iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Design Renders Reveal New Details

Apple fans have been waiting for the new iPhone 13 to be unveiled with bated breath. While one came across several rumors and unverified reports about the yet-to-be-launched iPhone 13 series of phones, here is some new information that gives one a fair idea of what one should expect from iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro.

iPhone 13

Industry sources have released design renders of both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro. As far as the iPhone 13 is concerned, the device won’t undergo a drastic design change this year. The design of the phone will be the same as that of the 2020 model. The device will also feature the old iPhone 5/5S like design that is in the process of being combined with the iPhone X and in the edge-to-edge display screens of the upcoming phones in the series. The overall dimensions are 146.7×71.5×7.6mm, the same as the last released model.

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On the front, there are three cutouts that signify the presence of the cameras. The positioning of the cameras looks similar to the kind you see in current iPhones which feature one cut-out each for the primary camera at the front, the dot-projector and an infrared camera. In the rendered design, the three cutouts are positioned next to each other. This gives rise to the possibility of the iPhone 13 having two cameras on the front. Just above the three cutouts will find the earpiece. The LiDAR sensor, perhaps, won’t be a part of the iPhone 13.

iPhone 13 Pro

As the design renders suggest, the device will arrive with a relatively smaller notch than the one you see on the iPhone 12 Pro. The Cupertino-based company has decreased the notch’s size by placing the earpiece right above the sensors. The remaining design, including the triple rear cameras and the elaborate frame, seems to be resembling the iPhone 12 Pro.

If you observe the renders closely, there seems to be a larger camera module this time around. This indicates the possibility of the company integrating larger-sized camera sensors on the upcoming model. Apart from the three cameras, the phone will also feature a LiDAR sensor and an LED flash which will result in better photographic results.

If we combine the impressions gathered by the renders and the information coming our way, then the iPhone 13 will most likely feature a 6.1-inch screen. The iPhone 12 Pro has a screen exactly of the same size. The dimensions of the iPhone 13 Pro are 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.6 mm which makes it slightly thicker in size than the iPhone 12 Pro. A larger battery unit could be the reason behind the device having a thicker frame.

According to rumors which surfaced earlier, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will feature 120Hz LTPO displays. All the phones in the iPhone 13 series are likely to feature 1TB of storage space and a much improved wide-angle sensor.

Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Series Might Feature 120Hz ProMotion Display

Almost every year, Apple releases a new series of iPhones in the commercial market. Fans gather on different online forums to discuss what one could possibly expect from the upcoming lineup. The buzz stays alive even though Apple seldom gives any official update.

Now, a rather interesting piece of information has emerged about the next-generation iPhone 13 Pro lineup. The upcoming lineup will reportedly feature the 120Hz ProMotion display. This will be the very first time that the phone will feature this power-efficient backplane technology.

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ProMotion is the name that Apple has been using for the high refresh rate display which can now be increased to 120Hz on the devices it has been integrated with. Back in the day, 60Hz was decided to the standard refresh rate. This was a result of manufacturers struggling with the disturbance coming in from the power supply. Because of this and a couple of other similar reasons, most phones ended up featuring 60Hz displays.

Some of the recently published reports state that low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) displays have been getting developed for the iPhone for the last two years. If these reports are to be believed, the upcoming iPhone 13 Pro series will come with a 120Hz ProMotion Display.

According to a report published by DigiTimes, which cites industry sources, companies like LG and Samsung are in the process of converting production lines, that were earlier devoted to iPhones, for LTPO production. The report also asserts that the process of migration will be carried out soon. This will enable both the companies to supply display screens to Apple at the scheduled time. These display screens, which were featured in apple watches previously, will most likely feature in both iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models.

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Before the launch of the iPhone 12, there were rumors about Apple developing a battery-saving technology to be used in LTPO thin-film transistors. It was also being said that this kind of technology is absolutely essential for the purpose of controlling battery life for high-refresh displays on phones which feature small batteries.

