Apple’s new iOS 16 upgrade brings an important update to all mobile browsers that finally brings it in line with popular desktop browsers such as Google Chrome.
As of iOS 16, mobile browsers will gain support for a relatively new royalty-free image format, called AVIF, that offers significantly smaller file sizes than jpeg files while also supporting modern technologies such as HDR. Developed by the Alliance for Open Media, the use of AVIF could result in significantly faster page load times as well as higher-quality imagery across all Web browsers on iOS and iPadOS.
If you want to view some AVIF files, you can see one here (assuming your browser supports it) and a sample HDR image here, which should be able to take advantage of your device’s HDR display if you have one. You can also convert your own images to AVIF using this tool at avif.io. It will also tell you whether your current browser supports the format. If you’re unable to view the images, try coming back after upgrading to iOS 16.
AVIF has been available on desktop browsers, such as Google Chrome and Opera, for some time. In fact, Avif.io already claims 70% browser support. However, because all iOS-based browsers use the same Webkit engine, no browsers have been able to display AVIF files on iPhones until now.
Safari users on macOS and iPad owners will also gain support when iPadOS 16.1 and macOS Ventura are released next month. AVIF is also supported in Android browsers, but Apple’s support of the format will be an essential factor if it is to see more widespread use. It’s unfortunate, however, that older iOS devices are unlikely to ever support AVIF and their reliance on Webkit means that only Apple can change that.
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Apple updates iOS 16 to fix shaky iPhone 14 Pro camera and copy-paste issues – Yahoo Canada Finance
Apple released its latest iPhone lineup and mobile platforms earlier this month, and a couple of annoying bugs quickly made themselves known to users. The good news is that the tech giant has quickly whipped up patches to fix the issues and has now released them as part of the iOS 16.0.2 update. One of the problems the update solves is the iPhone 14 Pro’s compatibility troubles with third-party apps that use its camera, such as Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat.
Users found that when they fire up those apps and use the device’s rear cam, the camera view shakes on screen and the phone emanates grinding and rattling noises. In its patch notes, Apple said the update fixes an issue wherein the “[c]amera may vibrate and cause blurry photos when shooting with some third-party apps on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.” The company didn’t elaborate on the cause behind it, but it’s possible that the apps weren’t meshing well with the device’s optical image stabilization system, causing the rattling noises.
Another troublesome problem the update fixes is the persistent appearance of permission prompts when trying to copy and paste content between apps. Apple senior manager Ron Huang previously admitted that it was “absolutely not expected behavior” and said the company was dealing with it. iOS 16.0.2 will get rid of other bugs, as well, including one that causes the device’s display to go black during setup and another that renders the touch input on some iPhone X, iPhone XR and iPhone 11 displays to be unresponsive after they’re serviced.
AirPods 3 vs. AirPods Pro 2 Buyer's Guide – MacRumors
Almost three years after the launch of the first-generation AirPods Pro, Apple unveiled the second-generation model alongside the iPhone 14 lineup and several new Apple Watches. Although the second-generation AirPods Pro feature the same design as their predecessor, they improve on features like Active Noise Cancellation, in-ear detection, and battery life, while introducing new functionality like Adaptive Transparency, volume adjustment touch controls, and precision finding.
In late 2021, Apple announced a major update for its standard AirPods, with the new earbuds featuring Spatial Audio, Adaptive EQ, force sensor controls, sweat and water resistance, MagSafe charging, and more.
Should you consider purchasing the $179 third-generation AirPods, or do you need the higher-end AirPods Pro, which sell for $249? Our guide helps to answer the question of how to decide which of these sets of AirPods is best for you.
Comparing the AirPods and AirPods Pro
The AirPods and AirPods Pro share a large number of important features such as Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking, sweat and water resistance, and skin-detect sensors. Even so, there are some meaningful differences between them that are worth highlighting, including design and Active Noise Cancellation.
- Semi in-ear design
- Force sensor controls
- H1 chip
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Up to 5 hours listening time with Spatial Audio enabled
- Up to 4 hours of talk time with a single charge
- Up to 20 hours of talk time using MagSafe Charging Case
- MagSafe Charging Case with Find My
- MagSafe Charging Case compatible with MagSafe charger, Qi wireless charging mats, and Lightning
Second-Generation AirPods Pro
- In-ear design with silicone ear tips (four sizes)
- Vent system for pressure equalization
- Force sensors and touch controls for volume adjustment
- H2 chip
- Bluetooth 5.3
- Active Noise Cancellation
- Transparency and Adaptive Transparency
- Conversation Boost
- Up to 5.5 hours listening time with with Spatial Audio enabled
- Up to 4.5 hours of talk time with a single charge
- Up to 24 hours of talk time using MagSafe Charging Case
- MagSafe Charging Case with built-in speaker for Find My, U1 chip for Precision Tracking, and lanyard loop
- MagSafe Charging Case compatible with Apple Watch charger, MagSafe charger, Qi wireless charging mats, and Lightning
The standard AirPods are now very similar to the AirPods Pro, offering almost all of the same features at a lower price point. As a result, the third-generation AirPods should be the default choice for most prospective buyers. If you also have AirPods Max, which already offer ANC, and are looking for an additional pair of headphones to use while working out or on the go, the third-generation AirPods are also a good choice.
