The Samsung Galaxy S21, OnePlus 8 and more devices are on sale today
Apple Watch Series 6, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, and more are available for sale
Other Apple offerings include Apple’s latest 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro and more
And you know how to do it, the official news starts with deals, but hurry up. You pretty much only have one day left to enjoy some of them. Yes, the Galaxy S21, S21 +, the Ultra and every product we received from Unpacked are still available for pre-order with huge savings, but you need to act fast. So when you get the Galaxy S21 it’s only available for $ 99 and the S21 + is available for $ 299 if you have an eligible trade-in device and you immediately get $ 100 and $ 150, respectively. Get dollar credit for accessories and 6 months of Spotify Premium. The S21 Ultra is still available for just $ 499, with up to $ 200 in instant credit, a smart tag, and yes, the 4 months of YouTube Premium are still there. Also don’t forget that we have offers on SUPCASE’s award-winning UB Pro-Rouged case. Use Promo Code 10POCKETNOW on Amazon for a 10% discount or use Promo Code POCKETNOW15 on SUPCASE.com to get your cases. Now, since Black Friday, the deals that shock me are still here for every other great Samsung device. The Galaxy Z Flip is available for just $ 299, while the Z Fold 2 is still available for $ 1000 if you have an eligible trade-in device. On some Apple offerings, the Apple Watch Series 6 is available for $ 40 on Amazon, and the 44mm GPS variant is available for $ 409. The Series 5 is also on sale, with the gold variant costing a crazy $ 300 and the regular price of the other variants at $ 449. After all, the Google Pixel 4a 5G is still $ 40 cheaper, so the entry-level variant ships for $ 459. We have more deals on headphones, Samsung smartwatches and more.
iOS 14.4 ships with a fix for security vulnerabilities that may have been actively exploited
Now let’s move on to the official news but let’s switch to Apple as I don’t know about you, but my Apple Watch acted unconventionally with calorie counting so I’ve been waiting for an update. Yesterday the company released iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, and watchOS 7.3 that you should definitely download. See, iOS 14.4 includes improvements like smaller QR codes recognized by the camera, the option to classify your Bluetooth devices in the settings for the phone to correctly identify headphones or other devices. Apple is now also warning you that your iPhone with iOS 14.4 can tell if the camera on it had a third party repair for the iPhone 12 series. This comes in handy when you’re buying second hand I think. iOS 14.4 also brings a ton of bug fixes, such as the artifacts that appear in HDR photos in the 12 Pro, some widgets not showing your activity data, and the delayed typing on the keyboard. Probably one of the biggest changes will affect the HomePod mini, as Apple is now introducing the functionality of the U1 Ultra Wideband chip for the iPhone 11 and 12 series. This improves the transfer function as well as visual, acoustic and haptic effects. watchOS 7.3 which brings some new Unity faces, EKG support for more countries, improvements to Fitness +, but what really interested me were the bug fixes. So yes, make sure to download it if you are having problems with some bugs, not so much if you have a third party camera. And we also have a full list of updates at the links below.
Carl Pei is now the CEO and co-founder of Nothing
Let’s move on to Nothing now, and no, this is not a bad joke from Diego. I think Carl Pei decided that the best way to name his new company is to call it nothing. He made headlines a few months ago after leaving OnePlus to start his own business, and now he’s announcing his new company, “Nothing”. It does so shortly after the $ 7 million he received for funding was announced back in December and was funded by his friends like Kevin Lin and even Casey Neistat. Carl issued a statement saying, “It’s been a while since something interesting happened in engineering. It’s time for a breath of fresh air ”. He claims that Nothing’s mission is to “remove barriers between people and technology to create a seamless digital future. He believes that the best technology is beautiful and intuitive to use. Once it is sufficiently advanced, it should take a back seat and feel like “nothing”. The company will be releasing its first products in the first half of this year, but we have no information on what type of products or how many to expect. We don’t even know what area they’re in, but we really hope this isn’t another “major” case as we all know how it went. Let us know if you like the name Nothing because I get the idea, but I am discussing the negative nature of the name despite being someone I admire as a marketing genius, so I’m excited.
More OnePlus 9 images are popping up online
And yes, we are getting closer to the OnePlus 9 series as 2021 is kind of a year of earlier versions like we saw with the S21. A couple of weeks ago we got some high resolution renders of the phone from Ben Geskin and now we can see the real deal. This is apparently the OnePlus 9 Pro and these pictures were taken somewhere on the Chinese subway. From behind we can see the new camera module, which contains 2 large sensors for the 48MP primary winding, the wide angle and of course a smaller lens for the macro. This looks like a silver colorway with the OnePlus logo in the middle, as you can expect. Remember from the start that this is the Pro who rocks a curved display with very small bezels and the hole looks so small it looks like a Photoshop. On the display you can also see the technical data such as Snapdragon 888, 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. We also expect this phone to come with a 32MP selfie shooter, a 4500mAh battery with 40W wireless charging. We’re expecting this phone along with the OnePlus 9 and 9 Lite sometime in March, along with perhaps the recently certified OnePlus watch.
The rumor of AirPods Pro 2 again hints at the start of 1H 2021
IPhone 13 series may support faster Wi-Fi 6E
And finally, for the hottest news today, we’re going back to Apple, but for three different reports of things to expect this year, so get in touch. Let’s start with the next generation AirPods Pro, which is slated to hit the market very soon. According to a new report from DigiTimes, a company called Winbond is expected to be one of the suppliers for the next-generation AirPods Pro, which “should be released later in the first half of the year.” And in fact, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard this as a previous report claimed we should get this with the iPhone SE + in April … I know you heard that right, SE +. Let’s get to another unreleased wearable and let’s talk about AirTags. We have some new, high resolution images of another leather keychain carrier for the AirTags from a company called Cyrill, which is actually a sub-brand for Spigen. The keychain costs $ 20 and has features like wireless charging compatibility. The thing is that this keychain is listed for “late October” but these have been delayed so much that it could probably be late October for 2020 so we’ll see. In conclusion, let’s talk about the iPhone 13. A new report from a Barclays analyst says the iPhone 13 series will bring Wi-Fi 6E amplifiers with vendors like Broadcom benefiting from Apple and Samsung adopting the technology. Wi-Fi 6E is the new technology that offers higher performance, lower latency and faster data rates up to 6 GHz. You know what the Galaxy S21 Ultra has to offer. We’ll see what else we get, is it just me or are the iPhone leaks a little slow?
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 enjoys video games, guitars, action figures, cooking, painting, drawing, and good music.