iPhone 12 Expected to Have Longer Battery Life Except on iPhone 12 mini

As the announcement of the iPhone 12 lineup nears and leaks consolidate a more final picture of the devices, it seems that battery life may improve across most models in spite of reduced capacities.

Smaller Batteries?

International certifications spotted in July seemed to reveal the battery capacities of each of the four ‌iPhone 12‌ models.

  • 5.4-inch ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ mini (model A2471) – 2,227mAh
  • 6.1-inch ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ (model A2431) – 2,775mAh
  • 6.1-inch ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ Pro (model A2431) – 2,775mAh
  • 6.7-inch ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ Pro Max (model A2466) – 3,687mAh

These battery capacities are notably smaller than the iPhone 11 models they are replacing. Apple improved the capacity of its batteries in the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max last year, which have heavier and thicker batteries than those used in the previous XS and XS Max models from 2018. The ‌‌iPhone 11 Pro Max‌‌ had the largest battery life of any iPhone ever, lasting up to five hours longer than the ‌iPhone XS‌ Max per charge. This year seems to reverse that trend.

The ‌‌iPhone 11 Pro‌‌ has a 3,046 mAh battery, up from the 2,658 mAh battery in the ‌iPhone XS‌, but the ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro moves down to 2,775mAh. The ‌iPhone 11 Pro Max‌ has a 3,969 mAh battery, up from the 3,174 mAh battery in the ‌‌iPhone XS‌‌ Max, but down to 3,687mAh on the ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro Max.

According to these filings, the ‌iPhone 12‌ mini will have a battery capacity 883mAh smaller than the ‌iPhone 11‌, and the ‌iPhone 12‌ will have a capacity 335mAh smaller than the ‌iPhone 11‌. Even the ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro suffers from a battery capacity 271mAh smaller than the ‌iPhone 11 Pro‌, and the ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro Max has a capacity 282mAh smaller than the ‌iPhone 11 Pro Max‌. Other

Leaker: iPhone 12 Lineup to Feature Faster Face ID, Improved Zoom, and Longer Battery Life

Leaker Max Weinbach has today shared new “finalized and revised” information about the upcoming iPhone 12 via his Twitter account @PineLeaks.

Weinbach states that the “most important things” about the new iPhones were already revealed by Chinese Weibo user “Kang” via an extensive leak on Friday, but he does offer some specific new information.

Apple is reportedly still intending to ship the “dynamic zoning algorithm” feature, which could allow for faster Face ID. The notch may only be reduced in width on the 5.4-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ mini due to its smaller size. This would be achieved by arranging the components of the TrueDepth camera system more “tightly,” but at the cost of increasing its height. Alleged images of the ‌iPhone 12‌ mini’s screen emerged in July, which seemed to show a smaller notch.

Weinbach believes that all ‌iPhone 12‌ models will gain significantly improved digital zoom via software enhancements, and the ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro Max will also benefit from improved optical zoom.

There may also be “a sort of macro camera” feature and the ultrawide lens aperture on Pro models may also be able to get closer to subjects, although these are not expected to be

Apple’s ‘iPhone 12’ event preview, ‘iPhone for life,’ and iOS 14 on the AppleInsider Podcast

We’re all waiting to see the “iPhone 12” at Apple’s “Hi, Speed” event. There’s a possibility for more, though, including a new “HomePod mini,” but maybe also an “iPhone for Life” upgrade plan. Plus we discuss the new features in iOS 14 photos, and remember Steve Jobs, on the AppleInsider podcast.

Apple’s next event titled “Hi, Speed” will be streamed on Tuesday, October 13 at 10 A.M. Pacific on Apple’s US website and YouTube. The rumored “iPhone 12” will likely be announced, alongside possible “AirTags” — though recent rumors suggest not — plus perhaps”AirPods Studio” and a refreshed Apple TV.

Then a recent trademark application made by Apple for the phrase “iPhone for Life” could mean a new type of iPhone upgrade plan for users. We discuss the various ways you can already purchase an iPhone, and the current state of Apple’s promoting upgrades via interest-free Apple Card purchases.

