The latest 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro, Beats headphones, and more are available for sale
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Bundles, Pixels, and more are on sale today
The Amazon Fire TV Stick, smart TVs, and more are also available today
The official news today starts with deals as always, and we have some good ones to start with. The M1 MacBook Pro I’m currently using is $ 100 less, so the entry-level model ships for $ 1200. You can literally save some extra cash by getting the Space Gray variant, which stays at $ 1199. If you’re looking for a good Intel model, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is $ 300. The Core i9, 16 GB of RAM, and 1 TB of storage model are priced at $ 2499. For those of you looking for Samsung deals, the company still has trade-in deals on devices like the Note 20 that start at $ 449 or the Ultra at $ 750. The S20 FE is also available and starts at $ 425. Of course, you need a suitable device to be able to trade with it. By the way, there are still offers for the Galaxy S21 series, even with credits, I’m sure to refer to these in the description, and don’t forget that SUPCASE is still our number one choice for device protection. Use the promo code 10POCKETNOW on Amazon for a 10% discount on the award-winning UB Pro, or use the promo code POCKETNOW15 on SUPCASE.com as well. When you return to Amazon, you get the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra along with a Galaxy Watch Active for $ 1299, which means you get the watch for free. If you are looking for a Pixel, the 4XL is available for just $ 619. This is a discount of $ 280 off the original price. We have more deals on Logitech peripherals, other Samsung deals, and more.
Could this be the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3?
Let’s get to Samsung as the company apparently plans to be a big year for leaflets in 2021 as they are a little more mainstream now. Samsung is reportedly developing up to 3 leaflets this year with the Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, and Z Flip Lite. Well we have some new renders of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 from Ben Geskin and disclaimer. On the tweet he mentions that this is what it is supposed to be, but they make a lot of sense. You get almost the same design on the inside as the hole, but you can’t really see it with the S21 Ultra’s dark mode wallpaper. Speaking of the S21 Ultra, the outside is now borrowing the Ultra’s camera module, which could happen, but I think it will most likely use the S21’s design as it did on the regular Note 20 and Z Fold 2. Geskin also added an S stylus, which was heavily rumored for the smartphone as in the case of the S21 Ultra, and we know how that went. Some recent rumors have been that the Z Fold 3 will feature a smaller main display compared to its predecessors at 7.55 inches, with the outer control panel shrinking from 6.23 inches to 6.21 inches last year. Apparently this sacrifice adds space in screen real estate so that you can build the S-pen into the phone, and I mean, I’m not complaining. Let us know how you feel about this possible design as it looks pretty good. Let’s just hope we get fewer wrinkles as things move on.
The iPhone 13 series will improve the ultra-wide camera photography in low light
Switch to Apple because I have to say I’ve never seen the company spend so much time on the news cycle. So let’s start with the iPhone 13. So far, every rumor we’ve heard suggests that 2021 is going to be more of an S year with a ton of minor tweaks. Now we have a new report from Barclays Analysts that tells us more about what to expect from the camera. Accordingly, all 4 iPhone 13 models will have an improved ultra-wide camera lens with a larger aperture of 1: 1.8 compared to the 1: 2.4 of the iPhone 12 series. Back in November, a report from Ming Chi Kuo predicted that we would upgrade to an aperture of f / 1.8, but only for the Pro models. So we don’t yet know what to expect. Barclays also expects the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s improved telephoto lens to be upgraded to the regular 13 Pro. This means that it now offers a focal length of 65mm and an aperture of f / 2.2. As for the displays, the report mentions that Apple will keep the same dimensions as last year. These include 5.4-inch, 2 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch models. Even if this particular report doesn’t mention it, multiple sources claim that we should expect 120 Hz. LTPO ads with a shorter notch. Finally, it adds that LiDAR stabilization and sensor displacement will also apply to other models, but who knows, we’re still pretty early on.
Apple plans to invest $ 3.6 billion in Hyundai’s Kia and plans to debut an electric car in 2024: report
But ok, today we have two of the hottest news segments for the first time, and we picked this first one simply because Reddit was so blown up. I mean, we’ve heard a bit of rumors about an Apple car, but once it comes to money, it’s no longer a joke. We have some trusted sources, so it seems like Apple is actually pushing this forward. About a month ago, Hyundai confirmed that Cupertino was working on an electric car project, and several reports have since surfaced of a collaboration between the two companies. According to a new report from Ming Chi Kuo, the Apple Car will be based on Hyundai’s E-GMP platform for electric vehicles, which was unveiled in 2020. According to the report, production will be taken over by Hyundai’s Kia subsidiary, but production will be shouldered by Hyundai Mobis. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is to invest around $ 3.6 billion in Kia Motors as part of the planned manufacturing partnership. These cars are said to be manufactured at a U.S. plant in Georgia to produce 100,000 vehicles once they actually start. Probably the most important fact in the report is that Kuo mentions that the Apple Car is unlikely to hit the road until 2025, which isn’t a bad thing at all. This car will apparently be significantly more expensive than a regular electric vehicle, which is in line with rumors that this will be a very high quality machine. Folks, what could be nicer than Apple if you even hire Porsche design expert Manfred Harrer as part of this team? Apple is reportedly sourcing manufacturing and assembly hardware to other established names in the automotive industry. According to Reuters, production will start sometime in 2024. Let’s see if it happens.
IOS 14.5 Beta allows you to unlock an iPhone with Apple Watch while wearing a mask
Yes, if you stick with Apple and still have the hottest number 2 messages, how many of you hate Face ID right now? Well, we just got the latest beta for iOS 14 where Apple is rolling out a much-needed feature. Since the pandemic started, Face ID has been next to useless unless you’re in your house. For these pretty obvious reasons, Apple has been working on bringing an on-display fingerprint scanner to the next few iPhones, but we’re pretty far from that. With the beta version of iOS 14.5, you can use Apple to unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch. Yes, this is the feature that has been available on Macs for a while. Here’s how it works for the iPhone: You must have an Apple Watch paired. When Face ID appears and your Apple Watch is unlocked, Face ID will perform a partial scan of your face and unlock your phone. As soon as Face ID unlocks your iPhone, the Apple Watch sends you haptic feedback letting you know that your phone has just been unlocked. Apparently there is an option to lock the phone with your watch too, and for both to work the watch and iPhone need to be close together so don’t worry on this front. So far this is only available for the developer beta, but should the channels become stable soon enough, we’ll keep you posted when the final update goes live. I guess the question is, would you buy an Apple Watch to improve facial recognition?
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A former bilingual teacher who left the classrooms to join the Pocketnow team as news editors and content creators for the Spanish audience. An artist by nature who likes video games, guitars, action figures, cooking, painting, drawing, and good music.