iPhone 8 Plus review

The iPhone 8 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch full HD screen, it maintains the design that the company presented in the iPhone 6. However, the novelty here has to do with respect to the materials used because, as in the iPhone X, all its cover is made up of glass. The screen size of this device is smaller because it still retains the fingerprint reader for unlocking.

In the other features is very similar to the iPhone X, it has the same resistance to water and dust, the same RAM, and the same chip, camera and wireless charging. The difference with the latter is that the 8 Plus, as highlighted by CNET, which does not have a portrait mode in the front camera and has a lower capacity battery: 2,961 milliamps.

Its launch price was $799 dollars for its 64 GB version.

iPhone X review

The iPhone X incorporates the latest innovation from Apple. This cell phone named after the 10th anniversary of the launch of the first iPhone, represents a change in important design with respect to the latest models. This cell phone has a 5.8-inch OLED HDR screen that covers the entire front of the device. To achieve this, Apple decided to remove the fingerprint reader, replacing it with a front sensor with facial recognition for unlocking the phone. This redesign, however, as highlighted by The Guardian, makes it excessively fragile as it has a glass cover and not aluminum.

It has 3 GB of RAM memory and an A11 chip that, as published by the press, is the most powerful one ever used in a mobile device. As for the internal memory, there are two options of 64 GB and 256 GB non-expandable. As with the 7 and 7 plus models, it has an IP 67 resistance to water and dust. Another feature is the possibility of wireless charging, that is, a cable is not necessary to fill the 2,716 milliampere battery.

As for the camera, it has a double rear camera of 12 megapixels (MP) and a front camera of 7 MP. The company added several professional lighting options to its portrait mode that makes its debut on the front camera; however, these are still in a beta phase. The starting price in the United States was $1,000 dollars.

The most outstanding feature of Apple’s new smartphone is its Face ID, the face recognition system, with 3D face reading. However the computer security company Bkav of Vietnam showed that it could hack the system with a mask with parts printed in 2D and 3D.

When the iPhone X was introduced, it was not said that the system was un-hackable but more reliable than other biometric authentication tools. According to the director of Apple Phil Schiller, the chances of a person unlocking an iPhone with Face ID is one in a million, while the options of this happening with the Touch Id is 1 in 50 thousand.

The iPhone X is the first cell phone of the company to incorporate OLED screen. It stands out for its dual 12 MP camera, which allows 2X optical zoom. In addition, it has optical stabilization in each of its lenses: a telephoto and a wide angle, with focal aperture of 1.8 and 2.4 respectively.

In 2018 Apple could present a new set of iPhone X phones with different sizes

In spite of the multiple problems that are arising to the iPhone X, Apple may be planning for next year to release an all new line up of new iPhone X models.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple is gearing up to release the iPhone X in 2018 in three sizes of different screens. All would keep the top notch of the screen, although some users would disagree, and others find it attractive.

Some rumors suggest Apple would call this the iPhone XI,  with screen sizes of 5.8 inches as the iPhone X with a pixel density of 458 PPP and would be OLED, the other model could come with a 6.1 inch screen with lower resolution and IPS type screen with 320 to 330 PPP, and the last would be a 6.5 inch model with an OLED screen with 480 to 500 PPP.

Kuo believes that the supercycle of the iPhone would actually take place next year, meaning a situation in which buyers of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be looking to renew their phones, creating a supercycle of sales. With the change from OLED to IPS screen in the 6.1-inch model, Kuo predicts a price for this device could reach $649 to $749.

Some iPhone X users hear buzzing on the speaker when the volume is too loud

When you launch a new model designed from scratch such as is the case with iPhone X, it seems that problems are inevitable. In recent days we have heard how some iPhone X stopped responding when operating in low temperatures and what is worse, a few users have reported vertical green lines on their brand new iPhone screens. Now, several users are experiencing a buzz in the headset, according to Mac Rumors “Some users hear buzzing on the iPhone X headset when the volume is too loud”

A limited but increasing number of iPhone X owners claim to be experiencing so-called “crackling” or “buzzing” sounds emanating from the device’s front-facing earpiece speaker at high or max volumes.

As always with these things, users are voicing their problems in social networks and forums. If there is a recurring theme in recent days is that it has to do with the audio problems of the earpiece speaker of the iPhone X. Apparently, when the volume goes up a lot the sound that comes out of the handset is distorted and creates annoying hums.

