Yet another leaked iPhone 7 part has recently appeared on the Internet. According to a video that was originally shared on the Chinese social network Weibo and then posted to YouTube, the upcoming smartphone will indeed lack the headphone jack. In line with previous leaks and rumors from reliable insiders, the clip reveals two speakers at the bottom for better sound quality as well as larger camera cutout for improved photo sensor.
New image showing how the next-generation iPhone 7 may look like in Silver, Gold, Space Gray and Rose Gold has been posted on the Internet earlier today. The photo depicting the back panels in the aforementioned colors has been shared by an Apple news website macitynet.it. To be honest, the rear shells highlighted below are pretty similar to all previous leaks. They give us a look at the redesigned antenna bands and a new larger rear camera cutout. Unfortunately, from this angle we can’t see whether there is a headphone jack embedded into the parts.
Even though the court has ruled that Samsung infringed on Apple’s patents related to the design of handsets, the South Korean tech giant refused to admit its fault. As it has been announced earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear the appeal of the company later this year. With this appeal, Samsung plans to persuade the judges that the court ruling was unfair and that the company is not guilty.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable insider OnLeaks, the next-generation iPhone may be equipped with a slightly better battery. In fact, the battery capacity may rise from 1715mAh to 1960mAh. Earlier it was believed that the company may increase the capacity only slightly, from 1715mAh to 1735mAh, but today’s rumor is much more optimistic about that.
A firm called Somaltus, LLC has accused Apple of infringing on its 2010 patent describing advanced battery technologies. Somaltus is the same firm that filed identical lawsuits against other major vendors, namely, Samsung, Sony, Asus, Lenovo, and Toshiba.
A couple of new photos have recently appeared on the Chinese social network Weibo. The images depict the rumored EarPods with a Lightning connector instead of the standard headphone jack used in the iPhone 6s and earlier models. In case you don’t know, Apple is expected to ditch the 3.5 port in favour of using the multi-purpose Lightning port in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
New interesting and rather controversial images have been posted online by the French website Nowhereelse.fr earlier today. The photos show the back panel from the alleged iPhone 7 Plus or Pro that features something similar to the cutouts for the Smart Connector. Apart from that, one can see an opening for the rumored dual lens camera and new antenna bands. In general, the leaked panel is similar to the iPhone 7 rear shells we have seen before, but is obviously larger. Whether the panel features a headphone jack is unknown, but possibly not.
According to the latest report from IDC, Apple’s computer shipments decreased in the second quarter of 2015. Due to this fact, the company has fallen to the fifth place in the ranking of worldwide PC shipments. Apple’s market share is now equal to 7.1%, down from 7.4% one year ago, and the number of Macs sold to customers worldwide accounted for 4,42 million units, down from 4,82 million units in 2015. The global PC market also experienced a decline of 4.5%. The shipments were equal to 64 million units.
According to the results of the recent survey conducted by a Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, 14.8% of current iPhone owners plan to upgrade to the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus once it comes out and 29% more may do this if they find the device attractive and worth an upgrade. The results of the survey are quite optimistic for Apple provided that most customers have no idea of what the next-generation phone may be as there is no official information about that.
A new high-resolution photo showing the alleged iPhone 7 back panel has recently appeared on the Internet. The leaked image lets us take a closer look at the redesigned antenna bands and larger camera cutout. To be honest, the photo is similar if not identical to all previous photos we have seen over the last couple of weeks, but it lacks the certification information and the iPhone branding, which appear only on those components that enter the actual production.
It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. In order not waste precious time, let’s start talking about the articles worth your attention straight ahead.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, or in other words, a device that is expected to survive under five feet of water for at least 30 minutes, has recently failed a water resistance test conducted by Consumer Reports. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is a protected version of the flagship S7 and it is targeted at those users who like pushing their phones to the limit.
Below you can take a look at the short video highlight of the recent water resistance test.
Apple has agreed to pay a firm called Mirror World Technologies, which is a Network-1 subsidiary, $25 million to settle the lawsuit and license the patents that describe a system that is capable of storing the files in a kind of chronologically ordered layout. Apple uses a similar system in Time Machine and Cover Flow and this infringes on the 1999 patent granted.
Apple’s business in China is not going well even though the company continues to invest in this market. According to the latest report shared by Bloomberg, the Cupertino tech giant has recently lost more than 1% of the smartphone market share in this country. The iPhone is currently the fifth top-selling smartphone with a share of 10.8%, which is down from 12% in 2015. The first place in the ranking is taken by Huawei, with other members of the top-five list including Vivo, Oppo, and Xiaomi.
Apple has released an update to the Apple Music app for Android users. The update contains fixes for the music playback and playlists issues as well as a number of minor stability and performance enhancements. If you use Apple Music on your Android phone or tablet, you can install the latest version using the software update option on your device. The current version of the application is 0.9.11, it is compatible with Android 4.3 or higher.
This update resolves a playback issue where songs skip over the first two seconds of music. It also fixes an issue where albums added to a playlist appear in an unexpected order.
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