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Now that the rumors are over and Apple has revealed its three new iPhone models, all the speculation has turned to how many units Apple will sell. While the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR were all announced at the same time, the cheapest version, the iPhone XR, will ship much later than the other two. The iPhone XS and XS Max with OLED screens will be available this Friday. The iPhone XR won't ship until more than a month after the other two devices. This has left many wondering what's the holdup. Sure, some of the delay could be perceived as a ploy by Apple to get people to buy the iPhone XS and... Read more...
Apple announced the AirPower wireless charting mat in 2017 when it introduced the iPhone X. At the time, the company touted its ability to simultaneously charge an iPhone, the Apple Watch and AirPods. While compatible with the Qi wireless standard, it also had some of Apple’s own proprietary secret sauce added to optimize performance with its products. However, as we strolled further into 2018, there was still no official word from Apple on AirPower or when it would be released. During its iPhone/Apple Watch event held last week at the Spaceship campus, Apple made nary... Read more...
Apple is amplifying its war against the 3.5mm audio jack by no longer including an adapter with its older iPhone models. Now if you purchase an iPhone 7 or later and want to use your existing set of headphones with a 3.5mm jack, you'll need to purchase a Lighting-to-3.5mm dongle separately, priced at $9 if buying directly from Apple. In case you haven't followed the situation, here's a recap. Apple sparked a bit of controversy in 2016 when it released its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models, both of which arrived to the scene without a 3.5mm audio jack. However, the company did include an adapter... Read more...
This week is a big one for fans of Apple smartphones, as the company will announce iPhones on Wednesday. Rumors have been plentiful about these new iPhones with the LCD base version being the device that has garnered much of the attention. This device has been tipped to have tiny bezels -- about half the size of the bezels on the costlier OLED packing iPhone models. Other rumors have claimed that the LCD 2018 iPhone would sell for about $699 making it much more affordable than the OLED models. Only days before the event to unveil the devices is set to happen new rumors have turned up with... Read more...
Plenty of Apple rumors have run rampant claiming to let fans in on what Apple will offer this year when its new devices launch. So far, we've heard that the 2018 iPhone models will ditch the included headphone dongle. We've also seen alleged benchmarks surface showing the A12 SoC is quite the performer. The OLED versions of the iPhone reportedly have 512GB of storage and Apple Pencil support. Fans are always on the lookout for more rumor confirmation, and some of the long-running rumors have been confirmed according to an Apple analyst with a long track record of accuracy. Gene Munster of Loup... Read more...
Usually when the government and Apple butt heads over a technology topic, it has to do with encryption, and specifically the lack of a built-in backdoor for lawmakers to bust through when investigating crimes. That is an ongoing topic, though it is not the only one. Concerned over the growing use of digital assistants like Siri, US lawmakers asked Apple if its devices invade user privacy by recording conversations. The question was posed to both Apple and Google in a letter by representatives Greg Walden, Marsha Blackburn, Gregg Harper, and Robert Latta. In the letter, the representatives pointed... Read more...
Many smartphone fans out there have a favorite set of headphones that they use on-the-go for listening to music. For most people, that favored set of headphones has a 3.5mm plug and needs to be plugged in for use. Apple, on the other hand, has been trying to steer iPhone users away from wired headphones for several years. That fact was never more obvious than when it did away with the integrated 3.5mm headphone port. While the integrated port might have disappeared, Apple has been offering Lightning to 3.5mm adapters in the box with its iPhones. A new research note that originated with a Barclays... Read more...
We're roughly a month away from when Apple is rumored to be launching its 2018 family of iPhone devices. According to various sources over the past few months, there will be three standard models available at launch: a 6.1-inch LCD variant along with 5.8- and 6.5-inch OLED models. Earlier this week, references were found in iOS 12 beta code suggesting that a dual-SIM version of the new iPhones will be made available. Now, according to the Economic Daily News, it's being reported that the dual-SIM capabilities will be limited to the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone -- the cheapest of the three.... Read more...
AAPL is heading towards new highs after Apple posted strong earnings for fiscal Q3 2018. Revenue jumped 17 percent year-over-year to $53.3 billion while earnings per diluted share increased 40 percent to $2.34. The company's net income for the quarter came in at $11.5 billion. During the quarter, Apple shipped 41.3 million iPhones, which was a slight increase over the 41 million it shipped during the same quarter last year. However, it should be noted that iPhone revenue increased a staggering 20 percent year-over-year from $24.8 billion to $29.9 billion. This can be directly attributed to the... Read more...
Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17728 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. With this build, Microsoft says that it will soon bring the first set productivity features to the Your Phone app for Windows Insiders with an Android device. With that app, file access between your phone and your PC will be much easier than it is now. Microsoft says that you will be able to snap a pic on your Android device and then see it on your PC. With the Your Phone app installed, the most recent photos taken on Android sync to the PC automatically. Once the photos are there they can be... Read more...
Usually when there are leaks and rumors focused on upcoming iPhone models, they have to do with the display, certain biometric features, the camera sensors, and things of that sort. That is not the case with the latest leak. Rumor has it Apple will release a dual-DIM iPhone model this year, and a breakdown of iOS 12 reveals suggests it is true. Apple has not released iOS 12 to the public yet, but it is available to developers and testers in beta form. Interestingly, a component of the beta that is tasked with generating diagnostic reports makes references to "second SIM status" and "second SIM... Read more...
We're a little more than a month away from when Apple is expected to reveal its 2018 family of iPhones. 2017 saw the launch of three iPhones: the evolutionary iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus along with the radical (for Apple) iPhone X. For 2018, we're expecting to see more design evolution with 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch models blanketing the bottom and top of the iPhone X respectively. Benjamin Geskin, who has a reputation of leaking Apple news ahead of schedule, has come into possession of dummy units of both the 6.1-inch iPhone and the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus (we don't know if this will... Read more...
Apple is set to launch three new iPhones this year with two of those being OLED devices according to rumors. The third device is said to be a much more affordable LCD equipped device with screens rumored earlier to be supplied by LG. That 6.1-inch standard LCD-based iPhone is widely expected to outsell its OLED counterparts. A new rumor is making the rounds today that claims the iPhone with that 6.1-inch display will also have absolutely minuscule bezels. The device, being called the iPhone 9, is tipped for bezels as thin as 0.5mm and set to launch in late November. One reason that the standard... Read more...
It appears that the legal brouhaha between Apple and Qualcomm has gone thermonuclear. We knew that Apple was angling to rid itself of Qualcomm chips in its future iPhones, but it appears that the switchover will indeed happen this year. Qualcomm confirmed the breakup during its fiscal Q3 2018 earnings call. "We believe Apple intends to solely use our competitors’ modems, rather than our modems in its next iPhone release," said Qualcomm CFO George Davis. "We will continue to provide modems for Apple legacy devices." Intel has provided modems for select versions of Apple smartphones dating... Read more...
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