Apple’s iPhone 12 Could Ship With This Revolutionary FACE ID Feature…

Apple’s made FACE ID 30% faster inside its new range of iPhone 11 handsets… Click to Tweet

The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max are now all official, bringing some pretty significant updates to overall performance and imaging capabilities.

The new iPhone 11’s camera system was the real star of the show, however, bringing a host of new features and hardware. The resulting boost in image quality should do a lot to bring Apple’s camera in line with Google’s Pixel phone camera, the current #1.

But imaging and processing weren’t the only updates…

FACE ID is Now 30% Faster

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During the launch of the iPhone 11, Apple confirmed that FACE ID is now 30% faster on the iPhone 11 range compared to the outgoing iPhone XS and iPhone XR.

On top of this, the iPhone 11’s front-facing camera can now sense your face from different angles too. It still can’t read you face when it’s flat down on a table, but it is a marked improvement over both the iPhone X and the iPhone XS/iPhone XR range.

How Will FACE ID Function on iPhone 2020?

For many of us, Touch ID was perfect. It meant that we could unlock our phones the moment we removed them from our pockets, and we could unlock them even when they’re lying face-up on the table. That didn’t stop Apple from unceremoniously dumping the tech when it launched the iPhone X, bringing in its 3D-scanning Face ID system.

Face ID may not be quite as accurate as Touch ID for some users, but there’s no denying how impressive it is; it’s not just looking at a photo, but a full 3D map of your face. It’s pretty secure, but it can be fooled by things like masks – while this isn’t something every criminal is going to do, it’s still a security risk.

MORE: Best iPhone? Well, It Ain’t The iPhone XS Max…

It seems that Apple wants to overcome this issue with new technology that doesn’t scan your face, but the veins in your face. Called ‘subepidermal imaging’, the system uses a flood illuminator, speckle illuminator, and the main camera sensor to determine who is looking at the phone based on the veins in their face – a pretty unique identifier.

This didn’t happen on this year’s iPhone. But it could arrive inside the iPhone 12 (AKA the iPhone 5G). 

We know that Apple is investigating this tech – which is also expected to launch in LG’s G8 ThinQ later this year – via a series of patents that date back to 2018. Of course, there’s no certainty that it will be included in the iPhone 12; patents are submitted all of the time and don’t always come to pass. However, the next iPhone is expected to be a big update on the XS (which was an iteration on the original iPhone X) so it would make sense for Apple to include fresh new technology in the device.

Indeed, this new ‘Vein ID’ would make the iPhone 12 one of the most secure devices on the planet – and this could prove to be a key selling point when the firm starts promoting its next big iPhone launch in 2020.

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Best iPhone 11 Pro Max Cases

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is one of the biggest phones Apple have ever made, a 6.5″ OLED display on the front paired with a textured matte glass back, which despite claims from Apple are the toughest glass in a smartphone, still need to be protected from drops and scuffs with a case. If you want excellent protection while still showcasing the design of the iPhone 11 Pro Max then we have a range of clear cases, amongst others, featured below.

 

1. Ringke Fusion X iPhone 11 Pro Max Case – Black

Featuring a 2-part Polycarbonate design, the Ringke Fusion X Case in Black provides excellent drop protection. A design enhanced to provide more grip means you drop your phone less often, but if you do drop it, then there is also a raised bezel to protect the beautiful Super Retina XDR Display. Despite the protective bumper, buttons are still easy to use and feel responsive.

2. Olixar ExoShield Tough Snap-on iPhone 11 Pro Max Case – Crystal Clear

The ExoShield Tough Snap-on iPhone 11 Pro Max case by Olixar in Crystal Clear provides a slim fitting stylish design and reinforced corner shock protection against damage, keeping your iPhone looking new at all times. Made from a reinforced bonded thermopolyurethane and high quality polycabornate materials, make the case flexible and durable at the same time. Finished with an non-slip coating for extra grip, the ExoShield Tough case is the perfect choice for a minimal case.

3. Olixar Genuine Leather iPhone 11 Pro Max Case – Grey

Crafted from premium genuine leather, this grey case from Olixar for the iPhone 11 Pro Max enhances the style of your phone while offering extensive protection in a slim and sleek package. A soft microfibre interior lining cushions your phone and helps to absorb shock. The leather also feels great in hand and provides extra grip due to its finish.

 

4. Olixar X-Ranger iPhone 11 Pro Max Tough Case

If you want to tackle life head-on then the Olixar X-Ranger Tough Case in Tactical Black is the only choice you need. Equipped with a 26-in-1 multi tool for every eventuality, you’re prepared for whatever the day throws at you. The case itself provides enhanced drop protection and grip, and it also features a built in kickstand for media consumption on the go. 

 

 

5. VRS Design Damda Glide Shield iPhone 11 Pro Max Case – Black Marble

Protect your iPhone 11 Pro Max with the Damda Glide Shield case in Black Marble from VRS. Made with tough yet slim material, this hard-shell construction with soft core features patented sliding technology to store two credit cards or ID. Tactile buttons ensure you make no compromises with your phone and you can easily access all ports and controls. Despite the Card slot at the back, the case is still wireless charging compatible.

