Deals | BMagBlog https://bmagblog.org Business Magazine Articles Sun, 04 Jul 2021 15:59:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Buy Now Pay Later Report: Market trends in the ecommerce financing, consumer credit, and BNPL industry https://bmagblog.org/bs-deals/buy-now-pay-later-report-market-trends-in-the-ecommerce-financing-consumer-credit-and-bnpl-industry https://bmagblog.org/bs-deals/buy-now-pay-later-report-market-trends-in-the-ecommerce-financing-consumer-credit-and-bnpl-industry#respond Sun, 23 May 2021 08:17:46 +0000 https://bmagblog.org/uncategorized/buy-now-pay-later-report-market-trends-in-the-ecommerce-financing-consumer-credit-and-bnpl-industry Buy Now Pay Later Report: Market trends in the ecommerce financing, consumer credit, and BNPL industry

Buy now, pay later solutions are continuing to grow in popularity as people seek alternative methods of financing. The BNPL industry will rack up $680 billion in transaction volume worldwide in 2025. You can learn more in our Buy Now, Pay Later Report. Do you work in the Payments & Commerce industry? Get business insights…

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Buy Now Pay Later Report: Market trends in the ecommerce financing, consumer credit, and BNPL industry

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) solutions, which allow consumers to pay in interest-free installments, are continuing to grow in popularity as people seek alternative methods of financing—a trend exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. And with the swelling market comes heightened competition amongst financial services companies.

BNPL solutions are growing in popularity as people seek alternative methods of financing.
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Below, Insider Intelligence breaks down how some of these companies stack up, and what business models they are adopting to find success within the shifting market.

Ecommerce Financing Growth During COVID

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated ecommerce market growth, which in turn increased the demand for easy online financing options. Because BNPL products are native to online shopping, the surge in ecommerce boosted these providers’ reach.

The rise of ecommerce amid the pandemic has sparked BNPL market growth.
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The pandemic left millions of consumers unemployed and financially insecure, and in need of greater flexibility with their purchases. On the other hand, many consumers actually paid off debt during the crisis, making interest-free BNPL solutions an attractive alternative to racking up another high credit card balance.

Buy Now Pay Later Market

The BNPL industry has modernized layaway and installment payments to offer consumers flexible payment options for their purchases. Compared to credit cards, intended to be used repeatedly, BNPL solutions are applied to individual transactions—appealing to consumers who want to make less of a financial commitment, even on lower ticket items.

The pandemic’s impact and BNPL’s overall rise in popularity will lead the industry to rack up $680 billion in transaction volume worldwide in 2025. That forecasts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.23% from the $285 billion the industry was estimated to record in 2018.

While some BNPL solutions are available in-store, they are native to ecommerce checkout, making them more widely available when shopping online. And with ecommerce sales climbing an estimated 44.4% year-over-year (YoY) in Q2 2020, more consumers may choose to use BNPL solutions more regularly, if they haven’t already.

Types of BNPL

As companies vie for a share of this booming market, they are eyeing a number of approaches to adopting BNPL products and solutions.

Direct Providers

Direct providers are at the center of BNPL solutions’ rise in the US and are best positioned to benefit from the industry’s development. They offer BNPL products at the point-of-sale (POS) and are the companies most responsible for the industry’s rising profile.

Affirm is a top BNPL direct provider.
Affirm

Company examples include:

  • Affirm
  • Afterpay
  • Klarna

Facilitators

Facilitators are major payments companies with established merchant relationships that are looking to capitalize on rising interest in direct providers’ solutions. They enable their merchant networks to offer direct providers’ BNPL solutions to become part of the BNPL ecosystem.

Company examples include:

  • Mastercard
  • Shopify
  • Stripe

Retroactive providers

Amex is one of the top retroactive providers in the BNPL market.
American Express

Retroactive providers offer financing options consumers can use for all purchases made on their credit card after the fact. These financing providers, largely issuers, offer flexible payment options after purchases have been made.

