Apple 

Apple’s Trying to Push iPhone Upgrades — and That’s OK!

Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone business is experiencing some turbulence from a number of factors, including lengthening smartphone upgrade cycles, trade tensions between the U.S. and China, and the company’s temporary low-cost iPhone battery-replacement program.  Now, according to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has apparently “asked retail employees to promote new iPhones using methods not seen before.”  IMAGE SOURCE: APPLE. Here’s how Bloomberg described those efforts: Technicians were told to push iPhone upgrades to consumers with out-of-warranty devices. Senior sales staff had to make sure other retail workers were suggesting upgrades, and easels offering generous…

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Apple 

Apple Loop: Classic iPhone Returns To Save Apple, AirPods 2’s Healthy Bonus, iPhone’s Sneaky Secret

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a classic iPhone going back on sale, new iPhone features leak, FaceTime security addressed, a sneaky 5G secret, new health features for AirPods 2, iPad special offers, and saying goodbye to an Apple executive. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).…

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Apple 

Apple Leak Reveals Shock New iPhone Release

While Apple AAPL -1.88% has a history of leaking new iPhones, but now leaks outside the company’s control have revealed two shock iPhone releases are coming as soon as next month… The (almost infallible) German site WinFuture breaks this news, reporting multiple new iPhone models are being widely reported in the supply chain of German retailers. But it’s not what you think. Apple iPhone XI conceptCONCEPT CREATOR WinFuture explains that Apple is modifying both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 to such an extent that they require specific new model numbers, such as ‘MN482ZD’ and ‘MQ6K2ZD’. But…

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Mobile 

WSJ: iPhone 11 will have triple camera, XR successor will have dual

The new generation of iPhones are still just four months old now but intel is already piling up on the iPhone 11. Earlier this week we saw the first alleged renders of the upcoming iPhone 11 and today there’s a fresh report about it. According to sources close to the Wall Street Journal, the premium iPhone 11 will gain a triple camera while the iPhone XR successor will get a dual snapper on its back. The report further elaborates that the iPhone XR successor will retain the Liquid Retina (LCD)…

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Apple 

PSA: Last Chance to Get Your iPhone Battery Replaced By Apple for Cheap

One good thing to emerge from the iPhone slowdown saga, where Apple admitted to slowing down old iPhones to prevent unexpected shutdowns, was that the price of out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements were slashed. The price for replacing the battery of an iPhone that’s not in warranty used to be approximately Rs. 6,500 but for a limited time, it was reduced to Rs. 1,995. This discounted price, however, is valid only till December 31, 2018. If you have an iPhone that’s eligible for an out-of-warranty battery replacement, we highly recommend that…

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samsung 

Samsung to supply the 2019 iPhone XS Max with cheaper OLED panels

It’s a well-known secret that Samsung is the sole supplier for OLED panels for last year’s iPhone X and this year’s iPhone XS and XS Max. However, those panels take a good chunk of the overall production cost so Samsung is reportedly offering a more affordable option. But more affordable doesn’t mean worse. In fact, Samsung has incorporated the so-called Y-Octa panels found on the Galaxy Note9, S9 and S9+ that make use of the in-cell touch technology. It allows for thinner, lighter, much cheaper and will allow Apple to…

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Mobile 

Deal: brand new T-Mobile iPhone 8 for $499.99, 8 Plus just $599.99 at Costco

A few days ago Apple started selling refurbished iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units, starting at $499 and $599, respectively. That’s a good deal, but what if you want a brand new device instead? Well, you’re in luck if you’re a Costco member and don’t mind having T-Mobile as your carrier. The retailer is offering the iPhone 8 for $499.99 and the iPhone 8 Plus for $599.99, and again, these are new and never used. The offer is valid until November 15, but you will need to activate them…

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Apple 

T-Mobile’s Magenta Friday offers “free” iPhone XR, Samsung Galaxy S9, OnePlus 6T

T-Mobile isn’t having none of that Black Friday stuff this year, because it’s got its very own Magenta Friday. Shocker, we know. Anyway, the carrier promises some interesting deals if you are fine with all the caveats involved – the most important of which is that the offers will become available this Friday, on November 16, so one week earlier than Black Friday itself. You can nab a “free” iPhone XR, Samsung Galaxy S9 or S8, OnePlus 6T, or LG G7 ThinQ. That’s “free” after 36 monthly bill credits, and…

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Apple 

Apple finally releases a case for the iPhone XR

The company definitely took its time on this one, but Apple has now finally made the first official case for the iPhone XR available through its online store. Apple usually has an assortment of cases ready at the moment of any of its new smartphones’ release, but for some reason this hasn’t happened for the XR. Don’t get too excited, though – it’s just one option at the moment, a clear case. It lets you show off the XR’s design while also protecting it against drops and scratches, if ever…

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