 

Wrapping up

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Best iPhone 11 Pro Cases

The iPhone 11 Pro comes equipped with 3 cameras on the back and a beautiful Super Retina XDR OLED Display on the front. I’m sure you’ll want to keep your iPhone 11 Pro looking like new and the best way to do this is with the help of a specially designed iPhone 11 Pro Case. We’ve compiled a list of the best Cases for your iPhone 11 Pro.

1. Olixar Genuine Leather iPhone 11 Pro Case – Black

Crafted from premium genuine leather, this exquisite black Genuine Leather case from Olixar provides protection from drops and scuffs while maintaining the slim factor of your iPhone 11 Pro. A soft microfibre interior lining helps absorb shock and cushions your phone.

2. Olixar Genuine Leather iPhone 11 Pro Case – Black

With your phone sealed in, the Atomic Slim 3 equips your iPhone 11 Pro with some of the toughest protection around. Battling shocks, scrapes, drops and scratches, the Atomic Slim 3 case from Ghostek is truly ready for an adventure, making it the perfect case for any outdoor enthusiast and for those who want to safeguard their precious phone from the rigors and strains of day-to-day life. There is also a port cover over the charging port to keep out dust and water.

3. Olixar NovaShield iPhone 11 Pro Bumper Case – Black

Here’s another clear case that offers great protection. It is the Olixar NovaShield Bumper Case for iPhone 11 Pro. It features the black bumper edging which cushions the delicate buttons, ports, and corners. It features a raised bezel for screen protection and is also wireless charging compatible. If you need a highly protective case for little money, this may be the best option for you.

4. Ringke Fusion X Design iPhone 11 Pro Bumper Case – Black

If you’re looking for something that will provide some extra protection, have a look at the Ringke Fusion X Case. This case clearly shows the back of the stunning iPhone 11 Pro while the military drop protection and polycarbonate materials will protect your phone from accidental damage. It comes in a range of different colours so there will surely be one to complement your iPhone 11 Pro, whatever the colour.

 

5. VRS Design Genuine Leather Diary iPhone 11 Pro Case – Navy

Protect your iPhone 11 Pro with this precisely designed Genuine Leather Diary case in Navy from VRS. Made with genuine leather, this case provides protection, security and a sophisticated look ensuring your iPhone 11 Pro is ready for any occasion. Despite the premium leather used in this case, it is still wireless charging compatible.

Wrapping Up

Thanks for checking out the article! If you didn’t find a case that was perfect for you, be sure to check out our extensive range of iPhone 11 Pro Cases. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or reach us on Twitter or Facebook. We’ll see you on the next one!

The Real Reason Your iPhone 11 Doesn’t Have 5G…

The iPhone 11 doesn’t have 5G. Not even the iPhone 11 Pro Max Model. And the reason Apple didn’t include it might surprise you… Click to Tweet

Most people scoffed when word broke that Apple’s new range of iPhone 11 wouldn’t feature 5G. Android phones have it already, right? So why not Apple’s shiny new iPhones? Turns out there are a few pretty good reasons. And the biggest is to do with 5G itself…

5G Networks Aren’t Properly Ready Just Yet…

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5G is in its infancy. In the US and UK, 5G is now only just starting to roll out in certain, regional areas – coverage is not 100%. And it won’t be for a good long while. Until then, LTE (or 4G) will remain the de facto standard for mobile data usage, both in the UK and US.

Apple knows this is the case; as a company, it isn’t stupid, despite what its critics claim. Rather, Apple likes to wait until a new technology – be it 5G or 4G, for that matter – is full integrated at infrastructure-level and fit for purpose.

This is why Apple didn’t initially do 3G or 4G. It wasn’t satisfied with the coverage when these mobile data standards came out, so it waited until things had ramped up sufficiently. Once 4G became available almost everywhere and ran without issue, Apple updated its iPhone accordingly.

MORE: The #1 Best iPhones (For Value For Money) 

The same will happen with 5G on iPhones. When 5G is reliable, has few coverage holes, and runs without a hitch, Apple will integrate it inside its iPhone. And while this might sound dull and boring, Apple never does anything that would compromise the experience of using its phones. And if 5G ain’t ready, it ain’t coming to iPhone.

Make no mistake: 5G is here and it is DAMN fast. In a post over on Mac World, Micheal Simon goes into depth about the difference in the speed you get on 5G networks versus the current 4G standard. When you can get it, 5G is rapid – making 4G look like 2G. Speed isn’t the problem, however. It’s getting an actual signal that causes ALL the current issues associated with 5G. And if you can’t reliably access a 5G signal, then speed becomes a moot point.

Once 5G networks are up and running like our current 4G ones, then, for sure, 5G will become a game-changer. But when will this actually happen – 2020? 2021? No one knows for sure, really. What we do know, however, is this: Apple will not release a 5G ready iPhone until the 5G networks are as good and reliable as current 4G standards.

Faster Data Means Faster Battery Drain

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Another potential issue with 5G that isn’t often discussed is its effect on battery life. 5G allows for truly rapid download speeds. Your phone can pull more data down at a faster rate, which is great. Nothing in life is free, however, and this speed does come with a downside – your battery life will suffer.

In tests on Samsung’s $1300 Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, using 5G networks for three hours or more resulted in the phone losing around 60% of its battery life. On top of this, the phone became noticeably hotter – two things that DO NOT happen with 4G.

