Amazon responds to Apple and its offer of HD music without additional cost in the price | Lifestyle

There are times when a small battle in this technology is not seen coming. A company tries to gain a foothold and with a simple movement, it revolutionizes the entire chicken coop overnight. As well, something like this has happened with HD music, which seemed like a quiet grass without much of a buzz … until yesterday’s Apple announcement.

The fact is that those of Cupertino have caused a small earthquake that nobody had on their radar. Virtually all users accepted the current market equilibrium for which they if we want to listen to music with a standard quality we must pay a price horses and, if we prefer the virtues of high fidelity, or quality premium, we had to loosen our pockets to pay that horses and a little more.

Amazon responds instantly

Thus, Apple moved tab yesterday afternoon announcing the arrival of that HD quality to its music library, without a price increase in the cost of the subscription and from next June, so its competitors have already started to react. The first was Amazon, which practically The minute this news was known, he responded on his official page by calling on users with a kind of “calm down, we are also going to give away HIFI music”.

HD music from Amazon, at no additional cost.

And said and done. Amazon kept the home of your HD music service by adding a phrase that is the key to everything: “Now at no additional cost”, so with the same price of the Unlimited subscription we will also have the HD, with lossless music. Offer that has an advantage over Apple’s since it affects both users who connect from iOS and Android, a detail that is not possible (for obvious reasons) in the case of the offer launched yesterday by those from Cupertino.

It must be remembered that in the case of Apple, the HD music plan is limited to the scope of its iPhone, iPad, etc. plus, only support that level of quality, as well as spatial audio, Airpods and Beats devices with H1 and W1 chips. In the case of Amazon, it remains to be seen how it will do it to maintain compatibility and its operation because, remember, in these cases Tim Cook’s always have a little ace up their sleeve and start with an advantage, being the owners of the software and the hardware. In this case the music service, the smartphones and tablets and headphones.


Everything indicates that the iPhone 13 will mount a smaller Face ID with which to save costs | Smartphones

This year it seems that iPhone 13, will be the first since 2017 to modify the size of the notch. That kind of eyebrow that the smartphones of Apple for four years and that, according to all the information, although the North Americans are not going to eliminate them completely, they have decided to do for leaving them in the front of their terminals for a few more generations but in a less conspicuous way.

With that already on the table, we might think that little else will change things, but after many years of battle against the thickness of their terminals, everything indicates that from Cupertino they have decided to make important changes in the design of their devices. Apple intends to use a significantly smaller Face ID sensor chip in iPhones and iPads starting later this year, according to DigiTimes.

The iPhone 13 will mount a smaller Face ID with which to save costs

In this case, we echo the news from Apple that reveals that they have decided to reduce the size of the VCSEL chips used in the Face ID scanner. This move will significantly help Apple reduce production costs, as more chips can be mass-produced, reducing overall wafer production.

The iPhone 13 will mount a Face ID Apple

If we go into detail, the redesigned VCSEL chip will allow Apple to integrate new functions into the component, but DigiTimes (the medium that has published the news), has preferred not to speculate on what they could include. The change if they could choose to free up internal space.

It appears that the smaller chip in Face ID will be used in the new iPhone and iPad devices that go on sale from the end of 2021. The first devices to incorporate the new chip will presumably be the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, as well as the next generation of iPad Pro models.

DigiTimes previously revealed that the notch of the iPhone 13 models will “shrink” in size, becoming smaller thanks to a redesigned camera module that integrates the Rx, Tx, and flood illuminator to allow for size reduction. For their part, Barclays analysts have also explained that a smaller notch in the iPhone 13 models, which will be the result of a “more integrated version of the current structured light system” for Face ID. It’s unclear if the smaller, more established Face ID technologies in the iPhone 13 are related to this smaller VCSEL chip.


analysis, price and features of a beautiful phone that wanted to be high-end and got it

Xiaomi entered our lives offering affordable phones which worked surprisingly well. Some reviled them under the name of ‘chinese phones’ but soon reality was imposed and Xiaomi conquered the western market with its cheap terminals. But it didn’t stop there.

