First Reviews Call iPhone XS & Max Awesome But Wait For iPhone XR To Decide

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The early iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max reviews are now being posted online. Not surprisingly, most focus on the subtle differences between the two handsets and the 2017 iPhone X.

Here are excerpts from some of the first iPhone XS/XS Max reviews:

The Verge‘s Nilay Patel explains that “both iPhone XS models are fundamentally just spec-bumped updates to the iPhone X.” He suggests no one with the 2017 handset needs to upgrade, “but if you’re already deep into a preorder, don’t worry: you will love the iPhone XS.”

For everyone else, he explains that “it’s worth waiting to see how the iPhone XR turns out before rushing in — it has the same processor and the same main camera for $750. The only major question is how good its 6.1-inch LCD will look in comparison to the OLED on the XS.”

The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern had similar thoughts. Though she was impressed with both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, she suggests waiting until the iPhone XR launches in October to make a decision.

Imagine Goldilocks only tested the cold and hot porridges and never found the one that was “just right.” Her life might have been entirely different. That’s how I feel about testing the iPhone XS and XS Max—without the iPhone XR—for the past week.

TechCrunch’s Matthew Panzarino says some might not be happy with this year’s “S” models because they aren’t all that different than the iPhone X. Still, he says that “weakness, however, is only really present if you view it through the eyes of the year-over-year upgrader.” He suggests those iPhone X users will only be happy if you “love what they’ve done with the camera to want to make the jump.” Nonetheless, “As a move from any other device, it’s a huge win.”

Finally, there’s Mashable’s Raymond Wong who actually goes in a different direction. He believes both models offer much more than subtle changes — if you look inside the devices.

He explains:

The time has come for us to look beyond the surface of the iPhone — they’re all gonna look like the iPhone X from here on out. Maybe the notch and the bezels shrink over the next couple of years, but the real game-changing innovations are all happening inside. So start paying more attention to them, because they’re “boring” but will increasingly matter more.

As someone who purchased an iPhone XS Max to replace my iPhone X, I don’t have a beef with anything that was said in these reviews. Nonetheless, I also agree that for the average iPhone owners, it’s a wise choice to wait until the iPhone XR arrives on Oct. 26 to decide which one is best.

As a reminder, you can pre-order the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max now. Both models officially launch in stores this Friday, Sept. 21. Pre-orders for the iPhone XR will be accepted beginning on Friday, Oct. 19.

Did you already order a new iPhone or are you waiting? Let us know below.

Kuo: High Preorder Demand For Apple Watch Series 4, low Expectations For 5.8-inch iPhone XS

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In a research note seen by AppleInsider, Kuo says average shipping times for Apple’s flagship iPhone XS Max suggest demand for the premium handset is in line with expectations.

With launch shipments already pushed back one to two weeks, depending on model, the company’s “high price strategy” appears to be paying off. Chinese demand is expectedly strong as the XS Max ticks off that demographic’s most-wanted features with a new gold color option, dual-SIM support and an oversized 6.5-inch display.

Apple’s new dual-SIM solution relies on eSIM technology already in use in Apple Watch and iPad, but the company is unable to market the technology in China due to carrier restrictions. Instead, Apple took the extra step of building a special model for Chinese consumers that supports two physical SIM cards, one on each side of the SIM tray.

Kuo notes average shipping times for XS Max are shorter than the two to three week ship-by dates seen during last year’s iPhone X release, but believes the improvements have more to do with the supply chain than relaxed demand. As such, the analyst is forecasting XS Max to account for 25 to 30 percent of new iPhone shipments.

Demand for the 5.8-inch iPhone XS is lower than anticipated, Kuo says, pointing out most models of the iPhone X successor will deliver to customers on launch day. Considering the numbers, the analyst believes more users are interested in iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, the latter being a new mid-tier iPhone with 6.1-inch LCD screen set to go on sale in October.

