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The Company Samsung Scales back Smartphone Manufacturing Through The Month Of April As Market Demand Falls Off

According to a report in tech source The Elec says Samsung will reduce output from about 25 million units per month to just 10 million devices during the month of April. The publication also quotes an un-named source to suggest that the ongoing lockdowns due to Covid-19 and the closure of production facilities located in India and Brazil are the cause of this output cut.
The company, Samsung report output would be back to the normal outputs during the month of May when the India and Brazil plants will reopen manufacturing. However, given that this lockdown has been extended in India until May 3 and Covid 19 occurences are unfortunately increasing in both these countries, the return to normal may take longer than Samsung hopes.
And yet, there is also a silver lining for Samsung. Predicted sales of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra are outperforming all market predictions and sales are expected to hit 6 million devices throughout the year when compared to the projected numbers about 3.5 to 5.25 million devices.

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Should you clean your phone during the coronavirus? Yes, and here’s how to do it the right way

Someone with flu or COVID-19 touches a doorknob or counter. You come along and touch the doorknob or counter. Then you check your phone. Hours later, you’ve washed your hands, but the virus is still alive on your phone. You see the problem.

If you’re a smartphone owner, than the new coronavirus outbreak and brutal flu season require some new habits. Here’s what to do:

Wash your hands before you touch your phone. You know, check your phone less and wash your hands more. This minor lifestyle change entirely bypasses the risk of accidentally transmitting a virus to yourself via your phone.

If that’s never gonna happen . . .

Get a phone case. A washable case that surrounds your phone makes it easy to clean: just toss it in the sink with your dishes once or twice a day, and wash.

Clean your phone. Apple updated its care instructions to say that wiping the hard surfaces of a phone with 70% isopropyl alcohol is fine, as long as no moisture gets into any openings, keys, or charging ports. No need to purchase wipes: The $1 rubbing alcohol that you purchase at the pharmacy is typically 70% isopropyl alcohol. Phone cleaning tips:

  • use only soft, lint-free cloth. Do not use paper towels, which can scratch.
  • unplug before you clean
  • do not spray the phone directly
  • avoid bleaches or other cleaning products

Phones, by the way, are notorious for being disgusting breeding grounds for germs, even in the best of circumstances. Here’s to hoping phone sanitation becomes a thing.

This article Should you clean your phone during the coronavirus? Yes, and here’s how to do it the right way originally appeared on www.fastcompany.com

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Eco94 Tough Clear Case

Eco Friendly Cases From Case-Mate For Your iPhone 

Working with The Nature Conservancy and in conjunction with the Plant a Billion Trees initiative case manufacturer, Case-Mate, deliver their Eco94 case. This really is an eco-friendly case.

The E94 Tough Clear case, is manufactured from a plant-based bioplastic and as this bioplastic is made from renewable sources, such as in this instance, plants the case is biodegradable. 

Bioplastics also reduce greenhouse gas emissions made during the production process and reduce the carbon footprint of this case.

Case-Mate Eco Tough Clear Case By Case-Mate For the iPhone 11 Pro

Also realising that the normal plastic packaging with an eco-friendly case would be awkward Case-Mate have not used plastic with the packaging, they have elected to use environmentally conscious materials to package their environmentally friendly case in.  This packaging is made from 100% recycled paper.

As well as being good for the environment this case is also exceptional at defending your iPhone. It provides 10FT Drop Protection and is also to be recyclable after use. This is a case that is environmentally conscious, eco-friendly and is a tough cover for your phone. 

Case-Mate Eco Tough Clear Case By Case-Mate For the iPhone 11 And iPhone XR

This Eco case is made for the 2019 iPhone models: the iPhone 11 (the iPhone 11 version will also fits the iPhone XR), the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.This is an environmentally friedle case you should consider if you have one of the 2019 iPhone models. Please visit us at Sydney iPhone Cases to have a look at one of these eco-friendly cases or view our wide range other phone cases.

iPhone 11 Lifeproof Next Cases

If you like LifeProof’s tough and protective cases, but you don’t need a waterproof case for your iPhone 11, then check out the Lifeproof’s NEXT cases. 

They have the same amount of drop protection as the LifeProof’s FRE cases, as well as port protection that provides protection and makes the case dirtproof, dustproof and snowproof. NEXT cases will provide excellent protection for your iPhone, while showing it off with its crystal clear back.

Lifeproof Next iPhone 11 Case Blueberry Frost

Lifeproof NEXT Case Features: 

  • 6.6 ft (2 metre) drop protection. 
  • Port protection 
  • Crystal clear polycarbonate back does a great job showing off your iPhone 11
  • Rubber sides give a nice grip 
  • Mute switch lever to protect mute switch 
  • Excellent, secure fit on iPhone 
  • High protective lip around iPhone 
  • Designed to fit with OtterBox Alpha Glass screen protector 
  • Easy press buttons 
  • Wireless charging compatible
  • Like most clear polycarbonate cases, the glossy clear polycarbonate back is vulnerable to scratching, despite the anti scratch coating 
  • Like most clear polycarbonate cases, the glossy clear polycarbonate back will show fingerprints relatively easily 
  • Does tend to show watermarking to a greater or lesser degree. 

The LifeProof NEXT for iPhone 11 is available directly from Sydney iPhone Cases. These cases are available in the blue Blueberry Frost and pink Rose Oil colours as well as a black sided, Black Crystal, and red, Raspberry Ice, models. 
If you want to learn more about the iPhone 11 read our review of the iPhone 11. As part of our review we cover the new features, colours, capacity, camera and more. 

The iPhone 11 Review

iPhone 11

iPhone 11 Introduction:

The iPhone 11 has great and muchly improved cameras. It also has a more durable design as well as having an improved and enhanced battery life. And as it is all at an affordable price this makes the iPhone 11 the iPhone that buy most people will buy. 

