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Consumer Reports pegs Apple's iPhone X & 8 Plus as having best smartphone cameras

02/28/2018, 03:02 pm

In a piece published this week, Consumer Reports rated the dual-lens iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus as having the best smartphone cameras, with the single-lens iPhone 8 sitting just behind them.


Twitter adds new sharing options including DMs & bookmarks

02/28/2018, 02:02 pm

Twitter on Wednesday began rolling out a new "share" icon in its iPhone and iPad apps, expanding the ways people can pass tweets around.


User satisfaction, refurbished device prevalence may hurt future iPhone sales

02/28/2018, 01:02 pm

Many users of high-end smartphones are keeping older models and opting for refurbished phones over expensive new ones, which has the potential to draw down Apple and Samsung's hardware sales volumes in the future, if trends continue.


MoviePass creator credits service's birth to Apple iPhone & mobile apps

02/28/2018, 12:02 pm

In a promotional interview published on the iOS App Store, the one of the creators of MoviePass -- a subscription service that lets people see a 2D movie every day -- suggested that the Apple iPhone and mobile apps in general were instrumental in getting it off the ground.


Bonus Notches: Android smartphone vendors copy the striking design from Apple's iPhone X, with mixed results

02/28/2018, 10:02 am

This year's Mobile World Congress has served as a reminder of how much influence Apple has over the smartphone market, with some companies choosing to design their devices with the iPhone X's novel but controversial 'notch' firmly in mind.


Apple adds video iPhone tutorials on telephoto shooting & framing

02/27/2018, 04:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday added two brief video tutorials covering photography on the iPhone, teaching some of the very basics of shooting.


T-Mobile aims to one-up other US carriers with 5G in 30 cities by end of 2018

02/27/2018, 02:02 pm

T-Mobile will start deploying its 5G network this year, setting up shop in 30 cities -- among them one of the biggest battlegrounds, New York City.


Apple's wait times for iPhone battery replacements actually increasing, says analyst

02/27/2018, 01:02 pm

Even though Apple's iPhone battery replacement discounts are no longer in the news, and the company has theoretically had time to ramp up supply, wait times for replacements have actually worsened in the past few weeks, according to Barclays research.


Sprint reveals its first six 5G cities, coming in 2019

02/27/2018, 12:02 pm

The first U.S. cities supporting Sprint's upcoming 5G network will be Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., the carrier announced on Tuesday.


Early benchmarks shows Samsung Galaxy S9 well behind iPhone X in processor performance

02/27/2018, 09:02 am

The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a slower processor than the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, according to early benchmarks of Samsung's new device, after tests of the Android smartphone's Exynos 9810 chip reveal it to lag far behind the Apple-created A10 and A11 processors.


New Apple 'Switch to iPhone' ads promote support & environmental footprint

02/26/2018, 04:02 pm

Apple on Monday debuted four new "Switch to iPhone" ads, as well as another brief how-to guide for the smartphone.


Cellebrite advertises its ability to unlock devices running iOS 11, including the iPhone X, to government agencies

02/26/2018, 03:02 pm

Cellebrite, the Israeli security firm believed to have helped the FBI unlock an iPhone during the San Bernardino investigation, is claiming it is capable of bypassing the security of devices running iOS 11 and older versions, including recently launched hardware including the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.


'Alto's Odyssey' developers tout economics and ease of development for Apple devices

02/26/2018, 01:02 pm

The developers of "Alto's Odyssey" have skewed toward supporting Apple's iPhone and iPad for several reasons, above all ease of development, a new interview reveals.


2018 iPhone lineup may include biggest ever with 6.5-inch screen, budget model with Face ID

02/26/2018, 01:02 pm

More rumors are circulating that Apple is planning a trio of iPhones in the fall of 2018, with one the largest ever produced by the company, and all three incorporating Face ID authentication technology.


Sony guns for AirPods' all-wireless market with Siri-enabled Xperia Ear Duo

02/26/2018, 12:02 pm

At this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony announced the Xperia Ear Duo, a new pair of all-wireless earbuds compatible with Apple's Siri voice assistant, as well as Google Assistant.


Samsung defends Galaxy S9's 'AR Emoji,' says feature doesn't copy iPhone X's Animoji

02/26/2018, 11:02 am

"AR Emoji" -- a feature on the newly-announced Galaxy S9 -- has been in development for many years, and isn't a copy of the Animoji found on Apple's iPhone X, said Samsung mobile head D.J. Koh.


Apple-backed Israel Machine Vision Conference to feature talk on iPhone X's TrueDepth camera

02/25/2018, 08:02 pm

Apple is helping to sponsor March's Israel Machine Vision Conference in Tel Aviv, where the company will also have an expert on hand to talk about the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X.


Apple Australia airs four wedding-themed 'First Dance' ads for iPhone X

02/25/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple this weekend premiered four new "Shot on iPhone" ads for the iPhone X in Australia, all themed around first dances at weddings.


Photos of purported 'iPhone X Plus' display assembly reveal LG manufacturing

02/25/2018, 12:02 am

A pair of images posted to a Chinese blog on Saturday purportedly offer a first look at Apple's next-generation "iPhone X Plus" handset, a 6.5-inch device rumored to see release later this year.


The Smartphone Endgame: Who wins once shipment volumes peak?

02/24/2018, 12:02 pm

For decades, market research firms have been confidently asserting that the "winners" in PCs, tablets, smartphones and other consumer electronics are not firms that are profitable or even sustainable, but merely those shipping the largest volumes at any given time. This has enabled them to crown a successive line of failed players, then rapidly move on to a new "winner," often within the same year. The bigger problem for this sort of flawgic is that the game itself is changing.