Apple released the iPhone 11 Pro just last month where they introduced a third lens to their camera setup. This is a step up from last year’s iPhone XS which feature a dual lens setup. However, Apple’s iPhones are still as expensive as ever, and as such, it would not be reasonable to expect that all iPhone XS owners would upgrade to the iPhone 11 Pro.
A couple of years ago, Apple got into hot water when it was discovered that the company was secretly throttling the processors on its iPhones. The company claimed that this was done to help manage the performance on older devices, where due to degrading batteries, it would result in unexpected shutdowns, which is why they introduced processor throttling.
With the launch of the iPhone X, Apple had transitioned from using LCD to OLED, at least on some of its models. Apple’s primary supplier of OLED panels is Samsung, where both companies had an agreement with each other where Apple would buy a set number of panels from Samsung for use in its iPhones.
Apple’s new iPhones are supposed to represent the best that the company has to offer in terms of hardware and technological advancements. They feature the most powerful chipset that Apple has to offer, but it seems that despite being as powerful as they are meant to be, some users are running into some stuttering issues on their phone.
Last year Apple launched a trade-in program for the iPhone XR and the iPhone XS. The idea was to help drum up sales, but Apple had stated back then that this deal would be a limited time deal meaning that customers shouldn’t expect to see it available all year round. However as it turns out, Apple is now extending the deal.
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Apple has been making short films shot entirely on the iPhone to highlight the camera prowess of its flagship smartphone. It’s a marketing tool that Apple has employed very well. The company has released a new “Shot on iPhone’ short film today. It’s a three-minute clip that tells us the story of an athlete from American Samoa, it’s a territory of the United States in the south pacific ocean.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is one of the most anticipated smartphones for 2019. It is also expected to pack the latest and most powerful hardware, where some variants will be powered by the latest Exynos chipset, while others will be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. Unfortunately it seems that despite using the latest hardware, recent benchmarks have found the phone to be a bit disappointing.
Yesterday Apple launched the Smart Battery Case for their 2018 iPhones. There was a model for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR. Given that the iPhone XS and iPhone X share similar dimensions, it did not come as a surprise to learn that the case for the iPhone XS also fits the iPhone X.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are various factors that contribute to how fast our phones are, and RAM plays a role in that by allowing more apps and processes to be stored in its memory, allowing for quick retrieval when needed. We have seen instances where having not enough RAM can result in phones not being as fast as they could, so by that logic, does having more RAM mean it’ll be faster?
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.
Until companies can find a way to place the smartphone’s earpiece, camera, and front facing camera directly under the screen of the phone itself, the notch design is here to stay. For some this is an unfortunate reality, although many have since gotten used to it or have made peace with it.
Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro is one powerful handset based on our reviews, and a recent blind smartphone camera test saw it beat out the competition which included Apple’s iPhones. So the question is, with all these accolades and power under the hood, will it beat the iPhone Xs Max in a speed test?
There have been various claims suggesting that Apple’s new iPhones for 2018, the iPhone XR, Xs, and Xs Max aren’t selling as well as many, including Apple and their investors, would like. Given that Apple doesn’t plan to share figures of its iPhone sales anymore, we guess we’ll never really know 100% how many units they might have sold.
One of the new features of Apple’s iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and the XR is dual SIM, where models in the US rely on a single physical SIM and an eSIM for the second one. While this saves space internally and makes it easier to switch carriers, the only downside is that carriers will need to support the feature.