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Used iPhone sales soar after Japanese new phone price hikes

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Used iPhones have recently become more popular in Japan as the fall of the yen has pushed up the price of new iPhones, according to China Mobile.

The yen fell to a 32-year low against the dollar, and in July this year, the price of the iPhone 13 in Japan rose by almost 20%. The increase in prices led to the fact that sales of new Apple smartphones in the country fell by 9% by the end of September.

Sales of used smartphones in Japan are up nearly 15% year-over-year to a record 2.1 million units in 2021 and could reach 3.4 million by 2026, according to research firm MM Research Institute. A further depreciation of the yen could prompt Apple to raise prices again, cutting its 50 percent share of the Japanese smartphone market.

Used iPhone sales soar after Japanese new phone price hikes

The head of a Japanese used mobile phone trading company said that the high price of the iPhone 14, released by Apple in September, unpleasantly surprised buyers. Since Apple raised prices in July, sales of used goods have tripled compared to the previous three months, he said.

Moreover, in addition to used smartphones, sales of other used home appliances and electronics also increased.

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Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Zeiss top camera, 100x zoom and IP68. Top camera phone Vivo X90 Pro + goes on sale December 6 in China

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Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Zeiss top camera 100x zoom and

Vivo has officially announced that the flagship camera phone Vivo X90 Pro + will go on sale in China on December 6 this year.

The base version, which comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, is priced at $910, while the higher version with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage is priced at $980.

Recall that the device is built on the basis of a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 single-chip system and supplemented by a proprietary Vivo V2 chip. The Vivo X90 Pro + uses LPDDR5X and UFS 4.0. The phone was the first in the world to receive a Samsung E6 screen.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Zeiss top camera, 100x zoom and IP68.  Top camera phone Vivo X90 Pro + goes on sale December 6 in China

It also has a periscope module with a 64-megapixel OmniVision OV64B sensor that provides 100x zoom. In addition, the Vivo X90 Pro + debuted a 50-megapixel Sony IMX758 sensor.

Vivo X90 Pro + received a 4700 mAh battery with support for 80 W wired charging and 50 W wireless power. The equipment also includes an NFC module, an IR emitter, stereo speakers. The phone is IP68 rated and runs Android 13 operating system with OriginOS 3 shell.

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The first unofficial iPhone 14 Pro Max with a waterfall screen is created

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The first unofficial iPhone 14 Pro Max with a waterfall

A Chinese modder who runs the Fix Apple Twitter channel posted photos and videoshowing the iPhone 14 Pro Max with its side-curved waterfall screen.

The engineer confirmed that in order to create such a modified iPhone 14 Pro Max, he had to replace the middle frame of the smartphone and install a new display. At the same time, the touch screen retained its performance, but it is still unknown how Dynamic Island works and whether the Face ID module has retained its performance.

The first unofficial iPhone 14 Pro Max with a waterfall screen is created

He also added that he is ready to make such a modification on request, but the price for such a procedure is not advertised. It is also unknown how much time is spent on such a rework.

The person who runs the Apple fix channel claims to have worked as an engineer at Apple and Huawei. On his page, there are many photos and videos showing the insides of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, as well as upgrading the smartphone to install two SIM cards.

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Users praise the first phone on Dimensity 9200. 98% of reviews of Vivo X90 on JD.com are positive

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Users praise the first phone on Dimensity 9200 98 of

The Vivo X90, the world’s first smartphone based on the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 SoC, only went on sale in China on November 30, but JD.com already has over 500 reviews for the device. This suggests that the device is in great demand. Well, an average rating of 98% based on these reviews suggests that users liked the Vivo X90 – their expectations were generally met.

Users praise the first phone on Dimensity 9200. 98% of reviews of Vivo X90 on JD.com are positive

The Dimensity 9200 isn’t as fast as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in the Vivo X90 Pro+, but users aren’t complaining about performance. Among the advantages, users also call the camera, stylish appearance, fast charging and good autonomy.

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