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A series of reports said earlier this week that several companies in Apple’s iPhone supply chain have started manufacturing parts for the iPhone 13 series. Among them is well-known chipmaker TSMC that manufactures the A-series and M-series chips for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Those reports seemed to suggest that Apple is looking to launch the iPhone 13 handsets on time this year, despite the ongoing pandemic and chip shortage. Still, the reports said there are no guarantees that Apple will launch the iPhone 13 phones during the usual September timeframe. Apple unveiled the iPhone 12 phones in mid-October, about a month later than usual, and the handsets hit stores in two waves in late October and early November. Manufacturing issues and travel delays are the oft-cited reasons that reportedly forced Apple to postpone its iPhone 12 launch event and release dates.

A new report from Korea says that Samsung and LG have independently begun producing a key component that will be found in all iPhone 13 models, the OLED screen. But it’s Samsung that’s reportedly tasked with making the most exciting iPhone 13 component this year, and the company has now reportedly begun to manufacture this crucial component for Apple. This is a huge indication that the iPhone 13 will be released on time in September this year, and it’s definitely the news we’ve been waiting to hear.

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The iPhone 13 phones will be almost identical to current iPhone 12 models, various leaks have claimed. We’re looking at the same height and width dimensions for all iPhone 13 models compared to their respective predecessors, but the new versions will be slightly thicker. The notch will be narrower, and the rear camera modules will take up more space since they’re all rumored to feature a larger sensor — the sensor-shift camera found on the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

All four iPhone 13 handsets will have OLED panels, just like their predecessors. These are the components that Samsung and LG have started manufacturing earlier than usual. But Samsung will make the OLED screens inside the iPhone 13 Pro models, which will support dynamic refresh rates of up to 120Hz.

Apple has long been rumored to bring the 120Hz ProMotion tech it uses on the iPad Pro to the iPhone, as most Android flagships feature high refresh rate displays. Some iPhone 12 models were supposed to feature 120Hz displays, but Apple scrapped the feature because the screen consumed too much power. At least that’s what rumors said last year.

This year’s rumors say the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will feature LTPO OLED panels, which offer support for a dynamic refresh rate. That means the refresh rate will vary depending on what’s shown on the screen to conserve battery life. Korean website The Elec, which reported that Samsung and LG have kicked off iPhone 13 OLED production, also mentions LTPO screens:

Samsung is the sole supplier of low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin-film transistor (TFT) OLED panels, which supports 120Hz refresh rate. Apple is planning to use LTPO TFT OLED for the two top tier models. LG Display will be supplying low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) TFT OLED panel for the two lower tier models.

The report says that Samsung will provide between 120 million and 130 million OLED panels to Apple for models including iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and other models. LG will provide up to 50 million OLED panels to Apple. The report notes that production has started a month earlier than the iPhone 12 last year at Samsung and LG at Apple’s request. Sources said to be familiar with the matter told the Korean paper that Apple is looking to avoid another iPhone launch delay by securing key components now.

Delays or not, the iPhone 12 has sold incredibly well so far compared to Android flagships. That’s in spite of the pandemic’s effect on smartphone sales. The iPhone 13 is also expected to drive huge demand later this year.

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The newest Nest Thermostat rarely goes on sale, but it’s $99.98 for Prime Day

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The first-generation Nest Learning Thermostat crammed a wide range of brilliant convenience and energy-saving features into a design that was sleek and stylish. Needless to say, it was a total game-changer when it was first released. One simple device could not only save you a bunch of money and make controlling your HVAC system more convenient, but it also looked so cool and futuristic compared to all the regular thermostats out there. After all, they were just a bunch of ugly white boxes. Long story short, the Nest Learning Thermostat had it all.

So many people out there think that Nest’s flagship thermostat is still the best smart thermostat on the planet, and you won’t hear any arguments from us. In fact, we use the latest model in our own home and we love it. The problem is that the Nest Learning Thermostat is quite expensive compared to some of the newer options out there. Even while it’s on sale with a deep discount on Amazon, it’s still nearly $200. The good news is that you can get all the smart features that make Nest’s Learning Thermostat so great in the newer, less expensive model called simply the Nest Thermostat. It retails for $130 and that’s already a bargain, but pop over to Amazon right now and you’ll see that the Nest Thermostat is on sale with a rare discount for Prime Day that drops it to the lowest price ever!

The newest Nest Thermostat doesn’t have the same sleek stainless steel design as the flagship model. But if you ask us, it features a different design that’s just as stylish. The face of the new Nest has a unique mirror finish with a digital display underneath it, and it comes in four different colors to match any home decor. Most importantly, of course, the Nest Thermostat includes all of the important smart features from the flagship model. You’ll be able to control your thermostat from anywhere using the Nest app or your voice thanks to Google Assistant and Alexa support, and you’ll save plenty of money on your energy bill thanks to Nest’s intelligent features that tune your settings constantly and learn from your behavior.

With a list price of just $130, Google’s newest Nest Thermostat is a terrific value. All things considered, it may very well be the best value out there and it’s going to pay for itself in savings on your energy bills. But if you head over to Amazon right now and pick one up, you’ll pay just $99.98!

