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‘Special Apple Event’ on October 13

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Apple has sent invites for a ‘special Apple event’ on October 13, which is likely to be the iPhone 12 launch event. Apple invites often contain hints about what to expect, but this Apple event invite just shows a series of circles, and the words “Hi, Speed.” That could be a hint towards 5G speeds, as the new iPhone 12 models are expected to support high-speed 5G connectivity.

The October event would be Apple’s second fall announcement. Last month, Apple held an hour-long event that marked the debut of the Apple Watch Series 6 and new iPad Air. However, Apple didn’t announce the upcoming iPhone 12 during the September event.

There have been a number of leaks about the upcoming Apple event, and aside from the usual models of the iPhone, there are rumors that the iPhone 12 lineup will also include an iPhone 12 Mini, or four variants in total — the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone 12 Mini. According to leaks, the Mini will have a 5.4-inch display, while the iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch display.

Other reports suggest that the upcoming iPhone 12 models might be more expensive than in previous years. Although early speculation suggested a price of $699 to $749 (roughly Rs. 51,300 to Rs. 55,000) later leaks have suggested that the Bill of Materials (BOM) has gone up for the iPhone 12, and it could start at $749. This increase is believed to be due to the support for 5G on the phone. At the same time, some leaks suggest that only the iPhone 12 Pro Max will come with the faster mmWave 5G technology, while other models of the phone will support the more common Sub-6GHz 5G.

Of course, the price of the phones when they come to India will not be a direct conversion from the dollar value but will be higher as other costs including shipping, customs, taxes, and more need to be factored into the equation as well.

It is also expected that Apple will not include a charging cable with the iPhones. Apple has already started removing chargers from its products as we saw with the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE models, as well as the new iPad. Although some people see this as unnecessary cost cutting, for people who are already a part of Apple’s ecosystem, this could cut down on clutter and waste, some have argued.

Beyond that we know a few more details about the upcoming iPhones — a leak about the iPhone 12 Pro hints at a LiDAR camera, and a separate leak suggests that the phones will not come with 120Hz displays.

The date and time

Well, there’s no venue announced in the way there usually is, because it’s another virtual event. It’s set for next Tuesday, October 13, and starts at 10 AM Pacific, that’s 1 PM Eastern, 6 PM U.K.

The invite

Look closely and you can always find some clues. Last time around, the words Time Flies told us to expect the next Apple Watch. This time, Apple has said: “Hi, Speed.”

There are two things to deduce from that: first, the A14 Bionic chip is going to be extremely fast. Second, one of the most open secrets about the iPhone 12, that it will be the first iPhone with 5G connectivity, is as good as confirmed.

Then there’s the main design itself: the Apple logo in gleaming golden orange, surrounded by four circles of different sizes in deep blue. Four sizes fit with what we think we know about this year’s iPhones, that it will come in four versions, one with a 5.4in display, two with 6.1in screens, and a big 6.7in display model.

How about the colors? These are always illuminating in Apple’s invites. This time last year the colors were exactly prefiguring the colors the iPhone 12 would come in. And last month’s invite had an emphasis on the color blue, which turned out to be the headlining shade for both the Apple Watch Series 6 and the iPad Air which were announced.

We’ve heard rumors of a navy-blue iPhone this year, so that’s certainly there in this invitation, and the Apple Watch that was announced in September also featured a newly refreshed gold color. So, perhaps the next iPhone will come in a similarly new-minted gold shade.

Like the last invite, this one has an augmented reality element. If you go to Apple’s event page on an iPhone or iPad and tap the logo, it will turn into scores of balls floating around the room, spelling out the date of the event. This is not a certain indication that the iPhone 12 will have a LiDAR scanner on it, but it’s a clue that one version may do. Maybe the circles indicate an outward movement, like sound waves emanating from a speaker, or headphones. Well, that would fit with the suggestion that new AirPods are coming, in the form of AirPods Studio, which is over-ear headphones.

This, by the way, fits with an indication that some rival headphones and speaker brands are being removed from Apple Store shelves (virtual or physical). Not to mention that talented leaker Jon Prosser has claimed that the first batch of AirPods Studio mass production ends in October, so that would fit, too. So, perhaps the HomePod Mini – that may not be its final name – is on its way on October 13, too. This would be a smaller, more affordable version of the HomePod smart speaker and has been rumored for some time.

Beyond the invitation

It’s highly possible there could be more products than the above – Apple’s invites never give everything away. One possibility is that the next Apple TV will be announced. Or maybe even an iPad Pro with the new A14 Bionic chip, or a version of it, on board, though I personally think that’s unlikely.

Oh, and AirTags, the tiny location trackers to help you find your lost spectacles, keys or whatever else you’ve attached the tag to, which have been long rumored, could be announced as well.

It’s finally here: Apple has announced that its iPhone event will take place on October 13th, with the invitation teasing the announcement with the phrase “Hi, Speed.”

