iPhone X has that very noticeable and at times enviable notch at the top of display making it gorgeous in its own way. However, Android is popular for its immense customization so Android finds its way through an app that gives a similar notch to whichever device you are using.
Developed by GitHub user idoideas, XOutOf10 is a funny app simulating the iPhone X notch on practically any Android handset. As it claims, the idea saves you $999 straight away.
Check out how the notch looks – and precisely how noticeable it is. You can download the XOutOf10 APK from this link in order to run the quirky app. Just Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above will be required to get it up and running.
This is how perhaps fashion industry runs making people adopt styles from celebrities and stars. But we wonder if really Android anytime needs to look like iPhone? There are powerful and adorable sets in upcoming Android lineup that have guts to make iPhone feel ancient. Heck, the recently launched Essential Phone from Android’s father Andy Rubin even has a notch.
If you are looking for an alternative, The Apple iPhone X has a rival that is priced at $100 (approximately Rs 6,500). Yes, you heard it right it’s the smartphone by a Chinese company GizChina, and it is called The GooPhone X.
Recently spotted in China it looks identical to the iPhone X. GooPhone is a Chinese brand notorious for selling knockoffs of premium devices. It has managed to get its iPhone hack well before the launch of iPhone X itself.
GooPhone X, or GooPhone I8, is entirely lifted Apple’s iPhone X’s aesthetics. And as one would expect it runs on Android OS. It features a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge display aa MediaTek MTK6580 chip, 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory, and a 720×1280 HD display.
It also displays fake 4G LTE status indicators while only providing 3G service, and shows 64GB of memory when it only has 16GB. And on rear what looks like a dual-camera setup, it actually an 8-megapixel sensor. The phone also has a 2-megapixel lens on the front for those high-resolution duckface selfies.
No guarantee of how long it can last. So if you really want a phone that looks like an iPhone X, and you don’t want to shell out $1000, you may just have found the perfect smartphone. If you are looking for real and acceptable alternatives, Essential Phone and the recently launched Galaxy Note 8 may be decent choices.
After almost countless leaks about its design, Apple celebrates the tenth anniversary of iPhone with iPhone X, a unique sample of the (probably) the most popular flagship with an all-glass design. An advanced unlocking using Face ID and TrueDepth camera are few of gifts added to it, along with a 5.8-inch Super Retina display, A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging and an improved rear camera with dual optical image stabilisation.
The TrueDepth camera can recognize over 50 different facial muscle movements and animate those expressions in a dozen different Animoji. Available as an iMessage app pre-installed on iPhone X, now customers can record and send Animoji messages with their voice that can smile or frown.
Much like the recently launched Galaxy Note 8, iPhone’s HDR display supports Dolby Vision and HDR10. True Tone dynamically adjusts the white balance of the display to match the surrounding light and gives an experience similar to Amazon Kindle.
For optical excellence dual 12MP rear camera system with a dual optical image, stabilisation is there with ƒ/1.8 aperture and a wide-angle camera. Also, an improved ƒ/2.4 aperture over the telephoto camera is there for better closely shot photos and videos. Opticals are tuned for AR experience with gyroscopes and accelerometers for accurate motion tracking.
iOS 11 is redesigned as Super Retina display replaces the Home button. It has smoother gestures and Face ID using TrueDepth, infrared camera and flood illuminator, to unlock the phone. It also has A11 Bionic to accurately map and recognise a face. If you were expecting an on screen fingerprint sensor, you will be disappointed though.
The smartphone is available in silver and space grey colours in 64GB and 256GB models at Rs 89,000 ($999) from November 3 in India. Its pre-orders are open from October 27.
We have talked about iPhone 8 in the past, the phone will be launching soon and it is going to be one of the most important smartphone launches of the year. While almost all leaks and reports show that the phone will have a bezel display, it looks like Apple is still having trouble with having fingerprint sensors on the screen instead of baking it into the home button.
For months iPhone 8 was rumored to come with a fingerprint reader built into the display. What it means is that you do not need the fingerprint scanner at the home button to unlock your device. You just do it from any place over the touch surface. However, Forbs reported that the iPhone 8 has a fingerprint scanner ‘on the home button’. It means Apple couldn’t get the technology perfected in time for its 2017 flagship and it was canceled to be incorporated in iPhone 8.
So as it seems, iPhone 8 is missing out on a key patent technology. It is US Patent No. 9,747,488 titled “Active sensing element for acoustic imaging systems”. It reads fingerprint for authentication through ultrasonic detection. An acoustic system built up that sends out a pulse passing through a second layer called substrate and is reflected back to piezoelectric transducers to determine the image of whatever object is touching the substrate.
