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IPhone Storage is 'Absolutely the Most Profitable iPhone Feature' says Analyst

8 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

A new report out this morning by Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman and Ian King takes a look into Apple's pricing strategy for the storage capacities on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Specifically, Bloomberg says that the biggest upsell for the iPhone XS and XS Max is the new 512GB storage option, which will help Apple make $134 more per iPhone than the 64GB option.
512GB is the highest storage capacity that Apple has yet to release on an iPhone, and the company charges customers a lot more for NAND storage chips than it pays suppliers. IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam explains that storage costs...
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More tests confirm faster data speeds of iPhone XS on both Wi-Fi and LTE

More tests confirm faster data speeds of iPhone XS on both Wi-Fi and LTE

8 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Further tests have confirmed early suggestions that the new radio tech in the iPhone XS significantly boosts data speeds on both Wi-Fi and LTE when compared to last year's iPhone X.
Not all the real-life tests produced the dramatic gains reported in the first test, however...
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The best charging pads for the new iPhones

The best charging pads for the new iPhones

8 monthes ago   |   By iMore

If you're planning on picking up an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, a wireless charging pad is a great companion to get along with it. Wireless charging offers the convenience of being able to just set your iPhone down on a pad to charge without having to fumble with a Lighting cable. These are some of our favorite wireless chargers that you can get right now.
Apple approved
Mophie Wireless Charge Pad
This product was specifically developed with the iPhone X in mind, and it will work great with the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. It supports fast charging up to 7.5W, and its rubber...
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Best leather cases for the iPhone XS Max

Best leather cases for the iPhone XS Max

8 monthes ago   |   By iMore

There is nothing like the look, texture, and even smell of leather. Genuine leather develops a patina over time, and true leather aficionados know that this only means it's getting better with age. While your leather case ages beautifully, you want it to prevent your iPhone from aging. Here are some of the best leather cases for the iPhone XS Max.
Slim and elegant
Mujjo Full Leather Case
This beauty fully encases your iPhone XS Max in full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather while maintaining a slim profile to show off the lines of the phone. Even the buttons are covered in leather and fully...
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The 10-point iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max review: Modest steps forward

The 10-point iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max review: Modest steps forward

8 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

REVIEW: Apple's iPhones have steadily become more predictable, and this year's iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are as iterative as flagship phones get: a modest “S” update to last year's iPhone X, plus a bigger but otherwise identical version that drops the name “Plus” in favor of the gaudier suffix “Max...
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Don't crack your iPhone XS screen - get a screen protector

Don't crack your iPhone XS screen - get a screen protector

8 monthes ago   |   By iMore

Congratulations, you just got a shiny new iPhone XS in your hands! But now comes the tough part - protecting that gorgeous new phone. Whether you want to go naked or put a case on it, you should always have at least a screen protector to keep that glass panel safe and sound. Here are our top recommendations.
Best value and quality amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector amFilm provides three high-quality tempered glass screen protectors for just $15 on Amazon, and we've seen them on sale for even less. You also get a microfiber cloth, dust removal stickers, three alcohol cleaning wet wipes...
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Tim Cook Shares Photos Shot on iPhone XS by New Owners

Tim Cook Shares Photos Shot on iPhone XS by New Owners

8 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple CEO Tim Cook marked the launch of the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max this weekend by tweeting out a series of photos that were all taken by Apple users on the new line of iPhones.
First was an image posted by photographer Erin Brooks , who captured her image using the iPhone XS and edited it in Adobe Lightroom on iOS.
Photo via Erin Brooks
Next was a photo shot on iPhone XS by Yuntao Lu at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. As a comparison, Lu managed to capture an image with a similar angle and lighting conditions on the iPhone 6s Plus one year prior.
Taken on iPhone XS...
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Apple's macOS Mojave software update is expected to land today

Apple's macOS Mojave software update is expected to land today

8 monthes ago   |   By Geeky Gadgets

Apple is expected to release their new macOS Mojave software update today. The company also recently released their new iOS 12 software update along with their new iPhone XS handsets. Apple announced at their iPhone event that Mojave will be released on the 24th of September. Apple's macOS Mojave was first revealed back at their...
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Apple estimated to make $134 more profit per phone on 512 GB iPhone XS compared to base model

Apple estimated to make $134 more profit per phone on 512 GB iPhone XS compared to base model

8 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Data reported by Bloomberg indicates that Apple is estimated to make around $134 more profit per phone on the 512 GB models of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, than the 64 GB base models. Apple charges a $350 premium for the 512 GB model, but the report claims that the jump in storage only costs Apple $132 in memory component costs.
Higher-storage options are easy ways for Apple to push the profitability of its devices and it's a tactic the company has exploited for many years. With the 2018 line, it has pushed even further down that path.
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Apple Watch Series 4 teardown: major design leap, iPhone level repairability, more battery

Apple Watch Series 4 teardown: major design leap, iPhone level repairability, more battery

8 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Following its teardown of the iPhone XS and XS Max , iFixit has now taken its blades and tri-point screwdrivers to the Apple Watch Series 4 - and was impressed by what it found.
The company said that the internals reveal a major design leap, living up to Steve Jobs' oft-told story about painting the back of the fence even though no-one will ever see it...
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Invest in your iPhone XS with these amazing accessories

Invest in your iPhone XS with these amazing accessories

8 monthes ago   |   By iMore

Good news: all of the accessories created for the iPhone X will be compatible with the iPhone XS as well. That doesn't mean you can't invest in some new ones though! Here are some of our favorite accessories to trick out your new iPhone.
High-end headphones
Bose QuietComfort
If you really want to treat yourself, pick up a pair of these Bose headphones. They're noise-canceling, Bluetooth-enabled, and offer 20 hours of wireless listening time off of a single charge. They're even Alexa-enabled if that's your thing.
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More drop tests of iPhone XS reveal mixed results, sketchy sapphire claim

More drop tests of iPhone XS reveal mixed results, sketchy sapphire claim

8 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Apple claimed during the iPhone XS event that its new flagship models use ‘the most durable smartphone glass in the world,' and it of course wasn't long before people started putting that claim to the test.
One early test seemed encouraging, showing the new phones acquitting themselves well. But subsequent tests reveal mixed results...
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Apple Watch 4 gets taken apart by iFixit

Apple Watch 4 gets taken apart by iFixit

8 monthes ago   |   By Geeky Gadgets

We previously saw a teardown of the new iPhones from iFixit and now it is the turn of the new Apple Watch 4. The new Apple Watch Series 4 has had a range of upgrades over the previous model, this includes a new larger display and more. The watch comes in two sizes 40mm and...
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New Belkin Boost Up iPhone XS and Apple Watch wireless charging dock

New Belkin Boost Up iPhone XS and Apple Watch wireless charging dock

8 monthes ago   |   By Geeky Gadgets

Belkin has announced this week that two new charging devices will be available during November and December 2018 taking the form of the Belkin Boost Up and Belkin PowerHouse. The PowerHouse will be launching during November 2018 and will be priced at $100 and offers a wired charging solution for both your iPhone and Apple...
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IPhone XS and XS Max Survive Liquid Dunk, but Shatter Immediately in Drop Test

8 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Following new iPhone releases, the devices are always subjected to a range of durability tests, and the iPhone XS and XS Max are no exception. Over the weekend, warranty company SquareTrade conducted several tests on the two new smartphones, checking Apple's claims of IP68 water resistance and more durable glass.
According to Apple, the iPhone XS and XS Max are using "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone" and have improved IP68 water resistance, meaning they can withstand water up to two meters deep for approximately 30 minutes.
In SquareTrade's tests, the two iPhones stood up well...
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Apple's New iPhone XS Max In Action

Apple's New iPhone XS Max In Action

8 monthes ago   |   By Geeky Gadgets

We have seen some drop test videos, waterproof test videos, torture test videos of the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max and now we have a hands on video of the new handset. The video below from the guys over at MacRumors gives us a good look at Apple's new iPhone XS Max and...
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Samsung: Galaxy Fold is the canary in the coal mine of Chinese OLED makers

Samsung: Galaxy Fold is the canary in the coal mine of Chinese OLED makers

The VP of Samsung Display is the gift that kept on giving in the last few days, divulging secrets from the Galaxy Fold re-release kitchen. During the Korean Information Display... Read more ...

Vivo Y12 with triple camera launched in India for Rs 12,490

Vivo Y12 with triple camera launched in India for Rs 12,490

Vivo launched the Vivo Y12 smartphone today. The company's newest device retails at Rs 12,490. It is available only through major offline stores across the... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 could have a very versatile camera

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 both have a camera lens that can do something most rivals can't. Namely, it can shift between two different apertures, but for the... Read more ...

Nokia 3.2 arrives in the UK, promising a two-day battery life

Nokia 3.2 arrives in the UK, promising a two-day battery life

The Nokia 3.2 is now available to buy in the UK, and it arrives with a big screen and the promise of two-day battery life. The Nokia 3.2 is available to buy from Amazon , John... Read more ...

Amazon launches new Kindle Oasis e-reader with color adjustable front light

Amazon launches new Kindle Oasis e-reader with color adjustable front light

Two years after launching the second-generation model, Amazon is refreshing the Kindle Oasis lineup with a third e-reader. We're not sure about Amazon's naming convention, but... Read more ...

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Your phone's keyboard is one of the most commonly used apps. Whether you're typing out status updates, sending private messages, or just bombarding everyone in sight with as... Read more ...

Several Pixel 3a users get a glimpse of the future thanks to Google

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Upcoming NVIDIA Shield TV to feature Google Stadia support, new controller

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Deal: Sony Xperia XZ3 price dips well below $500 on Amazon

Deal: Sony Xperia XZ3 price dips well below $500 on Amazon

Sony's flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ3 is cheaper than ever on Amazon. Just like many other top-tier handsets, the Xperia XZ3 was priced at around $800 at launch, but these... Read more ...