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Unbox Therapy explains why Xbox has a big advantage over PS5 already

Published: 11/Sep/2020 14:02

by Jacob Hale

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Popular tech YouTuber Unbox Therapy has explained why he believes Xbox already has a big advantage over PlayStation 5 in the next-gen console wars.

The launch dates for both Xbox Series X and Series as, as well as the PlayStation 5, are growing ever closer. While Microsoft have already announced their November 10 for launch date for both iterations of the console, Sony are still keeping their cards close to their chest as far as both release date and price are concerned.

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The Series S came as somewhat of a surprise to fans worldwide, especially coming in at an exceptionally low price of just $299 — far below what people were expecting to pay for a next-generation console.

The price has definitely turned some heads of PlayStation diehards, especially for those who don’t care much about console-exclusive games, and that’s exactly what Unbox Therapy (real name Lewis Hilsenteger) thinks Xbox has over PlayStation right now.

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Xbox Series S
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The Xbox Series S seriously impressed when it was unveiled in September for the first time.

In a YouTube video posted on September 11, Hilsenteger opens up two packages, one containing an Xbox Series X and the other a Series S. While both systems weren’t functional, used solely to showcase design and the size comparison between current- and next-gen consoles, he is clearly impressed by Xbox’s offering.

While showcasing how much smaller the Xbox Series S is, Lewis spoke a little on what Xbox is offering with the console, and is clearly impressed.

“Sony has their work cut out for them, because their schedule, or the rumour is at the moment, that they’re just going to put a PS5 and a PS5 Digital to compete with the Series X,” he said.

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“But, they’re probably not going to have a next-generation play in the same price territory as this little guy [Series S]. That’s going to be interesting to see how the market responds. There’s a lot of cost-sensitivity right now, and I think this is going to be a bit of a win for Xbox to have a $299 option…”

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He then spoke about the fact Xbox is offering their consoles with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for as little as $24.99 a month, which is especially huge for those who don’t want to splash a big load of cash in one go and would prefer to spread the cost.

There’s no doubt that, from a pricing perspective, Xbox has generated a lot of interest with the Series S. The big question now is how PlayStation responds and, if they don’t have a budget option themselves, how do they convince players to spend more money on the PS5 than the Xbox Series S?

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How to watch Apple’s iPhone 12 launch event: livestream, what to expect

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:27

by David Purcell

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Apple have finally confirmed that an iPhone 12 launch event will be taking place in October, and here’s how to watch along. 

With iOS 14 now up and running for users, it was only a matter of time before Apple would pull the trigger on their next series of smartphone. Now, they have confirmed the time and place we can expect to see it for the very first time.

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Their last event, in September, focused mostly on the next evolution of Apple Watches.

The iPhone 11 released back in September 2019, so there’s been quite the gap since we’ve seen new phone technology from Apple. So, let’s take a look at when it will start and what to expect now that we know it’s finally being unveiled.

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Apple iPhone 12 event start time

Screenshots of online invitations have been flooding the internet since they first started appearing, seen below from Tech Radar’s David Lumb.

As seen in the post, the iPhone event starts up on October 13 at 10am PDT (1pm ET, 6pm BST, 7pm CEST).

How to watch iPhone 12 Apple stream

The broadcast will be going live at the aforementioned time on Apple.com, so all you need to do is visit their website to get a glimpse. The events are also be streamed on YouTube, embedded below.

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No doubt, however, thousands of people will be posting images of it onto your timelines during the event. You can also add the date and time to your calendar on your current device, using the invitation itself – if you received the alert.

What to expect from iPhone 12 event

According to TechRadar, there could be four phones revealed during the course of the event. This would break the trend of recent years, where it’s all been centered around a single flagship with a Plus or Pro version to boot. Though, we don’t have long to wait to find out if this is accurate.

The title of the event is actually “Hi, Speed” so we should expect to see a first look at Apple’s integration of 5G.

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There’s also been reports – such as that of The Verge – which notes the tech giants are working towards the release of self-healing screen technology, where it smoothens out cracks in high heat scenarios. While not confirmed for this event, potentially we may also get a sneak peek at that as well.

For now, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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