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iOS 12: cool new features coming to iPhone

Here’s what’s new in the iOS 12 update in 2018. Apple’s officially unveiled its major iOS update planned for Autumn 2018. iOS 12 will be coming to a wide range of devices, including iPhone 5S that is almost 5-year old, promising faster app boot and improved performance even on old hardware. Like previously expected, Apple will focus on performance in this update, but there will be many new features here and there. In this article you can read about the best new things coming to iPhone and iPad in 2018. Notification groups Finally, iOS 12 can group the notifications in[…]

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iOS 12 update coming to the 5-year old iPhone 5S

Apple announced the next iOS update coming fall 2018 Apple unveiled at the WWDC18 conference this week the next major iOS update – iOS 12. The update will focus on improvements and performance, although there will be many small new features and changes here and there. The company says that iOS 12 will make the older devices faster – they will start apps 40% faster than before. The keyboard will pop-up 50% faster, while the camera may start 70% faster, which is indeed amazing. The good news is that you don’t have to buy a new iPhone to experience iOS[…]

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What to expect from Apple’s WWDC 2018

Apple’s developer conference starts on Monday, 4 June. The company’s big annual conference for developers is the usual place for many big announcements regarding software and hardware, and 2018 won’t make an exception. Taking place in San Jose between 4th and 8th of June, WWCD 2018 will be much more focused on software this year, in line with the rumors that Apple will try to dramatically improve the stability and the performance of iOS and MacOS. But there may be a few hardware announcements as well, according to people familiar with the matter. Here is the quick recap of what[…]

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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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