Showing posts with label iOS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iOS. Show all posts

Friday, September 14, 2018

Apple Launch Event 2018: iPhone XS, XS Max, XR Release Date, Specs And Price

Apple Launch Event 2018: iPhone XS, XS Max, XR Release Date, Specs And Price

Release Date, Price and Specs of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

On 12 September, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR were launched 

What we have been anticipating for has been released and it’s even more than we expected; Apple launch event on September 12 was great! The event prevailed many of Apple’s new products, not excluding Apple 2018 iPhones.

What Actually Got Unveiled Before The End Of The Event?

  • iPhone XS iPhone XS Max iPhone XR iOS 12 Software Apple Watch

What's new in these 2018 iPhones?

There's indeed much difference between these 2018 flagship iPhones and 2017 iPhones.
  • One spiking difference is the A12 Bionic chipset in the XS models which promises 30 per cent boost performance than last year’s A11 Bionic Chip, 40 per cent lower power consumption and support for Machine Learning.
  • The iPhone XS Models are also the first to feature dual SIM; Apple’s own eSIM technology and a physical SIM Card. However, the iPhone XR supports one physical SIM Card slot and a digital eSIM
  • New attractive Colors owing to the iPhone XR

Release Date

Apple still keeps to their yearly date of releasing its iPhones up for sale. The iPhone XS and XS Max will start receiving pre-orders from 14 September, and shipping will begin on 21 September.

For the cheaper iPhone XR, its pre-ordering will begin on 19 October and it will be on sale starting from 26 October.


All these 2018 iPhones are available in varieties of storage capacities which Apple has used as a determinant of their prices.
Each iPhone will be offered in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB configurations.

HTML Table Design
iPhone XS, XS Max, XR US Pricing
64GB 128GB 256GB 512GB
iPhone XS $999 $1,099 $1,149 $1,349
iPhone XS Max $1,099 N/A $1,249 $1,449
iPhone XR $749 $799 $899 N/A

HTML Table Design
iPhone XS, XS Max, XR Starting Prices
iPhone XS (64GB) iPhone XS Max (64GB) iPhone XR (64GB)
United State $999 $1,099 $749
United Kingdom £999 £1,049 £749
Australia AU$1,629 AU$1,799 AU$1,229 

iPhone XS and XS Max Key Specs

  • iOS 12 Operating System
  • A12 Bionic Chip: 7-nanometer processor to help launch apps 30 per cent faster than 2017 iPhones.
  • Display: OLED HDR Screen (Super Retina Displays)
  • Display Sizes: 5.8-inch (458 ppi) and 6.5-inch (458 ppi).
  • 3D Touch Pressure-Sensitive Screen
  • Protection: iP68 Water-resistance rating
  • Dual SIM: Yes, via eSIM technology
  • Dual Rear Cameras: 12-Megapixel and telephoto lenses.
  • Front-facing Cameras: 7-Megapixel, to feature in-depth portrait mode photos.
  • Storage: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB Options.
  • Improved Face ID; to unlock the phones speedingly.
  • Stereo Sound Support: Yes, wider than 2017 iPhones.
  • Battery: Apple claims that the iPhone XS should last 30 minutes longer than iPhone X, and iPhone XS Max could last 1.5 hours (90 minutes) longer than the iPhone X
  • Colors: Silver, Space gray, Gold.

A side view of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max

Key Specs Of iPhone XR; The Cheapest iPhone

  • CPU: A12 Bionic chip
  • iOS 12 Software
  • Build: Aluminum body with glass back
  • Display Type: LCD screen (Retina display)
  • Display Size: 6.1-inch (326 ppi), 1792 x 828 pixel resolution
  • Haptic touch screen, like a trackpad
  • Protection: IP67 certification (water resistance)
  • Camera: 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, featuring Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB options, Portrait mode photos through software
  • FaceID: Yes, with True-Depth camera system
  • Battery: It claims to last 1.5 hours more than the iPhone 8 Plus
  • Colors: White, Yellow, Product Red, Black, Blue, Coral (pink)

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Microsoft finally released Edge browser for Android and iOS devices- Download now!

