Iphone SE – Apple Crosstech http://applecrosstech.com/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 07:16:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://applecrosstech.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/apple-crosstech-icon-150x150.png Iphone SE – Apple Crosstech http://applecrosstech.com/ 32 32 iPhone SE 3: Own an iPhone under Rs 12K! Flipkart Announces Massive Price Drop on iPhone SE 2 and SE 3 https://applecrosstech.com/iphone-se-3-own-an-iphone-under-rs-12k-flipkart-announces-massive-price-drop-on-iphone-se-2-and-se-3/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 07:16:00 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/iphone-se-3-own-an-iphone-under-rs-12k-flipkart-announces-massive-price-drop-on-iphone-se-2-and-se-3/ A smartphone is more than a device for staying connected, as it has multi-faceted use cases today. From networking to finding directions, a smartphone has become the go-to device for all your daily queries, making it all the more difficult to choose the best one for everyone.

If you’re thinking of switching to an iPhone, now might be a good time. E-commerce giants Flipkart and Amazon are offering huge discounts on iPhones. Now, it is possible for users to own an iPhone for as little as Rs 12,000. The second generation iPhone SE which was launched in March 2022 can be purchased with a host of offers on Flipkart. The discounts have also been extended to the iPhone SE 3.

Flipkart has announced significant price cuts on the 64GB iPhone SE, priced at Rs 39,900. The platform is offering a discount of Rs 9,401 bringing the price down to Rs 30,499. may lower the price further. Flipkart also offers a currency exchange discount of up to Rs 19,000 which further lowers the price to Rs 11,499. The currency exchange discount, however, highly depends on the condition of the traded smartphone.

On the iPhone SE 3, priced at Rs 49,900, users can avail a discount of Rs 6,000 and a trade-in discount of Rs 19,000. Users can purchase an iPhone Se 3 at Rs 24 900 when combining all discounts.

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Considering the range of use cases, buying a smartphone is no longer an easy task. Today, markets are flooded with smartphones of all kinds. However, for most users, smartphones with smooth user interface, reliable RAM and upgraded cameras are their preferred choice. However, in this festive season, if you have decided to buy an iPhone, you have a range of offers and discounts to choose from.

When it comes to efficiency and ease of use, operating systems have a huge role to play in smartphones. Android and iOS smartphones are among the most widely used mobile operating systems around the world. However, over the years, Apple’s iOS has found more and more takers. This is mainly due to facets such as ease of use, intuitive interface, security and improved privacy features.

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The unfolding of the birth of Notch and Dynamic Island https://applecrosstech.com/the-unfolding-of-the-birth-of-notch-and-dynamic-island/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/the-unfolding-of-the-birth-of-notch-and-dynamic-island/

Apple, like many other companies, makes major changes to its smartphone lineup every few years. Thus, users occasionally benefit from a major hardware revision, followed by incremental changes and changes in subsequent releases. It’s the technology life cycle with Apple. You can’t expect the Cupertino company – despite its rather limitless resources – to release a redesigned iPhone every year. Not only would this miss out on successful ideas, but it would also negatively impact customers. Humans tend to be drawn to things that are familiar to them. We build muscle memory and slowly adapt to the ever-changing factors around us. If you completely destroy someone’s usual environment, they will simply feel lost and have a harder time coping. And for that reason, the iPhone has kept its generic design – for the most part – since its launch 15 years ago. However, the top bezel changed shape seven times. It is the evolution of the Apple notch – iPhone 1 to iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Man holding iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone SE 2022 in one hand.

The iPhone, pre-notch (10 years BN)

As I mentioned, the iPhone looks almost the same since its initial release. Yes, the original iPhone and the iPhone 14 Pro are nothing alike. However, they share the same overall concept. To visualize what I am trying to convey, look at the history of Samsung smartphones. At one point they had physical navigation buttons, then they ditched them. Some models have textured backs, while others opt for glass. Meanwhile, the camera systems have moved all around the back side.

In Apple’s case, the iPhone still has the same layout. Apart from the physical/digital home button switch and port changes, the elements have retained their positions. So if you line up each iPhone model, you will see the gradual evolution and slight changes in all the other generational versions. These are not random ins and outs. Instead, it’s a smooth flow that reflects gradual maturity and growth. It’s literally like watching a human grow.