Earlier Apple iPhones fell behind the competition in the likes of Android handsets with their cameras and, the iPhone 11 represents a big leap forward for photography. This is due to a new ultra-wide lens as well as a new Night mode for better low-light performance. 

The camera on the 2019 iPhones surpasses that of Google’s Pixel 4, in our humble opinion. Apple has stepped up their video-recording quality and as mentioned earlier also delivering improved battery life.There are a few compromises versus the flagship iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, however, the iPhone 11 provides the most value. This iPhone is a great option for many people and seemingly the best mobile for the cash. More about different  iPhone models here.

iPhone 11 Price And Availability

Prices for the most recent iPhone iteration are free through Apple’s web site, with Australia’s telcos nevertheless to unleash evaluation at the time of writing.

Pre-orders for the phone started off at 10pm AEST on September 13, and the devices went on sale on September 20th.

Three iPhone 11 models were launched by Apple on launch day.

All of the three models have a selection of storage options, these being: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

The standard iPhone 11 features a 6.1-inch display screen, A13 Bionic processor, and a combine of two 12 megapixel cameras on its back.

A 64GB iPhone 11 can be priced from AU$1200, 128GB are going for AU$1,280, and 256GB at close to $1,500.

The 11 Pro features an A13 chip, however have a trio of 12 megapixel cameras on the rear, furthermore as a twelve megapixel front facing camera. The 11 Pro incorporates a 5.8-inch Super membrane XDR show, whereas the11 Pro Max incorporates a 6.5-inch version of an equivalent panel.

A 64GB iPhone 11 Pro is priced at AU$1,750, 256GB is about at AU$2,000, and 512GB can price AU$2,350.

For the 11 Pro, is worth an additional AU$150 on top of of the 11 Pro Max.

The 64GB iPhone 11 Pro price AU$1,900, 256GB are going to be AU$2,150, and therefore the 512GB version super out at AU$2,500.

iPhone 11 Specifications:

Here are the key specs you can expect from the iPhone 11.

  • iOS 13
  • A13 Bionic chip CPU
  • 6.1-inch all-screen LCD Multi‑Touch display with IPS technologyy
  • 1792 x 828 pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB storage (no word on the RAM as Apple doesn’t disclose this)
  • Dual rear camera: 12MP Wide (ƒ/1.8 aperture) 12MP Ultra Wide (ƒ/2.4 aperture) and 12MP (ƒ/2.2 aperture) front facing camera.
  • 4K video recording
  • Face ID
  • Battery lasts 1 hour longer than iPhone XR (battery mAH also isn’t disclosed by Apple)
  • 150.9 mm x 75.7 mm x 8.3 mm,
  • 194 grams
  • IP68 water resistance

Black, white, yellow, purple, green and red colour options

Despite being cheaper (and $30 less expensive than the XR at launch) the entry-level iPhone will still cost you.

The 64GB comes in at $1,199, the 128GB at $1,279 and the 256GB at $1,449.

iPhone 11 Design: Colorful And More Durable

The iPhone 11’s structure is a blend of well-known and new. The front and sides are essentially same as with the iPhone XR, complete with the indent at the top, aluminum band and fairly stout bezels (in any event contrasted with the iPhone 11 Pro and the best Android telephones). 

The indication that you have the new iPhone is the larger than average double cameras on the back, housed in a matte glass square. The focal points sort of help me to remember robot eyes. The remainder of the glass has a reflexive completion, so this camera fix gives an intriguing piece of complexity. (The iPhone 11 Pro is all matte glass on the back.) 

We like the new hues for the iPhone 11, which have a more controlled vibe than the Technicolor rainbow that made up the iPhone XR lineup. The more quieted shades incorporate a mint green, a light yellow and a light lavender purple. You can likewise pick from back, white and Product Red. 

The greatest plan change on the iPhone 11 is the thing that you don’t see. Apple guarantees that this telephone has the hardest glass front and back of any mobile phone, on account of a double particle trade process. Some iPhone 11 owners have voiced concernss about having scratched devices, despite the fact that we have not seen any scratches on our phone (although we keep them in cases). All things considered, you might need to invest into an iPhone 11 screen protector as well as an iPhone 11 case. 

This handset also has IP68-appraised water obstruction, which implies that it can withstand two meters of water for 30 minutes. The iPhone XR could do just one meter. The iPhone 11 Pro ups that to 4 meters, yet that is not really motivation to spend additional dollars. 

At 5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches, the iPhone 11 is indistinguishable from the iPhone XR in estimate and weight. This places the telephone in the middle of the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro and the 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max, which I see as a fair compromise as far as vivid review and having the option to utilize the telephone with one hand.

iPhone 11 Cases And Accessories

Being an iPhone there are many case options for the iPhone 11. We have everything from ultra thin cases to tough tradie cases that provide maximum protection. 

Case-Mate have just released a range of eco cases that are made from recycled plastic. They also have cases that are made from biopalstic. Bioplastic is a plastic made from plants and it is biodegradable. 

Case-Mate Prabal Gurung Feminist Case For iPhone 11

iPhone 11 Final Thoughts

Like the iPhone XR before it, the iPhone 11 is the iPhone I’d recommend to most people. And not just to existing iPhone owners, anyone looking for top-notch cameras should consider this handset, especially because of Apple’s prices. Based on our testing, the iPhone 11 can now hang with or beat the best cameras from Google and Samsung.

Overall, the iPhone 11 is a remarkable worth and without a doubt probably the best phone you can purchase.Come and see Sydney iPhone Cases for cases on all iPhones, iPads and more at Market City on Sundays from10:00 am to 6 pm at 9-13 Hay St, Sydney NSW 2000.