iPhone X first weekend sales as strong as the iPhone 7

iPhone X and iPhone 8/8 Plus combined first weekend adoption is higher than the 2015 and 2016 models. Localytics has revealed in a new report that the combined market share of the iPhone X and iPhone 8 & 8 Plus during the first few days on the market is higher than the total user base of the 2015 and 2016 models in the first weekend. According to the report, iPhone X adoption rate was 0.93% in the first weekend, which is higher than the iPhone 8/8 Plus combined share (0.3% + 0.4%) after a weekend on sale. iPhone X sales[…]

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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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Apple now sells the iPhone SE for just $349, iPhone 6s is $449

Here are the prices of all iPhone models in the US. With the announcement of the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X models, Apple also reduced the prices of the previous generations. The iPhone lineup now includes the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and the three new models. The most affordable device is the iPhone SE – the 4-inch phone costs $349 for the 32GB variant, and goes up to $449 for 128 GB. However, if you sign a new contract with your carrier, it could cost you just $14.55 a month.[…]

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iPhone 7 modded headphone jack 3.5mm audio

Here is the first iPhone 7 with a 3.5mm headphone jack

iPhone 7 modified with a classic 3.5mm audio jack. One of the most controversial decisions in Apple’s history is the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack in iPhone 7, which was considered as ‘too bold’ even for Apple. Although other companies like Motorola, HTC and others followed Apple and also ditched the classic 3.5mm jack in favor of a single USB-Type C port, not having the 3.5mm jack has certain disadvantages. For example, the user must pair Bluetooth headphones with inferior audio quality or use a little adapter to plug the classic earphones into USB-C or Lightning. An iPhone enthusiast[…]

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iPhone 7 is the top-selling smartphone in the world

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus dominate the market. iPhone and Galaxy are the two most popular phone brands in the world in the second quarter of 2017. According to a new market research published by Strategy Analytics, Apple has sold 16.9 million iPhone 7 and 15.1 million iPhone 7 Plus units in Q2 2017.At the same time, Samsung sold 10.2 million Galaxy S8 and 9 million S8+ in the same quarter. Strategy Analytics estimates that the fifth most popular model is the Xiaomi Redmi 4A, with 5.5 million units. Overall, the market has increased 5.5% compared with the same quarter[…]

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iPhone 7 red edition will try to boost Apple’s sales in Q2 2017

Apple announced red variants of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Apple yesterday announced a special edition iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in red. The phones will be launching is select markets in March 2017, in 128GB and 256GB of storage, priced exactly the same as the original versions announced in September – $749/849 for iPhone 7 and $869/$969 for the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. The special edition iPhone has been created to give customers another option, but also to help fight AIDS as Apple will donate a portion of the income from these models to organization believing in AIDS-free[…]

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A historic quarter: In Q4 2016 Apple sold more phones than Samsung

Apple sold 78.3 million iPhones to beat Samsung in Q4 2016. While in the last quarter of 2016 Samsung was negatively impacted by the Note 7 battery problems, resulting in a decreased year-over-year smartphone sales, Apple’s iPhone managed to increase its popularity and reach new heights. In the quarter ending December 2016, Apple sold 77.5 million phones, a 3.5 million increase compared with Q4 2015. According to Strategy Analytics, Apple sold more phones than Samsung in the quarter – beating the Korean giant by 0.8 million units. However, for the whole 2016, Apple sold 215.4 million iPhones, which is not[…]

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iPhone 7 sales forecast cut, growth endangered

Supply chain orders have been reduced. The high initial demand for the new iPhone 7 models during the first month after release has forced Apple to ramp up production estimates over the next two quarters. But now it seems that Apple has again changed the sales predictions, from a year-over-year growth to a very low, or even no growth at all. An analysis by Steven Milunovich claims that Apple is lowering the orders to avoid excess of stock in the coming months. The procurement plan for all iPhones combined includes a total number of 74 million units in Q4 2016,[…]

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Apple intentionally slows down Verizon’s iPhone 7 LTE performance

Verizon’s iPhone 7 uses a Qualcomm LTE modem. As you probably know, Apple is using two LTE modems for the iPhone 7 series – one from Qualcomm and one from Intel. These two modems support different maximum download speeds – up to 600MB/s for the Qualcomm modem, and up to 450Mb/s for the Intel LTE modem. For Verizon Wireless, Apple has used the Qualcomm modem, which means theoretically the owners of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on Verizon could take advantage of the faster network and the Qualcomm chip to reach higher speeds than customers of other networks –[…]

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