iPhone 8

iPhone 8 production halved as everyone waits the iPhone X

Apple shares drop 2% after the 50% production cut. Apple’s new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus might not be outselling the last year’s iPhone 7/7 Plus, but the company’s biggest weapon has not been launched just yet. The iPhone X, the special model announced along with the regular iPhone 8 line, is coming to the market next month possibly attracting customers with its innovative hardware and software features. We are now hearing that Apple has reduced the orders for the iPhone 8 line for November and December by 50%, which is not unexpected news. But the problem for Apple is[…]

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Gmail app

Gmail for iOS may soon open to third-party email accounts

Gmail beta program for iOS now supports Outlook, Yahoo and other email accounts. Google has recently started a test flight program for Gmail on iOS, allowing approved beta testers to access third-party email accounts like Microsoft’s Outlook or Yahoo. Gmail for iOS never had this functionally, now forcing customers to install other apps if they want to add non-Gmail email accounts. Fortunately, Google may soon open to these alternative email accounts, so you could check multiple emails from a single app. For now, the beta testing is not open to the general public – you have to apply for the[…]

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facebook explore feed

Facebook starts testing ‘Explore Feed’ on desktop and mobile

Explore Feed includes selected posts from people you don’t follow. Facebook has confirmed about a new feature coming soon to everyone visiting the social network from mobile devices or desktop computers. Called ‘Explore Feed’, it aims to provide content that Facebook thinks is suitable for you. In the Explore Feed you won’t see posts, photos and videos from your friends. Instead, this section will let you discover pages and users you might be interested in. Facebook released a statement (via TechCrunch) in which the company explains that popular posts will be automatically customized and presented to you in the new[…]

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chip Qualcomm

Qualcomm threatens to ban iPhone sales in China

The chipmaker is trying to block the manufacturing and sale of iPhones Apple and Qualcomm are not best friends. In January this year, FTC filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm, claiming that the chipmaker forced Apple to use its chips for lower patent royalties. Just a few days later, based on the FTC complaint, Apple demanded $ billion from Qualcomm. Now we understand that Qualcomm in turn sues Apple in China, threatening to ban both manufacturing and sale of iPhones in the country. Qualcomm accuses Apple of spreading false facts, and not paying royalty payments after the dispute started in January.[…]

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iPhone 8 sales are better than predicted

Foxconn’s revenue increases 42% month-to-month. Apple is not yet sharing details about the sales of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but the iPhone manufacturer Foxconn is reporting a 42.4% increase in the revenue in September. The year-to-year revenue is actually 3.7% lower, but Apple has only released two of the three new models as the iPhone X will go on sale in November, and its production has just started. It appears that the iPhone 8 production is just a bit lower than last year’s iPhone 7, and Apple could expect a significant increase in the overall sales once the[…]

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APple Pencil iPad Pro

Apple Pencil could be coming to iPhone in 2019

Stylus support for iPhone in 2019? Apple has just released its lineup for 2017, but we already see reports covering the company’s hardware plans for the near future. After the news about a foldable iPhone, and new OLED models in 2018, we can now hear from sources in Korea that Apple is exploring the possibility of bringing its digital pen to the iPhone by 2019. Apple Pencil, a digital stylus introduced for iPad Pro in 2015, could be coming to iPhone, as Apple engineers reportedly started working on an iPhone supporting digital pen input. The Korea Herald informs that the[…]

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iOS 11

iOS 11 finally overtakes iOS 11 in market share

iOS 11 has been installed on 49% of the devices in use. A month after the public iOS 11 update released to supported iPhones and iPads in September, Apple’s latest operating system is installed on 49% of the active devices. According to data collected by MixPanel, iOS 11 now has a 49% market share, overtaking iOS 10 with 44.9%. Earlier this week, both OS versions were on par, but at the end of the week Apple’s iOS 11 finally overtook the previous major version, while 6 percent of the users are still running iOS 9 or earlier. iOS 11 has[…]

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ios 11

Second beta of iOS 11.1 reintroduces gestures to bring up the App Swicher

iOS 11.1 Beta 2 includes new emoji and the 3D touch app switcher. Apple has rolled out the second beta of iOS 11.1 to public testers and developers, bringing under the hood changes and a few new features to iPhone and iPad. This update is available as an over-the-air (OTA) update or through the Developer Center. iOS 11.1 Beta 2 brings back the 3D Touch app switcher that was not included in the official iOS 11 update in September. Apple later confirmed that the 3D Touch functionality would be added in the next iOS release. The gesture support was apparently[…]

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Apple Pay Cash

Apple Pay Cash coming soon with the iOS 11.1 update

P2P payments tested internally ahead of official launch. Apple announced the new payment platform called Apple Pay Cash in the summer during its WWDC conference. The company has been quiet on when the new person-to-person payment platform will be ready for launch, but we now understand that the internal testing is ongoing and the public release is coming very soon. Apple Pay Cash is now almost ready to make its public debut, and that will happen with the iOS 11.1 update coming later this year. Apple already has a developer beta with the same version number, but it doesn’t include[…]

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ios 11 update

First official update released to iOS 11

Apple rolls out iOS 11.0.1 to improve the performance. The first software update to iOS 11 is now available for downloads. Version 11.0.1 appears as build 15A402/3, bringing some under the hood improvements and fixes. There aren’t new features in this release, as these updates usually polish the software and fix some widespread issues like problems with the battery. Several problems with iOS 11 have already been reported by users, like the reduced battery life and the bad audio quality from the earpiece on iPhone 8. If you have previously installed a beta version of iOS 11 through the public[…]

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