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First video showing a working iPhone 7 prototype has been recently shared on the Chinese social network Weibo. As can be seen below, the phone is a gold model with a working rear camera and a number of diagnostic applications used to test the functionality of the upcoming handset. The device from the video has a redesigned back panel with larger protruding camera and redesigned antenna bands. Moreover, there is no headphone jack. Finally, one can spot two stereo speakers for better audio playback.
A new report has recently appeared on the Internet that corroborates previous rumors about the amount of RAM the next-generation iPhone may get. According to this report, Apple is planning to add 3GB of RAM to the iPhone 7. Currently, it’s unclear whether both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch model will get an increase in RAM capacity or only the larger one. The report comes from a DigiTimes reporters who cite supply chain sources.
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 report from a German website called apfelpage.de, the next-generation iPhone will be called the iPhone 6SE, not the iPhone 7. This rumor makes sense if we take into account the reports suggesting Apple may be planning to start releasing major updates for the iPhone lineup once in three years, not once in two years. Apart from that, the ‘6SE’ branding suits the next-gen iPhone perfectly, as in terms of design and functionality it is expected to be very similar to the iPhone 6s released in 2015.
According to the latest report from Deutsche Bank researchers, alongside the iPhone 7 Apple will ship a Lightning to 3.5mm jack adapter to make older EarPods compatible with the new smartphone. What this means is that the company will not release a brand new pair of headphones for the next-generation iPhone.
A well-known insider Evan Blass has recently revealed the codenames of two upcoming iPhone models. The presence of two codenames may mean that Apple is planning to release the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and only one larger 5.5-inch model called either iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 Pro. In case you don’t know, recent leaks and reports from suppliers indicated that in September we may see three smartphone versions, namely, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and a brand new model with dual camera and Smart Connector called the iPhone 7 Pro.
Several new spy photos have recently appeared on the Internet. First shared on the Chinese social network Weibo, the images reveal the alleged iPhone lineup for 2016 consisting of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Pro. While the first two models have been largely discussed over the last couple of months, we know almost nothing about the “Pro” version of the smartphone. It appears that this would be a top-of-the-line gadget with Smart Connector and the dual camera.
Yet another leaked iPhone 7 part has recently appeared on the Internet. According to a video that was originally shared on the Chinese social network Weibo and then posted to YouTube, the upcoming smartphone will indeed lack the headphone jack. In line with previous leaks and rumors from reliable insiders, the clip reveals two speakers at the bottom for better sound quality as well as larger camera cutout for improved photo sensor.
New image showing how the next-generation iPhone 7 may look like in Silver, Gold, Space Gray and Rose Gold has been posted on the Internet earlier today. The photo depicting the back panels in the aforementioned colors has been shared by an Apple news website macitynet.it. To be honest, the rear shells highlighted below are pretty similar to all previous leaks. They give us a look at the redesigned antenna bands and a new larger rear camera cutout. Unfortunately, from this angle we can’t see whether there is a headphone jack embedded into the parts.
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.
It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. In order not waste precious time, let’s start talking about the articles worth your attention straight ahead.
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.
Apple’s business in China is not going well even though the company continues to invest in this market. According to the latest report shared by Bloomberg, the Cupertino tech giant has recently lost more than 1% of the smartphone market share in this country. The iPhone is currently the fifth top-selling smartphone with a share of 10.8%, which is down from 12% in 2015. The first place in the ranking is taken by Huawei, with other members of the top-five list including Vivo, Oppo, and Xiaomi.