Analyst tells clients to expect the 2018 Apple iPhone models to offer a faster charging system

According to a research note penned to his clients, Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang expects Apple to offer faster charging for its 2018 iPhone models. The analyst sees Apple turning to 9V 2A and 5V 3A charging systems from the current 5V 2A. According to Zhang, Apple will source fast-charging chipsets from a sole supplier, Power Integrations. The latter will replace ON Semiconductor and NXP Semiconductors as “the main provider for the charging solution for all new iPhone and iPads.” In addition, the model rumored to sport a 6.1-inch LCD display, currently dubbed the iPhone 9, will …


What to expect from Apple WWDC 2018: iOS 12, new watchOS, Beats smart speaker

As you’ve probably heard, Apple is kicking off its annual WWDC developer summit in less than two weeks’ time, on June 4. As usual, we expect the event to give us a sneak peek at Apple’s iOS 12, as well as the next iterations of both watchOS & macOS. While it’s mostly a software summit, there’s always the chance that Apple could demo some new hardware on stage. 

There are just a couple of days before we get to know what Apple’s been up to these months, so let’s not waste anymore time and dive deep into our WWDC expectations!

iOS 12

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Best smartwatches to expect in 2018

2018 is shaping up as an interesting year for wearables. Google has recently rebranded the faltering Android Wear platform to Wear OS and is reportedly planning to launch three Pixel-branded smartwatches by the end of the year. Between Qualcomm’s releasing of a brand new Snapdragon chipset for wearables and rumors about an upcoming Samsung smartwatch that runs Wear OS, 2018 really looks like a great year for wearables.

So, what are the best smartwatches to look forward to in 2018? There’s at least a handful we know about right now, though many others …

What to expect at Google I/O 2018? Android P, Wear OS and more

Oh, boy, what a great tech year 2018 is shaping up to be. Despite the fact that only a third of the year has passed, big companies have already given us so much to be happy about. We saw Samsung’s variable aperture wonders, the Galaxy S9 and the S9+, and Huawei’s triple-camera beasts – the P20 Pro and the Mate RS Porsche, the latter of which might not make it into the US but have set a high standard when it comes to cameras. Apple has also shown us some of its intentions at its “Let’s take a field trip” event, where it announced the 2018-edition of the 9.7″ iPad. And the rest of the smartphone …

Expect more powerful wireless charging pads, as FCC increases all spec limits

The FCC has raised the limits of its wireless charging gear specifications significantly, so the compliant ones can now be much more powerful than before. The 5W coil restriction is now upped to the whopping 15W, as there are already chargers on the market with this output, like Belkin’s Boost Up line you see in the video above. 

Furthermore, the radio frequency exposure distance has also been increased drastically with two more inches, so those powerful pads of tomorrow don’t actually cross the existing SAR guidelines. In aggregate, the increase in these …

Analysts expect Apple to report sales of 52 million iPhone units for fiscal Q2, up 2.4% YOY

After the stock market closes at 4pm in New York today, Apple will release its fiscal second quarter earnings. Wall Street analysts expect Apple to report sales of 52 million Apple iPhone units during the three month period, which ran from January through March. That would be a 2.4% hike from the 50.8 million handsets that Apple sold during the same quarter last year. It also would be a traditional decline from the previous quarter, which includes the holiday shopping season. In that quarter, Apple sold a record 77.3 million iPhone handsets, 27 million of which were the iPhone X.

With the …

T-Mobile says don't expect super fast speeds on 5G at launch

T-Mobile plans to start rolling out 5G this year. As the competition between carriers (un-carrier?) warms up, an executive warned that 5G speeds will not blow you away initially. The company stated that you should expect speeds 25-50 percent faster than current LTE speeds. We hear a lot about future speeds on 5G, but it seems logical to point out that LTE didn’t start out as fast as it is now. This is exactly what T-Mobile cited as the logic behind the warning. In some areas, LTE is still slow for users. Some cannot get it at all. The point is, that as the networks were improved and expanded, …

What to expect from Google I/O 2018?

Oh, boy, what a great tech year 2018 is shaping up to be. Despite the fact that only a third of the year has passed, big companies have already given us so much to be happy about. We saw Samsung’s variable aperture wonders, the Galaxy S9 and the S9+, and Huawei’s triple-camera beasts – the P20 Pro and the Mate RS Porsche, the latter of which might not make it into the US but have set a high standard when it comes to cameras. Apple has also shown us some of its intentions at its “Let’s take a field trip” event, where it announced the 2018-edition of the 9.7″ iPad. And the rest of the smartphone …

What to expect from Apple's March 27 event: New iPad, iPhone SE 2, or something else?

Despite the weather has its own take on things, theoretically spring is upon us. The season of rebirth usually marks a special keynote event for Apple, which usually treats us to an intriguing new device or a renovated version of a well-known Apple gadget. 

Apple’s first official event for 2018 has been scheduled for March 27, which is just a couple of days from now on, will be rolling under the “Let’s take a field trip slogan and will probably be… a little different from Apple’s previous spring events. Thing is, it won’t be held at Apple’s flashy new Infinite Loop …

Apple iPhone SE 2: What to expect

If  you’ve ever been shopping for a super compact phone, you’ve certainly stumbled upon the extremely compact and powerful iPhone SE. After all, it’s the spiritual successor to what many consider the highlight of Apple design – the iPhone 5s, and to some extent, the iPhone 4. Granted, the iPhone SE is quite possibly the only 4-inch phone you could consider using today, but admittedly, it’s starting to feel a bit long in the tooth already. 
While it’s not a device that Apple relies too much on bringing home the bacon, it’s still a handset that …