The phone we are talking about today and that we have been able to test in recent weeks It already surprised us on the day of its launch, for its impeccable service record at a price that was not low, but it seemed ridiculous: other manufacturers asked twice for a phone with similar characteristics. If that surprised us, having it in our hands has ended up confirming almost all our suspicions. The Mi 10t Pro has made us fall in love.

Starting with their physical appearance. This terminal has a careful design, like so many others it is a glass and aluminum sandwich something slippery but very comfortable in the hand thanks to its curves. Your rear on the model ‘Lunar Silver’ it is surprisingly beautiful, with a polished surface that emits flashes of silver, blue, gold and white, as light falls on it and that transforms fingerprints that transmit dirt on other terminals, into an effect that appears to have frozen the surface of the phone and that it feels really good.

Xiaomi Mi 10t Pro is available in two colors, silver is one of the most beautiful phones we have had in our hands

The downside is definitely its large size and weight. Gone are the days when manufacturers scrambled to make the thinnest and lightest terminal. The big batteries and large diagonal all-screen designs killed operation bikini of the ‘smartphones’ and they made us end up with chubby terminals in our pockets. This Mi 10t Pro is in the usual line of a 6.67 inch phones although their numbers are somewhat larger than those of the competition: 9.3 mm and 218 grams of weight.

Its panel -of the size of which we have already spoken- is located just one rung below the best screens on the market. The edges are flat and very reduced, although it has a small chin that can annoy symmetry lovers. The front camera is very hidden in a small hole. The high-quality IPS technology can be confusing with its great sharpness, its brightness (500 nits enjoyed outdoors) and its vibrant colors, and make you think that we are facing an amoled panel, a spell that we will only come out of if we compare it face to face with an S20 or with its older brother, the Mi 10 Pro. the extra fluency of 144 Hz is not overly appreciated in the day to day in front of terminals of 120 or even 90 Hz, although the most gamers will surely appreciate it.

Inside the My 10t Pro is a beast. A Snapdragon 865 accompanied by the Adreno 650 Y 8 GB of RAM, allow you to do what you want, in any circumstance and with any application or game, without losing fluidity at any time and ensuring that we have a mobile phone for years with optimal performance. What is really surprising here is not the capabilities of a well-known configuration, but the power opt for such power at such a low price.

The photographic section overwhelms with its figures: main sensor of 108 MPx f / 1.7, 13 MPx wide angle, 5 MPx macro and 20 MPx f / 2.2 selfie camera. But don’t be fooled by appearances. The Mi 10t Pro takes very good photos, with great sharpness, special attention to detail, well-treated colors and a night mode capable of capturing a lot of light when there is none if necessary. However, main sensor sometimes ‘confused’ with light treatment, the set lacks a telephoto lens, so everything is at stake with the digital zoom, and the photographs lack the ‘punch’ to which the super high range has accustomed the most trained eyes.

Xiaomi, masters of autonomy

The Xiaomi Mi10t Pro has a large deposit of 5,000 milliamps / hour that, thanks to his big load of 33 watts, the user can see it fill before their eyes, as if by magic, in just one hour.

But the best are not the numbers, but there is behind them, a work of ‘software’ that leads Xiaomi mobiles to be one of the most efficient on the market and its users to enjoy exceptional autonomy. The Mi 10t Pro withstands the most demanding days without problems and it stands out exceptionally in the ‘off days’ in which, if the user does not use the phone much, they will be able to see how their autonomy is extended for whole days thanks to a minimum consumption at rest.

The Mi 10t Pro lacks the extras of the ultra range. It does not have wireless charging and there are cheaper mobiles with chargers with more watts. It also does not have a specific resistance to water, so its users will have to be especially careful with certain oversights. However, nothing this makes it tarnish all its virtues (beauty, balance, power, 5G connectivity, autonomy …) and the Great value for the price above all.


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