Phase 1: 2G, 3G, 3GS

Before the notch was introduced, the original iPhone (AKA iPhone 1 Where iPhone 2G) had a thick upper display bezel. It housed the earpiece and lacked a front-facing (user-side) camera. Apple kept the same design on the following models, the iPhones 3G and 3GS. All three models lacked a FaceTime front camera and had a centered earpiece. The bottom bezel was a similar size and housed the Home button – which lacked Touch ID at the time. Good old days. The execution looked clean, especially considering how revolutionized the product was, especially at the time.

Phase 2: 4, 4S

iphone 4

With the iPhone 4, Apple introduced the FaceTime front camera. Obviously this is not a TrueDepth system. Although, at the time, it blew people away. As you may already know, nothing in life is free. This welcome addition came at a cost – the size of the bezel. The iPhones 4 and 4S have slightly thicker top bezels compared to their predecessors. The original models didn’t have a front-facing camera, so it was relatively easy for Apple to keep the size under control. However, spoiler alert – this phase is where the iPhone’s bezel has reached its thickest form. The days that followed brought only slimmer builds and sunshine.

Stage 3: 5, 5S, SE

iPhone 5

With the release of the iPhone 5, Apple moved the FaceTime front camera. On iPhone 4 models, it was just to the left of the earpiece. The iPhone 5 moved it up. The camera was therefore centered just above the earpiece. This restored absolute symmetry as far as the front side is concerned. The iPhone 5/5S, for many users, remains the epitome of smartphone design – to this day. It sure had big bezels, but they’re not as chunky as the iPhone 4’s.

Stage 4: 6, 6S, 7, 8, SE 2, SE 3

Iphone 6

This is the last phase of the iPhone bezel before hitting notch times. The iPhone 6 almost objectively brought the biggest design changes since the iPhone’s initial launch. It came with a much taller build and slimmed down bezels. The iPhone 6 began to shape the format of what would become the modern smartphone layout. The cell phone was beginning to mature and the waters were calming down. The acceptable bezel remained the norm through subsequent iPhone generations – 6S, 7, and 8. In 2017, along with the iPhone 8, however, Apple released a One more thing. This marked day zero AN (After Notch).


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With Apple removing the physical home button, it needed to retain some symmetry on the front. However, he also didn’t know what to do with the FaceTime earpiece and front camera. He also wanted the FaceTime camera to be more than just a FaceTime camera. A TrueDepth system requires more space because it contains a dot projector and other sensors to map your face. So – drum roll, please – Apple introduced the notch. It takes up less display space compared to the classic thick top frame. However, it’s still a distraction and not as clean as an all-screen runtime, many of which had started to become popular in the Android camp.

Stage 1: X, XS, XS Max, XR, Series 11, Series 12

iPhone X

Shortly after the debut of the iPhone X, Apple’s notch became a universal meme. We’ve probably all seen Samsung’s little ads making fun of it. However, I have actively used Phase 4 Pre-Notch and Phase 1 Notch iPhones. I can safely say that the notch on the iPhone is far less obtrusive than the thick, even top bezels. It’s so thin, vertically speaking, you barely notice it’s there – coughGoogle Pixel 3, cough. It served as the perfect remedy for the thickness of the top bezel at the time. Suddenly, Apple adopted it on models in the years that followed.

Phase 2: Series 13, 14, 14 Plus

iPhone 13 Pro iOS 16 Lock Screen

With the introduction of the iPhone 13 line, Apple did… NOT remove the notch. Instead, he shrunk it slightly. Innovation! Although, really, apart from the few millimeters of extra screen real estate, this change didn’t add anything. As in, the status bar still contains the same number of icons, and the minor change is pretty much unnecessary. Although it does make the cutout slightly less distracting, and there’s nothing wrong with that.


The iPhone, Post-Notch (5 years AN)

Stage 1: 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max

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With this seventh (global) phase, we say goodbye to the iPhone. During his Far event, Apple launched the iPhone 14 series. Regular models, as highlighted in the previous section, received the Phase 2 Notch treatment. Meanwhile, the Pro and Pro Max variants introduce the Dynamic Island. Dynamic Island is not a simple software/hardware integration, it is a state of mind. This floating bubble of smooth transitions/animations is shaping the future as we speak. Android modders are already trying to replicate its behavior on different devices, and we can bet that Android OEMs will also come with their own versions. We’re expecting the entire iPhone 15 lineup to include the Dynamic Island – as Apple is completely ridding the most premium iPhones of the notch. The Ugly Tech Duckling could, however, make an appearance on the upcoming iPhone XR-inspired iPhone SE 4.

