Apple To Release 6.1-inch iPhone sans iPhone X’s killer features

A rumor has surfaced this week saying that Apple Inc. is planning to release a cheaper 6.1-inch iPhone without a 3D Touch and other iPhone X’s killer features.

 

The news comes after the reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple might release three models of iPhones. He said that the Cupertino-based tech company would likely release a 6.1-inch display new mid-range model of iPhone.

 

Will Apple release a new iPhone sans iPhone X’s killer feature?

 

The company is also poised to release a cheaper version of iPhone X featuring a 5.8-inch OLED screen and a larger 6.5-inch OLED model. The rumored iPhones have reportedly borrowed some elements from both iPhone X and iPhone 8 models, respectively.

 

 

Also, rumors suggest that the 6.1-inch smartphone features an aluminum frame, a rectangular battery as well as a standard non-stacked logic board, based on Kuo’s research notes.

 

It is also worthy to note that the rumored 6.1-inch smartphone would have an LCD panel instead of having an OLED display. This is contrary to the early reports despite the iPhone’s bezel-reducing design feature and a Face ID.

 

And speaking of the iPhone prices, Kuo hinted that the rumored iPhone would be sold between $700-$800, which is cheaper compared to iPhone X’s $999 hefty price tag. But these remains to be a rumor even though Kuo has a clean record of predicting the plans of Apple.

 

Regarding features, Apple’s 6.1-inch device would possibly drop some killer features of iPhone X. The rumored smartphone would only use a single rear camera and 3 GB of RAM. The phone would also not be equipped with a 3D Touch, a feature that is embedded in iPhone X and iPhone X Plus models.

iPhone Slow: Here Are Options To Replace Apple Battery

Cupertino-based Apple may have betrayed the trust of Apple customers. Earlier this week, Apple admitted that it slows the performance of older iPhones. The tech company claims that such plan was implemented a year ago. The reason: Apple implements such practice to compensate the iPhone’s battery degradation than pushing Apple users to immediately change their iPhones instantly.

On Wednesday, a developer at Geekbench named John Poole discovered that if Apple users are constantly changing iOS may cause the older Apple devices to slow down its performance. In his assessment of the iPhone’s performance and battery age, he claims that both were actually a problem among Apple devices.

Is Apple’s mobile iOS the culprit of battery degradation?

“First, it appears the problem is widespread, and will only get worse as phones (and their batteries) continue to age,” Poole said in a blog post. He tested various iPhone models: Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7S Plus.

Poole particularly blamed the change in iOS to the iPhone’s faster battery degradation. He explained that the difference between Apple’s iOS 10.2.0 and 10.2.1 “is too abrupt to be just a function of battery condition.”

“I believe (as do others) that Apple introduced a change to limit performance when battery condition decreases past a certain point. Why did Apple do this? ,” he asked.

But Apple argued that there are several factors that can contribute faster to the iPhone’s battery degradation. This is but not limited to cold weather, low charge, and the natural way of battery degradation. Apple admitted that such policy was implemented to lessen the impact of battery degradation.

Meanwhile, Apple is using another strategy to engage with the Apple users who are hoping for an improved battery performance. The tech company could sell battery replacement kits to its global subscribers as one of the solutions to the problem.

Analyst Says iPhone X Demand Remains Strong In China

Apple’s iPhone X remains to be popular and strong in the global smartphone market. In fact, the Cupertino-based tech company now offers a one-day delivery if you are going to order iPhone X online. Apple’s move is laudable and can be perceived as an improvement regarding shipments.

It can be recalled that early November, the shipment of iPhone was pushed back by several weeks. Some tech analyst claims that Apple’s improvement regarding delivery has improved because of the improved production scheme.

Now in a related news, a report has surfaced this week, saying that Apple fans in China prefer to have an iPhone X model with 256 GB. The news comes after an analyst named Amid Daryanani sent a research note to Apple investors.

Chinese wants iPhone with higher storage capacity

Daryani’s research note showed the trend of Apple iPhone buyers in the communist China. Based on the RBC Capital Market survey, 62 percent of Chinese buyers prefer to buy the tech company’s latest iPhone X. The figure based on the survey is much higher than the 28 percent of people in America.

Also, the survey disclosed that Apple fans in China prefer to have a phone that has higher storage capacity. Why? Because iPhones lack support for memory expansion thru microSD card. The survey result generally implies that 66 percent of Chinese buyers wanted to buy an iPhone 256 GB model.

Apart from this, 64 percent of the current iPhone 8 buyers including the 75 percent of the iPhone 7 series buyers showed interests in buying models that have higher storage capacity. This makes Apple achieved its marketing gains because of the strong demands for higher storage capacity models of iPhone.

