Over 1,400 Powermat Charging Spot locations are waiting to wirelessly charge your iPhone X and iPhone 8

With the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus (all
announced yesterday), Apple finally has smartphones that support wireless
charging. Hooray! Now, while Apple plans to release its own AirPower wireless charging
mat, this won’t be out before 2018. Until then, you’ll have to buy third-party
wireless charging accessories if you want to charge your new iPhone cable-free
in your home.


Fortunately, you’ll also be able to wirelessly charge any of
the three new iPhones even if you don’t actually own a compatible accessory, as
long as you visit a location where Powermat Charging Spots are …

Spigen's case lines updated to cover the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X

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Well, folks, the new iPhones are here — the 8, the 8 Plus, and the coveted, thin-bezelled X! And Apple is back to the glass backs this year around with the purpose of bringing wireless charging to its phones. With it, we get two things — shiny looks and slippery grip! And the iPhones, especially the iPhone X, are an expensive thing to just drop, right?

So, it’s …

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available on Xfinity Mobile

Apple today announced three brand new iPhone models – iPhone
X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. Naturally, the three new handsets will be
available via all major US
carriers, but what about smaller mobile operators? Well, we can tell you that Xfinity
Mobile (launched earlier this year by Comcast) will sell the iPhone 8 and
iPhone 8 Plus later this month.


Xfinity is planning to release the iPhone 8 and
8 Plus on September 22, just like Apple and other carriers. Both
devices will be available to pre-order online and in stores starting September 15. Pricing details
haven’t been shared, but …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8+

In a parallel universe where all our comparisons fit in a tweet, this one would probably say “Just get the Galaxy Note 8”, followed by a bunch of hashtags and emoji. But in the current, we take a much more in-depth approach to our 1v1 articles, even when one of the phones is clearly superior to the other, as is the case here.

Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8+ are big and powerful, attractive in appearance, and loaded with more software goodies than you’ll ever have the need for. But only the Note 8 has a dual camera — one enabling bokeh effects …

Nokia 8 might get Android Oreo really soon

Nokia 8, HMD’s top handset for 2017, is likely to become the first Android-powered Nokia smartphone to receive the Oreo update. A listing of the flagship rocking the latest software from Google emerged recently on benchmarking platform Geekbench.
On its own, this appearance might not be enough evidence for the looming update. However, we have to remember that HMD Global wants to retain its reputation of a company that issues timely updates on a regular basis. The Finnish firm has so far adorned all of its smartphones …

T-Mobile unveils aggressive trade-in offer for the iPhone X and iPhone 8, but no BOGO

Leave it to the Un-carrier to barge in and disrupt the careful trade-in models that Verizon and AT&T have been building for a while. Just like with the iPhone 7, T-Mobile didn’t hesitate to pull the trigger, introducing a $300 discount for the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X phones, as long as you trade in at least an iPhone 6 in good condition. For comparison, AT&T’s trade-in offer for a 32 GB iPhone 7 is sub-$300 at the moment. 

T-Mobile’s CEO didn’t elaborate further on the offer, but there might be similar trade-ins coming from AT&T or Verizon very …

Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8: here are all new official cases and covers

If you get a $1,000 phone, you might want to keep it well protected.
The iPhone X is just that, a phone with a $1,000 starting price. So Apple has come up with three new cases for the iPhone X: a silicon one, a leather one and a new “Folio” case to keep it safe from scratches and drops.
We are rounding up the colors, the looks and the style of the new iPhone X cases right below.

iPhone 7 and 7+ cases fit the new iPhone 8 and 8+

We also take a quick look at the two cases Apple …

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: 4 things that would have made them even better

Apple did it again — and again, and again. That is, it just unleashed a whole bunch of new smartphones upon us (okay, just three, but that’s still one more than usual), and they all seem pretty good so far.

In fact, the iPhone X looks like the revolution we’ve been waiting to get for a while — it has a drastic new design that sheds much of the iPhone series’ baggage, while adding impressive new features to replace it. So when we compare the 8 siblings with it, we can’t help but feel them to be just a tad too ordinary.

But that’s okay, really: had it not been the tenth anniversary …

Photos show off Portrait Lighting camera effects on iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus

Chances are that you’re already familiar with Apple’s Portrait Mode – a feature that adds artistic blur (bokeh) to the background of your images. It was introduced with the iPhone 7 Plus, leveraging its dual camera system to produce the effect. At today’s keynote, Apple announced a new addition to its Portrait mode called Portrait Lighting. As its name suggests, it allows the lighting of the image to be manipulated for more dramatic effect.
Sounds cool and all, but what do photos with Portrait Lighting applied look like? Well, in the gallery below are a few samples …

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: All the new features

Well, folks, it’s official – Apple finally took the wraps off its latest iPhone models. While the anniversary iPhone X clearly stole the show at the Steve Jobs Theater, it can be argued that Apple’s financial well-being for the next year largely depends on the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. 

At a first glance, the 8 and 8 Plus look very much like their 2016 predecessors. However, they sport all-glass back plates, which is a real blast from the past for those of us who remember the iPhone 4 and 4s. This …