According to the latest report from Nikkei, Apple has decided not to release a larger single lens iPhone 7 months before the release of the handset. The reporters claim that due to the pressure from competitors and poor sales over the last couple of quarters, Apple will release only one 5.5-inch model instead of two planned earlier, and that this model will feature the rumored dual camera. The information comes from an anonymous insider, so I don’t know if it can be called legitimate.
New rumor has recently appeared on the Internet that suggests the next-generation MacBook Pro, which is expected to be launched in the fall, will feature a Touch ID power button as well as the anticipated OLED touch sensitive panel instead of functions keys. Today’s rumor goes in line with previous reports from Ming-Chi Kuo and other reliable insiders.
New images showing the ‘Space Black’ iPhone 7 back panel and the SIM card tray have recently appeared on the Internet. Shared by a user nicknamed The Malignant, the leaked photos look genuine.
Google has just posted a new Google Photos commercial targeted at those people who own a 16GB iPhone model. In a short ad, the company shows how often the users of entry-level iPhone versions see the warnings about lack of storage on their devices. In order not to think about storage problems, Google offers its Google Photos application that allows to back up photos and videos seamlessly and never run out of storage.
Google Photos is a good alternative to Apple’s iCloud Photo Library, so if you have a Google account, you can give this app a try.
According to the latest rumor, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will both feature a new Home button. The sources claim that it will be integrated into the display. So far, all iPhones have been equipped with physical buttons, but looks like Apple’s desire to reduce thickness, weight and the design of the smartphone will result in a switch to the new button. The report shared by Bloomberg reporters is based on data from reliable supply chain sources, so it is worth taking into account. The Home button will also provide haptic feedback similar to the one the trackpad on the latest MacBook provides.
According to the latest report from a reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will launch the second-generation Apple Watch later this year. The updated device will be powered by a new processor manufactured by TSMC, GPS, better battery, barometer and improved water resistance. The expert does not think Apple will include the LTE support in the 2016 device. As to the size and thickness of the smartwatch, they will likely be similar or the same as those of the existing model.
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 start right now.
If you still have some doubts or questions about the design of the next-generation iPhone, you should definitely check out the short video below. Shared by a YouTuber nicknamed Bshop Kuwa, it reveals the look of three iPhone 7 models, namely, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7 Pro.
Good news for all jailbreakers! iOS 9.3.4 released by Apple a couple of days ago to patch the Pangu jailbreak, has been successfully jailbroken. A well-known hacker Luca Todesco. Still, there is no tool for jailbreak and it is quite unlikely that the developer will release it anytime soon, so I would recommend to stay away from iOS 9.3.4 if you value your jailbreak.
New video showing what appears to be a pair of new EarPods with Lightning connector has recently appeared on the Internet. The short clip has been spotted on a YouTube channel called MobileFunTV.
The Pangu team has released an update for the jailbreak tool for iOS 9.2-iOS 9.3.3 with a number of improvements and fixes. The version 1.1.0 contains a fix for the certificate issue that required an app to be reinstalled every seven days. According to the Chinese developers, now the certificate will be valid until April 2017. Moreover, the update contains some other tweaks and improvements.
First video showing a working iPhone 7 prototype has been recently shared on the Chinese social network Weibo. As can be seen below, the phone is a gold model with a working rear camera and a number of diagnostic applications used to test the functionality of the upcoming handset. The device from the video has a redesigned back panel with larger protruding camera and redesigned antenna bands. Moreover, there is no headphone jack. Finally, one can spot two stereo speakers for better audio playback.
Apple has just released iOS 9.3.4 to users worldwide. The release comes only a couple of weeks after the release of the last update, iOS 9.3.3. According to the company, the latest version of the mobile operating system contains some security fixes. In other words, iOS 9.3.4 kills Pangu jailbreak, so if you plan to have your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch jailbroken, stay away from the update.
Apple has just released an update for the Apple Music app on Android devices. The update brings numerous fixes and under-the-hood improvements. Most importantly, Apple Music on Android is no longer a beta, which means Apple has finally finalized the design and features of the streaming music service and on the rival platform.
A new report has recently appeared on the Internet that corroborates previous rumors about the amount of RAM the next-generation iPhone may get. According to this report, Apple is planning to add 3GB of RAM to the iPhone 7. Currently, it’s unclear whether both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch model will get an increase in RAM capacity or only the larger one. The report comes from a DigiTimes reporters who cite supply chain sources.