JP Morgan cuts estimate of Q1 Apple iPhone X production by 25%, Q2 production by 44%

Over at securities firm JP Morgan, analyst Narci Chang is taking an axe to his estimate of Apple iPhone X production for the first half of 2018. From January through March, Chang now expects Apple to produce 15 million units of the tenth-anniversary model. That is a drop of 5 million handsets (25%) from his original prediction. For the second quarter, the analyst lowered his estimate by a whopping 44%, as he now sees 10 million iPhone X units rolling off the assembly line during the three months. He originally called for 18 million phones to be produced from April through June.

Apple hinted …

Deal: Save nearly 50% on Bose's QuietComfort 25 headphones for Apple devices

Bose’s headphones have been on sale quite a few times on Amazon and Best Buy, but if you haven’t yet scored any of the previous deals, then you’re in luck.

Amazon and Bose are running a promotion on the Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones for Apple devices, so customers will be able to save nearly 50% when they purchase the accessory.

Usually selling for $300, Amazon offers a pair of Bose headphones for just $160 (46% off). If you’re using an Android device, the QuietComfort 25 headphones are on sale as well, but you’ll only be saving $100 (33%).

It’s worth mentioning that …

Deal: Bose QuiteComfort 25 headphones on sale for 40% off, you save $120

Among the best audio companies in the United States, Bose’s portfolio contains quite a few high-quality headphones. More importantly, the company’s headphones are prices are pretty balanced, so they’re a pretty good alternative to high-tier products.

For example, the Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones aimed at Android users cost around $300. However, Newegg is running a sale on Bose’s headphones, so customers can buy a pair for just $180.

The same pair of headphones is available for iOS users, but the discount is much smaller: $60. Still, if you’re using an iPhone, you can get the Bose …

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on sale for just $720 (25% off) on eBay

The most expensive Samsung smartphone to date, the Galaxy Note 8 costs nearly $1,000 in the United States. However, there are other channels that you can use to get the flagship much cheaper if you’re a Note fan.

Although buying a new smartphone (and an expensive one) with less than a month ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 may not be the best idea, here is a deal that you might not want to skip if you absolutely must change your phone.

The unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now available for purchase on eBay for just $720. Considering the flagship is selling at most US carriers …

How to watch the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ announcement livestream on February 25

As you probably know, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 will be unveiled on February 25 just a day before MWC 2018 kicks off. That’s what the recently-released official invitation revealed and also gave us three pretty strong hints about the upcoming devices. We have explained all of these hints right here. But we digress.

The Galaxy Unpacked event will be kick off on February 25 at 6PM CET and will be streamed live on YouTube and:,, Of course, we will be watching and so will …

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is nearly 25% off on eBay

If you live in the United States, there are plenty of choices if you want to purchase Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 8. Many carriers and retailers offered great Note 8 deals in the last couple of month, but only if you signed a long-term contract.

The smartphone sells for $950-$960 outright, basically, a small fortune. However, in case you don’t want to pay that much for the Galaxy Note 8, your best bet to find a good deal is eBay. There are some downsides though, such as the fact that most unlocked smartphones sold on there won’t work on CDMA networks …

Lease the Apple iPhone X for $25 per month from Sprint with eligible trade-in

Sprint is running some interesting deals on the 2018 Apple iPhone models, which includes the Apple iPhone X, Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus. With an eligible trade-in (which must be owned free and clear), you can save $300 toward the 18-month Flex lease on any of the three handsets. In addition, you also become a member of Sprint’s iPhone Forever, which allows you to turn in your current iPhone for the newest model after 12 monthly lease payments are made.

The $300 that you get for your trade knocks $16.67 a month off your lease payments. With that in mind, the 64GB Apple iPhone …

Get your music on: Tidal will be free for 12 days starting December 25

Tidal, one of the top subscription-based music and video streaming
services in the US
(and not only) will be free to use starting on Christmas – but only for 12
days. From December 25 through January 5, 2018, anyone will be able to activate a
preview account on Tidal with just an email address (credit card information
not required). The free preview account provides access to the full Tidal platform,
including Hi-Fi and Premium services, new original content, livestreams, and
even ticket giveaways.  


It looks like this 12-day preview offer will be valid in all 52
countries where …

It's 2017, and SMS messaging turned 25, are you still texting? (poll results)

Since recently one of the most fortunate developments in the history of mobile, the text messaging system, turned 25, we asked if you still text instead of chat, now that 2017 is closing to an end. Teens have been compulsive texters for a while now, sending sometimes a hundred messages per day, but these were stats from two or three years ago, and Snapchats may have taken over. Well, it turns out they didn’t, as almost half of our respondents say they still text very often, while less than a quarter text rarely. We’ll see if the Animoji trend spices …

It's 2017, and SMS messaging turned 25, are you still texting?

Recently, one of the most fortunate developments in the history of mobile, the text messaging system, turned 25. Developed as part of a Short Message Service Centre (SMSC) project for Vodafone UK in 1992, it was initially meant as a way to deliver testing and carrier messages, but the Finns from Radiolinja noted the potential, and were the first to offer it as a retail person-to-person SMS text messaging service to its subscribers in 1994.

The rest is history, and, contrary to popular belief, the switch to iMessage, WhatsApp, Messenger, Snapchat, Skype, Viber and the like, hasn’t …