DisplayMate: iPhone X Has the 'Most Innovative and High Performance' Smartphone Display Ever Tested

As it does for each iPhone launch, DisplayMate has released a display shoot-out for the iPhone X, praising Apple’s technology in areas like the higher resolution OLED screen, automatic color management, viewing angle performance, and more. According to DisplayMate, the iPhone X has the “most innovative and high performance” smartphone display it has ever tested. …

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iStockNow Provides Bird's-Eye View of iPhone X Availability at Apple Stores Around the World

Apple enabled an iPhone X availability tool on its website over the weekend, allowing customers to check stock at nearby stores, but those looking for more of a bird’s-eye view may prefer to use iStockNow.com. iStockNow has a live map of iPhone X availability at Apple’s retail stores around the world, with filters that allow …

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Chipotle's All-New Order-Ahead App Launches With Support for Apple Pay

Chipotle Mexican Grill today launched a significantly redesigned mobile ordering app for iPhone and Android smartphones. The app has a streamlined user experience and several new features, including quick reordering of favorites or recent orders, a more user-friendly store locator, and the ability to receive, store, and redeem Chipotle offers. The app’s order-ahead functionality also …

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iPhone X Review Roundup: Face ID Works Well as Life Without Home Button Takes Getting Used To

Apple has lifted its embargo for iPhone X reviews today, but many of the articles and videos are more like early impressions, given that it provided many media outlets with less than 24 hours of lead time with the device. iPhone X via The Verge We’ve rounded up some notable excerpts from iPhone X reviews …

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iPhone X Unboxing Videos Provide Detailed Glimpse Into First Moments With Apple's New Smartphone

Yesterday, low-quality unboxing videos and images of the iPhone X began to emerge online as the device arrived at shipment facilities and mobile retailers around the world. Today, Apple has lifted the embargo on reviews and handed the smartphone over to the media, leading to a wealth of detailed and high-quality unboxing videos from the …

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List of iPhone X Reviews and First Impressions After Just 24 Hours

Apple has lifted its embargo for iPhone X reviews today after providing many media outlets with the device less than 24 hours ago. MacRumors is combing through the first impressions published so far to find interesting tidbits about the iPhone X, and in the meantime, we’ve compiled a list of both text and video reviews …

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iPhone X Supports Reachability With Swipe Down Gesture on Home Screen Indicator Once Enabled

Despite some speculation suggesting the iPhone X would not support Reachability, reviews of the device published today have confirmed that the feature can be enabled in the Settings app on the device. Once enabled, Reachability can be invoked by swiping down on the bar that serves as a visual indicator for returning to the Home …

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WhatsApp Starts Letting Users Delete Messages After They've Been Sent

WhatsApp is currently rolling out the ability to delete and revoke messages after they’ve been sent. The function has been in testing as a hidden feature in several earlier versions of the mobile chat app, but is officially going live this week. Going forward, WhatsApp users will be able delete messages from conversations and group …

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Apple Considering Eliminating Qualcomm Chips From Next Year's iPhones and iPads

Amid an escalating legal battle with Qualcomm, Apple is designing its 2018 iPhones and iPads without Qualcomm LTE chips, reports The Wall Street Journal. Apple is instead considering using only modem chips from Intel and perhaps MediaTek in its next-generation devices. Qualcomm is allegedly withholding software that Apple needs to test LTE chips in its …

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Samsung Wants to One-Up Apple's Genius Bar With New WeWork 'Care Centers'

Samsung is teaming up with co-working startup WeWork to create customer “Care Centers” that are similar to Apple’s own in-store Genius Bars, reports Fast Company. Apple’s Genius Bars are designed to allow customers to receive technical support and repairs on a range of Apple products, including Macs and iOS devices. Samsung’s upcoming Care Centers will …

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Instagram Makes Stories Previews More Prominent, Tests Stop-Motion Camera

Instagram today told TechCrunch that it is now featuring Instagram Stories more prominently with a larger preview box located between Instagram posts. The Stories preview box now features a tiled design that’s much more noticeable when scrolling through an Instagram feed. Previously, the mid-feed box looked similar to the smaller Stories bar at the top …

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Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Might Be Over Amid Fight for Control of Combined Company

Sprint parent company SoftBank may call off a planned merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, report Nikkei and Reuters. SoftBank’s board of directors is said to be having doubts about the deal due to a failure to reach an agreement about the ownership of the combined T-Mobile/Sprint entity. SoftBank is worried about “losing control” of the …

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