The Dynamic Island featuring music

Now that this noticeable display overhaul has seen the light of day, we don’t expect the Cupertino company to retire it anytime soon. It’s a safe bet that the next iteration of the bezel/notch/Dynamic Island won’t surface for the next two years (at least). So go ahead and buy an iPhone 14 Pro because it’s the evolutionary upgrade you get once every several years. Don’t forget to grab a case for this as well – because you wouldn’t want a tornado to shake your precious little island.

    Apple iPhone 14

    The iPhone 14 retains most of the specs of its predecessor. It is powered by A15 and runs on iOS 16.

    Apple iPhone 14 Pro

    The iPhone 14 Pro replaces the notch with Dynamic Island and supports the Always-On Display function.

What do you think of the dynamic island when you compare it to the previous iPhone notch? Let us know in the comments section below.

]]> Apple warns iPhones are under attack with ‘full control’ hack NOW – you need to act today https://applecrosstech.com/apple-warns-iphones-are-under-attack-with-full-control-hack-now-you-need-to-act-today/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 08:32:31 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/apple-warns-iphones-are-under-attack-with-full-control-hack-now-you-need-to-act-today/

APPLE has warned that hackers could break into people’s iPhones using a vulnerability in iOS.

The American tech titan said on Monday it was aware of reports that scammers were “actively exploiting” the bug in its iOS operating system.

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Software update fixes critical security issuesCredit: Apple

Apple released an emergency iPhone update to fix the critical flaw along with other vulnerabilities.

It started rolling out the patched version of iOS this week to protect people from potential cyberattacks.

A total of 11 vital security patches have been released with the iOS 15.7 update, according to an alert on Apple’s website.

One of them, identified as CVE-2022-32917, can be used to allow malicious apps to take control of a victim’s device.

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According to Apple, the bug could allow an app to execute “arbitrary code”, a technique used by hackers to perform questionable tasks on a phone.

“Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited,” the company said.

The company said it fixed the flaw and released updates for iPhone 6 and later, as well as a number of iPad models.

Mac users have also been advised to update their devices as macOS Monterey 12.6 and macOS Big Sur 11.7 have also been patched.

The software can apparently be exploited using the same vulnerability, leaving Macbooks and Mac PCs exposed.

Most iPhone vulnerabilities are researched by outside experts and anonymous researchers.

The reason Apple lists them so often is that they are kept secret until a fix is ​​found.

This prevents cyber crooks from taking advantage as Apple rolls out an update before the vulnerability becomes more widely known.

“For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has taken place and patches or releases are available,” Apple said.

The update should roll out automatically to iPhone owners, but you can force-download and install it right away.

You can do this by going to Settingsfollowed by Aboutthen Software update.

What makes it particularly unusual, however, is that it dropped on the same day as iOS 16.

This is the latest major update to the iPhone operating system which brings a redesign of the lock screen and new features.

The software bump began rolling out to iPhones around the world on Monday. It’s extremely rare for Apple to release two in one day.

This probably means that the security issues fixed with iOS 15.7 must be quite serious and should be fixed immediately.

It is assumed that these issues are also resolved if you install iOS 16, which you can download by following the instructions above.

Can I get iOS 16?

Millions of iPhone owners will be able to install the latest updates, but not everyone.

If you are using a very old model, you may be cut off from iOS updates.

This puts you at significant risk of hacking attacks, so it’s worth considering upgrading as soon as possible.

For example, when the iOS 16 update arrives in September, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, and 1st generation iPhone SE will be cut by Apple.

These handsets were compatible with the current iOS 15.6.1, but won’t get iOS 16.

If you’re using iPhones older than that, you’re already cut off, so you should upgrade to a newer model immediately.

Here is the complete list of devices compatible with iOS 16:

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Not all iPhones on this list will receive iOS 16.

If you’re using an older iPhone, you’ll just need to upgrade your handset to a newer device to access iOS 16.

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Apple has not lowered the price of the iPhone 13 in France, despite the iPhone 14 https://applecrosstech.com/apple-has-not-lowered-the-price-of-the-iphone-13-in-france-despite-the-iphone-14/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 15:13:40 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/apple-has-not-lowered-the-price-of-the-iphone-13-in-france-despite-the-iphone-14/

As you know, Apple presented its new iPhone 14 this week. The information, although overshadowed by the death of Queen Elizabeth II, has captured most of the media since Wednesday evening. While American prices have not budged across the entire new range, we quickly noticed a sharp price increase in France, with the iPhone 14 Pro notably going from 1159 euros to 1329 euros. This is largely due to the fall of the euro against the dollar, itself driven by the inflation that has hit Europe since the decision to cut off Russian gas.

