In an unprecedented move for the company, Apple has confirmed it has a new iPhone coming in 2020. It’s not all good news though; the company has confirmed it’ll be out later in the year than it has previously “launched” its flagship phones.
Apple didn’t specifically call the device the iPhone 12, but this has essentially confirmed the new iPhone range we expected to launch in September will be delayed until at least some point later in 2020.
When will you be able to buy yourself a brand new iPhone? Plus, when will the company be unveiling its new devices? Those are two different things, and below we’re going to try and give you the best answers to those questions we have so far.
During Apple’s Q3 2020 earning call, Apple CFO Luca Maestri specifically referred to a new iPhone and clarified that the company is expecting its launch to be delayed in 2020 when compared to previous years.
Maestri said, “As you know, last year we started selling iPhones in late September. This year, we expect supply to be available a few weeks later.”
This is unheard of as Apple has never previously commented on the existence of a new iPhone, but the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the company’s financials – and future financials with an iPhone 12 delay on the horizon – have changed things a little.
Later, Maestri clarified “I said in my remarks that a year ago we launched new iPhone in late September. And I said that this year, the supply of the new product will be a few weeks later than that.”
That may seem simple at first, but Apple’s terminology here has been very specifically chosen and it may not impact the time that you get to see the company unveil the iPhone 12 range announced on stage.
When did we expect the iPhone 12?
September 8 was the best guess for the iPhone 12 announcement. That was leaked by an established tipster called ihacktu, and it matches what we’ve previously seen from the company is other years.
Typically, Apple announces its new iPhone on a Tuesday at the start of September. It’s usually the first or second week of the year. It then often puts the device on sale 10 days after that, with pre-orders happening in that period between announcement and on sale.
Maestri’s wording is specifically about the time you can buy the new iPhone.
He referred to “the supply of the new product”, which means this is Apple specifically commenting about the on-sale date of the new iPhone 12. That doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll see the iPhone 12 announced any later in the year.
We’ve seen a similar situation with the iPhone X in 2017. The handset was designed to be a reinvention of Apple’s devices and it launched on September 12 alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but wasn’t on sale until November 3 of the same year.
Apple never publicly commented on why that phone came out later, but it’s thought it was to do with supply chain issues where Apple wasn’t able to get one element of the device for the manufacturing process to take place.
That’s similar to the effect that the iPhone 12 is sure to suffer this year. That’s owing to factories and manufacturing plants around the world closing and reopening throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Apple may also want to delay the release of the phone to try and coincide with the end of the pandemic. Apple stores across the US are currently shut, and in other countries many are having to limit the amount of customers.
A new iPhone often brings a fervor of excitement in physical stores as well as online sales, so it may be the company wishes to limit that impact by pushing the release date of its phones back a few weeks.
So, what does this actually change?
It may change the date you can buy the new iPhone 12 series, but it’s not certain that this means it’ll change the time when it’s announced.
If Apple follows a similar schedule to 2017 with the iPhone X, the company may decide to keep an early September event for unveiling its new iPhone. Instead, the delay would impact when you’re able to buy the product, not when you find out about it.
It seems the phones will be delayed until October at the earliest. If Tuesday, September 8 for an announcement is correct, then that would mean we would have expected the devices to go on sale on September 18 in a normal iPhone cycle.
Maestri’s terminology of “a few” weeks suggests that is pushed back by at least three weeks. That likely means you won’t be able to buy the phone until October 9, or perhaps even later in the year.
How certain is any of this?
None of this is certain. This is all conjecture that we’re able to suggest based on previous iPhone launches and Apple’s specific way of announcing this, but these are strange times with the world trying to cope with Covid-19.
September is still a month away, so things may even change within Apple HQ to see a longer delay. We likely won’t know more until we hear directly from Apple on its plans for an event in September, if it’s set to happen.
If it does happen, we’ll be sure to be one of the first to let you know.
Dr Disrespect is streaming again and says he has "no idea" why he was banned from Twitch – GamesRadar+
Streamer Dr Disrespect has returned to streaming on YouTube.
In a broadcast entitled “Dr Disrespect is BACK. And the entire world watched”, Dr Disrespect – whose real name is Guy Beahm – broadcast to a peak of 510,000 viewers over the weekend (thanks, Gamespot).
Beahm kicked off the stream in a candid address with his audience about his mysterious Twitch ban. “A lot of people wanna know… they wanna know what happened.’ Why did you get banned?'” Beahm said. “Guess what? I want you to look me in the f–king eyes when I say this, okay? We still have no idea.
“We have no idea. And I’m gonna tell you this right now… as far as I’m concerned, we didn’t do anything to warrant a ban, let alone how they went about banning us. No communication before. No reaching out. Nothing. Boom. Done.”
