Apple Silicon 13-inch MacBook Pro Rumored to Get 12-Core ‘A14Z’ Chip

As promised we are back with some more updates on rumors regarding the potential launch of 13-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch MacBook Air. Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ event is just a couple of hours away. So, we might take the upcoming leaks with a pinch of salt.

Having said this, one tipster suggested that our expectations of having a MacBook Pro keeping true to its generation of being expensive and sporting powerful internals is indeed true. He claimed that the new machines will likely sport a 12-core chip named the ‘A14Z.’

More Information Speaks About the Lower Price Tag on the 13-Inch MacBook Pro Compared to Apple’s Intel-Powered Machines

Now we know that 12-core chip powering an Apple Silicon Mac has been mentioned. But without any name to label it with. The leaker, 000leaker, has given it one; it is ‘A14Z’ with 8-core chip gracing the lesser powerful 13-inch MacBook Air. Speaking of the 8-core chip, the previous rumors stated that it is almost-identical to the upcoming A14X Bionic.

This also brings us to the fact that the previously leaked benchmark results of the A14X Bionic showed that the custom silicon is an 8-core part and it seamlessly beats the most powerful 16-inch MacBook Pro. However, we cannot ignore the fact that 16-inch Mac Pro is still a one of the reigning machines in the laptop realm of Apple to date.

Taking everything above into account; the 13-inch MacBook Pro armed with 12-core A14Z Bionic can be expected to be an even more powerful machine and cheaper than its intel counterparts. However, the leaker is not certain about the Thunderbolt 3 support in 13-inch MacBook Pro; Apple although has promised that the support will arrive for future models.

Much to your relief, a prototype Apple Silicon Mac was tested out earlier and gave promising results in terms of performance. But it doesn’t stop here, Apple has much more in store for us. According to the incoming reports, Apple is said to be developing A14T chip for its iMac. Also, for its Mac Pro that is said to be half the size of the current one.

News Source: 000leaker
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Best iPhone Deals in November 2020; Hurry and Avail at Your Earliest

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Thinking of making a big leap from Android to an iOS or just looking for another new iPhone to switch to? Either way, it’s not even Black Friday yet, and there are some great iPhone deals available for you to indulge in. Thanks to the new releases, specifically iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro this year, there is a surge of great deals on older devices as well. Additionally, on the previous iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models. However, If you are more of an SE person, then you’re in luck as iPhone SE 2020 is also up for grabs at Verizon this week, for free.

All in all, the premium features that come at a hefty price compared to their Android counterparts are available everywhere in the form of the best iPhone deals or iPhone sales. Of course, you will have to be smart about your purchasing decision and compare various prices to come to the best conclusion for your wallet.

We took the liberty to do the arduous work for you and compiled a list of some of the best iPhone deals for November 2020. Even went a bit overboard with explanations as to which offers what. So, carry on, and hopefully, an iPhone deal will strike your fancy. Happy Shopping!

Best iPhone Deals

Latest iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Deals

Apple iPhone 12$33.33 $10.37/month at Verizon with a trade-in and new unlimited plan

Great news for all users who are trading-in their old iPhone for a brand new one with an unlimited plan as this deal will cut down the monthly price on iPhone 12 pre-orders.
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Apple iPhone 12 Pro
$41.66 $18.70/month at Verizon with a trade-in and new unlimited plan

Although you are not getting a free iPhone 12 pre-order deal this time around, the new customers can avail of a significant cut down on the monthly payment with an eligible trade-in. There’s a satisfactory upgrade discount for the existing and loyal customers with a $23.29/month with an eligible trade-in.
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Apple iPhone 12
FREE at AT&T with a trade-in saving you $800

Now, this is one great iPhone deal that you shouldn’t miss out on. Receive a brand-new iPhone 12 at AT&T completely FREE. This offer is available for both new and current customers, provided your trade-in device is eligible. You are receiving an iPhone 12 with a new unlimited data plan.
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Apple iPhone 12 Pro
$6.64/month at AT&T with eligible trade-in

An Apple iPhone 12 Pro deal with a monthly bill as low as $6.64? That’s a steal, and AT&T is where you can avail this iPhone deal at. This AT&T introductory offer is eligible for all users with a trade-in and unlimited plan.
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DISCLAIMER: All the prices mentioned in the deals have been last updated on the 4th of November, 2020.

The two latest 12 lineups of iPhones, the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro, are out on the market, and with Black Friday around the corner, the deals on these latest models have arrived early this November. So far, many have been deeming the iPhone 12 nothing short of perfection, and since the 12 Pro is just the larger variant, the same compliment applies to both.

