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GizChina has shared an image that shows what appears to be the Galaxy S8. The leaked image of the iPhone 8 rival was reportedly obtained from the company that produces accessories.
According to the rumors shared by Chinese insiders, Apple is currently working on the second-generation Apple Pencil that can magnetically attach to the iPad. The device may also get a special clip to carry it in the pocket of a shirt. The patent describing the new device was granted last year, so it’s high time the company unveiled a new Apple Pencil. Other features remain unknown.
Wistron has become the third supplier that will be responsible for the production of the iPhone 8. According to the latest report from Taiwanese sources, the manufacturer has recently received orders for the production of new iPhones in 2017. So far, however, neither Apple, nor Wistron have confirmed the rumor.
According to the latest report shared by Gizmochina, the next-gen iPhone rival, Galaxy S8, will feature 8GB of RAM, faster UFS 2.1 flash storage, and new 6-inch display for larger Galaxy S8 Plus model. In general, there will be two models: a smaller one with 5.1-inch screen, and a larger one with new 6-inch screen.
A Chinese consumer group called the Shanghai Consumer Council has reported about 8 cases of the iPhone 6 battery catching fire due to manufacturing fault. Apple denied such claims saying that all of the devices it received for inspection had signs of physical damage. The company offered the users of damaged iPhones repairs, but obviously, these repairs won’t be free.
Apple Music subscription for students has become available in 25 new countries. All college and university students and members of the UNiDAYS program now have an opportunity to get a discount of about 50% aside from the standard three-month trial.
According to the latest report from a reliable Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, the stock availability of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus still leaves much to be desired. Apple is still trying to catch up with the demand. This suggests that not all users will get their phones in time during the holiday season.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple won’t release an updated 4-inch iPhone SE model next year. The expert also expects that Apple’s smartphone sales will continue to decline.
While iOS global market share and iPhone shipments continue to decline, Android devices continue to gain momentum. According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, Android share reached nearly 88% in the third calendar quarter of 2016, leaving iOS with 12.1% far behind.
According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to release a revamped MacBook lineup featuring E-Ink keyboards in 2018. The company will develop a new laptop together with Australian startup Sonder. It currently working on a dynamic E-Ink keyboard capable of displaying shortcuts, emojis, special symbols aside from traditional alphabet and numeric keys.
Samsung has temporarily stopped the production of the infamous Galaxy Note 7. Such a difficult decision comes after numerous reports about exploding smartphones from the new batch that was deemed safe.
Apple Pay has started working in Russia marking the tenth country of the service availability. Since its launch in the USA in 2014, Apple’s contactless payment service has debuted to the United Kingdom, China, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Hong Kong, France, Singapore, and Russia.
Currently, Apple Pay works only with Mastercard cards issued by Sberbank. With time, however, the service will start working with other major banks and retailers including ATAK, Auchan, Magnit, Azbuka Vkusa, Media Markt, M.Video, and several others. Moreover, soon Apple Pay will start working at Eldorado and Burger King.
Apple is steadily expanding Apple Pay to major markets. Soon the service will debut in New Zealand.
The pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have officially went live earlier today. If you live in one of the countries of the first wave of launch, you can pre-order the long-awaited handset right now.
A growing number of those iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users who used the latest version of Pangu jailbreak are reporting that the app gets unauthorized access to their Facebook, PayPal as well as credit and debit account details. While the Pangu team is trustworthy and very unlikely to steal user’s personal data, its Chinese partners who most likely had access to the tool or its ways of distribution might have used it for stealing sensitive data.
A Chinese firm Haimawan has recently announced a new case called MESUIT that lets you run a second SIM card and Android OS on your iPhone.
According to the creators, this is currently the first and the only case of such type. Apart from other things, the case has a 16GB of storage on board and a built-in battery. MESUIT for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s features a 1,700mAh battery and the version for larger iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus is equipped with a 2,500 mAh battery. The accessory runs a custom-built version of Android called MESUIT 1.0 that can be launched from a dedicated iPhone application.
Below you can take a look at the video showing the case and how it is supposed to work.
Do you think MESUIT will be popular outside China? Would you buy it? Leave your comments below this post.