While there’s no confirmation of a formal deal between Beahm and YouTube, the streamer acknowledged he was letting “the legal professionals do what they need to do” in regards to his “heavy contract” with Twitch.
Dr Disrespect was permanently banned from Twitch in June. It remains unclear why Dr Disrespect was removed from the streaming platform, although Dr Disrespect was quick to issue a statement saying the company had not confirmed the “specific reason” on why his channel was deleted.
“As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service,” a Twitch representative told press at the time. “These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community.”
Prior to his removal, Dr Disrespect had over four million followers on the streaming platform, as well as that “heavy” exclusivity contract with Twitch.
Beahm is no stranger to controversy, of course. As we summarised recently, during E3 2019, Beahm had a cameraman following him around, live streaming his experience. He followed him inside the male bathrooms at the event while continuing to stream, which is against convention rules. He was subsequently suspended from Twitch and his E3 badge was revoked, but two weeks later, his Twitch channel was reinstated.
In August last year, Musician Jimmy Wong called out Dr DisRespect for being outwardly racist on stream and performing caricatures of Chinese accents.
There’s a lot to get excited about in gaming this year. Here are the upcoming games of 2020 we really just can’t wait for.
DrDisrespect Creates History On Youtube And Hints At Production Company – Essentially Sports
The entire gaming world stood firmly gripped by suspense on the 7th and 8th of August. DrDisrespect, the two-time champ, played off one of the sickest ploys in streaming history. He did not have to appear, but boy, when he did, he broke Youtube. Not to mention, he crossed Ninja’s return to live streaming too.
DrDisrespect is not just looking at gaming anymore; he is, undoubtedly the most entertaining streamer on the planet. This man isn’t just a streamer, he is a marketing and branding genius. On top of that, he knows what it takes to be a champion, and that mindset attracts people. He did not have to show his face to cross viewership ratings. However, during his no-show stream, he dropped bombs on several eSports players, organizations and games.
With his return, he has spoken up about how Twitch banned him without any reason. Although, he still mentions how intricate the matter is. Any sort of premature comment on these things can make it difficult in a legal tussle.
DrDisrespect hints at his own production company
I’m sitting here in a bathrobe staring at the mirror, and I couldn’t help reminisce…
Yesterday marked a new beginning for the Champions Club, but let’s not forget how we arrived in the first place.
Nobody does it better. pic.twitter.com/yLPWBrubD1
— Dr Disrespect (@drdisrespect) August 8, 2020
If anyone can do it then it’s him, the man has more experience in streaming more than anyone else. His theatricality and resourcefulness knows no bounds, and to top it off; he actually has what it takes to be an entertainer. When we look at people like Ninja, Nickmerks, TimTheTatman – they are all great gamers, but Doc is just a better entertainer.
“It started 11 years ago, here on Youtube, and boy, oh boy, oh boy, does it feel good to be back.”
Most of it can be understood if you ask this question, would you like to see Ninja stream alone? Or would you rather prefer Doc. It is incredible how someone can be charismatic enough to pretty much entertain us himself while playing a game.
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“As far as I am concerned, we didn’t do anything wrong”
DrDisrespect cleared his statement and then went on to talk about the “cockroach approach,” and big money involved. His tweet suggestive of his own production company with a naughty little remark “nobody does it better,” proves how Doc knows how to attracts viewers.
For now, it is brilliant to see him back, streaming, gaming, joking the same way he used to. It’s best to perhaps enjoy this phase rather than asking questions about the Twitch fiasco. Doc showing a lot of resolve through tough times and that is why we are sure he will get back on his feet in no time.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review (hands on) – Tom's Guide
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (starting at $1,299) could be the best big phone yet, and it packs a lot more premium features than the regular Galaxy Note 20. It boasts a bigger 6.9-inch display with a dynamic 120Hz refresh rate, a sharper 108MP camera with laser auto focus and a more responsive S Pen.
I’ve spent the last day using the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and I’m really impressed by the display and the zoom capability of the camera. And while the new S Pen gestures are nifty, they require a learning curve.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specs
OS: Android 10 with One UI 2.0
Display: 6.9-inch AMOLED (QHD; 120Hz)
CPU: Snapdragon 865 Plus
Storage: 128GB, 512GB
Rear camera: 108MP wide (ƒ/1.8); 12MP telephoto with 5x optical zoom (ƒ/3.0); 12MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2)
Front camera: 10MP (ƒ/2.2)
Battery: 4,500 mAh
Colors: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White
Size: 6.48 x 3.04 x 0.32 inches
Weight: 7.33 ounces
The Note 20 Ultra also offers a bigger battery than the standard Note 20, more RAM and a microSD card slot. Just like the regular Galaxy Note 20, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra also has a fast Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, streams Xbox games and syncs your S Pen notes to the cloud.
Still, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is $300 more than the regular Note 20 — and $1,300 is a lot of money to spend on any phone, especially in today’s climate. I’ve spent the last day playing around with the Note 20 Ultra, and here are my initial impressions.
