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iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max only display native Apple apps at 120Hz

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Yesterday, the iPhone 13 lineup went on sale, and the first customers immediately noticed that the ProMotion function in the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max smartphones does not always work.

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have displays that support adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz. This feature has been present on the iPad Pro since 2017, but Apple first introduced this feature to the iPhone just this year.

iOS 15 supports ProMotion displays in all apps when scrolling or performing full screen transitions such as switching apps or swiping the Home screen. However, 9to5Mac reports that many animations are still limited to 60Hz.

The iPhone 13 Pro display shows most of the animation at 120Hz, but there are still many animations that don’t use the higher refresh rate. All of Apple’s own apps have correctly implemented smoother transitions across the board, the issue only occurs with third-party apps.

Apple has confirmed to 9to5Mac that developers need to allow their applications to support higher frame rates for custom rendering applications such as games. This is accomplished by the developer adding a new info.plist key to allow their applications to support 120Hz. Apple will soon make this documentation available to developers and a firmware update will fix a bug that prevents refresh rates above 60Hz.

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Here’s what can happen when using an iPhone 13 with a cheap, non-genuine cable. The phone began to beep and get very hot

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Gizchina reports that one iPhone 13 user used a new smartphone with a very cheap 30 cents charging cable and nearly burned his phone.

The user confirms that when charging with this cable, the smartphone began to beep and became very hot. It’s good that the owner of the smartphone immediately drew attention to this. Otherwise, it could lead, at best, to a cable failure or to a smartphone fire. This often happens when using cheap charging adapters and cables.

Apple warns that it is dangerous to use non-MFi-rated, non-MFi-certified accessories with its products, with the blame resting on the user.

On e-commerce platforms, you can find a huge range of chargers with a Lightning connector starting at less than a dollar. However, there are many accessories among them without MFi certification. This certification ensures that Apple has approved the use of the cable or charger with its devices.

Usually, the iPhone warns users when using a faulty accessory, in which case it is better not to risk it so as not to lose an expensive device.

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Xiaomi 12 with Snapdragon 898 will be released in December, but even before that the company will present a powerful smartphone with Snapdragon 870

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There is no exact data regarding the date of the announcement of the flagship smartphone Xiaomi 12, but more and more sources agree that it will be released in December this year. So this time, a Chinese source writes about the December debut of the device. But at the same time, Xiaomi 12 will be the only representative of the series, which will be released before the end of the year.

Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12 Ultra will appear a few months later – closer to March 2022. That is, the situation will be repeated with the models of the current Mi 11 line. But even before the premiere of Xiaomi 12, a new smartphone from the Chinese company with an almost flagship status will be released – it will be built on SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. What kind of model it will be, the source does not specify.

According to rumors, Xiaomi 12 will receive a curved screen Samsung AMOLED E5 with an embedded front camera and a 5000 mAh battery. What kind of camera it will have is not reported, but Xiaomi 12 Ultra is credited with a triple camera with sensors with a resolution of 50 megapixels.

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Google will try to transfer some of the new features from the Pixel 6 to older smartphones

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Google has introduced many new features for its new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. Especially camera related. One would think that these features will not come to the previous generations of Pixel, since the new products are based on special Tensor SoCs, and the old models rely on Qualcomm solutions. However, this is not the case.

Some of the new features will still appear on older Pixel generations.

As with all Pixel features, we strive to provide as many of these as possible for older Pixels where technically possible – although it may take some time to implement. Some technologies will require additional technical investments, such as the Live Translate feature, since our language models on new smartphones are designed to run on the proprietary Tensor SoC (which is not available on older Pixel models). We do not currently have an exact rollout date on older Pixel versions, but stay tuned for more news in the future.

As such, Google will continue to adhere to its strategy of expanding the availability of new features.

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