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An image for a new Apple product somewhat resembles this pre-existing Smart Battery Case. (Source: Apple)

Fresh leak suggests new Apple Smart Battery Cases are indeed on the way

A new leak based on a purported internal Apple document reiterates the rumor that Smart Battery Cases are coming back. This one suggests that this product will be compatible with the iPhone XS and XS Max only. On the other hand, t...
OLED displays now have a majority in the phone-screen market. (Source:

Over 61% of all smartphone display panels are OLED now: new analysis

Less than 40% of all smartphones are thought to have LCD (or a variation on it) these days. This was reported as part of a new release from the analysis firm IHS Markit. It indicates that the type of panel once only associated wit...
The ITC may determine if certain iPhones can be brought into the US for sale from next year. (Source: Wikipedia)

Qualcomm now reportedly pushing for US iPhone ban

This week, Qualcomm succeeded in its petition to a Chinese court to have the sale or import of several iPhone models banned in the relevant jurisdiction. The company is also pushing the United States International Trade Commission...
Royole (Rouyu) beat the big manufacturers to the punch with its FlexPai foldable phone. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Samsung first on the foldable bandwagon; Apple to bide its time

An infographic published by LetsGoDigital makes for interesting reading for those curious about how the foldable market could end up playing out. Unsurprisingly, it seems Samsung and Huawei will be the first major manufacturers to...
An example of the offending official iPhone XS Max image in question. (Source: Apple)

Apple facing yet another lawsuit, this time over 'misleading' iPhone XS Max marketing material

During the launch event for the latest series of iPhones, many tech correspondents remarked on the company's official images which gave the impression that the devices lacked the profound notches that do in fact exist. It appears ...
Qualcomm goes for the throat, asks China to ban sales of iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR

Qualcomm goes for the throat, asks China to ban sales of iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR

Despite winning a victory against Apple earlier this week, Qualcomm is continuing to pressure the iPhone manufacturer in China. Qualcomm is petitioning Chinese courts to expand the ban of iPhone sales to include the iPhone XR, Xs,...
Ming-Chi Kuo now concludes that there will be less iPhones shipped in 2019 than he thought. (Source: Stuff)

iPhone shipments in 2019 could be significantly lower than previously thought: Ming-Chi Kuo

The respected Apple-focused business analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has made a departure from the general consensus in his industry that the Cupertino company will see 200 million iPhones sold in 2019. Kuo now asserts that this number will ...
In a big win for Qualcomm, a provincial Chinese court has granted preliminary injunction against sale of older iPhone devices in the country. (Source: 9to5Mac)

Big relief for Qualcomm as provincial court bans sale of several iPhone models in China

The Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court in China has granted preliminary injunctions against the import, sale, and offers for sale of various older Apple iPhone models in the country. The Court granted the injunction against Apple ...
This is possibly the iPhone design template for yet another year. (Source: Ars Technica)

2019's iPhones will look pretty much exactly like 2018's: new analysis

Apple will make minimal changes to its smartphones for the new year, according to an analyst with the bank Nomura. Therefore, they are likely to end up looking much like the iPhone X of 2017...again. The Nomura research report ind...
The iPhone XR. (Source: Digital Trends)

Opinion | DxOMark: The iPhone XR proves that more cameras aren't a precursor for excellent performance

The iPhone XR made the trip over to DxOMark and shone, earning the highest score ever for a device with a single rear camera, and showing up other flagships with more complicated camera setups.
The new iPhone 'battery case', in comparison to a previous model. (Source: 9to5Mac)

New leak suggests battery case for iPhone XS line in the works

A new official battery case for the iPhone XS or possibly the XS Max may be available soon. This possibility has arisen from clues found in the code of an Apple software beta, which has resulted in accurate predictions about upcom...
The Helio M70 is now available. (Source: The Mobile Indian)

MediaTek launches its M70 5G modem at a tech conference

The Helio M70 baseband chipset was showcased at the China Mobile Global Partner Conference in Guangzhou today. This modem, unlike the Snapdragon X50, is backwards-compatible with 4G to 2G. It is also 3GPP-compatible and rated for ...
The 2018 iPhone lineup. (Source: CNET)

Apple's iPhone XR has outsold both the XS and XS Max since launching

Sales-wise, Apple's current generation of devices may be the most lukewarm the company has put out in the recent past, and the fact that the cheapest device of the lot is the best-selling is unlikely to be considered a positive by...
The tweet in question.

