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iPhone Average Selling Price Rises to Record-High $695, Apple Reveals

Apple on Tuesday reported an all-time record revenue of $78.4 billion (roughly Rs. 5,30,498 crores) for the quarter ended December, mostly on account of the record iPhone sales during the aforementioned time period. However, another interesting statistic that came out of the company’s quarterly performance results was that the iPhone’s average selling price rose to a record-high of $695 (roughly ... Read More »

LG G6 Prototype Photographed Ahead of MWC 2017 Launch

LG’s much-anticipated G6 flagship smartphone is expected to be unveiled at the company’s February 26 event just ahead of MWC 2017 in Barcelona later this month. Thanks to a leaked image, we already have a glimpse of top half of the LG G6 smartphone and now a leaked image claims to show the prototype image of the device. Droid-Life has ... Read More »

Alcatel to Hold February 27 Event at MWC 2017; Tipped to Launch 5 Smartphones

Every big tech company is coming to the Mobile World Congress this year. Samsung, Lenovo, Sony, and Nokia have confirmed their presence, and now TCL-brand Alcatel has also sent out invites for its press gathering. The company will host an event on February 27 in Barcelona, and is expected to launch as many as five smartphones then. The event has ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Sport 6GB of RAM, 128GB Storage, and 3250mAh Battery: Reports

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is heavily rumoured to launch on March 29 and go on sale on April 21. Before the unveiling, however, there have been a multitude of leaks from various sources giving us a fair idea of what’s in store. The latest round of leaks shares information about the RAM/ storage situation, and the battery capacities the Galaxy ... Read More »

Vivo V5 Plus Selfie-Focused Smartphone Goes on Sale in India Today

The Vivo V5 Plus will be available to buy in India from Wednesday. The selfie-focused smartphone will go on sale via offline and online retailers. To recall, the smartphone went up for pre-orders last week, and has been priced at Rs. 27,980. The dual-SIM Vivo V5 Plus runs on the company’s Funtouch OS 3.0, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Its ... Read More »

Tim Cook on Apple’s Plans to ‘Invest Significantly’ in India, Retail Stores, and Demonetisation

Apple reported strong holiday quarter earnings on Tuesday with both revenue and iPhone unit sales at record levels, and the profit just shy of the record numbers seen in the same quarter last two years. Revenues from all markets except China were at an all-time high as well, and this strong showing by Apple was also reflected in its India ... Read More »

Apple Reports Record $78.4 Billion in Revenue; iPhone Sales at an All-Time High of 78.3 Million Units

Apple on Tuesday reported a rebound in iPhone sales to lift the tech giant to record revenue in the past quarter in quarterly results that eased concerns of slowing growth. The results showed strong demand for Apple’s iPhone 7 models launched last year, with demand outpacing supply. Revenue climbed to an all-time record $78.4 billion (roughly Rs. 5,30,498 crores) compared ... Read More »

Google Paid Out $3 Million to Bug Researchers in 2016; Nearly $1 Million for Android

Google last year gave out $3 million (roughly Rs. 21 crores) as part of its Vulnerability Rewards Program where the company pays out researchers to find, fix, and prevent vulnerabilities specifically in Android, Chrome, and other Google products and services. In a blog post, the company updated the details and said that it nearly gave Android and Chrome researchers nearly ... Read More »

Blackphone 2 Receiving an Update That Bricks Black Market Devices

Silent Circle, the manufacturer of the security-focused Blackphone smartphones, is releasing an update that bricks Blackphone 2 phones bought from the black market. The update in question is SilentOS 3.0.8 and it reads the IMEI number of the device. On checking, the update bricks the device. A notification popup appears on the screen of the counterfeit device that says, “This ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Plus’ Popularity May Herald Continued Differentiation in Future Models: Report

When Apple launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, many imagined the Plus variant to sell a lot less than the regular model. However, it now appears that the dual rear camera setup exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus contributed to more than just the bigger price tag. According to a recent market analyst report, the feature differentiation between ... Read More »