News tagged ‘design’
According to the results of the poll conducted among the U.S. customers, only 9.3% of current iPhone users are planning to upgrade to the newer iPhone 7 this year. The reason for such poor results is connected with rumors suggesting the iPhone 7 lineup will largely resemble the iPhone 6s lineup externally. If Apple changes the design of the iPhone in 2016, 25.2% of current users may upgrade.
A well-known insider Evan Blass has recently revealed the codenames of two upcoming iPhone models. The presence of two codenames may mean that Apple is planning to release the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and only one larger 5.5-inch model called either iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 Pro. In case you don’t know, recent leaks and reports from suppliers indicated that in September we may see three smartphone versions, namely, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and a brand new model with dual camera and Smart Connector called the iPhone 7 Pro.
According to the latest report from a Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News, Apple has made the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) the sole supplier not only of the A10 chip, but also for the A11 chip that is expected to be used in the iPhone 8 scheduled for 2018. This means that the iPhone 6s is the last iPhone that is powered by Samsung’s processors alongside the chips manufactured by TSMC.
It is Sunday today, so I guess it's time to discuss the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with the next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus or Pro. A number of images and even videos that appeared on the Internet earlier this week have shown the design of the new handset. Apart from that, as the release date comes closer, more rumors about the hardware used in the iPhone 7 surface on the Net.
Following a short video showing the assembled iPhone 7 that appeared on the Chinese social network Weibo and on YouTube a couple of days ago, new clip has been uploaded to the Net earlier today. As you can see below, this is something like a longer version of the previous video.
According to the latest report shared by Techtastic, the A10 64-bit processor embedded to the rumored iPhone 7 may be 18% faster than the A9 CPU that powers the current iPhone 6s. The statement is based on early Geekbench 3 single-core benchmarks. The chart below shows that the new processor scored 3000 points. The score is only 10 points smaller than the result of the A9X processor found inside of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro released in 2015.
Yet another leaked iPhone 7 part has recently appeared on the Internet. According to a video that was originally shared on the Chinese social network Weibo and then posted to YouTube, the upcoming smartphone will indeed lack the headphone jack. In line with previous leaks and rumors from reliable insiders, the clip reveals two speakers at the bottom for better sound quality as well as larger camera cutout for improved photo sensor.
New image showing how the next-generation iPhone 7 may look like in Silver, Gold, Space Gray and Rose Gold has been posted on the Internet earlier today. The photo depicting the back panels in the aforementioned colors has been shared by an Apple news website macitynet.it. To be honest, the rear shells highlighted below are pretty similar to all previous leaks. They give us a look at the redesigned antenna bands and a new larger rear camera cutout. Unfortunately, from this angle we can’t see whether there is a headphone jack embedded into the parts.
Even though the court has ruled that Samsung infringed on Apple’s patents related to the design of handsets, the South Korean tech giant refused to admit its fault. As it has been announced earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear the appeal of the company later this year. With this appeal, Samsung plans to persuade the judges that the court ruling was unfair and that the company is not guilty.
New interesting and rather controversial images have been posted online by the French website Nowhereelse.fr earlier today. The photos show the back panel from the alleged iPhone 7 Plus or Pro that features something similar to the cutouts for the Smart Connector. Apart from that, one can see an opening for the rumored dual lens camera and new antenna bands. In general, the leaked panel is similar to the iPhone 7 rear shells we have seen before, but is obviously larger. Whether the panel features a headphone jack is unknown, but possibly not.
A new high-resolution photo showing the alleged iPhone 7 back panel has recently appeared on the Internet. The leaked image lets us take a closer look at the redesigned antenna bands and larger camera cutout. To be honest, the photo is similar if not identical to all previous photos we have seen over the last couple of weeks, but it lacks the certification information and the iPhone branding, which appear only on those components that enter the actual production.
New images showing the iPhone 7 CAD renders have been recently shared by a French website Nowhereelse.fr. First spotted on of the Chinese social networks, the photos go in line with the latest rumors and show a larger cutout for the enhanced camera, dual speakers, lack of the headphone jack and the redesigned antenna bands. There is also a separate image that depicts an opening for the dual camera that may become an exclusive feature of the larger iPhone 7 Plus or Pro.
A new alleged iPhone 7 photo has been recently spotted on the Internet. This time the image was posted on the website called techtastic.nl that has been correct in the past. The latest photo is quite similar to all previous leaks and shows a redesigned and slightly larger camera as well as new antenna bands. The handset depicted below apparently lacks the headphone jack, however, because of the poor quality of the photo we can’t be totally sure the 3.5mm connector is indeed missing. In general, the photograph goes in line with all current rumors and reports from reliable insiders.
A well-known designer Martin Hajek has recently created a new iPhone 7 concept that is based on the latest rumors about the upcoming device. In particular, the concept shows a new ‘Space Black’ color option, the rumored Force Touch Home button integrated in the front panel and new EarPods with a Lightning connector instead of the outdated headphone jack. You can take a look at the images below.
Two new images have recently appeared on the Chinese social network Weibo that once again prove Apple may be planning to ditch the headphone jack from the next-generation iPhone. The photos show something similar to the EarPods, but with the Lightning connector instead of the standard headphone jack. You can take a look at the leaked images below.