Morgan Stanley: Apple breaks law of economics as high price of iPhone X means higher sales

Common sense would have you believe that the high retail pricing of the Apple iPhone X will hold back sales of the tenth anniversary model. After all, the phone with 64GB of native storage is priced at $999. The 256GB model will cost you $1,149. Surprisingly, brokerage firm Morgan Stanley says that the higher prices will actually raise demand for the unit. According to the firm’s Apple analyst Katy Huberty, “Innovation-led price increases historically boost, rather than hinder, Apple demand.”

According to Huberty, Apple’s MO is to sell high quality, innovative products at premium prices. …


The cheapest LG V30 model will cost $840, but Europeans might pay a higher price


LG is trying to compete with Samsung and Apple by launching a slightly cheaper flagship, but it looks like that won’t be hard considering the high price both smartphone companies are expected to put on their top of the line devices.

Although there have been quite a few rumors regarding LG V30’s price, it’s still unclear how much the phone it will cost. One thing is certain though, the flagship will be more expensive in Europe compared to the US model.

We now have information that suggests the South Korean company will sell the 64GB LG V30 on its home turf for around $840 outright. …

Samsung CEO confirms Galaxy S8 sales are 15% higher than Galaxy S7's

Reports that Galaxy S8 sales are well behind of those for the Galaxy S7 since launch surfaced last week, even though Samsung hasn’t released any official numbers. In fact, this was one of the reasons analysts claimed Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Note 8 earlier than usual.

However, Samsung’s CEO DJ Koh refuted these reports at a press conference held in Taipei recently. Besides confirming the late August reveal of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, he said that sales of the Galaxy S8 smartphones are well above those of the Galaxy S7 devices.

According to DJ …

Kuo: Apple's Siri-powered smart speaker to be priced higher than the new Amazon Echo Show

As you probably know by now, Apple is rumored to be introducing its own smart speaker next month at WWDC. The latest word we have about this device is that Apple is putting the finishing touches on the product, which will feature a speaker made by Beats, and the Siri virtual personal assistant. Amazon, who created the category with the Amazon Echo back in 2015, has raised the bar with its introduction last week of the Amazon Echo Show. This model, which resembles an office intercom, comes with a 7-inch touchscreen display, and adds a 5MP camera. It also will be able to make phone calls between …

Nokia 3310 sales start next week in Europe, but price is slightly higher

We’ve already reported a couple of times about the new Nokia-branded handsets that are supposed to hit the shelves in Q2, but here is something new that might put you on the fence regarding the Nokia 3310 (2017).

Unveiled back in February at Mobile World Congress 2017, Nokia 3310’s suggested retail price was set to €49. Although it’s a feature phone, the new version of Nokia 3310 is a breath of fresh air for fans of the brand who were willing to buy just to use it as their second phone.

However, it looks like many European markets have put a different price …

Morgan Stanley's Huberty sees innovative Apple iPhone 8 driving higher than expected sales this year

Morgan Stanley’s tech analyst, Katy Huberty, has some very positive thoughts about the tenth anniversary iPhone that is expected to launch later in 2017. The analyst says that this super cycle for the iPhone has not been fully appreciated. She expects the Apple iPhone 8 (or iPhone X as some have dubbed the device) to be an innovative smartphone with an OLED screen, 3D sensors, wireless charging and advanced AI technology.

Huberty sees Apple selling 20% more iPhone units in 2017 on a year-over-year basis, double the Wall Street consensus. Her most bullish forecast has iPhone revenue increasing …

Bluetooth 5 will bring higher speeds, better range and a focus on IoT


img_0651 The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) gave the green light to Bluetooth 5 this week, a new spec that promises some pretty radicular performance enhancements over its predecessor, according to the organization. The latest version of the ubiquitous wireless technology is said to offer twice the speed, four times the range and eight times the capacity for broadcast messages. All of those… Read More

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HTC Battery is a Level Higher

It is the dream of every electronic device company to be revered by the mass market and its consumers as one of the companies which are capable of taking over the market. Many have tried, but unfortunately, only a few were able to come out at the top, although, who is on top is quite difficult to determine, but you know that there are a couple who are on top of its game.

What most of the competing and aspiring companies can do is to continually work on their craft. More often than not, there are still some who admire your work and potentially could become loyal consumers. So, do what you can and maybe it can grow and possibly give you some leverage to rise through the ranks.

One of the aspiring companies is HTC, and they have been working very hard. In fact, they can be considered as strong competitor in the market, and one of their most recent releases is the HTC One (M8).

HTC has been putting everything they have in every device that they release, but this does not imply that others are not doing the same. HTC just has a chip on its shoulder to try and prove others wrong, and that they are worthy to become one of the top electronic device companies worthy of recognition from experts and more importantly, the public.

With the HTC One (M8), HTC also poured in their efforts into making sure that consumers will find its HTC battery worth it. When you have a smart phone, for smart users, there is a big chance that you might be using the phone for more than jus social purposes. More probably, you will be using it for work or making transactions online, and that is why having a battery in your device that can keep up with your lifestyle is a must. Lucky for HTC consumers, the HTC One (M8) and its battery was able to outperform other smart phones within its class.

According to one group that conducted one of the battery life tests, the HTC battery of the HTC One (M8) last longer than seven hours. In this test it was able to out-endure the LG G series by a wide margin. In fact, reaching the seven hour mark is beyond belief especially for a smart phone because the seven hour mark is the lower limit for a phablet’s battery. This means that the HTC One (M8) can already be considered as a phablet in a smaller look.

Moreover, the seven hour mark is based on regular use. This means, if you use the HTC One (M8’s) ultra power saving feature, the HTC battery in it may last longer than it already is expected. This means, you can use your smart phone for serious transactions longer than you expected – more transactions means more success.

Battery life is a commonly overlooked aspect of any phone, but it is the most important. The longer it lasts, the longer your phone lasts as well. It is just a matter of what is your priority, and one’s battery life is one that you should always consider.

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