Two million Cosori Air fryers are being recalled for safety reasons in the US, Canada and Mexico. The company is voluntarily recalling and replacing certain fryer models after an investigation found that the closed end crimp connectors on recalled fryers – responsible for making electrical connections between certain wires – may pose an increased risk of fire and burns.
Cosori makes some of the best air fryers and as a result is one of the leading air fryer brands in the US so there are many models out there. In collaboration with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada and Mexico Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor (Profeco), Cosori has announced a notice to consumers. Here are the affected air fryers and what to do if you have one.
Which Cosori fryers are affected?
Affected models were sold between June 2018 and December 2022, priced between $70 and $130. They were sold at Best Buy, Target, and The Home Depot stores nationwide, along with popular online retailers such as Amazon (opens in a new tab), Lowe (opens in a new tab) AND Walmart (opens in a new tab).
The units have a capacity of 3.7 quarts and 5.8 quarts and were sold in black, grey, white, blue and red colors.
5.8 qt models
Smart 5.8 qt models
How to check which Cosori fryer you have
To find out if you have an air fryer to recall, you need to locate the model number and lot number (B/N) on your product. They can be found on the bottom of the device.
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What if the Cosori air fryer has been discontinued?
If your Cosori air fryer is one of the above, you must stop using it immediately.
Cosori is offering a free replacement fryer to all interested customers. Even if your fryer is not working or you don’t have the original receipt, you can still apply for a replacement. And if you don’t want a replacement fryer, you can choose from a range of other Cosori products, including a kettle, toaster or pressure cooker, depending on your fryer model.
To check the replacement status, you can Log in (opens in a new tab) with registered email address and registration number. If you have additional questions, you can call the Recall Helpline toll-free at 888-216-5974 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Does this mean all Cosori fryers are not safe?
Be sure; you can still cook fries in the air fryer, french toast in the air fryer, and even fluffy cookies in the air fryer in the Cosori fryer as long as it is not affected. Here’s what Cosori has to say about offering this recall:
“The health and safety of COSORI users is our top priority. All of our products are rigorously and routinely tested for consumer safety and fully comply with established industry standards. COSORI is committed to the safety of those who use and love our products, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.”
According to a new Cyble report, nearly all Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are under tremendous stress at work.
Beyond the personal ramifications, the company notes that in many companies, this stress hampers the performance of the CISO, putting the entire organization at risk.
Cyble’s report “Implications of Stress on CISO 2023,” based on interviews with CISOs working in small and medium-sized companies with IT teams of up to five people, says that 94% of them are very stressed at work. As a result, two-thirds (65%) are not doing as well as they would like.
Change of job
Stress also causes people to quit – and three-quarters (74%) of respondents had at least one team member quit their job in the past 12 months, while half (47%) had several people walk out the door. Stress also makes hiring difficult. More than four in five (83%) have had to compromise on personnel just to fill gaps and keep the company going.
More than a third of the CISOs surveyed for the report said they were looking for a new employer themselves.
Board members, on the other hand, seem to misunderstand the matter. Four out of five (79%) CISOs said they had received complaints from management about not doing their job properly. Almost everyone (93%) would like to be able to spend more time on strategic than tactical work. In fact, more than a quarter say they spend their working day almost exclusively on tactical/operational tasks.
What’s more – when they work – they seem to never stop, as 84% have had to cancel holidays, 64% have missed a private event and 90% are consistently working over 40 hours a week – nonstop.
To solve this problem, the vote is unanimous – they need more resources. They need more talent, more tools and more automation.
“One of the most eye-opening insights from the report was that over 50% of the CISOs we surveyed said that consolidating multiple security technologies (opens in a new tab) on one platform would lower their work-related stress,” said Eyal Gruner, co-founder and CEO of Cynet.
Born as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004, today Safer Internet Day (opens in a new tab) has become a groundbreaking event in the field of digital security.
his mission? Promoting ways to browse the web safely – for example, using security software such as VPN services – while raising awareness of the biggest risks people face online.
In this year’s edition, the organizers wanted to examine the problems affecting the lives of children and teenagers on the Internet in order to make a positive change in this direction.
“The internet can be a dangerous place for anyone, especially children who are more vulnerable and vulnerable,” said Evan Smith, technical manager of one of the best proxy providers around, proxyrack. “Threats can range from disinformation, graphic content, and communication with strangers, so knowing how best to approach security is critical.”
Read on as she shares with us tips to help parents and teachers keep their children safe from the dangers of the digital world.
