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.
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.
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …