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review: iphone 12

Price: £799 from fave.co/2URCCYp There used to be a theory that you should always order the second-cheapest wine on the menu, on the basis that it offers the best balance of value for money and not tasting awful. The second-cheapest wine on Apple’s menu this autumn is the iPhone 12, but is it vintage or has it corked? We evaluate the device’s camera performance, run speed, graphics and battery tests, discuss its new-look design and help you decide if this is right for you. DESIGN Since 2014, every iPhone except one (the original SE) has followed largely the same curvaceous design. But those days are over. The iPhone 12 is simultaneously groundbreaking and old-fashioned. Its square-edged design is strongly reminiscent of the iPhone 4, yet it combines this retro-feeling angular chassis with a…

4 min.
apple is right: 1080p is all we need for phone screens

I have seen the light. Or more specifically, I have seen the brightness, contrast and pixel density. After weeks of testing, I’m ready to declare the iPhone 12’s Full HD (1,920x1,080, or 1080p) screen just as good as the Note20 Ultra’s WQHD (2,560x1,440) one, if not better. Android phone makers have convinced us that we need 2K or higher screens to get the best viewing experience, but that’s just not the case. I don’t want to make this about Apple vs Android, but the fact of the matter is, we never needed displays with WQHD+ resolution. We simply wanted them – or rather, phone makers convinced us that we wanted them. Full HD displays have become relegated to budget Android phones as more emphasis is placed on immersive, edge-to-edge, pixel-packed experiences.…

2 min.
apple cuts app store rates in half for some but no, fortnite isn’t coming back

After months of litigation, hard feelings and angry tweets, Apple has announced a major change to its App Store developer programme. Instead of the standard 30 per cent fee that it has collected since the App Store launched in 2008, Apple will now collect just 15 per cent for most of the apps and games sold in the store. The terms of the new programme, which begins on 1 January 2021, are as follows: • Existing developers who made up to $1 million in 2020 for all of their apps, as well as developers new to the App Store, can qualify for the programme and the reduced commission. • If a participating developer surpasses the $1 million threshold, the standard commission rate will apply for the remainder of the year. • If a…

2 min.
the best magsafe cases for the iphone 12

If you’ve bought a new iPhone 12, you know all about the new design, display, camera and iOS 14 enhancements, but there’s one new feature you might not have tried yet: MagSafe. Apple’s new charging system doesn’t quite work out of the box – you’ll need to pony up for some extra equipment to get it to work. Here’s where you should spend your money. CLEAR CASE WITH MAGSAFE Price: £49 from fave.co/2J9cmWP Should you buy it: If you want to show off your iPhone 12’s natural colour and still keep it in an Apple case, this is your only option. It’s a fine case in that it’s sturdy and should protect your phone from bumps and bruises, but it’s still very hard to remove, very easy to smudge, and has a giant…

6 min.
review: iphone 12 pro max

Price: £1,099 from fave.co/2UPKVUA The iPhone 12 Pro Max is big. Just slightly taller and wider than the iPhone 11 Pro Max (which was already more than a handful), it is most certainly not for those who insist on one-handed operation. If you’re a big phone kind of person, you’ll probably find the Max version of the iPhone 12 Pro to be worth its £1,099 starting price. While its new camera is only a tiny bit better, the expansive display and incredible battery life make it worth every penny of its price premium. DESIGN The iPhone 12 Pro Max is essentially just a larger iPhone 12 Pro. It’s exactly the same phone in the same colours with the same thickness and style, same display, same A14 chip, same LiDAR, same MagSafe support... just…

1 min.
apple to pay another $113m in batterygate scandal

Apple has been sentenced to pay an additional $113 million (around £85.1m) in damages following the high-profile Batterygate scandal, as per a report in the Washington Post. In short, Batterygate relates to Apple’s decision to deliberately slow down older mobile phones, without informing customers. According to Apple, the purpose of the change was to prevent the devices from shutting down prematurely due to worn out batteries, but that was not an explanation that was accepted by everyone. Last spring Apple chose to enter into a settlement in the case. At the time the company offered $25 each to affected Americans, which totalled $500 million (£421.1m). Apple apologized for the incident back in 2018 and offered replacement batteries at a discounted price. In addition, it has since made it possible for iOS users…