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The current iPhone X offers a 5.8-inch screen. (Source: MacRumors)

Apple may reveal iPhone X Plus in September

It has been reported that Apple will unveil the iPhone X Plus in September. There has already been mention of three new iPhone variants coming this year from the Cupertino-based manufacturer, including a “giant high-end iPhone,” a...
Apple is busy prototyping its next-generation of Retina displays. (Source: Wccftech)

Apple looking to bypass Samsung as a display supplier with its own MicroLED tech

Apple is hard at work developing its own next generation of Retina displays according to a new report. The company is prototyping its own MicroLED technology in a US factory before potentially partnering to mass produce the panels...
Fortnite follows PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds into the mobile space. (Source: Epic Games)

Fortnite Battle Royale has come to mobile devices, cross-play support in tow

Fortnite Battle Royale's popularity has skyrocketed of recent, and it's sure to grow even further, with Epic Games confirming that the battle royale shooter is coming to both iOS and Android, and with cross-play support across all...
Designers at Essential are working on the PH-2. (Source: GSMArena)

Is Essential solving the problem for notch haters?

Essential has filed a patent with the USPTO for “image capture with a camera integrated display.” Could this mean the American technology company is working on a method to remove the selfie camera from the polarizing top notch pos...
The Huawei P20 is one of a myriad new Android devices to feature an iPhone X-style notch. (Source: Evan Blass)

Full Huawei P20 range leaks out, notches galore

Serial leakster Evan Blass is at it again, this time spoiling the official unveiling of the Huawei P20 line up. As rumored, the three model range all feature iPhone X-style notches, once the source of ridicule among the Android fa...
The iPhone X True Depth Camera System is embedded in its notch. (Source: Apple)

Opinion: The iPhone X notch is not great design, so why copy it?

Apple has historically been known for its industrial design prowess, understandably sparking the creation of many an imitation. Given the controversial iPhone X notch is not considered one of its greatest design elements, the mind boggles as to why smartphone makers are falling over themselves to copy it.
Anker PowerPort Wireless 5 Pad and Stand Review

Anker PowerPort Wireless 5 Pad and Stand Review

In this review will be testing Anker's two cheap wireless chargers, and whether they work with the iPhone X.
The first 5G iPhone will likely get pushed to 2020. (Source: Apple)

A 5G capable iPhone in 2019 is highly unlikely

Apple could be looking to play the waiting card until Intel gets its 5G modem ready, which implies Qualcomm is being given the slip. We might not be seeing a 5G enabled iPhone in 2019 although Apple is already testing the technolo...
Bizarrely, notches are in vogue and the Oppo R15 and OnePlus 6 are next in line. (Source: Weibo)

Oppo R15, OnePlus 6 to follow the iPhone X notch copycat trend

The most controversial design element of the iPhone X has now been embraced by Oppo, and by default, OnePlus for their next flagship smartphones. Both the Oppo R15 and the OnePlus 6 will feature a “me too” notch when they arrive i...
No signs of any struggle have been recorded in the Apple 911 calls. (Source: Sacramento Bee)

Broken Apple devices seeking emergency assistance

Apparently the 911 emergency services communication center in Elk Grove, California has been receiving hundreds of calls coming from an Apple repair and refurbishing site in the vicinity. Since October, 2017 the total of 911 calls...
Apple CEO Tim Cook striking a visionary pose for Fast Company. (Source: Ioulex)

Apple's product pipeline is "into the 2020s" according to Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed that it is working on products now that won't ship until well into the 2020s. Although it is obvious Apple works on products in advance of their launch, the company has never been quite this specifi...
Apple has released a patch for the Indian character bug that causes severe crashes on all platforms.

