Apple Stories June 4

Summer means tech event season. Last month we covered everything Google announced at its big developer show, Google I/O, and today was WWDC, which our friends over at 9to5Mac covered in a similar fashion. Whether or not you’re an Apple fan, you’re probably impacted by their products and announcements in some capacity. So here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s big show…

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Apple Stories May 31

Xiaomi’s new Mi 8 closely mimics Apple’s iPhone X

Anyone wanting a similar look to Apple’s iPhone X in an Android phone didn’t have long to wait thanks to the Leagoo S9. The phone copied both the rounded corners and notch on the front of the device, along with the vertical camera bump on the rear.

And today a more familiar brand has done the same with Xiaomi’s Mi 8 …

Apple Stories May 3

Smartphone market leader Samsung saw its market share fall 2.4% year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, reports IDC, despite launching its flagship S9 and S9+ handsets earlier than usual.

IDC does, however, note that the bulk of S9/S9+ sales will fall into Q2 …

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Apple Stories March 20

Will take Android brands two years to catch up with Apple’s Face ID, say parts suppliers

Parts shortages mean that it will take Android brands two years to catch up with Apple’s Face ID technology, according to suppliers of key components used for 3D camera modules …

Apple Stories March 15

Apple Music for Android updated with crash fix, playback reliability improvements

Apple Music for Android has received its second app update of the month — an uncommon occurrence for the rarely updated Apple Music client.

Apple Stories January 18

Apple’s approach to achieving a near-bezel-free design was, of course, the ‘notch’ in the iPhone X. But a Samsung patent suggests the company is hoping to go one step further, and actually embed the camera and other sensors into the screen itself …

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