Several new rumors about the next-generation iPhone have appeared on the Internet. According to the latest report from usually reliable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next-generation iPhone will feature a processor with a clock speed of 2.4 GHz. Apart from that, the 4.7-inch device will get 2GB of RAM and the larger 5.5-inch will get 3GB.
A new video has recently appeared on the Internet showing some of the components for the rumored Apple Watch 2 that is expected to be officially unveiled later this year. The list of leaked parts includes a screen, touch screen digitizer, Force Touch gasket, and the battery. This is probably the first large leak of the component for the second-generation wearable device.
According to a new leaked image showing the retail packaging for the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, the device may come with new “AirPods Wireless Earphones”. First rumors about Apple’s plans to ditch the traditional headphone jack appeared on the Internet this spring, but so far, nobody could tell for sure if the company was planning to ship new accessories with phones or sell them separately. Now it appears that the wireless headphones will be included in the iPhone 7 Plus package, whereas the smaller handset will be sold with EarPods and a special adapter. However, it should be noted that these are only rumors and suggestions.
According to the latest report from usually reliable DigiTimes reporters, the 2017 iPhone may be equipped with an iris scanner manufactured by Xintec. The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) affiliate is expected to get orders for mass production of special iris-recognition chips in the fourth quarter of 2016 or a bit later.
According to the image posted on Twitter, the base model of the iPhone 7 will feature 32GB of storage. This means that starting this year, buying an entry-level model will actually make sense as the user will not necessarily run out of storage in the first two weeks of using the smartphone.
According to the latest report from a Japanese website Macotakara, the next-generation iPhone will come in a new color, namely, Gloss Black. The shade is similar to the color the Mac Pro has. Earlier this year, first rumors about the device have appeared on the Internet suggesting that Apple may be planning to discontinue the Space Gray iPhone and introduce a new shade.
Another confirmation of Apple’s plans to release the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as well as three new Apple Watch models and wireless headphones called the AirPods has appeared online. This time it is the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) certification document that is required for Apple to sell new products in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia.
Apple has released new pre-release versions of macOS Sierra to developers and the members of the public beta testing program. The build number is 16A313a. The latest update contains a number of stability, security, and performance enhancements.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning a major update to its Mac lineup for October. The experts believe the company will introduce new versions of the iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro as well as the 5K monitor. If true, the rumor means that Apple will have a very busy fall.
Apple has officially announced its rumored media event dedicated to the iPhone 7. The company has started sending out the invites for the upcoming unveiling. As it was reported earlier, Apple will introduce the next-generation device on September 7th.
Microsoft has released a new commercial highlighting the features of the recently launched Surface Pro 4 and mocking the MacBook Air for not having a touch screen, detachable keyboard, and stylus. The short ad is available below, you can take a look at it right now.
Several new images have been recently spotted on the Internet showing what appears to be a battery for the Apple Watch 2. The leaked part seems to have a larger capacity, which means that the wearable device may become much more portable compared to its predecessor. In particular, the capacity of the new battery is 36% higher than that of the first-generation Apple Watch.
It is Sunday today, which means it's time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most articles this week deal with Apple’s software. In particular, the company released new pre-release versions of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra and stopped signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3. There are also some posts about the new iPhone lineup and possible features of the new handsets.
According to the latest report from Nikkei, Intel is planning to take orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company for the production of processors for iPhone lineup in 2018. Currently, TSMC is the sole supplier of the SoC for the 2017 Apple smartphone, but things may change.