iPhone 12 Mini Is Comfortable to Touch

iPhone 12 Mini Is Comfortable to Touch

iPhone 12 Mini is comfortable to touch from end to end of the screen. Next, no major changes were made by Apple. The display is still balanced, apart from the use of still large notches on the forehead. For some users, this may not be a big deal. But, there are still a handful of users who are less than happy with this big notch. Later, OLED screens are also still maintained with Super Retina XDR resolution.

More interestingly, a maximum description of up to 1200 nits can also be enjoyed. It also supports Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10 and HLG formats. Apple also introduced their latest ceramic glass called Ceramic Shield on this device. According to Apple, its durability performance is four times better than before.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Mini Brief Review 

Screen

The screen here is indeed small. But, this is a beautiful OLED screen. Just look here, the screen quality looks sharp and bright.

The color processing on this display is quite good where the visual content displayed on this iPhone 12 device looks very beautiful. This can be seen through the use of OLED displays. as has been said before, where the colors look more vibrant, while the black color looks really dark.

While Apple still maintains the screen with a refresh rate of 60FPS, honestly the writers say, its performance is commendable. The screen is seen to work well and every finger movement can be detected accurately. In a simple sense, everything feels satisfying and a good scrolling experience can also be felt.

However, there are still shortcomings. The video viewing experience really feels less satisfying with such a small screen. This may be because the author is already accustomed to larger device displays. Then, use directly in the scorching sun is also less good. This is because, the screen display will continue to be dim and difficult to see.

iPhone 12 Mini Brief Review

iPhone 12 Mini Brief Review

iPhone 12 Mini Brief Review. Arguably, this year Apple made a surprise for all their loyal fans. The brand has introduced up to four different models during the official launch for the iPhone 12 series over the course of the day. It includes the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Arguably, this is the first time Apple has done so and it can be considered interesting as it will give consumers a lot of options.

Subsequently, all four models were updated with a number of interesting improvements, but the design on them looks like a return to the previous era. However, if you notice the specifications on the iPhone 12 Mini are the same as the iPhone 12. The only difference is the screen size and battery capacity. So, is it worth it for you to own an iPhone 12 Mini? And, who might be right to buy this device? The author will try to answer that question in this full review article.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Pro Max Verdict

Display

As always, before the author goes any further, it is best for the author to touch the physical part of the device first. If the name is Mini, then the size must also be small. As can be seen in the brief list of specifications, Apple uses a 5.4-inch screen on the iPhone 12 Mini; which seems ideal for you with small palms and often using the device with one hand. In short, you don’t have to worry. The reason is, the author can guarantee no finger cramp problems will occur.

iPhone 12 Pro Max Verdict

iPhone 12 Pro Max Verdict

iPhone 12 Pro Max Verdict. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the most flagship device offered in the market this year. With a high price, many people want perfection from this device. Perfection is unattainable but the iPhone 12 Pro Max is among the best devices for 2020 which is pretty ruined this year.

Maximum satisfaction can be enjoyed on best -in -class processing capabilities, unmatched finish, long software support, amazing battery life and unparalleled video recording.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Pro Max Audio 

Apple iPhone 12 Wet

This is offset by a disappointing screen for residents of tropical climates; still just 60Hz, a camera that doesn’t provide comparable features offered on the Android platform; and a price that is very unsuitable for the pandemic economy.

If you are indeed an iOS user and want the best to stay in the ecosystem; the iPhone 12 Pro Max is a highly recommended device to purchase. But if you want to get used to iOS, I think the iPhone 12 might be a more worthwhile option at the moment. If you’re an iOS hater; nothing I’ve written will change your stance so head on over to the comments section to be antagonistic.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max Audio

iPhone 12 Pro Max Audio

iPhone 12 Pro Max Audio. With two stereo speakers, the audio quality of this device is more than satisfactory. At the highest settings the audio is not broken and is still clear. The only criticism that can be given is that the audio is a little unbalanced. The bottom speaker is louder because it points to the side and not directly towards the user. Depending on the orientation of the device being held, the audio from the lower speakers will always sound some level higher.

Battery

Battery life is very good although the battery is only 3687 mAh which is much smaller when compared to the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (5000 mAh) and ROG Phone 3 (6000 mAh). I easily enjoy SOT for up to 15 hours on moderate use with a WiFi connection at home. SOT will plunge to around 10 hours when out and rely entirely on 4G LTE networks.

All -day durability can be enjoyed as long as you don’t open the device all the time. It is normal to have a balance of around 20% at 10pm if the device is unplugged at 8am the same day.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Pro Max Zoom Performance

Since we will only start receiving 5G support in 2022, the issue of running out of battery due to the latest cellular networks is not an issue at the moment. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is comfortably a flagship device with good battery life for 2020.

The charging process is about an hour when using a 20W charger head. It increases to around 90 minutes when the MagSafe wireless charging system is used. As you know, only a charging cable is provided with each purchase. Apple‘s 20W charger head is now offered at RM99. I recommend purchasing if you need the fastest charging system the device supports.

iPhone 12 Pro Max Zoom Performance

iPhone 12 Pro Max Zoom Performance

iPhone 12 Pro Max Zoom Performance. One question I can answer without a long debate is the quality of the zoomed image. Pictures taken using the Galaxy Note20 Ultra and Mate 40 Pro easily beat the 12 Pro Max in zoom mode. The telescope zoom system on these two Android devices provides an advantage that the 12 Pro Max cannot achieve. At 12X zoom for example images taken using 12 Pro Max are blurry and start to break. The same issue doesn’t happen on the Galaxy Note20 Ultra and Mate 40 Pro. If good zoom performance is a must for you, the 12 Pro Max is the best option at the moment.

