Wednesday , October 18 2017

Apple

First Batch of iPhone Xs Is Reportedly Just 46,500 Units

From the moment Apple unveiled the iPhone X, there’s been concern over whether demand for the new device would pull sales away from the iPhone 8/8 Plus, and leave Apple scrambling to fill orders with what was initially intended as a halo product. We saw a similar situation with the …

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Apple May Drop Touch ID in the Next iPhone

  Apple was the first smartphone maker to integrate high-quality fingerprint sensors into its phones, but it may also be the first to stop using fingerprint sensors. According to a new report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could drop its Touch ID system completely in the next iPhone. Instead, …

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Samsung Will Make $4B More Off the iPhone X Than Its Own Galaxy S8

If mathematicians are collectively devices for turning coffee into theorems, as Alfréd Rényi once remarked, phone patents and purchase agreements are devices for turning patents into gobs and gobs of cash. Devices and technologies are so intertwined, it’s not unusual to see companies that compete in the same market and …

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Apple Is Quietly Designing and Building Its Own Silicon Empire

Ever since Apple bought PA Semi, it’s been clear the company had aspirations of semiconductor design. Its CPU architectures have differed from other vendors by emphasizing raw single-thread performance, and it’s been debuting co-design chips like motion and audio co-processors for the last several years. It’s also purchased part of …

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The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Have a Serious Shattering Problem

When Apple announced the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, it moved away from using metal for the back of its phones in favor of all-glass construction. The company promised that this would have no impact on device strength, claiming its metal backs were more resilient than ever. Multiple reviewers reported …

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iPhone X Production May Not Have Even Started Yet

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X earlier this month, it was immediately obvious which device had captured the public’s imagination. The reviews on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus give those devices simultaneous high marks for yet another iteration of what is, fundamentally, an excellent …

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The iPhone 8 Debuts to Weak Demand, Uncertain Interest

If you like iPhones, Apple’s iPhone 8 is a perfectly good phone. It adds new features like TrueTone, an updated camera (particularly on the iPhone 8 Plus), a hexa-core CPU built on a 10nm process, wireless charging, and the ability to shoot 4K video at 60fps (the iPhone 7 only …

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