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According to the latest report from usually reliable DigiTimes reporters, the 2017 iPhone may be equipped with an iris scanner manufactured by Xintec. The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) affiliate is expected to get orders for mass production of special iris-recognition chips in the fourth quarter of 2016 or a bit later.
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 a Japanese website Macotakara, the next-generation iPhone will come in a new color, namely, Gloss Black. The shade is similar to the color the Mac Pro has. Earlier this year, first rumors about the device have appeared on the Internet suggesting that Apple may be planning to discontinue the Space Gray iPhone and introduce a new shade.
Apple has released new pre-release versions of macOS Sierra to developers and the members of the public beta testing program. The build number is 16A313a. The latest update contains a number of stability, security, and performance enhancements.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning a major update to its Mac lineup for October. The experts believe the company will introduce new versions of the iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro as well as the 5K monitor. If true, the rumor means that Apple will have a very busy fall.
Apple has officially announced its rumored media event dedicated to the iPhone 7. The company has started sending out the invites for the upcoming unveiling. As it was reported earlier, Apple will introduce the next-generation device on September 7th.
It is Sunday today, which means it's time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most articles this week deal with Apple’s software. In particular, the company released new pre-release versions of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra and stopped signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3. There are also some posts about the new iPhone lineup and possible features of the new handsets.
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.
Apple has released a new version of iOS 10 beta to developers and the members of the public beta testing program. According to the company, the update contains a number of minor enhancements and bug fixes and is recommended to those who use pre-release software on their compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch units.
Apple has recently released iOS 9.3.5 with a number of security fixes and other minor enhancements. Most importantly, the latest update fixes the vulnerabilities used by various government agencies throughout the world to spy on criminals, journalists and those who represent threat or interest to the country or other official bodies. In total, there had been three vulnerabilities that Apple patched.
iOS 9.3.4 has been successfully jailbroken. Below you can watch a video showing an iPhone 6 with the latest version of firmware on board being jailbroken with the help of the application called OverSky. The app has been developed by a team of hackers called Team OS and it uses iOS vulnerabilities different from those utilized by the Pangu team to hack iOS 9.3.3. It is currently unknown whether we will see a public utility for hacking Apple devices.
Apple has just stopped signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3. This means that it is no longer possible to downgrade or restore compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch units to these versions of firmware. If you use a jailbroken device and plan to keep it in this condition, make sure you don't upgrade to iOS 9.3.4 accidentally as you will lose the jailbreak and the possibility to go back to the previous version.
According to the latest report from iFixit, which is based on data from multiple third-party repair shops and posts on Apple Support Communities and other online resources, there is a major problem affecting many, if not all, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units. With time, users start seeing a gray bar at the top of the screen and face problems with touch input. But that is not the only bad news.
According to the latest report from reliable sources, Apple may be planning three iPhone models for 2017. One of these models, as noted by Nikkei Asian Review, will feature a curved OLED display, most likely to compete with Samsung Galaxy lineup.
As it turns out, Apple’s iPhone 6s, which was introduced in 2015, is more efficient than the Galaxy Note 7 released a couple of weeks ago. Below you can take a look at the real-world speed test featuring both devices. It proves that the handset manufactured by the Cupertino-based company is faster than its rival.
Just for you to compare, the iPhone 6s is equipped with a dual-core 64-bit A9 processor and 2GB of RAM. Its competitor, the Galaxy Note 7, has got a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core 64-bit CPU and 4GB of RAM on board.
What do you think about the new Galaxy Note 7? What device would you choose, the iPhone 6s or the Galaxy Note 7? Leave your comments below.