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According to the latest report from a research firm Copperfield Research, the iPhone 8 may support a wireless charging technology developed by Apple, not the one created by Energous or other firms that work in this field. The report is based on Apple’s patent filings that suggest that the company is interested in inductive chargers for the new iPhone and other products. Most of the patents have been filed quite long ago, so it’s high time Apple developed something based on these patents.
A growing number of iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone 7 users are complaining about the AirPods that drop signal and disconnect during calls. As it turns out, Apple is aware of the issue and already investigating it.
According to the latest report from usually reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next-generation iPhone will feature a new 3D Touch sensor compatible with new wraparound OLED display panel that is supposed to be used in the handset. This new panel will be more sensitive and offer users more levels of pressure levels. To make the new sensor stronger and reinforce the entire structure of the OLED panel, Apple will use an additional layer of metal, Kuo says.
Apple found a supplier that will produce components for wireless charging. This means that the iPhone 8 will support the technology that will allow to charge the phone using a special dock station or surface for charging. The rumor comes from Asian supply chain sources, so it’s rather reliable.
According to the rumors shared by Chinese insiders, Apple is currently working on the second-generation Apple Pencil that can magnetically attach to the iPad. The device may also get a special clip to carry it in the pocket of a shirt. The patent describing the new device was granted last year, so it’s high time the company unveiled a new Apple Pencil. Other features remain unknown.
Apple will release new iPads only in the second quarter of 2017, DigiTimes reporters write. The 9.7-inch model will enter mass production in the first quarter, while the other two, namely, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the 10.5-inch iPad will start leaving assembly lines only in the second quarter. This means that it is quite unlikely that Apple will announce the tablets in spring, as it was reported earlier.
Last week, Slice Intelligence reported that Apple’s new wireless AirPods captured about 26% of market just month after official release. Looks like these estimates are not accurate. According to Ben Arnold, an executive director and industry analyst at NPD Group, the earbuds took 2% of market in unit sales and 3% of dollar sales, leaving Beats, Bose and other brands far ahead. The reason for a big difference between the figures of Slice Intelligence and NPD Group is that the latter one uses a much larger panel of shoppers that includes those who shop online and offline.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at the list of posts worth your attention right now.
Samsung has finalized the design of the next-generation iPhone rival – the Galaxy S8. This means that the company will start the mass production of the upcoming device very soon. The specs of the smartphone go in line with previous rumors.
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A new image has been recently posted on Weibo showing possible design of the next iPhone rival, the Galaxy S8.
In line with latest rumors, the device has a curved screen that takes nearly all front panel. Furthermore, there are no buttons on the front of the device except for the Home button that may have the fingerprint scanner inside. In general, the device looks like an enhanced Galaxy S7 version with larger screen-to-body ratio.
Back in December, we told you that many users faced problems with the AirPods case. It was losing 15-20% of charge in mere hours and couldn’t work 24 hours without being charged. The only solution was replacing the headphones at the Apple Store. However, looks like there’s another one.
2017 is here and below you can take a look at the video showing what to expect from Apple this year. The video has been shared by MacRumors and is available below and on YouTube.
According to the latest report shared by DigiTimes, Apple supplier Inventec is currently planning to expand the production capacity for the AirPods. The reason for such decision is strong demand for the wireless headphones released earlier this month. The manufacturer has already begun expanding the production capacity in several factories in Shanghai.
Some AirPods users are complaining about the charging case battery life. While the earbuds seem to hold charge perfectly well, the case loses 15-20% of charge overnight. That’s without using it or AirPods.