Check Out These New iPhone 8 Renders [Images]
Benjamin Geskin has created a set of new iPhone 8 renders. The designer claims his creation is based on “real blueprints” of the upcoming flagship smartphone, but anyway, we recommend not to take the images you’re about to see for granted.
iPhone 8 Design Drawing Leaks Online [Image]
Design drawing showing something similar to the OLED iPhone 8 has been shared on Chinese social network Weibo. The image shows the device with a large display, no Home button, and, most importantly, the Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the back panel.
How to Assemble Fully Working iPhone 6s from Parts Bought in China [Video]
American traveller and blogger Scotty Allen, who spent couple of months in China last year, has released a video showing how to assemble a fully working iPhone 6s from the parts purchased in the public cell phone parts markets in the Shenzhen province. The phone looks and feels just about the same as the iPhone 6s acquired directly from Apple, but costs less, about $300.
New iPhones to get 3GB of RAM and Fast Charging – Analyst
All three iPhones scheduled to be released this year will get 3GB of RAM and fast charging capabilities. The report comes from Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri.
Apple Faces Problems with Integrating Touch ID into iPhone 8 Display
Apple is facing problems with the production of new iPhone 8 Touch ID fingerprint scanner that is supposed to be integrated into the display. According to the latest report from Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri, “the biggest bottleneck” for Apple is placing the sensor under the front glass on the phone. In fact, the problem is so serious that the manufacturer even considers several options that may replace the new Touch ID integrated into the display.
PC Market Grows and Mac Shipments Go Up 4.1% in Q1 2017
According to the latest report from a research firm IDC, global PC shipments grew in the first quarter of 2017 for the first time in 5 years. The 0.6% growth is an indication that people still use computers and that computer manufacturers still have something to offer. Apple’s Mac shipments grew 4.1% to 4.2 million units compared to the first quarter of 2016 and allowed the Cupertino company to get the fourth spot in the top computer vendors ranking.
Samsung is World’s Top Smartphone Vendor Again – TrendForce
Samsung has once again become world’s main smartphone brand by market share. The Korean tech giant has regain its lead and beaten Apple. The company has lost its positions after the fiasco with the Galaxy Note 7, but looks like now the demand for its handsets is strong again. This allowed Samsung to grab the market share of 26.1% in the first quarter. Apple’s market share is now equal to 16.9%, according to TrendForce.
Apple Stops Signing iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3
Apple has stopped signing iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3, which means restores and downgrades to these versions are no longer possible. Be careful if you want to stay on one of these firmware builds. If you update your device accidentally, you won’t be able to restore it to anything apart from iOS 10.3.1 or iOS 10.3.2 beta if you’re a developer or public beta tester.
Apple Seeds iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Beta 2 to Developers
Apple has released second betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to developers for testing. The release took place about two weeks after the release of the very first betas of the software. According to Apple, both updates contain a number of fixes aimed at making iOS 10.3.2 and macOS 10.12.5 more stable and efficient.
iOS 11 Won’t Support Any 32-bit Apps
According to the latest rumor shared by a developer Steven Troughton-Smith, Apple will stop supporting 32-bit apps with the release of iOS 11. What this means is that old applications may stop function and not only lack updates and important bug fixes. The developer didn’t specify the source he got the information from, but this is not the first time iOS 11 we hear that Apple may drop support for legacy apps.
Second-Gen AirPods Case to Be Capable of Charging iPhones and Other Devices
Apple may be working on the new waterproof AirPods case capable of charging iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and even MacBooks wirelessly. The device with such features was described in the recent patent application found by
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the list of the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and discuss the posts worth your attention right now.
iPhone 8 Pre-Orders to Go Live in September, Shipments to Be Delayed
According to the latest report from Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White, the release of the 5.8-inch OLED iPhone 8 may be delayed due to issues connected with the new 3D sensor added to the phone. Still, the analyst believes that the phone will be launched in time for December holiday quarter. The customers will get a chance to pre-order the new iPhone in September.
Images Show Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 with 3,2000mAh Battery
Several images showing the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 have recently appeared on the Internet. They come out of Vietnam, a country where the Korean manufacturer has several manufacturing facilities. This fact proves that Samsung may be planning a launch of the updated Galaxy Note 7 in the near future.
Check Out Leaked iPhone 8 Drawings and Schematics [Images]
SlashLeaks has recently shared several schematics and drawings that depict what appears to be the design the upcoming iPhone 8. These leaked images reveal that the new flagship device may get an edge-to-edge display with no Home button as well as the dual-lens rear camera that is placed vertically rather than horizontally to better suit AR/VR features.