iPhone 8

Apple blocking third-party repair shops from fixing the screen of iPhone 8

The display replacements are not possible after the latest iOS update. A third-party screen repair for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is not a solution anymore, according to a report by Vice. iPhone 8 owners who have their displays replaced by a third-party service provider have reported that the touchscreen functionality is not working after the procedure. It appears it’s the iOS 11.3 update that disabled the connection between the display and the smartphone if it’s not replaced by an authorized company or Apple itself. Apple may be using a custom chip that enables the touch input, which means the[…]

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Red editions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus launching this week

PRODUCT (RED) editions of the iPhone 8 line go on sale today. [Update] It’s now official. Apple is selling the PRODUCT RED Editions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus for the same price as the equivalent models in regular colors. iPhone 8 starts $699, while iPhone 8 Plus is $799 for the basic storage variant (64GB). Unlike the iPhone 7 line in RED, the new models have black front bezels which look quite nice. Orders begin today, April 10, in the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and other key markets. More regions will start selling the PRODUCT (RED)[…]

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Another video highlights the Portrait Lighting on iPhone X

Apple released a new video to promote the Portrait Lighting feature. The company’s official YouTube channel has published a new video focused on the iPhone X and its Portrait Lighting feature. It’s just a 38-second video ad entitled ‘A New Light’. It shows how you can use the iPhone X to create a professional-looking portrait photos without having the necessary equipment and a studio. Apple introduced the Portrait Lighting feature with the iPhone X and 8 Plus in November. Using information from both camera sensors, the device creates unique lighting effects. It’s purely a software trick, as the smartphone cameras[…]

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Belkin announces new wireless chargers

Belkin announces new wireless chargers for iPhone X and iPhone 8

Qi charging pads announced at CES 2018. The Consumer Electronic Show has just launched this morning, but many companies have already revealed their new products. One of the interesting companies at the event is Belkin who already has several wireless charging pads in the Apple Store. Belkin is planning to expand its portfolio of wireless chargers, introducing new models in different colors for 2018, including a charging pad for two phones. They all work with latest iPhones – iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The least expensive model is called ‘Boost Up Bold‘ – offered in four colors,[…]

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Latest iOS update fixes autofocus problems with iPhone X and iPhone 8

iOS 11.2.1 also includes some other improvements. Yesterday, Apple released the first public update of iOS 11.2, bringing fixes to HomeKit remote sharing, and some under the hood tweaks and improvements to the operating system. Apparently, the update has significantly improved the performance of the autofocus on the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Focus problems were noticed by users after the iOS 11.2 release a week ago, connected with the inability to focus on a subject while taking a photo. It has been reported that the camera was struggling to focus, constantly switching between both lenses while[…]

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iPhone X

iPhone 8 is better than iPhone X, says Consumer Reports

Apple’s flagship iPnone ranked below the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Apple has three new smartphones for this season – the iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, and the flagship iPhone X. The 10th anniversary model offers something unique that the other two doesn’t, and while for many it is the superior phone overall, there are some areas in which it definitely performs poorly. According to tests by Consumer Reports, the iPhone X is not as durable as the iPhone 8 line. Although all models have glass backs, the iPhone X had poor performance in durability tests simulating real-world accidents. Additionally,[…]

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iPhone 8

Apple is the leading smartphone manufacturer in the UK

Apple has a 34.4% share in the United Kingdom. One of every three smartphones sold in the UK market is an iPhone, according to Counterpoint. Their latest report covers the third quarter (Q3) of 2017, and despite the fact that Apple’s sales declined on a year-to-year basis, the company maintained its leading position. Apple’s share is 34.4%, just 0.4% ahead of Samsung. Counterpoint said that the sales of the iPhone 8 were weaker than expected in the last months of September, which is probably because of the similar design to the iPhone 7, and all those users waiting for the[…]

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iOS 11.2 will increase the wireless charging speeds

iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus will support 7.5W charging speeds after the update. Currently, the wireless charging speeds of the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and 8 are limited to 5 watts, despite the fact that the Qi-based technology theoretically supports up to 15W. Fortunately, the situation is about to improve very soon, as Apple has already boosted the wireless charging speeds in the public beta of iOS 11.2. The latest official version of iOS – 11.1.1 – supports speeds at 5W, while iOS 11.2 Beta supports 7.5 watts. iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus do support[…]

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The best cases for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Buy a quality case for your new iPhone. Many accessory makers have launched cases, covers and protectors for the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, so we’ve decided to review the best options you can find. Spigen Hybrid Ultra 2 – from $11.99 Spigen has launched an ultra hybrid case with Clear Air cushion technology for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It’s made of a hybrid structure to ensure better protection of your device. It is quite slim, doesn’t add bulkiness to your elegant iPhone, and doesn’t block the wireless charging for iPhone 8. This is the second[…]

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iPhone 8 production drops as customers prefer the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus

Lower than expected demand for iPhone 8. Apple has three new iPhones in late 2017, and the demand has not been equally divided between the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. The company launched the iPhone 8 duo more than a month ago, and the demand for both the 4.7 and the 5.5 inch model has probably reached its peak. According to KGI, Apple has already reduced the orders for iPhone 8, and the company’s assembly partner Pegatron expects a 50% decline in the next quarter, which means the demand is lower than expected. As KGI notes, the[…]

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