several cool improved features and changes. The first major change is related to its home screen. The iPhone now supports widgets which can be dragged and dropped from the today screen to the home screen. You see a redesigned App library when swipe right from the home screen which contains every application on the device in a neat folder system. You can also remove the unused apps from the home screen without actually uninstalling it. Thanks to a new smart stack feature, you can stack widgets based on time, location, and activity.
Like many things on iOS, Siri also got a completely new redesigned interface as well. The new interface opens a tiny Siri blob at the bottom-center of the screen instead of taking the whole space. Similarly, whenever you receive a call, a new compact calling screen appears that doesn't cover the whole display. Apple has also introduced a new App clips support to iOS 14 that makes everything super easy for the users who don't want to install apps for small things. With this feature you can use some features of the app like purchasing coffee, making a restaurant reservation, etc. just by scanning the code. These app clips can also be shared in messages.
An existing feature of an iPad that allows you to make FaceTime video calls while using your phone at the same time has come to the iPhone with iOS 14. With the messaging app, you can pin up to 9 conversations at the top of the app. There is also support for new in-line replies that allows you to reply to a specific message in a conversation instead of a general message. The app also has a new Memoji option that includes additional hairstyles, face coverings, age, and stickers, etc. The iOS 14 has introduced some improvements in Apple Maps as well to provide specialized electric vehicle routes, cycling directions, etc.
The latest update also added a voice translation feature that lets you choose two languages, and translate your voice into the voice as well as text translation. The company is adding support for the U1 chip, which will be able to unlock cars without the need to take your iPhone out of the pocket. Apple has not revealed the exact date for the rollout of this new iOS 14 updates but has said that it will be available later this year. Typically, the new iOS rollout begins in September, just in time for the new iPhone launch. However, it remains to be seen if Apple sticks to the same timeline.
The release date of Apple's iPhone 12 is still a few months far, but we have already seen some leaks and rumors coming to the surface. Apple's fans are hoping that iPhone 12 gets some big changes to the design and OS. To be honest, we haven't seen any big improvements in the iPhone series since the iPhone X. Even the iPhone XS was a similar phone with very changes in the hardware here and there. The rumors suggest that Apple might release four phones in the next series that is unlikely. There might be an affordable version for iPhone 12 this year as well, the new iPhone SE become the hottest selling phone this year.
The recent rumors suggest the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are set to be released around the second week of September. It's almost always unveiled on a Tuesday too, so we can assume that it might be released on September 8 or September 15. Although, some rumors suggest that it might delay due to COVID-19 pandemic but it is unlikely to happen as Apple is a very disciplined company. As of May 2020, the most recent news on this subject comes from a report in The Wall Street Journal, which states that the production of the iPhone 12 has been delayed by around a month.
When it comes to the iPhone 12 price, it's likely to stay broadly in line with the current models. For reference, the iPhone 11 started at $699, the iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $1,099. As rumors, there will be four different sizes for iPhone 12 series to choose from. iPhone 12 with a 5.4-inch display, iPhone 12 Max, and iPhone 12 Pro with a 6.1-inch display, iPhone 12 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch display. Apple analyst Ming-Cho Kuo suggests that iPhone 12 will have a metal frame. The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max were available in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold alongside the Midnight Green. Those shades may remain for the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, but we've yet to hear any firm evidence those colors will return.
iPhone SE has already established itself as a deal-breaker even before its official launch with its $399 price tag. It's not the most expensive smartphone, but it has the potential to compete with a few priciest phones in the market. On a call with thestreet.com last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that this year's iPhone SE, an updated version of the iPhone SE released in 2016, has had an outstanding reception so far - from two constituencies in particular.
"I have seen a strong customer response to iPhone SE, which is our most affordable iPhone. But it appears that those customers are primarily coming from wanting a smaller form factor with the latest technology or coming over from Android," Cook said. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote recently that early iPhone SE sales were "better than expected," while also cautioning that overall iPhone sales are likely to drop 20% to 25% in the current quarter. Loup Ventures' Gene Munster also raised his sales outlook for the iPhone SE in late April, forecasting that the new model will account for about 20% of all iPhone sales over the next 12 months, equivalent to 30 million units.
iPhone SE has a retina HD display, with a 4.7-inch LCD multi-touch display and IPS technology. It has a 1330x750 pixel resolution at 326 PPI. The phone is available in white, black colors with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage capacity options. The device is powered by an A13 bionic chip that is the third-generation neural engine. The camera is a 12MP wide lens and can be zoomed by 5x digitally.
Apple iPhone XR was labeled as Apple's most affordable phone when it was launched back in the year 2018. It was also the best-selling smartphone of the year as well. A recent survey by Ting, which asked 3,000 people about their last smartphone upgrade, found that 22% switched to iPhone from Android, whereas only 6% made the reverse switch. Price -- not necessarily features -- is the primary motivating factor for many consumers.
Despite Trump Administration Ban on Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Huawei, it is successfully making the waves in the industry with its breath-taking smartphones. The Huawei P30 Pro is no exception. It has an amazingly sleek design, an incredible quad-camera setup with 10x hybrid zoom and a huge battery that promises a day-long survival even with moderate use.
Apple\'s design is fairly familiar and under some criticism due to camera setup at the rear side. So which is better? Apple iPhone 11 Pro or P30 Pro. Apple didn\'t create any drastic changes in the design of the smartphone and yes the camera module is much wider. The whole back is a single sheet of glass instead of having a metal camera module sticking out of it.
The iPhone comes with distinctive colors but overall it has an immersive screen, with minimal builds and looks and feels premium which justifies its cost to some extent as well. The P30Pro has the more visual appearance but has a much larger bottom notch as compared to the iPhone. Apple went for a 6.5-inch display for 11 Pro max whereas the Huawei has a 6.47-inch display. The P30 Pro has an FHD+ OLED screen with 1080 resolution whereas the iPhone 11 Pro has a super retina XDR OLED screen with a bit higher resolution at 2436 x 1125.
The Huawei\'s P30 Pro has a 10x hybrid zoom camera and gives amazing results as compared to other smartphone cameras with digital zoom. It has 40MP wide-angle, 20MP ultra-wide, 8MP zoom, and time-of-flight sensors. Meanwhile, Apple made a trio of 12MP back cameras with enhancements to smart HDR processing and excellent night mode. the P30 Pro is fast in everyday usage but the iPhone 11 Pro has the extra raw power of A12\'s fusion chip.
Changing Power buttons are a reflection of design trends in modern technology. When smartphones first came almost a decade ago, nearly every phone had a power button the top of the device. As screen sizes become bigger, and that top edge went higher and higher in the position beyond the reach of a normal user's hand, the power button re-positioned to the side of the device. When screens grew larger and home buttons went extinct, the power button got built-in fingerprint sensors. And Apple is no different: the iPhone power button experiences the same trends.
So when Apple completely removed the home button, it made two significant changes about the power button, too. First, the power button on the iPhone X is twice as big as its predecessor, so it's always easy to press it. And it now activates Siri when held down, instead of offering the shutdown prompt (the other main function of the iPhone home button). Both of these shifts make sense and was approved by users with open heart. iPhones were getting bigger, and making the button easier to press is a natural extension of that. And as the last major button left on the phone, having the power button trigger Siri was essentially the only option.
It was a difficult-to-adjust change at first, but the difference is a positive one, I think. I use Siri for simple things like setting alarms and adding reminders to return Amazon packages far more than I did to turn off my phone. And putting that function in the power button - which I nearly always have a thumb on when holding my phone, even more so than the home button - makes it even more accessible. Plus, the bigger button is just more enjoyable to press, especially on brand-new devices when the click is still nice and crisp.