2017 not only saw Apple release three flagship devices -- the iPhone X, the iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus -- but also marked the first time that the tech giant had introduced iPhone models that came with full support for wireless charging capabilities. Back in September of last year, Apple had revealed that it was planning to introduce its own take on the concept of a wireless charging mat -- the AirPower.
Just this week, Apple has announced that it will be leveraging the tech from startup RapidSOS in order to information location transmitted to first responders whenever iOS mobile users dial 911 for emergency assistance. This latest development is significant, mainly due to the fact that over 80 percent of 911 calls are now made through mobile devices, as opposed to landline phones.
This week not only saw AT&T make the announcement that it has completed its acquisition of media empire Time Warner (to the tune of $85 billion), it also saw the number two wireless service provider in the country take the opportunity to unleash a new buy one get one iPhone X deal in celebration of Father’s Day (which happens this Sunday).
According to a report recently published by Bloomberg, it seems that Apple has made changes to its App Store regulations about a week ago. The tech giant has now placed restrictions with regards to the manner in which app developers can collect, utilize, and even share data about friends or contacts of owners of iPhone devices.
T-Mobile has built quite a reputation for always trying to shake up the wireless industry, particularly with its efforts to steal away current subscribers from its rivals (most especially industry leaders Verizon Wireless and AT&T). Because the so-called Uncarrier is fairly good at this sort of tactics, it is no wonder that Verizon has been spurred into action. Recently, the Big Red is offering a couple of new deals that should counter two existing special offers from T-Mobile.
Reuters has recently published a report saying that for this year, Apple will be shipping 80 million units of its new 2018 iPhone models. While still considered a large number, 80 million units would be around 20 percent fewer than the shipment volume the tech giant had planned a year ago. Reuters picked up the news from Japanese financial daily Nikkei, who cited industry resources.
Yup, the iPhone X is one amazing device, and not surprisingly, a lot of people have purchased a unit since the handset made its debut more than seven months ago. But despite its success, some were saying that as impressive as it was, the model was just too darned expensive (at a starting price of a thousand bucks).
During its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple took the opportunity to showcase iOS 12, the upcoming newest version of its mobile operating system. Just to be clear about everything, iOS 12 will not officially roll out until the fall season of this year, but Apple fans should have plenty of reasons to get excited.
There was some talk as recently as last month that in 2019, Apple will be releasing an iPhone model that sports no less than three cameras. This time around, Lu Jialin, an analyst from Deutsche Securities, has been quoted (per Economic Daily) that next year’s iOS powered flagship offering will indeed offer a trio of shooters.
According to the analyst, next year’s iPhone will come with three cameras, one of which will be a telephoto lens, while the other two will be handling the depth mapping for augmented reality (AR) purposes (kind of like how most 3D cameras function), as opposed to featuring a module designed solely for 3D sensing.
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