iPhone X

Japan Display gearing up to produce LCD panels for iPhone 9

The display manufacturer hopes to raise millions to boost its production capacity. Apple finally shifted to OLED in 2017, but the life of LCD iPhones is not over just yet. According to rumors we already covered multiple times on this website, there will be a new LCD model in late 2018 which may be called the iPhone 9. It should be positioned at a lower price point, and released along with two more premium smartphones – iPhone X (2018) and iPhone X Plus. Japan Display had been a major supplier of LCD panels for Apple’s iPhones until last year when[…]

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Foldable iPhone

Foldable iPhone / tablet could be ready for mass production in 2020

Apple exploring new foldable display tech for future devices. We’ve been hearing for over a year now that Microsoft is working on a Project Andromeda – an adaptable operating system that scales in real time depending on the active screen it uses. This new modern Windows is expected to launch this year along with a foldable tablet/smartphone within the Surface brand. And while Microsoft could be the first to bring the foldable smartphone to the market, Apple may be waiting for better times – when the technology is good enough for a foldable form factor. According to a new report[…]

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iPhone X plus

Apple to begin iPhone X Plus trial production in the Summer

The company wants to have enough devices for a massive late 2018 launch. Last year, Apple delayed the market launch of its most interesting device – the iPhone X. Around one month, the company struggled to ramp up production and meet the demand, which resulted in lower-than-expected orders and sales of iPhones. This year, Cupertino is planning three new iPhones for 2018, if not counting the possible iPhone SE successor in the Spring. Along with the second generation of iPhone X, Apple is working on a larger model with the same design, which may be called the iPhone X Plus.[…]

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iphone x plus

iPhone X Plus – specs, price, features

Everything we know about the iPhone X Plus. Apple is working on a trio of smartphones for late 2018, but the most interesting one is definitely the iPhone X Plus. The larger X model should debut with the hardware refresh of the original iPhone X, and a model with LCD display and a more affordable price. Let’s round up everything we know about the iPhone X Plus: Design iPhone X Plus will look like a larger version of the current X model. It will have the same design with the display cutout at the top. The sensor notch will remain[…]

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iPhone SE 2

iPhone SE 2 to be announced on March 27?

Apple has scheduled a media event in Chicago next week. Customers waiting for a compact-sized iPhone may have a luck this Spring, according to sources familiar with Apple’s plans. The company is apparently planning a media event this month in Chicago, where the iPhone SE 2 may be officially unveiled. It’s widely believed that iPhone SE 2 (it may also be called iPhone X SE) will debut exactly two years after the original model announced in March 2016. By presenting the SE model in 2016, Apple partially recovered from lower than expected sales of the iPhone 6 line. Now, in[…]

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Breakability tests show how durable are the iPhone X and Galaxy S9.

Which is more durable – iPhone X or Galaxy S9?

Breakability tests show how durable are the iPhone X and Galaxy S9. Years ago, the popular smartphones were far less complicated in terms of design and features than the devices we currently have. They had policarbonate or aluminum backs, displays with big bezels protecting the screen better, and removable back covers, making them relatively not easy to break. Today, the flagship devices have complex designs with curved displays, glass backs and relatively thin and light bodies. That’s why it’s very important to know how breakable the device is. Fortunately, some YouTube channels have specialized in performing such tests. In the[…]

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Apple may reduce or eliminate the iPhone notch in 2019

Android manufacturers embracing the notch design influenced by iPhone X. Apple is looking to improve, reduce and maybe completely eliminate the sensor notch from the iPhone line up in 2019 or 2020, according to a new report by ET News in Korea. The report reiterates that Apple is planning three new models for 2018 – one with LCD and two with OLED screens, but all to include FaceID, reduced bezels, and probably a smaller notch. Apple’s notch design for iPhone X has faced negative reviews from some media and fans, but it’s now becoming a hot trend among the Android[…]

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iPhone X destroys the Galaxy S9 in performance tests

Benchmark tests show that iPhone X is faster than Samsung Galaxy S9. Fans and media love to compare the flagship devices, putting them in different tests and camera shootouts. Yesterday, we reported on how Samsung may have created the best smartphone camera, but when it comes to the CPU/GPU power, the situation may be different. The benchmarks are usually the best indicator of what to expect from a new device, and how it compares against the competition. Let’s see the results for the iPhone X and the Galaxy S9 (and Plus). According to tests by Anand Tech, iPhone X and[…]

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DxOMark: Galaxy S9+ has the best smartphone camera, iPhone X is third

DxOMark assigns 99 points to the Galaxy S9 Plus. The camera technology is one of the key areas for improvements used by the biggest manufacturers in order to attract interested and boost sales. With each flagship generation, year by year, Apple, Samsung and Google improve their cameras, and they often change positions in the benchmark comparisons when a new device hit the stores. This is the case with the Galaxy S9 Plus, just announced by Samsung at the Mobile World Congress 2018. According to DxOMark, a well-trusted site for camera comparisons, the Galaxy S9+ leads the Google Pixel 2 by[…]

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Battery Drain

iPhone battery replacements in a very high demand

You may wait up to 5 weeks for an iPhone battery replacement. Customers who want to replace their batteries for $29 will need to wait between 3 and 5 weeks, according to Business Insider. Apple launched in January a battery replacement program for iPhone 6 and newer, but the batteries have been in very short supplies since day one. The program became so popular, because many users decided to replace their batteries for $29 and return their iPhone to a normal fully-working state, instead of purchasing a new model. As you probably know, iOS 10.2 and newer version had a[…]

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