Apple launches new PRODUCT(RED) iPhone 13 models

And Apple Watch Series 7



Besides the iconic black variant, the red variant is one of the most popular color options for an iPhone. The now-ubiquitous (PRODUCT)RED version is more than just a sleek option, though. Apple’s partnership with (RED) has always been about raising awareness for HIV and AIDS. Now, 15 years later, Apple wants to continue the fight further with new PRODUCT(RED) products.

This holiday season, Apple is launching red variants of the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 mini. Outside of the iPhone lineup, the company is also introducing a PRODUCT(RED) variant of the Apple Watch Series 7. The wearable will also get six new watch faces with the PRODUCT(RED) theme. It also gets a few red strap options for more customization: Braided Solo Loop, Sport Band, and Sport Loop straps.

From now until the end of the year, Apple is donating a portion of the proceeds from the variants to the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response. According to the initiative, combating COVID-19 will help the Global Fund redirect its efforts to fight AIDS.

Also, from December 6 to the end of the year, Apple is donating US$ 1 to the Global Fund for every purchase made with Apple Pay through, the Apple Store app, and actual Apple Stores.

SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone 13 mini Review: STILL My Favorite!


On-device AI, foldables are future of smart devices: HONOR

Foldables about to go mainstream, HONOR says



Honor Magic Vs

HONOR had the opportunity to discuss the future of smart devices at the Fortune Global Forum 2023 in Abu Dhabi earlier this week, where the Shenzhen-based brand pointed out that foldables are on the cusp of going mainstream.

Citing research from Counterpoint, HONOR bared that nearly two-thirds (64%) of high-end smartphone users in China are willing to switch to a foldable device, with the latter’s form factor and bigger screen among key reasons behind such willingness.

Interestingly, HONOR’s manufacturing of foldables has just hit the 1 million mark, meaning the potential for mass production is right at its tipping point.

Currently, the HONOR Magic V2 is the best-selling foldable in China, with a 25% market share, per Omdia.

Having the rest of the industry innovate in the foldable space will likely lead to lower prices and make foldable smartphones even more accessible.

Other updates: Eye comfort lab, on-device AI

HONOR also touched on human-centric technology innovation as one of the other key themes during its panel discussion.

The company revealed that it has invested more than US$ 140 million on display technology research and development, as well as developing over 500 display-related patents.

HONOR has just opened a new dedicated eye comfort lab as well to deepen its expertise in this area. For its devices, HONOR is debuting a series of innovative eye comfort features such as its 3840Hz PWM dimming technology and Circadian Night Display.

Meanwhile, it was also announced that during the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in October, HONOR’s upcoming Magic6 smartphone will feature on-device LLM powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 platform.

This is aligned with HONOR’s intent of utilizing hybrid AI models by using on-device AI for personalized content and services while ensuring user privacy.

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Limited-edition vivo V29 5G in Rose Pink now available

Make the holidays brighter



vivo V29 5G Rose Pink

vivo is releasing a limited-edition Rose Pink-colored vivo V29 5G in time for the holidays.

Available starting on December 1, the Rose Pink edition is the third color option for vivo’s premier device under the V series. It joins the Starry Purple and Magic Maroon colorways.

The Rose Pink variant comes with a delicate pink hue that is reminiscent of winter sunset. It also has gradient hues and textured ripples inspired by a sea of pink roses.

The colorway is only available on the vivo V29 5G which. It is priced at PhP 24,999 (12GB+256GB) and PhP 26,999 (12GB+256GB).

The vivo V29 5G packs a punch with powerful features, including a 6.78-inch AMOLED screen with a 2880×1260 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, a 4,600mAh battery with 80W fast charge, and a 50MP OIS main camera along with a 50MP front camera.

The more affordable vivo V29e 5G, meanwhile, is still available in the Crystal Blue and Forest Black. It retails for just PhP 18,999.

SEE ALSO: vivo v29 5G review: Aesthetic phone with aura light to match

Make A Wish campaign

For those who are interested in getting the Rose Pink edition of the vivo V29 5G, vivo has a Make A Wish campaign that invites customers to join for a chance to win exclusive gifts and prizes, including the phone itself.

To join the festivities, visit the microsite here and answer the simple question What is your Christmas wish? 

This article is a sponsored press release from vivo Philippines.


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OnePlus 12 officially revealed in new teasers

First look and a few specs included



The year has one last trick up its sleeve. If you’re still debating on getting a new smartphone for Christmas, OnePlus is about to make your internal debates even more difficult. Ahead of the flagship’s launch next month, the upcoming OnePlus 12 has officially popped up in a new series of teasers.

Today, OnePlus unveiled new images and a teaser video for the OnePlus 12 on YouTube and on Weibo. On their own, the teasers reveal only a couple of details about the new flagship.

For one, the series will come in three different colors: black, white, and green. While the first two colors offer the standard fare for smartphone designs, the green variant features a marble-like texture.

Additionally, users might have noticed that the OnePlus 12 has a different layout for the popular Alert Slider — OnePlus’s dedicated slider to switch between mute, vibrate, and loud. Instead of on the right, the flagship will have the slider on the left side of the phone. According to the company, the switch was done to accommodate a new antenna aimed to reduce latency during gaming sessions.

Besides the teasers, OnePlus has reportedly confirmed (via Yahoo! Hong Kong) that the flagship will feature the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset and a 2K screen. For its cameras, it will have a 50-megapixel Sony LYT-808 main sensor and a 64-megapixel telephoto sensor.

The stage is seemingly more than set for the OnePlus 12’s launch next month. The flagship is scheduled to launch in China on December 5. A global launch will follow on December 15.

SEE ALSO: OnePlus Open Review: One Month Later

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