Apple yesterday announced the M1 Apple Silicon-powered MacBook Air. While the exterior design of the new MacBook Air is the same as the Intel-based model it replaces, there are some major under the hood changes which have led to a noticeable increase in performance and battery life. If you are considering buying the new M1 MacBook Air, check out our comparison below to know how it is different and better than the Intel-based MacBook Air.
It has been a busy year for Apple as it concludes the ‘One More Thing’ event. In the past two months, Apple has hosted two events and announced a slew of new devices. Apple has finally pulled the wraps from its very own M1 Apple Silicon chip and unveiled a series of devices powered by the new chip. Let us take a closer look at each of the announcements and the new things they have to offer.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is Apple’s latest flagship smartphone. It offers plenty of additional features over its predecessor, the iPhone 11 Pro Max. However, as we concluded in our last comparison post, it isn’t worth upgrading from the iPhone 11 Pro Max to the iPhone 12 Pro Max; it simply isn’t worth spending the extra money. But what if you have an iPhone XS Max? Is it worth upgrading from the iPhone XS Max to the iPhone 12 Pro Max? Let’s find out.
Apple highlighted 5G support on the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro when it announced the new devices. It even redesigned the device internally to make space for the 5G components. However, using 5G on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro is not as straightforward and there’s a lot of things that you must know.
Hands On: Chargeasap’s Omega 200W Charger, World’s First and Smallest 200W GaN Charger for MacBooks and iPhones
In the world of power adapters, Gallium Nitride or GaN is all the rage as it allows companies to make smaller and more efficient chargers for smartphones and laptops. All the GaN chargers that have hit the market so far are technically a first-gen product and they all have one issue or another in terms of their power distribution. Chargeasap is looking to change that with its Omega series of chargers, which it claims are the world’s smallest GaN chargers.
Where last year’s iPhone 11 series introduced a step-change in capability – battery, imaging, speakers – without changing the design, 2020’s iPhone 12 series changes the design with merely an iterative improvement in what the phone can do. This sounds a little luke-warm in terms of recommendation, but in fact, there’s still a lot to like, not least the use of OLED in the ‘cheaper’ iPhone here, taking it remarkably close to ‘Pro’ territory but saving £200 (UK prices).
Similar in size, feel and weight (though the iPhone is just a little heavier), this year’s default iPhone and Google flagship match up more than usual, warranting a quick comparison. The Pixel has no ‘XL’ variant this year, so the Pixel 5 is it in terms of premium, but that’s fine because it’s a cracking device with just one major Achilles heel. (Or two, if you’ve been following the news stories about build quality issue on early production units.) While the iPhone 12 ‘vanilla’ is very definitely more premium, in feel and specifications than last year’s iPhone 11.
Got yourself an iPhone 12 or an iPhone 12 Pro? Congratulations! It’s now time to load it up with some apps. But here’s the catch; the App Store is loaded with thousands of apps, and that can make things overwhelming. Hence, we’ve managed to come up with a list of useful apps that should help you get going for the time being. Let’s get started.
Apple is following a staggered launch approach for its iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro lineup this year that sees the company launching the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro first, with the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max launching next month. If you are confused about whether you should buy the iPhone 12 or the iPhone 12 Pro, read our comparison below to find out.