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Users Report About iPhone 7 and 7 Plus ‘Hissing’ Noise Under Load





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.


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Monday, September 19th, 2016. 20:24

Apple to Release Three iPhone Models in 2017 - Rumor



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.


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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016. 22:55

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TSMC and Apple Are Already Working on A11 Chip for 2017 iPhone



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.


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Wednesday, August 10th, 2016. 18:03

Samsung Sells 77 Million Smartphones in Fiscal Q3 2016, Apple Hits Only 40.4 Million



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.


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Friday, July 29th, 2016. 0:32

Apple to Add Iris Scanner to iPhone in 2018 - Rumor



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.


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Tuesday, July 26th, 2016. 16:15

iPhone 7 Release to Take Place During the Week of September 12th



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.


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Sunday, July 24th, 2016. 18:23

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TSMC to Be Sole Supplier of A10 and A11 Chips for Upcoming iPhones



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.


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Monday, July 18th, 2016. 19:12

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Samsung vs. Apple Court Case: Samsung Continues to Struggle



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.


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Thursday, July 14th, 2016. 18:27

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Small Texas Firm Accuses Apple of Using Its Battery Technologies



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.


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Thursday, July 14th, 2016. 1:03

Galaxy S7 Active Fails Water Resistance Test [Video]



Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, or in other words, a device that is expected to survive under five feet of water for at least 30 minutes, has recently failed a water resistance test conducted by Consumer Reports. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is a protected version of the flagship S7 and it is targeted at those users who like pushing their phones to the limit.

Below you can take a look at the short video highlight of the recent water resistance test.


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Sunday, July 10th, 2016. 20:37

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Most of the articles this week deal with the next-generation iPhone, the specs of this device, new versions of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan, tvOS 9.2.2 and, of course, iOS 10 beta jailbreak demonstrated by the Pangu team as well as the possible release of iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak.


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Sunday, July 3rd, 2016. 21:48

Samsung to Supply Apple with 40M AMOLED Displays in 2017



According to the latest report from usually-reliable DigiTimes reporters, Samsung will supply Apple with 40 million AMOLED panels for the rumored all-new iPhone that is expected to be released in 2017. In 2018, the figure may rise to 80 million units and in 2019 to 120 million units. Currently, Samsung Display is the main supplier of AMOLED displays for the Galaxy lineup. The orders from Apple and other vendors worldwide will allow the company to remain the main AMOLED display manufacturer in the world.


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Thursday, June 30th, 2016. 1:29

Google to Launch Smartphone with New Branding this Year



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.


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Monday, June 27th, 2016. 16:34

Samsung to Release 2 Handsets with Foldable Displays in 2017 - Rumor



According to the latest report from Bloomberg reporters, Apple’s rival Samsung may release two new smartphones with bendable screens in 2017. The devices are expected to get OLED displays and become new iPhone rivals. The report is based on rumors shared by people familiar with the matter, so I guess we can believe it.


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Wednesday, June 8th, 2016. 16:35

81% of American iPhone Owners Like Their Phones



According to the results of the latest satisfaction survey conducted among the American customers, Apple has beaten Samsung as a brand with more happy customers. However, the gap between the market rivals is really small - only 1%. 81% of customers are satisfied with their iPhones and 80% of those who own Samsung smartphones also say their devices are pretty good. The aforementioned figures are based on the survey conducted among 12,710 US customers, so it’s rather difficult not to take them into account.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. 18:48