More than a third of the respondents in a Barclay’s survey who intend to get an iPhone, are eyeing the X. This is good news for Apple, as those indicate a healthy interest in the latest and greatest iPhone going forward. Out of a thousand people in different target demographics and major Western markets plus China, probed on their intention for a phone purchase, 62% indicated acquisition of a new handset in the next year, and 54% of those wanted to go with some kind of an iPhone.
Another day, another alleged OnePlus 5T render springs from the guts of the Chinese tech blogosphere or thereabouts. It doesn’t reveal much else than what we already know – the 5T will likely be a taller, narrower handset due to the new 18:9 aspect ratio of the 6″ display – but it is clearer than previous alleged renders, and will keep your wheels spinning until OnePlus gets on stage next week to actually announce it.
We are still awaiting Apple’s final decision before shipping partsIt seems that Apple is again running into issues with the rumored in-display finger scanner for the iPhone 8, which may explain why we are seeing cases and dummies both with and without a rear Touch ID sensor. Reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said recently that its announcement is likely to be concurrent with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus in September, and Apple’s generous Q3 forecast also folds in a September release, but when it comes to the eventual finger scanner placement, holdouts remain.
Here’s a tip for your Fourth of July weekend: Absolutely do not, for any reason, use fire accelerants to increase the size of you bonfire. If this clip is any evidence, attempted shortcuts can, quite literally, backfire. Let’s all try to make it to Wednesday in one piece, ok? Read more…