The iPad Pro was the first mobile device to feature 120Hz ProMotion displays. Reports which claim to have derived information from sources in the supply chain of Apple state that the displays would be integrated with at least two iPhone models that will come out this year.

12.9″ iPad Pro Model by Apple Could Suffer From Shortage Of Supply

The upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro is keenly being looked forward to by Apple fans across the world. The iPad Pro was officially announced at the much-talked-about Apple ‘Spring’ event. The new iPad Pro, along with airTags, allows to track stuff in a super-easy way.

As has always been the case with its products, Apple has not shared any information about the iPad Pro, before the event, through its official channels. That, of course, has not stopped the rumor mills from going on overdrive and the media writing several speculative articles about this product. One of the prominent rumors about the product has been it featuring a mini-LED display screen. Reportedly, this display would be more functional and offer better color reproduction than the kind of LCD screen you have seen on iPad Pro devices so far.

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While there is a lot of interest and excitement over this product, a piece of news that has emerged recently might leave fans a little disappointed. According to a report published in Bloomberg, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which is slated to hit the commercial market in mid-May, might suffer from a shortage in supply shortly after it is launched. The reason behind this would be some production-based issues with the mini-LED display that will be a part of the device.

The suppliers have experienced sub-par manufacturing output as far as the mini-LED displays are concerned. If the reports are to be believed, one of the major suppliers of the component had to put a hold on the production process of the displays because of these problems.

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Though there have been issues with the manufacturing of the displays, Apple still proceeded with its plan of launching new 11 and 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ models. Mini-LED technology is quite innovative as it offers better brightness levels and a better contrast ratio. The upcoming iPad Pro models will have an M1 chip and offer Thunderbolt connectivity.

Job Listing by Rockstar Games Gives A Clue About Grand Theft Auto 6 Setting

Whenever a newly upgraded version of a GTA game comes around, fans revel in its arrival. But at the same time, they start discussing what the next game in the much popular franchise could be like. There is a gap of at least a few years between the release of two GTA games but that doesn’t stop the fans from speculating and trying to figure out the kind of elements the next game in the series would bring to the table.

Ever since Grand Theft Auto 5 came out in 2013, there have been so many rumored reports about the kind of plans Rockstar Games has in the pipeline for GTA 6. We are in 2021 and Grand Theft Auto 6 has not even been announced. But, that has not really helped in controlling the chatter on discussion forums and media reporting about it extensively. Different kinds of details about the game, including its location, storyline, trailer release date and launch date, have been topics of discussion among the media and the fans alike.

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A recent job listing by Rockstar Games India has only fueled the rumors further. According to the listing, Rockstar Games India is looking to hire a mixed-media animator. In the ‘What We Do’ section, the job description clearly states that the company “create[s] content for in-game media for our game world” and “work[s] on multiple platforms to create multiple styles of content for in-game media.”

Many GTA players have picked up and analyzed the words “in-game media” from the listing and stated that it gives an important clue about the setting of the game. Fans have inferred that the words “in-game media” here refer to TV shows and websites that are found in the world the game is based in. The internet came to prominence only in the ‘90s and this makes fans speculate about the fact that Grand Theft Auto 6 might be set in a time post the 1990s.

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Two months ago, another job listing by Rockstar Games emerged which stated that the company was looking for a cinematic gameplay capture artist. That made a lot of fans speculate that a trailer for GTA 6 would be launched sometime soon. There are also some naysayers who have stated that just like Half-Life 3, Grand Theft Auto 6 will turn out to be another game that everybody will keep talking about for a long time but one that will never see the light of the day.

Grand Theft Auto 6 Set To Be Set In The Modern Day, Insider Tweets

In the recent past, a lot of rumors had surfaced about the Grand Theft Auto 6 being set in a decade gone by in the past. Many fans, who have been discussing the game on different rumors, speculated that it would be set in the ‘80s. As soon as some of the most avid gamers started vouching for this, most people started believing in this rumor. But, now a reliable source has claimed all the theories about the game being set in the ‘80s are untrue.