Battery life is key, especially when you’re talking about the iPhone. Apple knows its customers probably value extended battery life over the occasional 5G connection, so why ruin all the work it’s done squeezing more power efficiency out of its A13 chipset by implementing a battery-zapping new form of mobile data?

Again, from a user perspective, the cons outweigh the pros here. Apple could have included 5G on the iPhone 11 but it chose not too; Qualcomm has modems that Apple could have used, but Apple decided against it. And I think the reason for this is perfectly simple: 5G is NOT yet ready for the mainstream. From here, the next logical question is this: why has Samsung and OnePlus implemented it then?

Simple: marketing – 5G sounds new and cool and will help shift phones from shelves in stores. It’s also something NO iPhone currently has, either. And that’s the kind of edge Samsung and OnePlus would be stupid not to press.

Plus, having a “5G phone” gives both companies an edge of Apple’s non-5G iPhones. At least, it will until people start to realize that maybe 5G isn’t all its cracked up to be, that maybe they should have waited until the standard got to a level when it performed and drained your battery like 4G?

Bottom line? Apple clearly didn’t think 5G was ready for mass-deployment inside its iPhone. Whether or not it was right will largely depend on how quickly 5G networks develop inside the next 12 months…

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Top 5 Apple iPhone 11 Cases

If you want to protect your new iPhone 11 with a Case but not sure what to choose then look no further, as we have compiled a list of the Top 5 iPhone 11 Cases. From extra tough Protective cases, to sleek clear cases to show off your iPhone 11’s design, we have a range of cases with something for everyone.

1. Olixar Ultra-Thin iPhone 11 Case – 100% Clear 

The Olixar Ultra-Thin Case is a durable and slimline case that offers light protection from scratches and scuffs. If you’re looking for simple yet effective protection, then the Ultra Thin Case from Olixar may be the one for you. Show off your iPhone 11’s design while giving it an added level of protection. Due to the slim nature of the case, we would advise using an Apple iPhone 11 Screen Protector as the case itself doesn’t provide much protection for the screen.

 

2. Olixar Soft Silicone iPhone 11 Case – Pastel Blue

Crafted from a gel material the Olixar Soft Silicone Case provides good protection from drops and scuffs while giving added grip from a non-slip coating. The Silicone Case also has a raised bezel to protect the screen from scratches and drops, although we would advise for the best protection (with any case) to add a screen protector.

3. Ringke Fusion X iPhone 11 Case – Black

If you’re looking for something that will provide some extra protection, have a look at the Ringke Fusion X Case. This case clearly shows the back of the stunning iPhone 11 while the military drop protection and polycarbonate materials will protect your phone from accidental damage. It comes in a range of different colours so there will surely be one to complement your iPhone 11, whatever the colour.

4. Ghostek Atomic Slim 3 iPhone 11 Case – Red

With your phone sealed in, the Atomic Slim 3 equips your iPhone 11 with some of the toughest protection around. Battling shocks, scrapes, drops and scratches, the Atomic Slim 3 case from Ghostek is truly ready for an adventure, making it the perfect case for any outdoor enthusiast and for those who want to safeguard their precious phone from the rigors and strains of day-to-day life. There is also a port cover over the charging port to keep out dust and water.

5. Olixar NovaShield iPhone 11 Bumper Case – Black / Clear

Here’s another clear case that offers great protection. It is the Olixar NovaShield Bumper Case for iPhone 11. It features the black bumper edging which cushions the delicate buttons, ports, and corners. It features a raised bezel for screen protection and is also wireless charging compatible. If you need a highly protective case for little money, this may be the best option for you.

 

Wrapping Up! 

Thanks for checking out the article! If you didn’t find a case that was perfect for you, be sure to check out our extensive range of iPhone 11 Cases. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or reach us on Twitter or Facebook. We’ll see you on the next one!

How To Fix a FROZEN iPhone (The #1 Simplest Method)

Is your iPhone frozen, lagging too much, or hung? If it is, follow these simple steps to fix it – we’ve included a bunch of options and one will almost certainly fix it! Click to Tweet

Occasionally your iPhone may freeze or hang during an operation – old-timers would call it a crash – and won’t respond to the home buttons, sleep button or the touchscreen. Don’t worry this happens to even the best iPhones.

If this happens there are two solutions you should try first:

How To Restart iPhone

  1. Option 1: press and hold down the Home button on the front of the iPhone for at least 6 seconds. In most cases, this should shut down the unresponsive application and return you to the main menu
  2. Option 2: if option 1 didn’t work then you will need to reset the iPhone. You can do this by pressing the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button on the top of the iPhone’s case and holding them down together for 10 seconds. The iPhone should then reset itself and return to the locked state

How To Restore iPhone To Factory Settings

If neither of these two options fixes your unresponsive iPhone then you should connect it to your Mac or PC and launch iTunes. Click on the Summary tab and then click on the Restore button.

  • MAKE SURE YOU BACK-UP YOUR iPHONE FIRST!

