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

On 10th birthday, Instagram no longer an escape from reality

Artful photos of sunsets and ice cream are being challenged by more activist content on Instagram as it turns 10 years old in a time of social justice protests, climate crisis, and the pandemic.

Founded in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the app had one billion users two years and has grown fast since then, after first capturing the public’s attention with its image filters, and easy photo editing and sharing tools.

But playful pictures, once a hallmark of Instagram, are increasingly seen as off-key when people are “losing jobs, being sick, isolated and depressed, then on top of that the BLM (Black Lives Matter) protests and everything going on with the US election,” reasoned Rebecca Davis.

In 2016 she created ‘Rallyandrise’, an account devoted to helping people engage politically.

“Not that there’s no time and place for pretty photos, but maybe people are trying to find a balance,” she said.

The number of people subscribing to the New York resident’s account has more than doubled to 24,000 in recent months.

In May, protests erupted across the US after a video was shared across social media of handcuffed Black man George Floyd dying while a police officer knelt on his neck for more than five minutes in Minneapolis.

Simultaneously, the pandemic had people hunkering down inside and spending more time than ever before online.

Overshadowing it all was the contentious presidential election in November.

“People were desperate for advice and guidance in doing something,” Davis said.

Online petitions, fund-raising and organizing became the norm and Instagram was prime terrain for the trend.

– ‘Insta’ spotlight –

Former US presidential contender Hillary Clinton and celebrity Kourtney Kardashian among several public figures who have used Instagram to spotlight racial issues by handing over their accounts to prominent African-Americans for 24

SEO can no longer be ignored as part of the QA testing process

Developers have to add another tool to their arsenal in order to keep up with the ever-changing times. Search engine optimization (SEO) is more important than ever now as more consumers are home and are turning to online businesses. Being able to find, and easily and quickly navigate through a website can make or break a business. 

“At its core, SEO is working on your site to help site rank better in Google or Bing….This can help get more users to click on the site when they’re searching,” James Leisy, senior technical SEO at DeepCrawl, said in a webinar on SD Times. 

While there are a number of different ways users can stumble upon a website, Leisy explained 53% of all trackable web traffic comes from organic search. If the website doesn’t behave properly or is too slow, it can damage a company’s direct revenue and even it’s brand reputation, added Cosmin Elefterescu, head of product management at DeepCrawl, who also spoke during the webinar.

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As a result, Leisy and Elefterescu say it’s imperative SEO be included in the overall QA testing strategy. “At the end of the day, SEO is becoming mandatory to the success of a website and to the success of the company,” said Elefterescu.

SEO tests can cover a range of 404 errors, content, and even complex custom extractions.  “These things could have a huge negative impact on your SEO program,” said Leisy. “If you have broken links on your page, users can’t get to the right pages, and bots potentially can’t even find some of the content so that’s a big issue.”

However, when Leisy and Elefterescu asked webinar attendees how often they work with SEO teams when releasing new