Apple’s latest M1 MacBook Pro and multiple monitors are on sale today
OnePlus 8T, the Moto RAZR 5G, and tons of Samsung Galaxy devices are on sale today
Okay, all I can say is that right now no company is doing business better than Samsung. We got their Galaxy Unpacked yesterday, and this pre-order offer is just too cute to pass out. To recap, the Galaxy S21, S21 +, S21 Ultra, and all of the products announced today are already available for pre-order, which gives you some nice perks when you do. In the case of the Galaxy S21, you can get it for just $ 75 if you have the right device to trade in, and you can also get instant $ 200 credit on accessories like the new Galaxy Buds Pro. The S21 + is available for just $ 200 using the same credits. In the case of the Ultra, you can get it for just $ 400 if you have the right device to trade in. If you don’t trade in, you’ll still get $ 200 and the free Smart Tag as a gift. Now, if we talk about deals that are too good, the $ 1000 trade-in deals on devices like the Z Fold 2 are still there. So be sure to take a look at the links in the description. And of course, we’ve got more deals on other products in the description like the latest M1 MacBook Pro, which is still $ 60 cheaper starting at $ 1239. And yes, we have teamed up with SUPCASE to give away a Galaxy S21 and a Galaxy S21 Ultra. Follow the second link in the description and enter the promo code POCKETNOWGALAXY to increase your chances of winning.
Netflix may soon support Spatial Audio on AirPods Max and Pro
One of the best features of true wireless earbuds and headphones like the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max has to be Spatial Audio. It basically tracks your head to provide a cinema-style surround audio experience while listening to music or watching a movie. The problem: it doesn’t work with every service. According to a French website quoting the Netflix development team, Netflix has been working on adding Spatial Audio to the platform since December 2020. If all goes as planned, the Netflix library will add support for Spatial Audio on the AirPods Pro and enable AirPods Max by spring this year. Now we know that Netflix is already offering Dolby Atmos, but with a few select titles. So we wonder how many titles will support this feature. We also wonder if they want to make this available for other earbuds that support this type of technology, like the Galaxy Buds Pro we got yesterday. We’ll keep you posted as soon as Netflix actually releases the update, and we hope it’s not just limited to Netflix titles, as seriously.
OnePlus 9 Lite may not be that “lite” in terms of performance
Let’s get to OnePlus as they launched an insane amount of products last year and don’t seem to have any plans to stop anytime soon. We have heard several leaks claiming we were getting a lite variant for the OnePlus 9 series and now we have some new leaks regarding the specs we should expect. According to a tipster on Twitter, there are two different models and he also showed the model numbers, but unfortunately these will be exclusive to China and India at launch and will likely expand to Europe and the US later. In the tweet, he also claims that this phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, which is impressive when you consider that it’s a Lite variant. Other leaks claim that we should expect this phone to have a 120Hz AMOLED display, Android 11, and support for 30W fast charge. The rest of the OnePlus 9 series are reportedly launching earlier than usual and the company is focused on introducing a better camera. Many rumors point to some 48 megapixel sensors matched by Leica. If that early start is true, we should be getting more leaks very soon.
Samsung will remove the supplied charger for additional smartphones in the future
According to Samsung, S Pen support will come in more device categories after the Galaxy S debut
And yes, yesterday the Samsung Galaxy was Unpacked, but as with any event, we have some extra information about what we got and what the company is doing in the future. Let’s start with the elephant in the room, the charger. A Samsung spokesperson mentioned in a Q&A that he “believes that gradually removing the charging plugs and headphones from the box in the box can help solve sustainable consumption issues and remove the pressures that the Consumers may find themselves constantly receiving unnecessary charging accessories on their new phones. “Yeah, it looks like Samsung is going to go green, but at least they’ve cut the price of their 25W charger from $ 35 to $ 19. And they’ll be removing it from other lineups in the future. Let’s get there Now to the S Pen, as the Galaxy S21 series is the first non-Note series to support the pen. According to a statement from Samsung, they also claim they “plan to expand the S Pen to other devices in the future.” Hopefully they’re talking about the Z-Fold line, that’s what we all want to see. So yeah, it looks like we’re going to have to get used to S-pens on other phones and with no chargers in our boxes. Remember that too the S-pen or special case isn’t in the box, so I’d take advantage of these pre-order benefits to get one as they’re actually not stupid and expensive.
Apple could add a vapor chamber cooling system to future iPhones: Kuo
Getting to Apple and Ming Chi Kuo for the next few segments, as his latest research note reveals a lot. Let’s focus on iPhones for now, as Kuo claims that Cupertino will most likely incorporate new vapor chamber technologies into an upcoming iPhone. In vapor chamber technology, a liquid is essentially vaporized in a special heat pipe and then snaked through the housing of the device. This means that the heat from the processor and other high-load components causes the liquid to evaporate into a vapor that spreads in areas of low pressure. Apple has reportedly been working on it for a while, but the solutions are not up to their standards. Kuo claims Apple is very optimistic about the improvement plan for this technology and that he believes that at least the high-end iPhone models will bring the technology to the table in the near future. Vapor Chamber technology will help the adoption of 5G as the thermal loads on CPUs keep increasing, especially now that we have 5G. The thing is, we don’t know if this tech will be ready for the iPhone 13, but we do hope that better cooling will allow more features while ensuring better battery life.
Next MacBook benefits: Much faster processors, MagSafe, updated displays and no touch bar
Apple is working on redesigned iMacs and a smaller Mac Pro with internal silicon
And finally, for the hottest news today, let’s talk about the Apple Silicon Macs as I’m sure you didn’t think Apple’s M1 would be. Yes, that was just the tip of the iceberg. Mark Gurman and Ming Chi Kuo have much in common in today’s reports. Accordingly, Apple is working on updating the 14-inch and 16-inch versions for the MacBook Pro. Both devices will move away from Intel processors and will be powered by next-generation Apple silicon chips that will be upgraded with more cores and improved graphics. According to other reports, Apple is testing 16- and 32-core chips, including when it comes to GPUs, as these will also power the upcoming iMacs and likely a Mac Pro model. When it comes to the display, Cupertino will finally make the leap to mini-LEDs, which means you get brighter panels with higher contrast. Both reports also claim that MagSafe is making a comeback that will allow computers to charge faster. However, the computers still have multiple USB-C ports, just not being used for power, or I’m sure it will continue to be an option. Finally, and probably one of our favorite updates, the report claims that Apple will get rid of the Touch Bar, which was launched back in 2016. Now when it comes to the design they will look similar to the ones we are currently working with. Some minor design changes and hopefully some smaller frames with the new display technology. We could get these by the middle of the year, but they could come out anytime this year. I’m looking at you in March.
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