This will restore your iPhone to its factory settings and install the latest version of the iPhone operating software. It will also erase all the songs, videos, calendar and contact information on the iPhone. (Though it is easy enough to reinstall that info by syncing with iTunes when the iPhone is fixed).

iPhone Recovery Mode

Putting your iPhone in recovery mode is basically the nuclear option, your last-ditch attempt before going to an Apple Store to speak to a genius. Nine times out of ten, recovery mode will fix all but the most nefarious of issues, so all of the above didn’t work, this one should…

  • How To Put iPhone Into Recovery Mode
  • Connect Your iPhone To iTunes on Your PC/Mac

Once Your iPhone is Connected, Follow These Steps, per Apple’s official advice:

  1. iPad models with Face ID: Press and hold the Top button and either volume button until the power-off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your device. Connect your device to your computer while holding the Top button. Keep holding the Top button until you see the recovery-mode screen.
  2. iPhone 8 or later: Press and hold the Side button and one of the volume buttons until the power-off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your device. Connect your device to your computer while holding the Side button. Keep holding the Side button until you see the recovery-mode screen.
  3. iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPod touch (7th generation): Press and hold the Side (or Top) button until the power-off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your device. Connect your device to your computer while holding the Volume Down button. Keep holding the Volume Down button until you see the recovery-mode screen.
  4. iPad with Home button, iPhone 6s or earlier, and iPod touch (6th generation) or earlier: Press and hold the Side (or Top) button until the power-off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your device. Connect your device to your computer while holding the Home button. Keep holding the Home button until you see the recovery-mode screen.

And if none of the above things work, it’s time to go to an Apple Store.

 

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iPhone 12 (AKA iPhone 5G) Will Be MAJOR Update Over iPhone 11

Forget Apple’s iPhone 11, the iPhone 12 in 2020 will be where all the significant changes come into play – 5G, new designs, and OLED panels for ALL… Click to Tweet

Apple’s iPhone 12 will get a release date in 2020 and it will pack in quite a few new features, according to analysts at JP Morgan.

Chief among these updates will be to do with the camera, it will apparently include Time-of-Flight technology, and the addition of an actual budget iPhone (the iPhone 12R) to the lineup.

5G will also be a mainstay on ALL iPhone 12 handsets. But that’s a given, seeing as the iPhone 11 range, which launches in a few months, will be the first batch of iPhones to support 5G speeds in the US and UK.

iPhone 12 Will Be The Most Impressive iPhone Design To Date…

Word on the street suggests that Apple is prepping something rather special for 2020. And by special, I mean something totally different – just like when it first released the iPhone X. Analysts (and leaks) now point to a radical change in design language with absolutely no notch and an almost total display frontage.

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The NEW iPhone 12 Design – All About The Display (Image Source)

Credit Suisse, following a pretty hefty leak published in China Times, says Apple is looking to bring an iPhone to market in 2020 that effectively has no bezels on the entire front of the phone. The iPhone 12 – or whatever it is eventually called – will basically be ALL display, as you can see in the image above.

Furthermore, Apple will integrate TouchID and FACE ID into the display itself. Apple has been working on this new Touch ID for a few years now, so its inclusion in the iPhone 12 is certainly significant. I just hope it functions better than the current Android in-display fingerprint readers; I’ve yet to use one that’s actually any good.

Apple’s iPhone 12 range will follow the current iPhone lineup branding – so, XS, XS Max, and XR. However, ALL iPhones in the iPhone 12 range will feature this new design language. Even the iPhone 12 XR, apparently – though I’m not 100% convinced by this claim. Why? Simple: the XR is cheaper and Apple needs to keep users’ buying its more expensive iPhones.

If it made them ALL the same, save for camera tech and display type, no one would buy the iPhone XS Max. What’s more likely is that the iPhone 12 XS Max will feature a more advanced camera and more storage options. That way, Apple can charge more and it keeps its models nicely differentiated.

One MAJOR change, however, could be the introduction of new form factors. Apple already has patents for foldable iPhones, so we could see the first foldable iPhone launched in 2020. This model would compete directly with the Huawei Mate X and the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Apple will likely be monitoring how these handsets are received by the public before wading in with its own version.
This is what Apple has done with all major design changes since the birth of the iPhone in 2007. It doesn’t do anything until it has already been tried and tested by its competitors – just look at things like large displays, stylus pens, and in-screen fingerprint readers. This softly-softly approach always works in Apple’s favor too. It knows its customers are loyal and are happy to wait for it to add in features that have been available on Android for years.
A foldable iPhone would be a HUGE addition to 2020’s iPhone range, and while it does seem rather far fetched now, I am almost 100% positive we will see one released before 2021, providing the form factor is a resounding success with consumers. If it is, expect to see Apple wade into the space with its take on a foldable OLED phone.

iPhone 12 New Features Aren’t All That New…

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If you’ve been running an Android phone, a new(ish) one from the last 12 months, chances are you’ll have encountered many of the iPhone 12’s so-called “new features” which has lead many commentators to claim that Apple is now playing catch up with its Android rivals.

Take the Time-of-Flight camera, for instance: both the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G have this camera tech built into them. And by the time Apple’s iPhone 12 gets official, almost a year and half from now, Time-of-Flight will be common on Android handsets.

It’ll still be a welcome addition to the iPhone 12’s camera, but it is not something that could be called a “new feature” – not when Android phones have had it for over 12 months. Still, Apple has a habit of really OWNING new features and making it its own, so perhaps this will happen with Time-of-Flight aboard the iPhone 12’s camera.