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1. Limit your child’s time online
Even though a huge part of many adults’ lives is online, it’s important for children to keep their digital activities to a minimum. As Smith explained to us, “By giving them just an hour or two a day, you can help reduce the risk of sleep deprivation or behavioral problems from relying on technology and devices.”
Security software can also help. For example, ExpressVPN offers its own router called Aircove, which allows parents to restrict connectivity for certain devices with the Group Device feature.
Some devices may also offer limits or time limits in their settings. For example, both iPhones and Android devices offer a feature that limits usage after a certain amount of time, so the effort you put into setting them up is worth it.
2. Set clear rules
As above, experts recommend setting limits for both devices and device usage time.
This can be beneficial for several reasons. First, it will reduce the risk of your child being exposed to online dangers. Children will also learn the importance of sharing devices with others. This last point is especially relevant if they use family iPads, laptops or smartphones.
3. Turn on Parental Controls and Privacy Controls
Parental controls and privacy controls are essential to protect children’s lives online. As Smith said, these are especially important because they can “help you feel more comfortable with what your children are accessing online.”
Such controls allow, for example, to restrict access to adult content. They also protect your children from unsafe sites and videos through both search engines and social media platforms.
Therefore, remember to always update your settings. Again, security software can be useful here. For example, the security packages offered by the best antivirus or VPN providers include a number of parental controls that give you even more control over your child’s internet use.
4. Have an open dialogue about online safety
Experts suggest that having open conversations about online risks may be the most effective way to keep children safe online.
“You want to avoid any mystery and build a trust that ensures they come to you with any worries,” Smith said.
This will reduce the chances of children hiding the problems they face online. It can also help parents and teachers adjust their strategies for the best results.
5. Follow their friends online
Finally, make sure you always know who he’s talking to online.
Younger generations are increasingly engaging with social media from an early age. These platforms are full of people who want to take advantage of such vulnerable users.
While discussing the dangers of talking to strangers is crucial, even if only online, you should also keep track of their online conversation and make sure they know how to report any issues if needed.
The first reactions to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania have arrived – and no wonder it sounds like another Marvel Studios win.
Ant-Man 3, which kicks off Marvel Phase 5 on February 17, made its world premiere last night (February 6). And with the lifting of the social media embargo on the next Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie, critics and influencers have voiced their opinions on how good (or not so good) it is.
Erik Davis of Fandango was one of the first to offer his thoughts Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Given the film’s Star Wars aesthetic and epic sci-fi setting, it won’t come as a surprise to learn that Davis compared the latest Marvel movie to the legendary Lucasfilm series (among others):
PHASE 5 HAS STARTED! The new #AntMan movie is like a psychedelic roller coaster full of scary and hilarious quirks and one VERY menacing Kang. The grand vibes of STAR WARS meet the MCU in its most bizarre and imaginative form. MODOK is a riot, but Jonathan Majors wins. I loved the ride! pic.twitter.com/gdJqHld3rTFebruary 7, 2023
Davis suggests that Jonathan Majors’ Kang seems to be stealing the show in his second MCU appearance (Majors played a variant of Kang, He Who Remains, in Curls season 1). And it seems a lot of other people agree – Buzzfeed’s Nora Dominick calls him a “strength” and Majors “brings complexity to Kang with one look”:
Jonathan Majors is a force in #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania. He is convincing, chilling and already puts on a performance of the highest order. I love the complexity she brings to Kang with just one glance. The MCU really won with this casting pic.twitter.com/4W8VCLGFBvFebruary 7, 2023
disinformers Dempsey pilot (opens in a new tab)Diversity Tazz Jangcay (opens in a new tab)and CineXpress” Fico Cangiano (opens in a new tab) everyone also booked praise for Kang from the Majors, calling him a “bad asshole” and so on Ant-Man 3 is “his show” when he appears on the big screen.