Company examples include:

  • American Express
  • Chase

BNPL Companies & Providers

Both fintechs and large financial institutions are competing for market share, here are some of the top buy now pay later companies:

  • Affirm
  • Afterpay
  • Alliance Data
  • American Express
  • Chase
  • Citi
  • Mastercard
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Klarna
  • PayPal
  • Quadpay
  • Sezzle
  • Shopify
  • Splitit
  • Stripe
  • TSYS
  • Visa
  • Zip

Buy Now Pay Later Industry Analysis

The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing millions of consumers toward digital financing, and there are already signs that some companies will outcompete others and capture more of the market share. As ecommerce grows, so will the needs of the customers.

Insider Intelligence’s Buy Now Pay Later report details key BNPL players, market trends, and business models leading the way and will likely come out on top in the US.

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Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

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If you’re wondering what comes inside the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X retail package, then we have everything laid out in one place.

On the front of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the 7-megapixel FaceTime cameras with f/2.2 aperture. These are the same specs as on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and, as a result, selfies with the FaceTime camera didn’t look much different.

iPhone 8 and iPhone X Ship with Accessories

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Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

From the front, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus look the same as their predecessors. However, flip them over and you see the gorgeous Corning glass backs. It’s not Gorilla Glass, but a new glass chemistry made specifically for Apple. It has, according to Apple, a 50% deeper strengthening layer.

iPhone X Retail Package Contents

  • iPhone with iOS 11
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

As soon as I got the blue image inside the circle on my existing phone, the iPhone 7 started transferring setup information to the new iPhone. This included things like Wi-Fi network information and my Apple ID, but not my password or the CSV number for my credit card. I asked Apple for a comprehensive list of what is and isn’t transferred in this process and am still waiting for their response.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus screens offer the same resolutions, 1,920 x 1,080 and 1,334 x 750 respectively. As they were with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, they’re great-looking screens, but are starting to seem a little dated in the face of Samsung’s Super AMOLED 2,960 x 1,440 Galaxy S8 displays.

As for noticeable, visual upgrades, the new iPhone display uses a tech Apple calls TrueTone, which uses ambient light to auto-adjust the color temperature of the display to make colors appear consistent across different lighting conditions. In fluorescent light, this made my screens slightly more orange.

If you were hoping for a pair of AirPods with the $999 iPhone X or a fast charger, then you’re absolutely out of luck. Both smartphones ship with the same accessories in the retail package. This includes a 3.5mm adapter, a Lightning cable (not USB-C), EarPods with Lightning and more. Things are topped off with the usual documentation and probably a SIM ejector tool thrown in for good measure.

Given Apple’s drastic migration to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, it boggles our mind why the company is not shipping its mobile products with USB-C accessories. At least a cable and a charger that supports up to 15 watts of power is more than enough to appease users. But apparently, it seems as though ‘courage’ is not anywhere in sight when it comes to such things.

Nonetheless, the smartphones are the best that Apple have made to date. But will the greatness of these smartphones translate into healthy numbers? That remains to be seen. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus will be up for pre-order in a few day’s time whereas the iPhone X will go up for pre-order next month. A long wait, but we’ll see if it’s a worth it one.

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Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

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If you’re wondering what comes inside the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X retail package, then we have everything laid out in one place.

On the front of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the 7-megapixel FaceTime cameras with f/2.2 aperture. These are the same specs as on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and, as a result, selfies with the FaceTime camera didn’t look much different.

iPhone 8 and iPhone X Ship with Accessories

[bs-quote quote=”Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.” style=”style-6″ align=”left” author_name=”Steve Jobs ” author_job=”Apple co-founder” author_avatar=”https://bmagblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/readmag-quote-avatar.jpg”]

Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

From the front, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus look the same as their predecessors. However, flip them over and you see the gorgeous Corning glass backs. It’s not Gorilla Glass, but a new glass chemistry made specifically for Apple. It has, according to Apple, a 50% deeper strengthening layer.

iPhone X Retail Package Contents

  • iPhone with iOS 11
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

As soon as I got the blue image inside the circle on my existing phone, the iPhone 7 started transferring setup information to the new iPhone. This included things like Wi-Fi network information and my Apple ID, but not my password or the CSV number for my credit card. I asked Apple for a comprehensive list of what is and isn’t transferred in this process and am still waiting for their response.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus screens offer the same resolutions, 1,920 x 1,080 and 1,334 x 750 respectively. As they were with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, they’re great-looking screens, but are starting to seem a little dated in the face of Samsung’s Super AMOLED 2,960 x 1,440 Galaxy S8 displays.

