Apple Releases iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR

Apple Releases iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR

APPLE has released and launched  iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. The date, price and specs are also made known here.

The iDevice trio had few surprises in store thanks to the huge number of leaks building up to Apple’s launch event; the iPhone XS and XS Max pack 5.8in and 6.5in OLED screens, respectively, while the “low-end” XR features a 6.1in LCD ‘Liquid Retina’ screen.

All three models are the first to feature Apple’s homegrown A12 Bionic CPU, the first commercially available 7nm processor, and all come adorned with the notched display that first debuted on last year’s iPhone X.

We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about Apple’s iPhone XS, XS Max and XR below.

Release date
Apple’s iPhone XS and XS Max will be available to pre-order from 14 September, with shipping to begin on 21 September.

Pre-orders for the iPhone XR begin on 19 October before the handset starts shipping on 26 October.

Price
The iPhone XS and XS Max will be offered in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB configurations. Here in Blighty, the XS will fetch £999, £1,149 and £1,349, while the XS Max will set you back £1,099, £1,249 and £1,449, respectively.

The iPhone XR, which will be offered with 64GB, 128GB or 256GB storage, will be priced at £749, £799 and £899, respectively.

All three smartphones will be available to buy through all major operators, including EE, O2, Sky Mobile, Three, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile.

Latest news
12/9/18: 
Apple has officially unveiled the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR at its much-hyped ‘Gather Round’ event.

The 5.8in iPhone XS is the direct successor to last year’s iPhone X, while the Max model, which offers the same footprint as Apple’s previous 5.5in smartphones despite its larger 6.5in OLED display, essentially replaces Apple’s now-defunct Plus-branded models.

Both the XS and XS Max feature Super Retina resolution screens, which offer HDR, Dolby Vision, a 120Hz refresh rate and carry the notch that debuted on last year’s flagship. This is to accommodate Apple’s souped-up Face ID tech, which the firm is now touting as the “most secure facial authentication ever in a smartphone”.

Both also come crafted from surgical-grade stainless steel and the “most durable glass ever in a smartphone”, with the new iDevices now boasting souped-up IP68 certification.

Under the hood, the new iPhone XS models pack Apple’s A12 Bionic CPU, the first commercially available 7nm chip. The processor, which comprises of a four-core CPU, six-core GPU a next-gen eight-core neural engine, promises to deliver a 15 per cent performance boost compared to last year’s A11 chip, 40 per cent lower power consumption and support for real-time machine learning.

On the photography front, the iPhone XS and XS Max pack a dual 12MP camera setup, which boasts a larger sensor than that found on the iPhone X and an improved TrueTone flash. There’s a bunch of new Camera software features incoming too, including a new ‘Smart HDR’ mode and the ability to adjust a photo’s depth of field after it’s been taken.

Around the front, you’ll find the same 7MP TrueDepth camera as last year’s model, but – according to Apple, at least – the sensor is “twice as fast” as before.

The iPhone XS and XS Max are also the first iPhones to support dual SIM, with a physical SIM card and Apple’s own eSIM. For China, Apple is specifically making a phone with two physical SIM slots.

In terms of battery life, Apple boasts that the iPhone XS will last, er, 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X, while the iPhone XS Max will deliver an extra hour and a half.

The iPhone XS and XS Max will be available with a choice of 64GB, 256GB, 512GB of storage, and in Gold and Silver, Space Grey colour options.

Apple also showcased the iPhone XR at its 12 September launch event, which arrives as the spiritual successor to last year’s iPhone 8. It hasn’t escaped the notch treatment, though, with Apple equipping the lower-end smartphone with a display cutout to accommodate its previously iPhone X-exclusive Face ID tech.

The handset, which takes cues from the iPhone 5C with its jazzy colour options, comes crafted from aluminium and glass, which houses its 6.1in LCD ‘Liquid Retina’ display and offers IP57 certifications.

While the iPhone XR packs the same A12 Bionic CPU as the XS and XS Max, it lacks the dual-camera setup of its more expensive siblings and instead touts a single 12MP wide-angle lens on its rear. You’ll find the same 7MP TrueDepth camera around the front, though.

The iPhone XR also offers dual SIM support with one physical card slot and a digital eSIM and, in terms of battery life, Apple claims you’ll get an hour and a half more than the iPhone 8 Plus.

The iPhone XR will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB configurations and white, black, blue, coral, red and yellow colour options.

12/9/18: Apple’s iPhone XS, the direct successor to last year’s iPhone X, has been exposed in hands-on images (below) with just hours to go until its official unveiling. A Weibo user posted images of the soon-to-be-unveiled smartphone, confirming that it’ll look almost identical to its predecessor with its notched display and chamfered edges. The leak doesn’t tell us much else about the iPhone XS, but we don’t have long to wait until all is revealed.

11/9/18: Apple’s low-cost iPhone will reportedly be available in short supply at launch due to “quality issues of assembly and display”. That’s according to Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac), backed up by Bloomberg, who claims that the so-called iPhone XR will launch in “late September-early October” due to issues attaching backlights to the LCD screen. These manufacturing problems will lead to supply constraints at launch, according to the two reports.