New hardware reviews covered include Apple Watch SE, iPad 8th generation, and William goes through some new features inside the Photos app of iOS 14.

While we all keep finding new extras in iOS 14 right now, and while we have less than a week to wait for Apple’s next announcements, there is one thing that’s going to take longer. Much longer. Apple and Epic Games will be facing each other in court on May 3 of 2021 as the antitrust committee in the US continues to put pressure on App Store policies.

Lastly, we remember Steve Jobs. It’s an astonishing nine years since he died, and while few of us ever actually met him, all of us have been affected by the man’s life — and his death.

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Good Life Center offers virtual programming

Karen Lin, Contributing Photographer

While the pandemic has closed off physical access to Yale’s Good Life Center,Oliv the center’s team is continuing to provide virtual programming for students.

The Good Life Center — launched in 2018 after Silliman Head of College Laurie Santos’ class “Psychology and the Good Life” drew over 1,000 enrollees — is normally housed in the fourth floor of Silliman College. According to the center’s website, the Good Life Center is “a cultivated space to inspire, teach, and practice living the good life.” In a normal year, students could spend time in the center’s lounge, which features a tea station and physical comforts corner. They could also visit the study or the sandbox — a silent, tech-free zone. Although students cannot use these spaces now, weekly newsletters from the GLC advertise various Zoom events.

“I think in some ways the virtual format has actually made our events more accessible,” GLC Woodbridge Fellow Alexa Vaghenas ’20 said. “Students can easily pop into a workshop or guided meditation as they please, for instance, without having to travel to Silliman College.”

According to Santos, who founded the center, the GLC has been able to keep much of its old programming, including meditation classes, yoga and wellness chats.

Recently publicized virtual events include “Mindfulness and Gratitude Meditation” — which currently runs on Thursdays and Sundays — high-intensity interval training workouts and an upcoming workshop on how to feel “focused and organized” by paying attention to study space setup.

“We’ve also developed some new programming specifically for the current situation,” Santos wrote in an email to the News.

Santos explained that Vaghenas has designed a new series of events relevant to the current conditions on how athletes are handling the change that comes with losing normal season programming. The program is a

UneeQ’s Digital Humans Bring 5G to Life with Singtel’s UNBOXED Pop-Up Stores

Asia’s leading telecommunications group employs Stella, UneeQ’s conversational AI-powered digital human employee, to revolutionize the future of the contactless retail experience

UneeQ, a United States and New Zealand-based digital human company, announces their latest success with major multinational telecommunications conglomerate, Singtel, to launch digital human employee, Stella. Designed to provide a more personalized, contact-free retail experience, Stella serves as Singtel’s state-of-the-art 5G virtual retail assistant across its new unmanned UNBOXED pop-up stores.

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Meet Stella, Singtel’s newest digital human employee from UneeQ. Designed to provide a more personalized, contact-free retail experience, Stella serves as Singtel’s state-of-the-art 5G virtual retail assistant across its new unmanned UNBOXED pop-up stores. (Photo: Business Wire)

Through advanced artificial intelligence, natural language processing, a friendly tone of voice, human-like facial expressions, and body language, Stella engages and assists customers through a wide array of retail and account management transactions. Whether customers are navigating which mobile phone plan is right for them or purchasing a new device, Stella is available via the UNBOXED store’s interactive self-serve kiosks, 24 hours a day.

The integration of digital shopping kiosks paired with digital human employees like Stella are driving contactless shopping innovation without giving up the meaningful conversations and personalized experiences that consumers encounter in a traditional retail setting.

“UneeQ is excited to be part of a retail transformation strategy where we’ve combined the potential of 5G and artificial intelligence to create a game changer in customer self-service,” said Danny Tomsett, CEO and Founder of UneeQ. “The world is experiencing rapid change and the need for engaging self-service experiences has become a critical need. Singtel has demonstrated world-leading vision and execution combining brand experience and convenient customer service. We believe this to be the future of retail.”

Stella