Official Samsung Twitter account caught sending tweets iPhone

Huawei ambassador Gal Gadot was revealed to have been tweeting with an iPhone a long while ago and if you thought that was bad, you'd be shocked, as an official Samsung account was caught parading the streets of Twitter with an iP...
Products like the Honor 9 flagship have helped Huawei catch up to Samsung. (Source: GSMArena)

Huawei threatening Samsung for global smartphone market share lead

New data from market research company Gartner depicts a strong third quarter 2018 for Chinese manufacturers Huawei and Xiaomi. Both companies managed to increase their global smartphone market share from 3Q17, whilst the big hitte...
Those hoping for a 5G iPhone may have a long wait ahead of them. (Source: Cult of Mac)

New report casts further doubt on prospect of 5G iPhones in 2019

A new article in Bloomberg substantiates earlier claims that Apple will not adopt 5G in its next-generation iPhones. In fact, the outlet's sources have suggested that this may not happen until after 2020. The company's current enm...
Epic Games has added a 60 FPS option to Fortnite for the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max with the game's latest update. (Source: Epic Games)

Epic Games brings 60 FPS Fortnite to the latest trio of iPhones

Epic Games has silently enabled 60 FPS for the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max in its latest update for Fortnite on iOS, according to the Senior PR Manager at the company. The update (v. 6.31) is live now on the App Store.
Microsoft has been heavily investing in the gaming industry. (Source: Business Insider)

Microsoft is now more valuable than Apple

Microsoft has become more valuable than Apple in terms of market capitalization. At the time of writing, Microsoft’s value stood at US$846.76 billion compared to Apple’s US$844.39 billion. The Redmond-based company has passed Appl...
Apple's stock price has been on a rollercoaster this year. (Source: Google)

Despite continued struggles, Apple says iPhone XR is "most popular iPhone" since its launch

Apple became the world's first trillion dollar company this past August. Since then, the Cupertino giant has struggled to hit sales targets for its latest iPhone family. Despite this, Apple VP of product marketing Greg Joswiak sai...
Image via Apple

DriveSavers can now recover data from locked smartphones for a mere $3,900

DriveSavers, one of the world's leading data recovery companies, now offers a service for unlocking smartphones and tablets that have a locked passcode, including iPhones and iPads. DriveSavers claims to be the only company that o...
The iPhone X (left) and XS. Apple is restarting production of the X and cutting orders for components of the XS for a second time. (Image source: own)

Apple cuts iPhone supplier orders for a second time this month

Apple has reportedly reduced orders from iPhone component suppliers again. According to DigiTimes, a "second wave" of order cuts is beginning to bring pain to some Taiwanese manufacturers. Apple is continuing to blame poor sales o...
Image via stock photo, Apple (w/ edits)

Apple heads to U.S. Supreme Court to argue against App Store monopoly lawsuit

Apple will appear before the U.S. Supreme Court today to argue that a lawsuit brought against it is invalid. Apple claims that the lawsuit, which alleges that the iOS App Store creates a monopoly for the company, could only be bro...
Image via Stardew Valley (w/ edits)

Stardew Valley raked in over $1 million in its first month on iOS

Stardew Valley is a bonafide hit, and the success keeps rolling in. In its first three weeks on iOS, the game brought in over $1 million in revenue. In total, Stardew Valley has sold over 4.6 million copies, although it's likely s...
Apple plans to discount the iPhone XR in Japan in a bid to boost sales.