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What about night mode?

Images taken are better when using a wide angle lens as opposed to an ultra wide angle. Sharper, clearer and more vivid colors. See for yourself the results below. Night mode at ultra wide angles looks more blurred with more faded colors. In my opinion this year the best night mode was won by a Samsung device. Even so the night mode on this device is not disappointing and will definitely not be noticed by most people unless they have more than one device.

Lastly is the video. You can see a sample video in the video placed at the beginning of this review. His videographic capabilities are unmatched. Stabilized images are like using a gimbal with the most natural color production ever seen on a smartphone. The real strength of the iPhone camera is videography which to date has no benchmark. Now with Dolby Vision it is increasingly leaving competitors behind.

iPhone 12 Pro Max Picture Quality

iPhone 12 Pro Max Picture Quality

iPhone 12 Pro Max Picture Quality. Pictures taken as expected are excellent with accurate color production and satisfactory dynamic range. The difference I can see when compared to the 11 Pro Max is that the picture looks brighter and sharper as well as better night mode support.

But is the picture quality different from heaven to earth when compared to other flagship Android devices on the market? This question is a little difficult to answer because from personal experience “this picture is beautiful” is very subjective. I personally feel the iPhone 12 Pro Max photos are beautiful but the colors are less pronounced when shared to social media. In a blind test conducted via Twitter two weeks ago, the majority felt images taken using the Galaxy Note20 Ultra were better when compared to the 11 Pro Max and 12 Pro Max.

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Share

Again I would like to say this is through sharing to Twitter with a small device screen. When all three images are viewed at their original quality in a computer; the Galaxy Note20 Ultra’s images are sharper but the dynamic range on the 12 Pro Max is even better. This brings up another question. Do you want a sharper image or a more natural image? Are images take for social media sharing or personal storage? Which device’s camera is better is highly dependent on the answers given to these two questions.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera

iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera

iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera. Three 12-Megapixel main cameras are matched to LiDAR sensors for the first time on the iPhone after being introduced on the iPad Pro earlier this year. Apple has not dared to move away from the use of 12MP sensor used since the iPhone 6S. The only difference lies in the larger physical size, lens and software. On the front another 12-Megapixel sensor is use. With four sensors of the same size, the software optimization process becomes easier for Apple engineers.

There is still no periscope zoom system. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is only capable of 2.5X optical zoom and 12X digital zoom. Once again Apple refuses to keep up with the development of a market filled with devices with much better zoom capabilities.

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But this doesn’t mean static iPhone camera technology since 2019. Several improvements have  given such as Dolby Vision recording support, Apple Pro RAW support and finally night mode at ultra wide angle. The clutter still occurs on telephoto lenses that still do not have night mode support.

My praise given to speed of focusing and photos taken quickly on a continuous basis. Captured images can view directly without long post-processing time. This issue I encountered even on devices with Snapdragon 865 this year. The power of the Apple A14 Bionic  fully utilized to eliminate time lag. But it comes with a heating issue. If many pictures taken continuously, the device becomes a little hot. I want to say this is an issue that happens on Snapdragon 865 devices if artificial intelligence enabled on the camera app.

Chip Improvement in iPhone 12 Pro Max

Chip Improvement in iPhone 12 Pro Max

The A14 Bionic’s closest competitor at the moment is the Snapdragon 865+ with 650,975 marks being Antutu 3D and 1006/3341 marks in the Geekbench 5 test. The Apple 13 Bionic meanwhile recorded 530,158 marks and 1332/3480 marks in the same test. There was a significant improvement made by Apple within a year after switching from 7nm to 5nm. Chip Improvement in iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Synthetic Test Benchmark Scores

Yet all of these are synthetic test benchmark scores. Can I see a significant difference while using the app? The answer is yes. It can be seen that the app was launched as well as significantly faster video processing even from the perspective of a previous iPhone 11 Pro Max user. Another thing I noticed is that the device is now hotter after using high -performance cameras and first apps like COD Mobile.

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I’d also like to touch on; although not marketed as a device for starters like the ROG Phone 3; and Black Shark 3, all startups are capable of launching at the highest settings. The disadvantage still lies in the refresh rate; which is only 60Hz whereas on the two Android devices I mentioned earlier screens up to 120Hz are supported. The experience of using the first is a little smoother because of this higher frame rate.

Usage And Software of iPhone 12 Pro Max

Usage And Software of iPhone 12 Pro Max

Usage And Software of iPhone 12 Pro Max. Just out of the box, the 12 Pro Max uses the iOS 14.1 operating system; which then needs to be updated to 14.2 at an immediate rate. For those who previously only used iOS 13 devices, the changes made to the interface were quite drastic.

iOS 14.2 comes with widget support for the first time to make it easy to see quick information; such as calendar agendas and weather. Apple also finally provided a notification tray -like feature by blinding app icons locally. The old display system with all the icons on the front page can still be used if you are more comfortable with the classic design.

Improvements to privacy are given priority this time around. More comprehensive control over the application is given as well as the option to sign in using an Apple account. The LED lights up on the front to let you know the camera is active. For people who care about privacy, iOS 14.2 will make it easier for you to sleep more soundly at night because of the various options provided.

As I said a few paragraphs above, the 12 Pro Max is still retro in terms of screen technology which is still just 60Hz. But in real -world use 60Hz on iOS 14.2 is still smooth as it is matched with the powerful Apple 14 Bionic processor as well as 120Hz touch detection. Did I miss the 120Hz screen on the Note20 Ultra while using the 12 Pro Max? The sincere answer is only momentary because the fact is that in the majority of situations 60Hz is more than adequate.