It’s no surprise that this year’s iPhone event is a bit later than normal, as Apple said in July that the iPhone would miss its usual September launch window. The later launch is likely due to delays created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Apple hasn’t totally sat out of fall hardware season, though, unveiling new Apple Watches and iPads in a mid-September event.

The rumored iPhone 12 lineup is expected to have a new design with squared-off edges (perhaps similar to the iPad Pro) and support for 5G networks. It’s also supposed to come in four different models, including a new 5.4-inch size (which would be smaller than the iPhone 11 Pro) and a 6.7-inch size (which would be the largest iPhone ever). But if you were hoping that the new iPhones would have buttery-smooth 120Hz refresh rates, well, you might have to wait for another year. If you want to know more about what’s rumored for the new iPhones, we’ve got a full roundup of everything we think we know right here.

Apple is rumored to have a number of other products in the works, including new over-ear headphones, a smaller and more affordable HomePod, and a competitor to Tile’s location tracking tags that are apparently called AirTags. There’s always the chance Apple shares more about those at the event. And Apple announced in June that it would be releasing its first ARM-based Mac by the end of this year, so we could learn more about that, too.

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Oppo and Vivo commits 3 years of software support for its X Series phones

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Recently there found a trend like major smartphone manufacturers extending the software support for their premium smartphones. Oppo confirmed to Android Planet that the Find X3 series will extend their software support from two to three years in total. Generally, Oppo giving two years of software support for their smartphones. If all works fine as heard, then the latest Find X3 series phones are eligible for at least two Android version updates (Android 12 and Android 13)updates. And Vivo also going the same way for its X-series. It’s been said like models launched after July 2021 will be eligible for three major Android OS upgrades and security updates according to the press release.

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OnePlus 9 series, launch date and specifications

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OnePlus is planning to launch its three flagship smartphones in India on March 23, 2021. As per the latest report, OnePlus is ready to launch the below smartphones on the launch day.

OnePlus 9
OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus 9E

We assume the first two smartphones will have similar dimensions but the Pro model might include top-end features. And the OnePlus 9E might be the replacement for the current OnePlus Nord. Currently, there are more teasers telling about the appearance (both front and back)of the smartphone in detail. At this time we can only predict the price range for these phones like 40000,48000 and 30000 respectively in India.

 

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Budget Smartphone selection for 2021 January

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Best economic mobile phones for January 2021

Nowadays mobile phones are used for several purposes. Some of them are important and some of them for time pass.

What are the main use of mobile phones?

  1. Make calls
  2. Send Messages
  3. Surf Websites
  4. Capture your best moments
  5. Enter into online and offline applications.

To fulfill this, and average person only need a phone with price around 10,000 RS. Selecting a phone with maximum features is a himalayan task for few. Here are my list of budget phones for the month of January 2021.

5. Realme C15 3GB 32 GB

Realme C15 only have 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. You might be wondering why this phone entered into my top 5 budget phone list for the new decade.

Following are key elements making the Realme C15 in my favorite list.

  • 6.52 inch HD Display
  • 13MP AI Quad Camera
  • 6000 mAh battery

Realme C15 can be preferred for those who are looking for a good photography experience and huge battery backup.

4. Redmi 9 Prime 4GB 64GB

Redmi 9 Prime outperformed Realme C15 with its 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.

Other few features are

  • A descent 5020 mAh battery
  • 6.53 full HD Display
  • AI Quad Camera

3. Oppo A5 2020 3GB 64GB

Oppo A5 beaten Redmi 9 Prime with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Octa core processor. I personally like Qualcomm processors over MediaTek.

Key other features include

  • 64 GB internal memory
  • Snapdragon 665 Octa Core Processor
  • 5000 mAh battery

2. Samsung Galaxy M11 3GB 32 GB

Even though the Galaxy M11 comes with 3GB RAM 32GB internal memory, the position of the selfi Camera given rank 2 in my list. Most of the under 10K range Smartphones comes with water drop Camera. Hence the punch hole Camera in the Galaxy M11 making it favorable for many. Moreover Samsung has more brand value than the other phones in the list. At least from my point for view. There is no need for an argument at this time.

Here are some of the other key features

  • Expandable memory support upto 512GB
  • Qualcomm octa core processor
  • 5000 mAh battery

1. Redmi 9 4GB 128 GB

While seeing the heading itself you might have noticed the heavy internal memory. Getting a Smartphone with 128GB under 10K is the only reason making Redmi 9 in the top of my list. 4GB RAM and 128GB internal memory gives enough room  for us store and capture whatever we wants.

Other Key features are

  • 5000 mAh battery
  • 6.53 HD display

Note: I have checked our main online ecommerce websites prior to writing this article. There might be small variations in the price when you check the price online. Sellers keep changing in Flipkart and Amazon. I’m sure that these phones can be purchased within 10000RS. If you see the price above 10000RS, please visit the site on a later point so that the seller with less price shows again.

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