Tag: iPhone News

Apple Replaced 11 Million iPhone Batteries in 2018, Up 11x From 2017

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook revealed to Apple employees during his all-hands meeting that the company replaced 11 million iPhone batteries in 2018. Usually, Apple replaces around 1-2 million iPhone batteries every year. The jump in iPhone battery replacement can be attributed to Apple’s discounted battery replacement program which ran for almost the entirety of 2018. […]

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Apple Cuts iPhone XS and iPhone XR Production By Another 10 Percent for Q1, 2019

Apple is reportedly cutting production for the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max by 10 percent for Q1, 2019 of the calendar year. The company has already informed its suppliers about the order reduction. The specific details of the production cut are not yet clear but Apple will now be producing around 40-43 […]

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Citi Analyst Cuts iPhone XS Max Sales Estimate By Almost Half for Q1 2019

Following other analysts, Citi Research analyst William Yang has slashed the first-quarter production estimates of Apple’s 2019 iPhones due to weakening global smartphone sales. The analyst now believes that Apple will ship 45 million iPhones in Q1 2019, down by 5 million. He notes that the iPhone XS Max will be the one to see […]

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Foxconn Will Start Assembling High-End iPhones in India from 2019

The Indian Commerce Minister was all set to meet Apple executives at Davos next month to discuss plans for setting up an iPhone manufacturing plant in India. However, it looks like things have moved forward faster than one expected. Reuters reports that Foxconn will start assembling high-end iPhones in India from 2019. While Wistron already assembles iPhones […]

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Google Pixel 3 Wins Our Readers’ Blind Camera Comparison Test against iPhone XR, OnePlus 6T, Pocophone F1

Earlier this week, I posted a blind camera comparison between the iPhone XR, Google Pixel 3 XL, OnePlus 6T, and the Pocophone F1. Four diverse smartphones, with their price range spanning from $350 to as much as $900. The Pixel 3 XL is hands down considered as having the best camera in a smartphone and […]

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Apple Launches iPhone XR and iPhone XS Trade-in Program in China, Japan, Australia, More

After launching a boosted iPhone XR and iPhone XS trade-in program in the United States, Apple has now launched a similar trade-in program in China. Unlike the U.S. though, the trade-in program is only available for customers through Apple retail stores. The boosted trade-in program will give existing iPhone customers a higher trade-in value for […]

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Qualcomm Says Apple Violating Court Order By Continuing to Sell iPhones in China Despite iOS 12.1.1

Last week after Qualcomm managed to get the Chinese patent court to ban the sales and import of iPhones in China, Apple announced that it would roll out a software update this week to circumvent the two software-related patents it was found to be violating. The two patents related to the way applications are managed on […]

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3D Printed Head Fools Face Unlock on Galaxy S9, Note 8, and OnePlus 6; iPhone X ‘Impenetrable’

Apple debuted Face ID with the iPhone X in 2017. Since then, Android OEMs have been in a race to bring face unlock to their own mid-range and flagship devices as well. Unlike Apple, Android OEMs simply relied on software wizardry and the selfie camera to get the job done. This allowed them to bring […]

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Apple Suppliers TSMC and Foxconn Post Strong Revenue Growth for November

Despite a reported slowdown in iPhone sales, two of key Apple suppliers — Foxconn and TSMC — have reported a strong growth in their November revenue. Apple sources its 7nm A12 Bionic chip found inside its 2018 iPhones and the iPad Pro lineup from TSMC, while Foxconn assembles iPhones for the company. For November, Foxconn […]

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Blame OLED Displays for Decline in Smartphone Battery Life

As testing from Geoffrey A.Folwer shows from Washington Post shows, most smartphones launched in 2018 are unable to beat their predecessor from 2017 in the battery life department. He compared the battery life of 13 devices, including the iPhone XS, iPhone X, Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 2. The reason? Their high-resolution OLED displays. In most scenarios, […]

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