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According to the latest rumors from reliable insiders, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Apple are already working on a brand new 10-nanometer A11 chip for the iPhone model planned for 2017. Earlier this year, rumors surfaced on the Internet suggesting that TSMC has become an exclusive supplier of the A10 and A11 chip for the iPhone 7 and a 2017 model of the device. Previously, Samsung has been working alongside the Taiwanese tech giant.
New images showing the ‘Space Black’ iPhone 7 back panel and the SIM card tray have recently appeared on the Internet. Shared by a user nicknamed The Malignant, the leaked photos look genuine.
According to the latest rumor, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will both feature a new Home button. The sources claim that it will be integrated into the display. So far, all iPhones have been equipped with physical buttons, but looks like Apple’s desire to reduce thickness, weight and the design of the smartphone will result in a switch to the new button. The report shared by Bloomberg reporters is based on data from reliable supply chain sources, so it is worth taking into account. The Home button will also provide haptic feedback similar to the one the trackpad on the latest MacBook provides.
According to the latest report from a reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will launch the second-generation Apple Watch later this year. The updated device will be powered by a new processor manufactured by TSMC, GPS, better battery, barometer and improved water resistance. The expert does not think Apple will include the LTE support in the 2016 device. As to the size and thickness of the smartwatch, they will likely be similar or the same as those of the existing model.
It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s start right now.
If you still have some doubts or questions about the design of the next-generation iPhone, you should definitely check out the short video below. Shared by a YouTuber nicknamed Bshop Kuwa, it reveals the look of three iPhone 7 models, namely, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7 Pro.
Good news for all jailbreakers! iOS 9.3.4 released by Apple a couple of days ago to patch the Pangu jailbreak, has been successfully jailbroken. A well-known hacker Luca Todesco. Still, there is no tool for jailbreak and it is quite unlikely that the developer will release it anytime soon, so I would recommend to stay away from iOS 9.3.4 if you value your jailbreak.
A new report has recently appeared on the Internet that corroborates previous rumors about the amount of RAM the next-generation iPhone may get. According to this report, Apple is planning to add 3GB of RAM to the iPhone 7. Currently, it’s unclear whether both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch model will get an increase in RAM capacity or only the larger one. The report comes from a DigiTimes reporters who cite supply chain sources.
A photo showing the black mute button allegedly from the next-generation iPhone has recently appeared on the Internet. If genuine, the leaked part proves rumors about a new Space Black iPhone color option that surfaced on the Internet earlier this summer.
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with the new tool for semi-tethered Pangu jailbreak of devices running iOS 9.2-iOS 9.3.3, rumors about the next-generation iPhone and its specs as well as with the long-anticipated new MacBook Air and Apple Watch 2.
A new rumor about the Apple Watch 2 has recently appeared on the Internet. According to this rumor, the wearable device will get a thinner glass that will reduce the overall thickness of the smartwatch. Currently, Apple uses a Glass on Glass (G/G) technology, but a new generation is said to feature a more advanced One Glass Solution (OGS) screen. The rumor comes from an Apple supplier called TPK Holding, so I guess we can believe it.
According to the latest report from a research firm iDC, in the third fiscal quarter of 2016, Samsung sold about 77 smartphones compared to only 40.4 million iPhones Apple managed to ship to its customers. As Apple fans wait for the new model to come this September, the South Korean giant sees increase in sales of its Galaxy S7. Samsung’s market share is now equal to 22.4%, while that of Apple is 11.8%. The average iPhone selling price has also decreased from $662 to $595 in 2016.
Even though first rumors about possible MacBook Air refresh in 2016 appeared on the Internet in June, there haven’t been any updates on the issue since that time. Today, however, a new report has been shared by usually-reliable Taiwanese website DigiTimes suggesting that Apple is still planning to update the MacBook Air lineup and will add a USB Type-C port to the machine. The new standard is becoming more and more popular, so releasing a new MacBook means adding the support for this standard as well.
According to the latest report from a Japanese website Macotakara, the next-generation iPhone called either the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 6SE will get a brand new flush Home button with integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Today’s report goes in line with previous rumors suggesting that Apple may be planning to get rid of the physical button to improve the reliability of the iPhone.
According to the latest rumor shared by a well-known insider Evan Blass who has been correct in the past, the release of the rumored iPhone 7 and its larger sibling called the iPhone 7 Plus or Pro will take place during the week of September 12th. It is currently unclear whether Blass refers to the date of Apple’s media event devoted to new handsets or the date of their availability for customers in the USA and other countries of launch. Anyway, the information goes in line with previous rumors and reports from reliable insiders.