Sporting a whole glass-back chassis with squared-off edges is the ‘new’ in the design from the usual smooth angles and the trademarked aluminum shell. The price on both does justice, and the amazing deals on both models make it even better.

Best iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Deals

Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Save up to $850 at Verizon with a trade-in eligible plan.

Not a bad deal from Verizon if you look at the hefty discount with a trade-in option provided your device is eligible. Additionally, you are getting great upgrading options in this deal with a $350 off with trade.
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro
$829.992, 56GB in Gold at Amazon for AT&T (Renewed)

It’s a great deal on iPhone 11 Pro with free shipping by Amazon. Of course, you get other carriers to choose from, but at a different price. The battery on this iPhone deal exceeds 80% and is available in a near-perfect condition with no cosmetic faults. Which is exactly what we are looking for in the iPhone deals for renewed models.
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
$834, 64GB in Gold at Amazon Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

This pre-owned iPhone 11 Pro Max is available ‘fully unlocked’ at Amazon available for just $834 with free shipping. Amazon is known for its renewed products, with its team working hard to make sure you are receiving value for money with no imperfections cosmetically and functionality wise.
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Apple iPhone 11
Save $210 from Apple Trade-in

Before trade-in, the price of the iPhone 11 at Apple is $599, and after your trade-in success, you will be paying $389.99 for a brand new iPhone 11. Of course, this iPhone deal does depend on which eligible device you’re trading in. If you are hunting for an unlocked device, Apple’s deal is the best for you.
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Apple iPhone 11
$599, $349 at PureTalkUSA

PureTalkUSA is giving a steal deal on all iPhones as of now, which is $250 off provided you buy them with an unlimited plan or 20GB data plan. This is by far one of the cheapest iPhone deals you can come across.
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DISCLAIMER: All the prices mentioned in the deals have been last updated on the 4th of November, 2020.

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro came out back in 2019 and are still popular among the consumers, particularly the iPhone 11, that had the most shipped units. Although both units at first glance look similar, there are slight design differences and, of course, in the specifications coming down to the camera, display, and battery life.

The iPhone 11 sports an all-aluminum frame with glass back and front. As for the Pro model, its frame is made of stainless steel. If we compare both models’ height, then the iPhone 11 is 5.94 inches, and the Pro variant is slightly on the smaller side, making its height to be 5.67 inches. iPhone 11 Pro Max is the biggest brother in this 11 family standing at 6.22 inches.

As for the battery comparisons, iPhone 11 was reported to provide 18-hours of offline video playback. As expected, the iPhone 11 Pro Max has the longest battery life within an iPhone to date. Now add a great Amazon deal we mentioned above on this big boy, and you are receiving a larger screen real-estate, longer battery, and many other high-end specifications.

The camera is by far the major difference in the iPhone 11 lineup but do note that the camera system is solid on either of the models; iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. The iPhone 11 has two sensors that are the wide and ultra-wide lenses. At the same time, the iPhone 11 Pro has three; wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto. Not to mention you also get dual optical image stabilization.

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Deals

Apple iPhone XS
save up to $800 with AT&T with a trade-in and new unlimited data plan

This great deal offered by AT&T for iPhone XS might only last for this week, and you are getting an amazing discount. You get to save around $800 off with the trade-in option. Now, if you are trading in quite a recent iPhone, then you are in for a treat and might get the iPhone XS for just around $99 over the span of 30 months.
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Apple iPhone XS Max
$637 for Verizon at Amazon, 256GB, Silver (Renewed)

Amazon is your place to be for refurbished iPhone deals, and on this iPhone XS Max that sports a whopping 256GB, you are saving a good amount with free delivery. You are receiving great battery health with none to minor cosmetic imperfections. Other than that, it’s a great deal for the premium specs you are getting.
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DISCLAIMER: All the prices mentioned in the deals have been last updated on the 4th of November, 2020.

Both iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max were deemed one of the best phones out there with certain features like the Face ID being more responsive. The cameras on both are amazing. Although the headphone jack dongle is not included, including no fast charger or USB-C-to lightning cable, you are still getting a gorgeous phone with premium materials and features, including fantastic screens.

More importantly, these two iPhone models are visual and audio powerhouses with impressive resolutions of 2,436 x 1,125 and 2,688 x 1,242 on iPhone XS and XS Max.