This patent is also to metamorphosized many technological parts that require high voltages. In short, it is the future and it seems Apple is having a hard time bringing it up to iPhone8 while being close to adapting the technology. If iPhone 8 doesn’t include this technology l, it will be gruesome and annoying to loyal Applers, for there may be a case if Samsung incorporates such stuff in Galaxy S9 or Note 9 in 2018.
The new child of the royal family is on its way. This is the eighth one. Yes, we are talking about iPhone 8, that is to launch in September. Unlike others, Apple had frowned on leaks sufficiently to keep the market in curiosity. There is lesser stuff known about iPhone 8 than all other major announcements like of Red Hydrogen or The Essential Phone. On the other hand, Apple is more predictable than anyone else. Like the previous announcement dates, a similar story seems coming this year around 12 or 13 September. The launch date, however, may drift a little here and there.
Nonetheless, there still are things to ponder if you are willing to update your Apple device or switch from Android/Windows. Firstly, it’s three variants in iPhone 8 series, unlike two variants in previous occasions.
So there’ll be three iPhones: likes of the 8s and 8s Plus, titled as iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Edition as expected – and then another sibling with a greater price supposedly titled as iPhone 8 Pro. Every possible feature rumored till now is going to be a part of iPhone 8 pro including depth-sensing cameras, an entirely new display technology, a screen that wraps all the way around the front and much more to surprise.
Most of those features are revealed by Apple when it mistakenly published the software for its new phone publicly be it its design, its lack of a home-button, and its facial recognition features. The new iPhones will also have a taller aspect ratio for the screen and the phones will have significantly smaller bezels compared to older phones.
It will be more expensive too, costing as much as $1200 or more for the most expensive model. And the iPhone events are a couple of weeks into September, around the Labor Day weekend, kind of patronizing the working class.
As the rumors regarding the new iPhone continue to make news, the speculations that the smartphone company is planning to introduce iris scanner technology in its flagship handset, are growing stronger. This will let the user unlock their phones with their eyes.
Citing undisclosed insiders, Taiwanese news outlet DigiTimes reported that in addition to OLED screen and wireless charging, the most awaited iPhone 8 will also have an iris scanner. Among many of its benefits, one will be that this feature will simplify authentication process for mobile pay services such as Apple Pay.
It should be mentioned here that the publication had earlier said that Apple has no intentions of introducing iris scanner till 2018. But the most recent rumors suggest that the iris scanner technology might be making an early entrance. The reports strengthen the earlier speculations.
MacRumors comments that noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities has earlier said that Apple is likely leaning towards facial recognition sensors rather than a straight-up iris scanner.
Now as the new iPhone is coming in three different model, it is unclear if all three versions will have the iris scanner or not.
However, Apple won’t be the first to implement this technology in smartphones. Samsung had worked with it, in its now discontinued Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and reports claim that it will make a reappearance in the Galaxy S8.
Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturing giant behind iPhone and many other electronic devices, is planning to be as much as automated as possible in upcoming years.
A report from DigiTimes suggests that company has a three-phase plan to automate the manufacturing process using software and self-made robotic units called Foxbots.
In the first phase, Foxconn aims to set up individual automated work stations for work that workers are unwilling to do or is dangerous.
– Dia Jia-Peng
According to the general manager of the automation company, the first phase will involve replacement of human workers with robots where the workers are unwilling, or the working environments are dangerous.
In the second phase, the company will focus on improving its efficiency by streamlining production lines in the factory to reduce any number of robots that are excess.
In the third and final phase, the company will automate the entire manufacturing facilities, and only a small number of workers will be assigned to production, testing and inspection process.
The company is hoping to automate 30% of all factory work by 2020, and as of now, it can produce almost 10000 Foxbots in a year. The idea is not new for Foxconn, and the company has already automated almost 60000 jobs at one of the manufacturing plants.
Unlike the US, finding cheap labor is not tough in China, and this is why most companies in the country do not use robots to automate factory lines. Foxconn itself is the employer of more than 1.2 million people which makes it one of the largest employers in the world, and in those employees, more than 1 million are working in China.
The company is large enough that one of the plants can produce 5,00,000 iPhones in a day and is widely known as iPhone City.
As financially beneficial as it is for the company, it will ultimately put thousands if not millions of workers in the state of unemployment.
Apple AirPods sure make pairing with devices easy, but they don’t have any trick up their sleves to save them from being lost.
Apple AirPods sure make pairing with devices easy, but they don’t have any trick up their sleeves to save them from being lost. If you have a pair and want to know how much you will have to pay if you lost them, Apple has cleared that out: $69 for a single AirPod.
As Apple’s support page indicates, if you lose a single AirPod from the pair, you can have a new one for $69. If you lose the charging case, the price will be same too.
Considering a new set of Apple AirPods -complete with a charging case- costs $159, if you lost two pieces of the AirPod, it wouldn’t be the worst idea to buy a new set altogether.
And if you need to replace the batteries from your AirPods, it will cost you $49.
