Apple may change up its naming system for the “iPhone 12,” a leaker claims, with the non-Pro models said to be the “iPhone 12” and “iPhone 12 mini.”
For previous iPhone releases, Apple went down the route of having a designated regular-sized model of iPhone accompanied by a larger model with the “Max” or “Plus” suffix. While the trend may continue for the “iPhone 12 Pro” and “iPhone 12 Pro Max,” Apple may opt to shake up the naming convention for 2020.
According to serial leaker “@l0vetodream” on Twitter, the next models may be called the “iPhone 12 mini,” “iPhone 12,” “iPhone 12 Pro,” and “iPhone 12 Pro Max.” Rather than a regular-sized model and a larger “iPhone 12 Max,” Apple instead may opt to make the smaller model the “mini” instead, if the claim is to be believed.
Science, even science about the heavens, is done by people, astronomer Sara Seager reminds us throughout her new memoir, “The Smallest Lights in the Universe” (Crown, 2020).
For Seager, a renowned astronomer and planetary scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, doing science means searching for another Earth around a distant star. But being human means enduring a difficult childhood, exploring northern Canada, raising two sons, losing her husband to cancer, then falling in love anew. Her grace joining the personal and the scientific begins with the book itself, as you’ll read in the prologue below.
MIT astronomer Sara Seager has a quest: to find a second Earth. That scientific quest has developed and persisted against the backdrop of a personal life full of adventure, love and heartbreak.
In her new memoir, “The Smallest Lights in the Universe” (Crown, 2020) Seager balances each of those aspects of her life. She recounts her difficult childhood, her introduction to astronomy, her journeys exploring the vast spaces of northern Canada, her exoplanet research, the loss of her first husband to cancer and the discovery of her second. (Read an excerpt from “The Smallest Lights in the Universe.”)
Space.com sat down with Seager to talk about her research and her personal life, and the way they intersect. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Full-frame mirrorless cameras come equipped with huge sensors that give photographer more control than ever before. But this comes at a cost, namely they’re much bigger and bulkier than other cameras. That’s not the case with Sony’s new Alpha 7C (A7C), the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame camera yet.
The latest entry in the electronics giant’s Alpha line of interchangeable-lens cameras will make amateur photographers wonder why they spent all those years lugging around a massive DSLR rig. The compact device is small enough to easily fit into a simple crossbody bag and weighs in at a smidge over one pound.
Featuring a subtle retro-inspired design, the A7C measures 4.9 inches x 2.8 inches x 2.2 inches and weighs just 18 ounces with the battery and memory card included. As New Atlas points out, that is nearly a half-pound lighter than the previous lightest full-frame camera, the Panasonic S5 (25