Newsletter Twitter Gets Crazy With Characters & Has iPhone 8 Failed

Newsletter: Twitter Gets Crazy With Characters & Has iPhone 8 Failed?

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

Technology must be like oxygen, ubiquitous, necessary and invisible ~ Chris Lehmann

HAS TWITTER TAKEN ITS CHARACTER FRENZY TOO FAR THIS TIME?

THE STORY

Now Twitter gives you the liberty to get a display name of upto 50 characters.

WHAT IS THE NEW UPDATE AGAIN?

Lately, Twitter has been all about giving more characters for users to post their tweets. This was fine and was also praised by critics. But now they’ve increased the limit for display name characters to 50. Who, on earth needs that? The earlier limit was 20 characters.

With the increased limit, you can add emojis and suffixes to the display name. However, you can’t change your @user name, this update only applies to your display name. The display name is a personal identifier displayed in your profile page which is used to identify you wherein Your username displays in your profile URL and it’s used for logging in, replies, and sending Direct Messages.

To change your display name, you need to go to your profile picture and select Profile from the menu. On the next screen, click on Edit Profile (located at the right side of the page). Click on your current name. The feature is live now.

WHO NEEDS THAT?

It is good for the people from different cultures or have long names in their respective native language. Apart from we certainly can’t think of anyone who would keep such an unusually long display name. But even if you have an unusually long name due to your cultural or regional heritage, we’re sure you would wanna keep things short on Twitter for your own convenience.

Moreover, there are plenty of issues that Twitter officials should rather focus on than making such superficially cosmetic changes to it.  It needs to focus on fighting against growing reports of abuse on the platform, along with improving on user engagement.

 HAS IPHONE 8 FAILED?

 

THE STORY

Apple might face a setback due to the launch of two versions of iPhone this year, as iPhone 8 and 8 Plus seem overshadowed by iPhone X.

IS MARKETING STRATEGY FAILING?

Apple launched iPhone 8 along with the mighty next-gen iPhone X and the results aren’t that favorable. The latest quarterly report of the company supports this notion that iPhone 8 is not running successfully in the market. So far, they have only shipped approx 11.8 million units of the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus devices in 3rd quarter wherein the company shipped 14 million shipments of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus same time last year.

The reason behind the less shipping unit is not that iPhone is not able to ship them but iPhone has two more shipped devices on the market. One of them is iPhone 7 with 13 million units approx shipped and iPhone 6s with approx 7.9 million units shipped. All of these evidences are enough to prove that iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have not been doing well as planned.

WOULD IT AFFECT THE SALES & WHAT IS APPLE DOING ABOUT IT?

Yes, it has affected the sales and the retailers in China have put a heavy discount on iPhone 8 to spike up the sales. Apple has planned to deal with the crisis by cutting off the orders from the manufacturing partners and has also removed iPhone 7 256 GB variant to make iPhone 8 appealing to the customers looking for the upgrade.

Regardless of how severe this situation might seem, this downfall didn’t have much effect on the company. As proven with the huge revenue reports in Q3. With all the excitement for iPhone X,  it surely doesn’t matter even if one of their products have lukewarm sales. People still want to own an iPhone, even if it is not the latest and brightest, still it is iPhone!

Srishti Sisodia

Srishti Sisodia is a technical content journalist at Systweak Software. Apart from being a capable engineer, her affinity for inscription draws her towards writing interesting content about contemporary technologies and progressions. She is an avid reader and a fare connoisseur. She relishes different cuisines and when it comes to baking, she takes the cake!

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