Apple iPhone SE (2022) in review

The most affordable iPhone features the powerful A15 Bionic, 5G, better battery life, improved durability, and a new camera system with advanced features like Smart HDR 4, Photographic Styles, and Deep Fusion

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Advantages
Excellent performance
Long battery life
An Inexpensive entry-level price for an iPhone

Disadvantages
Low display resolution
Very long charging time for a small battery
Poor photo quality in low light

The Apple iPhone SE (2022) scores admirably in the test and offers a low-cost way into the iPhone world. The performance is outstanding, and the battery, despite its small size, lasts a very long time. The camera captures nice pictures, however it comes nowhere close to the best models. The design has its advantages and disadvantages; it’s a little outdated and looks similar to the iPhone 8, but it still retains the good old home button with TouchID.

iPhone SE comes in a compact and durable design, and together with iOS 15, delivers a seamless user experience.

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Externally, the Apple iPhone SE (2022) has the same design as the iPhone 8, which was no longer a big deal at the time. The Apple logo on the back is only slightly more prominent than it was on the iPhone 8. The camera, though, and the entire front have remained unchanged. As a result, you’ll have thick display edges but a relatively small device.

The wide bezels around the screen provide enough room for the well-known home button. As a result, you won’t have to deal with Apple’s new swipe motions, which debuted with the iPhone X. In addition, TouchID has been reintroduced. You can unlock your iPhone, make purchases, and pay with Apple Pay using the fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button. FaceID is not available on the iPhone SE (2022).

Simple single camera, powerful LC displayIconic Design with a 4.7-inch Display
The display of the iPhone SE (2022) offers no surprises: My observations reveal that the screen is nearly equal to that of the iPhone 8 or iPhone SE (2020). The iPhone SE uses an LC display rather than an OLED panel, with a diagonal of 4.7 inches and a 16:9 aspect ratio.

However, the panel’s quality is far from poor. The iPhone SE (2022) features beautifully rich colours, with a typical RGB colour space coverage of 138 percent and a DCI-P3 colour space coverage of roughly 98 percent. The white point is likewise exactly located, ensuring a neutral white display – indicating that Apple has calibrated the screen to its customary high standards. At 637 candelas per square metre, the maximum brightness is adequate. In this way, even in low-light settings, display material may be seen well. With roughly 1,000 candelas per square metre, today’s leading smartphones glow far brighter.

Only the resolution is limited: at 1,334 by 750 pixels, it falls short of the industry standard. The pixel density is still a reasonable 326 ppi, despite the small size. Most other smartphones in this price range already have Full HD Plus displays, which produce a sharp image despite the larger screens.

Anyone who enjoys taking photos or shooting a lot of videos should exercise caution. Because the SE’s camera lens is identical to that of the iPhone 8, it will continue to be limited. Some functions from the iPhone 13 series are now available thanks to the upgraded processor. However, the thrilling and entertaining “movie mode” is not supported. You also won’t be able to use a zoom or a wide-angle lens. The main camera is optically stabilised and produces videos at 60 frames per second in a maximum 4K resolution.

The iPhone SE (2022) impressed me with its good camera quality in daytime. The quality of low-light photographs is totally dependent on whether you’re holding the smartphone in your hand or using a tripod. The photographs in this case are also excellent. Small movements, on the other hand, can drastically impair image quality. This could be due to the lack of deep fusion, which is only available on the more expensive models. The selfie camera’s quality is impressive.

From the outside, the iPhone SE (2022) resembles a 2017 iPhone, but when it comes to performance, it demonstrates where the hammer rests. Apple uses the same top-of-the-line Apple A15 Bionic CPU for its entry-level iPhone, which also ensures excellent performance in the current high-end models of the iPhone 13 series. This processor has six cores and runs at up to 3.24 GHz. Only the main memory is 4 GB, which may appear to be a performance stumbling block on paper.