What is a Time-of-Flight Camera?

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You know that bokeh-style effect where the background is blurred out in portrait shots? Well, Time-of-Flight is kind of like that… only the images it produces are vastly superior, as it uses its Time-of-Flight sensors and software to calculate distance more accurately, resulting in a sharper, more-realistic blur effect.

Time-of-Flight and other advancements to imaging, such as the advent and evolution of machine learning, are what will help smartphones close the gap on DSLRs in 2020 and beyond. If you think how far they’ve come in the last few years, it’s easy to imagine phone’s having better imaging capabilities that DSLRs by the mid-2020s.

All iPhone 12 Handsets Will To Carry OLED Displays?

Another interesting theory about Apple’s iPhone 12 range is that it could be the first series of iPhones to exclusively use OLED technology across the entire range – from the MAX model to the new XR and 12R models.

If true, this would signal the end of LCD Apple displays. Normally, OLED is revered for the most expensive phones. But with the iPhone 12, OLED could become the de facto display on ALL iPhone 12 models – even the budget option.

Could this happen? I don’t see why not; I mean, OLED panels are more or less standard now in the smartphone space. The fact that Apple has thus far gotten away with charging a premium for its OLED is, well… frankly a little odd. Even more so when you consider that you can grab an Android phone with an OLED panel for 50% less than the iPhone XS Max.

OLED is now no longer a flagship feature, and bringing OLED panels to ALL iPhone 12 units in 2020 would be a wise move on Apple’s part – especially if it makes a truly affordable iPhone in the form of the iPhone R12…
iPhone 12R Will NOT Replace iPhone XR Update

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If you’re worried Apple’s iPhone XR is going somewhere in 2020, don’t be – Apple’s iPhone XR will get a refresh alongside the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. However, Apple will add a fourth model to its line-up called the iPhone 12R, apparently.

The iPhone 12R – we expect this name to change, don’t worry – will be a true “budget” iPhone. And not budget in the Apple sense of the word, but actually cheap – think Google Pixel 3a money. Not much is known about this handset just yet, though it will likely be the biggest handset Apple ever releases if the price is right.

Why’s that? Simple: most people cannot afford, or refuse to pay, the money Apple demands for its phones. They’re too expensive; even the iPhone XR is very pricey. Savvy shoppers know they can get more value for money with an Android phone or, if they do want an iPhone, going the refurbished iPhone route (it’s 40% cheaper).

For this reason, if Apple released a sub-$500 smartphone, it would open itself up to potentially tens of millions of new customers. Hundreds of millions if you start looking outside the US and UK markets. And this is significant because it will aid growth for Apple’s iPhone market share and create even more revenue for the company via increased App Store purchases.

Haven’t We Been Here Before Though…

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If You Don’t Want To Pay Top-Dollar For iPhones, Make Sure You Check Out Gazelle’s Refurbished Offers – They’re 40% Cheaper Than Apple’s…

Yes, the idea of a “budget iPhone” is not new; analysts have been banging on about it for years. But 2020 would prove to be the most opportune time for it to actually happen. Why? Again, pretty simple: it would allow Apple to better compete with the likes of OPPO, Xiaomi, and Huawei – companies that are currently making a killing in the mid-range phone space.

And because the iPhone 12R would likely just be a recycled iPhone 8, or iPhone 8/iPhone X-hybrid, the cost of producing it, given that Apple already has most of the components, would be relatively low and this would ensure the handset still generates plenty of profit margin, despite its lower RRP.

The prospect of a truly affordable iPhone, for me, is the #1 most exciting thing about Apple’s 2020 plans. Forget OLED panels and Time-of-Flight cameras, what people REALLY want from Apple is value for money. If Apple can deliver that with the iPhone 12R, it’ll be making itself a lot of new friends inside 2020 and beyond…

You can check out ALL the latest information on the iPhone 11 right now too before its launch in a few month’s time.

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iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro (Rumors): How Will They Compare?

Apple’s newest flagship phone will be debuted in just a week’s time. This year the flagship will be known as the iPhone 11. However, there will be THREE models of the new iPhone–the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro, which comes in two screen sizes.

The iPhone 11 is rumored to be taking the place of the iPhone XR and the iPhone 11 Pro series is rumored to be taking the place of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Let’s take a closer look at the phones below. All specs are based on the latest rumors and leaks.

And want to know what else is coming at Apple’s September 10th iPhone event? Check out What To Expect From Apple’s September 10 iPhone 11 Launch…

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro Quick Comparison

Design

  • iPhone 11 – The iPhone 11 is said to have the same 6.1in display of the iPhone XR and features Apple’s biometric authentication system called Face ID. Its industrial design also is expected to come in a wide range of colors, including a new green model.
  • iPhone 11 Pro – The iPhone XS will come in two versions, one with a 5.8in OLED display the other with a 6.5in OLED display. Both will feature Apple’s biometric authentication system called Face ID. Their steel frame and all-glass back make it an absolutely gorgeous phone. And this year their glass back will feature a matte finish.

Winner? iPhone 11 Pro – The iPhone 11 Pro with its matte glass back and steel frame steals the show.