On the other hand, this is the first time that Apple has not lowered the price of its old models, at least in France.

A renewed iPhone range

Since the keynote of Wednesday September 7, the new range of iPhone 2022 is now composed of:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone SE 3 (2022)

Generally, during each renewal, Apple keeps a model of the past year by lowering its price by a hundred euros. To accompany the iPhone 14, the Cupertino-based company has not changed its habits and has kept the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 mini. But this time, with a particularity in terms of the price list.

In the United States, the iPhone 13 mini thus goes from $699 to $599, the same for the iPhone 13 which loses $100 to reach $699. Now, when we look at the Apple site in France, we see that the two 2021 models are still displayed at 809 € and 909 €, nothing has changed. A blow for potential customers who hoped to be able to afford a recent Apple phone at a reduced price. Especially since they remain very close to the iPhone 2022, as evidenced by our comparison between the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 13.

Apple is certainly compensating for the increase in production and import costs by keeping the same prices as last year, but with tens of millions of units produced each year, the firm has certainly written off the majority of the components that we found in the iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and iPhone 14.

It’s no worse than the iPhone SE 2022, you might say, which saw its price rise by 30 euros, from 529 euros to 559 euros overnight.

Buy the iPhone 13 at the best price

If the prices of the iPhone 14 frighten you (from 1019 €), the iPhone 13 therefore represent an alternative of choice, especially when they are found on sale at certain retailers.

Here are the best offers of the moment:

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Tech News LIVE updates: iPhone 14 launch, new Apple Watch, solar storms, asteroids and more https://applecrosstech.com/tech-news-live-updates-iphone-14-launch-new-apple-watch-solar-storms-asteroids-and-more/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 07:36:26 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/tech-news-live-updates-iphone-14-launch-new-apple-watch-solar-storms-asteroids-and-more/

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Apple considered removing the SIM card slot from some iPhone 14 models https://applecrosstech.com/apple-considered-removing-the-sim-card-slot-from-some-iphone-14-models/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 15:55:37 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/apple-considered-removing-the-sim-card-slot-from-some-iphone-14-models/

Apple has internally discussed the idea of ​​launching some iPhone models without a SIM card slot by next year, according to Bloombergis Mark Gurman. In his last To light up newsletter, Gurman said the move would be part of Apple’s push towards eSIMs.

Gurman said the SIM card slot could be removed on some iPhone 14 models, which Apple is expected to announce in just three days, although he said it’s possible the change won’t happen. not until the iPhone 15 next year. The possible removal of the SIM card slot has been rumored many times before.

“Apple will give eSIM a bigger push this time around as carriers prepare to steer users towards digital and embedded SIMs rather than physical ones,” Gurman wrote in its newsletter. “In fact, Apple has considered removing the physical SIM card slot completely from this year or next for some models.”

An eSIM is a digital SIM card that allows users to activate a cellular plan without having to use a physical nano-SIM card. eSIM availability is growing rapidly, but the technology is still not available in all countries, so some iPhone models with a SIM card slot may remain available for at least a few years over the next few years. transition.

iPhone 13 models sold in Apple Stores and on Apple.com already don’t have a nano-SIM card in the box, with users typically able to activate a cellular plan via eSIM by turning on the iPhone, logging into a Wi-Fi network and following the on-screen instructions. The iPhone 13 models also support multiple eSIM profiles, allowing users to digitally subscribe to multiple cellular plans and switch between them, which is useful for travel.

Removing the SIM card slot could help further improve the iPhone’s water resistance and possibly free up a tiny amount of space inside the device.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 14 lineup at a special event at the Steve Jobs Theater on Wednesday. Other products expected to be announced include Apple Watch Series 8 models, a new Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Pro, and new AirPods Pro.

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Is your iPhone compatible with iOS 16? Here’s how to find out https://applecrosstech.com/is-your-iphone-compatible-with-ios-16-heres-how-to-find-out/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 00:00:07 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/is-your-iphone-compatible-with-ios-16-heres-how-to-find-out/

The release of Apple’s next major software update, iOS 16, is expected to be announced in the coming weeks “Far Out” event on September 7. New features like edit and unsend text messages and better customization of your lock screen will come to the iPhone, but unfortunately not everyone will have the chance to install it.