As for noticeable, visual upgrades, the new iPhone display uses a tech Apple calls TrueTone, which uses ambient light to auto-adjust the color temperature of the display to make colors appear consistent across different lighting conditions. In fluorescent light, this made my screens slightly more orange.

If you were hoping for a pair of AirPods with the $999 iPhone X or a fast charger, then you’re absolutely out of luck. Both smartphones ship with the same accessories in the retail package. This includes a 3.5mm adapter, a Lightning cable (not USB-C), EarPods with Lightning and more. Things are topped off with the usual documentation and probably a SIM ejector tool thrown in for good measure.

Given Apple’s drastic migration to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, it boggles our mind why the company is not shipping its mobile products with USB-C accessories. At least a cable and a charger that supports up to 15 watts of power is more than enough to appease users. But apparently, it seems as though ‘courage’ is not anywhere in sight when it comes to such things.

Nonetheless, the smartphones are the best that Apple have made to date. But will the greatness of these smartphones translate into healthy numbers? That remains to be seen. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus will be up for pre-order in a few day’s time whereas the iPhone X will go up for pre-order next month. A long wait, but we’ll see if it’s a worth it one.

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Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

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If you’re wondering what comes inside the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X retail package, then we have everything laid out in one place.

On the front of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the 7-megapixel FaceTime cameras with f/2.2 aperture. These are the same specs as on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and, as a result, selfies with the FaceTime camera didn’t look much different.

iPhone 8 and iPhone X Ship with Accessories

[bs-quote quote=”Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.” style=”style-6″ align=”left” author_name=”Steve Jobs ” author_job=”Apple co-founder” author_avatar=”https://bmagblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/readmag-quote-avatar.jpg”]

Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

From the front, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus look the same as their predecessors. However, flip them over and you see the gorgeous Corning glass backs. It’s not Gorilla Glass, but a new glass chemistry made specifically for Apple. It has, according to Apple, a 50% deeper strengthening layer.

iPhone X Retail Package Contents

  • iPhone with iOS 11
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

As soon as I got the blue image inside the circle on my existing phone, the iPhone 7 started transferring setup information to the new iPhone. This included things like Wi-Fi network information and my Apple ID, but not my password or the CSV number for my credit card. I asked Apple for a comprehensive list of what is and isn’t transferred in this process and am still waiting for their response.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus screens offer the same resolutions, 1,920 x 1,080 and 1,334 x 750 respectively. As they were with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, they’re great-looking screens, but are starting to seem a little dated in the face of Samsung’s Super AMOLED 2,960 x 1,440 Galaxy S8 displays.

As for noticeable, visual upgrades, the new iPhone display uses a tech Apple calls TrueTone, which uses ambient light to auto-adjust the color temperature of the display to make colors appear consistent across different lighting conditions. In fluorescent light, this made my screens slightly more orange.

If you were hoping for a pair of AirPods with the $999 iPhone X or a fast charger, then you’re absolutely out of luck. Both smartphones ship with the same accessories in the retail package. This includes a 3.5mm adapter, a Lightning cable (not USB-C), EarPods with Lightning and more. Things are topped off with the usual documentation and probably a SIM ejector tool thrown in for good measure.

Given Apple’s drastic migration to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, it boggles our mind why the company is not shipping its mobile products with USB-C accessories. At least a cable and a charger that supports up to 15 watts of power is more than enough to appease users. But apparently, it seems as though ‘courage’ is not anywhere in sight when it comes to such things.

Nonetheless, the smartphones are the best that Apple have made to date. But will the greatness of these smartphones translate into healthy numbers? That remains to be seen. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus will be up for pre-order in a few day’s time whereas the iPhone X will go up for pre-order next month. A long wait, but we’ll see if it’s a worth it one.

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Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

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If you’re wondering what comes inside the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X retail package, then we have everything laid out in one place.

