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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who had earlier predicted the iPhone line-up model for 2018 says tech giant Apple will discontinue sales of the first-generation iPhone X when the second-generation model launches later this year, rather than have the device around at a lower rate than the current $999.

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Kuo believes that Apple keeping the current iPhone X in its smartphone lineup at a lower rate such as $899 would likely cannibalize sales of the mid-range 6.1-inch iPhone with Face ID and a LCD display that he expects to launch in the second half of 2018 for between $650 and $750 in the United States.
Kuo, however, in a research note obtained by MacRumors:
"iPhone X would hurt product brand value & lineup of 2H18 new models if it continues to sell at a lower price after 2H18 new models launch: Lowering iPhone X's price after the 2H18 new models launch would be a negative to product brand value given 3D sensing and OLED display are features of the new high-price model. Additionally, to sell iPhone X at a lower price may have a negative impact on shipments of the new 6.1" LCD iPhone in 2H18. Thus, we estimate iPhone X will reach end-of-life (EOL) around the middle of 2018."
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If his notes are accurate, then Apple's iPhone line-up could look like;
  • iPhone SE: $349
  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: $449 and $569
  • iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: $549 and $66.1-inch
  • iPhone with Face ID: $649 or $749
  • 5.8-inch second-generation iPhone X: $999
  • 6.5-inch second-generation iPhone X Plus: $1,099
Also read: LG to supply OLED display for next generation iPhone

Final words

If reports about the current iPhone X being end-of-lifed (EOL) around mid 2018 is accurate, it would mark the first time Apple didn't make a previous year’ iPhone available at a lower price point once next-gen models are released.

Source: KGI - Gen 1 iPhone will discontinue this year when Gen 2 launches
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[APK] Get Xiaomi Mi A1 Launcher On Any Android Smartphone

Xiaomi Mi A1 launcher comes with a slightly modified yet very similar to Google Pixel launcher. When you hear of a Xiaomi device, you'd probably want to see MIUI company default launcher. Special credits goes to AmirZ who extracted the Mi Ai launcher from the original device and modified it to work on any Android you're running. The modified Mi A1 launcher is targeted at smartphones with skinned OEM UI.

Installing Mi A1 ported Launcher will not only would you give you that Pixel look and feel but also, you'll notice some performance as well. The launcher is lite and simple and also comes with integrated Google search bar and the swipe-right to Google Now pane feature. The launcher comes with a few settings tweaks too, you can modify the look and feel of the static search bar at the top to some extent. The launcher also adopt the swipe up to app drawer.
In the step by step guide below, we'll be showing you how to install Mi A1 launcher on your device.

How to Install Mi A1 Launcher.apk 

  1. Download Xiaomi-Mi-A1-Launcher.apk (size: 1.54MB)
  2. Navigate to your download folder and locate the apk you downloaded.
  3. Tap on the app to start installing
  4. If you're installing an apk directly for the first time (not from Google Play store) you'll be prompted to enable Unknown source option on your device
  5. Follow the prompt and enable Unknown source and go back to installing the launcher.
  6. Once it is installed, goto your device settings, you'll find Home option which allows you select a default launcher, but, this option is not enabled on all devices so you can just tap your home softkey after installation.
  7.  Now you'll be prompted to set a default launcher to use. Select “Launcher3”. Once selected, you would now be able use Xiaomi Mi A1 Launcher.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Launcher Screenshots:

That’s it! You now have Xiaomi Mi A1 launcher as your default launcher. The launcher is compatible with every Android version. However, the launcher is expected to work best on Android Nougat and above. Enjoy!

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says Humanity Needs To Be Cautious Of AI

Just last week, I was chatting with a friend of mine via WhatsApp messenger, in the middle of our chat, he shared with me a picture which had two tech giant (Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk) on it with some words written beside these tech heads. Beside Elon Musk "Artificial intelligence is a threat to humans in the long run" and Mark "Artificial Intelligence will boost the progress of humans in the longrun".
So, he asked me; which team I would support taking Elon as team A and Mark as team B. Without having a second thought I replied, team Elon of course.
Again he asked, why? without a doubt I replied, do you remember watching Terminator movie? AI is going to be an important advancement in technology but we could actually be creating our own "nemesis". Obviously, I didn't give it a deep thought before I gave such a reply.
On a Show hosted by MSNBC and Recode's - Revolution: Google and YouTube Changing the World, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai was interviewed alongside YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki by Ari Melber from MSNBC and Kara Swisher from Recode.

