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A new image showing something what appears to be a headphone jack module for the upcoming iPhone 7 has recently appeared on the Chinese social network Weibo. This piece of news contradicts the rumors suggesting that Apple was planning to get rid of the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack in the next-generation iPhone.
According to the latest report from Business Insider, by 2020, the Apple Watch may occupy about 40% of the luxury smartwatch market. In other words, in four years, nearly the half of wearable devices sold across the globe and costing more than $350 may be Apple Watch units. The information comes from a reliable source, so I think we can rely on the figures we have just seen.
Apple has just launched a redesigned support website for users seeking help with company’s products or services. The design of the new webpage is similar to the current design of the main site and features three main blocks that help users search for the information they need.
According to the latest report from Macotakara, the schematics for the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Pro have been recently published in the latest issue of the local magazine called Mac Fan. As noted by the reporters, the upcoming handset will have the dimensions of 158.22 x 77.94 x 7.3mm and a dual rear camera. Apart from that, the device will lack the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.
According to the latest rumors shared by reliable supply chain sources, the next-generation iPhone may become waterproof and dustproof and get a touch sensitive Home button instead of the physical one. The rumors come from Digitimes, a Taiwanese news website that has a rather mixed track record. Anyway, it goes in line with earlier reports suggesting Apple was planning to equip the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with a new Home button to make the device thinner and lighter.
According to the latest report published by reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s iPhone shipments in 2016 may be lower than those of 2014. The expert believes that due to the lack of ‘attractive’ updates in the iPhone 7, the company may ship around 190-205 million iPhone units this year. Under the “worst case scenario,” Apple may become the only top-five rating vendor to see a decline in smartphone shipments. Depending on the actual sales results, the decline may account for 11.6% or 18.1% year-over-year.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s time to talk about the most interesting stories of the past seven days. Let’s not waste time and discuss posts worth your attention right now.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz, the 2017 iPhone will be called not the iPhone 7s, but the iPhone 8. The reason for changing the branding is a major redesign and addition of the new advanced features like wireless charging, OLED display and 3D Touch Home button instead of the physical one. Apple is also expected to make the device thinner and lighter than the current model.
As noted by reliable supply chain sources, the demand for Apple’s new 4-inch handset called the iPhone SE is incredibly strong in China. In fact, the device is so popular among the customers that it is taking the market share from Asian vendors, namely, Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo. The reason for such strong demand is most likely connected with the price of the SE. You see, the iPhone SE is the cheapest smartphone Apple has ever created.
Jony Ive has recently designed a unique 12.9-inch iPad Pro for the auction that should raise money for the London Design Museum. The yellow-gold tablet comes with a blue leather Smart Cover, an Apple Pencil and a special case for it. As you might have guessed, this particular iPad Pro is quite an expensive device. All devices and accessories have the words “Edition 1 of 1” on their surface.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will completely redesign the iPhone in 2017. Instead of the all-aluminum body, the company may adopt the glass casing for the next-generation handset. Apart from that, the new device may get an AMOLED screen, the expert believes.
According to the results of the latest survey conducted by a firm called Fluent among 2,578 people online, three-fifths of the current Apple Watch owners are planning to buy a new model once it is released even though its design and functionality are currently unknown.
According to the latest report shared by IHS, it costs Apple about $160 to manufacture and assemble the entry-level 16GB iPhone SE. The total cost of components is equal to $156.20 and the manufacturing cost makes another $4 per handset. In case you don’t know, in the United States, the retail price of the basic 4-inch iPhone SE model is equal to $399.
According to the video that has been posted to YouTube by SquareTrade, the recently-released iPhone SE is less durable than the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The experts have recently performed a series of tests including placing the aforementioned devices into the water, dropping them from height and bending with a special machine. The results of these extensive testing procedures revealed that the 4-inch smartphone is the least durable among those tested.
It should be noted that the results of the iPhone SE are not surprising at all, especially if to keep in mind that the device has a design nearly identical to that of the iPhone 5s released back in 2013.
Below you can take a look at the video showing the testing process.
A couple of days after disassembling the 4-inch iPhone SE, the iFixit team has just performed a teardown of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. As it turns out, the device combines the design of the iPad Air lineup with the internals used in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Unfortunately, this device is very difficult to repair, so its repairability score is only 2 out of 10.