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Consumers prefer receiving software updates to buying a new phone

Consumers prefer receiving software updates to buying a new phone

posted: 10 Dec 2017, 11:45

In the old days, when carriers would subsidize the purchase of a new phone every other year, smartphone users were on a defined two-year cycle. But now, with consumers shouldering the cost of buying a new phone themselves,...

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller says Android's Face ID attempts will

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller says Android's Face ID attempts will "all stink"

posted: 10 Dec 2017, 00:12

Apple has raised the bar for smartphones with the debut of Face ID on the Apple iPhone X. And that means that we are bound to see Android manufacturers start offering competing versions of the feature....

Apple iPhone X suppliers report weak November shipments, and expect this month to be worse

Apple iPhone X suppliers report weak November shipments, and expect this month to be worse

posted: 08 Dec 2017, 13:42

November was apparently a rough month for companies that supply Apple with components for the iPhone X. On a sequential basis (month over month), camera lens manufacturer Largan Precision...

Report: 2018 OLED Apple iPhone models to feature single-cell

Report: 2018 OLED Apple iPhone models to feature single-cell "L" shaped battery

posted: 08 Dec 2017, 10:44

Just the other day, we passed along a report from Japan's Nomura Securities about what we can expect to see from the 2018 iPhone models. The brokerage house says that Apple will release three models, one...

Apple's marketing VP dubs the iPhone X notch 'one of the most sophisticated pieces of technology'

Apple's marketing VP dubs the iPhone X notch 'one of the most sophisticated pieces of technology'

posted: 08 Dec 2017, 03:41

There's little doubt that the iPhone X is Apple's most controversial phone in recent memory, mainly on account of the "notch and horns" approach to achieving its touted "all-screen"...

Apple probing the iPhone X's cold weather mishaps, puts a supplier in the freezer

Apple probing the iPhone X's cold weather mishaps, puts a supplier in the freezer

posted: 06 Dec 2017, 08:02

Remember the iPhone X's cold-weather-gate, where some units' touchscreens apparently froze for a few seconds upon wide and abrupt temperature changes, like getting out of your house in the winter? Well,...

Buyers, beware of iPhone X replicas, or you may end up paying $880 for... Android

Buyers, beware of iPhone X replicas, or you may end up paying $880 for... Android

posted: 06 Dec 2017, 06:54

A grand will get you the iPhone X in the Apple Store, but if you want a similar-looking Android, you can save some money, and go with $880 instead. Not that the Chandler, Arizona couple that bought an...

Consumer Reports ranks the iPhone X lower than Galaxy S8... and iPhone 8, too

Consumer Reports ranks the iPhone X lower than Galaxy S8... and iPhone 8, too

posted: 06 Dec 2017, 03:39

The Consumer Reports' take on Apple's newest iPhone X is finally in, and, after perusing it for a while, the renowned testing grounds for all things capitalist and consumerist, came in with the verdict: "meh."...

Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8 portrait camera comparison: is one camera really enough?

Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8 portrait camera comparison: is one camera really enough?

posted: 05 Dec 2017, 15:19

The Google Pixel 2 is one of the many phones that have such a Portrait Mode. What's interesting, however, is that it needs only a single camera to produce the effect. Most other phones,...

Apple falls, Android gains in US market share, and the iPhone X is to blame

Apple falls, Android gains in US market share, and the iPhone X is to blame

posted: 05 Dec 2017, 08:08

The share of Android phone sales in the US got boosted by the whopping 8% year-on-year in that period, mainly at the expense of Apple. Given the sales trends of the iPhone X, however, Apple is likely to announce...

The iPhone X is in the thoughts and prayers of many potential buyers, tip analysts

The iPhone X is in the thoughts and prayers of many potential buyers, tip analysts

posted: 05 Dec 2017, 02:34

More than a third of the respondents in a Barclay's survey who intend to get an iPhone, are eyeing the X. This is good news for Apple, as those indicate a healthy interest in the latest and greatest...

Apple introduces new colors for its iPhone X silicone cases and Apple Watch sport bands

Apple introduces new colors for its iPhone X silicone cases and Apple Watch sport bands

posted: 04 Dec 2017, 23:51

Apple added some new iPhone X and Apple Watch accessories for those shopping on the company's online store. Those sporting the tenth anniversary iPhone model can now pick up a silicone case for...

SIM-free iPhone X now available in the US

SIM-free iPhone X now available in the US

posted: 04 Dec 2017, 19:38

Prices for the SIM-free, unlocked iPhone X don't differ from the prices you have to pay when buying carrier versions of the handset...

New Gmail iOS app update adds iPhone X support, third-party email accounts

New Gmail iOS app update adds iPhone X support, third-party email accounts

posted: 04 Dec 2017, 18:39

Google's Gmail iOS app now takes full advantage of the unusual screen of the iPhone X...

How to check if your iPhone X has a Qualcomm or Intel wireless modem inside

How to check if your iPhone X has a Qualcomm or Intel wireless modem inside

posted: 04 Dec 2017, 09:06

If you want to know whether you have an Intel XMM7480 modem in your iPhone X, or the more capable Qualcomm gear, here's what you need to do...

Thanks to the X, Apple may sell record 90 million iPhones, hit $700 average price

Thanks to the X, Apple may sell record 90 million iPhones, hit $700 average price

posted: 04 Dec 2017, 07:40

Hot on the heels of an analyst report that Apple may have moved 15 million iPhone X units so far, and 6 million around the Black Friday week alone, now comes another market research that tangentially...

Palm Pre vs iPhone X: Qualcomm wants iPhones banned for misusing Palm OS interface patents

Palm Pre vs iPhone X: Qualcomm wants iPhones banned for misusing Palm OS interface patents

posted: 04 Dec 2017, 04:59

In a tit-for-tat move, Qualcomm responded to Apple's patent counterclaim last week by adding Palm into the mix. So far, it has accused Apple of infringing on connectivity, power efficiency,...

Face ID got broken on iPhone X with the iOS 11.2 update? Here's how to fix it

Face ID got broken on iPhone X with the iOS 11.2 update? Here's how to fix it

posted: 04 Dec 2017, 02:39

In terms of software updates, Apple had a pretty rough time last week, with the iOS 11.1.2 causing some users' iPhones to get looped when getting local notifications with schduled reminders. Thankfully, Apple...

The iPhone X may turn into a privacy disaster, so Apple changed the Face ID apps policy

The iPhone X may turn into a privacy disaster, so Apple changed the Face ID apps policy

posted: 01 Dec 2017, 09:31

It remains to be seen whether Apple has actually opened the floodgates of privacy abuses from marketers, and declared an open season on your facial expressions with the iPhone X. Other manufacturers...

Verizon vs AT&T iPhone X versions tested, big advantage for Qualcomm's modem in weak-signal scenarios

Verizon vs AT&T iPhone X versions tested, big advantage for Qualcomm's modem in weak-signal scenarios

posted: 01 Dec 2017, 08:50

The X16 is the modem of choice for all flagships sold in the US this year, as it allows CDMA network tapping, and allows up to 1Gbps downloads, but since the Intel chip maxes...

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