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Samsung has temporarily stopped the production of the infamous Galaxy Note 7. Such a difficult decision comes after numerous reports about exploding smartphones from the new batch that was deemed safe.
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Another replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has caught fire making the company’s claim that new devices are safe an absurd. The device started smoking in the hands of 13-year-old girl Abby Zuis from Farmington who suddenly felt “burning sensation" while holding the handset. Fortunately for the girl and her parents, she suffered only minor burns.
Apple has won an appeal in the court case against its South Korean rival Samsung over the ‘slide to unlock’ patent. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Samsung is guilty and has to pay Apple $119.6 million for infringing on its patents. The report about this ruling comes from Bloomberg, which is a reliable source.
For the fourth year in a row, Apple has become the most valuable company in the world. The rating has been formed by a research firm Interbrand that takes into account a wide range of factors influencing the overall company perception, for example, its financial performance, customers’ feedback, and the strength of the brand.
Apple’s iPhone 7 is faster than the Galaxy Note 7 in real life. The results of the recent speed test performed by PhoneBuff prove that the newly-released phone is much better at opening apps, editing videos, and keeping open games and applications active in the background.
PhoneBuff performed a test consisting of a set of typical everyday tasks. The final result of the iPhone 7 is 1 minute 40 seconds, whereas that of the Galaxy Note 7 is equal to 3 minutes 14 seconds. This difference becomes even more surprising if we take a look at the specs of both devices. Apple’s iPhone 7 features an A10 Fusion chip and 2GB of RAM, while the Galaxy Note 7 has an Exynos 8890 CPU and 4GB of RAM.
Currently, the iPhone 7 is available for purchase on several markets, while the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 have been paused due to the problem with the exploding battery of the device.
According to some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users, Apple’s new handsets are making hissing noise when loaded heavily. In particular, users claim that they hear strange subtle noise coming from the back of their iPhones each time they use resource-intensive apps or perform other tasks that load the processor and RAM. Most likely, the issue is somehow connected with the new A10 Fusion chip embedded into both iPhone models.
According to the latest report from reliable sources, Apple may be planning three iPhone models for 2017. One of these models, as noted by Nikkei Asian Review, will feature a curved OLED display, most likely to compete with Samsung Galaxy lineup.
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.
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.
According to the latest report from DigiTimes reporters, in 2018, the iPhone will get a brand new biometric scanner. The supply chain insiders are sure that Apple will add an iris scanner to the next-generation iPhone to enhance its security features.
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.
According to the latest report from a Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News, Apple has made the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) the sole supplier not only of the A10 chip, but also for the A11 chip that is expected to be used in the iPhone 8 scheduled for 2018. This means that the iPhone 6s is the last iPhone that is powered by Samsung’s processors alongside the chips manufactured by TSMC.
Even though the court has ruled that Samsung infringed on Apple’s patents related to the design of handsets, the South Korean tech giant refused to admit its fault. As it has been announced earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear the appeal of the company later this year. With this appeal, Samsung plans to persuade the judges that the court ruling was unfair and that the company is not guilty.
A firm called Somaltus, LLC has accused Apple of infringing on its 2010 patent describing advanced battery technologies. Somaltus is the same firm that filed identical lawsuits against other major vendors, namely, Samsung, Sony, Asus, Lenovo, and Toshiba.