x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
Would you fancy a systemwide Dark Mode for the iPhone X?

Would you fancy a systemwide Dark Mode for the iPhone X?

posted: 20 Dec 2017, 07:30

Just as any phone with OLED display out there, the iPhone X is theoretically going to use less power when displaying dark images or content, as the pixels are simply turned off to display black. Now, if only the iPhone X had a dark...

Apple's iPhones to cost record $740 on average in 2018, thanks to the X

Apple's iPhones to cost record $740 on average in 2018, thanks to the X

posted: 19 Dec 2017, 05:01

Just three weeks after its launch, the iPhone X already represented 2% of the active installed user base of iPhones. Given that there are hundreds of millions of those around the globe, to achieve such penetration...

The iPhone X inventory increase could result in a T-Mobile BOGO deal

The iPhone X inventory increase could result in a T-Mobile BOGO deal

posted: 19 Dec 2017, 04:48

While iPhone X subsidies may affect a carrier's bottom line in a more negative way that with other, cheaper phones, those that start an X deal first will have the advantage of lulling many people as lucrative post-paid...

Deal: Buy an Apple Watch Series 3 and save $200 on the iPhone 8/Plus and iPhone X at Verizon

Deal: Buy an Apple Watch Series 3 and save $200 on the iPhone 8/Plus and iPhone X at Verizon

posted: 17 Dec 2017, 08:44

The deal is only available with Verizon Unlimited and requires customers to purchase an Apple Watch Series 3. Then, a $200 promo credit will be applied to your account over 24 months when...

Wall Street analyst says iPhone X sales are below expectations

Wall Street analyst says iPhone X sales are below expectations

posted: 16 Dec 2017, 19:13

Karl Ackerman is an analyst with the Wall Street securities house of Cowen & Co. Ackerman has penned a note to clients that says initial demand for the Apple iPhone X "has been below initial expectations as users appear to...

Apple iPhone X owner finds her co-worker able to unlock her original and replacement units

Apple iPhone X owner finds her co-worker able to unlock her original and replacement units

posted: 15 Dec 2017, 11:20

Usually the first question that many people ask when they come across someone wielding the Apple iPhone X is "How is Face ID working for you?" Despite the edge-to-edge screen and the very...

Big 2017 blind phone camera comparison!

Big 2017 blind phone camera comparison!

posted: 15 Dec 2017, 09:05

Which phone has the best camera? We compare six of the best camera phones of the year: the iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, OnePlus 5T and LG V30...

Apple posts new video tutorial showing you how to use Apple Pay on the iPhone X

Apple posts new video tutorial showing you how to use Apple Pay on the iPhone X

posted: 14 Dec 2017, 12:45

When Apple unveiled its tenth anniversary model in September, it was obvious that certain features would require some tweaking due to the replacement of Touch ID with Face ID. One of those features is Apple...

Autofocus issue on Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus fixed with update to iOS 11.2.1

Autofocus issue on Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus fixed with update to iOS 11.2.1

posted: 14 Dec 2017, 10:32

A bug that was making it impossible for the rear camera to autofocus on some models of the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, is easily exterminated by installing iOS 11.2.1. The latest build...

Apple's new iPhones top the sales charts and Google searches

Apple's new iPhones top the sales charts and Google searches

posted: 14 Dec 2017, 02:34

Counterpoint lists the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus as the world's most popular smartphones in terms of sales for that month, followed by Samsung's big-screen Note 8 and S8+ phones. Out of the top 10 most sought-after phones in October...

Apple doubles down on Face ID, grants $390 million to TrueDepth sensor maker Finisar

Apple doubles down on Face ID, grants $390 million to TrueDepth sensor maker Finisar

posted: 13 Dec 2017, 09:20

The iPhone X hit initial production snags precisely on account of the fact that one of the component suppliers couldn't churn out sensors fast enough to satisfy the quality control. Now that production...

The iPhone X adoption rate is way above the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus

The iPhone X adoption rate is way above the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus

posted: 13 Dec 2017, 08:22

Despite the unseen $999 starting price of the iPhone X, Apple may have a hit on its hands, it seems, as the handset's adoption rate outpaces those of the iPhone 8 or the 8 Plus. Since Apple never cites sales breakdowns, we...

The best fast chargers for your iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus

The best fast chargers for your iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus

posted: 13 Dec 2017, 07:30

While Apple's new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X have fast charging circuitry built in, they ship with regular chargers that take more than two hours to top up an iPhone 8, for example, or three for the iPhone X, as you can see in out testing...

Verizon and AT&T aren't spending top dollar to advertise the iPhone X

Verizon and AT&T aren't spending top dollar to advertise the iPhone X

posted: 13 Dec 2017, 01:54

The latest ad spending data from the big four US carriers is in, and it turns out that only one of the top 5 most expensive advertising outlays features Apple's latest and greatest iPhone X. Apple is not known for...

Microsoft Edge app for iOS gets iPhone X optimization

Microsoft Edge app for iOS gets iPhone X optimization

posted: 12 Dec 2017, 23:02

Yesterday, we told you that the Microsoft Edge app has already rung up over one million downloads on the Google Play Store. That figure was reached just one week after the app was taken out of beta. The app is also available from the...

Apple iPhone X orders for most U.S. carriers are now being delivered in one to three business days

Apple iPhone X orders for most U.S. carriers are now being delivered in one to three business days

posted: 12 Dec 2017, 12:37

The last time we checked in on the delivery times posted by Apple for iPhone X orders, it was the end of November and units purchased that day were shipping in five business days....

iPhone

iPhone "Xc" concept shows what a cheaper, colorful and plastic iPhone X could look like

posted: 11 Dec 2017, 03:05

What if Apple revived the iPhone 5c idea with a colorful new version of the iPhone X, an iPhone "Xc" of sorts?...

Here's why T-Mobile, Verizon or AT&T reps don't really push the iPhone X

Here's why T-Mobile, Verizon or AT&T reps don't really push the iPhone X

posted: 11 Dec 2017, 02:43

If you think store reps are enjoying huge incentives to push this or other phone to you, that's obviously not the whole story, as a recent report by Chris Matyszczyk suggests. Going around carrier stores, he couldn't...

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....

Latest stories