There was a lot of love to quantomaniathe lead actor – Paul Rudd, also known as Scott Lang / Ant-Man – also. Hashtag show Hunter Bolding (opens in a new tab) described Scott as “heroic”, while CBR’s Ashley Saunders praises Rudd for being “as lovable as ever”:
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP QUANTUMANIA is a VISUAL FEAST full of SURPRISE (big and small). A WILD RIDE from start to finish. Jonathan Majors CONQUERS as Kang, the dynasty has arrived. Paul Rudd is as cute as ever and 2 credit scenes! #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania #Quantumania pic.twitter.com/oHJwrKtwy3February 7, 2023
Michael Lee of Nerds of Color also praised the way director Peyton Reed handled Marvel’s first Phase 5 movie, with a special shout out to his work on The Mandalorian for help in shaping the visuals of the film and the entire production:
Peyton Reed’s time as director of The Mandalorian episodes really shows. Not only in the use of the volume, but also in the production and character designs. It’s out of this world! #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania #AntManAndTheWaspFebruary 7, 2023
Doubling the Star Wars comparisons, Germain Lussier of Gizmodo covered Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania as “the best Star Wars movie since 2018”, adding that its world-building feels “a bit un-Marvel” and that Michelle Pfeiffer “steals” the show:
The best Star Wars movie of 2018 is #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania. It’s a great sci-fi adventure with great world-building that hardly resembles Marvel considering the amount of worlds being built. But she has humor, heart, Kang totally rules and Michelle Pfeiffer steals it. pic.twitter.com/vRO2Poko2sFebruary 7, 2023
Note that there was a strange reaction that was not universally positive. Kristian Harloff of The Big Thing said “I don’t think it’ll work for everyone” and that “it’s a bit chaotic towards the end”, but he linked these criticisms to how it uniquely combines “Star Wars, The Fifth Element, Dune and Strange World” :
So #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania goes hard in the paint as a big epic Sci Fi movie. A mix of Star Wars, Fifth Element, Dune + Strange World. I don’t think it will work for everyone, but I really kicked the tone. It’s a bit chaotic towards the end, but it ends nicely. Kang’s rules.February 7, 2023
Finally, the podcast duo The Movie Daniel Baptista (opens in a new tab) and Anthony Gagliardi were less impressed than other viewers. Baptista called it “solid but overly ambitious” and “lacked comedic charm all the way through.” Gagliardi went even further, suggesting he was “plagued with filler” and “totally misses the mark” (auch). Gagliardi, however, agreed with everyone else on Majors’ “cunning and ruthless” performance as Kang:
#AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania should have triggered Phase 5 with a bang, but it misses the mark. The story is plagued with filler, while sufficient, it lacks depth. However, Majors gives an outstanding performance as the cunning and ruthless #Kang. I want it to leave an impression. pic.twitter.com/2PFB2lMWOgFebruary 7, 2023
Before you get too excited by the above reactions (most of them anyway), remember: critics and influencers who liked Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania are more likely to express an opinion now than those who did not like it. So, although it seems that Ant man threequel is another home run for Marvel, best to wait for those important spoiler-free reviews to drop before its release on February 17.
when you are waiting for Ant-Man 3 reviews to post, there’s plenty of Marvel content to read. Check out ours first Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania official trailer failure. Once you’ve done that, read our roundup of the best reactions to MODOK MCU’s iteration, one of Ant-Man 3secondary villains.
Want to read more? See where Ant-Man’s first two solo movies land in our ranking of Marvel movies. You can also find out how to watch the Marvel movies in order or which MCU movies made our list of the best Disney Plus movies.
A new report has revealed that Google Chromium engineers are testing the Blink browser engine on iOS devices instead of Apple’s WebKit engine.
Any software in Apple’s App Store must, subject to its terms and conditions, use the WebKit engine, including the existing version of Google Chrome. However, it seems that Chromium developers are preparing for a future that could allow the company to use the Blink engine that usually powers its browser elsewhere.
Chrome To report a mistake (opens in a new tab) on the matter, he emphasizes that “this experimental application will be used to measure graphics latency and input by providing traces for analysis.”
Google Chrome for iOS
The post continues: “Experimental only, not a bug with the launch of a shippable product.”
Why Google is working on a project to use Blink on iOS devices is currently unclear as Apple continues to enforce its WebKit policy.
However, some speculate that in the face of US government pressure to open up platforms and other EU regulatory action that suggested users should be able to download apps outside of their native store environment, Apple may soon allow many of the practices it previously condemned.
If that’s the case, it’s possible that a Blink-enabled Chrome app will be allowed, matching it with the rest of Google’s offerings, and the advantage will give it an advantage over other competitors who will likely be tempted to use Apple’s own default engines instead of Apple’s WebKit.
said a Google spokesperson TechRadar Pro:
“It’s an experimental prototype we’re developing as part of an open source project that aims to understand certain aspects of performance on iOS. It will not be available to users and we will continue to abide by Apple’s policies.”
Apple did not immediately respond to our request for comment.
Staying up to date with the new Netflix movies the streamer has to offer ensures you’ll see fresh content as soon as it lands. There is an impressive selection of recently added videos with more to come. In fact, Netflix recently announced that it will be releasing a new movie almost every week from February to December this year – which is why we’ll be updating this list of the best new Netflix movies regularly.
