Not Excited About The New iPhone 12? Apple Is Prepared.

Apple brought all its usual glamour to the unveiling of its latest iPhones 12 yesterday. There was breathless exclamation over the new colors. There were speeches about chip speed. Then there’s the less breakable ceramic cover. And don’t think a LiDAR is only for those self-driving cars made by Waymo. The new Pro line of iPhones also have it now. The LiDAR will boost augmented reality (AR).

The real punch was the new 5G wireless speeds and here is where the problem lies. For the first time, Apple and iPhone are ahead of the foundational technology.

 

Never Be the First. Be the First Who Gets It Right.

Steve Jobs warned against the danger of being too early. “Things happen fairly slowly, you know. They

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iPhone 12 Pro Max camera: Why this pro photographer is super excited

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As a professional photographer, I’ve been blown away by how the iPhone 11 Pro has been able to replace my DSLR on photo shoots. But Apple just introduced the iPhone 12 lineup, which includes the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the camera tech is even better this time around. (Here’s everything Apple announced at the October event.) The iPhone 12 Pro Max’s camera updates especially, both in hardware and software, have already got me buzzing about going shooting with this thing. Here’s why I’m so excited.

More zoom with the 2.5x telephoto lens

I love the telephoto zoom lens on the iPhone 11 Pro, but at only 2x, it doesn’t always provide quite the level of zoom I want. I often find myself digitally zooming in further to get the exact composition I want. The iPhone

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Apple’s new iPhone is finally coming. Are you excited yet?

New iPhones will be revealed today, but do phone shoppers still have the same lovin’ feeling?



a group of people walking down the street: Standing on line outside an Apple Store in Tokyo


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Standing on line outside an Apple Store in Tokyo

For years, like clockwork, new iPhones have been released in the fall and consumers snapped them up quickly, before inventory inevitably ran out, and slow responders were forced to wait for weeks.

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Enthusiasts camped out in tents to snag bragging rights to be first with the new iPhone. Then Apple got better at inventory management, and convinced customers they didn’t have to wait on line, just order it ahead of time, and it would be awaiting you on release day. So we don’t see the masses outside Apple Stores like we used to.

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And with a pandemic and many Apple Stores closed to the public,

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iPhone 12: If anything can get you excited for 5G, it’s Apple

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The iPhone 11 Pro added a wide-angle lens — a feature other phones already incorporated. 


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Sorry to Samsung, Verizon, T-Mobile and everyone else in the mobile industry trying to make 5G a thing. The next-generation wireless technology still needs a cheerleader who can break through to the mainstream. Fortunately, Apple is right around the corner with the iPhone 12, which the company will likely announce on Oct. 13

If this were any other year, 5G would already be a much bigger deal. After a mixed start in 2019, 5G coverage has improved, the number of devices — including Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 — has grown, and pesky network compatibility issues have largely been resolved. Apple’s next flagship iPhone, widely expected to support 5G, would serve as the capper to a year of 5G excitement. 

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iPhone 12: If anything can make people excited for 5G, it’s Apple

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The iPhone 11 Pro added a wide-angle lens — a feature other phones already incorporated. 


James Martin/CNET

Sorry to Samsung, Verizon, T-Mobile and everyone else in the mobile industry trying to make 5G a thing. The next-generation wireless technology still needs a cheerleader who can break through to the mainstream. Fortunately, Apple is right around the corner with the iPhone 12, which will be announced on Oct. 13

If this were any other year, 5G would already be a much bigger deal. After a mixed start in 2019, 5G coverage has improved, the number of devices — including Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 — has grown, and pesky network compatibility issues have largely been resolved. Apple’s next flagship iPhone, widely expected to support 5G, would serve as the capper to a year of 5G excitement. 

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2 Google Pixel 5 camera features we think you’ll be excited about

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Google’s Pixel 5 includes regular and ultrawide-angle cameras.


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Google’s Pixel 5 flagship smartphone was unveiled earlier this week at its virtual “Launch Night In” event, which also introduced the Pixel 4A 5G, a new Chromecast and Nest Audio, a new smart speaker that will replace the Google Home. Among the new flagship phone’s specs and features announced at the event are some pretty big changes to its camera setup: The first is a new ultrawide-angle camera, good for photographing groups of people and indoor scenes. Google dropped the telephoto camera its predecessor offered for capturing distant subjects, a move Apple also made last year in its iPhone 11

The second camera feature Google unveiled at its Pixel 5 event is the marriage of Night Sight with its portrait mode, for blurring the background details in photos taken in low-light environments. Google led

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