On the front of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the 7-megapixel FaceTime cameras with f/2.2 aperture. These are the same specs as on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and, as a result, selfies with the FaceTime camera didn’t look much different.

iPhone 8 and iPhone X Ship with Accessories

[bs-quote quote=”Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.” style=”style-6″ align=”left” author_name=”Steve Jobs ” author_job=”Apple co-founder” author_avatar=”https://bmagblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/readmag-quote-avatar.jpg”]

Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

From the front, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus look the same as their predecessors. However, flip them over and you see the gorgeous Corning glass backs. It’s not Gorilla Glass, but a new glass chemistry made specifically for Apple. It has, according to Apple, a 50% deeper strengthening layer.

iPhone X Retail Package Contents

  • iPhone with iOS 11
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

As soon as I got the blue image inside the circle on my existing phone, the iPhone 7 started transferring setup information to the new iPhone. This included things like Wi-Fi network information and my Apple ID, but not my password or the CSV number for my credit card. I asked Apple for a comprehensive list of what is and isn’t transferred in this process and am still waiting for their response.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus screens offer the same resolutions, 1,920 x 1,080 and 1,334 x 750 respectively. As they were with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, they’re great-looking screens, but are starting to seem a little dated in the face of Samsung’s Super AMOLED 2,960 x 1,440 Galaxy S8 displays.

As for noticeable, visual upgrades, the new iPhone display uses a tech Apple calls TrueTone, which uses ambient light to auto-adjust the color temperature of the display to make colors appear consistent across different lighting conditions. In fluorescent light, this made my screens slightly more orange.

If you were hoping for a pair of AirPods with the $999 iPhone X or a fast charger, then you’re absolutely out of luck. Both smartphones ship with the same accessories in the retail package. This includes a 3.5mm adapter, a Lightning cable (not USB-C), EarPods with Lightning and more. Things are topped off with the usual documentation and probably a SIM ejector tool thrown in for good measure.

Given Apple’s drastic migration to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, it boggles our mind why the company is not shipping its mobile products with USB-C accessories. At least a cable and a charger that supports up to 15 watts of power is more than enough to appease users. But apparently, it seems as though ‘courage’ is not anywhere in sight when it comes to such things.

Nonetheless, the smartphones are the best that Apple have made to date. But will the greatness of these smartphones translate into healthy numbers? That remains to be seen. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus will be up for pre-order in a few day’s time whereas the iPhone X will go up for pre-order next month. A long wait, but we’ll see if it’s a worth it one.

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Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

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If you’re wondering what comes inside the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X retail package, then we have everything laid out in one place.

On the front of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the 7-megapixel FaceTime cameras with f/2.2 aperture. These are the same specs as on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and, as a result, selfies with the FaceTime camera didn’t look much different.

iPhone 8 and iPhone X Ship with Accessories

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Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

From the front, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus look the same as their predecessors. However, flip them over and you see the gorgeous Corning glass backs. It’s not Gorilla Glass, but a new glass chemistry made specifically for Apple. It has, according to Apple, a 50% deeper strengthening layer.

iPhone X Retail Package Contents

  • iPhone with iOS 11
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

As soon as I got the blue image inside the circle on my existing phone, the iPhone 7 started transferring setup information to the new iPhone. This included things like Wi-Fi network information and my Apple ID, but not my password or the CSV number for my credit card. I asked Apple for a comprehensive list of what is and isn’t transferred in this process and am still waiting for their response.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus screens offer the same resolutions, 1,920 x 1,080 and 1,334 x 750 respectively. As they were with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, they’re great-looking screens, but are starting to seem a little dated in the face of Samsung’s Super AMOLED 2,960 x 1,440 Galaxy S8 displays.

As for noticeable, visual upgrades, the new iPhone display uses a tech Apple calls TrueTone, which uses ambient light to auto-adjust the color temperature of the display to make colors appear consistent across different lighting conditions. In fluorescent light, this made my screens slightly more orange.

If you were hoping for a pair of AirPods with the $999 iPhone X or a fast charger, then you’re absolutely out of luck. Both smartphones ship with the same accessories in the retail package. This includes a 3.5mm adapter, a Lightning cable (not USB-C), EarPods with Lightning and more. Things are topped off with the usual documentation and probably a SIM ejector tool thrown in for good measure.

