You can now download and install iOS 12.1. That means you’ll finally be able to use Group FaceTime (LOL), access over 70 new emoji, and get rid of the annoying image blur that caused “Beautygate.” If you own an iPhone 8 or iPhone X, it also means that your processor will get throttled as the battery degrades in order to avoid unexpected shutdowns. It’s ok if this doesn’t seem like a neat feature. It’s actually very controversial!
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I’m sick of buying iPhones. For the past decade, I’ve been buying them and loving them and breaking them and losing them and replacing them and, when September comes along, upgrading them.
Last year, it cost me over $1579 to get an iPhone X, and against my better judgment, I’m very seriously considering spending even more money to get the iPhone XS.
Your iPhone can charge a lot faster than you thought. When Apple announced the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X, the company glossed over the fact that all three of its new handsets were capable of fast charging - similar to what Android phones have been doing for years. Even now, if you go the spec page for Apple's latest phones, all you get is a single line saying fast charging can add up to a 50 per cent charge in 30 minutes, but without getting a magnifying glass out and reading item nine of the fine print, you would have no idea how you're actually supposed to accomplish that.
Last week, initial reports of some users in Asia experiencing screen-popping battery swelling in their iPhone 8 Plus began to trickle out. Since then, other incidents in Greece, Canada and China have surfaced, and it seems the story has reached a tipping point. Apple has confirmed to Gizmodo that it is "looking into" the matter.
The numbers don't lie: when it comes to raw performance, the new iPhone's A11 Bionic chip -- designed in-house by Apple, just like previous barnstomers like the A10X Fusion -- beats all competitors. No Android phone can come close, and even Apple's own MacBook Pro doesn't have the chops of the iPhone when it comes to bursts of pure speed.
As old-school as the technology itself actually is, wireless charging is about to hit the mainstream with the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. But it also raises an interesting question we haven't thought of before -- what if you have an iPhone case that you keep your credit cards in?
Optus's contract plan pricing for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are out, just as pre-orders open. I think is an under-handed tactic to force you to jump onto a pre-order without carefully considering it, but in any case, here they are.
It's that time of year again, folks, but this time shit's a little more complicated. Apple turned heads at the annual iPhone lovefest by introducing not just one, not two, but three new iPhones -- one of which is a pricey monster we'll address in a future post. If you're thinking about placing an order for an iPhone 8 on September 15th (12am PT/3am ET), however, we've got some tips.
A few days after Vodafone's early announcement, Virgin Mobile has now locked in its plan pricing for the new iPhones. All of them. Here's your comprehensive list of Virgin's pricing for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X.
Holy heck, everyone, Apple just announced new iPhones, and for the first time in years, they actually look new and different. The big headliner is the iPhone X (pronounced "iPhone Ten"), while the appearance of the iPhone 8 surprised some fans. Less surprising were upgrades to Apple TV and the Apple Watch. But seriously, today's big event was an iPhone show.
With Apple switching up its game and announcing three new iPhones today instead of the usual two, there's now some confusion between which features come on which handsets. So to make things a bit clearer, here's a rundown of all the major differences between the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X.
Ten years after Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone, today Tim Cook revealed the latest major revision of Apple's smartphone. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have a lot in common with the iPhone 7, but a new processor, improved camera, wireless charging, and the iPad Pros's True Tone display might be a compelling reason to upgrade again.