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iPhone 12 may be $100 cheaper than earliest leaks

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The lowest price for a new iPhone 12 was rumored several times over the past several weeks – and it’s been pretty consistent. Prices ranged from $649 all the way up to over $1300 USD for iPhone 12, 12 Max, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max. Today a new rumor suggests that Apple won’t be ALL IN on 5G connectivity with the iPhone 12, and will have at least one version of the lowest-end iPhone 12 with 4G LTE for a price lower than the previous lowest reported price.

According to this week’s OmegaLeaks tip, there’ll be an iPhone 12 and an iPhone 12 Max with 4G LTE. This is possible, but it’s also possible that the release of these devices could be relegated to areas where 5G isn’t yet deployed in any substantial sort of way.
Large parts of the United States do not have reliable 5G connectivity here in June of 2020. This may change by the time Apple’s ready to release the iPhone 12 lineup this Fall, but it’s not entirely likely that we’ll have 5G in every major city in the United States. Apple isn’t usually the sort of company to release a product with a feature that isn’t ready for prime time functionality.

Releasing a $549 USD iPhone 12 with 4G LTE would span the gap between the iPhone SE 2nd Generation (2020) and the otherwise lowest-end iPhone… but does Apple really need a smartphone to fill that gap?

Take a peek at our previous iPhone 12 price analysis and you’ll see how Apple will likely have iPhone 12 units starting at $649, $749, $999, and $1,099 – with increases in prices by at least $100 as internal storage sizes increase.

If Apple gets rid of the iPhone XR, they’ll have room for an iPhone 12 4G LTE. That’d make sense. Then, and only then, it’d make sense for a $549 iPhone 12 with no 5G connectivity. That’d allow Apple to show the iPhone 12 Pro Max, a well-over-$1k phone with all the most awesome features, a true iPhone flagship, and pull in the eyes and the hearts of iPhone users for the foreseeable future – even those users that only want to pay $549 to be a part of the iPhone 12 party.

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Motorola Moto X30 Pro Will Have An Unusual Camera System

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This is just the tip of the iceberg for the Moto X30 Pro. The strangest thing about the model won’t be its unusually large camera sensor, especially since Xiaomi already claimed that crown. Instead, it will be the use of three focal lengths in the camera system that could mean the removal of one traditional part of that group.

Motorola’s Weibo account revealed that the Moto X30 Pro will have a 35mm focal point at its widest. This will be joined by a 50mm telephoto that could have a 2x magnification, as well as an 80mm longer telephoto option. If this is an accurate description, it would suggest that the phone will ditch the ultra-wide shooter in favor of two telephoto cameras when some of its peers opt to eschew telephoto cameras to make way for a macro alternative.

Whether this will give the Moto X30 Pro an actual advantage over other high-end phones this year remains to be seen, literally. It sounds almost like a mixed bag, at least in the camera department, though the rest of the rumored specs are on par for a 2022 flagship. The Moto X30 Pro, which could go by the name Motorola Frontier in global markets, is expected to run on a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, bear a 6.67-inch 144Hz OLED screen, and boast 125W super-fast charging for its modest 4,500mAh battery.

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2023 Mercedes-AMG EQE First Drive: Electrified Luxury Gets A Sports Upgrade

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AMG promises performance magic, upgrading the EQE EV sedan with supercar-rivaling power to go with a lavish, tech-filled cabin. Can it deliver soul with speed?

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How To Fix Amazon Prime Video Not Streaming In 4K

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Not all Amazon Prime Video titles are available in 4K quality. Older movies and shows often do not support that format, and even some newer flicks will still be unavailable for a variety of reasons ranging from licensing to technical difficulties. As a result, your title of choice might look less-than-perfect, not due to a fault on Amazon’s end, but simply because that title may not support 4K in the first place. 

Amazon has a list of titles available in 4K, so checking whether the one you’re trying to watch is, is fairly easy. You can see all the 4K offerings by heading over to the official Amazon website. The list is not very intuitive in the sense that you can’t check for specifics within the results as this is already a narrowed-down list. However, you can also simply type in the title of your movie or show into the search bar above to check whether it’s available on Prime Video and in 4K.

You can also search directly on Amazon Prime Video. Any variation of “4K,” “4K movies ultra HD,” “4K film,” or even something more specific like “4K romantic comedies” should produce a list of titles that you can watch right now. If you managed to locate your title on one of these lists and yet it still looks underwhelming, there may be other issues at hand.

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