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iOS 10 Adoption Rate Reaches 34% - Mixpanel





According to data shared by a research firm Mixpanel, iOS 10 is now installed on 34% of all compatible devices. Keep in mind that Apple released the new firmware version less than a week ago. 14.45% of users upgraded to iOS 10 in the first 24 hours after the release of the operating system.


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Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. 16:39

Some iPhone 7 Units Show Cellular Connectivity Issues



Some iPhone 7 users report that their devices fail to reconnect to the cellular network after being used in the Airplane mode. Apple has reacted to the problem and, according to the internal documents obtained by reporters, is investigating the issue.


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Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. 16:25

iPhone 7 Beats Galaxy Note 7 in Real-Life Speed Test [Video]



Apple’s iPhone 7 is faster than the Galaxy Note 7 in real life. The results of the recent speed test performed by PhoneBuff prove that the newly-released phone is much better at opening apps, editing videos, and keeping open games and applications active in the background.

PhoneBuff performed a test consisting of a set of typical everyday tasks. The final result of the iPhone 7 is 1 minute 40 seconds, whereas that of the Galaxy Note 7 is equal to 3 minutes 14 seconds. This difference becomes even more surprising if we take a look at the specs of both devices. Apple’s iPhone 7 features an A10 Fusion chip and 2GB of RAM, while the Galaxy Note 7 has an Exynos 8890 CPU and 4GB of RAM.

Currently, the iPhone 7 is available for purchase on several markets, while the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 have been paused due to the problem with the exploding battery of the device.

 

   

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Monday, September 19th, 2016. 20:31

Users Report About iPhone 7 and 7 Plus ‘Hissing’ Noise Under Load



According to some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users, Apple’s new handsets are making hissing noise when loaded heavily. In particular, users claim that they hear strange subtle noise coming from the back of their iPhones each time they use resource-intensive apps or perform other tasks that load the processor and RAM. Most likely, the issue is somehow connected with the new A10 Fusion chip embedded into both iPhone models.


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Monday, September 19th, 2016. 20:24

Apple Releases New iPhone 7 Ads [Video]



Apple has released two new iPhone 7 commercials highlighting the camera added to the smartphone capable of taking high-quality shots even in low-light conditions and its water resistance that can be useful in a number of different situations.

Two short ads are called ‘Midnight' and 'Morning Ride'. Both are available on Apple’s official YouTube channel and below.


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Monday, September 19th, 2016. 20:09

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and have a look at the articles worth your attention right now.


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Sunday, September 18th, 2016. 20:09

Watch These Early iPhone 7 Durability Test Videos



Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now available for purchase, so YouTube is becoming full videos comparing the durability of the new model with the durability of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s released in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Below you can watch several drop, bend, and water resistance tests shot by different users.


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Sunday, September 18th, 2016. 19:41

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Here’s How to Force Restart iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus [Video]



Apple has changed the buttons that are used to force restart the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. On older devices, to perform a force restart it was required to press and hold the Sleep/Wake button together with the Home button. This combination doesn’t work on the newest iPhones because the Home button is no longer a physical one.

To force reboot the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, one has to press and hold the Sleep/Wake button along with the Volume Down button. There’s no need to test this yourself if your device works properly, just keep in mind the combination has been changed.

Below you can take a look at the short video shot by iClarified demonstrating the new method of force restart.

Apple announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at a media event on September 7th. The pre-orders for both handsets went live on September 9th and the official release of the updated devices took place on September 16th.

   

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Sunday, September 18th, 2016. 19:20

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Home Button on iPhone 7 Requires Skin Contact to Work



As it turns out, the Home button on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus requires skin contact to work. What this means is that if you cover the Touch ID sensor embedded to the button with any material and try to unlock the phone or use the button for any other purpose - it won’t work. While at first this doesn’t appear to be a big problem, it actually is.


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Saturday, September 17th, 2016. 11:15

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iFixit Post Apple Watch Series 2 Teardown



Aside from letting us know about the internals of the iPhone 7 Plus, the iFixit team has also performed a teardown of the Apple Watch Series 2 that went on sale in a number of countries together with new iPhones.

As noted by the experts, the smartwatch is much better protected from water. Furthermore, it has a new OLED display with integrated Force Touch, updated GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 hardware. There’s also a new S2 chip, better 273 mAh battery as well as some other improved components. The size of the wearable device is the same as the one the original Apple Watch has.

The smartwatch is packed with small parts, so disassembling it is quite a tough task. Similar to the first-generation Apple Watch, the 2016 model is rather difficult to repair, so its repairability score is 6 out 10.

Below you can take a look at the video and several photos of the teardown posted by iFixit.


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Saturday, September 17th, 2016. 9:55

iFixit Posts iPhone 7 Plus Teardown [Images]



The iFixit team has recently performed a teardown of the long-awaited iPhone 7 Plus revealing the internal component layout as well as the repairability of the handset.

According to the experts, the phone has the size of 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm and opens up to the side. The device features a 2900 mAh battery and is perfectly protected from water and dust. There’s also a new A10 processor, 3GB of RAM and other hardware enhancements. Surprisingly, even despite these things, it is quite easy to disassemble the iPhone 7 Plus. The repairability score is 7 of 10, where 10 is the easiest to repair.

Below you can take a look at the video and photos showing the teardown process of the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.


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Saturday, September 17th, 2016. 9:22

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Apple to Remove Headphone Jack from Macs Soon?



Looks like Apple plans to ditch the headphone jack across all devices its produces. MacBook users have recently begun receiving emails from the company with something like a questionnaire asking about various MacBook Pro features. One particular question of the survey is of the greatest interest for us. Here it is: "Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?"


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Thursday, September 15th, 2016. 21:49

iOS 10 Was Jailbroken Again by Luca Todesco [Video]



A well-known hacker Luca Todesco has once again demonstrated iOS 10 jailbreak. This time on his iPad and with working MobileSubstrate. The disclaimer is that the jailbreak called presumably YaluX is compatible only with 64-bit devices. This means that it won’t work on the iPhone 5 and older devices. This is not the first video demonstrating the jailbreak of iOS 10, however, this is the first clip showing it on the publicly released version of the operating system.


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Thursday, September 15th, 2016. 20:35

Apple Releases New iPhone 7 Ad [Video]



Ahead of the official release of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple has released a new short commercial devoted to both handsets. The video highlights improved cameras, water resistance, better battery life, dual speakers, and glossy black design of new iPhones. The ad is available either below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel, so you can watch it right now.

New cameras. Water-resistant. Stereo speakers. Longer battery life. This is 7.

Apple announced new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus last Wednesday. The pre-orders went live on September 9th.

What do you think about the latest iPhone commercial? Let me know in the comments section below this post.

   

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016. 22:41

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Apple Releases iOS 10, But Don’t Update Right Now



As promised, Apple on Tuesday released iOS 10 to users worldwide. The latest major update contains a number of noticeable design changes, new features, and security enhancements for compatible iPhones and iPads.

Below you can take a look at the main fields of improvements found in iOS 10.


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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016. 10:06