If the quality of recently released videos is anything notable, those videos won’t be fillers either. Last year saw new movies like Sea Beast, The Good Nurse, and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio not only make our list of Netflix’s best movies, but they’ve also been nominated for awards. Stay with us to choose new Netflix movies worth your attention.
New Netflix movies
The biggest recently added Netflix movies
Fancy an uplifting (yet sweet) family adventure? True Spirit will fit the bill. The fact that it is based on a true story helps the film tremendously as it is an impressive story and critics have called it “an empowering tribute to a great achievement”.
At just 16, Jessica Watson began her quest to become the youngest person to sail non-stop around the world solo. And while it won’t be one of our favorite movies, it’s great for a family movie night. Starring Teagan Croft, Anna Paquin and Cliff Curtis.
A new couple and their families explore modern love and family dynamics across clashing cultures, social expectations and generational differences in this Kenya Barris comedy. Starring Jonah Hill (also producer), Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
While critics called You People “incredibly hilarious, accurate and wickedly smart”, the portrayal of racial tensions was also criticized.
Pale blue eye
Christian Bale dons an older (and slightly less tech-savvy) detective outfit in the new Netflix movie The Pale Blue Eye.
Based on Louis Bayard’s novel of the same name, this 1930s US Military Academy crime thriller. The film also stars Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Toby Jones and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Great things can be imagined with such a well-known cast. In fact, it received a somewhat lukewarm response, with some critics criticizing it for being slow. However, others enjoyed the carefully crafted storyline, so we leave it up to you to decide how you feel.
Glass onion: the secret of the knife
The sequel to Knives Out is Glass Onion – a murder mystery about a murder mystery with Daniel Craig reprising his role as famous detective Benoit Blanc. This time, Blanc finds himself on the private island of tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton), who is organizing the aforementioned murder mystery in his estate. Of course, the party doesn’t go as planned when one of the guests is actually murdered – but who is responsible?
It’s a hot movie that has been warmly received by audiences and critics alike (though many believe not quite stand first).
Frances Ha director Noah Baumbach returns to Netflix this weekend with White Noise, his first feature film since 2019’s Marriage Story.
Adaptation of Don DeLillo’s satirical novel of the same name, White Noise, stars Adam Driver as Jack Gladney, a college professor whose suburban life is turned upside down when a nearby chemical spill forces him and his family to evacuate. The cast also includes Greta Gerwig, Marvel actor Don Cheadle, André 3000, Alessandro Nivola and Jodie Turner-Smith.
White Noise was almost universally praised by critics for being “an engaging, cerebral black comedy”
Bardo, A false chronicle of a handful of truths
Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant, Birdman), Bardo follows Silverio, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker who travels to his homeland to reconnect with his Mexican identity.
According to the official synopsis, Silverio wrestles with universal yet intimate questions about identity, success, mortality, Mexican history, and the deeply emotional family bonds he shares with his wife and children. Indeed, what it means to be human in these very special times.
This is an intriguing film about cultural identity that is both visually stunning and wonderfully engaging.
Lady Chatterley’s lover
A word of warning: Lady Chatterley’s lover is hot. It’s a story that has always been, always will be – and Netflix’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s novel of the same name is no exception to that rule.
This time, young British stars Emma Corrin (The Crown) and Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) portray the worn-out boots of Lady Constance Reid and gamekeeper Oliver Mellors respectively – two characters from very different worlds who engage in a risky extramarital affair.
Prior to its arrival on Netflix, Lady Chatterley’s Lover enjoyed a brief run in theaters and was almost unanimously praised by critics for its authentic and moving portrayal of forbidden love.
Upcoming Netflix Movies 2023
Luther: The Fallen Sun
Release date: March 10
Idris Elba’s tough detective Luther gets a full-length movie on Netflix in the form of Luther: The Fallen Sun. There are few details on what terrain the film adaptation of the acclaimed BBC series will cover, although we do know that its story will continue the Luther saga on the small screen, where the character will have to “wrestle with a double jeopardy”.
Murder Mystery 2
Release date: March 31
Little is known about Murder Mystery 2 other than the fact that it is a sequel to the 2019 Netflix comedy about a couple whose vacation is turned upside down when they are framed for the murder of a billionaire. Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler are reprising their roles, so we’re expecting more clever crime action from this one.
