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As it was reported earlier, the iPhone 8 may be equipped with a new OLED display. According to a research note from Cowen & Company analyst Timothy Arcuri, the switch to new displays may cost Apple $50 million in incremental costs. This sum will be paid to suppliers in March, but the quarterly gross margin of the company should not be affected too much, the analyst adds.
GizChina has shared an image that shows what appears to be the Galaxy S8. The leaked image of the iPhone 8 rival was reportedly obtained from the company that produces accessories.
According to the latest report shared by Kantar Worldpanel, Apple’s iPhone captured 31.3% of the US smartphone market in the quarter ending before holidays. Android share is falling as the vendors are selling less smartphone with this operating system on board. In 2015, Android’s share was 60.4% and now it’s 55.3%. iOS is slowly but steadily luring new customers and Android is losing them.
There’s a widespread issue affecting a wide number of iPhone 6s users and causing their devices to power off all of a sudden. In November, Apple acknowledged the problem and launched a free battery replacement program for the devices manufactured between September and October of 2015. On Friday, the company has apologized for the issue and explained what exactly is causing the problem.
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, is planning to release a Jet Black version of the Galaxy S7 as soon as early next month. The report comes from The Korea Herald and looks quite legitimate.
According to the latest forecast shared by Barclays Research analysts, next year Apple will release two iPhone models with slightly curved 5-inch and 5.8-inch displays without bezels. The analysts cite Asian sources, most likely, Apple suppliers, who believe the company will fit larger bezel-less screens into the sizes of current iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus.
Apple has been granted a patent for a system capable of detecting the location of a lost or stolen iPhone even when the device is powered off. The next iteration of the Find My iPhone feature may help to reduce the number of stolen and never found phones.
There’s a hidden keyboard in iOS 10 that is designed for one-handed use. The new keyboard has been found by a developer Steve Troughton-Smith.
Samsung has permanently stopped the production of the Galaxy Note 7. Such decision comes after dozens of reports about exploding handsets from both old and new batch that was believed to be safe. The company will focus on the development of the new Galaxy S8 model as well as sales of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
Apple has officially acknowledged that its new iPhone 7 in glossy black finish scratches easily. As a solution, the company offers users to buy a special case for the handset.
According to the latest report from a research firm iDC, in the third fiscal quarter of 2016, Samsung sold about 77 smartphones compared to only 40.4 million iPhones Apple managed to ship to its customers. As Apple fans wait for the new model to come this September, the South Korean giant sees increase in sales of its Galaxy S7. Samsung’s market share is now equal to 22.4%, while that of Apple is 11.8%. The average iPhone selling price has also decreased from $662 to $595 in 2016.
According to the latest rumor shared by a well-known insider Evan Blass who has been correct in the past, the release of the rumored iPhone 7 and its larger sibling called the iPhone 7 Plus or Pro will take place during the week of September 12th. It is currently unclear whether Blass refers to the date of Apple’s media event devoted to new handsets or the date of their availability for customers in the USA and other countries of launch. Anyway, the information goes in line with previous rumors and reports from reliable insiders.
Even though the court has ruled that Samsung infringed on Apple’s patents related to the design of handsets, the South Korean tech giant refused to admit its fault. As it has been announced earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear the appeal of the company later this year. With this appeal, Samsung plans to persuade the judges that the court ruling was unfair and that the company is not guilty.
A well-know designer Martin Hajek has recently created two new concepts. These concepts show us how the future iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may look like and are based on the rumors that surfaced on the Internet in 2015 and earlier this year. Apart from the handsets, the renderings below reveal possible designs of cases for the upcoming devices.
According to the latest report from The Information, Apple is working on a new device based on Siri’s functionality that will become the rival of the Amazon Echo and Google Home. In case you don’t know, these are personal assistant devices for home developed to control Smart Home accessories and complete other voice commands.