As first discovered by The Verge, the recently released iOS 12.1 update brings Apple’s controversial “performance management feature” to the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus for the first time. With this tool, Apple can dynamically throttle the devices (i.e. slow them down) as the battery degrades in order to stop random shutdowns.
With a low battery state of charge, a higher chemical age, or colder temperatures, users are more likely to experience unexpected shutdowns. In extreme cases, shutdowns can occur more frequently, thereby rendering the device unreliable or unusable. For iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus, iOS dynamically manages performance peaks to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down so that the iPhone can still be used. This performance management feature is specific to iPhone and does not apply to any other Apple products. Starting with iOS 12.1, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X include this feature, but performance management may be less noticeable due to their more advanced hardware and software design.
Here’s a look at the key differences between the 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the recently introduced 2018 11-inch iPad Pro.
Here’s a look at the key differences between the 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the recently introduced 2018 11-inch iPad Pro. Are the changes worth the higher price? That depends on what you want.... Read the rest of this post here
2018 was a great year for updated Apple products. However, not everything in Apple’s arsenal received a refresh. Here’s an update on those products.
During the past two months, Apple has substantially refreshed its iPhone, iPad Pro, and Mac lineups. Couple this with the earlier updates to the budget iPad and MacBook Pro, and 2018 turned out to be a great year for hardware refreshes. Here’s the likely status of Apple’s products that weren’t updated during this year. ... Read the rest of this post here
AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon won’t support eSIM, at least for now. The support is necessary for dual-SIM functionality on the 2018 iPhones.
AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon won’t offer support for eSIM, at least for now. The support is necessary for dual-SIM functionality on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. The top three carriers in the United States each have different reasons for not supporting eSIM, according to MacRumors and PCMag.... Read the rest of this post here