News tagged ‘smartphone’
When iPhone X has been released, the co-founder of Apple Inc. Steve Wozniak didn’t upgrade his iPhone 8. Tim Cook then decided to send him an iPhone X personally. Having used it for some time, Steve Wozniak then shared his opinion about this year’s Apple flagship.
Apple may release a new iPhone for the middle market this year, according to the prediction of the Digitimes analyst Luke Lin. The new model will feature wireless charging ability, but there will be no TrueDepth camera with 3D sensing ability.
Apple usually slashes the prices for its smartphones after the new model is released. But a report from the supply chain sources say that the price for iPhone X may be cut in early 2018.
According to the memo to clients, issued by Ming-Chi Kuo, new iPhones will support gigabit LTE speed and two sim cards, like Samsung’s flagships.
So far there is no information about the next generation of iPhone X nor of iPhone SE, but the German-based magazine Curved has imagined how these models can look like in 2018. Curved represents new models as “iPhone XS”, “iPhone X” and “iPhone XL”.
According to the TIME magazine, iPhone X is one of the best inventions of 2017, the magazine included Apple flagship to the top 25 list. TIME placed iPhone X along with inventions like glasses that give sight to the blind or a spacecraft that will probe beyond the surface of Mars.
Apple continues letting notch-masking apps to the App Store. Last week Apple already approved an app of that kind and now another one has been added to the App Store. It’s unlikely for the company that usually makes changes and don’t give a chance to the customers to step back, but here we are.
The demand for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus has not been very strong and this has been confirmed by the recent report by the research firm Canalys. Canalys gathered and analyzed the shipments results and said that iPhone 7 has outsold both iPhone 8 and 8 Plus combined.
Apple has updated its iPhone design and looks like customers aren’t happy with it. According to the poll, more than 60% of users dislike the new design or the way Apple introduces it.
Max Wolff, chief economist at Disruptive Technology Advisers, is concerned about Apple’s shares that are almost 1% down now. He notes that the reception of iPhone 8 and iOS 11 is not impressive and this will have an impact on Apple’s plans and shares.
The discussions on Reddit tell that over $1000 for a smartphone is too much.
The investment firm Piper Jaffray held a survey showing why the retention level of Apple customers is so high.
“Apple may have misfired with the iPhone 8” — a recent report from Bloomberg by Shira Ovide claims. The number of customers planning to upgrade old smartphones is dropping every year. But is everything really so bad?
Apple will start a new trend in the mobile world with its iPhone X: mobile manufacturers will now try to make their devices not only with all-screen design but with facial recognition as well.
Jony Ive, design chief at Apple was speaking to David Remnick of The New Yorker. He has been visiting the New Yorker TechFest in Manhattan and criticized all the products he saw.