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.
Apple has released a new version of iOS 10 beta to developers and the members of the public beta testing program. According to the company, the update contains a number of minor enhancements and bug fixes and is recommended to those who use pre-release software on their compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch units.
According to a new rumor, the iPhone we are expected to see in 2017 will lose the Home button. The report comes from Bloomberg and corroborates an earlier report from the Wall Street Journal suggesting that Apple may be planning to completely change the display and consequently the Home button on the 2017 iPhone.
Apple has recently released iOS 9.3.5 with a number of security fixes and other minor enhancements. Most importantly, the latest update fixes the vulnerabilities used by various government agencies throughout the world to spy on criminals, journalists and those who represent threat or interest to the country or other official bodies. In total, there had been three vulnerabilities that Apple patched.