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra cheat sheet: What I think so far
- The design makes the iPhone look boring: Samsung knows how to make sleek looking hardware. The Mystic Bronze finish on the Note 20 Ultra not only looks elegant but manages to give off a sheen without attracting lots of fingerprints.
- This camera bulge is out of control: The camera patch on the back of the Note 20 Ultra protrudes a great deal from the chassis and props up the phone at an angle when placed on a table.
- The Zoom camera is very impressive: I got in very close with the Note 20 Ultra’s 5x optical zoom, putting my iPhone 11 Pro Max’s 2x zoom to shame. And the digital zoom stayed steady up to 20x; it got shaky at 50x.
- New S Pen tricks are satisfying yet gimmicky: My son got a kick out of seeing me perform some of the new Air Actions (like drawing a a quick arc in the air to go Home). But I m not sure if I would use these every day yet.
- The 120Hz display is silky smooth: Scrolling feels like butter when you have the Adaptive motion smoothness setting turned on, but the jury is out on the toll on battery life.
- Wireless DeX mode is finicky: While I managed to get the Note 20 Ultra to connect to a 55-inch Roku TV, I couldn’t do anything after that.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra release date and price
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will ship on August 21 and will be available through all of the major carriers. The 128GB version of the Galaxy Note 20 costs $1,299. The 512GB version costs $1,449 — the same price Samsung charges for its Galaxy Z Flip 5G foldable phone.
Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 20 start August 6, and those who do pre-order the device can get a $150 Samsung Credit, which you can redeem on Samsung.com or the Shop Samsung app. You can put that credit toward anything from the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live earbuds to to Samsung TVs.
Wireless carriers have started announcing their own Galaxy Note 20 Ultra deals, which you can find in our guide on how to pre-order the Galaxy Note 20.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra design and colors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is a big phone with its 6.9-inch display, but it also has minimal bezels with Samsung’s trademark punch hole for the Infinity-O display. The back of the phone uses a new haze finish that’s designed to resist fingerprints, and you have your choice of three colors: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black and Mystic White.
My review unit is the Mystic Bonze version, and it’s a sophisticated looking finish, even if it’s not as eye catching as the color-shifting Aura Glow hue on the Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
The camera housing on the back of the Note 20 Ultra kind of reminds me of brass knuckles — and not in a good way. My bigger issue is just how massive this camera patch is. It lifts the entire back of the phone when sitting on a desk or table.
Measuring 6.49 x 3.03 x 0.32 inches (164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm) and weighing 7..3 ounces (208 grams), the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is not as big as the Galaxy S20 Ultra (6.6 x 2.7 x 0.34 inches and 7.7 ounces), but it’s still a handful compared to the Galaxy Note 10 Plus (6.4 x 3 x 0.31 inches and 6.9 ounces) which had a smaller 6.8-inch display.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra display
The massive 6.9-inch OLED quad HD+ display on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is big, bold and colorful. More important, this is the first Samsung phone to offer a dynamic 120Hz refresh rate.
The Galaxy S20 lineup introduced a faster refresh rate to Samsung phones, delivering smoother scrolling as well as better visuals, especially for games and movies. But it was a feature you had to manually adjust. With the Note 20 Ultra, the refresh rate automatically adjusts based on what content is on screen, which should save on battery life.
When using the display I found scrolling to be super smooth and fast in Chrome with Adaptive mode turned on. You can always choose 60Hz manually if you want to save every last drop of juice.
There’s more of curve to the Note 20 Ultra’s screen compared it the flat panel on the Note 20. Personally, I’m not a fan of the curved panel. It sometimes causes some text to be distorted, and it can also lead to accidental screen touches.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra cameras
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra features a trio of rear cameras, plus a laser auto-focus sensor that should address one of our bigger complaints about the Galaxy S20 Ultra and its issues with focus.
The phablet’s camera array starts with a 108MP wide camera with a a f/1.8 aperture, and it’s paired with a 12MP ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree field of view and f/2.2. The 12MP telephoto lens delivers a 5x optical zoom and up to a 50x super resolution zoom.
I was immediately impressed with how close the 5x zoom get me to this dianthus flower without have to move the Note 20 Ultra right up to the flower bed. However, while the pink and white flower looks colorful, the detail was a bit fuzzy.
I also tired out the powerful Space Zoom on the Note 20 Ultra with this tree as the subject. As you can see in the gallery below, the results look fairly sharp all the way up to 10x zoom, but the 20x and especially the 50x shots look blurry. Still, this is better than what you get from the iPhone right now.
My bigger concern is that some of the images have a haze to them while others do not. For these shots, the sun was behind me.
