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As you will be reading this, it is going to be History; iPhone 8 would have been launched the previous day. Perhaps it has been christened iPhone X or Anniversary Edition

Apple was expected to launch two more smartphones; iPhone 7S and 7S Plus. These would be called iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, so we were told by the tech rumour-machines.

Pre-orders are expected to begin on 15 September while actual shipments on September 22.


iPhone X is the 10th anniversary iPhone. It has been ten years since Steve Jobs, the man who carved out a niche in presentation prowess, stood on the stage and introduced a smartphone that changed the world. iPhone X was expected to be totally bezel free and all-glass construction; like gems.

The Screen could slightly be bigger, 5.0 Inch (across diagonals). iPhone 7 is 4.7 inches. Apple may be saying that small is beautiful to Samsung’s 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8 big machine.

Apple is rumoured to have doubled the RAM to 4GB. This falls short of Galaxy Note 8’s 6 GB. Perhaps Apple is trying to say that you don’t need anything more than 4GB in a smartphone. While that may rank true, problem is that Samsung was able to do it at a lower price.


The batter y size is expected to be about 1.5 times less than what Samsung Galaxy Note 8 packs. That should not be an issue because the smaller size of the iPhone should abundantly make up for the deficiency. The iPhone will probably be propelled by a quad-core computer chip. That is half the engine that drives the monster Samsung Galaxy Note 8. That does not necessarily mean that the other is faster; it depends on apps that are running on it.

So much about smartphones; Scandisk has introduced a memory card that stores insane amounts of data. MicroSXDC USH- 1 packs 400 GB. This is the largest storage capacity you will ever find on a memory card. Ordinary laptops have 250 GB, good ones have 400 and the best ones have 1 TB.

The ScanDisk memory card can transfer 1.200 photos per minute. You now can have the memory of a laptop in your smartphone; only if you are willing to shell out $250 (before the-devil-would-care tech capitalists put up their insane mark-ups).

Still on storage space; The Japanese Company, Hoya is testing use of glass substrates in the building of hard drives. Glass is scientifically more rigid than aluminum which allows for platters (the real estate of data in hard disk) to be thinner and lighter. Glass substrates are smoother and much flatter, attributes that make it possible to pack more is smaller spaces and run faster as well.

In real terms, glass substrates will compact hard drives by 40 percent.

Seagate has a prototype of 20 TB glass substrate hard drive for laptops and expected to hit the market by 2020.

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