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Third-party case hints bigger and thicker iPhone 14 Pro Max cameras

The upgraded 48MP camera might actually be the real deal

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Last 2019, we were at a tech convention in Hong Kong. To our surprise, there was an AirPods Pro case being displayed even if the AirPods Pro was non-existent back then. Just weeks after the event, the AirPods Pro got officially revealed.

Early AirPods Pro case during Global Sources 2019 at AsiaWorld Expo in Hong Kong

Fast forward this 2022, as I was randomly scrolling through an online shopping app, I’ve noticed one thing: the China-based store is already selling phone cases for the iPhone 14 series. While I’m using an iPhone 13 Pro Max just recently, nothing stops my curiosity from buying a less than a dollar silicone case for the next-gen iPhone.

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We are just one month away from Apple revealing the next iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro series. Although CAD renders have already been leaked last March, I’m still curious enough to know what will be the changes — at least externally or through the case I bought.

 

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After five days, I finally received the case for the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro Max. The labels and the QR code even direct to an iPhone 14 Pro Max model.

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And just like what the leaks have suggested, the iPhone 14 Pro Max might really feature an even bigger camera cutout.

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The best demonstration would be fitting my iPhone 13 Pro Max inside the newly-bought silicone case. It fitted just right but not as snug as it should. Maybe this suggests that there will really be some reduction in bezels. But I digress.

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Not only that, the camera bump is obviously thicker. I tried comparing it to a similar silicone case for the 13 Pro Max and the protrusion on the case’s camera bump is not as evident as the one on the “iPhone 14 Pro Max” case.

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For the sides, there are barely any changes except for the placement of the power button which is a little bit lower than last year’s positioning.

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Volume buttons and the mute switch for the iPhone 14 Pro Max still look exactly like they are all in the same position as the older iPhone.

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While we should take this with a grain of salt, you should expect that you wouldn’t be able to use your iPhone 13 Pro Max cases if you’re planning to upgrade to an iPhone 14 Pro Max next month.

SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone 14 + 15 Rumor Roundup

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Password-less logins: OPPO joins FIDO Alliance

Advancing authentication standards

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OPPO announced that is has joined the FIDO Alliance, an open industry association that develops authentication standards to reduce reliance on passwords worldwide.

As a part of the alliance, OPPO will support the development and implementation of the latest FIDO standards for password-less logins by utilizing cryptography and the protocols defined by the association itself.

The smartphone brand will actively use FIDO standards on its smart devices. They will work with FIDO’s other affiliates to provide users a faster but more secure sign-in experience across their devices. 

Launched publicly in 2013, the Alliance was founded by renowned global companies such as PayPal, Lenovo, NokNok Labs, Validity Sensors, Infineon, and Agnitio.

The first deployment of FIDO authentication happened in 2014, involving the Samsung Galaxy S5. Users were allowed to login and shop online with just a swipe of a finger wherever PayPal is accepted.

The Alliance’s latest authentication specification, FIDO2, provides a secure and convenient technical framework supported by companies including Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm.

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Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G now in the Philippines

Peak performance, smooth gameplay

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Infinix is combining the mobile gaming experience with 5G connectivity and a powerful camera with the official release of the Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G in the Philippines.

It will be available in two colors: Force Black and Snow Fall starting on September 27 in outlets nationwide, as well as Infinix’s online stores in Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok for PhP 12,499.

From September 27 to 29, the device will also get a discount at PhP 10,299 exclusively on Lazada and PhP 11,499 from September 30 in the three online stores.

Peak mobile gaming performance

Powered by an octa-core Dimensity 810 5G processor, the mid-range gaming smartphone boasts of a 13GB Super RAM (8GB RAM + 5GB extended) and a 128GB storage.

The phone has a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charge, while the brand’s Monster Gaming Kit software further elevates the experience.

Impressive visuals

The Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G has a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED (2400 x 1080) display with a 60Hz refresh rate.

The phone’s camera setup likewise stunning, with a 108MP main shooter making up the triple camera package at the back. In front is a 16MP selfie camera with dual flash.

Both front and rear cameras are capable of recording 1440p videos at 30fps. Other features include a side fingerprint sensor and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

To avail of the Lazada 10 percent discount, simply follow these steps:

  • Go to LazMall
  • Click on LazMall Voucher
  • Collect the 10 percent voucher
  • Go to Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G and click Buy Now. The voucher will automatically apply.
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Spider-Man: Miles Morales is getting a PC port

Coming later this fall

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After the first one got a much-awaited port, it was only a matter of time before a second webslinger pops up on PC. Enjoying a much shorter lead time than the first game, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is officially getting a PC port later this year.

Earlier this year, Sony released the official port for the first game, Marvel’s Spider-Man, featuring Peter Parker as the titular superhero. At the time, Insomniac and Nixxes Software (the studio behind the port) only had perfunctory plans to bring Miles Morales along for the PC ride.

In practically no time at all, Sony has announced the official coming of the second game through its own teaser trailer. Though the trailer does not end with a release date, it will launch sometime in the fall of this year.

In terms of ports, Sony has found massive success in bringing its formerly exclusive games to more markets. Now, PC players can finally get access to critically acclaimed title from consoles. In Spider-Man’s case, various modders have already created a thriving community for the first game. One such segment involves replacing Peter’s model with other characters like Stan Lee.

Will Miles Morales get the same hype and fanfare? Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales continues the story started by Peter Parker. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Miles sets off on his own adventure with electrifying powers.

If you can’t wait for the PC port, the game is still available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

SEE ALSO: Spider-Man things you can watch right now

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