On the back “lackluster demand,” Kuo decreased iPhone XS allocation estimates from 15 to 20 percent of all new iPhone model shipments down to 10 to 15 percent.

Picking up the slack is iPhone XR, which moves from 50 to 55 percent up to 55 to 60 percent of new model shipments. More affordable pricing starting at $749 in the U.S. and dual-SIM support in the Chinese market are likely to fuel demand for the aluminum clad iPhone.

“We estimate the shipment peak of XS Max and XS will be in October and XR will start shipping and benefiting supply chain momentum in October,” Kuo says. “We estimate the shipments of the 2H18 new iPhone models will grow slightly year-over-year to 75 to 80 million units.”

Finally, Apple Watch Series 4 is performing better than expected with Apple showing multiple model stockouts in participating launch countries. Kuo attributes increased interest to new functions like advanced heart monitoring and electrocardiogram capabilities.

Currently, Apple Watch ECG support is limited to the U.S., where the company secured FDA clearance for over-the-counter sales, and is not scheduled to roll out until later this year. During its unveiling, Apple COO Jeff Williams said the company is working to bring ECG capabilities to other countries, but failed to offer a timeline on release.

Kuo predicts Apple Watch shipments will reach 18 million units in 2018, with Series 4 accounting for 50 to 55 percent of the whole.

New Details Leak about The iPhone Xs Max, Fourth-generation Apple Watch

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With one day to go before Apple’s big “Gather round” event, new details have emerged about the devices most likely to make an appearance tomorrow. The details come from 9to5Mac, which was the first outlet to publish real images purportedly of the upcoming iPhone Xs/Xs Max and fourth-generation Apple Watch.

On the iPhone front, 9to5Mac says the 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max could weigh 7.34 ounces versus the iPhone 8 Plus which weighs 7.13 ounces. It attributes the stainless steel enclosure band on the new model for the difference. The iPhone 8 Plus has aluminum on the sides. The publication calls the design for the iPhone Xs Max “asymmetrical.” We’re expecting to see the iPhone Xs – the direct replacement for the iPhone X – together with a larger 6.5-inch Xs Max or Xs Plus model, and a cheaper 6.1-inch LCD version. Speculation on the name for that has included the iPhone Xc and iPhone Xr.

It has also heard that for the second year in a row, iPhones will include a 5W charging brick with USB-A in the box. On Monday, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported the same news which came from a separate source.

9to5Mac has also heard the iPhone Xs Max with dual SIM will have four holes on one side of the Lightning port and seven holes on the other side. This compares to six holes on either side on the iPhone X. There’s been no word on why the change was made.

Finally, both the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are expected to ship with separate space wallpapers, depending on the color of the device. Above, you can see the wallpaper that’s expected to ship with the new gold version; there will be ones matching the space gray and silver models.

For the Apple Watch Series 4, 9to5Mac says it expects this year’s model to feature 64-bit processors, just like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. 32-bit software is no longer supported on iOS and won’t be on macOS after this year, so this piece of news makes sense. The current Apple Watch is 32-bit.

This year’s Apple Watch is expected to feature a bigger display, all-new face, and more. As a reminder, Apple’s press event tomorrow begins at 10 a.m. PDT. We offer detailed instructions on how to watch the event live.

 

Apple Probably Won’t Launch iPhones With An In-Display Version Of Touch ID Anytime Soon

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Liked Touch ID, or just plain don’t like unlocking your phone with your face? Too bad, unless you’re an Android person. Apple is likely planning on foregoing an in-display Touch ID fingerprint sensor for phones launched in 2018-2019 altogether in favor of the Face ID system introduced in the iPhone X, 9to5Mac writes, citing an analysis from “reliable supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.”

According to 9to5Mac, one reason Apple may decide to go this route is because the newer generation of high-end OLED screens such as those found in the iPhone X generally lack sensor support throughout the entire screen. However, Android manufacturers are interested in the technology, meaning that a major difference between phones based on either platform may be Face ID vs in-display Touch ID:

In a new research note shared today, Kuo argues that Fingerprint On Display, or FOD, technology will grow 500% in 2019 as Android phones continue to adopt the technology, but Kuo says Apple won’t be embedding Touch ID in new iPhones next fall.

