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Latest leak reveals the iPhone 12 Pro Max running a 120Hz display

Also confirms LiDAR Scanner and more Pro camera features

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In the past few weeks, there have been several reports that Apple might not ship the upcoming iPhone 12 series with the latest 120Hz displays. It was even revealed that it’s mainly because of supply issues in driver ICs that hinder the Cupertino-based tech giant from equipping the new iPhone lineup with fast and fluid displays.

Just recently, popular leaker Jon Prosser posted screenshots that reveal the iPhone 12 Pro Max running a native 120Hz display.

Other than the Adaptive Refresh Rate setting, there are also new camera features in tow. As previously listed in our rumor roundup, it also confirms that the Max variant is equipped with a LiDAR scanner that made its debut on the 2020 iPad Pro.


Prosser also tweeted a list of things we might expect on the mid-sized iPhone 12 Pro variant — including a slightly bumped up display with thinner bezels, flat sides, and even a larger rear camera module.

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Additional leaks surface with EverythingApplePro‘s tweets showing the new iPhone’s display settings in Dark Mode that were originally sourced from Max Winebach — who’s also popular in the world of Apple leaks.

Basing it from the photos, the notch size might be unchanged. But with the 12 Pro Max’s bigger screen size, it’s now able to display a complete 12-hour time indicator on the UI’s upper left side.

As an added supporting claim, he also posted clippings confirming that the iPhone 12 Pro Max will indeed have a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display — making it the biggest iPhone to date.

It’s also stated that the new iPhone will support 20W fast wired and wireless charging out of the box. We’re still not sure if Apple will scrap the power bricks (literally) out of the box, but this might also mean that the cancelled AirPower might be resurrected after all.

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1

And Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 1

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The second half of this year’s smartphones are coming. Naturally, each smartphone needs a capable processor to make itself more special among today’s crop of devices. Signaling the start of the next slate of devices, Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.

A lot of current lineups have already launched for the year. However, we’re still missing some of the more premium offerings today. The new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 will power the next generation for the year. And, according to Qualcomm, the chipset will deliver 10 percent faster CPU and GPU performance. It will also use 15 percent less power, squeezing out an extra hour of usage.

The chipset will focus more on performance. Even if the smartphone heats up from all the gaming, the processor can keep up with delivering sustained performance.

Though the list of confirmed devices is still a bit sparse today, companies have already promised to use the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. These include Honor, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, OnePlus, OPPO, realme, vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE. As expected, gaming brands are also signing up like ASUS’s Republic of Gamers and Black Shark.

Ironically, that’s not even the gaming processor, according to Qualcomm. The company also released the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 1, which reportedly touts a 20 percent boost to GPU performance. Honor, OPPO, and Xiaomi are already making phones with the chipset.

SEE ALSO: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 beats Apple A15 Bionic in early tests

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Netflix is losing a lot of long-term subscribers

People are switching

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The Netflix revolution was indeed televised. However, after enjoying years of success as the streaming platform of choice, a lot of users are now leaving Netflix for greener pastures. Over the past few months, the company has struggled to patch its failures. A recently released data report does confirm that the platform has a right to worry. More and more long-term subscribers are reportedly cutting their subscriptions short.

According to The Information, around 13 percent of Netflix cancelers in the past quarter are from accounts that have been with the platform for over three years. The data, which was reportedly obtained from Antenna, pegs cancelations at around 3.6 million Americans, a big increase from the 2.5 million of the past five quarters.

Though 13 percent isn’t exactly a giant figure, it’s still a blow to Netflix’s empire. While streaming platform rightly focus on gaining new subscribers, losing the loyalty of long-term users isn’t something to shrug off.

Since announcing lost expectations, Netflix announced ways to save on costs and retain its subscribers. Other methods include canceling projects, opening a games division, and potentially charging users more for account sharing. Naturally, not every plan hits users the same way.

In the meantime, other platforms — like Disney+, HBO, and Hulu — are attracting more users with more varied and exclusive content. Regardless, Netflix is skidding down a slope. Only time will tell whether its latest strategies will stave off more losses.

SEE ALSO: Netflix is experimenting with livestreaming content

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IFA 2022 gets greenlit for in-person event

A stunning return

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The COVID-19 pandemic has rightly locked the tech industry into a standstill. It was vastly unsafe to congregate in groups for fear of contracting the virus. However, with vaccines and better healthcare, the world is slowly going back to normal. Events which were once canceled are now returning to the big stage. Joining that roster, IFA 2022 has now received the greenlight for an official event this year.

It’s been two years since the last IFA event. While 2020 was the height of the pandemic, the event’s organizers also canceled a return last year amid the resurgence of other variants. Now, all obstacles are gone.

IFA Berlin has officially confirmed that IFA 2022 will take place between September 2 through 6. Super-early-bird tickets are already available for EUR 35 if you happen to be in the area.

More importantly, the organizers are also confirming that two-thirds of the event’s exhibitors are going back to the event for presentations. Likewise, retail groups will make a return to Berlin.

Berlin isn’t the only major event making a return this year. Computex has also announced an in-person event this year between May 24 to 27. Likewise, MWC 2022 happened earlier this year, spotlighting major players in the industry.

SEE ALSO: GadgetMatch Awards: Best of IFA 2019

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