Essential Apple User Magazine

Essential Apple User Magazine November 2020

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2020 might have been a bad year for most of the world, but it’s been a great year for Apple. The Cupertino-based company has released an amazing new series of iPhones, two great iPads and new operating systems for its mobile devices, with a new version of macOS still to come. This issue, we take a look at them all. “The four new iPhones, including the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12 Pro Max, look absolutely great. With new tougher screens, better cameras, more power and that all important 5G cellular networking, these are truly the smartphones to take the iPhone into the third decade of the 21st century.” The New iPhones Unleashed, Page 10…

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apple one the new subscription service

Apple One What You Can Get Apple has some great subscription services, such as Apple TV+ for streaming original TV shows and movies, Apple Music for audio streaming and Apple Arcade for gamers. None of them are expensive but from Autumn 2020, you can save money by subscribing to Apple One instead. Apple One is available in three packages; Individual includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and 50GB of iCloud storage for £14.95/$14.95/14,95 € per month. Family includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and 200GB of iCloud storage for £19.95/$19.95/19,95 € per month, and can be shared among up to six family members. Premier, where available, includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+ and 2TB of iCloud storage for £29.95/$29.95 per month; and can again be…

4 min
the new ipad air + most advanced chip ever

Edge-to-Edge Screen Unlike previous models of the iPad Air, the fourth generation model has an edge to edge screen. Like the recent versions of the iPad Pro, there’s no Home button on the new iPad Air. Instead, the touchscreen extends all the way to the bottom of the device, with very little bezel. This has allowed for a larger, 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with 3.8 million pixels. The screen also boasts advanced technologies and features such as full lamination, P3 wide colour support, True Tone and an antireflective coating to cut down on glare. Liquid Retina Display The iPad Air, Fourth Generation is compatible with the new keyboards such as the Magic Keyboard with built-in trackpad, Smart Keyboard Folio and new Smart Folio covers, and also the Apple Pencil Second Generation. New Touch ID…

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the iphone 12 and iphone 12 mini’s cameras

You’d expect the iPhone 12, and its smaller stable mate the iPhone 12 mini, to have good cameras. They’re iPhones, after all. Even so, some of the advances made by the new advanced dual camera system took us by surprise. Harnessing the camera’s dual lens system and the computational power of the A14 Bionic chip, with the latest iPhones excellent photos are within anyone’s range. Dual Cameras The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini have two cameras. The upper-most camera is a 12MP Ultra Wide device, featuring an ƒ/2.4 aperture, a five-element lens, 13 mm focal length and a 120-degree field of view. Below it is the new Wide camera with an ƒ/1.6 aperture, seven-element lens, 26 mm focal length and more. It’s the fastest camera yet on the iPhone, allowing around…

7 min
big sur takeaway

Command Centre: The Command Centre is Big Sur’s one-stop-shop for accessing the system’s Wi-Fi, display brightness, volume controls, Do Not Disturb and more. Widgets: Widgets are accessed from the Notifications menu, scroll through the notifications to the bottom and click Edit Widgets. The Widgets can be dragged into position and are continually updated, so check back regularly for more content. Notifications: Remember to click on the date/time in the top-right corner of the desktop to get to your recent notifications. Notifications are grouped and clicking on the group will expand the individual messages. Launchpad: The Launchpad, from the Dock, is where you’ll find your installed apps. Remember to scroll to the right to see more apps as they’re installed and check app group folders, such as Other, for more. Dock: The Dock is a…

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which iphone is for you?

If you haven’t yet chosen a 12-series iPhone, or simply want to see how your own stands up against the others in the family, take a look at our breakdown of each different model. As you will see, some things are the same across the iPhone family; they all boast powerful new 5G cellular networking, for example, and they all have an A14 Bionic processor. But other things are different. What screen size do you prefer? The iPhone 12 range has everything from the 5.4” iPhone 12 mini to the 6.7” iPhone 12 Pro Max. The Pro and regular families come in different colour options too. Let’s take a look at the different phones in the iPhone 12 series, and how they measure up against each other. “It’s remarkable to think about…