iOS 11.2 beta 4

Apple releases iOS 11.2 beta 4 for public testers and developers

New iOS 11.2 Beta has been released by Apple. The company has offered the fourth public beta of iOS 11.2 from the Developer Center or as a free OTA update for members of the Beta program. iOS 11.2 Beta 4 brings further improvements and fixes to iOS ahead of the official update (11.2) expected by the end of this year. New features have not been introduced in this beta, but Apple already included several important fixes in iOS 11.2 and Apple Pay Cash. The peer-to-peer payments are available for users through the iMessage app, enabling very quick transfers between users.[…]

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Update for iOS 11 fixes the unresponsive iPhone X screen in cold weather

iOS 11.1.2 is available to download for everyone. Apple has fixed the unresponsive screen issue in iPhone X. The latest update of iOS, version 11.1.2, includes fixes for two known issues – the temporarily unresponsive touchscreen, and the live photos distortion. Both issues were affecting only the iPhone X, however, the update is available for everyone on iOS 11. This update comes just a week after iOS 11.1.1 brought a fix of the autocorrection bug. Apple is currently working on the iOS 11.2 update, which is already available in the Beta program for testing. The upcoming update reportedly enables faster[…]

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Apple to partner with Intel for future 5G-capable iPhone

5G modems by Intel may be used in future iPhones. Apple and Qualcomm are not in good relationships anymore. The largest mobile chip maker and Apple have started a legal battle on more than one field, and it doesn’t seem that the patent and royalty problems will be resolved very soon. Intel has lost the battle in the smartphone market, but the company hopes to make a return by developing of a new generation of system-on-chips (SoC) that will contain CPU, GPU, 5G modem and other components. Intel has already announced its plans for a 4G mobile processor in 2018,[…]

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MacBook sales grew in the third quarter of 2017

An 11.3% increase of the MacBook sales in Q3 2017. Apple sold more MacBook in Q317 than the same period last year. The company sold 11.3% more MacBook in the third quarter of the year, resulting in a 10.4% market share. The overall sales of notebooks have also increased by 6.8%, exceeding the expectations. Apple is now the fourth biggest manufacturer in this market, shipping around 4.44 million MacBooks in the quarter, according to a report from TrendForce. HP remains a leader (share of 25.8%), with an impressive year-to-year increase in the third quarter of 17.6%. HP sold 11 million[…]

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iPad Pro 2018 to feature an octacore A11X Bionic processor

The next generation of iPad Pro will have a 7nm chip Apple is going to improve the performance of the iPad Pro line in 2018 by creating a new generation of processors. According to a report at MyDrivers, iPad Pro 2018 will have an octa-core processor built on the 7nm manufacturing process. The A11X Bionic chip is said to include eight cores – three high-performance and five energy-efficient. The current chip in the iPad Pro is the A10X Fusion – a processor built on the 10nm fabrication process. This new chip should significantly boost the performance of the new iPad[…]

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New iPhone X orders in Europe will be dispatched in 2-3 weeks

Shipping estimates have been improved in Europe. Apple apparently ramps up supply and production of iPhone X, as the shipping estimates for the device in Europe have been reduced to 2-3 weeks. Previously in November, you had to wait 3-4 weeks after the order to get your iPhone X in Europe. Two-three weeks between placing the order and the actual delivery are listed in the online store for many European countries like Sweden, UK, Germany, Norway, Denmark, France, Italy, and many others. So, if you order an iPhone X right now, it will arrive no later than 6th of December,[…]

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iOS 11.2 will increase the wireless charging speeds

iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus will support 7.5W charging speeds after the update. Currently, the wireless charging speeds of the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and 8 are limited to 5 watts, despite the fact that the Qi-based technology theoretically supports up to 15W. Fortunately, the situation is about to improve very soon, as Apple has already boosted the wireless charging speeds in the public beta of iOS 11.2. The latest official version of iOS – 11.1.1 – supports speeds at 5W, while iOS 11.2 Beta supports 7.5 watts. iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus do support[…]

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The best cases for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Buy a quality case for your new iPhone. Many accessory makers have launched cases, covers and protectors for the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, so we’ve decided to review the best options you can find. Spigen Hybrid Ultra 2 – from $11.99 Spigen has launched an ultra hybrid case with Clear Air cushion technology for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It’s made of a hybrid structure to ensure better protection of your device. It is quite slim, doesn’t add bulkiness to your elegant iPhone, and doesn’t block the wireless charging for iPhone 8. This is the second[…]

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iPhone X Plus may come in 2018 with a starting price of $1249

Apple set to launch three new iPhones in 2018, including a 6.5-inch model. Apple may be planning to release three new iPhones in 2018 with a design similar to the iPhone X, according to KGI Securities. The researcher believes that Apple will launch two expensive OLED versions, and one model with LCD and lower price. These new phones are likely to offer additional hardware and software improvements over the iPhone X, but their design will be basically the same. There may be a 6.5-inch ‘Plus’ model with a pixel density between 480 and 500 ppi. It may be called the[…]

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iOS 11 has a 68% adoption, while Google’s latest Android is on just 0.3% of the phones

Google keeps struggling to increase the market share of Android 8.0 Oreo. Google has published its monthly report about the market share of the different Android versions, and the situation doesn’t look very optimistic. Android 8.0 was on just 0.2% of the devices in use a month ago, while on November 7 the share barely increased to 0.3%.Most of the manufacturers have yet to update their most premium smartphones, and some of them could completely scrap the update plans. In fact, the market growth of Android Oreo is only thanks to the new devices that shipped directly with version 8.0.[…]

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