Displays

  • iPhone 11 – The iPhone 11 features an edge-to-edge LCD display that is 6.1in and has a 2436×1125-pixel resolution at 458ppi.
  • iPhone 11 Pro – The iPhone 11 Pro features an edge-to-edge OLED display that is either a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display with a 2436×1125-pixel resolution at 458ppi or a 6.5in display and has a 2436×1125-pixel resolution at 458ppi.

Winner? iPhone 11 Pro – Without a doubt, the iPhone 11 Pro wins the day here.

CPU/Processor

  • iPhone 11 – the iPhone 11 features the A13 chipset. This A13 is a 7nm chip with 6 cores, which is absolutely INSANE.
  • iPhone 11 Pro –  the iPhone 11 Pro will also feature the exact same A13 chipset.

Winner? Draw – both phones use the same chipset.

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Camera

  • iPhone 11 – The iPhone 11 features a 12MP front-facing camera. But on the rear camera, you get a dual-lens 12MP rear camera complete with a wide-angle and telephoto lens and dual optical zoom. It also supports advanced photo features like portrait photography.
  • iPhone 11 Pro – The iPhone 11 Pro features the exact same front camera setup too: a 12MP front-facing camera. But the rear camera will be a triple-lens system with a 12MP wide-angle, super wide-angle, and telephoto lens, triple optical image stabilisation, optical zoom, and 4K video recording. It too also supports advanced photo features like portrait photography.

Winner? iPhone 11 Pro – That triple-lens puts the dual-lens to shame.

Storage Options

  • iPhone 11 – 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB
  • iPhone 11 Pro – 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB

Battery Life

  • iPhone 11 – The iPhone 11 Pro’s battery will get you about 12.5 hours of battery life with mixed usage. It also features bilateral wireless charging.
  • iPhone 11 Pro – The iPhone 11 Pro’s batteries will get you about 12 hours of battery life with mixed usage. It also features bilateral wireless charging.

Winner? iPhone 11 – It’ll have slightly better battery life than the iPhone 11 Pro.

Price

  • iPhone 11 – The 6.1in iPhone XR will cost £749 (64GB) and £799 (128GB) and £899 (256GB).
  • iPhone 11 Pro – The 5.8in iPhone 11 Pro will cost £999 (128GB), £1149 (256GB), or £1349 (512GB) and the 6.5in iPhone 11 Pro will cost £1099 (128GB), £1249 (256GB), or £1449 (512GB).

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Verdict?

2019’s iPhones are clearly all about the camera. Give that, it’s clear the winner here is the iPhone 11 Pro. It features that sweet triple-lens rear camera system with a 12MP wide-angle, super wide-angle, and telephoto lenses, triple optical image stabilisation, optical zoom, and 4K video recording.

The iPhone 11 Pro also features OLED displays, versus the iPhone 11’s LCD display. This means your screen is just going to look better on the 11 Pro. While each model will feature the same A13 processor and bilateral wireless charging, the iPhone 11 Pro wins thanks to its camera, display, and better industrial design.

Another option worth considering, however, is picking up a newer refurbished iPhone – something like the iPhone X or iPhone XR, which you can get for 40% less than retail via Gazelle, our #1 pick for refurbished iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and iMacs.

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro: Full Specs

Here are the specs for the iPhone 11:

  • Display: 6.1in LCD Liquid Retina display with a 2436×1125-pixel resolution at 458ppi
  • Dimensions: 150.9mm x 75.7mm x 8.3mm
  • Weight: 194 grams
  • Storage: 64, 128, or 256GB
  • Processors: A13
  • Front camera: 12 MP photos and 1080p HD video.
  • Rear camera: Dual-lens 12MP wide-angle and telephoto lenses, dual optical image stabilisation, optical zoom, 4K video
  • Battery: Up to 13.5 hours battery life mixed usage
  • Other: Face ID, NFC, bilateral wireless charging, IP68 waterproof

And here are the specs for the iPhone 11 Pro:

  • Display: 5.8-inch OLED display with a 2436×1125-pixel resolution at 458ppi and 6.5-inch OLED display with a 2688×1242-pixel resolution at 458ppi and 157.5mm x 77.4mm x 7.7mm
  • Dimensions: 143.6mm x 70.9mm x 7.7mm
  • Weight: 177 grams and 208 grams
  • Storage: 128, 256, or 512GB
  • Processors: A13
  • Front camera: 12 MP photos and 1080p HD video.
  • Rear camera: Triple lens 12MP wide-angle, super wide-angle, and telephoto lenses, triple optical image stabilisation, optical zoom, 4K video
  • Battery: Up to 12.5 hours battery life mixed usage
  • Other: Face ID, NFC, bilateral wireless charging, IP68 waterproof

And if you wanna know more about what Apple’s new iPhones will be like, check out our Guide To The iPhone 11 Range: Pro, Pro Max & Standard… 

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8 Face ID Tips for Your New iPhone & iPad (#7 Is A Game-Changer)

Apple’s FACE ID has quite a few features and tricks you might not know about. Check out these FACE ID tips to get the most from your iPhone’s facial scanning technology Click to Tweet

1. Turn Off Face ID’s “Required Attention”

This is probably the most important Face ID tip if you want the feature to work better for you.