Microsoft finally released Edge browser for Android and iOS devices- Download now!

Microsoft just completed its mission-- The Edge browser has come to stay on Smartphones of today!!!

Having the Microsoft Edge browser on smartphone devices running on Android and iOS platforms is worth a stress release- with easy access and continuation to all your stuff previously paused the last time they were accessed via Mac/PC version of Edge browser.

Last month, Microsoft announced there will be an Edge browser mobile app version available for Android and iOS devices and further introduced the beta version which many of us have been using.
And today, we now have the Edge browser available on mobile markets- Google Play and iTunes.

The continue on PC we've been hearing to be one of the mobile browser’s features is real. Microsoft has integrated the “continue on PC” feature to work on the Edge mobile browser for Android and Apple iOS. This will enable you to ping a site over to your PC if the site's appearance on mobile view doesn't suit your taste. Good to know that with the new Edge mobile browser, you can resume a lot of your tasks from your phone to a PC, precisely Windows 10.

Read also: Datally by Google could help you control which app consumes your data

There are other amazing features added to the Edge for mobile. These include- ebooks, history, reading list, access to favourites. Unfortunately, Microsoft is yet to include the tab syncing to its mobile version of Edge browser, which means history or tabs can't be shared between PC and Phone.
Though the company is planning to introduce the tab syncing feature later in the future, probably we might have that next year.

However, like I mentioned earlier, the Edge mobile app is now available for everyone around the globe. For Android users, simply download and install Edge browser from Google Play. Apple users should get the app from Apple's store.

Thanks for reading to this very end, why not look for other interesting tech topics on this same blog?

Friday, October 27, 2017

Whatsapp just rolled in live location sharing feature to its app. Read how it works

Whatsapp just rolled in live location sharing feature to its app. Read how it works

A few weeks ago, the news was online that whatsapp was planning to introduce live sharing feature to its platform. And now, the feature was just recently activated which I think will start rolling out to users when they update their whatsapp to the latest version. However, in this post is everything you need to know about the new live location sharing feature.

Live location sharing is the new useful tool that has been introduced to whatsapp which lets users share their exact location in real-time with friends and family, or even to groups they belong to. This is the advanced method of sharing your location compared to the previous location sharing tool.

How does it work?
The live location sharing feature is end-to-end encrypted when shared among friends and family members. The duration for this is limited, you can choose to share your real-time location with your friends within a given time, you will have options like 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour or even something else.
Once the stipulated time is reached, your friend or members of your group chat will stop seeing your real-time location. Even before the time is reached, you can choose to terminate the sharing task.

In a group chat, multiple members can share their real-time locations almost at the same time, and you will still be able to view all their locations right in a single map

How to share live location in a chat
It's pretty simple…
• Open a chat with your friend or a group you belong to which you want them to know your real-time location.
• Just below your screen is the usual attach icon, click it and select Location, now here's the new feature option “share live location”. Select the option and choose the duration you want and tap send. It's done.

Final words
This is best for meeting up with new friends, and keeping loved ones so close while you know where they are at a particular point in time.
The feature will be available to users of both Android and iOS devices. We should be expecting new update notification of whatsapp because I'm sure the feature will roll out to a new version of whatsapp. Follow me on Facebook to keep informed of what's going on in the world of tech.

A must read: How to save whatsapp status pictures and videos to your phone

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Microsoft Edge Browser Now Available On Android And iOS

Microsoft Edge Browser Now Available On Android And iOS

A few days back, news leaked out online that Microsoft is planning to make Microsoft Edge browser available to Android and iOS devices.

If you're not too familiar with the Microsoft Edge browser, it is the successor to Internet Explorer browser and it's included in the windows 10 set as its default browser.

