Apple iPhone X is coming to Israel on November 23rd, and will hit 13 more countries on the 24th

Apple plans on releasing the iPhone X in Israel on November 23rd and in 13 additional countries on November 24th. According to Apple, its carrier partners in the specified countries will also be receiving the tenth anniversary model on launch day. This comes three weeks after the initial release of the device, which took place on November 3rd in 57 markets like the U.S., China, Germany, the U.K. and many other countries.

Before Apple started accepting pre-orders for the iPhone X on October 27th, there was concern that the company wasn’t going to be able to meet demand because of problems …


Apple sells 46.7 million iPhone units during its fiscal fourth quarter; shares hit new high

This afternoon, Apple released its fiscal fourth quarter earnings report. During the three-month period, the company sold 46.7 million iPhone handsets. That was roughly in line with the 46 million units that Wall Street analysts had predicted. Revenue related to sales of its smartphone amounted to $28.85 billion. Last year during the same period, Apple sold 45.5 million iPhone units and grossed $28.16 billion.

During the three month quarter, Apple grew sales of its iPad tablet from 9.27 million slates last year, to 10.3 million this year. Revenue from sales of its tablet amounted to $4.83 …

Apple shares hit an all-time high as analysts say that iPhone X pre-orders are ahead of expectations

Apple’s market capitalization hit an all-time high today when the company’s shares hit $168.07 during the NASDAQ trading day. And while the stock closed trading on Monday at $166.72, up $3.67 for the day, Apple’s current valuation of  $861 billion brings it closer to being the first company to be worth $1 trillion. To hit that mark, Apple would have to rise 16% to $193.64.

The catalyst for the rally is the strong showing made by the Apple iPhone X once pre-orders were opened up Friday morning. Apple said that orders for the tenth anniversary model were “off the charts,” and that the …

Fitbit Ionic smartwatch and Fitbit Flyer headphones to hit the shelves on October 1

Two Fitbit products will be available for purchase at the beginning of the next month: Ionic and Flyer. The smartwatch and wireless headphones Fitbit introduced a while ago will be launched on the market on the first day of October.

After “ongoing, extensive testing,” Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch will be available at major retailers worldwide beginning October 1 for $300 (£300/€350). Before the smartwatch goes on sale, Fitbit will release its software development kit (SDK) on September 26, enabling more than 1,000 devs who already signed up to support the platform …

Miley Cyrus performs a grown-up cover of her Disney hit, 'See You Again'

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A lot’s happened since Miley Cyrus released her 2007 bubblegum pop single “See You Again” off the album tied to her Disney Channel series, Hannah Montana.

And though the last 10 years have included a series of highs (“Party in the U.S.A.”, a true banger) and lows (shameless cultural appropriation, a true disappointment), Cyrus seems to be settling back into her country roots as of late. Her BBC Live Lounge cover of “See You Again” shows just that — a decidedly grown-up, country-tinged spin on one of the songs that put her on the map in the first place. 

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T-Mobile, Nokia hit 1.175Gbps using Qualcomm's Snapdragon X20 LTE modem

T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network was employed by Nokia and Qualcomm on Friday, to send data at speeds of 1.175Gbps. The test was run on 60Hz downlink spectrum and used  3x carrier aggregation to increase the capacity of the network. The device used in the test was powered by the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem, and included 4 x 4 MIMO to increase the number of connections between the device transmitting the data, and the device receiving it. It also included 256QAM, a technology that helps T-Mobile achieve gigabit speeds. A single Nokia 4.9G AirScale Base Station was used in the testing.

The …

Sticker shock: iPhone 8/Edition price may hit $1199 for an eventual 512 GB version

Another day, another iPhone 8/X/Edition price prediction that breaks our hearts and sends us weeping in the corner. It was Ming-Chi Kuo, the reputed analyst who predicted that the iPhone 8 will land with a $1000 starting tag, then the New York Times reiterated it, while now a self-made leakster who’s scored some scoops lately is rehashing the story, this time adding extra price tiers. 

The source claims that the basic 64GB iPhone 8 will indeed run you $999, but if you want to hang out with the cool kids that rock the 256 GB and 512 GB versions, you’d have to shell out $1099 …

Shipments of the Apple Watch are expected to rise 33% in 2018 to hit 20 million units

According to sources inside Apple’s upstream supply chain, the tech titan will ship 4.5 million units of the Apple Watch during the fourth calendar quarter of this year. At that pace, Apple will have delivered a total of 15 million units for all of 2017. The supply chain expects Apple to ship a total of 20 million smartwatches next year for a gain of 33% year-over-year. The OG Apple Watch shipped less than 5 million units after its launch in April 2015, but the second series has done well since its launch last September.

The third series Apple Watch, which is rumored to be a stand alone …

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact will hit store shelves by September 10, new rumor claims

As is tradition, Sony will be holding an event ahead of this year’s IFA, at which it will be unveiling its fall lineup of smartphones. And this isn’t just speculation on our part — the company has already announced its keynote time and place more than two months ahead.

However, we’ve heard a fair amount of info about that very same lineup — according to the latest rumors, Sony is set to announce a trio of new devices, the Xperia X1, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact. But the latter of these is certainly the most interesting, though: Sony is pretty much the only …

Apple barely tops iPhone sales forecast for fiscal Q3; shares hit record high after hours

Apple this afternoon, reported sales of 41.03 million units of the Apple iPhone for the company’s fiscal third quarter. That narrowly beat Wall Street expectations of 40.7 million handsets forecast to be sold during the period. Year-over-year, the sale of iPhone units rose 2% for the fiscal third quarter, 3% if comparing revenue. On a sequential basis, 19% fewer iPhone units were sold during the fiscal third quarter compared to the fiscal second quarter. On a revenue basis, sequential sales declined 25%.

Adjusted earnings per share for the entire company rose to $1.67, which topped the Wall …