News tagged ‘design’
98% of AirPods Users Like their Headphones
According to the latest survey conducted by Experian and Creative Strategies survey, 98% of AirPods users are satisfied with their headphones. Most of these people would also recommend the wireless headphones to a friend or relative. 942 AirPods owners took part in the survey.
Apple Seeds macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Beta 5 to Developers
Apple has released the fifth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to developers. The update contains a number of security, stability, and compatibility improvements. No new features or design changes have been spotted so far.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the most popular posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with the OLED iPhone 8, its alleged specs, and leaked schematics and components that reveal the design of the handset. There are also several posts about new betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 and the upcoming Amazon Echo competitor developed by Apple.
Leaked iPhone 8 Case Reveals Vertical Camera Cutout
Looks like the iPhone 8 will indeed feature a vertical dual camera and the Touch ID fingerprint scanner integrated into the OLED display. A new image of the purported iPhone 8 case reveals the cutout for the redesigned camera on the back panel. No other cutouts are present on the leaked part. The image was posted by KK on Twitter, we should take it with a few pinches of salt.
New Details About Apple’s Amazon Echo Competitor Appear Online
A well-known insider Sonny Dickson has shared some more details about the upcoming Amazon Echo competitor created by Apple. According to Dickson, the new device will have a concave top part with controls and resemble the Mac Pro in terms of design. There will be a large speaker as well. Most importantly, Apple may announce the gadget at the Worldwide Developer Conference in June alongside new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS.
Apple Is Finalizing Design of Amazon Echo Competitor
According to the latest data shared by a well-known insider Sonny Dickson, Apple is finalizing the design of the design of its Amazon Echo competitor. The device will support Siri and AirPlay, moreover, it will have some Beats technologies integrated into it. Finally, it will work on an iOS version developed specifically for this device, Dickson added. The name or release date of the mysterious gadget remain unknown.
Check Out New iPhone Edition Concept [Video]
Later this year, Apple is expected to introduce the new iPhone 8 with an edge-to-edge OLED display, wireless charging capabilities, and a revamped design without the Home button. Recent leaks are rather controversial, so it’s difficult to understand how the next-generation iPhone might look like. Still, the concept below may help you to do this.
New iPhone 8 Schematic Leaks Online [Image]
New schematic showing something similar to the iPhone 8 rear panel has leaked online. The image is interesting as it shows the dual camera placed vertically as well as what appears to be a wireless charging component. It’s difficult to say if the component depicted below is legitimate or not as it was shared by an unknown sources on the Chinese social network Weibo. After that, it was reposted by KK Leaks, OnLeaks, and Benjamin Geskin.
Check Out Alleged iPhone 8 Dummy Model [Images]
Benjamin Geskin has shared several images showing the alleged iPhone 8 dummy model. According to the insider, the leaked model comes from Foxconn. The images reveal the device that has a vertical dual camera and in general, proves most rumors that appeared on the Internet earlier this month.
iPhone ASP to $753 in 2018 – Analyst
According to the latest report from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, the average selling price of the iPhone will rise dramatically in 2018. During the last holiday quarter, iPhone ASP was $695, while in 2018 it may rise to $753 due to new features and design of the OLED iPhone 8. Another possible reason is the fact that customers are now choosing ‘Plus’ models more often than smaller handsets. Larger iPhones are more expensive, and this influences the average selling price.
Apple Releases Third Betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS 10.12.5 to Testers
Apple has released iOS 10.3.2 beta 3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 3 to developers and public testers. Both updates contain bug fixes and make compatible devices more stable, secure, and efficient.
iPhone 8 to get Stainless Steel Frame and Vertical Camera – Rumor
Japanese reporters from Macotakara believe the next-generation iPhone has reached the DVT (Design Validation Test) stage ahead of start of mass production later this year. According to the latest report, the phone features a stainless steel frame that is placed in between the front and back glass panels. The design of the handset is a bit similar to the design of the iPhone 4, even though the iPhone 8 is larger, thinner and has an OLED display along with other notable improvements.
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.
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.