10/9/18: The incoming entry-level 6.1in LCD iPhone could arrive as the iPhone XC, according to a presentation from carrier China Mobile, via Macotakara. The slide also casts some doubt over the name of Apple’s incoming 6.5in OLED model, suggesting it’ll be called the iPhone XS Plus, rather than the XS Max.

The leak also claims the so-called iPhone XC will fetch around £540 at launch, while the iPhone XS and XS Plus will fetch around £700 and £775, respectively.

7/9/18: Apple’s incoming 6.1in LCD iPhone, tipped to arrive as the iPhone 9, has leaked in a series of images that confirm it’ll be available in three colour options: white, red and blue. In contrast, the iPhone XS and XS Max are expected to launch in white, gold and black variants.

The leaked images, which come courtesy of SlashLeaks, also confirm that the iPhone 9 will pack a dual-SIM tray, confirming rumours that the handset will be made available in a. dual-SIM variant.

6/9/18: Apple is widely expected to launch two new OLED iPhone models next week – an upgraded 5.8in model set to launch as the iPhone XS and a heftier 6.5in version that’s going to be called the iPhone XS Max, according to 9to5Mac. This backs up an earlier report from Bloomberg, which claimed that Apple planned to drop the ‘Plus’ label from its 2018 iPhones.

9to5Mac‘s report, which has compiled info from multiple sources, adds that both the iPhone XS and XS Max are likely to include 4GB RAM, up from 3GB in last year’s iPhone X, alongside a new A12 chip and dual-SIM options in some countries.

3/9/18: A mega-leak courtesy of 9to5Mac has revealed that Apple’s new OLED iPhones will arrive as the ‘iPhone XS’, and will be made available in 5.8in and 6.5in versions. The incoming iPhones, previously referred to as the iPhone 11 and 11 Plus, will also be made available in a new gold colour option (above), according to the leak, and both will be released before the end of September.

30/8/18: Apple’s ‘affordable’ iPhone 9 will be delayed beyond September, according to – who else – Ming-Chi Kuo. In a research note seen by Apple Insider, Kuo claims that while the high-end OLED models will be available to buy next month, the 6.1in LCD model will be made available later in the report.

There is some good news, though, as Kuo expects the device to be powered by the same A12 SoC that will be found in the higher-spec models. The 7nm chip will reportedly offer ’20 to 30 per cent’ performance gains compared to Apple’s A11 chip, and will offer better battery efficiency.

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29/8/18: Apple looks set to ditch 3D Touch from all of its 2018 iPhones. That’s according to Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, via MacRumours, who claims that it’s “widely understood” that 3D Touch will be removed from iPhones with OLED displays in 2019.

This contradicts with earlier rumours from Apple oracle Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that 3D Touch won’t be a feature on the rumoured 6.1in iPhone, and could suggest that all three incoming models won’t feature the haptic screen tech.

28/8/18: Apple’s 2018 iPhones looks set to offer a hefty performance boost, according to Macworld, which has taken a look at what we can expect from TSMC’s incoming 7nm A12 chip.

Based on TSMC’s own claims, and some educated guessing, Macworld says it expects the A12 processor to offer 20 to 30 per cent performance gains compared to last year’s A11 Bionic CPU, along with a 40 per cent reduction in power consumption.

It expects the 7nm processor to stick to a six-core design, which will earn it a multi-core performance score of around 13,000 in Geekbench 4. For single-core performance, it’s likely to increase the A11’s 4217 score to around the 5,000 mark.

21/8/18: Apple’s 2018 iPhones will be available to pre-order in less than a month’s time on 14 September, according to German publication Macerkopf. The website, citing two unnamed German carriers, reports that networks are preparing to start taking pre-orders on 14 September, suggesting that Apple is planning an announcement later that week, likely on 12 September.

Last year, we saw new iPhones announced on 12 September, pre-orders kicking off on 14 September and then an official release on 22 September.

17/8/18: Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News has backed up reports that Apple’s 2018 OLED iPhones will ship with Apple Pencil report. The site, which got its information from “industry insiders”, claims that the second-gen iPhone X and 6.5in iPhone X Plus will both be compatible with the Apple Pencil, but notes that the 6.1in LCD model won’t be compatible with the stylus.

15/8/18: Apple’s 2018 iPhones will offer Apple Pencil support and up to 512GB built-in storage, according to research firm TrendForce.

It’s unclear whether these features, similar to those found on Samsung’s newly-launched Galaxy Note 9, will be available on all three incoming iPhones or reserved for Apple’s higher-end OLED models.

These OLED models will, unsurprisingly, be more expensive than the “budget” 6.1in LCD iPhone 9, which Trendforce expects to have a starting price of around $699 to $749. The so-called iPhone X (2018) and iPhone X Plus will have starting prices of $899 to $949 and $999, respectively, according to the research firm.