If you experience this problem, we recommend booking a Genius Bar appointment with the Apple Support app or contacting Apple via phone, email, online chat, or Twitter to have your iPhone X replaced. Apple is known for providing good customer service, and it is often genuinely helpful in these situations.

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Apple Watch Series 3 will work as a stand alone device allows to make calls, LTE, available Sept 22

Exciting news released at the latest Apple event today, we’ve learned that the Apple Watch Series 3 will be released in September 22 and will allow users to make calls from it.

The Apple Watch Series 3 will even allow you to keep the same number as your iPhone, but you will require a new cell plan, the new watch will also allow you to stream music. Apple Watch Series 3 starting prices is $329 for WiFi-only and $399 for LTE, you can pre-order starting this Sept. 15.

Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE will cost $399. Apple Watch Series 2 will be available at a lower cost of $249

 

iPhone 8, latest info, price, to be released September 12

There is very little time left for the launch of the new iPhone. Next September 12  three new Apple phones will be officially unveiled and Apple will celebrate ten years since the launch of their first iPhone. So far, everyone seems to agree on calling the new flagship as “iPhone 8” but we may have been wrong all this time and there is no official name for the phone.

Last week rumors appeared that spoke of another name for the new iPhone: Apple iPhone Edition. A rumor began circulating that it would be called “Phone Edition” also that the successors of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus would be called iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, respectively. There could also be, as some expected, an iPhone 7S and an iPhone 7S Plus.

Now, the famous leaskter Evan Blass has confused us even further by posting a tweet on his Twitter account.

https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/905268841231548417

Just to confuse you even more, these are from the final retail packages for OLED iPhone cases from two separate, independent case makers…

Blass tweeted a couple of background images for an iPhone presented this year. According to the images they are cases for iPhone 8 and Blass indicates that they are intended for the variant of iPhone 2017 with OLED display. Only the brand’s new flagship would have OLED screen so the iPhone 8 would still be called iPhone 8, despite the rumors.

EverythingApplePro, also released a recent video on YouTube. 

The new video shows possible names for the new Apple phone. We can see iPhone 7s Plus, iPhone X Edition.

The new iPhone will be released on September 12.

Some of the top suggested features of the new iPhone include: Vertical improved camera, wireless charging, Thinner & shorter design, More RAM, A11 Processor, All glass design.

Other possible new features would also include: Sensor cutout, Facial recognition, Elongated power button, OLED display, Edge to edge display, Tap to wake, new dock, No home button.

As for iPhone 8 pricing, these are the prices: 64 GB: 999$ 256 GB: 1099$ 512 GB: 1199$

Apple CEO Tim Cook tells critics to stop overreacting

Lets face it Tim Cook who is current Apple CEO has not had a nice year, he’s had to deal with the flop of the Apple Watch. And according to Apple Insider citing an interview by Cook in an interview on CNBC, he’s firing back at his critics.

“Cook offered little in the way of new information during today’s broadcast, instead reiterating international growth opportunities and an “exciting” upcoming product pipeline. As expected, a majority of the show focused on iPhone, Apple’s bread-and-butter segment that last quarter saw its first ever year-on-year sales slowdown. For the second quarter of 2016, iPhone sales dipped to 51.2 million devices, pulling revenue down to $50.6 billion.”

Apple has had 8 consecutive losing sessions a troubling scenario indeed.

“We’re going to give you things you can’t live without that you don’t know you need today,” Cook said.

You can watch the entire interview below:


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How to use “Hey Siri” in our Apple Watch

One of the star features of the Apple Watch is the possibility of using the Siri as an assistant, this gives us extra time to do things with our voice, without having to use our phone. Let’s see how we can use Siri on Apple Watch thanks to the Hey Siri command.

Siri on our wrist

The famous “Hey Siri” is already second nature among many Apple users, the ability to call Siri by voice without touching anything is a great feature if you have your hands full at that time.
To call Siri via voice command is practical when you have your hands full, like say you’re holding your baby.

In typical fashion the Apple Watch includes this feature, thanks to the built-in microphone that will know when we are calling Siri. For Siri to hear us the Apple Watch screen must be on there is absolutely no other way, if we say “Hey Siri” and the screen is off the Watch will not have any response back to us, here we find two ways:

If you have enabled the detection via the wrist we just we have to raise the wrist and automatically the display screen will have the option of “Hey Siri” running.

