QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs
APPLE’S LATEST LAUNCH: BIG AND EXPENSIVE
It is that time of year again when Apple launches its long-awaited hardware products. This time the company has successfully gathered our attention via its new iPhones i.e. iPhone XS Max, the flagship product along with its small companion, iPhone XS and iPhone XR, official replacement of iPhone X. Also, the company has unveiled Apple Watch Series 4 with inbuilt ECG focusing on overall health.
Apple Watch Series 4
- Re-engineered wearable device for active and healthy life
- 35% larger curve-edged display
- Several health-monitoring features like the ability to perform electrocardiograms in 30 seconds.
- New S4 chip and 64-bit dual core processor
- Access to multiple time zones, fitness stats, current heart-rate, screen heart rhythm, and ability to detect atrial fibrillation
- Powered by the optical sensor and electrode heart sensor
- Six hours of outdoor workout time
- Breathe meditation, a watch app that guides you in breathing exercises
- 40mm Apple Watch price starts at $399 while the LTE version starts at $499
- Can pre-order Watch from September 14
- Official replacement of iPhone X
- Available at $749 for 64GB
- Large 6.1-inch LCD display phone
- Lacks 3D Touch
- Body of XR is made of aluminum and not stainless-steel body on the XS.
- Single 12 megapixel back camera
- A12 Bionic chip
- 7-megapixel true depth camera module
- IP67 water resistance
- Wireless charging
iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
- 8-core dedicated machine learning engine
- Available in Gold, Silver, and Space Gray.
- Greater protection from dust and liquid
- 458 pixels-per-inch on Super Retina OLED 5.8-inch display
- Available in two sizes, 5.8 and 6.5 inches
- Has Dolby Vision HDR10 with 60% greater dynamic range than the X
- Has stereo sound
- Better and faster camera supporting TrueTone flash offering larger sensor with dual 12-megapixel cameras on the back
- A12 Bionic processor
- iPhone XS and XS Max come in three configuration options: 64, 128, and 256GB.
- The price starts at $1099
GOOGLE SHUTS DOWN ITS POTENTIAL INCUBATOR
Google is putting an end to the four years journey of Inbox app that was launched as an incubator for new email ideas. Users can access the app until March 2019 and later, all its features will be transferred into Gmail app.
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INBOX?
The news came as a surprise for users, who loved this app for its innovative and beneficial features. However, the irony is, Google is closing the app because of limited number of users and rare updates. In last four years, this app managed to gather limited followers and lesser updates that could have enhanced the email experience of users.
In 2014, Google came up with an idea of launching an email app along with Gmail. Inbox app was a success as it delivered various unique ideas that how emailing can be revolutionized. It was Inbox app that came out with bundling and snoozing features in emails. It offered the platform for the management of email onslaught via gestures. And how can you miss the security features offered by Inbox that was inevitably lacking in Gmail.
Despite such amazing features and ideas, Inbox failed to perform among audience and this is the main reason attributed for app closure. However, the app will always be remembered for its amazing features like the ability to integrate tasks with email, setting up reminders along with snoozing and of course, do not forget about its archiving tools.
IS INBOX REPLACEABLE?
Recently, Gmail witnessed a complete designing overhaul in the month of April along with incorporation of key features of Inbox app. According to Google, the company is now focusing on single email app i.e. Gmail. It is merging all features of Inbox like connected task list, snoozing, archiving tools into Gmail and making it compatible with iPhone X.
For now, it is difficult to comment on whether Inbox is replaceable or not, but this app will be missed for its greater ideas. Also, Google has not commented anything on Gmail timeline, hence all we can do is wait and watch.