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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.
Along with the new 9.7-inch iPad with the A9 processor, brighter Retina display, and lower price tag, Apple has today announced the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The company has also doubled the storage capacity of the 4-inch iPhone SE. As of today, the device has 32GB and 128GB of storage on top of 16GB and 64GB of storage it had previously. One can purchase the updated smartphone for $399.
Rick Osterloh, Google’s vice president and head of hardware department, confirmed that the company is working on the second-generation Pixel phone. The device will remain premium and will be announced later this year. The executive did not reveal the date of the announcement or specs, but confirmed that the company is planning to release one new handset per year.
Last year, a problem with some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s units was found that resulted in unexpected shutdowns of these devices. To make the smartphones work again, owners had to plug them in. In a statement shared with TechCrunch, Apple revealed that iOS 10.2.1 that is now installed on 50% of active devices has helped to reduce the number of iPhone users suffering from the problem.
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According to a sketchy rumor shared by Chinese insiders, Apple may release the iPhone 8 in a new ‘Jet Red’ color. Sources close to the Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou claim that at first the new model will be available only in China, but with time may hit other markets.
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According to the latest report from Canalys, Apple’s share in the Chinese smartphone market dropped in 2016. Currently, the company occupies the fifth spot behind Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.
According to the latest report from JPMorgan, Apple may be working with Broadcom on a custom wireless charging system for future iPhone models. As noted by the researchers, these two companies have been working together for about two years, but still, they may be not ready to include the new charging system in the iPhone 8. The reason for the delay is security concerns that are caused by the problems Samsung had with its Galaxy Note 7 last year.
According to the latest report from Gartner, Apple sold more smartphones than Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2016. Apple’s smartphone market share accounted for 17.9%, while that of Samsung was equal to 17.8%. The different between two smartphone makers is small – only 256,000 units.
Tim Cook believes that augmented reality is a technology that is incredibly important and promising. Apple CEO compared AR with smartphones and said its significance is huge. Such words may mean that the Cupertino-based giant is working on something that may change the way we understand augmented reality and the way it is used in modern gadgets.
iPhone sales in China demonstrated a year-over-year decline in 2016, reports a research firm IDC. According to the researchers, Chinese customers are waiting for the iPhone 8 that is why the market share fell from 13.6% and 58.4 million units shipped in 2015 to 9.6% and 44.9 million units last year. Apple took the fourth spot in the IDC ranking, while OPPO, Huawei, and VIVO managed to surpass the Cupertino-based giant in both market share and units shipments.
A well-known Italian hacker Luca Todesco has released a jailbreak of iOS 10.2 with working MobileSubstrate. The latest version of jailbreak is available on Todesco’s
According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, one of Apple suppliers, Japan Display, is planning to start the production of flexible LCD displays in 2018. They are cheaper to produce and the company says it has already found several smartphone vendors that are ready to start using new screens. OLED screens are more advanced, they use less power, but provide better image quality. Still, LCDs are good for mid-range and low-end smartphones.
According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Wistron will become the main 2017 iPhone manufacturer in India. Foxconn and other vendors will become back up manufacturers. Apple will turn to them if demand for the new handset increases. To prepare for the demand, Wistron has increased the production capacity at its factories in India and China, reporters claim.