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Benchmark

The Apple 14 Bionic is the world’s first 5nm processor; and maintains an 8 -core cluster configuration with two high -power cores and four efficiency cores. Apple still doesn’t feel the need to use their eight -core chip on the iPhone; because so far it’s only used on the iPad Pro (Apple A12Z) and computers (Apple M1)

The absence of two additional cores indirectly recorded the performance of the A14 Bionic because in two benchmark tests Antutu 3D and Geekbench 5; it easily overtook the Snapdragon 865+, Exynos 990 and Apple A13 Bionic. A total of 667,807 marks were recorded in the Antutu 3D test and 1598/3971 in the Geekbench 5 test.

iPhone 12 Pro Max With Matte Glass

iPhone 12 Pro Max With Matte Glass

The back panel also retains the matte glass building material. If you have read my review last year for the 11 Pro Max, I have said this matte finish should be imitated by other manufacturers. This has already happened and at 12 Pro Max it is still the same. No problem of sticky dirt like magnets or the device feels slippery. iPhone 12 Pro Max With Matte Glass.

What’s less pleasant is that the size and height of the camera hump this year is ridiculous. The size I estimate increased 30% and the height was around 40%. The device should not be placed flat on a table without a tiptoe. As I said at the beginning of this review, the 12 Pro Max is thinner than the 11 Pro Max. Apple should have kept only 0.7mm from the past so that the 12 Pro Max’s tri-camera hump doesn’t get this high.

The tri-camera module is larger due to the also larger lens as well as the addition of a LiDAR system. Apple says with larger lenses, photographic performance can be improved. True or not can only be seen after the device goes through a full review process this week. The disappointment in 2020 aside from the Covid-19 outbreak is the trend of camera humps that are soaring that Apple is also stuck.

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Audio

The stereo audio system is still through two speakers at the bottom and a notch of the screen. Although the audio produced is loud, this configuration results in an imbalance. The era of stereo speakers located on the front of the HTC One M7 needs to be brought back. If the classic design of the iPhone 4 can be restored, the best audio design cuisine, the One M7 should be left to be buried.

In the wake of wanting to make a change, I urge Apple to take a bold step next year by finally supporting USB-C. While some rumors say the iPhone 12 will leave the Lightning, this is unfortunately not the case. Waiting for USB-C for all to connect to find out more.

All that is left is the charger and EarPods font in the box. The two accessories previously included with each purchase must be provided separately. The 20W charger is now offered at RM99 each. It needs to be purchased because the charger cable provided is of the USB-C to Lightning type and to ensure you can charge the 3687 mAh battery quickly. Oh need to also be told the capacity of this battery is 282 mAh smaller than the 11 Pro Max. The reduction in the thickness of the device also seems to sacrifice the capacity of the battery.

All of these great components are incorporated into the body of the device which passes the IP68 standard. The iPhone 12 Pro Max doesn’t disappoint as a 2020 flagship device on paper. Almost all of the required dream list boxes have been tapped successfully.

iPhone 12 Pro Max Boxy Body

iPhone 12 Pro Max Boxy Body

iPhone 12 Pro Max boxy body, many would have thought it was uncomfortable in the hand. But I myself was surprised it was actually 180 degrees from initial expectations. The voice and power adjustable buttons are also flattened like the iPhone 4. In my opinion this makes it feel more comfortable when pressed. The design is prettier but does not sacrifice ergonomics.

The flat side also increases the surface area to be held while making it feel neat in the hand. It doesn’t feel like it’s easily detached from the grip. The flat theme is extended to a screen that is also flatter than an airport runway. This year’s screen of 6.7 is still from the OLED family. Slightly larger than the 6.5 ″ on last year’s model. The bezel looks thinner but still not as thin as found on the Note20 Ultra 5G. The notch that houses the Face ID scanner and selfie camera back.

Issues

But there’s one new issue I’ve never encountered throughout reviewing the iPhone with an OLED screen this year. I find when in the scorching sun, it’s hard to see what’s displayed on the screen. This is the same issue that Fahim and Maya faced while reviewing their iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini. The difference in screen performance of the iPhone 12 Pro Max with the Note20 Ultra 5G is very noticeable.

The screen of the Samsung device is still impeccably clear but the same thing I can’t say on the iPhone 12 Pro. Surprisingly the iPhone screen this year was released by Samsung and has won several awards. The issue of screen captions under the scorching sun may not have been noticed by commentators in western countries but in Malaysia with the weather being almost always hot it I can categorize as a rather serious issue.

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Generations

After four generations, Apple still doesn’t feel they need to change a design that is now considered outdated. I’m just disappointed that Huawei through the Mate 40 Pro proves the 3D scanning system on the device doesn’t automatically require a big notch. What can I say this year’s display still remains beautiful with pretty solid color production. The 12 Pro Max loses to the Note20 Pro on bezel thickness but outperforms it on a flat screen design. The problem of video overflowing out to the side will not happen on this Apple device.

The results of maintaining this outdated design can also be found on screens that still only support 60Hz refresh rates. Yes 60Hz in November 2020 while more and more middle class Android devices have already moved to 90Hz and above. I’m sure this was done to reduce battery usage but this decision has definitely disappointed many Apple fans.

iPhone 12 Pro Max - Satisfaction

iPhone 12 Pro Max – Satisfaction

Since the iPhone 7 Plus, I’ve been tasked with writing reviews of Apple’s most flagship devices. Now entering the year four reviews in writing and every year also I will be able to guess what is written below will actually not change the opinion of those who are fans or fanatical haters of this iOS device. iPhone 12 Pro Max – Satisfaction.

But with the sale price starting from RM5299 each, I’m sure many are actually interested to know what changes have been made. Is it still worth it to buy it or is Apple hardcore giving a small update even at the rising price?