The mobile version of the Microsoft Edge is currently available for those having the new Windows 10 Insider Preview build. Having the Edge web browser on mobile devices running on iOS and Android will build better approach and more user-friendly with the windows 10.

Having the newly designed mobile version of Edge web browser on your Android/iOS devices lets you enrol the continue on PC feature, which means you can resume your activity on your phone from where you left it on your computer as it allows for synchronization between your computer and the smartphone.

Apart from your search habit, your bookmarks, passwords, history, and other fill in details will also get synchronized so you can access them easily especially when they're needed.

What's new on Edge mobile web browser???
The search engine: As usual the default search engine dedicated to the Edge browser is the Bing search engine. Now on the mobile version, is not only limited to Bing, also to Google’s search engine and Yahoo search engine, you can make your choice of which search engine is desired to be your default type.
Too bad the Edge mobile web browser does not support ad blocking. Perhaps it should in its next version.

The design: Microsoft Edge mobile browser has pretty much the same design as the Chrome and Safari browsers. These browsers are familiar in surfaces and having features like QR-code reader, Reading View, voice search, Hub View and more.

For now, Microsoft is only aiming at smartphones running on Android and iOS platforms, tablets are yet to gain support but I'm certain that as time goes by, tablets users will benefit too.

For Windows Insider users, all you have to do is visit this page and confirm it is an insider, which will prompt Microsoft to send you a message containing the instructions to install its first Edge Beta for your smartphone running on Android or iOS platform.

Currently, the official app has not yet been introduced, we should be expecting it before the year-end. Though the preview app was recently introduced to Google Play Store for Android users.
Click here to download the preview app for the meantime.

So that should be all, for now, regards Microsoft Edge mobile browsers. We'll keep you updated as soon as something comes up. Thanks for visiting Oshetech, please do come back for more tech info.

Tags: Microsoft, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft edge for Android, iOS Microsoft edge.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

iPhone X (iPhone 10): Specifications, Release Date and Price In U.S

iPhone X (iPhone 10): Specifications, Release Date and Price In U.S

The much anticipated iPhone X (also known as iPhone 10) is here. In this post, we have discussed the specifications & features of iPhone X, its price and when the smartphone should go on sale. Keep reading.

After much time had been spent waiting for the launch of iPhone X, on Tuesday, September 12, the smartphone was launched alongside iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and was also given an alternative name known as iPhone 10. It was indeed a special and memorable event as it marked Apple's 10th Anniversary.

Speaking of specifications, iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus are similar. However, there must be something unique about each and every single brand/model of Apple's new flagship iPhones, and in this post, all the basic info you need to know has been discussed.

•  Apple A11 Bionic chip with Apple-designed GPU (three-core graphics)
• CPU: Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
• iOS 11 Operating System
• 5.8 inches (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio) Super Retina OLED edge-to-edge display with Resolution 2436 x 1125 pixels (~458 ppi pixel density)
• 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm Dimensions, and 179 g Weight
• New 'all-glass' design built with Surgical‑grade stainless steel, with IP67 certification
• 12MP dual rear cameras with OIS, f/1.8 & f/2.4 apertures
• 7MP secondary (front) camera, f/2.2 aperture
• Face ID technology
• Supports Qi wireless charging
• Wireless charging featuring fast charge
• 64GB/256GB storage
• WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
• Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
• iCloud service
• Messaging: iMessage, SMS, MMS, Push Email, Email
• Siri natural language commands and dictation
• Support for LTE with speeds of up to 450Mbps
• Non-removable Li-Ion battery with up to 21 hours talk time and Music play up to 60 hours.


In Apple Smartphone Company, iPhone X (iPhone 10) is the first smartphone to feature an edge-to-edge screen display. This feature was recently rolled out to the Galaxy Note 8, and now Apple iPhone X has it. The iPhone X is sealed and designed with the new “all-glass” feature built with Surgical‑grade stainless steel making it support wireless charging with the Qi charging standard. Aside from its wireless charging support, with the new scratch-resisting all-glass design, it also features Apple's True Tone display tech, Wide colour gamut display, 3D Touch display, Dolby Vision, and HDR10. Of course, with glass built with Surgical‑grade stainless steel on both faces (front and back) of the smartphone, makes it water and dust resistant.