Pichai stated:
"AI is one of the most important things that humanity is working on. It’s more profound than, I don’t know, electricity or fire"
"Fire’s pretty good,” Swisher said.
He continued, “But it kills people, too. They learn to harness fire for the benefits of humanity, but we have to overcome its downsides, too".
Pichai visualized that AI will play a big role in important advancements like curing cancer. But he still acknowledges it's fair to be worried about AI; it’s just a matter of finding a balance between its utility and what defines us humans.

While AI has been useful and still improving by the day, have we actually asked ourselves what future AI technology might turn. I'm not hoping to see a Terminator any sooner🤗 but really like Pichai Said; we should be concerned about future AI's.

Source: Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says Artificial intelligence is like fire
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One of the reasons Android users brags alot about Android powered smartphones against other mobile platform like iOS is the limitless customization they can do to their devices.

The Android ecosystem allows the users to tweak(modify) their devices according to their wishes. But also, the Android has certain limitation when the users has no prior knowledge on how to play around tweaking the device interface.

Companies like, Samsung, Hauwei, Xiaomi etc already integrates theme engine with their customised OS allowing users to modify their user interface to some extent. But for devices that come with Google stock OS such as Google Pixel, Nexus etc has no theme engine installed.

However, with the help of substratum theme engine, those running on stock Google Android OS can now use the free substratum app from playstore to modify their devices. Substratum is a unified theme engine which allows customisations on rooted Android devices

How To Install Substratum Theme Engine On Android Without Root

The step by step guide below is dedicated towards devices running the latest Android OS (Oreo 8.0). The Substratum app is a free app on Google Play store and currently works on rooted Android Oreo devices. But if you don’t have root authority on your device and still want to use the substratum theme engine on your device, you'll need to download and install an add-on for substratum app on Google Play store called Andromeda

Andromeda costs around 1.99$ for a limited time. For Samsung Galaxy users who may need the substratum experience on their devices will not find Andromeda in play store because it currently doesn't  is support Samsung Phone but instead you guys will find Sungstratum, which again, is a 1.99$ app on Google Play store.

How To Install Substratum Theme Engine on Android Oreo

Installing Substratum and Andromeda on your un-rooted device alone won't perform the task of modifying your device interface, you still have to run a batch file using your PC to make both app functional on your device. 

Things to know:
  • Your device should be on Android OreoT
  • The below produce is for devices without root.U
  • USB Debugging must be enabled to enable communication between your device and PC.

Steps To Install Substratum And Andromeda On Your Device

Step 1: Download Andromeda Script with respect to your PC 
Step 2: Download and Install Substratum App and Andromeda App from Google Play store.

Step 3: Now, launch Andromeda Desktop Client (Mac OS) / Script (Linux and Windows).

Step 4: (i) For windiws: Connect your device to your PC, Download and extract the ZIP file for windows and double click on the batch file inside the folder. Make sure no other device is connected and press any key to continue. You will now see the script run in a Command Prompt window and it will auto launch substratum on your phone.

Step 4: (ii) For Mac: Open up the DMG and double click on Andromeda Client (purple icon), then you'll get an option to select the disk image that you just mounted in the file browser. Click on OK then wait for your device to launch Substratum.

Step 4: (iii) For Linux: Unzip the archive and run ./start_andromeda.sh. Wait until the script finishes executing and then you're done.

Now you should see Substratum running on your device.  We're done with the whole process. Head to Google playstore and download some free themes and customize your device.
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YouTube Already Rolling Out Dark Mode For iOS App
Apple iPhone and news forum member yesterday shared a report following the recent update on dark mode on YouTube latest iOS App update.

While the option is not yet available for all users, a Reddit user shared a screenshot of the dark mode option appearing just above the Restriction mode option in the iOS app settings and and some other viewers have noticed the appearance in the newly released YouTube iOS App update (13.0.1).
Dark mode Screenshot via Redditor OustedHoChiMinh

The Dark mode first appear on YouTube last year on the desktop version as part of its overall redesign and speedier framework. One other Reddit posted was reported to have gotten the option by force closing and reopening YouTube App but TechCrunch said they tested the method and didn't work for them. 

The Dark mode is one feature I find very useful because it is easy on the eyes and allows users to focus more on content same way as the night light feature in windows 10 PC. Dark mode has long been requested by YouTube users and even some test has proven the Dark mode feature to safe battery.

Once the feature is rolled out to all users, you can activate this option by navigating to settings in the YouTube app and just above the Restriction mode option, you can toggle on and off Dark mode.