News tagged ‘design’
As it was already mentioned on our website, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off on June 13th and last till June 17th. Apple hasn’t yet revealed the major topics of the upcoming events, however, there are many rumors on the Internet that let us take a closer look at possible agenda.
Apple has just released a new iTunes version with some bug fixes, stability enhancements and some other minor changes. According to the release notes, iTunes 12.4.1 improves the way VoiceOver works and fixes the small issue with the Up Next section not playing the songs it should play.
According to the latest report from Kevin Wang, an IHS iSuppli analyst, the 2017 iPhone may feature a dual curve display similar to the one Vivo Xplay 5 currently has. Such comment has been found on the Chinese social network Weibo. First rumors about Apple’s switch to OLED and possibly curved screens appeared on the Internet earlier this year and suggested that soon we can see a major iPhone redesign.
Photos showing several new iPhone cases have recently appeared on the Internet. What is interesting about these particular cases is that they are designed for the yet unreleased 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.
Last month, first rumors about the next-generation MacBook Pro appeared on the Internet. These rumors suggested that the laptop will get numerous hardware improvements and a new design similar to the design of the 12-inch MacBook. There also will be a new OLED panel instead of function keys row, insiders claim. Looks like they are telling the truth.
According to the latest report from Nikkei, Apple will soon switch to a new iPhone update cycle.The reporters claim the tech giant will release major iPhone updates once in three years instead of making them available for customers once in two years. Because of this change, the device released in 2016 will be a minor update with some design tweaks and hardware enhancements. As to the truly updated handset, it will come in 2017.
According to a statement made by Kevin Wang, Director and analyst at iSuppli, Apple may finally increase the minimum storage option on the iPhone to 32GB. What this means is that the entry-level iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may become first devices with not 16GB, but 32GB of flash storage on board. Since both handsets are expected to get improved cameras capable of recording 4K video, the increase of base storage is essential.
Reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has recently predicted that Apple is working on an updated MacBook Pro model. According to the analyst, the next-generation laptop will come in two sizes, 13-inch and 15-inch, and feature USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, Touch ID and an OLED display touch bar to replace the physical function keys above the keyboard. Apart from that, the expert claims the laptop will become thinner and lighter to match the 12-inch MacBook lineup in shape and design.
Several new images showing manufacturing molds and schematics for the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been recently spotted on Baidu. The leaked photos are available below.
According to the latest report from Taiwan's Economic Daily, Apple has asked its suppliers to produce a larger amount of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units than it was originally expected for 2016. In particular, the reporters believe Apple wants to have 72 to 78 million iPhone units manufactured by the end of this year. This figure is larger than the number of devices predicted by the analysts.
According to the latest report from reliable insiders, in 2017, Apple will release at only one iPhone model with a glass body similar to the one iPhone 4S had. The report cites a statement made by Catcher Technology CEO Allen Horng, so I think we can believe it. In case you don't know, Catcher Technology is a company that supplies Apple with iPhone casings.
According to the latest data shared by a research firm Gartner, Apple’s global smartphone market share fell to 14.8% in the first quarter of 2016. The number of iPhones shipped to customers accounted for 51.6 million and the number of smartphones sold globally by all vendors in the first quarter grew from 336 to 349 million units. Last year, Apple’s share in the same quarter was equal to 17.9%, so the decline is easily noticeable. Despite the overall growth of the smartphone market, the demand for iPhones becomes weaker.
Apple has been granted a patent describing a method of embedding the Touch ID fingerprint sensor right into the display of the mobile device. This patent proves the rumors suggesting that the Cupertino-based tech giant is planning a major redesign of the iPhone lineup aimed at ditching the headphone jack and the Home button to reduce the thickness of the device. Together with the rumored OLED display and new iOS version, the aforementioned changes can result in a completely new user experience.
According to the latest report from supply chain sources, Apple suppliers have recently begun hiring workers for the assembly of the new iPhone that features a ‘more complex' design compared to the predecessor. Usually, mass hires begin later, but looks like the complexity and design peculiarities of the upcoming model will require additional knowledge and skills from workers. This can result in longer learning and training period.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Since the release of the next-generation iPhone is becoming closer, more and more rumors about the device appear online. Below you can find the information about the design peculiarities and possible tech specs of the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apart from that, there’re some posts that deal with iPhone sales, Apple’s market capitalization and Apple Music.