Cook: Our products are not only for the rich; analyst sees big drop in Apple's stock after tomorrow

Some people complain that Apple manufacturers devices for the rich and wealthy, and that as a result, they are priced out of purchasing Apple products. But if you ask Apple CEO Tim Cook, he will disagree. Speaking to Fortune, Cook points out that an Apple iPad and an Apple iPhone can be purchased for less than $300 each.  “And so these are not for the rich,” said the executive. The Chief Executive also pointed out that with an active installed base of over 1 billion products, Apple couldn’t be manufacturing just for the rich since there aren’t that many rich people in the world. Cook also …


All the new Apple iPhone features we know about from that big iOS 11 leak

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Apple kinda sorta just spoiled its own big event by letting slip some of the biggest updates coming to the new iPhone and Apple Watch. 

We’ve already detailed some of the possible new emoji goodies, Apple Watch updates, and iPhone naming updates, but there’s also a few other features revealed in the iOS 11 firmware leak.   

The massive outpouring of information includes a new set of wallpapers that feature Apple’s traditional abstract color patterns, images of flowers, and the planet Earth, as well as a new set of retro-style rainbow color patterns.  Read more…

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Analyst sees Apple's AR smartglasses becoming bigger than Apple Watch, just as big as the iPad


Earlier this year, we passed along some comments from former analyst Gene Munster, who claimed that Apple iPhone sales will peak in 2019  with Apple’s smartglasses launching the following year. At that point, Munster sees the iPhone getting replaced by the AR powered glasses as the biggest selling product in Apple’s lineup. Another analyst, Bernstein’s Toni Sacconaghi, wrote a note to clients stating that as much as Tim Cook loves AR, it won’t impact Apple’s bottom line until the company produces a pair of smartglasses.

Like Munster before him, Sacconaghi expects Apple Glasses (as …

AT&T pushes big new update to Galaxy S8 and S8+, here is what's changed

A new update has started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners that purchased their device from AT&T. Coming in at about 490MB, the software upgrade should bump the version of the Galaxy S8 to G950USQU1AQEF, or G955USQU1AQEF for the S8+.

There are some new features aboard the latest patch – AT&T has added support for Google’s Daydream VR platform and the corresponding hardware, as well as the ability to hide the navigation bar from the screen through a dot icon in order to maximize the screen view. This functionality was initially released …

Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: both big and powerful, but here's how they'll differ

They’re big, they’re powerful, they’re… not quite official yet, but are the two hottest Android phones on the release radar. Of course, we’re talking about the Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30, both of which have been making headlines for months. Expected to launch in September, these two devices will have a lot in common – in terms of size, appearance, hardware and features. But they’ll be also different in many ways. Join us as we go over what we know about the two so far, thanks to the numerous leaks and rumors that have surfaced.

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Alleged Pixel XL 2 case compared to original Pixel and Galaxy S8 – yeah, it's big

So, it has been reiterated time and again by the rumor mill that we will be seeing a Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 — a compact and a super-sized flagship by Google, just like last year. It’s expected that they will have the new 18:9 display ratio, which seems to be hip and cool in 2017, and it’s still unclear how that would impact their physical sizes.

A series of images compare a Galaxy S8 and a 2016 Pixel to what is allegedly a case for the upcoming Pixel XL 2. Now, that’s all well and good, and you can take a look at the photos below, but we couldn’t help but notice a headphone jack cutout on …

Galaxy Note 8 vs the top big phones on the market: a size comparison

Earlier today, we got our first legitimate look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 through a bunch of snazzy (and likely official) renders, courtesy of none other than leakmeister Evan Blass. Knowing Blass’ record, it’s a pretty safe bet that these images are as close to the real deal as we’ll get before we lay a hand on the Note 8, but we thought we’d spice things up even more. As if this bomb of a leak wasn’t enough, we decided to add some volume to these beautiful renders!

You guessed it! We’ve got some pretty reliable numbers from CAD blueprints for the Galaxy …

Adobe Lightroom scores a big functionality update on iOS

The mobile version of Adobe’s Lightroom has just scored a neat functionality update that is quite likely to be a notable improvement for all fans of the app.

Probably the biggest new change is the new Brush Selection tool, which lets you create precise selections and apply various basic adjustments to any photo. On top of that, you can also utilize 3D Touch for your selections, provided that your iPhone has 3D Touch on deck. You’re also now given direct hold over the reins of Noise Reduction and Sharpening, which has been oft-requested by the regular users of Lightroom.
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These dbrand Galaxy Note 8 skins might reveal the design of Samsung's next big thing

A Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is coming soon, and, most likely, it’s going to be announced at the end of August. Rumors have it that the handset will resemble the Galaxy S8 to a considerable degree (dual curve screen and thin bezels included), though its corners should be a bit more square-ish, while its rear might host a dual camera alongside a fingerprint scanner.

Even if we’re more than one month away from the day when Samsung will officially unveil the new Galaxy, dbrand, an American maker of popular custom skins for smartphones, is already accepting pre-orders for Note 8 skins. dbrand …

Samsung to spend big bucks to build plants to supply future Apple iPhone models with OLED panels

Despite the fierce rivalry in the smartphone business that has built up over the years between Apple and Samsung, the truth is that Apple has relied on Samsung to supply certain parts for the iPhone. That relationship continues to this day. Who is supplying the OLED panels for the 10th anniversary model this year? Samsung is, and in the past it has been one of the firms that produced the Apple Ax chipset to Apple’s demanding specifications.

Producing OLED displays for Apple could prove to be a business with legs as far as Sammy is concerned. Back in May, we passed along to you some speculation …