The report confirms that the two OLED models are already assembled, while the budget LCD model will begin assembly in mid-September, in line with the smartphones’ rumoured September and October release dates, respectively.

14/8/18: Yet another video showing off Apple’s 2018 iPhones has cropped up on YouTube (below), courtesy of DetroitBORG. The seven-minute video shows off new dummy units obtained by Sonny Dickson, and refers to the incoming devices as the iPhone 9, iPhone X (2018) and iPhone X Plus. The clip doesn’t have many surprises in store, but the “fairly accurate” models show that all three new iPhones will feature a notched design to accommodate Face ID. The ‘cheap’ LCD iPhone 9 will sport a single-lens camera on its rear, while its presumaly more expensive siblings will retain the iPhone X’s dual camera system.

9/8/18: Well-known phone reviewer Marques Brownlee has given us our best look at Apple’s 2018 iPhones yet – although he, presumably accidentally, refers to them as 2019 models.

In a video posted to YouTube (below), Brownlee goes hands-on with dummies of the so-called iPhone X2, iPhone X Plus and iPhone 9, confirming that the notch will be the same size on all of the three models, and that the 6.5in iPhone X Plus will boast a smaller design than Apple’s current iPhone 8 Plus.

He also gives us a good look at the protruding camera lenses on the three iPhones, with the iPhone X2 and X Plus both packing dual camera setups, while the LCD model sticks with a single-lens rear-facing camera. This ‘cheaper’ model will also stick with Apple’s first-gen Face ID tech, according to Browlee, while the duo of iPhone X-branded models will be upgraded to the firm’s second-gen tech.

7/8/18: We’ve seen plenty of mock-ups of Apple’s incoming iPhones, but thanks to a new leak courtesy of Slashleaks, we may have caught a glimpse at a 6.1in iPhone 9 in the flesh for the first time.

The image (above), which appears to have been taken in a factory, gives us a somewhat blurry look at the rear of the so-called iPhone 9. If legit, the leak confirms that the 6.1in LCD iPhone will feature a larger camera sensor paired with a repositioned dual LED flash.

6/8/18: Apple’s rumoured dual-SIM iPhone will be exclusive to China, according to a report from Economic Daily News.

The Chinese news outlet, citing a source at Foxconn, reports that the 6.1in LCD iPhone will be the only model to support the functionality, with the handset to be made available in both single and dual-SIM models; the latter which it claims will be made available exclusively in China.

According to the report, Apple’s made the decision because it’s common for people in China to have more than one mobile phone number, with as many as three to four billion consumers using dual SIM cards.

3/8/18: Apple won’t bundle a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter with its 2018 iPhones, according to Cohen analyst Matthew D Ramsay.

Cirrus Logic, which makes audio hardware for iDevices, posted its fiscal quarter guidance this week, which Ramsey claims “all but confirms that Apple will not bundle the DAC headset converter ‘dongle’ in its new iPhone models”.

As per Apple Insider, Ramsay notes that the dongle will continue to ship with older iPhone models, just not with Apple’s incoming iPhone 9, iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus.

1/8/18: Apple’s latest iOS 12 beta has spilt yet more secrets, with references spotted to the 6.5in iPhone X Plus.

Brazilian Apple news site iHelpBR has uncovered evidence in the fifth iOS 12 beta that appears to confirm that the device will feature a screen resolution of 1242×2688 and support for iPad-esque landscape app design. According to the website’s digging, stock apps such as Calendar, Contacts, and Messages are already being optimised for a landscape layout.

“Apple released the fifth test version of iOS 12 for developers yesterday. To our surprise, when running the new build with the supposed resolution of the iPhone XS Plus, it was possible to view the applications in landscape mode as they are displayed on the larger models,” iHelpBR noted.

31/7/18: Apple released the fifth developer beta of iOS 12 on Monday, which appears to have confirmed that the company is planning a dual-SIM iPhone model to be released this year.

Spotted by 9to5Mac, a component of the system responsible for the generation of diagnostic reports includes new references to “second SIM status” and a “second SIM tray status”, while another component references a “dual sim device”. This all but confirms that a dual-SIM model will debut this year, although it remains to be seen whether it will make its way to Blighty.

30/7/18: Twitter tipster Benjamin Geskin has shared images of what he claims to be dummy units of the 6.5in iPhone 11 Plus and the 6.1in LCD iPhone 9 (below).

 

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2018 iPhone X Plus (6.5-inch) and iPhone (6.1-inch) Dummy Model

The images, if legit, don’t tell us much we don’t already know, but ‘confirm’ that the LCD iPhone features a single rear camera, while the iPhone 11 Plus uses a dual-camera layout similar to that on the iPhone X, not a triple-lens camera as previously speculated. As expected, they also show the so-called iPhone 9 with larger bezels than its higher-spec sibling. 

26/7/18: Qualcomm, fresh from calling off its NXP merger, has confirmed that Intel will be the sole supplier of modem chips for Apple’s 2018 iPhones.