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The person who is being referred to as the ‘reliable source’ here is Tom Henderson. Tom happens to be a game junkie and keeps a close tab on the developments taking place in this space. In the past, Tom had leaked information about Battlefield and Call of Duty which went on to be true. Recently, Henderson took to Twitter and posted this: “It’s not set in the 1980s and is modern.”

While Henderson didn’t tweet anything after this or offer any further clarification, his simple statement carried a lot of weight. The reason behind this is that he has been very accurate about his predictions. Fans don’t see any reason to believe that the piece of information shared by him would be inaccurate either.

A lot of Twitter users replied to his tweet. One user, in particular, stated that the next game in the GTA series would definitely be the kind of game one must look forward to. To this, Henderson replied: “GTA Online + Modern + Wacky S*** = More Money.”

Rockstar Games has earned a lot of revenue through GTA Online, so it is unlikely that the company’s focus would waver off in the near future. Strauss Zelnic, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, stated in an interview given a while ago that 2020 proved to be one of the most successful years for the company and one of the most important factors behind it has been GTA Online’s popularity. He seemed to be very ecstatic about the fact that ever since its release in 2013, 2020 proved to be the year when GTA Online earned the maximum revenue for the company.

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As stated earlier, Henderson is quite a credible source but unless Rockstar Games gives out an official confirmation, one can’t really be completely sure. The only news about Grand Theft Auto 6, which has been confirmed by official sources, so far has been about the team making regular updates to the game till its release, so that it’s presented in its most polished form possible.

Unannounced Grand Theft Auto 6 Making the fans anxious and even frustrated!

Ever since it was launched as Grand Theft Auto in the year 1997, this series of action games by Rockstar Games has been very popular with gamers. Since its inception, the game has been released in several different versions and each of the versions has been received well by gamers and critics alike. Apart from giving gamers a good opportunity to indulge in high-octane action, the game also has a strong narrative structure that keeps them thoroughly engaged.

Though the last entry made to GTA5 is eight years old and several other updates are pending, the game has only grown from strength to strength in terms of its popularity. Next-generation consoles like the Xbox Series X and PS5 are scheduled to be upgraded sometime during this summer and there has been no official update about Grand Theft Auto 6 either. Rockstar Games seems to have decided not to share anything about GTA 6 for the time being but that hasn’t stopped fans of the GTA franchise from speculating about the kind of things the game would offer. So much hype for a game that is years away from its release!

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Rockstar Games is known to be very secretive about its upcoming or unreleased games. While this approach has worked for them on multiple occasions, it also ends up making the fans a little anxious and even frustrated. This is something which, perhaps, they have not made a note of and addressed as yet.

A while ago, CD Projekt Red launched Cyberpunk 2077 which has been one of their most talked-about titles in the last several years. While the game was received well by most people, there was a certain section of gamers who were a little disappointed by what the game offered. The reason behind this was the fact that there was so much hype and anticipation around the game that fans were expecting something they had not witnessed before. They didn’t want a great game. They expected to be treated with an extraordinary game!

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There is a lesson for Rockstar Games here. When a company refuses to share any information about its product, it leads to fans becoming overtly excited about it over a period of time. While hype and anticipation do help a game that is about to release, it also creates unrealistic expectations which prove detrimental in the long run.

Every game has its merits and no matter how good it, there are certain things about it that gets criticized. Perhaps, giving a small glimpse of what fans could expect from GTA 6 would be a good idea to ensure they have ‘right’ expectations and don’t expect anything out of the game that they won’t be a part of it.

Elder Scrolls VI: About The Much Anticipated Next Game

Bethesda’s Skyrim continues to be one of the most discussed games of all time. Newly arrived games in the market, which feature an open-world, still get compared to Skyrim despite the latter being launched in the market a decade ago. Now, there is just one question playing in everyone’s mind: when will The Elder Scrolls VI release?

