₹1,59,900 / apple.com/in
Breaking something that was fixed in the last generation isn’t Apple’s style, so thankfully, we still get the gorgeous flat sides that everyone agrees look way more premium and sit easier in your hands too. Sierra Blue is the new poster boy for this year’s line-up and it is, like any new shade on an iPhone, a carefully measured choice that likes to play with light just enough to have you intrigued. You’ll be hardpressed to spot the differences unless you always carry a spyglass in your front pocket. If you want to play Bond though, you’ll notice the botched notch is now 20% smaller in width. Not that Apple has used the added screen real estate to show more info, but it is a step in the right direction...towards eventually evaporating. Flip it around and while the layout of the triple-lens and LiDAR camera system remains identical, the lenses have grown in diameter.
Finally, the inevitable will happen and your hands will want to pick one up. That’s when you realise that both the Pro and the Pro Max models have gained more muscle. Each heavier by few grams, attributed to a larger battery that instantly vindicates itself with up to 2.5hrs more juice!
Finally, 120Hz comes to the iPhone and it’s similar to the system implemented on the iPad Pro, Apple calls it ProMotion. It’s an adaptive refresh rate that can drop to 10Hz during viewing photos or ramp up to 120Hz while gaming. It’s smooth and battery-optimised and makes iOS even slicker.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
Apple Airpods Max
It's fair to say there are no other headphones like the AirPods Max. Heavy, expensive and with a soft case that's essential but barely fit for purpose, they come with serious caveats.
Into The Deep Blue The PlayStation Option
When Sony launched the PS5, the wow factor around its Tempest Audio was curbed by the exceptionally capable DualSense controller and lack of support for the audio format.
Big A Meets Big B
Amazon’s new Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) sits comfortably between the lower-end Echo Show 5 and the high-end Echo Show 10.
Whether you want Jalebi bai in the bedroom or Lang Lang in the living room, multiroom audio can set the right mood in the right room
Realme’s GT Neo 2 looks like a modded sports car, and on paper, seems a flagship device that has a lot going for it. But does it deliver?
Everyone unanimously loves a one-handed, pocketable phone. The iPhone 13 makes that dream come true, without many compromises
OnePlus Watch Harry Potter Edition
Key specs 5ATM + IP684 rated 14-day battery
Hi-fi is no longer shorthand for complicated, massive and expensive' but can quite easily mean 'great sound made convenient and affordable'
AUDIO TECHNICA KOKUTAN
Named after a striped ebony wood, which proudly makes up for the earcups, the Kokutan is Audio Technica’s homage to its heritage.
Photography at its best!
There’s no S or T variant in the Vivo X Series lineup, what we have here is the next best smartphone from Vivo with all the photography smarts in the world.
Health The growing influence of Apple on healthcare
In a 2019 interview with Mad Money’s Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook said: “If you zoomed out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, ‘What was Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?’” After a short pause, he answered his own question: “It will be about health.” Two years on, his vision is already becoming a reality for the company.
THE BEST PRODUCTS OF 2021
You need only one list this holiday season when you’re buying tech gifts. Here’s PCMag’s annual collection of the 101 most exceptional products tested and rated by our experts in the past year.
Beats Fit Pro: Solid ANC
A bass-heavy alternative to the AirPods Pro
ITALIAN COMPETITION WATCHDOG FINES APPLE, AMAZON $225M
Italy’s antitrust watchdog has fined Apple and Amazon a total of more than 200 million euros ($225 million) for cooperating to restrict competition in the sale of Apple and Beats branded products in violation of European Union rules.
APPLE SUING ISRAELI HACKER-FOR-HIRE COMPANY NSO GROUP
Apple announced it is suing Israel’s NSO Group, seeking to block the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire company from breaking into Apple’s products, like the iPhone.
Do It Yourself
Apple opens a new era for device repairs
DID SHERIFF RAILROAD SEX CREEP CUOMO?
Prosecutor bares potential defects in criminal case
Pivot: Scott Galloway
Super-Apps Are Inevitable Get ready for the first $10 trillion tech company.
BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP