News tagged ‘iPhone’
Alongside the iPhone 7, Apple may also unveil the Apple Watch 2. According to the latest rumors, this device will be equipped with a separate GPS chip for better tracking of user’s activity and possibly some security enhancements. Apart from that, the new Watch may get an improved Workout app capable of tracking swimming activity. This gives us a hint about possible water resistance of the wearable device.
The widely-rumored iPhone 7 may get a brand new Home button, reliable insiders believe. According to the latest report from 9to5Mac reporters, Apple may replace the standard button with the one supporting Force Touch and providing haptic feedback. In addition to this, there will be no deep blue iPhone finish. It appears that this color was confused with a much darker gray option called presumably ‘Space Black’ that will debut this fall to match a similar Apple Watch colorway.
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.
Apple has just released the first beta of Safari 10 for OS X Yosemite and OS X El Capitan. The pre-release version of Apple’s browser for desktops is compatible with the latest OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 beta and OS X Yosemite 10.10.5, so if you have a compatible Mac, you can download the latest software and test it on your own machine right now.
Apple has released the third beta of iOS 9.3.3 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 to registered developers and public testers. Both pre-release versions include bug fixes, security and stability improvements and lack new features. iOS 9.3.3 Beta 3 has a build number 13G29 and OS X 10.11.6 Beta 3 features an index 15G19a.
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.
According to a sketchy image showing something similar to the dual SIM card tray for the iPhone 7 that appeared on a Chinese social network Weibo, the next-generation smartphone may support the work of two SIM cards. The image has been shared by a smartphone repair shop Rock Fix, so I don’t think we should take what we see for granted.
Additional proofs of Apple’s plans to bring a new system-wide Dark Mode to iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units have been recently found in the first beta of iOS 10. A developer named Andrew Wiik managed to turn on the rumored mode for the Settings app on his iPhone running the latest firmware version.
Below you can take a look at the screenshots showing how the Dark Mode on iOS may look like.