iPhone X

Tim Cook believes that $999 for a phone is not that much

Apple calls the iPhone X a ‘value offer’. In one of his first interviews after the announcement of iPhone X and iPhone 8/8Plus at an event early last week, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook shares thoughts about the new products, iOS, ARKit, and more. Despite the fact that the company shocked the world with the starting price of the iPhone X ($999), Tim Cook thinks that this device is a ‘value price’. Cook said: Well, it’s a value price actually for the technology that you’re getting. As it turns out, most people are paying for phones over long periods of time.[…]

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iOS 11 update rolling out today, ditches support for 32-bit apps

Apple releases the official iOS 11 update on September 19. The Cupertino-based giant is today releasing the official iOS 11 update to millions of iPhones and iPads, introducing many new features and improvements in the iOS to its customers. And whereas the current iOS 10 supports both 64 and 32-bit apps, after the upgrade to iOS 11 you will lose the ability to run those legacy apps with a 32-bit architecture. This change, however, doesn’t come as a surprise. Apple announced several times in the previous months that the next major version of iOS won’t support 32-bit apps. All in[…]

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Despite the insane price of the iPhone X, Apple could make a lower profit

Report: iPhone X’s internals cost $581. A report by the Wall Street Journal compares the component costs for iPhone X against the previous models. It concludes that despite the much higher price of iPhone X, Apple could actually make a smaller profit margin compared to last year’s model – iPhone 7. The preliminary calculations of the component prices for the iPhone X suggest that Apple may have paid around $581 for the parts. This is $248 more that the component costs for iPhone 7, a device that comes with a starting price of $650, whereas the iPhone X starts at[…]

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Sprint iPhone 8

Sprint offers a free iPhone 8 if you trade in an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

Upgrade offer: trade in iPhone 7 and get a free iPhone 8. Spring has an amazing offer in the United States. The wireless provider has announced a free iPhone 8 with 64GB storage for both new or existing customers. To get the offer, you have to trade in your old iPhone 7 or 7 Plus in a good condition. Futhermore, all current users of iPhone 6 / 6s / 6 Plus or 6S plus could get a 50% off the price of the new iPhone with a FREE activation (save $30). The device payments are down to $14.58 per month[…]

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iPhone X has a strong impact on iPhone 8 sales

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus currently ships in one week. A report covering the first week of pre-orders for Apple’s new products has been published by KGI Securities. According to the research firm, Apple’s new iPhone X has an impact on the iPhone 8 pre-orders. While Apple already released the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the flagship phone won’t be coming before the end of October, so many customers are waiting to place a pre-order for the premium model. Apple typically ships the new iPhones in 3-6 weeks after the pre-order, while the new iPhone 8 line is shipping[…]

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If Face ID is the future, what’s Touch ID?

Apple thinks that Face ID is superior to Touch ID. The recently announced iPhone X ditched the Home Button along with Touch ID, in favor of thin bezels, OLED screen and Face ID for authentication. Apple’s new biometric tech may have certain advantages over the fingerprint scanning, but many users raised concerns over the speed and accuracy of the face recognition. But Apple also launched the other two new models, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, with older technology – Touch ID. Why? If Face ID is the future of biometric tech, as Craig Federighi said in an interview, then what’s[…]

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iPhone 8

iPhone 8 has a 1,821mAh battery, 7% smaller than iPhone 7

Apple decreased the battery capacity in iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. When Apple announced the three new phones earlier this week, the company did not mention the battery specs inside each model. The company only said that the new A11 chip is more efficient and you should expect about the same battery life from iPhone 8 and iPhone X. According to information from the certification authorities in China, Apple has actually downgraded the batteries inside both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. TENAA lists a 1,821mAh battery for iPhone 8 and 2,675mAh for iPhone 8 Plus. This is[…]

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iPhone 7 vs iPhone 8

Quick comparison between iPhone 7 and the new iPhone 8

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 8: What’s improved? Should you upgrade to iPhone 8? What’s improved in the new iPhone to justify the upgrade? Let’s have a look at the what the company offers. Design: Almost the same iPhone 7 follows the same overall design principles as the preceding iPhone 6 and 6S. iPhone 8 looks almost identical to iPhone 7, with rounded corners and Touch ID. But there is a big difference on the back, as the new model has glass and wireless charging in favor of 7000-series aluminium. There is also water-resistance IP67 in iPhone 8. Winner: iPhone 8[…]

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iPhone X notch

Developers have to rethink their apps because of the iPhone X notch

iPhone X’s top notch could be really annoying. One of the few disadvantages of the new iPhone X’s design is the odd-looking notch – a black area at the top that includes a speaker, cameras and sensors for Face ID. This notch may be really annoying when watching full-screen videos, playing games, or browsing, because it could hide important content or elements of the interface. And while the videos could be switched between notch-less and notched with a single tap, the photos and the third-party apps can’t. Apps that embrace the notch on the new iPhone X look bad. Look[…]

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iPhone A11 bionic

Apple’s new A11 Bionic processor outperforms all flagship Androids and even iPad Pro

Benchmark tests show new iPhone A11 Bionic chip is really good. Apple introduced a brand new chip for its 2017 line up – the A11 Bionic. The company announced that this processor will bring performance improvements over the previous generation (A10), as the it features six cores instead of four – two for intensive tasks and four for efficiency. As none of the new iPhones is launched yet, they cannot be directly compared against rivals. Fortunately, the benchmark tests are good indicators of how the A11 Bionic works, and the early results are pretty good. According to Geekbench scores for[…]

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