In-screen Touch ID hasn’t been rumored for the iPhone XS this year, and rumors that Apple was working on the technology last summer have been denied.

Kuo argues that Apple’s facial recognition technology as a biometric security solution is serving the iPhone line well. Android phones instead will serve as the testbed for steadily improving Fingerprint On Display technology. As the Verge noted, Samsung has been reported to be looking into in-display fingerprint sensors in its upcoming Samsung S10 line. That potentially sets up a situation in which the two manufacturers will spar over which method is superior. (Both systems are secure enough for the average user, and the more advanced Face ID seems to be on its way up, though it’s debatable that the old Touch ID system is easier to use.)

This is just a prediction, though Kuo is generally recognized as one of the best Apple analysts, including a stretch in 2014 when he accurately anticipated almost the entire slate of products that year.

Even if the report is accurate, though, that doesn’t mean Apple will necessarily ditch Touch ID forever. It could wait until the technology progresses enough to introduce in-display Touch ID. In theory, it could also concede that enough users want both technologies to reverse track and re-introduce the old Touch ID sensor in post-iPhone X models, but that is very unlikely to happen.

What If You See No Service Or Searching On Your iPhone Or iPad?

Hi there, I’ve been having a problem recently with my phone 6s, one night it stopped having cell service. Many reboots, refreshes and resets later, it came back. unfortunately it’s happened again and my phone is once more useless. Sim card works no problem in other iPhone, both same model and 5/5s. What can I do?

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I can imagine how frustrated you would be if your phone kept telling you that you had no service. Don’t be anxious. If you see No Service or Searching on your iPhone or iPad, or can’t connect to a cellular network or cellular data, follow these steps:

  • Check your coverage area

Make sure that you’re in an area with cellular network coverage. Then follow these steps:

  1. If you can’t connect to a cellular network on your iPhone, make sure that cellular data is on in Settings > Cellular*. On your iPad, go to Settings > Cellular Data
  2. If you’re traveling internationally, make sure that your device is set up for data roaming. Go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Data Roaming
  • Restart your iPhone or iPad
  • Check for a Carrier Settings update

To manually check for and install a carrier settings update:

  1. Make sure that your device is connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network
  2. Tap Settings > General > About. If an update is available, you’ll see an option to update your carrier settingsTo see the version of carrier settings on your device, tap Settings > General > About and look next to Carrier

If you insert a new SIM card into your iPhone or iPad, you need to download the carrier settings for your new carrier.

  • Take out the SIM card and put it back in

If the SIM card is damaged, or doesn’t fit in the SIM tray, contact your carrier

  • Reset your Network Settings

Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. This also resets Wi-Fi networks and passwords, cellular settings, and VPN and APN settings that you’ve used before

  • Update your iPhone or iPad

Update your iPhone or iPad to the latest iOS 11.3

  • Contact your carrier

Issues with your carrier or account might affect your service. Contact your carrier to:

  1. Verify that your account is active and in good standing
  2. Make sure there are no outages in your area
  3. Check that your device isn’t blocked from receiving cellular services and is set up with the right data plan

If you still can’t connect to a cellular network, and have confirmed with your carrier that there isn’t an issue with your account or network, try restoring your device. Only your wireless carrier can access and manage details about your account. If you need help finding your wireless carrier’s service page, use the Apple carrier-support article or an online search engine.

 

How To Transfer Long Voice Memos From iPhone To Computer?

I have recorded a talk of 30 minutes on voice memo. It will not allow me to send via email longer than 8 minutes, any idea on how to transfer this to my computer? Thank you very much!