Through this review I hope to be able to answer the two golden questions above as well as some other questions that may be hidden in the hearts of readers. Well this is a complete and sincere review for the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The first thing I realized right after the device was removed from the box was its size and weight. It’s taller and wider when compared to last year’s 11 Pro Max. But interestingly it is now thinner. As a result the device feels a little awkward to use at first as the weight balance on the hand changes with the 11 Pro Max I’ve been using since a year ago. See the picture below to see for yourself the height difference of 12 Pro Max (left) and 11 Pro Max (right).

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Body Design

The second thing I noticed was that the sides of the body were now flat and boxy. It is an iPad Pro design that has now been moved to a smaller sized device. With flat sides, the device can be set up on a table easily. For a long time smartphones were not offered with this flat design. That’s why the 12 Pro Max reminds me of the Nokia 3310 I once owned two decades ago. What you can’t do is just “dance” when the ringtone is rippling.

The entire frame of the 12 Pro Max is made of stainless steel. It is shiny and traps dirt quite easily. When placed next to an iPhone 12 that uses an aluminum frame, the 12 Pro Max looks much more premium. In short if premium is what you are looking for; the 12 Pro series is the best choice for this year’s iPhone 12.

Apple M1 Benchmark Test

Apple M1 Benchmark Test

Apple M1 Benchmark Test. In Geekbench 5, 1730 marks were recorded for the single -core test and 7656 marks for the multi -core test. This is a high score when compared to the Intel Core i7-1165G7 on the ASUS Zenbook Flip S OLED which recorded 1466/4716 scores in the same test. The performance of the Apple M1 is not just empty talk to make sales.

This is all a synthetic test but is it showing real world performance? The answer is yes. It really feels the speed of the MacBook Air M1 when processing 4K video using Final Cut Pro. No issue to do timeline scrubbing and do previews. We can only dream of editing 4K video on our 2019 Intel MacBook Air because it will get extremely hot before starting to choke due to throttling.

Speaking of throttling, on Intel MacBooks typically the processor speed will be reduced when the battery reaches the 10%level. This is not the case on the MacBook Air M1 with consistent power provided until the battery reaches zero level.
Audio

Two stereo speakers that pinch the keyboard provide a loud and clear audio experience. Because it recovers directly to ear, the audio produce consistently good when the computer is placed on the thigh. There are no negative comments we can give as the performance of our speakers is consciously not among the most important features when making a laptop purchase.

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Battery

Apple advertises a web browsing usage life of up to 18 hours with a 33% increase charge over Intel models that last only up to 12 hours. This enjoyed if users browse the web using Safari. But in the realistic world not many people use only Safari.

In tests using the native M1 build Google Chrome and Photoshop (also native M1), we were able to enjoy an average usage life of up to 12 hours. This is much better than the 7 -hour average on an Intel MacBook. Streaming video for an hour only lowers the battery by about 3%. This is impossible on an Intel MacBook Air.

When the battery runs out, the recharging process takes about 2.5 hours using the 30W USB-C charger that comes with each purchase. Unlike on the iPhone and Apple Watch, Apple still includes a charger in the box.

Large Force Touch Touchpad Is Retained in Macbook Air M1

Large Force Touch Touchpad Is Retained in Macbook Air M1

The relatively large Force Touch touchpad is retained in Macbook Air M1 but still not as large as on the MacBook Pro. It is still in our opinion the best touchpad ever used on a laptop. In terms of finger movement and gesture tracking accuracy, Apple is the best in the industry. It’s accurate enough that we never again need a mouse to do photo editing in Adobe Photoshop.

If there’s one negative comment to be made it’s that we expect the size on a larger touchscreen like on the MacBook Pro 13. Apple’s famous beam of symmetry, what’s wrong if the size of the touchpad offered on the MacBook is aligned on all models.

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Consumption

The macOS Big Sur operating system is provided pre -installed with several improvements given throughout the review period. We only started using this MacBook at the beginning of the Mac and at the time the article was written there were many apps that supported the M1 natively such as Google Chrome, VLC, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. There are also apps that have already started Beta testing if you dare to try.

Overall the experience is pretty much the same as the Intel chip version. Applications that are still based on Intel X86 can run through Rosetta 2. Everything runs smoothly without any major problems. The most notable difference is that there are no heating issues. Our main issue on the Intel MacBook Air is overheating when streaming video, teleconferencing apps and Photoshop. When the temperature rises, the performance will also be sudden and affect the performance of the battery.

During the PKP period a battery life of around 7 hours is normal on weekdays which requires us to use Zoom and Photoshop with high frequency. The Intel Macbook Air becomes so hot that it is uncomfortable to place on the thigh. All of these issues don’t happen directly on the MacBook Air M1.

It’s like the magic of the MacBook Air M1 can do all the same tasks without it getting hot even once. It’s our fifth week of using this MacBook and it’s capable of delivering high performance while maintaining temperatures as cold as snow. Apple’s promise that it could operate coolly, quickly and quietly was successfully fulfilled.

Program Issues

But there are still some issues that we feel need to be highlighted. If you use plug -ins on Photoshop and Premiere Pro, some popular plug -ins are still not supported on these two popular software.

We also cannot recommend that you use the MacBook Air M1 as a video processing machine. The absence of a fan makes it warm especially when processing 4K video. Without a fan and air vent, we don’t feel this is a good combination for the long haul. Additionally using it as a device for gaming is also not recommended. Some of the first 3D from Apple Arcade quickly raised the temperature to the point that it became quite uncomfortable.

