iPhone X

  • October 4, 2018

    Apple Kills The iPhone X and iPhone SE

    Apple has once again released new phones in the month of September gearing up for the holiday buying season. The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR look amazing and will sell great for Apple I am sure of this but there were some changes this year I would like to point out a few things about to everyone. In years past Apple has always kept the previous year’s phone as the cheaper lower cost option for consumers. This year Apple did not do that as they completely removed the iPhone X from their website but kept the iPhone 7 and last year’s iPhone 8 with the old form factor and home button as options. I would like to point out as well that Apple has completely removed the iPhone SE from the website as their cheap option to get users into an iPhone with a lower price point but kept the iPhone 7. The iPhone SE offered exactly similar internals as the iPhone 6S and sported the same 12MP camera capable of shooting 4K footage. iPhone SE was the last flagship 4-inch iPhone that Apple manufactured and brought back after the smaller size had been discontinued and was thought to be a replacement for the iPhone 5C that failed miserably. Now the most affordable and smallest iPhone Apple sells is the 4.7” iPhone 7 costing 100 bucks more than the iPhone SE at $499 I think this is an excellent phone at a great price but I will miss the SE. If Apple were to replace the iPhone SE I doubt that it would have quietly retired the current iPhone SE until its replacement was ready to be announced. It looks like the days of the iPhone SE are over its sad as it was the last of...
  • March 25, 2018

    Who sells more smartphones?

    I get Tweeted and messaged a lot by readers asking me about who sells the most smartphones, and which one is the best. Smartphones at times come down to preference and what you prefer to use day to day. I wanted to shed a little light on smartphone sales numbers as of late. Google sold 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017 making it the bestselling phone for Google with sales up almost 40% from the prior year with the original Pixel release. Google has been marketing the Pixel 2 hard with constant ads on YouTube TV, Twitter, and other places. The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were riddled with issues from the start with phones being shipped with no operating system, display issues and fingerprint reader problems that all would get worked out over time. The saving grace for the Pixel 2 is the amazing camera. Google, I think is hoping to make their next Pixel phone much better by buying HTC’s Pixel team for $1.1 billion. It’s worth noting that Microsoft started selling Lumia Windows phones again recently in an effort to grab a lower price point sale. The Lumia 950 is available for $399, alongside the Lumia 950 XL ($499), Lumia 650 ($199), and Lumia 550 ($139). I would point out that the Lumia is known for its great camera and Microsoft Phones sell better overseas then they do in America. When you look at Apple’s first quarterly earnings reports for 2018 Apple reported that it sold 77.3 million iPhones in Q1 2018. It just shows the huge gap between Google’s phone sales and Apple’s phone sales, but I would like to point out that Samsung is clearly the number one Android smartphone manufacturer. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 smartphones sold over 33 million...
  • October 25, 2017

    5 Facts About iPhone X

    The iPhone X was unveiled at an event at the Apple Campus earlier in October and the CEO has called it “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone”. The screen is different, the stainless steel used is different, it charges faster and has an increased processing speed. In this article, we would be looking at the 5 Facts About the iPhone X according to What is so special about this new top of the line smartphone and why will so many go out to purchase it even though it’s way pricey than its competitors. Fast charging capabilities Apple users will get a 50% charge within 30 minutes. Unlike with conventional charging with the previous lineup of iPhones, the iPhone X will use a wireless charging which works via an electromagnetic field created by a charging pad that can either be resting on top of a surface or built into the surface itself. Power will then be transferred from the pad to the phone. With this new charging method, Apple believes users will be able to get a faster charge of up to 50% of the charge within 30 minutes Storage has increased with better compression and booting With iOS 11, the new iPhone X supports HEIF and HEVC for up to two times compression and storage power that allows the device to compress more files so there is more space to save photos and videos. High-Efficiency Image Format and High-Efficiency Video Compression which has been outlined by Apple to store images encoded. With the increase in the quality of images and videos to be created on the iPhone X, users won’t have to worry about space management as the new HEIF and HEVC format will solve this problem. 12-megapixel Camera The iPhone X comes with a dual lens...