iPhone X or iPhone Edition? We thought we knew

There are a lot of new leaks popping up everywhere about the 10th anniversary iPhone that will be announced at Steve Jobs Theater on Tuesday this week. 

The latest “leak” seems to point at it being called:

iPhone X

We are very sure of this:

  • A new version of the 7 and 7 Plus will be released an will be called the 8 and 8 Plus
  • A more expensive 10th anniversary iPhone will also be released with a very upgraded camera, OLED (almost) edge to edge screen and maybe even Face ID?

We thought the expensive version would be called iPhone Edition but this latest leak that comes from iOS11 seems to be pretty solid. 

Here is the source:

This is all a bit of a headache as we are trying to setup SKUs, categories and product data. We’re doing our best to have pre-orders available as soon as the actual announcement has been made. We’ve got a great new case for the iPhone X (Edition, Pro, whatever!). It is modeled after our Traveler case with new shockproof material molded right into the case. Our Traveler case was already very protective and the addition of this new material will give you even greater protection against bigger and harder drops. 

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The Smartphones’ Dos and Don’ts

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Android accessibility settings you should be using

Smartphones running on the Android operating system come with a lot of perks. One of them is hidden in plain sight, and few people use it – the curious ones –; It’s the accessibility setting. Embedded in between the system settings, accessibility options differ from phone to phone depending on your model. Other options are mandatory across the Android platform, and hence most devices have them. If you haven’t already taken advantage of the feature found in the accessibility settings, here is what you have been missing out.

Device interaction control

Before we dive into the interaction control that’s is found on Samsung Galaxy devices, let’s look at those on other Android devices. Interaction control provides a way in which you can act upon your device. The android system has a ‘Caption’ feature in the accessibility settings. This feature was designed to help those people with difficulty in hearing; anyone else can also try it. Captions appear like subtitles in movies/ what you see when you enable captions in YouTube. You can also set your language apart from English and also customize how the text and captions will look like.

“Captions” Source:Screenshot

Samsung devices offer interaction control to another whole new level. They let you block specific areas of the screen you don’t want to touch such as the status bar, change screen timeout and also turn on and off the gesture motions. LG refers to them as ‘touch control areas.’

Magnification gestures

This is one of the most known hacks in the smartphone realm. Even iPhone users have it. This feature lets you zoom/magnify an area on your device. It pretty much works like zooming in google maps. Using this feature, you can read tiny writings without your glasses and even double the zoom when using the camera. After enabling it in the accessibility setting, you need to triple tap the screen quickly to zoom. To zoom temporarily, triple tap and hold. Other instructions on how to use it are given every time you enable it.

“Magnification Gesture” Source: Screenshot

Customization options

These options also depend on the device you are using. In the general android system, they include; font size, display size, contrast text, auto rotate the screen, speak passwords, mouse options, and an end call option. With these options, you can customize your device to display your apps and text the way you like. You can even add the accessibility shortcut in the power menu options.

“Customization” Source: Screenshot

Text-to-Speech

Ever wished your smartphone could read your articles? Yes, it can. Combining these feature with the google text to speech engine, your smartphone will become your ultimate reader. What’s cool is that you can set the speech rate and pitch to your preference. You can also use other languages apart from English provided you have installed it.

“Text-to-Speech” Source: Screenshot

Color inversion and correction

This is another way of using negative colors on your android device. White turns to black, and black turns to white. Other colors may appear whacky and to be sure you may not like some. For your visual needs, there are three to six color correction modes depending on your device; Deuteranomaly (red-green), Protanomaly(red-green), Tritanomaly(blue-yellow), Deuteranopia (green), Protanopia (red) and Tritanopia (blue).