One of the signature features of the iPhone X that immediately sets it apart from Apple’s other iPhones or the available Android devices out there is undoubtedly the display notch.
Needless to say, $999 is a lot to splurge on a phone, but it seems that flagship prices closing in on a grand are becoming the norm this year, rather than the exception, judging by the best and brightest that Apple or Samsung have to offer. The unique new iPhone X costs a thousand, for Apple has to recoup the development expenses and component costs that go with it, and even then it will be left with a slimmer profit than usual, say Wall Street analysts.
Today, September 19, is iOS 11 release day, as Apple is set to unleash the official version of the operating system to the iPhones, iPads and iPod touch listed above. The release will likely kick off at around 10 AM Pacific time, which is the usual time Apple seeds major new firmware updates. As usual, it will be rolled out in waves, meaning you should not freak out if you don’t receive the update in a timely manner, it will arrive eventually.
The new iPhone 8, X and 8 Plus are Apple’s first phones to come with the space-saving, highly efficient HEVC video format, which will be brought to older handsets as well, along with the iOS 11 update that is released today. This format’s compression algorithms usually allow for up to twice less storage space occupied by recorded video footage, with barely a loss in image quality at that.
Earlier today, we told you about a new report passed along to clients by KGI Securities. The report focused on pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 3, and revealed that the version of the timepiece with cellular capabilities was accounting for as much as 90% of pre-orders instead of the 30% to 40% predicted by the brokerage firm. Another part of the report dealt with the Apple iPhone X and how its delayed November 3rd launch is actually having a negative impact on pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 8 and the Apple iPhone 8 Plus.
In its report, KGI pointed out that traditionally, …
If you own an iPhone, Samsung wants you to know that it’s
super easy to switch from it to a brand new Galaxy Note 8 (available in the US and other
markets since last week).
The first video embedded below – uploaded today on YouTube –
shows just how simple it can be to transfer your data and content from an old iPhone
to a Galaxy Note 8 – which you may have bought because, as Samsung puts it,
“you wanted to do bigger things.” You’ll have to connect your
iPhone to the Note 8 via cable, then use Samsung’s straightforward Smart Switch app. The Galaxy
Note 8 will transfer your stuff …
Sprint today announced that it’s updating its iPhone 8 offer
to include a deal for customers willing to trade in select handsets. More
exactly, Sprint lets you get an iPhone 8 for $0 (zero bucks) per month – if
you’re trading in one of the following devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus,
Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, or Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
In addition to a smartphone trade in, this deal requires a
new line activation, and an 18-month Sprint lease that usually costs $29.17 per
month. Also of note is that the new promotion only includes the iPhone 8 64 GB, so