Apple releases patch to fix the Indian 'Telugu bug' on all platforms

Apple has released a patch that will fix the so-called 'Telugu bug' on iOS, MacOS, tvOS and WatchOS. When users receive a message or notification that contains a certain Indian character, the app crashes and becomes unusable. In s...
HP previously partnered with Apple in 2004 to resell its iPod with HP branding. (Source: Wikipedia)

HP to officially resell Apple products

HP will be reselling Apple's iPhone, iPad and Macs to its enterprise customers. The new program is aimed at giving its customers a one-stop solution for the deployment and support of multiple devices and operating systems in the w...
The estimated cost of building Apple Park was US$5 billion. (Source: Digital Trends)

Apple Park's glass walls and doors are hazardous for workers

Apple Park may look like a futuristic marvel but apparently it has been causing a number of painful incidents for workers due to its abundance of glass features. It seems distracted Apple employees are walking straight into the su...
Face ID technology is expected to be featured in future Apple flagships. (Source: MacRumors)

Smartphone market share forecast predicts Apple gains

A leading market intelligence research company has issued a report forecasting smartphone market share gains for Apple in 2018. Samsung remains in the top spot but could see a drop in overall market share.
iOS 12 will focus more on polishing the user experience than introduce new features. (Source: MacRumors)

iOS 12 will finally make 'Peace' with customers

Apple is looking to revamp its software development workflow to balance introduction of new features and ironing out existing bugs. The upcoming iOS 12 internally codenamed 'Peace' will be the first result of this strategy.
iOS 9 was released in 2015 and is found on millions of devices. (Source: Apple)

Apple in damage-limiting exercise over code leak

Leaked code for the iBoot section of iOS 9 was uploaded to GitHub this week, leading to concerns that the software may have fallen into the wrong hands. Apple has already made maneuvers to try to limit the damage caused, but the c...
Apple reduced the price for replacement batteries. (Source: BGR)

Apple may offer battery rebate in regard to Batterygate controversy

In a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee chairman, Apple has hinted at possibly offering a rebate to customers who bought replacement batteries at full price because of the "Batterygate" controversy. Apple reduced battery pric...
Samsung Headquarters. (Source: Social Barrel)

Global smartphone sales figures for 2017 released - Samsung still kings, Xiaomi now fifth-largest brand

Reports by Strategy Analytics and IDC have provided data that gives a clearer idea of the state of the global smartphone market over 2017. Samsung rests cozily at the top, Apple follows steadily, and Xiaomi sees incredible growth....
We could see new Apple devices make their debut starting from March 2018. (Source: MacRumors)

New Apple products could launch starting from March this year

DigiTimes claims that component suppliers are getting increased orders from Apple and that new iOS and MacBook devices are slated for debut starting March 2018.
Apple's underperforming iPhone X. (Source: Apple)

iPhone holiday sales point to weak iPhone X demand

The first negative holiday quarter of iPhone sales growth suggests that rumors of weaker than expected iPhone X demand were on the money. Despite a record holiday quarter, Apple missed analyst expectations for iPhone sales.
Apple confirms the US Government's probe into the iPhone throttling controversy. (Source: Hypebeast)

Apple responds to reports regarding the US Government's enquiry into throttling iPhones

Apple confirmed that the US Government has asked questions regarding intentional throttling of old iPhones and reaffirmed that it would not degrade the customer experience to force upgrades.
iPhone X Plus dummy model alongside an iPhone X. (Source: @venyageskin1 via MacRumors)

More details of upcoming iPhone X successors emerge

New predictions from KGI Securities reveal more details about the upcoming iPhones this year. The new report reiterates earlier predictions and outlines the display and component suppliers for the 6.1-inch model while also predict...
Apple Watch 2. (Source: Apple)

Apple WatchOS 4.3 Developer Beta brings some new usability features

The latest developers beta for Apple's WatchOS 4.3 brings back Apple Music integration, improved fitness information in the Siri watch face, and a new portrait charging mode. Apple's WatchOS holds a 57 percent share of the smartwa...
We might see 3 new iPhones this year. Note: The image incorrectly indicates that the iPhone 8 Plus has 2 GB RAM. (Source: KGI Research/MacRumors)

More info on Apple's 3 iPhone models for 2018 emerge, iPhone X will live on in spirit

KGI Securities revealed some more information about what can be expected of iPhones in 2018. Alongside the details, the report also implied that the iPhone X will be discontinued than be discounted due to low sales. Apple watchers...
Qualcomm headquarters. (Source:

European Union fines Qualcomm EU€997 million (US$1.2 billion) for anti-competitive practices

Qualcomm is facing a EU€997 million (US$1.2 billion) fine from the European Union for anti-competitive practices based around a five year contract (2011 - 2016) with Apple which imposed a financial penalty if Apple sourced 4G LTE ...
The Apple HomePod packs a powerful CPU, directional speakers, and a 6-microphone array. (Source: Apple)

Apple HomePod up for pre-order on Jan 26, arriving Feb 9

Apple's wireless HomePod speaker is finally launching on February 9 for US$349 with pre-orders starting tomorrow in the US, UK, and Australia. The HomePod features an enhanced Siri experience, spatial awareness, and a wide soundst...

Apple devices are already protected against Meltdown without any hit to performance

With the massive vulnerabilities recently discovered in Intel CPUs, the main question on everyone's minds are when affected devices will be updated to guard against possible exploits. Apple is ahead of the game; apparently, the la...
Microsoft's foldable phone dock shows notifications even in an undocked state. (Source: USPTO)

Microsoft patents a foldable phone dock

Microsoft has applied for a patent for a new type of clamshell peripheral device that functions both as a phone dock as well as an independent VoIP speaker for the PC. The device could be launched as an accessory for the iPhone.
The Mi 6 was a flagship without the bells and whistles of its rivals. (Source: AndroidPit)

Xiaomi to snub under-display fingerprint sensor on the Mi 7, opt for facial recognition instead

Xiaomi's Mi 7 is shaping up to be a flagship truly worthy of the headlines, with the company said to be working on implementing a facial recognition system on the device, while still keeping the regular fingerprint sensor.
If user benchmarks are correct, then Apple might be throttling CPU speed on older iPhones to preserve battery life. (Source: Pixabay)

UPDATE | More evidence of Apple throttling the CPU in iPhones with worn batteries

More users of older iPhones are now claiming an improvement in performance after a battery replacement. One posted a couple of screenshots on Twitter showing the CPU being underclocked to less than half of its stock speed before r...
Apple is contemplating on an unified app development model similar to Microsoft's UWP. (Source: Microsoft)

Apple mulling at unified app development a la Microsoft's UWP

Apple is looking for a way to 'converge a toaster and a refrigerator' by means of creating its own version of a unified app platform similar to what Microsoft currently has in Windows 10. The unified app platform will enable apps ...
The Samsung Galaxy S8. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Samsung Galaxy S9 to be unveiled at MWC in February

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to be announced on February 27, at the Mobile World Congress that will hold in Barcelona. This is plausible, of course, as previous Galaxy S devices have usually been launched within a three-week ...
A 'Made in India' Apple iPhone SE being displayed in a local store. (Source: The Indian Express)

India reportedly chooses indigenization over Apple's demand for tax-free imports

The Indian Government is not in favor of offering import tax sops to Apple's mobile phone parts considering the impact it will have on the domestic manufacturing sector. Apple is demanding that the Government concede to its demand...
Your iPhone could slow down due to an ageing battery. (Source: User TeckFire on Reddit)

Apple allegedly throttling older iPhones with degraded batteries

A user on Reddit has posted potential evidence that Apple could be throttling older iPhones relative to the output battery voltage to prevent them from drawing too much power. Although this is not the first instance of throttling ...
Is demand for the iPhone X weaker than forecast? (Source: Apple)

Demand for iPhone X components could be softening

Demand for the iPhone X could be below expectations according to a report coming out of the Taiwanese supply chain. With shipping times improving dramatically in recently, the report could be accurate.
The i-Memory AI720 USB drive has a 0.29 inch profile and weighs only 0.38 oz. (Source: ADATA)

ADATA announces i-Memory AI720 USB drive storage expansion for iOS devices

The i-Memory AI720 includes a Lightning connector at one end and a USB 3.1 connector at the other end. It comes in 32/64/128 GB capacities and can easily handle UHD 4K video playback thanks to the 90 MB/s transfer speeds. The OTG ...
Samsung Headquarters. (Source: Social Barrel)

