Apple gets trolled in front of 105,000 Buckeye fans in Ohio Stadium

Ohio State Buckeye fans took a shot at Apple during yesterday’s game against Michigan State at Ohio Stadium. In the stands were 105,000 fans watching the 11th-ranked Buckeyes demolish the Spartans 48-3. Also taking a licking at the game yesterday was Apple, thanks to several students who were participating in a motivational stunt in the stands. These fans were holding up cards to create the letters that spell “OHIO.” This is done to whip up the home crowd, which in turn gets the home team going.

Yesterday, when the fans were spelling out “OHIO,” the letter “I” was replaced by “A[?],” …


2017 top-tier smartphones that still have a fingerprint scanner on the front

Fingerprint scanners were made popular by the iPhone 5s way back in 2013. Housed in the home button at the front, Touch ID made phone unlocking super simple — press home button to wake the phone, wait for it to scan your finger to unlock. Naturally, it quickly became a trend and is now a standard feature that’s making its way to mid-range and even some lower level phones.

But not every phone has their fingerprint scanner on the front. Some had them installed on their backs, next to the camera, some have them on the side frame. In fact, with the war on the bezel …

Executive says Apple never tried to embed Touch ID on the back, front or side of iPhone X

During the winter, spring and summer, back in the days when everyone called the tenth anniversary version of the iPhone the Apple iPhone 8, there was a serious question about where Apple was going to put the Touch ID button. After all, the edge-to-edge screen was expected to leave no room for a front-facing  button for the fingerprint scanner. Quickly, rumors spread that Apple wanted to embed Touch ID under the display. And plan B was rumored to be a rear-facing Touch ID button.

The public really was hoping for a Touch ID button that would be placed under the display. Every time a render …

Alleged OnePlus 5T leak shows us a full-screen front, fingerprint scanner migration

So, the OnePlus 5 is gone — you can no longer buy it. What? Why? Well, that’s a bit of a mystery. Less than a year after releasing its latest “flagship killer”, OnePlus claims that they are all out of phone units.

Obviously, this is stirring up speculation that we are about to see a OnePlus 5T — a slightly updated phone, just like what the OnePlus 3T was to the OnePlus 3 last year. And OnePlus being inexplicably vague and stirring controversy is kind of the go-to move when the company is prepping up a marketing campaign. It’s a company built on user curiosity, word of mouth, and the first …

Alleged Huawei Mate 10 Pro front panel shows a 17:9 display with no rounded corners

Think of any device released in the past year or so that has one of those fancy new “bezel-less” designs — notice the one thing they all have in common? All of them — the Mi MIX, the G6, the S8, the Note 8, the V30, etc. — have the edges of their displays rounded off. This is a purely aesthetic choice (even though LG really wants you to think otherwise), and helps reduce the initial shock of the extra tall aspect ratio.

So when news first broke out that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will feature its own take on the full-screen design philosophy, …

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 front panel emerges, design coincides with alleged live pic

The announcement date for Xiaomi’s Mi MIX 2 is just around the corner, and, as usual, more and more leaks are starting to come in. We’ve already seen alleged images of the phone’s back and front, and today, we have another leak for you coming straight from Chinese website Weibo.

As you can see, this new photo pretty much coincides with the supposed live image of the device’s front – there are three extra thin bezels on the left, right, and top, while a slightly thicker chin is situated at the bottom. Up till now, the general assumption …

The iPhone 8 may shoot 60 FPS 4K video with both the front and rear cameras

In today’s installment of the HomePod firmware that keeps on revealing potential features of the upcoming Apple crop, a real gem has been discovered in the code, namely that the iPhone 8 may shoot 60fps 4K video, and could be able to do 4K footage with the front camera as well. Besides listing 4K 60fps video, the code also attaches a “front” or “back” identifier at each line, hinting that the ability may be extended to the front selfie snapper as well.
Given the potential characteristics of the new 10nm Apple A11 chipset, we’ve no doubt that the processing power will …

First official Nokia 2 pictures emerge, show front and back sides of the budget phone

Supposedly the cheapest smartphone to be launched by HMD this year, the Nokia 2 will probably be revealed later this month along with the Finnish company’s flagship, the Nokia 8.

A few sketches of the Nokia 2 leaked online last week made after a prototype unit running in the wild. Today, the phone was spotted at FCC (Federal Communications Commissions), along with a few pictures that show its front and back sides.

HMD seems to have designated model number TA-1029 to the Nokia 2. Aside from that, there aren’t any details about the phone’s specs, except maybe …

OLED iPhones may be here to stay, Apple tipped to front LG $2.7 billion for a supply line

LG might be keeping mum on exactly how much may Apple be fronting it for its giant investment in OLED display production, but industry sources are quickly swooping in to fill the void with numbers, as usual. Previously, they speculated that Apple may be responsible for $1.7 billion of the $8.5 billion total OLED panel-making bill, but now they up the ante with a cool billion more.

The $2.7 billion sum is said to be an advance payment by Apple for securing a production line dedicated entirely to iPhone displays, starting in 2019. Rumor has it that the 2018 Apple …

Photo compares the front panel from the Galaxy S8+ to an alleged panel from the Galaxy Note 8


A self proclaimed Samsung fan posted on Twitter the other day, an image that shows the glass screen from the unannounced Samsung Galaxy Note 8 next to the panel that was used on the Samsung Galaxy S8+. If these are legitimate displays, you can see for yourself the differences between the two handsets. The Galaxy S8+ features more rounded corners while the Galaxy Note 8 has a boxier form factor.

The high-end phablet, now rumored to be unveiled on August 23rd, appears to carry a screen that could be 6.3-inches to 6.5-inches based on the comparison between the two panels. The Galaxy S8+ …