iPhone 8

Buy a refurbished iPhone 8 directly from Apple

Apple is now selling refurbished iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The old 2017 models can now be bought at a discounted price, but they are refurbished units. Apple has announced that both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be offered on Apple Store at a discount. This is an offer exclusive for USA. The phones are available in grey, gold or silver, only in a 64GB version. Refurbished iPhone 8 64GB is $499, which is $100 less than the original price for a brand new unit. Iphone 8 Plus costs $599, also $100 less than the normal price.[…]

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Google Pixel XL vs iPhone XS Max AnTUTU

iPhone XS Max beats Google Pixel 3 XL in tests

AnTuTu gives 363,687 points to the iPhone XS Max. It’s not always the most accurate way of comparing the performance of two devices, especially when talking about two different operating systems, but here are the benchmark tests of the iPhone XS Max and the Google Pixel XL. According to AppleInsider’s lab test, the Apple’s device is much better in terms of bare numbers. iPhone XS Max achieves a total score of 363,687 in the AnTuTu benchmark, compared with just 284,546 for the Google Pixel XL. This is a huge difference on paper, although this is not always visible in the[…]

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Apple Logo Press event October 30

Apple to hold a press-event on October 30

New York City, October 30: New iPad and Macs incoming. Apple has today sent out media invites for a big hardware event at the end of this month. The press conference, under the headline “There’s more in the making”, will be held in New York on October 30. The company is expected to unveil new iPad Pro models with improved design and specs, and a refreshed MacBook line. iPad Pro will still be using LCD panels, rather than OLED, but the tablet will adopt an iPhone X-like design without a Home Button. There won’t be a display cutout, however, as[…]

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iPhone XS Max

More countries to get the iPhone XS & XS Max in October

iPhone XR available this week. After debuting in physical and online stores in the US in September, the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are ready capture new territories around the globe. The company is now informing that the XS / XS Max will go on sales in Chile, Colombia, Thailand and Malaysia on October 26. iPhone XS and XS Max will be available in South Korea and ten more markets on November 2. The third new model, the iPhone XR, will go up for pre-orders this week, on October 19 in the United States and 50 other countries.[…]

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Apple to announce thinner iPad Pro without a headphone jack

Next iPad Pro to lose the headphone jack. Apple is gearing up to unveil the hardware refresh of the iPad Pro line later this year. We’ve been reporting for weeks that the Cupertino-based giant will introduce two sizes of the iPad Pro, both with significantly slimmer bezels and without a Home Button compared with the current models. Slashleaks is now adding the information that the new iPad Pro, in its 10.5-inch variant, will have a thickness of just 5.86 mm, down from the 6.1 mm on the current model. While the Apple is making each model thinner and slicker, not[…]

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iPad Pro 2018

New iPad models appeared in China’s certification data

Apple registers new iPad models in China. It’s widely believed that Apple will announce a new generation of iPad models later this year, fronted by the redesigned iPad Pro. New models already visited China’s certification authorities in September, fueling the rumors that iPad Pro will launch very soon. Now we understand, thanks to MySmart Price, that iPad models A1934, A1979, A2013, A2014 and A1985 were recently registered in ECC, and these iPads are new models for some European and Asian countries. We know from several sources that the new iPad Pro will come with Face ID, slim bezels, new processor[…]

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iPad Pro 2018

Upcoming iPad Pro will have Face ID, Magnetic Connector and thin bezels

Details about the next-gen iPad Pro have emerged before unveiling this month. Apple is expected to announce the hardware refresh of its iPad Pro line later this month, but now we can share some interesting details about the next version of the tablet. It won’t have a notch like the iPhone X, XS/XS Max, as the Face ID sensors will be incorporated in the bezels. iPad Pro 2018 won’t have a Home Button, which means the only way for authentication will be the facial recognition. Online reports claim that the iPad Pro will have very thin bezels, and a new[…]

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iOS 12 update

iOS 12 now installed on 52% of the devices

Apple’s latest OS version overtakes iOS 11 iOS 12, the latest official version of the platform, has surpassed iOS 11 in terms of number of installations. According to data collected by Mixpanel, iOS 12 is installed on 52% of the active devices, while the older iOS 11 has dropped to 41%. iOS 12 first overtook iOS 11 last week, and for just a few days the install base of the new OS version grew rapidly. Apple started rolling out the update on September 17, which means that the two-week adoption rate is pretty good. Apple is enjoying higher adoption rate[…]

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Apple releases iOS 12.1 Beta to fix the charging bug

The company is testing a first update patch for iOS 12. Last week we informed you about a strange bug in the official iOS 12 update, appearing randomly for the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max, as well as other iPhone and iPad models. The bug was that the device would not start charging when the screen is turned off, so the user had to disconnect and reconnect the cable. The company is now releasing iOS 12.1 Beta for users in the public testing channel, and we can confirm that the charging bug has been fixed in this beta. Previously[…]

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iPhone XS / Max refuse to charge with screen turned off

Major software bugs discovered in iOS 12. Apple officially released the big iOS 12 update last month, promising better overall performance on the older models. However, the update seems far from completely ready, at least for the new iPhone XS and XS Max phones. A growing number of users reported that their iPhones would refuse to start charging when the screen is off. As seen in the video below, posted by the popular gadget reviewer UnboxTherapy, many of the tested XS /Max devices did not start charging, while the iPhone X did. Forum threads in some of the biggest Apple[…]

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