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iPhone X availability at US Apple Store improves to 1-3 days delivery

iPhone X now ships in 1-3 business days in the United States Contrary to the predictions in November that the iPhone X won’t be in stock consistently for months, the shipping estimates of the device in the US have been improved to just 1-3 days. All carrier variants of the iPhone X in the US (Sprint, AT&T, Verizon) can now be delivered in 1-3 days if you order them now, while the SIM-free version will be delivered in 3-5 days, according to the online store listing. Earlier this month, the ship-by estimates improved in other major markets like China, Canada[…]

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New production capacity for Face ID components suggest all iPhones will ditch the Home button in 2018

Finisar prepares to increase the VCSEL production A critical component of the Face ID system is the VCSEL arrays, and one of Apple’s main suppliers has just announced a new plant that will begin mass-production in the second half of 2018. Finisar acquired a 700,000-square foot plant, in attempts to expand the output for its clients, among which is Apple. The acquisition is in line with the rumors that Apple is planning to offer Face ID with all new models in 2018. Currently, only the flagship iPhone X has facial recognition, while the iPhone 8 duo relies on the old[…]

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More than half of the photo uploads on Flickr in 2017 are from iPhone

Apple has a 54% share of the Flickr uploads in 2017. The popular website for professional and amateur photographers, Flickr.com, has reviewed the top devices of 2017, taking a deeper look at the camera used to take and upload photos. Smartphone, as a device type, keeps growing on Flickr, reaching a 50% share of all device types in 2017. 33 percent of the photos are coming from DSLRs, 12% from compact point-and-shoot cameras, while only 4 percent of the photos were shot using a mirrorless camera. Smartphones grew from 48% in 2016, to 50% in 2017, just like DSLRs –[…]

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1-cell battery with higher capacity tipped for the 2018 iPhone X

Improved battery design may lead to larger batteries in 2018. Apple is collaborating with LGC to improve the design of the batteries used in iPhones, according to a report from KGI, obtained by MacRumors. iPhone X adopted a two-cell design with an L-shaped battery, but the company is working on a 1-cell battery with the same shape. This would result in up to 10% more power for the possible successor to the iPhone X. The possible more space-efficient design would lead to a slight increase in the capacity. For example, while the iPhone X has a 2716mAh battery inside, the[…]

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Report: Apple planning a low-cost iPhone with LCD and metal back

The device to be released in 2018 with a 6.1-inch display. We’ve previously reported about three new iPhones expected in 2018 – two with OLED screens and a design similar to the iPhoneX, and one with LCD and cheaper price. Nikkei now additionally informs about the so-called low-cost iPhone in 2018. According to sources familiar with Apple’s plans, this ‘cheap’ iPhone will have a 6.1-inch or 6.2-inch LCD panel, while both OLED versions will measure in at 5.8 and 6.2 inches. This budget iPhone with LCD will feature a metal back, just like the iPhone 7 line announced in 2016.[…]

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iPhone 8 is better than iPhone X, says Consumer Reports

Apple’s flagship iPnone ranked below the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Apple has three new smartphones for this season – the iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, and the flagship iPhone X. The 10th anniversary model offers something unique that the other two doesn’t, and while for many it is the superior phone overall, there are some areas in which it definitely performs poorly. According to tests by Consumer Reports, the iPhone X is not as durable as the iPhone 8 line. Although all models have glass backs, the iPhone X had poor performance in durability tests simulating real-world accidents. Additionally,[…]

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iPhone’s market share drops 8% in the United States

iOS’s global smartphone share has dropped in Q3 2017. As many users were waiting for the iPhone X to upgrade, the iOS’s market share in the US logically dropped in the third quarter of the year. Apple’s smartphone share was 40.6% in Q3, down from 32.9% a year ago. In 2016, Apple’s sales reached its peak well before Q3’s end, while this year iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X went on sale a bit later, not influencing the Q3 results as much as in 2016. But the phone is gradually improving its stock availability, with shipping estimates as low as[…]

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SIM-free iPhone X now available in the United States

Unlocked and SIM-free version of the iPhone X go on sale. Over a month after Apple released the iPhone X in the marketр and managed to balance the supply and demand, the company has launched the SIM-free version of the phone. It’s an unlocked device, sold directly through the Apple Store. Along with the ability to purchase the iPhone X on a contract with AT&T, Sprint, Verizon or T-Mobile, Apple’s Online Store now has a fifth option – to buy a SIM-free version and activate with any carrier later. If you purchase this SIM free version, you should know that[…]

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Test shows the improvements in the iPhone X telephoto lens

When the dual-lens system switches to the telephoto lens? Apple introduced the dual lens camera module with the iPhone 7 Plus in 2016, allowing users to capture better low light shots, including photos with 2x zoom. But the camera does not always switch to the wide angle lens to the telephoto lens, depending on the lighting conditions. There were cases in which the phone simply cropped the photo from the wide angle lens. iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X offer an improved sensor with wider aperture, and even OIS in the iPhone X. A test by StudioNeat has measured how[…]

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iPhone X now available in 13 additional countries

Apple launches its top-end iPhone in 13 more markets. After going on sale in many countries in Europe, Asia and North America a month ago, Apple’s iPhone X has just landed in 13 new markets. In all markets stated below, except Turkey, Apple sells the iPhone X via authorized retailers or carriers, not directly. Here is the list: Albania Bosnia Cambodia Kosovo Macau Macedonia Malaysia Montenegro Serbia South Africa South Korea Thailand Turkey Prices of the iPhone X vary depending on the country, the local currency and taxes. In the United States the device starts at $1000 for the 64GB[…]

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