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How to download iOS 11, Apple’s big new iPhone update – Business Insider

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Business Insider Apple’s new software update for iPhones and iPads is here. The update, iOS 11, is currently available in your iOS device’s settings menu. Apple announced the update back in June, and beta testers have been putting it through its paces since then. It’s a pretty big update, especially for iPads. iPads get a new desktop-style dock, multi-tasking features, and Apple Pencil features. iPhones will get a new file…

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus reviews summarized – CNBC.com – CNBC

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Why Wireless Carriers Are Seeing Disappointing Preorders for Apple’s iPhone 8 – Fortune

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Apple may have flubbed its forecast for iPhone demand, at least in the U.S. market, according to people who work in the wireless market. Demand for preorders of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus that started on Friday have been disappointing, the people said, as more customers may be holding out for Apple’s premium iPhone X model. “We’ve never been in this situation before, where Apple has announced two devices…

Review: iPhone 8 – TechCrunch

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The best reason to buy a new iPhone The camera is the best reason to buy a new iPhone this year just as it has been several years running. The iPhone is the world’s most popular camera, by far, and Apple continues to take seriously the business of improving it. As I’ve mentioned before in these reviews, I have a lengthy history in photography. I’ve been a working pro photographer,…

The iPhone X may be hurting iPhone 8 sales – The Verge – The Verge

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

As Apple likely predicted, it appears a large number of prospective iPhone buyers are waiting until the iPhone X goes up for preorder in late October rather than purchasing the more readily available iPhone 8, which launches Friday. Noted Apple watcher and industry analyst firm KGI Securities put out a report today, detailed by 9to5Mac, explaining how the existence of the iPhone X may be cutting into iPhone 8 preorders,…

Apple raises prices for iPhone screen replacements by $20 – The … – The Verge

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Apple has quietly increased the cost to repair broken screens on the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7 and 7 Plus, as noted by Reddit users over the weekend, raising the price of screen replacements on Apple’s more recent devices by $20 across the board. That means that it now costs $149 to replace a screen on the smaller 6S and 7 instead of the original $129, and $169 for the…

Apple raises prices for iPhone screen replacements by $20 – The Verge

Monday, September 18, 2017

Apple has quietly increased the cost to repair broken screens on the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7 and 7 Plus, as noted by Reddit users over the weekend, raising the price of screen replacements on Apple’s more recent devices by $20 across the board. That means that it now costs $149 to replace a screen on the smaller 6S and 7 instead of the original $129, and $169 for the…

Why you might get a deal on a new iPhone after all – CNBC

Monday, September 18, 2017

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How long should a $999 iPhone last? – The Verge – The Verge

Monday, September 18, 2017

I usually spend about $1,300 on a new computer, and I usually expect it to stay in good shape for about four years — if not more. So if I’m spending over $1,000 on an iPhone, how long should I expect to use it for? Smartphones have never had the longevity that modern computers have, often staying current for only two or so years. There are a good number of…

The iPhone X from an Android user’s perspective – The Verge – The Verge

Monday, September 18, 2017

It’s been almost a year since the Google Pixel made me put down my iPhone and transformed me from a Google apps user on Apple hardware to a pure Google acolyte. In the grand tug of war between mobile religions, I’m now pulled in the direction of Android, and I can’t express much regret about it. But Apple has just made official its biggest redesign and rethink of the iPhone…

How long should a $999 iPhone last? – The Verge

Sunday, September 17, 2017

I usually spend about $1,300 on a new computer, and I usually expect it to stay in good shape for about four years — if not more. So if I’m spending over $1,000 on an iPhone, how long should I expect to use it for? Smartphones have never had the longevity that modern computers have, often staying current for only two or so years. There are a good number of…

The iPhone X from an Android user’s perspective – The Verge

Sunday, September 17, 2017

It’s been almost a year since the Google Pixel made me put down my iPhone and transformed me from a Google apps user on Apple hardware to a pure Google acolyte. In the grand tug of war between mobile religions, I’m now pulled in the direction of Android, and I can’t express much regret about it. But Apple has just made official its biggest redesign and rethink of the iPhone…

If you think the iPhone X’s $1000 price tag is expensive, see how much it costs around the world – Business Insider

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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Apple is still selling the iPhone 6s for a lower price, and it’s a steal – Markets Insider

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Apple recently announced its shiny new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X on Tuesday, and they bring new features and faster performance than any previous iPhone.  However, I’m here to tell you that you that Apple is still selling the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for $450 and $550 repectively, and they’re an absolute steal if you’re not a heavy smartphone user. Better yet, you can get…

iPhone X: Forget the experts, here’s what real people think – CNET

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Enlarge Image Real people aren’t moved. CNET The tech world often behaves as if everything revolves around the tech world. So when Apple unveiled its new “smartphone of the future,” the iPhone X, every aspect was scrutinized and every expert opinion swiftly offered. What, though, do real working people think? I’d been moved to this…

Why The iPhone X Will Force Apple To Choose Between Good Or Evil – Forbes

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Apple knows the power of being in control of hardware developed for its smartphones. Many of the advantages in the iPhone ecosystem come from the tight integration between hardware and software – the  A11 system on chip and W2 peripheral controller being prime examples. The introduction of wireless charging in the recently announced iPhones takes a contrarian view, as Tim Cook and his team join a widely adopted standard. On…

The iPhone X from an Android user’s perspective – The Verge – The Verge

Sunday, September 17, 2017

It’s been almost a year since the Google Pixel made me put down my iPhone and transformed me from a Google apps user on Apple hardware to a pure Google acolyte. In the grand tug of war between mobile religions, I’m now pulled in the direction of Android, and I can’t express much regret about it. But Apple has just made official its biggest redesign and rethink of the iPhone…

How to decide if the iPhone X is worth $1K – CNBC.com – CNBC

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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How Face ID Works On Apple’s iPhone X – Forbes

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Apple Apple’s Face ID authentication system Apple’s new smartphone, iPhone X, uses a recognition system called ‘Face ID‘ to unlock your device and authorize payments. How does it check that your identity is authentic? “It compares two face images and determines how similar they are,” explains Professor Anil Jain, who studies pattern recognition and computer vision at Michigan State University. “In the simplest way, that’s what face recognition does. You…

Action Launcher brings Oreo features to older Android phones – The … – The Verge

Sunday, September 17, 2017

If you have one of the many smartphones that isn’t getting updated to Android Oreo, there’s still a way for you to try out several of its most noticeable features. Action Launcher, one of the many apps that let you customize Android’s home screens, is now able to bring three of Oreo’s launcher features to older phones: notification dots, adaptive icons, and restyled app shortcuts. They’re supposed to work on…