A15 Bionic packs a powerful 6-core CPU, the fastest CPU in a smartphone, with two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, making iPhone SE up to 1.8x faster than iPhone 8, and even faster compared to older models. The 16-core Neural Engine is capable of 15.8 trillion operations per second, enabling faster machine learning computations for third-party applications

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A15 Bionic packs a powerful 6-core CPU, the fastest CPU in a smartphone, with two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, making iPhone SE up to 1.8x faster than iPhone 8, and even faster compared to older models. The 16-core Neural Engine is capable of 15.8 trillion operations per second, enabling faster machine learning computations for third-party applications

Apple, on the other hand, demonstrates how well the operating system can be tailored to the hardware. Because our test PDF file loads in just 1.3 seconds on the iPhone. The iPhone SE (2022) obtains 80 frames per second in the graphics benchmark. As a result of its exceptional value, the Apple smartphone is ranked among the best gadgets in our performance rankings. Furthermore, the current processor assures that the gadget has up-to-date 5G capability and is future-proof.

When it comes to the battery, the data sheet initially raises some concerns: The new iPhone SE has a battery capacity of only 2,018 mAh, according to Apple. As an example: The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a battery capacity of 4,373 mAh. But it also demonstrates what a good combination of hardware and software can accomplish.

In test, the entry-level iPhone managed a runtime of 13:10 hours with the display turned on all the time. That should suffice for any long day with no issues. The subsequent loading pause will require some patience. To regain 100 percent battery capacity, the iPhone SE (2022) requires roughly 1 hour and 40 minutes. If this is too sluggish for you, you’ll have to dig deeper into your wallet and purchase a separate quick-charging power supply. There’s also wireless charging on board.

iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max Comparison

 iPhone 13 ProiPhone 13 Pro Max
Screen– Super Retina XDR with ProMotion
– 6.1 inches
– 1170×2532 definition
– 460ppp density
– Dolby Vision
– HDR10
– DCI-P3
– 1000 nits (1200 nits for HDR)
– True Tone
– Haptic Touch
– Notch
– Ceramic Shield
– Oleophobic coating
– Super Retina XDR with ProMotion
– 6.7 inches
– 1284×2778 definition
– 458ppp density
– Dolby Vision
– HDR10
– DCI-P3
– 1000 nits (1200 nits for HDR)
– True Tone
– Haptic Touch
– Notch
– Ceramic Shield
– Oleophobic coating
Size and Weight– 146,7 x 71,5 x 7,65 mm
– 203g
– 160,8 x 78,1 x 7,65 mm
– 238g
SoCs and GPUs– A15 Bionic
– 6-core CPU
– 5-core GPU
– 16-core Neural Engine
– A15 Bionic
– 6-core CPU
– 5-core GPU
– 16-core Neural Engine
Memory– 128GB, 256G, 512GB or 1TB storage
– No memory expansion
– 128GB, 256G, 512GB or 1TB storage
– No memory expansion
Software-iOS 14.1-iOS 14.1
Design– Stainless steel surround –
Frosted glass back
– IP68
– Stainless steel surround –
Frosted glass back
– IP68
Connectivity– Face ID
– Bluetooth 5.0
– WiFi 6
– 1x nano-SIM
– 2x eSIM
– 4G LTE
– 5G
– Face ID
– Bluetooth 5.0
– WiFi 6
– 1x nano-SIM
– 2x eSIM
– 4G LTE
– 5G
Colors– Graphite
– Gold
– Silver
– Alpine Blue
– Graphite
– Gold
– Silver
– Alpine Blue

iPhone 14: Does the emergency SMS come via satellite connection?

The details about satellite functions of the next iPhone generation are becoming more concrete. The iPhone 14 users should primarily use it for emergencies.

Even before the current iPhone came out, there were reports that the 13 series could support satellite telephony.

Industry expert Mark Gurman is now reporting that Apple is actually integrating satellite technology into the iPhone 14 models expected this year.

