iOS 11, the latest version of Apple’s operating system, has finally been released for the company’s mobile devices. So if you have a compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPhone touch model, you can download iOS 11 now. While no official time has been announced for the update, based on experience, we can expect the update to be available at 10:30 PM IST. Make sure you have your data backed up before proceeding with the update. If you’re waiting for the update, you can download iOS 11 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch here. The latest update to iOS 11 will be available for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, and iPhone 5s.
Here’s what made even more news in the world of technology today:
Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Prices Reduced In India In ‘Navratra Special Offer’Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Price Reduced In India. This price reduction is part of Samsung’s Navratra Special Offer. The prices of both Galaxy S8 smartphones have been slashed by Rs. 4,000, bringing them back to Rs. 53,990 and Rs. 60,990, respectively. If the price cut has caught your eye, there’s more. When purchasing the HDFC Bank, customers will get an additional cashback of Rs. 4,000, bringing the discount total to Rs. 8,000. The 6GB RAM variant of the Galaxy S8+ has received two different price cuts.
In other news, Sony Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra are also getting price cuts. The company has confirmed the price reduction in a statement to retailers. The Xperia XA1 was originally priced at Rs. 19,990 and will be available now at a suggested retail price (SRP) of Rs. 17,990. While the Xperia XA1 Ultra, priced at Rs. 29,990 at launch, will have a suggested retail price of Rs. 27,990. Starting Tuesday, the devices should be available at newer prices at all Sony Centers and major electronics stores across India.
Moto X4 India launches on October 3. The Moto X4 was launched at IFA 2017 and will be launched in India on October 3. After a series of teasers on Motorola’s Twitter account, the media invites were sent out. The Moto X4 will be the latest smartphone to be added to the X series in India. It features a metal unibody design that was showcased in Super Black and Sterling Blue colors. It has a 5.2-inch full-HD display with a fingerprint scanner below the home button. The highlight of the Moto X4 is the dual camera setup on the back, consisting of a 12-megapixel dual autofocus sensor and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM.
Vodafone offers up to Rs. 900 additional talk time with Lava feature phones. Vodafone is offering free talk time with Lava feature phones as part of a new partnership between the two companies. The other talk time is available to Lava feature phone users for up to 18 months from the date of purchase. The offer is valid until October 31 for new and existing Vodafone customers. If a Vodafone subscriber buys from a select number of Lava feature phones, the user can benefit from cashback worth Rs. 50 on a minimum top-up of Rs. 100 for 18 months. The cashback will be credited to the Vodafone account in the form of talk time, and it can be used for 18 months giving the user a whopping Rs. 900 cashback in total.
Sony Xperia XZ1 India launch set for September 25, with 3D scanning camera The Sony Xperia XZ1 will be the latest flagship device unveiled at IFA 2017. Its launch in India is slated for September 25, when the company will launch the device.
For starters, the XZ1 could be the first smartphone in India to come with Android Oreo out of the box. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 835 SoC and has 4 GB of RAM. The highlight is the MotionEye 19-megapixel Exmor RS sensor camera with 3D scanning capabilities. It supports 5-axis stabilization and can shoot slow-motion videos at 960 fps. The Xperia XZ1 costs $699.99 (about Rs. 45,000) in the US, and we can expect a reasonable premium over that price tag in India.
Google says the Tez app doesn’t store Aadhaar details. Google has dismissed all privacy concerns of users of the new Tez app. The payment app launched Monday in India and was under the scanner for listing Aadhaar information storage. In terms of service of the Tez app, Google noted that any user who receives money on the Google Tez app gives the company permission to store the sender a large number of data, including bank account numbers and Aadhaar numbers, to send the payments.
Panasonic Eluga Ray 500, Eluga Ray 700 Launched in India Panasonic has announced the launch of the Eluga Ray 500 and Eluga Ray 700 in India. The smartphones are available exclusively on Flipkart and offer a stock Android experience and a fingerprint scanner at an affordable price. The Eluga Ray 500 costs Rs. 8,999, while the Eluga Ray 700 is priced at Rs. 9,999. Both smartphones have a fingerprint scanner under the home button on the front.
The Eluga Ray 500 has a dual camera setup on the back and is powered by a MediaTek MT 6737 SoC, while the Eluga Ray 500 has a single 13-megapixel camera on the back is powered by a MediaTek MT 6753 SoC. Both phones run on Android Nougat and get 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The two smartphones will be available via Flipkart from Thursday, September 21.
Moto G4 Plus gets Android 8.0 Oreo update Motorola recently released a list of Moto smartphones that are eligible for the official Android Oreo update. However, the list did not include the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus launched last year. Motorola clarified that the Moto G4 Plus would be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo but said nothing about the Moto G4. In a statement, Motorola said there were some flaws in its marketing materials surrounding Android O upgrades to Moto G4 Plus, which means the update will reach the device a little late.
PlayStation VR officially gets a price cut in India. Previously, the PS VR with a camera cost Rs 41,990, but with the price cut, it has dropped to Rs 37,990. PS VR games have also received a price drop. Sony India told Gadgets 360 that this new pricing would take effect immediately. We can expect game stores like Games the Shop and mainstream e-commerce sites like Amazon and Flipkart to update their prices soon. Check out our PS VR review before you act.
Huawei Mate 10 teased as ‘The Real AI Phone’ as the company dives into Apple Huawei may be busy preparing for the Mate 10 launch, but that hasn’t stopped Apple from investigating. The company mocked the iPhone maker and its neural engine, saying it will unveil the “true AI phone” on October 16. The Chinese company claims that its facial recognition technology will be better. Huawei is expected to unveil the new Kirin 970 SoC in the Mate 10, which is expected to feature a borderless display that the company calls “EntireView” with an 18:9 collection. Previous teasers have confirmed that the Mate 10 will feature a Leica-branded dual-camera setup.