The MacBook Air from the very beginning was a computer made for light medium tasks used by students and office workers. If used like a MacBook Pro, heating issues start to appear. This is the reason why a fan is included on the MacBook Pro M1. Should this issue be placed in a negative column? We feel no because the MacBook Air isn’t designed for heavy tasks.

The Magic Keyboard Is Back on the MacBook Air M1

The Magic Keyboard Is Back on the MacBook Air M1

The Magic Keyboard is back on the MacBook Air M1 after so long being the subject of consumer grievances. Keyboard issues that are easily stuck and not very durable for users who type aggressively a few times we reported until Apple offered a free replacement program to buyers.

As a MacBook Air user with the Butterfly key; at first the process of typing on the Magic key was a bit awkward as it got used to the shallower Butterfly travel. But after a few days we can say typing on the Magic keys is more comfortable for longer periods of deeper travel. The typing process is actually faster on the Butterfly but personally we chose to type more comfortably than faster. Less torture on the fingertips at the end of working 10 hours a day.

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Shattered Butterfly keyboard

We cannot predict whether the Magic key has long -term durability. All we can say is our MacBook Air Butterfly already has some keys that are worn; and ruined due to aggressive typing habits. When typing also the sound produced is not as noisy as the Butterfly. If a colleague’s computer that has been using the MacBook Air Magic for the past five years can be used as a measuring stick; the Magic is more durable than the Butterfly.

All 78 keys come with white light support. 16 levels of lighting illumination can be changed by the user according to eye comfort and the situation. A power button with a Touch ID fingerprint scanner is included to allow login without using a password. The Touch ID unlock process can still be done with problems even if the hands are a little oily. A special key for Emoji is also included for the first time as it is now widely used on social media as well as messaging apps.

Apple MacBook Air M1 Exterior Design

Apple MacBook Air M1 Exterior Design

No direct changes were made from the point of view of exterior design. The flat body of the MacBook Air that has been iconic for the past 13 years is retained. As the saying goes, if it is perfect, why should it be changed. Apple believes this used design is the culmination without having to make changes for each new generation as Windows laptop manufacturers do. Only Lenovo we feel dares to keep their classic ThinkPad design even though the younger generation feels the design is a bit old. Apple MacBook Air M1 Exterior Design.

The body is still made of metal with a dull finish. Fingerprints only stick to the Apple logo on the cover; but the body of the MacBook Air M1 is still capable of trapping dirt if hands are interested. It’s also still not very durable because after a week; we realized the bottom panel of the MacBook had a noticeable micro scratch effect.

So it’s no surprise there is a small industry of scratch -resistant frames for MacBooks on the market right now. Because the design of each generation is the same, those with the old frame can still reuse it on the MacBook Air M1 even if it is a bit tight due to the slightly larger body.

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Changes

One change that may not be noticed is that no more air space is placed between the screen; and the body for ventilation purposes. For the first time in MacBook history, no active cooling system was included. Since the M1 chip is based on the Apple A14 chip, Apple is pretty sure a fan system isn’t needed. In other words the MacBook Air M1 is now closer to the iPad and iPhone than a MacBook. If you’re still not confident enough with this chip; an active fan system is still offered on the new MacBook Pro 13 M1 model.

Without air vents no more worries of dust will enter the interior of the laptop; and no more fan roar when a higher processor is needed. At this time there are still no further reports of overheating issues making the decision not to include a fan is a wrong move.

Speaking of screen hinges, it can also still be opened up to 135 degrees to allow the typing process to be done comfortably. As a human being who likes to type while lying in bed (a bad habit we do throughout PKP), the screen opening angle of the MacBook Air M1 is quite satisfying. The hinges are also tight enough to allow the screen to be opened with one hand but not vibrate while typing. Really quite balanced.

Apple MacBook Air M1

Apple MacBook Air M1

With the launch of the Apple M1 chip, a new era of Apple computers began last year. Three macOS devices entered the market namely the Apple MacBook Air M1, MacBook Pro M1 and Mac mini M1. They all have almost comparable performance but with different features. Typically the MacBook Air is the safest choice for those who want to get acquainted with the Apple ecosystem so will the MacBoor Air M1 also continue this tradition? Surely the question to be answered is is it still worth it to buy a MacBook with an Intel chip that is currently being sold at a collapsing price in the market? Reviews will answer all of these questions and more.

Screen

No major changes made by Apple to the MacBook Air. It is still equipped with a 13.3 ″ IPS LCD screen with a retina resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels with a ratio of 16:10 without touch support. On the M1 model, the addition of P3 color support is also included once with the maximum description reaching 400 nits.

Two processor chip options are given this time, namely the Apple M1 eight -core with four high -performance cores and four more low -performance cores with 8 -core GPU or 7 -core GPU. Technically the M1 is an A14 chip with the addition of two high -performance cores. The RAM options are 8 or 16 GB LPDDR4X while the SSD storage options are 256, 512, 1000 and 2000 GB. The model we reviewed is a 16GB LPDDR4X and 1TB of storage.

Like all MacBooks offer by Apple, the RAM and SSD modules are solder directly to the motherboard. Make a wise choice before making a purchase because consumers cannot make post -purchase additions.

Another tradition that still continues is the use of the FaceTime HD 720P webcam offered since 2012. Yes ladies and gentlemen, the classic technology that is almost 9 years old is still in use whereas it has been a grievance of MacBook air users for the past three years. Surprisingly Apple did not upgrade the quality to full HD whereas in the world of pandemics, high -resolution webcams are now a necessity due to the frequency of teleconferencing.

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Batteries

The battery is also still 49.9Wh can be charge using the two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports on the left side of the computer. To charge you only need to use a 30W charger. Both of the same Thunderbolt 4 ports can support the output of two 4K 60Hz monitors simultaneously or one 5K 50Hz monitor. The number of ports is small and means the use of adapters for USB-C, memory card readers, LAN and HDMI is a necessity.

