Every year’s end, the world’s most popular search engine publishes its annual Year in Search report, which basically shows which topics and stuff Earthlings most often Google in their waking hours. The most searched term is literally a force of nature in itself, Hurricane Irma, which is considered by many as the strongest Atlantic Ocean storm in a dozen years (specifically, since Hurricane Wilma in 2005).
Apple’s GymKit has landed for the first time in the North American continent in a gym located right in New York City, the Life Time Athletic at Sky. But the feature is heading to Equinox by next year. GymKit actually has already rolled out in two gyms in the United Kingdom, while in Australia, no less than five gyms already got the feature.
As it has done in the past, Flickr is ending this year by releasing its report on the most popular cameras being used by consumers today. Based on the information it has gathered, the image hosting services provider has declared the iPhone as the most widely used camera, with 54 percent of photographers taking full advantage of Apple’s smartphone in capturing images. Quite impressively, that percentage exceeds all the other camera brands combined.
Just about every mobile user within the last decade has been asking for a smartphone battery that can offer extended battery life. Could 2018 be the year in which we finally get a battery that can keep up with our increasingly handset dependent and data hungry lifestyles? This largely remains to be seen, but if it is Apple getting in on the action, that should be pretty exciting news in itself, right?
Owners of iPhone devices should already be able to use Apple Pay Cash starting this week. The service is arriving by way of a new update that is part of iOS 11.2, which was rolled out just a few days ago. For those not familiar with Apple Pay Cash yet, it comes with a functionality that basically allows iOS mobile users to directly send payments via iMessage.
This should be welcome news for those looking to get their hands on an iPhone X unit, but finding it challenging to do just that. Apple is now offering the unlocked, SIM-free version of one of its flagship devices for this year for customers based in the United States. This version should fully support both GSM and CDMA networks.
According to an exclusive report recently published by PCMag, results of a study conducted by Cellular Insights show that iPhone X units equipped with Qualcomm made hardware achieved faster LTE connection speeds compared to models powered by Intel’s hardware. The lab testing was done by basically comparing the connection performance of both Qualcomm and Intel hardware on LTE Band 4, which is utilized by most mobile operators in America. It should also be noted that both the Qualcomm and Intel iPhone X units are sold in the United States.
According to a report recently released by Rosenblatt Securities, this year’s Black Friday weekend saw consumers purchase 6 million units of Apple’s iPhone X. The flagship device’s total tally in terms of estimated units sold is now at 15 million, which is an impressive number not only because it has only been three weeks since the handset has hit store shelves everywhere, but also because the device happens to be the most expensive smartphone ever released by Apple.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, noted analyst from KGI Securities (and considered by many as the foremost expert in predicting Apple trends), it is quite possible that the success of the iPhone X this year may lead to three new iPhone models in 2018 that will employ the same all screen design as the iPhone X.
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