There were plenty of fears that Face ID wouldn’t be as good or secure as Touch ID. Now we know those fears were unfounded. Face ID is amazing. By default, Face ID will only work if you are “attentive” – in other words, if your eyes are open and looking at the iPhone X. This is a security feature so people can’t hold your iPhone X to your sleeping face to unlock the device. However, you can turn the attentive requirement off if you want. To do that go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode > and Turn off “Require Attention for Face ID”.

2. Dim Your Screen When Not Looking At It

Related to the feature above, since the iPhone XS and XR know when you are looking at your display or not, it has the ability to instantly dim your screen the second you look away from it and it also automatically returns the brightness to your standard settings once you look at your screen again. This is great for saving battery life.

3. Face ID Now Supports 2 Faces

This is another primary Face ID tip. It allows two people to use Face ID on the same phone–or it allows one user to have two radically different facial looks registered on their phone.

MORE: 25 Ridiculously Useful iPhone X, XS, XR, and XS Max Tips & Tricks

Go to Settings>Face ID & Passcode and you’ll see you now have the option to set up an “alternate appearance.” This means a second face–or another version of your face (say after you shave your beard off). This feature is great for couples who use the same phone–now each of them can log in using their face.

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4. Face ID Rescanning

Before, if the iPhone X failed to register your face to unlock it, you would need to press the power button twice to bring up the Face ID authentication again. Now in iOS 12, you can simply swipe up on the bottom of the lock screen to try Face ID again.

5. Quickly Disable Face ID

Depending on where you live, the police may be able to legally insist you unlock your smartphone on the spot via its facial recognition features. For some reason, facial biometrics aren’t protected in the way fingerprints and passcodes are in some localities. That’s why Apple has built-in a feature that lets you quickly disable Face ID in a pinch without going into your settings. Just press the side button five times and Face ID will be disabled and you’ll need to enter your passcode instead to gain access to your phone.

6. Control What Face ID Unlocks

Face ID replaces the way you unlock your iPhone. Now you simply look at the device instead of placing your finger on the now-gone Home button. But Face ID can also be used to make purchases in the App Store and in apps, authenticate Apple Pay payments, and autofill forms in Safari. However, you don’t need to allow Face ID to do all of these things if you don’t want. You can toggle each Face ID feature on or off by going to Settings > Face ID & Passcode.

7. Don’t Wait for The Padlock To Unlock

Another critical Face ID tip: Face ID actually works faster than most people realize…

Face ID has a cool padlock icon on the lock screen that shows you if your device is locked or not. When you look at your iPhone and thus activate Face ID, the padlock will unlock, letting you know you can swipe up to access your home screen.

However, many people don’t know you don’t need to wait to swipe up until the padlock icon is unlocked. Face ID is meant to be seamless and you can actually swipe up from the bottom of the screen before the padlock icon becomes unlocked. Just swipe up as soon as you pick up your iPhone and Face ID will unlock the phone mid-swipe.

8. Reset Face ID

Face ID has worked brilliantly for me ever since I got my iPhone X. But some people may find that Face ID has trouble recognizing their face from time to time. If this is happening to you, the most likely culprit is that you poorly scanned your face when setting up Face ID. Thankfully, this can easily be corrected.

MORE: Apple’s New iPhone Range Detailed In FULL

Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode and then tap “Reset Face ID”. You’ll then be presented with the Face ID setup procedure again. This time make sure your face is well lit when your iPhone scans it.

What is FACE ID – A Quick Primer

When Apple originally announced Face ID for the iPhone X armchair pundits were up in arms about it. Many thought it was going to be inferior to the beloved Touch ID. Many thought there was no way Face ID could be better than the primitive facial recognition systems some Android phones had tried. And then there were ALL the security concerns; could someone use a mask or image of your face to unlock your iPhone and steal all your data?

But Face ID turned out to be a hit. It was both faster and more accurate than Touch ID. Matter of fact, Touch ID had a false-positive (that is, how often an iPhone would unlock with someone else fingerprint than the owner’s) rate of 1 in 50,000. Face ID improved that false-positive rate to 1 in 1,000,000–a twenty-fold increase.

Face ID proved to be so successful, Apple has rolled it out to its newest phones, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR. If you’ve picked up any of these beauties here are all the Face ID tips you need to know.

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Which devices support Face ID?

Apple launched Face ID only on the iPhone at first, but last added the tech to select iPads too. Face ID is currently available on the following devices:

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPad Pro third-generation 11in
  • iPad Pro third-generation 12in

It is also widely expected that Apple’s upcoming 2019 iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro will feature Face ID. Not sure which iPhone is right for you? Check out our Best iPhone feature (and hint: it’s not the iPhone XS Max!).

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6 Critical Tips About How To Keep Your iPhone Secure (#5’s A MUST)

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iPhone Security Tips & Tricks: How To Protect Your Data (In Six Simple Steps) 

How To Keep Your iPhone Secure

1. Activate Face ID Or Touch ID Right Now

All iPhones for the last five years have had biometric authentication systems on them. These are either Touch ID or Face ID. Touch ID is the fingerprint scanner on the iPhone and Face ID is the facial recognition system on newer iPhones. If you haven’t set up either Touch ID or Face Id on your iPhone you are making a BIG MISTAKE. Do not only rely on a passcode to keep your iPhone secure.