If you have an older iPhone, you might be curious if Apple’s latest mobile operating system is compatible with your device. Here’s what we know about whether you’ll be able to download iOS 16 to your iPhone once it’s released to the general public next week.

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If you want to get your hands on iOS 16 right now, you can download the sixth public beta of iOS 16which brings the battery percentage back to your status bar.

These iPhone models will support iOS 16

The following iPhones will be compatible with iOS 16 when released later this year:

It is also safe to assume that each model in the iPhone 14 Series will run iOS 16 when it arrives. Apple is expected to announce and launch its latest flagship device in September during an annual keynote at a special event.

How to know which iPhone you have

Not sure which iPhone you have? You can easily determine the model from your settings to check if it will work in iOS 16.

To find your iPhone model, launch the Settings app and go to General > About. Close to Model name, you should see what type of iPhone you have. Below you will see a Model numberwhich you can use to know more about your model, like capacity and introduction year, but it is not necessary (only for iPhone SE) to check whether your phone will support iOS 16 or not .

iPhone model name

To check your iPhone model, go to Settings > General > About.

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What about older iPhone models like the iPhone 7 Plus?

Unfortunately, any iPhone older than iPhone 8 will not support iOS 16, including iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Many people on Twitter were surprised by this as many expected at least the iPhone 7 Plus to support iOS 16. Instead, the iPhone 7 series and some older models will only support iOS 16. only supports up to iOS 15.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

iOS 16 will not work on iPhone 7 series.

Will my iPad get iOS 16?

The iPad has its own version of iOS 16, known as iPadOS 16. This new operating system will be supported on the following iPad models:

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The latest generations of iPad and iPad Mini will both support iPadOS 16.

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Apple may retire the iPhone mini, but the little iPhone dream continues https://applecrosstech.com/apple-may-retire-the-iphone-mini-but-the-little-iphone-dream-continues/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/apple-may-retire-the-iphone-mini-but-the-little-iphone-dream-continues/

Hold this mini closer, little handers. Apple could sideline your fate.

When CEO Tim Cook finally reveals the iPhone 14 (or whatever name the company decides to give it) on September 7, Apple analysts like Ming-Chi Kuo say there will be four phones in total: two 6.1-inch models and two 6.7-inch models. This means that the 5.4-inch iPhone mini model that graced the iPhone 12 and 13 product lines could disappear forever. Do. Damn. If rumors are to be believed, Apple is going in the complete opposite direction, turning the dial from mini to “Max” with a 6.7-inch replacement for the tiny phone.

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A little story

A small phone for small hands.
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The iPhone 12 mini, released in 2020, was Apple’s first mini model. With a starting price of $700, it saved consumers just $100 over the cost of the full-size iPhone 12. It had exactly the guts of a 6.1-inch iPhone 12, but with a 5.4-inch screen that kept it relatively compact. Everything else, from the A14 Bionic chipset inside to its 4GB RAM and dual-camera setup on the back, was the same between the two models.

And it was great! Our reviewer Brenda Stolyar loved how it felt in her hands and that it had the same cutting-edge (at the time) chipset as its larger siblings. That said, she felt the phone was “too small” for her liking when it came to serious smartphone use.

Let me explain: I rely heavily on my phone throughout the day and night, whether it’s watching Netflix, texting friends in endless group chats, or browsing social media. So not only was it frustrating to have to constantly stare at or navigate such a small screen for long periods of time, but when typing with both hands, my fingers felt squashed while resting on the back of the phone.

Look, I’m not proud of my excessive smartphone use, but it made me realize how crucial a big screen is to me.

Still, there were people who ultimately preferred the smaller size. People who bothered to buy one seemed to agree that it’s one of the most comfortable iPhones to hold.

Apple followed that up with the iPhone 13 mini a year later and didn’t stray from the formula: same iPhone 13 specs, different screen size. The Apple event kept screen dimensions and prices unchanged year-over-year while upgrading the chipset. So if the mini has two chances of success, why doesn’t this idea have a third?

Why would Apple kill the iPhone mini?

One word: Sales.

According to market research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, the iPhone 13 mini only accounted for 3% of total iPhone sales in the first quarter of 2022. That’s not good.

iPhone 13 next to iPhone 13 Mini

iPhone 13 (left) and iPhone 13 mini (right).
Credit: Stan Schroeder/Mashable

For whatever reason, the market demand Apple must have seen for a smaller flagship iPhone just hasn’t materialized since the first mini launched in 2020. According to Annette Zimmerman, vice president analyst at the research firm Gartner says the iPhone mini has become “sort of a niche” in our new COVID-driven world, where smartphones are more important than ever.

