31: Saving the Environment With Stinginess

Posted on Friday, Oct 23, 2020
October Apple event = HomePods, iPhones, and… was there an and?

Show Notes

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Topics:

  • Apple Tues Oct 13 Event
    • Homepod mini
      • Does mini also refer to the tiny Tom Thumb home set they used?
      • $99
      • Order 11-6-20 ships 11-16-20
      • S5 with Computational Audio
      • New U1 Handoff experience later in the year
      • Intercom
      • Also works with other devices like carplay and AirPods
      • Smart Stereo Pairing
      • They did their best to hide the cord, but it is not cordless
      • White & Space Gray
      • Dimensions
        • Height 3.3 inches (84.3 mm)
        • Width 3.9 inches (97.9 mm)
        • Weight 0.76 pound (345 grams)
      • Full-range driver and dual passive radiators for deep bass and crisp high frequencies
      • Custom acoustic waveguide for a 360º sound field
      • Acoustically transparent fabric
      • Computational audio for real-time tuning
      • Four-microphone design for far-field Siri
      • Multiroom audio with AirPlay 2
    • 5G, Blah Blah Blah
    • Environmental Commitment Update
      • Lisa Jackson on the roof
      • No more power adapters or headphones
      • Reduced 2 million metric tons of carbon
      • 450,000 less cars per year
    • iPhones 12
      • Shared features among them all
        • 5G
        • MagSafe
        • Super Retina XDR display
        • All screens have HDR OLED display
        • 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
        • True Tone display
        • Wide color display (P3)
        • Ceramic Shield front
        • 4x better drop performance
        • Haptic Touch
        • 1200 nits max brightness (HDR) - Average varies by model
        • The 12 and Smaller Pro are the same size this time.
          • Height 5.78 inches (146.7 mm)
          • Width 2.82 inches (71.5 mm)
          • Depth 0.29 inch (7.4 mm)
        • Rated IP68 (maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529
        • A14 Bionic chip
        • Next-generation Neural Engine
        • Camera
          • All Phones
            • Dual 12MP camera system (Ultra Wide and Wide)
            • Ultra Wide: ƒ/2.4 aperture
            • Wide: ƒ/1.6 aperture
            • Night mode
            • Deep Fusion
            • Optical image stabilization
            • 2x optical zoom out
            • Digital zoom up to 5x
            • Brighter True Tone flash with Slow Sync
            • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
            • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Mono)
            • Smart HDR 3 for photos
            • All share the same front camera
            • TrueDepth camera
            • ƒ/2.2 aperture
            • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
            • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Mono)
            • Extended dynamic range for video at 30 fps
            • Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p)
            • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
            • HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps
            • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
            • Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps
            • Night mode
            • Deep Fusion
            • QuickTake video
            • Animoji and Memoji
          • iPhone Pro Exclusive
            • 12MP camera system (Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto)
            • Telephoto: ƒ/2.0 aperture
            • Night Mode Portraits
            • Apple ProRAW
            • Dual optical image stabilization
            • 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out
            • 4x optical zoom range - Regular
            • 5x optical zoom range - Max
            • Digital zoom up to 10x
        • Video Recording
          • All Phones
            • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
            • 4K editing support
            • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
            • HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 60 fps
            • Extended dynamic range for video up to 60 fps
            • Optical image stabilization for video
            • 2x optical zoom out
            • Digital zoom up to 3x
            • Audio zoom
            • QuickTake video
            • Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
            • Night mode Time-lapse
            • Time-lapse video with stabilization
            • Stereo recording
          • Pro Exclusive
            • 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out
            • Digital zoom up to 6x
            • Face ID Enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition
            • No Touch ID 😭
            • AV Playback
            • Spatial audio playback
              • Supports Dolby Atmos
            • HDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG
    • iPhone 12 & mini
      • Colors
      • Blue
      • Green
      • White
      • Black
      • Product Red
      • Aerospace-grade aluminum
      • 625 nits max brightness (typical)
      • Storage Capacity
      • 64GB
      • 128GB
      • 256GB
    • iPhone 12
      • Order now, ships 10-23
      • $799 - $949
      • 6.1-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED display
      • 2532-by-1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi
      • Weight 5.78 ounces (164 grams)
    • iPhone mini
      • Order 11-6, ships 11-13
      • $699 - $849
      • 5.4-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED display
      • 2340-by-1080-pixel resolution at 476 ppi
      • Height 5.18 inches (131.5 mm)
      • Width 2.53 inches (64.2 mm)
      • Weight 4.76 ounces (135 grams)
    • iPhone 12 Pro
      • Colors
        • Gold
        • Graphite
        • Silver
        • Pacific Blue
      • Surgical-grade stainless steel
      • LiDAR Scanner
      • 800 nits max brightness (typical)
      • Storage Capacity
        • 128GB
        • 256GB
        • 512GB
        • Regular
        • $999 - $1299
        • Order now, ships 10-23
        • 6.1-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED display
        • 2532-by-1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi
        • 800 nits max brightness (typical)
        • Weight 6.66 ounces (189 grams)
      • Max
        • $1099 - $1399
        • Order 11-6, ships 11-13
        • 6.7-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED display
        • 2778-by-1284-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
        • Height 6.33 inches (160.8 mm)
        • Width 3.07 inches (78.1 mm)
        • Weight 8.03 ounces (228 grams)
    • iPhone 12 Pro vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max Buyer’s Guide
    • Still have these old clunkers around
    • iPhone SE $399
    • iPhone XR $499
    • iPhone 11 $599

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Hosts

Clay Daly

Clay Daly

CW (aka Clay) the father, husband, photographer, podcaster, human, these are some words that define me. Clay’s other podcast can be found at Cybrcast.

Scott Willsey

Scott Willsey

Scott is an old school semiconductor industry professional, and is a host of many now defunct podcasts as well as some current episodes of BubbleSort TV. In his spare time, he does a lot of work on his iPad and his Mac, which you can read about at ScottWillsey.com. He also, sadly, writes odd-sounding autobiographies like this one.

Vic Hudson

Vic Hudson

Vic is the host of the App Story Podcast and cohost of most things BubbleSort.