MORE: Apple’s iPhone 11 Range Detailed In Full – Specs, Updates, Camera

To set up Touch ID, go into the Settings app > Touch ID & Passcode and follow the steps in the setup procedure. To set up Face ID, go into the Settings app > Face ID & Passcode and follow the steps in the setup procedure. Either setup will take all of two minutes and at then end your iPhone will be much more secure.

2. Require Attention For Face ID

The thing everyone wants to make sure is activated on their iPhone’s that support Face ID is the attention requirement. This features means that Face ID doesn’t only need to see your face to unlock the iPhone, but it needs to see that you are actually looking at your phone in order for the device to be unlocked.

Apple built this option into Face ID so no one could simply take your iPhone while you were sleeping and hold it up to your face to unlock it. With the attention feature active, Face ID will require your eyes not only to be open but to be actively looking at your iPhone to unlock it. To make sure this is turned on got to Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Require Attention for Face ID and make sure the switch is toggled to ON (green).

3. Disable Access To Secondary Features When Your iPhone Is Locked

Even though you have Face ID or Touch ID enabled, other people could theoretically interact with your iPhone even when it is locked if you have Access When Locked features enabled for Today View, Recent Notifications, Control Center, Siri, Reply With Message, Home Control, and Return Missed Calls. These features are enabled by default so it’s easy for the user to access commonly used controls without having to unlock his phone.

But this also leaves your iPhone open to being used (albeit in a limited manner) by other people. If you’re worried about that, it’s best to disable Access When Locked features. To do so go to Settings > Face/Touch ID & Passcode and under “Allow Access When Locked” toggle the switches to OFF (white).

4. Set A Password, Not a Passcode

Face ID and Touch ID requires you to set up a passcode that you can use to access your iPhone if Face ID or Touch ID ever fails to recognize your face. By default, most people set a 4-digit passcode. But that means there are only 9999 possible combinations people need to go through to gain access to your iPhone.

Instead, you might want to set up a password instead of a 4-digit pin. Yes, it’s more of a pain to type in a password, but it’s also much harder for an intruder to guess. To set one up, go to Settings > Face/Touch ID & Passcode > Change Passcode and follow the instructions.

5. Set Your iPhone Data To Automatically Erase

This is the “nuclear option”. You can set your iPhone to automatically erase all your data on it when someone enters your wrong pin or passcode ten times in a row. This means that a thief at most has ten chances to gain access to your phone. If they can’t by then, they’ll never be able to gain access to your data because the iPhone will automatically delete everything. To set this up got to Settings > Face/Touch ID & Passcode > and google Erase Data to ON (green).

6. Enable USB Restricted Mode For The Most Security

Apple built a powerful new security feature into the iPhone with iOS 12. This introduced what is known as USB Restricted Mode to the iPhone. In recent months companies have been making boxes that can be plugged into an iPhone’s USB port and crack an iPhone’s passcode.

To protect against this, Apple has introduced USB Restricted Mode. USB Restricted Mode disabled data sharing between an iPhone and a USB device if the iPhone has not been unlocked for more than an hour. This effectively renders the iPhone cracking boxes useless as they can take hours or days to crack a locked iPhone.

By default, USB Restricted Mode is enabled in iOS 12. But just in case you want to disable it–or make sure it hasn’t been disabled–go to the Settings app and tap Face/Touch ID & Passcode. Enter your passcode and then swipe down until you see a section titled “Allow Access When Locked”.

The last toggle in this section will be a field that says “USB Accessories”. The toggle next to this should be switched to OFF (white). This means USB Restricted Mode is enabled and devices can’t grab or share data from/to your iPhone if the iPhone has not been unlocked for more than an hour.

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Your iPhone Getting Hacked Is A Very Real Security Threat

It seems not a week goes by where we hear about another security risk when it comes to our digital lives. Usually, these risks come from big data breaches–think a credit card company being hacked and the hackers making off with all your personal data. Then there are other security risks popping up all the time. These include bugs found in popular phones, which allow malicious attackers to infiltrate your systems more easily. And of course, there are more personal attacks: those people that could get close enough to grab our phones and try to extract data from them. These attackers don’t even have to be hackers in the traditional sense. They might just be a nosey lover or family member who wants to see what’s on your iPhone.

What iPhones & iPads Support Face ID?

Apple launched Face ID only on the iPhone at first, but last added the tech to select iPads too. Face ID is currently available on the following devices:

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPad Pro third-generation 11in
  • iPad Pro third-generation 12in

What iPhones & iPads Support Touch ID?

Touch ID has been around for much longer than Face ID, hence more Apple devices support the technology. iPhones that support Touch ID include:

  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus

iPads that support Touch ID include:

  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Pro 12.9 1G
  • iPad Pro 9.7
  • iPad (2017)
  • iPad Pro 10.5
  • iPad Pro 12.9 2G
  • iPad Air 3
  • iPad Mini 5
  • iPad (2018)

While Touch ID on future iPhones is going away, it is also widely expected that Apple’s upcoming 2019 iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro will feature Face ID. Not sure which iPhone is right for you? Check out our Best iPhone feature (and hint: it’s not the iPhone XS Max!).

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