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iPhone XS 2018 hands-on video shows all 3 models

iPhone XS 2018 hands-on video shows all 3 models

A set of three new iPhone models revealed in a video this afternoon suggests we'll go out a whole new door in 2018. Apple was rumored earlier this month to be releasing three devices at once, all this September, each with iPhone in their name. The standard version would simply be called iPhone - that'll be iPhone 2018 when we look back at it in a few years from now. Then there's the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Plus, replacing the standard X.

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This genius Google Maps location sharing feature just went live

This genius Google Maps location sharing feature just went live

Google has quietly updated its location sharing feature in Google Maps, including details that might calm your friends and family's fears if you suddenly disappear from the map. Location sharing has been a feature of Google Maps since last year, allowing users to selectively share their current position with their contacts.

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2018 iPhone headphone jack dongles tipped axed

2018 iPhone headphone jack dongles tipped axed

Analysts suggested this week that 2018 iPhones of all sorts might well do away with in-box dongles. That means no more headphone jack at all for the average user - not unless they want to pay extra for said dongle purchased separately. This would be the first time Apple released an iPhone with no in-box access to a headphone jack since the dawn of the iPhone.

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WhatsApp won’t be free for all, soon

WhatsApp won’t be free for all, soon

To make WhatsApp a better place for users - and for the company to actually make a profit - there'll be some money involved, soon. The WhatsApp Business announcement released this week suggested that the WhatApp Business app will soon cost cash to use - for businesses, but not all businesses. The company suggested that sone businesses will have to pay to send "certain messages" - but not all.

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Snapchat lenses Voice Control list : Activated today

Snapchat lenses Voice Control list : Activated today

A set of new Snapchat lenses were released today - if all went as planned - with voice controls embedded within them. As Snapchat already had permission to use your smartphone's microphones when prompted, it was simply a matter of using voice recognition software to set off different effects in the Lens universe. Snapchat revealed that these lenses will hopefully be released by the end of the day today.

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The iPhone price gamble is looking more and more prescient

The iPhone price gamble is looking more and more prescient

Apple's grand strategy to coast through the smartphone slowdown by selling more expensive phones has paid off, with Q3 2018 proving there's more to the bottom line than raw device numbers. The Cupertino company prompted consternation in the run-up to the iPhone X launch, amid rumors - which turned out to be true - that its most expensive model would start at $1,000.

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iPhone and iPad unit sales plateau again in Apple Q3 2018

iPhone and iPad unit sales plateau again in Apple Q3 2018

In Apple's Q3 2018 earnings report, the company revealed that unit sales of both the iPad and the iPhone were almost identical to last year at this time. Sequentially, iPhone sales revenue and unit sales took a real dip - which is pretty standard for this time of year. Let's compare this quarter's hardware sales data to last year's at this time and see what we make of it.

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Sprint iPhone 8 for $8 deal offers model under lease for new lines

Sprint iPhone 8 for $8 deal offers model under lease for new lines

Sprint has a new device leasing deal for new and existing customers who want to open a new line. Starting today and running through August 9, the carrier is offering customers the opportunity to lease an iPhone 8 for $8/month under its Sprint Flex program. This is the company's latest online promotion, a great one for customers who want an iPhone and live somewhere with decent Sprint coverage.

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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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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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