Emergency SMS even without a network
Gurman writes on Bloomberg.com that the Apple Watch will support satellite connectivity in the future so that it can call for help in an emergency even without a cellular network. But before that, according to his article, the function should be included in the iPhone 14 this year. Initially, communication via satellite should be limited to sending emergency text messages. In the event of an accident, for example, users would be able to notify emergency services even if no mobile network is available. Telephone calls via satellite are not planned in the foreseeable future because this is unaffordable for average users, according to Gurman.
Catastrophe reports via satellite
In addition, Apple seems to be planning a second satellite emergency function. The system, codenamed “Stewie” internally, is designed to report major accidents or disasters such as plane crashes. Stored emergency contacts should receive the limited text messages even if they have “Do Not Disturb” activated.

Apple releases iOS 15.4.1: solved excessive battery consumption

A couple of weeks after the release of iOS and iPadOS 15.4 , Apple has made publicly available iOS and iPadOS 15.4.1 (build 19E258), minor updates that mostly fix bugs and improve system security. Apple also released new tvOS and HomePod 15.4.1 (build 19L452) and macOS 12.3.1.

Regarding iOS 15.4.1, in particular, a bug that caused excessive battery consumption has been fixed. I also corrected a problem with Braille devices and “Made for iPhone” hearing aids.

The update includes the following iPhone bug fixes:

  • The battery could run out faster than expected following the update to iOS 15.4.
  • Braille devices might not respond correctly when browsing text or when displaying an alert.
  • Made for iPhone hearing aids could log out within some third party apps.

macOS 12.3.1 addresses an issue that could prevent an external USB-C or Thunderbolt monitor from turning on when connected to Mac mini (2018) as a secondary monitor, and an issue with Bluetooth devices, such as game controllers, that could disconnect from the Mac after playing audio through some Beats headphones.

As usual, the updates can be downloaded for free in over-the-air mode via the appropriate menu in the settings. It is also possible to update under the 5G network if the “allow more data” function has been activated in the cellular network settings.

For the update it is necessary to have at least 20% of residual charge or, better still, to keep the device connected to the mains during the update. Before proceeding with the update it is always advisable to have a backup made on iCloud or on a computer.

With iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4, remember, several features have arrived. Among these, the Universal Control , which allows you to use a single keyboard and a single mouse to control multiple devices at a time on which you are logged in to your iCloud account, the ability to use Face ID with a protective mask on the iPhone 12 and above, even without having an Apple Watch for authentication, the possibility of inserting the Green Pass in the Wallet and support for Emoji 14 .

iPhone 14: New Apple cell phone will last longer

Better Wi-Fi and more battery performance – Apple optimizes the iPhone 14. (Image source: Apple)

Smartphones need a lot of power for their processing needs. Reports say that Apple has decided to a large battery in the upcoming smartphone iPhone 14. 


The Economic Daily News a Taiwanese based newspaper revealed its reports that Apple would install new 5G wireless chips made by TSMC in the iPhone 14.


People are attributing Apple’s decision to use large battery to its decision to use Qualcomm’s “Snapdragon X65” modem iPhone 14. 


TSMC manufactures the new chips using the 6 nm process. This process allows for smaller chips with lower power consumption. Installation of smaller chips has given free space to Apple that’s it has decided to use the “Snapdragon X65” modem. A large battery in iPhone 14 means it will give the smartphone to more power to last longer.

Good to know: The said RF transceiver chip will probably also support the new “Wi-Fi 6E” radio standard. It offers more bandwidth and should ensure less interference. Incidentally, there were already rumors about the new radio technology in November last year . According to the reports, Apple’s decision should also be the basis for the data connection of the mixed reality headsets that will be released next year. In summary: The iPhone 14 offers better battery performance and also has optimized WLAN reception.

