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Render shows 2018 iPhone SE in all its budget glory

A couple of new renders and a video from a reliable source show what might be the next-generation iPhone SE. The device shown looks a lot like the earlier version, but updated with some of Apple’s newest tech. Most notably, the Home button is gone, being replaced by a screen cutout with Face ID sensors. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple might make its own ultra-fast iPhone 5G modems

A job post shows Apple is hiring an engineer to lead a team designing 5G modems.  This may be mean that the company is going to stop outsourcing these wireless chips. Apple currently sources its LTE modems from Qualcomm, but there have been reports that it’s working with Intel on next-generation modems. Maybe the iPhone […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

2018 iPhones may not come with free headphone dongle

Apple might be planning to make it even more difficult to use your old 3.5mm headphones if you buy a new iPhone this year. New iPhones have included a Lightning port adapter for headphones ever since Apple removed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7. That free dongle is about to go away this year, […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Samsung Debuts 128 GB and 256 GB Variants of Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung today said U.S. consumers will soon be able to buy the Galaxy S9 and S9+ with more internal storage. Beginning May 1, the 128 GB and 256 GB versions of both phones will be available for preorder on Samsung.com alongside the existing 64 GB model. The devices will ship starting May 18. The 128 GB Galaxy S9 costs $770 and the 256 GB S9 costs $820, while the 128…

T-Mobile's Legere Says Prices Won't Go Up After Sprint Merger

The CEOs of T-Mobile and Sprint insist merging the two companies will only lead to good things. "Prices are going down and jobs are going up," said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, in an interview with CNN. Some worry reducing the number of national carriers from four to three might harm consumers, who could face less choice and less competition. Legere said the company has a history of offering low-price…

iPhone X is the best selling smartphone in the world?

There’s been a lot of pessimism about the iPhone X lately, but a market research firm says that this device was the top selling smartphone in the world by a wide margin in February. The company also says Apple had all four of the best selling smartphones globally that month.  This analysis comes from Counterpoint […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

T-Mobile and Sprint Agree to Merge and Unite Under T-Mobile Brand and Leadership

T-Mobile and Sprint today announced plans to merge in an all-stock deal that will create a "New T-Mobile" worth $146 billion. The new company's combined radio spectrum assets will allow it to accelerate deployment of 5G technology. The new T-Mobile plans to spend "up to $40 billion" on its new combined network in the first three years, 46% more than T-Mobile and Sprint spent combined in the past three years.…

Learn to create iPhone apps by actually making them [Deals]

There are something like 3 million apps in the App Store on any given day. So there’s plenty of evidence that almost anybody can make an app, including you. It just takes understanding the basics. The How to Make a Freaking iPhone App course is ideal for beginners. It teaches the fundamentals of coding for […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

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