News tagged ‘design’
According to the latest report from The Telegraph, Google may be planning to launch its own smartphone by the end of this year. As noted by the reporters, the Google branding may allow the company to compete with Apple, Samsung and other vendors on equal terms. Currently, Google has a lineup of Nexus devices, however, aside from Google’s branding, these devices also have the name of the actual manufacturer on their bodies.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting articles and rumors of the last seven days.
Several posts this week deal with the recently announced iOS 10 and new betas of iOS 9.3.3 and OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan. However, most of the articles tell us about the next-gen iPhone and possible specs of the device including a dual camera, no headphone jack and 256GB storage option. There are also some new leaked images of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus back panels.
Several new images showing the alleged casing for the iPhone 7 have been recently shared by a French website Nowhereelse. There is no headphone jack on the leaked panel, moreover, one can see the dual speaker system for stereo audio playback. These photos go in line with previous rumors and reports from reputable experts and have been reportedly shared by supply chain insiders.
Two new spy photos shared by a reliable French website Nowhereelse prove that the iPhone 7 may get a larger camera module and its larger sibling called the iPhone 7 Plus or Pro may be equipped with a dual camera. Today’s photos go in line with recent reports from supply chain sources and analysts who claim Apple is considering a switch to more advanced photo sensors for its 2016 iPhone lineup.
According to a statement made by a Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou, Sharp will start shipping OLED panels for the completely revamped iPhone in 2017. According to the executive, the panels will be ready in time for Apple to use them in the rumored handset.
According to the latest report from the WSJ, Apple won’t completely change the design of the iPhone in 2016. The reporters believe that the company will improve water resistance and make the handset thinner and lighter. Moreover, it is very unlikely that the next-generation iPhone will get a headphone jack. As to the size, both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will resemble the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus. The report cites KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who earlier this year said that the new iPhone may become 1mm thinner and made other predictions concerning the device.
According to the latest report from Macotakara, Apple plans to ship the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with standard 3.5mm headphones and a Lightning adapter. Recent rumors suggest that the company will ditch the headphone jack to reduce thickness and weight of the devices and make the headphones compatible with the Lighting port of the handsets.
Apple has begun pulling the 2012 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro models from the shelves of Apple Stores in the United States. While the laptops are still available for purchase, they are no longer showcased to customers. They can’t take a closer look at the older devices and test them with their own hands. This may mean that Apple is preparing the ground for the rumored 13-inch MacBook Pro model with an OLED touch panel instead of function keys.
In addition to sharing a photo of the purported dual SIM card tray for the next-generation iPhone, Rock Fix has also posted several other images showing a dual lens camera module, headphone jack, and 256GB storage for the device. While the images seem to be legitimate, I don’t think we can believe them straight away.
Below you can take a look at the photos of the aforementioned leaked parts shared via Weibo.
It is Sunday today, which means it's high time I told you about the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS announced during the keynote of the event. There are also several posts that tell us about the next-generation iPhone and Apple Watch and their possible specs.
Apple has posted a full video of the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote that took place on Monday to YouTube.
During the event, the tech giant announced new versions of its operating systems, namely, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. Each and every version contains a number of new features, performance and design enhancements as well as stronger data encryption to protect the data users store on their devices.
Right after the WWDC keynote, Apple released first betas of the aforementioned operating systems to developers for testing and promised that public beta testing program will start in July. As to the release for end users, it may take place in the fall.
You can watch the full WWDC 2016 keynote below.
Aside from refreshed versions of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS, Apple has announced its new universal file system (APFS) for Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Macs and Apple TVs. According to the company, this file system is optimized specifically for flash and SSD storage and utilizes strong encryption algorithms to store data securely no matter what device you have.
Apple has just announced iOS 10 with a number of new advanced features and improvements to notification center, lock screen, QuickType keyboard, Photos app, Maps and other sections of the operating system.
Last week, a sketchy report from Mac Otakara reporters suggested that Apple may be planning to release a new Deep Blue iPhone model instead of the rather old Space Gray colorway. Even though the rumor is far from being trustworthy as it comes from unidentified sources, today a new concept surfaced on the Internet giving us a closer look at possible design and new color of the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The concept was created by a well-known designer Martin Hajek and it looks absolutely fantastic.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with the long-awaited Worldwide Developers Conference, where Apple is expected to unveil new versions of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS and show updates for iTunes, Apple Pay as well as a number of other interesting things. Apart from that, there are several posts about the upcoming iPhone 7 and the revamped 13-inch MacBook Pro and the specs of these devices.