Apple’s test production is already underway
With the details that have now become known, the picture of the iPhone 14, whose test production has already started , is completed. Apple should then start mass production in the summer , so that the market launch in September can take place on time. There will again be four models in total, although you will have to do without a mini edition. However, the iPhone 14 Max will be new to the range, the standard variant with a larger 6.7-inch display equivalent to the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Apple Touch ID not coming back? iOS 15.4 reveals Apple is focusing on Face ID

Apple’s Touch ID, a security feature for the company’s iPhone models, may not return as the company focuses on improving its current Face ID feature. Since the release of the advanced Touch ID feature, the tech giant has started integrating it into its smartphones.

The first model to have this feature was the iPhone 5 in 2013. Then the iPhone 6 and other models followed. However, Touch ID integration was discontinued by Apple after the announcement of the iPhone X. Some consumers criticized the move since the company recently announced an under-display sensor, as reported by MacRumors.

At the time, the company said it was two years ahead of the competition, but five years after the launch of the iPhone X, it still looks like Apple was, at least, half a decade ahead of the competition. its competitors in facial recognition.

According to the latest report from 9To5Mac, the release of iOS 15.4, which is expected to roll out in the coming weeks, means the popular Touch ID will no longer be available .

Rumors about the removal of Touch ID began after the global COVID-19 pandemic began. Some consumers find this fingerprint recognition feature quite effective, as it works very easily and quickly. However, the bitten-apple giant is now considering using Face ID technology, as it is more secure than Touch ID technology. With Face ID, all you have to do is look at your iPhone screen. After that, it will open automatically.

Face ID is now more efficient
Apple’s Face ID still has some issues. One of them is its inaccuracy when the user wears masks. Remember that people around the world might still need to wear face coverings since the global pandemic can last for years until it is completely neutralized.

For this reason, Apple has come up with a simple solution to solve the problem of masks, which is to integrate the eye recognition function into Face ID . This new feature should be available as soon as iOS 15.4 is released. Thanks to this innovation, Apple consumers will soon be able to unlock their iPhones even when wearing a mask in public

That’s why you should urgently update your iPhone or Mac now

There are security gaps in many iPhones, iPads and Mac computers that are already being exploited by attackers. Users should update.

Apple has released updates for many iPhones and iPads, as well as Mac computers. Apple warns that this patches vulnerabilities that would otherwise make the devices vulnerable when visiting manipulated websites. According to a report, the vulnerabilities are already being exploited by attackers.

According to the information, iPhones from the 6s model, all iPad Pros, iPad Airs from the second generation, iPads from the fifth generation onwards, iPad Minis from the fourth generation and iPod Touch devices from the seventh generation are affected. You will receive an update to iOS 15.3.1, Mac computers one to macOS 12.2.1.

Apple has also announced that it wants to improve protection against unwanted surveillance by air tags. Together with Apple devices, these small tags form a Find My network. Items equipped with it can be searched and found over the network. However, air tags can also be misused for surveillance if they are secretly planted on people.

A look into the settings

If you have not yet been offered the iOS update, you should proceed as follows: Connect the iPhone or iPad to the charger, activate WLAN, go to “Settings/General/Software update” and then tap on “Download and install”. On Macs, you initiate the update in the Apple menu under “System Preferences/Software Update” by clicking on “Update Now”.

Apple has also announced that it wants to improve protection against unwanted surveillance by air tags. These small tags work with Apple devices to form a Find My network. Items equipped with it, from your pocket to a bunch of keys, can be searched for and found over the network.

Airtags

However, air tags can also be misused for surveillance if they are secretly planted on people. To protect against possible tracking, iPhone users will receive a warning on the display if they are constantly carrying someone else’s Airtag around with them. In addition, air tags emit an alarm after 24 hours at the latest if they are permanently in the vicinity of a person who is not carrying an iPhone.

In addition, the future Airtag setup will also include a notice that tracking people without their consent is a criminal offense in many regions of the world.

Better warnings, louder alarms

In addition, the warnings should be improved: There are reports from users that security messages were issued because of Airpods in the vicinity, but not when there were Airtags in the area.