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How to transfer long voice memos from iPhone to computer? We all know that iTunes should automatically sync voice memos to your iTunes library when you connect iPhone to your computer. However, when the backup is complete, you cannot guarantee that the memo will be included in the backup since apple doesn’t provide us a way to access the backup file and the only way to view the detailed information is to restore the whole backup. Are you at a loss about what to do? Keep your chin up,

I would like to recommend iFonebox to you. It can certainly help you move long voice memos from iPhone to computer, it also allows you to listen to the voice memos on your computer at any time. Here we list some of its main features:

  • The clear interface makes it easy to use
  • Three flexible recovery modes: recover from device, recover from iTunes backup, recover from iCloud backup
  • Suitable for almost all kinds of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
  • Support up to 17 kinds of data including contacts, notes, messages, call history, safari bookmarks, photos, WeChat messages, WhatsApp chats, etc.
  • It’s completely safe and protect your personal information
  • Will not cause any damage to your current data and computer

Compared to iTunes and iCloud, you can selectively choose the target data you really want instead of restoring the entire backup. In addition to being a backup tool, it is also a professional recovery tool and a handy backup extractor. In other words, it can help you maximize the possibility of recovery whether you have a backup file or not. Amazing, right?

iFonebox has two available versions: Windows version and Mac version. Please make sure to download and install the right version for your computer. Once you have installed the program, next I will show you how to divert large voice memos from iPhone to computer quickly.

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Step one: Launch iFonebox

Connect your iPhone to the computer, in this interface, you’ll see “Next” in blue area, click it to continue. It’s necessary to enable the flight mode and keep the USB cable connected stable during the progress.

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Step two: Scan data

It will scan automatically after you click the “Voice memos” icon, the duration depends on the amount of your data so it might take your some time, please wait patiently.

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Step three: Back up data

After the scan completes, a list of voice memos will show up on your program interface. Now you can recover them, choose the items you want to back up and click the “Recover to pc”.

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WhatsApp Attachments Gone After Install iOS 10.3, How To Restore?

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“Some of my WhatsApp attachments gone after install the latest iOS 10.3. How can I get back those precious WhatsApp attachments? Guide me please, thank you!”

WhatsApp is a famous social networking app that can download freely on smartphones including iPhone. WhatsApp allows user to send text and audio messages, videos, images, documents or even make phone calls by connecting with internet. In the event of using iPhone, you may lost your WhatsApp attachments due to some reasons such as iOS upgrade, accidental deletion, iPhone broken, etc and you realize you need to get them back. Therefore, this article will show you how to restore WhatsApp attachments after install iOS 10.3 effortlessly.

Read also: Access And Restore Lost Whatsapp Messages From iPhone Backup

How to get back WhatsApp attachments on iOS 10.3? What you need to do is to look for an WhatsApp data recovery program that will help to find missing WhatsApp attachments after update to iOS 10.3. iFonebox is an outstanding WhatsApp data recovery software that you can use to restore WhatsApp attachments. With iFonebox, you can scan your missing WhatsApp attachments from your iPhone directly or extract them from your iTunes/iCloud backup file storage. Besides WhatsApp attachments, this easy-to-use software supported to restore WhatsApp messages and backup WhatsApp data on your PC/Mac. Below are some of its key feature.

  1. Built with 3 types of recovery modes: Recover from iOS device, Recover from iTunes backup files and Recover from iCloud backup files.
  2. It support data loss scenarios such as iOS upgrade, mistaken deletion, broken devices, disabled iPhone, factory reset and so on.
  3. Software that can recover up to 16 types of iOS data like contacts, reminders, messages, calendars events, etc.
  4. Fully compatible on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.

Now let’s us begin how to restore Whatsapp attachments after install iOS 10.3. Read the step by step guides below. Firstly, you will need to download iFonebox on your PC. There are 2 versions accessible: Windows version & Mac version.

How To Restore Gone WhatsApp Attachments After Install iOS 10.3?

