Category Archives: iPhone

Leaked render of iPhone XI

The leak originates from the invaluable @OnLeaks, with Ice Universe confirming its authenticity. The smartphone’s design is somewhat controversial, to put it lightly, among the fans online, as a great number of people seemingly dislike the triple camera module. I have to admit that it does not look great; functionality is important, yes, but smartphones nowadays, especially those made by companies such as Apple, also need to be pleasing to look at. Apple is reportedly already working on a new Smart Battery Case made specifically with iPhone XI and its ”protrusion” in ...

Apple iPhones 7 and 8 unavailable in Germany

Some time ago Qualcomm has sued Apple for illegally using its patented energy conservation tech in its iPhone 7 and 8 smartphones. Recently, German courts have ruled in favour of the plaintiff: it was court’s decision that Apple remove the aforementioned smartphones from its German stores. For now, iPhone 7 and 8 can still be bought at Apple’s partner stores, but this may soon change as well. iPhones X and newer can still be bought in Germany, as they are not using Qualcomm’s patented technology.Apple can still make an appeal. ...

Hurray, yet another smartphone went up in flames

A new day, a new smartphone fire. This time a little tragedy has struck an iPhone Xs Max and its owner, one Josh Hillard, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Hillard has reportedly been carrying his smartphone in his pocket when he suddenly felt an unpleasant scent coming out of it. He removed the quickly overheating device, which soon erupted into flames and burned down. Hillard took the phone to the Apple service place, but decided against sending it to Windows for analysis. The reason may or may not be shame; it is easy to imagine that Hollard kept the phone in his pocket for lenghty times every day, ...

He sold his kidney for iPhone 4, or pffffthaaaaaaaahahahahaa!

A few years ago, back in the ancient days of 2011, a young man called Xiao Wang really, really wanted to get an iPhone 4. He has found the phone to be a status symbol, a luxury item, something that one had to have in order to ”be someone”. Sadly, the boy, or rather his parents, have not had the money to spend on such frivolities. Desperated and needy, the boy took drastic measures; he sold his kidney. Selling his body part earned him 3200 dollars, enough to buy the smartphone that he wanted. Wang did not worry about losing the kidney – after all, people can live with only ...

iPhone XR makes up around 32 percent of US iPhone sales in November

iPhone XR is available in the US for around two months now, and it has been a busy little bee – well, at least as busy as a smartphone can be when it is being bought. As it turns out, only in the first month of its availability, November, have this device made up almost a third of all the iPhones sold in the US of A. This made iPhone XR the most popular choice of the American end of 2018, with iPhones XS and XS Max only managing to combine into 35% of sales together. iPhones 8 and 8 Plus, on the other hand, have still sold better, reaching 39% of the market two months after release. ...

Your freshly bought iPad Pro is bent? ”Do not worry, that is normal”

Okay, okay, we all know that mobile devices are not the most durable items out there, but come on… A large number of new iPad Pro owners have opened their boxes only to find out that their iPads are slightly bent right in the middle. This is not part of their designs – the devices are clearly bent in a way they were not supposed to be. When asked to comment on the issue, Apple released a pretty cold statement in which it said that this is normal, a reaction of the aluminium case to the device’s cooling system, and besides it is almost unnoticeable, so why do you care. Hmm. ...

Court dismissed the Apple FaceTime car crash lawsuit

Back in 2014, a five years old Moriah Modisette died in a car accident caused by one Garrett Wilhelm using FaceTime on his iPhone when driving. While most normal people would admit their guilt and promptly see themselves go to jail, Moriah Modisette’s family turned to blaming Apple for not enabling any lockout features in the device. Their point was that it was Apple’s responsibility to put a detect motion features into their phones as well as make it so that some of their functions, like FaceTime, are disabled while driving – techology which Apple have had at the time but ...

iPhone XS notch invisible in an ad video. Apple did it on purpose?

iPhone X was and still is a very popular smartphone, so it is no surprise that soon after its release Apple released its close successor, iPhone XS. What is a surprise is that Apple did not fix the one feature of the older phone that many people have complained about, namely its notch. What is even more of a surprise is that Apple not only kept the notch but then also decided to hide it in the smartphone’s advertisement video. Take a look at the video, then at the graphic above. Notice anything odd? Apple must have counted on people not noticing, and it may have been correct… ...

”Dictator simulator” Tropico is coming out on iPad and iPhone

iPad version of a popular video game sim Tropico is coming out on December 18th. The game’s creator, Feral Interactive, have also promised that an iPhone version will be available sometime in 2019. The game, trailer of which can be watched here, will support fifth and sixth generation iPads as well as every generation of iPad Pro. It is already available for pre-order via App Store, where it costs $11.99. ...