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.
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.
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.
According to a report recently released by Canalys, the iPhone 7, Apple’s flagship offering last year, is the number one smartphone in terms of attaining the largest volume of smartphone shipments during the third quarter of this year across the globe. There were 13 million units of the device shipped around the world during the three month long period ending in September of this year. Overall, global smartphone shipments increased 5.9 percent year over year.
It appears that Google’s Pixel 2 XL is not the only flagship device out there with reported screen related issues. A number of iPhone X owners are saying that their units are displaying an unusual straight vertical green colored line on the right side of the screen (other reports claim the line is on the left side).
After its first weekend since launch, Apple’s iPhone X is already registering some impressive user adoption, as reported by Localytics. This is pretty remarkable despite the fact that many buyers are yet to get their units because of ship times extending to five to six weeks just an hour after Apple started accepting preorders for the highly awaited flagship device.
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