Release date: May 12
Recall the general plot of the Netflix thriller: In The Mother, a deadly assassin (Jennifer Lopez) comes out of hiding to protect the daughter she abandoned years earlier on the run from dangerous men. A bit of a change of pace for Lopez after 2022’s glamorous romantic comedy Marry Me. This one was supposed to be released in 2022 but has since been delayed to May 2023.
Release date: June 16
As the name suggests, Extraction 2 is the direct sequel to Sam Hargrave’s 2020 Netflix original film, which sees Chris Hemsworth’s seemingly indestructible hero Tyler Rake return for another high-stakes (and invariably poaching) special mission. Little is known about the film’s premise other than a similar-sounding official Netflix synopsis, but the streamer has shared a behind-the-scenes trailer (above).
They cloned Tyrone
Release date: July 21
Not much is known about They Cloned Tyrone, but its synopsis reads: “A series of eerie events pushes the unlikely trio (Jamie Foxx, John Boyega, and Teyonah Parris) on the trail of a dastardly government conspiracy in this mushy mysterious whim.” So it looks like this new Netflix movie – from first-time director Juel Taylor – has more than a few aces up his sleeve. His cast looks pretty good too.
Release date: October 13
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown returns to Netflix this year in Damsel, a fantasy adventure about a young princess Elodie who is tricked by a prince into being dinner for a terrifying dragon. With a clear mission to debunk the age-old trope of the damsel in distress, this one looks like an action-packed movie for the whole family.
Chicken Escape: Dawn of the Nugget
Release date: November 10 (supposedly)
After a successful, life-threatening escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has finally found her dream – a peaceful island for the whole herd, far from the dangers of the human world. When she and Rocky hatch a little girl named Molly, Ginger’s happy ending seems complete. But back on the mainland, whole chickens face a new and terrible threat. This highly anticipated sequel is being directed by Flushed Away director Sam Fell.
Release date: December 22
Army of the Dead director Zack Snyder returns to Netflix this year with Rebel Moon, an epic space opera rumored to be inspired by both Star Wars and Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai. The official synopsis for the film reads: “A peaceful colony at the edge of the galaxy is threatened by the armies of a tyrannical regent named Balisarius. Desperate civilians send Kora, a young woman with a mysterious past, to seek out warriors from nearby planets to help them challenge the regent.”
Sounds a bit like Dune to us. Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Ray Fisher, Djimon Hounsou, Jena Malone, Corey Stoll, Ed Skrein and Anthony Hopkins have all been confirmed to star in Rebel Moon, which is expected to have a limited theatrical release given its scale.
Release date: TBA (2023 confirmed)
Produced by Todd Phillips, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg AND Leading Bradley Cooper (who also directs the film), Maestro focuses on the life and legacy of West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein. Judging by the prosthetics used to transform Cooper into a much older Bernstein, we expect Netflix to be nominated for next year’s Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyle (release date depends).
We have spirit
Release date: TBA (2023 confirmed)
Happy Death Day director Christopher Landon directs this spooky family adventure starring Anthony Mackie and Stranger Things actor David Harbour. After finding a ghost named Ernest haunting their new home, Kevin and his family become overnight social media sensations. But when Kevin and Ernest mutiny to investigate the mystery of the latter’s past, the family becomes a CIA target instead.
Release date: TBA (2023 confirmed)
The Mothership is a sci-fi adventure that follows Sarah Morse (Halle Berry) one year after her husband (Omari Hardwick) mysteriously disappears from their country farm. When she discovers a strange extraterrestrial object outside their house, Sara and her children begin a race to find a husband, a father and, most importantly, the truth. Sounds ominous.
Release date: TBA (confirmed for 2023)
When an astronaut sent to the edge of the galaxy to collect mysterious ancient dust finds his earthly life falling to pieces, he turns to the only voice that can help him try to put it back together. It just so happens to belong to a being from the beginning of time that lurks in the shadows of its ship. This movie stars Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan and Paul Dano, which intrigues us more than the plot of the movie. No trailer or promotional images for Spaceman have been released yet.
want more? See our list of the best Netflix Original movies available right now.
Hackers have found a way to disable some antivirus programs (opens in a new tab) programs on Windows devices, enabling them to deploy all kinds of malware on target devices.
AhnLab Security cybersecurity researchers observed two such attacks last year, where the attackers found two unpatched vulnerabilities in Sunlogin, a remote control software made by a Chinese company, and used them to implement an obfuscated PowerShell script that disables any security products that victims may have had installed.
The exploited vulnerabilities are tracked as CNVD-2022-10270 and CNVD-2022-03672. Both are remote code execution bugs discovered in Sunlogin version 188.8.131.52 and earlier.