After removing headphone jack, Apple is promoting wireless music earphones continuously. It can’t be said for sure if wireless earphones will make the experience any better, but the future of wireless music listening is expensive for sure.
Bonus: Here is a video about the biggest problem of Apple AirPods:
After the iPhone 7 was launched, people started posting spoofs on iPhone 7 and Apple AirPods. Here are some of the best iPhone 7 Parody videos
Apple launched the iPhone 7 early this month and as usual, there are some things to love and some things to hate in the new smartphone.
While most people liked water-resistance and the improved battery life, some were pissed about the removal of Headphone jack. Also, granted that the new AirPods are impressive, people are comparing the Bluetooth earpieces with Dental floss.
As we have started to learn from recent years, the Internet is an Amazing place. Soon after the iPhone 7 was launched, some creative – and humorful- folks created their own take on the product launch and started posting spoofs on iPhone 7 and Apple AirPods. Here are some of the best iPhone 7 Parody videos for your entertainment.
Keep in mind that the following may contain some cursing,
The iPhone 7 is Worse
Collage humor’s video on iPhone 7 straight up says that Apple has made the iPhone 7 is just worse that the older iPhone. The parody has a very similar narration as the official Introduction videos and the fact that narators voice sounds like Johny Eve is just a cherry on the top.
“We remove the headphone jack and that’s all the innovation we did”
Hey bro, can I borrow your dongle?
This iPhone 7 parody comes from jacksfilms and mocks AirPod quite impressively. You will also find US music artist Sia in the video doing some weird shit.
The new iPhone is the same as the last three
YouTuber Richi Rich’s Parody on iPhone 7 has some hilarious moments. According to the video, the only reason of Apple removing the headphone jack is to sell $160 AirPods.
After the October event, Apple uploaded a video called Don’t Blink on its YouTube Channel summarizing all the products launched on the event.
Indian Comedy group AIB created their own summary of the event and the result is completely hilarious.
It looks like Apple is ready to launch the new version of iPhone (and some other hardware) in its event which will be held on 7th September.
It has been almost a year since iPhone 6s was released, and it looks like Apple is ready to launch the new version of iPhone (and some other hardware) in its event which will be held on 7th September.
Let’s discuss about all things that Apple may launch on its event.
New and Powerful iPhone
Probably the most notable among all upcoming launches, Apple will launch the newer, more powerful iPhone 7 in the event. Now that release date is near, everyone is making final predictions about new features on Apple’s money printing machine.
You can expect the new iPhone to be a little slimmer and comfortable to hold. The phone will have smaller bezels and almost un-noticeable camera bump on the back. Apple’s new mobile chip A10 will be providing the iPhone a bit better performance than older versions. Among the others, the biggest changes could be removal of 3.5 MM audio Jack, which may be replaced by a second speaker. If the 3.5 MM port is removed, you will have to buy adaptors to use your old headphones on iPhone 7.
Apart from that, iPhone may will have a dual camera system, which should result in better zooming and clearer photos. iPhone 7 may also have Optical Image Stabilization, a feature that was only available for the Plus version of its predecessor. Also, there is a good chance that Apple will kill off the 16 GB version of iPhone (should have done that earlier…) making 32 GB GB the base variant of phone.
Will Apple launch a Plus version of Phone?
Sure, there is not clear reason for Apple to kill off the Phablet size version of its Smartphone. The strategy of making iPhone’s available in two different sizes has worked well in recent years and the many users like the bigger versions more because of its better battery life and spacious screen.
Last year’s iPhone 6s Plus had better camera and more storage that the smaller 6s, there is a good chance that this year, specs of both variants will be same, except for battery life.
Possibly new iPads
Although, there are next to none rumors about new iPads, it is possible that Apple may release new iPads on the same event. Last year, the company did some with the predecessor, when it announced new iPads with iPhone 6s.
New iPads may replace Apple’s A9X processors with something recent and faster. It will be interesting to see it new iPads are called “Pro” or not considering it has been quite some time since 12″ iPad Pro was released.
Even if you are not planning to upgrade to new iPhone 7, Apple might be releasing something that is important for you: an improved OS for your old iPhone.
iOS 10 will finally let you remove pre-installed apps that you don’t care for. Also, new OS will ship with overhauled versions of Home, Music, News and Messages Apps. Apple is adding new features on the lock screen which will make it functionally more like a secondary Home screen.
The iOS 10 is currently in beta, meaning you can install it on your iPhone or iPad, but it may have some bugs and performance issues. It is likely that Apple will make the iOS 10 available for general users on the event.
Although it is not yet confirmed, watchOS 3, tvOS 10 and macOS Sierra may also be discussed on the event. These OSes were announced in WWDC and these are currently not available for general public.
What do you think about the upcoming iPhone 7 and iOS? Will you be upgrading or will you stick with your older phone? share with others in the comments below.