iPhone with 6.5-inch OLED screen could debut this year, LG Display to start shipping panels for Apple in H2 2018

LG Display might not have produced a single OLED panel for Apple in 2017, but it looks like things are about to change this year. A new report from South Korea suggests that Apple is planning to diversify its OLED suppliers for the next iPhones.
Sources of The Investor state that LG Display is close to inking an OLED supply deal with Cupertino and is expected to start panel shipments in the second half of 2018. This information is unofficial, but the display maker did previously confirm that it was in talks with Tim Cook & Co. over a possible agreement.
According …


Nokia opens pre-orders for its Steel HR hybrid smartwatch, shipping starts in December

Pre-orders for the Nokia-branded Steel HR hybrid smartwatch have just kicked off. The Finnish company took to Twitter to announce the latest developments:
The wait is over
Nokia Steel HR is officially here. Be one of the first to experience our new heart rate and activity tracking watch. By pre-ordering today, your watch will ship early December, just in time for the holidays: https://t.co/bgH5ox0JWD #NokiaSteelHR pic.twitter.com/XvOizP14CJ— Nokia Health (@NokiaHealth) November 14, 2017
In case you’re not familiar with the Steel …

"Panda" Pixel 2 XL starts shipping; some pre-orders are still delayed

The Black and White version of the Google Pixel 2 XL, known as the “Panda” Pixel 2 XL for obvious reasons, started shipping late last week. The Just Black version of the phone was delivered first, and that was the only color of the Pixel 2 XL to arrive at buyers’ homes until now. While those who pre-ordered a Panda Pixel 2 XL and shelled out for overnight shipping might have already received the handset, those who pre-ordered early with standard shipping should probably have a tracking number, and could receive their device as soon as tomorrow.

That’s good news for Panda lovers, and we are …

Apple starts shipping iPhone X pre-orders to Sprint customers

If you’ve been lucky enough to have your iPhone X pre-order go through, then you probably wonder if your device will reach to you on November 3, as Apple promised. Considering the Cupertino-based company, as well as some carriers have already moved the shipping date by 1 to 3 weeks, it’s a valid question.

Apparently, Sprint has already started shipping the first iPhone X units to customers who placed their orders on October 27. It’s the first carrier in the United States that is sending shipping notifications to its customers, so if you chose Sprint when pre-ordering …

The iPhone X pre-order shipping availability slips to December

While you were sleeping, Apple opened the spigots on the iPhone X preorders for fans around the world, and the shipping date started slipping in the first two minutes or so. In-store pickup availability held out a bit longer, but now no matter where you look, from Florence, Italy to Georgetown in Washington D.C., the iPhone X is “not available”. 

To add insult to injury, while the initial shipping times where “1-2 weeks,” these are now “5-6 weeks,” extending the actual availability of the iPhone X for those who didn’t get through all the way to …

Apple moves up the shipping date of some iPhone X pre-orders by two weeks to November 3rd

If you originally were told by Apple that your new iPhone X was going to arrive in the middle of next month, you might want to check your email again. Apple has upgraded some of these pre-orders to a November 3rd arrival. And while this might amount to a difference of only one to two weeks, it still means that your handset could arrive earlier than you expected it to. For example, one deliriously happy T-Mobile subscriber originally received notice that the 256GB iPhone X he pre-ordered would arrive between November10th and November 17th. But this order was pushed up by two weeks and is now scheduled …

Google starts shipping Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL pre-orders

Almost two weeks after the official announcement, Google has started to ship some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL pre-orders. If you’re one of the many customers who placed an order with a shipping date on or around October 17, then it’s worth checking your email.

Depending on when exactly you’ve pre-ordered the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, your device might ship sooner or later. If you haven’t placed your pre-order in the first week after the official unveiling, chances are that your Pixel smartphone won’t ship this week.

You’ll be able to tell when exactly Google will …

New Amazon Echo models are introduced; pre-orders accepted now with shipping taking place in Q4


Amazon, the company that created the smart speaker category with the Amazon Echo in 2015, added the smaller hockey puck looking Amazon Echo Dot in October 2016. Earlier this year, the Amazon Echo Show was released with a 7-inch screen. And today, Amazon unveiled its new smart speaker lineup starting with a re-designed Echo model priced at $99. That is $80 or 44% cheaper than the price for the original Echo. A pack of three will be sold for $130, and different cloth clovers can be placed on the unit to spruce up its looks, or make it coordinate with the room where it will be used. The revised …

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus are now available to buy, shipping times are decent


It’s September 22 today, which means Apple’s brand new
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (announced last week, on September 12) are now
available to purchase – directly from Apple, as well as through major carriers
and retailers in the US and other markets.

 

If you want to get an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus from Apple’s
US
website, you’ll see that most models (regardless of whether you need them unlocked, or on a carrier) can ship in 1-3 business days. There is one exception,
though: the SIM-free iPhone 8 in Space Gray (both in 64 GB and 256 GB
configurations) ships in 1-2 weeks. Obviously, …

The iPhone 8, Apple Watch 3 and Apple TV 4K are now shipping

If you have pulled the trigger on an iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, or an Apple TV 4K pre-oder, you’d be delighted to hear that the gear is now marked as shipping, and you should be receiving the due date notification very soon, if you haven’t already – surprise, surprise, it’s September 22.
As usual, Apple is on the ball when it comes to release dates, so tomorrow you could be getting the new Apple iPhones, wearables or TV pucks right on your doorsteps, or you can simply waltz into an Apple Store (pardon, a Town Square), and grab the goods while they are hot, …