Next-Gen iPhone XR Could Feature 4×4 MIMO Antenna Design

While some of the differences between the iPhone XS and iPhone XR are pretty obvious, like the camera and display type, some aren’t so obvious, such as the antenna design where the new iPhone XS and XS Max use a 4×4 MIMO antenna design which in tests has proven to be faster.

Apple Targeting Owners Of Older iPhones With iPhone XR Emails

The iPhone XS and XS Max are just too damn expensive and Apple knows that. Why do we think that? Simply because according to a report from Reddit (via MacRumors), it appears that Apple is targeting owners of older iPhones with emails asking them to upgrade to the iPhone XR, the more affordable iPhone out of the trio of handsets the company launched last year.

Apple’s New Smart Battery Cases For The iPhone Are Official

We have been hearing about Apple potentially launching a new Smart Battery Case for its iPhones. For those who wouldn’t mind the added battery life, you’ll be pleased to learn that the cases are now official and they have been launched with support for all three iPhones from 2018. This includes the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR.

Analyst Thinks Apple Needs To Make ‘Significant Price Cuts’

Apple’s iPhones in recent times have gone up in price by so much that the base flagship models are starting at $1,000. The iPhone XR on the other hand was meant to be positioned as the more affordable model, although at its current pricing where it is priced starting at $750, it doesn’t really quite feel that way.


Instagram Is Now Optimized For The iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max Again

A couple of weeks ago, Instagram issued an update that seemed to sort of “break” the app for iPhone XR and XS Max users. Basically due to some compatibility and crashing issues, Instagram had to roll back to an older version of Xcode that they used to compile the app, which turn meant that the app was on longer optimized for Apple’s larger iPhones.

iPhone XR Reportedly On Track To Outsell The iPhone XS Max

It’s easy to see why Apple’s iPhone XS Max is a more attractive option over the iPhone XS. Price aside, the larger display alone makes it more compelling since it is the largest display Apple has ever used for an iPhone. This is why it isn’t surprising to see that Mixpanel’s data (via Cult of Mac) is showing that the iPhone XS Max is outselling the smaller iPhone XS.

Current iPhone Production Has Reportedly Been Cut By 10%

Usually everyone wants to start the new year well as it helps set the tone for the rest of the year. Unfortunately for Apple, it doesn’t seem to be the case as not only has the company slashed its own revenue estimates, a new report from the Nikkei Asian Review has revealed that Apple might have cut the production of its new iPhones even further.

Latest Spotify Update Makes It Compatible With iPhone XR, XS Max Screen Sizes

With Apple having introduced new screen sizes to the iPhones and Apple Watch back in 2018, this means that developers have to update their apps and UI elements to make it fit properly, otherwise users will be seeing the zoomed in effect which while functional, doesn’t look very good.

CIRP Data Reveals How Well The iPhone XR Is Doing

According to some analysts, Apple’s new iPhones aren’t doing well and is forcing Apple to cut production of some of the models, like the iPhone XR. However despite those predictions and claims, there are a few instances in which it has proven that the iPhone XR is indeed doing quite well, or at least relatively better than the other models.

iPhone XR Was Taiwan’s Top-Selling Smartphone For November

Many analysts have recently expressed their skepticism about how well Apple’s new iPhones are selling, with some even predicting that Apple is expected to make further production cuts. Of course we won’t know how well the company is doing until their next financial report is released, but in the meantime it seems that at least for one country, the iPhone XR is doing well.

Apple Expands iPhone XR, XS Trade-In Programs To More Countries

There have been reports that Apple’s iPhone sales haven’t been doing so well, or at least not as well as some would have liked. So much so that it seems that Apple could be trying to encourage iPhone sales by expanding its trade-in program to more countries around the world, potentially making it more affordable for people to buy its new iPhones.

Instagram For iPhone XR, XS Max Is No Longer Optimized

If you own either the iPhone XR or the XS Max and are an avid Instagram user, you might have noticed that something is a bit off with the app. You might have realized that the app suddenly looks “bigger”, and if you’re wondering if it is maybe your mind playing tricks on you, it’s not because that’s pretty much what happened.

T-Mobile Now Supports eSIM With Apple’s New iPhones

Smartphones with dual SIM support aren’t new, and neither are eSIMs, however with the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, Apple combined them together by finally introducing iPhones with support for dual SIM, but making one of the SIM card “slots” an eSIM. So far AT&T and Verizon have launched their support for it, and now it looks like T-Mobile has done the same as well.

Notable Apple Analyst Further Slashes Estimates Of The iPhone XR

Apple’s iPhone XR is meant to represent a version of the iPhone that for the most part, shares some of the high-end features of the iPhone XS and XS Max, but is priced slightly more affordable (relatively). One might think that based on this, it could be a hit amongst customers who’d rather not shell out over $1,000 for the iPhone XS.