Given Apple’s drastic migration to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, it boggles our mind why the company is not shipping its mobile products with USB-C accessories. At least a cable and a charger that supports up to 15 watts of power is more than enough to appease users. But apparently, it seems as though ‘courage’ is not anywhere in sight when it comes to such things.

Nonetheless, the smartphones are the best that Apple have made to date. But will the greatness of these smartphones translate into healthy numbers? That remains to be seen. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus will be up for pre-order in a few day’s time whereas the iPhone X will go up for pre-order next month. A long wait, but we’ll see if it’s a worth it one.

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Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

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If you’re wondering what comes inside the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X retail package, then we have everything laid out in one place.

On the front of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the 7-megapixel FaceTime cameras with f/2.2 aperture. These are the same specs as on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and, as a result, selfies with the FaceTime camera didn’t look much different.

iPhone 8 and iPhone X Ship with Accessories

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Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

From the front, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus look the same as their predecessors. However, flip them over and you see the gorgeous Corning glass backs. It’s not Gorilla Glass, but a new glass chemistry made specifically for Apple. It has, according to Apple, a 50% deeper strengthening layer.

iPhone X Retail Package Contents

  • iPhone with iOS 11
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

As soon as I got the blue image inside the circle on my existing phone, the iPhone 7 started transferring setup information to the new iPhone. This included things like Wi-Fi network information and my Apple ID, but not my password or the CSV number for my credit card. I asked Apple for a comprehensive list of what is and isn’t transferred in this process and am still waiting for their response.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus screens offer the same resolutions, 1,920 x 1,080 and 1,334 x 750 respectively. As they were with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, they’re great-looking screens, but are starting to seem a little dated in the face of Samsung’s Super AMOLED 2,960 x 1,440 Galaxy S8 displays.

As for noticeable, visual upgrades, the new iPhone display uses a tech Apple calls TrueTone, which uses ambient light to auto-adjust the color temperature of the display to make colors appear consistent across different lighting conditions. In fluorescent light, this made my screens slightly more orange.

If you were hoping for a pair of AirPods with the $999 iPhone X or a fast charger, then you’re absolutely out of luck. Both smartphones ship with the same accessories in the retail package. This includes a 3.5mm adapter, a Lightning cable (not USB-C), EarPods with Lightning and more. Things are topped off with the usual documentation and probably a SIM ejector tool thrown in for good measure.

Given Apple’s drastic migration to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, it boggles our mind why the company is not shipping its mobile products with USB-C accessories. At least a cable and a charger that supports up to 15 watts of power is more than enough to appease users. But apparently, it seems as though ‘courage’ is not anywhere in sight when it comes to such things.

Nonetheless, the smartphones are the best that Apple have made to date. But will the greatness of these smartphones translate into healthy numbers? That remains to be seen. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus will be up for pre-order in a few day’s time whereas the iPhone X will go up for pre-order next month. A long wait, but we’ll see if it’s a worth it one.

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Which Is Scarier? Riding In A Driverless Taxi Or Investing In General Motors? https://bmagblog.org/bs-deals/bs-which-is-scarier-riding-in-a-driverless-taxi-or-investing-in-general-motors https://bmagblog.org/bs-deals/bs-which-is-scarier-riding-in-a-driverless-taxi-or-investing-in-general-motors#respond Fri, 14 Aug 2020 07:53:34 +0000 https://bmagblog.org/2020/08/14/bs-which-is-scarier-riding-in-a-driverless-taxi-or-investing-in-general-motors/

Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

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If you’re wondering what comes inside the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X retail package, then we have everything laid out in one place.

On the front of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the 7-megapixel FaceTime cameras with f/2.2 aperture. These are the same specs as on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and, as a result, selfies with the FaceTime camera didn’t look much different.

iPhone 8 and iPhone X Ship with Accessories

[bs-quote quote=”Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.” style=”style-6″ align=”left” author_name=”Steve Jobs ” author_job=”Apple co-founder” author_avatar=”https://bmagblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/readmag-quote-avatar.jpg”]

Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

From the front, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus look the same as their predecessors. However, flip them over and you see the gorgeous Corning glass backs. It’s not Gorilla Glass, but a new glass chemistry made specifically for Apple. It has, according to Apple, a 50% deeper strengthening layer.

