Essential Apple User Magazine December 2020

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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Papercut Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
£2.49
£16.66
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
the new iphones unleashed

On 13th October 2020, Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the stage in the Steve Jobs Theater once more for an important Apple keynote. Yet the seats were empty. Due to restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus epidemic, there was no live audience to watch the unveiling of the new iPhone, no whoops and cheers whenever a new feature was announced and no extended round of applause at the end. Instead, we all sat at home in front of our Macs, iPads and iPhones, watching as the event was streamed live around the world. “We’re once again pushing the boundaries… photography advancements, Super Retina XDR displays, new Ceramic Shield front cover, a new level in a new form factor that’s as beautiful as it is durable…” Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president…

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3 min
meet the iphone 12 and mini!

On 13th October 2020, Apple lifted the lid on the new 12-series iPhones, including the go-to model, the iPhone 12. Featuring a beautiful new design and packed with innovative features such as the A14 Bionic processor, an advanced dual-camera system and a Super Retina XDR display with the Ceramic Shield front cover, it takes Apple’s smartphone range to the next level. Throw in 5G compatibility, MagSafe wireless charging and an awesome range of colours, and you have a very desirable product indeed. Across the next few pages, we take an in-depth look at the iPhone 12 and its stunning new features. Getting Into Shape. The iPhone 12 features a return to the straight-edged, flatscreen format last seen on the iPhone 5s. This allows the aluminium frame and glass to stay flush front…

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3 min
meet the iphone 12 pro and pro max!

On 13th October 2020, Apple lifted the lid on the new 12-series iPhones, including its flagship model, the iPhone 12 Pro. Featuring a beautiful new design and packed with innovative features such as the A14 Bionic processor, an advanced Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto camera system and a Super Retina XDR display with the Ceramic Shield front cover, it takes Apple’s high-end smartphone range to the next level. Throw in 5G compatibility, MagSafe wireless charging and an awesome range of colours, and you have a very desirable product indeed. Across the next few pages, we take an in-depth look at the iPhone 12 Pro and its stunning new features. Getting Into Shape. The iPhone 12 Pro features a return to the straight-edged, flat-screen format last seen on the iPhone 5s. This allows…

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3 min
5g arrives!

What is 5G? 5G is the latest standard for getting onto the Internet with your smartphone. It follows previous standards 3G and 4G. Most major mobile phone networks offer 5G services, and if you’re somewhere where there isn’t 5G coverage, your iPhone can still use older 3G and 4G networks too. The new 5G standard is much faster than previous cellular technologies, making downloads faster, video streaming more reliable and online gaming snappier. It’s also much better at coping when there are lots of devices close by, all accessing cellular data networks at once. We’ve all had problems going online with mobile devices when in a crowd, right? With 5G, this is much less of a problem. “The arrival of 5G marks the beginning of a new era for iPhone, and we’re thrilled…

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3 min
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…

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4 min
the iphone 12 pro and iphone 12 pro max’s cameras

The iPhone Pro boasts three separate lenses and a LiDAR scanner for mapping out your environment with beams of light. Combining the power of the Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras with features built in to the fastest-ever mobile phone CPU, the A14 Bionic chip, the pro-level iPhone continues to achieve pro-level photography. But what’s so special about it, and why? Three Great Lenses The iPhone 12 Pro features a new Wide camera with a seven-element lens. It has an ƒ/1.6 aperture, the fastest ever on an iPhone, for 27 percent improved low-light performance in photo and video. This means more light reaches the sensor, leading to better photos and videos, with less noise and speckling. The Ultra Wide camera has a 120-degree field of view, perfect for capturing more scenery in tight…

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