Samsung has no place in the Chinese smartphone market, data shows

A report by Kanta World Panel has shown the state of the Chinese smartphone market, with figures indicating Huawei's lead, Apple's growth, and Samsung's almost palpable irrelevance.
Facebook Messenger Kids app for iOS (Source: Facebook)

Facebook Messenger Kids rolls out in the US

The new Facebook Messenger Kids opens up the social network to children aged under 13. This app allows parents to download the app on their child's device, create a profile, and then approve the contacts they are allowed to intera...
Apple Pay Cash now available thanks to iOS 11.2

iOS 11.2 comes with faster wireless charging and Apple Pay Cash

Apple has just released iOS 11.2 with support for faster wireless charging, video camera stabilization, Apple Pay Cash, as well as a fix for the autocorrect bug that has been recently discovered.
The LG V30 came in second. (Source: Androidguys)

No phone charges faster than the OnePlus 5T, tests reveal

Ever wondered how fast some of the best devices in the world right now charge? Pretty fast, if you consider the results of a test conducted on the OnePlus, LG, Apple, Google, and Samsung flagships for 2017. The LG V30, for example...
Nintendo's new Animal Crossing game may be a financial win for the company.

Pocket change: Nintendo's latest foray into mobile gaming may be a financial boon

Nintendo's latest mobile title, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, may be a solid win for the Japanese juggernaut. The app has eclipsed 15 million downloads in its first week of release, and Nintendo's stock shot up 4.16% over the past...
Apple iPhone X Smartphone Review

90% Apple iPhone X Smartphone Review

No revolution. Apple launches the iPhone X for the iPhone's 10th birthday, which is sold in addition to the "regular" iPhones. The highlight is obviously the OLED screen with very slim bezels. The concept works really well in practice, and we did not miss the Home button.
Apple A11 Bionic | Apple A11 Bionic GPU | 5.8" | 174 g
The iPhone X. (Source: CNET)

There's a chance the OnePlus 6 copies the iPhone X's design

Images of the upcoming OPPO R13 have surfaced online. The device could very well pass off as an iPhone X. Considering the relationship between OPPO and OnePlus, we wouldn't be surprised to see the OnePlus 6 take the same form.
Apple headquarters, Cupertino. (Source: Urban Splatter)

Apple are kings of the UK smartphone market

Data by Counterpoint has shown Apple's position as the kings of the UK smartphone market, albeit with a nigh-intangible advantage over rivals Samsung. Alcatel, surprisingly, finds a spot in the top five—just below Huawei, and abov...
Apple iPhone X flagship pre-orders in South Korea exceed 300,000 units

iPhone X pre-orders in South Korea go beyond the 300,000 mark

The iPhone X pre-orders in South Korea exceed by far those of the iPhone 8, having managed to hit the 300,000 units mark already. Official sales are scheduled to kick off tomorrow, so there is still time for improving this record.
Misfit Command (Source: Misfit)

Misfit Command hybrid smartwatch now up for pre-order

The successor of the Vapor is now official as the Misfit Command and can be pre-ordered starting at US$112.49. This hybrid smartwatch comes with a regular cell battery that can last up to an entire year.
The 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones expected to be released in 2018. (Source: KGI Securities)

New iPhone models with dual-SIM option and Gigabit LTE are expected to launch in 2018

The dual-SIM feature could end up on the OLED models already leaked a week ago. The gigabit LTE speeds will be provided by the Intel XMM 7560 and Snapdragon X20 LTE chips.
Apple believes its AR headset could be a technology game changer. (Source: Affinity VR)

Rumor | Apple working on its own AR headset, believes it to be a game changer

Apple is rumored to be developing its own Augmented Reality (AR) headset independent of its existing mobile offerings, running custom parts and software. The company is said to be targeting a late-2019 to early-2020 launch for th...
Face ID on the iPhone X offers a disappointing user experience.

Face ID on the iPhone X is a backwards step in usability

First impression: Face ID is undoubtedly a sophisticated piece of technology. However, it is fails to offer a better user experience than Touch ID as a method of authentication — even if it is theoretically more secure.

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