YouTuber MrBeast (aka Jimmy Donaldson) has a gargantuan following on the video sharing platform, or somewhere along the lines of 38-million, so it’s no surprise that he decided to create an app-based challenge unlike any other. Called “Finger on the App,” this piece of software was developed in partnership with internet startup MSCHF, and the winner would have been the player who could keep their finger in constant contact with the app the longest. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Apple CarKey is a new feature in iOS 14 that works exactly as it sounds. It’s a digital car key that give users a secure way to use their iPhone or Apple Watch to unlock as well as start their car. They can even be shared using Messages, or disabled through iCloud if a device is lost. This functionality will go live later this year through NFC, possibly at the time of the iPhone 12 launch, for the 2021 BMW 5 Series. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Jin Store
We’re just a few months away from the official iPhone 12 reveal, which is expected to happen some time in September at an Apple press event. To kick things off this week, New Zealand-based Apple Premium Reseller Jin Store leaked some alleged mockups based on CAD models. They show the base 5.4″ iPhone 12, 6.1″ iPhone 12 Max, 6.1″ iPhone 12 Pro, and the largest model, a 6.7″ iPhone 12 Pro Max. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Pablo Escobar’s biological brother, Roberto de Jesús Escobar Gaviria, announced today a limited edition run of gold-plated iPhone 11 Pro 256GB handsets, and they’ll set you back just $499. The one caveat is that these were formerly damaged phones, or to be more specific, damaged screen damage and / or water issues. They were bought, fixed, and then gold-plated. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Many details have leaked about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12, including a detail on how the 6.1 and 6.7-inch displays on the Pro models will be capable of a 120Hz refresh rate, with the ability to switch down to 60Hz dynamically to conserve battery life. What if Apple decided to catch everyone off guard with an additional foldable model? Read more for a video showing how such a device could look.
For those looking to upgrade to Apple’s next-generation iPhone 12, you may want to opt for the Pro 6.1″ / 6.7″ models, as it is reportedly getting a 120Hz refresh rate ProMotion display, revamped Face ID technology, improved night / portrait photography modes, and lots more. The ProMotion display boasts an adaptive refresh rate that can automatically switch between 120Hz, 60Hz or even 24Hz, based on the usage scenario, thus improving battery life. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Louis Berger via Yanko Design
If Apple were to one day merge the Apple Watch and iPhone into a single device, it might look similar to this concept by designer Louis Berger. Simply put, the iPhone’s camera module would be removable and can be docked in its own Mosaic case, worn around your neck, or possible even as a smartwatch with some bands. There’s a tiny micro LED display showing notifications on the camera lens side, and a full screen on the other. Read more for additional pictures.
EverythingApplePro and XDA’s Max Weinbach have managed to get their hands on the iPhone 12 Pro Max 5G CAD render, confirming its iPad Pro-like flat edges as well as a built-in LiDAR scanner. For now, Apple looks to be keeping the Face ID/True Depth camera notch, albeit a slightly smaller one, though an under-display Touch ID sensor could be a possibility. Read more for a video and additional information.
Apple’s new iPhone SE will be available in three beautiful colors — black, white and (PRODUCT)RED — for pre-order beginning Friday, April 17, pried from $399 USD. It boasts a 4.7-inch Retina HD display and a chassis made of aerospace-grade aluminum , while the rear glass finish includes a centered Apple logo manufactured with a seven-layer color process for precise hue and opacity. Its IP67 rating means that it’s water resistant up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Apple is all but certain to be releasing their next-generation iPhone 12 later this year, with many leaks already confirming the various models, and now, Lets Go Digital partnered with Concept Creator to give us a sneak peek. The base model is reported to feature a 5.4-inch OLED screen with a dual rear camera setup. Read more for a video and additional information.