At E3 2018, Todd Howard, director and executive producer at Bethesda Game Studios, made an official announcement about The Elder Scrolls VI shortly after the launch of the Starfield trailer. Surprisingly, after making the official announcement, Howard did not provide fans with any other information about the game. He just said, “it’s the game we are thinking about.” Initially, there were talks about Starfield releasing sometime in 2021 but now, there are rumors about it being launched in 2022. Fans are worried that this would have a direct effect on other games being developed by the company.

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There have also been some unverified reports pertaining to the location of the game. These rumors started floating around after the official Twitter account of The Elder Scrolls shared a cryptic tweet featuring the Skyrim map with candles positioned in different areas in the picture.

After Microsoft acquired Zenimax, Playstation fans were concerned about the possibility of The Elder Scrolls VI passing over the PS5 and being available exclusively on Xbox. However, there are slim chances of that happening as the next Skyrim isn’t expected to be launched sometime soon and the hype around the next-generation console will fizzle out by then.

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This move actually got a lot of Skyrim fans excited as they felt this was a part of the company preparing for a new release. Soon enough, they realized that was not the case. After launching a VR version of Skyrim for PlayStation 4, Microsoft wouldn’t want to upset a large number of PlayStation fans.

As things stand, one is pretty sure that you won’t come across any fresh information about The Elder Scrolls VI in the next couple of months. At the moment, Bethesda Game Studios is hiring individuals for different positions for its four studios. They are seeking candidates who can work on environment building, character design and gameplay engineers for a game that the company says has not been titled yet. However, going by the secretive manner in which the company functions, there is a good chance of that game being The Elder Scrolls VI.

Fake Reveal Trailer of GTA 6 Offers a Mix of Fan Rumors and Wishes

A fake trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6, put together and published as an April Fool’s joke, gives an idea about what fans of the franchise expect out of it. The last game in the GTA franchise was Grand Theft Auto 5 which released way back in the year 2013. The game featured three protagonists who indulged in a variety of crimes and try to make a fortune for themselves in San Andreas. Grand Theft Auto Online, the online counterpart of the game, continues to receive tremendous support from Rockstar Games.

With GTA 5 completing seven years of its release and Red Dead Redemption 2, which was also released by Rockstar Games, about to celebrate its third anniversary, fans of the franchise are eagerly awaiting the release of a new Grand Theft Auto title. On Reddit and other community forums, fans have written and designed the kind of protagonists they would like to see in the upcoming game. This detailing of their ‘dream protagonists’ comprises detailed backgrounds, character illustrations and custom logos. A while ago, a new webpage launched by Rockstar Games ignited rumors about GTA 6 being announced in the near future. But, no development has taken place on this front.

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A fake trailer of Grand Theft Auto 6, created and published on the YouTube channel Marion XGamer, worked as an effective April Fool’s prank when it was first put up on April 1. Despite being a fake trailer, it is very well-edited and sleek, almost giving one an impression that it is an authentic trailer released officially by Rockstar Games. One of the factors that makes it very believable is the fact that it has the kind of voiceover that you come across in the gameplay trailers released by Rockstar Games in the past.

The footage used in the trailer has been derived from different sources, including content from other YouTube channels and the trailer for The Crew. This trailer by Marion XGamerhas a large number of features that fans expect to see in Grand Theft Auto 6. A few of the elements fans expect include multiple open-world cities and photorealistic graphics.

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Though the trailer is fake, it gives a very good idea about the kind of expectations gamers have from GTA 6. A single-player story would perhaps attract those who don’t fancy online multiplayer content. Having a huge open-world would augment the process of experiencing both single-player and multi-player content.

Guess Who Is The Most Menacing Gang Member in Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 by Rockstar Games features a cast comprising of some dreadful criminals. On one hand, you have the very charming Dutch van der Linde and on the other hand, there is the energetic and fearless protagonist of the game Arthur Morgan. When you play a game over a period of time, you tend to develop a soft spot for some of the characters in it but it is important to keep in mind how dangerous these characters can prove to be to their opponents, especially in this particular game. There is no dearth of characters in RDR2 that are very dangerous and harmful, there is one particular figure that is far more menacing than the rest.

