Another rumor suggesting that Apple may ship a special Lightning to headphone adapter with the next-generation iPhone appeared on the Internet on Thursday. First shared by Tinhte.vn, the video showing the rumored component is available below.
According to the latest report from a research firm iDC, in the third fiscal quarter of 2016, Samsung sold about 77 smartphones compared to only 40.4 million iPhones Apple managed to ship to its customers. As Apple fans wait for the new model to come this September, the South Korean giant sees increase in sales of its Galaxy S7. Samsung’s market share is now equal to 22.4%, while that of Apple is 11.8%. The average iPhone selling price has also decreased from $662 to $595 in 2016.
Even though first rumors about possible MacBook Air refresh in 2016 appeared on the Internet in June, there haven’t been any updates on the issue since that time. Today, however, a new report has been shared by usually-reliable Taiwanese website DigiTimes suggesting that Apple is still planning to update the MacBook Air lineup and will add a USB Type-C port to the machine. The new standard is becoming more and more popular, so releasing a new MacBook means adding the support for this standard as well.
According to the latest report from a Japanese website Macotakara, the next-generation iPhone called either the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 6SE will get a brand new flush Home button with integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Today’s report goes in line with previous rumors suggesting that Apple may be planning to get rid of the physical button to improve the reliability of the iPhone.
According to the latest report from DigiTimes reporters, in 2018, the iPhone will get a brand new biometric scanner. The supply chain insiders are sure that Apple will add an iris scanner to the next-generation iPhone to enhance its security features.
The Pangu team has recently released a semi-tethered jailbreak compatible with 64-bit iOS devices running iOS 9.2-iOS 9.3.3. Below you will find the instructions on how to hack your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without a computer. All you need is Wi-Fi connection and a couple of minutes of time.
Two new images showing what appears to be a prototype of the second-generation iPad Pro have recently appeared on the Internet. The photos have been reportedly shared by an unidentified Chinese supplier.
As you can see below, the tablet has a model number MH1C2CD/F that is a bit different from the numbers current 12.9-inch iPad Pro models have. Moreover, the unit depicted on today’s photos reveal the storage capacity of only 12GB that is a bit of surprise. However, provided that the photos are legitimate and we see a real iPad unit, we may assume this amount is enough for a prototype device. The device is running the latest iOS 10 beta released to developers earlier this month.
According to the latest report from a German website called apfelpage.de, the next-generation iPhone will be called the iPhone 6SE, not the iPhone 7. This rumor makes sense if we take into account the reports suggesting Apple may be planning to start releasing major updates for the iPhone lineup once in three years, not once in two years. Apart from that, the ‘6SE’ branding suits the next-gen iPhone perfectly, as in terms of design and functionality it is expected to be very similar to the iPhone 6s released in 2015.
It is Sunday today, so I believe we should take a look at the most interesting posts of the last seven days.
Most of the articles this week deal with the next-generation iPhone and its specs. There are also some posts telling about new builds of iOS and OS X released to developers, public testers and all other users worldwide. Finally, there is an article about the new Pangu jailbreak compatible with newer Apple devices.
According to the latest rumor shared by a well-known insider Evan Blass who has been correct in the past, the release of the rumored iPhone 7 and its larger sibling called the iPhone 7 Plus or Pro will take place during the week of September 12th. It is currently unclear whether Blass refers to the date of Apple’s media event devoted to new handsets or the date of their availability for customers in the USA and other countries of launch. Anyway, the information goes in line with previous rumors and reports from reliable insiders.
The Pangu team has released a jailbreak of iOS 9.3.3. Currently, the app for jailbreak is available only in Chinese, but very soon the hackers will release an English version.
A Chinese firm Haimawan has recently announced a new case called MESUIT that lets you run a second SIM card and Android OS on your iPhone.
According to the creators, this is currently the first and the only case of such type. Apart from other things, the case has a 16GB of storage on board and a built-in battery. MESUIT for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s features a 1,700mAh battery and the version for larger iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus is equipped with a 2,500 mAh battery. The accessory runs a custom-built version of Android called MESUIT 1.0 that can be launched from a dedicated iPhone application.
Below you can take a look at the video showing the case and how it is supposed to work.
Do you think MESUIT will be popular outside China? Would you buy it? Leave your comments below this post.
According to the latest report from Deutsche Bank researchers, alongside the iPhone 7 Apple will ship a Lightning to 3.5mm jack adapter to make older EarPods compatible with the new smartphone. What this means is that the company will not release a brand new pair of headphones for the next-generation iPhone.
As the iPhone 7 release date comes nearer, more and more leaks appear on the Internet. Today, a new photo has been posted to the Chinese social network Weibo comparing the alleged iPhone 7 rear panel to that of the iPhone 7 Plus or Pro.
As you can see below, the main difference between the iPhone 7 component and the part of the larger handset is the presence of the rumored dual camera. The antenna bands on the image seem to look a bit different from those we have seen recently.
According to the latest report from The Information, the launch of the widely-rumored electric vehicle designed and manufactured by Apple may take place in 2021. Earlier this year, rumors appeared on the Internet suggesting the company was planning to start selling its car in 2020. However, when Steve Zadesky, a key figure in the development of the vehicle, left the company in January, Apple faced some difficulties that moved the release date one year ahead.