Apple’s ‘iPhone SE 2’ rumored to ship in first half of 2018, made in India

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Apple is reportedly planning to ship a second-generation iPhone SE in the first of half of next year, assembled by Wistron at facilities in Bangalore, India.
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Best Gifts for iPhone Users

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for someone else, gifts that compliment your most personal device are a great way to spread holiday cheer all year long. These 10 gifts for iPhone users are sure to delight any recipient every time they pick up their iPhone.

Best Gifts Under $ 20

PopSocket Phone Stand/Grip

The PopSocket became wildly popular in 2017 as a way to both hold your phone more securely, as well as prop your phone up on a desk or table. The collapsible button adds a small pop-up grip to the back of your smartphone, allowing for more controlled grip by placing it between your fingers. When not in use, it collapses down to just a few millimeters thick to minimize added bulk. PopSockets are available in a multitude of colors, from $ 7.50 – $ 15.

Buy$ 7.50 – $ 15

10

Nomad Horween Leather Folio Wallet Case

The Nomad leather folio is a combination wallet and iPhone case for iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, or 8 Plus. The American made leather is designed to patina beautifully over time, allowing each case to take on a unique and personal look. Additionally, the wallet can hold three to six cards, and the entire thing will protect your iPhone at the same time.

Buy$ 37.49

9

Mini Qi Wireless Charging Pad

If you or someone you know recently upgraded to the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X, or sport and Android phone that supports wireless charging, this wireless charging pad is a great gift idea. Using the Qi (pronounced chee) standard, this allows for recharging our device without plugging it in. A great option for reducing cable clutter on a desk or nightstand.

Buy$ 19.99

8

USB Solar Charger & Battery

This solar charger can act as emergency power, no matter the situation. With a built-in 5000mAh battery, it can recharge an iPhone nearly 2 full times on a single charge, and its built-in battery can recharge with in sun without needing an outlet. Perfect for camping or long days outdoors without access to power. Pick yours up today for $ 19.99.

Buy$ 19.99

7

Anker PowerLine+ 10ft Lightning Cable

Apple’s Lightning cables have long been a pain-point for iOS users, due to their relatively short length and their fragile construction. With the Anker PowerLine+ 10ft Lightning Cable, you get 3x more distance from an outlet than Apple’s standard cable, and the braided cable housing is much more resilient to everyday wear and tear. If you or someone you know is dealing with a frayed Lightning cable, this is the way to go ($ 17.99).

Buy$ 17.99

6

LimeLens Smartphone Camera Lens Set

We all love taking photos with our smartphone, but sometimes focusing close up, or getting an entire setting in view can be a challenge. This clip on lens allow for extreme close-ups (macro), as well as ultra-wide fisheye shots, and everything in between. This clip on lens comes with 10x macro, wide angle, fisheye, and 1.5x telephoto lenses for diversifying your photo game. Get it here – $ 17.99.

Buy$ 17.99

5

Hoverdock for iPhone

Whether it’s the latest and greatest iPhone or an iPhone 5, this dock will work with any lightning equipped iPhone. Using an existing lightning cable, the underside of the dock offers retractable cable storage for a tidy workspace. The sturdy base and rubber bottom will keep an iPhone in place, floating above any surface, away from spills. Using the dock is also a great way to maximize the life of the light cables and keep them from fraying or splitting with extended use.

Buy$ 27.95

4

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive

Quickly free up space on an iPhone by storing photos and videos on an external drive. Great for anybody battling a 16GB iPhone, or the selfie queen in the house, the iXpand Flash Drive and iXpand Drive app allow for offloading your photos, videos, and music storage in a convenient flash drive. With both Lightning and USB-A ports, moving files from an iPhone to a computer couldn’t be easier. The SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive is available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities.

Buy$ 39.99

4

Scosche Magic Mount

Your iPhone is likely your GPS and form of entertainment while driving, but fiddling with clips and latches can be a hassle. The Magic Mount uses a thin metal plate on your smartphone and a magnet in the mount to hold your phone securely in place without the need to press clamps or springs. The entire mount suctions to your windshield, while the plate can be stuck to the back of you device or its case. A great gift idea for anybody that spends time behind the wheel.