In addition, Apple says it is looking into further refining the localization of air tags, further improving the logic of the iPhone warnings because of air tags, connecting the iPhone warnings to the playing of an alarm tone on the air tag and its more precise localization, and changing the alarm tone and make it louder.

Apple’s cheap iPhone 8 is expected to be introduced on March

The iPhone SE3 from Apple could be introduced on March 8.

According to a Bloomberg report , Apple may also present the iPhone SE3, iPad Air, and Mac Mini at the March 8 event.

Apple has already announced that iOS 15.4 will be introduced in March, which is currently available in beta version.
This new operating system will also allow you to unlock the device with a face mask.

According to Lex, the iPhone SE3 is expected to have a 4.7-inch display with 5G support, which will also have a Touch ID feature.



The phone will come with Apple’s powerful A15 processor, which is also part of the iPhone 13 series.

In addition, 4 GB RAM and 128 to 256 GB storage options may be available.

The back of the phone will have a single camera equipped with a 12-megapixel sensor while the device will have a battery of 1820 mAh with 15 watts fast charging support.

According to the leak, the price of the iPhone SE is likely to be 300 300 (over 52,000 Pakistani rupees) and thus it will be the cheapest phone in the history of the company.

The current model of the iPhone SE is currently priced at 39 399, but the company is developing its next generation model primarily with India in mind, which is why the price is likely to be kept low so that Xiaomi and Real Brands like me can be hit.

iOS 16: revolutionary concept changes the way we call forever

Have you ever thought about it: What could or should be changed in the basic concept of a telephone call in 2022? Hard to imagine that there is anything there. And yet, the following idea is so brilliant that Apple would have to be crazy not to want to include it in the upcoming iOS 16 for the iPhone.

 If you don’t know , you can actually still use a smartphone like the iPhone to make phone calls these days. Unfortunately, very few do, especially younger people who spurn contact in this way. Instead, there are text deserts or voice messages that you send to each other and then have to read through or listen to at length. A direct conversation seems to have fallen out of fashion.

Revolutionary idea for iOS 16: Subject line for phone calls – wow

So how could you make the telephone call itself more attractive again?
Dan Mall, CEO of SuperFriendly, has a genuinely brilliant idea that will end up changing the way we call forever (Source: Dan Mall via 9to5Mac ). 

The idea: Before someone calls, a subject is set and written down, similar to an email. The person called is shown this subject line directly on the iPhone display, even before accepting the call. On the one hand, he or she has the opportunity to set up a brief conversation, you also save yourself explanatory words at the beginning of the conversation and on the other hand, you can reject the call directly if you are not interested.

Well, this is how you deal with unwanted calls today:

This makes the phone call much more efficient and fears of taking the call are eliminated. But the idea goes even further. For example, as a user, you could make it mandatory to enter a subject. If this doesn’t happen, the call goes straight to the mailbox. A small downside: All of this was probably only possible between Apple devices, Android smartphones have to stay outside.

Also intended for the Apple Watch

Why not also for the Apple Watch? A language assistant like Siri would of course be helpful for this (Dan Mall via 9to5Mac).

However, the feature would not be limited to the iPhone alone, integration into the Apple Watch would be just as conceivable and sensible for Mall. This is paraphrased for the smartwatch as follows:

“For example, you could tell a voice assistant to call about a specific topic. And if you skip it, you might be prompted to do so. This type of interaction is less complicated than typing, and both outgoing and incoming calls provide and capture more information.”

We think: Wonderful! Hopefully Apple will get wind of it and consider something similar for the upcoming iOS 16 . The readers at 9to5Mac agree, by the way. To date, more than 70 percent of those who took part in a survey agreed with the following statement: “Yes, I would like to know what the subject of a call is before I answer it.” Only just under 20 percent are outspoken , the rest appear to be Generally no longer interested in telephone calls.