Apple is a busy company, but it’s a safe bet that, near one of its product’s launch days, things get even more hectic. A new video aims to showcase just what that looks like.
Texting while driving is a deadly affair. There’s no disputing the fact. And anything we can do to reduce distractions while driving, the better. And until we’re all using self-driving cars, that means putting the phone away. Apple has used its CarPlay system to help us out a bit. Now, with Do Not Disturb while Driving Feature in iOS 11, they’re taking it a step further.
While there have been on and off rumors of T-Mobile and Sprint merging in the US, a new Reuters report today claims that both parties are “close to agreeing” to the final terms of the deal. Sprint’s parent company, SoftBank, would own 40 to 50 percent of the merged company, with T-Mobile’s parent company — Deutsche Telecom — retaining the majority stake.
When Apple launched the iPhone 8, the company extensively talked about the A11 Bionic chipset powering the handset. A new benchmark test conducted by Tom’s Hardware has now concluded that the iPhone 8 (which went on sale earlier today in some regions), is comfortably the fastest phone available in the market right now.
On paper, the camera specifications of the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone 7 Plus might seem very similar to each other. Apple did mention during the iPhone 8’s launch event that it is using a newer sensor on the handset for improved imaging performance, though given how little the company talked about it, most users expected the improvement to be incremental. Turns out, that is not the case. DxOMark has just put the dual-camera system of the iPhone 8 Plus through its paces and gave it a rating of 94, beating the likes of the HTC U 11 and Google Pixel XL by a fair margin.
You probably know everything about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and the teardown of the new iPhones seems to have confirmed the other unknowns such as the amount of RAM and capacity of the battery.
But here are my first impressions and some interesting details about iPhone 8 Plus I thought were worth sharing.
Following a muted response to their pre-orders last week, the iPhone 8 launch in many Asian countries today has also met with a similar response. The tepid response — unusual for a new iPhone launch — is due to customers holding out for the more expensive iPhone X due for an early November launch.
Now that the iPhone 8 is on sale in many countries around the world, videos have started popping up on YouTube where the durability and performance of the handset are being compared to its predecessor, the iPhone 7.