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Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s mobile news day again at The Hub! This week we’re checking out the official launch of Apple’s 2018 phones, as well as looking at which models they are discontinuing and how it spells the end for the Apple headphone jack.

We’re also checking out new research into what software biometrics mean for mobile payments and taking a quick glance at the newly release YouTube dark mode for Android.

Apple has officially launched their three new phones

As expected, Apple has launched three new handsets in their event on the 13th – the XS, the XS Max and the XR. The XS model is an impressive upgrade on the iPhone X, while the XS Max is the larger version for power users and the XR is a budget option that doesn’t skimp on most of Apple’s new tech.

The XS features an impressive 5.8 inch OLED display, while the XS Max has a massive 6.5 inch OLED screen and the XR has a 6.1” LCD screen. While the XR has a few less bells and whistles, it still looks to be a fantastic phone that we’re sure will be incredibly popular.

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Android phones finally get YouTube dark mode

YouTube introduced a dark mode for their desktop app last year that switched the white background to a dark theme for easier nighttime watching. This type of viewing is very popular especially for people who choose to browse in dim lighting and was released for the iPhone back in March.

We’re expecting this to be very popular, so if you haven’t tried it out yet give it a go when you are next on YouTube.

That’s everything for our mobile news roundup this week! Remember to check back in to the Hub next time for all your industry news and rumours with Tesco Mobile.

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