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How to Improve Your Sleep with iPhone

With so many different apps and features, iPhone has, it’s no wonder one of the many great things it can do is to track your sleep. With Apple’s Health app, which comes with the default apps, it’s as easy as ever! It can also give us insights into our own sleeping habits. Firstly, what matters most with sleep is the quality of it. Therefore, using an app like Apple Health can help you not only learn more about your body but your sleeping patterns as well. This leads to a happier and healthier body! Beddit Another great app that can[…]

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Belkin announces new wireless chargers

New iPhones for 2019 may ship with a faster charger

iPhones 2019 may include a 18W charger and an USB-C to lighting cable. Apple is often criticized for being too greedy by not shipping a Fast charger with the new iPhone models although they support faster charging speeds. Thus, the company gains even more revenue from selling different cables, chargers and accessories. However, the situation may be about to change this year, according to a report by Macotakara – a Japanese blog focused on iPhone. According to the publication, the 2019 iPhone could be shipped with a 18W USB-C adapter, instead of the current slow-speed adapter with a Lighting cable.[…]

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iPhone XS & XR production cut by 10% after lower than estimated sales

Apple tells suppliers to cut down production of iPhone components. The company recently revised its earnings predictions for Q1 2019 from $89-93 to $84 billion, which resulted in a significant market loss. Now, according to a new publication at Nikkei, Apple lowers the production of iPhone XS and XR by 10 percent. The report says that Apple made a revision of the production estimates, and downgraded the orders to suppliers for all models. Each supplier is affected differently by this decision, as they manufacture different components. A source familiar with the matter have commented that Apple reduced the production volume[…]

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New sensor tech could result in true bezel-less iPhones

AMS announces new proximity and RGB sensors. The Austrian company AMS, one of the suppliers for light sensors used in Face ID, has announced the development of a new sensor tech that requires no housing for those senors. This, in turn, may result in smartphones with bezel-less front sides, as the RGB light and IR Proximity sensors won’t require as big bezels as the current smartphones. From the press-release: Smartphone OEMs today are striving to maximize their products’ screen-to-body ratio, reducing the bezel area as much as possible on the display’s face,” said David Moon, Senior Marketing Manager at ams.[…]

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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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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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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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$1249 iPhone XS Max (256GB) includes components for $443

Apple pays $50 more for components compared with the iPhone X People nowadays are complaining how expensive the smartphone are, comparing their prices with the component costs. The most dramatic example of the difference between price for consumers and costs of components is the iPhone. While, the parts’ expenses are not the only components forming the final price, with costs for development, labour, logistic, marketing and others playing a major role too, it’s interesting to see how much exactly Apple pays for the hardware components. According to TechInsight, the 256 GB version of the iPhone XS Max costs $443 to[…]

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iPhone XS / XS Max users complaining of slower Wi-Fi and LTE speeds

A growing number of iPhone users are reporting that their brand new iPhone XS and XS Max devices have slower cellular and Wi-Fi speeds compared with previous generations. Forum threads in the official Apple website have emerged in the past few days, in which some users have described issues with poor connections on both cellular and Wi-Fi. According to the reports, the issues are not specific to the carrier provider, nor to the state in which the person is, which means there is a software or hardware problem specific to the iPhone XS / Max. One users writes: I just[…]

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