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According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has already completed the design of the 10-nanometer A11 chip that is expected to be used in the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. As noted by DigiTimes, first samples for testing may be ready in the first quarter and the mass production of new processors may start in the second quarter of 2017. First devices with new chips on board will be released in the second half of 2017, sources add.
Apple’s iPhone has been recently named the 'Most Influential Gadget of All Time'. The handset topped the rating of the 50 most influential gadgets. According to what TIME reporters write, such title represents the value of the device and its contribution to the way modern portable devices like smartphones and tablets look and function. Aside from the iPhone, such Apple products like the iBook, iPad, iPod and the Macintosh were included in the ranking. These devices were spotted on 38th, 25th, 9th and 3rd places respectively.
Apple has lost its exclusive rights for the iPhone trademark in China. While the Cupertino-based tech giant is still the only electronic products manufacturer that can use the name “iPhone” for its smartphones, a local company called Xintong Tiandi Technology (XTT) has been officially granted the rights to utilize the word “iPhone” for various leather goods.
Apple has recently released two new iPhone commercials entitled “iPhone 6s - Fingerprint” and “iPhone 6s - Onions”. Both ads highlight the functionality of Apple’s full-size smartphone and show how most people use their devices in everyday life.
According to the latest report published by reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s iPhone shipments in 2016 may be lower than those of 2014. The expert believes that due to the lack of ‘attractive’ updates in the iPhone 7, the company may ship around 190-205 million iPhone units this year. Under the “worst case scenario,” Apple may become the only top-five rating vendor to see a decline in smartphone shipments. Depending on the actual sales results, the decline may account for 11.6% or 18.1% year-over-year.
As noted by reliable supply chain sources, the demand for Apple’s new 4-inch handset called the iPhone SE is incredibly strong in China. In fact, the device is so popular among the customers that it is taking the market share from Asian vendors, namely, Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo. The reason for such strong demand is most likely connected with the price of the SE. You see, the iPhone SE is the cheapest smartphone Apple has ever created.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will completely redesign the iPhone in 2017. Instead of the all-aluminum body, the company may adopt the glass casing for the next-generation handset. Apart from that, the new device may get an AMOLED screen, the expert believes.
According to the results of the latest survey conducted by a firm called Fluent among 2,578 people online, three-fifths of the current Apple Watch owners are planning to buy a new model once it is released even though its design and functionality are currently unknown.
According to the video that has been posted to YouTube by SquareTrade, the recently-released iPhone SE is less durable than the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The experts have recently performed a series of tests including placing the aforementioned devices into the water, dropping them from height and bending with a special machine. The results of these extensive testing procedures revealed that the 4-inch smartphone is the least durable among those tested.
It should be noted that the results of the iPhone SE are not surprising at all, especially if to keep in mind that the device has a design nearly identical to that of the iPhone 5s released back in 2013.
Below you can take a look at the video showing the testing process.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple’s main rival Samsung is planning to release a foldable smartphone or tablet next year. As noted by ETNews, this will be a 5-inch smartphone opening to a 7-inch tablet. The mass-production of foldable displays for the device will start at the end of this year. The new gadget is expected to be officially unveiled next year. Its price and specs remain unknown.
Chipworks has recently posted the first teardown of the newly released 4-inch iPhone SE. As can be seen on the images below, the updated smartphone is a some kind of mixture of components and design peculiarities of the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. If you want to get more details about the internals of the iPhone SE, keep reading this post.
Apple has released a new version of iOS 9.3 for the users of older devices, namely, the iPhone 5s and iPad Air or older. In case you don’t know, a number of users have begun complaining about various issues with the latest update that resulted in troubles with the activation of their smartphones and tablets.
Just as we all expected, Apple has today unveiled the 4-inch iPhone SE. The handset is the first 4-inch smartphone released by Apple since 2013 and in terms of design it’s quite similar to the iPhone 5s. When it comes to the hardware specs, however, it’s absolutely different from its predecessor.
According to the leaked image showing the retail packaging of the upcoming iPhone SE, the handset will have a base storage of 16GB and NFC for Apple Pay. The photo has been first spotted on the Chinese social network Weibo, so its origin is rather questionable. Anyway, the image reveals the specs of the new 4-inch iPhone and confirms previous rumors about the device.
Another alleged image of the iPhone 7 surfaced on the Internet yesterday. This time it emphasizes the antenna bands. According to previous rumors, Apple wants to get rid the antenna lines across the back panel and move them the top and bottom parts of the device.
The photo below confirms the rumors and at the same time matches another image that appeared online yesterday.