Gold iPhone X is real: Official certification photos

Apple may release iPhone X in gold later this year. Apple’s iPhone X launched last year in two colors – silver and space gray, contrary to the rumors that there would be also a gold version. But now, leaked photos from the U.S. FCC agency that approves all smartphones for use in the country, have revealed the Gold iPhone X. The pictures were taken back in Sept.2017, which make us wonder why Apple did not release this color version. There could be a problem in manufacturing the frame for this variant, according to rumors. However, the company may have resolved[…]

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Snapchat introduces live AR lenses for iPhone X.

Snapchat now takes advantage of iPhone X’s TrueDepth sensors

Snapchat introduces live AR lenses for iPhone X. After demonstrating how the new AR lenses would work on the iPhone X last year, Snapchat has now updated its app to take advantage of the TrueDepth camera sensors. Launching the Snapchat app on the iPhone X would allow you to apply different AR masks which track and adapt to the movements of the face more accurately than ever. By using the advanced mapping technology of the TrueDepth module, Snapchat hopes to attract more users who have the flagship iPhone. Apple said that more third-party apps would support AR features soon, as[…]

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Tips to improve the battery life in iOS 11 and iPhone X

How to fix the battery problems on iOS 11.3 and newer iOS 11.3, the latest update of the operating system that runs on iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and newer, has caused some problems with the battery life, including a sudden battery drain experienced by iPhone X owners. Here is how you can try to fix the issues and improve the battery life of your iPhone: Restart the iPhone. You can try the easiest solution first – a simple reboot. Depending on the device you have, there is a different key combination you should use to reset. iPhone X and iPhone[…]

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Breakability tests show how durable are the iPhone X and Galaxy S9.

Which is more durable – iPhone X or Galaxy S9?

Breakability tests show how durable are the iPhone X and Galaxy S9. Years ago, the popular smartphones were far less complicated in terms of design and features than the devices we currently have. They had policarbonate or aluminum backs, displays with big bezels protecting the screen better, and removable back covers, making them relatively not easy to break. Today, the flagship devices have complex designs with curved displays, glass backs and relatively thin and light bodies. That’s why it’s very important to know how breakable the device is. Fortunately, some YouTube channels have specialized in performing such tests. In the[…]

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Apple may reduce or eliminate the iPhone notch in 2019

Android manufacturers embracing the notch design influenced by iPhone X. Apple is looking to improve, reduce and maybe completely eliminate the sensor notch from the iPhone line up in 2019 or 2020, according to a new report by ET News in Korea. The report reiterates that Apple is planning three new models for 2018 – one with LCD and two with OLED screens, but all to include FaceID, reduced bezels, and probably a smaller notch. Apple’s notch design for iPhone X has faced negative reviews from some media and fans, but it’s now becoming a hot trend among the Android[…]

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iPhone X destroys the Galaxy S9 in performance tests

Benchmark tests show that iPhone X is faster than Samsung Galaxy S9. Fans and media love to compare the flagship devices, putting them in different tests and camera shootouts. Yesterday, we reported on how Samsung may have created the best smartphone camera, but when it comes to the CPU/GPU power, the situation may be different. The benchmarks are usually the best indicator of what to expect from a new device, and how it compares against the competition. Let’s see the results for the iPhone X and the Galaxy S9 (and Plus). According to tests by Anand Tech, iPhone X and[…]

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Screen wake up delays for incoming calls reported by iPhone X users

Apple is investigating a bug preventing the screen from turning on. A report by FinancialTimes informs us about a software or hardware issue with the new iPhone X. The company has acknowledged the issue which happens with incoming calls. The delay up to 10 seconds in turning the screen prevents users from accepting or declining a call, while they can still hear the phone ringing. The issue has not been fixed in the latest iOS update – version 11.2.5. We don’t know if this issue is a device-specific one, or users with older phones also experience it. Additionally, some iPhone[…]

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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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Samsung reducing operations at its OLED plant because of weak iPhone sales

Samsung Display is slowing down production. Apple originally hoped to sell 40 million iPhone X units in the first quarter of 2018, but the prediction was revised to 20 million, which has influenced all Apple supplies including Samsung. The Korean giant is producing OLED panels for the first iPhone with such a display technology, but after many years of full-capacity production, Samsung Display is lowering production capacity for the first time in January by 10% , compared with 2017. According to a report by The Investors, the A3 plant has reduced capacity because of its largest client – Apple, and[…]

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Apple to cut half the iPhone X production target for Q1 2018

iPhone X production target for January – March reduced to 20 million units. Apple’s manufacturing partners were expected to make around 40 million iPhone X devices in the quarter starting January, but the U.S. based technology leader has reportedly cut half their target to 20 million units. According to an unconfirmed report from Nikkei Asia, slower than expected sales of iPhone X in the holiday season have resulted in this cut. Despite the new design with OLED and some new features, not so many users were willing to pay at least $999 to get the iPhone X. Even in 2018,[…]

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