Method 1: Get Back WhatsApp Attachments From iTunes Backup
Step 1: Launch the software and select your backup files
Launch iFonebox and connect your phone via USB cable.  Select “Recover from iTunes Backup File” on the interface of iFonebox, and you will see your itunes backup files. PS: Please click “select more” if you do not found your backup file on the interface.
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Step 2: Scan your selected backup files
After select your backup files, start to scan your iDevice. Then, select “WhatsApp Attachments” under “Media data” column. Kind reminder: If you have large data on your backup files, the scanning process might take a little bit longer.
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Step 3: Preview and recover
After finish scan, you are able to preview those found WhatsApp attachments. Select the WhatsApp attachments you want to recover and click “Recover to PC”. Then your WhatsApp attachments will be successfully recover on your PC.
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Method 2: Find Missing WhatsApp Attachments From iCloud Backup
Step 1: Install, launch the software and sign in iCloud.
Launch iFonebox. Select “Recover from iCloud Backup” as the recovery mode on the interface of iFonebox. Please log in your apple ID and password before proceed to next step. Tips: Please do not connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch while using this recovery mode, in case your iOS data file maybe updated or modified.recover_call_history_iCloud

Step 2: Download, extract and scan iCloud Backup
Select the backup you want to recover and then click “Download”. You may only select “WhatsApp” to download during this recovery to reduce the download time. Next, select “WhatsApp Attachments” item from downloaded backup files and click start scan.
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Step 3: Preview and Restore WhatsApp Attachments
After scanning, you will be able to preview and select the attachments you want to recover and click “Recover to PC”.
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How To Retrieve Lost iMessages Threads On iOS 10.3 iPhone?

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“Hi there, I just updated my iPhone 7 to iOS 10.3, and I didn’t know some parts of my imessages was gone, and I tried to scroll over and over I didn’t found them. And now I hoping I can get them back. Can you help please?”

Generally speaking, if your iMessages lost due to certain reasons like iOS upgrade, do you still have the chance to recover missing iMessages conversation on iOS 10.3 iPhone? Actually yes. You can get back missing iMessages threads on iOS 10.3 from iTunes/iCloud backup if you have backup, but you might need to be encounter the risk of current data get wiped by the backup data. However, if you don’t have any iPhone backup, the first thing you do is to turn on Airplane mode in case the deleted data overwritten by the new incoming data. Thus, is that any way to retrieve lost iMessages on iOS 10.3 iPhone? Definitely yes. Keep reading.

Read also: An effective tool to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone

To retrieve lost iMessages, you need help from a third party software – iFonebox. Why? Because iFonebox is known as a professional iOS data recovery software which support 3 types of recovery mode, there are recover from device directly, from iTunes backup and iCloud backup selectively. iFonebox not only allow you to recover deleted text messages, also can export and save your text messages as a backup to your computer. And now you are able to recover missing iMessages conversation on iOS 10.3 iPhone and recover straight back to your device. Besides messages, iFonebox is able to recover up to 16 data such as reminders, calendars, Wechat data etc.

Download and install iFonebox and begin to get back missing iMessages threads on iOS 10.3 by reading the steps below. Ifonebox is supporting Windows and Mac version.
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How To Retrieve Lost iMessages Conversation On iOS 10.3 iPhone?

Step 1: If you don’t have backup for your deleted messages, you still able to retrieve your lost iMessages by tapping “Recover from iOS device” as your recovery mode after you run the software. Please do not forget to connect your phone with USB cable and if this is the first time you connect your iPhone to PC, you are require to tap “Trust the computer” on your iPhone screen. Then, click “Start” to begin.
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Step 2: Select “Messages” under “Text Data” column, and then click “Start Scan” button. PS: iMessages is stored in Messages as well.
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Step 3: After done scanning, you can select “Only display the deleted items” to filter your results if you are looking for deleted messages. You can edit the deleted messages before recover. The last step is select the messages you want to recover either “Recover to PC” or “Recover to device”. If you select “Recover to device”, you will be able to view your lost iMessages on your device directly.
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iFonebox is such a powerful program on recover missing iMessages conversation on iOS 10.3 iPhone back to your device directly even you didn’t back up. Download and give it a try now!

iOS 10.3 Third Beta Version Has Released To Developers, What’s In It?

