News tagged ‘smartphone’
There’s a widespread issue affecting a wide number of iPhone 6s users and causing their devices to power off all of a sudden. In November, Apple acknowledged the problem and launched a free battery replacement program for the devices manufactured between September and October of 2015. On Friday, the company has apologized for the issue and explained what exactly is causing the problem.
According to the latest report from the the Wall Street Journal, Apple may release an iPhone with a curved OLED screen next year. The company has asked its suppliers to submit prototypes of their displays for testing. The screens have higher resolution than those used by Samsung.
Apple is planning to equip the next-generation iPhone with a 3D camera. According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the company has teamed with LG Innotek to develop a new sensor. By the way, this is the same company that supplies Apple with dual cameras for the iPhone 7 Plus.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has recently published Apple’s patent application describing a foldable iPhone with flexible display.
The body of the handset will be foldable and may use different types of hinges. To make the smartphone display flexible enough, it would be placed in a way that would allow it to bend when the housing moves.
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, is planning to release a Jet Black version of the Galaxy S7 as soon as early next month. The report comes from The Korea Herald and looks quite legitimate.
As noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will release three iPhone models in 2018. Only one will get an OLED display.
According to the latest report from usually reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the demand for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has reached its peak and starts to become weaker.
According to the latest report from a Japanese website Macotakara, Apple is planning to release a ‘Jet White’ iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus color option. Since the demand for the glossy black model is incredibly strong, the company may release a similar white smartphone.
According to the latest report from Reuters, Samsung will introduce the AI-based virtual assistant alongside the Galaxy S8. It will be called Bixby and most likely, Apple and Google will get a new powerful rival.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at them right now.
Most of the articles this week deal with the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units released in October and their specs. There are also several posts that tell us about iOS and Android global market share, rumors dealing with the iPhone SE, and the long-awaited AirPods.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple won’t release an updated 4-inch iPhone SE model next year. The expert also expects that Apple’s smartphone sales will continue to decline.
While iOS global market share and iPhone shipments continue to decline, Android devices continue to gain momentum. According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, Android share reached nearly 88% in the third calendar quarter of 2016, leaving iOS with 12.1% far behind.
Apple has released a new iPhone 7 commercial highlighting stereo speakers and water resistance of the new smartphone. You can take a look at the short clip either below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
According to the latest report from IDC, nearly a half of former Galaxy Note 7 units are planning to switch to the iPhone. This seems to be true as Apple reported a record number of Android switchers in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016. The results of the survey can’t be taken for granted as they include data from only 24 Galaxy Note 7 users. Still, they demonstrate a possibility for Apple to benefit from Samsung’s misfortune.
The jokes about exploding Galaxy Note 7 have reached a new level. Barack Obama has made fun of Samsung and its phone that catches fire during his speech at Miami Dade college in Florida.
Below you can take a look at the short video posted to YouTube showing the fragment from Obama’s speech.