Available for the iPhone X, XR, XS, and XS Max, these RIMOWA cases are made from the same lightweight, aluminum and shockproof TPU as their luggage. The smooth grooves provide ample grip and comfort while also protecting your device from scuffs, scratches or anything else that daily life may bring. On the back, you’ll also notice that the company’s new monogram has been stamped on the metal, which was first unveiled last year to celebrate its 120th anniversary. Read more for additional pictures and information.
This rechargeable iPhone X / XS battery case is a great budget-friendly alternative to Apple’s new Smart Battery case, and it’s being offered for just $37.95 shipped after clipping the on-page coupon, today only. Both iPhone XS and XS MAX Apple Smart Battery Case have just a 1369 mAh capacity, but this one has a 4000mAh capacity, good for at least double the usage. Best of all, you can still use the original Lightning cable to charge the phone / case as well as use it to sync data. When not in use, the case is off by default, but simply press the back button for 3-seconds, and it starts charging. Product page. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Apple cut guidance yesterday, but CEO Tim Cook revealed in an internal memo to employees that the company saw record Christmas Day iPhone activations in the United States and Canada, as well as inviting them to an all-hands meeting at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time at Apple’s Town Hall auditorium on its Infinite Loop campus to discuss the first fiscal quarter of 2019. He also mentioned record revenue in “Services,” “Wearables” and “Mac” categories as well as “all-time revenue” in “key markets.” Read more for another video and additional information.
In a rare move, Apple unexpectedly cuts its revenue forecast for the fiscal first quarter of 2019 due to weakness in China and lower-than-anticipated iPhone revenue. The company now sees first quarter revenue of $84 billion, from the $91.3 billion anticipated previously. “While we anticipated some challenges in key emerging markets, we did not foresee the magnitude of the economic deceleration, particularly in Greater China. In fact, most of our revenue shortfall to our guidance, and over 100 percent of our year-over-year worldwide revenue decline, occurred in Greater China across iPhone, Mac and iPad,” said CEO Tim Cook. Read more for a video explaining what one popular YouTuber would like to see Apple change this year and additional information.
Xiao Wang, a then 17-year-old teen from China, wanted to obtain a brand new iPad 2 and iPhone 4 back in 2011 at any cost. So, he agreed to sell one of his kidneys on the black market. Unfortunately, the underground hospital where the operation took place wasn’t quite up to par to say the least. He received $3,200 for the kidney, which was more than enough for both devices, but it came at a hefty price. “Unfortunately, the operating environment wasn’t sanitized properly, which led to an infection on his wound. Worse still, his parents were kept in the dark about this major operation and only found out when the teen became terribly sick from the infection,” said the report. Read more for a video news report and additional information.
YouTube channel “Bad Lip Reading” have been known for their spoofs, whether it be sporting events, classic films, or even presidential speeches, they’ve probably done it all, except for Apple product launches, that is until…now. In this spoofed product launch event, you’ll see Apple CEO Tim Cook and Craig Federighi, the company’s senior vice-president of software engineering, showcasing a host of bizarre products, Apple Wings and Apple Toast included. Read more to watch the video and for additional information.
The iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max may not look much different from its predecessor, the iPhone X, but these handsets represent important steps forward for Apple. All of the changes are subtle, like the A12 Bionic chip, improved cameras with Smart HDR, and larger 6.1-inch iPhone XR / 6.5-inch XS Max displays. Unfortunately, all of these models have kept the notch, but what could the 2019 models bring? The next iPhone will allegedly be the thinnest yet, thanks to a new OLED panel with touch sensitivity, which possibly means the return of Touch ID, along with a notch-less design. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Selecting a case that not only complements, but also protects and adds style to the iPhone’s display can be a daunting task to say the least, but we think Element Case has managed to do just that, with the “Enigma“. Available in black, blue and green colors, it combines safety with a sleek design that feels elegant to the touch. Case preferences are subjective, so we can’t tell you that this is the best case for you. But after testing many cases for the latest iPhone models, whether it be budget or high-end, the “Enigma” is most certainly worth considering if you’re in the market for something a bit more fancy. Product page. Read more for our full review and hands-on pictures.
Tom Brewster, a Forbes reporter, spent roughly $378 USD on a 3D-printed model of his own head using gypsum powder to test the face unlocking systems of a range of smartphones — an iPhone X, an LG G7 ThinQ, a Samsung S9, Samsung Note 8 and a OnePlus 6. The Samsung and LG phones came with an option to turn on a slower and more thorough version of facial recognition, but both facial recognition systems were bypassed by the head. “Face recognition is a secondary unlock method that results in your phone being less secure,” said LG. Read more to see if the iPhone X succumbed to the same fate.
The iLight 7S is touted as the world’s smallest iPhone-inspired Android handset, if that even makes any sense. However, if you’re hoping for decent performance, this may not be the microscopic handset for you. Featuring a 2.4″ touchscreen display, an MTK quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, Bluetooth / WiFi connectivity, and a metal body. Unsurprisingly, there is no headphone jack, so you’ll need to snag a pair of wireless headphones or earphones to jam. Product page. Read more for another hands-on video review and additional information.