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 take a look at these posts right now.
According to the latest report from Canalys, Apple’s share in the Chinese smartphone market dropped in 2016. Currently, the company occupies the fifth spot behind Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.
Sonny Dickson has recently shared several images that show a secret case Apple uses to hide its iPhone prototypes during transportation. The case hides both front and back panels of the handset as well as its size. The images showing the case itself and documents it comes with have been published by
Earlier this week, a well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared a report suggesting that the iPhone 8 may get a new 5.8-inch OLED display with a function area for virtual buttons and shortcuts. Several days before this report appeared on the Internet, a MacRumors forum member nicknamed deuxani created a beautiful iPhone 8 concept featuring an edge-to-edge display with a virtual Home button and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded right in the screen. You can check out the concept images below.
Apple has released four new iPad Pro commercials that tell us why the device is better than traditional computer or laptop for most people. All ads are available below as well as on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
The first video tells us that there are no viruses on the iPad Pro, which makes this device better than a computer.
According to the latest report from JPMorgan, Apple may be working with Broadcom on a custom wireless charging system for future iPhone models. As noted by the researchers, these two companies have been working together for about two years, but still, they may be not ready to include the new charging system in the iPhone 8. The reason for the delay is security concerns that are caused by the problems Samsung had with its Galaxy Note 7 last year.
According to the latest report from JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall, Apple may replace the Touch ID scanner on the next-generation iPhone with a new face scanner. The expert believes that this new method biometric authentication will be more secure and effective than fingerprint recognition. Additionally, it will work even when the device is wet or dirty, which is a great advantage over Touch ID.
Apple has released two new commercials highlighting the camera of the iPhone 7 Plus that can take images in the depth of field effect. The ads are called “Boyfriend” and “Profile Picture”. The release of these videos comes just a couple of days after the release of previous iPhone 7 Plus commercials. You can take a look at both new ads below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
Apple has officially announced that the annual Worldwide Developers Conference or WWDC will take place June 5-9, 2017 in San Jose. During the event, the company will offer various meetings for developers as well as other events. The conference will be held near the new Apple Campus 2 construction site.
Ming-Chi Kuo reports that the iPhone 8 may get a display with something called “function area”. According to the analyst, this will be a part of the OLED display located at the bottom featuring virtual buttons and some shortcuts for quick actions. The size of the front panel will be 5.8 inches, however, the “active area” of the display will be equal to only about 5.15 inches.
According to the latest report from Gartner, Apple sold more smartphones than Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2016. Apple’s smartphone market share accounted for 17.9%, while that of Samsung was equal to 17.8%. The different between two smartphone makers is small – only 256,000 units.
A Chinese firm called BOE Technology Group Co. may soon start supplying Apple with displays for new iPhones. According to Bloomberg, the company is currently building two factories in China that will produce AMOLED displays. Even though Apple has been testing sample displays manufactured by BOE for months, the final decision is yet to come. Both companies are currently in talks.
A new piece of malicious software for Mac computers called Xagent has been recently found by the Bitdefender security experts. It is a modular backdoor that penetrates into the system and can steal browser passwords, take desktop screenshots, and even steal iPhone backups stored on the computer. The malware was reportedly created by a group of hackers called APT28.
According to the latest report from DigiTimes, only the 5.8-inch OLED iPhone 8 will feature a body made of reinforced glass with a stainless steel frame. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7s will have an aluminum back panel similar to the one its predecessor had. The design of the 5.5-inch handset hasn’t yet been confirmed, supply chain insiders claim.
Apple has released two new ads highlighting the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera and its Portrait mode. The ads are called “Soul Mate” and “Creek”. Both are available on Apple’s official YouTube channel as well as below.