New Leaked Image and Video Show Galaxy S8
As the release of the new iPhone rival, Galaxy S8, draws near, more leaked images and videos showing the device appear on the Internet. Today insiders published an official press image of the handset as well as a new short clip showing a working Galaxy S8 unit.
Apple Releases New iPad Pro Ad [Video]
Apple has released a new iPad Pro commercial called “No More Printing”. Like always, it is available below this short post or on Apple’s official YouTube channel, so you can take a look at it right now.
iPhone 8 to Get USB-C Port – WSJ
According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple may ditch the Lightning connector and start using USB-C in the iPhone 8. This is the first time we hear this rumor. The reporters, however, seem to be citing reliable sources.
Apple Releases New iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Betas
Apple has released new betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to developers and the members of Apple Beta Software Program. The updates contain a number of bug fixes and under-the-hood changes aimed at making the software more stable and secure.
Third-party iPhone Screen Repairs Don’t Void Warranty Now
Apple has recently changed its iPhone warranty policy. From now on, third-party screen repairs do not void the warranty. As noted in the internal memo shared with retail employees, if the phone passes the fraud or tampering inspection, the company should proceed with the repair as in a normal case. If the third-party screen repair didn’t cause any damage to the phone, Apple will repair the phone under warranty, free of cost.
New Drone Video Shows Progress on Apple Park Construction Site
If you are curious about how the ‘spaceship’ Apple campus also known as Apple Park looks like now, you can check out the new drone video shared by Matthew Roberts on YouTube. The short clip reveals that the headquarters is nearly finished and that the April grand opening is a real thing.
Watch Galaxy S8 Teaser and Some of Samsung’s Latest Ads [Video]
Yesterday, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Apple’s main rival, Samsung, announced the Unpacked media event scheduled for March 29th, where the company will unveil the long-awaited Galaxy S8. The South Korean manufacturer also shared several ads to reassure customers that all phones pass numerous security checks and tests before they are released. This is a step aimed at making people believe that the Galaxy Note 7 disaster won’t happen with new models.
As for the Galaxy S8, it will get a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, an iris scanner, and a number of other new features.
You can take a look at the ads below.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s upcoming iPhone as well as the March media event, where the company may unveil the new lineup of iPads. There are also several posts about the latest iOS and macOS Sierra versions and rumors about Apple’s rivals.
Apple’s Market Value is Larger Than That of Google
Apple shares are now worth $713.96 billion. This makes the Cupertino-based tech giant the largest company in the world in terms of market value. Strangely enough, Google search results show that Alphabet, its parent company, is the leader. This data is outdated, as the worth of Alphabet shares was larger only at some point in 2016. Currently, the company comes in the second place with market value of about $579.15 billion.
New 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPads Won’t Be Released Until May-June
According to the latest report from DigiTimes, the new 10.5-inch iPad and the next-gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro won’t ship until May-June. The tablets should be unveiled at a media event next month, but it’s very unlikely that Apple will manage to catch up with the demand and ship all new devices at the same time. The report is based on data shared by Taiwanese supply chain insiders.
iPhone 7 Plus Catches Fire, Apple Promises to Investigate Issue
According to the latest report shared by Mashable, an iPhone 7 Plus that belonged to Brianna Olivas smoked and melted one day after being diagnosed as fully working at the Apple Store. Nobody was injured, but the phone melted and became totally useless. The video showing the melting iPhone was shared by Brianna on Twitter. The short video went viral and now has more than 1 million views.
iOS 10.2.1 Prevents iPhone 6 and 6s from Unexpected Shutdowns
Last year, a problem with some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s units was found that resulted in unexpected shutdowns of these devices. To make the smartphones work again, owners had to plug them in. In a statement shared with TechCrunch, Apple revealed that iOS 10.2.1 that is now installed on 50% of active devices has helped to reduce the number of iPhone users suffering from the problem.
Five Teams Work on Wireless Charging for New iPhone
Apple hasn’t decided which wireless charging technology to use the next-generation iPhone. According to the latest report from Reuters, the company has at least five groups of engineers working on wireless charging solutions.
Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8+ Specs Leaked [Image]
A well-known insider Evan Blass has just revealed key specs of the upcoming iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s Plus rival, the Galaxy S8+. According to what can be found on his Twitter, the handset will get a 6.1-inch or 6.2-inch AMOLED display, 4GB or RAM, and an iris scanner. The origin of this specs sheet remains unknown, but Evan Blass is a reliable insider who is to be believed.
Apple Names Campus 2 'Apple Park', Promises to Open It in April
Apple has named its new campus "Apple Park". According to the latest