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  • Face ID, the new authentication technology that Apple introduced with the iPhone X earlier this week, will only permit one user's face to be registered with the iPhone X at launch, the company has said. More details about how the Face ID would work and its constraints have emerged since the launch of iPhone X earlier this week.The company has confirmed to several reporters that at least at the time of launch, only one person's face could be registered on the iPhone X, the only iPhone model to support this feature. This is in contrast to Touch ID, which allows as many as five people to add prints of one of their fingers to the iPhone.This could be an issue for some potential iPhone X users, who are accustomed to adding their family members' prints with Touch ID, letting them operate the phone as well. Apple hasn't made clear if it plans to allow more than one face to be registered per device in the near future.Separately, Apple's Craig Federighi has shared an..

    iPhone X’s Face ID: Accepts Only One Registered User, Has Quick Option to Disable It, Support Most Sunglasses

    Face ID, the new authentication technology that Apple introduced with the iPhone X earlier this week, will only permit one user's face to be registered with the iPhone X at launch, the company has said. More details about how the Face ID would work and its constraints have emerged since the launch of iPhone X earlier this week.The company has confirmed to several reporters that at least at the time of launch, only one person's face could be registered on the iPhone X, the only iPhone model to support this feature. This is in contrast to Touch ID, which allows as many as five people to add prints of one of their fingers to the iPhone.This could be an issue for some potential iPhone X users, who are accustomed to adding their family members' prints with Touch ID, letting them operate the phone as well. Apple hasn't made clear if it plans to allow more than one face to be registered per device in the near future.Separately, Apple's Craig Federighi has shared an..
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  • The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K are now available for pre-orders in the US, as announced by Apple at its iPhone mega event earlier this week. The new iPhones can be pre-booked through the Apple's online store and mobile store app, in addition to various US carriers such as Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint. Pre-orders are also available to make via retailers such as Best Buy and Target in the country. All of the new Apple products will start shipping from September 22 in the US.Let us quickly run through the plans each carrier has to offer for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus. To recall, the iPhone 8 costs $699 (Rs. 64,000 in India) for the 64GB model and $849 (Rs. 77,000 in India) for 256GB storage model, while the iPhone 8 Plus is priced at $799 (Rs. 73,000) in the 64GB storage configuration and $949 (Rs. 86,000) for 256GB storage model. You can choose to pay the entire amount upfront while placing your pre-order for preferred iPhone model, or yo..

    iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K Now Available for Pre-Orders

    The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K are now available for pre-orders in the US, as announced by Apple at its iPhone mega event earlier this week. The new iPhones can be pre-booked through the Apple's online store and mobile store app, in addition to various US carriers such as Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint. Pre-orders are also available to make via retailers such as Best Buy and Target in the country. All of the new Apple products will start shipping from September 22 in the US.Let us quickly run through the plans each carrier has to offer for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus. To recall, the iPhone 8 costs $699 (Rs. 64,000 in India) for the 64GB model and $849 (Rs. 77,000 in India) for 256GB storage model, while the iPhone 8 Plus is priced at $799 (Rs. 73,000) in the 64GB storage configuration and $949 (Rs. 86,000) for 256GB storage model. You can choose to pay the entire amount upfront while placing your pre-order for preferred iPhone model, or yo..
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  • It seems like Apple, Samsung, LG have all brought out their main guns for the year 2017 as the companies launched their respective flagships - iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, and V30 - all in a space of one month. If you have enough money to spend and are looking for a smartphone upgrade that is truly worthy of the "flagship" tag, we will help you decide the best handset for your requirements.iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: Price, availability comparedStarting with the flagship from Apple, the iPhone X will be made available in two storage variants, i.e. 64GB and 256GB, which have been priced at Rs. 89,000 and Rs. 1,02,000 in the country. The handset will be made available from November 3 in the country but the pre-orders will start from October 27 itself. Moving on to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the smartphone was launched in India on Wednesday and has been priced at at Rs. 67,900 in India, with an additional Rs. 4,000 cashback for purchases made via HDFC Bank credit card.Final..

    iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: Price, Features, Specifications Compared

