OnePlus CEO hints at OnePlus 5T pricing: Won't exceed $600, probably

OnePlus’ own CEO Pete Lau might have just dropped a rather saucy hint about the pricing of the upcoming OnePlus 5T.
When asked on Weibo if 4,000 yuan (around $603) would be enough to buy the next OnePlus phone, the CEO chimed in with “Enough”, heavily implying that the device will most certainly cost up to $600. Of course, this doesn’t mean the phone will explicitly cost $599, but it falls perfectly in line with the pricing we expect.
OnePlus started as a company that stuck to a rather aggressive pricing but …


Unlocked LG V30 goes on pre-order in the US, but it won't arrive until December

After the LG G6 fiasco, the new LG V30 is definitely a nice surprise for Android fans. The smartphone is available for purchase in the United States for quite some time now, but the unlocked model hasn’t been introduced yet.

Currently, LG’s flagship can be bought from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon for various prices. But if you favor unlocked handsets over locked ones, you’ll be happy to know the LG V30 (unlocked variant) is now available for pre-order at B&H.

In order to get one, you’ll have to come up with $830 upfront. Unfortunately, you’ll have …

Facebook won't launch its news subscription service on iOS due to Apple's 30 percent tax

It appears that Facebook and Apple couldn’t agree on terms regarding the launch of the latter’s news subscription tool, a new report claims. As such Facebook’s news subscription service will only be available on Android phones, not iPhones.

The main issue (the only one?) is the standard 30 percent tax that Apple takes from any subscription revenue. On the other hand, Facebook wants to give all the money from the news subscription service to publishers.

While discussions are still underway, the negotiation is at an impasse, so Facebook has decided to go ahead …

Apple's retail chief says Apple Stores won't upsell the iPhone X to customers


Imagine this scenario. You walk into the Apple Store near you sometime in 2018 and the location has a number of Apple iPhone X units running on one of the tables. But you walk right past the premium tenth anniversary model and pick up the Apple iPhone 8 because that is the model you want. And just as you are ready to pay for the device, a member of the Apple Store team starts to upsell you on the iPhone X. It has an OLED screen, a larger battery, and of course it features Face ID. And that edge-to-edge display is gorgeous. Before you know it, your $699 purchase has turned into a budget busting …

You can now record Snapchat videos on your iPhone, but it won't be a secret

The new iOS 11 iPhone operating system comes with a ton of new features, among which a very useful screen recording functionality. And then there is Snapchat: the app that made a name for itself thanks to the disappearing, in-the-moment photos and videos that you can send with it.
But what if you really, really want to save a video sent to you on Snapchat?
Well, we tried using the iOS 11 screen recording functionality with Snapchat and it worked! All videos are promptly saved to the Photos app, but just don’t expect …

Google Pixel 2 XL pricing leaks out: You probably won't like it

Google is almost ready to officially unveil two new
smartphones – a large one made by LG, and a smaller one manufactured by HTC.
The LG-made handset will be the most expensive among the two, just like last
year’s Pixel XL was (and still is) more expensive than the regular Pixel.

 

The Pixel XL 2016 was launched for prices starting at $769, so
maybe that’s also the starting price of its successor? Unfortunately,
that’s not the case, as the new handset will cost a bit more. 
According to
Droid-life, the Google Pixel 2 XL will be offered for $849 (64 GB version), or
$949 (128 GB version). …

Apple Watch Series 3 models with no LTE won't come in ceramic or stainless steel variants

Save for the end-of-the-show “surprise” iPhone X reveal, Apple’s Tuesday event felt extremely rushed: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus part was particularly bad about this, but other stuff like the Apple Watch Series 3 also wasn’t given nearly as much attention as it could have.

For example, Apple only mentioned that the new wearable will come in two variants, one with cellular and one without, and conveniently sidestepped the whole mess of editions (and Editions) — by our count, the Series 3 will be available in a whopping 31 different variants at launch, spread …

Sony's new 3D Creator app won't be exclusive to the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact

Last week, Sony debuted its Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact handsets to mixed reactions — their top-tier specs and somewhat reasonable price were overshadowed by their derivative design and lack of unique features. Well, almost: the one standout feature is the 3D Creator app, which lets users scan three-dimensional objects using their device’s rear camera, and then use it in various cute and/or creepy ways.

But once you think about it, this app doesn’t seem to rely on any particular hardware feature of the XZ1 duo, whose chipset and camera are identical …

187,000 32-bit Apple iPhone apps won't work with iOS 11

In a few weeks, iOS 11 will be released and when that happens, the latest build of Apple’s mobile operating system will not support 32-bit apps. And that is bad news for developers and users of approximately 187,000 32-bit apps in the App Store that will stop working with iOS 11. These apps will most likely remain in the App Store so that iOS users who can’t, or won’t, download the latest iOS update can still use them. Eventually though, Apple will probably remove them from the App Store.

According to App-centric analysis firm Sensor Towers, most of the 32-bit apps affected by this are games. …