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Galaxy S10 benchmarks lower than iPhone XS: why it doesn’t matter

Galaxy S10 benchmarks lower than iPhone XS: why it doesn’t matter

Even before it's officially launched, the Galaxy S10 is already earning mixed "reviews". And we're not just talking about controversial punch holes and in-screen fingerprint scanners here. The past few days have witnessed the appearance of benchmarks for both the Galaxy S10 as well as its processors, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and Samsung Exynos 9820. The numbers vary depending on the source but one thing they all seem to have in common is that they fall below the iPhone XS and Apple's A12 processor. As disappointing as that may sound for Android and Samsung fans, in the end, those benchmark scores really don't matter.

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The new iPhone XS Smart Battery Case has an annoying compromise

The new iPhone XS Smart Battery Case has an annoying compromise

Apple's Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max may offer a boost in power for heavy users, but there's a compromise in there too. The new battery-toting cases are Apple's official solution to those wanting both extra protection and extra runtime with their flagship iPhones, but they also presented a new challenge.

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iPhone XS, XS Max and XR get Apple Smart Battery Cases

iPhone XS, XS Max and XR get Apple Smart Battery Cases

Apple has launched new Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, offering both protection from bumps and additional battery life in one. Like the original Smart Battery Case, the most controversial aspect of these new models for 2019 is likely to be the hump-back design.

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iPhone production reportedly just got cut again

iPhone production reportedly just got cut again

Apple has further slashed iPhone production in the face of underwhelming sales, reports from suppliers claim, in a leak likely to do further damage to the Cupertino firm's share price. The company surprised the market last week with the admission that it would miss its latest revenue forecasts, blaming tough economic conditions in China and lower than expected iPhone sales as contributing to the shortfall.

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Apple should make a cheap iPhone Air

Apple should make a cheap iPhone Air

It's time Apple considered creating something akin to their MacBook Air, but in a smartphone. Considering their most recent announcement about the big bummer that is China's current economy and their overall slightly-too-high expectations for sales of the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, it might well be time to consider something with as few frills as possible. I believe it's time for an iPhone with the bare essentials.

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How Galaxy S10 uses the iPhone secret sauce in 2019

How Galaxy S10 uses the iPhone secret sauce in 2019

In the year 2019, Samsung is really ready to learn the lessons imparted by Apple over the past decade. In the Samsung Galaxy S10, the smartphone game changes. With the Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung's finally releasing software that makes their hardware unique, and hardware that compliments the software they've made specifically for said hardware.

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Apple has problems and there’s no easy fix

Apple has problems and there’s no easy fix

More and more expensive iPhones which last longer, an increasingly competitive smartphone segment, and shakiness in the Chinese market have helped sent Apple's stock price plummeting today. The Cupertino firm issued a rare warning yesterday that its profits for Q1 2019 would be lower than expected, blaming fewer than expected sales of its star product as one of the key reasons.

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Apple admits lower iPhone sales will hurt Q1 2019

Apple admits lower iPhone sales will hurt Q1 2019

Apple announced a lower-than-expected guidance for the upcoming quarterly report. This isn't unprecedented, but it might come as a bit of a shock to those investors that've seen quarter after quarter of big iPhone sales and revenue aplenty across the board for the company. Apple released a brief report today that showed expectations of revenue at $84 billion with a gross margin of approximately 38 percent.

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Flagship iPhone assembly may start in India amid tariff threats

Flagship iPhone assembly may start in India amid tariff threats

Apple's flagship iPhones will no longer be exclusively made in China, insiders claim, as the company looks to bypass the potential impact of President Trump's trade war with the country. The increasingly complex series of tariffs has seen certain products in Apple's range threatened with a 10-percent import penalty, as the US government attempts to force China into negotiations.

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Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS and XS Max leak in Apple doc

Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS and XS Max leak in Apple doc

Apple's Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS has leaked, with the upcoming hunchbacked accessory spotted in a purported merchandise guide for retailers. The Cupertino firm first launched a Smart Battery Case in late 2015, aiming to address iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s runtimes, though the accessories have been conspicuously absent for newer iPhones.

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Smartphones in 2019 – Things to consider before buying one

Smartphones in 2019 – Things to consider before buying one

The trends are in, and we've got a pretty decent idea of the next big smartphones from device makers in 2019. The features you're going to want to watch out for are only slightly different from what came in 2018 - and we're pretty much set on what the phones will look like already. What's it going to take for you to get a deal on a smartphone in 2019?

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iPhone XS Smart Battery Case leaked with tipped quick release

iPhone XS Smart Battery Case leaked with tipped quick release

Yesterday, reports of a watchOS icon seemingly confirming a new Smart Battery Case for iPhone began making the rounds. The Smart Battery Case, as many of Apple fans will likely remember, was a first-party battery case made primarily for the iPhone 6s but also compatible with the iPhone 6 and 7. The appearance of this icon suggested that Apple may finally be working on a new Smart Battery Case for modern iPhones after going three years between releases.

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