iPhone 13: Release Date, Specs, Design & Everything You Need To Know

The first iPhone 13 rumours came out right before Apple CEO Tim Cook had revealed the iPhone 12. As of now, there is no set date for the iPhone 13 release but the rumours suggest that it could be in September 2021.

Along with this, there could be four new iPhone 13 handsets, new ProMotion 120Hz displays, a new quad camera with 10x zoom, a new A15 chipset and a Price from £699 ($799).

Above is an iPhone 13 trailer that showcases the probable features and below mentioned are the upcoming 4 iPhone 13 phones:

  • iPhone 13 mini – 5.4-inches
  • iPhone 13 – 6.1-inches
  • iPhone 13 Pro – 6.1-inches
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max – 6.7-inches

Apple has been rumoured to make an iPhone with no external ports for some time, to make a more singular and cohesive design.

Since the launch of MagSafe on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models, there are more chances that the upcoming iPhone 13 will remove the Lightning Connector and the iPhone 13 charging port is not going to exist.

Apple iPhone 13 Specifications

  • Summary
    • Processor – Apple A14 Bionic
    • Display – 6.2 inches (15.75 cms)
    • Storage – 64 GB
    • Front Camera – Single (13 MP Camera)
    • Rear Camera – Dual (13 MP Camera + 13 MP, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera)
    • Battery – 3285 mAh
    • RAM – 4 GB
  • General
    • Launch Date – March 25, 2021
    • Face unlock – Yes
    • Water Resistant – Yes, Water-resistant
  • PROCESSOR
    • Chipset – Apple A14 Bionic
    • No of Cores – 6 (Hexa Core)
    • CPU – 3.1GHz, Dual-core, Firestorm + 1.8GHz, Quad-core, Icestorm
    • Architecture – 64-bit
    • Graphics – Apple GPU (four-core graphics)
  • SOFTWARE
    • Operating System – iOS v14
  • STORAGE
    • Internal Memory – 64 GB
  • RAM4 GB
    • Expandable Memory – No
  • DISPLAY
    • Size – 6.2 inches (15.75 cms)
    • Display Type – OLED, HDR Display, Oleophobic coating, Super Retina XDR display
    • Resolution – 1170 x 2532 pixels
    • Aspect ratio – 19.5:9
    • Protection – Yes
    • TouchScreen – Yes, Capacitive, Multi-touch
    • Color Reproduction – 16M Colors
    • Pixel Density – 450 pixels per inch (PPI)
  • CAMERA
    • Flash – Rear (Dual LED Flash), Front (Retina Flash)
    • Rear – Dual (13 MP Camera + 13 MP, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera)
    • Front – Single (13 MP Camera)
    • Camera Features – Auto Focus, Face detection, Touch to focus
    • Shooting Modes – Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
    • Image Stabilization – Yes, Optical Image Stabilization(OIS)
  • BATTERY
    • Type – Li-ion
    • Capacity – 3285 mAh
    • Removable – No
    • Fast Charging – Yes
    • Wireless Charging – Yes
  • CONNECTIVITY
    • SIM Configuration – Dual SIM (SIM1: Nano) (SIM2: eSIM)
    • Bluetooth – Bluetooth v5.1
    • Wi-Fi – Yes with a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
    • Network5G: – Supported by the device (network not rolled-out in India), 4G: Available (supports Indian bands), 3G: – Available, 2G: Available
    • Voice over LTE – (VoLTE)Yes
    • Wi-fi features – Mobile Hotspot
    • GPS – Yes with A-GPS, GLONASS
    • Infrared – Yes
    • USB – A mass storage device, USB charging
    • NFC Chipset – Yes
  • SENSORS
    • Fingerprint sensor – No
    • Other Sensor – Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
  • SOUND
    • Speaker – Yes
    • Audio Jack – Yes, Lightning

Ten KNUST Optometry Students Secure Highly Ranked Student Fellowship at American Academy of Optometry

The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) has awarded ten (10) students from the Department of Optometry and Visual Science, College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, with the prestigious Student Fellowship Award.

The Student Fellowship program provides a unique opportunity for students to engage in cutting-edge research and enhance their knowledge of modern technology deployed in eye care through lectures, workshops, poster presentations, and many more. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, these outstanding students defied the odds to participate in the first-ever virtual AAO Annual Meeting 2020 at home, and have completed the requirements to be Student Fellows of the Academy.

On 8th February 2021, Dr Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, OD, PhD, FAAO, a Fellow of the Academy, and a Lecturer in the Optometry Department KNUST presented the awards to the respective students on behalf of AAO.

