One criticism of Sony’s rollout of PS5 pre-orders this week is that they were dropped like a bomb without any warning. Or in fact, the opposite, a promise that they wouldn’t start until a day later when they went live that evening.
Xbox began to snarkily counter with an exact date and time that Series X/S pre-orders would go live, but even when potential Sony buyers know when pre-orders are going up now, that isn’t helping either.
Last night there was a message on the Walmart website that gave a specific time that PS5 pre-orders would open. Everyone sat there on the page, ready for the clock to strike the hour and…
…about thirty seconds later, the stock was completely sold out.
Whether it’s seconds or minutes, trying to get your hands on a PS5 has been nothing short of a nightmare for many potential buyers so far, and that’s across every retailer, be it GameStop selling out of the 12 units per store they were allocated for in person reservations, or megacorp Amazon selling out because someone found the link early. As expected, PS5 pre-orders are already popping up on Ebay topping $1,000.
Another aspect to this story is that many consumers who are landing a PS5 are not able to get the one they want. Sony made headlines when they revealed the all-digital console was $400 compared to the $500 of both the disc model and the Xbox Series X. But at least in this early batch of pre-orders, it absolutely seems like Sony has made way, way more of the higher priced disc stock available, meaning that those lucky enough to snag a pre-order are often doing so for an extra $100, even if they have no interest in the disc one.
There is not a full collection of data about pre-orders, but some early results are…illuminating:
While I don’t believe that’s the true ratio of disc to digital Sony has made available, it is not anywhere close to 50/50, and I would not be surprised if it was in fact something like 10:1. I’ve seen digital models sellout before the link was even fully live for a page at numerous storefronts.
What’s unclear is how many PS5s Sony has sold through pre-orders already and how many more of these restocks are going to happen in the next two months. I do think it’s too early to be worried that if you didn’t get one in these wild last 36 hours, you won’t get one at all. But it’s very clear that Sony has A) mangled this launch from a consumer perspective (though they’re still getting paid, obviously) and B) heavily limited stock of the cheaper console on purpose to ensure most early adopters get the pricier model.
Stay tuned for more updates about PS5 pre-orders, as when they come in, it’s going to be a feeding frenzy to snag one from now until release, it seems.
iPhone 12 Pro Max confirmed to pack 3,687 mAh battery – comments – GSMArena.com
Anonymous, 1 hour agoThat’s because there are people who use a high refresh rate but they aren’t even gam… moreLol that is why there is something called “Adaptive Refresh Rate”. You don’t have to be a gamer to experience it
JDK, 11 minutes agoYou made the point yourself.
We know you have never tasted the “IOS pizza” becaus… moreDidn’t you admit in the other thread that you used iOS long time back?
How can you pass a judgement on something you have never experienced recently?
- 11 minutes ago
We know you have never tasted the “IOS pizza” because you trash it 24/7.
So go taste some “IOS pizza” yourself before you trash it.
Oh you know what, a troll like you would never even BOTHER to try IOS. Well, ok.
Keep living your life in the “android superiority matrix”.
- 33 minutes ago
Though going to be an excellent phone, it’s the battery again that dissapoints. Tom’s Guide already revealed that iPhone 12 has shorter battery life than iPhone 11 despite on 4G network.
blablameh, 55 minutes agohigh refresh rate is not only good for gaming, its also really great for scrolling the text, i… moreIt’s pointless trying to explain someone how good pizza tastes as they have never eaten it. They’ll only appreciate it when they get it on their iphones.
IOS is no different from a prison where prison guard decides what inmates get to eat while Android is like a buffet where one can pick and choose.
No wonder 80% people want nothing to do with iOS.
So glad to be part of the premium ecosystem of Android where one doesn’t have to beg for latest tech like High refresh rate screen.
Anonymous, 1 hour agoMax Pro has good battery life because it still only has a 60hz refresh rate display, not becau… moreEven Budget Androids have 90hz-120hz these days and have better endurance rating that 60hz iPhone.
As usual, Apple behind the competition.
- 46 minutes ago
BigDisplay, 48 minutes agoHoly cow cake… Serious… A toy battery for 5g and a big display 😳 what are they thinking ab… morelmao you are exactly the type of comment I expected when entering the comment section
Holy cow cake… Serious… A toy battery for 5g and a big display 😳 what are they thinking about… Maybe they don’t think, only for the money 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
- 55 minutes ago
Anonymous, 1 hour agoThat’s because there are people who use a high refresh rate but they aren’t even gam… morehigh refresh rate is not only good for gaming, its also really great for scrolling the text, i.e. web browsing. once you get used to the fluent text / web page scrolling there is no going back. with 60Hz screen my eyes literally bleed, 90Hz was better but still not that comfortable. for me 120Hz is minimum for comfortable reading.