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The other option is touch the screen Apple Watch, just a slight touch on the screen and the device will show the time and the “Hey Siri” function will become available.

Activate Siri with Digital Crown

This option, although less comfortable is more private, since we will not have to say out loud “Hey Siri”, all you have to do is hold down the Digital Crown a second, and Siri will activate wondering what it can do for us.

Siri in Apple Watch can go a long way

As you can see using Siri on the Apple Watch is very simple as well as useful, since from your wrist we can tell Siri remember to make us something, start a timer, start a workout, send a message to a contact … options that Siri gives us are many, but Apple still needs to get its ‘assistant’ some more advance commands and allow us to do more, besides providing the opportunity for developers to include Siri in their apps, something that would make sense and Siri would become much more powerful and remain the best virtual assistant on the market.

Do you have problems with Safari links in iOS 9.3? Try these solutions

On Monday 21, shortly after announcing the new iPhone and iPad Pro 9.7 inch, Apple released iOS 9.3. As with every release, not everyone is equally satisfied, but in this case we’re talking about a major problem. iOS 9.3 came with a new glitch in its update that seems quite widespread that prevents users from opening some links from some applications. Apple has not yet announced the “problem”, but many are reporting this problem exists.

iOS 9.3 iPhone iPad

Clearly it is an annoying bug.

Here are some suggestions that you could try to solve this iOS 9.3 glitch

Turn off Safari suggestions 

This solution worked recently when it was impossible to surf with Safari, which Apple solved without launching a new version of iOS. We can deactivate it doing the following:

  • Open the Settings.
  • Let’s find Safari.
  • Within Safari options , deactivate Safari suggestions.

Clear history and data from websites

  • Open Settings.
  • As in the previous solution, we enter into the Safari options.
  • We select Clear history and data from websites.
  • And finally, we accept by selecting Clear History data.

disable JavaScript

This is an option was just mentioned to me. And will disable JavaScript by doing the following:

  • Open Settings.
  • Select Safari.
  • Slipped down and select Advanced.
  • And finally, we turn off the switch, lever or toggle JavaScript.

Has this worked for you ? Do not hesitate to leave your experiences in the comments.

 

Apple releases the 9.7 inch iPad Pro, full specs inside

Last week at a press event that was held in the Town Hall of the city of Cupertino, California, Apple introduced the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. This new tablet shares many of the features of 12.9 inch iPad Pro launched last year but in a more compact package.

Among the most outstanding features of the new iPad Pro 9.7 inch is the powerful A9X 64-bit processor, iSight 12 megapixel camera with flash True Tone able to capture Live Photos and video 4K, a FaceTime HD camera of 5 megapixels on the front and support for Apple Pencil.

With the iPad Pro Apple introduced a new pro Retina screen that promises greater brightness, greater range of color, less reflectivity a Night Shift mode that automatically adjusts the screen color to shades warmer after darkens so that you have better sleep is introduced. But the greatest innovation of the iPad screen 9.7 inch Pro is the True Tone technology that uses new four-channel sensors to adjust the white balance screen to dynamically to match the ambient light conditions. This offers a more natural viewing experience that resembles the white paper.

Despite all these new features of the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro it has a thickness of only 6.1mm, the same that has the iPad Air. Although their cameras protrudes slightly from the device body as in the iPhone 6 / 6s.

As with the larger iPad Pro, the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro has four stereo speakers that produce a richer more powerful, clear sound. Using sensors this iPad adjusts the sound for optimized audio regardless of the orientation in which it is used.

It also has some advances in connectivity. This iPad has support for wireless networking Wi-Fi 802.11ac MIMO technology and support cellular models with LTE Advanced networks support. Also the Apple SIM is embedded directly in the iPad Pro, making it easier to connect to a data plan when you travel with support from up to more than 100 countries.

 

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro comes in silver, space gray, gold and rose gold. Its price starts at $599 for the model with Wi-Fi 32GB and $729 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular 32GB model. In addition it will be offered in capacities of 128GB and 256GB.

Along with this iPad Apple also released a keyboard called Smart Keyboard that can be folded into a protective Smart Cover. The keyboard works with both iPad Pro and the new iPad Pro 9.7 and does not need to be recharged and also does not use Bluetooth. Smart Keyboard is priced at $149.

Other accessories for iPad Pro that you probably will need is the Apple Pencil ($99) a new Lightning SD card reader ($29).

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