iPhone X Retail Package Contents

  • iPhone with iOS 11
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

As soon as I got the blue image inside the circle on my existing phone, the iPhone 7 started transferring setup information to the new iPhone. This included things like Wi-Fi network information and my Apple ID, but not my password or the CSV number for my credit card. I asked Apple for a comprehensive list of what is and isn’t transferred in this process and am still waiting for their response.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus screens offer the same resolutions, 1,920 x 1,080 and 1,334 x 750 respectively. As they were with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, they’re great-looking screens, but are starting to seem a little dated in the face of Samsung’s Super AMOLED 2,960 x 1,440 Galaxy S8 displays.

As for noticeable, visual upgrades, the new iPhone display uses a tech Apple calls TrueTone, which uses ambient light to auto-adjust the color temperature of the display to make colors appear consistent across different lighting conditions. In fluorescent light, this made my screens slightly more orange.

If you were hoping for a pair of AirPods with the $999 iPhone X or a fast charger, then you’re absolutely out of luck. Both smartphones ship with the same accessories in the retail package. This includes a 3.5mm adapter, a Lightning cable (not USB-C), EarPods with Lightning and more. Things are topped off with the usual documentation and probably a SIM ejector tool thrown in for good measure.

Given Apple’s drastic migration to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, it boggles our mind why the company is not shipping its mobile products with USB-C accessories. At least a cable and a charger that supports up to 15 watts of power is more than enough to appease users. But apparently, it seems as though ‘courage’ is not anywhere in sight when it comes to such things.

Nonetheless, the smartphones are the best that Apple have made to date. But will the greatness of these smartphones translate into healthy numbers? That remains to be seen. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus will be up for pre-order in a few day’s time whereas the iPhone X will go up for pre-order next month. A long wait, but we’ll see if it’s a worth it one.

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The Attention Economy is the Addiction Economy: A Call for Emerging Tech for Good https://bmagblog.org/bs-deals/bs-the-attention-economy-is-the-addiction-economy-a-call-for-emerging-tech-for-good https://bmagblog.org/bs-deals/bs-the-attention-economy-is-the-addiction-economy-a-call-for-emerging-tech-for-good#respond Fri, 14 Aug 2020 07:53:33 +0000 https://bmagblog.org/2020/08/14/bs-the-attention-economy-is-the-addiction-economy-a-call-for-emerging-tech-for-good/

Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

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If you’re wondering what comes inside the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X retail package, then we have everything laid out in one place.

On the front of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the 7-megapixel FaceTime cameras with f/2.2 aperture. These are the same specs as on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and, as a result, selfies with the FaceTime camera didn’t look much different.

iPhone 8 and iPhone X Ship with Accessories

[bs-quote quote=”Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.” style=”style-6″ align=”left” author_name=”Steve Jobs ” author_job=”Apple co-founder” author_avatar=”https://bmagblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/readmag-quote-avatar.jpg”]

Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

From the front, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus look the same as their predecessors. However, flip them over and you see the gorgeous Corning glass backs. It’s not Gorilla Glass, but a new glass chemistry made specifically for Apple. It has, according to Apple, a 50% deeper strengthening layer.

iPhone X Retail Package Contents

  • iPhone with iOS 11
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

As soon as I got the blue image inside the circle on my existing phone, the iPhone 7 started transferring setup information to the new iPhone. This included things like Wi-Fi network information and my Apple ID, but not my password or the CSV number for my credit card. I asked Apple for a comprehensive list of what is and isn’t transferred in this process and am still waiting for their response.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus screens offer the same resolutions, 1,920 x 1,080 and 1,334 x 750 respectively. As they were with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, they’re great-looking screens, but are starting to seem a little dated in the face of Samsung’s Super AMOLED 2,960 x 1,440 Galaxy S8 displays.

As for noticeable, visual upgrades, the new iPhone display uses a tech Apple calls TrueTone, which uses ambient light to auto-adjust the color temperature of the display to make colors appear consistent across different lighting conditions. In fluorescent light, this made my screens slightly more orange.

