Category Archives: iPhone Hardware

Apple’s Next Gen iPhone is Coming Into Focus

Photo Source: 9to5Mac

There have been plenty of iPhone 11 rumors already this year. Nothing new there, as there has been a constant flow of leaks and reports for each iPhone spanning months since the leadup to the iPhone X changed things. There were rumors and leaks before, but not like this. Unfortunately, no matter how the iPhone is selling, I don’t think there is any going back.

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Apple May Be Working on a New Smaller Screen iPhone

There were some Apple fans who were unhappy with the company when they killed off the iPhone SE last year, rather than updating it. This meant that there weren’t many options for those Apple users who want a smaller screen device. You can still get an iPhone 7 or 8, but you are giving up something there in terms of specs.

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Right On Cue, Some Fresh Folding iPhone Info Trickles Out

Photo Source: Patently Apple

A folding iPhone is not right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean that Apple is going to let their competition have all the limelight. There has been a lot of conjecture about will they or won’t they make their own entry in the newest tech competition this week, and now we have a new patent showing that the company is still thinking about and working on this new product category.

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Looks Like Apple’s Biggest Supposed Impediment to a Foldable iPhone Doesn’t Exist

Samsung and Huawei both announced foldable smartphones last week and the tech word as been abuzz ever since. Beyond how these two early gen one offerings stack up against each other, one of the biggest topics since has been if or when Apple will enter the fray.

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Is Apple Going 5G in 2019? Remember the Difference Between Considering and Doing

According to a report from Reuters, Apple is considering using either Samsung or MediaTek to supply 5G modems for their 2019 iPhones. You read that right. Apple is considering moving to the latest network technology as soon as it rolls out. This is something that Apple has never done, even sticking with the anemic 2G EDGE instead of going with 3G right off the bat. They later waited an extra year before going to LTE. Is Apple about to change course?

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Did Santa Bring You Any Apple Goodies This Christmas?

Tis the season for giving and receiving gifts. If you are an Apple fan, then Christmas often brings gifts of the iOS, Mac, Beats and Apple accessories variety. Did Santa bring you any Apply goodness this year?

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iPhone XR Preorders Start on Friday. Who’s In?

Last year, we had to wait to get our hands on the top of the line iPhone X. This year, buyers have had to wait an extra month to get most of the XS’s best features in a unique and less expensive design. The beginning of the end of this wait starts on Friday, when pre-orders for the iPhone XR go live at 12 AM Pacific on Friday.

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A New iPhone, a New Controversy. Is it Legitimate This Time?

I did my typical news sweep this morning and was greeted with something incredibly familiar. There is a new iPhone “gate,” this time related to charging. Evidently, there are some users who are having problems charging their devices if they plug the lightning cable while they are in standby with the screen off.

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Sideways- Apple Omitted Landscape Home Screen Support from the XS Max

This one got by me for a few days, but I could swear that the iPhone’s Home Screen would rotate to landscape orientation in the past. You know, you get used to features, and after a while, they kind of blend into the background. Then one day you look again and notice they aren’t there anymore.

Since I knew I wasn’t completely crazy, I did a little research on Google and was reminded of the timeline of how this feature came and went.

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The iPhone XS Max as an Object

Like many other iPhone owners, I keep mine in a case pretty much all of the time. My now shipped off iPhone X and my new XS Max are no exceptions. While the look, basic shape and screen are still there in front of you every day, when you don’t handle the phone alone very often, it is easy to forget just how attractive it is and how good it feels as an object.

I was reminded of this today as I packed my iPhone X up to send back to Apple to fulfill my iPhone Upgrade Program. I took it out of the case and slid it around and flipped it over in my hand a bit before I disabled Find My iPhone and reset it. It really is the most gorgeous and beautifully designed gadget I’ve ever owned. Hands down. As good as the iPhone 4 and 4S were, nothing else is even close.

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Living with the iPhone XS Max- A Few Missed Opportunities

Since the title leans toward the negative side, I’ll be clear- I love my new iPhone XS Max so far. I love the size. Love the screen. Love the resolution. I can live with the trade-offs, like over size and weight and the difficulty with one-handed use. However, after using mine for a day and a half, I think there is still some untapped potential in this hardware.

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