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iPhone X accounts for 1/3 of the industry’s profit in Q42017

iPhone X responsible for 35% of the smartphone profit globally. According to a report just released by Counterpoint Research, Apple’s flagship phone generated 35 percent of the profits in the worldwide industry in Q4 2017. The graph below reveals that iPhone X generated five times more profit than all Android manufacturers altogether. iPhone 8 was responsible for 19.1% of the profits, iPhone 8 Plus for 15.2%, while iPhone 7 still generated 6.2%, the report reveals. As a comparison, the Galaxy Note 8 – the top ranked non-Apple product, accounted for just 3.9% of the worldwide profits in the quarter. Apple[…]

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Gold iPhone X is real: Official certification photos

Apple may release iPhone X in gold later this year. Apple’s iPhone X launched last year in two colors – silver and space gray, contrary to the rumors that there would be also a gold version. But now, leaked photos from the U.S. FCC agency that approves all smartphones for use in the country, have revealed the Gold iPhone X. The pictures were taken back in Sept.2017, which make us wonder why Apple did not release this color version. There could be a problem in manufacturing the frame for this variant, according to rumors. However, the company may have resolved[…]

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HomePod smart speaker has only 4 percent of the market

Apple‘s smart speaker is not selling as much as expected. Apple’s newly released HomePod speaker costs $349 which is a bit higher than competing products like Google Home and Amazon Echo. There isn’t much of a momentum for Apple in this market, as the company has not managed to capitalize on HomePod. The product has now around 4% of the whole market, even though in the first 10 weeks alone HomePod had a 10% market share. The company has reportedly lowered the orders with suppliers. Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has not managed to maintain momentum: During the HomePod’s first[…]

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Apple’s Mac shipments grew in Q1 year-by-year

A 1.5 percent increase in the Mac shipments in the first quarter of 2018. The Worldwide PC industry declined slightly by 1.4 percent in Q1 compared with the same quarter in 2017, but Apple managed to sell more MacBook and iMac models. Apple shipped 4,26 million units in Q1 2018, compared with 4,2 million in 2017. MacBook and iMac models account for 6.9% of the overall sales, which means that Apple is the fourth largest manufacturer. The leading companies have also slightly boosted its sales, mainly at the expense of Asus. HP and Lenovo continue its fierce battle for number[…]

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10 Best Sleep Apps For Insomniacs

There are loads of apps out there to help you sleep, but which are the best? We take a look at the top ones for those who find it hard to get shut eye. Twilight app No, not the wearisome saga of teenage biting and romance that lulled us into a coma in the early 2000s, although a few minutes or pages of this literary fiasco will also put you to sleep fast-Twilight the Android App helps you get ready for a slower sleepy pace by dimming the lights on the device you are using. It is a well-known fact[…]

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Apple blocking third-party repair shops from fixing the screen of iPhone 8

The display replacements are not possible after the latest iOS update. A third-party screen repair for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is not a solution anymore, according to a report by Vice. iPhone 8 owners who have their displays replaced by a third-party service provider have reported that the touchscreen functionality is not working after the procedure. It appears it’s the iOS 11.3 update that disabled the connection between the display and the smartphone if it’s not replaced by an authorized company or Apple itself. Apple may be using a custom chip that enables the touch input, which means the[…]

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Wi-Fi Calling: How to set it up on iPhone or iPad

Make free calls thanks to Wi-Fi Calling. A feature hidden in Settings → Phone, would allow you to call any number from home country for free, providing that you’ve enabled Wi-Fi Calling on your device, and connected to a Wi-Fi Network. This feature works on three carriers in the United States – Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. Here is how to make phone calls without a cellular connection: Enable Wi-Fi Calling on your device. Go to the Settings App and Tap ‘Phone‘ → WiFi Calling. If you have an Apple Watch, the feature will automatically enable on the smartwatch. You may[…]

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iPhone 2019 to have three back camera lenses and 5x zoom

Apple may be working on a three-lens camera for iPhone 2019. This year, we don’t expect any major changes coming to the iPhone line, if not counting the possible ‘Plus’ version of the iPhone X. But for 2019, Apple may be preparing something interesting for mobile photo enthusiasts to compete with Huawei and their triple-lens camera on the P20 Pro. For many buyers, the camera capabilities is the most important area to consider when choosing a new flagship phone. Samsung, Google and Apple have been leading this game for a while, but a new star has just risen from China.[…]

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Snapchat introduces live AR lenses for iPhone X.

Snapchat now takes advantage of iPhone X’s TrueDepth sensors

Snapchat introduces live AR lenses for iPhone X. After demonstrating how the new AR lenses would work on the iPhone X last year, Snapchat has now updated its app to take advantage of the TrueDepth camera sensors. Launching the Snapchat app on the iPhone X would allow you to apply different AR masks which track and adapt to the movements of the face more accurately than ever. By using the advanced mapping technology of the TrueDepth module, Snapchat hopes to attract more users who have the flagship iPhone. Apple said that more third-party apps would support AR features soon, as[…]

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Red editions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus launching this week

PRODUCT (RED) editions of the iPhone 8 line go on sale today. [Update] It’s now official. Apple is selling the PRODUCT RED Editions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus for the same price as the equivalent models in regular colors. iPhone 8 starts $699, while iPhone 8 Plus is $799 for the basic storage variant (64GB). Unlike the iPhone 7 line in RED, the new models have black front bezels which look quite nice. Orders begin today, April 10, in the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and other key markets. More regions will start selling the PRODUCT (RED)[…]

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