"Unsane" debuts at Berlin film festival; movie was completely shot using an Apple iPhone

Movie director Steven Soderbergh’s new movie “Unsane” was released at a film festival in Berlin on Wednesday. The film, which is a psychological thriller, was completely shot using an Apple iPhone. The director, known for movies such as “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Magic Mike,” was able to complete the new movie in just two weeks, about half the time it would have taken to shoot the movie using a conventional camera. Since the film was shot last summer, we can safely assume that an Apple iPhone 7 or Apple iPhone 7 Plus was used.

While Soderbergh was so impressed with the iPhone that he says it …


Starting February 23rd, buy the Apple iPhone X from T-Mobile and get $200 back with a trade-in

If you were planning on purchasing the Apple iPhone X today, it just might please your wallet (not to mention your spouse or significant other) if you held on to your current daily driver for just 48 more hours. Starting this Friday, February 23rd, T-Mobile is offering a $200 rebate with the purchase of the Apple iPhone X. The Un-carrier will send you a $200 pre-paid MasterCard after you pay full price for the Apple iPhone X, Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 8 Plus, Apple iPhone 7, or the Apple iPhone 7 Plus as long as you turn over one of the phones considered to be an eligible trade-in. 

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Report: Apple iPhone SE 2 to feature 4.2-inch screen; device will be introduced at WWDC?

Late last year, there was talk about Apple releasing a sequel to the lowest priced iPhone in its lineup, the Apple iPhone SE. Subsequent reports said that Apple would release only 3 iPhone models in 2018 including a 6.1-inch model with an LCD display and a single rear-facing camera (iPhone 9), a 5.8-inch unit with an OLED panel (iPhone Xs) and a huge 6.5-inch version with an OLED display (iPhone Xs Plus). All three models would include the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID.

But that apparently isn’t the last word about a possible Apple iPhone SE 2. Out of China comes word that the phone could …

Deal: Buy a Verizon iPhone X or iPhone 8, get a second iPhone for free (no trade in required)

In January, Verizon Wireless allowed its customers to buy an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus, and save $699.99 on a second iPhone. However, that promotion required you to trade in an old handset. As of this week, Verizon is back with a similar, yet improved deal aimed at all iPhone fans across the US. 
For a limited time, when you buy an iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone 8 on a Verizon Unlimited plan, you’re getting $699.99 credit towards a second iPhone (reflected in reduced monthly payments), and you don’t have to trade in any …

Apple sends out iOS 11.2.6 to fix bug that caused Indian character to crash iPhone models

Apple rushed out iOS 11.2.6 today to repair a bug that caused iPhones around the world to crash. A specific character from the Indian Telugu language sent over iMessage, or placed in a text field, can force an iPhone to reboot. The character cannot be read by iPhone models running iOS 11.2.5, If your iPhone is using any other iOS build, you are already in the clear.

In a vacuum, this bug might have been no big deal. But once the word got out, you had your jokers send the character to others via iMessage and social media in the hope that it would crash the recipient’s iPhone. Pushing out …

Apple's slow iPhone X sales are hurting Samsung too

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It’s not just Apple feeling the effects of lackluster iPhone X sales.

Samsung is also now grappling with the same problem. Since Apple relies on the Korean tech giant for the iPhone X’s expensive display panels, it is now searching for a new buyer, according to a report from Nikkei.

This new development follows earlier reports that Apple was cutting production of the iPhone X after slowing sales. 

The problem for Samsung, though, is that it’s proving more difficult than expected to find takers for the leftover OLED display panels originally intended for the iPhone X. Nikkei reports that Samsung had been counting on other smartphone-makers to follow Apple’s lead and start using the more expensive OLED displays. Read more…

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Due to Apple iPhone X production cuts, Samsung faces a glut of OLED production capacity?

Because Apple announced that the average revenue per iPhone unit sold during the fiscal first quarter was higher than expected, it appeared that the iPhone X was selling better than believed. Prior to the earnings release, every other day we would get conflicting reports on how the tenth anniversary model was selling. This quarter, Apple has apparently scaled back production of its $1,000 handset, but whether the cut is as deep as feared is unknown.

A report recently published by Japan’s Nikkei says that Samsung has been hurt by Apple’s decision to cut production of the iPhone X. Samsung …

Alleged Asus ZenFone 5 shows its iPhone X-like notch in live picture

Asus has already confirmed that its next wave of Android smartphones will be unveiled on February 27 during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 trade fair. At least two devices will be introduced later this month: Asus ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5 Lite.

The standard ZenFone 5 model is expected to feature the same notch that made the iPhone X so popular among other smartphone makers, which are now planning to include the design change into many of their products.

Asus ZenFone 5 allegedly leaked in a live picture that confirms the inclusion of the so-called “lip,” which is supposed to make …

Video shows that iPhone X type gestures will be used to navigate the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s?

Last month, we told you that Xiaomi could introduce a refreshed version of its Mi Mix 2 at MWC. Dubbed the Mi Mix 2s, this would be the latest version of Xiaomi’s Mi Mix line. The original generation Mi Mix stunned the world with its near bezel-less look when it was unveiled in October 2016. While the Mi Mix was a proof of concept at the time, the Mi Mix 2 was a mass produced handset released last October.

The Mi Mix 2s will reportedly feature an updated chipset as the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform is expected to be under the hood. The 5.99-inch screen will offer a “full-screen …

Apple collected record 51% of global smartphone revenue in Q4; iPhone had strong Q4 in China

Securities house Morgan Stanley said today that Apple had a strong showing in China during the fourth calendar quarter of 2017. On a sequential basis, Apple’s handset shipments rose 12% during the final three months of last year, compared to the third quarter results. During the same time period, deliveries of Android phones declined 17% in China. But Morgan Stanley adds that overall iPhone growth in the country is slowing as Android users upgrading to a new phone are choosing models produced domestically from Huawei and Oppo.

Analysts at the brokerage firm say that Chinese phone manufacturers …