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Consumer Reports Picks Apple’s iPhone 8 Over The iPhone X in U.S.

More people prefer iPhone 8 over iPhone X in the US: Report

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More and more people are buying iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus than the “super premium” iPhone X in the US, a new survey has revealed.

According to the research group Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), iPhone 8 made up 23 per cent of iPhone sales in the first quarter of 2018 and iPhone 8 Plus registered 21 per cent.

“The iPhone X trailed at 16 per cent, down from 20 per cent the previous quarter,” CNET reported on Tuesday, citing the survey’s findings.

The survey also showed a trend among respondents toward buying past years’ iPhones.

“During the same months of 2017, the brand new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accounted for nearly 70 per cent of iPhone sales. This year, a lot more people are buying iPhones from one, two and even three years ago,” the report noted.

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Apple will announce its next quarterly earnings report on May 1.

In March, a top analyst with asset management firm Piper Jaffray said that unlike what Apple had expected, the response to iPhone X has been lukewarm as many existing users believe that the device is too expensive.

“According to Apple news site PED3.0, Michael Olson, a senior researcher with Piper Jaffray found that 44 per cent people who didn’t upgrade said that they baulked at the idea because their current ‘iPhone works fine’,” Fortune reported.

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More than a third of the respondents said that the iPhone X, which starts at $999, is too expensive.

“And eight per cent said they would have upgraded if the new phone had a larger screen,” the report added.

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities, said in March that the Cupertino-headquartered company would cease production of iPhone X mid-year.

Apple is reportedly gearing up to introduce three new iPhones in 2018 and one of them will be more popular than the others, according to Kuo.  IANS

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Google Finally Updates its Inbox Email App For the iPhone X

Since November 2017, "Inbox" by Gmail has received 13 updates. However, none of them had included iPhone X support

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Google Finally Updates its Inbox Email App For the iPhone X
Google Finally Updates its Inbox Email App For the iPhone X. (IANS)

The “Inbox” by Gmail app for iOS devices has been updated with support for the iPhone X, over eight months after the super premium iPhone was unveiled.

In a 144 MB update pushed out on the App Store, Google said the “Inbox” now supports Apple’s pricier iPhone variant, with little else by way of changes in the update text, The Verge reported late on Thursday.

Essentially, the update removes the black bars on the top and bottom of the screen so it fits the iPhone X’s screen more naturally, with its funky 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

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Since November 2017, “Inbox” by Gmail has received 13 updates. However, none of them had included iPhone X support.

According to Google’s release notes, no other new features were included in the update.

The search engine giant has also updated its standard Gmail app for iOS devices, thus, introducing support for high-priority notifications for important messages. (IANS)

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