iPhone XR

iPhone Suppliers TSMC and Foxconn Report Strong November Revenue

Two of Apple’s largest suppliers have reported healthy jumps in monthly revenue, suggesting fears of weak iPhone demand may be overblown (via Bloomberg). Asian firms TSMC and Foxconn (Hon Hai) both posted a 5.6 percent rise in November sales, reversing a recent trend of Apple suppliers reducing production or revenue outlooks to reflect lowering demand …

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DxOMark: iPhone XR is 'Best Single-Cam Smartphone We've Tested'

DxOMark today published the results of its in-depth analysis of the iPhone XR’s single-lens rear camera. Apple’s flagship smartphone achieved an overall score of 101 points, surpassing Google’s Pixel 2 to make it the top-ranked single lens phone in the site’s rankings. In its testing, DxOMark found the iPhone XR to offer “a very similar …

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Haptic Touch Will Work With Notifications on iPhone XR in iOS 12.1.1

As noted by 9to5Mac, Haptic Touch can be used to expand notifications on the iPhone XR starting with iOS 12.1.1. To use this feature, simply tap and hold a notification on the lock screen or in Notification Center for a split second. Once you feel haptic feedback from the Taptic Engine, let go and the …

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Apple Highlights Depth Control Feature on iPhone XS, XS Max and XR With New How To Video

Apple today shared a new how to video that’s designed to walk new iPhone users through using the Depth Control feature on the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. Depth Control, a feature new to the 2018 iPhones, lets you adjust the amount of background blur in a photo taken with Portrait Mode using either …

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Smartphone Battery Life May Be on the Decline Because Lithium Ion Batteries Can't Keep Up With New Technology

Overall smartphone battery life may be declining due to the increasing demands new technologies place on lithium ion batteries, according to smartphone testing done by The Washington Post. In a series of battery life tests where multiple smartphone models from the past few years were set at the same brightness and forced to reload the …

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Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile Won't Support eSIM Until Later This Year

Apple today released iOS 12.1 with support for the digital eSIM that will allow for dual-SIM functionality on the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, but eSIM support isn’t going to be immediately available from U.S. carriers. AT&T, for example, is telling customers that eSIM activations are being delayed until later in the year due …

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iPhone XR Just as Breakable as iPhone XS Based on SquareTrade Drop Test

Apple’s lower-cost iPhone XR is just as breakable as the higher end iPhone XS and XS Max, according to new drop test results from warranty company SquareTrade. Much like the glass-bodied OLED iPhone XS, the iPhone XR’s LCD display and aluminum-framed glass back panel both suffered serious damage when dropped on a hard surface. The …

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Halide Developers Enable Portrait Mode on iPhone XR for Objects and Pets [Updated]

Developers behind iOS camera app Halide say that they are planning to ship a version of the app that enables Portrait Mode on iPhone XR for “all sorts of things,” and not just people (via Reddit). Because the iPhone XR has a single-lens rear camera (and not a dual-lens like iPhone XS), the cheaper smartphone …

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iFixit Gives Us a Peek Inside iPhone XR With New Teardown

Apple’s new lower-cost flagship smartphone, the iPhone XR, launched today, and iFixit picked up one of the new devices to take it apart for one of the site’s traditional teardowns that are designed to give us a peek inside Apple hardware. An x-ray provided by Creative Electron offers a look inside the fully assembled iPhone, …

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iPhone XR Launch Day Continues Around the World

Following the first deliveries to customers in Australia and New Zealand, iPhone XR launch day continues around the world. Buongiorno Piazza Liberty! Milan is one of my favorite cities and I am very happy to be here with you today. Around the world, we hope everyone is enjoying the new iPhone XR! pic.twitter.com/hmJb8yrNCM— Tim Cook …

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First iPhone XR Orders Begin Arriving to Customers in Australia and New Zealand

Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on new devices on launch day because of time zone differences, and the iPhone XR is no exception. It’s now morning time in Australia and New Zealand and customers who pre-ordered one of Apple’s new devices are beginning to receive …

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Shot on iPhone XR: Real-World Photos and Portraits With Depth Control From New York City

MacRumors traveled to New York City this week to spend some time with the iPhone XR ahead of its release. While there, we spent the day testing its camera and Portrait Mode with Depth Control with help from some volunteer New Yorkers. Behind the scenes of shooting with the iPhone XR (not taken with iPhone …

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