The iPhone 8/8 Plus are now available in first wave countries including Singapore since last Friday. For us in Malaysia, it looks like the local launch is just right around the corner.
The latest Apple trio – the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, have just gotten the green light from Malaysia’s certification body, SIRIM.
The iPhone 8 should have been called the iPhone 7s. While it gets a whole new number, it looks more like an incremental update over last year’s iPhone 7. The biggest change on the exterior is its glass back. This isn’t just for aesthetics as the glass material for the rear is required to make wireless charging possible.
So what difference does it make when it comes to repairs? How much battery does the new iPhone 8 pack? Those questions aer finally answered through ifixit’s teardown.
Both had held their top positions pretty well but now there are two new smartphones that have beaten them to the punch by wider margins.
The redesigned control centre is one of our favourite features on iOS 11. By swiping up from any screen, you can switch off/on mobile data and even hotspot easily without having to dig through settings. On top of that, you also get your usual Airplane mode, WiFi and Bluetooth toggle as well.
However, did you know that when you switch off Bluetooth and WiFi from the control centre, it isn’t really turned off as you would expect?
As iOS 11 starts rolling out to supported iPhone and iPad models, you’ll also get a new image and video format that’s very efficiency on storage. Instead of storing your pictures in typical JPG format, iOS 11 supports High-Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) which can save up to 50% of storage thanks to better compression.
With its new .heic file extension, it will work fine with any iOS 11 device but it can be a problem when you share its original image file to an Android or even your desktop PC. Read on to find out how you can overcome this incompatibility issue.
This week, if your feed looks anything like mine, it has probably been awash with news of Apple‘s new iPhones. iPhone launches are always exciting (I mean, if you’re into incremental updates, largely similar designs and Apple playing catch up), so it’s not surprising that everyone wants a piece of your attention.
Amidst all that coverage, there is one big question that still looms overhead: How much will it cost in Malaysia? How much of my hard earned, ever depreciating Ringgits will I have to drop to get my hands on the latest and greatest from Apple?
Well, we were wondering too so we did the one thing I got into writing to escape from — math. We looked at the past pricing trends, compared them with our neighbours down south and cross referenced them with the math our colleagues did over at TheSkop. And by “we did the math” I mean Alex did the math, I just stood next to him and pursed my lips.
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When it comes to Apple, they have always tried to make things simpler for the general consumer, up to a point that they don’t disclose key hardware details on their keynote or on their product pages. To find out how much RAM and exactly how big its battery capacity is, we usually have to wait for tear downs or benchmarks from the final device. This time, we are able to get a peek through a certification in China.
Apple‘s new iPhone launch took place just yesterday with the company announcing the iPhone 8/8 Plus and the iPhone X. Today, it appears you can already place your pre-orders for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus on Lazada.
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Finally, Apple has made some significant progress when it comes to charging their newest iPhone. To embrace wireless technology fully, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X now support wireless charging. That made a huge impact on the aesthetics as both iPhone models use glass for the back instead of metal.
Another key feature which didn’t get enough mention is Fast Charging. Yes, you can finally charge faster on a cable.
Before you get all excited, there’s one thing that would put you off, especially if you’re going to spend more than RM5,000 on a new phone.
Beginning with the iPhone 3GS, Apple has always introduced an all-new model every 2 years. In a tick-tock cycle, each iPhone gets an incremental update model before it gets a full refresh the following year.
When most people are expecting a brand new design for the iPhone 7, it retained the same looks of its now 3-year old iPhone 6. The only major difference is a dual-camera bump on the iPhone 7 Plus and a new paint job.
Today, Apple has announced the iPhone 8 and although it is a whole new number, it still looks like an iPhone 6 but with more glass just to support a new form of charging. That’s four years in a row with the same design. So what’s really new? Read on to find out.