Meanwhile, Daryanani also informed the investors that there is a “stronger than anticipated mix shift” in China. He also noted that iPhone X’s demand in the US would remain strong and achieve a steady growth.

Quick Facts On Verizon BOGO Smartphone Deal

Mobile carrier Verizon has announced this week about a marketing promotion that will attract more customers. The company’s promotional offer will only for a limited time. Verizon is set to kick-off the offering come Friday on Friday, December 15.

 

What’s Verizon promotional offering?

 

If you are an avid fan of Apple or Samsung smartphones, then Verizon’s announcement is certainly a good news for you this yuletide holidays. The mobile carrier offers its loyal users the opportunity to buy iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

 

But here’s the catch: the company customers can avail the “buy one, get one” free deal for a lesser value. Certainly, the company’s offering is a major deal after it did not offer any promotions on Black Friday.

 

So if you are planning to treat yourself, friends or families with a new high-end smartphone this Christmas season, then grab the Verizon’s promotional offer. What’s make Verizon’s smartphone deal really interesting is that customers won’t have even to trade-in their smartphones to avail the deal.

 

 How to avail Verizon’s smartphone deal?

 

Those who are interested in avail Verizon’s smartphone deal must purchase both devices under a device payment plan. Both handsets must be activated on a new line with Verizon unlimited.

In an e-mailed statement to PCMag, Verizon said that it would provide its customers a discount.

 

“The discount will be provided as a bill credit to cover the cost of the device over 24 months,” Verizon told PCMag.

 

Existing mobile carrier customers can avail the deal, and they can request for an upgrade to one of those four handsets on an unlimited plan.

 

 

Why iPhone 8, iPhone X The Most Searched Words in 2017

This year, search engine giant Google has revealed what people across the globe are searching on the internet. Google, in its yearly “Year in Search” blog, has picked two words as the most searched words for 2017: iPhone 8 and iPhone X, CNET reported on Thursday.

Both iPhone 8 and iPhone X topped the most trending search words for this year, according to Google. Based on the global search list, iPhone claimed the top spot among the search terms. iPhone 8 ranked no. 2 while iPhone X ranked no. 3, respectively.

Why iPhone 8, iPhone X?

 

The inclusion of iPhone 8 and iPhone X in Google’s global search list suggest that 2017 is certainly a big year for Apple Inc. So when Google released the results, it cannot be denied that 2017 is indeed a year for Apple’s smartphones.

The Cupertino-based company has recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary this 2017. To make the celebration worth remembering by the Apple users globally, Apple released the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus including the popular iPhone X. Hence, speculations about Apple’s smartphones were circulating year-round in anticipation of the company’s new flagship phones.

 

However, the rumors did not directly refer to the iPhone X as the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus. The iPhone X was not even close to being rumor until such time that Apple finally announced that it would launch iPhone X. This could be the best reason why iPhone 8 has ranked higher compared to iPhone X.

Search categories

Meanwhile, Google has also used separated terms into categories. This includes Elections, Memes, and Actors. On the consumer tech category, the most searched words are Nintendo Switch (2), Samsung Galaxy (40, Xbox One (5) and the iPhones ranked 1 and 2 respectively.

Do you agree with Google’s most searched words for 2017? Leave us a comment below!

iPhone 2018: Apple To Bring Back Metal Casing?

Cupertino-based Apple Inc. is mulling to bring back metal casing for its next flagship device. Citing a report privy to the plans of Apple, the rumored 6.1-inch smartphone will have a metal chassis.

The rumored smartphone is set to launch by 2018 with an elegant and classy casing similar to iPhone 7 series released back in 2016. What is exciting about the company’s rumored smartphone is that it will sport a black metal casing in various colors.

Furthermore, the same source claims that Casetek, an Apple supplier, will provide the LCD for the iPhones. Casetek is a subsidiary company of Pegatron.

Apple’s LCD provider was the same company that produces the aluminium cases of iPad. Apple users claim that the new iPhone will sport a shallow metal frame. Aside from this, there’s also a report that claims that Casetek is doing an experiment for the iPhone’s new casing designs for 2018.

What we know so far is that Apple is mulling to launch three iPhones. Of the three iPhones, two will sport OLED displays, taking a cue from the recently launched iPhone X. The third rumored iPhone will have the same specs with iPhone X which is a 5.8-inch screen, and the other iPhone will have a 6.3-inch display.

Nomora, a Japan-based financial company, has suggested that iPhone models would share the same specs with that of iPhone X. One of the rumored features was the Face ID. However, the new phone would feature a dual SIM support. There’s also a possibility that a new model will have a single camera but without Apple’s Force Touch.

Also, Apple’s rumored phone is expected to be sold between $650 and $900. While the specs keep the Apple users exciting, the iPhone’s color was also part of the leaked details on the internet.