Apple’s Perfectionism, Scarce Components and Will Cause iPhone X Shortages

It’s more than six weeks before Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone X hits the market on Friday, Nov. 3. And analysts are already expecting substantial iPhone X shortages. A new report from The Wall Street Journal looks at some of the causes. One major reason seems to be that Apple has a difficult challenge accurately gaging customer demand for the handset that starts at $999: Apple may well be facing its biggest demand-forecasting challenge since the original iPhone. While Apple has empirical data on demand for new iPhones, it’s harder to know what proportion of orders will be for the iPhone X versus its somewhat less pricey new siblings, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. In addition, many analysts are predicting this could be a “super cycle” of … Read More

iPhone X, What’s In A Name?

The iPhone 8 and iPhone X (ten) leave questions for what future iPhones will be called. On Tuesday, Apple made some big announcements and there has been a lot of debate regarding the new features of the new products. One subtle new addition for the iPhone line is the name, and Apple’s decision will have ramifications for years to come. First off, Apple chose to go with the iPhone 8/Plus over the 7S though admittedly it’s an “S” style upgrade. The iPhone X is now official, and Tim Cook and crew decided to refer to it as “ten” versus “ex” on stage. These two decisions leave quite a few questions on the future names for the iPhone line. First off, the iPhone 9 can’t exist, right? If you have … Read More

The A11 Bionic Powers The iPhone 8, Plus, And X

With a new iPhone, comes a new A series chip. It’s now time for the A11 Binoic that delivers a new 6 core configuration for the iPhone 8, Plus, and X. Last year’s A10 chip delivered a quad core set up with two high power cores and two low power cores. The A11 Bionic chip features two high performance cores at 25% faster than the A10, and four high efficiency cores at 70% faster than the A10. The system on a chip is 64-bit and includes 4.3 billion transistors with a 2nd gen performance controller for 70% faster multithread workloads. There’s a new GPU as well that is 30% faster than the A10, yet at 1/2 the power. The A11 Bionic also helps the camera system. The chip includes a … Read More

Upcoming Games Sky And The Machines Look Great During iPhone X Event

Apple loves to show off their new products with demos, and upcoming games Sky and The Machines took center stage to show off the Apple TV 4K and ARKit, respectively. During the iPhone X event, Apple took time to bring up thatgamecompany, the makers of Flower, to show off their next game. Sky was demoed on the new Apple TV 4K, and presents a new artistic multiplayer game. Sky is billed as a romantic social adventure game in which you fly above the clouds to explore a mysterious world. The game is designed to be played with others with support for up to 8 simultaneous players. Sky is made for casual audiences with one touch interaction throughout the game to allow for anyone to join in. There’s … Read More

Leaked iOS 11 GM Shows New iPhone Wallpapers, New Red Apple Watch

On Friday night, 9to5Mac reported they had received an advanced copy of Apple’s iOS 11 GM firmware, which should arrive for developers early next week. The purported gold master version of iOS 11 includes lots of new wallpapers, including “several brand new wallpapers, including seven sure-to-be-popular retro-styled versions and an all-black wallpaper fit for OLED displays.” In total, 16 new still wallpapers for iPhone were discovered. These include several versions of the Apple six color retro logo, six new flower wallpapers, and three new space wallpapers. Meanwhile, 9to5Mac has also uncovered an image of what’s likely to be the new LTE Apple Watch Series 3. The image, shown below, was discovered in the iOS 11 GM. As you can see “… Read More

Beats Studio3 Pure ANC Headphones

Focus on your own world when you wear the Beats Studio3 Pure ANC Headphones. This technology totally cuts environmental noise around you for these over-ear cans. The result? You hear just the music and only the music. Amazingly, the Pure ANC technology can actually determine the source of the noise and explicitly turn it down for you. Simultaneously, the Studio3 Headphones also use real-time audio calibration. As environmental noise is tuned out, the audio output is optimized. Resting comfortably around… Continue Reading Read More

Boston Red Sox Use Apple Watch to Help Steal Signals from New York Yankees

Well here is one use of the Apple Watch you won’t see being promoted at next week’s special media event. According to a report from The New York Times, the Boston Red Sox have admitted to using the wearable device to help steal signals of the hated New York Yankees. Here’s all of the details: Investigators for Major League Baseball have determined that the Boston Red Sox, who are in first place in the American League East and likely headed to the playoffs, executed a scheme to illicitly steal hand signals from opponents’ catchers in games against the second-place Yankees and other teams, according to several people briefed on the matter. The baseball inquiry began about two weeks ago, after the Yankees’ general … Read More

iDevices Smart Wi-Fi Dimmer Switch

Upgrade your interiors instantly with the iDevices Smart Wi-Fi Dimmer Switch. Easily installing, this handy device gives you total control over your lighting. The iDevices Dimmer uses Wi-Fi to connect to the app on your smartphone. In addition, you can connect multiple dimmers using Bluetooth. Within the app, you can manage all of the connected lights. This includes dimming level as well as creating schedules for your lights. Even when you’re not at home, you can monitor your lights to… Continue Reading Read More

App News Rewind: Save the Date for the Big Apple Fall Event 2017

It’s official. The big Apple fall event 2017 will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12. On that date, we’ll finally see the “iPhone 8,” “iPhone 7s,” “iPhone 7s Plus,” fifth-generation Apple TV, and Apple Watch Series 3. Here’s a brief look at other tech news from the past seven days. Top StoriesNew LocationApple’s big event will be held at the new 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus. As Cupertino explained on its invitation to the event, “Let’s meet at our place.” Read iPhone 8 Rumors: The End of the Home ButtonRead Apple Watch Series 3: LTE Version Coming, Minimum Design ChangesRead Apple TV 5: What We Know About Cupertino’s Next Set-Top BoxWith new iPhones on the … Read More

First Look Inside Apple Park’s Steve Jobs Theater Ahead of iPhone 8 Launch

The iPhone 8 is set to take place on September 12th inside the new Apple Park Steve Jobs Theater, and Mac Magazine gives us a sneak peak inside while construction is still going on. This 1,000-seat theater is located outside Apple Park’s main spaceship campus, on a hill. Despite the glass entrance, most of the structure is underground. Continue reading for the images and more information. Read More

Bragi’s Dash and Dash Pro wireless earbuds to get Amazon Alexa

Bragi’s completely wireless earbuds, the Dash Pro (and the older Dash), will get access to Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant via a software update coming in October. This is the first time Alexa has been available on a totally wireless set of headphones, and could make The Dash even more appealing – they’re already my top pick in the wireless Bluetooth earbud category.… Read More Read More