“The pandemic has enabled an acceleration of the smartphone’s critical role, such as performing tasks via mobile apps on the go or remotely, making the smartphone more indispensable than ever,” Zimmerman said. “This dynamic is better served by larger standard screens than by more compact designs, so acceptance of larger handsets has become the norm and is growing.”

The price of the iPhone mini probably didn’t help either. Maybe the iPhone fanatics wanted a bigger discount for sacrificing so much screen real estate. It also had a light, toy-like feel, but not a toy-like price. But even if the iPhone mini is dead, that doesn’t mean Apple is totally done with the idea of ​​a smaller, cheaper, but equally capable iPhone.

The real iPhone mini was here from the start

iPhone SE 2022

The iPhone SE 2022.
Credit: Stan Schroeder/Mashable

The supposed death of the iPhone mini may seem sad at first glance, but if you dig deeper, it’s not that bad. You see, Apple already sells a same After Miniature iPhone with most of the same specs you’d get from an iPhone 13 mini. It’s called the iPhone SE.

With a 4.7-inch screen, the same A15 Bionic chip and 4GB of RAM as the iPhone 13 mini, and a much nicer starting price of $429, the latest iPhone SE can do most of the same things as the iPhone 13 mini. an iPhone mini but for much less money. Sure, you only get a single 12-megapixel rear camera lens, but that’s the biggest compromise.

Well, aside from the fact that if you like the SE, you’ll have to be patient. Apple does not update the iPhone SE every year. The three older models in the lineup were released in 2016, 2020, and 2022, so you might have to wait a few years between upgrades. It’s not that bad though!

And while the mini failed to find a solid following, that’s not necessarily the case with the SE. Runar Bjørhovde, an analyst at research firm Canalys, said you shouldn’t worry about Apple killing the SE lineup, just like how it might kill the mini, because it plays an important role in the portfolio. from Apple.

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“It actually serves as an opening for people who can’t necessarily pay that much for an iPhone,” Bjørhovde said. “For many users who are now feeling the pressure of rising prices, perhaps their disposable income is starting to shrink a bit, the option of going for a cheaper iPhone may suddenly be much more appealing, especially if you are a fairly loyal Apple user.

If there’s no future for the iPhone mini, those who loved its small body (and brand) can rest assured they’ll still have the iPhone SE to keep their little hands warm.

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The Pixel 6a is a wake-up call for mid-range phones – iPhone SE, we’re looking at you https://applecrosstech.com/the-pixel-6a-is-a-wake-up-call-for-mid-range-phones-iphone-se-were-looking-at-you/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/the-pixel-6a-is-a-wake-up-call-for-mid-range-phones-iphone-se-were-looking-at-you/

Putting together a capable mid-range phone is easier said than done. For an entry-level phone, the focus is only on the essentials, while higher-end flagships are given carte blanche to offer just about every feature possible. Mid-range phones, however, require a complex balance between these two extremes. They’re not cheap enough to get away with major compromises, nor do they have the luxury of including all the high-end specs. Each phone manufacturer follows a different playbook to combat this conundrum, but the phone I’ve been using for two weeks may have cracked the code perfectly: Google Pixel 6a.

The new Google Pixel 6a is a premium phone in every way except its price. When I first picked it up, I was surprised by its refined experience and build quality. It was almost impossible to tell that it was half the cost of high-end flagship smartphones. And at a starting price of $449, it’s exceptionally good value and hard to fault. The reason Google accomplished this feat is because of how it approached its latest mid-range phone.

For its best-selling A-series phones, Google worked from the start to cut costs and focus on replicating the Pixel experience with a slower Qualcomm chip. Previous A-series phones, therefore, often felt and looked a far cry from their superior, more expensive siblings, as aside from slick performance and camera software, they lagged by nearly all respects. The Pixel 6a, on the other hand, is nearly indistinguishable from the Pixel 6 and that’s thanks to Google’s new internal silicon, Tensor.

Tensor chip, Google event October 19, 2021 (Image credit: Google)

Tensor gives Google the freedom to deliver consistent performance across price segments and channel its resources into improving other aspects of the phone. More importantly, Tensor allows Google to work backwards from its high-end Pixel 6 and compromise on a few extra and cosmetic features to bring down the price while nailing the essentials. And that’s why the Pixel 6a can go hand in hand with the Pixel 6.