Apple planning to cut iPhone XR price in Japan and restart iPhone X production

Apple is looking to enhance subsidies to Japanese carriers in order to boost sales of iPhone XR in the region, according to sources familiar with the matter. Apple is also expected to resume iPhone X production, partly to boost ma...
Apple's current stock price is getting closer to the 52-week low of US$150.24. (Source: Techadvisor)

Apple's stock price continues to fall

Apple’s stock price has suffered from further decline over recent days, with the current price reported by NASDAQ standing at US$176.78. Cautious investors are apparently biding their time to see what the Cupertino-based tech gian...
Images via Apple (w/ edits)

Apple has cut production order for the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, according to suppliers

According to some of its suppliers, Apple has cut orders for both the iPhone XS and iPhone XR. Citing a weak Chinese market and a slowdown in smartphone demand, Apple has had to pare back its supply of the new iPhones, a move that...
Image via T-Mobile (w/ edits)

T-Mobile phones may be moving to 3-year payment plans, starting with Black Friday deals

T-Mobile looks like it has some great deals on some of the best smartphones released this year. Handsets like the iPhone XR and Galaxy S9 can be had for free, but reading the fine print shows a few caveats. In addition to activati...
AAPL price, 2018/10/15 - 2018/11/13

Ming-Chi Kuo cuts iPhone XR sales expectations by 30-35 percent

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has told investors to temper sales expectations for the iPhone XR. Citing trade disputes, consumer fatigue, and steep competition, Kuo has slashed sales expectations for the iPhone XR by 35% for 20...
Apple could be adopting MPI antenna tech in upcoming iPhones. (Source: iFixit)

Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple's 2019 iPhones will incorporate MPI antenna technology

TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects that the next generation of Apple iPhone could be switching to MPI antenna technology instead of the LCP antennas as in the current models. This move is expected to improve costs and pro...
The Apple iPhone XR was released in October 2018. (Source: Apple)

Apple's stock price continues downward trajectory

Stock prices for Apple have fallen again today, reaching a low of US$193.79 in the late morning. The price stood at US$204.47 at the previous close, meaning the Cupertino-based company has seen more billions of dollars wiped off i...
Image via Pokemon Let's GO official site

You will be able to transfer Pokemon from Pokemon GO to Pokemon Let's GO on the Switch

A feature in the latest Pokemon game, Pokemon Let's GO, may get you to load up your game of Pokemon GO on your smartphone. Pokemon that trainers have captured in Pokemon GO can be transferred to Pokemon Let's GO on the Switch. The...
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Amazon will prevent unauthorized third-parties from selling Apple products through its online store

In a deal struck with Apple to begin selling the newest Apple products, Amazon has announced it will ban unauthorized third-party sellers from listing or selling Apple products through Amazon. While sellers can become an authoriz...
Apple may be losing market share to Xiaomi and Huawei in Europe. (Source: Apple)

Apple is losing its European market share to Xiaomi and Huawei: new report

A new report by Kantar World Panel indicates that the number of iPhones sold in Europe in the third quarter of 2018 fell by 1.6%. This may have been driven by increased competition from Xiaomi and Huawei. These brands are also now...
The iPhone XR is not eliciting as much demand as Apple expected it would. (Source: Apple)

Plans for additional production lines for the iPhone XR halted by Apple: Report

Apple has instructed its smartphone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron to halt plans for allocating additional production lines to the new iPhone XR model sensing low product demand. Another iPhone assembler, Wistron, has been ordere...
Apple's stock price has experienced a sharp decline recently. (Source: NASDAQ/Own)

Apple stock plunges; price dips below US$200

Apple’s share price fell below the US$200.00 mark today, reaching a low of US$198.17 at the time of writing. The continued stock plunge has devalued the company from its previous trillion-dollar valuation; market capitalization cu...
Die a hero or live enough to see yourself become the villain. (Source: WhatsApp)

WhatsApp VP confirms that the messenger will soon start displaying ads in-app

Till now, WhatsApp has remained mostly free of the advertorial trappings of its parent company Facebook. All of that is set to come to an end, though, as a WhatsApp executive has confirmed that the messaging app will soon start di...
Image via Apple

Apple has started selling refurbished iPhone 8 devices for $499

Apple's in-house refurbished store has started selling 64 GB iPhone 8 handsets for $499, $100 less than a new phone. Apple's refurbished iPhones are basically used internals that are cleaned and repaired, then placed into a new ch...
Apple lost its trillion-dollar value status today. (Source: AppleInsider)

Apple to cease sharing sales figures; stock prices fall

It has been reported that Apple will no longer provide detailed sales figures for its products in future financial reports, starting in Q1 2019. The Cupertino-based tech giant has just released its fourth quarter results; the quar...
Spotify shares were affected by less than completely positive earnings reports. (Source:

