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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.
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.
A well-known concept designer Martin Hajek has recently created a new iPhone 8 concept that is different from those we’ve seen before. The design of this handset is reminiscent of the first-generation iPhone released back in 2007. The designer believes that Apple may make the 10th Anniversary iPhone look as it old ancestor.
The third-generation Apple Watch may be released in the second half of 2017. According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Apple has added a new smartwatch supplier, Compal Electronics, to the list of its manufacturing partners. The firm is expected to start shipping first products later this year. These will be older Apple Watches, while the main supplier will focus on the new model.
Apple has announced that it will slightly update the Mac Pro lineup later this week. The computer that hasn’t seen an update since 2013 will get better processors and GPU chips to improve the overall performance. Moreover, next year the company will release a completely redesigned Mac Pro with modular design that will be targeted at power users. Along with this device, Apple will also unveil a new “Pro” display.
Apple has released iOS 10.3.1 that supports the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and other older 32-bit devices. iOS 10.3 that was released to public last week and iOS 10.3.2 beta seeded to developers a couple of days ago both do not support 32-bit devices.
The release of 10-nanometer Intel Cannon Lake processors may be delayed. According to Intel’s president of PC, Internet of Things, and chip design Venkata Renduchintala, it’s difficult to make predictions about the shipping date for the new components.
Apple announced that within next two years it will no longer use GPU chips developed by Imagination Technologies. The company plans to stop paying the firm royalties for the technologies it uses and begin utilizing its own custom-made GPU chips.
According to the latest research note from Barclays analysts, all 2017 iPhones will get True Tone displays. The ambient light sensors that are needed for the True Color screen functionality will be manufactured by AMS.
Apple’s next-generation iPhone may be called the iPhone Edition, not the iPhone 8 or iPhone X as was predicted earlier. Moreover, the device will feature a brand new design with rear camera located vertically rather than horizontally, Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the back, and a metal, not glass, back panel. The rumor comes from the website called iDrop News, it is based on the information shared by insiders.
According to the latest report from reliable analyst Christopher Rolland, the next-generation Apple Watch will get a SIM card module. Thus, the wearable device will support LTE networks. Moreover, users will be able to answer calls directly from the Apple Watch using the AirPods.
According to the latest report from Barclays analysts, the iPhone 8 may be launched in September alongside two other models, but in very limited quantities. Apple will be able to catch up with the demand and improve the stock availability only in the fourth quarter of 2017.
According to the latest report from the Korean news website ETNews, the iPhone 8 will get a design reminiscent of the first-generation iPhone. The back panel will be rounded and made of glass, industry sources claim.
The next-generation iPhone may get a new 'gentler' curved display than the display of the Galaxy S7 Edge. This will be an AMOLED display, however, its edges will be curved only slightly as it is difficult to produce a matching curved glass cover. Thanks to the new screen, the active viewable area of the iPhone 8 display will be 5.2-inches. The report comes from usually reliable Nikkei analysts.
Next week Apple will unveil the 9.7-inch iPad Pro 2. As noted by a Japanese blog Macotakara, the device will be announced via press release rather than a separate media event. The reporters cite local analysts who have a mixed track record, that is why you should take today’s rumor with a few pinches of salt.