The only bad news is that we’ve seen this discount disappear already on a few different color options, so you probably don’t have much time left if you want to get in on the action. If you do miss out on this deal, the good news is that you can still snag the flagship Nest Learning Thermostat for just $199.

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Here are some of the important details:

  • The Nest Thermostat is an ENERGY STAR-certified smart thermostat that combines efficiency with convenience
  • Works with or without a C wire in most homes
  • Certain setups require a C wire or a power accessory, including heating only, cooling only, zone controlled, and heat pump systems
  • Nest’s learning features let the thermostat automatically turn your AC or heat off when you leave, and back on when you arrive home
  • Controllable using the Nest app on iOS and Android devices, or with voice commands thanks to support for Alexa and Google Assistant
  • The special “Savings Finder” feature suggests tweaks to your schedule to help you save even more money while still remaining comfortable
  • Monitors your HVAC system and sends you an alert if something isn’t working properly

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Amazon’s Prime Day smart TV prices are so low, it seems like someone made a mistake

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If you’re a BGR Deals reader, you’ve undoubtedly been following along with our coverage all day and you’ve saved a ton of cash on all the most popular products out there. Highlights from our coverage so far include FREE MONEY from Amazon (send yourself a $40 eGift card, get a free $10 Amazon credit), deep discounts on pretty much every popular Apple device you can think of including AirPods Pro and the Apple Watch, a new all-time low price on the hot new TP-Link Kasa smart plugs that everyone loves so much, the best Instant Pot deals of the year with prices starting at just $49.99, AirPods 2 for just $99.99, the crazy wireless camera that lets your smartphone see anywhere for an all-time low price of $28.85, the Fire TV Stick Lite for a new all-time low price of $17.99 and the Fire TV Stick 4K for an all-time low of $24.99 instead of $50, the $80 Echo Show 5 for the all-time low price of $44.99, an Echo Show 5 and Blink Mini Cam bundle for just $10 more, the best-selling Echo Dot for only $19.99, the new 4th-generation Echo Dot for half price at $24.99, the $50 Echo Auto that adds hands-free Alexa to your car for an all-time low of $14.99 or the $98 Echo Auto bundle with 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for the same crazy price of $14.99, Echo Buds true wireless earbuds starting at just $79.99 instead of $120, and so much more.

All of those deals are fantastic indeed, but there’s also a slew of Fire TV deals that you need to check out right now. Incredibly, a whopping 18 different smart TV deals are available right now on the site!

The Fire TV lineup is neck and neck with Roku in terms of popularity among our readers (there are a bunch of excellent Roku deals available right now at Amazon by the way, including the hot new Roku Express 4K+ for just $29.99). Now, some of the best products in Amazon’s Fire TV portfolio are even more affordable thanks to deep discounts.

There is perhaps no streaming media player at the $50 price point that comes anywhere close to matching the Fire TV Stick 4K, which is on sale right now for $39.99. But if you’re in the market for a new smart TV, there are so many deals you need to see. Amazon is offering incredible discounts on 18 different Fire TV Edition televisions ranging in size from 24 inches all the way up to 70 inches. “Fire TV Edition” means Amazon’s Fire TV streaming software is built right into the TV, so you don’t need to worry about getting a separate media player.

Prices start at just $99.99 for an Insignia 24-inch Smart Fire TV, and the #1 best-seller of the bunch is the Toshiba 32-inch Smart Fire TV that’s on sale for $129.99 instead of $200. You can also pick up Insignia’s 43-inch Smart Fire TV for $219.99, down from $320, and Toshiba’s 50-inch Smart Fire TV that typically sells for $430 is on sale for $309.99.

Want to go bigger? Don’t worry because Amazon’s got you covered. The Insignia 65-inch Smart 4K Fire TV that normally sells for $630 is down to just $449.99 right now, and the massive Insignia 70-inch Smart 4K Fire TV that retails for $700 is on sale for just $529.99 if you’re a Prime member. That price is so low, it seems like someone made a mistake!

You can see all 18 deals on this special Amazon page, and you’ll find a few of our favorites down below.


Fire TV Sticks

  • The Fire TV Stick 4K is Amazon’s most powerful streaming media player ever with the popular dongle form factor
  • Supports all of your favorite streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, Apple TV+, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Peacock, Paramount+, Discovery+, and so much more.
  • You can also stream for free with Tubi, Pluto TV, IMDb TV, and other free streaming services
  • Plenty of games and other apps to choose from in Amazon’s app store
  • The included Alexa voice remote lets you control your content and more with your voice

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INSIGNIA NS-70DF710NA21 70-inch Smart 4K UHD – FireTV, Released 2020 List Price:$699.99 Price:$529.99 You Save:$170.00 (24%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now
Insignia NS-24DF310NA21 24-inch Smart HD 720p TV – Fire TV List Price:$169.99 Price:$99.99 You Save:$70.00 (41%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now
Toshiba 32LF221U21 32-inch Smart HD 720p TV – Fire TV, Released 2020 List Price:$199.99 Price:$129.99 You Save:$70.00 (35%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now
Insignia NS-43DF710NA21 43-inch Smart 4K UHD – Fire TV, Released 2020 List Price:$319.99 Price:$219.99 You Save:$100.00 (31%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now
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