Accompanying these two USB-C ports is a 3.5mm audio jack on the right side. We thank Apple for still not having the courage to remove it from the MacBook. Many still need audio jacks on laptops again for teleconferencing purposes as well as doing audio recordings for example.

Two speakers squeeze both sides of the keyboard. The audio lattice is large to allow loud audio to be produce directly upwards. This in our opinion is the most optimal design for speakers on laptops. Other configurations shoot down cause problems if the laptop is not place on a flat surface.

All this is include in a frame of only 304.1 x 212.4 x 16.1 mm weighing 1.29kg. When compared to the 2019 MacBook Air, it’s a little heavier and thicker. But as the owner of the 2019 MacBook Air, this change in dimensions; and weight is not immediately aware of us. All accessories from the previous generation are still reusable on the MacBook M1. The size is still compact and it is not heavy to carry all day when doing outdoor tasks.

The Airpods Max Charging System Is Not Fast Enough

The Airpods Max Charging System Is Not Fast Enough

Apple’s claim with these AirPods Max is 20 user hours for audio, video and phone calls. Then can last for 1.5 hours with 5 minutes of charging. The AirPods Max charging system is not fast enough. Most I rubbish – the AirPods Max is a set of headphones that are always on and won’t go off or can’t be turned off.

So for a set of headphones that are always alive, the claim that the battery can last 20 hours makes sense. In my own testing, a week’s use with one heart was around 1-3 hours of use-one week was enough with one charge or about two charges. I enjoy a lot of music on Apple Music, Spotify, Disney+streams, YouTube and Netflix.

Battery life is satisfactory. Not the best but it’s not a big deal. The disappointing thing is the Smart Case.

Smart Case AirPods Max is stupid. It’s just jewelry, and has a magnet to activate the low power mode. I understand why the AirPods Max can’t be turned off, it’s similar to a TWS stored in a charging pod with a magnetic bottom. With this system, fast mooring is easy to do.

But at least if this Apple Smart Case has a battery pack or an extra battery like the TWS is fine. It doesn’t protect this set of headphones either, it just makes it beautiful. AirPods Max cannot be folded, so this is a sacrifice that had to be accepted. Charging with a lightning cable is expected. Great if Apple provides USB-C, but what can it do? Apple remains Apple.

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From Apple To Apple – The BEST Ecosystem

Fast tethering, Spatial audio and Series functions are limited to users of Apple products only. Apple remains Apple and AirPods Max are Apple audio accessories created by Apple for Apple fans. This means, the product is quite smart and has an attractive Apple ecosystem.

If you are an Android device user and want to use AirPods Max, that is a huge loss and is an unwise decision. On Android devices, the AirPods Max will only work as a regular ANC headphone set.

With the greatness of the Apple H1 chip and the ecosystem of Apple goods, the first thing the AirPods Max can do is fast mooring. Just unplug the AirPods max from the Smart Case window will appear in the Apple device to start the mooring. A brief tutorial will be provided and all controls and settings continue to be built into the device. No need for additional applications and so on.

Not only that, after tethering to the iPhone – just open the video on an iPad that never tether AirPods Max – the font set to this continues to be tethered. The same goes for the MacBook. Then if you watch a video on the iPad, a phone call is receive; the video on the iPad will be automatically paused and AirPods Max is re -tethered to the iPhone.

Control with Siri for voice level, etc. is also smooth.

Airpods Max is Worse Than TWS ANC Below 250$

Airpods Max is Worse Than TWS ANC Below 250$

A combination of Spatial audio and noise cancellation, the AirPods Max is quite good for casual or casual users of podcasts or music. I say this because, AirPods Max is not suitable for serious fans with music. If you are a fan of music, where you appreciate every instrument, vocals, edits – AirPods Max brings only the usual audio quality. It’s not the best. This makes me a little disappointed, as the price is over RM2000 but the audio quality of TWS ANC below RM1000 like Sony XM3, Jabra Elite 75t, 1More is better. Airpods Max is Worse Than TWS ANC Below 250$.

The bass on the AirPods Max is almost non -existent. It’s very weak, where the sub-bass doesn’t seem to exist at all. This makes the music that has bass less satisfying and provides just a normal listening experience. If the music you love is a lot of drums, rumble – don’t use AirPods Max.

As a fan of pop songs, Talylor Swift’s latest music will make you feel a little satisfied. Find calm songs, for relaxation or melodies for meditation-these are interesting audio accessories.

For vocals, it’s pretty clear and people say clean. It has no weird effects, and the vocals can be heard well where every lyric on most songs can be heard and understood quickly and very clearly. But due to the weak bass, some of the vocals feel bland and unpleasant. Moreover the vocal voice of the male singer. The female singer has a melodious and delicious voice.

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Vowels or mids make it seem like there is no definition and not very natural. The high tones on the vocals are also a bit left behind as it is not enough to reach the level that people say heavenly audio.

For high tones, it is the main focus of AirPods Max. Between mids and bass, Highs is the strength of the font set to this. It makes most of the music more sparkling, and a sense of life. Every high tone is unbroken, the melody is fun, it feels like it’s worth the purchase of this audio accessory. Just, with a high volume – the high pitched sound will probably be a little broken.

For audio staging, it allows users to easily isolate each instrument. Instrument isolation is clear and more forward -looking. Even so, it is spacious enough to provide a good listening experience.

Overall, if you’ve ever used AirPods Pro – more or less the same experience you’ll receive from AirPods Max. It is an audio quality suitable for everyone and for casual use. Apple has its own signature sound especially for Apple fans. But from the quality I would say the Sony WH-1000XM3 and XM4 still hold the throne of best quality.

