T-Mobile today announced a new iPhone offer for customers thinking about purchasing one of Apple’s latest smartphones. Following a BOGO deal from January, T-Mobile is now offering customers the chance to get a $200 rebate when purchasing the iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, or 7 Plus on a 24-month Equipment Installment Plan, received in the form of a prepaid MasterCard card. That’s in addition to the value of an eligible smartphone that users can trade in to T-Mobile.
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Verizon plans to stop selling unlocked smartphones as a way to deter criminals from stealing the devices, the company told CNET.
As of today, Verizon devices will be locked to the Verizon network and unlocked as soon as a customer signs up for service and activates the phone. Later in the spring, though, smartphones will remain locked until unlocked by Verizon, and Verizon has not yet shared details on how long it will keep phones locked before offering to unlock them.
Verizon previously sold all of its smartphones, iPhones included, unlocked, which means they were not tied to the Verizon network and could be used with any carrier right after purchase.
Starting with the second beta of iOS 11.3, Apple has introduced a new „Battery Health“ feature that’s designed to provide you with more information about the state of your battery and whether or not it’s impacting device performance.
If your iPhone has a degraded battery that is leading to throttling issues, the „Battery Health“ section will let you know about it, and it will provide an option to turn off performance management to put a stop to any throttling that’s going on.
There are, however, some nuances to this feature that you need to know about, which we’ll outline below.When Installing iOS 11.3
Intel could be the exclusive supplier of LTE modems for all new iPhones launched in 2018, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
The key takeaway of the research note, obtained by MacRumors: We expect Intel to be the exclusive supplier of baseband chip for 2H18 new iPhone models, while Qualcomm may not have a share of the orders at all.
Kuo previously expected Intel to supply 70 percent of the modems, with Qualcomm providing the remaining 30 percent of orders, but he now believes Intel will be the sole supplier given several competitive advantages.
First and foremost, Intel’s latest XMM 7560 modem [PDF] supports both GSM and CDMA, meaning [...]