Confirming an earlier report from Ming-Chi Kuo, Qualcomm’s CFO George Davis said on Wednesday confirmed that: “Apple intends to solely use our competitor’s modems rather than our modems in its next iPhone release. We will continue to provide modems for Apple’s legacy devices.”

Davis didn’t mention Intel by name, but the rival chipmaker is the only other supplier of that component for Apple’s smartphones.

Apple’s decision to ditch Qualcomm likely comes as a result of escalating tensions between the two firms, which have been embroiled in a legal battle for more than a year.

25/7/18: The cheapest of Apple’s 2018 iPhones, the 6.1in LCD iPhone 9, will be made available in six different colours, according to Macotakara.

Apple guru Ming-Chi Kuo has already had a similar prediction and last month claimed the LCD iPhone would come in gold, grey, white, blue, red and orange colour options. Macotakara, on the other hand, predicts the colours will be white, black, flash yellow, bright orange, electric blue and taupe – all colours of cases that Apple currently flogs.

There’s no red in Macotakara’s prediction, which makes sense given that this colour is typically reserved for Apple’s (PRODUCT)RED launches.

This iPhone 5C-esque colour lineup will likely be reserved for the iPhone 9, with rumours claiming that the 5.8in and 6.5in iPhone 11 and 11 Plus will only be made available in three colours: gold, grey and silver.

19/7/18: Apple’s incoming USB-C fast charger will be exclusive to 2018 iPhones, despite offering backwards compatibility.

So says Japanese blog Macotakara, which reports that the 18W charger will come with a USB-C to Lightning connection, won’t be available to purchase seperately due to supply constraints. The initial supply will only meet Apple’s needs for 2018 iPhones, so buyers will have to wait until next year to purchase the accessory.

17/7/18: Apple’s entry-level 2018 iPhone won’t feature an edge-to-edge screen on par with the iPhone X, according to leaked glass panels.

Images posted by Twitter tipster Benjamin Geskin (below) has given our first look at glass panels that will allegedly feature Apple’s so-called iPhone 9, iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus.

 

If legit, the images confirm that low-cost, 6.1in LCD iPhone 9 won’t feature a completely bezel-free display of the 5.8in and 6.5in OLED models, despite Apple’s plan to adopt new backlight-reducing chips order to achieve a full-screen design.

The leak doesn’t give much else away, beyond confirming that all three models will adopt a notched design to facilitate Apple’s Face ID tech.

13/7/18: Apple will adopt backlight-reducing chips for its upcoming LCD iPhone in order to equip it with a full-screen design.

A report out of Digitimes claims that Apple will “exclusively” use Japanese manufacturer Nichia’s 0.3t LED chips for its 6.1in LCD iPhone, which will equip the device with similar brightness to previous LCD models but also with the same super-thin bezel as the iPhone X.

“While LTPS-LCD smartphone screens with backlights using 0.4t LED chips have bottom bezels of 4.0-4.5mm, use of 0.3t LED chips can reduce them to 2.0-2.5mm, enhancing LCD screens’ competitiveness against OLED all (bezel-free) screens panels,” the report explains.

Digitimes notes that while the use of 0.3t LED chips comes with greater technical risk, especially when it comes accuracy and stability, Nichia “successfully started production” in the first half of 2018.

According to earlier rumours, Apple’s LCD iPhone – which is expected to be the cheapest of the firm’s three incoming iPhones with a starting price of $700 – will allegedly be made available in grey, white, blue, red and orange colour options.

5/17/18: Apple is reportedly planning to introduce as many as five new colour options with its 2018 iPhone line-up.

At least that’s according to a report from renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, seen by 9to5Mac. He claims that the 6.5in OLED iPhone, expected to arrive as the iPhone X Plus, will be offered in black, white and a new gold option.

The ‘entry-level’ 6.1in LCD iPhone will allegedly debut in more out-there grey, white, blue, red and orange flavours, according to Kuo.

As noted by 9to5Mac, the reference to ‘grey’ and ‘white’ models could be a nod to Apple’s current Space Grey and Silver finishes, while the rumoured red model could arrive as part of Apple’s PRODUCT(RED) lineup – although these typically arrive months after an iPhone has been launched.

There’s no word yet as to whether the 5.8in iPhone X successor will be offered in any new colour variations.

In his research note, Kuo is also raising his prediction for iPhone sales. He expects the cheaper, LCD iPhone to account for 55 per cent of sales when the new iPhones launch, and take even more share through 2019.

He’s clearly expecting a burst of demand, too, and expects that Apple will see significant growth with sales of 70 million iPhones in the fourth quarter.

4/7/18: Images posted on Chinese blog Chongdiantou claim to show off the USB-C charger that will ship with this year’s iPhones.

The images allegedly give us a glimpse at an “engineering sample” of the 18-watt USB-C charger, which is also expected to be bundled with Apple’s incoming iPads.

While the labelling looks different to Apple’s usual style – suggesting this could be a third-party accessory from China – the design of the charger matches up with earlier leaks, which suggested that the 18W accessory would be oval-shaped and offer a USB-C input.

