iPhone X will be available from Airtel Online Store starting November 3

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Airtel today announced that the iPhone X will go on sale on Airtel’s Online Store starting 6.00 pm, November 3, 2017. It will be available exclusively to Airtel postpaid customers as an unlocked device on a first come first serve and full payment basis, till stocks last, said Airtel. It will also deliver the phone in 21 cities across India free of charge to customers’ doorstep. The company did not introduce any special plans for the iPhone X.

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Apple iPhone X pre-orders begin: Reliance Jio offers 70% buyback, Rs. 10000 cashback and more

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Apple started taking pre-orders for the iPhone X in more than 55 countries including India starting today. Reliance Jio has announced 70% buyback on the iPhone X, similar to what it had announced for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Under this offer, customers who pre-book the iPhone X by paying Rs. 1999 and opt for the Rs. 799 or higher Jio tariff plan would be eligible for 70% of the MRP as buyback amount on return of the device after a year. Continue reading “Apple iPhone X pre-orders begin: Reliance Jio offers 70% buyback, Rs. 10000 cashback and more”

Apple iPhones purchased abroad will now get warranty support in India

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Apple products are well known for the warranty support which comes along with the purchase of the product be it an iPhone, Mac, iPad or iPad. Apple will now honour the warranty for unlocked iPhones even if they have been purchased outside India. This means if you bought your iPhone in the US or any international location and something went wrong, you can approach a authorized service center and get it serviced like it was purchased in India. FoneArena can confirm that warranty for iPhones purchased abroad will be honoured in India. This is big win for consumers as service centers usually turn away consumers for out of country purchases.

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WhatsApp adds Live Location Sharing for Android and iOS

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WhatsApp is rolling out a new live location sharing feature on both Android and iOS today. You could choose to share your real-time location for 15 minutes, 1 hour or 8 hours with your loved ones in chat message with a single person or a group. I always dislike giving directions to people over phone and have always relied on WhatsApp location sharing feature to keep it simple. This new update makes location sharing even more seamless.

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Apple issues white paper to share details about the Face ID on iPhone X

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Apple has released a white paper explaining the Face ID facial recognition technology on the iPhone X. The paper answers several questions about security and privacy about the Face ID and also explains how the new system works. Continue reading “Apple issues white paper to share details about the Face ID on iPhone X”

Apple iPhone X pre-order demand may cross 40-50M units – KGI

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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities says that iPhone X demand could reach 40-50 million units. He noted that as iPhone X is a major model revamped form factor for the iPhone since the iPhone 6 debuted in 2014. Continue reading “Apple iPhone X pre-order demand may cross 40-50M units — KGI”

Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus manufacturing cost estimated at $247.51 and $288.08 respectively

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Research agency IHS has revealed the estimated cost of recently launched iPhones. The company says the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are slightly more expensive to make as compared to their predecessor.  Continue reading “Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus manufacturing cost estimated at $247.51 and $288.08 respectively”

Netflix rolls out HDR support for iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

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Netflix for iOS app has received an update for HDR support. With the latest update, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X users will be able to watch HDR content. According to The Verge the newest 10.5-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models also support HDR. Continue reading “Netflix rolls out HDR support for iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus”

FaceID will likely feature in all 2018 iPhones: KGI

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Apple recently unveiled the iPhone X that comes with FaceID face recognition technology to unlock the phone. It uses TrueDepth camera system made up of a dot projector, infrared camera and flood illuminator. Now, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has published a new research note that Apple will be focusing more on the FaceID for 2018 iPhones. Continue reading “FaceID will likely feature in all 2018 iPhones: KGI”

Apple Face ID works with most sunglasses and can be instantly disabled

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Last week, Apple announced iPhone X with Face ID which is a facial recognition technology used to unlock the phone. There have been a lot of questions about the usability of Face ID and Apple’s SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi has answered these several questions in reply to a mail by developer Keith Krimbel.  Continue reading “Apple Face ID works with most sunglasses and can be instantly disabled”

WhatsApp is finally testing ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature on Android and iOS

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It looks like soon you will be able to unsend a message you might have accidently sent to a person on WhatsApp. The Facebook owned messaging app is finally testing a feature that will let you recall a message after it is sent, according to WABetaInfo. Dubbed as ‘Delete for Everyone’, the feature will allow you to quickly delete messages before the receiver has had a chance to read them.
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Apple introduces Animoji, animated emojis exclusively for iPhone X

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Apple unveiled the iPhone X yesterday that comes with a new feature dubbed as Animoji, which are basically animated emojis. The feature uses Face ID of the iPhone X to create custom 3D versions based on your own facial expressions. Continue reading “Apple introduces Animoji, animated emojis exclusively for iPhone X”

iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – What to expect

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Apple is all set to unveil the next generation iPhones on September 12. We have seen a number of leaks and reports of the phone since the beginning of this year. Let’s take a quick look at what we should expect from the the new iPhones. Continue reading “iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus — What to expect”

Apple said to replace the home button with gesture control on the iPhone 8

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Apple is expected to schedule the iPhone 8 event on September 12. We have already read rumors and reports about Apple ditching the home button on iPhone 8. Now, Bloomberg has corroborated the reports by stating that it has seen images of the new iPhones, which will replace the physical home button with a thin bar at the bottom of the screen and gesture controls. Continue reading “Apple said to replace the home button with gesture control on the iPhone 8”

Apple expected to announce iPhone 8 on September 12

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Apple is expected to unveil the next generation iPhones on September 12, according to a latest report from the Wall Street Journal. The Cupertino based company will host an event on September 12 to announce an array of products including the rumored iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. Continue reading “Apple expected to announce iPhone 8 on September 12”