You should only buy the AirPods Pro if you specifically prefer the fit and improved sound that in-ear silicone tips can provide, or need Active Noise Cancellation. It is also worth buying AirPods Pro if you could make good use of Apple’s Conversation Boost accessibility feature. Otherwise, the advancements of the H2 chip, minor battery life improvements, and Adaptive Transparency may not be a worthwhile set of improvements over the standard AirPods.
AirPods Pro frequently see hefty discounts on Amazon and other third-party retailers, so stepping up to the Pro version may be more worth it if you can take advantage of one of those deals. The standard AirPods also often see solid discounts, so it is always worth seeking the best price using our Deals roundup.
Apple Watch Ultra, AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) go on sale in India – Deccan Herald
Last week, Apple released the iPhone 14, 14 Pro along with the Watch Series 8 and Watch SE (2nd Gen) in India. Now, Apple fans can buy the top-end Watch Ultra and the new AirPods Pro (2nd Gen).
The new Watch Ultra is the most advanced and toughest Watch from Apple to date. It is an all-weather smartwatch with military-grade MIL-STD 810H tested to work in extreme weather conditions and also sustain water pressure up to 100 metres, and even comes with EN13319 certification, a depth gauge with a water temperature sensor. It can work in extreme environmental conditions from -20-degree Celsius to 55-degree Celsius.
It has a massive Always-On Retina LTPO OLED display with 2,000 nits brightness and comes in a 49mm case made of titanium. On the front, it has a flat sapphire crystal display with edge protection. It also features IP6X dust-resistant certifications and users can customise the action button, which is found beside the Digital Crown.
It is powered by 64-bit Apple S8 dual-core processor, W3 wireless chipset, and U1 ultra wideband. Apple Watch Ultra makes use of two new motion sensors and an advanced sensor-fusion algorithm, to detect severe car crashes.
Also, with a single charge, Apple Watch Ultra can easily last 36 hours and if you turn on the Low Power Mode and other low-power settings, it can go for sixty hours. This is unprecedented in the whole of the Watch Series line-up since the first model (2015). It costs Rs 89,900.
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On the other hand, the new AirPods Pro sports a refreshed charging case design and includes a lanyard loop.
The AirPods Pro features a new-generation H2 processor, which promises to deliver an exceptional acoustic experience and cancels up to twice as much noise as the previous generation AirPods Pro. With a new low-distortion audio driver and custom amplifier, AirPods Pro can ensure to offer richer bass and crystal-clear sound across a wider range of frequencies. For the first time, Apple will also offer a new extra small ear tip is included so even more people can have a better user experience on AirPods Pro.
With Transparency mode, user can listen to the outside world and also music or answer a call. This comes in handy will crossing a road or traveling a mass transport vehicle such bus or metro/subway overseas and being able to listen to the next destination announcements.
It also supports Spatial Audio to deliver an immersive listening experience. With this feature, users can perceive sound individually, based on the size and shape of his/her head and ears.
The new AirPods Pro promises to deliver close to six hours of listening time with ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) on, that’s one and half hours of additional listening time compared to the first iteration. And, the charging case can recharge the AirPods Pro four more times, which means, the latter can last for 30 hours.
The earbuds, the case, and the retail box are produced with an eco-friendly manufacturing process and even the materials are responsibly sourced. Inside, some of the components such as magnets are made 100 percent recycled rare earth elements, for the first time — 100 per cent recycled gold in the plating of multiple printed circuit boards.
The case also uses 100 per cent recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board, and 100 per cent recycled aluminium in the hinge. AirPods Pro is free of potentially harmful substances such as mercury, BFRs, PVC, and beryllium.
And, the redesigned packaging has ensured there is no need for the outer plastic wrap at all, and 90 per cent or more of the packaging is made using fiber-based materials. It costs Rs 26,900.
On Apple India online store, prospective buyers get the engraving such as emojis, numbers, special characters, names, and words in English and seven regional languages– Kannada, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, and Telugu. Apple offers engraving service free in India.
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