Apple Gives Up On The Jack Adapter Monopoly

As is the case with apps, Apple owns absolute control over accessories that are compatible with its mobile devices. Thus, all accessories which have the MFi (Made For iPhone) logo are 100% compatible with Apple devices and guaranteed to function within normal parameters, just like any official accessory.

Multiple options

With the change in the MFi logo, Apple added some new types of accessories which Apple partners can develop and release to the public, like the Lightning to 3,5mm adapter.

Ever since the release of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, each and every iPhone comes with a Lightning-to-jack adapter in the box. However, users who lose or break them can only buy a new one from the stores which sell official Apple products, at the price of about $12.

The fact that now there is the possibility of buying this kind of third-party adapters from the MFi series means that cheaper alternatives will come soon enough too, to the joy of those who still use wired earphones with a 3,5mm jack with an iPhone.

Another change gives way to the developers to produce accessories compatible with the USB-C charging standard, which will allow other wireless accessories such as gamepads or external power banks to be equipped with the new charging-standardized plug.


What Apple does not allow yet is producing USB-C-to-Lightning charging cables, like the one the company sells independently of a smartphone, for the scope of plugging your phone to a MacBook Pro or a MacBook 12.

This cable is also the only one that can be used to benefit of the fast charging present on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8+ or iPhone X and it costs anywhere between 25 and 35 dollars, depending on its length (1 or 2 meters long).

What are your thoughts? Tell us in the comment section down below! As always, stay tuned for more Apple news!

Don’t Download Apple iOS 11.1.2 Update if You Don’t Own an iPhone X

The seventh iOS 11 update is now available for download! This update brings Apple’s operating system version number up to iOS 11.1.2 and its focused towards fixing a highly annoying auto-correct bug.

Although, the question that remains is if everyone should update their operating system? Well, the answer to that question is no and we will go over the reasons behind that right now.

Compatible Devices

Just like all the previously released iOS 11 updates, this latest iOS 11.1.2 release is compatible with iPad Mini 2 or higher, iPhone 5S or higher and with the sixth generation of iPod Touch or higher.

The update is scheduled to arrive in the notification panel during any moment now and it can also be manually triggered by accessing the following panels: Settings – General – Software Update.

What Does It Contain?

As previously mentioned, this new update is focused towards fixing an auto-correct bug which messes with everyone’s texts. However, this update also brings a couple of bug fixes which are specially designed to improve iPhone X’s performance.

The first bug fix that’s included in this new update takes care of an issue which caused iPhone X’s display to become unresponsive to touch when moved from warm to cold temperatures.

Secondly, the update removes a bug that distorts pictures snapped with iPhone X. Lastly, iOS 11.1.2 takes care of an issue which could cause any iOS powered device to shut down after receiving a long notification in Arabic.

Install Only on iPhone X

As we can clearly tell, Apple is not hiding away the fact that this update is targeted especially towards iPhone X. Therefore, people who own an iPhone X should make sure to download the update as soon as possible while owners of other Apple devices should just say pass to this update.

iPhone 8 Promotion Starts while iPhone 7 256GB No Longer Available

You would think that iPhones do not need a lot of marketing since they already are some of the most popular handsets on the market. However, it appears that Apple has its way to promote the latest products and they can be very sneaky and borderline unethical.

Right now, Apple focuses on iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and it appears that the company is planning to make the users shift their attention towards these devices as well. As a consequence of that Apple made a decision that should discourage buyers from purchasing iPhone 7.

You can no longer buy the 256 GB iPhone 7

One of the most popular iPhone7 versions was the 256 GB, because most users want more storage. This model was good enough to make customers choose it over the more expensive iPhone 8. However, according to Wayback Machine, back on September 12, the day iPhone 8 and iPhone X were unveiled, Apple stopped selling the 256 GB iPhone 7.

This decision is a subtle way to boost the sales of iPhone 8 and it basically forces customers to buy a more expensive device. Compared to the iPhone 8 model, the 256 GB iPhone 7 is 100$ cheaper. And for many users that sum is important enough.

It appears that Apple anticipated the preferences of the customers. iPhone 8 does not bring too many new things and it has already been reported that people tend to buy more iPhone 7 devices than iPhone 8s. Therefore, this strategy might help Apple sell iPhone 8, even if the customers are not that impressed by it.

It remains to see how customers will receive iPhone X and what marketing strategy will be adopted by Apple.

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iPhone 8 Holds the Title of Being the World’s Fastest Smartphone

Traditionally, Apple loves to overhype its devices. For example, every time a new iPhone is released Apple always claims that it’s the best smartphone its ever made. However, this time Apple is not lying at all. iPhone 8 is indeed the world’s fastest smartphone and it puts the likes of Galaxy Note 8 to shame. In fact, iPhone 8 even beat a 13-inch MacBook Pro that’s powered by a seventh generation of Core i5 processor in a performance test.

iPhone 8 Puts Galaxy Note 8 to Shame

As everyone surely knows, the biggest rivalry in the smartphone world is the one between Apple and Samsung. These two companies are racing against each other every day and it finally looks like Apple is taking the lead. Samsung loves to boast over the fact how its smartphones so much more powerful than any iPhone but this time, Apple gets to do that.


The reason we can safely say that iPhone 8 is the fastest smartphone in the world is because it was tested on GeekBench. This platform is used by developers all over the world to test their device’s performance level. Additional, iPhone 8’s test was overlooked by John Poole himself, who is the founder and creator of GeekBench. John Pool actually stated that iPhone 8’s impressive results can be compared against Dell XP 13 and MacBook 13-inch (Core i5) even though they are different platforms.

Impressive Score

The feature image clearly shows that iPhone 8 Plus scores a whopping 10,472 score which is enormous in comparison with the likes of Galaxy Note 8 which scored only 6,564 points. What we should take from this GeekBench test is the fact that Apple finally managed to create a processor that blows everyone out of the water and that Samsung needs to up the antes in order to keep competing.

iPad and iPhone: How to Prepare for iOS 11

Apple confirmed that iOS 11 will start rolling out today (September 19th). The highly anticipated operating system is going to bring iOS powered devices to the next level and it’s safe to say that everyone is waiting for it. Although, clever iPad and iPhone owners will want to make sure that they’re ready for it. Therefore, let’s check out some things iPad and iPhone owners can to prepare for iOS 11.

Combability Check

While this is obvious for the large majority, many people still forget to check if their device is compatible with Apple’s latest operating system updates and are surprised when their device never receives the update. With that said, Apple fans are advised to take a closer look at the following combability list and to see if their device is in there.

  • iPad Pro 12.9, 10.5 and 9.7-inch;
  • iPad Air 2 and 1;
  • iPad 2017 model;
  • iPad Mini 4, 3 and 2;
  • iPhone X,
  • iPhone 8 and 8Plus;
  • iPhone 6, 6Plus and 6S;
  • iPhone 5S and SE;
  • iPod 6th generation;

iTunes Backup

The best thing that iPad and iPhone owners can do while they are waiting for iOS 11 to come out is to create an iTunes backup. Also, make sure that the device’s iTunes backup is stored on a PC. The reason why this is so important is because it allows iPad and iPhone owners to downgrade their device whenever they want without losing any important data.

Another reason why performing a full iTunes Backup is highly advised is because software installations can go wrong and fail which will lead to data loss. No one wants that and that’s why doing a full storage backup alongside iTunes can come in quite handy. Nonetheless, iOS 11 contains a large number of cool features that are going to make Apple’s user experience an even smoother experience.

iPhone 8, iPhone Plus and iPhone X Best Deals Come From T-Mobile  

Last year, T-Mobile was the first carrier to reveal the pre-order details for the iPhone 7. This year, the company is running a new trade-in program for Apple fans, who want to get their hands on the new iPhone 8/Plus or X, as they are invited to bring their iPhone 6 or 7 in a good condition, in order to benefit from a $300 discount.

Apple’s products are not cheap, but there are loyal fans, who can’t imagine their lives without an iPhone. And they have one year at their disposal to put money aside, so they can afford to buy the latest generation iPhones when they are officially released.

The good news is that there are some carriers that give their customers the possibility to pay less money on the new products, with the condition to bring older models for trade in.

AT&T has a trade-in offer for the 32 GB iPhone 7 model, but the discount is sub-$300, while Verizon accepts an iPhone 6 and offers a discount of $200 for purchasing one of the new iPhones.

However, T-Mobile has come up with a new iPhone upgrade program which allows existent customers to trade in their older iPhones when they hit 50 percent of their price on the carrier’s installment plans, and they will get the new iPhones for free.

What’s the catch? After T-Mobile wipes the remaining balance, the customers don’t have to pay the device for the next two years, but instead, they will be locked into yearly upgrades.

T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere explained that the “iPhone upgrade program is the best way to stay current and make sure you can tap into all the very latest network tech we have to offer. At the Un-carrier, we’ve got Netflix on Us.

We’ve got our iPhone upgrade program. We’ve got taxes and fees included. All on top of America’s best-unlimited network – there’s no better place to unleash your iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, period.”

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. iPhone 8 vs. Google Pixel 2 – A Comparison Of The Main Features

2017 is a great year for phablet fans. Apple, Google and Samsung, some of the most important tech giants, will each unveil its own phablet device, and we can only wait to see which one will dominate the market.

Google Pixel 2, Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 will all be released by the end of the year. Samsung already unveiled its phablet and we had a chance to take a good look at it. Apple and Google will be next. Both companies are expected to release their devices this autumn.

Let’s take a look at the features of the most important 2017 phones.

Changes and improvements

Each company tries to offer something new and refine its product.

Google Pixel 2 will introduce squeezable edged that can be used for various commands such as launching Google Assistant.

With Galaxy Note 8 Samsung promoted its DeX docking station.

Apple will offer wireless charging and will be possible even from 15 feet away. Additionally, iPhone 8 will come with augmented reality for security functionality and games.


Ever since touch screens became a reality, the display turned into one of the most important parts of a device.

Apple’s iPhone 8 is said to bring Quad HD resolution with a display that will measure 5.8-inches.

The Galaxy Note 8 came with a 6.3-inch display and an impressing screen resolution. The phablet can display 1,440 x 2,960 pixels, beating every other product on the market.

Google Pixel 2 will have a 5-inch display with HD screen and the Pixel XL 2 display will measure 6-inches and it will be based on Quad HD.


Storage is another important aspect. The Note 8 offered 256 GB, while Pixel 2 is supposed to have 128 GB of storage.

iPhone 8 Price Leak Confirms Expensive Price Tag

As the entire world already knows by now, Apple is scheduled to officially unveil iPhone 8 on September 12th. The reveal will take place at the newly built Steve Jobs Theater which is situated in California. Apple couldn’t have chosen a more perfect place to unveil iPhone 8 since this month marks ten years since Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone. Now that we know when and where iPhone 8 will be unveiled, the question that remains is how much will it cost?

iPhone 8 Price Leak Ahead of Launch

Fortunately for every excited Apple fan, iPhone 8’s price has been leaked. The leak comes directly from Benjamin Geskin who is a known and reliable leakster that has a good record of predicting upcoming Apple devices and updates. Right off the bat, we need to say that iPhone 8 will cause quite a major dent in our wallets since the premium 512GB version of it will cost $1199.

While iPhone 8’s price might seem like it is way too expensive, no one should be shocked. Earlier this month, the New York Times actually claimed that one of its private sources is saying that the standard 64GB iPhone 8 model will cost $999. Last but not least, the middle of the pack 256GB iPhone 8 will be priced at $1099.

OLED Display

Considering the price that Apple is asking for its upcoming flagship devices, one would wonder if they actually deserve so much money. Surprisingly, the answer to that question is yes. These three new iPhone devices will be the first Apple-made smartphones to ship with OLED display technology which will give them an edge over its competition. Moreover, we also need to mention that iPhone 8 will be accompanied by iPhone 7S and the larger iPhone 7S Plus variant. All in all, there couldn’t be a much better time to be an Apple fan than now.

Apple iPhone 8, 7S and 7S Plus Storage Variants Leaked

Now that iPhone 8 is only a few days away from being officially unveiled, the entire world keeps on sparking rumors about it. The most talked about feature that iPhone 8 will be equipped with is its storage space. Numerous reports are saying that iPhone 8 will ship in the 32GB and 128GB of internal storage space variants. However, this is only partially true since a recent leak shows us that iPhone 8 will actually be available for purchase in the 128GB and 256GB storage variants.

iPhone 8 Storage Space

The reason why Apple doesn’t want to equip iPhone 8 with 32GB storage is because that’s just way too small. Moreover, Apple’s devices are known for not supporting microSD cards and experts would certainly criticize Apple for equipping its flagship smartphone with only 32GB. However, we also need to mention that there’s one more reason why Apple doesn’t want to iPhone 8 to ship with 32GB of storage space and that’s because it will lower the device’s price down.

iPhone 7S and 7S Plus Storage Space

As every Apple fan already knows by now, iPhone 8 will be accompanied by iPhone 7S and 7S Plus on September 12th. Fortunately for us, this recent leak unveils the fact that both smartphones will ship in the 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage space models. Unlike iPhone 8, 7S and 7S Plus will be available in a more affordable 32GB variant. Furthermore, it’s great seeing that Apple decided to quit producing 16GB smartphones since people wouldn’t be able to store anything on their devices.

September 12th

This date marks ten years since Steve Jobs launched the first iPhone and Apple is expected to commemorate it by launching three high-end smartphones. Additionally, one of them is the highly anticipated iPhone 8 that’s said to completely revolutionize the iPhone lineup for the years to come.

Apple iPhone 8 to be Priced Somewhere Around $999

The entire world is talking about Apple’s iPhone 8, especially since the Wall Street Journal announced that it will be unveiled on September 12th. Taking in consideration the fact that we’re only days away from iPhone 8’s official reveal, it’s pretty clear why there’s so much excitement surrounding Apple’s upcoming flagship. There have been many leaks which highlighted specs and features that iPhone 8 will be equipped it, but there’s nothing about its price. Fortunately, thanks to the New York Times, we now have an idea of how much of a dent iPhone 8 will put in our wallets.

iPhone 8 to be Priced $999

The New York Times recently posted a report which thoroughly examined every iPhone reveal in the past ten years and came to the conclusion that iPhone 8 will cost somewhere around $999. Although, The New York Times also mentioned that there will be a standard and a premium iPhone 8 model and the standard one will be cheaper.

While a $1000 smartphone might sound a bit too expensive, it actually isn’t when put in comparison with Samsung’s latest premium Galaxy Note 8 which costs $930. In addition, iPhone 8 is said to be equipped with innovative features and high-end hardware specs which make it worth its price tag. Furthermore, unlike other companies, Apple is also selling its brand and this always inflates the price of any Apple-made product.

Super AMOLED Display

The reason why Apple is able to price iPhone 8 at $999 without scaring customers away is because iPhone 8 will sport a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display. This is a first in the iPhone lineup since all the previous models used LED technology. However, Apple needed to make this change in display technology in order to be able to compete against Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. Nonetheless, it’s great seeing that the competition between Apple and Samsung is pushing Apple to the next level.