Apple has smashed all iPhone price records with the announcement of their latest trio of iPhones. The super-sized XS Max with a price tag of $2000 breaks last year record price for the iPhone X by more than $500. The XS is quite identical to last years X and the XR is the "cheapest" of the three.
There were rumours around cancellations of the iPhone x and the iPhone SE and the release of three new phones. The latest on this is that mac rumors has now updated its report saying that it is the fabled SE 2 that has been dropped. Apple was rumored to launch an iPhone SE 2 this summer, but the company is yet to unveil such a model.
Mobile phones are something that a lot of people need in life from teenage years through to adulthood. While every consumer has different reasons for needing a mobile phone, chances are in order to initially obtain one or upgrade to the next desired model, most of the time you're required to sign into a mobile phone plan with a contract lasting 12-24 months. While this might not be an issue, if something were to go wrong with your products or services, you have certain rights to help you that can include being able to break your contract or allow you to pay your bills in a flexible manner under certain circumstances.
Young Australians are increasingly becoming addicted to their smartphones. As technology progresses, more and more people are looking down at the world of information on their phone, rather than the world right in front of them. The fear of missing out has led to the compulsive use of smartphones and is resulting in people left feeling anxious if they can't check their phone regularly and losing sleep over it too. While this is concerning, there are several tips and tricks to help make smartphones less addictive.
The iPhone X in all its glory has been said to have the most durable glass ever used in a smartphone according to Apple. While it might be all well and good to say this, SquareTrade has tested the iPhone X and found several durability tests at a height of 6 feet and found this Apple iPhone seems to be easily damaged. With a test score of 90 out of 100 points as a measurement of risk in their testing system, it makes it a high-risk model and with the high price to repair the iPhone X due to its tech, you won't want to be dropping this phone in a hurry. To compare to the SquareTrade tests, the Samsung Note8 had previously been named the "most fragile phone" with a score of 80 out of 100 after being subjected to the same tests.
The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are due to officially release on the 16th of March in Australia, however, if you were wanting to get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy as soon as possible, pre-orders are available through Samsung Australia's website or any mobile phone provider. Pre-ordering can help you jump the queue and get this spectacular new piece of tech in your hot little hands as soon as possible.
With the power of Google at your fingertips combined with an amazing camera and features, jam-packed into a stunningly streamlined smartphone, Google introduced Pixel and with Google Pixel, came the new and improved Google Pixel 2. Both the Pixel and Pixel 2 phones feature Google Assistant - ready to answer your every question or assist you with any task with a simple press of a button or "OK Google" command. The more you use the Google Assistant feature, the more useful it gets! Google Pixel and Pixel 2 also feature fast charging capabilities so you're never low on juice when you're pressed for time. Experience 7 hours of battery life charged in just 15 minutes when you need it most.
The newest member of the Samsung Note family is the Galaxy Note8. The Galaxy Note8 has advanced with technology in many ways. It's Infinity Display has a near bezel-less, 6.3" full-frontal glass, edge-to-edge screen so you can see more and do more while your device sits perfectly in your hand. The bigger screen allows you to take advantage of the uses of the S Pen when taking notes, writing messages, selecting text or expressing your creative side with the Samsung Notes feature or PENUP App. The bigger screen also allows you to have dual apps open at the same time so you can do more in your everyday. Available in Australia in Midnight Black or Maple Gold, the Galaxy Note8 is water and dust resistant, so you don't have to put your creativity on hold because of the weather.
The hype is real; pretty much all media outlets that were covering the latest addition to the iPhone line up have sung in unison about how the 10 year anniversary (does that make you feel old too?) of the iPhone was going to be a huge deal. It also happens to apparently coincide with a wave of current owners looking to upgrade from much older handsets as opposed to the normal technophile that might update every year or so. So with these 2 factors coming into play, it was a fairly safe call that Apple was going to try and pull something big out of its hat.
Now the curtain has been ripped away to reveal not 2 but 3 new hand sets coming to Australia early in November and we can now see if Apple can live up to the hype. So what is there to be excited about?