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Apple released the third beta version of the coming up iOS 10.3 (build 14E5249d) to the developers. The first beta of iOS 10.3 was seeded for developers on 24th Jan 2017, and the second beta was released on 6th Feb 2017. There are a bunch of new features and one of it is Find My Airpods. Don’t be too excited if the latest iOS 10.3 has released publicly, make sure your iPhone data has perfectly backup. If you have lost your iDevice data while updating to iOS 10.3, a professional iOS Data Recovery Tool will help you to get back your missing iDevice Data.

iOS 10.3 Features?

Find My Airpods is increased into the “Find My iPhone” app. The concept is basically the same, Apple users are able to track your location of the new Apple wireless earbuds case easily with the new Find My Airpods feature. You can play sounds to find your airpods, this major features could give an advantages for Apple users who will always forget where they put their earpods. So far, this feature could be one of the major improvements we see in iOS 10.3.

Theatre Mode will be added to the Control Center on iPhones/iPads and the icons will be look like a popcorn shaped. The Theatre Mode button will have the option to dim the screen or mute audio and notifications when Apple users in theatre. If this Theatre Mode is officially has become one of the new features, I guess iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch usage is not allowed in any theatre. But does this feature will be added in iOS 10.3?

Most of the changes will be the improvements of the existing features.

  • Siri Kits- which enables to make payment or use on ride-sharing apps like Uber.
  • Weather Icons in Maps- To show hourly Weather forecast and other information. (This feature probably only compatible iPhone 6S and above).
  • CarPlay
  • Home Kits- enables programmable light switches.

There are just more improvements of iOS 10.3 and we might not know it for now. We believe that the newest iOS 10.3 will bring every Apple users a dozen of useful improvements when it has released officially.

Apple iOS 10.2.1 Updated News

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Today, Apple has announced the release of iOS 10.2.1, which comes about 6 weeks after iOS 10.2 released. As usual, the new iOS update involve minor bug fixes. So what is the amazing update features for this coming iOS 10.2.1? Let’s recall back iOS 10.2 update, the updates included new TV app to replace Video app, new screen effects for messages, new wallpaper, new emoji characters and improve camera settings. New update is so tempting and everyone looking forward for it. If you lose your data while update to iOS 10.2.1, don’t worry, click here to get an iOS data recovery tool to get back your lost data.

Back to iOS 10.2.1 update, this coming update will have better security update in order to enhance your iDevice. Last time when iOS 9.3.5 update, that is a security issue could potentially expose contacts, emails, calls and text. Heard that this iOS 10.2.1 update will fix this to protect every iDevice users private and yet important privacy.

Other than security issue, I suspect that this coming update will fix the issue battery life 30% bug. I believe a lot of users has the battery life 30% and suddenly drop to 1% issue happen. However, this update hasn’t confirm yet, but since this could be one of the major issue that might decrease the performance of iDevice, probably Apple will try to diagnose this as soon as possible to improve the iDevice performance.

Any update else?
Nothing huge, but definitely “bug fix” for sure will be counted as one of it, it might be cannot be seen physically but it absolutely will enhance the iOS performance when you’re using your phone.

How to install the new iOS 10.2.1 update? There are 2 ways to install the new iOS 10.2.1 after released. One is connecting to iTunes and the other is downloading on iDevice itself by going Settings > General > Software Update. The iOS 10.2.1 size estimated 72MB therefore you will not need to clean out much space for this update. Additionally, this iOS 10.2.1 update available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod Touch 6th generation and so.

It looks like Apple is faster and efficient on updating their iOS, it is like getting ready to publish the iOS 10.2.1 to the public. Can’t wait for the iOS 10.2.1 update now!