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Apple iOS 11.2.5 Is Finally Here

Should You Upgrade?

Apple iOS 11.2.5 is finally here. However, there are a lot of problems being reported by users. This brings up the following question: should you be excited and upgrade?

What’s the deal with iOS 11.2.5?
The iOS 11.2.5 is standard like any iOS 11. It is compatible with the iphone 5S or later, 6th generation ipod touch or later, as well as the ipod mini 2 or later.

How do you update to iOS 11.2.5?
Apple usually lets you know to update. But if this doesn’t happen, then you can manually do it by going to Setting (on your device) →General →Software Update.

What are the negatives of this iOS?
There are a number of different problems with this new iOS, including ringtone bugs, lockscreen issues, degraded WiFi, and so forth.

What are the positives?
Though the iOS 11.2.5 doesn’t offer many positives, it does offer more than just bug fixes. According to Apple’s release note:

“iOS 11.2.5 includes support for HomePod and introduces the ability for Siri to read the news (US, UK and Australia only). This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.”

Even though there are a few improvements, there’s still nothing essential about the new release. What do you think?

For more information read the following article: Apple iOS 11.2.5 Release: Should You Upgrade?

 

 

 

 

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Apple Releases iOS 11.2.2 Upgrade

With a Great Secret Feature

Apple released iOS 11.2.2 upgrade. With the upgrade emerged what many are calling the worst feature. However, for some it has become the best feature.

A number of users have reported that the iOS 11.2.2 has resulted in performance slowdowns. In some cases, the benchmark shows drops of over 50 percent. Others, however, have reported the opposite. They have witnessed the exact opposite of slowdowns— claiming that the iOS 11.2.2 has been speeding up their devices by as much as 30 percent.

No one really knows why this dramatic differentiation has occurred. Though it is clear that the two sets of users were in very different situations before updating. The people hit by slowdowns had iPhones running at full capacity, while those whose iphones have sped up were already suffering problems. Strange, isn’t it?

Some blame the occurrence on Apple’s important Spectre mitigations. Others blame it on the iPhone battery throttling.  At least, now those who upgrade to iOS 11.2.2 will enjoy their nice speed.

This information was obtained from, “Apple iOS 11.2.2 Release Has A Great Secret Feature

 

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Longbow Research Downgrades Apple

Analyst Believes iPhone cycle is just ‘good, not great’

An astonished occurrence falls on what is one of the most popular stocks in the market— Longbow Research downgrades Apple.

According to a Wall Street analyst, the iphone cycle will be a disappointment in 2018.   

The company, who is committed to giving investors insight to ensure their success, lowered its rating for Apple shares to neutral from buy, foreseeing the company will ship fewer iPhones than expected in fiscal 2018.  

The analyst, Shawn Harrison says, “[we are] seeing only a good, not great iPhone cycle. Apple found iPhone price elasticity with the introduction of the X blunting some demand. Reception of the iPhone 8/8Plus was lukewarm with Apple shifting production back toward the iPhone 7 as a result.”

Due to this, the analyst lower his fiscal 2018 iPhone unit shipment prognosis to 233 million from 248 million; contrary to Wall Street’s consensus of 239 million.

Consequently, Apple kicked off Wednesday’s trading session down 0.3 percent.

Indeed, for Apple this is a rare happening . However, 2018 is being a bit harsh to the company. In fact, the last time Apple was downgraded was on December 19, by Nomura Instinet.    

They downgraded Apple to neutral from buy, due to the company’s high valuation compared to previous iPhone cycles.

Meanwhile, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has higher hopes for the company, reiterating its buy rating and raising its price target to $220 from $180 for Apple shares. This is 25 percent above Tuesday’s closing price, and it is also the highest target among major investment banks that cover Apple.

Yet, with Apples turbulent moments this year, they seem to still be doing just fine. Apple’s stock is up 50 percent the last 12 months.

This information was obtained from, “Apple gets rare downgrade because analyst believes iPhone cycle is just ‘good, not great’”

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The $29 iPhone Battery Replacement

A Wall Street analyst says after years of conspiracy theories that Apple was purposely slowing down older phones to make people upgrade their phone,  may now have an opposite effect on the company.

In December, Apple admitted that they have in fact been slowing down older phones. They say that without the slowdown, the iPhone would shut down when the old batteries couldn’t provide enough power for performance. After this revelation, Apple apologized and issued a discounted battery replacement for those who were using older models of the phone.

However, this offer might hurt the company. If they hadn’t issued this offer, people would willingly want to upgrade to a new phone just to get rid of the slow phone. The analyst Mark Moskowitz says, “Our August Wireless survey suggests battery drain is No. 1 reason for users to upgrade to new device.” He states that for this reason, a new battery would deter some upgrade intention.

According to Moskowitz, about three-quarters of the 675 million iPhones currently in use would be eligible for a battery upgrade. Without the discounted offer, this would have a good impact on iPhone sales.

If 10 percent of those eligible for the replacement take the offer and about one-third of the people needing new batteries would have otherwise bought a new iPhone this year, then Apple will lose out on sales of 16 million devices and $10.3 billion of annual revenue. On the other hand, if half the people needing new batteries would have upgraded, then Apple loses out on 27 million sales and $18.2 billion in revenue.  

Read:
Why the $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Deal Could Hurt Apple’s Stock
How to Find Out if Your iPhone Is Eligible for Apple’s $29 Battery Replacement
Yes, Apple Is Slowing Down Your Old iPhone. Here’s Why—and How to Fix It