- 56 minutes ago
Leave me alone guys with this your iPhone thing
I phone this, iPhone that, I’m full of you now! !!!!!
Anonymous, 1 hour agoThat’s because there are people who use a high refresh rate but they aren’t even gam… moreYeah, but look how smooth it is “proceeds to diddle the app drawer up and down”. I need and want 144Hz display for gaming, but I feel like my iPhone XR display is great for what I need it. Despite being “only” 60Hz IPS LCD…
- 1 hour ago
Strawhat, 1 hour agoIt makes 11 series a better deal with a cheaper and bigger battery. Just ignore 5GI can do without 5G, and if I gain some battery in the process, by having an 11 instead, I’ll be very happy to do so
Research said, Li-ion battery will lose most of its quality at about 3 years of usage, whatever the brand is.
Heavy gaming, charge 3 times a day, overheat will shorten the battery life.
- 1 hour ago
- 1 hour ago
That’s because there are people who use a high refresh rate but they aren’t even gamers… Wtf
- 1 hour ago
Anonymous, 2 hours agoIncredible how power efficient iPhones always been. With this size battery they will still be … moreMax Pro has good battery life because it still only has a 60hz refresh rate display, not because iPhones are more efficient.
Anonymous, 2 hours agosmaller battery lasts lesser, causing to charge more often, so degrades faster, having the use… moreIt makes 11 series a better deal with a cheaper and bigger battery. Just ignore 5G
- 1 hour ago
Anonymous, 2 hours agoIncredible how power efficient iPhones always been. With this size battery they will still be … morevery efficient half day last 2000$ iphone my phone last 3 daya for 500$ aoon must repleace battery ahhaha
iPhone 12 Pro Max confirmed to pack 3,687 mAh battery – GSMArena.com news – GSMArena.com
After we got confirmation on the iPhone 12 series’ modest performance gains and RAM capacity via Geekbench and AnTuTu we now have the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s battery size thanks to a listing on China’s TENAA agency.
The largest iPhone to date has a cell with rated capacity of 3,687 mAh which is 282 mAh less than last year’s iPhone 11 Pro Max which boasted a 3,969mAh cell. It’s also listed with 6GB RAM just like we saw on both the Geekebench and AnTuTu listings.
The battery capacities for the rest of the new iPhones were also revealed through official listings on Vodafone Netherlands. The 12 and 12 Pro come with 2,815 mAh cells while the 12 mini packs the smallest battery at 2,227 mAh.
Despite the smaller figures Apple is claiming similar battery life to last year’s iPhones, but despite the power efficiency gains from the new 5nm A14 chipset, early reviews say the 12 and 12 Pro can’t last as long as last year’s iPhone 11 Pro. The 12 mini and 12 Pro Max are yet to make their ways to reviewers’ hands.
iPhone 12 Pro Max battery smaller than iPhone 11 Pro Max, according to regulatory filing – AppleInsider
A Chinese regulatory filing spotted on Tuesday suggests Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max sports a less capacious battery than last year’s iPhone 11 Pro Max.
A filing with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA) cites iPhone 12 Pro Max’s battery capacity as 3,687 mAh. By comparison, iPhone 11 Pro Max, which the 12 Pro Max replaces, was powered by a 3,969 mAh cell.
Lending credence to the document, the 3,687 mAh figure matches listings discovered on hardware certification platforms in July.
The TENAA page also says the 12 Pro Max comes with 6GB of RAM, mirroring information discovered in plist files included with Apple’s Xcode 12.1 beta last week.
Despite the apparent reduction in capacity, Apple says the iPhone 12 Pro Max performs similarly to last year’s handset. A comparison tool — somewhat vaguely — claims both iPhone models offer up to 20 hours of video playback between charges. That could be a negative for existing 11 Pro Max owners who need a midday top up.
This year’s iPhone includes a number of enhancements, some of which are major power sinks. New photography capabilities like 10-bit HDR and Dolby Vision HDR video recording are perhaps high on the list, but the main check to a long-lasting handset is the inclusion of power-hungry 5G connectivity. Nowhere will that be more noticeable than in the U.S., where iPhone supports speedy mmWave technology.
Apple is doing its best to balance 5G support with handset longevity. As part of that effort, a new battery-saving feature dubbed “Smart Data Mode” automatically transitions iPhone 12 series devices between 4G LTE and 5G as iOS deems necessary. For example, iPhone might remain on 4G for web browsing and listening to music, but will switch to the faster, low-latency 5G for a FaceTime call.
Apple is due to initiate iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-orders on Nov. 6 ahead of wide availability a week later.
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