Abuse of the anti-cheat driver
To exploit the vulnerabilities, the attackers used proofs of concept that had already been published. The deployed PowerShell script decodes the portable .NET executable, a modified open source program Mhyprot2DrvControl that uses vulnerable Windows drivers to obtain kernel-level privileges.
This particular tool uses mhyprot2.sys, an anti-cheat driver for Genshin Impact, an action role-playing game.
“With a simple bypassing process, malware can access the kernel area via mhyprot2.sys,” the researchers said.
“The developer of Mhyprot2DrvControl has provided many features that can be used with privileges escalated by mhyprot2.sys. Among them, the cybercriminal has used a feature that enables forced termination of processes to develop malware that shuts down many anti-malware products. “
Once the security processes are complete, attackers can install any malware. Sometimes they just opened reverse shells, and other times they installed Sliver, Gh0st RAT or XMRig cryptocurrency miner.
The method is known as BYOVD, or Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver. Microsoft’s recommendation against these types of attacks is to enable the Vulnerable Driver Blocklist, thereby preventing the system from installing or running drivers that are known to be vulnerable.
One feature that some Android phones have had for years and iPhones still lack is reverse wireless charging. This allows you to use your phone as a wireless charger for other devices, and it’s something a future iPhone – perhaps even the iPhone 15 – may allow.
That’s what the sources we’re talking to say 9to5Mac (opens in a new tab)who claim that Apple is working on this feature. In fact, it was apparently planned for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, but engineering delays meant it missed the inclusion deadline.
Sources don’t specifically say it will come to the iPhone 15 series, but if it was once intended for the iPhone 14 lineup, it certainly seems possible. Currently, however, they only say that it is planned for a future iPhone.
Whenever it lands, it looks like it could be an exclusive to the Pro models – or maybe the iPhone 15 Ultra, if such a phone exists.
Aspects of the current development apparently include a special UI with on-screen animations and sound effects so you know when reverse wireless charging has been launched. Apple is also reportedly working on a new firmware to manage charging speeds, heat dissipation, and charging efficiency.
Concerns about charging speed and heat dissipation are apparently a big part of why this feature has been put on hold, with sources noting that while reverse wireless charging is still being worked on, there’s a chance it could be delayed or even abandoned. So there’s no guarantee that a future iPhone will be able to wirelessly charge an Apple Watch or AirPods.
Analysis: not the first signs of reverse wireless charging
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of an iPhone with reverse wireless charging. In fact, the company has filed a number of related patent applications, one of which dates back to 2015.
There have also been a number of leaks regarding the feature, including the claim that it was supposed to debut back on the iPhone 11.
This, of course, has not happened, but there are signs of progress. First, the MagSafe battery can be wirelessly charged by the iPhone – but only when the iPhone itself is connected.
The 9to5Mac report also notes that 2020 FCC (Federal Communications Commission) documents suggested that the iPhone 12 had the hardware necessary for wireless charging, although the feature was never activated.
It’s weird that Apple is struggling so much with a feature that many of the best Android phones have had for years, but hopefully the issues will be resolved soon.
– There may be a super-premium Ultra model – The best models may have periscope cameras – All four phones can have a dynamic island – Titanium frames can be used by some airlines – Prices may be even higher – Expect Apple to eventually switch to USB-C – 48MP main cameras on all four models – Chip A17 for Pro models, A16 for non-Pro models
Time does not stop for anyone, so we are already looking towards the iPhone 15, even though the iPhone 14 was presented only recently.
There are already quite a few leaks and rumors about the iPhone 15 series – including the possibility of seeing an iPhone 15 Ultra instead of the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Yes, that’s right – pre-release information about the upcoming iPhone is here, so far in advance. This is not a total surprise as Apple leaks sometimes take place years before a product is launched.
To give you a (very early) idea of what the upcoming phone – as well as its sibling family – will look like, we’ve rounded up all the news, rumors and predictions here. Expect this article to contain many updates between now and September 2023.
To the point
What is this? Apple smartphone generation 2023
when is it coming out? Probably September 2023
How much does it cost? Possible price increase over the iPhone 14
iPhone 15 release date
It will probably start in the first half of September
The shipping date will probably be a week later
We haven’t heard any rumors about an iPhone 15 release date or release date yet, but that’s to be expected – they rarely go more than a month before the launch itself.
For the iPhone 14, the event was on September 7, with three of the four phones going on sale more than a week later on September 16 (and the iPhone 14 Plus on October 7). Apple typically picks the first or second week of September for its launches, and usually picks Tuesday, though it does occasionally pick a Wednesday event.
