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Pre-orders for iPhone X start today

Update (November 17, 2017): You can now pre-order the iPhone X from the following telcos. Delivery date for the first wave of pre-orders is from November 24 (Friday) onwards. Maxis (Sold out) Celcom Digi U Mobile For non-telco pre-orders, you can check out the following Apple Premium Resellers: Machines (Easy payment plan available with Machines Protection Plan) macstudio (Coming soon) Switch (From RM229 per month, optional Switch Protection…

An Israeli firm is suing Apple for its dual lens camera patent infringement

Israeli firm Corephotonics, founded in 2012 and led by Tel Aviv University professor Dr. David Mendlovic, filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming that the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus infringed on four of its patents. In its lawsuit, Corephotonics said that both companies did not manage to reach an licensing agreement despite ‘many encouraging reports’ and…

Rumor: Google is emulating Apple’s strategy for its 2018 Pixel lineup

  Less than three weeks after the unveiling of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, online portal Droid-Life claims that it has obtained information on Google’s plans for their successors next year.   A reliable source reportedly told Droid-Life that Google might be working on three Pixel phones for 2018 where two phones…

iOS 11.0.2 update fixes crackling audio during calls, but not battery life issues

  Apple has just pushed out iOS 11.0.2 to compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPods. It’s the second iOS 11 update in two weeks, and it fixes a problem that was found with calls made using the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.   Both iPhone 8 and 8 Plus owners reported issues of crackling noise when…

Here’s why Apple named its A11 processor ‘Bionic’

Apple’s latest A11 is currently the most powerful mobile chipset in the market, but do you know what and how its name ‘Bionic’ came about? Well, Apple just wanted the A11 to sound cool, according to a writer from The Verge. Apple told me it’s called Bionic because the company realized names like A8 and A9 weren’t…

3D sensing tech on iPhone 8 potentially ahead of competitors by two years

Apple is likely to lead the 3D sensing technology space for the next two years as there is reportedly no rival with comparable capabilities at the moment.   According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the adoption of 3D sensing technology among Android OEMs will be delayed by Qualcomm’s inability…

Apple asks holdouts to switch to iPhone because, well, because…

The cell phone business seems so ancient these days that it’s easy to believe the sides are entrenched.   You’re either an iPhone person who mocks anyone who has an Android phone. Or you’re one of those Android or other non-iPhone people who derides everyone who has an iPhone. Is…

Apple’s iOS 10.1 update finally adds Portrait mode to the iPhone 7 Plus

  To access the feature, simply open the Camera app and swipe to ‘Portrait’ mode (in between Photo and Square modes). Using both 12MP camera sensors on the iPhone 7 Plus and advanced machine learning, Portrait mode applies a depth-of-field effect that blurs the background while keeping the foreground sharp.…

Some iPhone 7 units fitted with better-performing modem

Apple is known to use different components with comparable performance for its devices as a means to diversify its supply chain. Last year, Chipworks discovered that there were two different sized A9 chipsets in the iPhone 6s with the TSMC-made chipset performing better. With the iPhone 7, Apple is once…

Apple’s new Music Memos iOS app is available for download

Apple has just released a new app called Music Memos, that was clearly designed with musicians in mind. At its heart, Music Memo is a recording app and draws a lot of inspiration from Apple’s own Voice Memos app. The idea is to take Voice Memos and improve it for…