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Reasons to pick the latest iPhone

Hello folks, welcome to CCB. In today’s post let us have a look at the reasons to buy the latest iPhone.

The first and the foremost reason to buy the latest iPhone (iPhone 12 family) is 5G. 5G is the newest cool thing in the market and if you want to have its benefits especially in the long run then you must definitely pick the latest iPhone because the older iPhones don’t support 5G. If you are planning to use your phone for the next two to three years then 5G can be a true deciding factor in your purchase. I personally buy iPhones after depreciation because the price gets lowered and the specs are still on par with the latest trends but the iPhone 12 line up definitely made me change my mind to own them.

The second reason to go with the iPhone 12 family is the OLED screen – OLEDs provide a better picture quality because every pixel emits its own light, you don’t have dark pixels still being lit from behind as it happens with traditional display technologies. OLED pixels can remain completely dark, emitting no light, which creates blacks on your screen that are true, deep black. While traditional displays rely on red, green and blue light to create images, OLEDs add an additional white light to create even more colors. This makes for images that are richer, more varied and truer to real life. If you’re serious about having the best image quality, OLED can really deliver. When OLED is combined with HDR, or High Dynamic Range, the resulting images are out of this world.

The third reason to gel with the iPhone 12 line up is the A14 Bionic chip. A14 Bionic is the first 5-nanometre chip in the industry, with advanced components literally atoms wide. Forty per cent more transistors rev up speeds while increasing efficiency for great battery life. And a new ISP powers Dolby Vision recording — something no pro movie camera, let alone any other phone, can do.

The fourth reason to pick these latest iPhone is that they have 4 times better drop performance due to its new ceramic shield.

The fifth reason to buy the latest iPhone is the design and build quality. My first iPhone was an iPhone 5S and the 12 line up reminds me of the good old days of the boxier edge. The entry level iPhones (not the pro) come with aerospace grade aluminium edges and the pro models have surgical grade stainless steel edges. These iPhones also have an IP 68 water resistance.

The next reason to own the latest iPhone is the superior camera. The cameras now can shoot in Dolby Vision HDR. The other cool things regarding the camera are the superior night mode and deep fusion.

The seventh deciding factor to buy the latest iPhone are the magsafe and magsafe accessories like the magsafe wallet a.k.a. card holder that sticks to the back of the phone.

The eighth reason to bounce onto the latest iPhone is the software updates. If you get the latest iPhone you will get software updates for quite some time, while if you pick an older iPhone you mayn’t get the updates. This issue recently happened with my mom. She owns an iPhone that she bought after depreciation and the phone is in good condition but the problem is that it doesn’t receive software updates and important application like BHIM isn’t working on that phone. ( The other applications work fine and the problem is actually with the app developer and not the phone, to be true ) .

The penultimate reason to buy the latest iPhone is that you can have two numbers – Dual SIM with eSIM lets you have both a personal number and a business number on the same iPhone.

The last reason to buy the latest iPhone is Spatial audio with Dolby Atmos – i.e. sound moves around you in 3D space, so you feel like you’re inside the action.

Well folks those were some of the reasons to pick the recent iPhone and the most important reasons that matters to the general public those who don’t want the premium features, are 5G and software updates. Well those two is what I think that mostly matters and one can live without the rest because the outgoing models are good too. Saying that I’d like to wrap this post. See you next time with a different one, Byeeeeee 🙂

iPhone 6s in 2020

Hello folks, welcome to CCB. I got an iPhone 6s for my birthday gift last year and it’s been more than an year now and I’ll be reviewing it in this post.

The price of this phone was INR 29900 but I bargained at the store and got it for INR 28000. The price of this phone was pretty decent for what it offered. However, there were plenty of android phones that offered more for this price. But I’m an Apple fanboy and I love the operating system i.e. iOS and hence I chose this phone over its competitors. Another point that I’d like to mention is, I buy iPhones after depreciation because they cost less and stand the test of times.

First thing first, the looks of this phone is pretty good. Moving on, this phone has a decent camera and can shoot videos in 4K at 30 frames per second. It has decent speakers and I guess this was the last iPhone with headphone jack. The earphones that it comes with is pretty good and I love it a lot. I prefer this earphones over my JBL headphones.

At the time of writing this post the phone was running on iOS 13.5.1. And recently I saw a video on YouTube which said Apple would be releasing iOS 14 for this particular model of iPhone too.

Well, moving on to what I do on this phone, I use it for calls, social media, listening to music and creating thumbnails for my blog using the default Notes app, Pages app and a paid app called PicsArt. I also use this phone for checking my blog stats and uploading photos to my blog. This phone can do pretty much everything a phone is supposed to do and does it pretty brilliantly. Some time back I shot an YouTube video in 4K on this phone and edited it using InShot on the phone.

Some things I hate about this phone is the Files app and poor battery that drains quite quickly. Sometimes I feel this phone is a used one and refurbished because of the rate at which the battery drains, eventhough this was a brand new phone. Many of you reading this post may have a question on whether it lags ? The only time I felt a lag on this phone was when I was playing music and also playing Subway Surfers simultaneously. This problem occurs only once in a blue moon and doesn’t occur always. I’ve also played games like Asphalt 9 and Angry Birds on this phone and it worked pretty brilliantly. The phone occasionally heats up when you are multitasking and it used to heat when I played Asphalt 9. These were the only problems I faced with this phone.

Moving on to the question on whether this phone is suitable for 2020, I say YES because this phone offers iOS and can handle things in a quite good manner and secondly you don’t need $1000 phone for scrolling Instagram or making calls.

Now the question is should you buy this phone in 2020 ? The answer is NO because you can get an iPhone 7 for a pretty decent amount and also there are android phones that offer much more. However, if you are low on budget and want an iOS device you can give it a shot because even I was low on budget but I love iOS over android and that’s why I got this phone. I usually use a phone only for a year or so because I get bored too easily and I get a new phone every year. I’m just waiting for my mom’s three year old iPhone 6 to age so that I can give my phone to her and buy an iPhone 7.

Well folks, that was it for this post. See you next time with a different post. Byeeeeeee 🙂

 

What is it like to take lecture notes on an iPhone ?

Couple of days back I took lecture notes on my iPhone and here is a review on what it feels like, to take lecture notes on an iPhone.

To begin with, it was history class and the teacher said that he would be dictating some class notes and it would be short. Therefore, I took out my iPhone to take down the lecture notes. Eventually the notes dictated wasn’t short, it was pretty lengthy.

I’ll be telling the pros in the following paragraphs.

Pros

Speed : Autocorrect came in handy and I was able to take down the notes at a pretty decent speed, in fact I was faster than the class (Rest of the students were using pen and paper). However, autocorrect did slow down my pace at few moments since certain words in History class was lengthy and unique and autocorrect messed it up.

Emojis : I used emojis in certain parts of the notes. However, I made some mistakes, for example, my teacher used the word ‘leaf’ but I used the emoji of ‘maple leaf’. This affected when I asked Siri to read out the notes. Siri pronounced ‘maple leaf’. However, if I had used the correct emoji this wouldn’t have happened.

Well folks that was it for this post, see you next time with a different post, have a great day 🙂