With Apple's recently released iPhones, the world is revving up for its first broad taste of eSIMs, or “virtual SIMs.” While an iPhone isn’t the first consumer device to utilize eSIM technology (Google already beat them to the punch with the Pixel 2), the sheer number of iPhone users that will be taking on an eSIM device legitimizes it as the next technology toward which the masses must scramble.
The fall of 2017 is iPhone 8 season. The device, which is rumored to be announced in early September, is the next step in mobile devices being equipped to handle the tasks typically relied on by a laptop. The iPhone 8 is rumored to have 3GB of RAM (1 GB more than the iPhone 7s) and top line models will have 512 GB of storage space. It wasn’t that long ago full PCs touted 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drives. Apple knows that companies need to empower their teams to take their work with them out of the office, and complete tasks with even more efficiency than they would at a desk.
Remember the old folk tale of Goldilocks and her struggle to find porridge that is just right? iPhone users that find themselves struggling to find the right sized iPhone for their needs may soon get a little relief. Rumors are circulating about Apple releasing a new mid-sized model.
It is rumored that a 5-inch sized phone will be released among the new iPhone 8 regular, plus and SE renditions. An unnamed supply chain within has broken the news that there might be another 5 inch model in the mix, complete with an edge to edge display and a possibly bezel-less screen that is equipped with a dual lens.
The end of summer has arrived. The kids are back at school; the NFL has started back up, and for those of us in mobility related industries, the new iPhones have been revealed at their usual yearly keynote. Which means for a lot of people who want the latest and greatest, waiting in long lines, and scurrying online and on the phone to reserve an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus device.
The iPhone “Subscription” – is it the best way to get the newest gadget, or an insidious way for Apple to get more of your money?
Early in September, Apple announced a new plan for its zealous fans – the ability to subscribe to the iPhone upgrade program. There’s been huge amounts of discussion since, ranging from contempt directed at anyone who thinks it’s a good deal to considering it a wash, to those who think it’s a game changing shift in the industry. An overlooked aspect is what this means for your company if your organization has embraced iPhone as the standard smartphone platform.