Get your Star Wars fix with these Solo iPhone cases


Just in time for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Photo: Otterbox

The most anticipated Star Wars movie of 2018 is nearly here and OtterBox has got the official cases to get you ready for the premiere.

OtterBox’s new Solo: A Star Wars Story Symmetry Series cases are out in advance of the film, providing fans with three awesome artworks to choose from that pay tribute to some of the most classic characters in a galaxy far far away.

Beautiful RED iPhone X mockups show what could have been


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iPhone X would like killer in RED.
Photo: Martin Hajek

Apple missed a golden opportunity to bust out a RED iPhone X to go with the (PRODUCT) RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus based on the latest mockups from our favorite Apple concept artist.

Martin Hajek came out with some renderings of what the iPhone X would look like with a red coat of paint and it’s absolutely stunning.

Take a look:

iOS 11 also breaks genuine Apple displays on repaired iPhones


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Is Apple trying to kill third-party repairers?
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Apple’s most recent iOS updates are causing problems with iPhone displays that have been fitted by third-party repairers. It was initially believed that unauthorized parts were the cause of the issue, but it seems there’s something bigger happening under the hood of your devices.

Even genuine Apple displays don’t work properly if they’re not installed by Apple.

iPhone shoppers prefer bargains to newest models


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Apple shipped millions of iPhone 7 units last quarter, maybe more than the iPhone X.
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Buyers just aren’t going for the latest iPhone models. An industry analyst says nearly half the handsets Apple shipped last quarter were older devices, not the company’s latest. 

Even worse, the Apple reportedly sold about 45 million devices, down about 13 percent from the same quarter a year ago. 

Sorry, Samsung: Latest iPhones beat Galaxy S9 on battery life


Samsung used to brag about its phone's battery life, but now the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and 8 Plus all last longer.
Photo: Samsung

The iPhone X and iPhone 8 significantly outlast the Galaxy S9 on a single charge. Samsung once mocked the iPhone for its battery life, but the shoe is on the other foot now — benchmarks indicate that the the iPhone X goes more than an hour longer than the Galaxy S9.

New iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands burst with spring colors


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Springtime comes to Apple cases and bands with fun color options.
Photo: Apple

Celebrate spring with new iPhone and iPad cases, plus new Apple Watch bands, all now available in seasonal colors. Yellow, blue and pink are everywhere, with leather, silicone and nylon as materials.

Your wardrobe changes with the seasons, and your phone, tablet and watch can bust out in brighter colors, too, now that winter is behind us.

iPhone manufacturer accused of using unauthorized parts


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Incident allegedly occurred at a factory manufacturing iPhone 8 Plus models.
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Apple has reportedly suspended production at one of its iPhone manufacturing plants in China as the result of the use of unauthorized components.

The story concerns a Wistron plant in Kunshan, China, where the iPhone 8 Plus is manufactured. Production has allegedly been suspended for two weeks, although Wistron insists that this is not true and that, “operations remain completely normal.”

Galaxy S9 vs. iPhone: Did Samsung beat Apple’s best?


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Does the Galaxy S9 have what it takes to take on iPhone X?
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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 series, with its edge-to-edge display and features like iris scanning, offered smartphone buyers a refreshing alternative to an all-too familiar iPhone experience in early 2017. Now the Galaxy S9 is here and things are a little different.

The iPhone isn’t boring anymore. With an edge-to-edge display of its own, as well as Face ID, dual cameras, and the incredible A11 Bionic chip, iPhone X has made Apple the smartphone maker to beat once again. Does the Galaxy S9 have what it takes?

Check out our in-depth comparison to find out which is better.