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iPhone 11 feature leaks release for 2019 and 2020

iPhone 11 feature leaks release for 2019 and 2020

The future of the iPhone is in flux, with predictions of some features appearing while others fade away. According to a report published today, we won't see 5G in an iPhone in 2019, but we WILL see said feature in 2020. That means another year of waiting - maybe. It might also be that 5G changes the game for every smartphone everywhere.

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2019 iPhone 11 models confirmed in Eurasian database sighting

2019 iPhone 11 models confirmed in Eurasian database sighting

The recent drama surrounding Huawei and the ban imposed by the US government has caused some chaos in the Android world. There will probably be no shortage of smartphone users from the other camp that are feeling relieved that they are far removed from all that. Of course, it's business as usual in Apple land and even Huawei headlines won't stop this year's "iPhone 11" generation from also making waves. Even if it's just unbranded model numbers found in a regulatory database.

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Apple promises warnings if updating will slow your iPhone

Apple promises warnings if updating will slow your iPhone

Apple caused quite a stir when it became clear that the company was intentionally slowing some phones to compensate for aging batteries. The fallout from that revelation was rather wide reaching - not only did Apple end up discounting battery replacement charges for many iPhone models for a year, but it also added a toggle to iOS that allows users to decide for themselves if they want their phone's speed throttled to make up for their worn down batteries.

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iPhone 11 release dates align with EUA database

iPhone 11 release dates align with EUA database

A collection of iPhone 11 smartphones (iPhone 11 era, I should say, who knows their name), appeared in a database this week. A Eurasian database by the name of the Eurasian Economic Commission pushed the codes to the public via database listings for a collection of new iPhone devices. These are the 2019 iPhone code-names: A2111, A2160, A2161, A2215, A2216, A2217, A2218, A2219, A2220, A2221, and A2223.

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Instagram killing another feature: Should I just quit?

Instagram killing another feature: Should I just quit?

Instagram announced the death of another feature this week, not long after rumors surfaced of the axing of public likes. This is just the latest in a line of changes for Instagram, an app and company that's coming closer and closer to its parent company, Facebook. I quit using Facebook a few months ago for all but the rarest family communication - is it time I gave Instagram the boot as well? NOTE: If it weren't clear already, the opinions expressed in this column are not necessarily shared by SlashGear or associated entities.

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Steam Link iOS app returns for real this time

Steam Link iOS app returns for real this time

Apple is being criticized, even sued, for holding its App Stores so tightly to the point of being anti-competitive. Of course, it rightfully owns that App Store and until something drastic changes, what it says goes and app developers have no choice but to find ways to compromise. That seems to be the situation Valve found itself in last year with its Steam Link mobile app. Thankfully, that may now be a thing of the past as the app has popped up on the iTunes App Store again. Hopefully, for good this time.

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Smartphones are finally getting smart, but at whose expense?

Smartphones are finally getting smart, but at whose expense?

The latest Android update made it clear: Smartphones are, at last, getting smart. The intelligence we've craved for the past decade is essentially on our doorstep. This might be the most significant several years in the history of mobile smart devices. But most people won't even notice. It'll be through updates like the one we're talking about today that smartphones finally, truly, start to earn their name.

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2019 iPhone cameras take center stage in new leak

2019 iPhone cameras take center stage in new leak

The next iPhones are still months away, but they've despite that, they've been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors. Many of those rumors have focused heavily on the cameras these phones will have, with the iPhone XS and XS Max successors rumored to have three and the iPhone XR follow-up with two. Today, yet another leak is corroborating this information, along with how those triple camera arrays will look.

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Understanding IP rating for smartphones – What do the numbers mean

Understanding IP rating for smartphones – What do the numbers mean

There are several luxuries that we expect of phones today. We expect them to have multiple cameras and a full, bezel-less screen. We also usually expect our phones to be waterproof, indicated by an IP rating. The IP rating, which stands for Ingress Protection, is an international standard for how well-sealed a device’s electrical parts are from the elements like dirt, dust and moisture. It even includes intrusion of our hands and fingers.

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WWDC 2019 might be a sad show for some iPhone users

WWDC 2019 might be a sad show for some iPhone users

WWDC 2019 is right around the corner, and though the show will likely hold some surprises, one topic that's sure to come up is iOS 13. It's during WWDC that we'll learn which iPhones are getting iOS 13, and Apple certainly has a tough show to follow in that regard - last year, it announced that all phones running iOS 11 would receive upgrades iOS 12. Will the company be making a similar announcement this year? A new report today claims that it won't be.

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The 2019 iPhone just hit a huge milestone

The 2019 iPhone just hit a huge milestone

Apple has given the green-light to production of its next-generation chip, insiders claim, set to power the 2019 iPhone range which will pack even more cameras than today. The Apple A13 will be the successor to the A12 Bionic, announced in 2018, which is found in the current iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

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Apple: Another reason to stop answering your iPhone

Apple: Another reason to stop answering your iPhone

A warning was sent to some Apple device users this week about an "Apple" spoofer. The malicious party's been out in the wild for a while, now, but it's only just recently that they've become so prevalent, they've caught the attention of Apple itself. It all begins with a phone call to your iPhone.

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