Shoppers Scoop Up iPhone 7 in Q3, 8 Plus Tops iPhone 8

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In addition, new data released today by Canalys reveals that the Apple iPhone 7 was the most popular smartphone model in the world during the third quarter with 13 million units shipped. Margins on the 256GB model could also be similar, despite the recent uptick in NAND prices, as Apple has priced the device at a $150 premium versus the base model, instead of its typical $100 increment. "Apple is clearly making a portfolio play here", he said in a statement accompanying the report.

"With the launch of the iPhone X, [Apple] now has five tiers of iPhone and delivers iOS at more price bands than ever before", wrote Canalys.

Ford India Introduces New EcoSport at INR 731200
The new edition sports an all-new three-cylinder 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine which offers fuel efficiency of 17 km per litre. The system comes with dual USB ports, 2 tweeters, audio and Bluetooth controls on the steering automatic Air Con system.

Apple rolled the dice and released two new versions of the iPhone this year, and so far, that strategy isn't paying off, as the iPhone 8 looks to be a rare misstep by the world's most valuable company. At a little over two years old now since its launch back in 2015, the iPhone 6s has proven to remain very popular, with 7.9 million units sold.

Meanwhile, the figures also suggest that people are increasingly gravitating towards larger handsets these days. That said, the pricier Plus model shipped in higher numbers – 6.3 million vs. 5.4 million. The 8 Plus is the first iPhone Plus model to out-ship its smaller sibling in a single quarter, says the research firm. Samsung's Galaxy J2 Prime was third, with 7.8 million shipped, while Oppo took fourth and fifth place, with its A57 and R11 shipping 7.8 million and 7.2 million units respectively. This implies that component costs as a percentage of the device's retail price would stand at 37%, compared to about 35% for the iPhone 7 and 36% for the iPhone 8 Plus.

LiAngelo Ball, UCLA Players Likely to Be Placed on House Arrest
ESPN had reported that police questioned members of both teams in the hotel before taking away the three UCLA players. The Post reported the team's coach, Steve Alford, had stayed in Hangzhou until his players were released.

Samsung shipped 82.8 million smartphones in Q3, 8.2% more than in Q3 2016. Worldwide smartphone shipments reached 375.9 million, up 5.9% year on year as per the Canalys Q3 2017 report. The growth in Samsung' shipments is because of the J-series of smartphones, which did extremely well in India and the Middle East. The Galaxy S8 series saw 10.3 million devices being shipped in the quarter, and Canalys notes the discounted pricing helped boost this.

Stanton notes that Samsung has lost its edge in displays now that Apple, Google, Huawei and others have new phones with 18:9 displays and thin bezels. But Samsung's golden period of having a differentiated product has now ended.

Polish 2017 GDP growth expected at 4.2%: EC
Euro zone economic growth for 2017 is forecast to come in at 2.2%, the EC said, raised its estimate significantly from the previous 1.7%.

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