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IPhone XS/Max review roundup: iPhone X owners, don't bother; everyone else, wait for the XR

9 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

The first reviews of the iPhone XS and XS Max are out, and the story is incredibly consistent.
While reviewers do note that the iPhone XS offers notably better sound than the X, and the camera improvements impressed many, the overwhelming view was that there's little here to justify an upgrade from last year's model unless you want that giant screen.
If you currently own any of the older models, then the consensus view is that one of this year's iPhones is a big upgrade - but don't order one yet, because the iPhone XR offers most of the benefits at a significantly lower price...
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Apple may have silently started an eSIM revolution with the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Apple may have silently started an eSIM revolution with the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

9 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

It's easy to ridicule Apple for adding dual SIM capabilities to the 2018 iPhone lineup when considering this has been a standard feature for a number of Android handset manufacturers starting many years ago.
But it's important to keep in mind the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR don't actually come with two physical SIM card slots. Well, they do in China, but everywhere else they combine a real, tangible nano-SIM tray with digital eSIM technology.
The latter was previously used on the Apple Watch Series 3, essentially allowing the wearable device ...
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Apple Eastview opening in new location on iPhone XS, Apple Watch Series 4 launch day

Apple Eastview opening in new location on iPhone XS, Apple Watch Series 4 launch day

9 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Apple has announced that its indoor mall store in Victor, New York will be moving to a new location within the Eastview Mall on September 21st. The grand reopening is scheduled for 8:00 A.M., coinciding with the launch of the iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 .
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Gold iPhone XS Max Unboxing Video

Gold iPhone XS Max Unboxing Video

9 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

It looks like the iPhone XS and XS Max review embargo is being lifted, and we've just seen one of the first unboxing videos on YouTube...
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Best iPhone XS Max screen protectors

Best iPhone XS Max screen protectors

9 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Apple raised the prices for replacing a broken screen on your iPhone, and the new XS and XS Max will set you back $279 and $329, respectively. That's way more than what Apple used to charge for the screen swaps on its previous iPhones, even the X, so if you know you can't be bothered caring for your phone, better put a case on it... and a screen protector.
Granted, Apple says it is using its most durable glass ever both for the screen cover layer, and for the chassis, but until drop tests definitely prove the iPhone XS and XS Max as hard nuts to crack, we'd put at least a film protector ...
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IPhone XS will boost eSIM shipments to 420m by 2022

IPhone XS will boost eSIM shipments to 420m by 2022

9 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

It is predicted the inclusion of eSIM technology in the recently-launched iPhone XS , XS Max and XR will catalyse the market and lead to 420 million shipments by 2022. eSIMs are a fixture of cellular-powered Internet of Things networks, allowing devices to switch networks without the need for a physical intervention. Apple itself has been a supporter of the technology, including its Apple SIM standard in the iPad Air 2, and using an embedded SIM for the LTE variants of the Apple Watch, while a few Android devices support the feature.
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But to date, the most high-profile flagship...
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IPhone Xs LTE Speed Test Reveals Huge Improvements Over iPhone X

IPhone Xs LTE Speed Test Reveals Huge Improvements Over iPhone X

9 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

When the new iPhones were announced, Apple touted a bunch of new features and improvements that they were making to the phones. However they did not cover everything since it would take too much time, and one of those improvements they did not cover was improvements to LTE speeds. According to a recent LTE speed test , it was found that Apple's iPhone Xs and Xs Max showed tremendous speed improvements over its predecessor, the iPhone X. While the iPhone X was no slouch, it was found that the newer iPhones have shown an average speed increase of over 200% in terms of downloads across all...
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Gold and red are your favorite new iPhone XS, XS Max, XR colors; white - not so much

Gold and red are your favorite new iPhone XS, XS Max, XR colors; white - not so much

9 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

So, with all the buzz around the hardware and overall improvements inside Apple's new iPhones, we all probably paid little to no attention to the color options that the XS, XS Max, and the XR will be available in. As the color plays a major part in the overall design experience, we though it would be nice to probe the public's mood and see which of the new iPhone colors are more favored than the rest.
So, when it comes to the iPhone XS and the XS Max, it would seem that Apple has struck gold... figuratively speaking. A vast majority of the readers that voted in our ...
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LG V20 receives belated Android Oreo update on Verizon