    It seems like Apple, Samsung, LG have all brought out their main guns for the year 2017 as the companies launched their respective flagships - iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, and V30 - all in a space of one month. If you have enough money to spend and are looking for a smartphone upgrade that is truly worthy of the "flagship" tag, we will help you decide the best handset for your requirements.iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: Price, availability comparedStarting with the flagship from Apple, the iPhone X will be made available in two storage variants, i.e. 64GB and 256GB, which have been priced at Rs. 89,000 and Rs. 1,02,000 in the country. The handset will be made available from November 3 in the country but the pre-orders will start from October 27 itself. Moving on to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the smartphone was launched in India on Wednesday and has been priced at at Rs. 67,900 in India, with an additional Rs. 4,000 cashback for purchases made via HDFC Bank credit card.Final..
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  • iPhone X price in India has created a new benchmark for expensive phones in India, topping the Rs. 1 lakh mark with the 256GB variant. Before this, the highest price tag for a phone was iPhone 7s Plus 256GB's Rs. 92,000 at the time of the handset's launch, but the iPhone X India price tag tops that by Rs. 10,000. There is, of course, the 64GB variant that costs Rs. 89,000 but even that is not pocket friendly. The high iPhone X price in India seems even more expensive when you consider the US pricing of the handset, which once again raises the question whether buying it from the US is a better option.Here's a comparison between the iPhone X prices in India and the US - as well as those of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus - to help you get a better idea of how much more expensive in the country compared to Apple's home market. But before we start the price comparison, we want to clarify that manufacturers have to pay when they import smartphones to a particular country - w..

    iPhone X, iPhone 8 Price in India Almost 40 Percent More Than the US Price

    iPhone X price in India has created a new benchmark for expensive phones in India, topping the Rs. 1 lakh mark with the 256GB variant. Before this, the highest price tag for a phone was iPhone 7s Plus 256GB's Rs. 92,000 at the time of the handset's launch, but the iPhone X India price tag tops that by Rs. 10,000. There is, of course, the 64GB variant that costs Rs. 89,000 but even that is not pocket friendly. The high iPhone X price in India seems even more expensive when you consider the US pricing of the handset, which once again raises the question whether buying it from the US is a better option.Here's a comparison between the iPhone X prices in India and the US - as well as those of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus - to help you get a better idea of how much more expensive in the country compared to Apple's home market. But before we start the price comparison, we want to clarify that manufacturers have to pay when they import smartphones to a particular country - w..
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  • Flipkart sale deals on mobile phones have been revealed by the company a day after Amazon announced that its own sale will coincide with that of the Big Billion Days sale. Smartphones deals will go live on September 21, and there will be offers on Moto, Samsung, Xolo, Swipe, Asus, Micromax, iVoomi and Sansui devices priced under Rs. 7,000. Samsung's budget range, including the Galaxy On5, Galaxy On7 and Galaxy J3 Pro, will be discounted. Flipkart will also be selling the Infinix Hot 4 Pro for Rs. 6,499 and the Panasonic P85 for Rs. 4,999. The Xolo Era 1X will be listed at Rs. 3,999 and the Yu Yunique 2 at Rs. 5,499.SBI debit and credit card subscribers will get an additional 10 percent discount. There should also be deals on premium smartphones, and Flipkart has teased a never-before discount on the Samsung Galaxy S7 as well as deals on the HTC U11, and Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie.Check out what else made news today:Moto G4 models left out of Android 8.0 partyLenovo has announced wh..

    Flipkart Sale Deals Announced, iPhone 8 & iPhone X Pre-Orders, No Android 8.0 Oreo for Moto G4, and More: Your 360 Daily

