Apple Black Friday deals: best prices on iPhone X, 8 Plus, iPad and Apple Watch

Looking for the best Black Friday deals on Apple products?
We have rounded up the best Apple Black Friday deals available at various retailers in the US, and bring them all together in one place here.
Before we start, though, let us clarify that Apple does not traditionally have huge savings on its devices at the official Apple Stores. The best Apple Black Friday deals are currently found at retailers like Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Target. Keep in mind that most deals will start on November 23rd, Thanksgiving Thursday, …


Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have their prices cut in China; analyst calls Apple a "luxury" brand

Yesterday, we passed along a report that cited demand for the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus in China for Apple’s strong showing in the country during the third calendar quarter (Apple’s fiscal fourth quarter). During that three month period, Apple shipped 38% more iPhone units in the country than it did last year. However, a fresh report from Reuters that was published today, says that the price of the iPhone 8 has been cut by as much as 20% in China. The lower price is designed to lure buyers who otherwise seem fixated on the Apple iPhone X. The tenth anniversary model launches on Friday.

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USA! Pixel 2 prices abroad make America smile, much like the iPhones'

Right after the new Pixels were introduced, Google pulled an Apple, and slashed the price of the 2016 crop by a hundred. Thus, the basic Google Pixel can now be had for $549 directly from the Google Store, while its larger sibling, the Pixel XL, will set you back $669. You still need to add that hundred if you want the larger, 128 GB storage versions, but the trend is clear, and Google will probably be doing this with each new Pixel iteration – you know, like that other competitor down south from Mountain View does. 

Google is now gunning for the $1000 …

Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 get release dates, official prices


Samsung just announced that two if its newest Gear devices –
the Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 – will be released in the US on October 27. Interested
customers can pre-order both products starting tomorrow, October 13.

 

The Gear Sport is a Tizen-based smartwatch that, according
to Samsung, enables users to “go beyond fitness.” Compatible with
both Android and iOS phones and tablets, the wearable device will be offered
for $299.99. It’ll come with features like water resistance (up to 50 meters), a
1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED screen, GPS, music player, and NFC (for Samsung
Pay). …

High-end phone prices increased drastically in 2017, was it justified? (poll results)

We asked you last week whether you’d rather make do without fragile glass rears, a bit of extra storage, or cropp-y 2:1 displays, if you could shave a hundred off the average retail prices of high-end phones this year, and the result was overwhelmingly yes. 
There has never been a year-on-year increase in flagship pricing as large as there was in 2017, and evidently most of you are at the opinion that phone makers are pushing the wrong buttons when it comes to meaningful upgrades that would justify the new normal $700+ price for a high-ender.
Retail …

High-end phone prices increased drastically in 2017, was it justified?

Retail prices for high-end phones from the big three brands in the US – Apple, Samsung and LG – have been steadily rising from the very beginning of the race when the OG iPhone was introduced to our unsuspecting wallets, as you can grasp from the last chart above. That one was $500 at launch, and now the iPhone 8 starts off at $700, and you are left with a dollar. The first Samsung Galaxy was also priced $500, while spring season’s Galaxy S8 blasted off at the shameful $750. 
2017 phones got bezel-less, 18:9 HDR displays became a …

Netflix raises prices in the U.S. for its streaming video content

If you love streaming movies, documentaries or television shows over your mobile device, the price to binge watch is going up if you get your content from Netflix. Starting yesterday, the $9.99 monthly plan, which allows subscribers to use Netflix on two devices at the same time, is being hiked to $10.99 for a 10% increase. The $11.99 plan, which allows four devices to receive content at the same time, will cost 16.7% more at $13.99. The basic $7.99 plan will remain the same.

While the new prices go into effect for consumers just subscribing to Netflix, existing members won’t see their rates …

HDR streaming for your phone to cost more, as Netflix raises subscription plan prices

With $5 billion in current debt, and $6 billion to be spent on original programming this year, it was bound to happen sooner or later – Netflix raising its subscription plan prices, that is. Yes, that also includes the plan that lets you stream 4K HDR content to your flashy iPhone 8, Galaxy S8, Note 8, LG V30, Xperia XZ Premium, or any other phone certified by the streaming giant as having a display that can show those wide color movies and TV series in full bloom.

The top-tier plan that lets you stream 4K UltraHD definition movies shot in the HDR10 …

Google Pixel 2 prices to start at $649, three color variants revealed

Earlier today, we learned that the LG-made Google Pixel 2 XL
should be a bit more expensive than last year’s Pixel XL, reportedly costing $849
(64 GB version) and $949 (128 GB version). 
According to Droid-life, things won’t
be that bad with the HTC-made Google Pixel 2, as this is supposed to be offered at the
same prices that the Pixel of 2016 was launched for: $649 (64 GB) and $749 (128
GB). We’re guessing that the near-bezel-less 6-inch screen of the
Pixel 2 XL has something (or a lot) to do with its higher price. As you may know, the Pixel 2 isn’t expected to sport such a screen, instead …

Lenovo's Tab 4 8 and 10 Plus tablets launched in the US at reasonable prices


If you’re looking for a cheap tablet and you’re located in the United States, then you’re in luck. Lenovo has just unleashed two new Tab 4 tablets (not to be confused with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab slates, mind you).

Aside from the two Tab 4 slates that were launched in the US back in June, Lenovo released two additional models that are upgraded versions of the Tab 4 8 and Tab 4 10.

Both Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and Tab 4 10 Plus are available for purchase in the US via major retailers like Amazon and B&H. The cheapest of the two, Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus, costs $229.99 and comes with an 8-inch …