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iPhone 8 to Get Smart Connector Port – Rumor





According to the latest report from The Verifier, the iPhone 8 will feature a Smart Connector port. This port may be used for inductive wireless charging and connecting augmented or virtual reality devices and accessories.


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Saturday, April 8th, 2017. 12:52

Drop Test: iPhone 7 vs. Galaxy S8 [Video]



A well-known YouTuber TechRax has released a new video testing the durability of the newly-released Galaxy S8 and the red iPhone 7. The blogger performed a series of drop tests that revealed that both devices can be cracked quite easily when accidentally dropped on concrete.


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Thursday, April 6th, 2017. 19:17

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Apple and Samsung Sign 2-Year OLED Panel Supply Deal



Apple and Samsung have reportedly signed a two-year contract, under which the Korean manufacturer has to produce 92 million OLED panels for the upcoming iPhone model. The worth of the contract is $9 billion, DigiTimes reporters claim.


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Thursday, April 6th, 2017. 13:26

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iPhone 7 Plus Outpaces Galaxy S8 Plus in Battery Test



Phone Arena has tested the new Galaxy S8 Plus and measured its battery life. The flagship performed very well, outpacing the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Google Pixel XL and the OnePlus 3T. However, the iPhone 7 Plus performed even better.


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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. 15:40

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Samsung Gets Order for 70 Million OLED Panels for iPhone 8



Apple has ordered 70 million bendable OLED panels from Samsung. According to Nikkei Asian Review, these components will be used in the 5.2-inch iPhone 8. Notably, the reporters believe the screen of the next-generation flagship will be smaller than it was expected earlier.


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Tuesday, April 4th, 2017. 10:30

Top 10 Stories of the Week



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 new iOS and macOS Sierra versions, next-generation iPhones and iPads as well the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus that were announced a couple of days ago.


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Sunday, April 2nd, 2017. 11:33

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You Can Bypass Facial Recognition System on Galaxy S8 Using Photo



Earlier this week, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus that feature edge-to-edge AMOLED displays and a bunch of new sensors including the face scanner. Today, a video appeared on the Internet showing the lock screen bypassed using a photo of the registered user of the phone.


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Sunday, April 2nd, 2017. 10:35

iFixit Team Posts 9.7-inch iPad Teardown



The iFixit team has posted a teardown of the new 9.7-inch iPad. The engineers disassembled the tablet to discover that internally, the device is incredibly similar to the original iPad Air. The specs suggest that Apple released this iPad purely for educational and enterprise purposes. The gadget is rather difficult to repair.


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Thursday, March 30th, 2017. 19:41

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Samsung Unveiled Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus



Yesterday, Samsung unveiled new iPhone rivals, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Both handsets feature curved OLED displays and lack physical buttons on front panels. New flagship devices come in two sizes – the smaller model has a 5.8-inch display, and the larger version features a 6.2-inch screen.


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Thursday, March 30th, 2017. 10:16

iPhone 6s Named Most Popular Smartphone of 2016



According to the latest report from a research firm IHS Markit, the iPhone 6s was the most popular smartphone in 2016. In terms of global shipments, the handset outpaced the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and the iPhone 6s Plus. What’s even more interesting, the 2015 flagship was way more popular than the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy J3, and other Samsung devices. Additional details can be seen below.


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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017. 12:23

iPhone 8 Display Won’t Be as Curved as Galaxy S7 Edge Display



The next-generation iPhone may get a new 'gentler' curved display than the display of the Galaxy S7 Edge. This will be an AMOLED display, however, its edges will be curved only slightly as it is difficult to produce a matching curved glass cover. Thanks to the new screen, the active viewable area of the iPhone 8 display will be 5.2-inches. The report comes from usually reliable Nikkei analysts.


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Thursday, March 16th, 2017. 13:01

Galaxy S8 Will Be Less Popular than Galaxy S7 – Analyst



According to the latest report from reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the demand for the upcoming Galaxy S8 won't be as strong as the demand for the Galaxy S7 one year ago. As for the reasons for weak demand, they include lack of selling points and customers' anticipation for the iPhone 8.


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Sunday, March 12th, 2017. 14:15

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Galaxy S8 to Get Both Iris Scanner and Facial Recognition System



According to the latest report from the Korea Economic Daily, Samsung will add the support for facial recognition to the Galaxy S8. The main reasons for adding this feature are speed and readability of the iris scanner that may not be comfortable for all users. Apple's upcoming flagship, the iPhone 8, may also get both authentication systems as well as Apple is planning to either stop using the fingerprint scanner or place it under glass after removing the Home button.


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Sunday, March 12th, 2017. 14:09

All iPhones to Feature OLED Screens in 2019



According to the latest report from Korean supply chain insiders, Apple is planning to equip all iPhones with OLED displays by 2019.

In 2017, only one model, the iPhone 8, will get a new screen. In 2018, the company plans to use new technology on half of the phones. Finally, in 2019 Apple wants to switch from LCD displays to OLED panels completely.


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Monday, March 6th, 2017. 18:28

Apple Took 3rd Place in Top Smartwatch Vendors List



Apple’s share in the wearables market grew 13% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2016. The company shipped 4.6 million Apple Watch units and took 13.6% of market. This allowed the manufacturer to take the third spot in the ranking shared by a research firm IDC representing top vendors of smartwatches and other wearable devices. The first place of the ranking is occupied by Fitbit, that lost 22.7% of the market share and the second one – by Xiaomi. The fourth and the fifth spots are taken by Garmin and Samsung.


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Friday, March 3rd, 2017. 12:05

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