iMac Pro to feature Apple A10 Fusion coprocessor for Always-on ‘Hey Siri’ voice control

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We have Apple’s iMac Pro launching before the year-end, though the HomePod is delayed. Thanks to developers Johnathan Levin and Steve Troughton-Smith, details regarding the iMac Pro has emerged. According to the information available via the BridgeOS 2.0 software package from Apple, it appears that iMac Pro will be powered by the A10 Fusion ARM coprocessor. Continue reading “iMac Pro to feature Apple A10 Fusion coprocessor for Always-on ‘Hey Siri’ voice control”

2018 iPhones to come with faster Intel and Qualcomm LTE modems, including a model with Dual SIM support: KGI

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Last week KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that  Apple will be launching a 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch models with OLED displays and a lower-priced 6.1-inch model with an LCD display in 2018. Now he has said that the iPhone models will come with a faster Intel XMM 7560 modem and Qualcomm SDX 20 LTE Cat. 18 Modem with support for 4×4 MIMO technology, compared to 2×2 MIMO in this year’s iPhone models that use Intel XMM 7480 modem and Qualcomm MDM9655 Snapdragon X16 LTE Cat. 16 Modem. Continue reading “2018 iPhones to come with faster Intel and Qualcomm LTE modems, including a model with Dual SIM support: KGI”

Apple HomePod release pushed to early 2018

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Apple introduced its first Siri-powered smart speaker HomePod at WWDC 2017 back in June for $349. At that time the company said that it will ship the device starting in December in Australia, the UK and the US. Now the company has released a statement saying that it will be available only in early 2018 saying that it need “a little more time” before the HomePod is ready, but it did not provide any reason for the delay. Continue reading “Apple HomePod release pushed to early 2018”

Apple releases iOS 11.1.2 with fix for unresponsive iPhone X screens in cold weather

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Apple released iOS 11.1.1 update for iPhone and iPad last week to fix an autocorrect bug that caused “i” to autocorrect to A[?] in the keyboard. Now it has pushed out iOS 11.1.2 update that fixes iPhone X screen becoming temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid change to a cold environment and working only after several seconds, as reported by a lot of users last week. Apple was quick to acknowledge the issues and promised a fix.

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OnePlus 5T vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus – What’s Different

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Putting an end to all the rumors, OnePlus has unveiled its latest killer flagship OnePlus 5T with some changes internally and externally. The OnePlus 5T is a mid-cycle refresh, offering a better display, improved camera, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, facial recognition technology and much more. Continue reading “OnePlus 5T vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus – What’s Different”

Apple claims the top spot in wearable market followed by Xiaomi and Fitbit in Q3 2017: Canalys

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Apple has regained the top spot in the wearable market in Q3 2017 with 3.9 million shipments and it is the strongest quarter for Apple in 2017, all thanks to the recently launched Apple Watch 3 with LTE support, reveals a new report from Canalys. Xiaomi and Fitbit claim the 2nd and 3rd spots with 3.6 million and 3.5 million, respectively.  Continue reading “Apple claims the top spot in wearable market followed by Xiaomi and Fitbit in Q3 2017: Canalys”

Apple said to be working on rear-facing 3D sensor for 2019 iPhone

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Apple is said to be working on a rear-facing 3D sensor for 2019 iPhone which could be another milestone in leading the AR space on the mobile platform according to sources of Bloomberg. The company is said to be working on different technologies from the current TrueDepth camera which is used on the iPhone XContinue reading “Apple said to be working on rear-facing 3D sensor for 2019 iPhone”

iOS 11.2 to bring support for 7.5W wireless charging on iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X

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Starting with iOS 11.2, iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X to support 7.5W fast charging support at 7.5 watts using compatible Qi-based wireless charging accessories. With the current iOS 11.1.1, all the three device charge at a speed of 5W using Qi wireless chargers.  Continue reading “iOS 11.2 to bring support for 7.5W wireless charging on iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X”

Apple to launch 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus, a lower-priced 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD display in 2018: KGI

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The iPhone X finally went for sale this month, and we are already hearing reports of the iPhone models that might launch in 2018, thanks to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. According to him, Apple will be launching a 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch models with OLED displays and a lower-priced 6.1-inch model with an LCD display in 2018.

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Security firm claims to have bypassed iPhone X Face ID with 3D face mask model

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The Apple iPhone X features a unique feature that the company has raved about at the time of the launch. We are talking about the face ID feature which according to Apple is the strongest security feature and even said that Hollywood-quality masks couldn’t fool it. While the company’s claims may be valid on some grounds, a security firm; Bkav claims that they have bypassed the iPhone X face ID.

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iPhone X users reporting crackling sounds from earpiece speaker and green line on display

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Last week we heard reports about the iPhone X screen becoming unresponsive outdoors in cold temperatures. Today more users on Twitter, Reddit, Apple’s support page started reporting about weird cracking sounds and green line issue on display.

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Apple to drop iPhone 8 production significantly, iPhone X to retain demand and growth in 2018: KGI

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Apple for the time ever has launched three new iPhones in such a short period. Given the popularity of the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus, KGI Analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that iPhone 8 production to see a 50-60% drop in the production significantly.

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Apple releases iOS 11.1.1 for iPhone and iPad with fix for auto correct bug

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Apple released iOS 11.1 update for iPhone and iPad last month that brought over 70 new emojis and several fixes. Now it has released iOS 11.1.1 update that fixes an autocorrect bug that has been plaguing a lot users since the iOS 11.1 update. The bug causes “i” to autocorrect to A[?] in the keyboard. Apple fixed it in iOS 11.2 beta, but Apple could not wait till iOS 11.2 release since it was affecting a lot of users. Continue reading “Apple releases iOS 11.1.1 for iPhone and iPad with fix for auto correct bug”

iPhone 7 most-shipped smartphone in Q3 2017, iPhone 8 Plus out-ships iPhone 8: Canalys

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Samsung is still leading the top five smartphone vendors in the world which is followed by Apple and Huawei. According to Canalys, Apple’s iPhone 7 is the best selling model worldwide with over 13 Million units shipped and the iPhone 6s next to it with 7.9 Million units.

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Apple acknowledges iPhone X screen being unresponsive in cold weather, will fix with software update

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Reports have started coming in from users on Reddit claiming that their iPhone X screen becoming unresponsive in cold weather. Users have reported saying takes only just a few seconds for the phone to freeze up in cold temperatures and stops responding to taps. However, Apple has acknowledged the issue.

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