Airpods Max Is Very Classy

Airpods Max Is Very Classy

AirPods Max is very classy. It is very premium, looks luxurious, nice finish, different taste and also unique design. AirPods Max is designed with a different design from most headphone sets on the market. Due to that, Apple’s design is flawed.

Design Material

Constructed from stainless steel and combined with a soft polyurethane material. Also built in is a headrest embroidered with soft and very comfortable fabric material. The handles on both sides can be adjusted with a sliding mechanism. Quite inconvenient because there is no fixed level and needs to be adjusted regularly. One of the flaws. Then on the earphone part the same embroidery fabric material on the headpiece is applied.

But this part, it is a magnetic module that is easily removable for easy replacement. Usually the long time use of the head fin set, fabric material or soft in this part is quickly damaged. With a magnetic module, it is not only easy to replace but easy to customize. This material also makes it easier for the skin to breathe and prevents sweating problems.

With a non -sealed ANC system and a material that does not cause users to sweat easily. This is a WOW thing. Another thing that is rarely seen is the absence of the Apple logo. There are only two control buttons which are the same Digital Crown on the Apple Watch but the large size and noise control buttons are included. The charging port is Lightning type and is below accompanied by LED lights for charging indication. The buttons are responsive and easy to control. But less comfortable.

The second defect in the position of the button. Where the user experience is more comfortable if the button position is lower. Apple also provides a built -in smart frame, the Smart Case to store AirPods Max. This is the third drawback, the premium design of this headphone set cannot be folded for storage or convenience of carrying anywhere. The framework provided is quite unique. But is a stupid thing.

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Best Comfort, But Heavy

AirPods Max has the best build. Best of all the headphone sets I have ever tried. It’s also comfortable, more comfortable than competitors. It’s not sweaty, it’s premium, the finish is great, but alas it’s very heavy. If a competitor’s headphone set is uncomfortable due to sweating, the AirPods Max is uncomfortable for use beyond two hours. After two hours, I was tired as if there was an object in my head that was annoying and was annoying.

I understand this choice of building materials, but it would be wonderful if Apple came up with the AirPods Max SE version, where it’s made of plastic with the same functions and features at a cheaper price than the AirPods Pro – that’s the best. Probably because I’m not a fan of headphone sets and more of a TWS user.

Apple AirPods Max Immersive Audio

Apple AirPods Max Immersive Audio

For Spatial audio support, unfortunately it is limited to Apple device users only. What is Spatial audio? It’s Apple’s answer to Sony 360 Reality Audio or to any 360-degree audio system. Through the Spatial audio in these AirPods Max, the listening experience is not only comprehensive but immersive. Apple AirPods Max Immersive Audio.

Apple combines software and hardware. The greatness of Apple’s software and sensors in the AirPods Max are matched to provide this special functionality. When the user’s head moves, left to right or the device moves – the audio seems to follow the user’s movement. According to Apple, it’s as if the user is in a hall or a movie theater.

In daily use, not many videos support this Spatial audio. Netflix is ​​only a handful, and a lot of the focus is on video. However, I am very fond of this function. The listening experience is different and very unique. It’s smooth, really functional and seems to be in another reality.

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Powerful Active Noise Cancellation!

Yes, thank you. The ANC system or active noise cancellation in these AirPods Max is mediocre. It is more focused on canceling out low frequency noise only. High frequencies will still be clearly audible. But what’s interesting about Apple’s ANC system is, it’s “clean”. It feels calm, and very pleasant.

Why? This is because Apple’s ANC system has no stress effect problems. Most ANC headphone sets will have this problem. The given pressure gives a sealing effect making long -term use uncomfortable, tiring and easy to sweat. Because of that, listening to music, watching videos, listening to Clubhouse or video calls – it’s so much fun and comfortable.

Just not fun, it’s not great enough when compared to the Sony WH-1000XM3 or XM4. Even TWS 1More has a much better ANC system. For those who just want to relax, unwind, find a place that is not so noisy – the sound of the wind, the sound of people talking from a distance is difficult to hear. The ANC on AirPods Max is perfect for those new to getting used to active noise cancellation audio accessories.

iPhone 12 Malaysian Review

iPhone 12 Malaysian Review

The iPhone 12 is a successor to the iPhone 11. But many are worried about battery life or smaller size. Apple’s answer is, the A14 Bionic chip uses a 5nm design and it’s more efficient – so it will provide a better experience. I also tested the performance of this device and compared it to other Android devices-the iPhone 12 and above is no challenger in terms of AnTuTu score. iPhone 12 Malaysian Review.

But AnTuTu’s score is just a number. What is the actual usage experience like if making this iPhone 12 a daily device? I have been using the iPhone 12 as a daily device since it was launched in Malaysia. I am very satisfied with this device and throughout the experience of using iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone XS and iPhone SE 2-iPhone 12 makes me feel really happy.

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Why?

The first thing that made me fall in love with this iPhone 12 was its design. For years, Android and iPhone devices used more or less the same design. A boxed design like this gives a different feel. At first it felt very strange in the hand, but over time it became comfortable and I felt this was a fresh classic design.

The iPhone 12 screen uses an OLED panel, unlike the previous iPhone 11 which used LCD. While the OLED option is already good, Apple is still stubborn with the large and wide notch to accommodate selfie cameras, sensors and Face ID. The use of this large notch makes this iPhone screen feel boring and just a waste of space. But since it was flat, I had to get used to it and be content with the existence of this notch.

On the right side of the device only has the power button, the left series is the volume button, notification button; and even the SIM card slot. Above is nothing, below there is a lightning port; and speaker lattice and lastly on the back is a rectangular camera module that is still the same as the iPhone 11.

