SmartPhones, Laptops

Broken iPhones and MacBooks!

They did it again, but this time there is no need for a class action lawsuit! Apple has admitted that some devices have issues. It seems that last year’s iPhone X and a specific MacBook Pro model are now eligible for free repairs.

As they stated, “Apple has determined that some iPhone X displays may experience touch issues due to a component that might fail on the display module.” These touch issues include the display not responding to touches and sometimes reacting even though it was not touched.

But that’s not it. Apple is also offering free repairs for the 13 inch MacBook Pro (with touch bar). The issue is quite serious and users need to be careful. Apparently, a limited number of SSDs in MacBooks may result in data loss and failure of the drive. The company stated that the units were sold between June 2017 and 2018.

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SmartPhones

Galaxy Note 9 launch and Apple’s mid-range phone delayed

Note 8

A month ago it seemed like Samsung was going to launch the Note 9, codenamed the Crown, ahead of time this year, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. Samsung’s Vice Chairman, Lee Jae-Yong, has recently demanded the reduction of the display’s thickness by 0.5mm. That does raise one concern, will a thinner display be easier to crack? The reason this change was requested was that Lee Jae-Yong was touring the distribution centers of Oppo and Vivo, and preferred the feel of holding and using their thinner displays. This delay means that the Note 9 launch date will be pushed back to August.

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SmartPhones

iPhone 8 – Why does it exist?

As we saw over the past week, the iPhone 8’s sales have been terrible due to the iPhone X, which most iOS fans are probably holding out for. In return, since Apple announced its new iPhones, we have been continuously hearing this question a lot, whether online or from friends, “Why did Apple make the iPhone 8?”. Well, it is really simple. Continue reading “iPhone 8 – Why does it exist?”

Others, SmartPhones, Tech

Huawei is on the rise!

The smartphone industry has been divided between two players (at least that is how many saw it), Samsung and Apple, for many years now. What am I talking about? If you’ve lived in the Middle East, you would have realized that to most people, smartphones mean either a Galaxy or an iPhone. That has been the case for many years now, although the market was filled with phones by LG, HTC, Sony, and others. It was between 2011 and 2013 that Chinese manufacturers started to appear as serious players on the global board (via Statista). Since then companies such as Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi have been slowly gaining global market share, with Huawei announcing last year its plans to overtake Samsung and Apple by 2021 (via WSJ).  Continue reading “Huawei is on the rise!”