Arthur Morgan

Before finding out the answer as to who is the most dangerous character in the game is, let us have a look at some of the serious contenders for this title. There have been numerous instances in the past wherein Arthur emerged as the most dependable member in the Van der Linde gang. From braving small armies sent by O’Driscolls to fighting with law enforcement agencies, Arthur has managed to complete the most difficult tasks and missions for his gang. For his valor and victories, Arthur could easily have a big bounty on his head in RDR2. Before his ‘diagnosis’ eventually comes into the picture, there is nothing that can stop him in his tracks.

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What makes Arthur further interesting is that despite being this deadly killing machine, he has a moral compass and is somebody who believes in doing things in an ethical manner. He is never the one who starts the fight. He steers clear of violence before somebody provokes him and compels him to unleash the fighter within him. Arthur never causes any harm to an innocent person and is somebody whom one can rely on. However, he vies for the title of the ‘most menacing gang member in RDR2’ based on the kind of person he is to his enemies. For them, he is a ruthless and cold-hearted killer who knows no mercy.

Dutch Van der Linde

The second contender for this title is Dutch, who happens to be the leader of the Van der Linde group. Dutch is largely known for being an excellent gunman but what really makes him dangerous is the kind of control he exercises over his gang members. Dutch’s gang features a bunch of highly skilled who follow Dutch’s commands without ever asking any question. The charm he exudes, along with the kind of mental instability he suffers from in the latter portions of RDR2 makes him come across as an extremely dangerous character.

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Micah Bell

Before you declare any of these two characters as the most menacing one on RDR2, here is another character you should have a look at. At one point in the game, the player is required to assist Micah in breaking out of the jail. From this point onwards, he comes into his own and gives a good enough demonstration of the cold-blooded murderer that he is. There comes a time when Micah shoots down half of the residents in a sleepy town to retrieve some of his favorite guns. Throughout the game, he gives us several ‘practical examples’ of his evil nature. He is somebody who can kill anybody and deceive some of his closest friends whenever he feels the need to do so. With these qualities Micah Bell can be considered to be the most menacing or dangerous member in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Understanding The Controversy and the Uproar Around The Sims 4 Kits

The Sims 4 Kits are DLC packs that come at a very reasonable price but still, they have managed to stir controversy in the Sims community. The Kits, which are priced at $4.99 enable players to be more consistent with selecting their DLC packs and customize their purchases in a way that works well for their play style. However, many players have complained about having to buy this ‘extra thing’ at a time when a large part of the world is grappling with financial difficulties owing to the Covid-19 crisis.

After an official announcement about the Sims 4 Kits came about in the first week of March, a large number of gamers started voicing their disapproval over their pricing. Popular Simmers like James Turner and Iilsimsieexpressed their concerns over the kind of adverse effects it would have over the game in the long run. Like other users, they also pointed out the fact that new content releases would result in players spending a certain amount of money which they wouldn’t have at this point in time. They also posed a question about the Sims 4 getting back to a Sims 3 type of content release. If that happens, a regular player might just end up getting bankrupt.

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The Sims subreddit was inundated with a barrage of jokes about the way EA is still adding more amount of paid DLC by stating the reason that it is doing so to keep the base game updated and adding items that have been frequently requested by players in the past. Players have also come across instructions to download ‘customized content’ put together by members of the community.

If you wish to procure and use all the content that the Sims 4 offers, which includes the Kits, Stuff Packs, Expansion Packs and Game Packs, you will be required to spend close to $800. Though this amount is much lesser than what you would have to spend to buy the entire content catalog of The Sims 3 Store, it still acts as a reminder of the amount of money you have to pump in to buy content related to the Sims and how it makes things difficult for good players who cannot afford to pay this much money to enjoy the game fully.

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It has been seven years since the first game in The Sims franchise came out. Since then, the community has worked hard to keep the different versions of the game relevant to the time they are released in. Efforts have also been made to make the game accessible to a wide range of players. However, asking players to invest in new content related to the game at regular intervals might result in dampening the popularity of the game.

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