Buy$ 19.99

3

Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker

This 360º wireless speaker pumps out huge sound without distortion. Offering well rounded sound that fills the room. The built-in microphone allows for phone calls, and can also be used for talking to Siri. The IPX7 waterproof design and 15 hours of battery life make it the perfect companion, anywhere you go.

Buy$ 123.99

2

Beats X Wireless Earbuds

The iPhone is an extremely popular workout companion, and so are the Beats X Wireless Earbuds. These sport earbuds offer a comfortable neck strap, in-ear tips for improved noise isolation, in-line controls for volume and audio control, and feature Apple’s W1 chip for easy pairing. The Beats X are charged over a Lightning cable, meaning you need one less cord when traveling, as well.

Buy$ 99

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Mercedes’ wireless charger doesn’t play nice with the iPhone X

I’m driving a new 2017 Mercedes E300 today, and it comes with a built-in wireless charger, which is a nice feature for a $ 60,000 car. Now, let’s overlook the poor placement of the charger — buried behind the cupholders, for some reason — and get to the main issue.

If you have an iPhone 8 or iPhone X, which come with wireless charging, you can charge your phone on the pad, unlike previous iPhones. But there is a major flaw that keeps driving me crazy, and it’s Apple Pay. Since the charging pad also has NFC, the iPhone thinks you’re trying to pay for something and automatically activates Apple Pay every time you put the phone down to charge.

Seems like a small issue, right? Well if you’re playing music in your car from your phone, as…

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Perfecto Announces First, In the Market Cloud Support for iPhone X

The day has come, and as expected, Apple has started selling its innovative new smartphone, The iPhone X.

Without a doubt, it’s a leap forward for Apple and a new price tag for this premium device. As reported in the media, there are some iPhone 8 customers who are already planning to switch to the new device- anticipation for this devices is indeed high.

Starting now, Perfecto customers around the world can already start validating their apps on this new device with iOS11, in a cloud environment.

The expectations are that many apps will suffer from glitches due to the new features of this phone:

  • New screen size – all display
  • New display of 5.8” 
  • Wireless charging capabilities
  • New authentication method via Face ID over the existing fingerprint that is supported in the previous iPhones.
    • TrueDepth camera enables enhanced capabilities including the Face ID.
    • Face ID is the new door from iPhone X to most secured apps including Apple Pay and more.
  • Specific gestures for user engagement – instead of pressing the home button, swipe up takes users to the home screen regardless of the app they are using.
  • New chipset (A11 Bionic) produces by far higher performance and computing power than previous devices, as well introduces new opportunities around augmented reality and more for developers. That immediately impacts apps performance, but maybe also carries a price in battery consumption.

While there are many cool innovations introduced with the new device, we need to acknowledge the iOS11 reality- so far, it’s proved to suffer from lower adoption than usual, together with quality issues, that resulted already in 4 bug fix releases.

Customers need to make some unique testing-related changes to accommodate the new iPhone X.

Test scenarios ought to include few unique paths to cover the following:

  • New swipe engagement moving apps to the Home screen
  • Authentication cases now need to be done via Face ID and not fingerprint
  • UI testing and visual testing needs to specifically be done against the device that has bigger screen size and a full display
  • Battery and performance benchmark tests need to be done as well
  • Environment and network condition testing need to be conducted to assure that the new chipset and apps work perfect together in varying
  • conditions.

Perfecto is first in the market to enable customers to start testing their iOS11 apps on iPhone X the same day and hour the phone hit the stores. This is already a common practice at Perfecto, exceeding our 4 year track record that benefits our customers.

Please see below the new iPhone X connected to the Perfecto cloud as a reference.

Happy Testing!

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10 great gifts for Apple iPhone users

What better for a slow news day than a quick and easy guide to some of the best iPhone-related accessories you can get for the Apple user in your life this season?  

A Bluetooth speaker: JBL Flip 4

If you want a Bluetooth speaker system that’s high on audio quality and connection stability, take a look at this relatively affordable system from JBL. Not only is it highly portable, but it’s waterproof enough to be thrown into three feet of water for up to half an hour and still work fine. (The manufacturer’s claim.) You can even purchase two of these systems and twin them together as stereo speakers.

There’s also a built-in mic so you can use it as a speaker phone or even to ask Siri questions, such as: “Why is HomePod delayed?” It picked up four stars from sister site, TechHive.

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