While the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X all offer support for wireless charging, Apple doesn’t currently offer the accessories to enable it. With third-party accessories, though, USB-C fast chargers can just an iPhone from empty to 50 per cent in less than half an hour.

3/7/18: The iPhone X Plus has cropped up on Geekbench, confirming that it’ll offer a decent upgrade under the hood.

The handset, referred to as the ‘iPhone 11,2’ in the Geekbench listing first spotted by BGR, will come equipped with a new six-core CPU (D321AP), 4GB RAM (1GB more than the iPhone X) and Apple’s iOS 12 software, which has a major focus on performance.

The aforementioned CPU will likely be Apple’s homegrown A12 chip, built by TSMC, which is expected to be the industry’s first 7nm chip, which will – in theory, at least – offer more speed and better efficiency than the 10nm chips found in current iDevices.

That rings true in the Geekbench scores, as the so-called ‘iPhone 11,2’ trounced Apple’s current iPhone X flagship with a single-core score of 4673 and a multi-core score of 10,912.  The iPhone X, for comparison, scored 4206 and 10,123, respectively.

2/7/18: A video showing alleged dummy models of Apple’s 6.1in ‘iPhone 9’ and 6.5in ‘iPhone X Plus’ has surfaced online.

The video (below), sent to 9to5Mac by tipster @shaimizrachi who has shared accurate dummies for iPhones in the past, shows off the duo of incoming devices next to current iPhone models, including the flagship iPhone X.

Cases from accessory maker Sketch are also shown in the video, suggesting that case companies are already started making designs ahead of an official announcement from Apple in September. Probably, at least.

The iPhone 9, as expected, appears to have a single camera on its rear, adding weight to rumours that it’ll be Apple’s entry-level offering this year. Earlier rumours also point to a 6.1in LCD screen, with Apple opting against OLED in order to keep the cost of the handset low.

The iPhone X Plus appears to be the same size as the iPhone 7 Plus it’s stacked up against, despite packing a larger 6.5in screen. This is because Apple has ditched the large bezels seen on its Plus-sized model in favour of its notch-equipped, iPhone X design.

The audio-less video also appears to show a dual camera setup on the rear of the so-called iPhone X Plus, despite some rumours pointing to a Huawei P20-esque triple-camera setup.

The video does not show the expected 5.8in OLED model, but Mizrachi has teased that “another surprise” is coming.

29/6/18: Apple has reportedly roped in LG to supply OLED screens for its 2018 iPhones in a bid to lessen its reliance on Samsung.

The South China Morning Post reports that LG Display will initially supply Apple with between 2 and 4 million OLED screens, small fry compared to how many tens of millions of iPhones the firm likely will produce, as it “continues to work on ramping up capacity”.

However, LG – which is reportedly considering opening a new OLED production factory in the Chinese port city of Guangzhou – has bigger ambitions though, and is reportedly looking to secure all OLED orders for one of Apple’s 2018 iPhones, likely the 6.5in iPhone X Plus.

Such a move would help Apple to lessen its reliance on Samsung, which is currently the sole supplier of displays for the iPhone X and has been linked to the smartphone’s £1,000 starting price. However, on the other hand, LG’s OLED displays have previously received lacklustre reviews – particularly when it comes to the bork-ridden screen on Google’s Pixel 2 XL.

I am a proud Feminist – Genevieve Nnaji

I am a proud Feminist – Genevieve Nnaji

A popular Nigerian Actress, Genevieve Nnaji, who recently attended the premiere of her movie ‘Lionheart’ in Toronto, has emphatically affirmed that she is proud to be a feminist.

On September 7, 2018 her directorial debut “Lion heart” was acquired by online streaming service Netflix marking it the first Netflix original film from Nigeria. Genevieve also confirmed the news via her social media handle after it’s announcement by the company.

The actress in an interview with Women and Hollywood Magazine, a media orgnaisation that educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity in Hollywood and the global film industry, said she is a feminist and proud of it.

She said: “I’m a proud feminist who embraces her femininity. I feel sometimes women are made to feel self-conscious and ashamed of their womanhood. Perhaps like ‘Wonder Woman’, we may wake up one day to discover that it is our superpower, and then we would be unstoppable.”

 

Asked if she had any advice for other female directors, her response was: “I don’t consider myself qualified enough yet to give advice, to be honest, and so I say this to my peers as I say to myself daily: eliminate fear and self-doubt”.

She encourages the ladies to be more creative and skillful. What a man can do, a woman can do it better.

She therefore call on other women to wake up and stop feeling self-conscious and ashamed of their womanhood.

“I’m happy women all over the world are discovering their superpower and turning “why me?” into “not me.”



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Change in relationships occurs every day and this could be a positive or negative change. Change in relationships can emerge through many factors. But, why do men change in a relationship as well as Women?

