2019 iPhones with triple rear cameras said to feature major camera upgrades

The yet-to-be-launched 2019 iPhones are rumoured to come with 12-megapixel single-lens front cameras. It was reported by well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently. If this turns out to be true, then it’s a massive bump from 7MP from the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Continue reading “2019 iPhones with triple rear cameras said to feature major camera upgrades”

Apple iOS 12 is on 63% of devices from last four years

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A month and a half after the official rollout, iOS 12 is now installed on 63% of active devices from last four years. This data is according to updated iOS 12 installation statistics shared on the App Store support page for developers. Apple has been actively sharing the statistics since the iOS 12 release, providing information on both newer and older devices.  Continue reading “Apple iOS 12 is on 63% of devices from last four years”

Apple’s 2019 iPhones said to ditch In-display fingerprint scanner for TrueDepth Camera System

With iPhone X, Apple got rid of the fingerprint scanner, and replaced it with the TrueDepth Camera System for Face ID as a biometric authentication method. Having said that, the company is planning to follow the same strategy with the upcoming iPhone devices as well according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Continue reading “Apple’s 2019 iPhones said to ditch In-display fingerprint scanner for TrueDepth Camera System”

Apple reveals 95% iOS 11 adoption ahead of iOS 12 launch next week

Apple is dominating the headlines for past few weeks regarding the leaks, speculations about its upcoming iPhone series launch. However, this time, it’s for a different reason and it has to do with iOS adoption rate. Continue reading “Apple reveals 95% iOS 11 adoption ahead of iOS 12 launch next week”

VLC update for iPhone and iPad brings support for Chromecast, 360 videos and more

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VLC for iOS is getting a new update with a handful of new features; this update brings the version number to 3.1.0. First and foremost, it brings much-needed support for Chromecast which allows users to stream content from VLC to Chromecast enabled TV.  Continue reading “VLC update for iPhone and iPad brings support for Chromecast, 360 videos and more”

Apple iOS 11.4.1 with USB restricted mode and bug fixes released for iPhone and iPad

Apple iPhone 8_fonearena-1Apple almost a year after introducing the iOS 11 upgrade is still rolling out updates bettering the OS. The company now rolled out iOS 11.4.1 which is the fifteenth update post the iOS 11 introduction. While the 11.4.1 update doesn’t bring any major changes; it does bring bug fixes. Continue reading “Apple iOS 11.4.1 with USB restricted mode and bug fixes released for iPhone and iPad”

Apple’s 2019 iPhones rumored to feature USB Type-C port

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Though rumors suggested that last year’s Apple’s sensation- the iPhone X would sport a USB Type-C port, Apple unsurprisingly stuck to its lightning port. Rumors are again back, and this time it is reported that Apple is redesigning its chargers and related interface for the next-generation iPhone and iPad devices. Continue reading “Apple’s 2019 iPhones rumored to feature USB Type-C port”

Apple iPhone X Plus with triple rear camera and 6.1-inch entry-level iPhone schematics surface

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Apple is expected to launch the iPhone X (second generation), X Plus, and a budget 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD display. Now, the schematics for both the ‘budget iPhone X’ and the super-sized iPhone X Plus have been surfaced. Most importantly, the iPhone X Plus according to the schematics showcases a triple rear camera like the Huawei’s P20 Pro. Continue reading “Apple iPhone X Plus with triple rear camera and 6.1-inch entry-level iPhone schematics surface”

Entry-level 2018 iPhone said to feature 6.1-inch FHD+ 18:9 LCD display with ultra-slim bezels

By now it is understood that Apple might be launching a lower priced iPhone this year with 6.1-inches LCD display and today we are seeing reports from China Times that the upcoming iPhone will have an 18:9 panel with 2,160×1,080 Resolution and Ultra-Slim Bezels. Continue reading “Entry-level 2018 iPhone said to feature 6.1-inch FHD+ 18:9 LCD display with ultra-slim bezels”

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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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 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”

Gboard for iPhone now supports Maps, YouTube and doodling

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Gboard for iPhone has received an update that adds support for Maps, YouTube and doodling. Now when you tap the G button, you can access Maps and YouTube for easier location and video sharing in any messaging app.

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Apple said to invest $2.7 billion in LG to get OLED panels for future iPhones

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Apple has invested $2.7 billion (3 trillion Korean Won) in LG Display to secure OLED displays for future iPhones, according to a latest report from The Korea Herald. This year’s iPhone 8 is rumored to sport OLED display instead of LCD display and these will be sourced from Samsung. Continue reading “Apple said to invest $2.7 billion in LG to get OLED panels for future iPhones”

Qualcomm sues Apple over patent infringement; seeks iPhone import ban

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Qualcomm has filed a suit against Apple alleging that the latter was infringing on six patents that aided iPhone battery life. The chip maker is seeking a ban on imports and sale of some models iPhone in the US. Continue reading “Qualcomm sues Apple over patent infringement; seeks iPhone import ban”