Bendable Samsung Phones and Apple’s Made for iPhone Proprietary Connector | #PNWeekly 239

Apple and Samsung lawsuit is being sent back to district courts. Samsung might be secretly showing off a bendable phone at MWC. If the iPhone costs $1000, might an expensive OLED display be to blame, and what’s the deal with this new proprietary “Made for iPhone” connector?

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

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Pocketnow Weekly 239

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February 9, 2017


Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang


5:56 | Why the iPhone might be priced at $1000? Super spendy OLED display

22:51 | Apple got rid of the headphone jack but will launch a new proprietary connector?

29:13 | Will Apple ever be able to see used iPhones in India?

36:51 | Apple vs Samsung Damages sent back to district court

43:53 | Will Samsung secretly show off a bendable phone at MWC?

44:48 | Samsung settles on conservative battery capacity for S8

49:28 | Verizon testing HTC powered by Qualcomm 835?

1:15:19 | Google working with NetEase on Play Store for China?

1:18:02 | Mozilla cutting jobs and shifting Firefox OS to IoT

1:22:36 | Redmi Note 4X Hatsune Miku edition just in time for Valentine’s Day?

RIP Google Launcher & Benchmark Rigging


In our Video Redux this week, we say Rest in Peace to the Google Now Launcher, and we take another look at benchmark rigging smartphone stats. Should that be considered false advertising?

See you next week!

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Juan Carlos Bagnell
Juan has been geeking out on personal computing since before PCs had GUIs. After studying Theatre in college, Juan worked with a contractor that supported servers and mobile devices for Department of Energy facilities. After moving to Los Angeles California, and working as a commercial casting director, he now dedicates his time to discussing the tech landscape as a consumer advocate. You’ll often see him pop in local news broadcasts. Passionate about mobile content creation, he recently published his first book on smartphone photography.