It is a fact that in every relationship or marriage, change can occur to both genders, but it occurs mainly on the part of the men. Call to mind, that when I say ‘change in men‘ here, I mean when a man changes from loving and caring for his girlfriend or wife.

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Wondering about your man changing right away for no substantial reason? Thinking about what happened to the man you fell in love with? Does his change in nature bother you a lot? Are you trying to find out the reasons behind the change? Well, this article will suffice all your questions.

Men at times become prey to change and women find it difficult to understand the reasons for this change. They try to figure out if it is due to their surroundings or their friends or simply because of the fact that they wish to change without any reason.

There are many things that could make a man change suddenly and I shall be letting them out in this article.

Men have the tendency to change suddenly. Do you know why?   Relax, I will tell you.

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Men are always seen as the head in every relationship or marriage. This is because they (men) do the toughest work in every relationship or marriage, though not all the times, but they are seen as being at the top. Guess what, this particular reason gives some men the effrontery to do otherwise most times…

Lets be practical, consider a man who labors and gets a lady engaged and later pay her bride price and marry her, not to talk of the money he will spend in organizing the wedding ceremony. In some countries and tribes, it seems to be the fact that the man is buying the lady in question from her parents.

Again, in a relationship, the man is assumed to be taking care of his girlfriend by providing almost everything she needs. Men, in the course of trying to play his role will buy many things and foot the bills of the lady. So tell me, why won’t they have the upper hand change easily when they are not having interest again? Be guided that this should not be a reason for men to cheat.

I will go on and tell you why men change suddenly in a relationship or marriage. I will be practical and con-temporal;

1. Men Change in Relationship  When they are not Satisfied Again

Hey! when I said Satisfaction, I do not mean ‘Sex’, though it could be among. But, think of this, when a man is not seeing or observing the qualities that make him to be attracted to a girl at first sight, what do you think will happen? Now, not being satisfied could be that he no longer sees the beauty in you, it could also be that you are no longer nice to him.

Talking about beauty, it is true that the older one gets, the more the beauty fades, but most girls stop appearing beautifully after getting what they want, either marriage or boyfriend unless occasionally.

The advertisement of your beauty should start fully after being in a relationship or married. When you do this, he will love you more and more and also take care of you. There will no reason for him to change.

One thing you must know, a man who is mentally alright can never change without observing something.

What to do! 

Think about what attracted you to him, check yourself if you still do those things? Do you still dress gorgeously as you use to? If you still cook sumptuous meals just as you did at the beginning? Are you still talking like an angel or have you become a lion suddenly? It could be your smile that attracted him, then always give him that beautiful smile. If he was attracted because of your natural intelligence, then keep on solving his problems through your natural intelligence.

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It could be that he was attracted because of how you walk, then why not do the same? If possible start cat-walking for him.  If he was attracted because of how intelligent you are and how you always have solutions and good advice to difficult issues and conditions, then refresh your mind and intellect and do more concerning that.

Smell good for him if you feel that is what attracted you to him. Study your man and know what he likes and try to make him happy by doing all that. In return, he will not change from caring and loving you.

2. Maturity & Responsibility

As time goes on, everybody grows. And the more a man grows, the more he becomes matured and becomes more responsible. The more he becomes mature, the more he changes. Psychology shows that man changes the more he gets matured because he will be loaded with many responsibilities the more. When a man becomes more responsible, he seems to change.

This normally happens in marriage. The responsibility of a man will make him to deviate from what he has been doing as a youth. Think of when a man is 26 years, he drinks, goes for outings because he has lesser responsibility. In order to put himself to a level to meet up with his responsibilities when he becomes 35, he could change.

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What to do!

Study your man and know the things that border him. Try to make him happy and remind him that you are always there to help him. Give him good advice and pray for him as well. Know his responsibilities, if you can, help him in some of them… Surprise him often. If he enjoys massaging, try your best and massage him, it eases off some stress.

3. Bad Friends:

Following bad friends is one of the highest things that can make a man change from caring and loving you whether in a relationship or in a marriage.

When a man starts hanging out with a bad gang, he learns bad things he doesn’t know immediately, either smoking, drinking or womanizing. It is said that ‘evil communication corrupts good morals’, and also ‘show me your friends and I will tell you who you are’. 

In other words, men can be influenced by the thoughts, actions, and behaviors of their fellow men.

What to do!

Be very observant about the friends your husband or boyfriend keeps. Make sure you remind him of the need to keep away from bad gangs… Do you know that when you treat your husband or boyfriend very well, he becomes your baby? He will start acting like a kid…  Guide your man and be like a mother, sister, best friend, and lover to him. Then, respect your man.

4. Money:

Surprised? Yes, money can easily make a man to change. It could take both sides; when a man starts making much money and when he starts becoming poor. Unfortunately, most men go for ladies that are of low or middle class just because they (the men) don’t have enough money. And when they start making money, they tempt to go for their dream girl. When this happens, the man changes automatically and start paying less attention to you.

What to do!

You found out he is changing because he is now making much money? Don’t frustrate him by wasting the money; using the money extravagantly or planning to get him robbed; it will not solve the problem, rather It will worsen it.

