The third-generation Apple Watch may be released in the second half of 2017. According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Apple has added a new smartwatch supplier, Compal Electronics, to the list of its manufacturing partners. The firm is expected to start shipping first products later this year. These will be older Apple Watches, while the main supplier will focus on the new model.
According to the latest report from the Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News (via DigiTimes), the launch of the new iPhone 8 may take place in October or November. The reasons for this include difficulties in the lamination process of curved OLED displays and the adoption of new 3D sensing system that should be used for facial recognition.
Phone Arena has tested the new Galaxy S8 Plus and measured its battery life. The flagship performed very well, outpacing the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Google Pixel XL and the OnePlus 3T. However, the iPhone 7 Plus performed even better.
According to the latest report from UBS analyst Steven Milunovich, the base 64GB iPhone 8 model will cost $850 to $900 in the United States. This contradicts earlier rumors that suggested the all-new OLED iPhone might get a price tag of $1000.
Apple has announced that it will slightly update the Mac Pro lineup later this week. The computer that hasn’t seen an update since 2013 will get better processors and GPU chips to improve the overall performance. Moreover, next year the company will release a completely redesigned Mac Pro with modular design that will be targeted at power users. Along with this device, Apple will also unveil a new “Pro” display.
Apple has ordered 70 million bendable OLED panels from Samsung. According to Nikkei Asian Review, these components will be used in the 5.2-inch iPhone 8. Notably, the reporters believe the screen of the next-generation flagship will be smaller than it was expected earlier.
Apple has released iOS 10.3.1 that supports the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and other older 32-bit devices. iOS 10.3 that was released to public last week and iOS 10.3.2 beta seeded to developers a couple of days ago both do not support 32-bit devices.
The release of 10-nanometer Intel Cannon Lake processors may be delayed. According to Intel’s president of PC, Internet of Things, and chip design Venkata Renduchintala, it’s difficult to make predictions about the shipping date for the new components.
A 32-year-old man from Alabama nearly died after being electrocuted with this iPhone charger. Wiley Day plugged in his phone and took it to the bed with him. The extension cable came off in the morning and the charger head contacted the metal necklace the man was wearing. The electricity traveled through Day’s neck, but the man managed to take off his necklace and survived. Moreover, he even went to the hospital himself.
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with new iOS and macOS Sierra versions, next-generation iPhones and iPads as well the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus that were announced a couple of days ago.
Earlier this week, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus that feature edge-to-edge AMOLED displays and a bunch of new sensors including the face scanner. Today, a video appeared on the Internet showing the lock screen bypassed using a photo of the registered user of the phone.
Apple has released a new Apple Watch Series 2 commercial that encourages users to “live bright”. In particular, the video shows people doing sports or spending time actively. You can watch the latest ad below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
According to the latest research note from Barclays analysts, all 2017 iPhones will get True Tone displays. The ambient light sensors that are needed for the True Color screen functionality will be manufactured by AMS.
Apple has released three new iPad Pro commercials. They are called “Light and powerful”, “All day battery”, and “All your school stuff”. The ads are available below and on Apple’s official YouTube channel.