Spotify shares sank by 11% due to pessimistic earnings forecast

The shares of the company Spotify were down 11% at the start of today (November 1, 2018) due to a forecast that shows relatively poor fourth-quarter performance. In addition, Spotify is now reported to be committed to new investme...
Apple iPhone X gets CPU throttling (Source: Apple)

Apple's iPhone X gets speed throttling

Although Apple has previously said that this controversial feature would not be pushed to its post-iPhone 7 handsets, it seems that the Cupertino-based giant has decided to add speed throttling for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and...
MRI machines: helpful to humans, deadly to electronics. (Source:

Reddit post claims that an MRI machine killed all the Apple devices in the same hospital

A curious incident of the iPhones in the hospital: A post in r/sysadmin by a hospital IT admin tells a strange story: devices in his hospital either died completely or lost important functions on the same day. Oddly, all these ele...
New iPhones can connect to two separate carriers using a single SIM card, but there are some issues with Verizon and T-Mobile. (Image via iFixIt)

Verizon and T-Mobile don't support iOS 12's dual-SIM feature

Apple is rolling out iOS 12.1 today, and if you have an iPhone Xs, Xs Max, or XR, you can use Apple's new dual-SIM feature... as long as you're not using Verizon on your digital SIM or as your secondary number. Both T-Mobile and V...
New emojis in iOS 12.1 (Source: Apple Newsroom)

Apple unleashes iOS 12.1, Group FaceTime and new emojis in tow

Just as previously rumored, the new update for Apple's mobile operating system — iOS 12.1 — comes with Group FaceTime and a set of new emojis. In addition to these changes that target all compatible iPhones and iPads, the iPhone X...
All charts via Geekbench. See below for the top Android and iOS benchmarks, as of 10/28/2018

The iPhone XR is 25% faster than the fastest Android phones in Geekbench 4

The iPhone XR scored about 25% better than Android's best in Geekbench 4's multi-core benchmark. While this is impressive on paper (considering that the $750 iPhone XR is cheaper than most Android flagships), there is much more to...
The iPhone Xs Max uses an Intel modem instead of a modem supplied by Qualcomm as in the past. (Source: Notebook Check)

Qualcomm claims Apple has dudded it US$7 billion

Apple and Qualcomm don’t look to be nearing any kind of truce in their ongoing patent battle. In a federal court in San Diego, Qualcomm has accused Apple of being US$7 billion in arrears with patent royalty payments it believes it...
Apple iPhone XR Smartphone Review

90% Apple iPhone XR Smartphone Review

Great again – Apple positions the iPhone XR between the two XS models’ size-wise but equips the device with a lower resolution LCD display and only a single rear-facing camera. There are a few other minor drawbacks too, but does the XR do enough to be crowned the best overall iPhone? Read on to find out.
Update: Review completed.
Apple A12 Bionic | Apple A12 Bionic GPU | 6.1" | 194 g
Group FaceTime in action. (Source: Apple)

iOS 12.1 will unlock Dual SIM and Group FaceTime - but only for newer devices

The next upcoming update for iOS is now rumored to add Group FaceTime and dual SIM support to some phones. For some other, older models, however, only restricted forms of Group FaceTime are coming. Some others are not getting this...
A Galaxy S10 render. (Source: T3)

Samsung Galaxy S10 now rumored to come in 4 variants, one of which will have 12GB of RAM

A leak on Weibo claims that the Galaxy S10 lineup will consist of 4 versions of the phone rather than the usual 2. One of these will be a 5G variant - with 12GB RAM. The Weibo poster also believes that the Huawei P30 Pro will have...
Both speakers in this iPhone XS Max diagram should function to play audio. (Source:

Stereo-gate: iPhone XS and XS Max hit with new bug (audio this time)

The latest Apple flagship smartphones are facing yet another issue that means they do not work out of the box as described. This time, it seems that one of their dual speakers does not fire while playing audio. The bug has been re...
The iPhone XR adds blue to the Apple back-panel color gamut. (Source: Rogers)

iPhone XR now available for pre-order

The iPhone XR may be the be-notched version of the SE line of old. It offers many new Apple features in a slightly cheaper chassis. This alternative to the XS and XS Max may be attractive for those who like different colors, don't...



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