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iPhone X Plus will have similar dimensions to the iPhone 8 Plus

The 6.5-inch OLED model will have similar size to the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus. Apple is working on three new iPhones for late 2018. We already reported that the possible iPhone X Plus will be an enlarged version of the current X model, and as being such, it would have very slim top and bottom bezels and the notch. Consequently, the X Plus may have a significantly bigger screen compared to the iPhone 8 line. Now, a Japanese source familiar with the design has confirmed that the iPhone X Plus will be similar in size to the 5.5-inch iPhone 8[…]

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iPhone X accounts for 1/3 of the industry’s profit in Q42017

iPhone X responsible for 35% of the smartphone profit globally. According to a report just released by Counterpoint Research, Apple’s flagship phone generated 35 percent of the profits in the worldwide industry in Q4 2017. The graph below reveals that iPhone X generated five times more profit than all Android manufacturers altogether. iPhone 8 was responsible for 19.1% of the profits, iPhone 8 Plus for 15.2%, while iPhone 7 still generated 6.2%, the report reveals. As a comparison, the Galaxy Note 8 – the top ranked non-Apple product, accounted for just 3.9% of the worldwide profits in the quarter. Apple[…]

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Gold iPhone X is real: Official certification photos

Apple may release iPhone X in gold later this year. Apple’s iPhone X launched last year in two colors – silver and space gray, contrary to the rumors that there would be also a gold version. But now, leaked photos from the U.S. FCC agency that approves all smartphones for use in the country, have revealed the Gold iPhone X. The pictures were taken back in Sept.2017, which make us wonder why Apple did not release this color version. There could be a problem in manufacturing the frame for this variant, according to rumors. However, the company may have resolved[…]

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Apple’s Mac shipments grew in Q1 year-by-year

A 1.5 percent increase in the Mac shipments in the first quarter of 2018. The Worldwide PC industry declined slightly by 1.4 percent in Q1 compared with the same quarter in 2017, but Apple managed to sell more MacBook and iMac models. Apple shipped 4,26 million units in Q1 2018, compared with 4,2 million in 2017. MacBook and iMac models account for 6.9% of the overall sales, which means that Apple is the fourth largest manufacturer. The leading companies have also slightly boosted its sales, mainly at the expense of Asus. HP and Lenovo continue its fierce battle for number[…]

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iPhone 2019 to have three back camera lenses and 5x zoom

Apple may be working on a three-lens camera for iPhone 2019. This year, we don’t expect any major changes coming to the iPhone line, if not counting the possible ‘Plus’ version of the iPhone X. But for 2019, Apple may be preparing something interesting for mobile photo enthusiasts to compete with Huawei and their triple-lens camera on the P20 Pro. For many buyers, the camera capabilities is the most important area to consider when choosing a new flagship phone. Samsung, Google and Apple have been leading this game for a while, but a new star has just risen from China.[…]

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Touchless gestures may be coming to iPhones in three years time

Apple reportedly experimenting with 3D gesture controls. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has begun experimenting with 3D gestures for future iPhones. The touchless gesture controls for iOS may be coming in three years time, in an attempt to further differentiate flagship iPhones in a very saturated smartphone market. People familiar with Apple’s plans have revealed that the 3D touchless gestures would allow users to move their fingers above the screen to navigate through the menu without touching the display. The technology may be similar to the gesture controls in Nokia McLaren smartphone that was cancelled by Microsoft[…]

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Apple’s investment in microLED aims to make iPhone less power-consuming

The new display tech will debut with small screen devices in two year’s time. Every manufacturer tries to make its devices to last longer, but this is a hard task given the limited space for the battery in the trendy and very thin smartphones. And while the battery tech has not improved much in the past 10 years, the display manufacturers try to compensate with less power-hungry panels. OLED, used for most of the premium smartphones today, has a clear advantage in power consumption over LCD, but soon a new technology could become dominant. MicroLED, a fairly new tech, in[…]

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watchOS 4.3.1 available for testing while Instagram kills its Apple Watch app

Apple Watch loses its Instagram app. Instagram was one of the first companies that introduced apps designed for the tiny display of the Apple Watch, but as Apple killed the support for SDK v.1 on April 1, the company decided against re-building the app to work with watchOS 4 or newer. Instagram is instead pulling its app for Apple Watch, so as soon as you install the latest version for iPhone – version 39 – you will lose the ability to receive notifications and browse feeds. Some of you would argue that browsing photos on a very small display is[…]

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The brand new Apple Watch to have a larger display, bigger battery

Apple set to announce a new smartwatch this Autumn. This Autumn, Apple will unveil the fourth generation of its popular smartwatch, and the new model will bring some important improvements, according to analyst Ming Chi Kuo. The report claims that Apple Watch (2018) will have a larger display and a better battery. It’s said that Apple Watch Series 4 will have a 15% bigger battery, but the impact on the physical size is yet unclear. The company may be reducing the bezels to accommodate the bigger screen into the same size body. The battery capacity will be increased too, which[…]

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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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