In 2023, this means that September 5 or 12 are quite likely (both are Tuesdays), although 6 and 13 are also possible.
iPhone 15 price
Prices may be similar to last year
If anything, prices may go up, not down – maybe except for Plus
As for the price, again, we haven’t heard many leaks or rumors, but the iPhone 14 series has shown a slight price increase over its iPhone 13 counterparts. This could happen again in 2023 for the iPhone 15.
For context, while the iPhone 14 family consists of four members, here are the prices of the cheapest and most expensive options:
iPhone 14 128GB: $799 / £849 / AU$1,399
iPhone 14 Pro Max 1TB: $1599 / £1749 / AU$2769
This is the full price range of the current range, although of course there are plenty of devices and storage options in between these points.
As for the iPhone 15 lineup, one price rumor points to the iPhone 15 Ultra – a new phone that could land in place of the iPhone 15 Pro Max – starting at $1,199 (probably around £1,309 / AU$2,099 based on typical prices Apple) for the best.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at $1099 / £1199 / AU$1899, so if accurate, the next model would be at least $100 more expensive.
This is believable, especially since Apple suggests that people are willing to spend huge amounts of money on a phone.
However, according to a leak, the iPhone 15 Plus may be cheaper than the iPhone 14 Plus. This change would be because the iPhone 14 Plus isn’t selling great. By comparison, the iPhone 14 Plus starts at $899 / £949 / AU$1,579.
iPhone 15 design and display
Each model can have a dynamic island
One or more models may have a titanium frame
The big feature of the iPhone 14 Pro is “Dynamic Island,” a fancy marketing name for the “punch hole” front camera Apple uses, and a leak suggests non-Pro iPhone 15 models could get it as well.
We’ve also recently heard from multiple sources that every iPhone 15 model will get Dynamic Island – but the standard phone and iPhone 15 Plus will still have a 60Hz screen.
However, contradicting Dynamic Island’s claim is the belief of some that the iPhone 15 series may use under-display cameras that sit beneath the phone’s screen to ensure it doesn’t take up display space. However, at TechRadar, we’re not too sure about that.
As for the design, one source claims that at least some iPhone 15 models may have titanium sides. They added that the sides may curve towards the back of the phone on the iPhone 15 lineup, instead of being at right angles like on the iPhone 14.
Apple is still deciding on those curved sides, though according to another source, so there’s a chance they won’t occur.
That said, a leaked image has now surfaced showing these curved sides, along with a brushed metal (probably titanium) finish on the rumored iPhone 15 Pro, so there’s a good chance these changes will follow. There’s also a USB-C port – more on that below.
Another rumor suggests that all four iPhone 15 models will have slightly curved edges – so we can go back to the look of the iPhone 11 – while the Pro and Pro Max (or Ultra) phones will also have thinner bezels. Meanwhile, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus apparently get a new camera.
Also on the design front, the iPhone 15 Pro – and possibly the Ultra as well – could get solid-state volume and power buttons that don’t physically move.
iPhone 15 camera and battery
The top model could have a periscope camera
We may see all four phones equipped with a 48MP main sensor
We’ve heard that on the camera front, the Pro models could come with periscope cameras, which should improve the telephoto capabilities.
That said, a major leak suggests that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will actually be called the iPhone 15 Ultra – after Apple adopts that suffix elsewhere – and will bring additional features over the iPhone 15 Pro.
A key example is listed in the cameras section, as while the iPhone 15 Pro apparently retains the 14 Pro’s telephoto zoom lens, the iPhone 15 Ultra is rumored to get a periscope lens for even more magnification, possibly around 5x. So we can only see the top periscope snapper phone.
We’ve heard this a few times already, from various sources, which makes it sound very likely – although whether the periscope camera phone will be called Ultra or Pro Max is less clear.
That’s not the only possible camera upgrade, though, as another source says Sony’s new sensor will be used in the iPhone 15 lineup, which is state-of-the-art, captures more light than current sensors and avoids overexposed or underexposed photos.
Also, according to analyst Jeff Pu, all four models could have a 48MP main sensor (via 9to5Mac (opens in a new tab)), which would be an improvement on the cheapest two.
We haven’t heard anything about the battery yet, but when it comes to charging, one report suggests Apple is working on a reverse wireless charging feature that could let you use your iPhone to wirelessly charge other gadgets like the Apple Watch.