You are getting some great deals on both this week and in November. Considering they are usually the pricier models of iPhones, we would recommend you not to miss out.

iPhone XR Deals

Apple iPhone XRup to $210 off at Apple with a trade-in option

Apple iPhone XR was launched back in 2018 in September as a low-cost device. So considering we’re in 2020, the price should have dropped considerably low, and this Apple deal does justice to the ‘cheap variant’ narrative. You are getting a massive $210 off for trading in and get many color options too. If you are out for a carrier-specific or unlocked device, there is one for everyone.
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Apple iPhone XR
$378.75 at Amazon for AT&T, 64GB in Black (Renewed)

The renewed iPhone XR with barely any scratches or defects is available for as low as $378.75 for 64GB of internal storage. Not to mention you are receiving free shipping from Amazon. Moreover, battery health is of utmost importance, and the retailer guarantees it above 80%. It’s a great iPhone deal that should be availed immediately.
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Apple iPhone XR
$5/month on switching to Verizon

If you are looking towards an iPhone XR deal and can switch to Verizon, you are in for a treat with this deal that only takes $5 per month for a 24-month payment plan while acquiring a great phone like iPhone XR.
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DISCLAIMER: All the prices mentioned in the deals have been last updated on the 4th of November, 2020.

Looking for a great battery life with impeccable performance and even better cameras? If you can compromise on not having an optical zoom, then this the phone for you. With Apple’s A12 Bionic chip, you get fast performance; and with nearly 11.5 hours of battery life, this phone is a great investment.

Start shopping before these deals expire!

Apple iPhone 7 Review: Is It Still Worth Buying and At What Price?

iPhone 7 and its larger family member iPhone 7 Plus had its moment of glory when they first launched, but do not underestimate fast forward in 2020. Now, although Apple doesn’t sell them directly, it is still one of the cheapest and well-functioning smartphones that accommodate the latest iOS 14. The price on this device is already low, and during this deal season, the iPhone 7 price is bound to go lower. So, if you are out looking for an entry-level iPhone under a strict budget, then iPhone 7 is your best bet.

iPhone 7 is still available and popular with great deals from different retailers. Check Amazon; for example, they are selling a renewed iPhone 7 for a small price and guaranteed superb condition. In a nutshell, Apple’s iPhone 7 is still going strong with consumer demand.

Keeping all the chitter-chatter about the low price for great features on iPhone 7 aside, let’s get into an in-depth review for better insight.

Design: Water-Resistant Chassis without a Headphone Jack

The design of the iPhone 7 at first glance is the same as the previous two years. However, now, there are two great additions; no headphone jack, and the phone can survive a mistaken plunge in the swimming pool and still work flawlessly due to its waterproof chassis. But how well was the omission of the headphone jack welcomed by the consumers?

The lack of a headphone jack was received with mixed reaction. Some people didn’t mind as they use the EarPods that arrive within the iPhone box, and others found this an inconvenience of having to buy a white dongle to use their headphones. Other than that, the phone itself reigned as a popular choice for the masses.

iPhone 7 price
Via Phone Arena

You can buy iPhone 7 in many colors apart from the Space Grey that is no longer available for this release. You are left with gold, rose gold (another popular choice of color), silver, black, jet black, or red.

The red iPhone is the latest and newest addition that emerged due to Apple’s partnership with RED (AIDS charity). And many other iPhone models followed suit and have a red variant.

iPhone 7 rev
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Apart from the impressive waterproofing on iPhone 7, you are getting new dual speakers that blast from the bottom of the phone. Now, with some amazing flagships and mid-level phones in the market, many sports the waterproofing mechanism. So, the excitement eventually died down for iPhone 7. Nonetheless, you are getting a solid build for a low iPhone 7 price.

Another great change that was incorporated in iPhone 7 was the iconic pressable home button on iPhones, now just a touch element that responds to pressure. Of course, at the time it was mind-boggling yet an annoying change that the consumers eventually got used to. Now, with premium flagships transcending home buttons starting from iPhone X, this home button change is more appreciable.

A word of caution: Since the phone is prone to scratches, it is best to have a case ready before buying the iPhone 7.

Screen: Value for Money or Could Be Better?

I am leaving the verdict on this entirely up to you.

The main change in iPhone 7 from its predecessor was the brightness and color correction in terms of screen. Other than that, it’s practically the same. This device comes with the same 4.7-inch screen with 1334×750-resolution. Meaning not the sharpest display you will experience on a smartphone by today’s standards.