According to Apple, “the glass is the most durable glass yet to be featured by other smartphones”.

Just like iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X features “Super Retina” OLED display measuring at 5.8-inch screen having 2436 x 1125
pixels resolution, being the now highest screen resolution featured by Apple's iPhone.

No Home Button
Say goodbye to home button. iPhone X is all-screen, having no physical button, unlike previous iPhone models. Just a single swipe will take you home from anywhere.

OS: iPhone X was made to run on the latest iOS 11 Operating System. With this iOS 11 OS put together with other features makes iPhone X the smartest iPhone ever seen.

Processor: The iPhone X is powered by the incredible superhuman intelligent Apple A11 Bionic chip, the smartest chip ever in a smartphone, with a neural engine capable of performing up to 600 billion functions per seconds.
It has six CPU cores and 4.3 billion transistors. Its CPU cores are divided into two, the four efficiency cores with its performance of up to 70 percent faster than the A10 Fusion chip, and the two performance cores of up to 25 percent faster. Also, is the all-new Apple-designed three GPU cores with improved performance, up to 20 percent faster than A10 Fusion.

At the back of iPhone X are the Dual 12MP cameras, the wide-angle and telephoto cameras, just like the iPhone 8 Plus.
Each of the rear cameras has its own aperture. The wide-angle camera has ƒ/1.8 aperture while the telephoto camera has a ƒ/2.4 aperture.

Both cameras support Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and fast lenses for shooting quality photos and videos.

Zoom feature
Both cameras on iPhone X allow Optical zoom, as well as Digital zoom of up to 10x for pictures and 6x for videos.

Front-facing Camera
The Front-facing (secondary) camera of iPhone X is the all-new ‘TrueDepth camera’ having 7MP, featuring f/2.2 aperture, and the A11 Bionic chip's built-in neural engine. The camera also features the new Portrait lighting mode which helps in producing impressive studio-quality lightning effects. With TrueDepth camera alongside the A11 Bionic chip, you can shoot selfies with real depth effect that will place your face in sharp focus even when the background is blurred.

Send out your expressions with the new Animoji feature also known as animated emoji. The TrueDepth camera captures and analyzes more than 50 different muscle movements, then tallies your expressions in any of 12 different Animoji.

New Security
Apple has dumped the implementation of Touch ID, instead, Face ID recognition is being used.
iPhone X is the first to feature Face ID technology. Your face is now your password and with it, you can unlock, authenticate and pay.

Face ID is empowered by the TrueDepth camera, it projects and can examine more than 30,000 invisible dots to create an accurate depth map of yo ur face.
Face ID can be used with Apple Pay.

iPhone X will be available in two different colours, Space Gray and Silver colours.

As expected, Apple has announced that pre-orders of its new iPhone X will begin on 27 October, unlike iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus whose pre-orders begin on September 22.

Apple has also announced that the iPhone X will begin its shipping on 3 November.

Just like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X will be available in two variants, the 64GB and 128GB configurations which will cost $999 and $1149 respectively.

So above is every important features you need to know about the new flagship smartphone of Apple, the iPhone X also known as iPhone 10. You can also check its features and price on Apple's Official Website.
Speaking of the price, do you think iPhone 10 worth it? Reply using the below comment box, first check my answer. Thanks for visiting

Tags: iPhone X, iPhone 10, iPhone X specs and price in USA, iPhone X release date.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus: Specs and Price In U.S, Nigeria, India

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus: Specs and Price In U.S, Nigeria, India

Apple's two new flagship smartphones, of course, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus was released on September 12. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are very stunning devices, and I think it is going to have a tremendous spike in demand in the market world.

