News tagged ‘design’
According to the latest report from MyDrivers, the long-awaited iPhone 6c that is expected to be released in the first half of 2016 may be equipped with Apple’s A9 processor and 2GB of RAM. Apart from that, the handset will reportedly feature a larger 1642 mAh battery, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and a slightly curved display with the resolution of 1136x640 pixels. In terms of design, the 4-inch device will resemble the iPhone 5s released in 2013.
A report from DigiTimes citing reliable Asian sources indicates that the iPhone 7 may become the first waterproof iPhone since the launch of the original iPhone in 2007. The device may also be manufactured out of “new compound materials” to hide the antenna cutouts on the back panel. A Taiwanese firm called Catcher Technology will likely remain the main chassis supplier for the upcoming handset, the sources add. The company will produce about 30-35% of iPhone 7 chassis.
Three weeks ago, Apple received $548,176,477 from Samsung as a compensation for patent infringements. Last week, the Cupertino-based tech giant requested another $179 million in supplemental damages and $1,192,490 in interest payments, so looks like Samsung has a new problem to solve.
According to a number of reports from reliable insiders, Apple is expected to release a new iPhone 7 with a thinner body and a number of other improvements sometime next year. The design of the handset as well as its specs remain unknown.
Below you can take a look at the iPhone 7 concept called the iPhone 7 Edge featuring a massive 5.5-inch 2K display, the updated A10 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 3500 mAh battery and a number of other features.
According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, both Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will feature a pressure-sensitive display similar to the one iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have. Moreover, new flagship devices may be equipped with new USB-C posts supporting fast charging as well as better cameras optimized for low-light photography. On top of that, the South Korean tech giant is reportedly planning to add a retina scanner to the next generation of its premium smartphones. In terms of design, both handsets are expected to resemble the Galaxy S6.
Thousands of people around the globe are waiting for the release of the next-generation iPhone or iPhones. According to a number of reliable sources, next January we may see a 4-inch iPhone 6c featuring a 4-inch display, Apple’s A9 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, NFC and a colorful metal body. Apart from that, later in 2016, the Cupertino-based tech giant will unveil the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones, which will get the support of 3D Touch display as well as a number of other new features.
Heating up the anticipation and demand for the new handset, designers create iPhone concepts. One of such concepts designed by Sonitdac is available below. It features a unique parachute system that may help iPhone owners avoid damage caused by accidental drops of the device.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has recently confirmed earlier reports from other reliable insiders and claimed Apple is planning to release a 4-inch iPhone similar to the iPhone 5s in terms of design in early 2016. Unlike other sources, however, Kuo believes the new handset will be equipped with an efficient A9 processor manufactured by Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), not the A8X chip. Other details about the upcoming gadget include NFC, metal body with at least two or three color options, same camera as in the iPhone 5s and a price tag of $400-500.
According to the latest report from a market research firm IDC, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro may stop the decline in the iPad sales. Even though the researchers admit that the global tablet market will continue to decline, Apple may actually improve the position of the iPad on this market and even sell more tablets than in 2014. The reason for this is quite simple: the iPad Pro is a large tablet that can be used with a detachable keyboard. It is a good replacement of the laptop for photographers, designers, artists and all those who need an effective tool for work. iPad market share growth, however, will not be long-term, analysts add. In 2017, Apple will once again see a decline.
According to the latest rumors from Chinese insiders, Apple is currently testing five different iPhone 7 prototypes. All of these prototypes have different hardware characteristics and design and it is currently unknown which one will become the next-generation iPhone. The report about several prototypes comes from GforGames, which is a rather reliable source of information.
Apple is reportedly working on a two updated MacBook Air models. According to what reliable supply chain sources claim, there will be two laptops with 13-inch and 15-inch screens. In terms of design, both laptops should remain similar to the existing models and get a thin all-aluminum body. There are no details about the 11-inch MacBook Air model, so looks like the company is planning to stop manufacturing this device and focus its attention on the 12-inch MacBook, first introduced earlier this year.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple may replace the 3.5mm headphone jack on the next-generation iPhone with a multi-purpose Lightning connector. Apart from that, the new phone called presumably the iPhone 7 may come with redesigned EarPods supporting the new output method. Such rumors have been shared by a Japanese website Mac Otakara. The website has a good track record when it comes to Apple gadgets, so it is a pretty reliable source of information.
According to the latest report from DigiTimes reporters, a firm called Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology (JCET) has reportedly received orders to produce SiP (system-in-package) modules for Apple in 2016. The Asian manufacturer also plans to spend $200 million to expand the existing production lines in the near future and this is another indication of possible partnership with the Cupertino-based company.
Following the teardown of the Apple Pencil, the iFixit team has just recently performed a teardown of the Smart Keyboard for the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The experts have found out that thanks to using special materials and fabric, the accessory is extremely durable as well as water and stain-resistant. The drawback is that the keyboard can’t be disassembled and repaired without being damaged and made totally unusable. According to iFixit experts, the repairability score is 0 out 10, where 10 is the easiest to repair.
It is Sunday today, so I think it is time for me to tell you about the most interesting articles we have published on our website during the past couple of days. Most of the posts deal with Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the stylus designed to work this device called the Apple Pencil. There are also some articles that tell us about the next-generation iPhone 7 and its specs, as well as about the widely-rumored 4-inch iPhone, which may be released in the second quarter of 2016.
As it was already mentioned on our website, the iPad Pro went on sale on November 11th. Together with this device, Apple released one smart accessory targeted at designers, photographers and all those who plan to use the 12.9-inch tablet for work. This accessory is called the Apple Pencil and this is a stylus capable of functioning on the 3D Touch display of the large tablet.
The Apple Pencil is equipped with a Lightning connector for charging and this is probably the weakest component of the device that can be easily broken by neglectful users while being on charge. At least you might think so.