Make him understand why there is a need to always prepare for the misfortunes of tomorrow; Encourage him to save money. If possible, extort money from him and save for both of you to use in the future.

If you are newly married and maybe have gotten little kids, make him understand that those kids are growing every day, and the more they grow, the more their needs grow, and without money their needs won’t be meeting up with.

I remember one of the policies of my Mum when I was little. My Dad started making a whole lot of money suddenly and the amount in his account started to influence him.

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My mum just brought my brothers and me out from a particular basic school we enrolled and put us in an expensive school where the fees are high. What happens! Much money will be flowing in and out. Those monies were not wasted, and everything balanced again.

Just do necessary things with the money, change the curtains, and the kitchen utensils. Encourage him to invest more with his money. Tell him to build a shopping mall if the money can do it.

Help the poor and the needy also. And most importantly, try as much as possible to give him advice and encouragements always.

If he is your boyfriend, try to encourage him to channel the money to his Careers. If he is a musician, encourage him to buy new musical instruments, tell him to start-up a personal studio. Is he a welder or an engineer? Try to encourage him to work towards having his own company. If he is a young lecturer, encourage him to build a basic school for pupils.

What about Change Influenced by Poverty?

On the other hand, if you observe that your boyfriend or your husband is changing because he is getting poor, try as much as possible to encourage him and demand less from him. Supply him with motivational and inspirational ingredients to spice up his feelings. If you have or earn more, then it is time to rescue him.

One more thing, bear it in mind that when a man is suffering in order to make it in life, he monitors how much help you are rendering to him, how attached you are to him even in his poor nature. So as a girl, if you continue to help him as he suffers, he will never forget you or change from loving you when he makes enough money.


Nevertheless, there are other factors that can lead to Change in a Relationship

Such factors as Fatherhood (If he is married), Emotions, loneliness, and experience. 

Finally, study your husband or boyfriend, know the things he likes doing, and do it with him even when you don’t know how to do it. If he likes music, plays the guitar, try to play and sing with him.

Do not surf the internet always when he is around you. If he likes football and playing games, try to compete with him and in the end, you will see how happy he will be. If he likes dancing, show him that you can dance more than Michael Jackson.

I will be publishing another article which will center more on ‘What to do to make him love you more’. 
Meanwhile, I hope this article is helpful.

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Breast Cancer is any abnormal growth in the breast of a woman. Every lady has the tendency of having this cancer if she is not educated on the things to do in order to prevent such development. Breast cancer always develops from the internal part of the breast. There are many types of cancer, but, in this great article, there is a focus on the breast cancer and how it to prevent  it for all ladies.

In a very simply way, breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. The truth is, no matter how conflicted you are about your breasts, they are part of your identity—which may be why, in fact, having breast cancer is one of them most terrifying things to think about. Your breast can say a lot about your health:  they can signal weight gain, fluctuating hormones, and pregnancy.

There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are things you can do that might lower your risk. This can be especially helpful for women with certain risk factors for breast cancer, such as having a strong family history or certain gene changes.

Do You Know?

Having breast limps and bumps? you already know that it can be a sign of breast cancer. Other than other types of cancer as skin cancer and liver cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in U.S. Researches by American Cancer Society (ACS) have it that 1 in 8 women being affected by the disease. This entails that 1/8 of women have the tendency of being affected with this disease.

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Well, not to worry too much, there is a little good news: fewer women are getting and dying from breast cancer than ever before. “Cancer is not an inevitable disease as women have more control over the disease than they ever think.

Cancer Prevention

Cancer prevention is any action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. By preventing cancer, the number of new cases of cancer in a group or population is lowered.

To prevent new cancers from starting , scientists look at risk factors and protective factors.. Call to mind that anything that increases your chance of developing cancer is called a cancer risk factor and anything that decreases your chance of developing cancer is called a cancer protective factor.

Unfortunately, the biggest risk for breast cancer is simply being a woman—but taking certain measures can reduce your chances of developing the disease.

Some of the preventive factors are;

Find out the density of your breast;

Having dense breast makes you six times more likely to develop cancer. Medical Experts are not sure why that is, but one possibility is the fact that there is no standardization for measurement of breast density, so doctors’ scores are subjective.

What to do:

Even if your breast density is low, you still need regular checkups. If it’s high, there’s nothing you can do to lower it (though breast density does tend to decrease with age), but you can protect yourself by asking your doctor about adding an MRI or ultrasound to your screening regimen.

You can also switch from traditional mammography to digital. Since it’s higher in contrast, it’s easier for doctors to see abnormalities in dense breast tissue.

Do Exercise Always;

Exercise seems to protect against breast cancer in several ways. First, it helps control weight. An ACS (American Cancer Society) study found that women who’d gained 21 to 30 pounds since age 18 were 40 percent more likely to develop breast cancer than those who hadn’t gained more than 5 pounds.