A few weeks ago, after encountering several rumours of iPhone 8, Apple confirmed the release date of the smartphone to be September 12, and it was truly fulfilled.

You should know that anytime a new device is launched, then you should be expecting to see new features coming out of it. However, in this post, you will come across the following topics;
• Final Specs & features of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus 
• Price of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus 
• When will iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus be on sale?

Did you Know?
Not only these two smartphones were launched during the event. Initially, people thought the only smartphone to be released was iPhone 8. Apple did launch three smartphones during its special event at Steve Jobs Theater, Cupertino. The three smartphones are the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.
This post contains everything you need to know about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. While on my next post on Apple will be about iPhone X.

Before knowing the specs/features and price, let us get to know some comments said during the launch event.
According to Tim Cook during the launch, “Our intention has always to create something powerful, magical, that the hardware virtually disappears”. He also added it was “ a new move for iPhone that will set the path for technology for the next decade”.


The rumour was true, iPhone 8 Plus features a 12MP dual-lens Camera and the iPhone 8 a 12MP Camera with a larger, faster sensors, deeper pixels and a new colour filter. For clarity, the iPhone 8 has a wide-angle camera while the iPhone 8 plus has wide-angle and telephoto cameras. Know more about their cameras on Apple's website.

According to Apple, both smartphones’ cameras shoot the greatest quality video making ever seen in a smartphone, accomplished by a better video stabilization and 4K video of up to 60fps.
Now with iPhone 8, you can be able to shoot slow-move videos at 1080p 240fps.

In addition, iPhone 8 is designed with Stereo speakers as well, performing better and louder than the speakers of iPhone 7 with 25%. The speakers produce deeper bass too.

Both devices have similar look as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The screen size of both smartphones varies. For iPhone 8, it is built with a 4.7-inch display screen size alongside a 1334 x 750 pixels while the iPhone 8 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch display screen size having 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Both smartphones support HD retina display.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are powered by the A11 Bionic Chip, having four efficiency cores that are faster than A10 Fusion with up to 70%, two performance cores with 25% faster than A10. Know more about A11 Bionic Chip on Apple's website

One amazing thing about these two iPhone smartphones, they are built with glasses coating them, strengthened by a laser welded Steel and Copper. The primary purpose of this glass is to make the smartphones water and dust resistant sealed, and also to make them charge wirelessly.

For the first time, Apple has introduced wireless charging technology to the iPhone series.
All three smartphones launched during the event (including iPhone X) supports wireless charging. That means these smartphones can be charged simply by placing them on a power pad.


iOS 11
The three Apple's latest flagship devices will come unboxing, running on the latest iOS 11 operating system having tremendous features like better multitasking, peer-to-peer Apple pay, improved camera, and new safety features.

iPhone 8 will be available in space grey, blush gold, and silver colour.

The price varies depending on its internal storage size.

The iPhone 8 price in the U.S for the 64GB and 256GB variants are $699 and $849, respectively, while the iPhone 8 Plus for the 64GB and 256GB variants will cost $799 and $949 respectively.

The iPhone 8 will cost N300,000 for the 64GB variant, and N400,000 for the 256GB variant
For iPhone 8 Plus, in Nigeria, the 64GB will cost N380,000 while the 256GB should go for a whooping N500,000.

The iPhone 8 price in India for the 64GB and 256GB variants should go for Rs. 64,000 and Rs. 77,000 respectively.
While the iPhone 8 Plus will cost Rs. 73,000 for the 64GB storage variant and Rs. 86,000 for the 256GB storage variant.
These smartphones will go on sale on September 22. But before that day, you will be able to make pre-order for any of the iPhone of your choice from September 15.
If you do not want to purchase any of these Apple's new flagship devices, you can upgrade your current iPhone iOS to the latest iOS 11 which will be available for download effect from September 19.

So above is everything you need to know about iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. For more detailed information on these two flagship smartphones, Read up Apple's official specs review on their website.
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