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A growing number of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users are complaining about the Activation Lock issue affecting their brand new smartphones. According to the most popular reports from MacRumors forums and Twitter, many phones are linked to Apple IDs that do not belong to the owners of these devices. Apple removed the Activation Lock from several handsets after getting proofs of ownership from their owners. The company also agreed to replace several affected units. Still, it has to comment on the issue.
According to the latest report shared by usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next-generation iPhone will get a brand new glass body, metal casing, and a curved OLED display.
A new image that shows something similar to the new Pixel smartphone from Google appeared on the Internet on Monday. If legitimate, it shows how the new flagship device and potential iPhone rival may look like.
Apple has released two new iPhone 7 commercials highlighting the camera added to the smartphone capable of taking high-quality shots even in low-light conditions and its water resistance that can be useful in a number of different situations.
Two short ads are called ‘Midnight' and 'Morning Ride'. Both are available on Apple’s official YouTube channel and below.
Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now available for purchase, so YouTube is becoming full videos comparing the durability of the new model with the durability of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s released in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Below you can watch several drop, bend, and water resistance tests shot by different users.
As you know, both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus feature improved cameras that should take incredible shots under any conditions. Below you can take a look at several images shot by Sports Illustrated photographer David E. Klutho showing how the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus performs in the daylight. The photos were taken last Sunday, several days before the release of the smartphone. They give some highlights from the Titans-Vikings game and point to the quality of new dual sensor included in the device.
As you already know, Apple on Wednesday unveiled the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. Below you can watch a humorous parody of the iPhone 7 introductory video shot by College Humor.
According to the image posted on Twitter, the base model of the iPhone 7 will feature 32GB of storage. This means that starting this year, buying an entry-level model will actually make sense as the user will not necessarily run out of storage in the first two weeks of using the smartphone.
According to the latest report from Nikkei, Intel is planning to take orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company for the production of processors for iPhone lineup in 2018. Currently, TSMC is the sole supplier of the SoC for the 2017 Apple smartphone, but things may change.
According to a new rumor, the iPhone we are expected to see in 2017 will lose the Home button. The report comes from Bloomberg and corroborates an earlier report from the Wall Street Journal suggesting that Apple may be planning to completely change the display and consequently the Home button on the 2017 iPhone.
According to the latest rumor, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will both feature a new Home button. The sources claim that it will be integrated into the display. So far, all iPhones have been equipped with physical buttons, but looks like Apple’s desire to reduce thickness, weight and the design of the smartphone will result in a switch to the new button. The report shared by Bloomberg reporters is based on data from reliable supply chain sources, so it is worth taking into account. The Home button will also provide haptic feedback similar to the one the trackpad on the latest MacBook provides.
If you still have some doubts or questions about the design of the next-generation iPhone, you should definitely check out the short video below. Shared by a YouTuber nicknamed Bshop Kuwa, it reveals the look of three iPhone 7 models, namely, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7 Pro.
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.