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Apple has recently filed a patent for “Mobile Camera System,” a technology that may in future allow iPhone owners utilize optical zoom with the help of multiple cameras on the device. This sounds like a good idea as many people take hundreds of images using their smartphones on a regular basis, that’s why they need a decent camera capable of capturing things that are quite far away.
As it was already reported, Apple may be currently working on a new smaller 4-inch iPhone called presumably the iPhone 6c. The handset is expected to be unveiled in the first half of the year and get a number of useful features.
As rumors heat up the interest, designers start to create concepts showing possible designs of the device. One of such concepts shared by Ferry Passchier reveals an aluminum handset based on the look of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, but with colorful back panels.
Apple has slightly increased the prices of several iPhone and iPad models in Germany to comply with the changes to copyright laws that took effect on January 1st. The smartphones sold through Apple’s official online store in this country now cost 5 euros more compared with the prices for December 31st, 2015 and the tablets cost 8 euros more.
According to the latest report from Chinese insiders, the iPhone 7 Plus may get a 256GB storage option as well as larger 3,100 mAh battery. These two things will reportedly differentiate the larger 5.5-inch handset from the smaller 4.7-inch model, the iPhone 7. The report comes from a website called MyDrivers, which can’t be called a very reliable source of information because of inconsistent rumors it shared in the past, however, the specs mentioned in this report are plausible and even long-awaited.
According to the latest report from MyDrivers, the long-awaited iPhone 6c that is expected to be released in the first half of 2016 may be equipped with Apple’s A9 processor and 2GB of RAM. Apart from that, the handset will reportedly feature a larger 1642 mAh battery, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and a slightly curved display with the resolution of 1136x640 pixels. In terms of design, the 4-inch device will resemble the iPhone 5s released in 2013.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus shipments in the fourth quarter of 2015 are lower that it was originally expected. As noted by DigiTimes reporters, the shipments are 5-10% lower, which indicates that despite strong demand for both handsets during the holiday season, the number of people buying iPhones has decreased this year.
A report from DigiTimes citing reliable Asian sources indicates that the iPhone 7 may become the first waterproof iPhone since the launch of the original iPhone in 2007. The device may also be manufactured out of “new compound materials” to hide the antenna cutouts on the back panel. A Taiwanese firm called Catcher Technology will likely remain the main chassis supplier for the upcoming handset, the sources add. The company will produce about 30-35% of iPhone 7 chassis.
According to the latest report from a research firm called Flurry Analytics, Apple continued to dominate the holiday sales in 2015. 49.1% of new handsets purchased and activated during the holiday period turned out to be iPhones.
A lot of people prefer buying pre-owned iPhones. On the one hand, such devices are much cheaper than new, although offer the exact same functionality. On the other hand, however, a previously used iPhone may be physically damaged as well as locked by carrier and/or iCloud, so it is always good to know what to check before purchasing a second hand iPhone. Below you will find some useful tips.
Three weeks ago, Apple received $548,176,477 from Samsung as a compensation for patent infringements. Last week, the Cupertino-based tech giant requested another $179 million in supplemental damages and $1,192,490 in interest payments, so looks like Samsung has a new problem to solve.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg reporters, Apple may be currently working on new thinner and brighter displays for the next generations for its smartphones and tablets at a secret Taiwan-based factory. The reporters claim the company has opened a special laboratory in Longtan with at least 50 employees focusing their attention on making the iPhone and iPad display thinner and more energy-efficient. To achieve this goal, the engineers are experimenting with organic light-emitting diodes.
According to the latest report from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, the iPhone sales may drop next year for the first time ever. The number of iPhones sold in fiscal 2016 may fall by about 6% and make only 218 million units. The calendar 2016 may demonstrate the 2.9% fall and 247 million iPhone units sold to customers.
According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, both Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will feature a pressure-sensitive display similar to the one iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have. Moreover, new flagship devices may be equipped with new USB-C posts supporting fast charging as well as better cameras optimized for low-light photography. On top of that, the South Korean tech giant is reportedly planning to add a retina scanner to the next generation of its premium smartphones. In terms of design, both handsets are expected to resemble the Galaxy S6.
In an attempt to lure more customers and make Apple products more popular, Apple has just reduced the iPhone 5s price in India by nearly a half. Previously, the iPhone 5s price was equal to 44,500 Rupees (about $665) and currently customers can get it for 24,999 Rupees (about $370), which is a good discount.
According to the latest report shared by Fudzilla.com, Apple is currently working on a new GPU for its portable devices. The development of the new hardware component has begun several years ago, sources claim, so it may be at its final stage at the moment.