LG V20 receives belated Android Oreo update on Verizon

9 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

While iOS 12 has just begun rolling out for iPhones as old and modest as the 5s, 6, and SE, the world's first device to run Android 7.0 Nougat out the box back in 2016 is now getting its over-the-air Oreo update on America's largest wireless network.
That's not a typo, mind you, as the LG V20 is barely moving up to Android version 8.0, which Google originally released more than a year ago. Obviously, this horrible delay is largely LG's fault , although Google has to take some responsibility for Oreo's horrendous distribution numbers as well.
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First Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile's iPhone XS download speed tests show huge jump over iPhone X

First Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile's iPhone XS download speed tests show huge jump over iPhone X

9 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

The new iPhone XS and XS Max flaunt faster cellular modems than the iPhone X, and it shows in testing. Research firm SpeedSmart ran the Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile models of the iPhone XS or XS Max through its LTE speed testing routine, and the results above are pretty telling.
The new OLED display iPhones scored two to three times faster download speeds than their predecessor the iPhone X which doesn't have a Gigabit-class LTE modem. The difference in upload speeds was less pronounced but still significant, so you can rest assured that if you get the XS and XS Max you will ...
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YouTube promises to give users better control over videos

YouTube promises to give users better control over videos

In a surprising move, YouTube revealed plans to offer users more control over their Homepage and Up Next videos. Apparently, three specific changes will be introduced in the... Read more ...

Google now allows users to auto-delete location history and activity data

Google now allows users to auto-delete location history and activity data

Google is making it possible for Android and iOS users to auto-delete location history and activity data starting today. Although the search giant already provided the ability... Read more ...

Sony Xperia 1 preorders go live June 28, includes free WH1000XM3 headphones

Sony Xperia 1 preorders go live June 28, includes free WH1000XM3 headphones

The device features a 4K OLED HDR display and a triple-camera system. What you need to know Sony Xperia 1 preorders go live in the U.S. on June 28. The device features a... Read more ...

How to use Control Center on Apple TV in tvOS 13

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Control Center in tvOS 13 is how you switch user profiles, put your Apple TV to sleep, and more. Starting with tvOS 13, coming this fall, your Apple TV will gain a Control... Read more ...

Comcast's Xfinity Mobile starts selling iPads and Apple Watch

Comcast's Xfinity Mobile starts selling iPads and Apple Watch

Xfinity Mobile, Comcast's wireless carrier that operates as an MVNO on Verizon's network, has decided to expand its offering two years after launch. Besides phones, Xfinity... Read more ...

Oppo Shows Off World's First Under-Screen Selfie Camera

Oppo Shows Off World's First Under-Screen Selfie Camera

Smartphone manufacturers have tried a number of ways to achieve a notchless-display. We have seen solutions which include pop-up mechanisms, rotating sliders , holes in the... Read more ...

ESR Lift Wireless Charging Stand review: Charge your iPhone for less

ESR Lift Wireless Charging Stand review: Charge your iPhone for less

This wireless charging stand does the job for not a lot of money. Wireless charging is a convenience you often pay a good deal of money for. But you don't have to. This basic... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Buds update improves music streaming, phone call quality

Samsung Galaxy Buds update improves music streaming, phone call quality

The Galaxy Buds were part of Samsung's freebie package that would be offered to those buying one of its Galaxy S10 flagships, but they soon became quite rare due to the company... Read more ...

New Polar 'fitness watch' touts stellar battery life and cutting-edge health...

New Polar 'fitness watch' touts stellar battery life and cutting-edge health tracking features

Some people use their smartwatches essentially as wrist-worn extensions of their smartphones. Others buy super-affordable wearable devices to count steps, monitor their sleep... Read more ...

LG W10, W30 and W30 Pro smartphones launched in India

LG W10, W30 and W30 Pro smartphones launched in India

LG has launched three new smartphones in India, the LG W10, LG W30 and LG W30 Pro, all three handsets come with slightly different specifications. All of these new W Series... Read more ...