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Buy a refurbished iPhone 8 directly from Apple

Apple is now selling refurbished iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The old 2017 models can now be bought at a discounted price, but they are refurbished units. Apple has announced that both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be offered on Apple Store at a discount. This is an offer exclusive for USA. The phones are available in grey, gold or silver, only in a 64GB version. Refurbished iPhone 8 64GB is $499, which is $100 less than the original price for a brand new unit. Iphone 8 Plus costs $599, also $100 less than the normal price.[…]

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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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iPhone with an impressive growth in China for a 28.6% market share in Q4

Apple is gaining more ground in China as iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus sales surge. iPhone’s market share is growing in half of the markets monitored by Kantar Worldpanel, but decreasing in the others. While the difference is not so significant, varying between -2.4 and +2.5 percent in most of the countries, China is a completely different story. Apple has rapidly increased its presence in the country for 3 years. In Q4 2016, Apple had a 18.5% sales share in China, but in 2017 during the same period (October – December), the iPhones accounted for 28.6 percent of the[…]

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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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Hurricane Irma, iPhone 8 and X top the Google Search in 2017

iPhone is the most popular Consumer Tech in Google Search. Apple’s iPhone 8 and X are among the top 3 of the world’s most popular search terms on Google in 2017, according to a new publication. Hurricane Irma has been the most popular search term this year, followed by the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. It’s worth mentioning that earlier this year most of the researchers and fans believed that the 10th anniversary model would be called the iPhone 8, which has definitely influenced the score. Apple called it the iPhone X, while a model called iPhone 8 offered a[…]

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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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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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