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It’s Sunday once more, which means it’s time we selected this week’s winner and loser. 

It’s been a comparatively quiet one this week, with the most important information being Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter. Different information included an incredibly thin 5G phone from Motorola, a green tartan Xbox controller and rumours surrounding the Apple M3 chip and the highly-anticipated Pixel Watch

Learn on to find who we topped our winner and loser this week…  

Snap Pixy

Winner: Snap 

Snap had loads to debate at its fourth annual Partner Summit this week, however nothing fairly caught our consideration like Pixy, the digital camera firm and Snapchat creator’s newest try at taking social media images past our smartphones. 

Pixy is actually a pocket-sized drone designed to work with the Snap digital camera. It might float, orbit and comply with the place you lead with 4 preset flight paths managed with a faucet within the Snap app, which means there’s no controller to lug round. 

Any movies captured with Snap are wirelessly saved into your Snapchat Recollections, the place you’ll be able to go on to edit them. When you’re completed, Pixy will land neatly in your hand. 

Pixy prices $229.99 (round £183) and is just accessible within the US and France in the mean time, however the vivid little drone is a primary instance of Snap’s out-of-the-box considering that units it other than different picture and video sharing apps. 

That stated, its Spectacles wearable didn’t precisely catch on once they launched again in 2016. We’ll have to attend and see whether or not Pixy is sufficient to put Snapchat again on prime. 

iphone 13 pro max homescreen

Loser: Apple 

Final November, Apple revealed that it will be launching its own self-repair service, permitting iOS customers to repair their very own iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 handsets at dwelling. 

This week, Self Service Restore went reside, inflicting us to gawk on the costs Apple is charging for a restore bundle and gear equipment rental. 

You may assume you’d avoid wasting money by DIY-ing your telephone restore, however the financial savings are surprisingly minimal. 

As our author Chris Smith calculated when the prices were revealed, a show restore bundle for the iPhone 12 is $269 – simply $10 lower than asking Apple to repair your out of guarantee telephone for you. 

That isn’t even contemplating the $49 rental price Apple expenses for its device equipment should you don’t have all of the gear you want at dwelling. 

Whereas we’re glad Apple is giving customers the choice to restore their units with out voiding their guarantee, the excessive value of the self restore kits means it sadly stays simpler for many customers to move their telephones over to an knowledgeable than attempt to repair it at dwelling and danger damaging their telephones additional.

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