The building material is aluminum for the frame and glass on the front and back. The finish of this build looks quite good, but the use of aluminum may not be so good. Unbeknownst to me, my iPhone 12; already has a dented effect compared to the Pixel 4 XL; which I often measles into a bag full of keys and coins. But interestingly, this aluminum finish is matte and it gives a pretty good grip. Our unit is white, so traces of fingerprint dirt on the back panel are not visible.

Apple Marketing Strategy

Apple Marketing Strategy

Apple Marketing Strategy. Apple remains focused on the uniqueness of the value compared to the price offered. The marketing team from Apple has indeed succeeded in making their products look luxurious; and premium. Starting from the design, features to the marketing strategy. As a result, even using a device with the apple emblem bitten has become a kind of prestige for the user. In addition, many public figures in foreign countries often use this product as a flagship smartphone.

In addition, you don’t think that Apple products never been trapped in price competition, the proof is they still charge high prices; and prioritize quality in each product. Apple is more focused on developing the unique value of a product rather than spending time competing with other brands on price issues. This uniqueness is the main strength to competitors. If a loyal user has obtained, it is certain that they are not looking to other places even though the price is cheap with almost no quality.

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Embedding a good branding strategy and certainly user friendly

One of them uses simple words that are easy to remember but describe the characteristics of the product. Apple instills idea that every produced is sophisticated technology but easy to use or user friendly. This is certainly the opposite of the thinking of many people who think that if goods are more sophisticated; the operation will be more complicated. Thanks to that iPhone products are increasingly love by many people who do not know the age range.

In addition, logos to catchy slogans are also a plus for the product that Steve Jobs carried. The simple slogan that only uses two words “Think different”; is in fact immediately pointed to Apple and easy to remember. The slogan also describes Apple’s products that are attractive and unique compared to other smartphones.

iPhone XR Can Still Be an Option in 2021

iPhone XR Can Still Be an Option in 2021

It cannot be denied that the high price of the iPhone is not an obstacle for many people to own this Apple smartphone. This is because there are several advantages offered by the iPhone such as a good camera, an operating system that is not easy to slow even though it is used for the next year, and many others. iPhone XR Can Still Be an Option in 2021.

It’s no wonder the iPhone has its own charm. For those of you who might just want to use an iPhone but are still confused about which type to choose, given the very high price of the newest iPhone, the iPhone XR can still be an option in 2021. Even though this iPhone model was launched in September 2018 or almost 3 years ago, this model is still worth it to buy.

This is because there are several reasons why the smartphone is still worth buying. What are the reasons? Come on, see the following reviews.

Prices are quite affordable

One of the main considerations in choosing iPhone models for most people is the price. The iPhone XR can be an option for those of you who are considering price, especially when paired with other X series iPhones. If the price of the iPhone XR at the beginning of its release started from Rp. 10 million, then in 2021 you can get the iPhone XR for Rp. 8 million.

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IOS 14 Operating System Update

The next reason why the iPhone XR is still worth buying in 2021 is the latest iOS update. Where, the iPhone itself has a calculation regarding the iOS update for up to four years since the launch of the iPhone model. This means that the iPhone XR is still getting the latest iOS updates until 2022.

When compared to Android, iOS is still superior in terms of operating system updates. This is because Android only gets updates for up to two years, while the iPhone can be up to four years.

Longer Battery Life

iPhone is known as a smartphone that has a low battery capacity. On the iPhone XR itself, the battery capacity is only 2942 mAh. However, the power consumption of this model is the most economical when compared to other iPhone X series. This is because the screen resolution displayed is quite small so that it has an impact on battery life.

Especially if you use the iPhone XR with reasonable limits or are used for social media purposes, for example. That way, the iPhone XR is only charged once a day.

Design that is still modern and not outdated

Switching to the iPhone XR design is certainly still cool enough to be used in 2021. Moreover, the iPhone XR has a characteristic design in the X series so that it looks like the latest model. Of course you can still take the iPhone XR to go somewhere and people will still recognize the smartphone because of its distinctive design. The design also uses a single camera and flash which is under the camera.

Iphone 12 Line Will Launch on the Market Tonight

Iphone 12 Line Will Launch on the Market Tonight

Today marks the end of the wait of iPhone hardcore fans where Apple’s flagship 2020 series, the iPhone 12 line will launch on the market tonight.

It is said that this release will come with a generation of 5G fast internet connection technology for the first time for the iPhone family.

Powered by the latest A14 processing chip, the iPhone 12 also comes with a triple-lens 3D & TrueDepth camera. The design is described as still simple but premium ;with a full size OLED screen is very tempting to anyone who sees it!

But the more important question for investors is, will this good news have a big impact on Apple’s own stock?

Let’s take a look at Apple’s launch history and how it relates to Apple’s own stock.

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Data was released by Bloomberg through BofA Merrull Lynch Global Research

The table above shows that almost every iPhone launch results in a positive price movement for Apple stock after 2 months of its launch. Yet there are some situations where the launch of the iPhone has had a negative impact on the stock price.

The table above shows that almost every iPhone launch results in a positive price movement for Apple stock after 2 months of its launch. Yet there are some situations; where the launch of the iPhone has had a negative impact on the stock price due to the specifications not meeting the tastes of investors.

Obviously here, the iPhone launch event is just a catalyst. Yet it is still investors who determine stock volatility. If investors are happy with the news, then prices will go up. Similarly, if investors are not happy, prices will plummet.

History is always repetitive. But no one can be sure what will happen tomorrow. Together we will witness whether this launch will carve a beautiful memory or sculpt a black history for Apple stock.