iPhone 8

Crackling noise during phone calls reported by iPhone 8 users [Updated]

Some users have problems with the call quality from iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It’s not something rare to write about problems with new smartphones on the market, especially if we are talking about the world’s most popular one – the iPhone. Do you remember ‘bendgate’?Apparently, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are not an exception, as after a few days on sale some customers have reported bad audio quality during phone calls. MacRumors has started a forum discussion about the problem, and we can read that many owners have described similar experience – annoying crackling sounds from the[…]

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Instagram update

Instagram update for iOS brings face filters for videos and new seasonal stickers

Autumn and spring stickers available for iOS users. Instagram has a new update for iOS devices, bringing new stickers to mark the changing seasons around the world. For users living in the northern hemisphere, there is a new sticker pack for autumn that includes falling leaves, hats, cups of tea, and more. Users in the southern hemisphere could add spring-themed stickers like flowers, apples, and sun, to celebrate the arrival of spring. Additionally, Instagram for iOS now allows you to play with face filters while sharing live videos. There is a brand new filter – sunglasses, available exclusively in the[…]

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iPhone 8 repair

You’d better protect your iPhone 8’s glass back than the screen

Replacing the glass back would cost you more than fixing a broken display. If you somehow drop your new iPhone 8 or iPhone X onto a flat surface or a stone, and the glass back suddenly breaks, you will have to pay $99 plus tax. However, this is the price only if you opt in for the AppleCare+ plan. If you don’t have an extended limited warranty, the damage could cost you a lot more – around half the price you pay for a new phone. According to AppleInsider, a broken glass back is part of the ‘Other damages’ fee.[…]

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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the best cameraphones according to DxOMark

Apple iPhone 8 Plus gets 94 points, iPhone 8 scores 92. DxOMark, a specialized website dedicated to image quality, has updated their Mobile ranking after testing the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. According to DxOMark, Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus is the best smartphone camera at the moment with a score of 94 out of 100. Thanks to an improved dual-lens camera system on iPhone 8 Plus that features a wide and a telephoto lens, iPhone 8 Plus offers improved image quality for both photos and videos. The overall score of 94 is a new record, beating the former leaders[…]

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iPhone 8 launch September 22 Australia Sydney

Not much excitement about the iPhone 8 in the Apple Stores

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been released today. There’s not much excitement about the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 in Australia, at least not yet. The new iPhones have just gone on sale in the first countries this morning, but the line was shorter than previous launches. Fewer than 30 people were waiting for iPhones outside of the Apple’s Store in Sydney, while in previous years there were hundreds. At the same time, Twitter users inform about fewer customers in other Apple stores. But the number of people lining up outside the physical stores has also dropped[…]

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iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 8 speed and durability tests [Watch Video]

Watch how capable the iPhone 8 actually is. From today, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available for purchase in many countries in the world, and as you might expect the first videos putting the devices to tests are also here. The first video tested the iPhone 8 Plus’s speed and how the device holds up against its predecessor – iPhone 7 Plus. The test comparison shows that despite the giant leap in the benchmark tests, iPhone 8Plus is only marginally better than iPhone 7 Plus. The new model is definitely better in all day-to-day tasks like browsing[…]

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faceID iPhone X

Production issues may further delay the market debut of iPhone X

Apple has not yet started the production of iPhone X. iPhone X should go up for pre-orders on October 27th with a release a week later, but the availability of the device may be too limited until December 2017. According to a new report, the company has run into more production issues as a result of the more sophisticated and complex design of the iPhone X. Barron’s informs from own sources that Apple has yet to start manufacturing of iPhone X, and that should happen in mid-October, which would be two months after the initial deadline in June. iPhone X[…]

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MacBook Pro

Intel’s Cannon Lake chip reportedly delayed, MacBook Pro under threat?

10nm chip may have been delayed to the end of 2018. Apple relies on Intel and the upcoming Cannon Lake chip built on the 10nm CPU architecture to upgrade its MacBook Pro models in 2018, but a reliable source confirms that Intel won’t be ready with the processor by the end of 2018. The original target-launch for Cannon Lake was mid-2017, but the date has been rescheduled three times already – first to early 2018, then to mid-2018, and now to the end of 2018. If the report is accurate and Intel won’t release the chip as everyone expected, Apple[…]

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First AR games released in the App Store

A selection of new Augmented Reality games. With the release of iOS 11 to supported hardware, Apple automatically turned millions of devices into AR-capable machines that could run AR apps based on the ARKit Apple introduced to developers earlier in 2017. The first wave of AR apps and games are already here, available for download in the Store. We’ve already covered some of them, like IKEA Place. Here are some AR games you can try right now: Warhammer 40,000 Freeblade  It’s an imperial knight in a virtual universe with over 170 missions. This game offers high-resolution 3D graphics, an enhanced[…]

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IKEA Place

IKEA Place AR app now available in the Store for iOS 11 devices

Download the Augmented Reality app for free. After demonstrating its app based on the ARKit earlier this month, IKEA has officially released the AR app called ‘IKEA Place’ in the Store for free. ‘Place’ is a cool app that allows you to virtually add IKEA furniture to your own room. The app has a catalogue with 3D true-to-scale models of select items which you could place in your space. First, you have to scan the floor with the camera and then browse the list of IKEA products to select an item. Point the iPhone or iPad at the open space[…]

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