So, go easy on the verdict here, eh? You are still getting a crispy and clean display, accommodating a nice movie time. Additionally, the screen is more colorful, which is a plus coupled with better brightness. If we get more into the screen colors, then the white balance is also improved to a warmer tone. Other than this, Apple could work on the brightness when viewing in the dark; the brightness can be blinding.

Camera: Upgraded & Better Than Predecessors

The iPhone 7 sports six-optic lens, optical image stabilization, and a wider f/1.8 aperture giving you a great low-light performance. So you can say hello to a great night photography for sure.

It’s the wider aperture on this iPhone 7 camera that does the main work and allows you to take more detailed and less noisy photos; even when it’s dim.

Here’s a SuperSaf camera comparison video for you to enjoy!

It is truly the darkest moments when this iPhone 7’s camera truly shines. Even when you compare it to some of the Android best flagships’ camera, you would realize the differences to be complementary. The iPhone 7 and the competitor perform better in different areas giving great results overall.

Coming to the video recording on the iPhone 7, then you are looking at a smooth 4K/1080p video. The slo-mos are also a fun feature to play with and work to perfection.

Other Specifications

RAM: 2GB

Storage: 32/128/256GB

Rear Camera: 12-megapixels

Front Camera: 7-megapixels

Battery: 1,960mAh

Renewed Apple iPhone 7: Worth Investing?

Refurbished or renewed iPhone 7 means that they are either used models or the ones off of the display shelf. You need to look for at least two things.

  1. Where are you purchasing it from? Our advice would be to go for the retail giant Amazon.
  2. After purchase, ensure that the battery health is at least 97% in the settings.
  3. If you are lucky, you could get a brand-new iPhone 7 from Amazon. Not to mention, they are the most reputable and reliable source to buy tech gadgets online.

 So, is it worth investing in a renewed or refurbished iPhone 7? We say, absolutely go for it! As long as your retailer is reliable and trustworthy, you are good to go.

If you ask us about alternatives, then iPhone 7 has more than one that you can consider. But let us face the fact that iPhone 7 is an iconic piece within the iPhone generations, and you simply cannot find another. In case you want to look elsewhere, then iPhone XR and iPhone SE from 2020 are great options worth exploring before you make the final call.

That’s all, folks! We hope this iPhone 7 review gave you the necessary knowledge about your next new potential iPhone. Happy Shopping!

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13-Inch MacBook Pro and Air to Be First Apple Silicon Macs, Rumor Has It

Apple officially announced its next special event for November 10 tagged ‘One More Thing’ ; everyone has been invited to tune in remotely at 10 A.M.

In this event of Apple, the company is likely to focus on its much raved about Apple Silicon Mac lineup. A reliable source has shed some light on what to expect. Don’t forget, last we had a MacBook Pro leak that hinted towards a potential 16-inch MacBook Pro launch. Let’s see what the latest update entails.

13-inch What?

A known leaker by the twitter handle @L0vetodream tweeted shortly after Apple’s event announcement with a cryptic message that read “13 inch X 2.”

Now if we were to jog our minds and decrypt keeping the previous leaks in-check; this could mean that we should expect two 13-inch MacBooks.

To further solidify this leak, recently, a reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also suggested the same. According to Kuo, two machines sporting Apple Silicon chip could be the new version of the 13-inch MacBook pro and 13-inch MacBook Air. In addition, he also believes that the Apple Silicon MacBook Pro could start shipping in as early as Q4 2020. As for the MacBook air, it may take a back seat and come later winter or early spring.

13-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch MacBook Air to be Cheaper

As for the pricing details on both the 13-inchers, 000leaker suggested that Apple wants its new 13-inch Apple Silicon lineup to be cheaper than its intel-based counterparts in hope to increase and encourage the buying power of the consumers.

Apple has become the hub of countless leaks and rumors associated with not just its Silicon-powered Macs but some rumors even hint towards a new Apple Silicon-powered iMac debuting in 2021. Exciting time ahead and we are definitely excited.

Now as for the 16-inch MacBook Pro releasing this November, it could be just a rumor after all. But there’s a talk of a 14-inch Mac Pro that both Kuo and L0vetodream have deemed not to expect until much later in 2021. There’s a lot to take in; but with a pinch of salt as the official announcement by Apple could reveal something else entirely. Nonetheless, rumors and leaks are what we have to rely on for now

Apple’s November event will be live-streamed on Apple’s website. Additionally, the live-stream will be available on the Apple TV app as well, and likely on YouTube.

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