Hardcore Android fans could see Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus make their debut sooner than anticipated. As indicated in a report recently published by VentureBeat, the South Korean phone maker’s 2018 flagship devices will be unveiled during next year’s Consumer Electronics Show, which is scheduled to kick of on January 11th in the city of Las Vegas in Nevada.
Apparently so, at least according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). In the ACSI report, the iPhone SE was ranked as the number one smartphone in terms of customer satisfaction. This is intriguing because the iPhone SE even managed to beat Apple’s newest flagship offering, the iPhone 7.
This should be good news to those who like using smaller iPhone devices -- Apple has decided to boost the storage capacity of the iPhone SE, and then bid farewell to the 16 gigabyte edition of the model. Thus, the iPhone SE will now be made available in either 32 gigabyte or 128 gigabyte options, replacing the previous 16 gigabyte and 64 gigabyte editions. With regards to the pricing, the starter model’s cost will remain the same at $399, while the option with the biggest storage now carries a price of $499, which is about fifty bucks more than the usual.
Apple apparently has plans to officially unveil the latest version of its mobile operating system -- iOS -- on June 5th of this year, as part of its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event to be held in the city of San Jose in California. For those still not familiar with WWDC, it is a developer-centric conference held annually by the tech giant, and it has, on numerous occasions, served as its venue for introducing new software products. Apart from a new version of iOS, Apple fans can also expect new developments regarding the macOS, watchOS, and tvOS during this year’s WWDC.
T-Mobile has issued a statement advising its customers, especially those who own iPhone devices, to wait just a little bit before updating to iOS 10, the latest version of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. The statement was actually a tweet by John Legere himself, the chief executive officer of the major US wireless carrier. The advisory was specifically targeted to mobile users who currently have an iPhone 6, an iPhone 6 Plus, or an iPhone SE unit.
For Apple, releasing the iPhone SE was not such a bad idea after all. The tech giant normally releases new iPhone models during the later part of any given year, but the iPhone SE was a departure of that norm, having been introduced back in March early this year.
According to a report published by MacRumors, iOS 9.3.2, the latest updated version of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system, now comes with support for concurrent use of Night Shift and Low Power Mode features. Strictly speaking, such support is not listed anywhere in the official update notes. It also bears noting that beta versions of iOS 9.3 had let testers use both features at the same time, although in later versions, such capability was eventually taken out.
It appears that for those who are looking to purchase Apple’s newest smartphone offering -- the iPhone SE, they may have a difficult time trying to get one. During a conference call to discuss the tech giant’s latest quarterly earnings results, Tim Cook, the chief executive officer of Apple, revealed that the demand for the iPhone SE has been really high, and as a matter of fact, has gotten to levels wherein supply can not keep up.
Back in January early this year, Apple had projected that total company earnings will possibly take a dip by the first quarter of 2016, which meant that April of this year, the tech giant will likely register a slump in sales for its iPhone devices, the first ever in the history of its highly popular smartphone lineup.
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