With Apple’s big autumn event just two days away, iPhone speculation has reached peak turgidity. And so far, there’s a lot of info that’s trickled down via rumours and leaks that seem like a lock for September 13, including Apple’s plan to introduce three new iPhones, with the new iPhone Xs serving as the successor to last year’s iPhone X.
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Over the last 24 hours, owners of iOS devices across the globe have been compelled to take their expensive gadgets, wrap them in Glad Wrap and stick them inside their refrigerator. What on Earth would make anyone do that, short of a mental break? Well, it is because of a break of sorts — a jailbreak.
About a month ago, rumours leaked that Apple was testing green and purple paint jobs for the next batch of iPhones, and while it seemed like a stretch, new info from noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has now added a bit more credibility to the idea that a bunch of brightly coloured iPhones might be available later this spring.
The public beta version of Apple's newest mobile operating system, iOS 12, is now out in the wild, and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it to find out whether Apple had really fixed the most annoying thing about using the iPhone X - screenshots - as we expected it would when the developer beta became available last month.
The iPhone X is easily the best phone I've ever owned. And in almost every way, it performs exactly as I would like it to. There is just one problem, a thing that might seem so minor as to not be an issue at all but is the one thing that regularly makes me contemplate chucking my $1600 gadget against a brick wall.
While we're not expecting any major phone news to come out of WWDC (aside from the possible appearance of the iPhone SE 2), all sorts of iPhone rumours are hitting the street as Apple's annual developer conference nears. The rumours range from some plausible changes and upgrades to some very silly-looking new colours.
While we're still waiting to see if predictions about Apple launching three new phones in 2018 are true, another iPhone rumour has cropped up foretelling a small change that could have a pretty big impact.
Russian phone accessory maker Caviar has begun sales of a $US4,500 ( that's $5,968 Aussie dollars) "iPhone X Tesla" with an attached solar panel, if for some reason you happened to have thousands of dollars lying around you don't need, and also feel like leaving your pricey electronics sitting around baking in the sun.
Move over commemorative plates and spoons, this luxury gift company needs you to hold its beer while it releases the most garish royal wedding memorabilia that I have ever seen.
For the low price of a $6475, you can treat yourself to a 24K iPhone X case where the apple is made up of diamonds. Humanity has taken things too far this time.
Your brand new iPhone X ain't that brand new anymore, and as it passes the six-month marker of its existence, one has to wonder "What's next?" No doubt a new fleet of iPhones is coming from Apple, but even that presumption presents yet another question posed by philosophers across the internet: "What's the next iPhone gonna be called?" What, indeed, you great thinker.
It's easy to look back on the original iPhone 2G with reverence. It revolutionised the mobile phone industry, and paved the way for our lives to be taken over by mobile apps. And for the three of you who yearn for a modern smartphone wrapped in 2007 design aesthetics, Spigen's created an iPhone X case that will make your device look like Apple's original game changer.
It's been six months since the iPhone X release, and one thing holds true: It's still expensive. However, as much as I hated myself for buying a $1,500 phone, and as much as I hated myself for loving it, spending half a year with the iPhone X has revealed some new truths. One, Jony Ive is right when he says Face ID is important than it seems. Two, Apple's grasp on excellent quality control is slipping. Three, once you've fallen in love with the iPhone X, there's no turning back.
Let's face it, when you shell out upwards of $1000 for a flagship phone, a huge chunk of that money is going towards its camera. Some people might say that's nuts, but for others, who don't don't want the hassle or added expense of owning a real camera, it's really not that ridiculous. However, even for fancy handsets with double or even triple camera setups, phones still lack the flexibility of interchangeable lenses.
In advance of the next batch of iPhones, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already shed some light on the three new iPhone models he expects to see this spring. But recently, new details have emerged from Kuo on Chinese website Feng about the upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone, and its apparent lack of 3D Touch.
Last spring, Apple broke tradition by launching three iPhones instead of its usual two. But even more than that, Apple's bold $1579 handset had a weird name and new facial recognition tech that no one had really seen before. Now, reports from CNBC and others are saying the iPhone X is going to get killed off later this year, and people seem to be panicking.
After last year's delayed iPhone X release, Apple is trying to snag a few extra screens for its 2018 batch of iPhones. Unfortunately, the company is apparently running into trouble with its OLED display manufacturing partners, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Big news for lovers of the iPhone SE, a franken-gadget made of old Apple parts and billed as a more affordable iOS device: It appears that the budget iPhone lineup is finally going to get its first refresh two years after the original model hit the market. The announcement could come as early as WWDC in June. In fact, Apple might be announcing several new iPhones.
iPhone X owners who still use Snapchat are in for a pleasant surprise today. The camera company, famously annihilated by Rihanna after it approved an ad mocking domestic violence victims, is finally releasing its previously-announced lenses designed for the iPhone X. The feature was teased nearly seven months ago, so it's about time.