If you want to record the sharpest video possible, you’ll be pleased to know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra can record 8K video with a 21:9 aspect ratio at up to 24 frames per second. There’s also a new Pro Video mode that lets you control the focus, exposure and zoom speed. Plus, you can use the onboard mics or external mics, such as the Galaxy Buds Live.
The 12MP selfie camera up front (f/2.2) has a 120-degree field of view, which should come in handy for group selfies.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specs and performance
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra should be one of the fastest Android phones around, as it’s one of the first handsets with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 Plus processor. This chipset boosts the clock speed by 10% up to 3.1 GHz and the graphics is also 10% faster than the regular Snapdragon 865 chip inside the Galaxy S20.
This processor is paired with 12GB of RAM and either 128GB or 512GB of internal storage. For $1,299, I wish the Ultra started with 256GB of storage, but at least you can expand it via microSD card slot by up to 1TB.
As you would expect for a premium flagship, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra supports both flavors of 5G, so you should be able to hop on both sub 6-GHz networks and mmWave networks with ease where they are available.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra S Pen
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra benefits from a swift 9ms response time for its S Pen, which is designed to deliver more of a pen-to-paper feel when taking notes or drawing.
In addition, the S Pen now offers five new Anywhere actions, which build on the Air Actions from the Galaxy Note 10 series. You can return to the home screen, take a screen shot, return to a recent app and more through various gestures. But it will likely take some practice before you can remember every gesture-based Anywhere action.
Other S Pen upgrades come on the software front. The improved Samsung Notes app now includes Live Sync so you can save all of your notes to the clouds and then access them from any device. Plus, the Note 20 Ultra is smart enough to time sync your notes along with voice recordings, so you can hear what was being said right when you scribbled down that thought.
I tried recording a voice memo in the Samsung Notes app, and sure enough, I could see the words I wrote highlighted as I played back the clip.
In addition, the Samsung Notes app now makes it easier to find your notes with a more PC-like file folder structure. The software can even straighten out your handwriting.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra battery life and charging
Equipped with a fairly large 4,500 mAh battery, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra should be able to last you through most of the day. We’re most curious to see how well this phone lasts on our battery life test given the dynamic nature of the phone’s 120Hz display. With the 120Hz mode on, we saw a dramatic decrease in endurance on the Galaxy S20 Ultra, with the phone running out of power 3 hours faster than when we kept the display at a 60Hz refresh rate.
To juice back up, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra includes a 25W fast charger that should get you back to 50% capacity in 30 minutes. Samsung does not say if the Note 20 Ultra supports 45W charging, but it does support Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 if you have a wireless charger that goes 10W or higher.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Link to Windows and DeX features
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is geared toward power users who are looking for a productivity boost, and this phone offers a couple of big upgrades on that front. The first is Link to Windows integration, which allows you to access mobile apps on your Windows 10 PC.
This should make it easy to send messages, make calls, syncs photos and more from the best laptops and desktops. Samsung says that Link to Windows will eventually let you run up to six mobile apps on your PC at once.
Multitaskers will also appreciate the improved DeX experience, which is now completely wireless, instead of requiring you to use a cable or dock to connect to a monitor. Now you can beam what’s on your Galaxy Note 20 Ultra screen to a compatible smart TV from across the room; the TV needs to support Miracast, though.
Unfortunately, I had trouble getting Wireless DeX to work on my 55-inch TCL Roku TV. Although I could get the DeX mode to come on the TV and I saw a cursor, I couldn’t move the mouse. The Note 20 Ultra told me that the TV might not be fully supported for DeX wireless mode. Bummer.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Xbox Game Pass
Through the power of Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra can play more than 100 Xbox games. Titles include Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4, Minecraft Dungeons and Halo: The Master Chief collection.
Xbox Game Pass costs $15 a month, but when you pair the Note 20 Ultra with a game controller it could feel like a mini console. And if you don’t, the Note 20 Ultra benefits from a 240Hz touch latency that the regular Note 20 doesn’t have.
The fun gets underway September 15 when the service kicks off, so we’ll report back with impressions when we can.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review: Early verdict
It’s clear based on the features and specs that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is a superior phone to the Galaxy Note 20. But is the more expensive phablet right for you? For my money, I would prefer this phone’s bigger and smoother 120Hz display, more powerful zoom, better autofocus for the camera and more responsive S Pen. But I need to live with the phone for more time to tell you whether it’s worth such a high sticker price.
Personally, I never found much of a need for the S Pen, even with the continued improvements. If you don’t want a stylus, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra or Galaxy S20 Plus are both very good alternatives to Samsung’s Galaxy Note series. And if you want a big-screen 5G phone from Apple, a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max should be on the way in a couple months with improved performance and cameras of its own.
I will report back with more of my hands-on impressions on the Note 20 Ultra and an ultimate verdict. But right now I would say there’s reason to be excited if you’re a Galaxy Note fan.
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