If you were hoping for a pair of AirPods with the $999 iPhone X or a fast charger, then you’re absolutely out of luck. Both smartphones ship with the same accessories in the retail package. This includes a 3.5mm adapter, a Lightning cable (not USB-C), EarPods with Lightning and more. Things are topped off with the usual documentation and probably a SIM ejector tool thrown in for good measure.

Given Apple’s drastic migration to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, it boggles our mind why the company is not shipping its mobile products with USB-C accessories. At least a cable and a charger that supports up to 15 watts of power is more than enough to appease users. But apparently, it seems as though ‘courage’ is not anywhere in sight when it comes to such things.

Nonetheless, the smartphones are the best that Apple have made to date. But will the greatness of these smartphones translate into healthy numbers? That remains to be seen. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus will be up for pre-order in a few day’s time whereas the iPhone X will go up for pre-order next month. A long wait, but we’ll see if it’s a worth it one.

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Snapchat’s new ad formats are designed to keep you watching https://bmagblog.org/bs-deals/bs-snapchats-new-ad-formats-are-designed-to-keep-you-watching https://bmagblog.org/bs-deals/bs-snapchats-new-ad-formats-are-designed-to-keep-you-watching#respond Fri, 14 Aug 2020 07:53:26 +0000 https://bmagblog.org/2020/08/14/bs-snapchats-new-ad-formats-are-designed-to-keep-you-watching/

Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

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If you’re wondering what comes inside the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X retail package, then we have everything laid out in one place.

On the front of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the 7-megapixel FaceTime cameras with f/2.2 aperture. These are the same specs as on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and, as a result, selfies with the FaceTime camera didn’t look much different.

iPhone 8 and iPhone X Ship with Accessories

[bs-quote quote=”Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.” style=”style-6″ align=”left” author_name=”Steve Jobs ” author_job=”Apple co-founder” author_avatar=”https://bmagblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/readmag-quote-avatar.jpg”]

Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have been announced, more official details regarding the headsets are starting to emerge. We know that the smartphones are the first from Apple that support fast charging, and now we also know what ships inside the box. If at this point you are feeling excited, then you might want to dial down a bit. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X ship with the same old accessories as before. There’s absolutely nothing new or extra from Apple’s end.

From the front, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus look the same as their predecessors. However, flip them over and you see the gorgeous Corning glass backs. It’s not Gorilla Glass, but a new glass chemistry made specifically for Apple. It has, according to Apple, a 50% deeper strengthening layer.

iPhone X Retail Package Contents

  • iPhone with iOS 11
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

As soon as I got the blue image inside the circle on my existing phone, the iPhone 7 started transferring setup information to the new iPhone. This included things like Wi-Fi network information and my Apple ID, but not my password or the CSV number for my credit card. I asked Apple for a comprehensive list of what is and isn’t transferred in this process and am still waiting for their response.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus screens offer the same resolutions, 1,920 x 1,080 and 1,334 x 750 respectively. As they were with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, they’re great-looking screens, but are starting to seem a little dated in the face of Samsung’s Super AMOLED 2,960 x 1,440 Galaxy S8 displays.

As for noticeable, visual upgrades, the new iPhone display uses a tech Apple calls TrueTone, which uses ambient light to auto-adjust the color temperature of the display to make colors appear consistent across different lighting conditions. In fluorescent light, this made my screens slightly more orange.

If you were hoping for a pair of AirPods with the $999 iPhone X or a fast charger, then you’re absolutely out of luck. Both smartphones ship with the same accessories in the retail package. This includes a 3.5mm adapter, a Lightning cable (not USB-C), EarPods with Lightning and more. Things are topped off with the usual documentation and probably a SIM ejector tool thrown in for good measure.

Given Apple’s drastic migration to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, it boggles our mind why the company is not shipping its mobile products with USB-C accessories. At least a cable and a charger that supports up to 15 watts of power is more than enough to appease users. But apparently, it seems as though ‘courage’ is not anywhere in sight when it comes to such things.

Nonetheless, the smartphones are the best that Apple have made to date. But will the greatness of these smartphones translate into healthy numbers? That remains to be seen. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus will be up for pre-order in a few day’s time whereas the iPhone X will go up for pre-order next month. A long wait, but we’ll see if it’s a worth it one.

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