iOS 13 will bring new Animoji to iPhone

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Animoji have become one of our favorite FaceTime features.
Animoji have become one of our favorite FaceTime features.
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iPhone owners can expect to get a new batch of Animoji characters later this year according to newly leaked details regarding Apple’s iOS 13 update.

After revealing Animoji as a feature on the iPhone X, Apple has been slowly updating its library of characters over the last few years. The last iOS 12.2 update added new characters for giraffe, shark, boar and owl and it appears that we’ll get at least four more fun characters to play with later this year

Foxconn will start building iPhones in India in July

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Foxconn is looking to India as a location to build iPhones.
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Foxconn will reportedly start building iPhone X-series handsets in India in July, a new report claims. Other newer handsets could also follow in the future.

The handsets will be built at the company’s 160-acre factory in Chennai. “The plans are to step up production capacity and diversify to even higher models going forward,” a source with knowledge of Foxconn’s plans is quoted as saying.

Travel light and look good doing it with Italian leather iPhone wallet cases

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Wally takes style and functionality to the next level.
Wally takes style and functionality to the next level.
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You’re grabbing a drink with friends or heading out to the bars for a night of fun, and the last thing you want is to worry about your cards and cash all night. Plus, there’s nothing worse than having your phone, keys and wallet jingling and jumbling around your pockets while you’re trying to bust a move on the dance floor (yikes).

Whether you’re bar hopping or just needing to travel light and worry-free, carry your valuables safely and compactly with Ullu’s premium leather Wallet Cases for iPhone.

Three attached pockets allow you to carry credit cards, cash and ID with ease. Choose from nine gorgeous Italian leather options. These cases are practical and powerful, well worthy of your stunning iPhone.

Armor your iPhone with an edge-to-edge, tempered-glass screen protector

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Xkin's glossy, black border that mimics and blends right into the iPhone X bezels.
I forgot I was sporting Xkin for months. Its glossy, black border mimics and blends right into the iPhone X bezels.
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A few weeks ago, I dropped my iPhone down a flight of stairs. What else is new? It’s a ridiculous story that no one wants to hear, and yet all of you have probably experienced something similar. However, as I rushed down those precarious steps to retrieve my undoubtedly shattered iPhone, I was completely surprised.

Not because I didn’t think my Xkin screen protector would hold up against the 10-foot drop but because I had completely forgotten it was even on my screen in the first place! Not until I saw zero damage did I remember I installed the Xkin 3D Tempered Glass onto my iPhone months ago.

I completely forgot it was even there. How? Just Mobile’s rounded, full-coverage design runs edge to edge, including the iPhone’s curved screen. Xkin might as well be invisible.

Protect your iPhone with this super-slim, invisible, self-healing case

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Good news for everyone, this triple threat isn't too good to be true.
Good news for everyone, this triple threat isn't too good to be true.
Photo: Just Mobile

With the Cult of Mac Watch Store’s new goodies from Just Mobile, we had to revisit TENC Air – the incredibly slim, apocalypse-proof, self-healing iPhone case from the same brand.

Yes, it is all those things and more.

Five months ago, we did our first review of TENC Air, and the results blew our minds. Subsequently, these bad boys started flying off our virtual shelves.

Fast forward to the present, and I’m still sporting my TENC case. Why?

Because this triple threat is the real deal, and what’s more is TENC truly stands the test of time (aka 1000s of parking lot iPhone drops since my first review).

Don’t believe us? Watch the video down below for yourself.

Does your iPhone XS suffer from s-s-stuttering?

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It's thought every handset has this problem.
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iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max owners are reporting animation stutters after leaving their handsets idle for around 10 seconds.

The problem, which is most obvious when opening or closing apps and scrolling pages, has reportedly been present for several months now. It persists in the latest iOS 12.2 betas, which suggests Apple hasn’t yet found a fix.

This company sells gorgeous custom iPhones for less than Apple

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They look even better in real life.
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Buying a refurbished iPhone is a great way to save a pretty penny, and now there’s another reason why you should consider avoiding the Apple Store.

One French company is selling rebuilt models that have been painted in pretty colors as part of its “Better Then Refurbished” program. They’re gorgeous, and they cost a lot less.

Score a great deal on these refurbished iPhones [Deals]

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Reminiscence of the older generation phones with these refurbished iPhone deals.
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Need a new iPhone? Are you currently… an Android user? (What are you doing here? Oh, right! Reevaluating your smartphone choices!) It just so happens right now is a great time to be in the market for a smartphone because Cult of Mac has you covered with these deals on refurbished iPhones. All of these iPhones are CDMA/GSM unlocked so perfect for all major U.S. carriers. Lastly, these refurbished iPhones are in “Grade A” condition with up to three minor scratches.

Ranking every iPhone by 4G data speeds

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Gigabit LTE on the iPhone XS is screamin fast.
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Holding onto your old iPhone could be causing you to lose out on some serious 4G LTE speed gains made by carriers over the last few years.

A new study on the average iPhone 4G download and upload speeds in the United States found that iPhone 6 owners and earlier see seeds that are nearly 10Mbps slower than the latest iPhone models.