    Flipkart sale deals on mobile phones have been revealed by the company a day after Amazon announced that its own sale will coincide with that of the Big Billion Days sale. Smartphones deals will go live on September 21, and there will be offers on Moto, Samsung, Xolo, Swipe, Asus, Micromax, iVoomi and Sansui devices priced under Rs. 7,000. Samsung's budget range, including the Galaxy On5, Galaxy On7 and Galaxy J3 Pro, will be discounted. Flipkart will also be selling the Infinix Hot 4 Pro for Rs. 6,499 and the Panasonic P85 for Rs. 4,999. The Xolo Era 1X will be listed at Rs. 3,999 and the Yu Yunique 2 at Rs. 5,499.SBI debit and credit card subscribers will get an additional 10 percent discount. There should also be deals on premium smartphones, and Flipkart has teased a never-before discount on the Samsung Galaxy S7 as well as deals on the HTC U11, and Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie.Check out what else made news today:Moto G4 models left out of Android 8.0 partyLenovo has announced wh..
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  • Apple has made a luxury iPhone that punctuates its technological swagger with a high-priced exclamation point. And that exclamation point appears to be a sign of things to come.The long-anticipated iPhone X unveiled Tuesday will sell for $999 (roughly Rs. 64,000), double what the original iPhone cost a decade ago and more than any other competing device on the market. That's very much in line with Apple's long-term positioning of itself as a purveyor of pricey aspirational gadgets.But it's also a clear sign that Apple is ramping up that strategy by continuing to push its prices higher, even though improvements it's bringing to its products are often incremental or derivative. Among other things, that runs contrary to decades in which high-tech device prices have fallen over time, often dramatically, even as the gadgets themselves acquired new features and powers.On Tuesday, for instance, Apple also introduced a TV streaming box that will sell for $179, far more t..

    iPhone X Puts Exclamation Point on Apple’s Pricing Strategy

    Apple has made a luxury iPhone that punctuates its technological swagger with a high-priced exclamation point. And that exclamation point appears to be a sign of things to come.The long-anticipated iPhone X unveiled Tuesday will sell for $999 (roughly Rs. 64,000), double what the original iPhone cost a decade ago and more than any other competing device on the market. That's very much in line with Apple's long-term positioning of itself as a purveyor of pricey aspirational gadgets.But it's also a clear sign that Apple is ramping up that strategy by continuing to push its prices higher, even though improvements it's bringing to its products are often incremental or derivative. Among other things, that runs contrary to decades in which high-tech device prices have fallen over time, often dramatically, even as the gadgets themselves acquired new features and powers.On Tuesday, for instance, Apple also introduced a TV streaming box that will sell for $179, far more t..
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  • In the aftermath of the iPhone X unveiling, a lot of confusion and discontent among app developers was on display. The iPhone X, unlike any of the iPhone model Apple has introduced, comes with an edge-to-edge display. This in itself would have required developers to make small tweaks to cater to iPhone X customers, but then there is the infamous notch as well. Apple has now confirmed how it wants developers to tackle the problem: embrace the notch.Apple has published the guidelines for how apps need to interact with the iPhone X's near bezel-less display. The company has instructed developers to ensure that they make adjustments so that the notch doesn't interfere with the layout of their apps. This is the first time iOS app developers will have to make any such adjustments.Developers are not new to the idea of tweaking their apps for different iPhone models. When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were introduced, for instance, they had to ensure that the app, which until that..

    iPhone X Will Require Developers to Embrace the Notch, Apple Says

    In the aftermath of the iPhone X unveiling, a lot of confusion and discontent among app developers was on display. The iPhone X, unlike any of the iPhone model Apple has introduced, comes with an edge-to-edge display. This in itself would have required developers to make small tweaks to cater to iPhone X customers, but then there is the infamous notch as well. Apple has now confirmed how it wants developers to tackle the problem: embrace the notch.Apple has published the guidelines for how apps need to interact with the iPhone X's near bezel-less display. The company has instructed developers to ensure that they make adjustments so that the notch doesn't interfere with the layout of their apps. This is the first time iOS app developers will have to make any such adjustments.Developers are not new to the idea of tweaking their apps for different iPhone models. When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were introduced, for instance, they had to ensure that the app, which until that..
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  • We have mentioned it time and again that with Apple's iPhone handsets, specifications on paper often don't reveal the full picture. However, the TENAA listings of the new iPhone 8 models have revealed an interesting aspect about the handsets. The listing suggests that the new handsets from Apple pack smaller batteries than their predecessors.The TENAA listing, spotted by popular tipster @onleaks, of the newly launched iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus shows that the smartphones pack 1821mAh and 2675mAh batteries respectively. Notably, last year's iPhone 7 packs a 1960mAh battery and its elder sibling iPhone 7 Plus houses a 2900mAh battery. If you are wondering how much this decrease in battery capacity will impact the battery life in real world usage, according to Apple, it would not impact at all.Apple said in its official announcement that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will offer same battery life as last year's models. Now this might be made possible partly due to th..

    iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus Have Smaller Batteries Than iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Tips TENAA Listing

    We have mentioned it time and again that with Apple's iPhone handsets, specifications on paper often don't reveal the full picture. However, the TENAA listings of the new iPhone 8 models have revealed an interesting aspect about the handsets. The listing suggests that the new handsets from Apple pack smaller batteries than their predecessors.The TENAA listing, spotted by popular tipster @onleaks, of the newly launched iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus shows that the smartphones pack 1821mAh and 2675mAh batteries respectively. Notably, last year's iPhone 7 packs a 1960mAh battery and its elder sibling iPhone 7 Plus houses a 2900mAh battery. If you are wondering how much this decrease in battery capacity will impact the battery life in real world usage, according to Apple, it would not impact at all.Apple said in its official announcement that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will offer same battery life as last year's models. Now this might be made possible partly due to th..
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  • iPhone X price in India has crossed the Rs. 1 lakh mark, making it the first mainstream smartphone to cross the figure. Till now, the highest price tag for a phone was iPhone 7s Plus 256GB's Rs. 92,000 at the time of the handset's launch, but the iPhone X India price tag for the 256GB variant tops that by Rs. 10,000. There is, of course, the 64GB variant that costs Rs. 89,000 but even that is not pocket friendly. The high iPhone X price in India seems even more expensive when you consider the US pricing of the handset, which once again raises the question whether buying it from the US is a better option.Here's a comparison between the iPhone X prices in India and the US - as well as those of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus - to help you get a better idea of how much more expensive in the country compared to Apple's home market. But before we start the price comparison, we want to clarify that manufacturers have to pay when they import smartphones to a particular country..

    iPhone X Price in India Is 39 Percent Higher Than in the US

    iPhone X price in India has crossed the Rs. 1 lakh mark, making it the first mainstream smartphone to cross the figure. Till now, the highest price tag for a phone was iPhone 7s Plus 256GB's Rs. 92,000 at the time of the handset's launch, but the iPhone X India price tag for the 256GB variant tops that by Rs. 10,000. There is, of course, the 64GB variant that costs Rs. 89,000 but even that is not pocket friendly. The high iPhone X price in India seems even more expensive when you consider the US pricing of the handset, which once again raises the question whether buying it from the US is a better option.Here's a comparison between the iPhone X prices in India and the US - as well as those of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus - to help you get a better idea of how much more expensive in the country compared to Apple's home market. But before we start the price comparison, we want to clarify that manufacturers have to pay when they import smartphones to a particular country..
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  • And so it begins. The promised truce among wireless carriers is over.After vowing to avoid a repeat of the blistering iPhone price war of last year, AT&T will fire the first shot - offering a free iPhone with the purchase of another, for customers who also subscribe to its DirecTV satellite service.The buy-one-get-one-free promotion starts Friday and applies to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, among other phones. AT&T hasn't said whether the deal will be extended to Apple Inc.'s most expensive phone ever - the $999 iPhone X, aka 10 - which marks a decade since the company entered the phone business.Under pressure to find new customers in a market where every adult already has at least one phone, the wireless companies duked it out with cutthroat pricing on the iPhone last year. The giveaways took a toll on margins, costing about $200 (roughly Rs. 12,800) per subscriber in the second half of 2016, according to Jefferies Group LLC."We had to over-promote" to compete with plans from..

    AT&T Opens iPhone Price War With Buy-One-Get-One-Free Offer

    And so it begins. The promised truce among wireless carriers is over.After vowing to avoid a repeat of the blistering iPhone price war of last year, AT&T will fire the first shot - offering a free iPhone with the purchase of another, for customers who also subscribe to its DirecTV satellite service.The buy-one-get-one-free promotion starts Friday and applies to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, among other phones. AT&T hasn't said whether the deal will be extended to Apple Inc.'s most expensive phone ever - the $999 iPhone X, aka 10 - which marks a decade since the company entered the phone business.Under pressure to find new customers in a market where every adult already has at least one phone, the wireless companies duked it out with cutthroat pricing on the iPhone last year. The giveaways took a toll on margins, costing about $200 (roughly Rs. 12,800) per subscriber in the second half of 2016, according to Jefferies Group LLC."We had to over-promote" to compete with plans from..
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