Apple’s M1 MacBook Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10 +, and more devices are available for sale today
Let’s start the week with some pretty familiar deals that are still great if we’re honest. The new M1 MacBook Pro is still $ 50, so the silver option ships for $ 1,250. This is actually the color I use and the one I recommend the most considering how old it is. You can also get the discount if you go for the 512GB SSD variant and leave it for $ 1450. The 16-inch MacBook Pro is also $ 200, so 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD model ship for $ 2200. And okay, let’s move on to your favorite Samsung trade-in deals because I think it’s crazy that they’re still available. Start with the Note 20 series, where you’ll find the Note 20 for $ 450 and the Ultra for $ 750. The S20 series is also discountable, and you can buy my favorites, the S20 + for $ 740 or the Ultra for $ 940. After all, the Z Fold 2 is still at $ 1000, which, along with the note, I think is the better deal. Again, all of these require a suitable trade-in device, but they’re still pretty insane. After all, the Apple Watch SE costs $ 20 less and $ 309. For more deals on other Samsung products like the S10 and Buds, other Apple Watches, and more, check out the links below.
Smart displays and speakers enabled with Google Assistant can now stream Apple Music
Now let’s talk about the recent steps Apple Music has just taken. I mean, Apple One was interesting enough for me to be ready to pay for, but it seems Apple has now added a nail to its HomePod coffin. Last week, Apple Music introduced support for Amazon’s A speakers. Now Apple Music is making its way to Google Assistant-enabled smart devices. Starting today, you can ask Google to play Apple Music on your Nest devices, including Nest Audio, Hub Max, and more. The service is currently rolling out in the US, UK, Japan, Germany and France, but they plan to support other regions as well. Of course, you need to pair your account with your Google Account and then you are good to go. And yes, I agree that if the HomePod Mini doesn’t have any perks like privacy that we haven’t been able to confirm, and also sound quality, at its price, I’m even discussing paying for Spotify more.
LG’s rollable phone could soon become a reality
Now let’s talk about LG’s Project Explorer, as the company has done a great job of bringing itself back into the spotlight thanks to devices like the Wing. We know the Wing was just the first phone that was part of this project. The next phone is supposed to be the rollable phone called the “LG Slide”. According to a tipster on Twitter, the LG Slide was just discovered in the South Korean carrier intranet database. This revealed the carrier and model number unlocked, suggesting we are getting closer to the actual launch. Based on the reports from previous reports, this phone is expected to have a rollable OLED display that expands to give you a bigger screen, and other brands are advising that we may have support for pens. We expect this to be released sometime in 2021. Several reports claim it will come in March, so we’ll see. Let’s just hope they add a flagship processor this time around that is the same as the flagship price tag.
We have published details on the upcoming OPPO Find X3 Pro
Let’s get to OPPO because we expect the company to launch three different phones in the first quarter of next year, according to Evan Blass. He claims the most important one will be the Find X3 Pro, codenamed Fussi. This phone brings the new Snapdragon 888 SoC and OPPO plans to market it with something along the lines of “Awaken Color”. This is because one of the main, if not the main, will be the new display, which is a 6.7-inch 1440p display at 525 ppi. It also offers continuous 10-bit color support and an adaptive-dynamic frame rate of 10 to 120 Hz, similar to the Note 20 Ultra. When it comes to the cameras, apparently we’re going to get two 50-megapixel image sensors from Sony, one for the primary and one for the ultra-wide camera, as well as a 13-megapixel telephoto and a 3-megapixel macro camera. It will be able to zoom 25x, which will also be an important point for OPPO. Evan also mentions that at the design it will be 8mm thick and 190 grams and at launch it will bring a matte ceramic glass on the back in black and blue colors. Other specs also include a 4500 mAh battery and 65 W charging. OPPO should announce these again in Q1 2020, but they will most likely be released by Q2.
Apple is interested in periscope cameras, but these may not show up on iPhones until 2023
Now let’s talk about Apple and camera features for iPhones. Even if the 12 Pro Max is great, it’s not really much better than anything else out there. So far we have had two separate reports claiming that we are going to get a periscope lens for iPhones, and now this third one makes it seem like it is actually happening. Coming from Elec, this report reiterates that Cupertino is trying to improve its zoom capabilities through the use of SEMCO periscope lenses, which could offer up to 10x optical zoom but offer a slightly larger timeline, suggesting that either Could be 2022 or 2023 To recap, Apple has been patenting solutions for periscopic zoom lenses since 2014, but the company has never brought one to the iPhone. Now that they have been able to resolve the patent issues that have been holding them back, they appear to be getting ready. Last week we talked about how they are already in discussions with suppliers, with SEMCO and LG likely supplying these modules. And we’re going to be sticking to Ming Chi Kuo’s timeline, which says we’ll get this with the 2022 iPhones.
Ambitious Apple is preparing a 32-core chip for high-end Macs
Finally, the hottest news today has to do with Apple Silicon Macs, because if you thought the M1 was great, Apple is clearly far from done. So far, three devices are running on the M1 processor, which is already quite powerful. However, we assume that this is also the cause of certain restrictions, e.g. B. only two USB-C ports, and it looks like Apple wants to try ALL OUT of their upcoming releases. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is making a range of new Mac processors that aim to outperform Intel’s best. The report claims that the next two series of Apple chips will be more ambitious than expected, with more CPU cores and even more GPU cores. All right, the M1 comes with an 8-core CPU and either 7- or 8-core GPUs. Well, this report claims that Cupertino is currently testing 16- and 32-core models. But wait, there’s more, they’re also working on chips up to 128 cores for late 2021 or 2022. Right now they’re working on a processor design with 16 high-performance CPU cores that may make it to the upcoming MacBook Pros that we are expecting. So if you think about it, we expect new MacBook Pros, new iMacs, and possibly a new Mac Pro that could be half the size of the current one. And this report states that if Apple ships these new computers, they will significantly outperform the latest Intel chips, should be in a completely different league when compared to Intel’s Xeon or AMD’s thread rippers.