Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2018 – Keynote Recap

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Today marked the beginning of the software focused event from Apple, targeting primarily the development community.  Or at least, that’s how its been in the past, with this year’s event a bit more “community” than “developer” (or at least that’s what it seemed like to me.  I was a bit underwhelmed truth be told, but here is a rough list of what I found most interesting from the keynote event that took place today.

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New Product (RED) iPhone 8 and 8 Plus available tomorrow, 04/10

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In somewhat surprising news, Apple announced today that you will be able to buy the Product (RED) iPhone in the 8 and 8 Plus variants, starting tomorrow.  The Product (RED) items support groups dedicated to eradicating HIV and AIDS in many nations on the African continent.  Apple has many other Product (RED) items that support this worthy cause, but if you were in the market for something a little different in your iPhone, this might be for you.

Different from previous years, the metal and glass face of the devices will be black, and not white.  This makes them a little more aethestically pleasing (if you ask me) and much less prone to showing smudges and dings as well.  Let us know in the comments below if you are planning on picking one up!

Link to the Apple page here

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New video – Apple Airpods

Did you buy or receive as a gift a new iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8 or 8 Plus and discover you have no headphone jack?  Just interested in looking for some wireless headphones?  Curious if an Apple product will work with an Android device?  Check out our latest video and find the answers to all of you questions!  Make sure you like and subscribe as well!

Apple to offer reduced cost battery replacements as part of ThrottleGate

In the time since Apple admitted to throttling performance intentionally on older versions of its devices, they had offered a reduced price on a battery replacement for any device starting with the iPhone 6 and up as a solution.  Fresh battery, no need to throttle performance.  They had initially indicated that this service (which was $79 and will now be $29 through the end of 2018) would be available by the end of January – it’s been reported that you can take advantage of this program effective immediately.

You’ll still have to make an appointment with the Genius Bar and the replacement will take about 3 days, but you’ll have a “freshie” right after that.  And for those of you looking to prolong the life of your existing iPhone, this might be a very good and inexpensive way to do that.

You can read the full Apple apology statement here and you can find the Apple support page to start your request for a new battery in your device here.  I know I’m going to take advantage of this program for my iPhone 6s – are any of you?  Let us know in the comments!

New video – iPhone X review

This is the one you’ve been waiting for!  Make sure you check out the iPhone X review, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you get all of our content as soon as it drops.  Feel free to leave any comments here or on the video…thanks for watching!

iPhone X unboxing

Here is our quick unboxing of the new iPhone X, with a few other phone size comparisons thrown in.  We will be doing a full review on the iPhone X so if you have any questions or if there’s something you want to know about the device, please make sure you leave a comment here or on the video.  Thanks for watching.

DisplayMate says the iPhone X has the best mobile display…ever

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DisplayMate rates smartphone displays of all kinds, mobile ones included.  For the last few years, Samsung has held the crown of best mobile phone display with their Galaxy and Note lines, but their run of supremacy has been ended by the iPhone X.  DisplayMate has quite a bit of technical information on their site but its worth a read if you want to know how it was that Apple has knocked off the champs at Samsung.

See the source link here and check it out.  The king is dead; long live the king!

What’s new in iOS 11 that you might like

File_000 (1)With the release of the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices from Apple, also comes a slightly less heralded event – the release of a new version of the iOS operating system that run the iPhones.  iOS 11 is very similar to previous versions of the operating system, but there are some new and important details that could change how you interact with your phone.  As this update is coming to almost all of the iPhone models released in the last 4 years (iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and now 8 and their Plus counterparts) chances are good your iPhone is going to get this update.  If you are interested in seeing how it will impact your phone, read on!

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