Below are the names of the students who have earned this designation:

Isaiah Osei Duah Junior, Naa Adorkor Lomotey, Ben-Nathaniel Fosu, Joycelyn Arko Arhin, Earl Boadi Appiah, Lucy Akua Afriyie Karikari, Benjamin Baah Konadu, Christabel Arthur, Ewura-Ama Horthman, and Adwoa Owusuwaa Broni.

Each student received a certificate of completion and lapel pin. The students have also been granted complimentary registration for AAO Annual Meeting 2021 which will take place November 3-6, 2021 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, USA.

Congratulations on setting the pace! All the best in your endeavours, and keep making your families and KNUST proud!

Picture description: On the front row from left to right (Adwoa Owusuwaa Broni, Lucy Akua Afriyie Karikari, Ewura-Ama Horthman, Ben-Nathaniel Fosu), middle row (Isaiah Osei Duah Junior, Joycelyn Arko Arhin, Naa Adorkor Lomotey, Earl Boadi Appiah) back row (Dr Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, OD, PhD, FAAO, Benjamin Baah Konadu)

Ghana, UK Finalizes Trade Partnership Agreement

Ghana and the United Kingdom have signed a new interim Trade Partnership Agreement after days of negotiations, ending the Transition Period following the withdrawal of UK from the European Union

The agreement is expected to provide for duty free and quota free access for Ghanaian goods to the UK market and preferential tariff reductions for UK exporters to the Ghanaian market.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, “the agreement will enter into effect following the completion of relevant internal procedures required in both Ghana and the UK”.

Earlier this year, UK companies threatened to reject imports from Ghana as the country and Britain failed to reach a trade agreement, post Brexit.

Banana farmers were the hardest hit, losing about 20% of their exports to the UK and could have lost about 70% more if the agreement was not finalized.

The new agreement is said to reaffirm the deep interest of both Ghana and the UK to strengthen their longstanding trade and economic relationship.

The agreement also reflects the importance of integration between the West African States within the context of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and amongst African States within the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

Read the full statement below:

Over 15,000 Ghanaians Died of Cancer In 2020 – Report

Over 15,000 Ghanaians died of cancer last year, according to the Global Cancer Statistics (GLOBOCAN) 2020.

The Global Cancer, Mortality and Prevalence report indicated that more than 24,000 new cases are recorded in the country annually.

Speaking at an event to commemorate this year’s World Cancer Day, the President of Breast Care International (BCI), Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai said common cancers such as breast, liver, cervix, and prostate are the cause of these deaths. 

The 2020 global cancer figures show liver cancer recorded 3,166 deaths, cervical cancer killed 1,699, and prostate cancer caused 1,117 deaths in the country.

Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai said cancer cases have increased since 2018, and therefore need serious attention.

“Equal attention must also be given to cancers as given to Covid-19 because Covid-19 did not come to stop cancers, neither did it come to trade places with the cancers. Therefore, awareness and education on cancers must be intensified,”

Dr. Waife Addai observed that breast cancer remains the number one killer among cancers.  

“Breast cancer is still the number one cause of death among Ghanaian women as far as cancers are concerned. But this is preventable, treatable and curable, likewise liver and cervical cancers.”

She used the opportunity to call on the government to provide free vaccination for cervical cancer.

Meanwhile, women have been entreated to frequent health facilities for regular medical checkups.

Ghana Music Awards Organizers Decide to Lift Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy Ban

The board of the Ghana Music Awards has “decided” to lift its ban on Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.

In a new interview, Robert Klah, Head of Public Events and Public Relations Officer of Charterhouse stated that the issue came up during its first meeting for the upcoming edition of the awards.

“It was in principle decided that the ban should be lifted,” remarked Klah to Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM.

He also added that an official announcement will be made after organisers meet with the artistes and their management teams.

“There is a reason why this altercation happened and you want to be sure that they don’t resurface. You want to have that kind of conversation to understand and agree on how things should move.”

Background

Stonebwoy pulled out a gun on stage minutes before he was supposed to make a speech for his record win at the 2019 Ghana Music Awards.

The announcement that he had won the “Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ category for the fifth consecutive time was met with displeasure by Shatta Wale.

Stonebwoy apologized on stage, and later released a press statement apologizing for “the part” his conduct played in the incident.

Organizers of the scheme, CharterHouse banned the two artistes indefinitely following the brawl, and asked them to return the plaques they won for awards on the night.