News tagged ‘design’
According to the latest data shared by a well-known insider Sonny Dickson, Apple is finalizing the design of the design of its Amazon Echo competitor. The device will support Siri and AirPlay, moreover, it will have some Beats technologies integrated into it. Finally, it will work on an iOS version developed specifically for this device, Dickson added. The name or release date of the mysterious gadget remain unknown.
Later this year, Apple is expected to introduce the new iPhone 8 with an edge-to-edge OLED display, wireless charging capabilities, and a revamped design without the Home button. Recent leaks are rather controversial, so it’s difficult to understand how the next-generation iPhone might look like. Still, the concept below may help you to do this.
New schematic showing something similar to the iPhone 8 rear panel has leaked online. The image is interesting as it shows the dual camera placed vertically as well as what appears to be a wireless charging component. It’s difficult to say if the component depicted below is legitimate or not as it was shared by an unknown sources on the Chinese social network Weibo. After that, it was reposted by KK Leaks, OnLeaks, and Benjamin Geskin.
Benjamin Geskin has shared several images showing the alleged iPhone 8 dummy model. According to the insider, the leaked model comes from Foxconn. The images reveal the device that has a vertical dual camera and in general, proves most rumors that appeared on the Internet earlier this month.
According to the latest report from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, the average selling price of the iPhone will rise dramatically in 2018. During the last holiday quarter, iPhone ASP was $695, while in 2018 it may rise to $753 due to new features and design of the OLED iPhone 8. Another possible reason is the fact that customers are now choosing ‘Plus’ models more often than smaller handsets. Larger iPhones are more expensive, and this influences the average selling price.
Apple has released iOS 10.3.2 beta 3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 3 to developers and public testers. Both updates contain bug fixes and make compatible devices more stable, secure, and efficient.
Japanese reporters from Macotakara believe the next-generation iPhone has reached the DVT (Design Validation Test) stage ahead of start of mass production later this year. According to the latest report, the phone features a stainless steel frame that is placed in between the front and back glass panels. The design of the handset is a bit similar to the design of the iPhone 4, even though the iPhone 8 is larger, thinner and has an OLED display along with other notable improvements.
Benjamin Geskin has created a set of new iPhone 8 renders. The designer claims his creation is based on “real blueprints” of the upcoming flagship smartphone, but anyway, we recommend not to take the images you’re about to see for granted.
Design drawing showing something similar to the OLED iPhone 8 has been shared on Chinese social network Weibo. The image shows the device with a large display, no Home button, and, most importantly, the Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the back panel.
According to the latest report from a research firm IDC, global PC shipments grew in the first quarter of 2017 for the first time in 5 years. The 0.6% growth is an indication that people still use computers and that computer manufacturers still have something to offer. Apple’s Mac shipments grew 4.1% to 4.2 million units compared to the first quarter of 2016 and allowed the Cupertino company to get the fourth spot in the top computer vendors ranking.
Samsung has once again become world’s main smartphone brand by market share. The Korean tech giant has regain its lead and beaten Apple. The company has lost its positions after the fiasco with the Galaxy Note 7, but looks like now the demand for its handsets is strong again. This allowed Samsung to grab the market share of 26.1% in the first quarter. Apple’s market share is now equal to 16.9%, according to TrendForce.
SlashLeaks has recently shared several schematics and drawings that depict what appears to be the design the upcoming iPhone 8. These leaked images reveal that the new flagship device may get an edge-to-edge display with no Home button as well as the dual-lens rear camera that is placed vertically rather than horizontally to better suit AR/VR features.
A well-known concept designer Martin Hajek has recently created a new iPhone 8 concept that is different from those we’ve seen before. The design of this handset is reminiscent of the first-generation iPhone released back in 2007. The designer believes that Apple may make the 10th Anniversary iPhone look as it old ancestor.
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.
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.