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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Localytics

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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Portrait Lighting

How to shoot portrait photos with iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X

Video tutorials: how to use Portrait Lighting. One of the most interesting new features introduced with the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X is the ability to shoot professional-looking portrait photos. Portrait Lighting is built into the camera app, allowing you to shoot and enhance excellent portrait photos with ease. Apple has just posted two short video tutorials highlighting how to use the feature with the new iPhones. The first video is called ‘How to shoot with Portrait Lighting on iPhone 8 Plus‘. It shows you how to switch to portrait mode and scroll to choose the lighting effect. The[…]

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iOS 11.0.2 update brings call quality improvements for iPhone 8

Second iOS 11 update eliminates the crackling noise during phone calls with the iPhone 8. Apple has just unleashed their second minor iOS 11 update with build number 15A421. It’s available for iPhone, iPad and iPod devices, bringing a number of fixes and improvements, most notably of which is the fix for the crackling audio during phone calls with the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. We’ve reported last month that some iPhone 8 owners experienced strange noise coming from the earpiece during phone calls, and that Apple promised to fix this bug with an update. iOS 11.0.2 also[…]

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iPhone 8 Plus’s Portrait Lighting showcased in a new video

See how to create dramatic studio lighting effects. Apple has today released a new video advertisement for iPhone 8 Plus, highlighting the new portrait mode features that are exclusive to the 5.5-inch phone. You can watch the video uploaded to the official Apple channel in YouTube below: The ad shows the different settings you can use in the Portait Mode with the iPhone 8 Plus. The feature is exclusive to the new Plus model, and works pretty well, even in the current Beta mode. It utilizes the new dual-lens camera configuration on the iPhone 8 Plus in order to simulate[…]

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Apple working to fix the crackling noise during phone calls with iPhone 8

The company acknowledged a software bug, fix coming soon. Apple’s new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were released last week, but some users reported annoying crackling sounds during phone calls from the device’s earpiece. Fortunately, the issue should be fixed soon. According to Apple, the small number of devices that have been affected can expect a software update for iOS to eliminate the intermittent in-call static and noise. The Verge has published a statement from Apple: “We are aware of the issue which is affecting customers in a small number of cases,” an Apple spokesperson said. “Our team is[…]

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iPhone 8 Plus adoption higher than all previous ‘Plus’ models after the first weekend

But the iPhone 8 market share is lower than the iPhone 7. Mobile engagement platform Localytics has released a report covering the first weekend of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sales. The company released the two new models on September 22, while the $999 iPhone X won’t arrive before November 3rd. According to the report, the market share of both new iPhone 8 models is lower compared with the previous models during the first weekend of sales. Last year’s iPhone 7 had a 1% adoption rate, while the iPhone 7 Plus had 0.2%. At the same time, in the[…]

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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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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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