Leaks around this feature have been around for years, so don’t get your hopes up, but it’s possible.
iPhone 15 specs and features
A17 Bionic chipset for Pro models and A16 Bionic for others
All four phones can get USB-C
When it comes to the iPhone 15’s base specs, there are a few things we’re pretty sure about. For example, one report says that Apple is working on a 3nm A17 Bionic chip for the iPhone 15. Given that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max use A16 Bionic, and the 17 is one higher than the 16, we could have guess that.
One report goes into more detail, however, saying that the A17 Bionic should be more powerful than the A16 Bionic, which would likely lead to improved battery life.
However, the iPhone 14 used the older A15 Bionic chip, also seen in the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, and another report suggests this new trend – of non-Pro phones using older chipsets – could continue. It’s a claim we’ve heard many times, so in other words, the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus can use the A16 Bionic.
Sticking to the chipsets, it seems likely that Qualcomm will ship a 5G modem again. It looks like the Snapdragon X70 will be chosen, offering better performance than the Snapdragon X65 in the iPhone 14.
As for other specs, we’ve heard predictions that the Pro models will jump to 8GB of RAM in the iPhone 15. Another difference between the Pro and non-Pro models could be Wi-Fi 6E support for the Pro models.
We may also see a USB-C port on every iPhone 15 model. The EU has told Apple it needs to add USB-C charging ports to iPhones from 2024, but many fans believe Apple will adopt the charging standard sooner, in 2023 – and at least one leak points in that direction.
We recently heard another reputable source say the entire iPhone 15 lineup will get USB-C, but added that only the Pro models will offer improved data transfer speeds. This has now been stated by multiple sources.
The two phones may apparently have data transfer speeds of 20Gbps or 40Gbps, while the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Max are reportedly stuck at the same 480Mbps speeds as current models.
We’ve also now seen the image you’ll find in the Designs section of this article of an iPhone with a USB-C port, so adding one of these seems increasingly likely. But Apple may limit the accessories that can be connected via USB-C.
That being said, some fans are hoping Apple won’t ditch its own Lightning port any time soon, even suggesting the company might unveil a completely portless iPhone first.
This seems unlikely as Apple has now confirmed it will switch to USB-C – at least in Europe, although the company has not said if it will make the switch globally. It also didn’t specify which model will be the first iPhone with USB-C, so it may not be the iPhone 15.
Sir Ridley Scott is no stranger to experimental cinema Blade Runner the director once again proved that he wants to go against the tide with a new short film shot entirely with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
The three-minute production aims to showcase the impressive capabilities of the S23 Ultra. In addition to the improved “Nightography” features over the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung’s latest flagship includes a huge 200MP sensor and integrated Expert RAW recording that supports up to 50MP footage.
entitled See and written by Luke Scott, the short follows “a young man faced with hostility and aggression, pursued in a world where he is forced to find an escape [and] your own version of peace. Check it out in 4K below:
Due to its length (or lack of it), See is clearly more of a meditative film than others in Scott’s full-length repertoire. According to a press release sent to TechRadar: “See refers to the maxim – beauty is in the eye of the beholder, encouraging viewers to find a glimmer of beauty within a difficult environment, to look for value in things that have been rejected.”
As for how Scott found the experience filming the Galaxy S23 Ultra, the director explained in a behind-the-scenes video (which we’ve included below): “I thought it was [was] great challenge. A very interesting challenge. Because the scary thing is that this little facility will take the place of all the big cameras, which is great. And by spinning the phone, we could access real environments and smaller spaces.”
Scott’s cinematographer Flavio Labiano added that while he was “fearful” the Galaxy S23 Ultra wouldn’t give him “a range of options” [he normally has] available while working”, was “pleasantly surprised” by its versatility, praising the “image quality and dynamic range of the sensor”.
Of course, See it was made using a set of camera grips and professional lighting equipment, but the fact remains that the Galaxy S23 Ultra is almost certainly one of the best camera phones money can buy (its predecessor is currently at the top of our list, but probably will be dethroned when we finish testing the S23 Ultra).
In particular, the wide shots have a truly cinematic quality in Scott’s short, and the S23 Ultra’s superior “Nightography” capabilities over the S22 Ultra are clearly evident throughout. Check out some shots from See below:
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This isn’t the first time Samsung has partnered with a well-known filmmaker to show off its latest phone. in 2021 Anna Karenina director Joe Wright released the award-winning short film Princess and Pepper Nose, which he shot entirely with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. A separate film, S23, by South Korean director Na Hong-jin is also in the works.
Perhaps next year we’ll see Scorsese take the Samsung Galaxy S24 for a spin?