Estrogen stimulates cell overgrowth, and thus, breast cancer. Before menopause, most of your estrogen is produced by your ovaries. But after menopause, your ovaries stop pumping out the hormone and most of it becomes fat tissue. The more fat in a woman’s body, the more estrogen.

What to Do:

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That doesn’t mean you have to start training for an Ironman. In fact, the Women’s Health Initiative found that women who walked briskly for 1 hour and 25 minutes to 2.5 hours had an 18 percent less risk of breast cancer than women who were inactive.

To protect yourself from breast cancer—and all cancers—the ACS recommends aiming for 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise weekly, which breaks down to 30 minutes 5 days a week.

Know your family cancer history;

About 5 to 10 percent of all cancers, including breast cancer, are hereditary, passed from one generation to the next through a variety of mutated genes. Your father’s family counts as much as your mother’s. This entails that Cancer are also hereditary in nature..

What to Do:

If your family history worries you, enlist the help of a genetics expert. Do well to ask about the history of cancer in your family. Both from the father’s side and the mother’s side.

Breastfeeding

Women who consistently breastfeed for the first 6 months have a 10 percent reduced risk of death from cancer compared with those who don’t, found a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

One reason: Because a woman doesn’t menstruate while breast-feeding, it limits the number of cycles she has over a lifetime, which lowers the amount of estrogen her body is exposed to.

What to Do:

“There is significant data that suggests that breastfeeding lowers risk,” says Otis Brawley, MD, chief medical officer for the ACS. “If a mom can do it, it’s worth trying.” In other words, you’ve heard experts say that “breast is best” for babies, and now there’s extra proof that it’s best for moms, too.

Eat the right Food Daily

Research continues to produce promising evidence that your diet can impact your cancer risk. Eating a balance diet will reduce the tendency of having cancer.

Finally, limit alcohol.


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Uche Nwosu to succeed me – Gov. Okorocha

UCHE NWOSU WILL SUCCEED ME.

The incumbent governor of Imo State, his excellency Gov. Rochas Okorocha, has expressed his clear wish to pass the baton to his chief of staff, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu at the expiration of his two tenures (eight years) of ruling.

According to the statement made by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, revealed why he is throwing his weight behind his Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu to succeed him as governor of the state in 2019.

  • First Reason

Governor Rochas Okorocha in this context has made his claims about his revelation. The hardworking politician asserted that in a bid to avoid being missed by people of the state on some of his landmark achievements, especially his free and qualitative education programme, he has chosen Ugwumba Uche Nwosu to consolidate on the projects.

  • Second Reason

Governor Okorocha also said that the free education programme in the state, which some of his opponents had tried to discredit when it was introduced, has yielded obvious remarkable results.

  • Third Reason

He maintained that aside the school enrollment in the state snowballing from 381,000 in 2011 to more than One million in 2017, the state has continued to lead in JAMB applications for the seventh time 

  • Fourth Reason

Buttressing his choice of Uche Nwosu, Okorocha disclosed that the state has also continued to do well in West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams, emphasizing on the 2018 Senior School Certificate Exam (SSCE), which the state came fifth out of the thirty-six states in the country .

It has said to be an un-challenging remark that the whole achievements of Governor Rochas Okorocha in less than eight years are more than the achievements of his all his predecessors, put together.

 

REACTIONS SO FAR;

To many, the idea of Gov. Rochas Okorocha kicks off Democracy as it seems not to be government of the people, by the people and for the people, but Family Government. The whole scenario seems monarchical in nature.

Opening the flower more, others thought, ‘Couldn’t it be an avenue or a calculated ploy to cover up for his excesses?” On a second thought, ‘ If his reasons for choosing his successor is to consolidate his projects, and to prevents Imolites from missing him, won’t this lead to ad infinitum as his successor would also wish to do the same.

Moving ahead, many noted that the free education project constitutes the hallmark and landmark of his administration. It is also a fact that non of his predecessors has actualized such project. But It is also an undeniable fact that there are other projects that are left haphazardly and most students have noted that even the concept of Free Education is not authentically free.

Most people have alleged that there are some fallacies behind the comparison as put by the revelation that ‘his (Gov. Okorocha) predecessors put together have not not reached his achievements. Is this not exaggerated? Recall the invaluable contributions of the former Governor, Chief Sam Mbakwe. Is there really a basis for comparison?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furthermore, doesn’t the snowballing of the Jamb Applicants continuously increase the number of graduates in the labour market? And won’t this require enough job opportunities for the millions of graduates produced every year in Imo State? If so, is it not advisable to put into consideration job opportunities for the graduates most especially now that there is no befitting jobs for them in the state?

Nevertheless, others also acclaimed that ‘UNEASY LIES THE HEAD THAT WEARS THE CROWN’.  Having led the State for close to a decade, there is a high tendency that he (Gov. Okorocha) should be more experienced as to who to hand the over the baton to consolidate on his projects. After all, a bad successor is a disgrace to the efforts of his predecessor.

The onus yet lies with us the democrats to still elect who will be the next Governor of the state.

 

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