News tagged ‘design’
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time we discussed the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and its specs as well as with Apple’s plans and technologies for the upcoming handsets and tablets.
On Tuesday, Apple was granted a patent No. 9,277,309 for a hybrid headphone design, which makes it possible to use single headphones in both wired and wireless modes.
What is interesting, the patent application was filed back in 2012, shortly after the company launched its brand new EarPods alongside the iPhone 5.
Japanese Apple blog Macotakara has recently shared some news about the iPhone 7.
According to the reporters, the handset will get a number of advanced features, for example, a thinner Lightning connector that is supposed to reduce the overall thickness of the iPhone. In fact, it’s said that the updated model will be 1mm thinner than the iPhone 6. Still, it will have the same width and height.
Last week, a report appeared on the Internet suggesting that the upcoming 9.7-inch tablet may be called the iPad Pro and in terms of design and hardware resemble the 12.9-inch device introduced in 2015. According to a new report from 9to5mac reporters, the tablet will get a 12-megapixel camera capable of recording 4K videos. This will make the smaller iPad Pro different from its larger predecessor with an 8-megapixel sensor.
A well-known concept designer Martin Hajek has recently created several new renderings of what he believes is an iPhone SE. The renderings are based on recent leaks and rumors about the upcoming 4-inch handset and show us three different designs.
The first one is similar to the iPhone 5s and is based on facts collected by 9to5Mac reporters.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting articles of the past seven days. Most of the posts this week deal with pre-release versions of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 as well as with the upcoming 4-inch iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad called the iPad Pro. There are some other interesting articles, so make sure you check them out.
As noted by usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone SE will get a 12-megapixel camera. The expert also claims the phone will be equipped with an efficient A9 processor, NFC for Apple Pay and resemble the iPhone 5s introduced back in 2013 in terms of design.
According to the latest report from reliable sources, the smaller 4 inch iPhone will be called the iPhone SE, not the iPhone 5SE. If the rumors turn out to be legitimate, we may see the first iPhone without the number in its name.
Several new drawings showing the design of the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone 5se have been recently shared by a case manufacturer. The drawings prove that in terms of design the handset will be similar to the iPhone 5s. The only noticeable difference is the Sleep/Wake button that has been moved to the right side of the device. Sources claim that the edges of the iPhone 5se will be more similar to the edges of the iPhone 6, however, that’s not very conspicuous. The most important thing is that the iPhone 5s cases should fit the newer model, even though they will make it nearly impossible to use the side Sleep/Wake button.
A new incredibly interesting and quite awkward iPhone 7 concept has recently appeared on YouTube. The new iPhone mockup has been created by Sonitdac and a thing that makes it completely different from all other concepts is expandable widescreen display. While it is obvious that Apple won’t release such a device this year, the idea is actually quite innovative and worth researching, I guess.
The video showing the aforementioned iPhone 7 concept is available below.
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has just unveiled its new flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. In terms of design, both gadgets are pretty similar to their predecessors, however, there are several features that make these phones completely different.
As it was already reported, Apple is expected to release a 4-inch iPhone called presumably the iPhone 5SE as soon as in March. Some sources believe the device will get a pink color option. The widely-rumored iPhone 7, which is set to be released in the fall, may be equipped with a dual-lens camera. With these things in mind, CURVED/labs experts have recently created new concepts of the aforementioned handsets and shared them on YouTube.
As it was already reported, Foxconn is currently responsible for assembling the 4-inch iPhone 5SE units. According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple has recently made another firm, Wistron, an additional supplier of the widely-rumored smaller handset to avoid supply shortages and other risks.
As the release of the widely-rumored iPhone 7 becomes more imminent, more rumors and concepts showing possible design of the handset appear on the Internet. Today I would like to show you the concept created by Arthur Reis that demonstrates a thin and sleek iPhone lacking traditional 3.5mm headphone jack with barely noticeable antenna bands across the back panel, wireless charging capabilities, Force Touch, and other features we expect from the device that is expected to be released this fall.
Check out the video showing the handset and its main features.
According to the latest report from ETNews, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has become a sole manufacturer of the processor for the upcoming iPhone 7 that is expected to be released this fall. The company will reportedly be using the 10-nanometer manufacturing process and this has become the main reason for Apple to choose the Taiwanese manufacturer, not Samsung.