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Dual SIM iPhones tipped in iOS 12 beta 5

Dual SIM iPhones tipped in iOS 12 beta 5

Though Dual SIM phones have yet to really take off here in the US, they're pretty popular in other regions of the world. This is especially true in places like Europe and Asia, where people are more likely to visit other countries frequently. A lot of manufacturers offer dual SIM variants of their flagship phones in some regions, but one company that doesn't is Apple.

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How did OnePlus just beat Apple and Samsung?

How did OnePlus just beat Apple and Samsung?

A perfect storm of sales and big-name new phone releases made OnePlus win the quarter for premium device sales in India in Q2 2018. Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone X are not currently in vogue as we're a few months away from a new launch, and Galaxy Note 9 is coming at the start of August - so that leaves OnePlus 6 to clean up, really. OnePlus took advantage of the day with promotions that work particularly well in India, too: EMI and cashback offers.

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New iPhone X leaks in hands-on videos

New iPhone X leaks in hands-on videos

New iPhones for 2018 appeared in leaked videos this morning from sources that have their hands on dummy models. This wasn't the first time this sort of thing happened in the the last few years, but we're a bit surprised it's continued. What ever happened to the days when a smartphone didn't appear until the day it was announced by the company that had it manufactured? Is the fear of god gone from the lower ranks?

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New iPhones shown in leaked photos

New iPhones shown in leaked photos

This morning a set of photos of iPhones appeared on the web, a new set of iPhones for 2018. These devices appeared in two sizes with new details - with notches on both displays. These two devices likely make up 2/3 of the full 3-phone lineup Apple was tipped to be preparing for reveal this fall. All three devices were tipped to come with displays with notches for front-facing cameras and sensors.

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iPhone X Plus, 6.1-inch LCD iPhone dummies pop up

iPhone X Plus, 6.1-inch LCD iPhone dummies pop up

The next few weeks will be a busy time for the smartphone world in general but Apple fans are probably going to watch the days go by with some disinterest. It won’t be until later in September when their time in the spotlight comes, with the launch of three new iPhone models. That, of course, doesn’t mean the flow of leaks and tips will come to a standstill and these images of two dummy units are proof that it’s business as usual in Apple world.

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Next iPad Pro said to be smaller, drop headphone jack, move Smart Connector

Next iPad Pro said to be smaller, drop headphone jack, move Smart Connector

While most of the recent Apple rumors and speculation have focused on this year's iPhone lineup and the addition of a fullscreen LCD model, there's reason to believe we'll also be seeing new iPad Pro models for 2018. Along with the expectation that the upcoming iPads will include the iPhone X's FaceID technology, there's evidence suggesting the tablets will be dropping the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as getting smaller all around.

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Apple launches free repairs for devices damaged in Japan’s floods

Apple launches free repairs for devices damaged in Japan’s floods

Apple is making a very generous offer of good will for its customers in Japan. The last month has seen the country's southwestern region plagued by flooding and landslides caused by heavy seasonal rainfall, resulting in millions of evacuations, damage to buildings and homes, and over 200 deaths. As a way of extending its sympathies to Japanese residents, Apple has announced free repairs for any iPhones, Macs, iPads, and iPods damaged in the flooding.

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Samsung’s Ingenius shade at iPhones just keeps on coming

Samsung’s Ingenius shade at iPhones just keeps on coming

Samsung’s marketing engine is in full gear with barely two weeks left before its Unpacked event. Considering the sales situation the company is facing this year, a lot hinges on the market success of the Galaxy Note 9. While it has recently published short clips that hint at what’s coming, it is also pushing out more ads to smear its biggest rival. With nothing left to the imagination, it’s an all-out war against the iPhone’s notch and missing microSD slot.

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Snapchat Storytellers making sneakier ads for YOU

Snapchat Storytellers making sneakier ads for YOU

This week the folks at Snapchat responsible for advertisement monetization are pushing "Storytellers" for social media influencers. It's a program which unites advertisers with the social media titans who would sell their products for them for a fee, in a creative way. In other words - sarcastic hooray! It's time for more advertisements that come to Snapchat users in the form of videos they won't realize are advertisements until it's too late!

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Qualcomm woes pile up: iPhones with Intel modems, failed NXP bid

Qualcomm woes pile up: iPhones with Intel modems, failed NXP bid

Qualcomm just can’t seem to catch a break these days and continues to find itself at the center of controversy. Its biggest headache right now is its fight with Apple over patents and royalties. But it may now be feeling the repercussions of challenging what is also one of its biggest customers. Qualcomm has practically and publicly admitted that Apple’s upcoming iPhones won’t be using its LTE modems. Instead, they will be using Intel’s, which Qualcomm has just recently mocked using Ookla’s Speedtest as evidence.

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Nike Training Club app brings exercise data to Apple Watch

Nike Training Club app brings exercise data to Apple Watch

Nike Training Club, the company's personal trainer and workout app, has launched for Apple Watch. The decision to launch the app on Apple Watch was influenced by user feedback, says Nike, which points out the big benefit of using a wearable: you don't need to check your phone repeatedly. The app's arrival on Apple Watch began rolling out today.

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Your new phone’s display was a waste of money

Your new phone’s display was a waste of money

Today I'm going to go over the reasons why the money spent on newly enlarged or otherwise differently-shaped displays is wasted. From the time the new display was made to the point at which it became a standard, in that timeframe. In that span of time, that extra bit of display that wasn't in the mix before - that's useless. It's akin to the black bars you see above and below your movie when you play it in "widescreen" format on your home TV.

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